Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year.....

Guess what I'm doing for NYE???  Well, first of all I and my lovely daughters went and enjoyed an evening at the nail salon.  This is my NYE nail choice...  I opted for something that would most fit my personality.  I just love hot pink, especially with black and white...they seem to make the color pop....I also like to do that with turquiose...
O.P.I I'm Indi-a Mood for Love and DS Radiance, plus Black and White

After the nail salon, the rest of my New Years Eve was happily spent on the inside with my husband and kids.  Even though spending the evening dancing away in a beautiful dress and a killer pair of heels sounds exciting, I much prefer to be at home cuddled up with the ones I love.  Hopefully you all are spending time with the ones who love you...Until next safe and keep me in my prayers!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Not a resolution, more like a revelation..

I know it's been awhile since I posted, but as I'm sure you all know keeping up a blog is pretty hard during the holidays.  Especially when you have a husband, children, finals, and a home to be concerned with.  Anyway, I'm back along with a renewed dedication to not only improving and managing my blog more, but also with improving myself physically, mentally, spiritually, financially, and educationally.  I must say I am quite optimistic about the upcoming changes I'll be making in my life.  First of all, I plan on making my dream of becoming a hairstylist true.  This I call Phase 2 of my plan...  I also plan on working on opening a hair and makeup salon with one of my besties in the next year or two.  That's phase 3.... I plan to find a PhD program to enroll in and commit to, as well as I plan on taking both the real estate and tax classes within the next 6 months... (I know that seems like a lot, but I love school so it wont be so bad)...  In case you all are wondering what's Phase 1...well my bestie and I will be entering the world of luxury, couture hair and thus will be selling high end extensions.  Hopefully in the next month we will able to offer those services to you all...  Please wish me luck and give me your prayers and much needed support!!!! 

Anyhow, so I bet you've been wondering what I've been doing with myself lately...Well, besides working on my business ventures..I have been completely obsessed with increasing my makeup and beauty collection...I have been back and forth to MAC, Sephora, and Ulta all week....Lately I have been buying and trying various nail polishes...I must tell you I am absolutely in LOVE with the Essie brand polishes (Thanks to Krissy over at Addicted to All Things Pretty...This week I have been wearing "Chinchilla"...Its looks sort of gray in the bottle but on my hand it become this really nice brownish/purplish neutral that I'm really digging..I'm supposed to go get my nails done tomorrow...but I like it so much that I don't know if I'm ready to take it off...

Last week I wore "Turquoise and Caicos" by Essie...and I tell you I was super excited about this color.  So much in fact I went and bought two more bottles because I didn't want to run out.  I think this may be one of my "Go To" Blues from now on.  Along with my "Teal the Cows Come Home" by OPI...

Turquoise and Caicos
Teal the Cows Come Home

I bought several more Essie brand polishes, as well as some by OPI, Nicole, and China Glaze...I'll tell you more about those when I get a chance to try them....

Friday, December 23, 2011


I know everyone is looking forward to Christmas Day.  A fun filled day of family, presents, food, drinks, and an overall good time.  I know my babies are definitely looking forward to seeing what Santa has in store for them and I must admit I'm little curious as to what he's bringing me too.  I love the thrill of opening something new and not knowing what it is (even though I gave my husband at least 50 things to choose from) I am already looking beyond Christmas and straight to New Years Eve.  I can't wait to hang out with my girls, dance, have some drinks, and then bring in the new year with all the ones I love.  I'm most looking forward to receiving the dress I ordered from Bloomingdales.  I'm adding that dress to my growing collection of other party dresses I've ordered in the past few months.  I couldn't make up my mind so being the shopaholic I am I didn't see anything wrong with giving myself some options.  You can never have too many party dresses in my mind.  So, tell me what you think?  Which do you like?  And please let me know what you all are wearing to your NYE parties...

Bloomingdales $230

Fashion to Figure...the gold one $80

Torrid $70

Torrid $60

Sunday, December 18, 2011

In the holiday spirit…

I haven't been in the best of moods lately...I'm really not one of those people who gets a rush out of holiday shopping..I much rather be behind my computer screen quietly hitting "Complete transaction" as I do all my shopping via the web.  However, Christmas is that time of year that sometimes requires that you leave the comfort of your virtual mall and go to the actual one... Other than my frequent visits to MAC, Ulta, DSW, Walmart, and Target I mostly complete my shopping via PC.  I was less than pleased to know that I must leave the comfort of my online world the last several days to complete my holiday shopping... So as I was saying I have been in one terrible mood and I have had an overall "Ba humbug" attitude...and yes it has been a doozy.  I surely feel sorry for my poor husband because it has been he who has been catching the brunt of my fury...and even shopping hasn't seem to help it much...  Well you better believe my dear family was surprisingly elated to find that I woke up in a relatively great mood today and actually decided to put on some makeup!  I even picked out this bright red, sequined top I bought from Lane Bryant several years ago to wear as an homage to my mood.  I am definitely in the Christmas spirit today! Let me say "Happy Holidays"  while the spirit is here...I'll be back to Mrs. Scrooge because tomorrow its back to the Christmas rush. 

