Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I need to jumpstart my collection again

Sometimes I have days where I head over to and look at all the lovely items I can't afford right now. Today is one of those days.

I did this thing years ago where I stopped buying jewelry because I owned way too much of it. Now I'm beginning to think I don't (which is probably false), but all I want to do is go jewelry shopping.

Seriously? This is called Anasazi Epic Ring. It's Epic. I want it. - $298.00

Rangoli Armor Ring - $228.00

Loma Tribal Pendant - $188.00

Tarnished Rose Cuff - $148.00

Moon Wave Bangles - $198.00

Oh, and I would also love these head pieces. Yes please.

Daisy Chain Headpiece - $75.00

Geo Print Turban - $24.00

Ok so the last two aren't that expensive, which is why I might consider purchasing them.
No, scratch that. I can't, because I'm moving soon! And it will just end up getting lost in the mail.

Speaking of moving, the movers come to pack up all our stuff in exactly ONE week. I have so much to do. That being said, I only have a week left of blogging! :( Until I get set up in San Diego, which probably won't be until the end of February.

Anyway, have a lovely day guys! :)


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Two Years ♥

Turns out the length of my little black dress was much longer, since the last time I wore it was +38 pounds ago.

P.S. Yesterday was the best day ever. :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Photo Friday

Happy Friday!! I'm currently chilling with my lover, drinking some coffee. Jim hurt his foot running yesterday, so we're just going to relax the day away until dinner tonight.

Two pictures to share! Yesterday after I did my post, THESE were delivered.

And I woke up this morning to their wonderful scent - it's just filling up the entire apartment!

Also, here's a shot I got in the car the other day. I thought it was purty.

Hope you guys have a lovely weekend! Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to show you some pictures of the little black dress I haven't worn in YEARS. :)


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dior Garden Party Nails

A little while ago I won a giveaway by Kim over at A Very Sweet Blog. This is the second time I've won a giveaway...craziness! I finally received it in the mail a few days ago. Here's what I got.

Dior's Garden Party Collection Nail Vernis in "Forget Me Not"! It is now my new favorite color. This stuff is amazing. It glides on perfectly, doesn't streak. It was also really easy to clean up the edges. Oh, and HELLO! It smells like ROSES when it dries. I'm literally stopping to smell the roses every few minutes or so. Haha, way corny, I know. I've had it on for two days now and I can still smell the fragrance.

Tomorrow is Jim's and my two year anniversary! He took the day off and we're going out to dinner, so I get to dress all fancy. Yaay! But I promise I'll still get my friday post in. :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Oh How Pinteresting

I'm doing another post today because it's HUMP DAY which means "Oh how Pinteresting Wednesday!". And since I'm feeling slightly blue, my theme is the color blue. Which, should help cheer me up and chill me out.
















So I'm not totally in the mood for blogging right now. I'm so tired and have been feeling anxious about the big move. 24 days, by the way. Today I've been emailing back and forth with the apartment complex that we plan on checking out first when we arrive in San Diego. And later tonight when Jim gets home we are going to fax our applications over. I know I shouldn't be too stressed, it's an exciting time. The complex looks wonderful, and we have friends who actually live there now so everything should be good. I just want things to go smoothly, but I need to be realistic. Some bumps are bound to happen during this moving process, and if I can just accept that now, I'll be fine. Too bad. I stress real easily, and I currently have a stupid rash on my hands. Thank you, Stress. Be gone, please!

Anyways, I was tagged in a little survey by the lovely Lisa over at Lesapea Musings. Go check her out, she's super awesome. ;)

The Rules

1. Post the rules.
2. Post 11 things about you.
3. Answer the questions the tagger asked you.
4. Write 11 new questions for those you tag.

11 things about me

1. I've never broken a bone.
2. I live in a place where it's 80 degrees and sunny every day. Any normal person wouldn't care, but I really miss seasons. I miss the cold, and rain, and cloudy, grey days. But I'm moving soon.
3. I currently have a girl crush on Nicki Minaj.
4. When I'm thirsy, I always drink water. I never usually have cravings for juice, and I don't drink soda.
5. My favorite time of the day is the early morning hours. I love lounging with my coffee. :)
6. I'm learning to stop envisioning a better me and start being it.
7. I used to ski in high school. I miss it!
8. I'm starting to get really interested in aromatherapy.
9. I will one day own a Great Dane.
10. I'm also currently obsessing over fake eyelashes.
11. I am very pro-choice.

