Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas y'all!!!

I hope you had a great day with your loved ones. There really isn't a better present than spending time with those you love!

Mikie, Juicy and I spent the day visiting with his family and my family. It was a long day filled with joy :] I hope y'all had the same!



Makeup Tutorial: Subtle Smokey Eyes (Kim Kardashian Inspired)

Hey y'all!

I posted on Twitter that I had recorded a Kim Kardashian inspired tutorial. Now that I'm a free woman, I was able to finally upload it! I like this look because it's subtle, yet it accentuates the eyes nicely!

*Top - gift from Kfashionhouse.com
*Nail polish - Coral Polish from Eyeko

*TEMPTU Foundation - 007 Natural
MAC MSF - Medium Plus
MAC Accentuate/Sculpt Powder
MAC Prism Blush

*Pandora's Box Primer
MAC Haux e/s - all over lid with 239 brush
MAC Handwritten e/s - crease with 224 brush & lower lash line with 219 brush
MAC Brule e/s - highlight brow bone
MAC Brow Duo - highlight inner corners
MAC Tempting e/s - all over lid with 239 brush
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Shiseido Mascara Base & Lasting Lift Mascara
Red Cherry #15 lashes

MAC Half n Half Lipstick


*Products from TEMPTU, Eyeko & Pandora's Box were provided for review. My top was gifted from KFashionhouse.com I am not being paid to use them or to show them in any videos. I only show products I like and use on a regular basis. These are my honest opinions. All other products were bought with my own money :]


Lulu*s Review #2

Hey y'all!

I was approached by Lulu*s to review a few items off their website. As y'all may have seen in this post, I'm a huge fan of the online store! I love the quality and style of the clothing. I picked out a few pieces of clothing/ shoes and wanted to share my thoughts on them.

The Lulu*s team were kind to make a discount code for me and my viewers & friends. You can get 15% off your entire order with the code STEPHIE and is valid from December 15 - December 20, 2010. Be sure to make good use of the code (you know I will)! You can only use it one time though, so use it wisely :]

I am wearing MAC Impassioned Lipstick.

Giordana Gossamer Black Dress - Size small
Mixx Black Rhinestone Pump - Size 7.5

Blaque Label Disco Ball Sequin Skirt - Size small
Anne Michelle Gray Suede Lace Up Bootie - Size 7.5

Happy holidays my lovelies

*These items were sent to me from Lulu*s to review. I am not being paid to review them or feature the items. These are my real opinions!


What I'm Wearing #11: Casual Fur Winter Outfit

Hey y'all!

It's finally chilly out so I'm able to wear my faux fur stole Elle was so kind enough to send out to me! Thanks a bunch doll <3 a="" amp="" combo="" finance...="" for="" great="" has="" mind="" p="" she="" such="">

What I'm Wearing:
Faux fur stole - H&M
Velour hoodie - Victoria's Secret
Deep v-neck top - American Apparel (buy here)
Jean leggings - Forever 21 (similar here)
Olsenboye Rugby Boot - gift from JcPenney (buy here)


*Boots were a gift from JcPenney. I bought the other pieces of clothing. These are my real & honest opinions!


Giving Thanks

Hello y'all!

I hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving! Just a few things I'm thankful for:

- Sharing my life with Mikie & Juicy.
- My family
- Good health
- And all of y'all! I appreciate y'all, especially those who have been loyal readers since I started! I love that I have an outlet to let my creative side flow as well as get to "know" others around the country and world. I really have enjoyed blogging and communicating with such lovely ladies. If only I could chill with y'all in person!!!

This was Mikie and my second year to cook Thanksgiving lunch.

Mikie has been in charge of cooking the turkey both years..

Putting up the Christmas tree!

Green bean casserole
Potato casserole.
Our spread before my family came over.
Passed out after eating a ton!
Thanksgiving dinner at church with my mom and family.

My outfit:
Top - H&M, leggings - Forever 21, OTK Boots - Nordstroms (Buy here)

Being goofy...

I hope y'all had a fabulous Thanksgiving!



What I'm Wearing #10: Fall Style With OTK Boots

Hey y'all!

I tweeted a while back that I was interested in this pair of OTK boots. It was during the Nordies Semi-Annual sale so I got them for around $109 compared to their retail price of $149.

I have been wanting a pair of OTK boots for quite a while. I tried a couple of pairs from Forever 21 but both were returned immediately. They were either too slouchy or the bottom of it looked just plain weird. I tried out a pair from Lulu*s as well and returned it. Ever since Pam featured her flat OTK boots from Bakers, I've been lemming over them!!!

