Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving...& why I'm NOT a fan

Hello, Good Morning, whatever you use as a early day greeting. I thought I would share a few things so that if you are maybe in the same situation you will know that its OK to NOT like a holiday.
First of all, YES I am VERY freaking thankful for all that I have! Uh, DUH! But sometimes things happen & it really just ruins things for you. Example: I am NOT a fan of Thanksgiving. Why? You may ask. Well Thanksgiving was the first HOLIDAY that we had AFTER my grandmother passed away as well as the first holiday after my grandfather passed away. Now you may be asking yourself, Why in the hell should that matter? Well you see I never saw my grandmother on my dad's side & never met my paternal grandfather (he died before I was born). So my maternal grandmother was the ultimate Matriarch of our family. Every Thanksgiving she would start cooking everything on the Monday of that week. And 8 times out of 10 I was there simply because school was out & I was relegated to my grandparents house almost anytime school was out. Now yea at the time I hated not being able to see friends, but now I'm very grateful for those times making pies & cookies & cakes. So you see because EVERY SINGLE THANKSGIVING up until 1997 I was with MY GRANDMOTHER! Therefore every blasted year I am reminded of that first thanksgiving without her & how no matter how great of a cook ANYONE else is, NO ONE is EVER going to measure up, myself especially. So that is MY reason as to why I just don't like Thanksgiving (we won't even begin to go into how EVERYONE generally makes me feel like a fool for my own thoughts & feelings).

Now you may be saying, OK that is a plausible reason, well I'm about to hit you with another...I'm not really a fan of Christmas anymore either. Now STOP before you grab your bible & come running in to try & exorcise the demon that has most definitely taken me over (already had someone try to "exorcise" me when I was younger & NO unfortunately I'm not joking AT ALL), I have a very good & plausible reason for this as well. In 1995 my family moved to the area I live in now, very tough stuff for a 13 yr old, believe me. Well exactly 6 months to the day (Dec 30th) after we moved, my dad passed away. So you know what that means? Yes Christmas was the last holiday that I spent with him. And you see my dad was one of those crazy rednecks everyone always makes fun of for having a million lights strung everywhere all over their house & yard! Seriously I think he would have put lights on my dog if he could have. So the entire holiday (& I'm talking about the commercial side of it, decorating & getting everyone together whether they want to or not & all that crap) just doesn't hold any joy for me anymore, simply because I'm reminded that I no longer have him here.
So there is my personal reasoning as to why I'm NOT a nice or happy person during this time of the year (we will not talk about the stress of money & trying to buy nice gifts for people & trying to pay bills). Now I can say I don't care if you think I'm crazy or whatever else, you know my reasoning & I think if I'm supposed to accept you & your weirdness (whatever that may be) then you should have to accept mine at least I have a plausible reason for my gloominess.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nutra-Nail Gel polish!

Review time loves! Now first off, SORRY no pictures! My camera, which I have loved since the day I bought it, has finally decided to die. Well...partially, half the time it will not turn on & others the flash will not work, its just crazy. So I know that this is kinda a sucky post without pictures, but I'll try to give you the info you need anyway! K? K!

I purchased the Nutra Nail Gel polish in Moonstone & tried it out that night. Now what is it? Its a "gel polish" that you DO NOT have to "cure" with a UV light. Supposed to dry pretty much immediately, dry Very shiny, and last up to 10 days (I believe).

First the color: Moonstone-Beautiful dusty blue with small micro shimmer glitter. (best way I know to describe it lol) Put it this way, its Purrty ya'll! lol

From what I could tell & going off my previous experience of trying to do my on nails at home with acrylic kits, this essentially is the "gel" from those kits that you paint on the color while this is still wet, and Voila! your "uv-free gel polish". Problems-I could not get a nice opaticity built up for this, but luckily it was a beautiful color on the slightly sheer side. I did end up with "globs" of extra gel along the edges of my nails (total application error on my part). Did it dry immediately? Yes! I love that part of it seriously! It was very shiny & only a slight gritty texture felt even with three coats.

Now on to the lasting part- this did not last very long on me, BUT I also put it thru its paces! Long story short: my house is over 100 yrs old LITERALLY & with winter coming on, we had some mice, as I know everyone else gets as well. Cleaned out the ENTIRE pantry & kitchen & put Everything back nice and organized. I noticed a chip Sunday morning while fixing breakfast & by about 1:30 that afternoon I had peeled it almost all the way off of all my fingers. Now to remove this they say either buy their little remover packs (basically a sponge with acetone in a little pouch) or soak a cotton pad in pure acetone wrap around fingernail & top with foil. I'm impatient so I just held the pad on my fingers, but it worked ok.

