DIY Chalkboard Serving Platter!

December 30, 2011 § 1 Comment

With the hype of chalkboard paint making its way onto the tip top of the hill, just about over the edge. Wit & Whistle has given me a fresh new love of this amazing paint! No joke, i love the look of this platter let alone the handiness of being able to label the items in a no mess manner. No more toothpick label flags for me, chalkboard serving platter here i come!

DIY Chalkboard Platter from Wit & Whistle

Just what i need….one more DIY project on my list! 🙂


Happy Christmas!

December 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

So it is officially Christmas day. As most of you are probably huddled in your homes with your family’s enjoying the over indulgence that is the holiday of that good ol fat man Saint Nick. As for me, i spent the morning opening gifts, and playing in the remains of the wrapping with my dog. We have dawned our Christmas gifts, and headed into the center of our small town, Vashon Island. The local coffee shop is open and i am sipping my delicious vanilla late and perusing the Zara Sale.

I was given some amazing free people pieces from my older sister this morning. Which only causes me to delve deeper into the world of Christmas sales and find those perfect pieces to complete an outfit with my new items! Oh geeze i guess i really do have the Christmas  spirit after all. HAHA.

I also received a “Kari Proof” as my younger sister puts it, Enzo hair curler, it truly is amazing, just grab wrap and run! hahaha

Really though, I am wishing you all a very happy christmas day and a wonderful weekend with friends, family and pets!
Much love.

So many ways to line your eyes

December 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

I want to apologize about the lack in blogs lately, at the moment my life is a giant whirlwind of work, more work, holiday planning, lets throw some more work in there, holiday gift buying, holiday gift making, holiday gift wrapping! Seriously, i cant wait until next week when i have some much needed time to at least get my life organized.

Now, for the real post! If you find yourself lining your eyes the same way every day (guilty) here’s a little inspiration to help you step out of your comfort zone and start anew with your makeup for the new year. I plan to put a few of these into action this week. If I don’t foul them up too badly i may let you all see too!

i did not compile this but i do love it!

Now get off your computer and finish your holiday gifts and start practicing with those liners and brushes!!

Fancy Tiped Nails DIY

December 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

So as you all know by now, i am less than amazing at doing my nails, plus I can never seem to grow them out. I love tipped nails, however, the aforementioned need to constantly trim gets in the way of my having glamorous flanges. The answer to this dilemma is here! I have stumbled across a foolproof solution for those who find their dexterity hindered such as myself, this awesome DIY makes the look of a trendy tip easy to do!

image found on pinterest: source unknown (but brilliant)

I’m thinking some awesome bright colors for the holiday!

Cant wait to have a second to try this out!

Skin Struggle

December 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

In these winter months it seems like a constant battle just to keep my skin in check. Either its overly greasy from the massive amounts of moisturizer or dry and hurting from the icy weather outside and constant dry heat inside.

Thanks to my obsessive product testing, I have found a couple amazing and simple solutions.

1. Dr. Hunter’s Hand Creme: Usually I loathe the smell of rose products, reminding me of a musty old house and your grandmas perfume and popurri all mixed in one. But this is a different beast all together! I love how this stuff smells, like nothing more than a wonderful, fresh cut rose. It softens my achy hands instantly, leaves behind a fresh floral scent and absolutely no oily residue! Talk about LOVE! I bought this stuff at Anthropologie.

2. Heritage Rosewater Spray: I know, again with the rose! But it works like a charm! The smell is light and fresh but does not stick around. What I do is, after I conduct my nightly face cleansing ritual, I lightly pat my face with a towel. While it is still damp I mist my entire face in this rosewater. Once properly doused in rosewater, I use a touch of my face lotion. The trick is, the rosewater neutralizes the PH of the harsh tap water you wash your face with, and putting a bit of lotion on while your face is drenched in its PH balanced goodness, you end up using less lotion and hydrating just enough to avoid that greasy face feeling. The best part is this is totally affordable and helps you from flying through your less affordable lotions! You can find it almost anywhere but The Natural Online has it on sale right now for only $5.65!

3. Aveeno Active Naturals Soothing Bath Treatment: Last but not least, is my go to bath time skin soothing remedy. Ever since i was a kid i have had really really sensitive skin! I mean i would break out in hives constantly and for no apparent reason. With that said this bath treatment has always been there for me, I love it. It is cheap and safe. I use it even if i just feel like relaxing and hydrating my skin, yeah for oatmeal! If i feel like a little aroma therapy while im soaking i will add a few drops of lavender oil along with the oatmeal treatment. Again, you don’t need to buy into those over priced bath oils to soothe your skin (they are amazing) but really what normal person wants to spend $80 on a tiny bottle of bath oil?! Not me! You can find this stuff everywhere, seriously, wallgreens, fred meyer, safeway ect. And its about 8 dollars for a pack of 8!

Lets make it thought these winter months with silky smooth skin.

My solestruck obcession

December 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

Ok girls, if you don’t already stalk all the shoes on this site, you will now. I love solestruck, they have great customer service and countless amazing pairs of shoes. Not to mention, they carry small sizes, lots of them!!!

Well, anyways they had this amazing black Friday sale 30%-50% off all sales items over 4 days! So naturally i piled all the shoes i love into a wish list and waited for the numbers to drop. I ended up with a few absolutely beautiful (and practical, yeah me!) shoes. But after purchasing i realized the code didn’t end up working. I waited until today to call and see if i was able to get a refund for the sale amount. The young woman who answered was so sweet she worked out the issue in no time, refunded me and gave me an additional discount on ANOTHER pair of shoe! Oh man just what i need, one more pair!

You know you have a problem when the customer service line says “oooh i remember you!” then states that you might as well come work in the office at this point! I cant help it, with free shipping, optional recycled shoe boxes, great customer service and amazing selection i cant help but keep coming back.

There, i did it, my ode to Solestruck.

Check out their blog too! its great!

Portlandia Clip for All You Dog Owners

December 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

I admit it, i am a total dork when it comes to my dog. But i swear, she really is special! Ha i hope you enjoy this clip from this upcoming season of portlandia as much as i do.

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