Thursday, May 12, 2011

Isn't it Ironic?

Isn't it ironic? 

I guess fairy tales do come true : ) 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Update to Fashion Help! Wedding Emergency.

So in my last post I was looking for this necklace
Women's jewelry - necklaces - FENTON-FALLON for J.Crew Carrington crystal bow necklace - J.Crew - photo
via J.Crew

and I took your advice and searched high and low on Etsy.  I found some okay options but they still fell in the $200-$250 range.  I figured if I am going to spend that much, I'd rather just get the one from J Crew.

Fast forward to today when I accidently stumbled upon this beauty...

Tinley Road Glam Statement NecklaceBrass ox product thumbnail image

Via Piperlime

While it is not exactly the same, I could change the ribbon out and cut off the excess chain and still manage to achieve the same look.  The best part is this necklace is on sale for $33!  Yes, $33.  It might be worth a try, huh?

Tesh Tuesday- "Helllo? It's me your body...."

When your skin turns red at the beach, you know that’s your body’s way of saying you’ve had too much sun! Unfortunately, some other body “warnings” aren’t that obvious. So here’s a list of surprising warning signs, and what they could be saying about your health, according to our friend Dr. Mehmet Oz:

  • Warning sign #1You have yellow fingernails. Dr. Oz says that could mean you have diabetes. When some people have high blood sugar, the excess glucose in their system attaches to collagen proteins, which can turn your skin and nails yellow. So, if your discolored nails are accompanied by lots of extra trips to the bathroom, see your doctor about a diabetes test.

  • Body warning sign #2You have short, thinning eyebrows. That could mean you have a thyroid disorder. Dr. Oz says one of the jobs of your thyroid is to regulate how quickly body cells replenish themselves – including the ones in your hair follicles. So weakening eyebrows are often one of the first red flags that your thyroid hormone levels are out of whack! Fortunately, a simple blood test from your doctor can usually determine if you have a problem.

  • Also watch out if your ring finger is longer than your index finger. That could mean you’re at a higher risk of osteoarthritis, which is a condition involving weakening joints. A study in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism found that people whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers are twice as likely to suffer from the condition, and the risk is even higher if you’re overweight! The good news is that you can reduce your risk of osteoarthritis significantly by losing just 5% of your body weight.

  • One more surprising body warning signYou get frequent heartburn. Dr. Oz says chronic indigestion could actually raise your risk of esophageal cancer! That’s because heartburn involves stomach acid creeping up into your throat, and over time, that can damage tissue until it becomes cancerous. So, talk to your doctor if you have persistent heartburn, and get a thorough throat exam at least once a year.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

I need your Fashion Help! Wedding Emergency.

So, I have absolutely fallen in LOVE with this Fenton/Fallon for J Crew Necklace.

Women's jewelry - necklaces - FENTON-FALLON for J.Crew Carrington crystal bow necklace - J.Crew - photo

But the $295 price tag has me a little scared.  I really need a chic/funky necklace to wear on my wedding day but I didn't plan on splurging on a necklace. (In my world it is usually Shoes> Jewelry)  

It is my wedding and if it comes down to it, I'll probably have to just suck it up and buy the darn thing.  But being the optimist/"Secret believer" that I am,  I thought maybe someone out in the bloggy world might be able to help.

Has anyone seen a necklace that is similar to this or at least has the same vibe?  I would be ever grateful if you have any tips.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

If you're a CATS fan ....

If you're a Cats fan then you'll love the following video!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More things to buy....

Here are some more things to put on your shopping list.

Fig Newton Mini's
Strawberry or Fig
100 Calories per pouch

Mio Liquid Water Enhancer
Sweet Tea
I am in LOVE with this product.  I kept seeing the ads during The Voice, American Idol, 16 and Pregnant, EVERY OTHER SHOW ON TV, Etc. I don't know what took me so long to try this but I am sad that I didn't sooner.  Seriously, great way to make anyone drink more water.

Sideways Cross Necklace (Price Varies)
I purchased mine from Etsy but there are tons of different places to order from.  I got a 15 in chain so I could double it with my new Large Monogram necklace from Max and Chloe.

UK Dress  
Alumni Hall in Fayette Mall
Click here to find an Alumni Hall near you with your school colors

A BIG shout out to Pink Lou Lou for blogging about this dress!! I picked it up before our trip to Vegas (hence the flashy bathroom) and wore it for the Final Four game.  I got SO many compliments and it was so comfortable.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Make Up Review

I wanted to share my thoughts on some makeup that I was sent to review.  Today we will be discussing Covergirl's NatureLuxe Foundation in Chamois and Covergirls's Natureluxe Gloss Balm in Anemone.

You might recognize this product from advertisements featuring this lovely lady ...

NatureLuxe Foundation (Chamois)  4 out of 5 stars 

I was very surprised at how silky this makeup feels.  I am a Bare Minerals user so a liquid foundation is a whole new ball game for me.  I put a layer of foundation on and my face felt fresh and dewy.  I couldn't believe that this foundation didn't look caked on like so many other liquid foundations do.

I have continued to wear this foundation for the last 2 days and have been pretty happy with it.  Today I brushed some bare mineral's powder foundation over my forehead and chin to tone down the dewy look.  Overall, I am pretty happy with it but would warn those with skin problems that this makeup does not offer a lot of coverage. 

NatureLuxe Gloss Balm (Anemone)  3 out of 5 stars 

Honestly I was more excited about this product when I opened the package but much to my dismay my expectations were too high.  The color looked vibrant and smooth in the package but when I put it on my lips the color fell flat.

I had about 8 layers of the Gloss Balm on in this photo.  

I like the Gloss Balm for making my lips feel smooth but on days that I want some color I wouldn't waste my time. 

Has anyone else tried either product?  Do you all like it?