Thursday, June 6, 2013


When I was at the store I saw loreal's glitter nail stickers.  I've seen people post pictures of them and they looked really cool so I thought I would give them a try. There like $8 bucks.  Super easy to apply.  And I have to explain the glitter part is only on the end so you have to paint your nails a color before applying.  Well by time I polished and added my top coat, and then applied the stickers I'm thinking dam these look good.  Then I decide I need to put a top coat on top of the sticker.  MAJOR FAIL!!! Before my eyes I am seeing them shrivel up.  They ended up looking like a crackle nail (which I am not a fan of).  They did not come with enough stickers to redo all of them so I just did a few.  Well problem with the sticker nails that I redid was they would get caught on things and would drive me crazy.  The nails I redid ended up peeling off quicker.  Overall I would not purchase these nail stickers again. I've used the Sally Hansen ones as well as the Essie nail stickers and have not had this problem before.  For now ill keep the nail art to the pros. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Product review.

I know I have been m.i.a.  And I totally thought being broken would give me more time to blog but that was definitely not the case.  When you do nothing and go no where you have nothing to blog about!  And I'm sure no one wanted to read the play by plays of my shows.  So I'm back up and running (not literally running yet). But I am moving with no boot and life is back to normal 😃.  I found some new products that I fell in love with and wanted to share. The first thing that I actually just got is a beauty blender.  I know I'm pretty late to the game on this one but I love it.  I actually don't use it to apply my foundation.  I only use it to apply my concealer.  The first time I tried it I just popped it out of the container and straight to my face.  The first time using it I was like wtf is the big deal about this thing?  Then I googled and figured out wetting it just enough to get it damp gets the best results well at least that's what I have found from my experience. The beauty blender works really well with any pro finish concealer.  They go for $20 bucks and you can find them at your local Sephora.  They do sell a beauty blender cleanser as well to go with it but I did not purchase that.  Once I got home and tried cleaning it with soap and water I instantly regretted not getting it.  Then I pulled out a cleanser that I have from Lancôme and it worked like a charm.  I clean it after every use to avoid bacteria.  
The next product that I found was a random purchase.  Does anyone remember the brand hard candy?  They use to sell there nail polish in Nieman Marcus back in the day.  Now you can find the brand at Walmart.  Whenever I go to Walmart I make a effort to check out the hard candy stuff.  I guess that kid inside of me is still dying for those nail polishes with a cute plastic ring attached.  I ended up picking up one of there baked bronzers.  The color I got was in tiki which turned out to be not much of a bronzer at all.  It's funny because it is a very gold tone and I ended up using it as a highlighter to give me a glowing look.  I really love it as a highlighter would not recommend it as a bronzer you will be very disappointed.  I think it's great for the summer to add a beachy glow.  Plus it's only $6 bucks!
The last thing that I finally splurged on has been on my wish list for awhile now.  I finally took the plunge and bought the naked pallet.  I had purchased a urban decay pallet in the past (forgive me I can't remember the name of it). But it had like 15 colors in it and I still have the thing.  The colors in my old pallet were more purples, blues, and grays.  All of urban decays eye colors are super pigmented and for getting 12 colors and a eye primer it was well worth it.  I'm not one to do eye make up every day.  When going to work I keep it very natural so and use a brown tint eye shadow.  I have been playing with the colors in the naked pallet so far and I am definitely in love.  

