Monday, January 31, 2011

my little helper

This is what I see every morning when I'm getting ready for work

Meet Mr. Charlie. Because of him, it now takes me 3 times as long to get ready. He likes to be picked up and hugged frequently.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thursday's Cheap Thrill

I know that many of the things I talk about or recommend can be a little on the expensive side. But many things that I use on a daily basis are your average drugstore products. So on Thursdays, I will be letting you know some of my favorites.

When I first started this blog, I talked about dry shampoo and many mornings it saves me from having to wash my hair. Even though the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo is fabulous, I have found a MUCH cheaper version that honestly works just as well.

I bought Tresemme's dry shampoo a few months ago, and I honestly use it all the time. It turns out, I wasn't the only one loving it, some of my friends were already using it when I told them about it. So this might be old news to some of you, but to the others, this stuff is a must have, especially if you don't like washing your hair everyday.

Another perk is that it adds great volume to your hair!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jen's Allure

I picked up February's Allure last week because of just how stunning Jen Aniston looks on the cover. I then went online and saw her photo shoot she did for them, and I am loving her hair color, and the nude lips she is sporting. Her smoky eyes are equally as fabulous and I will probably be using this as my inspiration the next time I am playing around with my makeup. (which is quite often if you're wondering)

and having those fiercely blue eyes does not hurt either.

Jen's photo shoot pictures

Monday, January 24, 2011

Twirling into 2011

Santa delivered this little surprise in my stocking this year, and I must say, I am absolutely loving it! I have been loving my Jo Malone - Honeysuckle & Jasmine, but this scent is a welcome change and I have received several compliments since I started wearing it. I tried it on one day while out shopping with my mom, and I guess she kept catching me sniff my wrist over and over, and realized how much I liked it. 

My grandma wore the old Kate Spade perfume and I always thought it smelled so good, and I am a huge Kate Spade fan in the first place, so it makes sense that I would love this perfume.

Next time you are in the hunt for a new scent, try this one out and see what you think!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Black Pearl

I have always been a little self conscious about having dark nail polish on my fingernails. It might be the fact that a nail lady once told me that "hand too fat for color" when I asked her to paint them OPI's "Lincoln Park After Dark." I have been told many times that I have "play-doh" hands and my ring size is several sizes larger than most of my friends. BUT - this hasn't stopped me from loving Chanel's new "Black Pearl" nail polish.

I spotted this nail polish a couple of weeks ago when I was in Nordstrom, and then it started popping up in a couple of magazines, and I decided that I had to give it a try. It's unlike any other color I've tried. In some lights it's grey, some lights it is kind of green, and in others, it looks dark blue. I've had it on my nails for exactly a week, and I can't tell you how many compliments I have gotten.

When I showed Lauren last week at dinner, she immediately went and got it, and sent me this pic to show just how much she liked it. These pictures don't do a great job showing the color, so I suggest taking a look at it the next time you're near a Chanel counter.