11 questions for me

1.What do you regret most in your life? My melodramatic attitude in high school and college.
2. What's your dream vacation? Japan. Or Ireland.
3.What's your fave color? Red
4.What is your major achievement in life? Graduating college, losing 38 pounds.
5. Who do you love to go shopping with? MYSELF. I hate shopping with other people. I don't mind window shopping, but if its clothes shopping, I have to go by myself.
6. What is your dream job? Still trying to figure that out.
7. What is your all time fave movie? A tough one...Moulin Rouge?
8. If you could have a dinner party, where would you have it and which famous persons would you like to invite, (whether alive or deceased)? I would have it on a big fancy yacht, and I would invite 311, and Gwen Stefani. And probably others.
9. If you had one wish what would it be? To find a job that I love to do.
10.What is your fave dessert? Tiramisu. Mmm. And cake.
11. If you could exchange lives with anybody in the world for a week, whose life would you want to live? Lady Gaga would be pretty interesting.

11 questions for you.

1. What's your favorite TV show?
2. What is the one thing you could never live without?
3. If you had to pick one restaurant that you had to eat at for the rest of your life, what would it be?
4. What is your favorite song?
5. What is your least favorite food?
6. Do you have a favorite game? If so, what?
7. What is your favorite scent?
8. What is your greatest accomplishment?
9. If you could get plastic surgery at no cost, would you?
10. What's your dream vacation?
11. What is your favorite outfit accessory?

Tag you are it

Isaz -
Cara -
Erica -
Jessica -

P.S. I was awarded the Versatile Blogger Award a SECOND time by the marvelous Leah over at Keep Your Sunny Side Up. Thank you, SO MUCH. You're awesome. :D

Friday, January 20, 2012

Photo Friday

Holy crap! This week went fast. Here's a flower I picked from the bush outside. Yay for Retro style on my camera. Happy Friday. :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Oh how Pinteresting Wednesday!

Who doesn't love Pinterest?

Wednesday's are

Over at The Vintage Apple, so I'm linking up and participating! How fun.

Here are my Wednesday lovelies:

Source: via Lauren Kang

Source: via Chanell Collins

Source: via Sherrill Pierre

Lavender Creme Brulee?! :D
Source: via Michele Tulley

Fairy Lights
Source: via Lucie Parr

Source: Cameo Arce

Considering this hair color!
Source: via Ruche via Ruche

All images via Pinterest of course! Check out The Vintage Apple for more Wednesday Pinterest inspiration. :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Serum

Hello lovely readers. Let me tell you about a little something I picked up at Sephora a few weeks ago. I had heard a lot of great reviews about Bumble and Bumble products, and I was particularly interested in their thickening serum. I read about it, and started to imagine myself with long, luxurious, thick, wavy hair. In fact, I heard such great reviews about this little gem, that I assumed my fine set of hair would become such a hot wild mess of hair, I couldn't wait, so I ran out and bought it. Here it is!

"Wearing thin? This nightly leave-in treatment fattens and fortifies over time for thicker, stronger strands and fuller hair (really)."

Let me just say that I have tried so many volume shampoos and conditioners: all failing miserably. My hair is pin straight. It has no wave to it whatsoever, and not really much body. This is the first "serum" of its kind that I've tried, and I'm honestly hooked. Unfortunately, I don't have hair pictures to show you. However, I've been using this stuff every night, and sometimes twice a day (as it says it can be used twice daily), and I can see a noticeable difference in my hair. The strands really do appear thicker, particularly when I use it in the morning. When I put it in right before bed, it also appears much thicker, but tossing and turning all night sometimes flattens my hair. It also FEELS stronger. And this product isn't greasy at all, which is also a problem for my hair. The serum itself is very watery, and you only need one or two pumps. It doesn't feel like much, but once you put it in your hair, there's an immediate, noticeable difference. My hair really is thicker, stronger feeling, and has body and some nice movement too it. I guess that's why they put "really" on the front.

Draw backs? Ok. It didn't give me a wild hot mess of hair like I wanted. But, I should probably lower my expectations haha. Did I REALLY think my hair would turn out that way? No. I just kind of wished. Maybe if I stick to a mantra of wishful thinking, my hair will grow out thicker. Lol, right.

Oh, and look at this!

Try not to be too distracted by how creepily finger-like my thumb looks, and notice how small the bottle is. I was a little shocked when I found it in the store and saw how tiny it was. Especially when it normally sells for $27. My particular Sephora was selling it for $22. Yaay.

Worth $22? I'd say so.
Would I purchase this again? Definitely plan on it.
Would I purchase it again for $27? You betcha.

