Tuesday, December 20, 2011

30 Before 30 List

I was actually going to do this post on my birthday last week but I had so much going on I couldn't get around to doing it. So here is my 30 before 30 List. I have 2 years to complete this list. I have my fingers crossed that I can get through it. 

1. Get Married 
2. Have a baby!
3. Learn how to Crochet (i'm an old lady at Heart)
4. Pay off all my Credit cards (good thing my credit care debt is pretty low)
5. Pay off my car early!
6. Go ice skating
7. Learn Spanish (Rosetta Stone here I come)
8. Go to a Broadway Show.
9.Take part in an international swap
10. Finish the 3 scrapbooks I have started.
11. Turn my spare room into an guest room instead of a storage room. (baby's room now)
12. Take my Vitamins everyday, not only when I remember. (being prego has helped me do this!)  
13. Upgrade from my trusty old blackberry to a Touch Screen. (i'm team iPhone now)
14.Watch "Sex In The City" (I have never seen an episode)
15.  Watch all the best picture winners (thanks to my brother Nicky for this)
16. Find my perfect shade of red lipstick! (I am usually intimated of red lips)
17. Take a cooking class
18. Visit Sprinkles Cupcakes in NYC (I love cupcakes)
19. Start saving to buy a House
20. Clean Out my email inboxes to Zero!!
21. Learn Calligraphy.
22. Walk all 3 of my dogs at the same time by myself.
23. Bake a loaf of my own bread.
24.Kiss in the rain
25. Donate More!
26. Do A 5 Day Juice Fast
27. Bowl over 180 (i'm not a good bowler)
28. Teach my dogs new tricks (they currently only know Sit)
29. Mail a secret to Post Secret (http://www.postsecret.com/
30. Visit Canada

 Do you have a list of anything you want to accomplish by a certain time? If so let me know! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Is It What You Crave??

There is a new $10.00 monthly subscription box out there called Cravebox. 
Cravebox has just launched this month as a partner of the website 

Cravebox motto is "Enjoy the thrill of a Fabulous new find
without paying full price" The service includes 4-5 hand wrapped samples 
delivered to your door shipping is included in the 10.00 monthly fee.
The products you receive are to included food, beauty and home products. 

I was given an opportunity to try this service thorough an email from the 
SheSpeeks website. A small test group was selected to receive the first box and 
here it is:

The contents of the box were wrapped in pretty pink paper. 
It came with a Welcome message.

And a list of Products.

2 packs of Bic for her pens 

Mereadesso body balm

2 Chocolate Goodies
 OPI Nicole Nic's Stick

All of the items I got were full sized.
Cravebox is still in the test phase.
If you are interested in more information please visit

What do you think? 
Do you Crave, Cravebox?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday Surprise!!

For those of you who know me personally, you know 
that my birthday is this Tuesday. However, my little brother 
stayed over my house this weekend so he that he could be fitted 
for his tux for my wedding in June. 

Being that my little brother's birthday is Wednesday. 
Ray (my boyfriend) thought it would be a great idea to surprise me with a 
cake (and for my brother brownies he hates cake) and presents!! 

Yes, I love the poorly drawn butterflies all over my cake!! 
I also received some great presents just to name a few I got
cupcake ornaments for my Christmas tree, A Hello Kitty umbrella, the best 
softest, cutest slippers I have ever seen. Season 2 of one of my favorite shows "Modern Family"
and a Happy Birthday Precious Moments Figure (I collect them).

Thanks to my family!!
Happy Early Birthday to me!! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My First Christmas Tree!! Yay!!

This year I decided to put up a Christmas Tree. I 
have always avoided this in the past saying I don't have children and 
I will do it after we are married. Well this year something changed I feel very 
Christmas-ey (if that's a word). 

First I hung our stockings Rays, Mine and my doggies of course!!

Next I hung up my poinsettia wreath. 
Don't you love it?

Then I made center pieces one for my living room and 
one for my bathroom. This well be replacing my usually bathroom
potpourri for the next month.
(This is the one in the bathroom.)

My nativity set. I love it!! 
I know it's small, there are no wise men, but it's okay
my tree isn't that big!!

My Favorite ornament!! 
I love Cinderella!!
(I thought I took a picture of this turns out I took
a movie, I got a new phone this week and I am 
not yet good at using it. So this picture is off the 
Disney website)

And Finally now for my Christmas Tree!!! 
And Yes, that is my sister and I in the picture,
I am the older one in case you were

Have you put up your Christmas Tree yet? 

A Christmas Bonus:

Friday, November 4, 2011

Become a Julep Maven!!

I had recently come across a program called Julep Maven for all 
the nail polish lovers out there. 

It's simple just 3 easy steps.
1st: You take the Julep Style quiz. 
2nd: Find out which Maven you are and see your sneak peek box
3rd: Create your profile and order your box.

Woohoo now You are a Julep Maven!!

I received my into box about 1 week after I signed up.
Here is what was inside:

A full sized Facial for hands.

Two nail Polishes.

