Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday tid bits.

i am just buzzing this morning.

maybe it's because it's friday,
maybe because it's payday (woot!),
or maybe because i have a hot cup of coffee
and banana loaf ready to be devoured?

all i know is im happy to be alive!
and it's finally the freakin WEEKEND.

here are some tid bits for you to enjoy.
woo hoo to friday!

this wedding is to die for, especially the invites.

a symbol of love for haiti.

fug: a good laugh, always.

an awesomely cheap lipgloss, in hypede. only $2

fabulous ideas for desk organization.

a perfect getaway and my sister's place of work. plus, some of the best skiing in the world.

i like i like i like these new 'alice in wonderland' inspired colors.

new tunes and she looks absolutely gorgeous and so very ethereal.

darling stationary.

the golden age hype. yes please!

emma looking gorgeous for burberry.

and lastly, an inspiring and emotional [must] read

Thursday, January 28, 2010

is it spring?


the birds are chirping today outside my work window-- what a treasure!

it feels like spring...even though it's still january (boo).
while the grey rain still remains in the city of roses,
things seem to be in bloom...almost.

and amongst the birth of new life, i found a fabulous body wash.
again, reminds me too much of spring.

Dove's Go Fresh Energize Grapefruit and Lemongrass, $3.99 (on sale) at Target


the grapefruit adds the perfect citrus scent while the hint of lemongrass gives an earthy but calming aroma. a little manly musk (in a good way).

plus, small exfoliating beads leave your skin soft and supple.

welcome spring with some lovin' for your skin.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

who's excited for?

alice in wonderland!?

this movie in cartoon version as a child was already trippy,
so one can only imagine Tim Burton's rendition will be quite the trip.

plus, the costume and makeup design are exquisite!




Tuesday, January 26, 2010

totally unrelated to beauty...

but this is beautiful.

the devil's work

{cafe press}

no, im not talking about the literal devil and his work.
i mean figuratively.
24 hour fitness has one hell of a work out.
you'll feel like your muscles are burning in the fiery pit of satan's inferno.

i took on the daunting class with 2 of my regular cronies (holla, UP grads!) and yikes!
nevertheless, although the instructor was crazy (in a good way),
and i can't really walk today...or move my arms,
it still feels mighty good to sweat and burn like that.

and reasons why i need to keep sweating and burning like that?

* v-day in park city xo
* vegas SB 2010
* cali trips in spring
* to fulfill my new years resolution
( a healthier lifestyle)


Monday, January 25, 2010

pulling at my heart strings: an aussie wedding...

i ran across these photos via ''a cup of jo'' (thanks!) and absolutely FELL IN LOVE with this wedding.

not only is the wedding in australia (the very first love of my life), but the dress is gorgeous, the brides' head piece is divine, and the bridesmaid dresses are fresh, energetic and oh so lovely.
(plus, the color-- my fave!)

when done correctly, a unique and antique-like hair piece can add the perfect flare to your wedding day look.

no, im not even close to a wedding day/marriage,
but my oh my a girl can dream!

bee inspired. i sure am...

{all photos via}
Photography, Glen Allsop.


Friday, January 22, 2010

{happy} weekend!


hittin' the town with mes amies.
so happy it's f f f fRIDAY!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Handle This: Lena Erziak

a sweet little surprise showed up in my inbox yesterday.
a request to be featured on my blog via Lena Erziak's PR staff.

ooo, just lovely!

so here we are...


Lena Erziak.
nyc based handbag line.
founded by sisters Leona and Hasna Erziak.
belgian-moroccan heritage.
experience in france, morocco and more.

DIVINE purses and handbags!

bags come in suede, leather, python, and ostrich.
perfect for the woman with class and a tweak of attitude.

these bags may be a bit higher than my normal price range
but i couldn't resist.

they are sophisticated & elegant with a trendy flare
(however, never over the top and quite unique!)

my favorite?
the Alessandro: bright red, python, with a scrunch tassle top.
(top photo)

visit the Lena Erziak website for the fall and spring collection in its entirety.
you'll die.

i'd love one draped over my shoulder this instant.
beauty at its best.