Final thoughts: Did I like this? Yes! I think this would be perfect if you had something to do "fancy" for the night & wanted a fast easy good-looking mani. Its comes in about 12 or so colors, ranging from very sheer pink to dark vampy burgundy purple ( very pretty shade by the way). BUT...THE PRICE!!! $11.99 @ my local Rite-Aid is a little too much even if there is a $1.50 off coupon on the display. $10.49 is still too much for me to spend on a polish at a drugstore. $8.00 for Essie hurts my heart sometimes, but lets face it we can't live without Essie can we? lol So overall I think this would work for someone who needed a quick fix good mani for a fancy evening, but for everyday, just not sure.

Friday, August 12, 2011

I am a woman, I'm Not happy about my weight...

As per the title, lets get real, ALL of us are Not happy about Something in association with our body. This applies for men as well as women. *Remember that the man in your life could be just as unhappy with the way he looks too.* Now this is just me and what I am trying to do to make myself healthier (& of course look better!lol). Let us look back to high over 10 years for me! lol Anywho, I was I guess what you would call "skinny" in high school. I'm a bit above average height for a woman & in HS I was a size 0/3. Now this is not taking into account the fact that the Bootie was there even then, (seriously I was know as "the girl with the best Ass!" no lie! lol) but my abs were a completely toned six pack, my arms all nice & chiseled & my legs while being a little bigger than others (soccer, biking, roller skating & horse back riding will give you AWESOME legs TRUST me!) they were very toned & looked HOT! lol ok maybe not HOT but they looked good. Now you may ask "what did you do to stay in shape?" NOT work out that I can tell you! lol You see I HATE to work out. If it seems remotely like it may be a "workout" I ain't doing it my dear! But there was something else I did ALL the time that I have now concluded kept me looking good. Dancing! Not ballet, but I do throw that in sometimes, but I'm talking dancing around the kitchen, living room, bedroom like a fool & loving it! You see I love music of all kinds and genres; example: I have right now in my kitchen on top of the radio
1. 2 Celtic Woman cds
2. Evanescense
3. Elvis
4. Several Old school rap cds from my HS days
5. 1 of my Disturbed cds (I have them ALL)
6. Muse
7. Several of those "variety" classical cds that you can find @ Target near the greeting cards

So you see I have to have music around me. I have proven to my boss that with music playing in my office or the back room where I reign I get at least 50% more work done in a shorter amount of time. But anyway back to dancing & me losing weight. I do not eat super healthy, but I'm not munching on crazy fried foods all the time either. I would say I'm an average person who likes my bad stuff with the good stuff thrown in. I've recently cut out a LARGE portion of pepsis that was my go to drink. & by just doing that I noticed a difference within 3 wks. But to help it along I've decided to get back to doing what I love to do & will get me looking sexy again. lol There is no rhyme or reason, just MOVE!!! Do this to start & I promise you will feel something: Get a Michael Jackson cd or download it to your mp3 player of choice. Lets face it, you HAVE to dance when you hear his music, right? Now if you have carpet in your house set it up to vacuum, seriously stay w/me now. I personally pop that cd into the surround sound system, crank it up & LET. IT. GO!!!! You see if you are dancing around your house like you think you are going to be the next broadway star or video star WHILE vacuuming, you are getting 2 things done at once plus when you switch arms pushing the vacuum, along with swinging your arms like a monkey, you are working those as well! Plus almost anyone can do this no matter your age. Put on some old Elvis, & baby swing those hips! Good Luck to ya & I'll see around the next turn!! XXOO

Friday, July 8, 2011


Good morning ya'll!! I hope that everyone had a superb Fourth of July! As always ours was great (its also my father-in-love's birthday!) the parade on Saturday was so much fun, but it was INCREDIBLY HOT!! lol Anyway on to my review!

Ok, so some of you may know that I have what you would call "wavy/almost curly hair". Most of the time they come out looking very "beachy" (which is great!), but the problem I have is finding products that work properly. You see my hair is VERY fine but I have a lot of it, plus it is LONG, we're talking below the bra strap long. I know many of you have used those "curly" products that while yes your hair looks amazing, feels like you dunked your head in a vat of hairspray. Yick!! I literally have tried almost every product in the drugstores for this & have only found a few that I liked. Well I ran out of what I've been using for about 2 months now (studio FX curl serum I think is the name, found it at CVS) & so decided to try a new product. Enter my review (sorry about the long way to get here lol)...Cristophe Curl Defining contour creme. Today is my first time trying it so I thought I'd take ya'll with me!

