My Beautiful, Crazy Life

Monday, July 21, 2014


I saw this circulating in the blog world and I just love the idea of documenting little moments in life. I am going to make this in to a series where I'll try to post this once a month to share whats happening in my life lately.

Making: myself a nice cup of pomegranate green tea this fine morning
Cooking: lots and lots of desserts. peach and blueberry cobbler mostly. yum!
Drinking: iced water with lemon or tea
Reading: The Best of Me by Nicolas Sparks 
Wanting: another vacation with the hubs.
Looking: forward to getting out on our own and experiencing life as a married couple.
Playing: the greatest personalized radio station ever; pandora.
Wasting: time, not money.
Sewing: i haven't sewn in quite sometime. 
Wishing: that I could go visit my family and see my dad :)
Enjoying: the time Eric and I get to spend together until we enter the grown up world.
Waiting: until we find out where we'll move before changing my last name.
Liking: lazy days full of movies and of course playing donkey kong.
Wondering: why bad things happen to good people
Loving: that eric and I have already been married a month <3
Hoping: to get a very close to my heart post up on the blog this week.
Marveling: how quickly time just flies by these days. It's been a year since my surgery.
Needing: to see our wedding pictures before I have a fit. It's been a month already guys.
Smelling: the sweet smell of my favorite candle
Wearing: lots of shorts and tee shirts. casual and comfy.
Following: the news and not much liking what I am seeing.
Noticing: that I have a birthday coming up.
Knowing: that God is in control and know's exactly what our future holds
Thinking: I should start up a sewing project. Pot holders?
Feeling: happy, it's a new day :)
Bookmarking: recipes for eating clean for when we move out.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

June Beauty Haul

June was a good month in the beauty department. I bought a lot of great products that I have been wanting to try for quite sometime and have been happy with all of them. I forgot to mention that I picked up all these items because I had a few gift cards burning a hole in my wallet. Overall, I only spent $4 on all of these products which to me screams successful shopping day.


Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Corrector
This BB cream is great although very light and super sheer, but great for someone like me who likes minimal coverage. It's a finely tinted moisturizer that helps to even my skin tone while at the same time protects my skin with it's SPF qualities.

NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray
I have only used this product once but was happy with the result. It helps keep your makeup in place for a longer wear as well as comes with a nice price tag. Win, win :)

Dermalogica Multi Active Toner
I first learned of Dermalogica from my sister in-law and I am so glad I did because it's definitely a great line. I love this toner although I wasn't so thrilled with buying one that has a defective mister.

Dermalogica MediBac Clearing Adult Acne Kit
This product is absolutely amazing and is by far the best acne product I've ever used. I have used plenty of products for acne but this one has done wonders for my skin and complexion. A week before my wedding I started using this product and was so happy to find not one zit on my face on my wedding day! Yay for an acne product that actually works for my skin type.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Spot Concealer + Treatment
I have only used this a few times but the times I did use this it worked wonders.  I have this one dark spot under my left eye that drives me absolutely crazy but after using this it completely disappears.

Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection
I absolutely love this eyeshadow because all of these colors are just perfect. I have always worn neutral eye shadows so buying this product was a no brainer for me. They go on smoothly, are long lasting, and have great pigmentation.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
I am not sure what to think of this makeup remover, but I do know one thing I don't like how it leaves my eyes oily (notice it says oil-free) even after washing my face.

Revlon ColorStay Overtime Lip Color
I wore this lip color on my wedding day and was extremely happy with it's moisturizing and long lasting qualities. I also loved the color, simply perfect for a wedding.

Real Techniques Lash/Brow Groomer
I actually didn't own a lash/brow brush, however deciding which one to choose was quite easy for me because I love real techniques brushes. I own several and have always been happy with their quality.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

A Red, White, & Blue Recap

| shorts: handmade by me, tank: j-crew, sandals: thrifted, watch: new york & company |

We had a fantastic weekend celebrating America's birthday with my brother and sister in-law and kids on the island taking part in all the finest island activities. Let me just fill you in on all the awesomeness our weekend consisted of: attending a 4th of July party where we indulged in a non traditional spaghetti pot luck dinner, a booze cruise through our canals to the sand dunes where we impatiently waited hours for the firework show to start which resulted in a massive brush fire, margaritas, dinner with the kids at CiCi's Pizza, and ended with a bang by going to see a movie I have been dying to see: How to Train Your Dragon 2. I was probably more excited about the movie than my niece and nephew were but I mean seriously that movie is by far the best PG movie ever! I told you our weekend was pretty cool, heres hoping that you and yours had a fabulous independence weekend as well (granted you are in the US, of course :)

Friday, July 4, 2014


(Photo taken from last year's 4th of July Parade)

Home of the Free, because of the Brave.
Happy Independence Day!