but you don’t have to take my word for it

this is kind of a NEW idea for me. well, you’ll see what i mean…

::so maybe you love these::

————————>{then you’ll probably like THESE!}<————————-

::or if you covet these::

————->{def check in on these, even in a familiar dark gold!}<—————

::and if you need some of these::

——————>{then be sure to see these, in black, too of course}!<———————

**i also thought these were yum, too {in brown or black}!**

AND

::if you even just kinda like these::

::or these::

——————————–>{you will LOVE THESE} <——————————-

{and maybe add them to your christmas list}

if you find yourself bored with nothing to do

{this will entertain you, for sure!}

yes, this IS a product review…or something like it

i promise to make this less like an ad and more like an experience…

i want color, but nothing to actually be on my lips {that i can feel, at least}. now i do love benetint but not the taste, and the “wannabes” simply are not up to par. but, i was so pleasantly surprised when i tried the new covergirl lipstain and saw the results! the perfect “tint” or “stain” without a strong taste or fragrance and water-based, so no sticky or slimy feel.  and there are lots of lovely shades to choose from, but being the “au naturale” that i am {seen usually wearing burt’s}, i chose the coraly-nude shade {#435}.

p.s. i prefer its matte look, but you can add clear gloss on top for shine.

thanks, covergirl. you really did it!

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pink with envy

so let me EXPLAIN…while in atlanta this weekend my bestie AMY came to play. we had planned on some yard-sale-ing, but started too late and then decided to try our LUCK at the local thrift stores. we went to GOODWILL looking for furniture, but LUCK or FATE {not sure which it was} drove us towards the SHOES. i know i KNOW…i agree with ALL that you are thinking, but just WAIT. as we approach the shoes i am expecting the USUAL {beat up flip flops, clunky-chunkies, and bridesmaid discardings} but my eyes IMMEDIATELY landed on a STUNNING pair of PETAL PINK LEATHER HEELS. and the CLOSER in i moved, the more PLEASED i became {you know me and my heels}! it made me even more EXCITED to see they were BCBGirls!  as i examined them, it was apparent they had NEVER been worn. EVER! but then the happy news turned a little sad when i tried to SHOVE my size 8 foot into the 7 1/2 size shoe. it was IMMENSELY disappointing. but then my small footed {size 7 1/2} AMY came up behind me and was SMITTEN as well! they fit her like a GLOVE {or a pair of REALLY great heels}! i was SO excited that they fit her. i know you think i’m LYING, but if they couldn’t fit me, i had to have someone i LOVE who loved them AS MUCH AS ME to have them! needless to say, she went home DELIGHTED. and although i have a CLOSE relationship with BCBGirls’ heels, i have an EVEN CLOSER relationship with my amy! the BEST part is, she insists that i borrow them to ENJOY them a bit, too! thanks, amy. LOVE YOU! OH! and your HOT NEW shoes. YUM!

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{the end}

more lovely hair

{the wave that i crave}

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some day my spring will come

{after all of this brrr, i can’t wait for warm weather to return}

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pretty neutrals

{i can’t remember where i got this from, but it’s lovely}

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look who

{jcrew is selling sherbet as well}

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{yum yum yum}

and another thing

{i forgot to give props to madewell for their clothes in addition to their amazing boots}

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{they also carry hunter wellies. plus, they give the 15% student discounts like their sister}

how about some sherbet

{trina turk has me craving it}

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{now i want this color palette all over my house as well}