Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wine Taste Girl's Summer Fashion Link Up...Sundresses

Hey everyone!  I hope ya'lls memorial day weekend was fun and relaxing, I know mine was and I didn't want it to end!

I'm so excited to be linking up with Shannon over at Wine Taste Girl for her Summer Fashion Link Up!  Summertime is so much fun with all of the dresses, sandals, bangles, and more!  I live in sundresses and maxis because they're so comfortable and you can easily dress them up or down depending on the occasion.

My new favorite Sundress, that I actually bought for a wedding a couple of weeks ago, is this little number!  It plays on the color blocking trend with the orange and fuschia (purple/pink to me) and is so breezy and comfortable I'm sure I'll get a lot of use out of it!

So fun!
Now ya'll, I have to tell you I have never been able to take good pics of myself, ever!!
But I really wanted to show what the dress looks like on so here are a few so you can kind of see how it looks, please excuse the weird face and the super pale skin, this girl needs to get on the self-tanner!

Why yes that is two mirrors you're seeing and the second mirror is actually on a stool that's just how I roll! haha


I can't wait to see everyone else's favorite Summer fashions and get some inspiration!!
Go check out Wine Taste Girl for more!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Makeup Organization on the Cheap!

Don't you just love when you get inspired by another blogger and they're fabulous ideas?  It's one of my favorite things, honestly!
So when I saw The Bargain Blondes post on $5 Makeup Organization I knew I needed to get my butt in gear and get to organizing!

The Before: Not so organized!

And after going to the dollar section at my local Target and getting these little buddies.....

The After: So much better right!?

And I already had a little vase from the dollar store so I threw some yummy coffee beans in and there you have it, nothing better than smelling coffee while I'm doing my makeup in the morning! 

Now disclaimer, I still have the drawer from the before photo with stuff in it, I basically just pulled out the makeup that I use a lot because there wasn't enough room for everything.

And now I want to know, what blogger has inspired you to do a little project?!!? : )

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mango Motion!

I try to paint my nails on Sunday evening for the coming week and I always have fun thinking of what color I feel like going with!  I had originally thought it was a dark color kind of week, but then I saw this bottle of fun polish that I originally bought for my toes because it's such a fun and bright color and thought this would be better!
Mango Motion

This color is actually a lot brighter in person and it's perfect for the neon craze right now!

Just some rasberries that I got on sale at the store and am eating with my lunch.  They're so yummy but the seeds, oh my there's a lot of seeds!

Did anyone else wear Lip Smacker when they were younger!?

I wore this Vanilla Frosting lip gloss all through my college years and I LOVED it!!! I recently got this bottle and it takes me back to the good old days!
It also adds a nice little shine to your lips and the smell is AMAZING!!  I love it!

Are you on Instagram, if you are let me know your name and I'll be sure to follow you and if you want to follow me I'm downtownsouthern : )

Monday, May 14, 2012

Birchbox: Gossip Girl Edition

Happy Monday Loves!

I received my May Birchbox in the mail on Thursday and was so excited when I realized it was another special edition!  This time it was Gossip Girl and all I could think was over the top luxurious and I was right!


I love when they put the cute wrappers around the box!

 This is Miracle Skin Transformer in SPF 20, it's a tinted moisturizer that I haven't tried yet but looks good!
Miss Dior perfume, I love this scent!! It's very romantic and feminine!
I've never tried any Dior makeup so I was really excited to try this Diorshow Extase Mascara.  I've used it a couple of times and absolutely love it!   
My favorite item in this box has to be the Shu Uemura shampoo.  When I saw Shu Uemura I thought eyelash curler, I didn't realize they did hair care products as well.  I tried this shampoo yesterday and WOW, this stuff smells beyond amazing and it made my hair so incredibly soft and light!  This might be the first birchbox product that I have to get the full size bottle because it's just such a great product!

And the extra was this cute stationary! 
If you haven't gotten on the Birchbox wagon yet then go HERE to join!  For $10 a month it's a great way to try out new products!

So tell me, what did you get in your box!!?

Friday, May 11, 2012

List of 99!

Aimee over at Chronicles of a Dime did this post and I thought is looked fun so here goes!

Bold what you've done.