Monday, April 15, 2013


I don't know why it had taken me so long to take the plunge and buy a Chi straightner.  Considering some of the other things I blow my money on is just dumb.  I go through phases of how I wear my hair and I have been curling my hair for awhile now that I was ready for a change.  The straightner that I had before was a cheapie that I got from Tj maxx or Marshall's.  So when I used the Chi for the first time I was surprised how straight my hair got.  Call me crazy but I'm a girl that loves volume.....the bigger the hair the better.  I only straightened the ends of my hair and stayed clear of my crown to leave the volume in my hair.  Overall I'm very happy with the purchase especially because it is purple chevron.  Obsessed. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Last week I had a big birthday.  And I have to say I am very optimistic about 27.  I have had a lot of things going on lately that have just had me in a shitty mood.  Like everything else, I decided to leave all the negative behind with 26. Since I broke my ankle I have been pretty limited on the things that I could do and the places I could go and that was really getting me down.  Well the day before my birthday I found out that I needed to be on crutches for two more weeks.  I immediately wanted to burst into tears.  At that point I did some searching and praying to the geriatric gods that I could find a knee scooter to rent.  Well I got lucky and found a place that was willing to rent me a brand new one.  Apparently scooters are a hot item in AZ.  So I got my scooter and I've been flying down the halls at work like I'm a little kid on a razor scooter.  On my birthday Rob took me out to dinner and we really enjoyed ourselves.  My mother was out of town so I got to celebrate with her this past weekend at brunch.  The day after my birthday I had a major anxiety attack.  I had just gotten home from work and fed martini and all of a sudden she starts freaking out....low and behold she was stung by a scorpion.  Picture me on crutches, crying and freaking out like a nut job.  Luckily my sister lives close and was able to come get us to take her to the hospital.  It was so scary because she immediately went limp and was breathing crazy heavy.  My heart just sunk in my chest and I felt horrible that she was in that much pain.  At the animal hospital they gave her two shots and told me she just needed to rest.  She was back to normal in about two days.  Thank God.  I have to say I've had a super stressful month and my body can show from it.  I've lost about 10 pds.  I guess breaking a ankle has been the best thing for me to get into bikini shape. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

10 things I've learned in my 20's

Since my birthday is around the corner I have been doing a lot of reflecting.  The past 6 years have been crazy, chaotic, dramatic and educational.  I am a true believer that time changes everything.  Now I'm not one of the best people to give advice however I've been there.
1. Be grateful for every opportunity. Early on in my career I took a position working for a entertainment based publication selling advertisement. I look back now and think that was by far the coolest job that I have ever had. Attending so many party's and meeting so many interesting people I really regret not sticking with it. At the time I had let my work life and a shitty boyfriend mentally and physically wreck my world. The reality of it was I was young and fresh out of college. I spent more time taking naps then taking meetings.
2. Sometimes you have to kiss ass before you can kick it. Coming out of college everyone has this dream of making 100k for doing nothing. And like mentioned previously those naps I was taking were reflecting my paycheck. Now being completely cut off by my parents I got motivated quickly to get my shit together. I learned that working 12 hour days were standard. I learned to suck up to get what I wanted because nothing was going to fall into my lap without hard work.
3. Don't be cheap when buying your shoes, purse and vodka. In your 20's you learn who has the best happy hour and what stores have the best deals. I live by this statement. My hangovers only seem to get worse and worse with age. I remember being 18 using a fake ID at the Bronco drive thru liquor store. Most of my Thursday nights were spent consuming bottomless amounts of popov. Drinking it now is the equivalent of rubbing alcohol. I don't know what I was thinking.
4.  Don't burn your bridges.  You never know when you will need some one's help down the line.  This was one of my mistakes I made early on.  I've burned bridges and this is one of my biggest regrets.
5.  Learn to be selfish.  It's really odd to think about this but every job that I have had up until my last position when quiting I would start crying.  I would cry because I felt like I was letting them down.  When in reality I shouldn't be upset that I am leaving a position but, look at it as taking on a new challenge.  And like most people that leave there jobs each jump has been for more money.  More money= a better life for Martini.
6.  Dress age appropriate.  Now I realize I don't have the body of a 18 yr old.  I think it was around 25 when my body really started to change.  And when I say change I don't mean get fat.  I mean when trying on clothing in the juniors section the cuts were just not flattering anymore.  It's like clothing had started to get shorter and shorter.  And shorter cuts with older age does not go well.
7.  No matter how much of a troll another woman is to you your obligated to be happy for her when she gets engaged before you.  I know deep down inside we all have that one fenemy that we just can't stand.  And when the day comes that they are flaunting that rock the only thing you can think is "that bitch'.  When in reality everyone has a different life path.  I am not the same person that I was at 20, 23 or 25.  I cannot image my life any other way and I am incredibly grateful for that.  So moral of the story let her have her day. 
8.  Love and cherish your friends.  Your friends are the people who pick you up when you are down.  They are the people that you laugh with non stop for hours over the stupidest things.  They are the people that you share late nights, early mornings and an endless amount of stories that you would be to embarrassed to shared with the world.  They are your sisters from other misters. 
9.  Travel while you can.  When your in your 20's its still OK to stay with your friends.  More friends= more crash pads.  Cheaper trips give you the opportunity to experience more places. 
10.  Don't judge people over insignificant things. Be opened minded.  You never know who you will share a true connection with.  I know personally in the past I have been judgemental over stupid things .

