Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday's Cheap Thrill

Well hopefully most of you saw this post on C & P the other day, and I happened to see Lindsey the next day and noticed she was wearing the nail polish that Say was talking about. I will testify that it is absolutely fabulous. So last week I decided to stop by the Beauty Store after my Tuesday night dinner with Ali to buy the nail polish myself, and I ended up finding a tiny tot version.

Question: Have any of you ever used an entire bottle of nail polish? I have once, but it took me years. My point is that when I spotted tiny tot versions of Essie nail polish the other night for half the price of the full bottle, I was super excited! I knew I would never use an entire bottle of this nail polish, and probably won't even come close to finishing off this tiny bottle either. I bought two colors, Knockout Pout, and Demure Vixen. I painted my nails in Knockout Pout and have been loving it ever since.

(I told you I have play-doh hands)

So these mini-versions of nail polish are a definite "cheap thrill" at only $4. (and if you can paint your nails yourself, saves you even more)

I'm still trying to master the art of painting my own nails, but it's been quite a long journey. I kind of suck.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursday's Cheap Thrill

Today's cheap thrill comes from Katie. The past couple of times I've seen her, I've asked to borrow her chapstick serveral times because I think it's so cool. It looks like an egg kind of, and when you twist off the top, it's a big ball of fabulous chapstick. If you know my friend Katie, you know that she would have a random, weird thing of chapstick, but she has me hooked on it!

The brand is eos and it's their lip balm - smooth sphere. But of course when I asked Katie for the name she responded with "it's called eos total new chapstick trend!" Katie loves setting trends.

And for around $3, it's worth every penny.

Here is the picture Katie sent me of her chapstick ball.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bachelorette Hair Part 2

To continue telling you about my weekend in Dallas...

Saturday morning was Carla's bridal shower at Mallory's house. So as we were busy setting out the food and pouring the mimosas, we see Carla, her mom, her sister and her niece pull up and get out of the car. Our jaws immediately drop. Carla's hair was UNBELIEVEABLE!! I mean, Carla has beautiful hair, but we have never seen her hair done like this. I (of course) make a bee line to her as soon as she walks in the door and ask her what she has done. Her answer: Dallas' new Drybar. A place that specializes in blow-outs. No cut, no color, just simply pay $35, and they wash and style your hair. She got it done at 10:00 that morning, and it lasted until 2am when we went to bed. She said they have different styles that you can request and didn't take long at all. We were all sold.

In fact yesterday Carla texted me saying I should open up my own Drybar in Austin.  So if anyone is in, let me know!! (I wish!) The next time I am in Dallas for a special event, I will definitely be making an appointment!

Here are a couple of pictures from Saturday morning...

and tonight took me a little longer to finish this post because SOMEONE wanted to help me type.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Bachelorette Hair Part 1

This past weekend I headed up 35 to Dallas to celebrate Carla's upcoming wedding. I arrived on Friday afternoon to help Mallory set up for the bridal shower we were throwing Carla on Saturday morning, and then her bachelorette party was that Saturday night. Needless to say, I'm a little tired today, but I had a blast spending the weekend with some of my best friends!

Saturday afternoon, after cleaning up from the shower we had just thrown and as we were frantically getting ready to go to the hotel for Carla's lingerie shower, Melissa asked if she could borrow my curling iron after I was finished. So I left my curling iron plugged in the bathroom, and went to do my makeup. The next thing I hear is Melissa saying "Clod, why is your curling iron so much better than mine??!"

I don't know what it is about my T3 Curling Iron, but it is amazing. When I lived with Lauren, the majority of the time, I could find my curling iron in her room, and when I moved out, she had to bite the bullet and buy one herself because she loved it so much.

It makes curling my hair super easy, and my curls seem to last longer than they would with any other curling iron I've tried.

Here is a picture of Katie and myself from dinner on Saturday night - hours after I had curled my hair, and it's still holding up pretty well!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursday's Cheap Thrill

My facial moisturizers are something I have always spent some money on. In my naive mind, I thought the more I spend, the better the product, right?? Well I am slowly learning this is not the case. When I ran out of my Bobbi Brown Face Base that I use as my night cream, I decided I would find a less expensive replacement.

The one I settled on was Aveeno's SMART ESSENTIALS Nighttime Moisture Infusion. I actually have been loving this! It has a citrus smell and does a pretty good job keeping my dry skin moisturized. Considering it is almost 1/4 the cost of the Bobbi Brown Face Base, it is a pretty good deal!

And happy birthday dad! Not that he will see this, or even knows what a blog is, but it's his big 5-5, so I thought it deserved a shout out.