Monday, July 18, 2016

Arm Party

Vintage Avon charm bracelets and a homemade beaded bracelet.

 DIY and yard sales can have you on your way to party time in no time for very little cost. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Swatch & Review

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Talkin 'Bout The Weather

We have had a mercurial Spring here in the desert. It has been blowing hot and cold. I do love the clouds though.

Small thunderstorms and tiny rainbows. A tempest in a teacup you could say.


Monday, April 4, 2016

Colour Pop!

Spring is the time to pop with a bright lip colour!
Girl Code lipstick by Julep.

I am so ready for the sun!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Final Revitalift Review

Well, I have been using the Revitalift products now for almost two months. I think they work nicely. Not huge dramatic results. Better than using plain soap and water with a plain moisturizer by a long shot.

So, not a major difference. Just a subtle softening of the crease between my eyes and a firming of my jawline.
I will probably continue to use the eye cream. I really like it. The moisturizer, not so much. The serum is not bad and I might keep that in my regime as well as the night cream. I like to layer night creams on now and seal in with a night mask. No better way to wake up with dewy skin!


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Sale Away

I am pathologically unable to walk away from a sale. I went in to Pier1 ostensibly to pay my bill and came away with clearance placemats, napkins and sale napkin rings and glassware.  I am going to have to hide those napkin rings from the kittens.


Friday, March 11, 2016

On Target - Beauty Box

I received my first even Target Beauty Box today. They offer them seasonally for only $5.00 with free shipping but you have to act fast because they sell out in moments! I belong to a Facebook group and was in the right place at the right time to see the post that Target had stocked them. My fingers flew to the site and I snatched up one!

The theme for this box was vacay vibes.  It was jammed packed with deluxe samples of beach/summer themed treats.
Hair Food Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner
Not Your Mother's Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
SinfulColors Professional Nail Color (full size!)
Laniege Water Sleeping Mask
Banana Boat Sun Comfort SPF 30 Lotion
Nugg Deep Hydration Facial Madk Treatment
you are AMAZING Juicy Grapefruit Body Lotion
Caress Adore Forever Body Wash

There was also a $3.00 off any $15.00 beauty purchase coupon. 
Such a great deal! I like the opportunity to try new products with minimal investment. If you love trying new things too you should keep an eye out for their next box. 


Thursday, February 18, 2016

You Are What You Eat?

Over the past few years I have dabbled in Paleo, Gluten free, low carb diets. I haven't been very diligent but an excruciating week of pain has sent me looking at Anti-Inflammitory Diet books on Amazon. Luckily there were a couple free ones so I downloaded them. I am not sure how this will go but at this point I will try anything. Oh dear god, I hope I don't have to give up wine!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saturday Insanity - Shopping Haul And Product Review

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The New Normal

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness is tough. Then coming to terms with the changes in your body is a whole other can of worms. I have been in denial for a year now. A year of weigh gain, swelling, unable to bear wearing regular clothes. I held on to too much. 

This me, the me that is now who deserves space. So I am going to choose to let go of the past image in my mind of what "me" I should be. Okay, that means leggings instead of jeans. Elastic waists instead of buttons and zippers. No more stilettos. 

Is this permanent? I don't know. Modern medicine is working on new treatments and I am waiting on a pre-auth to start a new drug. Either way I am me, letting go of the past. I just have no room for it.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Chloe+Isabel Unboxing!

My daughter had a Chloe+Isabel jewelry party so of course I had to order. I was so excited to get my order in only two days!

Everything was packaged so beautifully.

 I will certainly reuse the little canvass bags for gift giving.

The adorable felt birds I am going to bling out a bit and give to my eldest daughter to use on her tree next year.

I ordered three rings, a necklace that can be worn as a set or separately, and got a free pair of earrings.

The only caveat is that the rings were not true to size. I ordered all size 7 and I got one size 7 one size 6.5 and one size 6.75. I am still deciding if I want to exchange them. I did want to wear them my pointer finger not my ring finger. Other than that everything is so pretty. I will be wearing them tons.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Finally Friday

So glad that that it is finally Friday. This week has been way too long. I have some shopping to do so expect a new Friday Finds post next week. Until then, here is a new video on the L'Oreal Revitalift products I am trying out.

Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

My First Vox Box!

I got my very first Vox Box from Influenster in the mail and I am pretty excited. I know it might be the only one I ever get as I am not some young, cute, twentysomething who instagrams selfies all day long. I am thankful for small blessings. You can follow me on my YouTube channel as I try this stuff out for the next couple weeks to see how it works.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Unpot Your Makeup: Final Installment

Here is a little video I did about the makeup unpotting. I might in the future do a how-to on making your own palettes.

Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


As I go through this journey of life one thing I have learned is, nothing is static.
The old me in "mom jeans" would not be so surprised at the new me in leggings and comfy tops. Even she was changing.

While I miss my retro-fashion clothes and I miss my body that did not hurt, I embrace my life and my existence. 

As the New Year begins I give thanks to my many friends and family who have made this journey with me. I am also grateful for the many animals that share my life. I decided not to make any resolutions this year other than to do only what gives joy. 

May you all have joy this year.


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