Thursday, August 30, 2012

D.I.Y. Dino Swag



D.I.Y UNDER $10



I love dinosaurs. I really wish they still exist. You probably noticed from my last post the gold dinos chillin' in my photos. Recently I've been on a gold spray painting kick. I feel like I'm spray painting everything I see. So I decided to spray paint what I love. Dinosaurs. Once I did that I had the greatest ideal to put their heads on plaques. 

What you will need:
Glue gun
Scissors
Gold spray paint (Walmart)
Plastic dinosaurs (Walmart 25 cents)
Sponge brushes (Michaels 49 cents)
Wooden plaques (Michaels $1-3)
 Martha Stewart satin acrylic craft paint ($1.99)



Got your dinos/zoo animals? Good. Now spray paint them gold, or whichever color makes you happy.
They will then look like this. Sweet huh? FYI you can buy the animals at the dollar store, but Walmart sells them for 25 cents each. They are bigger too.


Now use your brushes and paint your wooden plaques. You can get really creative here. I used three different colors on mine. The pink is called 'Blubblegum' the orange is 'Wild Salmon' and the blue one is 'Beach Glass'. They are all from the Martha Stewart collection at Michaels.


Here's what they'll look like all painted.


Use some scissors and cut your dino's. Make sure you have some quality craft scissors. Once you're done hot glue their head or back onto the painted wooden plaques. And vaalahhh your done. #dinoswag


#Rawrrr

XXOO

Monday, August 27, 2012

Drama


Do you love spikes? Would you do anything for spikes? I would, but that's just me. I recently found the most amazing black shoulder spiked pleather jacket. It was so much DRAMA to get it, but I bought it and it's mine forever! Literally, it's from Forever 21. I spotted it while on my lunch break. Dazzling on a mannequin in the center of a window. I fell in love. Unfortunately I was running late back to work and had to leave it behind. I was starting to feel guilty for not buying it, so I grabbed my wallet and headed back. Knowing that they never take items down from windows. But for some reason I was feeling determined. Once inside Forever 21 it took me 10 min just to find somebody who could help me take it down. Well apparently only managers can take product off mannequins. That took me another 5 minutes to find a manager. When I found her she was super dramatic about taking down the jacket for me. But I begged and begged and finally she gave in. #puppyeyes The best thing was that it was the last one left and it was only about thirty dollars. #winning Anyways this is my first fashion post hope you enjoy! 


Shirt Zara here > $25.90


Jacket Forever 21. Headband Nordstrom here > $18.00


Some dollar store Dinos I spray painted gold


Shoes Chinese Laundry TJ Maxx #fashionista

Friday, August 24, 2012

Philosophy

I think you guys should know my absolute favorite Philosophy products. Seriously. There is one thing I can't live without. It is my Philosophy Microdelivery purifying peel. It is simply the best blemish remover. It works fast and helps minimize pimples. I prefer to use it overnight. Before I go to bed. First I wash my face, put on my night cream (Trish McEvoy even skin Vitamin C Cream), then I simply apply less than a drop onto a pimple or over where I'm most likely to breakout. I always notice a huge difference, especially in the morning. The blemish will reduced in size also in redness. You can also apply it ontop of makeup if you get a random zit. Just barely press a tiny amount for on the go. The tube I have which is in the photo below is about half way full now and is only 0.4 oz. I got it free in a gift set about a year ago. #travelsize That's right a little goes a long way. It's technically an enzyme peel, but I use it as my secret pimple disappearing weapon. #pow


This is what it really looks like (left). $40 for 3 oz can you imagine how long that would last you?  You can also buy them in pad form for $35.


The last two things I cannot live without is their lotions. My two favorite scents are 'Falling In Love' and 'Amazing Grace'. My mom will buy AG in bulk from Amazon. She loves her some. She gets so many compliments when she wears it. Which is like everyday. The two lotions are very different from each other. Falling In Love is more of a sweet sugary type of fragrance, while Amazing Grace is more of a clean fresh scent. Either way you can't go wrong. They are both $34 for 16 oz.



