Tuesday, September 29, 2009
It got fancied up this weekend with it's own necklace thanks to a 1lb bag of glass beads:
The other table accoutrement were also new for the weekend (thanks for the runner & candles World Market).
When I waiting in traffic yesterday I saw this adorned truck:
And since I had my camera out, thought I'd show my own adornment.
I LOVE these cute little earrings:
Boy, that is some ratty looking hair! I booked an appt, but the only time that was convenient for me and open is in 1.5 weeks. oh well, what's another week or two?
Monday, September 28, 2009
But the details were interesting (if to no one else but me)
Boring, sedate tennis shoes for when my feet are tired:
Pearl necklace that I fixed myself:
Blue shirt with flowers: (it's easier to see in the stock photo from NY&Co).
Um, yeah, scrunchie in hair. Not good, but I did think my morning laziness was humorous
Black nails (which I think looked better with the shadows from the blinds...ohh....creepy).
During the day, I also rocked the red lips. I should’ve reapplied before the photo, but I’m sure you can all pretend.
Seriously, I think I'm finally going to cut my hair! I haven't cut or trimmed it in a year. YEAR! That's some serious time. Usually I can last a while, but this was admittidly lazy of me. I once had a scheduled appt, but then there was a hurricane and well, I just never rescheduled. Everytime I thought about it, all of sudden my hair would look fabulous. Not anymore. It's tired and wants a trim.
I found a stylist, Gerri, (check her out here) that specializes in curly hair at a salon that three of my pals recommend. Three recommendations to a place is pretty good and I think this will be my first 'styling'. I usually hit up the Regis at the mall for my haircuts, but thought that an expert might be worth a little extra. I'm a little skeptical, but my friends that use the salon say that it isn't too spendy. I also saw reviews of this woman on Naturallycurly.com
Now i just have to cross my fingers when I call tomorrow morning that I can get an appt this week.
Last week was my first week of half-marathon “training”. I did alright. I overdid some days and underdid (? Is this even a word?) other days. This week will be a little off also, it’s the start of a new Co-ed soccer season at the Y and they were too late getting everything together. So instead of playing tonight, I'll play tomorrow. eh.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
At one point I was considering these
Yeah, they are denim leggings and some find that offensive from the get-go, but I like the idea of them under dresses in the winter (or super long sweaters that aren't quite dresses). I thought that denim legging would prevent wintertime jean-induced poochy-belly. Erin at Workwithwhatyou’ve got had tried them and said they were awful. I nixed that purchase as she has tried several pairs of denim leggings and seems wise in their ways.
Has anyone else tried their clothing? Here are some things I’m considering, but I’m not sure if I want to make the leap.
Slimwear black dress:
Not so much because it is slimwear, but that’s the neckline I like. But $39.99 for an Avon dress? Not sure of the quality and fit.
These are adorable, but not real leather and 3 inches high (which could be too high for my daily wear). Not sure if their shoes are decent, crummy, good steals, etc….And technically I own 2-3 pairs of tall brown boots, why would I need booties?
Since I’m asking your thoughts, here are my thoughts about some of their products.
Mineral Lipstick: Feels great on my lips, never drying, but super light color. I think I have the Coral one.
Magix face perfector: Love the clear formula! It doesn’t perform magic, but does seem to eliminate some shine and make my skin look better.
Magix face perfector compact: HATED it. I swear it gave me super shiny skin. I returned this one. I thought it was the same formula as above, but for some reason my skin didn’t react the same way to this product. Ick.
True Color Eyeshadow Quad: I really like mine! The colors are nice and don’t seem to disappear after a couple hours. I think i have the sandy corals quad.
LiivBotanicals line: I have 4 of these products (serum, eye cream, day lotion, and scrub) and really like them. I’ve been using them for about a month and my skin has looked nice, even without makeup. The website says that the day lotion is fragrance free, but I think it has a unique plant-y smell. I could see some people not liking it, but I like it.
That's my little avon roundup. So far their products seem reasonabley priced and pretty decent quality. Do you have any favorites?
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
For the 1/2 marathon, I have a 14 week training schedule that I've stretched out over 17 weeks. I have duplicate weeks to make up for things like traveling to see pals, Thanksgiving, and Christmas b/c I'm honest and know that my tush wants to eat/drink on those occasions and I probably won't complete all training.
Click to enlarge. I put checks or the little cross out circle afterwards to mark whether or not I accomplished my daily goal.
Monday, September 21, 2009
(500) Days of Summer: I just got this soundtrack on Friday from the library. Again, another movie where the music helps tell the story (and isn't just background noise). How can I not laugh when I listen to "You Make My Dreams"? All I imagine is Tom dancing around. You can listen to sample on Amazon.
Slumdog Millionaire: Just plain fun to listen to, with great beats and rhythm. It makes me hopeful and happy!
Oh, there are so many more loved soundtracks (snatch, chicago, Dave Chappelle's block party, Forest Gump...) But alas, it's a long list and I've got to get back to not maiming coworkers.
Friday, September 18, 2009
But harrowing can be fun too!
And it was a good workout. Roller Skating Assocation International tells me that I probably burned a couple hundred calories in the time that I skated. And my bum muscles are sore, which means that they were utilized. sweet.