Reese: A pretty Barbie pink.

And Alfre: A purplish/silver

These polishes are amazing!! Both of these swatches were 
only one coat of nail color. 

And the best part is I got this deal for 5 dollars.
Each of these polishes retail for $14.00 each. 

After the starter kit you will receive a box each month for $19.99
However, the email you wants in your box a week before
you then get to decide if you want a different box
or to skip that month all together. 
You can also cancel at anytime!!!

So what do you think LOVE it or HATE it??

To join and get a $5.00 starter box 
click the link below and enter code: FB

Saturday, October 29, 2011

His Black Box!!

I had recently stumbled across a site called His BlackBox. 
Which is basically a BirchBox for men, I thought to myself "wow this is great 
especially right in time for the holidays." Who doesn't love their husband or boyfriend to 
smell good? The box cost $12.00 a month shipping included. 

I got Ray a box in September, it came right in time for his birthday which made me 
happy, The packaging was great. However, one of his items were missing I contacted customer
service and never received an answer back. Then October's box came a few days
ago. This time he had 3 different shaving creams (really?) and no card
saying what each items was. 

I have now canceled the membership which makes me 
a little disappointed because I really wanted to like this company. 
I was thinking I had found the perfect gift idea, as a little extra something to give someone. 
The company is pretty new so maybe they just have to work out some kinks,
but as far as not even answering my email back. Big disappointment!!

What do you think of His BlackBox? Have you tried it? 
Do you like the idea?


UPDATE: I have since tried to unsuccessful cancel my membership and
it is not going well. I have emailed them 3 times and have still not received
an answer. Next step is reporting them to BBB, and canceling my debit card!!!!

FYI: Their Facebook page has since disappeared!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Magnetic Nail Polish!!

During my recent trip to New York, to go wedding dress shopping 
me and my sister stopped into Sephora while I loaded up on Soap and Glory products,
my sister loaded up on nail polish. One of the polishes she purchased was 
a nails Inc Magnetic polish. (It only came in two colors black and a purple)
Of course she couldn't wait to try it out 
so here are her results.

You apply 2 generous coats of nail polish and then hold the 
magnetic cap over your nails to cause a ripple effect. 

Ta Da Magnetic nails!!

As an extra Bonus I added my nails 
Happy Pink Wednesday!! 
Essie's Pop Art Deco
One of my favorite pinks!! 

And a 2nd bonus Me and My sister (Gabi)

Now what do you think of Magnetic Nails??

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mariah's Babies!!

So everyone who know's me know's that I LOVE Mariah Carey!! 
She is my absolute Favorite performer. 
I have seen her in concert and of course she was amazing.
Last night 20/20 had aired an interview with Mariah Carey 
showing off her gorgeous little babies and discussing her difficult pregnancy! 
And of course I am posting it! 

And Seriously how gorgeous are those babies??

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wedding Wednesday!!

To hyphenate or not to hyphenate....

To hyphenate or not to hyphenate....
Lately I have been thinking about weather or not I should hyphenate 
my last name or change it all together. I always thought 
I would just change my last name to my husbands when I got married. 
I like the idea of being a traditional lady.
However now I realize that I will be 28 years old when I get married in June.
Which means I already have credit, medical records and job history in my current last name.

I feel very torn with this situation. I like my current last name.
If we were to ever have children I would not hyphenate their last name.
My last name and Ray's last name do blend well, neither of us have horrible last names.

What do you think about hyphenated last names?

***As a bonus here's a link to last name's that should never be hyphenated. ***


Sunday, October 9, 2011

What's in my October Birchbox??

 I received my Birchbox in the mail yesterday. So far all the other 
October Birchbox posts I've seen no one seems to be happy with their 
box I however love my box.

This Months theme is a box dedicated to getting ready for fall.
This months samples are to help you prep and polish your body, skin and hair.
Here is what I recived in my box:


Blinc Mascara: The tubing mascara won't smear, smudge or run,
plus it gaves lashes a sassy glow. 
I was excited to get this being I didn't get it the last time around
when a lot of other people got it. I love the tube it came in, the packaging is super cute.
Cost: $24

Pangea Organics Japanese Matcha Tea Facial Mask
This mask purifies, exfoliates, balances and hydrates. 
Cost : $40 for oz
Since I received  1 oz., I got my $10 cost of the box back!

Orofluido Beauty Elixir
A nourishing trio of oils (argan, linseed, cyperus). 
This oil has a vanilla amber scent. 
I opened and smelled it, and I must say it smells amazing, 
just like it is described.
Cost: $29.99

Befine Lip Serum
Vitamin Rich lip serum heals and smoothes cracked or dry lips.
I must say I tried this yesterday and LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
(this lip serum is full sized)
Cost: $25 with exfoliator duo.
(sorry about the flash)

Birchbox Extra: Tea Forte Minteas
I got lime mojito flavor, which taste pretty good.
I love the tin it is prefect to carry bobby pins in your purse, 
well after you eat the mints. 

