"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How to perfectly apply lipstick (a tutorial)

Okay, so you all know from my last  "what i wore," post I am totally obsessed with lipstick now. Never trying any other kind then the one I own from Bare Esscentuals. I went to visit my friend who happens to work at Mac (lucky!) and she not only helped me pick out the perfect shade of wine colored lipstick she also showed me how to properly apply it. So I thought I would share. : ) Keep in mind I am not expert, I didn't even know how to apply lipstick before this for gosh sake!


I slather my lips in Aquaphor.


Then I exfoliate them with a towel.


This stuff is amazing by the way.
Then I apply this primer that softens and fills in any cracks in my lips.






Then I line both my lips and fill in the ENTIRE lip with lip liner.
I never knew this before, I helps the color not bleed and helps your lipstick last longer too.







Next, apply your color.
I used Mac burgundy lip liner, Mac Prep+Prime, and Mac Amplified Dark Side.

I think the secret to wearing dark or bright lipstick is to go easy on the eye makeup.
 I am just wearing liner and mascara.

Dont forget to check your teeth. Lipstick on teeth......not cute!

All done!






Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My guilty and not so guilty pleasures

Looking at blogs and cuddling with Bella.
Not guilty at all.

It's It. Two oatmeal cookies sandwiched with  ice cream covered in chocolate, need I say more? A little guilty.
 Okay guilty!

But guilty tastes sooooo good!



Visiting my friend who works at Mac and getting fabulous new make up.  See how I use it here: How to perfectly apply lipstick

Not so guilty.


 Chocolate Cheerios.
Not so guilty, hey it has fiber.


 Facebook, aren't we all hooked on this one? Checking it several times daily?
Maybe a little guilty.

Whats your guilty and not so guilty pleasures?

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Monday, November 28, 2011

what i wore.... "Man! I feel like a woman!"

I have always admired "those girls" that have the confidence to pull off bright lipstick. I finally worked up the courage to wear some myself and I am pleasantly surprised.
I feel like singing Shania Twain's "Man! I feel like a woman!" 

Top Gap thrifted, gold heart necklace Stella and Dot, jeans Abercrombie, shoes local consignment store. 


Isn't it amazing how lipstick can make just jeans and a plaid top look chic? I cant wait to get some more colors!


Flats...  I cant live without you!



The Marchesa sold here: My Stella and Dot page

Isn't it stunning!?! LOVE!!

One of my favorite Stella and Dot pieces. 


You dont need a formal occasion to wear a statement necklace. Jeans and a tee are a perfect and simple way to wear a beautiful necklace. 


Necklace Stella and Dot, top F21, jeans Joes Macys, wedges online discount store (?), watch Fossil gift from the Mr.

If you didn't get it by now, my Man likes to spoil me and that's OK with me!
I really like that guy!

Sweet Serendipity

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Deck the Halls














Fa, la la la la, la la la la!



Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stella and Dot Holiday Sale 25% off!







Casablanca Bib Necklace


CASABLANCA BIB NECKLACE

$89 
$66.75 SALE


Layla Stretch Bracelet

LAYLA STRETCH BRACELET

$34 
$25.50 SALE



Olivia Pearl & Ribbon Necklace - Trunk Show Treasure


OLIVIA PEARL & RIBBON NECKLACE 

$39 
$29.25 SALE



These are just a few lovelies there are more here: Stella and Dot

Cross some gifts off your christmas list and dont forget to treat 

yourself!

~Nicole~

My Christmas list

Laser Tag Nadie



L.O.V.E


Dear Santa, I want this beauty under my tree!


~Nicole~

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Caleb's 9th Birthday!



Homemade blueberry cheese cake for the birthday boy!

Kevin, I and the grandparents bought him a Kindle. He loves reading.

Here is his reaction after he opened the Kindle. I think he likes it!!

Happy Birthday Caleb!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

What I wore... I heart my orange peacoat!


My orange pea coat is one of those items I get excited about wearing. So there is at least ONE good thing about the cold! I saw it in a boutique in Napa. I didnt buy it for some crazy reason. But when I got home I couldnt stop thinking about it. It haunted me! So I called the sales women and she shipped it to me right away. Its one of my favorite pieces in my whole wardrobe.
Scarf from MIL, jeans Abercrombie, boots Coach via Ebay.

My top is from Anthro and necklaces Stella and Dot of course!


I love the delicate look of these necklaces, so sweet!



Rainy day. Scarf same as above, coat thrifted, top thrifted, gloves thrifted, jeans Macys, rain boots Ebay, cashmere leg warmers made by ME.

I Lurrrrve this scarf! This was a super comfy outfit, I am a huge fan of leggings! Scarf thrifted, top thrifted, leggings JC Penny, socks F21, boots Steve Madden gift from Hub.


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