Monthly Archives: April 2012

Beauty Tip: Concealer On Lips

2 reasons to put concealer or foundation over your lips:

  • 1. If lipsticks and glosses change color on you its because of your natural lip undertones. Try using a concealer or foundation first and blot them out. Then apply liner, lipstick, and or gloss to get a true color.

  • 2. Fleshy nude glossy lips are a must for everyone. Especially smokey eyed girls. Fill in your lips with concealer or foundation, use a nude natural liner, and a clear gloss or very light peach caramel color! via

Some of my favorites are: 

 Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Nude Attitude

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Peach Petal

 

Shots and Moving

Please excuse the lack of blogging, while I am trying to move my blog over to Word Press! If you know of any tips, please contact me! Also, if you would like the URL, please leave me a comment (and make sure your email address links back) or email me. For those of you that get my blog by email, I am working on figuring out how to get Word Press posts emailed..

I haven’t written a lot about this, but I have to have sinus surgery. My doctor recommended that I be tested for allergies, otherwise the surgery would basically be useless to me. So this week I went and got tested. OH MY WORD. Worst doctor visit ever. I cannot express the amount of itchiness I experienced while NOT being able to scratch! UGH! 

I went in yesterday for my results. Turns out I am allergic to trees, grass, and weeds. As in, highly allergic. The doc told me that he hadn’t come across someone so allergic to that stuff in a long time. Awesome. It definitely explains why I get sick EVERY time the seasons change. I am also pretty allergic to dust and all things dust related. Apparently I am only mildly allergic to dogs. Awesome. I do believe that the bigger the dog, the more allergic I am. I have noticed that around most big dogs I will scratch a little, whereas around smaller dogs I don’t usually scratch.

 FML!!! I cannot convey how annoyed I am with my body right now. I couldn’t take any meds (Zyrtec, Benedryl, etc) for a full day, until I got my results. Worst day ever. I was crazy moody, and on top of that I had to wait 1.5 hours to get new tires on my car. Awesome.

 So the good news is that there’s something we can do. I will go in weekly starting May 10th to get shots that will build up my immunity to what I am allergic to. Sounds fun right? I know you’re jealous. Pray for me!

 Here are some pictures of the shots I had to get..

 

My back. She stuck me on my back first, and I waited 10 minutes. Based off those results she knew what else to test me for on my arms. She put little blue dots beside each needle prick so she’d know where to look for a reaction.

Upper left arm

lower left arm

lower right arm

upper right arm

upper right arm the next day.

 If you look at the circles beside the lines, that shows how allergic I am to whatever she stuck me with. Even today I still have whelps on my arm, and they still itch! This was the only arm that I couldn’t wash the marker off of. I had to go in yesterday to see if I developed more of a reaction over 24 hours, and to get my results.

 

 

Funny Friends

 

 I sent the following picture to one of my friends the other day..

 

 

this was our convo.. 

 

so I had to share how funny it was..

 

 

Wow. LOL!

 

Confessions

– I confess that I didn’t know Dick Clark passed away until I read this blog.

– I confess that I almost wish I didn’t know what I was allergic to because of all the moodiness/itchiness Im experiencing.

 

Confessions

Ashley at Run with Me always writes out her confessions on Tuesdays, and since I love that idea, I’m stealing borrowing it. I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to do this, I will more than likely forget. We’ll see how it goes.

– I confess that I felt weirded out when I went into VS over the weekend to try on bikinis. The woman leading me into the dressing room was asking what size bra I wore. I told her and she immediately checked out my rack. Awkward. She told me she never would have guessed my size (she was thinking bigger) and asked if I had on a push-up strapless bra.  

 – I confess that I bought the Mia Clarasonic in hopes of returning it because I have the Olay $30 version of it. Boy was I wrong. The cheap version is nothing like the Mia. With the Olay one, the whole head spins. With the Mia, the head vibrates (TWSS!) and its easier to clean your face and get the area under your eyes and nose. 

– I confess that I wash my face with a washcloth before using the Mia. I only do this because I am crazy OCD about the bristles on the brush not looking dirty.

