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Mani Monday!

Mani Monday!

I know this is more of a spring nail set- but I couldn’t help it, I just love girly colors. I got this done by my boyfriend’s cousin at Paul Mitchell the School of Fresno. The pink is a gel color from OPI (I honestly can’t remember what it was) and the glitter is “Ignite the Night” by Essie, which I just picked up at Ulta. (We put a gel top coat over it to see if we could make it extra shiny, it worked!)

I would definitely recommend picking up “Ignite the Night” by Essie to keep on hand as an accent nail color!


It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

So, June is my favorite month of the year.  This year in specific, that is due to a multitude of reasons.  Let me list all the things that are in June this year:

First year of college is over.

Cody’s turning 18. 

Cody’s Graduating High School!

It’s our 2 and a half year anniversary.

And warm weather!!

So yeah, I have a lot to be excited about right now.  Mostly for Cody’s graduation, and his party that we’re having on June first.  Right now at school we’re having dead days, which means no classes.  Then on Monday starts finals, but they’re all done by Thursday.  Then we’re home free!  So yeah. Super excited about that.  Mostly because this summer I’ll have time to start vlogging. 

Prom 2013

Prom 2013

So as you all know, despite the fact that I am a freshman in college, I had Prom with my boyfriend this weekend. I am extremely excited for him to graduate in a few weeks so we can attend college together. We’ll both me sophomores, he’s getting some advanced credits for being a smarty pants.
I love the way my hair and makeup turned out for prom, with both of them being done by Paul Mitchell students! My fabulous hair was create by my boyfriend’s cousin, Jess Schmidt, and you can check out her blog at http://www.jessicaschmidt.blog.com. My makeup was a great collection of cosmetics, including VS Pro and Urban Decay.

Beautiful on a budget.

Beautiful on a budget.

The photo above is the latest edition of my room makeovers. I’m a big fan of parisienne, as you can see.

I love this color scheme, it’s super relaxing and very chic at the same time. I bought the brown comforter (which is extremely think and soft, by the way) at Walmart for about $17. The body pillow was just old stuffing that I put into a suede-textured case that I purchased at Walmart for $4! The two pink flower pillows were from Hancock fabrics for $12 each, and the C’est Moi pillows were around $18-$20 each from TJ Maxx. The Couture magazine covers were from Home Goods, about $30. The “Gorgeous” and Eiffel tower with heart stickers were about $23 all together. The bedside lamp was $21 at Target, and you can stack books in the base.

The cat is free, but you probably won’t find one that awesome anywhere.

I love Walmart, Target, and Tx Maxx because if you are shopping for a color scheme, especially pastels- you are are likely to get a great selection of well made products that are very inexpensive compared to even shopping at a Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

I posted this, #1, to show you where you could get a cute chic Parisian set up, and #2, because I was so proud of it.
Also, my cat looks pretty gorgeous here.

Senior Prom, Again.

Senior Prom, Again.

So , I’m a freshman at state. My boyfriend is a senior at my alma mater. He’s coming here next year as a Mechanical Engineering major. However, in the meantime, he still has his senior prom.

I love prom, getting dressed up, and dances, so of course I want to go. Nothing could be better.

I started out my hunt for the perfect prom dress at an outrageously expensive boutique, figuring this was the last time I got to go to prom and I had never really gone all out. The high school I went to was known for all out- we were featured on MTV several times because of some of the girl’s dresses, sometimes hitting the mark between $9,000 and $18,000. I went into the boutique, “Mia Bella,” with a budget of about $400. I still felt ridiculous spending that much. But for the right dress, I would.
I instantly found my dream dress. Checked the price tag, $975.00. I tried on some other dresses, but they were obviously for people that didn’t like food, and they didn’t fit me right at all. I like food, so starving myself for prom is not an option. I’ll luffa my arms and tone up a little, but I’m not sacrificing bacon.

The following my day my best friend Mandy and I decided to go on a shopping spree at our local mall. I went to JC Penny’s and found the perfect dress, in a size 11. I needed a 13. I almost got the 11 on but was heart broken when it didn’t fit. I went to the counter and asked the clerk if they could order a 13, I NEEDED this dress. She said they could try, but there was no guarantee. I went back to put the 11 back on the rack and there it was in the very front, someone had JUST put it back. The only 13. I put it on, and it fit perfectly in all the right places. This is the dress above here, obviously on someone a lot thinner than me. However, It is really slimming. I am not a skinny person, but I wouldn’t really say I’m very overweight either. I have some flab, and somehow, this dress makes it work. It reminds me of a ballet costume.

So now the dress is in my closet, waiting for it’s time to shine. After tax it was a whopping…wait for it… $76.55! And it looks exactly like some of the boutique dresses I tried on, and with thicker and better fabrics.

If I can give the high school crowd one word of advice, it would be to shop JC Penny’s or Macy’s online. If you’re worried about matching someone else, then definitely go online, and start early in case you have to return. Most people are too afraid to shop online, so go to your local store, check out what they have there, and then go find what WASN’T there online. Maybe even try some of the dresses on at the store that are in the fit and cut you want, so you know what size to order online. If you click on the photo above, it’ll take you to the JC Penny Prom 2013 page.

I am super excited!