Archives for March 2014

Facing Challenges… In A Positive Way???????

Hey There,

Ok – things have been very hectic lately…. some good some bad some just…..whatever.  I don’t know about any of you but this thing called life sometimes is HARD!  It’s just that recently I have either been really organized and rockin’ it or crying in my little hands!  Here is just a little bit of what is going on:

  • New Home – just settled (YEAH – moving in few weeks)
  • Getting over horrible case of the flu
  • Selling, packing up old home
  • Dealing with contractors
  • Online class
  • Marriage 
  • Opening – 2 other restaurants (my husband does most of that but boy it effects the whole vibe of the house at times)
  • Family
  • Exercise – or trying to stay motivated to do so – cuz I know it will help my strew level
  • Cleaning – cooking
  • Finding time for friends and family…. boy I need that at top of my list
  • Marriage – ( how can two people supposedly be on same “team” and stay sane & loving during all this)

Soooooo I am feeling really over whelmed – go figure.  I am not good at balance all of the time. I know moving is said to be a doozie on the stress meter – Ummmm Yeah!  I don’t mean to be complaining or sound ungrateful – because I am VERY BLESSED. But something has to give.  So tonight I decided after long stressful day to make some type meditation a priority for me.  So I am on a journey to learn how to be still.  I have to learn to take care of my spirt first and foremost or I can’t take care of anyone or anything else.

Thank you for letting me vent and I will continue my beauty tips, trends, reviews & latest fashion obsessions but with more balance(we hope).  Once a week I will share my newest way to meditate take care of myself and how and if it worked.  I’d love to hear your thoughts, suggestions and experience.

Lovin’ These Links

These are some links I LOVE

BTW – check out my Pinterest Board “Front Doors” – I am actually working on a group of photos – featuring Front Doors & Secret Back Alley’s of #Frederick, MD!  I just love living in a Historic Area!

Just a few things to look over and get those creative juices flowing – so many wonderful, inspiring people & so little time!!!!!! #cheers


Best Of The Oscar Fashions!

The 2014 Oscars took place this past week at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. Here are a few of my favorites!
Penelope Cruz made an rare outing wearing a GIAMBTTISTA VALLI pink draped chiffon gown with a black bow sash. CHOPARD jewelry, a black clutch and a bun finished up her look. 
Kerry Washington showed a little leg in a JASON WU strapless dress. It sucks that her dress was wrinkled & wet but the ‘Scandal’ star looked great. I loved her dark red lips though. JENNIFER MEYER jewelry, LOUBOUTIN pumps and a wavy half up half down hair do completed her look. 
Sandra Bullock wore a navy strapless ALEXANDER MCQUEEN gown with a train detail. Great color and she looked beautiful. Side swept curls and LORRAINE SCHWARTZ jewelry finished up her look. She seems to be getting better with each passing year!
Emma Watson looked great in shimmery knit VERA WANG gown styled with ANYA HINDMARCH clutch, a CHANEL & REPOSSI ring, ANITA KO earrings and JIMMY CHOO shoes. Red lips and a chic messy up-do finished up her look.
Naomi Watts wore a white beaded CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION dress styled with BULGARI jewelry & clutch. Red lips finished up her look. 

Julia Roberts wore a black GIVENCHY lace halter peplum gown styled with BULGARI jewelry. Light make-up and a complimentary up-do finished up her look.
Meryl Streep wore a two-tone LANVIN gown which featured an white draped three-quarter sleeve top and a black ball skirt. To keep her look interesting, she accessorized with a clear jewel belt and chain bracelets. A black clutch and a bun finished up her look.
Jennifer Lawrence took a tumble again as soon as she hit the red carpet but recovered with a laugh. She wore a vibrant red strapless DIOR peplum dress styled with NEIL LANE jewelry, a FERRAGAMO clutch and BRIAN ATWOOD shoes. 
Sally Hawkins wore a long sleeve beaded embroidered VALENTINO FALL 2013 COUTURE gown. The gown seems a bit much for her petite frame but I do like it in general. Also I wish she wore her hair in a sleeker do.
Jennifer Garner wore a beaded OSCAR DE LA RENTA tiered gown. Her gown looks gold but it is actually silver. FOREVERMARK jewelry, an Oscar de la Renta clutch and wavy locks finished up her look. 

Sarah Paulson wore an ELIE SAAB SPRING 2013 COUTURE beaded embroidered long sleeve gown styled with PIAGET jewelry, a FERRAGAMO clutch and LOUBOUTIN shoes. She looks beautiful but a colored lip is needed because she looks a bit washed out. 

Olga Kurylenko went the eco route by wearing a ALICE ELIA organic silk gown with an open back styled with an OROTON clutch and BVLGARI jewelry. Smokey eyes and a bun finished up her look.

Kate Hudson stole my heart in this ATELIER VERSACE beaded draped back gown. She was easily my favorite. NEIL LANE jewelry, side swept locks and light but flawless make-up finished up her look.
Charlize Theron stunned as well in a black CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE gown with white sheer straps and a sheer & tulle tiered train detail. HARRY WINSTON jewelry and LOUBOUTIN shoes finished up her look.
Who was your best/worst dressed of the night?  


Ready For Spring –

Products I am thrilled with right now!  Hoping if I dress for it – warm weather will arrive sooner rather than later!  See below a few new products I am crazy for!
1. New NARS Matte Multiples – loving this matte formula for spring. My favorite colors are Anguilla (a coral pink) and Altai (a soft bronze) and Exumas (a tangerine coral).

2. New Laura Mercier Lip Glaces – a whole new rainbow of colors. My spring favorites are Azalea (soft cotton candy pink); Pink Pop (a bright tulip pink) and Daiquiri (a coral pink).

3. New Chanel lip balm – does the package get any more luxe than this?!

4. Chanel’s new treatment set – my favorite is Le Weekend – which has glycolic and rosewater mixed together. I adore the name!

NARS NARSissist 15 Eyeshadow Palette ($79) – the to-die-for eyeshadow palette of the year. Every color you could ever need, all in one place. Also Bobbi Brown’s new Lip Color in Shimmer Finish ($25) in Raspberry Shimmer, and Classic Lip Gloss in Baby Pink (soft coral) and Buff (pink-beige).

I am also going to have a product giveaway! By the end of the week – A few of my necessities I can’t do with out – some I have reviewed on prior posts some products new posting reviews – Follow on RSS Feed to be eligible!  Pictures to follow!

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