Half moon mani

When I was on I found a tutorial on the half moon mani.  I totally thought that my version would come out like a pinterest disaster.  However to my surprise they turned out really cute.  I decided to pick bright colors to test this out on.  When doing the half moon mani pick out two different colors.  Apply the lighter color first and let it completely dry.  Then using your half moon stickers apply it 3/4 of the way down on your nail.  Paint the 2nd color and leave the sticker on for about one minute for it to dry.  This manicure is super quick and super fun.  Pretty happy that is was a success!  If I can do this anyone can!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Million dollar tan update

I just wanted to give an update on my tan.  It
lasted about a solid 4-5 days.  I think the product would be really good if on day 3 I had applied another coat.  I did have a few problem areas.  For my hands and feet I had mixed the solution with lotion and applied.  However, there was a visible difference in color when mixing the solution with lotion.  I think next time I will apply the product to my hands and feet with the blotting brush for more of a even look.  Like I had said previously in my last post it is very important to have someone else help you apply the solution to areas such as your back and back of your legs.  Another thing I was worried about was having that spray tan smell.  The first day there was a slight spray tan odor.  It wasn't very strong and after the first day the scent was completely gone.  Overall I would suggest the product.  Next time I am going to try the extreme tan color.  If you are looking to get more information on Million dollar tan check out there website here.

Monday, March 18, 2013


This past weekend Rob took me to Big Bear to go snowboarding.  I've never been to Big Bear before and was really excited to explore a new town and some new runs.  One of Rob's best friends that lives out in San Diego came up and met us with his girlfriend.  It took us about 5 hours to drive up.  Since we drove up after work on Friday when we got there it was around 11.  We checked in to our hotel which looked like a huge cabin on the outside however the inside not so much.  I was kind of surprised because the town only had three late night bars.  We grabbed a quick bite to eat and had some drinks til the bars closed. 
The next day we go up early and headed to bear mountain.  Once we got to the mountain Shirley and I took a lesson and the boys headed to the top of the mountain.  Since I have gone snowboarding before I think the lesson I took was not that helpful to me.  Plus they teach in such a large group that you have to fight for a instructors attention.  After the lesson we met the boys back at the beach bar and had a couple drinks.  I couldn't get over how hot it was outside.  It was in the 60's and when I had all my gear on I felt absolutely miserable.  At first I didn't understand why everyone there wears sunglasses instead of goggles.  But after riding a bit my face would get so sweaty it would drive me crazy.  But it was so bright out that I needed to wear something to cover my eyes.  I had finally accomplished going down my first intermediate run.  My biggest problem is stopping quick.  After awhile I started to pick it up. 
Once I made it to the bottom of the mountain I had unstrapped my back foot and started to skate to the side.  One thing I am completely paranoid of getting hit by someone.  I don't trust other people and I feel like there are so many people out there that don't take lessons and don't have control over what they are doing so I am constantly looking behind me to make sure I'm safe.  Well, while I was looking back and saw a kid coming in hot towards me I slipped and fell.  My body went one way and my board went the other way.  I'm a girl and immediately started crying.  I knew it was broken.  It was such a dumb fall it honestly could have happened at my house if I was messing around with my board.  The ski patrol had to take me down to the medic.  They took a look at it and told me I needed to go to the hospital. At the hospital I got x-rays and then it was confirmed that I did indeed break my ankle. 
 At this point I felt horrible because of my accident it ruined the whole trip.  We were all planning on going out Saturday night to celebrate St. Patty's but I was in bed by 7 resting.  The next morning me and Rob got up early and started the drive home.  Driving in a car for 5 hours with a broken ankle is not ideal.  However I did enjoy the scenic views.  Big Bear is really gorgeous and its hard to believe its just 2 hours from LA.  That's the crazy thing about California because it is so big there are so many different area's that look different.  We stopped in Palm Springs on the way home and had breakfast at a place called Lulu's.  I of course got the strawberry waffle and Rob did a southwest omelet.  Palm Springs reminds me of Scottsdale but less douchey.  That's probably why I like it so much.  The only problem was that because I am on crutches everyone was staring at me.  I have to say it was slightly embarrassing.
Rob has been amazing.  I feel horrible I have been a complete asshole and just bitching because I am frustrated at the things that I can't do.  He has been completely understanding and literally waiting on me hand and foot.  I really appreciate everything that he has been doing for me.  I don't know what I would do with out him.  So this afternoon I'm going to a orthopedic specialist to get my leg set.  I am really hoping that they decide to give me a walking cast.  I HATE CRUTCHES.  I just want to throw them away.  Since I am very limited on what I can do I expect to get my blog back together. 

