Sunday, October 30, 2011

Nightmare Before Christmas ( Sally) makeup

We all dressed up at work last night and I went as Sally from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'. 

If you would like to know how i did it, leave a comment.  =)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween drinks that will kill!!

 Yes, I am posting a lot on Halloween stuff but I LOVE Halloween and I love finding cool things to make and do for this spooky holiday.  So just enjoy!  lol

                                   Lime and blood recipe

Cool idea for keeping beer cool during a halloween party!

dirty martini

Bloody Californian

1 Part Raspberry Liqueur
1 Part Orange Liqueur
2 Parts Pineapple Juice
Fill with Cranberry Juice

Build over ice; stir
Serve in a highball glass.

Sooo.. some are non alcoholic and some are!  The milkshake looks yummmy!!!

Have fun making your spOoOoOky drinks this Halloween!


*Glitter* Pumpkins!!


                                                       DIY Glitter Pumpkin Tutorial

This is such a fun project!  I bought the little pumpkins from bi lo for 59 cents and glitterfied them!

Love Halloween and Rice Krispies Treats??

Halloween is ALMOST HERE!!!   and with it comes baking cute cupcakes, cakes and of course rice krispies!!! 

I got in the mood for some the other night and could not remember exactly how to make them.. I googled and came across these! 

Seriously... how stinkin CUTE are these!!!!!??? 

                    SpOoOky pumpkin head rice krispies treats!

I'm making mine tonight!!  You can also make monster and ghosts!  All you need is some food coloring and icing! 

till the next post....

* <3 michelle *

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Engagement Pictures

These are some of the engagement pictures we took on Friday!  Our photographer is McGinnis Leathers.. he is awesome!!!   He travels all around if you are interested in him! 

Some pics are serious.. some were goofy and fun.. =)

  This is my sister.. ( McGinnis and my sister are an item ) 

and this is my lovely mom.. =)

So those were some of them that he took Friday...  we had so much fun this past weekend with taking these pictures.. throwing my moms surprise 60th bday and then our engagement party sunday!!  It was a crazy fun filled weekend!!

Hope everyone has a good week!! 


Friday, October 7, 2011

2011 Fall nail polish colors

Fall nail polish colors are so great! I just love all the colors.  I personally love some of the darker colors over the more lighter colorful ones but they are all still so pretty.

This is a list of some that I own and some I have found that I wanted to share ( i just don't own them myself ). 

Happy Fall Ya'll! =) 



#987 violine mystique

Ok.. so..  1st of all excuse my HORRRIBLE nails... I have the great habit of eating my nails when im stressed and im stressed! Tomorrow we take our engagement pictures ( still do not know what im wearing, ransoms got his 2 outfits but NOT me!) and then this sunday is our engagement party!!!  BusY weekend!!!  

Anyway.. so, excuse the half eaten nails and the sloppy paint job. I was just trying to slab some paint on there so you guys can see what it looks like...  horrible, i know..  sorry...  

These colors are ALLL so beautiful and you obviously have to try as many as possible this season, right?!  lol

I'm getting my nails done tomorrow... I'm trying to decided what color to do.. it's hard to pick JUST ONE! 

Ok.. I have got to go to bed.  Maybe I'll dream up some cute outfits for tomorrow.. lol  wish me luck!   I'll post them and the engagement party pics asap!!  

Love every one of you!!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lancome and Maybelline ads BANNED for being fake!

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned two L’Oreal ads for being so retouched they no longer reflected reality: one for Lancome with Julia Roberts and the other for Maybelline with model Christy Turlington, it has been confirmed. 

Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson, who continues to state that retouched ads and images in magazines should come with a “legend” on the changes made on the original photo in post-production, filed complaints to the ASA about the aforementioned ads, one of which you can also see attached to this article. 

L’Oreal UK admitted that some changes were made to the photos of the two stars using the products, but refused to show the images from before they went into post-production, The Guardian reports. 

The company claimed a contract with the two stars forbade them to show said images. At the same time, L’Oreal maintained before the ASA that neither ad was altered in a significant way. 

The ASA was clearly not convinced. 

“The company, which provided the ASA with pictures of both women ‘on the red carpet’ to show that they were naturally beautiful, admitted that digital post-production techniques had been used on Roberts but maintained that the changes were not ‘directly relevant’ and that the ad was an ‘aspirational picture’,” the aforementioned media outlet writes. 

Even if the ASA did not have access to the unaltered photos of the two stars, it still ruled that the ads were too retouched, hence misleading, to be allowed in print anymore. 

“On the basis of the evidence we had received we could not conclude that the ad image accurately illustrated what effect the product could achieve, and that the image had been exaggerated by digital post-production techniques,” the ASA says in a statement. 

Both ads will no longer be printed in magazines in the UK. 

Swinson is using this not-at-all-insignificant win to point out that it’s a shame when the practice of over-airbrushing photos makes two women as naturally beautiful as Roberts and Turlington practically unrecognizable.

“Pictures of flawless skin and super-slim bodies are all around, but they don’t reflect reality,” the MP says in a statement. 

“Excessive airbrushing and digital manipulation techniques have become the norm, but both Christy Turlington and JuliaRoberts are naturally beautiful women who don’t need retouching to look great. This ban sends a powerful message to advertisers – let’s get back to reality,” she adds.

Can I just share this??

I'm sorry, I saw this on facebook and died laughing.  Ransom and I play angry birds all the time.  That damn game is SOOO addicting!  Anyway, I just pictured one of us in this ridiculous costume...  I just had to share this with you guys!!

Speaking of costumes....  are you guys formulating costume ideas???  hmm.. that would be a cool post. 

Gotta go to bed, BIG day tomorrow!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

(up next) Must have 2011 Fall Nail colors!

Ok ladies..  October is here and with that comes all the GORGEOUS  Fall colors!!!  

Tomorrow I will be finalizing my Fall Nail Color post, so stay tuned!! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Engagement Party dress and shoes!

 So the search for something to wear for our engagement party THIS sunday has been in full effect this past weekend! 
I had a vision.. but the vision was not showing itself to me!!!!!!! 

Mom and I went to Macys... Dillards...Pennys...SteinMart...Ann Taylor...BR.....   FINALLY  we walked into LOFT and I saw the light!

I've lost some weight since we got engaged so I had no idea what size to try on.. 
I tried on a 12.. WAY TOOO BIG ( yay!!)  ..  then a 10 ( still too big!)..   I bought a size 8 !!  whoop whoop !   and the funny thing is that its still an inch to big in the waist but perfect everywhere else. 

Next- SHOES! 

I decided on leopard print shoes and possibly a belt. 
I again have gone to store to store and cant really find the shoe I had in mind.  We went to Payless just to see what was going on in there...   I found these wedges.. they were $28 and decently cute. So i bought them JUST IN CASE I am doomed and cant find what I was really looking for. 

I'll post some new and better pics later this week. 

Opinions are welcome....  =)

p.s. dress looks A LOT better on then on hanger!