Sunday, September 30, 2012

{Extras}

{Music: Ain't Nobody by Chaka Khan. My music library is on shuffle mode again.}

One of the things I love about Fall is the weekdays seem to simply fly by for me some weeks faster than others. Its like I can clearly remember Monday mornings... the next thing I know it is Thursday afternoon and I'm asking the question yet again "Is tomorrow Friday?!?!" When my weekdays blend together like this, I always take a few minutes to first thank God for getting me through the work week unscathed. And second to remember the enjoyable things from the week. These are just five of those things...

{Nails: Wet n Wild's Haze of Love}

{TV Show: NCIS Season 10 premiere. Watch it free here.}

{Food/Drink: Dark Chocolate Almond Milk + Peanut Butter + Ice = An amazing Reese Cup shake!!}

{Vloggers/Bloggers: Gabe Flowers from The Gabe Fix. Gabe and her husband are hilarious!}

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

{Blessed Tail Lights}

Few weeks ago, Christian songwriter and comedian Aaron Wilburn made a surprise visit to my church. He sung two songs, one of which was called "O Blessed Tail Lights." I can not tell you how perfectly this song describes the relationship I have with my 6-year-old niece and 18-month-old nephew. Have a listen...

Sorry, it is a little shaky. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

{Extras | Stuck in Bed}

It's my own fault really. When I was sick about three weeks ago, I didn't really stop and take time to recover. I just continued going to work and hanging out, thinking this is just a product of now having allergies... this is what I now have to go through. I did think it might have gotten a little more serious but did not really dwell on it. After a day, it felt like I was better... that is until last Tuesday evening. It seemed like within an hour, I went from feeling fine to feeling horrible. I was able to "grin and bear it" for two day before I finally had to call-out sick from work on Friday... which I hate to do. Using Sick days as actual sick days SUCK! I much prefer to use my Sick days as "personal" days.

These are the five things that have kept me somewhat sane while being stuck in bed...

1. Kleenex Cool Touch tissues
2. Laptop - finally catching up on some blogs.
3. Phone - nuff said.
4. Theraful and Honey-Lemon Halls
5. Blu-ray player remote - connected to the Internet to watch YouTube, Netflix, etc.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

{JustFab Review}


After hearing both the positives and negatives, I decided to join JustFab. What pushed me over the edge was Gabe Flowers' Summer/Birthday Haul, where she showed this amazing large blue tote called Caper... which I just had to have. So despite the negatives, I jumped over to the website to find a special that allowed 50% off for new members... which for me was a clear sign that it was just meant to be.
Ordered the bag, received it quickly, no problems... 
Until I came across the same problem as my other friends once I receive my first Picks. I logged in to the website to "skip the month" and what happens a few days later?? Yep, I was charged anyways. Needless to say, I was completely prepared to cancel the subscription. I called up JustFab and was totally blown away by their customer service. I work in customer service/support so I know how things can get from the Reps point of view... but the woman I spoke to was great. She was able to take care of everything so well that I am completely ready to give them a second chance.

These are the three bags I am deciding from now...
JustFab Picks

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

{The Monday Blues... Or Blacks}

 Sandals: Shoe Show | Pants: IF | Shirt: ON | Watch: Gift | Bag: ZARA | Nail Polish: MegaLast in Club Havana


Sunday, September 9, 2012

{Extras | Life via Phone Pics}


1. Quick OOTD - Sandals: Shoe Show | Pants: ON | Shirt: Avenue
2. Quick OOTD - Flats: LB | Pants: H&M | Shirt: Gap Outlet
3. Amazed at the randomness one can find in their local Beauty Store.
4. An amazing Triple Dazzle Caramel bar... I think its the touch of sea salt that makes it awesome.
Side Note: Every time I had a piece of this candy bar I could not help but break into song, The Candy Man from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Ha!
5. A childhood favorite... although the sweet n' sour ones are even better.
6. My commute is always an interesting one. Rent A Wreck?!? And what is that guy {on the right} doing?
7. Quick OOTD - Pants: IF | Tank: ON | Cardigan: LB | Watch: Gift | Bag: ZARA
8. A random creation by my mother... there is a lot going on  with this sandwich but it was sooo good.
9. My continued efforts to drink more water. Love this cup!
10. & 11. The end-of-season sales are in full effect. Got these items for under $10.
12. Discovered two things about myself recently... When I am sick: 1. I make quite daring {for me} fashion choices and 2. Paypal money feels even less like real money.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

{Favorite Products | Summer}


These are the five products I have been absolutely loving this summer:

1. Wet n' Wild's MegaLast line. I am really diggin' their whole line well the ones I have gotten so far but Undercover and I Red a Good Book are my favorite in this warm weather. 
2. Bath and Body Works Scents. I like light fragrance mist in the summer. And while I have gotten a few new-to-me body mist this year, Country Chic is an all time favorite.
3. Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. I have been hearing about this hot cloth cleanser quite a lot and for a while due to the number of vlogger that I follow on YouTube. I decided to give it a try after finding it on eBay at an awesome price. Best. Decision. Ever. I will definitely repurchase this cleanser even if I have to pay full price for it.
4. Stila Lip Glaze. I received this lip glaze in the shade Camera in my July's Birchbox... and it was love from the start. If I am going to repurchase this lip glaze is another story though... I'm having an issue with the price. Although I may cash in some Birchbox points to get the Lip Glaze Trio they offer.
5. Almay Get up & Grow. Again, quite a few vloggers and bloggers have been going on about this mascara for a while. As someone who doesn't wear a full face of makeup, I receive a kind of excessive amount of large value or free makeup offers. With an offer to get a free Almay item, I picked this up... I am a fan.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

{Extras | Movie Faves... Still on VHS}

{Sgt. Bilko}

Yep, I still own a small collection of movies on VHS. They serve as a great reminder of the movies I still need to get on DVD or Blu-ray when I'm shopping online... although to date I have only managed to get two movies replaced. I have been told that I subconsciously do not want to replace these movies, seeing as I have had plenty of opportunities to replace most of them at a very low cost. And when I think about it, I may have to agree with them. There is nothing wrong with watching an old favorite on VHS... and yes, this does mean that I still have a VCR, which still works great... so there! Ha!

These five movies are off-beat comedies which fit perfectly with my sense of humor...

{My Cousin Vinny}

{Down Periscope}

{8 Heads in a Duffel Bag}

{My Fellow Americans}