Sh*t I love Sunday

Shit I love Sunday has turned into Products I love Sunday. It’s just classier that way. Plus I couldn’t get the link inserter to work earlier so here we are!

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So this weather is completely ruining my tanning game. It’s supposed to rain for the next 4 days, and it hasn’t been warm enough to lay out continuously, so I am very pale. In comes the Jergens lotion. And I know you’re probably like “dude, I know about Jergens, this isn’t 2012.” Allow me to explain, friend. This mousse is everything. It works way better than the lotion, and I got a good color going in just a few days. It does have a tendency to streak more, but that could be operator error. Seriously. Check it out.

I mentioned in my last post that I am a scrub whore. And I am. But Suki exfoliating cleanser is AMAZING. I got a sample back when I subscribed to Birchbox, and I’ve been hooked ever since. It’s a little pricey at $32, but it is just so good. It’s a lemon scented sugar scrub, and it smells good enough to eat. Which technically, you could, because it’s organic and safe like that. You put a little on your hands, massage it into your face, and it dissolves into a cleanser. My face always feels so bright and clean after I use it. I use it at least once a week, because it just makes me happy.

I just realized I’m more emotionally invested in my cleanser than any romantic relationship But that’s a topic for another day.

Have a fabulous week!

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Ipsy Bag April 2014

I got this bag last week, but I had been running around too much to sit down and try the products. That being said, once I had the time, I knew I had to immediately sit down and tell you guys about it. I friggin’ love Ipsy.

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I am OBSESSED with the bag it came in this time. It’s my favorite one so far. It’s also the perfect size. Many of my other little bags can’t fit things like a full size mascara in them. It’s also deep enough to fit multiple different products.

1. Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm in Apple Pink ($19 full sized)- I loved the little container that it came in. The brush was inside the top of the cap, which was pretty nifty. I usually lose the brushes. It is full sized, but the color is not for me. Maybe when I’m tan (if it would ever stay warm enough so I could lay outside), I’ll try it again.

2. Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20 full sized)- I love and adore Urban Decay. I own both the Naked 1 and Naked 3 palettes, but I haven’t tried the eye liner. This liner went on very smooth and was easy to make skinny, even lines with. And it did not want to budge. This is probably my favorite product in the bag.

3. White Gold Shadow and Highlight Mousse by City Color ($3.99 full sized)- Another full sized product. It’ll be nice to use on the corners of my eyes for a pop, but I wasn’t too enthralled with the product. It was a bit of a glitter overload. However, the comments say that many people used it on their cheekbones, so I may try that with powder layered overtop.

4. Microdermabrasion by dr. brandt ($78 full sized)- Confession: I am a bit of a scrub whore. I love how much better my skin feels after a good scrub. I did enjoy this product, as it did make my skin smoother and brighter. However, $78 for 2 oz is out of my price range. The sample is good for me!

5. Root Pump Volumizing Spray Mousse by Sexy Hair ($17.95 full sized)- This smelled really good and did volumize my hair. I love Sexy Hair products, so I may consider buying this one in the future.

 

So that’s my Ipsy bag for this month. How did you guys like your products? If you guys get an Ipsy bag, don’t forget to go on the website and review your products for points on future purchases! 

Sorry my dedication is lacking.

I know, I know, it’s been 2 weeks since my last post. It’s been a busy month! Fundraisers, 11 hour work days, my best friend is home, I keep getting my heart broken by the same person because I’m weak….it makes a girl tired! But here’s a picture of the haul I got yesterday at Target:

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This haul included 3 boxes of Mini Wheats, 3 24 packs of Charmin (we can use the toilet with reckless abandon), and a ton of dog treats. I spent $112 and saved $100.62. That’s my best savings yet.

Anyway, I know it should be shit I love Sunday, but I went out and had fun last night and wasn’t focused on anything today but gorging myself with jelly beans and ham. Happy Easter!

Sh*t I Love Sunday

I’m going to try a new post for Sundays, all about shit I love from the past week. I reserve the right to be hungover and unable to follow through on this statement. Hey, I’m still a 20-something. Leave me alone.

I am a big encourager of happiness and finding it any way you can. However, Vanessa proves that this 100 Days of Happiness Challenge adds anxiety and pressure to finding happiness in every day life.

Everyone around me is in a rush to  get married and I'm glad I'm not the only who hates it. 

I didn’t know I liked Shrimp Scampi until I tried this recipe.

Oh, and this e-card is more me than I’d like to admit….

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Hope everyone has a fabulous week!

