Monday, March 22, 2010

Haul Blog Part 2 -Fashion

This one is going to be MUCH shorter then my Beauty Haul.

Basically, I just want to you all you lovely ladies a heads up that Lilly Pulitzer has invaded T.J. Maxx. I got some insane deals over the weekend!!! It was REALLY hard to control myself but I did! You should all head over to your local T.J. Maxx's and see what you can score!

On another Lilly related note...
I ordered my Andover dress (in Prep Green Hit The Spot ) and Shift Dress Reader Case on the day they were giving out those cute little plushies with purchase, unfortch I was too late to the party to get one. Well, to my suprise the great people at Lilly sent all of us late birds the cutest necklace (Which I love even more)!!! As if I needed another reason the love Lilly anymore. The necklace came on one of those circle chokers which I'm not a fan of, but I just headed over to Hobby Lobby and got a gold chain to replace it with!

SOoooo cute I can't WAIT to wear it on Easter!!!!

I loooove it and the best part it's only $5!!!!!

My 'consolation prize.' I'll post a pic of it once I get the new chain on.

♥ B

p.s. This series has been cross posted from my personal blog and the one that is now my primary blog. Both Emma and I are in Grad school right now and we're just too busy to update here. So for the time being this will pretty much be a once a month posting type blog. We love all of are readers and have had a lot of fun blogging but schools just insane right now.

Haul Blog Part 1 -Beauty

I recently became obessed with the Youtube beauty Gurus (I know, I know it took me foooorever!) I especially love when the do 'Hual' videos. My recent discovery combined with my big weekend of shopping inspired me to do a bloggy version. I'm going to break it up in 2 sections 1-Beuaty and 2-Fashion. (Both parts are going to be long and picture heavy).

*Disclaimer- I'm in no way being paid or endorsed by any of the companies I mention in either part of this Haul Blog. I did not receive any of the product for free in exchange for a review or mention on my blog (I can show you my bank statement as proof lol). This is NOT about bragging. It's just about sharing ideas and inspiration.*

This past weekend I decided that I had enough of bouncing around with foundations (drug store and higher end) only to have my skin break out again. So, I went back to the only foundation that has ever made my skin happy, Clinique. I have really fair, sensitive skin and seriously I've tried all kinds of foundations (even Bare Minerals) but all have them made me break out. But for me Clinique is the way to go. Since it had been forever (like since high school) since I'd used Clinique I needed to restock on everything...

This is their 3-step skin care system. I'm a 2, but if you're thinking about getting this you HAVE to go to the Clinique counter and have them tell you your number because it's varies from person to person and there's a lot of combinations.

I LOVE this stuff!!! It's amazing! It makes my skin feel soo nice!

This is their Perfectly Real foundation. I'm a shade 1. I've ALWAYS had a hard time finding a foundation that matches my skin tone since I'm sooo pale but this matches perfectly. It also has nice coverage (I like full coverage).

I LOOOOOVE loose powder and this is the best one I've ever used! It has enough coverage to be used alone if you're just running out really quick. The only thing is DO NOT use the brush that comes with this use a Kabuki brush it works sooo much better.

Urban Decay Primer Potion. This stuff really is magic! I used it today and my $3 Wet and Wild eyeshadow stayed all ALL day and didn't crease! I don't know what I did without this adorable little bottle in my life.

Laura Mercier concealer. I've always had a big problem with under eye bags (cause I never sleep). This stuff it aaaammazzing it makes them disappear! I use a 1 and its a great color match for me.


Nars blush in Orgasm. I have to tell y'all a little story first. I LOVED the show Popular and ever since I saw miss Mary Cherry use Nars on the show I've always, always, always wanted Nars. Unfortch I lived in a small little town and the closet place to buy Nars was 3 hours away. But I now that I live muuuuch closer to 'real' malls I can finally live my dream (lol). Ok back to the review. I was never a big blush fan until I finally gave into the hype and bought this. I think this blush looks good on all coloring its just awesome! It gives you just enough coloring to have that 'glow.'

Please remember you don't HAVE to buy higher end makeup. I use a mix. For my foundation, powder, concealer, blush, yes I do use high end; but my eyeshadow, lip gloss, mascara, and eyeliner are all drugstore brands. Just like with clothes I think mixing high and low is the best policy!

♥ B

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hunnie, Baby, Sweetie...

At the grocery store today the guy behind me said "oh babe I think that self check out is opened" and it got me thinking about how much I love it when guys use cute names on me and how I just don't understand how some Fem-Nazis hate it!

To me it's a sign of endearment, not an insult or put down. It makes me smile every time I hear it.

