Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tuesday Collective

Hello my CG's!
First of all, Happy Holidays!



Its been a few months, I know... I'm sorry if you've been checking and I haven't been here.. but I have new stuff for you! I'm gonna tell you about good stuff for your hair, and a couple cocktails you should drink for Christmas. Two things I love! lol 


First up, Hair!
In my November Birchbox I got this dry shampoo called “amika”. It’s the BEST one I’ve ever tried. I got a cute little .75 oz bottle and its lasted a pretty good while but I’m ready to get the big one!
I’m always curious how many days other girls go in between washing their hair. I do every other day, and sometimes everyday (I know, so bad). Even with the dry shampoo I can’t go any longer than one, but you girls that can go a couple days I commend you and you will so love this “amika” spray. The “amika” brand has long list of must haves for your hair, including styling tools. Check it out, I’m sure you’ll love it as much
as I do.
The 5.3 oz can of dry shampoo is $22 (far better than a $5 can of the crappy Herbal Essence I was resorting to. So very worth it, promise!), and they even have this super cute full size trio of the dry shampoo, dry conditioner (which I’m really intrigued about), and a texture spray… all for $50! And as you can see their packaging is really fun and if you’re a design and packaging junkie like me you’ll probably leave it on your counter just cause it's cute.
If you don’t get Birchbox and would like to, click this link and you’ll get $5 off your first box, its only $10 a month after that!
https://www.birchbox.com/invite/cutegirlzrock

My subscription addition continues... I'll be getting by first GlossyBox in January. I'll tell you all about it next month! I'll throw in something fun from my Ipsy bag too!






Next, COCKTAILS!
I couldn't pick just one, so I picked two! They are different from each other, so one of them should strike your taste buds!



I picked the Winter Bourbon Smash cause I'm newly loving bourbon/whiskey, and especially Bulleit... it's the one my honey buys. And I picked the St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzer cause its easy and I Loooooove St. Germain!! J



Winter Bourbon Smash
 

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp preserves or jam of choice (this one has organic raspberry)
  • 2 Tbsp bourbon
  • 1 Tbsp triple sec
  • 2-3 Tbsp orange juice
  • Orange segments
  • A splash of club soda brightens it up

Instructions
  1. Add 1/2 cup ice, preserves, bourbon, triple sec and orange juice to a shaker and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  2. Pour into serving glass with a few ice cubes and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with orange slices and enjoy. Repeat for more drinks.






St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzer



 


Ingredients

  • 1 ounce (2 Tbsp) pomegranate juice, chilled
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) sparkling white wine, chilled
  • 1 ounce (2 Tbsp) St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) club soda, chilled
  • 1-2 Tbsp pomegranate seeds

Instructions
  1. To one serving glass, add pomegranate juice, St. Germain, sparkling white wine and top with club soda and a few pomegranate seeds.
  2. Taste and adjust ingredients as desired. Repeat!





I'll be back soon.


Enjoy!
Loves & Hugs







Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Women Crush Wednesday


A couple weekends ago my honey got a "special" copy of the movie Trainwreck. 

If you haven't seen this yet you HAVE to. I loved it! It's the perfect amount of funny and love story all wrapped up. Amy Schumer is the best. 

There's parts where I caught myself questioning if I've really done or said that... Most times I really haven't but in some aspect we can relate to everything in this movie from either ourselves or from our friends. 
I've never really thought of Bill Hader in a love interest role but he's believable and will win your heart. 
Go watch it now! �� 

A little secret of mine is that I absolutely love Margot Robbie. And I finally got to see Focus. It's not Wolf of Wallstreet amazing but it's got a good story and entertaining. She's easy to watch, and Will Smith isn't bad either. This movie will leave you holding on to your purse a little tighter when you're out. 
It's worth a watch from redbox... Go do it. 

Margot is currently on the cover of Elle mag. That's worth a flip too... You may end up loving her as much as I do �� 
 
Hugs & Loves
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

CG Mid-Summer Must Haves

Eek!! Please don't tell me summer is almost over... You know me, I'll drag it out as long as I can. 

I had an involuntary break from my blogging life cause my real life needed more attention. I didn't intend for the break to be as long as it has been but I'm HAPPY to share everything I've been saving up for you! 
I'm hoping some new CG's will join the fun so if you're a new reader, welcome!

I've come across some great products this summer and can't keep them to myself so here they are...


Diamond Spray-
If you follow me on Instagram you may have saw me bragging about this hairspray. I found this at Sally's and it's great! I'm a hairspray snob and this one is my new go to and only $6.99! 
I'm over here like, #bighairdontcare

Neutrogena Hydro Boost-
My face hates weather. Weather of any kind. If the temp changes outside my skin freaks out and gets dry. I have a constant battle with finding a good moisturizer... Until now! I saw a commercial for this stuff and ran to get it. It's just under $20 and worth it! 
For no reason my skin was peeling in the same areas every morning, I was sure I was gonna run out of skin and be left with holes in my face. From day one of using this magical gel it was fixed and I've had happy skin since!! I apply it with a small cosmetic brush so I can control how much I use, you don't need much. And it's a pretty blue color. ��

Revlon PhotoReady-
I'm not a regular concealer user, BUT, when I have a little too much fun the night before (which can sometimes be often) this stuff works wonders! It's around $6 and will hide how tired you are. 

J.R. Watkins Body Oil Mist-
I'm slightly obsessed with body oil? Not as much as I am with lotion, but this spray is my favorite after shower body oil. It's not greasy, absorbs well and has a very lite sweet smell. It's perfection and around $10 at Target. 

Dollar Shave Club-
For $6 a month I've been getting these razors in the mail and I couldn't be happier that I don't ever run out or have to buy expensive razors at the store. The comes nicely packaged with fun tips inside and cute saying on the box. 
One less thing I have to worry about buying. I love it. 

Feel free to share your summer finds here in the comments or on the Facebook thread. And let me know if you snatch up any of these and end up loving them yourself! 


Hugs & Loves 

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

50 Healthy Habits


The Diary is getting a facelift!

If you know me personally you know it's hard for me to not to share surprises... I did my best to keep this under wraps and I wanted to give a sneak peek of my new logo (above)!

I will officially be launching a new website that will more "real" and user friendly to you and me in about a month or so. 

This time around there's going to be a lot more interaction with you, my fellow CG's, and posts you will be able to rely on to keep your eye out for. I'm takin this thing to the next level and I hope it becomes something you look forward to reading each week! 

I know some of you are my original followers and I love you for it, so I hope you're all ready for an even better Diary!

These 50 habits are a pretty good guide for us, however, since I can be known to break a rule or two... or three, I definitely break a few of these, but at least I know it! 



If you love my new logo as much as I do and need some art work of your own done, please contact Breanne at www.breanndemack,com, she's the genius that brings my ideas to life! 


xxoo