Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Birchbox and Ipsy July edition face-off

  • Cynthia Rowley Beauty- Creamy Lip Stain in Valentine 
  • Naobay Body Radiance Lotion
  • Ofra universal Eyebrow pencil (full size $13)
  • Real Chemistry Luminous 3 minute peel
  • 100% Pure Gingeraide shower gel (two)
  • One year free Women's Health Magazine subscription ($9.99)

  • Befine Food Skin Care Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 with rosemary, pomegranate and rice
  • Pixi tinted brilliance balm in unique pink
  • Hang Ten dark tanning oil
  • Bareminerals  5 in 1 BB advanced cream eye shadow in radiant sand
  • Whet  nail polish in facetious (full size)

The clear winner this month is Birchbox

Monday, July 21, 2014

another little project

You may have to sit down for this one...... Its profound.

I moved the antique table from the kitchen to the foyer and, as if that wasn't enough, I changed out the knobs.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

another little house project

Warning number one:
This isn't the most exciting house project you can think of

Warning number two:
There is no before picture because before it was a just blank wall (with the security system in the way)

The details:
Inside the master closet
On a blank wall
Shelves have been installed. (The really cheap kind)
Instant shoe storage
Took less than one afternoon
I have ten shelves
I'm in love
Clearly, the winter and summer shoes can no longer live together (not enough shelves) 
I might have a shoe problem
and the closet was painted a bright white
now... I'm looking for a white fuzzy rug
The project-ing never ends

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

what I ate Wednesday

Day started off extremely well with a big bowl of berries, walnut and greek yogurt but when a friend called for lunch, it very quickly went downhill. Lunch was fried orka with ranch and a bacon cheese burger at Burgersmith. (In my defense, I ate half the burger and no fries)

Have you heard of crispy fruit? I'm addicted. Its just real fruit freeze dried with nothing else at all. Its crunchy and 40 calories per bag. I eat at least one bag an afternoon.

Starbucks ice coffee. Its $4.33 at the grocery store. At first I thought it was too much for just ice coffee, but quickly realize I'm spending almost that much at Starbucks everytime I go. and having it in the fridge makes it easier.

Got around to a healthy dinner. Steaming a lot of veggies and rice on Sunday and eating through the week works for me and grilled teriyaki chicken thighs (grilled and ready. I'm a fan).

Monday, June 30, 2014

ULTA haul

I love a good day in Ulta and here is photographic evidence that its possible to walk in and not spend an entire arm and leg and leave with half the store (like I usually do...). 

And I'm pretty proud of myself for buying the nude palette from Maybelline for $9.99 (a review here) instead of the more famous nudes for $54.  Where did this good sense some from?

And I bought the "they're real" mascara trial size for $10 instead of the regular size for $23.

I really wanted the "they're real" push up eyeliner but, its $24. I'm pretty confident I'll get my mitts on a sample size soon, in Burchbox or Ipsy.

Do I really need another covergirl outlast 24 hour lipstick? Obviously not. But it was on clearance for $4.28 and I wish I would have bought an additional one. I hear they are somewhat re-formulating it (explanation and video review here), but I'm happy to have the "old" one, especially at less than half price.

Even the foot cream was the Ulta store brand but not cheap at $9.00.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

small home project accomplishmnets

A couple of hours one afternoon and $100 later.... all light and electrical plates in downstairs changed. Certainly not the biggest project but a little accomplishment goes a long way.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Pinterest recipe

Original recipe from Pinterest here. Although, you cant really call it a recipe.... just mix some chocolate protein powder into greek yogurt. You cant trick yourself into thinking its chocolate pudding, but..... it works in an emergency chocolate situation, which I seem to find myself in often.