Monday, July 28, 2014


I was lucky enough to receive a Vow VoxBox from Influenster. I was super excited to try these items! 

  • Olay Regenerist Tone Perfect Cream: is a lightly-scented, fast-absorbing moisturizer that hydrates your skin. Over 8 weeks, its formula with a brightening complex fades the look of dark spots, age spots, sun spots and discoloration – evening your overall skin tone. I love this! It goes on super creamy and smooth. I have to admit, I didn't use it every day, as you are supposed to. I use it a few times a week and use my Clinique most days. 
  • EcoTools Pure Complexion Facial Sponge: The new, unique Pure Complexion Facial Sponge is handmade with 100 percent natural ingredients, including Konjac* vegetable fiber, for a better clean that reveals smooth, refreshed skin. It is dermatologist tested for use both morning and night to wash away dirt, oil and makeup, leaving skin glowing without over-drying or causing redness. This was one of my faves! I loved how soft this was. It definitely exfoliated, but did so without being abrasive. For me, the one con is that I was only able to use it a few times before having to get rid of it. 
  • Pure Silk Shave Cream: Pretty self explanatory. It was shave cream. Nothing too extraordinary. 
  • Tide to-go: Tide to Go is not a pretreater , it is an on-the-go stain remover . I have always wanted one of these, but have not had the opportunity to use it yet. I am hoping when I do have a chance, it isn't on my white pants!
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure: Skip the salon, get the results. Don't settle for just color when you can get a base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, salon-inspired color, top coat, chip-resistance and a gel finish all in 1 bottle. I was super excited to receive this, but super disappointed to get this specific color. It is a light blue... which makes sense, being in the Vow VoxBox... but still, it looks horrible on me. 

"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

Have any of you tried any of these products yet? What did you think?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Humpday Confessions

I have no idea what all I have caught you all up on or not. So, let the verbal vomit begin.

I am still sad that we aren't going on a vacation. I want to be laying on a beach with salty air blowing in my hair. Although I am sad, I am not bitter. Shit happens. And things happen for a reason, so that's that.

While I am excited about car shopping I am not excited about car payments. Holla for combining our finances!!! Wait, what?! Yup, I said that shit. I am paying off my debt and we BOTH want to keep doing that, so I put ALL my extra money to that. It's a good thing I'm good with having a hoopty. We were talking about what my NEEDS are, stop being dirty, and it's fold down back seats, good gas mileage, and power windows and locks. I don't even care if the power windows are only in the front (that's how they were in my recently deceased car).

I have been a carbasaurus rex since the wedding day. Yes, all the carbs having been going in my belly.  With zero fucks given. I made sure that I had no food baby at the wedding. Now, we have no food in our house but some leftover bread, cheese, and candy, so that is what I have been eating. Yum.  

I read an article about a man emailing his wife a spreadsheet detailing the excuses his wife gave him to not have sex. You can find the buzzfeed story here. All I could think was what a dickweed this man was. I mean we all say no when we feel fat, tired, and/or it's shark week. But to keep a spreadsheet?! And email it to her?! It's probably because your balls haven't dropped yet that she isn't wanting to do the dirty with you. 

Oh, and I gave G his wedding gift. I'm pretty sured he more than liked it. I took the boudoir photos and made a book on shutterfly. So now the good people at shutterfly know what I look like essentially naked. Since I worked my ass off to look sexy as f--k naked, I don't even mind. That, and I'm pretty sure I've been down to my skivvies in front of people before, thanks to being young and dumb. 

The more I get on facebook the more I hate it. I loved being able to hashtag #chauvinpartyof2 and see all my wedding pictures from our friends and family... But I hated having to log in and skim over all the depressing negative shit people dump on there. Man, I remember a time when it was only for silently creeping on people, now it's filled with ads and pictures of how sweet baby Jesus will strike me down if I don't "like" some propaganda poster and how people are rising above the negativity in their life... which I'm sure will happen as soon as they share that passive aggressive picture about rising above. 

I went bridezilla on David's Bridal right before my wedding. I bought my dress there in December and it fit perfect... after being on steroids for a skin condition for 2 months at the time. So, I knew I was going to need to get it altered. Then, in May it was slightly too big, in June it was too big, and then at the start of July WAY too big. Well, they altered it alright. It was too short and bunchy in the back when I tried it on Wednesday to make sure all  the alterations looked fine. Instead of saying, "my bad" and re-doing the work, the alterations manager said she need to remeasure me! Well, I had to give them da bizzness on that. How did it go from looking perfect and begin too big to being poorly constructed and too short?!  I totally let her remeasure me, knowing if anything I was smaller than the week before when I dropped the dress off. Call me fat again. In the end,  they "re-did" some of the sewing and on Thursday I picked it up and went with it. 

Vodka and Soda

Dish the dirt! What's going on with you?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

From Ms. to Mrs.

We are officially hitched! I went from Ms. to Mrs. I will definitely be sharing more with you. It was a ton of work, but more than worth it. We went pretty simple in terms of food and drinks, so that helped. We just did fruit, veggies, bread, cheese, meat, and shrimp. Oh, and wine and beer. Gotta have your priorities. Since we don't have any of the photographer's photos yet, I'll just tease you with pictures my friends took.

Oh, and you know I gotta throw in some of the boxers :) We took the dogs to the dog pound on Friday and picked them up on Monday. Can you tell they get abused and tortured while there? I got my Mrs. tank from Bridal Bliss Couture! It has the cutest little grey bow in the back, which is perfect because lavender, mint, and gray were my wedding colors. 

