Wednesday, August 22, 2012

NARS Fall 2012.

If you really knew me, you'd know I'm a makeup addict. Not a full blown- I just like to treat myself every once in a while. Trust me- I've toned it down a lot. Anywho, the other day I was in Knoxville with my best girlfriend and of course I had to make a pit stop at Sephora.
I don't know about y'all, but I've never really given NARS the time of day. Yes- I know that all girls that love makeup must own the NARS blush with the name that makes most blush, but they've always kinda seemed too classy for me. Not anymore! I've really been looking into the brand and I've fallen for their Fall collection. (Ha! Did you see what I did there... Amusing... Onward...)
Here's some of the things I'm going to be adding to my makeup bag:

First, my favorite of favorites. I promised myself, and my mother, that I was going to find the perfect crimson/red lip for the colder months this year- I think I've found the winner. Mind you- I hate lipsticks, so this gloss is perfect because it gives the color of a stick, but the shine and feel of a gloss. Heaven.
And is it just mine, or do your men hate bold lips, too? If Logan could have it his way, I'd never get to get away from the nudes! So the question: do I please my man and stay natural or be daring and get my crimson fix? Hm...

I'll be the first person to admit that I need no more eyeshadows, but I just can't pass this one up! Winter shimmer- a silver and a smokey color. What more could you ask for?! I dig it. I've decided that if I finish up this drugstore shadow that I've had for years (which is almost gone) I'll treat myself to this one... It's beautiful!
I think I can... I think I can...

And last but not least... Well it actually is least in my books because I'm only half way in love with this. I love the color, but I feel like come October, there will be so many dupes. And also- not that you guys exactly care, but I got my first shellac manicure last week and I'm pretty sure I'm going to start getting those instead of bothering with my own, and for the price of this polish- I could get a shellac mani for two dollars more. 
I'd rather have someone else do my nails. Does that make me a princess? I don't care :)

And I wonder- what are y'all's favorite beauty splurges? Leave a comment below and I might just have to pick it up.

Friday, August 17, 2012

three things.

1.This made my week... It's the little things.

2.It's almost fall. I can feel it every morning. It makes me excited to go back to school. Is that normal? Probably not. Oh well...

3. This new song I've been diggin'... {Of course it's the new Taylor Swift song- why would I ever want to be original or seem anything of the sort?!}

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift on Grooveshark

OH! And happy weekend!

Monday, August 13, 2012

weekend reflection.

Welp. This weekend has been a journey. On Friday, I lost my iPhone. Yes- it was tragic. No- I didn't have insurance. Yes- I cried like a woman at a funeral. It was not pleasant. We (my wonderful Logan & I) searched for hours. It's gone gone. So I was phone-less for about a day. And then I realized that just wasn't going to work so I went and bought another. Luckily, we had an upgrade available so it wasn't a huge mess of money I lost. 

So now I'm on the hunt for a new case since, obviously, my Tory Burch case was on my phone. I've been browsing the internet and have found a couple:
Left to Right:
I guess I'm partial to Tory Burch, because the first two are my faves, I believe. What do y'all think?

I found these shoes this weekend. A line from Sam Edelman, Libby Edelman, and they were on major sale... $16. Yeah, I know. Thank you TJ Maxx! I can't wait to break these out this fall.

Urban Decay Vintage Eyeshadow in Half Baked
Did you guys get the memo about the huge Urban Decay sale going on right now? I did, and you bet I hopped right on to take advantage of it. I just cleaned out my makeup collection so I limited myself to one eyeshadow... TOPS! I chose Half Baked. It's nothing new & has appeared in tons of their palettes, including Naked. I've really been wanting a good gold-ish/bronze anyway. And it was only $9!

I'm kicking off my week the best way: Catching up on TV, maybe a trip to the gym. Later tonight I have a Stella & Dot show. I'm so excited!
Have a great Monday!

Friday, August 10, 2012

it's my birthday!

Well, actually, yesterday was... but I'm late at blogging (as per usual).

I've basically celebrated all week: 
**Monday at Nama with my girlfriends
**Tuesday by hitting my goal with Stella and Dot (while earning $550 in free jewels for me!)
**Yesterday with my fam, my love, and a large piece of strawberry cake (again, as per usual)
**...and today with a manicure and lots of friends (we have a leader retreat this weekend at church).

I have gotten my cake, and I ate a dang whole lot of it, too!

Hope you all have a happy weekend!

PS- Wondering about the random mirror pic? It's the first picture of my 19 year old self... Made sense to me.

Monday, August 6, 2012

July Faves.

I seriously can't even believe that it is August, but I sure ain't complaining. My birthday is in August... (in three days, actually...) July was super busy but super fun. Lots of camps, lots of laughs, and lots of growing with the Lord. July sure was good to me.

I recently put this shadow in a traveling quad palette and I've probably used it 20 out of the 31 days. It's the prettiest shimmer that just gives your lids a sheen instead of a hard opaque color. I have fallen in love with it.

Thanks to my best gal, Erin, Johnnyswim has been playing non-stop in my room.

Nail Polish:
This color is ah-mazing. I've never been a fan of blue nails but this bright hue was so cute this July. I really liked it on my toes the best. You need it.

TV Show:
This show reminds me a ton of Big Brother but funnier. Everything is controlled by the viewers and they have to do the silliest things. (One week they had to walk backwards for 24hrs, this last week they had to talk like parrots!) I don't know. I just think it's a lot better than Big Brother- it doesn't seem as mean. Does that make sense?

I have two. Louisiana + Elrod Falls
This was my first trip to LA, ever. I loved it so much. Being with friends, working on a pal's church all week and then treating ourselves to fun in the French Market before the week came to a close. Louisiana has stolen my heart. I need to get back there.
One day, Logan and I were on our way home and he took a turn onto a shady little road. He ended up leading us to a hidden waterfall tucked into the hills on good ol' TN. We climbed up and took some pics and then left. It was only about an hour, but just knowing that it was his plan to surprise me and take me somewhere special was so sweet to me. It's truly the little things.