Look I'm even smiling!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fancy Nails...

Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to post anything in the last several days due to obligations at home and school.  I so estatic to finally have the time to make it back to my blog home!  Lately, I have been racking my brain trying to figure out what I want to do with my nails.  I had the luxury of getting my brows done today (which is a miracle when you have three little kids to run behind all day), but my nails are definitely in need of some much needed TLC.  They seem to be screaming, "It's our turn now"....So, I've been looking for the perfect design idea.  I must tell you I have been so excited about all the nails trends I've seen lately, especially abstract designs, the ombre trend, and all of the unique twists on the classic French manicure.  Here are a few of my favorite looks.  Please feel free to tell me what you think! 

All courtesy of

My favorite of all!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Marc Jacobs...

You know I love blue!
"Call Marc Jacobs personally to make a pair"  Don't we all wish, from handbags and sunglasses to those rose gold watches...we can all admit that MJ is hot!  I think there is something special about those initials..So check it out...these are some of the items I'm digging currently...what do you think???  I just call it Marc Jacobs hot!!!


Rose Gold

I love the face

Hellooo Sunshine!

I love white in the winter!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Techie Toy Fun!

I don't know about you all, but I LOVE my technology.  I am a self proclaimed Apple girl so it would only be fitting that I have an iPod, iPhone, and an iPad.....still waiting on the MacBook (hopefully my husband is reading this), but I also have a Dell laptop, Compaq PC, and Kindle Fire....What about you all???  What are your favorite tech toys, the ones owned and the ones you're wishing for??  And what do your toys wear??  How do you protect those gizmos of yours??? My favorite brand currently is the Speck brand cases for both my iPhone and my iPad.  They seem to be the most protective and reliable for me, while they still have a sleek, stylish feel to them.  The worse have been the rhinestone cases.  I love the look, but it seems that I keep losng so many of the stones!  Of course, part of the reason may be because I got it from the kiosk in the mall.  I've seen some higher end ones online though that run anywhere from $120-500. I even spotted a list of the 10 luxury iPhone cases....and believe it or not their most expensive fine was one for 100,000!!  Top 10 Luxury iPhone cases Can you believe that?? 

My gadgets are currently wearing the following:

PixelSkin by Speck $49.99

Speck Candyshell Case $34.99

New Techie Treats I love:

Juicy Couture $28

Jonathan Alder $28

Kate Spade $40

Ombre Case $180

Ombre gold $190

Kate Spade $40

Blue Flower $190

Marc Jacobs $84.90

Ted Baker $70

Speck iGuy 39.99

Case-Mate $48

Marc Jacobs $48

True Luxury Finds:

Louis Vuitton $1290
Diamond Case $20, 000

Gold Standard $100, 000

As you can tell, there seems to be big business in creating items for our favorite tech toys.  However, do you think it could be going too far???  I do love my gadgets, but sorry not for 100, 000...What about you??

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Accessories... Is there any such thing as too many?

Just like animal print, I love accessories.  I think a jewelry box and 2 caboodles full of earrings, bracelets, watches, rings, necklaces, pins, sunglasses, watches, etc could be proof of that.  But I always want more.  Is there something wrong with that??  Should I seek help?   I basically stalk certain stores on a weekly basis just to see what's new.  I really dont think anyone can have too many trinkets.....  They are like the icing on the cake.  I mean think about it, the same outfit has the ability to look 3 completely different ways with the changing of your accessories.   So in a way I think my hubby should really support my obsession of accessories because it could possibly help me save money on more clothes (I said possibly, but not likely, but it could). 

# 1  Rich Girlz @

As seen ALL SEASON on Draya from BBW LA, I really like this site.  I really want to cop these though, called Rich Squares and are priced at $50...currently these are sold out until December 14th.  I really like the matching bangle too, which comes as a set of two and sells for $100.

# 2  Poparazzi @

As seen on the BBW Miami ladies...and countless others, I really want the Xoxo beaded crystal hoops $65, Candyland earrings with swarovski crystals for $200, Fierce earrings $55, Goldie bamboo earrings 175, Las Vegas $40


Crystal Pave



Goddess spike/Xoxo
Gold Las Vegas

# 3 Macys- I have found to be a real "go to" when I'm looking for something quick.  Take a look!
Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson


Michael Kors

# 4 Coach- I have been stalking these watches for a minute...

Isn't the inside cute??

My favorite color!