I have a hamsa obsession and other things I want to tell you guys

Whoo-hoo! Two entries in 1 night. It’s getting wild in here, y’all. 

I love Buddhist jewelry. I love the sentiment of all the symbols. I think they’re so neat. Whenever I decide to man up, I plan on getting a hamsa tattoo. I haven’t gotten a new one since I was 21, and I’m starting to think it’s a lot like going back to school: the longer you wait, the harder it is to go back. Hey, no one ever said I was a good influence.

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These are some hamsa pieces I made a few nights ago. They also happen to be #13-#15. I have no idea if I’ll actually make it to 100, but hey, at least I’m still following my resolution!

I also promised you guys I would start being more “me” with you. So, I found this cool challenge on Pinterest of 30 topics to blog about. They’re pretty personal, but I’m going to attempt to go through them all. 

#1: Five ways to win your heart.

Shew, let’s dump myself straight into vulnerable territory. I hate being vulnerable; I’d rather do anything else than put my heart on my sleeve. My partner at work tells me all the time that he’s pretty positive I have no heart (thanks dude). I’m trying to work on it, though, because I figure no one knows how you feel if you don’t tell them. And if it’s negative, how will they fix it? It’s a complete work in progress, though; I am awful at it. But I digress.

1. Know who you are. There is nothing more attractive that will win me over than knowing yourself. Embrace the good, the bad, and the ugly. Own the room you walk into, light it up. I love being the significant other of someone that people are drawn to.

2. Have a passion. I swear I have undiagnosed ADD, but no matter how boring I think something is, if the person who is telling me about it has an obvious passion that shines through, I will be entranced. People who have a passion for something just have a glow about them.

3. Show me you care. Good morning texts, flowers, planning something fun, brag about something I did that you think is awesome, ask about something you know I care about deeply, all of it is awesome. I don’t need the moon. I just need you to show you care.

4. Love your family. Look, all of our families drive us crazy. My dad and I have the same temper, my mom will purposely push my buttons, and my brother chews loudly. I love the shit out of all of them. Tell me how much you love your parents, or your grandma, or how proud you are of your brother. It shows me that you have a structure in your life and cherish the little things that many people don’t have. I get that we all have skeletons. But that’s why we have our families; to help us take them out of the closet and make em dance. 

5. Give me space to be myself. I have been told by many, many, MANY people in my life that it’s going to take a special man to “deal” with my strong personality. First of all, I don’t want to be “dealt” with. I want to be loved for who I am. I’m a pain in the ass, I have a temper, I’m stubborn as hell, and I need to occasionally be told when I’m being ridiculous. But I need a man who can reign me in, while simultaneously giving me the space to be my own person and loving me all at once. Don’t try and break me down. I’ll be gone before you know what happened. 

 

How about y’all? What 5 things to win your heart?

 

Easter Wreath DIY

If you’ve read any of my posts (or know me in any way), you know I love wreaths and I love making wreaths. However, since it’s almost April and not almost Christmas, I decided to branch out from my typical bulb wreaths. Hence the Easter wreath that follows:

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For this bad boy, you’ll need:

– a wreath blank (flat, wooden one)

– Easter grass

– hot glue gun

– plastic eggs

 

If you’re anything like my family, you have an obscene amount of plastic eggs laying around. Full disclosure: I am 24, my brother is 20, and we forced our parents to do an Easter egg hunt last year. I’d do them until I have children, but as I was making this wreath, my mother came in and said “I’m assuming you and your brother are finally old enough we no longer have to do an Easter egg hunt this year.” She said it with such disdain that I took a sip of my wine, swallowed my emotions, and agreed. God, growing up sucks.

Anyway, start by going in sections and adding hot glue to the blank, then pushing grass on top. As they told us in the academy, accept the fact that it’s going to hurt (except in that way they meant getting stabbed/killed, and in this way I mean, you’re going to utter an obscenity or seven as you burn yourself with the glue gun. Suck it up. Mama didn’t raise no sissy.), and move on. Once your grass is placed on the blank, lightly pull on the pieces that are not secured. Then, add a second layer until you’re satisfied with the coverage.

Next, start glueing (gluing?) your eggs. Do it however you’d like: one color, six colors, all the way around, one side, add bunnies, whatever. Make it yours until you’re happy with how it looks.

This is wreath #1. Wreath #2 is already hanging up on the double doors. My mother explained to me that if they go on the doors, there have to be two so it’s even.

None of you are ever allowed to ask where I got my weird OCD from. Happy #12 DIY!