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just because

~just because flowers and a splurge


I am so excited to own this palette. I am even more excited that I get to call the kindest, most generous, loving and wonderful fiance, husband soon.

I have coveted this palette for a few months now. I silently yearned for this beauty, and after one tiny brief remark to my loving fiance, these bad boys are mine.

Bad boy meaning the beautiful Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette but even more so meaning the amazing and wonderful fiance, that took my ‘….if you ever wanted to get me something, like ever, here’s an idea…’ comment and treated me to this wonderful palette the very next day! Then I get flowers delivered to top it all off? During the first week back to school? How did I get this lucky?! (Note to Self: remember this for future arguments, J-1 million L-0)

I definitely plan to review this, once my nerves calm from the excitement of blending these oh-so-buttery shades.

Stay tuned!!

Thanks for the lookie loos lovlies~

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I’m….ENGAGED!!!! Now What?!?! (Day 400)

You nearly give up all hope and have become very comfortable with the idea of a house full of cats and crochet. Since the cat hair would drown in a sea of yarn, no one would ever know how many cats you truly owed! I could crochet-bomb my house. and trees. and garden. This future was a very feasible one, a few years ago, I must confess.

Then seemingly out of the blue. One day.

You find him.

I found him.

The ONE.

….and hours turned into days, weeks, months, years, and all of a sudden in the blink of an eye, you can’t remember Knittingwhen you thought of life without him.

When you find a love like that, you hold on. And I’ve got no plans on letting this one go.

Even if I have to give up the cats, although i know my yarn stash is safe, for he loves my crafty side and will want the skill when we’re wrinkly and gray and cold all the time.

So, now that you’ve got the biggest part of a wedding (THE GROOM!!) out of the way, the lesser important questions arise.

Now what?! When? How? Who? What? 

Where do you go from here?! What should you do first?!

I’m a kid in a wedding themed candy store, and I’m bouncing off the walls. I know this time is always fun for anyone right?? Who doesn’t love to plan a party,!? I am not even worried about the stress of the next four hundred some odd days.

Because it all comes down to the end result. The Grand Finale. The final day as a Miss, before the Mrs. 

Since my fiance and I have been together for quite a while, we’ve both got a good sense of how we would want our wedding to flow. Which is the biggest hurdle to decide I think.

The Style. The Pizzazz. The Date. The Budget. (In that order!)

I started with sites like www.theknot.com and www.weddingwire.com. which are extremely helpful (and FREE!) for when you need to get all your whirling thoughts on paper, or in my case, on my laptop screen. They also provide lists, budget planners, advice, wedding galore! I also picked up about 6 wedding magazines so far.

My mother picked up a wedding planning binder, which has been SO HELPFUL so far! Its got tabs and folders, lists, templates, seating chart stickers, inspiration boards, etc. Can’t wait to document the days of planning, scheming, tasting, fitting, and ogling over all the beautiful bridal things!!

Not to mention, I’ve only got give or take 400 days to get my new signature down! I swear I just got used to signing my maiden name!!

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Valentine’s Day NOTD #4

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Hearts shining in the Dark

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Pink and Black Valentines day nails using my new favorite Revlon oldie but goodie polish with a crelly base and metallic multi-shaped pink glitters.

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Valentine’s Day NOTD #3

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Ombre Heart to Heart

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Valentines day has me pulling every shade of pink and red polish I own. I want to use EVERY color in my vast collection that even hints at the pretty girly lovey-dovey colors that V-Day brings. This Ombre look finally satisfied my longing for wearing all the pinks and reds on the same finger~

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Valentine’s Day NOTD #2

Navy and Pink Pretty Points

V-Day Nails #2

Love this color combo especially paired with my ASP at-home DIY stiletto-esque nail extenders.

Polishes used include:

Rimmel 60 Second Nails in Blue Eyed Girl

Jordana Glitters in Blue Bash

Sinful Colors in 24/7

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Valentine’s Day NOTD #1

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I’m Seeing Spots! You’re Seeing Spots!

Valentines Day Nail-look using striping and dotting tools along with a very steady hand! Excuse my thumb-half. The design was terribly goopy when I finished this look at midnight (#truelife) which meant I woke up with bedsheet imprints! Needless to say…  it didn’t make the cut!

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