1. Started your own blog

2.Slept under the stars

3.Played in a band
4.Visited Hawaii

5.Watched a meteor shower

6.Given more than you can afford to charity

7.Been to Disneyland

8.Climbed a mountain

9.Held a praying mantis

10.Sang a solo

11.Bungee jumped

12.Visited Paris (only the airport though)

13.Watched a lightening storm

14.Taught yourself an art from scratch

15.Adopted a child

16.Had food poisoning

17.Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18.Grown your own vegetables

19.Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20.Slept on an overnight train

21.Had a pillow fight

22.Hitch hiked

23.Taken a sick day when you're not ill

24.Built a snow fort

25.Held a lamb
26.Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a marathon

28.Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29.Seen a total eclipse

30.Watched a sunrise or sunset

31.Hit a home run

32.Been on a cruise

33.Seen Niagara Falls in person

34.Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35.Seen an Amish community

36.Taught yourself a new language

37.Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38.Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39.Gone rock climbing

40.Seen Michelangelo's David

41.Sung karaoke

42.Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43.Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44.Visited Africa

45.Walked on a beach by moonlight

46.Been transported in an ambulance

47.Had your portrait painted

48.Gone deep sea fishing

49.Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50.Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51.Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52.Kissed in the rain

53.Played in the mud

54.Gone to a drive-in theater

55.Been in a movie

56.Visited the Great Wall of China

57.Started a business

58.Taken a martial arts class

59.Visited Russia

60.Served at a soup kitchen

61.Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62.Gone whale watching

63.Got flowers for no reason

64.Donated blood, platelets, or plasma

65.Gone sky diving

66.Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67.Bounced a check

68.Flown in a helicopter

69.Saved a favorite childhood toy

70.Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71.Eaten caviar

72.Pieced a quilt

73.Stood in Times Square

74.Toured the Everglades

75.Been fired from a job (not technically fired but my job was eliminated)

76.Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77.Broken a bone

78.Been a passenger on a motorcycle

79.Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80.Published a book

81.Visited the Vatican (engaged in the vatican!)

82.Bought a brand new car

83.Walked in Jerusalem

84.Had your picture in the newspaper

85.Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year's Eve

86.Visited the White House

87.Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88.Had chickenpox

89.Saved someone's life
90.Sat on a jury

91.Met someone famous

92.Joined a book club

93.Got a tattoo

94.Had a baby

95.Seen the Alamo in person

96.Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97.Been involved in a law suit

98.Owned a cell phone

99.Been stung by a bee

I think I got 42 out of 99, who wants to play?!

Happy Friday!

Monday, May 7, 2012

domino's back?

Okay I think you all know that I have an addiction to magazines and I can tell you that one of them was the domino magazine a few years ago.  domino was a home decorating magazine geared for people in their 20's and 30's and I loved it, but of course I got on the band wagaon a little late because a month or two later they pulled the magazine off the newsstands.  It was really sad : (

Well JR and I were in Home Depot on Friday night doing a little plant buying and when we were walking out the door, what do you think I saw? 

All I could think was WHAT?!?  I didn't get a long look because we were leaving but I was excited at the prospect of my favorite decorating magazine coming back to the newsstands ya'll!

So I went online and got dissapointed all over again.....
1) This magazine is a special edition, they're not coming back full time
2) It's $10.99, I'm sorry did you just say $10.99? 
 I think I could buy a years subscription for that! 
3) Apparently it's got some old material from their other magazines in it mixed with some new material : (

Total letdown, but on a brighter note, I'm making a dent in my magazine mountain and will soon be able to start buying new ones again.....or maybe I'll just feed my new addictions and buy nail polish and makeup!

Happy Monday ya'll!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A few things I'm loving right now!

1. I got these Luna bars from Target on Sunday and I'm trying to eat them for breakfast.  I really love the Kind bars as well but I couldn't find them at Target so I went with these.
2. My favorite La Croix flavor is Cocunut.  The only thing I really drink is water and I like to splash a little of this yumminess in to give it a nice tropical flavor.  I can't drink this stuff right out of the can because it's just too intense for me but a little splash in my regular water = YUM!  It makes me feel like I'm sipping a pina colada on a beach somewhere!

3. The dollar section of Target right now.....AWESOME!  They've got these adorable gift bags for a $1 because you can never have too many gift bags!  And they've also got some great little organizing bins as well!

4. I'm doing it!  The May Photo a Day challenge, lets see how far I get........

5. I can't wait to see this movie, I think it looks hilarious!