Monthly Archives: March 2013

Favorite Nail Polish for Spring 2013

Favorite Nail Polish for Spring

Essie – Blanc

Essie Blanc

Essie – We’re in it Together

Essie We're in it Together

OPI – If You Moust You Moust

OPI If You Moust You Moust

Essie – Tart Deco

Essie Tart Deco

Julie G – 9 to 5

Julie G 9 to 5

Sally Hansen – Mellow Yellow

Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow

Revlon – Minted

Revlon Minted

China Glaze – For Audrey

China Glaze For Audrey

China Glaze – Kinetic Candy

China Glaze Kinetic Candy

Essie – Borrowed and Blue

Essie Borrowed & Blue

Essie – Bikini So Teeny

Essie Bikini So Teeny

Essie – Play Date

Essie Play Date

Essie – Lilacism

Essie Lilacism


OPI – Pirouette My Whistle

OPI Pirouette My Whistle

China Glaze – Fairy Dust

China Glaze Fairy Dust

Well there you have it! These are 15 of my favorite nail polishes for Spring! Keep in mind this is just what I have in my small? medium? large? collection so there are thousands of other choices out there! Speaking of, what are some of your favorite polishes for Spring? Leave them in a comment!

Happy Spring everyone!!!

– Katie

P.S. I’m not a good nail polish swatcher (if that’s a word) so I linked all the pictures to a google search of swatches.



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U.S. Army Cupcakes

US Army Cupcakes Blog

Army Captain Patch Cupcake

Gernade Cupcake

Tank Cupcake

US Army Patch Cupcake

Dogtags Cupcake

US Army Cupcakes 3

US Army Cupcakes 1

US Army Cupcakes 2

I may be on spring break but that’s not stopping me from blogging! Here’s some U.S. Army cupcakes I made a few weeks ago for a childhood friend of mine. She said they were a big hit at the party! Hope you like them just as much!

– Katie

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February Favorites 2013

Revlon Whipped Cream Makeup

Revlon Whipped Cream Makeup

After seeing everyone and their mother raving about this foundation I finally decided to pick it up and see what all the fuss was about and I loveee it! I’m not a big foundation wearer but this product is amazing. It goes on with little effort and looks so natural. The whole process of applying it is easier than what I was previously doing by applying concealer on my problem spots and blending. With this I just quickly blend it all over my face with a Sigma F80 Kabuki brush then apply a little concealer to my under eye area and I’m done! It’s amazing, you need it.

E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit

E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit

I picked this eyebrow kit up because I was intrigued by the gel side and after trying it for a while I’ve decided I really like it! The best part is it’s only THREE DOLLARS! You can’t beat that!

Benefit Sugarbomb Blush

Benefit Sugarbomb Blush

This is my first blush from Benefit and I’m officially obsessed. Sugarbomb adds a gorgeous, natural glow to the face. I think this shade compliments everyday natural makeup perfectly. It’s definitely a must have!

Maybelline Baby Lips in Melon Mania

Maybelline Baby Lips Melon Mania

So far I’ve liked every Baby Lips I’ve tried and this limited edition shade is no exception! If you can still find it I’d recommend you grab it and QUICK!

Aladdin One Handed Water Bottle

Aladdin One Hand Water Bottle

Another impulsive purchase that paid off! Woohooooo!

 Anywho, what I’m about to say might shock you but… I used to drink nothing all day. Literally nothing and that is obviously a huge problem. I bought this water bottle on a whim because I thought it would be perfect to stand up in my backpack without spilling and I love that you can drink from it without having to open an annoying lid every time. Basically I’m extremely lazy but it paid off because I love, love, love it! The bottle holds a little over 24 oz. and on the side are markings in 3 oz. increments so you know exactly how much you’re drinking. Ever since I bought this water bottle I’ve been drinking so much more throughout the day! I usually drink around 1 1/2 – 2 bottles a day now so around 36 – 48 oz. which is amazing for me! I’d HIGHLY recommend this water bottle!

