Thursday, December 31, 2009

Santa Clause says I was a good girl this year!

First, I wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone and I hope everyone is safe tonight!

Wow, I can say this year was the most blessed, we gave out more to our families than ever and it felt so amazing to be able to do that! Here's what we were blessed with (I had to exclude lots of items since it would just be overload):
His Gifts:

 My Gifts:

A laptop bag!
I'm already in love with my D3000!

and of course, several gift cards that I've already put to good use!

Let me know what you got for Christmas!


Some Artsy Fartsy pics of the tree

I have been having a blast with my early xmas gift for the last month, I put it to good use on Xmas eve and took a few pics :) Enjoy! (Bare in mind, this may up there in top 10 most boring posts of mines, but I had to share!)


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Assembling a Christmas Tree

The box

Fully assembled and totally bare

 With a couple garlands (is that even the word...idk) & tree skirt (made by hand by my mother in law)

Here she is fully decorated! (I used the nighttime setting on my new Nikon D3000)

Here she is with no flash and no nighttime setting.

I did everything on my own except for the final decorations, there my hubby and I did it together and I think we did a spendid job!

New Years Eve?

Description per the website
Party ready! Slip into a seductive strapless dress embellished with flower beaded detailing. Strapless sweetheart cut; thin halter strap can be added for an alternative style. Ruched, slightly padded bodice fits close, like a corset, to the waist. Built-in boning provides support. A second beaded flower sits on the right hip. Sequin, beading and stones create a trio of embellishments. Tiered folds of fabric create a playful, flirty skirt. Flounce hem hits high on the thigh. Bubble finished hem. Exposed back hem. Fully lined dress. Center back to hem: 23".

It's a bit large in the bust area (for DD cups I think!) so I am not sure if it's a go, I'll try it on again tonight and I might use it for new years, sans gloves, what do you think? What are you wearing? Staying in, going out???


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Watch out, here I come Cafe Citron, Ole!! FOTN + OOTN

I don't know if I should even label this post as "FOTN + OOTN", oh well, I wanna show you what I did, whether or not I remember every item, that's a different story, LOL. This was a last second look, I got home from the mall last Saturday (the 26th) and ended up deciding to go to Park with my bff Nat in DC. I couldn't do my hair or really find an I went with comfort! We ended up @ Cafe Citron (which now has an was wayyy too packed before) and to be honest, the music was awesome, reggaeton, Latin, trance remixed into the reggaeton and Latin, <3 <3 <3.
What did I use? 

 Face: MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW30
MAC Select Sheet Pressed powder in NW30
MAC Margin blush
MAC Comfort MSF (for contour) (from the new Warm & Cozy Collection)
MAC By Candlelight (as highlight) (from the new Warm & Cozy Collection)

Eyes: MAC Paint in Untitled (all over)

MAC e/s in Shroom (all over)
Stila e/s in Tone (half outer portion) + Casis (Crease) and yes, I need to work on my defense I was in a rush!
Loreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Liner in carbon black for top lid
Loreal HIP color chrome eyeliner in black shock for bottom and waterline
MAC Zoom lash mascara
Lips: MAC Lovelorn Lustre l/s
MAC Hue Glaze l/s
MAC Dazzleglass in Baby Sparks

What did I wear?

Burberry inspired Scarf
F21 Shirt
Target by Erin Fetherson Velvet Blazer
LOFT Chain Bracelet
Joe's Jeans (a size too large...womp womp)
Jessica Simpson booties

and yes, I need hold it in a bit better when taking pics! rofl

I Frequently Read Your Blog Award!!

I Frequently Read Your Blog Award!!

Hey everyone!! I just received my second blog award from Miss P @ & someone else but I'm so sleepy and tired I will never find her through my comments.  Regardless, both were too sweet for nominating me, to be honest, I didn't think even my best friends would read my sad attempt at a blog (my writing skills are most def below par). 
So in order to accept your award, you must nominate 10 (I did 11) bloggers for the award and post it on your blog. Here are the 10 lovelies I nominate for the "I Frequently Read Your Blog Award":

Have a blessed week!

The Shades of U MAC Giveaway

The Shades of U is hosting a fabulous MAC giveaway - Ends 12/29/09 @ 11:55 p.m. EST
Click on one of the photos to be linked to the giveaway.

Good Luck!


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