Monday, March 19, 2018

My Luck of the Irish weekend!

Well, Monday came in with a whirlwind of craziness. My workday was a bit chaotic and I barely found time eat! I had several back to back meetings and then a tour to end off the day that by the time 4:30 came around, I was physically and mentally pooped! Now I am enjoying some din din at Panera while writing this post before heading to church for GFC Beautiful. Will be making a pit stop by some coffee place to pick up some caffeine boost!

Luck of the Irish 
So about this weekend.... I HIT the jackpot! I posted on Facebook that the luck of the Irish was on my side. I was doing a little impromptu shopping with the Mr while my car was being serviced and decided to do a little walk thru in Best Buy. I am looking to get a new laptop and thought I would stop by to do a little research. While there, I decided to just do a quick perusal of the video game section. I have been wanting some of the classic minis that they have recently come out with but have had no luck in getting because they fly off the shelves so quickly! That is until Saturday where there happen to be one Super NES box on the shelf all by it's lonesome self. I can't tell you how excited I was to find it. Even posted a pic on IG with my lucky find!

Needless to say, the majority of my weekend was consumed by playing Super Mario. There was a lot of screaming and laughter going on. That ish is INTENSE! How I finished some of those levels when I was a kid is beyond me.

Aside from that lovely find, I did pick up some other randoms throughout the weekend including:

  • Top from Banana Republic (OOTD coming to IG this week)
  • Notebook/watercup from Vera Bradley (to go with the thousand others that I have)
  • Eye shadow kit from the Makeup store at the Outlet Mall (they had 50% off all makeup!)
  • Another lippie product from Ulta 
My extent of celebrating St. Patty's Day was wearing green and the scarf that I scored for $3 in the Target Dollar Spot section. We essentially lived the hermit life and stayed home, caught up on shows on our DVR and played the Super NES. A relaxing weekend!

Jord Watch Winner!
Some exciting news! My good friend, Ashley, was the lucky winner of the $100 gift code to Jord watches. She texted me earlier today with the exciting news! To those who signed up, I hope you enjoy the discount and getchu a watch.

Alright friends. That's a wrap over here. Time to roll out and get me some coffee! Chat later!


Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday Five | No. 25

Y'all I am ready for Friday! Let's get the work day over with and the weekend started!

ONE | The Arrangement

Season 2 of The Arrangement kicked off. So, I have to be honest. I started watching this show because it sounded very Scientology to me. I didn't think I would get hooked on it but here I am, still going strong with Season 2. It's my guilty pleasure.

TWO | The Royal Fab Four on Commonwealth Day


Some Royal chit chat for you all. Will, Kate, Harry and Meghan aka the The Royal Fab Four attended the Commonwealth Service. This was Meghan's first official appearance with the Queen and she was absolute perfection. By the looks of it, she must be getting some fashion tips from Kate and I am not upset by that!

THREE | Farewell Toys "R" Us

I was saddened when I learned that Toys "R" Us was closing their stores. I think most us remember the feeling of excitement you got as a kid when you stepped foot into this store. I can recall going in the store and first checking out all the supplies and books because that was the first section in the store and I am a nerd. Then I would make a b line to the Barbie section. I was obsessed with Barbies. It's so sad when I learn that stores that I remember going to growing up no longer exist. I understand that it's kind of "the way of life" but I guess I didn't think Toys "R" Us would be one of them.

FOUR | World's Most Beautiful Bar Bobbi Brown & Health Warrior

Bobbi Brown and Health Warrior collaborated on a limited-release bar, World's Most Beautiful Bar, in which 100% of the profits will go towards Girls, Inc - an organization aimed at empowering girls to be strong, smart and bold. I just thought that was a great idea

FIVE | The Pet Resource Center of Tampa

Yesterday, my team at work volunteered at The Pet Resource Center and it was so bittersweet. It broke my heart to see all the animals in these kennels. Some clearly scared to be there, others stressed and rambunctious. What are team was helping with was basically socializing with the animals. Playing with them and giving them some loving. PERFECT JOB FOR ME. If I could, I would have taken them all. But now that I know of this place, I want to see how I can volunteer more and bring donations. If you're in the Brandon/Tampa area, they are in need of Medium size milk bones and soft chew treats!


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Le Hair Donut

Oh heyyyy friend. Let's talk hair, shall we?

Confession. I don't wash my hair daily. Or every other day. More like twice a week. I know that probably sounds gross, but I don't really get oily hair until about Day 4/5. That is when I have start getting creative with my hair.

My typical hair schedule goes as follows:
  • Day 1: Hair down
  • Day 2: Hair down
  • Day 3: Hair half up, half down
  • Day 4: Bun
  • Day 5: Depending on what my evening was like the night before, I either have clean hair and can wear down or dirty hair and need to do another bun/up do.
I've been on this endeavor to spruce up the ol' bun. As much I attempt to do the 'messy bun' that looks effortlessly perfect on those chicks on Instagram *side eye*, I always end up looking like an old lady librarian. Not cute.

When I need hair inspiration, I always look to Allison (aka PinkLouLou) because her Instagram feed is pretty much #hairgoals, #makeupgoals, and #fashiongoals. Here are just a few pics that I snagged from her feed but you can go look for yourself.

She used to be a big blogger back in the hay day and she shared a lot of her hair & beauty tricks including sharing her secret that she wears hair extensions to give her hair some fullness. That is what I feel my up do's are missing, particularly the bun. I'm not adventurous enough to try extensions but I know there are other hair tool options that can help me obtain the fullness I'm in search of.

In comes the hair donut. Essentially a donut shaped hair tool that helps add volume to a bun.

A few week ago, I purchased two (small and large) from Forever 21 and began searching for tutorials on YouTube. After trying a couple ways, I think that I've figured out how to achieve the look that I've been wanting. I use the small size donut because the larger size was obnoxious.

**Please excuse the exhausted look on my face. This was taken after a 10 hour work day. 

Okay, so not at Pinkloulou level, but not bad for a beginner! I've even got a little baby poof action going on. I discovered the wonders of dry shampoo when you need a little umph. This picture doesn't really do it justice. I feel like it looks a little better in person, but you get the idea.

Y'all this is just the beginning! Let's see what other looks I can make happen...