Yes, I just raved about a water bottle. Don’t judge me!

Dole Banana Dippers

Dole Banana Dippers

Frozen chocolate covered bananas are a rediscovered obsession of mine. I forgot how much I love these things! They’re so darn good and these portion control packs are amazingly convenient! Although I must admit I usually eat two packs at once but hey, they’re low cal and all that jazz so I allow myself to have two without feeling too guilty!

Favorite Snack/Lunch

Favorite Snack

These garlic and herb cheese wedges are soooooo yummy! For a snack I’ll dip pretzels in it or for lunch I’ll have the it again with pretzels, a side of turkey pepperoni or turkey slices and some fruit. Delicious!

Favorite Songs

Favorite music

The a Team – Ed Sheeran
Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
Clique – Kayne West, Jay-Z & Big Sean

Favorite TV Show

Army Wives

I finally caught up on last season (Netflix) and just in time! The new season started last night (March 10th) so hopefully I can keep up with it this time and not have to catch up once it’s over! Wish me luck…

That’s all for February! If you have any favorites you’d like to share leave a comment. I’d love to hear
about your must haves from February!

– Katie

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Haul! (Target, Cherry Culture, Kohls, Lady Foot Locker)

You know that feeling when you’re reallyyyy excited about something and want to tell the world about it?! Well I’ve done some shopping lately and am quite excited about it all so I decided to share what I picked up!


Target Haul - C9 Exercise Tops

Bright purple, lime green, black C9 fitness top
(On sale this week! 3-3 through 3-9)
Tri-colored C9 fitness top (XL from the little girls section!)

Target Haul - Random Stuff

Maybelline Vivids lipstick in Fuchsia Flash & Shocking Coral
Mint sunglasses (On sale this week! 3-3 through 3-9)
Godiva truffles & Graphic socks
Herbal Essences anti-frizz creme
Pantene detangler (repurchase!)

Target Haul - Scarves

Ombre mint to teal scarf  Neon yellow infinity scarf
(Both on sale this week! 3-3 through 3-9)
(My camera couldn’t pick up the true shades so the pictures are NOT doing these justice. If you have a Target around you I’d HIGHLY suggest you go check them out in person. They’re amazing!)

Target Haul - Sims3 University Life

Sims 3 University Life
If you didn’t know I am a HUGE Sims nerd. I have been playing since the original Sims was out when I was in like 5th grade. I own almost every expansion pack for both Sims and Sims 2 but for some reason my computer can’t fit as many for Sims 3 so I only own a few. I have Ambitions and Seasons which I love, love, love and definitely recommend!

Cherry Culture

Cherry Culture Haul

NYX lipliner pencils
(I’ll be doing a separate post with color names and swatches next week!)
L.A. Colors Art Deco nail art lacquer in white and black
Jordana FabuLiner in black


Kohls Jacket 2

Tek Gear Raglan Fleece Hoodie in Melon Flare
(Again, my camera didn’t pick up the true color but if you have China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy nail polish this is the EXACT same color. LOVE!)

Kohls Jacket 1

FILA Rainbow Zipper Jacket
(My mom and I both bought this jacket and when you see the next product you’ll understand why I haddd to have it!)

(So upset I couldn’t find the link to this one!!!)

Lady Foot Locker

Asics Gel Noosa Tri 8

Asics Gel-Noosa Tri 8
First off, how AMAZING are these shoes?!?!?! I am OBSESSED. I love everything from this haul but I think I’m most excited about these babies! And the best part is I scored a great deal on them because I used my birthday coupon!

I hope you enjoyed my haul! I might have went a little overboard but hey, sometimes you just have to treat yourself! Plus, it’s my birthday month so I’m allowed to spoil myself! Right? Right?

Have you hauled anything recently? What’d you buy? Leave it in a comment I’d love to know what you picked up.

– Katie

P.S. February favorites will be up on Friday.


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