I used to me one of those ladies who HATED when a guy would open the door for me. I always thought "How dare you! I can open my own damn door, thank you very much" but then I read this...

"A southern belle is a girl who knows full and well that she can open a door for herself but prefers for the gentleman to do it because it demonstrates a sense of respect. After all, every girl wants to be treated like a princess. We know how to make sweet tea and grits while telling you everything about any football team in the SEC. We pick our battles and fight with the heart of a pit bull while still maintaining grace and elegance. Our mystique is that of a soft-spoken, mild-mannered southern bell who could direct any army, loves her momma and will always be daddy's little girl."

I was like OMG that's sooo true!!!

Enjoy it ladies!!! It's a nice compliment and there are WAY worse things that guy could do then call you hunnie as he opens your door!

♥ B

Thursday, February 11, 2010

RIP Alexander McQueen...

I just heard some truely heartbreaking new, Alexander McQueen passed away today (on the eve of London's Fashion Week).

For those of you who didn't spend your undergrad studying fashion, Alexander McQueen was an absolutely brilliant British designer.

I ADORE his work! He was truly a great artist his designs and shows were always awe inspiring. This is an immense loss for the fashion world.

Alexander, fashionistas all around the world greatly miss you. My thoughts and prayer are with your friends and family.

Even though he is no longer with us he will live on through the fabulous art he created.

♥ B

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I want to see this movie!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sex On Toast...

Since, like most of you I'm snowed in right now I thought I'd do my part to melt some of that nasty snow the best I know how...David Tennant videos...mmmm enojoy! (I know I will -lol-)

♥ B

p.s. I TOTALLY forgot about that Avril song and how much I love it until I found that video

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happy Birthday To ME...

My birthday is coming up this month so I thought I'd drop a few hints on my blog as to what I would like to unwrap after I blow my candles out...

Henry VIII Mug

TARDIS cellie charm

Monogramed make-up case

Lilly Pulitzer Peacock dress (can't find it anywhere = ( )

Bookbook case for Pomme

♥ B

Friday, January 29, 2010

Growing Up...

With my birthday fast approaching I've come to the realization that it's time to start adding more classic/preppy items into my wardrobe. No, I'm not going to pitch my leggings, motorcycle inspired jacket, and distressed jean. I'm just not going to actively buy anything else like that. I don't want to be one of those 30 year olds who everyone laughs at cause she's still holding on to the "good ol'days" by dressing like a trendy 20 year old.

So, starting tonight (I'm on Lilly and Vinyard Vines as I blog -lol-) I'm added cute and key pieces that every lady should have in her wardrobe no matter her age. You know things that look good if you 5 or 95. Things that were popular in the 50's-forever.

I've also decided to blog about my purchases and help any other princess out there getting ready to make this transition (from college to the "real world"). I want to make sure that you all know I'm not like 180ing my whole wardrobe, no the 'fun' and trendy pieces will always be apart of my wardrobe just not as big of a part as they have been.

If you want some great inspiration to start with your own forever wardrobe check out this article its awesome! 50 Things Every Brit Girl Should Own

This is what I've purchased so far.
Vineyard Vines

Lilly Pulitzer

♥ B

Ladies, Buy This Book Now...

Trapped in the Magic Mirror

It is sooo amazing!!! You seriously won't regret it! I just started and I can't put it down.

♥ B

Thursday, January 28, 2010

That's It...

"Oh, and, personally, I find something very warm,intriguing and deeply romantic, in the true sense of that word, in the idea of wearing a piece of jewelry someone over 100 years ago, and many in between, wore.

I would love to think of those people and their lives; their hopes and dreams, their trials and tribulations, their secrets, all embedded in that ring. Oh, the history that ring could tell if only it could talk....."

That quote was said by veniceparrish on a Steampunk forum .

It sums up perfectly why I loooooooooooooove vintage jewelry especially in the from of E-Rings. When I read that I literally said "YES!!! that's it that's exactly it!"

Thoughts ladies??

♥ B

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Tonight the BF surprised me with roses. I know I normally hate surprises but really I only hate the non-random kind, you know the ones where someone says "Oh, I can't wait for your birthday its going to be awesome!!!" Those I hate cause they make me feel out of the loop and I can think of nothing else but way to figure out what's going on!!! But random surprises are always nice.

Here's hoping all of you get some fun random surprises this week. And if you don't have a DH or BF to buy you them (or even if you do) then buy yourself a little random surprise!!!

♥ B

Monday, January 25, 2010

"For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)

So, recently I've been getting back on track with God and growing closer to him and stronger in him.

This path hasn't been so easy. The main thing God is leading me to charge is one of my fav past times...gossip! Ladies this is a BIG one for me! How I'm working on it is everything time I think something negetive about another person I pause and force myself to say one positive thing about that person. Sometimes thats WAAAAY easier said then done. But I'm doing it.