Overall I am very happy with my Birchbox.
What did you get in your Birchbox?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Power of Pink

Hey everybody it's October which means it is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
I got the girls that work in my office pink ribbons to wear all month 
it's only fitting especially being that we work in a doctor's office. 
I will also be purchasing some limited edition pink items from my favorite 
retailers being they are donating a portion of their proceeds to Breast Cancer Research. 
It's a win-win I donate to a great cause and get something
new that's pink! 

(being I just started my wedding dress shopping I thought this was 
a cute extra!!)

What do you do to support Breast Cancer or any other type of Cancer?

Oh Yeah and some companies that are involved in donating portions of their proceeds are:
Sephora, Essie, OPI, EOS, La Mer, Aveda, Stilla, Clinque, Orgins,
Estee Lauder, Korres, Puma, Hautelook, Yoplait, Avon, Juice Beauty.
Just to name a few!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sad Saturday!!

Adele Looks SO Gorgeous in this video.
I love her with her hair down.

I love this song, it is my favorite on the album. 
What do you think do you love the song, the look or just 
everything about Adele like I do?

"I make music for ears not eyes" -Adele

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby

Today is a very special day, today is the love of my life/future husband and favorite
man (next to my dad and my dog, Preston) Ray's Birthday!! 

So Sleep In,

Drink Up,

And ENJOY!! 'Cause today is 
your day baby!!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

My September BirchBox!!

(I know that I'm posting this a little late, It has just been a crazy week.)

This month's Birchbox is suppose to be extra special being that it is BirchBox's 
one year anniversary. I have not been subscribed with them from the 1st box,
but I have been with Birchbox for 7 months (boxes) now.

These are the items I received in my September Birchbox:
-Jouer Lip Enhancer
-Incoco Nail Polish Applique in a leopard print with pink.
Truth Art Beauty Face Nourish- BirchBox blend
-Colorscience Pro Sun Protection Powder
-Bonus: Friendship Bracelet.

I love the Jouer Lip Enhancer it works great.I haven't tried anything else in this months box yet.
However, I also like the friendship bracelet, It looks super cute stacked with other string bracelets. 

Happy First Birthday BirchBox!!!!!

What did you get in your Birchbox?

To learn more about Birchbox click the link below.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Do I Heart Clarisonic?

Last month I purchased a Clarisonic Mia. The Clarisonic Mia is a slightly smaller
less heavy and cheaper version of the Original Clarisonic.
I chose the Mia over the original because it will be easier to travel with.
I of course have the pink one, being there are six colors to chose from. 

So far I am not sure if I love it yet. I have seen so many other 
reviews praising that Clarisonic to the high heavens. 
However, I haven't noticed a big difference in my skin's appearance. 
I do feel like I am getting a better clean but I also feel that way with the five 
dollar scrublet from Sephora which works really well especially for five dollars. 

My biggest complaint is my brush it never seems to dry fully. I use my Clarisonic in the
morning and at night. Every time I use it the brush is still damp from the previous use, 
which I don't like, that is how bacteria breeds. I also didn't care for the Clarisonic brand 
cleanser. I have instead used  Philosophy's Purity and Neutorogena Naturals
purifying cleanser. Which means I am on the search for my perfect
 cleanser for the Clarisonic. 

What cleansers do you use with your Clarisonic? 
And does your brush also stay wet?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

You GoGoGirlfriend!

When I got home today I had a white box waiting for me (yay I love presents in the mail)!
It was my GoGoGirlfriend monthly box. 
If you don't know what GoGoGirlfriend is it is a website that
allows you to try products before you buy them. After sampling these items 
you can then purchase them for a discounted rate. You also can earn 
points for reviewing products. These points are then used as cash on their site.
Oh Yeah, and shipping is always free!! 
So it comes packaged cute with tissue paper and their logo.

The items are I received are as follows:
*Weleda Pomegranate Body Oil, Body Wash & Hand Cream
*H20 Face Oasis cleansing water
 *Vegecol Facial Toner
*Perry Ellis Portfolio for Women Parfum
*Clari-T Pore Cleansing Strips
*Healthy Indulgence Dark Chocolate
*Easy Peeling Facial Peeling Towelette
*Aubrey Organics Eye Cream
*Exceptional Parfum (with a $20.00 off coupon)
*e.l.f. Lip Gloss
*Blossoms eye shadow & body shimmer with  powder puff

Right now they have a promotion running, a free Tarte lip gloss with new
member signup.
To sign up click the link below.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Vogue Italia September 2011 Cover!

Vogue Italia September 2011 cover features British model Stella Tennant.
who has her waist cinched down to 13 inches to be exact in a black Prada Corset!  

The cover is meant to be a tribute to the late Ethel Granger (1905-1982).
Granger was a lover of corsets and held the Guinness Book for the 
smallest waist in the world.

On the inside of the magazine's current issue Ethel Granger is featured in various photo's 
showcasing her tiny, tiny waist. Here a few of these photo's below. 

What do you think of Vogue Italia September cover? 
High fashion art or dangerous message?