Thursday, July 8, 2010

Go get a prize!

The very adorable Strawberry Swing and Other Things author, Miss E. is doing a very awesome giveaway on her blog which ends tonight.

Miss E's blog discuss an array of topics which now include OOTD posts, vacation updates, items for less and much more.  Just check out her cuteness here - how awesome is that outfit?

You can enter her givewaway HERE and by becoming a follower...and that you will after you read one post!!

Here's to hoping I'm a weeeeener

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I am so pleased to share this with all of my readers.  A while back you may remember that I talked about Arbonne, an amazing skincare, health and wellness company that I became a part of a few months ago.  Arbonne has been around for 30 years and they the most results driven, pure, safe and beneficial products I've ever tried.   The business end of Arbonne is beyond stellar and the products speak for themself...and Vogue agrees:

Click HERE to Read the Article

I cannot express how excited I am to be part of this company! To me, anti-aging and preventative aging is so very important.  I've always been told by Aunts, Grandma's and my own mother to 'take care of your skin now' that it looks great when I'm older, and I DO! Arbonne carries not only the most renowned anti-aging products out there but a WIDE variety of other products like cosmetics, vitamins, weight management, self tanners, sunscreen, baby products, men's, teen and so much more!

If anyone is interested in trying Arbonne products, getting some free samples or learning more - please feel free to contact me any time.  Leave me a comment with your email.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Desperately Seeking Romper

Ah the coveted romper...a look I have yet to perform...a look I find hard to master.  I've seen ladies all ova the place rockin these cute little 2-fer-ones and I just cannot seem to find one for moi.  At the mall last weekend, I saw this super sexy yet very basic romper on a fellow shopper - it was black, short sleeved button down to the waist, belted and cuffed shorts.  It was FAB and ever since then I have been on the desperate man hunt for this exact romper.  I should have just approached the damn woman and asked her where she got it...but I didn't...and now I'm stuck.

I've been shopstylin', polyvorin' and googling the bejesus out of every combination of verbage imaginable to come up with this piece and have been totally unsuccessful.  So I'm reachin out to the blogosphere and hoping that someone can aid my search! I know so many of you are absolutely terrific at finding pieces on the fly. 

This Alexander McQueen all in one shorts piece is on the money what I'm looking for...

And to entice you all to help...special little beauty product prize for the one who brings me my treasure!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Let's Give 'em Somethin to Talk About

Yeah, I know...the song is only about 15 years old...but singing it in my head actually makes me a go a bit sassy...who knows?

I am finding it quite hard to accomplish everything I have in tow...between working real estate, Arbonne, my 9-5er, motherhood and wifey-ness...blogging has just taken a back seat and when I say back seat I mean 14 passenger van back seat...sorry

I quite possibly could be the last soul on the planet to NOT have internet at home (gasp)...we just felt it was unnecessary.  My husband doesn't really surf the web and since I have access more than 8 hours a day at work I just didn't see spending the $40-$60 extra per month to have something we wouldn't quite use that much. But, the time has come - we cleaned out our entire attic (which is actually finished, carpeted, heated, A/C, etc.) and turned it into our home office/booger's painting studio.  It actually looks quite nice and I plan to snap some pics this week after I finish hanging some pictures.  Obviously, you cannot have a home office without internet access.  So basically what I'm spewing here is that my blogging will definitely become more frequent in the near future.

Back to post title...the adorable Nicole from Coley's Closet Cravings gave me something to talk about today.  She's got a FAB-U-LOUS giveaway going on right now.  You can click HERE to check out the article.  She does product reviews, Cheap Thrills, Cubicle to Cocktails and WTF Friday's...she has a great sense of fashion and a fun to read style of writing.

So go check her out...and hopefully I'll win the giveaway.  Although I NEVER win anything...seriously, ever.  I enter all sorts of giveaways; on blogs, at the nail salon, my local pizza parlor, wedding shows, you name it and it just doesn't happen.  So we shall see.

that's all for now...xoxo

Friday, May 28, 2010


Ok, so I definitely realize I'm probably the WORST blogger...ever! Well, maybe I'm being overly dramatic but I haven't posted for 2 weeks and that's just downright unacceptable.  So I apologize to all my adoring fans who have been clutched to K's Conspiracy for the last 14 days begging Jesus for a reason why, just why I haven't been enlightening you!