As, part of my spiritual growth I decided that I would dedicate part of my drive to spending time with him. For me this means that any time I'm driving to a place (school, home, the mall, no matter how far or close it is) I listen to either one of my Reliant K CDs or I put on my local Christian station. Since I'm all about balance on the way back I listen to whatever I feel like it. I've been doing this for a little over a month now and I have to say it has really made a difference. I'm not going to lie there have been days where I def didn't want to do it but in the end I always glad I gave God some of my day.

Today was a perfect example of this, I heard this song and I felt God saying "listen these are the words I want to say to you." After that I left really strongly that he wanted me to share it with my readers too. I really encorage all of you to take part of you day and give it up to God. If you don't believe in him then give up part of your day to meditate and just be still.

God really does have some awesome things planned for all of us. And I for one want to make sure I stay on his path so I get the best! I want more then 2nd best which is where only listening to our plans gets us.

I'm trying to live everyday being the happy, fun, kind, and godly woman God wants me to be. To me Kristin Chenoweth embodies all those things so whenever I'm feeling a little lost I just think how would Kristin respond. Now, I'm not saying God wants us all to be the same but personally, those characteristics are what feels right for me.

Sooo pretty and such an amazing woman!

I pray that all of you figure out and become the great woman God wants you to be!
♥ B

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Week 1 of Grad School Down...

LOVE her!

♥ B

Monday, January 11, 2010

How Embrassing...

I got inspired by this video and thought it'd be fun if all of us write down our most embarrassing moment from High School (God knows we all have them -lol-). I think it's a good reminder that even when we think the world is going to end, that it in fact doesn't; life goes on. We live, learn and after it's all over we can look back and have a good laugh about it all!

First day of high school, I'm looking uber cute. I have on heels, a skirt, and a cute top. I was looking good! I mean had to impress those hott older boys (hehe). I had a tennis match after school that day so not only did I have to carry my purse which was overflowing with my pretty, new school supplies but also I had to carry my big ol' tennis bag. Well, as I was strutting through the doors for the very first time my clumsiness struck! That's right those cute heels got stuck on the strap of my big ol' tennis bag and down I tumbled! I fell flat on my face and all of this happened right in front of a groups of Senior girls... Hey! what can I say I know how to make an entrance!

I now hate tennis and am pretty sure that was the last day I ever play -lol- But I didn't sit there and cry, or run the opposite way and hide. No, I just got up, held my head high, and continued to strut into school = ) Once, I was safely at lunch though I did a lot of freaking out to my friends -lol-

Ladies now it's your turn!!! Either comment your embarrassing story or blog about it! If you choose to blog about it make sure you leave a comment and link back to me so I know and can read it =)

Oh, and Emma you're sooo participating!!! If you don't write you're own story I'll write one for you =p

♥ B

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Dear G1 aka Tril...

I'm sorry I forsook (is that a word -lol-) you for Shaniqua (my Sidekick). I miss your cute little Andoirdy ways. I miss Shazzam. I miss your free apps. I miss your superiorityness. Please forgive me, for my momentary laps in judgment. Tril, come back into my life!!!

If anyone has a G1 and would like a brand new Orchid Sidekick LX 2009 let me know I'll gladly switch =)

♥ B

Song of the Princesses

I love Andrew McMahon. It's so sad he's sick now :-(
This song reminds me of freshmen year at AU. Meeting Matthew on the benches, in the moonlight, as he played this song. Aw! Def. a memorable, "Dashboard" moment.
♥ E