XXOO 
You can buy these products from Nodrstrom online. Or even better, from me. You can call me at Nordstom Northpark Center in Dallas at 214-231-3900 ext: 1411 (ask for Caitlin). We can place an order over the phone, or you can come in and see me in person.  You won't regret it #promise, I'll even hook you up with samples galore and a free quick makeup touch up!
P.S. shipping is always free and is 3-8 business days #whodoesntlovefreedollars 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Long hair don't care



So I got some new extensions...
18 in' and I'm in love.
#longhairdontcare
I've been wanting to do something totally crazy to do my hair, but don't think I have the guts. I'm obsessing over my niece Mackenzie's hair which is in the bottom left photo. She got it done earlier this summer, and the pink looked awesome. I was pretty jealous. But I'm really loving the purple on Lauren Conrad in the bottom right photo. Not sure if hers is real life, or photo shopped. Either way it's phenomenal.
I've been pinning on Pinterest A LOT lately and have come to the conclusion that I'm going to make a flower crown. They are so pretty and perfect. So any gil's wanna come over and have a craft day #Imdowntoclown.
So for now my big bow hair will have to do. It's the most simple way to dress up dirty hair or it's a quick fix when you sleep in and are running late to work. (which is me almost all the time) All you do is throw your hair up in a top knot and add a fancy headband! I got so many compliments that day too!


XXOO

Monday, August 6, 2012

Before && After

Hello loves. My brother's adorable fiance has asked me to do her wedding makeup. So saturday we had our first trial run. I'm so honored that she has asked me, but not surprised. Basically because I'm the greatest. So she really wanted a fresh faced natural wedding makeup look. So that's what I did! Here is the before and after. Isn't my future sis-n-law amazing? Yeah, she thinks so too. #runsinthefamily




Ha she's just baskin' in the makeup. #lovinit

XXOO


Friday, August 3, 2012

Trish McEvoy

I haven't forgotten about my blog. Promise. Just been a little busy/lazy lately. (sorry)
Lemme' catch you up!  So I totes got into Cosmetics! Woooo for those of you who don't know I've been trying to get into cosmetics my whole life. At least it seems like a lifetime. I can officially say that I am a makeup artist! So I work at Nordstrom in Dallas at Northpark Center. I am at the TRISH MCEVOY counter. Been there for two weeks and loving every minute of it. I seriously can't get enough Trishhh. She's amazing! So I want to put together some of my favorites from her line<3 (in no particular order) here you go:

1. Eye Base Essentials
 shadow primer & upper eye brighter, designed to correct darkness and help with discoloration. Can be used alone or under shadow. $25.00
2. Intense Gel Liner 
Intensely pigmented, long wearing gel liner in pencil form. Glides on effortlessly. Smudge-proof. Comes in Black and Arabian Nights (blue). $28.00

3. High Volume Mascara
A revolutionary volumizing mascara forms a water-resistant, 360-degree coating around lashes, dries instantly and cannot smudge or smear. It's tubular. Slides off with warm water without leaving residue. (kinda looks like spider legs) $30.00

4.  Gorgeous Pink Shimmer Lip Gloss
It's a brush tip and has peppermint and vanilla in it. Which is why it's my favorite. #smellessogood $25.00

5. Beta Hydroxy Pads
These pads are an exfoliate designed to help skin look radiant by gently dissolving the dead cells that dull skin’s appearance. For me it helps with my blemishes. Use it 2 times a week at night! Promise it will make a difference. P.S. YOU should be exfoliating your skin 2-3 X's a week seriously it will make a difference in your skin's texture and appearance. $65.00
6. Brushes 
If you didn't know Trish's brushes are the BEST in the industry. I know they are a little pricey, but I promise you that they will make putting on product much easier. The brushes do all the work for you. They are an investment because they last for years and years. $135.00 for a set of 5. (tech 6 b/c one is double-ended) plus it comes in an adorable pink rasberry clutch! #gogetthemnow
7. No. 9 Blackberry Vanilla Musk
Trish's fragrances are amazing. Hard to choose my fav, but No. 9 is pretty epic. $85.00 here's the description: spicy-sweet, warm, playful scent that combines juicy blackberry buds, rich vanilla and sensuous velvet musk with white rose and cashmere woods.


Well that's it for now. If you would like to know anything else about each product let me know! Leave a comment. Or if you would Like to order any of these items you can contact me at my store. The number is 214-231-3900 ext: 1411 ask for Caitlin :) I can ship anything anywhere for free dollars! XXOO