Thursday, January 30, 2014

Carousel nails!


Ok, so...need to do like 40000 wedding things. I finally emailed Pearls and Swine back with details on what I want my fascinator and the bridesmaids hair clips to look like too. 

I need to email the cake topper company too and finally place that order!!!! 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

GRIT, Body Flow, & Shakeology

Our 6am GRIT session was cancelled this morning because of and this terrible weather. 

Calli and I love we decided to go GRIT Plyo tonight in addition to tomorrow morning's re-scheduled GRIT. And then there's Friday's GRIT. That's 3 days in a row in case you didn't keep track of that. 

We love torture. Haha. I say that because I think I finally decided this is my least favorite of the GRIT sessions. 

It never gets easier, man. Never. 

But there are body and weight changes, so that's the point. 

When I was home last weekend and trying on my wedding aunt Mary remarked, "You have no cellulite!" I laughed...but it is a lot better than it was before Brickhouse. I wish I took more "befores." But when you hate yourself that much, it's too hard. 

I'm so glad that's all over though. It's only going to get better from here! 

After GRIT, Calli and I stayed for the unveiling of Body Flow. 

The first 5 minutes I couldn't help but keep thinking, "ugh. I hate this." But by the end of the class, I loved it. It's definitely a class that I am going to add to my regular workout schedule.

It was relaxing and I'm sure it will help my body be less tense and more flexible.

Guess I should head to bed...6am GRIT! 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Oh, man.

Whoo! GRIT got me last night. I did Piloxing before GRIT last night and that was killer. I was going to do Body Pump after that been then I started talking to another member and missed half of the class so I decided not to take the other half. Haha. 

Because of work and going home last weekend, I only got to do GRIT once last week and I'm sure my body will pay for it this week! But that's ok. That's what I'm here for, right? 

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Leaving Virginia Beach right now...and I have to's hard not to cry right now. Holding back tears. So difficult. I love Dan and he wants to stay in WV...but I miss my family so bad. 

Friday, January 24, 2014


Yesterday was mine and Dan's 3 yr Anny

We both had to we didn't see each other!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dumb mistakes/ zpalette obsession

To further my hatred for snow, I couldn't drive myself to work...again. Because of this I didn't need my keys...well, I left all of my keys at home...that means I'm stuck in the middle of the mall sitting here  waiting for another manager to get here. So I'm pretty pissed off right now. 

And, yes, I realize that I am the one who left the keys...not "the snow," but I'm still pissed because I would have had my car and my keys if there was no snow. 


I just have so much shit to do today to prepare for this inventory. So mad that I'm stuck outside of the store right now!!!! 

GRIT was cancelled today due to weather. Actually, all of Brickhouse's classes were so I don't even have that to look forward to tonight! Wah! 

Basically, this is a whiny post. 

At least last night I go to depot a ton of eyeshadows/ blushes:

I have more to do...and I love doing it...but "alcoholing" the glue off of the back of each piece takes forever! 

Since I won't be able to drive to the store tonight, I guess that's on my agenda for the night. More depotting. 

I wish I wasn't such an anal bitch about it...because it really stresses me out to have different shapes of eyeshadows/blushes in the same zpalette. I like for it to be uniform. 

This one makes my heart happy because it's all the same thing! They're all Lancôme eyeshadows from years of GWPs. This was one of my first zpalettes...but I'm sure that's obvious by looking at the condition of its lid. 

Another happy zpalette! It's filled with all Lancôme eyeshadows except the four farthest to the right...those are MAC.

I think it just bothers me if I feel like I'm wasting space in a zpalette! :( 

I'm sure I will rearrange this zpalette and the peacock one eventually...might even be tonight! 

Blushes and bronzes! 

This one is Halloween makeup, so it doesn't bother me as much as the others. It's not used very often. 

This one's comprised of pressed pigments and miscellaneous shadows. 

The palettes I really worked on last night:

Mostly Lancôme eyeshadows...I think you may be beginning to understand my addiction...

All Lancome eyeshadows...they're from quads...I'm telling you...I have problems...

I rearranged this one almost in its entirety. 
It's Lancôme, MAC, BH cosmetics, and Pop beauty eyeshadows. 

This one's my newest zpalette. It's a work in progress and stresses me out by being so many different things! I added the mirror from a limited edition quad because I love it so, it never hurts to have an extra mirror! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Snow day!

I had to close today...but the snow ruined that. The mall closed at 5 today and now I'm home. So I guess it's gonna be a lazy day. 

I need to organize some makeup. I got a new's the limited edition Sephora palette! Eek! I'm so excited! 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Valentine's day manis

Here are two quick pictures of my newest manis. 
The first one is heart-shaped flowers with glitter. All nailpolishes are Ciate. They're from the Fairground collection and the flower petals are Pepperminty. 

