Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My February Birchbox

Nothing like procrastinating until the last day of the month to show you my birchbox! : )

I actually had taken a picture of it two weekends ago but never got around to loading it to my computer.  So I'm having to get creative and just take the picture from the birchbox site.


I got Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint which I like but I thought it was a really small sample.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant® which is probably my favorite item.  I tried it and it really did make my face feel so smooth and soft!

Eye Rock Designer Liner - I'm really excited to try this out because I love the cat eye look!

beautyblender® I thought was okay but it really didn't blow me away.  I used it once or twice but prefer my foundation brush actually.

And a cute little heart shaped nail file.

There you go, I'm looking forward to my March Birchbox because I opted for the Teen Vogue box, don't judge!
It promised Essie nail polish and some kind of nice shampoo so heck yeah I'm gonig for that!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Newest Obsession....

Have ya'll seen this show?  It's on PBS and it's awesome!!

I'm a sucker for a good period drama and this provides the drama and I love this era!  I remember watching the North & South with my mom growing up and this kind of reminds me of that in a way.  I can't remember which blog I was reading but someone was raving about how good this show was and how you could get the first season on Netflix so I hopped on and started watching.  It took me until the end of the second episode to get hooked because I had to figure out who the characters were and what was going on with the storyline but after that, oh my gosh it gets so good!!!

I'm watching the second season on the PBS app for my ipad and loving it!

So who's seen this and what do ya'll think?!?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Five - My Beauty Essentials

Happy Friday Ya'll!!!

I have officially found the joy of Instagram and I think I'm in love! 

So I thought today for my Friday Five I'd show ya'll some of the products that
 I use on a daily basis an have used for quite a while.  I love them, period.

  ~  First up, there's my Curel lotion.  I have really dry and sensitive skin and am prone to eczema, but this lotion keeps my skin soft and eczema free without any harsh perfumes or chemicals, love it!

~ Next, is my TRESemme Hairspray.  Ya'll I have tried so many different harisprays over the years and this is the absolute best for the money!  It holds your style in place without making it feel like you've got dried glue in your hair.  If I didn't put this in my hair then my style would go flat in about 60 seconds.

~ On to my Bronzer.  These are actually from Europe, I have my in-laws bring me a couple of bottles whenever they come for a visit.  The europeans know what they're doing when it comes to fake tans.  The Fake Don't Bake is the first sunless tanner that I've ever been able to wear that doesn't give that burnt skin smell after a while (I can't stand that) and trust me I've tried almost all sunless tanners out there as I am of the pale variety. ; )  I think you can order these online, but I'm not 100% sure. And I use this every other day so I can stretch out my tan. 

~ Ladies if you haven't tried Rimmel nail polish then you're missing out!  This is by far my absolute favorite nail polish for the money!  At $3 some dollars it's a steal.  The brush is a fanning brush so you get the color on evenly and I usually paint my nails on Sunday night and my nails are perfect until the next weekend!  Awesome!

~ This last product my SIL introduced me to a few years back.  It's Soap & Glory hand cream.  It smells like the perfume Chanel Mademoiselle, it's heavenly!  And you can get this at Sephora for like $5.  My purse is never without this hand cream. 

So now I have to ask, what are you're beauty essentials? 
I'm always on the lookout for great products!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Winner Announced....Finally!

Hi Friends!  So sorry in the delay of this post, should have done this last week but it's just gotten away from me! 

Drumroll.......and the winner is................

Sorry, don't know why the picture showed up sideways.

And to catch you up on what I've been eating lately....because I love food and like to take pictures of it : )

Went to Sushi-O sushi bar with Hubby for V-day dinner.  It was so good that all I got a pic of was our honey citrus shrimp appetizer and my wine because once the sushi came I totally forgot about taking a pic and just ate it up!  So good!

I made this salmon ceasar salad the other weekend.  This is my absolute favoritr kind of salad, the warm salmon and the spinach are such a great combination!  And it's easy to make!

Be back tomorrow for my Friday Five - favorite beauty essentials addition! : )

Monday, February 13, 2012

GIVEAWAY - Breaking Dawn

Hello! So who else ran out and bought Breaking Dawn over the weekend?!?!? Love it!


In honor of the movie coming out on DVD I'm doing a giveaway! Anyone who's a twilight fan will recognize the picture above from New Moon. See that bracelet Bella is wearing? It's called a saints bracelet and that's what I'm giving away!! She actually wears it all throughout New Moon.

I just got myself one and I love it! Here are some pics.

The one I'm giving away isn't exactly like the one I'm wearing, it's actually like the one below.
via's how to enter!
Leave me a comment, super easy!

You have until Thursday, February 16th!
Good Luck!! : )

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hello Weekend!!

I've missed you!  Even though you've only been gone for five days it's always too long!  haha

So I had a little adventure to Target last night and got some great deals on these cute little shoes!

I'm in love with these leopard print ballet flats!! There the Mossimo flats that are only $14.99 that people went crazy over a couple months ago and I already have a black pat pair!  So cute!
The loafers are on sale for like $13.98, they're so cute I can't wait to wear them with some skinny jeans!

Have a great weekend friends!