Friday, June 29, 2012

Fashion Friday ... in the desert sun!

Dress ... Juicy Couture (Outlet, Cabazon, California)
Earrings and Silver Bracelets ... Target
Wedges ... Target

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Stripper To Go, please ...

I was recently offered the opportunity to review a newer product by Deborah Lippmann. has stocked up on The Stripper To Go nail lacquer remover finger mitts and offered to send me a few to try. This girly girl always has her nails done, and I was excited to test out a product I haven't tried yet!
I was pleasantly surprised that this polish remover has a lavender scent to it! Not only is lavender one of my favorite scents, but it is always nice when something as strong as remover has a more gentle smell to inhale while you are using it!
Another perk in my book ... these little mitts are individually wrapped!! Perfect to throw in your car, make-up bag, suitcase, or even your desk drawer! No need to store bulky bottles and cottonballs - these little girls are simple and low maintenance!
Now, one of these pre-soaked mitts are supposed to have enough remover to cover all 10 nails. On natural nails with a normal polish manicure, I could see how this would be true. I have solar nails though, and my most recent mani included a bright neon polish tip with a thicker glitter top coat. We all know how hard it is to remove glitter from our nails .......

I ended up using 3 mitts in all. The first mitt removed most of my polish on all 10 nails. I definitely needed a 2nd mitt to take care of the remaining glitter - which, with a little extra pressure, the glitter came off quite well. The third mitt I used to remove the traces of color and glitter that was on my skin.
The final results were perfect! No glitter fragments, no leftover dye or polish. I was impressed with how gentle this polish remover is ... it didn't damage my solar nails at all, and it also did not dry out my skin or cuticles like most removers do! Very impressed!!
This product contains no toluene, DBP or added formaldehyde. For a box of 6 mitts, the price is $12. A bit spendier than a bottle of acetone and cotton balls, but you pay more for quality!
Deborah Lippmann is known as the 'celebrity manicurist' working with icons such as Cher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, and Beyonce. With shades consistently worn in cover shoots for the most fashionable magazines (Vogue and In Style), Deborah Lippmann has built a reputation as the go-to nail polish both for it's sharp colors and amazing quality.
A big THANK YOU to Nail Polish Canada for selecting me for this review! Have you all checked out their website yet? They offer the top brands, latest collections and colors, great sales and offers, and they ship to the US!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Vacation Album ...

Upon getting home from our fabulous trip, I received an offer from Shutterfly in my email for a FREE 8x8 hardcover album! How could I pass that up, especially with vacay pics to organize?!? I wish I could share the code they sent, but it was specific to my email account ... sorry, peeps! Here's the final album I put together. I have ordered albums from Shutterfly in the past and the quality is awesome, so keep 'em in mind the next time you need to put your pics in a book. They make great and inexpensive gifts, too!

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**I was not given this offer for a blog review. I have been a member of Shutterfly for years and am sent random promos frequently.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

California Love

We are off to the HOT desert of Southern California! It is finally time for our yearly vacation to Palm Desert and I could not be more excited to spend the week in 108 degree heat, sittin' poolside, and not worrying about a darn thing!
I know blogging has been scarce around here, but this busy chica has been working lots lately. Sometimes it sucks living in a big girl world. Sigh. I will definitely try to catch up as soon as we return. Thanks so much for the comments on the random posts I do get up on here.

Friday, June 8, 2012

I wanna see your peacock ...

I am loving all things teal ... I am a bit obsessed.

How gorgeous are these colors?!?
Wouldn't mind drinking my wine outta these lovelies.
Where could I wear this?!?
Will find this outfit and make it mine!
So pretty!!
My new cell phone cover I got on Etsy ... first saw it on Pinterest!
I NEED this dress!
To my hubby ... awwww!!
Hello, Luvah ...
China Glaze makes me happy with their fabulous teal colors!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bestie has a Blog!

She very well may kill me for posting this, but my bff, Betsy, has recently joined the blogging world!You will all love her, promise!! Pop on over to Southern Girl in a Rainy City and welcome Betsy to this fabulous neck of the woods!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Kickin' off June with a bang ...

Man, what a weekend!

My annual garage sale was on Friday. It was my biggest sale yet. In all, I made close to $3000. Yes. It was THAT big. Needless to say, I was exhausted by the end of the day.
My mom-in-law treated me to a fabulous mani/pedi ... this is my current fave color, so I am adoring my nails and toes!
Hubby took me to go see Snow White and the Huntsman ... I LOVED it!! Such a great movie!! Charlize Theron was phenomenal, and K Stew played an amazing Snow White! I would totally go see it again!
Friday night, after my epic sale event, Tim and I attended a friend's wedding. It is always fun to get dressed up and leave the kids with a sitter (aka my bestie, who also kicked butt helping me out with the garage sale), and enjoy a few hours away.
The weekend was uber cray cray, and I am happy to have it over with. My hubby's b-day is this week and the countdown is on for our Palm Desert trip in 12 days!! June is off to a great start ... now if it would just quit raining!!

A Fond Farewell ...

Wow! Is December already upon us? Good golly this year has flown right by! I have been a busy girl lately, hence the blog break. Unfortu...