Getting hurr did tomorrow. HALP

HAY GURLFRIENZ.

As usual, when I’m about to get my hair done, I seek the opinions of my internet girls who don’t actually ever get to see my hair in person. Makes perfect sense to me! I don’t see the problem.

I do value all your stylish little thoughts and would love to hear what you think would look best on me. Except don’t say bald. I will ignore and then kill you.

The current scraggly state of my grown-out ombré craziness:

YEESH. It’s basically been forever since I’ve had my hair cut or colored, hence the ragged state. (Also, hi. I rode a see-saw with my entire family on Mother’s Day.)

Here are my requirements for the next ‘do:

1) I keep it somewhat long because it’s taken FOREVER to grow and I’m finally happy with the length.

2) I stay in the brown family, but as far as high/low lights go, I’m down for anything.

3) To bang or not to bang? That is the question.

Here are a few ideas I’ve been throwing around:

Give me all her makeup too, kthx.

Probably not getting bangs that short though.

So to be clear, we’re choosing between a bunch of long brown hairstyles that all look the same. Unless you can blow my mind with something entirely different. As long as it wouldn’t make me look like Bon Qui Qui, I’ll probably be up for it since I take advice from the internet on everything in life.

Let’s do this!

Drugstore Beauty Love: Bubblegum Pink

Judging by the reaction of my last Drugstore Beauty Love post along with the tweets and emails that followed, YOU GUYS LOVE YOUR LIP BUTTER. Can I just say how giddy it makes me that we have a common obsession? It makes me feel all kumbaya and girl powery knowing that you’re all doing the same thing I am: Bringing home multiple shades of these lipsticks and explaining to your husbands that no, you’re not crazy, these things are freaking awesome and that you might need just one more because Tutti Frutti just looks like sex in lipstick tube. (That was intended to sound appealing!)

I’m here to talk about my favorite PINK beauty products. Keep in mind, these can all be found at Target and will not, I REPEAT, will not break the bank. That’s what I love most!

I have a thing for pink. Always have, always will. I’m drawn to bright, ultra-girly bubblegum shades and get really excited when I find one that works for me. These are my current loves:

  • Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Cupcake
  • Essie Nail Polish in Lovie Dovie
  • e.l.f. Cosmetics blush in Pink Passion

Now before you go all HOLY NICKI MINAJ! Those are ridiculously bright!… see what they look like on your average white girl:

And I am WHITE. Like, glowingly-so. The e.l.f. blush may look scary in the package, but when applied with a light hand, it’s totally not boom badoom boom, boom badoom boom bass status. Unless that’s a good thing? Then, BOOM. Also, it’s like $3. Can’t beat it.

Look, ma! My left hand can be on Pinterest now! But seriously, Essie’s Lovie Dovie has been a favorite of mine for quite some time. It’s the perfect pink. And Lord knows if I strayed from my beloved Revlon polish, it was for a legit reason. I LOVE THIS STUFF.

Now, for me, this is the best part… what are YOUR favorite beauty products in the lovely shade of pink?

 

Jewelry Review: T+J Designs

You may remember the super adorable pink teardrop earrings I was wearing in the Drugstore Beauty Love post. A few of you have already perused T+J Designs and picked up a pair for yourselves, but for the rest of you who haven’t, GET READY. You’re about to have a steamy love affair with your computer screen.

(Meaning, with the JEWELRY. Not me, sickos.)

-- wearing the Pink & Gold Layered Necklace --

T+J is owned by the sweet and gorgeous Tiffany from one of my all-time favorite fashion blogs, I Am Style-ish. Tiffany and her sister Jen have serious style and an obvious talent in designing jewelry. I’m incredibly thrilled I was able to get my little grubby paws on three pieces from their collection.

-- wearing the Light Blue Pyramid Bracelet --
-- wearing Pink Teardrop earrings --

For someone who is accustomed to the poostank grade Forever21 stuff, I have to say what a thrill it is to wear truly nice jewelry. Nothing is falling apart, chipping or fading and you can just feel the difference in the quality. On top of everything else I love about T+J, their prices are incredibly reasonable. You guys will love their stuff, trust me.

Go check them out!

Interested in owning your own fabulous jewelry from T+J Designs? My readers get 15% off non-sale items by using the code MRSPRISS

Drugstore Beauty Love: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Review & a few other things

It’s no secret I big puffy heart makeup. I have my go-to products for everyday wear, but once in a while I just need to mix it up a little. Thankfully, since there are so many awesome products available in drugstores, you don’t have to spend a ton to get a ton.

One of my favorite drugstore brands is Revlon. Their nail polish and lip glosses are my favorites, but really, all the products I’ve ever tried have been nothing short of amazing (and inexpensive and I know it’s tacky to talk about money, but we all love a good deal, don’t lie).

A few months ago, a new line of lipstick came out called the Lip Butters and everyone talking about them. Everyone, meaning, the beauty junkies on Youtube I stalk during nap time. Some of the girls love them, some don’t. Personally, I’m a huge fan. They glide on so smoothly and the colors are fantastic.

(And look! Emma Stone! How could you NOT like that girl??)

The other day at Target, I picked up a few things because I had some coupons:

(Yes, our new place has a pink bathroom. Maddie and her cousins love it.)

Normally, I don’t stray from the few foundations I know and love. BUT, this Photoready Airbrush stuff got me with it’s name. I tried it this morning, along with the 3D Volume mascara and Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake. UMM. AMAZING. All of them.

[ earrings by t+j Designs ]

I’m no beauty blogger, but dude. Listen to me. Go get your hands on those Lip Butters if you haven’t already. I’m going back and snatching up the other shades as soon as I can get these two dressed and out the door.

So, who’s a fan of drugstore beauty brands? Anything I should try?

 

Floozy Colors

Since I was a wee lass, I’ve had a thing for nail polish. I remember the first time I recognized my love for it was at a slumber party, when an older girl named Tara painted all our toenails this electric pink (very early 90’s). I  was 4 years old and I couldn’t stop staring at my toes and walked around like I was Barbie Cinderella PJ Sparkles Glam Princess.

Fast forward a few years. It’s 4th grade and everyone, including the Olsen Twins (my then-idols) had blue nails. Oooh, those blue nails… how I coveted them! Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to wear anything but the lightest, daintiest shades of pink on my fingernails because the the fun stuff I wanted to wear, like bright red and purple, were “floozy colors”. This saddened me so, but I obeyed The Law of Mom and stuck to the boring little girl colors.

A couple years later I was in junior high and by some miracle, Mom decided to let me wear some Olsen Twin colors. JOY! My friends and I went nuts… we painted our nails to match our hair ribbons that matched our camisoles we wore under our ugly school uniform polo shirts. Rebels, we were, with our baby blue nails with sparkles on top.

Nowadays, I wear Floozy Colors with abandon. I actually have somewhat of a problem whenever I go to Target or Walgreens or Rite Aid or pretty much any place that sells polish because I’ll just pick one up here and there to add to my massive collection. I end up at Target a few times a week to pick up diapers and things, so you can imagine how quickly I ended up with 50 different shades of hot pink in a box under my sink.

Some of my current loves:

1. Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro – Steel Grey

2. OPI – Shootout at the OK Coral

3. Revlon – Plum Seduction (ALL TIME FAVORITE, FOREVER AND EVER AMEN)

4. Revlon – Revlon Red

5. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri – Petal Pusher

And since we’re talking about favorites, what are yours? I haven’t picked up my weekly polish yet… :)