– I confess that even though now I technically wash my face twice, a little makeup still comes off on the Mia. What’s that tell you that your wash cloth is doing?!

– I confess that I bought my dog some doggy stairs for my bed. Since I got the new one, it’s much higher off the ground.

 – I confess that he hasn’t learned how to use them yet, may possibly be terrified of them, so I held him and pushed him up them. When he jumped down TWICE in the night, I picked him back up off the ground instead of letting him figure the stairs out. Mom fail.

New Makeup

I went to MAC on Sunday since I had 6 empty MAC containers, I decided to take them in to get my free lipstick. I saw Crosswires on a blog and thought it was so pretty. It’s pretty popular because one of the stores was sold out. If you like a little bit of subtle color, you need to try this!
 
 
Another sold-out item that I liked was this highlighter in Superb. I feel weird about putting a liquid highlighter on (think Benefit’s High Beam) so I knew I wanted to try some form of cream or powder.
 
 
How it should look on your skin…(look between the eye and where blush would be applied)
 
 
 
 
 
While I was there I tried on a few red lipsticks because I love how red looks on blondes. (Jess) My MAC girl at Lenox inside Bloomingales, Noor, put MAC Red on me. It could be because she lined my lips and overdrew them slightly (on purpose), but I wasn’t sold on it. It was too stand-out for me. A friend of mine told me several months ago that a color I loved on her was by Clinique, called Angel Red. She has thin lips, blonde hair and fair skin like me, so I knew I needed to try it.
 
 
A few weeks ago I was at MAC with a friend and we decided to stop and see Noor. Brittani (another fav MAC girl – it’s bad when I know them personally!) had on this color and I thought it was so pretty. Such a gorgeous color of peach for the Spring and Summer. Every one loved it on me, so I bought it. I love how smooth it goes on, you definitely don’t need lip gloss with this one!
 
 

Pinterest Funnies

Fat Lip

So, I’m weird because my lips peel daily. IDK why, I’ve never tried to understand it I guess. Last night I went to BB&B to get some doggy steps for my bed and I peeled one side of my lower lip. Not a big deal, it was nothing out of the norm. I went home, cleaned a little, showered, read a magazine, and got ready for bed. Before I go to bed I put Bert’s Bees chapstick on, so I did that and finished reading my magazine. Before I went to sleep I noticed my lips burned a little. I thought they were chapped so I slathered more Bert’s on. That was around 9. At 11 I woke up because B needed to go outside. My lip felt funny so when I looked in the mirror and saw this… I freaked out!

Pretty sure that a little monster ate my lip. Luckily when I woke up this morning it was mostly back to normal size! My medical field friends think I had an allergic reaction to something. What, I have NO idea! Just glad it’s back to normal!

Bedroom Changes

Remember my post about getting a new bed? Well I got it!! La Sara and her bf came over Saturday to help me put it together. AKA we supervised and he did it. Here is the end result. Don’t mind the beadspread not tucked in, I was in a hurry to get out the door!

Over You

Sometimes in life we make mistakes. God didn’t intend for us to be perfect (or else, well, we would be Him). The point of a mistake is to learn from it so that it doesn’t happen again. I think that sometimes it’s not that easy. It’s not that black and white. Which is pretty rare for me to say, because I am a very “black n white” person.

I blamed S for his lack of communication as my basis for breaking up with him. However, in some ways I did the same thing. Sure we had talks and I told him what was wrong. Is that my fault? His? Did neither of us try hard enough and both ignored the issues? I’m not sure. I think we needed to see each other in person and talk things through, rather than over the phone. It’s hard to interpret things over the phone some times. One of the many reasons that long distance sucks.

I talked with S over the weekend. We are both confused but still love each other.. who knows what that means, obviously neither of us do. He explained some things to me, and I did the same. Only time (and lots of praying) will tell.

Make A Difference In Your Relationship

Happy Friday the 13th!

