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Thursday, September 15, 2011

thursday product review: lancome teint idole ultra

i cant believe i havent reviewed this product yet, as i have used it every day for the past few years.

it is seriously the best foundation i have used, because it took me a really long time to find a foundation that gave me the coverage that i wanted, but also didnt look too thick.

it is a tad pricey- but it lasts at least 6 months, so i think it is pretty worth it.

so, i use the lancome product everyday, and the cover girl product when i am looking to touch up my make up easily in the car!


xoxo, e



Thursday, September 8, 2011

thursday product review: cover girl aqua smooth foundation

sorry that my posts have been sporadic lately- i have been a little uninspired/busy.

however, i cant believe i havent reviewed my fave on-the-go foundation.
whenever i used to need to bring makeup to touch up, i would bring my whole lacome foundation bottle, which i actually have never reviewed (next week!), but my friend brittany introduced me to this instead.
(for some reason, the picture, and amazon link is not working).

it is in a compact case, so easy to put on, throw in my purse and touch up!!
i think i wear the white-est color (classic ivory), although there is a wide range of colors!
it is the perfect touch up makeup- and for $6, you really cant go wrong.

xoxo, e


Thursday, August 25, 2011

thursday product review: lancome hypnose drama



damn! this mascara is awesome!!!
i got it in a gift and i LOVE it. L.O.V.E.
it makes your lashes thick and long and amazing!!!!

the only problem is that i find that since i am toward the end of it, there seems to be some pieces coming off my lashes since it is probably a little dry.

also, you have to be careful how many coats you put on, because any more than 2 coats and the mascara tends to come off.
however, in general, you probably should do only one or two coats.

so, if youre looking for a good going out mascara (or everyday if you like big eyes), definitely pick this one up!!!

other great mascaras: lacome definicils, maybelline lash stiletto, or maybelline colossal volume! classic!

xoxo, e

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

to buy or not to buy?

are they worth $120 for steve madden?



but they are really cute!!


xoxo, e

Thursday, August 18, 2011

thursday product review: sally hansen nail strips



i decided to take a crack at  the sally hansen salon effects nails strips and because i can paint my nails any color i want, i decided to go with "kitty," the lovely leopard print option.

 (the scene of the crime)

a friend of mine had used them a few months ago and told me they were hard to use, so compared to her experience, i thought it was really easy!!!

the pack comes with 16 nail sticker thingees, but there are probably about 2.5 uses in the box unless your nails are really wide or long. the pack also comes with a nail file, cuticle pushing stick, and easy-to-follow directions.

 (one strip)

the entire process took me about 20 mins, which was way shorter than i was expecting.

all in all, i give this product a A+ and would definitely buy it again, but would only buy one of the patterns because i figure  i can paint my nails a normal color good enough myself!

the jury is still out on how long they will last, but i will keep you posted!

ps- i painted a clear top coat on them in hopes that they will stay longer




a TAD bit tacky but OMG i love them.

xoxo, e

Monday, August 15, 2011

i got a feather!

 (not me)

i had been wanting a hair feather for awhile- since about march. annddd i didnt take the plunge. so, after a few drinks, on the venice boardwalk, i took the plunge.

however, i had it put underneath, and it's kinda short, and kinda sad looking. i think i need more. my lone feather needs some friends, if you will.

(me being prepped for surgery).

can you see little feather peeking out??....barely ;(

i might need to make a littler trip back to venice to get some more....who wants one???

xoxo, e

Friday, August 12, 2011

happy friday!!!

yay! it's friday!!
so excited for the weekend!
lately, i have been obsessing over pinterest.
i could spent hours, no, probably days, looking at all the pretty pictures on the site.
my favorite catagories are weddings and interiors (duh).
and omg- dont you LOVE these shoes (from pinterest)?


happy friday!

xoxo, e




Thursday, August 11, 2011

birchbox



there is no product review today, because there will be a ton more to come because yesterday i signed up for birchbox. and OMG i cannot tell you how excited i am.

for $10 a month (with free shipping), you get a really cute box filled with 4-5 decent sized samples of luxury beauty products.

i kind of went back and forth about whether or not to buy it, but then i looked at the reviews on their facebook page and saw that shipping was free, so i went for it. (and you can cancel at any time).

check it out. i am soooooo excited for my products to come, since you know how much i love my products!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

i have ADD....

....nail polish changing ADD that is.

i get soooo bored with nail polish!

lately, i have been really into glitter. and red. and turquoise and caicos.

ahh i just keep changing it. here are a few i have been wearing lately, although currently, mine is all picked off. =(

(nails with clear and glitter glue! yes, glitter glue!)

(rimmel's steel grey with glitter on one finger)


any recent faves?

Monday, August 8, 2011

bows bows bows

you know my love of bows. i want them on everything- shoes, shirts, wedding dresses (yes, im a little ahead of myself), but you get the idea.
i had been lusting over these for a about 2 years now. and yes, $275 for plastic flip flops is ridiculous, but they are sooooo cute!


well, my mother being the fab shopper that she is, found them for me! they look exactly the same and were less than $10! the "brand" is dollhouse and they look so similar it is ridiculous! i cannot seem to find them online besides ebay, but you can get the gist from the pic bellow. LOVE!


xoxo, e

Sunday, August 7, 2011

i am back!

my thesis is done and turned in and i am back to blogging!
no more classes, no more papers to do on sundays, DONE DONE DONE!
i even started...wait for it....wait for it....reading!!!!!

so far, this summer, i have read- the help!(cant wait to see the movie!)


