Monthly Archives: October 2012

Halloween

Last year I didn’t dress up because I was out of town. My friend Sara and I were determined to dress up as loofahs for this year.

Inspiration:

I found that on Pinterest last year. Super cute right?

Here is Sara, with hers somewhat put together.

Of course as with any outfit, you need cute shoes. We decided that we were going to spray glitter spray into the loofahs so they look as though they’ve been soaped up. What goes with that? Well glitter shoes of course!

I bought these shoes from Target this past summer and I didn’t wear them as much as I thought I would. So I decided to use these to glitter. The left shoe is with one coat of modge podge and glitter. Clearly that wasn’t enought glitter. Sara and I ran to Target and bought some spray adhesive glue. This stuff is no joke. It is super sticky and it got every where. So I sprayed down a couple of sections at a time and poured more glitter on.

Super cute right? Sara’s are on the left and mine are on the right. Her loofah is pink and mine is purple. I knew I didn’t want purple shoes so this is what I came up with. She used a pair of old shoes, painted them with pink fabric paint and used pink glitter, instead of the opal-color I used.

Here are our outfits from Saturday night. Sara and her mom made us bubble headbands, which turned out super cute! We also used spray glitter to spray on the netting so we would look “wet” like a loofah! Oh and she also made a duck purse, bc of rubber ducky tub toys.

Laura

Sara

Me and Gretchen (black cat)

Me

Sephora Haul

Since it’s my birthday month, I’ve been showered with some free gifts from some of my favorite stores. One of those stores is Sephora. Every year {since signing up for a points card} they send out a card telling you to come in for your free birthday gift. I live pretty close to a mall so I stopped by with a friend of mine when she needed mascara.

My free gift was a little pack of two Fresh sugar lip treatements. I don’t really know many people that use Fresh products, but upon using the products, I fell in love. The lip treatement is so smooth and soft. I actually like it better than my Bert’s Bees!

It has a subtle citrus scent that I love. It blends reparative oils and waxes with real sugar for a super smooth feel. It has replaced my Bert’s in my purse. I do however have three places I keep my chapsticks. My desk at work, makeup desk at home, and my purse. You should check it out in store. The packge also came with a tinted lip moistureizer that I liked.

Not a bad gift considering they are about $22.50 each.

Of course upon checking out they tell you how many points you’ve earned based on how much money you’ve spent, and they show you the free gift based on the points you have. This time it was a little set of two lip glosses and a lip stick. I tried the colors and instantly loved them. The best part was they were free and mini!

Buxom Lip Cream in White Russian

This is a nude pink color that adds a little shine, plump and tingle to your natural lips.

Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Dolly

This is my favorite out of the three. Its a muted plum color that just adds the perfect amount of color to your natural lips while adding a little plump.

Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Brooklyn

Until I looked this up on Sephora’s website, I thought it was actually a lip liner. Oops? Whatever, It’s nice! I would compare it to Clinique’s chubby stick. Per the website, it works three full-time jobs—it defines the shape of lips like a liner, fills them in with creamy velvet color, and then plumps them to their full buxom potential – so I was half right.

Go check some of these out!

Beauty Tip: Brows

Are you neglecting your brows? Think about this. We frame a picture to make it pop… our brows are the frame for our eyes! So don’t miss out on making your eyes pop by shaping and filling in your brow naturally! via 

However far apart your brows are, the larger your nose will look. This is very clear in photos and something I remind brides about all the time. Also, the thicker and fuller the brow the younger you’ll look. I’m not talking bushy brows here, but fuller brows are softer on the face. Experiment with bringing your brows closer together if you have been plucking away and they are too far apart.

If you live in the Atlanta area I highly recommend The Perfect Brows.

