Sunday, June 21, 2009

To the first man I ever loved...

Dad, Thank you for the laughs and the quiet moments that I will treasure forever. I love you!!

Love, Me

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Monogrammed Mania

There was an unintentional theme for my trip to TJ Maxx today. Obsessed much? But I love them!!

My First Cake!

I didn't get into cooking and baking until just a few years ago. I've made cakes before but always from a box mix! This was my first attempt at making an actual cake from scratch AND frosting it! The occasion was my hubby's birthday. The cake was Ina Garten's Coconut Cake. It was a project for sure, but the end result was tasty!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Break up to make-up

One of my fave Stylistic's songs! Okay this post has nothing to do with breaking up. However, thanks to Andie, it will be all about makeup! She posted about her typical beauty routine. I've been neglecting this blog so what a fun way to get back in the swing of things.

I always start with washing my face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser.

Then I moisturize with Philosophy's Hope in a Jar.

After cleansing and moisturizing, I start with Clinique Almost Power Makeup (Shade 134) with SPF 15.

Then I pull out my fun makeup palette from Sephora. Look at all this stuff I got for $32!! I typically use the eyeshadows but I try the lipcolor from time to time.

The next product is completely thanks to my wedding day makeup artist, Stevie. Love Nars blush in general. I used to wear Desire but I loved the natural flush or Orgasm (hehe, who doesn't love that??). I also use Bobbi Brown's Peony and a random bronzer from Walgreens when I'm feeling blah.

Ah....lips. I suppose some would say that I am blessed with pouty lips. However, I am always struggling with chapped lips. I was on a Burt's Bees Pomegranate lip balm for a while. I've gone back to an old favorite -- Mac's Tinted Lip Conditioner in Plum. I'm also a fan of Shiseido's Lip Gloss (with moisturizer) in Bare Berry.

Finally, I "spray and walk" Chanel's Chance Eau Fraiche. This was a gift from my hubby for our wedding day. I love it for spring and summer! In the fall and winter, I wear the original Chance by Chanel.

I would love to hear any of your product suggestions!