sarah's key, which is OHMYGOSH, so good. the movie is out. who wants to see it with me?? not the most uplifting movie (holocaust theme), but SO GOOD. one of the best books i have read in a long time.


i discovered a new favorite author- jonathon tropper and read 2 (THIS IS CRAZY TALK FOR ME) of his books. this is where i leave you and the book of joe.



both books were great, but this is where i leave you was so good. i could not put it down!!! love love love!

i am about to either read one day, which is also out soon as a movie, or the paris wife, any suggestions??

so happy to be back!

xoxo, e

Monday, June 20, 2011

dolce vita for tar-get? dont mind if i do

ok, so when i saw these on my friend jordan's blog, i knew i had to have them!!

they aren't even part of the dolce vita for target line, but they look exactly like these.

i love them!!!!

and for $29.99, i couldnt bear not at least trying them on!!! i got a 6.5 and 7 because you can return anything you bought online to any target store, and people online said they run big. the 7 however, fits perfectly!! i am in LOVE!!!





xoxo, e


Sunday, June 19, 2011

if you want to feel badly about yourself....

just watch miss usa (or any show) where half naked women who havent eaten in a week strut their stuff.
this is currently what i am doing, and i feel great!!!

xoxo, e

Thursday, June 16, 2011

i'm a maxxinista

im back!!!

happy almost friday!

well, obviously, i have been lacking in the posts, but felt my recent AMAZING tj maxx find needed posting, since i need to tell people other than MY ENTIRE OFFICE and my mother about my recent tj maxx find. since my mom has her doctorate in tj maxx shopping, i am obviously en route to getting my masters.  i dont even know if i should be writting about how awesome the tj maxx on 4th street in santa monica is, because i dont need competition!

so, with no further ado, in addition to really cute polka dot wrapping paper and awesome stationary, i got this dress!

retails for $365
currently on sale for $255

but this maxxinista got it for $99!!!
omg! perfect wedding wear!



xoxo, e

Thursday, May 19, 2011

thursday product review: the amazon kindle!!!!



tpr is BACK!!!!! and i really did get the kindle!!!!
BEST GIFT EVER.
i LOVEEEE it.
i have read more in the past 6 days then i have in the past 6 years (besides school books of course!)
my first dowload was "the help" and i am already 20% done!!! (the kindle calculates that). in 6 days this is incredible!!!
i love the fact that i can read it while walking on incline on my treadmill!!!
ahhh i just love it!!!!
what's the next book i should read?????
and i REALLY need cute kindle case!! any ideas???
xoxo, e

Sunday, May 8, 2011

how to remove wax from jeans

i had a fabulous weekend.
a lot of mom time.
a lot of friend time.
a little work-out time (including cleaning the apt AND the-hardest-workout- ever)
and a little wax-on-jeans (my FAVORITE TARGET JEANS!!!)


(exhibit a)

the waitress was so nice- they even offered to dry to clean my pants for me, but it just seems soo annoying to go back to the restaurant to have them dry cleaned. soooo i did a little googling and found a few home remedies for this that i am going to try. 

1- really hot water
2- freezing the jeans and then picking off the hardened wax
3- ironing it off (a tad risky for me) 

anyone dealt with this before?

stay tuned for the results!!!

xoxo, e

Friday, May 6, 2011

sorry i have been away and happy mother's day!!!

so sorry i have been gone!!! it has been a month without any product reviews or anything!
i have been really busy with the end of school, graduation preparations, and just life in general!
as of now (my semester is over), i will be back with regularly scheduled postings!!

happy mother's day to my wonderful mother!!
cant wait for our mother's day tea tomorrow!



(jods, me, and the moms)

xoxo, e

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

almost time to graduate


i am almost done with school...yay!!!!
i am in the middle of my thesis and if you could all take this short, less- than- 5- minute survey for my thesis, it would be much appreciated.
thanks in advance!



xoxo, e

Friday, April 15, 2011

new love


i am in looovvvee with my new piece of furniture.
i have used it every morning since i got it.
it folds up against the wall when i am not using it and fits perfectly in the corner of my room.
i love love love it!!!!
thanks mom and dad!!!
happy friday!!!

xoxo, e

Thursday, April 14, 2011

thursday product review: kms hairplay makeover spray

i had been searching high and low for a "dry shampoo," since i decided the one i have (drugstore brand), has such a strong scent that it gives me a headache.

anywho, last week my friend walked into class and her hair looked amazing!!! (and it always looks amazing) so i asked her what she does, and she says that she uses this kms dry shampoo in between washings. it is only $15, (cheap for beauty supply store brands), and great!!! it is "unscented," but has a small light fragrance.

so far, i really like it. it doesnt smell a lot, and doesn't make my hair feel more dirty like i feel some of the other comparable products do. i have been trying to wash my hair less, since i decided it is easier to style and looks better with less washings. i used to wash my hair everyday!!! omg. not anymore.

i think this product might have changed my life (at least my hair washing schedule).

xoxo, e



Wednesday, April 13, 2011

i finally caved....


and got an iphone!!

what apps should i get?

i already got the nike gps app (for running)

my fitness pal (for keeping my eating on track)

groupon and living social (for all my coupon-needs)

the wall street journal and new york times app (HELLO sunday wedding section!)

yelp- duh

southwest and pandora!

wells fargo and amex- for my banking needs

what else? help me!!! (and give me tips!!)

xoxo, e

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

forever 21 tuesday

ahhhhh forever.
i have had some great jewelry finds there lately.
i wore all my new gold jewelry out on saturday night and got a lot of compliments!

 (gold diamond hoops)

 (gold knotted necklace)

 (gold plain bangles)

xoxo, e