I'm very happy with my purchase. I have pretty meaty/muscular calves (thank you jr high volleyball coach for all those suicides and lunges we did) and they fit just right on my legs. I measured the thickest part of my calf which was about 13.5 inches. I've tried some OTK boots in the store that were so tight, Mikie had to help pry them off my leg -_-

These boots are roomy enough for jeans as well but not so roomy that they just sag. There's a bit of slouching in the ankle, but I don't mind it. I've looked at other pictures of people wearing OTK boots and that seems to be the way to boot is structured. Overall, I'm satisfied for now.

(Can y'all tell I overindulged during Thanksgiving? *sigh* Extra workout time, here I come!)

Gray top - Forever 21 (buy similar)
Jean leggings - Forever 21 (buy similar)
DV by Dolce Vita Ethel OTK Boots - Nordstroms (buy here)



Our 2 Year Anniversary

Hey y'all!

I've come to cherish my old blog entries... it's kind of like reliving moments in my life, like my blog has become a semi-diary. When I originally started blogging, I did it to share my interest & exploration in makeup, branching off into style and fashion, and bits and pieces of my life. This blog is like another piece of me. Not just a makeup blog. But just my own adventure in life. Though I don't update as much as I'd like, I'm glad to have captured some moments in my life through my blog. Reading old thoughts bring them up again to the present. I'm hoping & planning on writing more. Personal stuff, sometimes venting, and of course makeup and style entries.

Anywhoodles, just a quick blurb into my thoughts at the moment :]

November 21st was Mikie and my 2 year anniversary. As many of you know, I'm still in college (only a little under a month left WOOOOOT). I work and go to school but as y'all may know from experience, college students don't make a huge amount of money. Mikie works hard & has been supporting our lifestyle while I try my best to chip in what I can. I never wanted to be reliant on someone else & moving out of my parent's place before graduating was unexpected but I wouldn't change it if I had it to do over again.

Meeting Mike was unexpected and a blessing. It was so wonderful to meet a person who was my other half. To have someone I wanted to share my life with because I generally am a private person (I've found out the hard way to be very very careful with trusting others). We complement each other so well. Although we come from very different backgrounds, what the other person lacks, the other seems to make up for. Sure, sometimes it's hard & painful but I don't think strong relationships are formed by not dealing with hard times. We have misunderstandings & arguments but in the end, our love hasn't faltered. He's still the rock in my life & I haven't had someone to ground me my whole life.

We've had some amazing and joyful times the past 2 years. We've dealt with a some poopie but sometimes that can't be helped (some shitty people out there...). Life is a learning process & we've definitely learned a lot... Underneath it all, we love and respect one another. We want the best for each other & that's just one thing I love about him. That he's caring, loving and supportive.

At the end of the day, I'm so happy and at peace knowing my best friend will be there for me.

For our anniversary, we decided to keep it low key. With the holidays right around the corner, we didn't have much wiggle room in our budget. But we definitely made the most of it!

Mikie is originally from Fort Worth but he lived in New Hampshire for quite a number of years... this is where his love for all New England teams began. If some of y'all can tell in most pics of him, he's got a thing for the Celtics, Red Sox & Patriots... there's definitely no room in his heart for any Dallas teams (pity pity). He also got a taste for delicious & fresh seafood, namely lobster. From what he tells me, the lobsters up north are huge & sell at a similar price as the dinky ones down here.

We had lobster earlier this year for the 4th of July & since then, I've had a hankering for some! We cooked lobsters at home, which was a delightful treat! It was very low key but we are excited for the upcoming year where we both will be bringing in some good money & we'll be able to do more then :] We're wanting to check out this place in Maine. We plan on going sometime next summer after busy season.

Okie dokie, enough of my babbling, I'll let the pics speak for themselves.

MAC Face & Body Foundation - N5
Physicians Formula Light Concealer
MAC MSF - Medium Plus
MAC Hipness Blush

MAC Browning Brow Powder
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Pa Princess Beauty Falsies from Imomoko.com
Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base
Shiseido Lasting Lift Mascara

Rimmel Spotlight Beige Lipstick

My man making lobsters :] I was playing with our new DSLR camera. We got it from QVC.com a month or so ago. Still having some difficulty with the learning curve but I'm learning :]

Steaming lobsters!

Juicy is excited too... she loves lobster lol

It's nice to be cozy at home eating some messy seafood :]

I got Mike a set of Burberry Brit. I love my women's version & Mike has taken a huge liking to the men's version whenever we go to the mall. I love the holiday sets from Nordstroms. This one came with the full-size cologne, after shave & body wash at a great price.

Mikie got me this pretty Swarovski pen

The night we met....

And 2 years later :]