8.18.2013

Sunday Bacon


It's sunday, who wants to play?!

7.28.2013

Sunday Bacon


It's been entirely too long.  
Bacon was starting to worry that he wasn't cute anymore.  

A few of my friends have recently asked "Remember when you used to blog?" Yeah, yeah I do.  Some even suggested that even if I didn't want to write about anything anymore, could I at least do Sunday Bacon photos.  

Here's a little fix. 

I might try and be better about writing and posting photos. 
 I might start a new blog all together.  (Don't worry friends, there will still be photos of Bacon)
Who knows?!

7.27.2013

Keeping up with the Joneses


It's pretty natural to covet your neighbors stuff, right?! 
Thankfully I live in a part of Cleveland where the houses are a nice size (and by nice I mean comfortable and brick and lovely), the yards are small, and the people are all kinds of awesome.  No one in my hood is running out buying the latest and greatest and most expensive crap to show they are better than their neighbors.  And for this fact I am grateful.  

But....

a few of my neighbors have Vitamix blenders and I have to say I am CRAZY jealous of this.  
Can I ask a neighbor to borrower their blender and then just "forget" to give it back?  
This might be one of those instances in life where I have to break down and purchase one because I can't stand that my neighbors have one and I don't.

Photo is from Traci's Instagram.  And she's my neighbor...damn her and her awesome blender!

4.12.2013

a beauty round-up

It takes a lot of work to look this mediocre.  I kid, I kid.  
It takes more than a lot of work, it also takes a paycheck.  

Here are some of the products I am using (and LOVING) lately (from left to right): 

Urban Decay Naked Palette.  I have wanted this for some time and I finally pulled the trigger.  From the photos online, I always thought I would like the Naked2 Palette more but after trying them on side by side on my skin, I decided that the original was the best way to go.  The photos online always make that far right shadow look blue, it's a beautiful steely gray.  Usually my favorite shadows are MAC because of their staying power, but this has quickly become my go to.  I have oily eyelids and even with a primer, I normally have a hard time with shadows staying on.  No issues with these.  I know I might have balked a little bit about spending $50 on eyeshadow when I have a drawer full of eyeshadows already and some smaller palettes that don't get used.  But seriously, this palette is amazing.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer.  I could go on an on about eyeshadow because it wants to be seen.  As for concealer, I don't want anyone to know I am wearing it.  I need it to be light but do it's job.  This one works nicely.

Too Faced Primed and Poreless.  I am not a fan of heavy powders but I need something to help control the shine and set my foundation.  I have tried some other loose powders, including bareMineral's Mineral Veil.  There is something in the bareMineral's that makes my skin ANGRY.  If I am wearing it and go for a run, it combined with my sweat burns.  Seriously, hurts. This Too Faced is nice and light.  You don't even feel it but you can notice a difference.  The best part about it, no burning.

RoC Multi Correxion Skin Renewing Serum.  Not too long ago, a few friends and I went to a Chanel event at Saks where I learned about a line of products that I wish I could afford.  They made my face feel amazing but since I don't have $300+ to spend on ONE cream, I have been on a mission to find something that has a similar effect but with a much smaller price tag.  I haven't been able to find one yet, but I did find this RoC product in the process.  It's gentle enough that it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin.  And after the initial slight peeling of some skin, (it contains retinol and it happens when you first start it--I didn't start every other day like they suggest but I didn't go balls to the wall with twice a day either), I have noticed a nice difference in my skin.  I bought it on Amazon, where I think it's about $10 cheaper than the MSRP.

Essie.  This one is Hip-anema.  But I also really like Meet Me at Sunset, Geranium, Snap Happy, and on and on.  I used to favor much darker and brooding colors but in the last year or so, I have started to really enjoy the bright oranges and reds.  I tend to like Essie's color choice and formula for these shades.  I do my own nails, usually every Sunday morning while blog reading and drinking coffee, so I feel a little less guilty about buying a new nail polish almost weekly.  It's an addiction.  Come Here! is already on my wish list.

It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product.  I had heard good things about this from the interwebs and decided to try it after I saw it while wandering the beauty aisles of Target.  After I cut about 6 inches of ombre out of my hair, I wanted the length back almost immediately.  But it needed to be healthy.  Less 'po, more conditioning became my mantra.  My hair feels so soft and healthy after using this.  I still color and abuse my hair a bit but this has really cut down on the damage.  I also have been using Tresemme's Split Remedy Conditioner.  Even Mindy, the amazing hair guru that she is, said that she has noticed a difference in the health of my tresses.

