Sunday, January 30, 2011


i hate cats, they are gross, but i really like these cats. whoever writes these is so weird, but they are so funny.

and...this is exactly how i feel- i am in the planning stage.

sooo thesis writing has begun. i will be back in august. jk.

Friday, January 28, 2011

frugal friday

i went to the movies last night and saw no strings attached- loved it!!!!!

before the movie, we went to h&m and i picked up THE CUTEST top.

(not the best pics, but you get the idea)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE polka dots!

Have a fab weekend!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

thursday product review: physicians formula shimmer strip bronzer

i LOVE this product. i got it free at some event that i only went to because there was a possibility that i would get a gift bag.

when i realized it was physicians formula (a drugstore brand), i could not have been happier.

i mainly use it on my eyes, but i guess it could technically be used on your cheeks, as the color i have is the sunset strip/bronzer color.

i have had the bobbi brown shimmer brick in 2 separate colors for years, which is basically the same product, just tripple the price.

let me tell you- the physicians formula product lasts ALL day, much better than the bobbi brown version(s). when i wear it, i constantly get asked what i am wearing on my eyes.

i sweep it on quickly for the "everyday" look and concentrate on using the dark shades of the shimmer for night time.

for $11, this is a STEAL.

i rarely go through products (i have had some makeup since college), so i know i have a good product on my hands when i go through it in 6 months!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

country strong

saw the best movie of 2011 today. COUNTRY STRONG. go see it.
gwyneth was great and tim mcgraw is HOT HOT HOT. it is so good. amanda and i LOVED it!!!!
i may or may not have already downloaded some of the songs (guess it's the bakersfield in me).

we had bigg chill after, so it was a great end to a fab weekend.

Friday, January 21, 2011

i did it!!!!

soooo, i took the plunge and dyed my hair!!!
i used the loreal healthy look brand and the color "light golden brown."
i really like it!!!!
it was super easy and only took 10 mins! (i actually left it on a little longer because 10 mins felt so short!)
i put on the gloves, mixed the solution, applied it all over, and waited 10 mins before i washed it out!!
then, let the conditioner sit on my hair for 2 mins and ....voila!!
its different, without looking crazy and its a whole new look!
disclaimer: it is a tad messy, but really not that bad.

(before: fine, but eh)

(after: a little different and new! ps- this pic is a tad dark)

YAY and happy weekend!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

new idea

soooooo lately i have been pondering the idea of (GASP)....

DYING MY OWN HAIR (aka) not going to a salon.


since i have not been coloring my hair, just letting it grow out, it is this light brown/dark blonde color. so i have been thinking about going a little more dramatic (ie. darker) by trying a brown color from the drugstore.

however, i have no idea what brand to try, what are the best options, etc!

has anyone ever done this? any drugstore brand out there that is "better?"

help! i just want a more dramatic and darker color!

ideas please!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

back to school

sorry my posts have been sporadic, but between my trips and gearing up for school, i have been pretty busy!
this is my last semester (yay!) so i will be working on my thesis!
after i get settled with school, i will be back more often!

Monday, January 10, 2011

im a true girly girl

i love weddings, i love say yes to the dress, and i just got my awesome (yet incredibly wasp-y) issue of of town and country weddings (LOVE IT!)

although i am nowhere near engagement, i can still look, right?

so, when i saw this video, i just had to share! dorky jewish guy, check, glee-style singing, check, and a wedding?

OMG. Just watch.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

salt lake city!

 i am going tomorrow for work! kind of scared to ski, but excited to see everyone and have a few days off!! I skiied last year for the first time ever and have proof (please excuse the puffiness- it was freeeeezing!!)!!

ill let you know how it goes this year! have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

i am back!!

happy new year!! i had a great mini vacay!! although i did get stuck in bakersfield and couldnt get back because of the snow!!
below is what i drove through to get back to la- the tundra apparently!

anywho, i made it back and to work by 3pm on monday and everything was fine!

i got to see family, friends, and took some awesome pics (see below my photography skills).

there were many notable parts of the the trip, however, the most notable was definitely the bike trip that we took from the embarcadero over the golden gate bridge to sausalito. we rented bikes from bike and roll (many locations in SF).

this was definitely my idea. all the websites say that biking this route is "easy." do not believe them-they are WRONG. ok, so it was a windy day, which made it harder, but it was sooooo freaking hard!
half of the way was uphill, and i think i am pretty in shape, so i have no idea how other people do it!!!! crazy!!! needless to say, we took the ferry back (instead of biking back), and had a long lunch consisting of alcohol and seafood. YUM!!!

i also shopped a little. got the tights below from targ-get in bako, and the shoes below from this awesome boutique in san fran on union (LOVE the marina) for 50% off! woo hoo!! my mom says they are "a little much," but whatev, i love them.

i would also like to note that i got dressed this morning like normal and realized that my entire outfit was from discount stores! my mom would be SO proud!!

dress from forever, jacket from marshalls, tights from target, and boots from forever. wow i am so good!

ps- my new years resolution is to lose the 10 pounds i have been trying to lose for the last year! check back to see if i did!!!! (this is proof that i am sticking to this plan!!)