Friday, April 29, 2011

Pretty Smoky Shimmer eye... I used navy blue and brown shadow in the crease of my lid and a shimmery vanilla color for the inside. Brown/Black liner and black mascara. So easy!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fishtailing It + H&M Earrings

Hi everyone!!  Recently I've been wanting to do more unique styles with my hair since it's getting longer.  I've always wanted to do a fishtail braid so this morning I did it!  Of course I had to watch a video first to get the hang of it but it was pretty simple!!  Fishtail Braid Video! So, I just wanted to share some pictures!!  I also purchased some cool earrings at H&M ($4) this weekend and wanted to share those with you as well!! Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Line 1.... the start of something.

this pen and paper won't speak to me, not since you walked away.
things aren't the way they're supposed to be, but I'm not to blame.
it's funny, i've lost the image of your face i thought was burned into my mind.
maybe this silence is telling me that i'm going to be just fine.


This is a song that plays over and over in my head... When things don't look great all you can do is keep breathing...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Traveling? What's in Your Bag?

I'm leaving on a little spring break trip to Gatlinburg, TN so I've begun my list of things to pack.  I'm only going to be gone for 3 days, 4 nights so I don't need a bunch of stuff.  When I'm on a trip I want to look good but I don't want to take hours to get ready either!! 

So here's what I pack to stay looking my best but not sacrificing time to be out and about!!


1. Tinted Moisturizer - Easier and lighter than foundation.  Gives you an even complexion and most have a built in SPF so you're sun ready!

2. Peach Blush - I apply it directly on the apples of my cheeks.  Gives me the rested and refreshed look!  You'll need it after a long trip!

3. 3-in-1 Shadow (Pink, Brown, Pale) - I have this eye shadow that has 3 colors.  One if for the base of your lid, one is for the crease and the other is for your brow.  It's easily labeled... no fuss.  Apply, blend and go!

4. Mascara - NEVER, I repeat... NEVER leave the house without mascara on. Just a few swipes and you're good.  Try a curling mascara so you can ditch the eyelash curler.

5. Lip Gloss - For the perfect summer look!  Juicy, pale peach or pink lips... classic.


1. Mousse - I love Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly.  Apply to damp hair, scrunch, air dry or diffuse!

2. Hairpray - If you buy a good hairpray you won't need to use alot... I like Aussie's aerosol hairpray and it smells like grapes... yum.

3. Accessories - A cute headband or barrett in your hair can add fun to any look and it's super easy!


1. Dresses - The EASIEST thing to pack and wear!  Once you put it on you feel put together instantly without all the fuss!  Cute, cotton, spring dresses are in and you can find tons at Old Navy for a good price!

2. Tank Tops - Stripes, polka dots and floral tanks are in, as well as color-block.  Match it with jeans, capris or shorts and your good to go.

3. Sandals - Strappy, embellished sandals are cute... as long as they're comfy too!!  They are out there!

4. Accessories -  Long, chunky necklaces, bangle bracelets cna make any outfit look pulled together.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that you want to be out enjoying your time where ever you are!  You don't want to waste time curling or flat ironing your hair, painting your face or figuring out an outfit.  Make it simple and easy so you can have fun on vacation!!  I know I will!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

I Love E.L.F. Cosmetics!

I'm completely in love with E.L.F. Cosmetics at the moment!  E.L.F. stands for Eyes Lips Face... they are premium retail cosmetics that are extremely affordable!  They have everything from lip gloss to body wash, brushes to bronzer!  I recently ordered $15 worth of product from them and thought I'd share with you what I purchsed... I will say, regular ground delivery is pretty slow but I got a bunch of stuff for just $15 which is what Neutrogena charges for one bottle of foundation!! (don't get me wrong, I love their foundation) Also, limited E.L.F. products are available at Target! Anyway... Here's what I got......

Contouring Blush & Bronzer Powder

Glossy Lip Shine in Juiced Berry

Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal

Coral Nail Polish
Matte Lip Color Pencil.... LOVE IT!!  One in Natural and one in Coral

Brightening Eye Color in Ethereal 2014 (I also got one in Drama, AND it was FREE!)

Thereaputic Lip Conditioner in Blackberry Creme

Waterproof Eyeliner Pen