Wednesday, November 27, 2013

"Hope Will Never Be Silent" -Harvey Milk

I know Harvey Milk day is May 22, but it being the anniversary of his terribly unfortunate assassination and it being Thanksgiving tomorrow, I thought it appropriate to honor his memory today. I am so thankful for the great things he did for minorities and the LGBT community. He was a great man and it is terrible that his life was cut so senselessly short by a man who got away with it by a "Twinkie Defense".


Thank you Harvey Milk.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Makeup Haul

Yesterday I had a doctor's appointment early in the morning and then I ran some errands. One of the stores I stopped off at was RiteAid to pick up some more Static Guard. While there I saw that they were having a sale on Maybelline products, buy 1 get 1 50% off. I love Maybelline so I jumped on that opportunity to pick up some makeup.

Here's what I picked up



Sunday, November 24, 2013

Remembering Our President

Today marks the 50 anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's funeral.
On November 22, 1963, he was unfortunately assassinated. Let us remember and honor him, along with his wife and children. 


Saturday, November 23, 2013

At H&M, It's Black Friday Everyday!

While scrolling through my Facebook notifications, I came across H&M's promotion for their Black Friday Countdown. Today they have a terrific 70% off sale on pants. I've been applying for part-time jobs to get myself out of the house and to bring in some extra income while I'm at it, so I need some pants that are appropriate for work. I used to be a paralegal before I got married and even then I wore mostly skirts and dresses. I actually only owned one pair of pants that weren't jeans and I'm definitely due for an update. There's almost nothing I love more than a good sale so this was an awesome score!

Here are the pants I purchased

Corduroy Pants

I haven't ever worn or tried on this style of pants from H&M before so I hope their size chart measurements are actually true-to-size. I'll let you guys know when they're delivered. I'm a size 29" waist and 38" hip so I ordered them in a size 10. We shall see. In the meantime, hurry and check out the sale! They just added accessories to the sale and they'll be adding new items everyday until Black Friday.

Shop & Enjoy! And let me know what great deals you score.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Style Secrets

Here are my secret weapons that I use to make sure I'm always looking fabulous. They're cheap, quick, and easy.


Static Guard: I never put on my clothes without spraying Static Guard on them first. Static cling is never a good look and you never want to be caught with it. So just make sure to spray some on before you leave the house and you'll be good to go for the rest of the day. I also use it on my hair.  Just spray some on your brush and comb the Static Guard through your hair to get rid of fly-aways. Another quick-tip, spray some in the inside of your hat, especially in the wintertime, and you'll never have hat-head again.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Nailed It!

Usually when I do my nails I like to use bold or bright colors. I love deep reds and hot pinks and glitter, and I'm also a huge fan of Sally Hansen's Salon Effects. I love all the unique patterns. But today I decided to try a new color, O.P.I's "Pink-ing of You".


I wanted a change of pace. I thought this was a really pretty pale pink that could be a neutral, nude color. I only used one coat to get the effect I wanted and I love the way it came out. Definitely much different than what I'm used to, but still pretty and very feminine.

What are your favorite nail polishes?


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cotton Anniversary

The traditional second wedding anniversary gift is cotton. So of course with me loving to follow those old wedding traditions, my husband and I wouldn't have gotten each other anything else. However, even though I love to follow tradition, that doesn't mean I don't want to put a modern twist on things. I think that's the fun with traditions. You can follow them, but you can still make them modern and put on your own twist on them. And boy did I put my own twist on my gift to my husband. We aren't a very "lovey-dovey" couple so I wasn't going to get my husband anything mushy. I got him something that both expressed my love for him and still had a sense of humor... personalized cotton boxers!


And he absolutely loves them :)

For me, my husband had known that I missed being able to wear my "Bride" and "Just Married" shirts and sweatshirts and panties... and just everything bridal. You see, recently my brother got married and for my sister-in-law's shower, along with gifts that both she and my brother had registered for, I got my sister-in-law a "Bride" tank top and a cute pair of bridal panties (no longer available at Victoria's Secret) because I knew how much I loved wearing bridal apparel when I was getting married and I wanted her to feel the same way. So after continually listening to me talk about how cute the shirt and panties were and how much I missed wearing mine, Russell decided to buy me something "bridal" that was still appropriate for someone who has already been married for a while to wear...

 
He got me a beautiful custom cotton black sweatshirt (not as bridal as white would've been) with our last name and our "established" date written on the back with rhinestones! My husband knows how I love to sparkle :) I love love love the sweatshirt so much, and I'll be able to wear this forever whenever I want.

We actually exchanged our gifts on Saturday night.  We kind of made a whole anniversary weekend out of our celebration. Friday night we stayed in while my husband made us a fantastic dinner and then we watched movies all night with a bottle of my favorite champagne Martini & Rossi Asti. Then, like I mentioned in my last post, we went out to dinner at one of our favorite Italian restaurants on Monday night. We had a delicious dinner, once again, sharing a bottle of Asti champagne. 

Here's my look from the night.


Close-Up of my makeup with one of my new favorite lipsticks, from Maybelline's new Plum Collection, #410 Blissful Berry

And of course no outfit would be complete without accessories
My new favorite ring (aside from my wedding set) Sain Ring from Swarovski. Buy it here

So I hope everyone else had a great weekend. Let me know, do you follow the traditional wedding anniversary gift guide?

Monday, November 11, 2013

I wished for you!

Two years ago today, my husband and I were married! I can not believe it's already been two years. It seems like it was only yesterday. We got married on 11.11.11 because 11:11 has a very special meaning for the both of us.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Frosting

I decided to personally bring back frosted lipstick. I am not one to follow trends. I do not care what the "powers that be" in the fashion world say is hot. I wear whatever I think looks good and makes me feel great, and frosted lipstick makes me feel delicious. I haven't worn it in a while because I've been really loving bright vivid colors lately, but I'm going to put my frosted color back into my lipstick rotation.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Flower Power

On particularly gloomy days like it is today in New York, or just when I'm feeling blue, I like to find ways to brighten up my home and my mood. One of the easiest and, for me, the loveliest ways to do that is to buy fresh flowers. I find flowers to be so cheerful and happy. It's the reason why people deliver flowers to their friends and family when they're sick or on their birthdays. So why not send yourself some flowers? You deserve it! My favorite flowers are hydrangeas and orchids.  Those were the two types of flowers I had at my wedding. They are both just so lovely. Hydrangeas are so big and full, and orchids are so exotic and flowing. And they both come in so many different, beautiful and vibrant colors. How can one not be happy by receiving hydrangeas or orchids, or any other type of flower?

Here are some pink hydrangeas I recently picked up.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Less is More?


I'm usually a more is more girl. More sparkle, more jewelry, bigger diamonds! But, when it comes to bathing suits, I'm finding myself saying less is better. I have yet to find a good bikini bottom that fits me correctly. String bottoms? They always come tied way too tight and just try and readjust the strings... impossible! And every other bottom I've tried just doesn't cover me right. Something is always just off. So now that I have the perfect bikini top which I found last winter at Victoria's Secret Semi-annual Sale, I thought it was time to find the perfect bikini bottom. I've decided to go with as little as possible, a thong.  

 
 Sporti Neon Thong Bottom available at Swimoutlet.com

Friday, November 1, 2013

Turn Around Bright Eyes

Tired? Didn't get a good night sleep last night? Do you just look drained? Need a fast way to brighten up your eyes?  Here's the perfect quick-fix tip!..White Eye Liner.




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