Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I have never been one to wear stripes; I have been told that they make you look wider than what you really are. Bullsh*t I say...I like the way this looks!

Top: H&M
Trouser Jeans: Target
Leopard Print Shoes: Dillard's 
Necklace: Dillard's 
Bracelet: JCPenney
Red lips brought to you by Revlon Matte in Really Red
I have been seeing the red lip trend all over the place and wanted to give it a try. I know I should wear a "blue-based" red and this one got rave reviews. I am going to give it some time and see how things go...:)

Side note: I am obsessed with Lana Del Ray. Love her. Her album was just released today...cannot wait to download it. Rock on girlfriend with ya' gold tooth.

Blue Lipstick: Blue Based Red Lipstick

Do you have the PERFECT shade of red for your skintone? I have struggled for a long time to find the right shade for my "cool" undertones...this article was interesting.

I picked up the Really Red by Revlon Matte last night...wish me luck!

Blue Lipstick: Blue Based Red Lipstick: While blue lipstick on its own is not packing a great deal of popularity, the blue pigment on the other hand, plays a major part in making...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Elements of Fushia and Turquoise

I have never been a fan of Old Navy; the last time I shopped there, I was in high school. I gave up on them for a while because the fabrics were so thin and would fall apart after one washing. However, I have been reading a lot of fashion blogs where the women have purchased some great looking pieces from Old Navy; items ranging from dresses to layering pieces. 

With that being said, I took a peek around their website and found several pieces I was interested in. Here is one of them:

This top was originally $30...but I scored it for $5!! 
JCPenney (I think)
I think I got this from JCPenney as well.

For $74, I got 3 dresses, 1 pair of pants and 5 tops! WOW! Have you picked up anything that you love from Old Navy? I am open for suggestions...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Product Review: Hip Nipper

A few weeks ago while combing the racks at Ross, I came across an item called the "Hip Nipper." I thought this would be a beneficial item to add to my wardrobe since I have a few tops that still fit but are a bit too short for my liking:

This was the only color they had in my size but thought it would add a pop of color, so I grabbed it.
I got an XL; it is pretty true to sizing.
For $4.99, how could I go wrong?
I had to wear it right at the top of my hips...any higher and it rolls down.
I like the way my butt looks in it!

I even tried it with a camp that is a bit too short...and works pretty well.
The only down side I could see (well not really that bad) is when you are sitting and get up, you will most likely have to re-adjust. Other than that, it is a nice addition to my wardrobe! Check out your local Ross!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thrift Store Score: Ann Taylor Peep Toe Wedges

I took my Dad (a.k.a. "The XY Chromosome" or "Parental Unit") out today to take care of some errands and somehow I ended up at one of my FAVE places...the Goodwill Boutique in Winter Park. I dropped off some donations around back and took a quick peek inside (knowing that Dad's shopping threshold is about 5 minutes.) Lucky for me, I found these as soon as I hit the shoe rack...and a size 8.5? Perfect.

Upon further inspection, I noticed that these were NEVER EVEN WORN!!!! For $19.99 plus a 10% senior citizen discount (thanks Dad!), I was a happy girl.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Good as gold...but can she rap?

Necklace: Steinmart (sorry for the extreme brightness here; I am trying out some new features on my Mac)
Ring: Steinmart and Kohls...shit, I need some lotion.
Gold ball earrings: I have never been into stud earrings but decided to give it a try 
Shoes: Marshall's- these are my "if I click 3 times, will I be taken away" shoes. 
Not sure what the floppy thing is on the side of my head, but I like it.

OK, let's go back to 1993 for a sec;  picture a 1979 Oldmobile Cutlass Supreme that was 3 shades of grey with red leather bench seats and a blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl rapping the song below. Enter the random music video circa high school:

The answer is yes, I can rap.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ok, so the Packers lost...

...but I feel like I had a great make-up and hair day anyhow. That is my Super Bowl win.

Recipe: Beef and Potato Pot Pie

I am killin' it in the kitchen this week.

1.25lb ground beef
3 small potatoes
1 onion
1 bag frozen mixed veggies
1 jar beef gravy
1 pkg pie refrigerated pie crusts
Dice up the potatoes and finely chop the onions...sprinkle w/ salt & pepper if desired
Cook in frying pan for about 7 minutes just to get them a little brown
Brown the ground beef
I am too impatient for the frozen veggies to thaw so I run them under hot water...it works.
Mix up all items in a bowl and add the jar of gravy
Press one pie crust into glass pie plate
Dump in beef mixture
Press and seal edges of second crust and slice a few slits on top 
Bake at 375 for an hour (you can tell "someone" is ready to eat!) 


Monday, January 16, 2012

Recipe: Onion Crusted Meatloaf w/ Roasted Potatoes

I felt a little inspiration today to make dinner for hubby and I tonight:

1 can condensed tomato soup
1.5lbs ground beef
1 can (2.8 ounces) French's Fried Onions
1 egg
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (I used BBQ sauce)
6 small potatoes, cut into quarters 
Mix 1/2 cup soup, beef, 1/2 can onions, egg and Worcestershire sauce (I used BBQ sauce). Place in 13x9x2-inch baking pan and form into an 8x4 loaf. Spoon remaining 1/2 can soup over the loaf. Chop potatoes into small squares and place around the loaf. 
Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour or until meatloaf is cooked through. Stir potatoes. Sprinkle the remaining friend onions over the loaf and bake for additional 3 minutes or until golden on top. 
Hubby gave me 2 thumbs up. Recipe brought to me by www.campbellskitchen.com!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hubby Names His Hair Style

Early afternoon...

Me: Hi babe, what are you up to? 
Hubby: I am going to get my hair trimmed.
Me: Ok, what look are you going for?
Hubby: I really want a mullet.
Me: Uh, no you don't. And if you come home with one, I will shave your hair off in the middle of the night. I am sure you know I am not joking.
Hubby: I need to find a way to manage my hair while it grows out. (I am stunned that this even came out of his mouth.) 

Later that night...

Me: Wow, the stylist did a nice job. Your hair looks good.
Hubby: Thanks, I call it the "Stim Cut" for men.
Me: (blank stare)
Hubby: Yeah, I needed a trim to stimulate hair growth. So that is what I am calling it.
Me: (same blank stare)

In retrospect, it makes sense.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Color Me Coral

Top: Ann Taylor Loft
Trouser Jeans: Target
Peep Toe Heels: Dillard's 
Necklace: Dillard's
Earrings: DIY
I used a gold sparkle on my lids with a dark brown for the crease.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Manicure Saver

I hate hate hate when my nail polish starts to chip off my nails a day after I paint them...argh! Though I look like a grade school cafeteria lady, I love wearing rubber gloves when I am washing dishes. I have found that my nail color lasts a few days longer this way. Plus, as an added bonus, the glasses don't slip out of my hand as easily as they used to!

I picked this pair up from Marshall's for $3.99 
I grabbed these from the Dollar Tree
Side note: I got the color from CVS a few weeks ago for $1
Before I ripped the sticker off, the name on the bottle was simply "10." CVS is the only place I have seen this brand polish.

Disclaimer & Copyright

My blog is not intended to offend anyone or give out any sort of professional advice. It is purely for entertainment purposes and personal experiences only. Please exercise courtesy when commenting on my postings. *If you don't like what I say on my blog, don't read it.*

All products that are reviewed are purchased by me and are not given to me by the manufacturer. Please do not use my content or link back to my blog without my permission. Whenever I don't own a photo I display, I will always site the original source.