Friday, March 30, 2012

It's Time for a Change!

Of my hair color that is! 


I'm naturally a brunette, but I was a blonde from ages 13-25. I was blonde for so long that my own grandmother can't get used to me being a brunette again and asks when I'm going to dye my hair back to blonde. Go figure..


I went back to more of my natural color right before H and I got engaged. Mainly for it to be easier to maintain and I wouldn't have roots if I couldn't get to my hairdresser for a while and because H prefers my hair darker. 


This is the most recent picture of my hair:






And this is what I looked like as a blonde:


With my college roommate in 2008 who is another CT to FL transplant :)



Me with my BFF Jess in 2007



With H a couple months into dating


Now this time around I was thinking of going darker than I did in the past when I was blonde. My highlights were super light, so I was thinking of maybe either going with an ombre do or just leaving in more low lights instead of going BLONDE!

I'd love to duplicate the fabulous Pink Lou Lou's highlights:


Gorgeous! I'd love to take this look but go darker for my skin tone and eye color.



I've always loved Lauren and adore this shade on her and may like to try it out myself.



Adore this look! However, I wouldn't be cutting my hair like that.




I love Jennifer Aniston's highlights here as well


Any advice? Feedback? Should I stay a brunette? My reasoning for not wanting to stay a brunette is that my color fades so quickly. It's always so rich right after going to the salon, but after only a week or two it's so blah plus when I'm in the sun a lot it starts to get a reddish tint. So, I was planning on going lighter again for the warmer months.


Happy Friday! :-D

Thursday, March 29, 2012

It's Ok Thursday

Happy Friday Eve! Linkin' up with Neely from A Complete Waste of Makeup for It's Ok Thursday.





It's ok that...



~I've been looking forward to the weekend since Sunday evening.

~This is my 3rd link up in 3 days

~I haven't been to the beach yet, so I've been applying self tanner on my pasty legs

~I ate almost the entire pan of brownies I made on Sunday

~I'm looking forward to watching the finale of The Challange on the DVR tonight. No spoilers please!

~I thought wine would be the cure to my stress headache last night

~I almost broke the cork to said wine last night using my rabbit opener. Seriously... who has issues opening wine with that amazing contraption!? Yep.. that'd be me :-P

~A new crockpot recipe from Pinterest the other night was a complete fail

~I'd love to go see The Hunger Games again and can't wait for it to come out on DVD

~Even though I kicked caffeine a year and a half ago that there are days where I'm really craving a french vanilla iced coffee.. YUM!


What's OK in your life today?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Favs

Spring is in the air! Goodbye winter and hello warmer weather! I'm linking up with Neely and Amber for Spring Favorites! 






My favorite things about spring is the warmer weather, fashion, baseball, and the menus!


Getting back to the beach



Everything is beautiful and in bloom




America's Favorite Pastime




Skinny Girl Margaritas on the patio




BBQ's and spending hours outside just eating, drinking, and hangin' out




Brighter Nails





White shorts



Sandals




Wedges





Sundresses



What do you love about spring?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Another One Bites the Dust

We've been so busy lately, that we basked in the relaxation that was this weekend and I'm so sad to see it come to an end. 


I went to Ulta on Friday to use my coupon and picked up 2 new nail polishes.




I got Essie's "A Cut Above" from the Luxe Effects collection and "Go Overboard"


I got "A Cut Above" to go over some of my pink polishes, but I ended up experimenting and using it over "Go Overboard" on my ring fingers.


I may not be the best artist, but I liked the pink over the tealish blue.


On Friday, I also received my Get Lucky Blog Swap box from Joanna at Dance and Dream 4 Ever 




On Saturday, I went to get a much needed pedicure and chose OPI's Pompeii Purple.


Gotta love how H's old sneaker snuck it's way into the shot. I was sending a pic to my friend since she asked what color I chose and we were out getting some food and enjoying two for one margaritas after the movies.

Yes.. the movies.. I finally got to see The Hunger Games! I know it just came out at midnight on Thursday night, but man I felt like I waited forever to go see it on Saturday afternoon. I went with H and one of our friends and neither of them had read the books, but they both liked the movie (yay!). I think they did a great job of staying true to the book. They definitely left some things out, but all in all I was very satisfied with the movie after having read the books. Now, I'm just impatient for Catching Fire and they haven't even begun filming it yet!


Today was beautiful out so H and I cleaned the house since we've been so busy lately it's been neglected and washed our cars. Then I came inside and cooked a pot of sauce and baked some cheesecake swirl brownies.. double yum!



Hope everyone else enjoyed their weekend! :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Wow, Wednesday came up quick this week! Not that I'm complaining of course :-P Time to link up with Jamie at This Kind of Love for What I'm Loving Wednesday.




I'm loving that winter is officially over and the beach is calling my name!


I'm loving the new show Fashion Star hence my last post.





I'm loving that Andy Pettitte is back! 




The original fab 4 (no more Jorge this year *insert pout*)


I'm loving that The Hunger Games is out in theaters this week! FINALLY!




I'm loving my recent Pinterest finds:























Frozen grapes as ice for wine



Kate Spade Charm



I'm always loving my sweet hubs





What are you loving today? :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Fashion Star

It's safe to say I'm already addicted to the new show Fashion Star which airs on Tuesday nights on NBC featuring Nicole Richie, Jessica Simpson, Elle Macpherson, and John Varvatos. 










I loved the show when it premiered last week. They feature two designers at a time, give you a back story on each, and then they pick one piece that they feel is the heart of their line and show it three different ways. Once they're done, Nicole, John, and Jessica each give their opinions and then it's time for the designers to turn and face the buyers. There's one from Macy's, Saks, and H&M. If one of the buyers decides to buy a design, it's on sale that night online and in stores the next day. Amazingness! 












By far my favorite design of the evening was Oscar's sequined kimono cocktail dress. Even Jessica Simpson loved it and gushed that she'd wear it right now! Sadly, none of the buyers picked it up. 


Love love LOVE

Yeah, it's a tad short, but let's face it that model is sportin' telephone poles, and for us every day gals, I'd assume the dress wouldn't be as scandalous. 

I'm hoping that this week's episode will feature something I love this much, that I can actually find in stores the next day. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day!

I hope everyone had a fun and safe St. Patrick's Day weekend. H and I got festive for the occasion. 




The hosts of the party just got an adorable new pupper! 


Irish Car Bombs in true festive fashion







It was a fun night, but I must be getting old because I paid for it big time today *blah*. I call it self inflicted pain, so I have no one to be mad at but myself. 

Oooh and the best part! I finally got my shamrock shake before it disappears.


YUM!
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