Monday, August 31, 2015

August Favorites - Mostly Make Up

I haven't done one of these in a bit - I skipped July I really didn't have a favorite much less a few of them. This time I do have one non-makeup item.  I purchased all these products myself outof my own pocket - this is not a sponsored post.

ANA Jeggings which honestly are skinny jeans - I have a few pairs and just went back for more. I love the black ones and have started just wearing them and pairing different tops with it. Easy to get ready and head to work. Hence why I now have 5 pairs. Yes I needed 5 exact same black pairs. These wear wonderfully and are beyond comfortable.

I am liking this Urban Decay anti slick setting spray so far. I have worn it only a few times but so far so good. The Chill Setting Spray has been my favorite - we will see if this performs better.

These eye makeup remover wipes are gold. Even the hardest makeup to take off removes in a few swipes. Even the Better than Sex mascara. I just grabbed a new box to travel with this coming weekend. 

This is the Morphe M433 Pro blending brush - hands down the best brush I've used in a long time. It is a straight up dupe for MAC's 217 at a forth of the price. Honestly I like this brush BETTER.

This is my hands down all time favorite its Tarte's Park Ave Princess Amazonian Clay Water Proof Bronzer. I have worn this pretty much all month as bronzer, blusher and eye shadow. Its perfect for fairer girls it doesn't come off looking muddy. It has been the star of my favorite look this summer. It is what started my glowy bronzey more natural makeup looks. 

What were your August faves??? 

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Stick a Fork in that Week

Seriously the end of August already??? Its Sunday night and I am chilling out watching the VMA's this week flew by. This upcoming week is going to be busy. I have an employee leaving, a new one starting and its a 4 day week for me that ends in vacation.... Hell Yeahs.

Saturday I ran errands I needed some new bras and wanted to grab another pair of black skinny jeans so I headed to JC Penney's.  I had ran in there last week when I was at the mall to exchange primer at Sephora and picked up some awesome skinny jeans by ANA. I now one 5 pairs of black ones which makes getting dressed super simple in the morning. I'm all for that.

I popped into Sephora while I was there as well and am testing out a new foundation by Becca not sure yet what I think but I've only worn it once. When I went in I was wearing a no makeup make up look that all the girls went nuts over. Its become my fave pretty much just all bronzey and glowy. I have no clue what I am going to revert to when fall hits LOL.

Makeup with the new Becca foundation and hair left curly. This was before it was totally dried - it ended up being almost double in size lol.

Sunday we grabbed lil man and headed to the T-Rex cafe. He had a blast.

The Entrance 
                                                                                                     Checking out the fishes

We didn't get a chance to check it all out - he was overwhelmed.  We will take him back to check out the dino dig.  I think we will be skipping lunch there next time. The cafe is out at the legends so there are so many better places to grab a burger right there. We knew going in the food wasn't great but it was expensive. We took lil man just for the experience.

I hope y'all had a great weekend. Here is to next week.. Go kick ass!!! 

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Friday, August 21, 2015

You Do You Boo

Is it me or is there an over abundance of articles these days that are all about "this trend needs to die" or "you can't wear ___ after age __". I am all for staying updated and not aging yourself by trying to stay to young but shit there comes a time when you just gotta do you.

I clicked on a facebook  article that was all about the trends that people are sick of. Honestly most of it was bullshit like long stiletto nails, leggings, jeggings etc. I realized I don't really give a damn about what I should or shouldn't wear or do anymore. I like my nails long - though squared off. I like my jeggings - which frankly are just skinny jeans, I'm not sporting leggings painted to look like denim they are thick honest to goodness denim. I like my super blonde hair dark nail polish no matter what time of year it is.

Truthfully its just been in the past year that I have started thinking this way. Before that I was always worried about how things looked or what was proper and acceptable. Now I'm like fuck it I like what I like. Who decides what is proper and what is not? If you don't like it don't wear it. That's fine but don't get all up in a twist because the person across from you does.

I'll keep my long dark nails, my blonde blonde hair and my jeggings/skinny jeans. Judge me if you want I don't care. Just keep in mind while you are judging me I'm just looking at your frosted lipstick, acid washed jeans and thinking you go girl do you and toasting with my wine glass.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Ah Sunday Night - Update on Life

I have a love hate relationship with Sunday night.  While generally some of my favorite shows are on its the end of the weekend. Don't get me wrong I love my job. Seriously love my job, but I generally would love to have another day in my weekend.

Lately my stress levels have been off the charts on a consistent basis and my normal de-stressing coping mechanisms are not making a dent in it. Last time this pattern occurred I ended up in adrenal fatigue. Dropped 50 lbs was constantly exhausted and frankly looked sick as hell. When you're almost 6 feet tall 127 pounds does not look healthy. These days I am generally on the edge of sensory overload. I spent the past week with a migraine that lasted the week.

