Friday, October 10, 2014

September Favorties

September Favorties

Here are a few of my favorite things this September! 
I am obsessed with literally all of these things! Especially
the  Dolce and Gabbana perfume -- omg! new holy grail!
&& the Mortal Instrument series! Amazing book I finished all 6 in
about a week! Although don't watch the movie that shit sucked! 

My favorit song for september would hands down have to be--
Love U Betta by Neon Hitch 

&& for favorite person! 
Jacyln Hill! this girl is AMMMAZING! 
Her Youtube
Her Blog 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Trying the Trend // July 2014

Trying the Trend

I have read // watched so many beauty bloggers making their very own monthly beauty buck lists&&
 Damn it I want to do it too! So here is my spin on Tying the Trend! 
Every month I am going to give my self a few trending items to try
&& step out of my little neutral comfort zone!!
At the end of the month I will  post a recap of everything Ive tried and my thoughts.
 Or you can follow me on // Instagram // && see all the different ways I am styling the trends!

 I am also thinking about possibly doing a giveaway at the end with the trend that I loved the most :) 

Trending Items for July:
1. 3D nails ... Bring on the spikes.
2. Orange lips

3. Ombre' Hair
 ^I did this last night, and it turned out AWESOME!^
Pictures to come

4. White on White
5. Neon Nails

You should try them too Just #tryingthetrend

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Fourth of July

I hope everyone has a fantastic and Safe Fourth of July :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

June 2014 Favorites

June 2014 Favorites

Oh Man! Another month has come and gone! I swear June flew by!! && I am not going to lie I am kind of thrilled,
living in AZ brings the heat and I am so ready for the heat to be over ... // I know I should be used to it // 

Favorite Products // Fashion 

1. I am loving Crochet anything especially tops 1.) because they are flowy and breath
    && 2.) because it can double as a swim cover. You can find the Black one here // the white one here

2. Rainbow Aviators .... #enoughsaid .** I have heard there is a Ray-Band outlet! where is it?**

3. Sandals especially sparkly ones! They are comfy and can add a little extra to ANY outfit! A summer must. 

4. Naked Flushed Pallet  -- In the summer I refuse to put so many layers on my face, its too hot for that ish. 
    So this way you get Blush, Bronze, and highlight all in one. 

5. EOS! My lips get dried all year long so I love keeping some type of chap stick on hand and this        
   "Mint" flavored  EOS is Amazeballs. 

6. NYX butter lipsticks are perfect for the summer they go on so smooth and the color pull off 
  is awesome, plus its not to thick and is long-lasting. 

7. This was my "BIG" purchase at the beginning of the month. With the wedding coming up in 8 months I want to 
    have flawless skin, so I need to start now! I heard amazing reviews for this Michael Todd Bi Light-- but it was 
    always to pricey for my budget -- However they had it on Groupon for like 50% off. I instantly had to have it! 
    And its AMAZING! I can already notice a huge difference! I am thinking about doing a review on it, 
    so let me know if you like to hear more about this product.

8. Nars Toner! Oh my face has been loving the moisture from this, especially after being in the hot sun!
    It has calmed the redness in my face as well as taking care of my dry patches. 

9. ST Tropez Self tanner is my go to tanner! I love this stuff I did a haul for this about a year ago, 
   and I am still in  love with it! I have used it more this month to give my skin more of bronze glow.
   ---- you can also buy this at Sephora and St. Tropez website, if you didnt want to order from

Favorite People! 

Charity Vance! --- Her voice is AMAZING! I literally listen to her on repeat! You have to listen 
to her Collabe she did with Summer//Summer time Sadness < --- Its the shit!

Casey Holmes- I am a beauty guru Junky! I Have been obsessed with watching Casey!
 She is Amazing and I can not stop watching her ... in a non-stalker way lol.

What Favorites have you been loving this Summer?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pretty in Paradise

 Can we first take a moment to appreciate this adorable Rebecca Minkoff Bag! Oh it makes me giddy.

NYX butter gloss -- I was super excited about receiving this in my bag! I'm a NYX freak &&
                                this product is awesome // not to mention the colors are Gorgeous!
                                 (( I received the color Eclair)) -- P.s. this was a FULL product

Carols Daughter -- I have never heard of this cream before, so I was really excited to try it!
Styling Cream        It is an Anti-breakage // Anti-frizz styling cream && so far so good.

