Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Beauty Favorites

I lucked out on beauty products this past year, coming across some that I know I'll love as long as they're around. From powders to perfumes, I've compiled a short list for you guys. I also made a video, so to hear a little bit more about them, give it a watch! Thank you guys for an awesome year. Stay safe tonight! Happy 2014!

2013 Beauty Favorites:
-Yes to Tomatoes Moisturizer
-Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
-Real Techniques Multi-Tasking Brush
-Naked Palette by Urban Decay
-CoverGirl Shimmering Sands Trio
-CoverGirl Lashblast Volume
-CoverGirl Clump Crusher
-Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (Lovesick & Romantic)
-C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve
-Tangle Teezer
-Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck Enchanted Perfume
-Marc Jacob's Daisy Perfume
-GAP Dream Body Mist

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Merry Christmas everyone! Oh my goodness I can't believe it's finally here. It is my most favorite day of the year and nothing can put a damper on my spirit. I am so excited to share a very special video with you all today -- THE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR! A few of my best friends from school agreed to participate & it was so much fun. Bloopers will be going up tomorrow, and let me tell you, you won't want to miss it. I hope you all have an absolutely wonderful Christmas. Eat up, spread cheer, and love on your families!

P.S. I'm a little sad to say that the 25 Days of Blogging are over, but I'll be back soon with another post! Don't you worry. Aaaand the blog will be getting another little makeover!

P.P.S. Click here for bloopers!


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Home for Christmas

Today's post is one that I've been very excited to share. It's no secret that I love Christmas, and being home with all the decorations is something so special to me. Our decor changes ever so slightly each year, but there are so many pieces that bring up fond memories -- our middle school snowmen creations, our stockings we've had since kids, The Three Stooges and red bows on the tree, & of course the star my brother hand crafted (which will go on top of the tree tonight, as our tradition goes!). I hope you enjoy this wonderful Christmas Eve. I'm so excited for Christmas, but a little sad that the 25 Days of Blogging are coming to an end! I have a special video that I'll be posting tomorrow, so be sure to head back over here for that! I can't wait!

Monday, December 23, 2013

❄ Muddy Buddies! ❄

Muddy Buddies are delicious, there's no doubt about that. So, yesterday Amanda & I made some to give as gifts for some of my family. I had a few issues making the white chocolate peppermint version, but in the end they turned out alright. Just make sure to crank up the Christmas tunes & have fun! You can follow the recipe on the back, or click here to find some different options. MissGlamorrazi, or Ingrid, on YouTube made a few different versions, and shows how to do everything step by step. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Decorating the Christmas Tree!

Since it's getting so close to Christmas, I thought I'd share a couple videos over the next few days that will hopefully get you in the Christmas spirit. The other day my brother came home, so we finally got to decorate our tree together! It's fun and silly and I think you'll really enjoy it.

Be sure to check out last year's video here!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Don't Stress

Today I'll (hopefully) be finishing up my last bits of Christmas shopping. I've spent the past few days out shopping, and as much fun as it is, it can be a very tiring process. It's so easy to get bogged down in the "obligations" that come at Christmastime-- remember to send this, buy this, decorate this, etc. I think what is keeping me positive is, well the fact I love Christmas so much, but also that the gifts and the decorations and everything else doesn't really matter. Whaaaaat? I know, I know, but it's true.

It's great if you find that perfect present, but really whatever you get will be great. It's honestly the thought that counts. Don't worry about the card you forgot to send to so & so. They won't really mind. Oh, you burnt the cookies? No worries. 

So in the next couple days, don't stress too much. Just have fun, stay positive, and be merry & happy... because Christmas is almost here!

Image via Pinterest here

Friday, December 20, 2013

Photo Friday ❄

Happy happy happy Friday! These past couple weeks have been awesome. I survived finals week, Amanda turned 20, I went camping with friends, and there's just a couple things to finish up before Christmas! I can't believe it's just a few days away. I still have a ton of shopping and crafting and baking left to do, but I can't wait! Here are a couple photos to sum up the last week or two. Be sure to let me know some of your festive plans for the weekend! And don't forget to come back tomorrow for another post from the 25 Days of Blogging!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

My Favorite Christmas Movies

There are a ton of Christmas movies out there, but when it comes to my favorites, I sort of have an odd bunch. I grew up with most of these and have loved them more and more over the years. These are some that I have to watch every year, no matter what. Without further ado, here are my Top 5 Favorite Christmas Movies!

5. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

#5 was a tie between Rudolph & It's a Wonderful Life. I usually lose patience while sitting through It's a Wonderful life though, so Rudolph it is.

4. Elf

There are several times when I feel like Buddy the Elf during Christmastime. This movie just makes me so very happy.

3. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

I grew up watching this movie every Christmas Eve with my family. Unfortunately, I think we've lost the VHS tape of it, but I found it on YouTube here! It still warms my heart every time I watch it.

2.  Unaccompanied Minors

One underrated Christmas movie I'd say. It's a silly movie for sure, but it sort of makes me want to be stuck in an airport for Christmas.

1. Eloise at Christmastime

This is my all time favorite Christmas movie. I love everything about this movie. The songs, the love stories, Eloise, and Julie Andrews of course. Again, it makes me want to live in a hotel during Christmas. And it really makes me want to visit New York at Christmas. If you've never seen this one, I highly suggest you do!

What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?

None of the images above are my own. From IMDB, Google, & Wikipedia

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

On My Nails: Nailtini Champagne ❄

It has been ages since I've reviewed a nail polish, so when this color showed up in my Ipsy bag last month, I knew I had to show it to you guys. I've never tried anything from Nailtini, but this shade "Champagne" is such a lovely color. It's a little more rose gold than it is champagne, but I quite like that. It applies very nicely, has a bit of shimmer to it, and I really love it. You'll have to excuse the weird bubbly-ness that is happening on my nails. Don't think it's the polish's fault! I just hadn't properly prepped my nails with a buffer. Overall, I think this shade is perfect for Christmastime & a nice departure from the reds I usually wear this time of year (though I'm sure I'll be wearing this sparkly red soon).