As I was blog hopping the other day, I came across this post from Today’s Letters that I have to share with you guys. She talks about how they do 10 things that they believe make a difference in their marriage. Not that I’m married or anything, but when I DO get married, I want it to WORK. I’m all about getting things to WORK.

Today's Letters

Here is her list..she elaborates more in her post, so you should check it out in the link.

1. Weekly Questions
2. A Small Metal Box
3. Traveling Journal
4. We (try and) Conflict Well
5. We Play Together
6. We Pray Together
7. We Celebrate Each Other
8. We Don’t Do Marriage Alone
9. The Greatest Gift (Self Work)
10. We Study One Another
10 b. Dude Time/Girl Time

Happy Birthday Boo!

Happy Birthday to my baby, B!
He is 8 years old today. What an old man! He brings so much love and joy to me every day, I cannot imagine my life without him. I need him to live forever. Here are some pictures of him over the 8 years.
Asleep on the car ride, yes he’s on the arm rest! haha
With my old room mate’s dog, Harley

One of my fav pics of us in the park

His Santa outfit

Woken up from a nap

Just being his usual cute self

My protector

Love that little face to pieces!!

Christmas at Grandpa’s

I was telling my sister the other day that any time I really didn’t want him all up in my space, he was (like when I’m reading a book). Any time I try to hug him and smash him, he acts like he doesn’t want me to. Maybe it has something to do with the smashing part?? 🙂
Taking him to the park tomorrow and getting him a cupcake or a cookie tonight!
OH! I almost forgot.. yesterday I had soup and cornbread from Whole Foods. They sell cornbread by the LB, and I couldn’t eat all of it. I decided not to be wastful and take it home. When I got home I put my purse on the floor and went to use the bathroom. My normal routine.
I came out of the bathroom and saw the cornbread that I wrapped in a napkin and taped, out of my purse and him going to town on it. He was so into it, he didn’t even budge when I walked near him (something he normally does). ha! lil shit
 

Beauty Tip: Lip Gloss

Is your lip gloss poppin? Gloss texture makes things look bigger! No wonder most girls use it. Thanks to Angelina Jolie everyone now is in search for bigger lips.
To achieve this without the pain of an injection use lipgloss. It can be worn alone, over lipstick, or liner. Also it can be worn at any age… even with glitter in it.
When choosing your color match it to your blush and also match the glitter sparkle to the color of jewelry you are wearing that day. Then everyting will just seem seamless! via
One of my favorites is by Too Faced.
Another, cheaper favorite is by Bath & Body Works.

Randoms

–I’m getting a new bed frame! It happens to be the exact one as my ex’s but I don’t care. Mine is old as dirt, literally. It was my mom’s moms from when she was little. It’s just time for a new one. I’m giving mine to my sisters kids. There’s nothing more annoying than your bed squeaking every time your 10lb dog moves.
 
 
–One other reason I’m getting the bed frame is because I don’t have a lot of closet space or space in general in my place. I need to take out my winter coats and shirts and put them into a tub. My current bed is so low to the ground that it wouldn’t be possible to fit a tub under there. Hello Spring cleaning!
 
— Yes you read that correctly, I said ex. Things honestly hadn’t been the same between S and I since our fight about communicating about a month ago. Not sure how far I went into this on my last post, but basically he was stressed out about money…he didn’t convey that to me. He actually told me nothing was wrong, and I was left thinking it was ME. Anyway, I was pretty pissed when he finally told me what the problem was. I mean, communication is VERY important. ESPECIALLY when you’re 3.5 hours away from each other. I refuse to pull teeth for you to communicate. Not to mention, last week we had 2 fights and hardly talked over the weekend…so Monday when he said we were drifting, I ended things. I had been going back and forth about it for a while, and it just seemed that was the thing to do it.  

 
–Since said breakup, I DO feel like somewhat of a failure. Here I am, and 2 relationships I’ve been in I thought “he’s THE ONE!”, and I was wrong BOTH times. Ouch. As one of my friends put it, all you can do is put yourself out there and hope [they] reciprocate. Exactly what I did, but when it doesn’t work out like I planned, I definitely felt bummed.
 