Nicka K New York -- Even though I have never heard of this brand, if you give me bright 
                                    ass blue shimmery eyeliner, you best believe I am going to love it! 
                                    as most of you know, I am in an anti black mode for Summer, we decided 
                                    we needed a break till winter. Not to mention this is a  FULL size product!

OFRA Eye Pencil --   I have been using the benefits Gimme Brow, &&
                                    this + that = Damn Good Brows!.... && another FULL size product.

RealTree Perfume --This is a very sweet, floral Perfume! with scents like pomegranate, persimmon,
                                   blended with  lotus blossom, amber and violets! Its to die for.

Overall Ipsy has blown me away, I actually canceled my Birchbox subscription after having them for 18 months. After receiving both of them Birchbox was just not doing it for me anymore! Even though I still love Birchbox, they were fantastic! Ipsy was just giving me my Bang for my Buck. 

**for those who are new to monthly subscription services - Ipsy is only 10$ a month **

     to order your Ipsy subscription // click ME


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

NARS Beauty Bar

Over the Weekend 4 girlfriends and I were lucky enough to enjoy a one of a kind Nars 
Beauty Bar Make Up Party!! I don't know if it was my 2 glasses of champagne but 
I felt like I was on a beauty high all day long, it was freaking awesome!
 We were able to work with  Raquel Grijalva, a Nars Stylist who travels all over, 
working with models on the runway to the stars on the red carpet! She informed us 
 about this amazing brand and taught us all of her techniques! 
 We kicked off the Party with Skin Care! From toning to priming! Already just from the toner, I could see a significant difference the redness in my skin was already eased! By the end of the routine we all could not stop touching our faces! It literally felt like velvet!
Next it was time to conceal! I am a hardcore lover of full coverage foundation! Till I tried NARS tinted moisturizer.... HOLLY COW! It is like magic! I had full coverage without the heaviness of 
normal full coverage foundation! One of my biggest questions I had was contouring! And with the easy 2 in 1 contour blush kit! It was so easy and was so much simpler then I thought it was!
Look out Kim Kardashian there is a new easier way to get photo ready contouring!

Next it was all about COLOR! from the NARS Orgasm blush, to the Bold Blue eyeliner!
Us girls looked and felt incredible!! We learned so much and left with a whole new love 
for color! I am a black eyeliner junkie, && I can honestly say I have yet to wear it since 
our fabulous makeup party! Bye bye Black Hello blue, purple, and green! 

  Thank you so so much to NARS, MeMe and Raquel for this amazing afternoon! 
We had a blast and learned so many new things! It was an amazing opportunity && a day we will never forget!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Trendy Envelope Clutches


I dont know about you guys but I am loving Envelope clutches!! They are so cute and so small 
great for a night out when you only want to carry a couple of items. && some of them come with a strap for the occasions you want to be hands free!!!

1 // 2 // 3// 4 // 5 //

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Freezing Herbs in olive oil

8 Steps for Freezing Herbs in Oil

  1. Choose firm, fresh herbs, ideally from the market or your own garden.
  2. If you wish, you can chop them fine. Or leave them in larger sprigs and leaves.
  3. Pack the wells of ice cube trays about 2/3 full of herbs.
  4. You can mix up the herbs, too; think about freezing a bouquet garni of sage, thyme, and rosemary to add to winter roast chickens and potatoes!
  5. Pour extra-virgin olive oil or melted, unsalted butter over the herbs.
  6. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.
  7. Remove the frozen cubes and store in freezer containers or small bags.
  8. Don't forget to label each container or bag with the type of herb (and oil) inside!
 Featured Via: TheKitchen

Friday, February 21, 2014

5 things to buy this Friday.

Why hello my amazing blog followers! Can we all just give a bug shout out to freakin weekend!!
I am so ready, seriously. This week has been kinda crazy honestly. && since I live in AZ its been
warm out to hitting 80 all week long. So obviously my mind is getting into the Spring // Summer mode. I am so ready for the Spring// Summer fashion I can not stop buying anything with a bright pastel hue... Its beginning to be a problem. Here are some of the items I am eye-balling!
one: Uhm Hello! please slap yourself on my wrist // Kate Spade //

Two: I honestly look at these and drool, soo Cute 
I swear Ms. Kate Spade knows how to take my money.

