Beauty Product Favorites

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Here are my top beauty product companies:


1. Dermalogica
2. Kiehl's
3. Cetaphil

Body (lotions/body washes):

1. Dove
2. Neutrogena
3. Nivea or Olay


1. Bare Minerals (I love mineral makeup!)
2. Clinique
3. MAC


1. Kerastase
2. Bumble and Bumble
3. Pantene or Biolage

What are your favorite go-to companies?

***Also, check out
The Little Jewelry Box: designs by Rachel Elizabeth. She is a talented designer who is doing a great giveaway on her blog!

Forget vacations, it's all about staycations

Monday, June 29, 2009

With the recession going on right now and gas prices soaring, more and more people are looking towards staycations this summer rather than going on expensive vacations. For those of you that don't know, a staycation is "a vacation in which the vacationer stays at home, or near home, while creating the environment of a traditional vacation". According to Tightwad Tod, his top things to do on a staycation are:

  • Sunset cruises on lakes (usually with dinner)
  • Wine-tasting and winery tours
  • Community theater and touring Broadway productions
  • Historic home tours
  • Concerts
  • Ski-lift rides in off season
  • Staying at a local resort or hotel for a few days
  • In-town Bed and Breakfasts
  • Behind-the-scenes tours such as television stations, radio stations, and newspaper production facilities
  • Museums, observatories, planetariums
  • Scenic train rides (ranging from about 30 minutes long to day trips)
  • Water parks
  • Zoos and aquariums
  • Sporting events (as well as stadium tours)
  • Camping (as well as hiking, biking, wilderness viewing areas, state parks)
  • Amusement parks
  • City festivals

So grab your bf/husband/fiance/friends/family and plan your next summer staycation. Have fun without spending a ton!

Punk It Up

Friday, June 26, 2009

I love wearing a leather jacket over a girly, feminine dress. It allows you to look flirty and chic but also gives you more of an edge:

Leather jackets are also versatile because you can tone down your look by wearing it with a pair of hot jeans:

I just love pieces that are versatile. It saves you the worry of having to find something that matches every outfit and saves you money because you can wear the same thing for different occasions!

On another note, watch this clip if you're a Heidi and Spencer hater. It made me laugh...

Tosh.0Thurs, 10pm / 9c
Heidi and Spencer Interview

Super Cute and Edible!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

These are great summer recipes that taste good and are so adorable to look at. If you make any of these, they will surely be a hit!

Taco Baseball Caps:

Find recipe here

Hard-Boiled Egg Mice:

Find recipe here

Woman's Day Big Mac Cake:

Find recipe here

Flip-Flop Sugar Cookies:

Find recipe here

Tub of Popcorn Cake:

Find recipe here

Cherry Jam Tarts:

Find recipe here

An encore of my absolute FAVORITE.....

Crafty Button Sugar Cookies:

Find recipe here

And finally, a super cute recipe card from Pulce's Shoppe to write down your favorite recipes:

Cook, eat, and enjoy...Bon appetit!

Tanks Galore

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I'm just loving tanks of all colors and styles for the summer. They are so comfortable and so breezy for those hot summer days.

They look great with a pair of jeans or shorts for a more casual look:

You can even throw on a scarf or blazer/cardigan over your tank if it's a little chillier:

You can also tuck a tank into a skirt, and you instantly have an awesome summer date outfit:

The great thing is that tanks are relatively inexpensive. You can find some cute ones for decent prices. So get them in all sorts of colors and styles and bare those sexy shoulders!

Colored Denim Debate

Monday, June 22, 2009

I'm not sure how I feel about colored denim pants. This 80's trend is coming back, but personally, I kind of feel like you have to have a certain type of style to pull this off or be under the age of 18. What do you guys think?

These are Ksubi (formerly Tsubi) skinny colored denim pants:

For those of you who want to be less bold, try grays, blacks, or other more subtle/neutral colors:

But for those of you who are bold and brave and can pull this look off, more power to you! Rock those bright colors!

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