Simple Eye Make-Up Remover Pads.  These are amazing!  I hate oily eye make-up removers (Boots eye make-up remover pads got tossed, they were awful) and I don't like using cotton balls or tissues with a cream remover.  If I am going to remember to take off my eye make-up, it has to be easy.  I had been using the Say Yes to Blueberries towelettes before I found these.  They don't even compare.

I am a bit of a beauty product junkie.  I recently cancelled my subscription to BirchBox because I wasn't loving the samples I was receiving and they were just piling up so if anyone has any suggestions on products I should try, let me know.  Also, if you know of a comparable product to the Chanel Sublimage Essential Revitalizing Concentrate that isn't going to cost me $400, PLEASE SHARE!!!!


3.31.2013

Happy Easter


I love this song (almost as much as I love their song Stubborn Love).
And I have a crush on Jimmy Fallon.
So this video might have made me laugh...uncontrollably.

I am easily entertained.
Happy Easter!

3.22.2013

cold winds encircle your future


A few years back I went to a psychic that came highly recommend from my hairdresser at the time and a couple other friends.  She worked out of her house and only had weekday hours for readings.  It wasn't the most convenient thing but she was pretty crazy spot on with some things (parents, current relationship, future relationships specifically.  It was almost freakish).  I kind of think I should schedule another reading with her soon.  At the end of the reading, she gave me a bunch of websites to check out and one of them was Susan Miller's AstologyZone.  

For the past few years, I have read my horoscope monthly.  Though I tend to read my horoscope at the end of the month to see how accurate it is because I am weird like that.  I know that sometimes horoscopes can be pretty vague but I have noticed that the dates mentioned tend to be the dates that crap happens.  Maybe it's coincidence, maybe not.  Who knows?!  But I tend to enjoy it.

I stumbled across a year long summary over at Russh Magazine from Susan Miller.  Plus I kind of loved how the signs look like albums .  





3.20.2013

can this count as cooking?


If you follow me on Instagram, you have already seen this.  
And you already know that I decided this was a winning combo.

A while back I pinned something (OK, I pin a lot of things--food and not food related) that I thought might be enjoyable.  I found this soda at Heinen's last week so I decided to pick it up.  I didn't have ice cream.  And I didn't need fancy straws (though I did buy some fun polka dotted paper ones in the Easter section at Target recently).  Or chocolate.  I just needed whisky and the soda to call this a Pinterest win!

Yes, I realize today is the first day of Spring and whiskey and black cherry seems more winterish than springy but it's snowing and I have a cold.  Whiskey it is!

Follow me on Pinterest if you don't already.  



3.17.2013

a little mini road trip adventure

Last weekend my friend, Charity, and I took a little one tank trip to Columbus-
for some culture and some shopping.  

We started with the culture.  (Actually we started with coffee and food and a little more coffee...fuel for shopping is a must!)
There was a small but great Rothko exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art


There was also a freaky but really cool exhibit on puppets.  I might have gotten scolded for trying to take photos so this one is from the gift shop.


Then there was more food.  I am not joking when I say if you find yourself in the vicinity of a Jeni's ice cream shop, you must try one of the ice cream sandwiches.  Sure it's a $6 treat, but your belly will thank me though your jeans might not.


 After we had had a successful shopping and cultural experience downtown, we decided to head to Easton for more shopping and culture.  


It was a whole different kind of culture...there were suburban moms on the loose for a boozy lunch (all drinking their Michelob Ultra's and carrying Lululemon bags), the Real Housewives of Columbus fighting with each other at the table next to us, and just some general oddities.  


Like with the puppets, I was both fascinated and a little freaked out.  I picked up some great fashion tips.  Who doesn't want a pair of gold jeans and furry boots on a 60 degree day?!




Sunday Bacon--Holiday Style


You're doing it wrong!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day.

2.28.2013

Cupid's Choice


This donut might be one of the few things I am going to miss about February.  It's custard filled. And pink.  And heart shaped.  And delicious.  And my ass will appreciate it no longer bring on the menu at Dunkin' Donuts.  That Brownie Batter donut can go and I won't miss it one bit...too much chocolate.

February in Cleveland is one of me least favorite--it's cold, it's snowy, it's grey.  Did I mention it's cold? So I am happy that March is just around the corner-not just because The Ginge is scheduled to return to Cleveland...for good. March also means spring is just around the corner.  And Daylight Savings Time (3.10).