Monday, January 4, 2010

Being grown-up isn't half as fun as growing up

...Never were truer words spoken. Being "grown-up" is lame. I go to work, clean the house, make dinner, do the dishes, watch TV, shower, and sleep. My life story matches that of a 70 year-old-woman. How exciting. I'm 24 years old, and I have no excitement in my life.
B's "Ode to me" made me realize just how mundane my life has become. (and for future references I'm not sure I should be referred to as "P".) Though humorous, it lacks a certain sense of character and charisma that i (still) demonstrate although my life would suggest otherwise. So, henceforth, I have decided to be called "Emma" or "E". Yes, for those who recognize the name, it is from a Jane Austen novel. I have chosen this name because it demonstrates the point of life I feel I am in. A beautiful, well-off daughter whose parent spoil her (I am lucky enough to have both of my parents though), who is utterly convinced she doesn't need a companion because she has her friends and family, but love finds her anyway...and she discovers it isn't half bad.
Ahh Love the Jane Austen. I feel this new identity will serve me well because sadly the days of Paris are well behind me. While they were fun, and they shall be remembered fondly, (and perhaps occasionally re-lived), they are a mere glimpse of part of my "growing up" days.
I know that I am not totally "grown up" yet. I cannot say I have secured myself financially yet. But I'm close. With my parents only paying my car and life insurance... no longer sending me any money, but helping out in tough spots (like when the Blue Lighting gets busted up lol) I'd say I'm 80% there. And to me, that is quite good. I think it's a good accomplishment for a 24 year-old who went to college. Now, if I'd had all this time to work full-time, or went to a trade school, I'd be "financially secure" right now. But, in the long run, I probably wouldn't have as nice as a life. Nice meaning comfortable, buy basically what I want life. I'd make enough to get by, but I wouldn't have a good income or an amazing retirement fund.
Along with being grown-up, comes the responsibility of acting grown-up. I had to demonstrate sheer patience this Christmas Season. Actually, it was on the 27th. I went to my boyfriend's parents house to exchange gifts...and I got a scarf and two pot holders. For real. Tossed into a bag like I am some second-class citizen. Now, I know that it is the gift that counts. But honestly, way to make me feel like I'm not wanted. Then, my boyfriend opens 4 or 5 gifts and an envelope with a $1,000 check inside. Yeah, that's right. Those 3 zeros are correct. It was absolute bullshit. Especially considering my parents bought my boyfriend over $100 worth of stuff. It really hurt my feelings. I mean they (bf's parents) hardly ever bother with us. My parents live 2 hours away and they have been at our apartment as much as my bf's parents have. Yet...they go to his sister's house every day to walk her dog, or take her out to eat, and they make sure her house is in tip-top shape. They (to my knowledge) have never asked us once if we needed anything or could use anything, but they decorate her whole house! Everything in there but a couch and TV belonged to her parents practically. They didn't give us one lousy spoon. It makes me so mad. But, then when something is wrong, the first person they call is my bf. His sister wants him to fix her furnace. I would say "fuck you" right to her face. Why doesn't she get her dad to do it? Ugh. Users. I don't understand why my bf would even want to be around them. They don't treat him like their child at all. He is a friend that helps them out. I've never seen them do anything for him they weren't asked to help with. I don't understand their relationship at all. I don't even feel like a part of their family. And I don't know how I would because their son isn't even a real part of it. It's just stupid. I don't know what their problem is. Maybe they don't like it because they think I play too big of a part in my bf's life. But, isn't that part of growing up? Newsflash: Your children move on. They move away, and they create a family of their own. Get over it. That doesn't mean you treat the child and his/her significant other like crap.
I don't what to do. I promised myself I would never marry into a family that I didn't like my in-laws. I just want us to be a big extended family. I want us all to get along. I do my part. I send cards on holidays (and don't get one back), buy gifts (and get shitty ones back), act nice (to be basically ignored), treat my bf good: cook for him, help clean (only to be down-graded because I don't have a full-time job. EXCUSE ME FOR GOING TO COLLEGE).
It's just stupid. These people have no right to judge me. I would never dream of letting my parents say anything or do anything close to that to my boyfriend. I would tell them to their faces to shut up. The same courtesy isn't extended to me. Even when his sister mouths off no one says anything because it would "create a rift" and then "no one would like me (me meaning myself not my bf)"....basically what my bf told me why he couldn't tell his sister back for me. So, some little snot-nosed brat (I'll disregard what I really want to say) gets to say whatever she likes because everyone will hate me if i make my bf say something to her. What a screwed up concept. That girl needs slapped across the face like 20,000 times. Ugh. short, I need help. I need advice. I need MY BESTEST!!! S.O.S

♥ E

My Ode to P...

My Ode To P (re-post from old blog)

Without P there would have been no one to play Barbies with during recess

Without P there would be no one to go on "missions" with

Without P there would be no trips to Ashland every other weekend

Without P I would have no one to keep me from being TO inappropriate

Without P I wouldn't have anyone to teach my evil ways to

Without P there would be no "Delivery Boy"

Without P there wouldn't be anymore fun times at the TKE house

Without P there wouldn't be anyone to get the blame for my bad behavior

Without P there wouldn't be anyone to laugh at stupid and random things with

Without P there wouldn't be anyone to dance with

Without P there would be no reminder why I don't have/want a boyfriend -hehe-

Without P there would be no one to go get piercings with

Without P there would be no "I don't have my boyfriend with me !!!" hahaha

Without P there would be no mini vacas to canton or alliance

Without P there would be no road trips to west virginia

Without P there would be no one to make fun of people with

Without P there would no more inside jokes about Captain Cupid and Miniature Pony


Without P life would just be BORING !!!!

I ♥ you Beeyatch

♥ B