Celeb Dreaming

If you follow my blog, you know that I believe {most} dreams mean something. If you are dealing with things in your work or personal life, I believe that they come out in your subconscious. The other night I had some random things going on. I walked into a Kardashian store and before diving into the clothes, I turned my attention to the left and saw a big pool with a piano in the middle. Guess who was playing! Sir Elton John, whom I’ve actually met. Next thing I know, I’m sitting beside him playing along with him. After that all I remember was bar hopping with my friend Laura…

Me, Elton and Sara

 

Piano

 

To dream that you are playing a piano indicates a quest for harmony in your life. Consider where the piano is placed as a clue as to what aspect of your life needs accordance. If no sound is coming out of the piano, then it implies a lack of confidence. You are not sure about how to express yourself and how to voice your beliefs.

 

To dream that you hear the sound of a piano suggests harmony in your life. You are pleased with the way your life is going.

 

 

Celebrities

 

To see a celebrity in your dream represents your beliefs and understanding about him or her. Consider what the celebrity is famous or known for and how you relate to that quality. Something in you waking life has triggered these similar beliefs and feelings. It is not uncommon that your obsession with a certain celebrity may carry over onto your dream world. Celebrities are often seen as heroes and all that is mighty. Also consider any puns within the name.

 

To dream that you are good friends with a celebrity represents your idealized version of someone you know in your life. Perhaps you hope that a real-life friend can act more like a particular celebrity. Consider the qualities that you see in this celebrity and how you want your friends to have those qualities. Alternatively, the dream may be trying to compensate for your own lack of self-confidence. You want to escape from your own reality and live the high life. You want to fit in.

 

Water

 

To see water in your dream symbolizes your subconscious and your emotional state of mind. Water is the living essence of the psyche and the flow of life energy. It is also symbolic of spirituality, knowledge, healing and refreshment.

 

To see calm, clear water in your dream means that you are in tune with your spirituality. It denotes serenity, peace of mind, and rejuvenation.

 

To dream that you are walking on water indicates that you have total control over your emotions. It also suggests that you need to “stay on top” of your emotions and not let them explode out of hand. Alternatively, the dream is symbolic of faith in yourself.

 

Pool

 

To see a pool of water in your dream indicates that you need to acknowledge and understand your feelings. It is time to dive in and deal with those emotions. Alternatively, a pool indicates your desire to be cleansed. You need to wash away the past.

 

Staircase {the Kardashian store had winding staircases all in it}

 

To see a staircase in your dream symbolizes change and transformation.

 

Stairs

 

To dream that you are walking up a flight of stairs indicate that you are achieving a higher level of understanding. You are making progress into your spiritual, emotional or material journey. The dream is also analogous to material and thoughts that are coming to the surface.

 

To dream that you are walking down a flight of stairs represents your repressed thoughts. You are regressing back into your subconscious. It also refers to the setbacks that you are experiencing in your life. If you are afraid of going down the stairs, then it means that you are afraid to confront your repressed emotions and thoughts. Is there something from your past that you are not acknowledging?

 

To dream that you slip or trip on the stairs signify your lack of self confidence or conviction in the pursuit of some endeavor. If you slip going up the stairs, then it means that you are moving too fast toward attaining your goals. If you slip going down the stairs, then it suggests that you are moving too quickly in delving into your subconscious. You may not be quite ready to confront your subconscious or repressed thoughts.

 

To see spiral or winding stairs signify growth and/or rebirth.

Randoms

Happy Friday!! I don’t know about you guys but the last couple of weeks here have been cray. My only down time is on the weekends, and with it now being my Birthday MONTH, my weekends are filled. I need a breather!

Last weekend I I went to the mall with L. We met a crazy dog lady. No joke.

 This is Chloe (yes she has her own blog, why wouldn’t she?!). The lady had a matching blue sweater on and basically said she color coordinated all of their outfits. She also makes Chloe’s outfits. Then she pulled out a photo album of her dog in all these elaborate outfits. Chloe even has her own room. Yes, you read that right. Chloe was SO sweet and I even got to hold her!

Now no one can EVER say that I’m obsessed with my dog. EVER.

After the mall trip we made a stop by Target. L found this funny card.

LOL have a great weekend!