Saturday, December 29, 2012

cityscape crafting

Cityscape on canvas:

I also made a wreath for the new year using some yarn, an old christmas ornament, and some magazine clippings... a very simple and easy process!

Thursday, December 27, 2012


santas lil helper :)


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

nail pudding

Christmas Pudding, anyone?
You could also add some gems to this look, or switch up the colors to add flare! I love the polka dots, and it was quite easy to create the "dripping" effect of the ring finger design!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The smell of Christmas

I have almost finished burning my last fall scented candle (minus a few leaves candles... obviously!), so it was time for a trip to Bath and Body Works to pick up some Christmas/New year holiday scents.
And, I have to be honest - I wasn't too impressed with the selection this year.
Mahogany Teakwood (there was another one too, I forget the name) smelled like cologne. That was one of the better scents actually, but not quite what I had in mind...
They also had a Fireside scent that LEGIT smelled like campfire.
again, it smelled ok but wasn't what I was looking for.
They also had a handful of Balsam and Peppermint scents...
Needless to say, I almost decided to go somewhere else for my Christmas candles...
I decided on Marshmallow Fireside (smelled similar to Fireside, only there is a sweetness to it that warms the scent up and smells like roasting mallows!) and Twinkling Nights (which I can't really describe without cheating and using the description. lol).
It reminded me of a scent that someone who is no longer here used to enjoy (Sensual Amber - which I always keep a candle of... just for her), except this is a bit more fruity than the musky, patchouli fragrance of the former.
While I'm still not completely sold, I'm anxious to burn them and see how good the throw is. It's also my first White Barn candle from this line - and I've heard great things! I'm hoping to avoid shitty pools like some of the 3 wick candles from BBW.
I also swooped a Wallflower for the bedroom, and a hand lotion to throw in my purse for the dry, winter air!


Friday, December 14, 2012

secret santa swap

Of course we're having a christmas party for work this year...
and of course every attendee needs to bring a gift.
I'm never very good at choosing a gift for someone I don't know.
I spent a bit more than the alotted amount - and it's a pretty cliché gift, but oh well...
 I still think it's cute :)
A Christmas Night In...
Complete with:
One reindeer mug
One "reindeer treats" plate
Hot chocolate with marshmallows
Chocolate chip cookies
One vanilla scented candle
One cheesy Christmas themed 4 film collection

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

flower girl

I busted out my white Victoria Secret cords, and paired them with a loose flowery top.

Since my top half was so girly (accessorized with white flower earrings and a huge pink flower ring), I decided to opt for a pair of my shimmer oxford flats for an overall comfy, but cute outfit :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

the color of grace

I couldn't wait to try this lip gloss by philosphy... a pretty pink color that is a bit more sheer than i imagined. While it's a bit sticky (which I don't particularly enjoy), it's a nice color to pinken up your pout on those days you don't feel like doing a whole lot!
...and who could ignore the packaging! it's a great size gloss to keep in your purse, or slide in your pocket for a quick, on the go shine.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

sex and the city

"....she called up and came to me
Covered in rain
And as the clothes spun
We spooned
and I knew I was through
When I said, "I love you"

Friday evening we've been drinkin'
2 AM I swear I might propose
But we close the tab,
Split a cab,
call each other up when we get home
Falling asleep
To the sound..
of sirens..."

John Mayer - City Love

Friday, December 7, 2012

a class act

.Black and White.
.Pearl necklace.
.Bold lip.
.nuff' said.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

details in the fabric

I see you
I hear you.

I'm not sure if you're listening, or speaking...

I see you
I hear you.

I don't know what happened.

They weren't there.

You were.

We both were.

so for that reason,
and for so much more...

I will always see you
I will always hear you
I will always miss you.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

VS Fashion Show 12'

I'm probably much more excited about this than I should be.
Nothing is more motivating and inspiring than the furosity and beauty these women exude!
~ and from the highlights, there are some absolutely fabulous looks~
Also, they say Rih Rih will be a musical guest!!

the new black

I adore this store ♥


Monday, December 3, 2012

frosty nail art

Christmas Nails
For an added "oomph" to this simple Christmas look - you could embellish each nail, or paint a silver glitter polish over the non decorated nails!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

everyday neutral eye

There's a contest going on - which I would normally ignore.
I'm sure I won't win - but I decided to enter anyways.
As mentioned, I never do things like this... I'm just not a lucky person in that aspect.
I never gamble, or play the lotto, or buy scratch offs because I don't win, so I'd rather save my time, money, and energy.
This time though, all I had to do was take a picture of a certain beauty "theme" - and post it.
Easy enough.
There are three weeks that each hold three different themes.
I don't know if I will enter each week, but it was something different - and fun - to try!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

shade addict

I've always been a fan of sunglasses, and now that I live in a climate where it is sunny all year I get to utilize them <3

Right now, I have them in a big mess hanging up and shades randomly strewn throughout the house ;-) .... one of these days I will get around to creating some organization for my collection of sunnies and share with you!!