 
–I have been a reading machine lately! When I finish the books that I’ve borrowed from a friend, I want to get a Nook, Kindle…or doesn’t an iPad have some kind of app I could get? I just don’t know which! This is where you tell me the pros and cons to the one you have k? Also, what version.
 
 
–I have to have sinus surgery. I can’t remember if I blogged about this or not and I’m too lazy to go look. I’ve always had ENT problems, since I was little. Over the past few months I started having intense sinus pressure in my teeth and migraines. I finally decided to see an ENT. He used some numbing spray and then stuck a tub the length of my arm down each nostril. You can imagine how fun that was. He saw a polyp on my left side, so he gave me scripts for an antibiotic, steroid, 2 nasal sprays, and something to prevent me from getting a yeast infection from all those meds. After that I got a CT scan to show if the meds helped. Basically it was a scan of my sinus cavities. Well, of course it didn’t help, because that’s my luck. SO! He highly recommended that I have surgery, “the sooner the better”. I also have to get allergy testing since I’ve never had it. I scheduled that for this month. Sinus surgery will be mid June.
 
 
Umm I think that’s all for now! Other than the thought of “getting back on the market” makes me literally want to vom. This summer should be fun! Sinus surgery… I do plan on traveling some, if I have any days left from time off.

Random Post

I’ve been having fun with “Draw Something”
Browsing Sephora on my phone. Love this color!

Surfing Pinterest

This past weekend and yesterday was quite eventful. I’ll fill you in soon!


If I Won the Lottery..

Just about everyone knows that the jackpot for the lottery was massive this past Friday. I saw Katie post what she would do if she won the lottery. I thought it was a fun idea, so I decided to play along too!

Side note: I’ve never played the lottery. Not because of beliefs or anything, I just didn’t grow up with a family that played, so I’ve never bought a ticket. Besides, I definitely need someone to go in there with me so I don’t look like a total idiot when I actually DO play. I will eventually, it’s on my bucket list!

In no particular order..

* Buy a Lexus IS F

* While I’m at it, buy a Range Rover Evoque

* Buy a house
* Have a wedding

* Travel abroad – London, Fiji, Bora Bora, France, Ireland, Africa, Greese, Australia, Egypt..

* Go on a massive shopping spree – clothes, bags, jewelry, shoes, makeup..
* Hire a personal trainer so I can look like this:
* Hire a personal chef so I don’t have to cook if I don’t want to
* Invest
* Help raise money for local charities (and give)
* Start a college fund for my future kids
That’s all I can think of for now..



Curve Ball, Part 2

To catch up read this.

Needless to say, I’ve been extremely tired from stress (learning as I go, a completely new job that I was trained on superfast, and doing my old one).

To Be Continued…

The Friday of my co-workers last day, we shut the office down early and went out for drinks. I couldn’t go all out because I was driving 3.5 hours to go see S.

Prior to even finding out about the job, S and I had a fight. Essentially he was stressed out over money and job stuff, but I had to ask him for a week what was wrong. I could tell he was acting different and I didn’t know what to do because I didn’t know what the problem was. I thought maybe it was me. Did he not like me anymore? Did he find someone else he liked better? All kinds of questions ran through my head, making me doubt our relationship. When he finally decided to tell me what was bothering him, I ended up getting pissed.

Communication is huge in a relationship. As far as I’m concerned, if you don’t have communication, trust and love, you have nothing. I’ve been in two very long relationships where there was poor communication and I absolutely refuse to do that again. I summed it up for S and told him that if he couldn’t communicate with me, we didn’t need to be together.

Since that fight, I felt like things hadn’t really been the same between us. I had actually told him that I didn’t want to come up (the weekend of my co-worker’s last day) because he was supposed to have friends in town and I thought he and I needed one-on-one time. I suggested going up the weekend before his friends would be there. We talked and he wanted me to still come that weekend. So after the going away drinks, I went to see him. I was absolutely exhausted when I got there. We had a nice weekend, but I would have honestly much rather been at home relaxing because I was working to the max all that week trying to train. I don’t let a lot of things interfere with my sleep, and I hadn’t gotten much of it because I knew I had to get what I was going to be doing.