This Valentine's Day mani was made used Ciate and Essie polishes. The dark pink polish is Bachelorette Bash and the light pink is Ciate Candy Floss. The pink glitter is Ciate Funhouse. I'm proud of my little handwritten "love" on my ring finger with the's not perfect...but I like it anyway! 

Sunday, January 19, 2014


Yeah. That's all I have to say to describe today. I worked today. That went well. I made dinner. And now Dan and I are watching tv. That's probably all there really is to say about today. Grit cardio tomorrow. Wah. Kill me. Haha. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014


I worked 10 hrs today...but I'm even more tired than usual. Yes, it's my fault. I barely ate today. But I couldn't. Not enough motivation for food. I wish I wasn't so tired...I need to practice Piloxing for Monday's class...but I barely have enough energy to type this.

Would anyone blame me for going to bed right now? Even though it's 830? No? Good. I think that's where I will be heading soon. Dan gets off at midnight and I know he will wake me and we will watch AHS. I'm so tired. I'm dying. Wah. Wah.

GRIT Strength wk 2

Well, that was hell. My damn shoulder hurts so much. But I have to pull through it all. Wah. 

So I took a nap. 

When Dan got home from work, be gave me this: 
It's grown-up shit. Don't worry about our lives. Haha. He literally just put it in the bed with me. Cute, huh? 

Anyway, I went to work today and now I'm home. So that's pretty exciting. Whoo! 

I made the painful discovery that it's only 4 months until my wedding. Today literally is 4 months. I'm so stressed...I'm breaking out...and I don't break out, it's not my skin's style. So I need to chill the hell out.

I texted my bridesmaid Shelly the bouquet I found on Pinterest...and she's so amazing that she ran out and went looking today! She found a bunch of cute pieces to go in my bouquet. Basically, she's a wedding god. She's so helpful.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Whoo! My favorite! I love Piloxing so much! I didn't take a full class though.

Kaitlyn had to do her video for GRIT, so I volunteered to be a victim for that. Hehe. Not really a victim...but my right shoulder hurts so bad. It's so sore. 
Maybe this is my body saying, "hey, get your ass to yoga." 

I'm just so tired right now that I don't even have the energy in me. I'll have to man up. Haha.

Anyway, Piloxing...Abby told me to have a block ready next week....that means Monday!!! Ahh!!! Need to get my ass in gear!!! It's my favorite class and it's time I get my life here we go!!!

Also, I can't believe I forgot to mention! My hair dresser squeezed me in today! Her salon didn't have the exact colors she and I wanted to use...but it still looks great! I wanted the blue to be more aqua-ish...but that's ok! It's a pretty blue and the bottom of my hair looks like a peacock!!! Haha. Dan hates colors...but the funny thing is, he's going to like this better because the colors are dark and he would pee his pants if I had BLACK hair year he will be happier haha

I couldn't get a very good picture myself...but here's what I got for you: 
Right after I got it done...see, you can barely tell in pictures... But here's some more for you anyway: 
It looks pink-ish here...but there's no's pretty weird 
Different can tell here it's blues and purples! 
In this picture, you can't tell at all!
The flash is killing my am not drunk. I don't even really drink...
Anyway, my hair looks cool...hopefully I can get a better picture soon. 

GRIT strength at 6am. Wah. I just did this! Haha but I volunteered for this pain! Actually, I paid for this pain!

But I will tell you, it's only the second week...and my thighs look a lot better and I've lost inches off of my waist and hips. I will tell you the inches lost mid-program and post-program. 

And I already know that I'm signing up for a second session...because I like torture apparently! Actually because the results are great!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Plyo pt 2

Kill me. I thought it would get easier. It doesn't. And it's really hard to type right now. So painful. Haha. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Work work work

I had to use the rest of my vacation before the end of last I used 2 days and still lost 3...but whatever...then I was in Hazard the first part of the it's been a whole since I've been in my own store again...weird

It sucks trying to eat right when chick-fil-a and a new restaurant just opened up in the mall...but I know my wedding is coming and I've got to lose more weight! So it's all worth it!  

Didn't work out today. I was lazy. Oops. Typical me...but I have GRIT at there's that...and body pump at 10am and honestly, I should go to PIYO tomorrow night too...but we'll see if I'm up for the triple workout!!! 