Friday, March 15, 2013


I feel like pinterest has set me up with unrealistic shopping expectations.  Its like every time I go on pinterest I find the cutest stuff but when I try to find where to buy is nowhere to be found.  I wish when you pinned something it ended up in your closest instead of staying on a virtual board making me pine for it even more.  The good thing about pinterest is it has turned into more of a style inspiration guide to me.  I find different looks and try to mirror some of my own pieces to match how other people wear them on pinterest.  Since I am such a jewelry nut I literally could spend hours looking at all the different things pinned on there.  Below are some of my Friday favorite finds on pinterest that have me drooling.  Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

My dirty little tanning secret.

For anyone that knows me I have pale skin.  Typically I will fake bake to get some color and not look sick.  However the thought of getting skin cancer scares the hell out of me.  I follow a lot of beauty bloggers and recently found a good response from the sunless tanning product million dollar tan.  I had figured I would give it a try.  I had ordered a small bottle (4oz) for $22.00 bucks including shipping.  The small bottle will give you around 8 tans which is pretty good considering if you go somewhere to get a spray tan its $20.  They also offer a extreme tan but because I am so pale I didnt want to look so shocking I was going for more of a natural look.  The color comes on immediately which makes it easy to tell what areas need more or less.  The product comes with a blotting sponge to rub out any streaks.  The sponge came in pretty handy.  The tricky part obviously was by back.  I had Rob apply the tanner to my back.  There is no way anyone could do there own back and make it look good so another person is definitely necessary.  We joked as the tanner was being applied that I would come out looking like a ompa lompa.  Another tricky part was my face.  I was very hesitant to put any of the product on my face.  However I knew if I didn't I would have a super white face and tan body.  For your face it is suggested to mix the tanner into your daily moisturizer.  I did that however I think I need to apply another coat to my face today.  I would rather it be light than shocking on my face at work.  Overall so far I am pretty happy with the product.  I don't know yet how long this tan will last but I will give you a update once I know more.  And the good thing about this product its vegan and not tested on animals which is a huge selling point for me.  

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What I've been up to.....

Spring is officially here (big smiles).  I hate wearing pants as werid as it sounds I hate it.  And because I have such hate for pants I literally have like 3 pairs of work pants.  I wear skirts and dresses 90% of the time unless I'm being a lazy bum.....then pants are my go to.  This past week we hit up a couple spring training games (go cubs).  Enjoying the weather outside.....Eating outside every chance I get.  I'm in the process of rotating my closet which can be scary.  So far the things that I have tried on from last year still fit (thank God).  I have been continuing to work out.  I have been trying different work outs trying to figure out what I like best.  I continue to come back to the elliptical and yoga combo.  I'm beyond excited we ordered a new couch for the living room this week.   We decided that we are going to start buying piece by piece towards home improvements.  I am now looking for a table to go behind our couch.  We were talking how we dont have very many random like nick-nacks or picture frames and no where to put them.  So that is going to hopefully be my next find.  Below are some pictures from this past week. 

Friday, February 22, 2013


This week has been killer.  I am beyond ecstatic that the weekend is so close.  I can always tell when I am super stressed out because I online shop like nobody's business.

I got this necklace from etsy store Olive Yew Jewels.  I absolutely love it!  I typically am not a necklace wearing type of person because I hate feeling anything on my neck.  This necklace is so light and dainty I can't even tell I'm wearing it.  This necklace is great for layering and shipped super fast. 