First impressions...Nice! The smell isn't icky, which some of you know can be a problem with some curl creams. The texture is great, not sticky & best of all doesn't weigh my hair down or make it look like I haven't bothered to wash it. I only used this after washing my hair with John Frieda Luxurious Volume shampoo & conditioner. So far so good, I'm loving it! Now its only 10 am here in GA, but the humidity is already pretty high & no crazy frizzies happening! And the BIG sticking hair ISN'T "CRISPY"!!!! *CHEERS* I will update the post later on today & add some pictures! I hope ya'll have a Wonderful & COOL day!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My new start!

Ok, so I know I'm not the only one out there who religiously reads several different beauty blogs. I'm stating this by looking at the number of followers on the mulitple blogs I read. So I've decided to throw my hat out there too. First of all I'll give you a little background...I LOVE makeup! True most days I don't put any on, but still, its a great love of mine. (Yes, I'm the one who must buy the newest coolest trend just to have it! lol) I would Love to become a makeup artist, but unfortunately do not live in an area where this profession would be condusive to my income. (In other words, there is no way I'd make any $ from this! lol) But way back when in high school I did my friends makeup on a routine basis. I loved it! I didn't do out makeup for prom, but did pick out all the colors for each of us (4 in total all getting ready together @ a friend of a friend's house where she did our makeup and hair for free! She was awesome & can't even remember her name!:() But for all of our chorus concerts & competitions, pageants, big dates, & dances I was it! lol I also did my own makeup for my wedding. In which you'll see below. I believe I did a pretty good job considering I literally didn't go to sleep until about 1:30 the night before & woke up @ 3:00! So just consider this my 1st beauty blog. I will try to get a couple of pics up of various looks I've done! Hope ya'll like it, please feel free to comment!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Silly little stuff

Good afternoon everyone! So I was over at reading some of Emily's older posts & saw this and decided it was a good idea! Some of you may not know me personally so here is a fun way to let you know some fun, random things about me!

1. What color is your hair? RED!!!
2. Drama? No thanks
3. Are you a girly girl? Yes, I am! Even though most days you may see me without a stitch of makeup, I really love to get dressed up!
4. Who was the last person you hugged? My hubby Neal this morning when he left for work. He always comes & tells me bye, love you & hug & kiss every morning! (Even the ones that I'm still asleep when he does this!)
5. Small or large purses? I have a few small ones, but everyone will say large for me! But those who make fun are always glad that I have whatever it is they want/need in my "satchel bag"!
6. Are you short? Uh, not really 5'6" or 7"
7. Do you like somebody? I do, bunches of people! :)
8. What would you do if someone smacked your butt? Uh, for those who don't know me...I have a big butt, & I'm proud of this, so random touches from strangers happen & are rewarded by me announcing to the world "Who just touched my butt?!" Yep, I embarass them! heehee!
9. Do you care if your socks are dirty? Well, the dirty ones go into the hamper when they are taken off, so this doesn't apply.
10. Do you dress up on Halloween? Yes, most of the time.
11. Are you double jointed? Not sure, but I'm flexible.
12. Where is the weirdest place you have slept? Prob be the stockroom @ Jcpenney in Athens, GA , when my mom & I both worked there & I was SUPER sick but couldn't go to dr till the afternoon, I climbed up on the roller belt, grabbed some bubble wrap, put my coat on top of it for a pillow & slept all day!
13. Has anyone touched/smacked your butt in the past 24 hours? What is it w/the butt smacking thing? lol Neal last nite!
15. Do you call anyone by their last name? Yes, Neal gets called "Carver" if he does something bad! lol But yea, a couple of people
16. How many guys will read this just because it says "Girl Confessions"? who knows, I didn't call it that

"X" marks the spot

[X] I do wear makeup
[x] I have cried at a movie theater
[x] I can put mascara on w/out opening my mouth
[]I get jealous [Nope, I get mean!!! lol]
[] I think Johnny Depp is sexy [not really, cute, but not sexy]
[x] I love to laugh
[x] I like death metal [YEP!!! LOVE hard metal!!]
[]I like rap [NOT a rap person]
[x] I like Country
[x] I carry a purse
[x] I'd be lost w/out my computer
[]I own a Spice girls CD
[]I own a Brittney Spears CD
[] I own a boy band cd
[] I get bored watching football [um, watch a GA game w/me & you tell me! heehee]
[] I've never been called a spoiled brat [have, but I'm not!]
[]Guys are confusing
[]I've been called a bad influence. [no, I was the good one!]
[x] I have/had a piercing other than my ears.