I have not been to the gym in forever, how do you make yourself go when you are in pain and would rather climb in bed and stay there?? I need to figure out some new techniques for dealing with stress and get this under control I have no desire to get as sick as I did years ago. That took a long time to recover from and left me with a few issues like chronic fatigue which incidentally is what they first thought I had.

I have a girls weekend planned for Labor Day weekend. As much as I hate September I can't help but want it to get here. I am hoping 4 days with girl friends will do a lot to de-stress. At the very least it will be a weekend where I can kick off my shoes let me hair down and the biggest decision I have to make is if I want another shot of Patron or not.

What are your go to de-stress moves? What works for you to balance it all??

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wednesday's Confessions on Thursday

Day late dollar short - normal shit for me :-)

I can't wait for September - not that I am hurrying fall along - I love Summer, but I have a girls weekend planned for Labor Day weekend that I am so looking forward to. One of my best girl friends will be there - we are so much alike we just call each other "twin".

I honestly hate Halloween..

I pretty much wear tank tops all year long - when it gets cold I just throw a sweater or blazer over them.

I am sick to death of adulting this week.  I actually used the phrase shut it and take a Xanax, I have no time or frankly patience for grown people acting like 2 year olds.  

Its been a week of Mondays. Monday can go step on a fucking lego.

I still have the migraine from last Sunday its 100% stress. I think I am hiding out this weekend. We were supposed to move Peeps up to college but thats now NEXT weekend so I think I shall hide.

I'm not sure how shes getting all her shit to the family dorms - D is working and its to late to trade. For months now she said it was this weekend.

Favorite Meme's this week

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Monday, August 03, 2015

Currently and Updates

Whoops - apparently I needed some time off.  Professionally its just been a busy Summer and frankly that has taken up all my energy.

Slowly I do mean slowly at its been over a year now my back has been healing. I go more and more time between flareups.

My mom, who's getting up there in age - she was 73 her last birthday. Every time I get that call I worry shes done major damage - thus far its just been bumps and bruises.

My daughter is suppose to leave next week for college. Shes obtained family housing for her and my grandbaby.  She will be almost 3 hours away so I am nervous as all hell, but its time she finally gets her ass in gear. She will be 24 in 2 weeks!

I had a few car repairs to do - I got my AC recharged and Friday before last, my muffler got tired of hanging on so it got replaced.

Even not being able to workout I dropped 10 lbs that I had found when I first hurt my back - here's hoping to being able to being able to workout again regularly soon.

After having to wait forever because life kept happening I FINALLY got my 4th tattoo:

It is a path of life tat on my left wrist. Several people have asked what it "means" it is representative pf an infinite number of possibilities and expression of love. It illustrates life's twits, turn, and unexpected winds. One side is is heavier than the other that is referred to as a twisted loop and the fact that there are more than one twists incorporates the cooperation of two or more parties unifying for life. Which can mean marriage, friendship or an alliance.

I have to admit while being in the middle of having this one done, talks were happening planning the next one...

I will attempt to blog more often, August perhaps maybe hit or miss with the whole get the Kiddo off to college.  I have a girls trip planned to St. Louis over Labor Day - after that things should start to even out.

What are your end of summer plans??

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Sunday, August 02, 2015

Bittersweet - A Book Review

Some have reviewed Bittersweet as "evoking Gone Girl" with its twists. I honestly don't think that applies.  I did enjoy Bittersweet, I will say there was only one plot twist that I didn't actually see coming. What the book did bring to light is not judging others by appearances only, and take care with whom you trust.

Parts of the story come off as a far reach, but set up any other way and the story would not have worked. I can forgive the reach, but only because I thoroughly enjoyed the researching of the back family story that Mabel, the protagonist does of her roommates family once she gets their Summer retreat. I will say that Bittersweet did make we long for a beach house in New England to relax on the porch at while I flipped through the pages and learned about the Winslows.

Mabel is a bit manipulative and hard to read, Ev is a classic “poor little rich girl” who is at times hard to take. I found my sympathy going back and forth between the two main characters; even at the end I don’t really have a favorite between, I find myself sympathizing with both of them.  I do think however, Mabel probably has it easier than Ev and is a happier person at the end of the book.

Bittersweet does expose the ultimate “What would you do and how far would you go to get what you want?”  It also poses the question and “Who would you step on to get there?” Would you regret it or is doing anything necessary worth your end result? How far would you go to protect your families past history?

I found Bittersweet to be a wonderful read. It is not a “fluffy” poolside light read and I would recommend finding an afternoon to dive fully into it instead of reading a chapter or two at a time.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Just Finished - Mother, Mother - Koren Zailckas

Ever have a book that once you finish it you have no idea what to read next because nothing sounds good after the world you just finished. ...