Lena Erziak
156 Ludlow Street
NYC, New York
t: 646.484.5895

hugs & love xo,

a birthday celebration for...

ain't she pretty?!


the hottest chick from Hermiston.

here's to another year of health, happiness and love!

homemade pizza, wine, the best of friends & cupcakes tonight.
mmm yes!

Looking forward to celebrating your birth (again) on friday,
karaoke style.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Smoking Stick

i am tempted to try.
but the colors are iffy...
i think the bronze would make a great smokey eye,
that isn't too gothic.

CoverGirl Shadow Blast Stick in Bronze Fire, $7

ah drew, how i love thee.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Super Freak, Super Rich.

$23 each.

this stuff is liquid crack, and im for reals.
i absolutely love this stuff.
recommended by my DEAREST hair dresser (she's da bomb!)

and doesn't break the bank for some kick-ass professional haircare.

perfect for color treated hair, both fine and frizzy.
only need a dime size.

try it for yourself.
and it smells even yummier...

thank you, bumble&bumble!

Monday, January 18, 2010

And here's to The Doctor...


"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happy MLK Jr. Day!
and to the many years of struggle, education, love and triumph.


Friday, January 15, 2010

How Now Brown Cow?

i was reading miss kim kardashian in the new glamour mag and she said she never leaves the house without matte bronzer. well, doi. i must say she always looks ever so gorgeous (how can you not with a face like that?)

but nevertheless, i thought, "i guess i don't really leave the house without bronzer either," but lately my once-loved physicians formula bronzer was beginning to look orange, old, and too bling to the bling on the face (hello shimmer!). not good for these winter months. and lets be honest, who is that tan in the winter? armenian's like kim, and those who sit in the tanning beds.

so i found a great, CHEAP, little bronzer that is matte enough, but gives just the right amount of color. (can you tell im on a super budget?) in medium.

Wet N' Wild Ultimate Bronzing Powder, $2.99


Use generously, but BLEND. Don't forget to add some pink to the apples of your cheeks.

Available at any drugstore or grocery store (generally).
Fragrance free with vitamins and aloe. Whoop whoop.

Bee bronze! XO,

Thursday, January 14, 2010

meller yeller

as i guiltily lounged out like a lizard on my couch to watch the trashier than trashy Real World, DC last night, i found myself enjoying Callie's yellow nail polish.

Why? I'm not quite sure.

But maybe yellow is the 'new' hot pink (i know the trend has been around, but its starting to marinate a little more with me lately...)

here are some mellow yellow pics to inspire
(and can i just say, i LOOOOVE mia, and her baby bump and getup from last years Grammys, including the bright yeller nails (look hard))

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

i'm in a funkity funk.

it seems i can't get the gumption to write a new post.
im thinking this baby needs a face lift (the blog, not me).

all i want to do is board a plane
and get away.
somewhere sunny.

i promise to bring you something cheery and awesome later this week.
for now,
Happy Hump Day
{and Real World episode day} !


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Powder Power


january is always too gloomy.
always, always always.
i can never seem to shake those january blues.

but i cannot forget the BIRTHDAYS!
(miss Maddy and auntie Kate xox)

while the celebrations approach
(both near and far),
my face must be looking up to par.

i am a proponent for loose powder coverage.
(liquid makes me greasy!)
and to perfect that look, let us illuminate.

i give to you:

Maybelline Mineral Power Illuminator, $10.99.
an all-over loose sheer shimmer powder.

it gives the faintest touch of 'sparkle'
with a fabulous finishing touch
(after concealer and cover-up).

do yourself a favor and purchase this little beauty.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year for a New Routine

for thy face: exfoliate 3x a week.
St. Ives has updated their peach face scrub
(oil free, mm thanks!)
Makes for some supple cheeks.
$7, any drugstore/grocery store

for thy eyes: big time mascara.
i want them long and thick.
still on the hunt...
(suggestions, anyone?)
don't forget your eyelash curler, ladies!

for thy lips: bold and beautiful.
i'm thinking glossy and berry, or matte and red.
(Rimmel and MAC make the best)

for thy cheeks: matte bronzer (to highlight)
and pink cheeks (to illuminate)

and many more...

{photo via treehugger}

Monday, January 4, 2010

back from the depths of winter.


and re-grouping still.
sorry for the lack of posts,
i spent a very long and glorious weekend in freezing minneapolis.

more to come...
and they're some goodies :)