17. What color is your bra that you are wearing? White
18. Do you prefer light or dark haired guys? DARK!!! I LOVE Black Hair Obviously! [look @ Neal]
19. Are you currently frustrated with a boy? No
20. Do you have a best friend(s)? Yes, 15 years and counting girlie!!!
21. Have you ever had your heart broken? yes
22. What size shoe do you wear? 71/2 or 8 (71/2 in heels if anyone wants to buy me some! lol)
23. Do you like your life? Yes, I'm very blessed to have the people around that I do! Sure I complain sometimes, but that is human nature.
24. Has one of your friends ever stolen a boyfriend from you? Back in high school.
25. Have you ever jumped in the pool with your clothes on? Yep
26. Do you have more friends that are boys or girls? Guys
27. Do you wear extensions? Not yet, but I'm trying to save up for some clip in ones
28. Have you ever slapped a boy in the face? Yes
29. What are your biggest fears? Losing my loved ones.
30. Have you cried yourself to sleep? yes
31. Have you ever not been able to get someone off your mind? yes
32. Do you believe in the saying "once a cheater, always a cheater"? from my experience, yes
33. Have you ever had a good feeling about something? yes
34. Do you ever wish you were famous? sometimes
35. Are you currently missing someone? yep
***This guy or that guy?***
Punk/goth or Gangster? neither
Preppy or Cowboy? cowboy
Face or body? both
Sweet or Sexy? both
Armani or Abercrombie? neither
city-slicker or rural guy? RURAL
Blue, Green, Grey or Brown eyes? BROWN eyes!!! or at least 2 that I love!
Contacts or glasses? well, Neal doesn't wear contacts, but wears glasses and is sexy so...

***Your pick***

36. Eyeliner or mascara? Mascara
37. Louis Vuitton or Dooney & Burke? Neither, Coach
38. Heels or flats? heels, at least 3 inches
39. Skirts or pants? both
40. Sock or leggings? both
41. Sweatshirts or jacket? sweatshirts
42. Flip flops or sneakers? flip flops
43. Straight or curly hair? which ever I feel like dealing w/that morning!
44. Hoop or dangling earrings? either
45. white or black? black
46. Victoria Secrets or Bath & Body works? BBW
47. Smoothies or Lattes? Lattes
48. Diet or regular soda? Regular, can't drink Diet they give me migraines
49. Orange juie or apple? Apple
50. Pearls or diamonds? BOTH
51. Vintage or boho? Vintage 40's pin up style!
52. Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen? Uh, they are still alive?
53. Lindsay or Hillary? Neither
54. Ipod or cell phone? cell phone
55. Friends or family? BOTH
56. Lip gloss or lip stick? Gloss
57. Manicure or pedicure? Can I get both? lol But my toes are ALWAYS done! Hate naked toes!
58. Tiffany's or Chanel? Either, both are classics for a reason
59. Love or peace? Peace will bloom from love, even if its just love of your neighbor!
60. Sunglasses or purses? Well, I routinely lose sunglasses, but ALWAYS have my purse!

**In a guy?**
Funny or Serious? Neal is a perfect mixture of both
Romantic or Daredevil? Daredevil!
Cute or Hot? Both
Dark Eyes or Light eyes? Dark,Neal has beautiful brown eyes!
Long hair or short? LONG!!! I wish Neal would grow his out, I LOVE LONG hair on a man!!!!
Curly or straight hair? either as long as its clean
Good Dancer or Good Singer? either one or both
Basketball player or football player? Football, I HATE Basketball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Really, can you tell?)
Jock or Rebel? Rebel, jocks are so predictable
Druggie or Clean? Are we talking back when I was in high school or now? lol I don't think there are many that are clean now! But seriously, thats something that has to be determined in each person
Has a Motorcycle or Sports Car? Classic 60's model muscle car baby!!!! Mustang, Chevelle, Camaro, etc...
Beard/Mustache or clean shaven? Well, Neal has a little scruff, but luckily isn't a wholly man
Younger or older? older, Neal is 6 months older than I am, PERFECT!
Player or Loyal? Uh, DUH Player of course! JK Who came up w/this?

Ok, so there you have it, random, stupid interesting stuff! Tag yourself if you so feel inclined!