Monthly Archives: February 2012

Flawless Date Makeup

Happy Leap Day!!

Tiffany D has one of the best vlog channels for makeup. I love the makeup look she did in this video. Check it out. I now have the Bare Minerals on my list of makeup to try! Also, she raves about that mascara, so I think I need to check that out too, yes?

Products she used:
Tarte Lifted eye primer
Bare Minerals Ready Eye Shadow Palette in The Truth
Loreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense
Smashbox Blush in Flush
Too Faced Candelight
MAC Clear Lip Conditioner
MAC Lip Pencil in Dervish
not shown in video:
Bare Minerals Foundation
Bare Minerals Warmth
Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Blonde
Armani Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara

Monday Randoms

 via KP

 true story!

yep, that’s me.

Things Boys Don’t Understand

Word!

How To Get Good Hair

I never really thought about my hair dryer making my hair feel like straw. That is, until I decided to buy a new one. I always figured that it was the blonde making my hair dry. (It helps..) My ;hair guru suggested that I buy a ;higher end hair dryer since I’ve tried some really good deep conditioners. ;She suggested I try the CHI.

I went to Bed Bath & Beyond to check out their supply (hello 20% off coupons that never expire). Luckily they had some CHIs! This is the one I bought.

CHI Air Pro Expert Ceramic Hair Dryer

This sounds crazy, but I went out and bought it at lunch. It was misty outside so I ran home to test out my new dryer. YES, I am that girl. Since my hair was mostly dry, I didn’t really notice a difference. What I did notice was the noise it was making. It was SO much quieter than my other dryer! It literally sounded like it wasn’t going to screw my hair up. I would compare it to driving a 2001 car and then test driving a 2012 car. Seriously. I was so excited I called my sister turned both dryers on so she could hear them.

Here is a pic of my hair after only blowing it dry with the CHI.

Here is a pic of my hair after only blowing it dry with my old dryer.

I think the pictures speak for themselves. RUN get a better hair dryer!!! Yes it is more money, but it will actually save you money in the long run. Especially if you have damaged hair!

Unfortunately this is not a product endorsement, just my opinion. If CHI wants to SEND ME A FREE one, I’d be more than happy to accept! 😉

Day 1

Since yesterday was my last day of cupcakes and cake, I went to the grocery store at lunch and stocked up.
This is not a drill..
I had a turkey wrap and 6 vanilla cupcakes..
Taking the rest to a friend’s house tonight to get rid of them! 40 days is a long time my friends, a long time.

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday; in English the day is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday, from the word shrive, meaning “confess.” Related popular practices are associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. Popular practices include wearing masks and costumes, overturning social conventions, dancing, sports competitions, parades, etc. Similar expressions to Mardi Gras appear in other European languages sharing the Christian tradition. In English, the day is called Shrove Tuesday, associated with the religious requirement for confession before Lent begins. via

Since today is Fat Tuesday, I decided this year that I would be giving up cupcakes and cake. For those that know me, this is truly going to be a challenge! Last week I had FOUR cupcakes from Gigi’s, and I may or may not have bought those 2-bite cupcakes from Publix on Sunday and finished them on Monday. Yes, I will be buying more tonight so that I can indulge one last time before I completely give them up for 40 days. I have to, right?

samoa cupcake

V-day cupcake raspberry cream cheese with graham cracker crumbles

Since I need them to survive am addicted to them I figured I would challenge myself.

Wish me luck!!

Here are some traditional Fat Tuesday favorites that you can check out:




Beauty Tip: Eyeliner and Shadows

If black eye liner has become too harsh looking, try using grey liner if you wear silver jewelry or brown liner if you wear gold! Also, gold looks best for summer. Are you stocked up and ready for it? via 
Some of my favorite Lancome shadows are..
gaze

montage

designer

garment

burnt sand

excursion

nutmeg

kitten heel
How gorg would montage, garment or excursion be for a smokey eye? (Not together). Add in a smidge of black to smoke it up a little? Or dark gray? Hello stunner!

The Grammys

They are too cute!!

31 Years Ago

My sister was born!
Happy 31st birthday to my one and only most favoritest sister in the world!!

