Monday, June 22, 2009

Please, fall off a cliff

I would very much appreciate if the following people would fall off a cliff....or at least the media stop following their every move.

Spencer & Heidi Pratt
Audrina Patridge
Lauren Conrad.....Ok the entire cast of "The Hills"
Paris Hilton
Bret Michaels: you're old, disgusting, and balding- you're not going to find love on MTV
Jon & Kate: just raise your 8 children
Kim Kardashian & family: you're so boring and superficial...and you don't actually do anything
Aubrey O'Day: I used to like you, then you became a skank
entire Lohan family: just get it together already

......ok, I think I got everyone.

Off with their heads!

New photos have been released for the Tim Burton remake of the classic film Alice in Wonderland! I'm so excited because 1. I love that movie 2. Anne Hathaway (who I adore), Johnny Depp, and Helena Bonham Carter are starring in it and 3. it's going to be released in 3D. However, it's going to be released March 5, 2010 though, so we'll have to wait. The story is slightly altered from the Disney film, Alice will be 17 and will be returning to Wonderland, but she doesn't remember ever being there before. Are you excited for the film?

Friday, June 19, 2009

100% Sure This is My Friends and I Futures


"We sluts are good friends." – Betty White, after Chelsea Handler told her that Cloris Leachman called White a slut, on Chelsea Lately (picture and quote from People)

Of course, my friends and I will HAVE to be friends for the rest of our lives, not only because my friends are awesome and have great personalities, but because we know far too much about each other. Too many late nights, hook-ups, tears, and crying until we wet ourselves. None of us will ever be able to run for a political office or even marry someone who is! Good times ladies, good times.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Words to Ponder and Live by

" I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Schenk's lawn. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone’s garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."-Marjorie Hinckley

It's the truth isn't it? I would rather have a life full of love and memories, not a life of having the latest clothes (which, lets be honest, I'll probably only wear once). My Grandmother was told once that she only has 5 more years left (which has since changed- thank God). Grandma wasn't upset, she told me; "Why should I be sad or scared? I've done everything in life I wanted to do. I've raised my children, have wonderful memories of my grandchildren, traveled everywhere I've wanted to go. I've had a great life. Everyone dies, I'm just glad I won't have any regrets."

Carpe diem! May you all live your life fully, learn from the lessons God has taught you, be happy with what you have, and give your love freely.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Loving Her Look

Now I’m not a huge fan of Blake Lively… yes she’s beautiful, but I think she’s overrated. She always looks the same to me: mini dress/skirt, disheveled hair, same makeup. Boring, boring, boring!! Lately, she has peaked my interest though! Blake has stepped up her game and has been looking so glamorous lately!
Check out some of her recent looks and tell me what you think!


PS do you think I could pull off those glitzy leggings??

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Great Beauty Finds under $8

Here is a list of awesome products I use that you can find at your local store (Target, Wal-Mart, Rite-Aid, etc). My girlfriends and I always talk about new products we've tried and what works and what is just a waste of money. I thought I'd share my list and see if there's anything you guys can add!


Maybelline Colossal Volum' Mascara

This is my favorite mascara ever! When I first used it, I think I called 3 people to tell them how great it is. I love most Maybelline mascaras because they go on well and are not dry or flaky. Before I would use both the Full & Soft and then top it off with Great Lash, but now I find that the Colossal does it all! (Full & Soft and Great Lash are both amazing mascaras and I still recommend them).


Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation

I just started using this foundation, and I really like it. It blends easily, absorbs well into the skin without giving a flaky look, and looks natural. It’s also lightweight and not oily like other brands I’ve tried. The only con is the bottle, you have to pump out the product so when it gets low you have to take off the top and scrape the sides with the pump which is annoying.


Neutrogena Makeup Wipes

These are amazing and can get ALL of my makeup off with one sheet-even when I use primer and wear lots of mascara & dark eye shadow. The Boyfriend always tells me that I smell good after I use one, so that's always a plus.*The Target brand also works really well also, there’s only a dollar or less difference between the two


Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask

Of all the face washes I’ve used over the years, this one seems to actually work. I leave it on while I condition my hair and I can literally feel it tingle. I use it everyday and it has never dried out my skin. I’ve tried the store brand knock offs of the Neutrogena and Clean & Clear brands and unfortunately, I never feel like they actually work. I still have makeup remains afterwards and I don’t feel a “tingle” on my skin.