On to bigger, better and way more important things...last night I caught Sex and the City 2 after sipping delish martini's with 2 of my fav gals and I must say...I'm disappointed!  Really, I am.  Don't get me wrong, the movie was good...but just real drama, which was the disappointing part.  And of course, I won't sit here and spoil the movie for those who haven't caught it yet but...remember the first movie? Who could forget especially when you watch it on average 2 times weekly Big leaving Carrie at the alter, Steve cheating on Miranda, Charlotte finally conceiving and Samantha leaving Smith...that was drama and we all loved it mucho.  Numero Dos my friends, contains WAYYYYY less drama. 

HOWWWever, the fashion was beyond dramatic...the shoes, the gowns, the hats - oh my!! It made it worth it, that's for sure.  I do love me some sparkly Louboutins

This was also a favorite of mine from the movie...I love the easy breezy-ness of this dress and the color is a hit

There was a gorgeous green gown that Carrie so easily wore as she lounged around watching TV with Big (really?) but I cannot seem to find a picture of it anywhere. 

Of course, we all have seen the one shoulder poncho dress by Halston Heritage...I would love to have, duh.

And on to something that just made my day...If these shoes don't scream fabulous I don't know what does...because my friends, these are friggin HOTT and if the man upstairs really liked me, these shoes and this dress would be delivered to me via UPS or FedEx (I'm not picky)...

Last, but certainly not least, I saw these beauties on the footsies of a fellow fab blogger (Life Love and the Pursuit of Shoes) and me likey! Deets are soon to follow she says and I'm dying to know patiently waiting for those

I hope everyone has an AWESOME Memorial Day is promising (well here in Jerz) and there's nothing better than a long weekend in the sun ;)

Enjoy. xoxo

Friday, May 14, 2010

How Well Do You Know What You're Wearing?

Well Happy Friday folks; like you, I am so glad this week is over...I have so much planned for this weekend and I cannot WAIT to get started on all of it.  I have a very dear friend's baby shower tomorrow and then another friend's bridal shower on Sunday.

So today's topic is a mix between health and beauty...How well do you know what you're wearing? How well do you know the ingredients that are used in products you slather all over your hands, face, body, hair and even your own children?

I ask this because I was recently 'schooled' on an ingredient in nearly 97% of cosmetic products out there today...that ingredient is Mineral Oil. 

For those of you who do not know what mineral oil is, it is the by-product in the distillation of petroleum to create gasoline and other patroleum based products from crude oil.  It is of relatively low value and it is produced in massive quantities. 

The oil refineries often sell mineral oil to cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies because it is CHEAPER for them to sell it than it is to dispose of it in an environmentally safe way!  --- this statement right here just blows my mind.  So its perfectly ok, basically, to put the stuff all over my body but its not ok to just throw it away? Hmmm...this is where I became intensely intrigued.

Go to your bathroom right now and read the back of the products that you use most...most meaning, those you use on a daily basis...I'd be willing to bet that if not all, then at least half of your products contain mineral oil.  And if not, good for you, you're on the right track.  Mineral oil may be hard to find on your labels, however, because it goes by hundreds of different names

The next MAJA factor that killed me on this mineral oil schooling that I got:
John Hopkins University...a highly accredited research university in Baltimore, MD (I know you've all heard of it)
Well JHU named mineral oil in cosmetics the SECOND (yes #2) leading cause of aging.  The first being direct exposure to sun.  Well, considering that 99.9% of sunscreens out there contain mineral oil...looks like a double whammy come beach time.  Looks like its a double whammy every time you walk out of your house with whatever makeup, primer, moisturizing products you use that contain mineral oil...and I don't know about you, but aging is something I want to steer as F A R R R R R R R away from as possible!

Mineral oil is popular with manufacturers because it is inexpensive and makes skin smoother and softer to the touch and more attractive to the eye. Unfortunately, the damage that is being caused behind the scenes makes it an undesirable ingredient in any skin care product.

I have done my own research on mineral oil and I'm not gonna lie, there are conflicting reports (of course, as is with anything)...but to me, if it can't be proven safe why use it at all?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Oh so cute.

There is this darling woman who is the HI-larious author of a great fashion (and sometimes recipes) blog called Chloe's Conspiracy.  Most of you bloggers know miss Chloe and her fabulous blog and if you're smart you know about her spin off blog 'See Chloe Shop' where she warehouses tons of useful knowledge aka sale alerts and coupon codes!! Me likey.

Well, in celebration of her great new blog, Chloe is giving away a $100 gift card to ShopBop and for those of you who do not know ShopBop...know it now because they're effin awesome. Here are just a few ahmazing pieces from Shop Bop that I would love to pick up courtesy of See Chloe Shop

So click HERE to get all the details and enter for the $100 gift card