I understand certain products work well for some and awful for others. I'm just so happy to have found something that makes my hair look and feel thicker, stronger, and a little more wild. ;)

On a little side note, Thoughts of PAPS awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award! She's so sweet, and has a super cool and CUTE blog, so go check her out!

Thank you to ALL of you who continue to read my blog. I sincerely appreciate it, from the bottom of my heart. <3

xx Jess

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award

Thank you SO much to the lovely Sandra at The Puzzle of Sandra's Life for awarding me the Kreativ Blogger Award. She's so sweet, go check out her fabulous blog!

The rules:
1. Link back to the person that gave you this award.
2. Answer the questions below.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Award 10 other bloggers and let them know you nominated them.


1. Name your favorite song.
Hm, that's a tough question. For now, I'll say Inner Light Spectrum by 311. But I love music so much it's hard to pick just one. I've also been listening to Jessie J a lot recently.

2. Name your favorite dessert.
To make myself, cupcakes. But if I'm out, I always want Tiramisu.

3. What ticks me off.
People who drive and use their cell phone at the same time. It infuriates me.

4. When I am upset, I...
If I'm alone I'll cry, but if I'm around even just one person, I'm great at pretending everything's fine. :/

5. Favourite pet?
My dog Shadow. She's a pain in the butt but I love her so.

6. Black or white?

7. Biggest fear.
The ocean. I don't like being in it or on it.

8. Everyday attitude.
Stay positive. Love your life.

9. What is perfection?
Perfection doesn't exist in reality. I guess perfection is embracing imperfection.

10. Guilty pleasure?
Online window shopping, I do it almost every day. Sigh.

1. I've had to throw out a huge portion of my shoe collection recently because they were simply old/falling apart. I now can't stop looking for new shoes to buy.
2. Jim and I will be celebrating our two years together on January 27th. :)
3. When I get really drunk at home I sing and dance all around the apartment.
4. I do not own an iphone, or any smartphone for that matter. I still have a pathetic little LG. Can't wait to upgrade!
5. I'm slightly obsessed with Game of Thrones.
6. I have scoliosis. Might have mentioned that one before, I can't remember. It's not that bad, but my one leg is just slightly longer than the other. The doctor caught it by the time I was already done growing, but it doesn't really matter.
7. In 33 days I will be driving from Miami to San Diego, CA, to my new home!

10 Bloggers I award:

I <3 all the bloggers I follow, duh.

xx Jess

Friday, January 13, 2012

Photo Friday

Two photos to share with you all today, as I take a journey with my little Samsung. These two were the best out of the bunch that I shot all week. I'm pretty happy with them.

Jim just got himself a pair of Vibram Five Bikila's. Now we can run together. :D
Well, after my blisters heal.

Also, check out Fashion by Alicia. I participated in her Fashionista Friday post, and so did lots of other chic ladies, so go grab some inspiration!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend. :)

xx Jess

Thursday, January 12, 2012

You've got the cure for your disease growing in your backyard.

Yesterday I woke up only to have a nasty allergen attack me in the face: runny nose, sinus headache, super puffy, itchy eyes. Downright miserable. It could have been caused by an allergy pill I took that was a month expired. I mean, it was only one month. :[ Today I'm feeling much better though. Thank you Zyrtec.

So I've decided that in the year 2012, I need to step outside my comfort zone and be adventurous. I've mentioned before that I have a craptastic camera (a simple point and shoot Samsung SL102), but in an effort to get to know it better, and maybe produce some better quality images, I will be implementing something I'm calling "Photo Friday". It's pretty self-explanatory. I'll just be posting the most polished looking photo I've managed to take that week. Hopefully this will help hone some photography skills, and perhaps lead me down the road to a much better camera. But I figure I might as well work with what I've got.

In another effort to be adventurous, I'm going to share with you guys an outfit post today. I don't do many of these. Not because I don't want to, but because I'm chicken, and what I already said about my camera.^ I won't do these daily, but I'll try to get in at least one per week.

That being said, here's my outfit today!

Knit Top: Francesca's Collection
Tank top: Charlotte Russe
Jeans: Lucky Brand
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Gift from my sister

I love Francesca's by the way. This top is SUPER comfy. Looks are deceiving, because I could sleep in this top. My eyes are still a little puffy and dark, but I had to get dressed and put on some makeup today in order to make myself feel better. Often, I find that works out great. :)

I'm heading out with some friends tonight, so, realistically, I will be changing my shoes to flat boots. I have a wicked blister on my heel from my new Vibram Five Finger running shoes. Booo.

Oh, and I just got a Tumblr, so check me out!