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January 09, 2010
I must admit I have never been much of a John Mayer fan...until NOW. I am hopelessly addicted to his new album and I NEVER push music, but in this case, I just have to. (I bought the entire album on iTunes and I don't even remember the last time I did that!! Probably never.)
January 08, 2010
January 05, 2010
How do I know?? I’ll tell you.
I work in Human Resources. HR = everyone that calls you has a problem and they will blame it on you merely for being the poor soul that answered the phone to “help” them. They will probably not say hello, they will complain about their issue endlessly, they will ask you to break policy or make an exception “just this once” and then when you don’t, the will most assuredly cuss you out and /or hang up on you at some point. It is always the best when they do both, of course.
So I graduated from Texas A&M in December 2006 (WHOOP) and started this HR job of mine in February 2007. I am self-admittedly a VERY sensitive person, somewhat of a pleaser and don’t like to tell people no…or at least back then. When the calls described above happened, I would feel instant terror/tears coming on/visions of quitting and peeling out of the parking lot never to return.
BUT TODAY…a similar call occurred and when they hung up in my face (after saying that I had “no F’in idea what I was talking about,” even though it was clearly the other way around)…I laughed. I laughed my ass off, and it felt good!! That is how I know I have changed incredibly in the last few years.
It is NOT that I don’t care and it is NOT that I have become a cold-hearted freak of a person but it IS because you can’t let people make you feel bad when you did absolutely nothing!!! You have to laugh it off…it feels so much better.
Lesson for the day – laugh your ass off about something. You won’t regret it!!
December 30, 2009
Ya know, sometimes I wonder what the hell is wrong with me. I have done some things in my life but what I did yesterday is beyond. I threw out ALL logic and concern for my own well-being and now I'm feeling the pain. . .
December 29, 2009
I couldn’t pick just one as usual, so here are my top two. I just posted the other day about Versace’s Bright Crystal…love it!! My other pick is Lola by Marc Jacobs…need it, go get it.
I have said it a thousand times, but I’m just NOT going to spend $1000 on shampoo and conditioner. I have tried them all and although they are nice and smell good and all of that old stuff…they just aren’t THAT much better for me. Hence, the love of my life, Pantene Pro V (so 90’s, I know). I particularly like the new Nature Fusion line, especially the smoothing products. Perfect amount of shine without weighing down your hair.
So I know what you might be thinking. Why the $1.00 bottle of Suave conditioner?? Here is why…get rid of your shaving cream NOW!! I have never been a fan of shaving cream in the slightest and let’s face it: anything that lathers is drying to your skin. So toss that old can of shaving cream that you spent $4 or $5 on and go buy a huge bottle of Suave conditioner for your LEGS!! Trust me…this is the smoothest shave you will ever have.
I never thought primers could actually make that big of a difference but I was dead wrong. Smashbox’s Photo Finish Light is incredible!!! It is oil-free and turns your skin into a silky smooth wonder that is perfection. Your foundation will never look so good! Get it at Sephora.
Bare Minerals Matte. Enough said. No preservatives, no harsh chemicals, pore minimizing and oil absorbing. The new matte product even has a sifter so no more powder spilling everywhere.
You have probably seen this everywhere…sometimes I get sick of hearing about it myself but it really is amazing. NARS blush in Orgasm (crazy name). The perfect shade for every season, every skin tone with the tiniest amount of shimmer. I’m not talking glitter here so don’t be skerred, I’m talking tiny little luminescent particles that really enhance your skin. Try it along with the matching lip gloss and you won’t be disappointed.
Can’t get enough of Smashbox. I love their eye shadow trio in Head Shot. They have a ton of other shades but I love this one because it is very natural. Sephora to the rescue again!!
I have tried every. mascara. imaginable. There are some amazing and super high dollar products out there but I would rather spend my money on clothes, shoes, purses, stuff for the house, nice restaurants…than on a tube of black goop for my eyelashes. Solution? Cover Girl’s Lash Blast Luxe. Super volumizing and does not flake at all. The “luxe” means an added shimmer effect over the original in the orange tube.
So those are a few of my faves...let's hear yours!!!! I can't wait to try some of them!
December 28, 2009
So this week’s Martini Monday is a little different but still very much dedicated to ringing in the New Year with perfection. Only one martini tonight but TWO champagne cocktails that are super easy and over-the-top delicious.
Here we go:
#1. The always popular and endlessly enticing, Flirtini!
I have posted this one a few times before because it is my all time FAVORITE!! Mine will look a little different than the picture due to a small change in ingredients, but don’t worry…it will taste amazing! Perfect for the hours leading up to midnight!
For one martini:
¼ cup premium vodka (use the good stuff; it’s New Year’s Eve!!)
½ cup pineapple juice
Frozen raspberries (how ever many you want…I do 3-4 per glass)
*You can substitute a splash of raspberry liqueur instead of frozen berries if you want*
Shake all of these together but NOT TOO MUCH! Just enough to combine (pineapple juice discolors if shaken too vigorously). Pour into a glass and top with the champagne of your choice. I don’t recommend using Prosecco for this one…stick with good ol’ fashioned champagne!!
#2. Mimosas with a kick!
I love mimosas any old way but this one in particular is really, really goooood.
Mix together your orange juice and champagne as you would for a regular mimosa and add in some Triple Sec for an extra kick. You can use a little or a lot. Float some strawberries for color and for a change, skip the stuffy champagne flute. Choose a more modern glass and party the night away!! Perfect for making in pitchers for larger groups…just set out bowls of fresh berries for your guests to choose from.
This is exactly what it sounds like…champagne with raspberries (or whatever berries you like) thrown into the mix. The berries add a little extra sweetness and some gorgeous color to the glass. This one is perfect for toasting midnight with a twist!!
December 27, 2009
December 23, 2009
I went to Sephora today....sigh. I always end up buying waaaaay more than what I set out for and today was no exception. I ended up in the perfume section (by mistake but not really) and honestly, I really was in the market for a new scent...just not today. :)