• Fashion is about what you wear. Style is about how you live your life. ~Ralph Lauren

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lash Love

It's the end of March. I can't believe it. I haven't blogged much, but not because I don't have anything to say. I always have something to say. In fact I have about 10 posts waiting to be finished. (is it weird that I just create posts with random things and then go back to write about them?) I have just been so busy with work and life. As we all have been. I get home late at night and sometimes the best I can do is eat something and go to bed. How does life get so busy? Actually I just heard a good quote this past weekend:

"If you want to get somewhere fast....slow down."

So true. This can be applied to many areas of my life right now. So I'm going to try to slow down and take time for the little things. Like actually publishing blog posts, reading and catching up with friends that I haven't talked to in awhile.

Now with that touchy feeling stuff said, I wanted to talk about something completely opposite. I may want to slow down in life but I would like to speed up something very specific...

My eyelash growth. Yes, it's true.

I love mascara. It's probably one of my favorite beauty routines (aside from painting my nails) each day. I just feel like it puts the exclamation point on my makeup. I don't have long lashes. Being a red head I have really light eyelashes (hence my love affair with dark mascara). My dream has always been to have really long lashes and interesting eyes. So I've been thinking about trying Latisse. I've heard great things about it and I've also heard that there are some side effects to be concerned with.

I'm still taking this into consideration. If I do, it would happen in the summer so that if I have to wear an eye patch or something unfortunate like that, I'll be able to take some time off. I'm kidding.

I hope.

Have any of you heard anything good, bad or ugly about it?

Either way I'll be okay because I actually just purchased the shu uemura eyelash curler last week. I love it. It's wonderful and definitely makes a difference in the curl factor of my lashes. It puts my $5 cover girl curler to shame. I didn't necessarily believe this to be true but my friend, Alisha let me use hers and I was sold. If you don't have it--I highly recommend it.

So life may need to slow down but my need for long luscious lashes does not. :)

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, March 29, 2010

No Sleep Til Boston

I've been a busy girl. I won't attempt to catch up but I wanted to share my trip to Boston for a conference. I went with 6 of my coworkers/friends. It's great to get away and have fun with my friends AND develop professionally. It came at the perfect time. I definitely needed to get out of town for a few days.

This is the view from our hotel room. The HC ladies Jill and I shutting it down one night. I believe I was trying to taste her drink. She was kissing my ear. ha.
Tara and Alisha doing their best lobster impressions.
The best bellhop ever. T-Candy.
Hung out with one of my favorites from Syracuse, Greg, at the Purple Shamrock.
I've never been to Quincy Market before. Fun.

And the last night--we got our waiter from dinner to come out for drinks with us.
We had a great time. We shopped, we laughed, we met new friends, and we all learned something too. But it was nice to come home. I'm refreshed and ready for the rest of the school year. Thanks Boston!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Nailed It

I'm not ignoring blogville. I'm super busy at work right now. The only thing I really have time to do outside of the normal day-to-day stuff is make sure I don't have chipped nails. ha ha. And since I spend so much time doing my nails I figured I would create a gallery of the colors I wear (it's housed on facebook) At first I thought it was just something silly (eh, it may be but whatever) but the more I add to it the more I'm convinced that it's actually a pretty decent idea. This way I can refer back to the colors I have and how it looks on me. And if you want to borrow a color--you can check out what I have. So here's the gallery so far:

I've put the link in the corner because I'm pretty sure you will be on the edge of your seat seeing what's on my nails every few days.

I'll be back to update you on life soon...after I do my nails, of course.

Happy Tuesday!