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)