Target brand eye makeup remover

This is the L’Oreal wannabe, its considerably cheaper and works just as well.


Clean & Clear Foaming Cleanser

This is their new cleanser, they made the same product before but with a different look and I nearly cried when I couldn’t find it anymore. My best friend S. and I both scoured local stores for any last bottles, no joke. It smells nice, and gets off all of my makeup in one cleaning. I even cotton ball tested this new kind with a cleanser afterwards and my cotton ball was clean! It works great on waterproof eye makeup as well, sometimes if you really have a lot of eye makeup on it may take two cleanings, but your face makeup will be gone.

*if you click on the above website, you can download $5 coupon for Clean & Clear Advantage Blackhead Eraser or Acne Control Kit and $2 coupon for any Clean & Clear product.

Covergirl Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadows in Shimmering Onyx

Best black eye shadow I’ve ever come across at a local store. It has a little sparkle in it and is easy to blend, which really matters when doing a smoky eye.


NYC and Revlon Nail polish

NYC and Revlon Nail polish are my favorite brands! NYC is under $2 so I buy nearly every color they come out with. Both brands are easy to apply, most colors aren’t runny (idk why light colors are so difficult to get perfect) and sometimes one coat is enough. My favorite shades for the NYC is 109A Pink Promenade, 242B Uptown and 133APurple Pizzazz. For Revlon I like Sweet Tart, Posh Pink, and Pink Freeze.

*Revlon has a limited collection of nail polish for the summer that smells when it dries! It really works too!


Jergens Natural Glow

I love this lotion! I use it when I’m already tan from the summer or a vacation and it really helps your tan to stay longer and deepen just a touch. I’ve never turned orange using this kind; my only complaint is that I wish they sold it in a larger size with a pump.


Jergens 3day Glow

This is the first self-tanning lotion I ever used. I saw pretty good results (not life changing) but did turn a tad orange in some spots, but luckily they disappeared with some scrubbing with a wash rag.

*It’s best to use a self-tanning lotion with a 50/50 mix of regular lotion. It’s easier to rub in and spread across your body and mixing it doesn’t dilute the tanning formula.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Lottery Winner

Have you heard the news??

A 23 yr old from Pierre, South Dakota is the sole winner of the $232 million state lottery!!

Could you imagine???

He's single (hey, Neal Wanless - that's his name- I know some single ladies, just hit me up and I'll set you up!), lives with his parents on their ranch, and comes from one of the nation's seventh-poorest county in 2007, according to the Census Bureau.

Go Neal!! So what does he plan on doing with the money? He chose a one lump sum of 88.5 million after taxes and will buy a larger ranch than the 320 acre he lives on now and repay his family and the townspeople for all their kindness. Awww so sweet.

What would you do with the money? Would you still work?

Here's what I would do:

1. Sayonara job! Before I left, I would take everyone to lunch....well 3 of my 4 co-workers anyways.

2. Buy a compound and have all of my family move in to their own home on my compound.

3. Pay off all debt and my sister's college loans and invest/save the rest.

4. Buy a vacation house and travel the world with my friends/family

5. Do some charity work and donate to my church

6. Live the good life

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Celebrity Inspirations

What celebrity inspires you? Is it their personality, work, style?
Here are a few of mine:
Anne Hathaway- she can do no wrong in my book! Talented, old Hollywood glamour, and genuine
Ashley Tisdale- great style & hair, she's not afraid of being goofy
Rihanna- talented, a natural beauty, and isn't afraid of trying something new and edgy
Julianne Hough- man this woman can dance!, I'm obsessed with her hair, and we're both from Utah
Cameron Diaz- the ultimate "boys girl" and "girls girl", down to earth, low-key style
Leighton Meester- I love her character Blair, her hair and make-up are always perfect

I also love Jessica Szohr's street style, she's always wearing bright colors and amazing shoes and
Diane Kruger is always pushing the envelope and wearing beautiful dresses. Camilla Belle is so beautiful and has really grown with her style. She has old Hollywood glamour too. Natalie Portman is also to die for along with Jennifer Garner who is the ultimate girl next door.