Thursday, July 23, 2015

I Got Some Stuff: HAUL

So it is sales season!!!!! Woot Woot! I got a few items on sale, I was very good this year at not just buying things because they were on sale - always ask yourself if you would buy it full price. I have been in the process of clearing out my wardrobe and I actually need to go through it again and donate more stuff so I really didn't want to buy too much stuff since I actually have nowhere for it to go. I do have another order coming in but I didn't want to wait and I also didn't want to have a ridiculously long post.

1. I got a Fitbit Flex. I've had a Fitbit before, it was the Zip and I really liked it. It was probably the first of the Fitbits to come out. I've been on a bit of a health kick recently and have always been interested in the Flex so I finally decided to buy it. It was not on sale unfortunately, I did try to find it on sale I promise and depending on the color you actually can find some at a discounted price so definitely do your research!

I got the Turquoise strap because it is my favorite color!
2. Oxblood Leather Jacket by [BLANKNYC] (faux leather if you were wondering). I am SO excited about this jacket! I love the look of leather jackets (two black, one gray, one brown all faux) and I actually have a couple but none of them are red. I've recently been obsessed with the dark burgundy and oxblood color, it was the only thing outside of a black scale I was wearing. I feel like I am going to be wearing this jacket a lot once the weather cools down and it is the perfect look for fall. Since I do wear a lot of black, this will provide a nice pop of color in my wardrobe though it is still subdued (I don't think I could pull of fire engine red folks). I got this jacket in Nordstrom Anniversary sale which is where I typically do a lot of damage each year - sorry bank account..


3. Nike Free TR Flyknit 5.0 - I workout a lot and have quite a few workout shoes but I definitely like to shop sales for them. I love the color of this shoe, I don't actually have black sneakers for working out, mine are all pretty bright since like in my everyday life I don't wear a ton of color when I workout. I also think its fun to get workout shoes in bright colors but that's just my opinion! I've worked out in these twice and they feel slightly large on my feet so I would definitely recommend going and trying on the flyknit if you are thinking of buying it! If I could go back and do it again, I would at least order half a size down. These were my other purchase from the Anniversary Sale.


4. Sam Edelman Chester Boots - I told you I was obsessed with the color. These were on a MAJOR sale so if you're in the market for some new kicks then go check out the Sam Edelman website! Again, I have a bunch of boots/booties (a lot of them are combat and black) so it is nice to have something different in my collection and I cannot wait to start wearing these babies.


5. Zara Cape Coat. I have been eyeing different styles of capes and I really like that this one has sleeves even though that makes it not a cape technically. I love the shape of this jacket and Zara was having a HUGE sale so I really could not pass it up. I would've bought this coat at full price too and it was merely a bonus that the coat was on sale. This along with my other pieces have me feeling like I am all set for fall!


Overall, I am extremely happy with all of my finds! Let me know if you've found any great sales recently and if you want to see more haul posts. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

xox


Monday, July 20, 2015

Okay Fisher-Price..

I built my cousin a lovely Fisher-Price house for his birthday and by built I mean that I assembled it and it turned out to be quite the adventure..

The instructions said that you only needed a phillips head screwdriver to put the house together - fan-freaking-tastic. I was thinking how difficult could this little house be right?! I build things from Ikea and Target so a playhouse, I've got this.

I did not got this.. I built it alright; it came out great and my cousin loved it - thank the lord because by the end of my adventure, I hated that fucking house. (It is actually a very cute house and the fact that the birthday boy loved it was even better but I could definitely go a good couple of years before I put another one together.)

I started out in the garage in my pajamas, there were only a couple of pieces in the box and I figured it wouldn't take that long which was great because I had to assemble it for the birthday boy who was arriving that afternoon. In about 5 minutes I was dripping sweat and resorted to sitting on the dirty floor because I was going to have to wash my pjs after anyways. I would like to point out that it took me over an hour to assemble the house and little did I know we were in the beginning of a heat wave! After building this house I have deemed myself suitable to give advice on the matter of assembling Fisher-Price houses.

On the matter of the screwdriver - yes, you need a screw driver but I recommend finding the one with the shortest handle you have ever seen because some of the angles you need to screw things in are difficult with a full sized one. Me, myself, and my bruised knuckles learned this lesson the hard way. Another note, you only need a screwdriver but it isn't the worst idea in the world to have a hammer on hand as well. There aren't actually holes for the screws, you make them yourself at the nicely marked indentation. I used the hammer to get the screw far enough into the plastic, in one of the tight spots, to keep it from falling every time I tried to get enough pressure on the screw to push the it through the plastic. Not only is it great to have a hammer on hand but you could use an assistant, preferably left-handed if you are a righty. It makes sense that when you're building a house one side typically has to mirror the other and if you aren't great with using your non dominant hand I would advise some help. I would also advise help for the roof and like holding all of the pieces together while the other person screws the screw in. If one of you is less than about 5 ft tall that would also be beneficial. I'm 5'10" which is kind of tall.. Thank God that the two ends of the house were open at the bottom and that I can comfortably sit with my legs tucked under me for a good period of time. In all seriousness though, I felt like Alice in Wonderland and my brother actually asked me how I had fit in the house when I was building it. You are in pretty good shape until all four walls are up and the roof gets a little tricky. IMPORTANT: advise for the roof - before putting it on top of the house, find the side that you need to drive the screws through. DRIVE THE SCREWS INTO IT ON THE GROUND!! Just part of the way but enough that they stay in place. Then, put the roof on and finish screwing the pieces together. Trying to get the screws into the plastic above your head while your other hand is holding the roof on the house does not work... Trust me, I tried.

