Wednesday, December 30, 2015

{ Wednesday Words of Wisdom }

A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset.
When you wake up, take a second to think about what a privilege 
it is to be alive & healthy.
The moment we start acting like life is a blessing
I assure you it will start to feel like one.
Time spent appreciating is time worth living. 
- unknown

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

{Tuesday Tidbits} Another Year Gone....

* It's hard to believe that another year is drawing to a close.
* Which means I will be one year from seeing Lil Diva graduate high school?!?  Is that even possible?
* The weather here in the northeast has been insane.  Christmas Day was 70 degrees.  We went to dinner and our traditional Christmas Eve events without even a sweater.  Hence, it didn't even feel like Christmas.
* Santa brought me a new laptop. Which makes me really excited, I can get back into my writing now that I have the time for it.   
* I am working on my list of New Years Resolutions.  What are some of yours?

Saturday, December 5, 2015

{Loving} Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick

There is only one word to describe this lipstick..... AMAZING!

It took me a while to purchase Kat Von D's Everlasting lipstick.  Why?  The price.  You would think, spending $20 for a lip color shouldn't hold me back.  After all, I buy MAC lipsticks at $17.  This one is only a few dollars more right?  But here is my reason.  It's a liquid lipstick.  A MAC lipstick will last me quite a while, a liquid lipstick, will likely be gone in half the time.  Another reason, what if I didn't like the consistency?  What if it was dry? What about longevity?  But Lolita was just calling my name.  Finally, I just took the plunge.

My review:  The color goes on creamy.  Unlike many matte liquid lippies that give you little time to apply, this lippie takes a couple of minutes to dry to matte.  Which is great because with many other liquid matte lipsticks, it is very obvious the areas you've made corrections or filled in.  As far as wear, I literally only touch up once throughout the day.  I am able to drink coffee and eat and not have to worry that my lipstick is gone.  And the color is amazing.  Black Friday I purchased "Truth or Dare".  But there is a reason why "Lolita" does not stay on the shelves for long.  The color is simply amazing.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

{ Wednesday Words of Wisdom }

People who shine from within don't need a spotlight.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

{Tuesday Tidbits} Post Black Friday Thoughts

Black Friday seems to get earlier and earlier with each passing year!  This year was no exception. Most of the stores were open by 5pm on Thanksgiving Day.  It has to stink if you work retail and you are one of the unfortunate ones that is required  to work.  It seems that businesses are itching to get the Holiday season under way.

Lil Diva and I made plans to go out to the local shops after relaxing a bit from our food coma.  We headed out to Target, Kohls, and Old Navy.  We didn't need to be there when the doors open since we weren't in need of any of the doorbusters.  She was mostly shopping for herself.  I had saved some cash I received for my birthday and figured I would add things to my winter wardrobe.  I found the above two sweaters at an amazing price.  Both stores I purchased them from were having 40% off everything. We thought it was going to be outrageously crowded and were surprised to see how manageable the crowds were.  We went to all three stores and were back home before 9pm.  We went to bed and headed out to the mall at 5am. I picked up some LUSH products (not on sale) and some make up items at Sephora.  Again, the mall was so quiet.  

Since Lil Diva had to work, we didn't stay out long.  We went for breakfast at this new bagel shop that specializes in fancy bagels (think fruity pebbles,oreo and captain crunch bagels) and then stopped to get some last minute decorative items for the Christmas tree.  

Great part about Black Friday was I did manage to finish the majority of my Christmas shopping.  Just a few more names on my list to go!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Weekend Highlights : {The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...again!}

*  Thanksgiving has come and gone.  We spent it quietly at home, the four of us plus Grandpa A.
*  Made a delicious pumpkin cheesecake for the first time.  Thankful for Pinterest!
* Can't believe that now I have my daughter as my Black Friday shopping partner.  Where did the time go?!
* Decided to change up the color scheme on the tree this year.... red, white and silver it is.
* I am 75% done with my Christmas shopping.
* Even though it was an emotional week, I am thankful for the series of events. Through reflection I realized when you are in constant contact with someone who sees the world negatively, you can't help but to slowly start doubting in the world and in part in those around you, even yourself.  Being a positive person, this was slowly draining me.  Everything happens for a reason. By Thursday, I started to see the bright cheery person in me who has been slowly disappearing without me noticing.  So thankful I was pulled away from a toxic environment.
* Looking forward to truly enjoying the holiday season!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

{ Wednesday Words of Wisdom}

Sometimes we believe something is a great opportunity for us.... when we don't get it, we wonder what could we have done better in order to get it.  But, sometimes has nothing to do with how well we did it.  We probably did an amazing job.  It could be that we are meant to do something else and being tied into that particular opportunity could prevent us from gaining the better one.