I am also in love with my new smashbox eye shadow pallet.  I totally forgot about it but my mom got it for me for valentines day.  I joke that it will take me three years to use because lately makeup has been nonexistent.  I love the colors and will definitely have to play around with them this weekend.

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Another weekend is over.  This weather has been absolutely amazing.  I got some sun this weekend (which was much needed).  I woke up this morning surprised that I was sun burned.  So I started my work out/tanning routine for Vegas.  With it being less than 2 months away and considering I will be living in my bikini I'm really pushing myself.  One thing I discovered that is an amazing ab work out is the hula hoop.  I know sounds kind of crazy right.  But, I will hula hoop for about ten minutes with out the hoop falling and holding my hands above my head and I am definitely feeling the burn.  I am going to go back to yoga this up coming week as well.  Yoga is one of my favorite things to do.  It is such a good stress reliever and really works my muscles.  I just wish Yoga wasn't so dam expensive! I am personally not looking at loosing weight I just want to tone up.  I'm open to other work out options and any suggestions I will gladly love. 
This year I have to say that I had the best valentines day I've ever had.  Rob surprised me the night before with my gift.  He got me a Tiffany's bracelet which I LOVE!  Then on Valentine's day it was my choice for us to stay home.  I wanted to just spend the time with him.  And plus considering how much we go out a night at home was just what I wanted.  So when Rob came home be brought me a bouquet for roses and a bouquet of candy.  Since I have such a sweet tooth the candy bouquet was my favorite. We had pizza, drank cheap wine and watched cheesy movies....which is def my find of night.
Saturday I got the opportunity to attend the Strong Beer Festival thanks to Local Lilly!  It was pretty awesome.  Since Rob is a big beer drinker he was in heaven getting to sample all of the different IPAs out there.  I of course opted for whatever was the lightest at each booth.  At the fest I realized that I was a good hula hooper.  Rob kept trying to get me to do it so finally when I did he couldn't believe how long I could go for.  Hence my new work out lol.  The food at the beer fest was disappointing.  We decided to split nachos that ended up being cold yuck!  Afterwords we made our way to Dos Gringos to play some golden tee (of course) and have some street tacos.  Saturday night I was home and in bed by 9 with the start of a hang over from day drinking all day. 
Sunday so far has been spent running errands. Since we were in bed so early we were up by 8 ready to go. Typical we went to home depot, kohl's, petsmart and target all before noon. I had my first veggie burger today for lunch. I have to say it was pretty good. I also tried the fake chicken wings but those were not my favorite. Because I eat chicken so often fake chicken is the hardest replacement for myself to adjust to. My favourite fake meat option would be the veggie sausages. They taste so good I could honestly go eat one right now. Any who hope everyone is enjoying there weekend! Below are some pics from this week!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hello are you there?

I know I know my blog has completely taken the back seat to my life.  I was traveling the past couple weeks and I didn't even know if I was coming or going.  New posts are soon to follow.  Below are some pics of what I have been doing in the mean time. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Weekend recap.

This past week I have been non-stop.  I have to say that when I moved into Rob's it was a bit frat-tastical for my liking.  Last week we accomplished painting and getting the guest bedroom in order.  Which was perfect timing for some out of town visitors.  I wish I took before and after pictures because it looks 1,000 times better.  It is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do.  We finally also got our work out room put together.  The work out room first started with what I like to call a drunken purchase of a elliptical.  For awhile the room was just boxes and clutter everywhere.  Finally it is revamped no clutter or boxes.  We put up a tv so now I have no excuses to not work out.  Missing my shows even though we have dvr was my biggest obstacle.  The next spare room I am going to start working on is going to be my woman cave.  Basically a large closet with a computer desk so I have somewhere to work.  This passed weekend I was very fortunate to spend some time outside in this beautiful 75 degree weather.  Eating outside in this weather is my favorite thing to do.  I am a sucker for patio happy hours and dinning.  Especially living in Arizona I've only got til mid April before its too hot out.  I went to the grocery store on Sunday and came back home to find Rob skateboarding with Martini.  Had to be hands down one of the cutest things I've seen.  And I cannot forget what else I got to experience this weekend.   The Blackhawks played the coyotes last night.  It was my first Blackhawks game and I loved it.  I feel like this weekend has drained me.  I need a weekend to rest from this past weekend.