Cat butt in this one.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I believe you can click to enlarge, but let me know if not. There are a couple avon products because I got them this morning. My coworker sells it and I love the delivery days. It’s like Christmas (except I have to cut a check – and actually that’s the only reason I even had my checkbook in there today).
There is a lot of lipstick in my purse; I always like to have something on my lips even if it’s a nude gloss.
There are also a lot of sharpies in there. I find them extra useful and always throw one in my bag.
There are coupons that I got from Glamour magazine. I thought I might use them at the mall, but I didn’t want anything from those stores. Eh.
The jaguar pouch holds my electronic stuff: camera cord, mp3 player, and jump drive.
When I carry a small purse, that is the first thing to get kicked out!
I'm a big fan of pouches right now. I have another pouch that I use for my ladytime products, but yippee thats not today :)
That's what I'm lugging around today.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So here’s the roundup:
I bought a fancy red lipstick. After wearing red last week and kinda liking it, I thought that it’d be nice to shop around for one that looks just right. I think I found it. At Saks. At D&G. eek. It was pricey, but I skipped the blush purchase so that money was applied to this. And I like the color. The name is 'devil'.
Since it was a Tuesday and they were clearly bored at the counter, they made up my whole face. Afterwards, I snuck off to the bathroom and took a photo while hiding in the corner.
There is some glare off the glasses, but I didn’t really want to be caught taking photographs of myself in the bathroom.
I cruised around Saks, but didn’t purchase anything. I just wanted to see what they had in store. Actually, I cruised around a lot of stores that I don’t normally, but besides the lipstick, I ended up buying stuff at a regular mall store. Go figure.
I bought two shirts from NYC & Co. I really liked the two items I bought and think that they’ll fit into my existing wardrobe easily. And they were on super sale, so I didn’t have any money guilt.
And I got my eyebrows threaded. I think they are too thin this time. I offer the following evidence:
Exhibit A: Photo from June posting of threading
Exhibit B: Photo from this morning.
I will try to fill them a little tomorrow and see how that looks.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Threading. The wonky eyebrow is reappearing!
Possibly something from Express...I have a coupon for $25 off a $50 purchase. I haven't stopped by an express in a long time though and I'm not sure if I want anything $25 worth. We'll see.
I would like some no-see-um underroos..I swear the pair I have on today are completely showing a panty line. A little TMI, but undergarments are important, you can't feel confident if everyone can see your panties.
Maybe I'll report tomorrow with purchases :)
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Turns out that she took a photo of that set of my necklaces and included it in her party pics album.
It's at a weird angle, but really, it doesn't seem excessive to me at all. There are 12 hooks on each holder and I bet each hook has between 2-4 necklaces. I mean, I wear a necklace everyday, I need variety. right?
Plus, I end up making most of them ... so it counts as both entertainment and fashion (like that rationalization?) Here's a peek at my supplies.
I was organizing my stuff last weekend and think it might be wise to lay off the bead buying for a couple weeks (at least). Otherwise I'll have to buy more containers. I'm already up to 8 and they are pretty chock full of fun stuff!
Unrelated: I busted out some red lipstick this week. I never wear red, and will admit that this particular color was from the NYC makeup collection ($0.99). It was pretty fun to wear it and I may actually purchase a decent red lipstick. This one didn't stay on long and was really drying on my lips. I thought the color was pretty though. Here's a ubiquitous lipstick photo:
Hope you have a great weekend. We're gearing up for rain, Rain, RAIN! in the Houston area. It could be deluge...good thing I still have a library book and some Netflix at home.
This is a woman that makes killer cupcakes (ok, I haven't tasted them, but they look amazing), takes time to do LOADS of special and really fun stuff with her daughter, is super crafty, knows how to have fun with a camera, and has a great sense of humor.
A post earlier this week was fantastic and I wanted to share...
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I have an affection for Mike Judge that dates back to Beavis & Butthead (don’t lie, you watched it too). When I moved to Texas in 2002, King of the Hill finally made magnificent sense to me. That show captures so much that makes Texas unique and fascinating. I mean no irony in that statement, Texas just doesn’t fit the mold. That is probably Texas’ best characteristic, it is difficult to describe because there is so much variety and people just feel passionate about so many different ideas. Including propane and boogle.
500 Days of Summer wasn’t the happiest movie ever, but it told the truth about love in a heartfelt way. With snappy dressers to boot. Seriously, I don’t know who did Zoeey D.’s wardrobe, but she was absolutely adorable in every scene.
I went to 500 Days dressed a little hippy dippy, but left wanting to wear a girly dress and bangs.
I'll admit to being very comfortable in this outfit though. yeah for tights.
Monday, September 7, 2009
So I bought a cheeky Alexander Henry fabric online and made a more personal shower curtain.It really is the cutest thing in the world.
I used some extra fabric to cover the light switch.
Then I shopped our house for other moto things. It’s pretty easy at our place. These are racing photographs my husband took when he was in highschool.
I can’t even explain why he had this, but my husband had a display dirtbike. That went into the bathroom too!
My bathroom is as boring as boring can be, but one day I think I’ll make mine just as fun. The problem with my bathroom is that it’s tiny. I mean really really tiny. I think it might be less than 10 square feet. The shower is one of those little corner showers, and you can literally use the restroom and wash your hands in the sink at the same time. It’s small.