Saturday, July 30, 2011

Product Review: e.l.f. Cosmetics

Lately, the blog-o-sphere has been a buzzzzz with the newest releases from e.l.f. cosmetics. I am always looking for a super deal on good quality make-up (can you really beat $1, $3 and $5 items??) so when I was in Target yesterday, I went on a search; I picked up a few goodies and tested them out this morning:
$3 Glossy Gloss in Dragonfruit (the LAST ONE on the shelf!)

Nice coverage and color, smells like soft vanilla and lasts a while.

$3 Eyelid Primer in Nude, White and Champagne
The formula is like a whipped mousse; I would recommend spreading it with your finger and not trying  to use the applicator. It will go on more evenly that way.
$5 Eyeshadow Palette Volume II
The colors had pretty good pigmentation and really holds the color well when you use the primer.
My Naked Eye (yes, I know I have to tweeze that rogue hair!)
I used the nude primer and 4 colors from the Volume II Eyeshadow  Palette
Overall...I am very happy with the $ I spent on these items. The eyeshadow colors are sooooo much better than the more expensive palette I bought for $30!

Outfit of the Day: 07/30/11 + Jewelry + Hair

Top: MACY's
Skirt: Dillard's
Sandals: Dillard's
Earrings: Dillard's
Bracelet: Dillard's

Trying to part my hair on the other's tough to change.
Good hair day brought to you by:
p.s. you might notice all the Dillard's stuff I had one today? HUGE SALE going on...:)

Sh*t My Husband Does: 07/29/11

Yesterday, I was cleaning up and re-arranging some items in the house. I came across some of my husband's beer steins and a pitcher so I thought to put them here:

Nope. When I got home last night from running some errands, hubby thought these items would be better suited amongst my interior-designer-quality bulkhead accessories:

I told him that they will be

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Outfit of the Day: 07/28/11 and a new DIY bracelet

Tank and Cardi: Ann Taylor Loft
Jean Capris: Kohl's
Sandals: Dillard's
Agate necklace: DIY
Neutral make-up
Yet another GOOD hair day!
Remember the string friendship bracelets from the 80's? Here is an updated version of it that I found on
I love this! It was sooo easy too!

40% off clearance at Dillard's...YAY!

I got a surpirse in my email inbox this morning:

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Outfit of the Day: 07/27/11 (minus the outfit!)

I liked everything else about my outfit today...minus the actual outfit!

Sweet score (!) from Ross...sterling silver for $10! It is very hard to find a "K" initial pendant...

sterling silver and larimar...
TJ Maxx: Jellypop sandals ($25?)
I think I found the answer to my hair situation: blow dry it in the opposite direction then fold it over to the other side. WEW!
Please excuse the unmade bed in the was more important to get the right shot this morning...haha!

Sh*t My Husband Says...

After all of the dumb, silly, stupid and just plain wack-a-doo things my husband says, I decided to add a section to my blog called Sh*t My Husband Says. Certainly, I cannot be the only woman who deals with this kind of thing; here is my first posting:

Me: that looks like a cheap piece of vinyl crap.
Hubby: All that would do for me is wonder where I filed my stuff.

And the conversation ended.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Outfit of the Day: 07/26/11 + Rockin' Some RED

Every woman has at least one color that just does not do her any favors...mine, sadly, is RED. I have pink undertones to my skin so whenever I wear a red top, it always looks like I am about to faint from being on fire!

I do like the color red so I try and accent my outfits with it whenever I can. Here is today's look:

T-shirt: MACY's
Skirt: Ross Dress for Less
Sandals: Dillard's
Belt: NY & Co.
Payless: I did not wear these with today's outfit but wanted to show them off as one of my red accents...
Earrings: Kohl's
Basic black liner (ULTA), mascara from Cover Girl and NYC Blush from the Dollar Tree
POW! Lips by Cover Girl Cranberry Shine
Even hubby approves...:)
Cover Girl- Cranberry Shine Lipstick
Rimmel- Exaggerate lip liner in red
Oh...this little number? I went to get out of the car at 7-11 for a coffee and I heard rrrrriiiippppp. Nice job...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Recipe: Turkey Burgs and Sweet Potato Fries

My working area...
Sweet pots in the oven...dang, I need to clean inside there!
A little olive oil in the pan...
a little special mayo blend...
Dad made me rice krispie treats w/ butterscotch chips...THANKS DAD!
Here is one happy hubby since I actually make something in the kitchen...
Sophie- can you stand such a cute face...and she will get in your face!
Look who I found right at my feet and under the coffee table...Fritz.
Everyone is making sure that nothing falls on the floor...
Today's dinner brought to you by...Cook Yourself Thin

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