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Monday, February 27, 2012

A Few Favorites!

As I was doing my makeup this morning, I decided I should make a list of a few of my favorite things I must have. I hope they change your life.

Camelbak Water Bottle
Can you say AWESOME!? These things don't leak, they hold lots of water, and let's face it, anything you get to bite and then suck on is awesome. (Yep. I said it.)

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste
This stuff is STELLAR!! It tastes delicious, and it WHITENS YOUR TEETH!! No lying! It realy does work as well as strips! HIGHLY recommended!

Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
Anyone who knows me knows I have probably the most oily skin on this planet. Solution? THESE! I have enough oil on my face that I could fry up some french fries! But these totally help! They soak up oil like a little sponge, and leave your skin mattefied, but do not smear your makeup. Two downfalls - They're kind of expensive, and you look weird brushing a little blue thing across your forehead.
Redken All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner
This stuff is pricey, but it is very worth it! It leaves my hair so silky soft I can hardly stand it! A little goes a long way, and it smells like a little bit of Heaven! The one drawback is that my hair gets so soft it does not like to curl or have any volume. But I have a solution!

Herbel Essence Body Envy Hairspray
This is my solution for my flat, but silky soft strands! This stuff poofs up your hair and makes it stay ALL DAY! And it also smells DELICIOUS! I am always tempted to spray it as a room spray, rather than just a hairspray. Oh well.

Clean and Clear Advantage Acne System
Clear skin in like 2 weeks. End of story.

Sobe Orange Cream
Ahhhhhh it's like an orange creamsicle liquified!! Oh this stuff is TASTY!! I could drink it all day long.
Nu Skin Glacial Marine Mud
Let's just say I miss when my brother worked for Nu Skin because he could get me this Heaven-sent face fixer! Oh it clears up everything and leaves my face super soft!! And it looks really cool because it starts dark green but then dries the color of mint chocolate chip ice cream!! Mmmm I just want to eat it!! It's expensive, but very worth it!

St. Ives Apricot Scrub
I like to use this scrub right before I use the Glacial Marine Mud. It scrubs away any dry skin, and helps clear up blackheads as well! And it smells nice! Oh, and it's CHEAP!!!

Neutrogena Skin Clearing Powder
I did not realize how wonderful this makeup is until I stopped using it!! It keeps acne and shine in control, and a little goes along way! It does not cake on, and it softens up your skin!
This is my "everything" fixer. I put it on my hands if they are cracked, I put it on chapped lips, I put it on dry spots on my face, under my eyes, on my nose when I have a cold, on my heels if they're dry, just EVERYWHERE! It makes my skin so soft! I love it!
And that about covers it for my "favorite things." Of course there are many, many more, but I can only fit so much on one place! I also thought I could be a funny girlfriend and put a picture of my hot boyfriend on here, but...that's a little over the top! But he is my ULTIMATE FAVORITE!!! Have some crackers with that cheese. Bah ha ha! :)  Anyone else have some favorites? I especially like to try new makeup and anything for my face!! Fill me in on what works for you!


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Time to Change Things Up!

I figured since my last post was all about how my life is on constant repeat, I could take matters into my own hand and change things up!! Which I did! I gave my blog a face lift! And I'm very happy with it! I was sad to see the India background go, but this new one is fun! Opinions?

This is going to be a shorter post, but I can't help but mention the "V" word. That's right. VALENTINE'S DAY!!! This is the first time I have ever had an actualy Valentine, so it was pretty exciting! My day started with working, and then I went to the dentist! ZERO CAVITIES!! Woo hoo! My sister and her husband invited me and the Boyfriend over for dinner that night! We had roast and veggies and salad and rolls! For dessert we had chocolate covered strawberries and mint chocolate chip cookies! MMMMMM!! It was absolutely delicious! I got the Boyfriend a whole basket of fun stuff! His main present was Burberry Sport Cologne. Oh I could just eat him up! It smells SO good!! The rest of it was just cute little things my Mom found on Pintrist and gave to me! My favorite was a card that said, "I'd love you if ever if you were so ugly that everyone died." So random, but so funny! (And true...) And guess what the guy got me!? JUSTIN BIEBER PERFUME!! Oh I smell like Heaven!! I love it!! I was telling my roommate the day before how I would never spend a lot of Money on perfume unless it was Justin Bieber's. And would you look at that!? He's awesome. I love him a lot. Except now whenever he gives me a hug he goes, "JUSTIN BIEBER!!!" That's cool. He also took me to see "Zorro the musical" at Hale Center Theater. GO SEE IT!! It's AWESOME!! Very talented dancers and singers and the stage work is amazing! Thanks Boyfriend! I sure love you!!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wash, rinse, repeat, and everything in between.

