Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Lately :: Week 21

Angelica, Meghan, Nicole and I are all challenging ourselves to blog every day during the month of May.  We are hoping you can join in too!  Today's themes: Planning, Loving, Reading, Wishing, Feeling.

Planning. On relaxing as much as possible for the rest of the weekend.  On Saturday, I slept in until NINE THIRTY.  Ahhhhh....so good.  I can't remember the last time I really slept past 8:00.  It was delightful.  True, it threw off my entire schedule by having breakfast darn near the time that I'd usually eat lunch.  And then lunch at like 3:30.  But it was only one day.  I can handle a crazy schedule one day, right?

Loving. This new bag that I made myself.  I'm the type of person that HAS to act out an idea or I will obsess with it until I do.  I had an idea to make this purse and couldn't stop thinking about it.  I'm so glad I did.  It's perfection (kinda).  I mean, some of my top stitching is terrible.  And the fabric I chose to use for the tan parts was a pain in the ass to sew with.  But overall, it's delightful.  One of my proudest sewing creations to-date.

Reading. Reading?  As in books?  Oh yeah...that's something I ::should:: be doing but somehow am constantly failing to do.  Damnit.  Try harder, Katy!

Wishing. The weather would just decide if it was going to be warm or not.  We were dying of heat & humidity early in the week and then Louis and I had to bundle up for our walk a could of days later.  What the hell, Mother Nature?  Make a choice!  I don't like having to switch my choice in clothing so much.  I have enough issues getting dressed every day without having to figure out if it's going to be warm enough for dresses.

Feeling. ELATED.  This is the second weekend this month that we've been able to host my Momma.  I'm loving getting to have her around, in such an easy and casual manner.  And Louis is loving it.  He literally was jumping up and down and squealing when he saw that Nana's car had pulled up to the house.  It's incredible that he is able to spend so much time with his grandparents as much as he can.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

I like bright lips and I cannot lie.

Angelica, Meghan and I are challenging ourselves to blog every day in May.  Want to play along?  Please do!  Link up with us below.  Today's prompt: Makeup must haves.

A few years ago, you would have never caught me even wearing lip balm with a slight tint to it.  I always felt like people would be staring at my lips if I had any bit of color on them.  Fast forward to today and I can't get enough of bright, obnoxious lipstick/stain.  Why?  Not sure.  I just love it.  

For the last three days straight, I have been rocking a color that I just bought on a whim.  And here I am sharing it with you.  I'm super proud of my impulse purchase because this one was such a winner.

Wet n Wild's Balm Stain (in Red-ioactive) is the BombDotCom.

First, it's Wet n' Wild.  So super cheap.  I think this was $1.99 (?)...which is remarkable because I've paid nearly $20 for a good lip color before.  Well, goodish.  Most times I end up hating the things that I go out on a limb for.  Funny how that works, right?  

This balm stain is awesome because it doesn't dry my lips out, has pretty decent staying power and the color is bold and super fun.

What about you?  Are you a bright & bold color girl or do you shy away and do something a little less out there?


Friday, May 22, 2015

Loud, Flirty and Nerdy.

AngelicaMeghan and I are all challenging ourselves to blog every day during the month of May.  We are hoping you can join in too!  Today's prompt: Describe your style.

On any given day, you will find me wearing:

  • High contrast colors.  Mainly in the form of stripes or polka dots.
  • Ripped up jeans.
  • Graphic tees.
  • Feminine / retro silhouettes.
  • Busy florals.

And on most days, you'll be seeing many of those combined together for my daily attire.  I don't know if that can be considered any particular style but I'm going to say that my style matches my personality: Loud, Flirty and Nerdy.  

I guess you are who you are, right?

And perhaps I should add "natural" to that list.  I am a minimalist in terms of makeup and skincare, and that includes the blinding level of pale I rock on my legs all year long.  I'd like to pretend that the beginning of summer is the worst because my legs haven't seen the sun in a while but that would be a big, fat lie.  My legs never retain any color.  I think I just get used to the blindingly white color of them as the season goes on.

Part of my amazing Bella VoxBox from Influenster a couple of weeks ago was a travel size sampler of Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs.  I have never been someone to try and change my skin color.  Not by tanning, spray tans, bronzers...nothing.  I have accepted my fair skin and it's okay with me.  Plus, I assume it's going to look super obvious that I tried to look darker than I am.  

But if someone sends you a sample of something, you have to try it, right?

Right out of the tube, the smell was a little powerful.  But once I rubbed it into my skin, I didn't notice the smell.  And holy crap my leg absorbed the lotion!  Voxbox sent me the medium color and I was ready for a comic hour on how different my skin looked.  To be honest, it was actually quite natural and just gave my leg a sun-kissed glow.  Which is what Sally Hansen's promise was on their packaging.

I only put the product on one leg, for comparison purposes.  Can you tell the slight difference in color between my left and right leg?

**Note to self: If you're only putting a bronzer on one leg and wearing a skirt all day, you should probably make sure not to leave the house or see people that day.  Whoops.  Having two-toned legs is in, right?

I'm not 100% certain that I'll be rocking Airbrush Legs this summer.  I'd consider it during maybe a special event like I wedding or prom (if I ever lock down the details of it).  Until then, you guys will have to just deal with these glaringly white legs during this year's #summerwithoutpants where you will be seeing a lot of my aforementioned style, in full force.

So tell me.   What is your style?

 Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
While I do love free stuff, but that doesn't stop me from giving an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  Pinkie swear.

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