One Year

Can you believe that this past Sunday marked one year since I started this blog?!  Time flies when you are having fun.  I haven’t exactly accomplished what I set out to with this blog…yet.  While the next few months are going to be the same inconsistent posting, I DO have plans to pick it up soon.  Not only are we moving 3000 miles away in the coming weeks but then we are going to be moving again in the fall to our new house!  Long story short, we are buying a house and it won’t be ready until fall but other things are taking us back to CA earlier.  Just add it as another incline in this roller coaster of life.

Cupcake decorated with a single pink candle

One year ago I posted this post.  I was looking through my posts and trying to figure out which was my favorite.  There’s this makeover post which was so much fun and there’s this color theme post in which I really liked the look that came from it.  Through this process I have discovered a few favorite items too!  Julep nail polishes are my favorite.  I have also fallen in love with Lancome Le Corrector Pro Concealer Kit,  Armani Flash Lip Lacquer, Living Proof hair products, and Ole Henrikson Truth Serum.

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I look forward to creating more looks, more makeovers, and becoming more of a product junkie than I already am in the next year.  I look forward to building a consistency in my posts over the coming months and hearing from you.  

What are your favorite posts?  What do you want to see more of in the next year?



Last week one of my favorite bloggers, Cara of, posted a challenge. The prize is a capsule of her must haves. It’s pretty awesome!  Check out her “Get Swift” post from the 8th. The challenge was to complete your makeup within the timeframe of a Taylor Swift song. I absolutely adore her (both Cara and Taylor) so I was in!

Well, let me tell you first off that I learned from the best of them how to fall in love with the snooze button and get up and out the door in 10 minutes. Thanks Mom!  So I thought I had this in the bag.  Boy was I wrong! Somewhere along the way I completely lost that talent. I guess I should have known given that I’m always in a rush in the mornings doing half my makeup in the car…sigh.

I only had one shot to film this with my crazy schedule. I took about a minute to put in front of me what I planned on using and hit record. If you checked out my Instagram page, you’ll have seen how nonexistent my video editing skills are…or my video skills in general for that matter.  Ha!  Even with more time, they aren’t much better here, hence the lack of sound (unless you like pretending you are a Peanuts character at school).  It’s ok to laugh…I did 😉

Products used:
Benefit POREfessional
Motives Custom Mineral Foundation
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette for eyes and cheeks
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara
NYX eyeliner in black
Velvet 59 in Noisette Lip Gloss

In the coming weeks I will post a real “get ready with me” video.  How long does it take you to get ready?!