Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gaga's Workshop Collection

Happy Wednesday! I wanted to share with you guys something I've been scouring over this morning. As controversial as she is, I'm a huge fan of Lady Gaga. And have any of you heard about Gaga's Workshop? It's through Barneys New York, and you can check it out here. The items in this project are only available for a limited time, so go check them out! Here are some of my favorites.

Little Monster plushies

Monster Red lipstick

Bird eyelashes

Gaga Tote

Tea cup!

Gold Shards of Glass Earrings

Silver Shards of Glass Bracelet

Python Cuff

Sioux Lace Sunglasses

Gaga Press-on Nails

Motorcycle Jacket

Boot Stocking for the holidays!

Unicorn Stocking :)

Edible Chocolate Lipstick

Dark Chocolate Poker Face Chips

Shoe cookies

Some items are inexpensive, whereas others range pretty high. Still, if you want to get your Gaga holiday on, check out this special collection, because there's lots more! I'll have to remember those shoe cookies when I'm baking my holiday cookies. :)


Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving mini-break

Now that the Thanksgiving weekend is over, I can get back to catching up on all of your lovely blogs. My sister and her boyfriend came down from Charleston, and I will say we did quite a good amount of adventuring. A mild cough and a couple pounds later, I'm going to have to get back into my routine, which means no more pie. At least until Christmas, lol.

Some photos of our weekend. :)


My love.

My sister's boyfriend, Brian, smoking hookah.

I'm kinda sad that they left today, but in three weeks Jim and I are headed to Charleston for Christmas! Good times will be had.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

So grateful

So many things to be thankful for as Thanksgiving is fast approaching. I wanted to share with you all some great news. At 7:24PM yesterday, November 21st, my nephew, David Nicholas Burke was born.

6lbs, 10oz, and 19 inches

My brother, Adam, and his wife Andrea, now have a beautiful baby boy. He's so cute! He kinda looks like a little old man! Haha.These are pictures my brother sent me. I cannot WAIT to go see him. My brother lives outside of Orlando, FL, so he's almost four hours away. But I think in a couple weeks Jim and I will go up to visit. I absolutely cannot wait. I've never been around little ones before. (I'm the youngest in my family, and none of my relatives have children younger than me, except my cousin Mike, who is 21, so you see, I've never been around babies!)

This week has been jam packed with last minute Thanksgiving errands and such. I hope you all have a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Another sushi post.

I can never stop myself. Tonight we went to Oh! Sushi. It just opened up in Doral, FL, and it its decor is too cute. The food was yummy, and they even have a small market inside. It's definitely a unique place here.

Green tea with apple slices? Yes please.

Our cheesy smiles. You know, the kind that starts to wane while you wait for the photo to be taken. ;)

Top: Rainbow Maki - crab, cucumber, cream cheese, avocado, assorted fish
Bottom: Wonder Maki - crab and cream cheese covered with tuna and avocado with sesame seeds
Oh yea, and pomegranate seeds!

Top: California Uramaki - cucumber, avocado, crab, sesame seeds and masago
Bottom: Happy Futomaki - tuna, salmon, and chive

The only thing negative I have to say is that the rolls were so big that it was hard to fit them in my mouth, much bigger than they look in the photos. I actually almost choked once because I could barely chew all the food in my mouth. But then again, how is that really negative? Nom nom! :P

Friday, November 18, 2011

I need to stop spending money.

Happy Friday everyone! A couple things I wanted to share with you today. First off, I was really bad and spent some money on my credit card at Sephora yesterday. Shame on me. From now on I'm going on a shopping ban. Period. End of discussion. But...I got some pretty sweet stuff.

I have a secret girl crush on Gwen Stefani, and I've been wanting to try one of her Harajuku Lovers fragrances. The one I picked is Wicked Style Music. After purchasing, I looked it up on

Notes: Juicy Apple, Jasmine, Swirling Cedar-wood.
Style: Cute. Woody. Floral.

This is totally my type. It's not overly floral; it really has the right balance of woody too.
Check her out. She's too cute.

Here's everything else I got.

I really needed a new blush and Two Faced Full Bloom in Sweet Pink was calling out to me. It goes on really nicely, and I was surprised at the glow it gave me. Also, I've heard so many wonderful things about Benefit Cosmetics from all you lovely bloggers out there so I picked up this $10 goodie which came with the That Gal face brightening primer, the PORE fessional, and the Stay Don't Stray concealer and eye primer. And I just tried them all this morning, and so far so good. The face brightening primer is seriously a hit. I cannot believe how much brighter it made my skin look. I'm hooked. :P I haven't tried the eyeliner yet, I can only hope my purchase was well spent. The free samples they gave me were Bamboo Volume Shampoo, Conditioner, and Plumping Strand Expand, and also perfume sample of Lolita Lempicka: Si Lolita. I honestly can't wait to try the shampoo. My hair is dreadfully thin and fine and I wish I had thick hair. :(.

I used the blush this morning, my skin looks slightly darker in my bathroom because of the lighting.

I finally got the Shabby Apple necklace in the mail that I won. It's so pretty. It doesn't bother my neck as much because of the length and also because its a pendant. Here are some crappy pictures. I seriously can't wait to get a new camera.

Unfortunately, the top I'm wearing isn't that color. It photographs horribly, and is actually a deep violet instead of the bluish indigo its appearing as.

Anyways, I know this may sound silly, but I wanted to thank all of you bloggers out there who have seriously awesome blogs and have helped me dive into the world of skincare and cosmetics. I'm a creature of habit, and I never used to experiment or try new products. It feels good to try new things. ;)

Hope you all have a great weekend!