I feel as though my life is just on constant rrreeeppppeeeaaatt. On Monday and Wednesday I wake up at 7:30, earn my eternal points and read scriptures, eat a bowl of cinnamon Life, shower, never shave my legs, put on my makeup, do my hair, and go to school. I get home from school and I eat another bowl of cinnamon Life, never shave my legs, do homework, talk to Kirsten, lay on the couch and watch Chopped, wash my face, brush my teeth, say my prayers, and go to bed. On Tuesday and Thursday I wake up at 5, brush my teeth, and go to work. At work I talk to the same two people - Victor and Gene - and then I leave at 1. I do my homework, watch Chopped, sometimes not do my homework, still don't shave my legs, wash my face, and go to bed. Fridays I spice things up. I wake up at 7:30, brush my teeth, wash my face, put on make up and a hat, and go to Institute where I am talked to by a man who sounds like Kermit the Frog and tells me I need to read the Old Testiment. I then go to class, go home and NAP. Saturdays I clean and do homework, and I know you wanted to hear this, on Sundays...I SHAVE MY LEGS.( I had to put all of the leg shaving stuff in because the boyfriend gives me a hard time. Come on girls, in the winter you just don't shave! Amen? Amen.) On top of that constant repeat, I try to hang out with the bestie Kirsten, and the man of my dreams! It's a vicious cycle, this whole "college life" thing. I have been thinking about it, and I definitely need to crank it up a notch! So what do I do to crank it up?

- I sleep in till 9:30 on Saturdays
- I see how many push ups I can do (We're up to 30!)
- Kirsten and I watch movies about police officers - She bawls through the whole thing
- Kirsten and I talk about Honeymoons. I want Disneyland, she wants a tree house.
- I park my car as far from the school as possible just so I can take a walk in the lovely weather!
- I wash my sheets and try to make my bed as professional as possible.
- I online shop for stuff I will never be able to afford
- I watch Taylor Swift music videos
- I Facebook stalk
- I go tubing at Soldier Hollow and laugh like a hyena the whole. way. down.
- I surprise my man with Zack Brown Band tickets
- We dress up as cowboys for the Zack Brown Band
- I discover a new artist - Sonia Leigh - I now have a secret woman crush on her totally butch attitude.
- I make him surprise me with tickets to Hale Center's "Zorro." :)
- I come up with names for Kirsten's future spawn. So far I just have the general idea that they will be heathen children because she wants to raise them in the same woods she honeymoon's in. Long story.

I find it's the simple things that add the excitement to an otherwise very monotonous routine! (Except Zack Brown Band. Those tickets were not simple. But they were very worth it!) Kirsten and I also like to try new places to sleep. Last weekend we pushed the couches together to create "kissing couches." No kissing actually happens on the couches, it's just the idea that the couches are kissing! Come on! So we made basically a nest out of the couches, and watched 27 Dresses. Pretty sure we both made it about a minute and half into the movie and we were both OUT due to the extreme comfort of kissing couches. My creepy sleep stalking also provided entertainment for Kirsten when I managed to find her in my sleep, rub her face, and roll back over. No big deal. We're the coolest roomies ever.

I've also had a recent obsession with reading other people's blogs ( cough Deanna cough Kaitlyn cough Sara ) Oh they just bring joy to my life because I try to improve mine! They then bring less joy to my life because I am officially an hour behind on math because I read their blogs now I need to update mine! STOP THE MADNESS!!

Today my childhood was ripped from my soul. I was watching Seasame Street with my nephew Thacker, and everything was fine until it turned all cartoony-weird! WHERE DID THE PUPPETS GO!? Don't worry, they aren't even on half of it anymore! It's all this weird animation! Did all puppeters in the US lose their talent so no one can work for Seasame Street? Seriously, I might have a new profession. I'm going to take over Seasame Street and return it back to it's former glory.

While on the subject of Thacker, might I just give a holla to the niece and nephews. Cutest effing kids. Jack, Lily, and Thacker - You are the light of my life, the peanut butter to my jelly, the polish to my toe nails, the chocolate to my milk, and the Batman to my obsession. I LOVE YOU KIDS!! Jack and Lily surprised me at my apartment the other day. (Well...Matt and Nikki surprised me. Jack and Lily did not walk to Orem.) Lily comes running in and goes, "Nana! I got a furry!" I was rather puzzled with this, so I said, "Lily, what did you get?" And she repeats, "NANA! I GOT A FURRY!" She then holds up one of the FAIRIES from Sleeping Beauty. (They stopped at the Disney Store.) Jack is just my little pal. Ever since I had the dream that he would be born with one arm I had a special connection with that child! We have fun! He "got a doofy at the store!" (Goofy of course.) And then there's my little Thack man. Oh that child's smile just warms my soul! I just wanna eat his cute little face!! He has the biggest smile I have ever seen! I have to give a shout out to Mal and AJ for creating one studly little man! Thanks!

 Don't you just want to take them home!? I do!

Well, I bid thee farewell.