Exactly what I looked like
I have a stellar bruise right below my elbow, one across the palm of my hand and another on my knuckles but I would say that I still came out on top. Next time, my brother is assembling the house.

I know that this is an extremely random post but there is actually some good advise in it if you ever find yourself in a similar position. I had quite a bizarre week and felt that someone could learn from the errors of my ways.

Let me know if you have any experience putting together one of these houses/if you have any advise of your own in the comments below!

xox

Thursday, July 9, 2015

I Want Your Opinion..

Does anyone else have trouble with MAC cosmetics online now that they have switched the site? I have used it for 3 different orders since the switch and have had trouble with loading and it being extremely slow every time that I have used it. Has that been happening to anyone else? Is it just my wifi/does my computer need an update? Maybe I need to use a different internet browser but I don't know. I like the format of the website, it takes some getting used to but the old website loaded much better for me and I was wondering; what is your opinion?! Leave them in the comments below.

xox

Monday, July 6, 2015

June Favorites!!!

Yep, I'm a little late - what else is new? 

So, June.
I do not have a ton of favorites, I haven't been wearing tons of makeup (... I haven't even been leaving the house too much.) or doing anything much with my life.  You will see that I do have a bunch of TV shows because when I say I'm not doing anything, I'm not doing anything.
Here we go!

Makeup:

1. MAC Cinderella Eyeshadow Palette - YESSS, just yes.  I know 5/6 colors are part of the permanent collection but I already wanted all of those colors anyway and the only one I already own is Satin Taupe (#staple) so why not also get the bonus limited color and have it all together in a cute little package? I don't believe you can still get the palette but the colors are permanent so they are still available.  I also get the most compliments when I wear this palette; never have I ever had so many people comment on one makeup look (tutorial?)

Looking well loved
2. MAC Freshen Up Highlight Powder - cheeks made easy.

I hold mine by the lid and sweep my blush brush across it so the darkest color is at the bottom instead of the top!

3. Clinique High Impact Mascara - I was iffy about this product when I first opened it but after a couple of wears I found myself reaching for it and really liking how my lashes looked.


4. Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun in Deep Bronze - use a mitt when applying this! The color pay off is awesome originally and I love that it develops more over time. I actually get told that I look tan when I use this and I LOVE that you get some color when you initially put it on - sometimes I don't know that I'm going out until about an hour before I'm leaving.


TV:

1. Big Brother - it is back! I have been watching this show since it started; yes I was young when that happened. 

2. The Whispers - holy Harper are you a good little actress, that is one creepy little girl. Everything is intertwined and if you're watching alone it is probably better to watch in the day time but I have been obsessed with this new show.

3. Complications -  On Demand sucked us in and now we're hooked.

4. Graceland - the crew is back (though they weren't supposed to be but I am not complaining). It's Graceland, shit is always about to go down.

5. Bachelorette - I could write an entire post about this season and my opinions on it so it is probably best not even to get started.. There have been a lot of "are you fucking kidding me" moments and eye rolls, I love it but I kind of just want this season to be over at the same time.. and ya know Bachelors in Paradise is coming back so let's just move on into that one.

6. Unreal - speaking of the Bachelorette/Bachelor/Bachelors in Paradise/Bachelor Pad etc. Unreal is a must see.  A former producer (I believe, don't quote me) from the show has made a show about how our true love shows work.  It is a scripted series; they are not literally behind the scenes filming but it is great and if you have ever seen an episode of something like the Bachelor then you need to watch this show. Guilty pleasure. 

7. I Can Do That - sooooooo entertaining.  I'm hoping that they bring it back for another season but I can also see it not getting renewed. I started watching it because nothing else was on during that time but it became a weekly show.

^this above section is so sad and clearly telling you tons about my life.

Misc.

My team finally getting their shit together so the whole city isn't out for the GM. There were some meh/questionable trades and then some pretty good moves so hopefully the season goes well.

Flip Flop fizzy Sangria in a can, yes please - if you're of legal age.

Melona popsicles - bought two flavors on a whim because I couldn't decide and they're favorites.