Three: 3 words // Oh My God //
BEAUTY-FUL! //Buy me//

four: //STYLE HUNTER//
with the new spring collection for Essie

Five: I am in love with Earrings right now.
I think they are so simple and can yet make such a statement,
There are from Baublebar && with the settle complement of mint its gorgeous

What are you guys loving for the spring time?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Neon light W/ Demi Lovato

Neon bold

One of the funnest things about spring is the bright colors! espacially the NEONS. They are so bright
and can really make your individuality come out! && when your individuality comes you shine, with being the radiant person you are and really step out of your shell! Which honeslty is still a battel I face today. I am a really shy person and can become intemadated easily but when you have a bold piece that you know you look good in and people can help but notice you (Hopefully) in a good way.
You radiate and become the BOLD you. Personally I think Demi steals the show with her radience and creates Girl power every where you look. She is an amazing individual and not to mention her music Rocks!! Neon Lights is my JAM right now and the idea behind this post!!

Tampax Always Be Radiant  is giving you a chance to go to Nashville with:
- 2 VIP tickets to Demi Lovato  on the 29th
- 2 night stay in NAshville
 - Limo Pickup 
&& A year supply on Tampax Always 

---How awesome Is that all you have to do is enter the sweepstake by clicking // Here //
&& you got yourself && friend one-step closer to an amazing prize!!!! Dont Miss out
this Sweepstakes is going only until the 5th of March !!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub

with Spring underway I thought that this wonderful Sugar scrub is just what we need to feel fresh and rejuvenated from the dull winter months. I found this scrub though Paula and couldn't wait to try it. It not only felt amazing but truly smelled like a breath of fresh air! I hope you enjoy it.

What You Will Need:
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
What To Do:
  1. Place cucumber and mint into blender. Puree.
  2. Into a medium bowl add: sugar, puree and olive oil. Stir until combined. NOTE: if you prefer mixture more firm add additional sugar.
  3. Divide mixture between desired storage containers and store in refrigerator until ready to use

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sex-A-fide Sexy Stems.

Why hello my dear bloggers,

    I hope you are all having a wonderful week! I have to admit this week has gotten me off to a bumpy start. Between almost being late for work, spilling my coffee all over me, and breaking a nail while changing the radio, No Bueno. But on a good note the sun is shining and valentines is approaching us! Its that one of many times we get, to get all Sex-a-fide for our honeys....(or if your single for yourself). But part of being sexy is showing some leg and to be honest who wants to show some white ass legs .. NOT me. And even though I live in Arizona my legs literally look like I'm from the Arctic. That is until the raise of sunlight themselves brought Sexystems into my life.
There are 3 reasons why this stuff is the Bee's knees:

1.) It gives you the perfect bronzed glow, not a fake orange. we don't want to look a duchebag.
2.)It doesn't even smell like a tanner it smells like coconuts with a hint of vanilla!!!!!!
3.)It Tightens! I mean tightens your skin to reduce all that jiggle we all got goin' on. 
bye bye cellulite.

.....Okay I lied there is one more reason! 

4.)Its actually affordable! and not over priced by any means. 

So do yourself and the lucky lover who is going to be seeing those scandales legs of yours 
a favor get your yourself bronzed && beautiful!

You can get your very own Sexy Stems Self Tanner >> HERE << 

P.S. below is a little inspiration I bring to you to get not only your legs sex-a-fide, but the 
rest of YOU on for this lovely Valentines Day. Every women single or Taken should feel beautiful and sexy this coming Valentines day, Love yourself ladies && Blow their minds ladies and have fun being a Girl!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Typical Tuesdays

A Day in the Life of the Kirk household on a "Typical Tuesday" night. 
Lets just head on into the night time shenanigans =) 

5:00 pm - Finally off of work and heading on over to pick up Rilynn from my parents house, she stayed the     night there the evening before so I am a extra excited to go pick her up.

6:30 pm - I left my parents house with sleepy baby girl in hand and bags full of groceries, that's one of the       best parts of going back "home", picking through your parents pantry. 

6:45 pm - We arrive home. Ryan comes through the garage door hearing us arrive and comes straight away   to swoop up Rilynn in one hand and the groceries in the other. He gets Rilynns favorite show on
//Scooby Doo// && her favorite snack. While I unload groceries and start dinner. 

7:30 pm - As dinner comes to finishing up, I take my chance while Rilynn is distracted to run in the bedroom   and change in to some comfy clothes, a top knot, and take my make up off with my usual nightly routine. 

8:00 pm - We grab our plates and dig in to some yummy tortellini bake, and Ryan and I discuss our days.

8:15 pm - After we ate Rilynn clearly needed a bath she was pretty much drenched in marinara, So Ryan had
bath duty and I had dish duty, and managed to squeeze in a load of laundry. 