We have definitely been fighting more. Distance is hard. Added stress of a job, and an hour time difference does not help any. Plus if you factor in I’ve been exhausted and wanted to do nothing but sleep..well that leaves little time for him.

I’m not sure where exactly this puts us in our relationship. Every thing happens for a reason and I truly believe that. Even if you don’t know that reason at the time. All I know to do is to pray about everything and know that in time, the plan will be revealed…

Curve Ball

Lots of new things have been going on with me. I’m sure some of you noticed that I hadn’t posted in a while.

About 2 weeks ago my co-worker, who was the office manager, that had been here 9 years, put in her notice. Her notice that she was going to work a week and a half and she was taking another job. After that, everything kind of came crashing down.

One of my bosses approached me and asked me if I knew how to deposit checks (something that he knew I didn’t know how to do – it wasn’t part of my job). The co-worker that was giving her notice was in with the other boss with the door shut when I got into the office. I caught on quick and asked the other boss why he was asking me. He pulled me into his office and told me that she had give her week and a half notice. I was shocked. After all, the company has been around 10 years, and she’s been with them for 9. We quickly brain stormed as to what she knew how to do.. She was our IT person (to an extent), Office Manager, A/R and A/P person, etc. Basically, she ran this mother.

All the events are running together and I can’t remember if this is correct, but I believe that my boss basically asked me right there if I wanted the position. Of course I was given time to think about it, but that was a major curve ball. I had actually been planning to start looking for jobs in Nashville, to be with S. I had some decisions to make, and I needed to make them fast. I prayed about it a lot (in the little time I had) and I ultimately decided to take it. After all, I love the firm I work for and get along with everyone (for the most part..everyone has those days). I decided that it was a huge stepping stone for me and my future.

Training me on how to do her many jobs started immediately. Even if I decided I wasn’t going to take the position, they still needed someone to be able to make the office run until they found a replacement. I stayed one night until 10:30 with her, and the next till 9:30, and then on her last day, I came in 45 minutes early. Luckily she created a manual for me to follow with directions on how to run things.

My first day was last Monday. I was determined to make it all run smoothly. Towards the end of the day, I started getting frustrated and ended up getting teary because I just wasn’t getting something. I’m sure you’ve been there at one point. My boss was very understanding and told me he didn’t want me coming in all stressed out and that I wasn’t going to “get it” in one day. I knew that of course, but I was SO determined…

It’s definitely not been a piece of cake. I’m doing two jobs until they find a replacement for my old job. They interviewed a few people, but one of the girls we all really liked took another job (before we could even offer it to her!).

Needless to say, I’ve been extremely tired from stress (learning as I go, a completely new job that I was trained on superfast, and doing my old one).

To Be Continued…

Hair

After seeing this post on the clipless curling iron, I decided I needed to try it out. I drove to my near by Ulta and searched for clipless irons that were thick, because the thicker the barrel, the better. ;TWSS!

This is how Julia’s hair turned out using the Jose Eber 25mm clipless iron..
;

Just somewhat wavy. I used the iron the way Julia did in the video, which could have been a mistake for a first time user? I should have possibly used the little glove that came with the iron. In any case, I wasn’t to thrilled with the results. Maybe its because I have some short layers? I didn’t dig the small layer ends sticking out all over the place. Plus lets be honest, my hair looks nothing like hers.
The next day I decided to use my trusty Conair 1″.
Much better, no? What are your thoughts? What type of curling iron do you use?

Some Funny Things

I know I haven’t blogged in forever! I promise to catch you up very soon!! Lots of changes for me!
Last week I checked my email and I had this notification from Yelp..
Seriously?!
I found this on Pinterest..

I had the following convo with La Sara on Friday..

Then she sent this..
About 2 hours later she texts me saying he is already annoying her. haha! I can always count on her for a laugh.