Wednesday, January 22, 2014

IMATS 2014!

Had a lot of fun this year! So, so, so many people there, but still fun. Here are some photos that didn't make it to Instagram












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See you next year!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New and Improved!


Not really. Same me, new hair.



Before


After




(in better lighting)

I can honestly say, my hair still feels healthy, even after the chemical treatments to lift the stubborn black dye.

If you live in Atlanta, book your appointment with Christine at Pika Pika Hair:

2550 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA
(770) 622-1630






Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Review: Benefit 15 Hour Primer



I had such high hopes after hearing about a primer that would make your makeup stay flawless for 15 hours. Sadly, after trying it, I was disappointed.


(unedited - before and after about 8 hours)

My personal rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The primer does what it promises, and makeup does stay in place, but affects the makeup's initial application. I noticed that foundation does not go on smoothly after applying the primer and may cause streakiness. I ended up using a Beauty Blender sponge all over, instead of my usual foundation brush because i couldn't get the product to go on evenly. In the photo on the left, you can see that the primer did nothing to help make pores less visible.

My thinking is that maybe Benefit had it in mind that women would layer on a separate primer for mattifying and smoothing out pores, but I don't see a point in wearing two different primers.

Would I repurchase? No.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Who Likes Beer?


Kidding.

I did a photo shoot recently with my super talented photog friend, Rose. I love the way the pictures came out and had so much fun. And beer.

The thing I loved most about shooting with her is that she's a girl too, so she kept an eye out for fly aways and was really helpful about finding the best angles.

Check out more of her work and book your next shoot at RoseLimb.com





Clowning around




Sunday, November 3, 2013

Birthday Shenanigans!

Better late than never, right?

I turned 28 this past 13th of October. Turning 30 is knocking at the door and I've come to terms with it. For the most part.

Ask me next year, I suppose.

I did dinner at STK Atlanta. One of my favorite restaurants (if you're feeling fancy) because they have seafood, which I'm obsessed with, and steak to accommodate my steak lover.  They really took care of my group, giving us a few rounds of birthday shots and even kept the kitchen open a bit later when I showed up late.







My favorite girls.






Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Skinny.

So, lately I've been inspired by my personal trainer friend, Janae, to embrace this whole "lunch box life". Basically food prepping for your week, in efforts to keep the cupcakes away. And it works! If you're anything like me, you probably wait until you're on the verge of wasting away to actually sit down and eat. Which leads to fast food and other non-flat stomach friendly foods. This helps tremendously.

Here's my breakdown for the week:

 (Click to enlarge!)



So here I have (from left to right, sort of): premixed salads - spinach, kale and romaine lettuce; baby carrots, shrimp - cooked in the oven, seasoned with Mrs. Dash, steamed brown rice, steamed broccoli, ground turkey, hard boiled eggs, baked chicken, assorted berries, pineapples, grapes and sliced cucumbers in italian dressing.

Word of advice: this will take you a few times to actually get it down to how you will like it. For example, this time I skipped putting everything in tupperware containers because wtf I hate doing dishes, and I put everything in separate bags so that I could mix and match and not be stuck with the same meal for multiple days.

If you try this out, tag me in your post, so I can see what you're packing.
And I also want to see your food prep.

Jokes ;)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sublime Donut. Burger.



Pretty proud to say I finally tried a "donut burger".

This beast is from Cypress Street Pint & Plate in downtown Atlanta, and I must say I kind of liked it!

I split the burger with 3 of my friends, and I don't think that I could actually eat more than the quarter of the burger that I did eat, but I am an avid burger lover and it really wasn't bad.