Beauty Tip: Mascara

Are Mascara specks messing up your morning makeup? Try applying your mascara to your lower lashes first. Then apply your top lash mascara. It’s usually looking up with wet mascara to apply your lower lash mascara that makes the mess! via

My personal favorites are..

Beauty Tip: Hydrating Your Skin

Ever notice a mans neck as they get older? They don’t age the same as a womans. Know why? A big reason is because men shave! Shaving is like exfoliating! Woman don’t start shaving… just make sure at least twice a week you are exfoliating and scrubing your face, neck and body with a facial scrub and body scrub. Be careful not to scrub too hard. You’ll be amazed also at how much smoother your foundation will appear and also how much better your creams and serums will soak into your skin! via

Puttin A Ring On It

I love many things about S. Many. One thing I love the most about him is that marriage doesn’t freak him out or scare him. See?

Beautiful Nail: Just One

First of all, if you didn’t get my reference to comedian Anjelah Johnson, you’re missing out. Check out this video.

So last night I went to get a mani/pedi. I wanted all my nails painted with Essie’s Sand Tropez.

On the left hand, ring finger I wanted a red heart in OPI’s Vodka and Caviar.

Sounds easy, right?? Well, apparently not. I had to wait a little while for the guy to come paint the heart on. No big deal. So he gets there, and paints a heart. This is what I had in mind..

What he did looked like this..

I’m sorry but is that a strawberry?! WTF! Ugh, of course when he asked if I liked it I said yes. I felt bad for him. Plus I didn’t feel like having him take ALL the polish off that nail and repainting 2 coats, then attempt to screw up another heart. He obviously didn’t know how to draw. So I went home. I repainted that nail myself.

It’s not as cute as I wanted, but you can at least tell it’s a heart!

All About Me

Happy Ground Hogs Day!!

Since my blog is new, I thought what better way to get to know me than by reading a little about me?

1. I’m obsessed with shoes. {hello Captain Obvious – my blog name}
2. I’ve been every ;shade of hair color, and blondes totally have ;more fun. Hands down. ; ;
3. I didn’t make any serious New Year’s Resolutions this year. I have daily goals {like be a better person} that I try to accomplish day to day.
4. I LOVE weddings and everything wedding related. Especially cake. I mean, who doesn’t love cake? Plus you get to dress up in a gorgeous dress, all the attention is on you, and all your attention is on your man. Not to mention you are {hopefully} marrying your BFF!

5. I’m ; kind of anal about…well, everything! My hair, my makeup, ;my body, my teeth, my clothes.. ;
6. I’m also a control freak. Kinda goes with #5.
7.I am a lover of milk. Skim milk. I crave it at times. I’m weird, I know.

8. My dog is my baby! I gave birth to him, did you not know??
9. It’s a good thing I’m pretty because I have some DUMB moments.
10. I’m girly, but I also love being outdoors and being adventurous.
11. I love heels. I love how pretty they are and how they make my legs look great. Up until this past year I’d wear heels 99.9% of the time.

12. What celeb would you trade places with for day? I love Rachel McAdams, Reese Witherspoon, Victoria Beckham, Mila Kunis, and ;Jennifer Aniston. Any of them would be fantastic. {I was going to post pictures, but after looking at my Pinterest, I realized I’d totally like to be Lauren Conrad, Ashley Olsen, and Kristin Cavalari (not prego)}
13. My favorite time of the year is when the weather is warm. I hate being cold!
14. I’ve never been out of the USA.
15. One place I definitely want to see is Egypt.

16. If I could go on a date with any celebrity, I’d go with David Beckham (not married). And then we’d bone all night.

Okay I’ve run out of things to tell you so I’ll just name some likes and dislikes. annnnd GO.