9:00 pm - After bath time its time for Rilynns bedtime && tonight I actually got really lucky Ryan was just as   equally tired and has an early morning tomorrow so he went ahead and put Rilynn to sleep for me.               Which meant relaxation time =).

So From 9:00 pm till now I have been Painting my nails (Essies Buttler Please), watching RachelLoves on youtube (That girl is so awesome). I also started to watch Revolution <--I dont know how I feel about it quite yet. If you have seen it does it get better? I also did a wonderful Facial Mask and finishing up with writing this Blog.... 

&& the moment I hit Publish you bet I am going to bed, this lil mama is exhausted! Hope everyone had a lovely Tuesday and a Happy Hump day to you for tomorrow.

Friday, January 10, 2014

[5] on Friday

I have been MIA this whole week, literally out cold.
so my five on Friday I bring you the 5 things that have gotten me through this week.

1.) Hot Tea 
2.) Homemade chicken noodle soup
3.) Orange Juice 
4.) Fuzzy socks 
5.) Dexter marathon <3

Monday, January 6, 2014


 First Weekend of 2014 is complete && it was actually a lot busier then I thought it was going to be.

+  Friday was Date Night, Oh how I love date night it comes too far and in between, so we jump on the shit when we have the chance. Who wouldn't.

+ Saturday morning we did something we vary rarely do, we went out for breakfast. Ryan usually 
always makes breakfast on the weekends, but he woke up looked at me and said "Lets go to Denny's"
&& who can say no to that. The rest of Saturday was spent Organizing our bedroom. Since we didnt have anywhere to be I took total advantage of that. 

+ Sunday, OH Sunday. Filled with hanging at Grandma and Papa's, Playing in the leaves, && doing some major shopping..... I mean come on when you have Kohls Cash and a 50% off at Kirklands.
But all around I would say we had a nice relaxing weekend to start the New Years off. 
How was yours? 
Photo credit idea at the top to Eliza at // Case Study // she is so creative and brilliant with her pictures

Friday, January 3, 2014

Five on Friday // 2014

Well happy First Friday and weekend to come of the year :)
Hope everyone had an amazing New Years and Christmas Season
its weird to think that Christmas is over? Is it just me or did that 
just go by way to quickly?
 I am not going to lie, I am kind of at a lost with what
 to talk about for my 5 on Friday so please allow me to Ramble on........

New Years Eve- we did a whole lot of nothing...Steak dinner, movies,
watching fireworks and I actually didn't even have a sip of alcohol [weird I know]

Laundry- I hate Laundry, that's when I wish I had a maid. F**k Laundry 

Bath and Body works- Okay have you guys seen the deals! there is something
about a sale that makes my little heart flutter, but the semi-annual sale.. no words.

Hair Cut- Rilynn had her first Hair cut ..... because yes I jacked up her bangs
by cutting them to "try" to help her have them out of her eyes, whoops.
she did awesome for her first time, && a little frightened as you can tell.

Bloggers- I came across lex's Blog at He and I and let me tell you I could not stop
reading her Fun, Colorful, Full of life blog I fell in love with it and not to mention
her adorable little one. If  I was you I would check it out! you will not be disappointed! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Healthy Eating 1 // Chicken Caprese

Yes its true I am one of those people 
the ones that always strive to have the 
"lose weight, get healthy" New Years Resolution 
&& I do plan on sticking to this....finally the 3rd year in 
a row.... don't judge me I have a thing for anything frosted. 
its just so damn delicious! &&A thing for 
Martinis which also doesn't help, considering 
both things make my ass grow. 

So to help me on my wonderful Resolution 
I need to find easy quick and not to difficult reciepes to follow. 
Like this one that I found from // Gimme some Oven // <-- love the name 
so clever! It makes me giggle. when I say it :) Its the little things in life people.

{Chicken Caprese}


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to uniform thickness
  • 1/2 cup good-quality balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella, torn into small pieces
  • 1 cup lightly-packed fresh basil, torn


To Make The Chicken:
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. (You will know that it is ready when the oil is shimmering, or it sizzles when you place a drop of water in the oil.) Add the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is fully cooked and the juices run clear. Remove chicken and set aside. 

To Make The Balsamic Reduction:
Heat balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes until reduced by half. Remove and set aside. 

To Assemble The Dish:
Plate the chicken, then top with sliced tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Drizzle with the balsamic reduction. Serve warm.


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