Sunday, September 26, 2010

It official… I am 26.

My 26th birthday was a few weeks ago. Looking back over the past year, I must admit, it was a rough one. I really began to notice the aging process taking affect.
 Yea. Yea. I know. Everyone is telling me that I am crazy for thinking that I have wrinkles. But I see them. And I want them to go away.

I came across an article in Real Simple that recommended this product:

Photo courtsey of Target

So I decided to give it a while. I must tell you, I love it. It works incredibly well. I am so happy with the results that I have been seeing. My brow no longer has a permanent furrow and my skin is much softer. For ease of application, I mix one pump with a bit of my daily moisturizer and smooth over my face twice a day.

While I really enjoyed the product, I decided that I needed a pair of Boots. So I also added this eye cream to my regime:
Photo courtsey of Target

It adds just a bit of shimmer around my eyes that lights up my face after too little sleep and further to help keep those wrinkles at bay. Perfection!

The final addition to my 25+ beauty routine included a heavier moisturizer that I apply only at night. I use the Target brand version of this:
Photo courtsey of Target

So there you have my altered beauty routine. Have you added any new products to your beauty routine lately? Have and recommendations to share with the class?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Confessions...Wedding Shoe Search Part 6

I have to admit something.

I have been holding out on you.

When we last spoke about my brother's pending nuptials, I led you to believe these would be the footwear I would be sporting:

Photo courtesy of

Comfortable and practical.

But, I changed my mind. I came across and their wonderful shoe selection. And I fell in love with this pair:

Photo courtesy of

With an online coupon, I couldn't resist ordering them and at least taking them for a test ride around my home. As it turns out, they were comfy too. And they wiggled their way in to my heart.

So there you have it. I'm no longer feel weighed down with this secret. I promise there will only be one more post about the shoes and the wedding. After all, I do have to share the entire ensemble!

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Budget Finds: West Elm Wannabe

The new West Elm catalog arrived in the mail the other day. And this is what I found on the back cover:

Photo courtsey of West Elm

Doesn't it look awfully similar to this pillow that I made earlier this summer??

West Elm version: $39
My verson: under $5