Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Humpday Confessions {{2.25.15}}

I haven't done a Humpday Confession in a long time, so I thought I'd get back in the groove so to speak. Without further ado, let's get humping. 

-I haven't worked out like a boss in about 2 months. I haven't felt like it and just don't give a f***. I do pansy ass mini workouts and wimpy stuff, just to keep the food baby at bay. 
-The protein powder in the picture above is what we keep in our house. Fact. 
-During my humpday hiatus, I had to buy Gas X. Welcome to adult life. I have never had to buy that shit before, turns out true gas is no joke. 

-I meal plan like a boss... then we still eat out one day a week and Friday. Don't judge me. Some days I just have no motivation and Friday is our cheap date night. Other than that, the crock pot pretty much runs our house. 

-The crock pot runs our house and I meal plan, but I don't do those day long, throw and go, meal prep days... I think because my mind thinks of that as a left over and left overs are gross. 

Making Melissa

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

March Goals

Since I have done reasonably well setting goal lists and accomplishing them (mostly), I decided to set one for March specifically since I have Spring Break during that time. Generally, I like to set 90 day goals (i.e. seasonal), but with having a week off, I now I can get a lot accomplished during that time.

  • Paint "C" and "&" for bedroom gallery wall. I found an easy tutorial that I think I may actually be able to pull off for antiqued letters. Her monogram looks sooo cool, but let's be honest G C T doesn't look that great in the same pattern as hers. 
  • Complete gallery wall in the bedroom. I have little odds and ends to do a small gallery wall, but haven't taken the time to put it together. 
  • Replace pictures in window and get window hung (hubs has to to do this part). We saved the window from our wedding that had childhood pictures in it. I want to replace the pictures with wedding photos and hang it in our breezeway, which so far has no decor. 
  • Clean out guest room closet. I need to sort and organize my craft supplies, so that I can bring some to work and move what I keep into cute baskets in our breezeway, where there is a ton of shelving/storage with nothing in it. 
  • Attend Tuesday night yoga class with work friend. Trying to be healthy and make friends, what more can I say?

What are some of your goals?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Faves {{2.20.15}}

The past week feels like it has been really, really loooooong. So, instead of bitching, I thought I'd share what I'm loving and focus on the positive. Although, I am legit going to sleep as much as possible this weekend. 

Fave Makeup ProductMaybelline Master Prime Redness Control is making my foundation go on sooo much better. I also like the elf brand, but it runs out sooo quickly, which makes the Maybelline one the winner in my book. 

Fave Hair Style: I have been loving the fishtail lately. I french fishtail my bangs into hair that's down, into a ponytail, into a bun, or even into a fishtail braided pony! Essentially, I'm trying to keep my hair out of my face. For me, I like the look of the fishtail better than a braid right now. 

Fave Hair Cut: This is different than hairstyle, because this is the cut I WANT! My hair is getting too long. Anyone with fine, thin hair out there?! If so, you know what I mean. My hair is too light to be as long as it is, it just weighs itself down. I like the mid-length and style ability of the lob. 

Fave TV Shows: Empire and Scandal are doing it for me right now. Specifically, Empire is my jam. I love the sassy characters and how hood rat fab everyone is. Scandal is heating back up for me, but rather slowly. 

Fave Funnies:

This one only because it has happened soooo many times in the past week. It was just appropriate to my life right now. 

What are some of your faves lately? 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Budget Beauty {{Ipsy February 2015}}

Ipsy February 2015

I stopped posting about my ipsy glam bag on a regular basis because I was only loving a few things in it every single month. And if I'm not loving it, I don't want to be dishonest and create a false sense of awesomeness. So, on to this month, I am loving everything I got! I am so excited to have spent $10 to get all 5 goodies and the bag! 

Cargo Cosmetics Lip Gloss (shade Anguilla) this is an awesome, thick yet hydrating lip gloss. I have to say, the only drawback is the intensely pale pink color. I can only wear it as a layering gloss, not alone. I would definitely recommend the gloss and brand itself though.

Take it Off! Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask by Hey Honey is something that I am looking forward to using. It smells great, I just need to find the 15-20 minutes to use it.

Luxie Beauty Brush (504) LOVE IT! I've used this brush every day since I got it. It is  a 100% cruelty free brush that has an antibacterial solution coating the bristles, so it stays cleaner longer. I have to say it is soooo soft, applies an even, consistent amount of product and absorbs minimal product into the bristles. This is a definite must buy.

ModelCo Blush (shade Cosmopolitan) is highly pigmented and a really complimentary shade. It goes on pink, but not an overwhelmingly bright color. It also lasts all day without disappearing, which happens to me a lot with other blushes.

Tini Beauty Eyeshadow (color Pearl Fizz) this came at just the right time. Champagne colors are my go to neutral eyeshadow color for every day wear and I was out. This has really good pigmentation, but does crumble easily so I would recommend doing your face after your eyes.

Have you tried any beauty subscriptions before? What are your thoughts?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Dry Shampoo

Dry Shampoo

I've used a lot of dry shampoo in my days. Pretty much, if it is under 10 dolla dolla bills I will try it. My goal is to find one that I can use every day, doesn't leave a chalky feel or a white residue, all under $10. {{Disclaimer: I have fine, thin hair but A LOT of it. How these products work on my hair may not be the same on yours.}} 

Not Your Mother's is my holy grail dry shampoo. If you use too much it will leave a white residue, but it doesn't feel heavy, smells ok, really gives body,  soaks up oil, and is under $5. Con: I can only find it at Wal-Mart around me. 

Suave Keratin Infused and Suave Professionals both feel heavy on my hair, leave behind a chalky feel, spray white, and smell yuck. Pro: Costs less than $4 and can be found everywhere.  

Tresemme is not one that I recommend at all. Cons: chalky, white residue, leaves hair feeling heavy and dull, doesn't soak up oil all day. 

Batiste is a good one. I love that it comes in a variety of scents and colors/shades, so it doesn't leave a chalky look or nasty scent.  Con: Cost $8 and I can only find it at Ulta or another beauty store 

Garnier Fructis is a good dory shampoo as well. Much like the NYM, if you use too much it will leave a chalky look, but it doesn't spray out white, doesn't have an unpleasant scent, and leaves my hair with body. 

Vidal Sassoon is a surprise hit for me! I tried it because it was on clearance and I had a coupon and I LOVED IT! It is my second holy grail dry shampoo, which shocked me. It comes in shades, so it left no chalky residue, didn't leave a heavy feel, and smelled good. Bonus: COUPONS! I got mine for less than $2. 

PSSSST! is one that I am trying now and am finding that I like. It has a pleasant scent, goes on clear (again, white if you use too much), smells good, and leaves my hair feeling clean. 

Herbal Essence is one that I truthfully don't have much of an opinion on. It works, but not amazing. There aren't any major drawbacks to it, I just like others better. It is definitely an option that I buy when I have coupons for that brand. 

Do you have any dry shampoos that you swear by? Share!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Real life

Generally, there is something fun that happens or an amazeballs moment in life to write about. Nope, lately life has been real. Real normal. Doctors appointments, trainings, work, at-home date night. 

You know, the usual everyday stuff that is not so entertaining to take photos of or write about. In all honesty, it's not something that I think you guys would be interested in. We haven't had a wall fall down, knock on wood. The dogs are still being assholes, all cooped up in the house. I've made a conscious effort to unplug more when at home, which has resulted in a lot of missed phone calls and text messages, and for that I do apologize. Other than that, this is all we've been doing. 

What have you been up to?