{things i love}

my dog, honesty, eye contact, ear lobes, Juicy Couture, music, santa margherita’s pinot grigio, weddings, people watching, affection, chicken biscuits, passion, one-on-one time, living in the moment, independence, lemon chalet crèmes, Miss Dior Cherie, stargaze lilies, mandarin cranberry yankee candles, Chanel, ;sunny days, cuddling/napping when it rains, dinner dates, beavis and butthead, cute underwear, horoscopes, rolos, dream analyzing, garter belts, driving when i’m upset, long showers, being carried, snuggling in the morning, good conversations, accents, piggyback rides, Firehouse Subs, massages, Cecilia Villavece’s, sparklers, cyanide and happiness comics, Piedmont Park, Chicago, July 4th, ;sushi, concerts, window shopping, ;gymnastics, martinis, light eyes, dark hair, downtown Athens, petite fours from The Cakery, the beach, UFC, Five Points Deli, jelly belly jellybeans, sleep, thin mints, grilled cheese with tomato soup, Mitch Hedberg jokes, hand bags, pictures, tall shoes, avocado, holey A&F jeans, sweet notes, guitars, samoas, baby doll tops, Cold Stone Creamery, Abercrombie Classic perfume, manis and pedis, babies, crushed ice, anything Victoria’s Secret, butterflies, tulips, strawberry Crystal Light, the Summer, dresses, laying out, pretty teeth, princess cut diamonds, dogs, getting my hair/makeup done, going to new places, road trips, getting dressed up, raspberry truffles from Godiva, 80mph, roses, salted caramel hot chocolate from Starbucks, legs, ;sweet gestures for no reason, traveling, cookouts, ;Egypt, the sound of the ocean, snail mail, Sinatra, black and white photos, fresh cut grass, children laughing, reading, seeing an old friend, making someone laugh, dryer sheets, new cities, gift giving, big sunglasses, the wind in my hair, dancing, inside jokes, inspirational quotes, text messages, a new pair of jeans, live sporting events, people confiding in me, feeling sexy, the feeling of love and being loved, laughing until my stomach hurts, men in suits, old Hollywood, glamour, camping, birthday parties, gelato, spontaneity, singing in the car, straws, “Your mom” jokes ;…

{things i do not love}

snakes, weak hand shakes, waking up early, static, people that blow their nose in public, flaky people, Mondays, traffic, cell phones in restaurants, people that can’t drive, overly judgmental people, being sick, grapefruit, people that go out of their way to try and bring you down, foot cramps, cigarettes, moving, commercials, dishonesty, when food touches other food, ignorance, ;cold weather, crazy women, people that can’t handle their alcohol, lack of communication, pollen, selfish people, hardcore partiers, ;crusties around the opening of a milk carton, immaturity, cold sunglasses, humidity, sweating my ass off, ;pretentiousness, people who are always unhappy, turning on the radio and just missing your favorite song, drama …

Doctor Visit

I woke up extra early this morning so that I could go to an ENT {ear nose & throat doc}. I’ve had sinus issues since I was little. I had tubes in my ears when I was a baby. I’m not sure if that has anything to do with sinus issues, but I know before I get sick, my ears hurt.

I probably get a sinus infection 4-6 times a year, which FYI, is not normal. I met with my ENT for the first time this morning. He performed nasal endoscopy. Super fun times. His nurse sprayed some stuff in each nostril so that he could stick the camera down. Towards the end, it hurt and my eyes watered.

I have a polyp on my left side. ;He didn’t see anything on the right side, so that’s good! Usually if it’s on one side, it’s on the other in regards to your nose. ;The polyp is making the mucus not drain properly so that’s why I get infections a lot. He gave me a script for 4 different meds – nasal spray, antibiotics, diflucan, and a steroid. I will take them for ;3.5 weeks. Once I’m done ;I’ll go in for a cat scan to see if it’s better or worse. Depending on those results he will then test me for allergies and possibly do surgery. He said to warn ppl I’d be moody. Well yeah! You try taking steroids, all those antibiotics which cause yeast to stir up and tell me you won’t be moody! 😉 The next 3.5 weeks will be rough. Hopefully I’ll be better once all the meds are over so that I won’t require surgery and he can just test me for allergies.

I decided to google polyps in your nose and this is what I found.

If they become large enough, polyps can block the drainage pathways of the sinuses. When the sinus drainage pathways are obstructed, the normal sinus function will be affected and patients may develop the signs and symptoms of chronic sinusitis. {which is what’s happening to me}

Common signs and symptoms of chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps include:

A runny nose
Persistent stuffiness
Postnasal drip
Decreased or absent sense of smell
Loss of sense of taste
Facial pain or headache
Pain in your upper teeth
A sense of pressure over your forehead and face
Snoring
Itching around your eyes

I ;have all of those except the ones in italics. Crazy, right?!