Archive for the ‘Beauty’ Category

The Most Popular Christmas Toys by Year | Would You Still Love These Toys?

Monday, July 20th, 2009

furbies

So, I saw a cool graphic that shows the most popular Christmas toys from 1960 through 2009. That’s 50 years of the most popular Christmas toys! Not only is it interesting to see, especially to note the years I was a child (did I request any of those gifts? I don’t think so…) but I have a challenge for myself that you will get the benefits of! I am going to write two lists here. The first list will be items that adults would still love to get as a way of nostalgia. The second list will be items that kids today would still love. Ready to see how I do? Grade me on a curve!

Most Popular Christmas Gifts You’d Still Love

1. Operation game (Most Popular Christmas Gift of 1965) ... Read More

The Headache Cure that Smells Great (Hint: It's Lavender!)

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Lavender Oil

by papertissue on tumbler

I really did used to love gumballs, and getting the white gumball from a machine was pretty much the worst feeling EVER. But recently I’ve been having all of these headaches which are almost migraines (and sometimes migraines, but not usually). And I gotta tell you, the best feeling is when a constant headache finally goes awaaaaay and I can think again without all of this pressure on my head from a dreaded sinus headache. I’ve tried different over the counter medications for headaches, and even gone to the doctor and gotten prescription medication for migraines. When you have a headache you don’t want to think about any of that, you just want to know what works and how fast you can get it into your system.

Other things I’ve tried have been more homeopathic remedies. A headache cure that I swear by is using my sense of smell to make the headache go bye, bye, bye (N*sync style). For me, sometimes the best headache treatment is a homeopathic treatment. Although I definitely would not recommend putting a cayenne pepper paste up your nose ... Read More

New Sephora Discount Code for Readers!

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Picture by nromagna on Flickr.

Picture by nromagna on Flickr.

The first time I ever walked into a Sephora I felt I had found Mecca. Thus, an endless love affair would begin. Do you need a Sephora Discount Code? Well, I have one for you. Sephora on Twitter just posted this message (follow them!): We <3 Twitter friends! Help yourself to 20% your online order with our Friends & Family discount. Enter FF2009 @ checkout

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Twilight Jewelry and Twilight Shirts

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

twilight necklace

Nordstrom has a New Moon Fashion Line based on the Twilight Saga. Do I like Twilight? …Can I plead the fifth? No, I’m not a fan. But two things: 1) Even I can admit some of this stuff is cute 2) These are great Christmas gift ideas for those who do love Twilight. Uh, Twi-hards, they’re called? I don’t even know. But enjoy, anyway!

I can at least definitely relate to Bella Swan in this Twilight quote: Sometimes I wondered if I was seeing the same things through my eyes that the rest of the world was seeing through theirs. Maybe there was a glitch in my brain. – Bella Swan, Twilight Quotes

Twilight Necklaces The Twilight Saga: New Moon for BP. ‘Gold Moon’ Single Chain Charm Necklace@ Nordstrom $24.00

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Our Picks: AK Anne Klein Watches for Women

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

ak anne klein

What's the time? Photo by alexkerhead on Flickr.

I’m not extremely concerned with watches these days, but there was a time in my teenage years when I was. I had to have the perfect watch for school. During this picky phase I had two perfect watches. One had a black leather strap and had an image of the sun and moon on the watch face. The other face was silver with a black square watch face. I loved them both and wearing them kept me feeling reassured that I would always be able to easily check the time and never be late (I still hate being late, to this day).

But, you protest – “Jessica, we have cell phones now! Certainly we know the time.”  Ah, sure. MAYBE.  But can you really pull your cell phone out at every instance? Even in the middle of a big meeting, or while your hands are busy? It’s rude/inconvenient!  This is why I say watches still have a purpose. AK Anne Klein also still thinks watches have a purpose and they make some of the most beautiful watches for women right now. You can buy Anne Klein watches at Macy’s, or even on Amazon.

If you’re going to wear a watch often, it can reflect your personality. And i ... Read More

Etsy.com Original Statement Necklaces: 2009 Edition

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Spotty Cream Necklace by BoutiqueKokosh on Etsy

Spotty Cream Necklace by BoutiqueKokosh on Etsy.com

Statement necklace – Spotty Cream Necklace by BoutiqueKokosh on Etsy.com

Riddle me this, if you’re going to fork out money for a gorgeous and bold statement necklace – why would you pay so much for one that other people will almost definitely have? I have seen lots of options for statement necklaces of 2009. So, let me ask you this – when it comes to a statement necklace shop, does J-Crew think they are the only shop that stocks them? Moreover, do you think you can only find them at J-Crew? Psh! HARDLY. J-Crew makes great jewelry ... Read More

Let's Get Sentimental…Again! Best Toys for Girls

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

my little pony pink castle

Smart girls always remember! Here, I continue my journey into the things I loved in childhood and during those pesky teenage years with this post. This particular post seems to focus on childhood…but that’s okay! I had an amazing childhood full of equally amazing memories. I was blessed, I know that. Must be why my life hasn’t ever been so great since then 😉

Gund Bears: I hardly cared that they were well-made, I just knew that the SNUFFLES bear was so cute that I had to have him. And I still have him..somewhere…hmm…

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How to Wear Shoe Boots (And Five Shoe Booties Under $100)

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Buckled Zipper Booties from Charlotte Russe $20

Shoe Booties by kudumomo on Flickr

When it comes to shoes for fall 09, booties are still hot. Whether you call them a shoebooty or shoe bootie (or ankle boots), they’re cute. Calling them “booties” reminds me of the little booties that babies wear, but no one seems to mind. So, what shoe boots are cute for right now? And, even more importantly, let’s discuss how to wear shoe boots. Because the worst thing is to buy something great and then have no idea what to do with it besides look at it longingly in your closet.

June of JuneLin.com has posted pictures of booties seen on the runways for Hermes, J Mendel, and Marc Jacobs. Those shoes are BANANAS, as Rachel Zoe would say. But seriously, I PINE, I YEARN! And yet, I still can’t buy them because then I would have no ... Read More

Let's Get Sentimental

Friday, July 17th, 2009

candy necklaces

There are some things I will always love, even though their hey day is long past gone. If you’re a smart woman, you never give up all of the sentimental crap (yes – you can call it crap) in your life. These are things to remember, to own forever, and force your kids into loving. I will post part two of “Let’s Get Sentimental” tomorrow…stay tuned and whatnot!

Reel Big Fish – Sell Out: From the Turn the Radio Off album. While I eventually get sick of all songs after a while, I can NEVER get sick of this song.

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I'm Totally Obsessed… Yoplait Yogurts, Berry Nail Polishes, John Mayer, Body Scrubs

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

yoplait yogurt coupon

Yoplait Thick & Creamy lowfat yogurt: It really is thicker and creamier. I like yoplait yogurts a lot, especially because of all the neat and funky flavors they have like boston cream pie. I tend to love ‘Royal Raspberry’ the most alongside peach yogurt or strawberry yogurt. Smart Shopping Tips: Not all yogurt is created equal. Because I know that I won’t eat yogurt if it’s certain brands or flavors, I always try to find coupons or buy a lot at a time. It’s time to find yoplait coupons! Search for yoplait coupons printable 2009. When I searched for yoplait yogurt coupon 2009 I found a site to get a free yoplait whips. Except, it was no longer operational. Coupon Tips!: Even so, it’s best to always try to add in the year (at least) when searching for coupons for anything, especially food i ... Read More