January 22, 2012

Top It Off

That was my attempt at a clever title. Yeah, didn't work. Anyways, I'm a big fan of hats: fedoras, floppy hats, beanies, berets, trapper hats, newsboys.. I love them, especially when I'm too lazy to comb my hair which I am guilty of about 50 percent of the time. While browsing H&M a few days ago, I hit the cold weather hat jackpot because most of them were ON SALE. I wanted to come home with a whole shopping bag full of them, but since I already did some damage at the shops I visited previous to H&M, I opted to only pick up two.

Each hat cost ONE whole dollar, ya'll. I am a happy camper.

January 21, 2012

Delipscious by Body Shop

Found these while checking out the sales in The Body Shop. I always love their post-Christmas sales because they always have great stuff at my favorite price, CHEAP. I mostly like to stock up on the shower gels, but this time I found lipsticks on sale 3 for $10. Not sure what the regular retail price is, but at less than $3.50 per lipstick I'm guessing I got a pretty good deal. I only have two for myself because my mom took the third one..

So far, I'm liking them. They feel very moisturizing. They are sheer, but I like that because it just looks like my lips are naturally rosy. They give a very nice, subtle hint of color. I might try to go back and purchase more.

What are your favorite lip products?

Rubber Wedge Booties

I was at an H&M today when I saw this pair of shoes. Wedge booties with a rubber heel, on sale for $10. What a steal! Im not sure what the upper is made out of, but it seems like it would repel water easily. I was excited about wearing them on a rainy day instead of the usual rain boots, which I can never walk in without looking awkward.

It wasn't raining when I drove to the mall, but it was POURING as I was leaving. First rain of the season where I live. Not only did I get a good deal on some shoes, but it was perfect timing. I wore my new shoes out, and my feet didn't get wet :)

Find any good deals lately?

January 17, 2012

Dove Gofresh Body Mist

I received a sample of this product in the plum and sakura blossom scent a couple of months ago and absolutely loved it. I wanted to purchase the full size bottle right away, but every time I would check for it in stores, it was always out of stock! I was finally able to find a bottle of the stuff at Target and decided to pick up a bottle of pomegranate and lemon verbana as well. Naughty, naughty. My justification for this is that they were only a little over $4 a bottle. That's not too bad, right?

Plum and Sakura Blossom:
It's light and fruity, without being too sweet. It doesn't overpower, and I think is perfect for day time when you want your perfume to be a little on the lighter side. The scent lasted pretty well as well.

Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena:
I thought this one was a little stronger than the plum scent, but still smells very nice. It's fresh and isn't too overpowering. I would wear this more at night. It smells.. sexier? I haven't worn this one out yet so I don't know what the staying power is yet.

They have other scents: cucumber and green tea, nectarine and white ginger, and grapefruit and lemon grass. All of the scents have a hint of Dove moisturizer, which is awesome because it won't dry out your skin. They are also 3 oz, which makes it perfect for traveling! I can't wait to try them all!

What's your favorite body mist?

Gold Silk

Gold Silk by Rimmel is a great color! It's a pale gold with a pink undertone. It's neutral, metallic, shimmery. I love it! Plus, it's so easy to apply because the brush is wide and flat. It also dries pretty quickly which is great. I'm not quite sure if it actually holds up for 10 days like it says on the bottle because I normally don't keep a polish on for that long, but it definitely doesn't chip right away. Another plus is that it is inexpensive. I find them for a little over $3 at Target, and sometimes you can find coupons for a $1 off. Not bad at all!
My small collection. Hope to add more soon!

Do you have a favorite nail polish brand?

Homemade Pizza

Today I spent some time with the boyfriend. It was a very fun, relaxed day. First, we popped into the mall for a quick GNC visit. Visited a few other stores, but I'm proud to say that I wasn't tempted to make any impulse purchases. Yay me! After the mall we headed over to a bowling alley. Neither of us really bowl so it was pretty funny to watch each other fail miserably. Watching poor bowlers is great entertainment.

Our pathetic scores.

Our last stop of the day was Trader Joe's for some pizza ingredients. I always love going to that store. So many different food products to look at! I could spend hours there! When we got back to my place, we began making our pizzas. We wanted to see who could make the better one, and honestly, just like bowling, pizza making isn't quite our thing either. We tried..

This is boyfriend having issues with his pizza dough :)

Although not perfect, my pizza turned out quite.. cute? I pretty much turned my pizza into an art project, but it was really tasty. It had a garlic and herb crust, cheese, pepperoni, canadian bacon, turkey Italian sausage, and mushrooms. Mmmm mmmm good!

Got caught playing with my food.

It was a good day. What do you do on hang out days with your significant other?

January 16, 2012

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip

I am a cookie fiend! I was craving something sweet and decided to make some with the ingredients I had on hand. I just happened to have a 3lb bag of Ocean Spray dried cranberries because they are one of my favorite snacks so they became the main ingredient. I blended a couple of recipes together as an experiment, and this is what I came up with:

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip

1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture until well blended. Add dried cranberries. Add white chocolate chips. Mix well. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets at least 2 inches apart. Bake 10 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes before placing on wire racks to cool.

They were easy to make and definitely satisfied my craving.


January 11, 2012


Today's exciting nail color choice is Ingrid by China Glaze! It's a dark gray/taupe shade with a very subtle golden shimmer. I absolutely love this color! It's deep, rich, very wintery, and is neutral which is an absolute must for me when it comes to choosing a nail polish.

January 7, 2012

Christmas Stock Pile

I love the weeks following Christmas because everything is marked down like crazy! This is when it's time to stock up for next Christmas, people! I especially love purchasing gift wrap at this time because $1 gift bags, tissue paper, boxes, ribbons, and wrapping paper add up! At my local Target, everything Christmas/Holiday related is currently 90% off or more so I made sure I took advantage of it! Here's some of what I came home with:

Tree Topper $1.50, Wreath $2, Wrapping Paper $0.50 each, Gift Bags $0.10 each, T-Shirts $0.99 each


January 6, 2012

Happy Shopping

Did a little retail therapy. Everything on clearance, so I am ecstatic!

gold top $10 from Ross, yellow top $7 from Kohls

My favorite purchase of the day. Brown sandals, on clearance for $9.99 at Kohls. They are so comfortable too!