Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Essie bikini so teeny

This color is slightly more blue than it looks in the picture. Bikini so teeny is gorgeous and unique. I have never seen anything like it. I don't love it for my fingernails, but it looks great on my toes. I used 3 coats as it was a little patchy.

Monday, June 25, 2012

My {old} new bike!

I have always wanted a vintage bike {and when I say vintage, I mean VINTAGE vintage. Not from the 70s, 80s, or 90s. I'm talking 60s and older}. I never put much thought into actually buying one until Daren started to restore a bike he had as a kid. That really inspired me. So I mentioned it to him, and of course like the supportive hubby that he is, he was completely on board {and totally willing to do the entire restoration himself. Yup, he is that great}. We did a quick internet search to see what style I liked, and about what year. We found many Schwinn bikes on ebay and various websites from the early 50s to the 70s. I really wanted something from the 50s, so we narrowed our search and found a 1958 Tornado about an hour and a half drive from us for 100 bucks (!!). I cannot even begin to explain how excited I was when we went to pick it up.

 The bike looks like it is in better condition than it actually is. But for being 54 years old, it's not too bad! A few things will need to be replaced, like the wheels and obviously tires. They are super heavy! The fenders are a bit dented up so we will probably get a new set, and the chain guard might have to be replaced, too. But I am hoping there is some way we can salvage these parts, I want to keep this bike as original as possible. We will also be getting it professionally painted, and re-chrome many of the parts.

I have so many ideas for this bike. So of course, I went to Pinterest for more inspriation. Here are some ideas I have for my bike! 

via here & here

I am having such a hard time deciding between the blue and the mint! Kind of leaning more towards the blue though. I love the mint, but it is so trendy right now and I see it on a lot of bikes. I would like something a little more unique. I am also thinking white fenders with white walled tires and a basket. :) I love the brown saddle and matching brown leather grips, too. I will definitely be adding those to my bike. Here are the ones I want to get, both from Adeline Adeline {the most adorable NYC boutique}. 

So there you have it. I am so excited about this project and am really hoping it won't take too long to complete. I would love to ride this bike around town! 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

June 2012 Birchbox

Yeah, this is way late! But I still wanted to share. :) June's Birchbox was a really good one. However, when I first opened it {and for the first time in a while it was a surprise as to what was in my box!} I was less than thrilled. But as I tried the products I found myself really enjoying them. I am also pretty glad I didn't get that zip lock bag thing. What the heck were they thinking with that?! Anyway- here is what was in my box. What I loved- Jouer tinted moisturizer {oil free} with spf 20. There hasn't been a Jouer product that I have not loved, actually. I never heard of the brand until I started getting Birchboxes. Everything has been amazing! But this moisturizer is just fantastic. It has really great coverage and feels light at the same time. I appreciate that it is oil free as I have an oily t-zone, but still ended up with a shiny forehead a couple hours later. I guess I should give in to a finishing powder! Stainiac cheek and lip stain . This is super similar to benetint, but this has more of a gel-like consistency. ModCloth Headband. I was a little unsure about this when I initially saw it. But I tried it on and it is so adorable and so '50s! It has a flexible wire inside so you wrap it around your head and twist to secure it. Love this. I have not tried the self- tanning towels, I am not a fan of those kinds of products. The mineral sunblock was okay except that it turned my face ghost white! All in all, a great box in my opinion.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Essie tart deco!

This is a gorgeous peachy orange. I love it for the toes and looks great with a tan!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Recent iPhone pics

Life lately..

Salsa ingredients, stunning gladiolus, cupcake break, favorite snack, realized we have too much tea, kitty wake up call, poolside lounging, and studying. :)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Opi Strawberry Margarita

I have been so obsessed with pink nail polish lately. I got this one in the mail yesterday from eBay and I love it. Yet another perfect pink. Can't go wrong with Strawberry Margarita!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Opi Fly

This is yet another color I bought a long time ago and never tried. So yesterday I decided to use it, and I was surprised by how much I liked it. Fly is like a deep teal, but super bright. So pretty!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

First Glossybox

I am so glad that I signed up for Glossybox! My first one came in the mail today and it was definitely more than I expected. And the box and packaging are absolutely adorable!

In my box:
- Amore Pacific hydra-gel facial moisturizer 0.27 fl.oz
-Burberry lip mist natural sheer lipstick in copper no. 202. Already tried this and I love it! .028 oz.
- Marvis whitening toothpaste- full size!
- Phyto phytojoba intense hydrating mask- 1.7 fl. oz.
- Zoya rory nail polish- full size!
- Glossybox blush brush

The only thing that bummed me out a bit was that I got my box on June 1st, and it's their May box.. But well worth 20 bucks! :)