I’m Chapped and I Ain’t Happy

It’s wintery here in Texas.  My lips are dry and peely and just plain sick. I need some assistance in the form of a chapstick, but not your average chapstick. I want something cute and glossy and maybe with a little bit o’ color, people. Is that too much to ask? No. It is not.


1. Nivea, A Kiss of Shine Natural Gloss– Glossy and smooth with extra moisture. It’s workin wonders on me.

2. Softlips, Pure Pomegrante– This stuff is amazing. Soft doesn’t begin to describe your lippers with this stuff on them. Any scent shall do, I just like pomegrante anything.

3. Chapstick, True Shimmer Botanical Berry– The tried and true chapped lip brand plus shimmer, yes please!

4. Eos, Lips Balm Sphere in Summer Fruit – Tasty smell and moisturing, just what I like. AND look how cute the packaging is… I’m a sucker for packaging.

5. Burt’s Bees, Lip Shimmer in Rhubarb– Just enough color and oh, the moisture. Thirst quencher for thy lips.

6. Covergirl, Lipslick in Daring–  Ok, so this really isn’t a “chapstick” but it is a)moisturizing and b) the most divine color ever.. like you just ate a popsicle when you were a kid.

Christmas List: Der Edition

So you all saw AK’s list of fabulousness. Now it’s my turn.

(Pssst…Husband PLEASE pay careful attention to what is to follow)

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  1. Victoria’s Secret, The Soft Sexy Wrap -I love the fact that this is like an upgraded t-shirt/cardigan combo. That is My FAVORITE combo and pretty much daily uniform, by the way.
  2. Best Buy, Nikon D5000– I would love this camera more than any of my family members, including my dogs. Ook,  not them. But everyone else. If I hadn’t already proven myself to be an expensive camera breaker, I MIGHT actually be eligible for this gift.
  3. Restoration Hardware, Telescoping Frames– Being that I just got married 10ish months ago, we have more pictures than we know what to do with. These are so unique and different.
  4. Macys, Fiesta Canisters– I ADORE the green. These would look so cute in my colorful kitchen.
  5. Etsy, dearestinez Large Leaf Earrings -UM so cute, so fun, so funky. I just may be gifting these to myself for Christmas.
  6. Old Navy, Womens Cable Knit Slipper Boots– My toesies would be so toasty in these. I’ve seen a version of these everywhere and I have been coveting.
  7. Urban Outfitters, Dachshund Lamp– Do I even need to go into why I would want/need this? No, I didn’t think so.
  8. Ann Taylor LOFT, Refined Knit Ruffle Neck Dress– Because I NEED more ruffles in my life. NO, I don’t have anywhere to wear it! SO??
  9. Mac Cosmetics, Tinted Lipglass in Spite -This was the first lipglass that I ever owned and I think I need to bring it back into my life Christmas 2009. It’s a mauvy pink and perfection.
  10. Pier1, Assorted Doorknob Wall Hooks– I’ve been eyeing these babies for a while now. What a super cute way to hang your coat or whatevs.
  11. Macys, Joseph Joseph Multi Color Spatula Design Cutting Board– Cute, colorful and belongs in mah kitchen!
  12. Gap, Mesh Chain Necklace– I want this for two reasons: a) it’s a subtle way to do the whole sequin trend going on and b) I’ve already planned my New Years outfit and it won’t be complete without it.
  13. Nordstrom, Jeffrey Campbell ‘Charo’ Slingback Sandal– Ruffles, love. Red, Love. Perfect HOT date with the hubby shoe. Nuff said.
  14. bossa, Shiraleah Jennifer Large Tote Bag– This brand is pretty sweet…looks remarkably similar to HOBO International for a fraction of the cost, plus this blue color is totally rocking my world.
  15. ZenniOptical, 2344 Plastic Full-Rim Frame– HOT pink frames? Must.have.

Oh, I almost forgot… while I’m wishing… I’ll take an endless supply of these.

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Beauty is only $3.00 deep in your wallet

Ok, so I am a drug store troller in addition to a bargain hunter and crazy dog mom. I admit it, you can find me lurking in makeup aisles of the area drug stores on any given day. Some of you may hit up a movie or pick up a good read to get your kicks… not me. Give me a Walgreens or CVS makeup aisle… and you will see what true happiness looks like.

Recently, I have found some gems in my quests. These babies will turn your frown upside down, I tell ya. Each one of these items is like $3.00  max and badass. Cheap thrills…gotta love ’em.

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  1. Wet n Wild,  Natural Wear Lip Shimmer
  2. Wet n Wild, Silk Finish® Blush Compact
  3. Wet n Wild, MegaEyes® Defining Marker
  4. N.Y.C., Sun 2 Sun Bronzing Powder
  5. N.Y.C., Color Wheel Mosaic Eye Powder