Gabriel thinks I was staring at Rebecca, our officiant, the entire time. I beg to differ, this pic shows I was doing the ugly cry the entire time. While they (and everyone watching) laughed at me. With no shame. 

I love this moment that my friend caught. I think it was one of the only moments I wasn't trying not to cry. This is my favorite tablescape with the mint colored C, lantern, and all the pretty things. 

I have to give my bff Jen mad props, since my car blew up 2 weeks ago (that's another story) she has helped me TREMENDOUSLY with being able to coordinate and get ready for the wedding. She has been the best friend that anyone could ask for. 

Our officiant, Rebecca from True Hearts Weddings, was amazing. If you are looking to get hitched in the KC area, I highly recommend her. She was flexible, funny, and overall NICE! 

My friend, Amanda, caught this candid moment of us standing and talking to each other. I love this pic so much. 

And here is a sneak peak of a photo that our photographer took. Since we did not have a separate ceremony and reception, we took our photos prior to everything starting. Which I loved, since that meant I had fresh hair and makeup. I am so excited to see more of our pictures.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Wedding Day!

My wedding day is here! Seeing as it is 7am, what have I done so far? Worked out and this! BAM! 

All I want to do is feel pretty and eat cake. Yup, I'm pretty easy to please today. 

Now, I'm off to go from Ms. to Mrs. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Updates For the Wedding Week

We have sent all of our last minute info to the vendors, I had no idea it would  be so hard to pick music. Then, I realized most of the traditional music just isn't our style. So I googled the shit outta that and found a bunch of stuff that I think we'll like better. Don't worry, I'll let you know what all we picked when I get the pictures. What songs do you all love?

Does anyone have any must have photograph ideas? You know what I'm talking about, the photos you took that are your all time fave? I know that I saw Morgan's post completely dedicated to her wedding shoes and I knew that I needed photos of my shoes. I hadn't even thought of that. Then, I realized my shoes are sexy as F and need to be immortalized. Granted, they aren't any red bottoms, but still.

I am still debating as to what my hashtag should be. I know call me a douche lord again. But, I want to be able to just click and see all my friends pictures. Any ideas? MrandMrsChauvin is an easy one. I've been using FutureMrsChauvin on all my pre wedding stuff so it would go, but MrandMrs seems too plain. I know a plain hashtag #firstworldproblems. I got all the time in the world to figure it out. And by all the time, I mean until Saturday by 2 when I start hair and makeup.

What all do you look for in a fun wedding?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Here I Am!

I am just gonna be real honest here. There is a shit ton of stuff going on and I could give you a half assed post about fluff or some already written scheduled post that I don't know when I wrote, or I could be honest.


I am enjoying being home with my man. That is how I want to spend my time. Take that how you will :) Dirty whores.

I am getting married in one week. I need to focus on doing shit for that. Soon, I will post so much wedding shit that you will want me to shut up.

I have friends and family coming into town that I want to spend time with and enjoy while they're here. I want to pretend I'm 21 again. Just for a day.

I'm getting my ass in shape, so I look sexy as fuck. Yes, I work out on the regs, but I have sooo much more available while we go  to the community center. So, I have been learning to run. Yup, run.

I have homework to do. That I hate saying. I have until early August to finish my classes. Best and worst decision I've ever made. Gonna get that money!

So... I'll see you when I see you! Love ya hoes!

Oh, and don't forget--- Leave all the marriage advice you wish someone gave you below! I love me some advice and can't wait to hear yours.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Happy Fourth of July! 

Don't forget to thank those who make it all possible :) 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Humpday Confessions

Ya'll it's about to get real up in this mutha. It's time for my Humpday Confessions, with Kat at Vodka and Soda. Here we go!

My car died. Like spewed oil all over my parents driveway and had metal bits flying out of it. Fuck this. I spent $50 getting a new belt and spark plugs for that f-er and it died?! That's actually more what I'm mad about. Could it not have died prior to the $50? Just give me something. 

I love me some little people. Has anyone watched Little Women LA? Cuz if you haven't you should. Ha-fucking-larious. Boob jobs, booty shaking, and booze. It's like the Real Housewives, just they're little. 

I was slamming ass on those 5 classes...then I realized I don't really want to do home work, so the mojo is gone. Instead, I am just typing shit and hitting submit. Bam.

While avoiding homework and watching Little Women LA, I ate almost an entire bag of Goldfish. But, they say they're whole grains, so I'm counting that as healthy. I mean, it could have been the bag of Doritos that could feed all the children in Africa. 

Oh, and I stink. I have the worst possible BO ever. Like I smell like dirty poon all the time. Only my poon isn't dirty, it's my armpits that are stinky as f. I'm not too sweaty, just sitting around I start to smell. Watching tv. In the car. So, I have started to shower with antibacterial soap and use wet wipes throughout the day. #keepinitclassy

What are your confessions?

Vodka and Soda

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fourth of July Food

Gotta be honest, food is what my life revolves around. Date nights? Involve food. Parties? Food. Happy hour? Food. I like to plan my life around food... and then from there, I plan my outfits. So, I thought that I would give you some of the pinterest recipes from the Fourth of July that I wish I had thought of. I almost always make the same trifle for every holiday :)

Just clock on the name of the dish to go to the recipe. Enjoy!

feel free to add some vodka or rum :) 

Again, add some booze!

What is your go to recipe? Especially if it is a drink recipe :)