Going to bed. Whoo. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

No more holding on

What I mean is...I can't hold onto these negative feelings to all of the people who have done me wrong. I can't do it anymore. I can't forgive Tommy...but just about everyone else is forgiven. I can't stand Tommy because he hurt my family. Forget all of the shit that happened between me and him. Doesn't even matter. But to steal from my family...after everything they did for him. That's low. Really low. And I will never ever ever forgive him. So I'm gonna hold onto that anger my entire life. Sorry. Can't give it up. I'm one of the most forgiving people I know...but he beyond pushed his limit. So that's that. 

Anyway, no more hatred for anyone else. Hurts too much. It's too hard. I have other shit to do besides stay pissed at every asshole who has wronged me. I can't live my life like that anymore. It's too many years of "heartbreak" to hold onto anymore. 

So that's that. I'm done. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Off to Hazard!

Calli and I are on the way to Hazard for their inventory. I love the Hazard store and their staff. Wish it wasn't so far from home...but that's ok. Sometimes it's fun to travel though. It's hard to eat on this grit diet while traveling...but Calli and I will work it out. Haha. 

Anyway, that's all there really is to say about that. I'm feeling like a I'm too lazy to write anything else.

Also, I'm too lazy to use real sentences. Deal with it. It's my blog! 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Peacock feather makeup

I had this vision of a giant peacock feather on the side of my face while I was taking a shower after GRIT. I'm really into this "dramatic makeup on one side of the face" thing. I don't know why that's my recent obsession...but it is. Haha 

I made the eyelashes by cutting the side of a peacock feather and individually placing each one on with eyelash glue. Then I added "liner" of black crystals. 
It was time consuming...but I am obsessed with this peacock feather lashes. This is the third time that I have made them, but this is the first time that I have made them for myself!
 Finished product

I'm kind of obsessed with how they turned out! But I knew I would be because I have done them before. 

The lips are Lime Crime Carousel glosses in Loop-de-loop, Hollygram, and Golden Ticket. I'm basically in love with Lime Crime. Their colors are fantastic and their pigmentation is to-die-for!!! 

Overall, I like the way it turned out...but it looks crazy in some pictures. Haha. Oh, well. 

First week of GRIT exercises complete!

Whoo! Glad that's over. Oh, wait. It's not. There's more. And it just gets harder. More reps. Faster. 
Ok, I have to quit whining. It's all gonna be worth it. That's what I want, right? To have my ass kicked? To be hotter than ever? Yes, yes that's what I want. Here we go. One week down. Day 7 of diet starts today. 

I'll weigh myself when I re-wake up. Remember, I'm doing these workouts at 6am. Also, I am NOT a morning person. At all. I had a lot of vacation time that I had to be taken by the end of the week or it's lost. Well, 3 days of it is lost...but that's ok. Glad that I didn't take it before now because this week was a good resting week. Didn't purposely plan it, but it's been nice. Wish I could lie and say I accomplished something else... But I didn't! Haha! I did think of a cool makeup look this morning while I was in the shower that's pretty exciting 

I've been lying to myself pretending that I'm gonna clean my car out today or organize all of my clothes...we'll see what happens. Good luck to me...haha

Need to look up evening class schedule at Brickhouse tonight...might need to attend...hmm...

I didn't go to ripped tonight. I did a new makeup look instead. I'll post that info tomorrow. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Flowers & work

So...I worked today. I got off at 5 and met with my wedding planner Julie. So excited!!!! After discussing my ideas with Julie and my florist, I'm more excited now than ever!!!! Eek!!! So many great ideas! 

Decided to make the wedding more "mermaid's treasure" and less "cliche bullshit." That's pretty exciting! I'm thinking pearls everywhere and shells and everything beautiful! My heart is racing because of all of these great ideas!!!!

I should probably get in bed because I have to be up at 520 for GRIT strength!!! Eek!!! It's a weight-lifting in pretty excited about that too! 

Moral of the story: I am excited. About everything! 

This picture is so ugly that it looks like a terrible snapchat that you send to your friends. Ehhh, I don't care, haha 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Galaxy nails take 2!

I think I'm gonna start doing galaxy nails more often because I love them so much!!!! 

I've already done a post on how to do I'm just gonna post the colors used! 

The base coat was Ciate Untestricted Glam and China Glaze Fairy Dust

Then I sponged on these colors: 
There's no color listed on the Color Club shade. The Essie shades are Bikini So Teeny and Play Date. 

The final coats of glitter:
The Rue shade has no name and the Ciate is Helter Skelter. 

It should come as no surprise that I used some Ciate polishes. They're my favsies!!!

Lazy day

Today was our first day of GRIT Plyo. And it was terrible. Haha. I do not have the balance for those stair thingies yet. But I know it will get better! Kaitlyn and Michele wouldn't let us give up! They kicked our asses today...but I know we will be thanking them soon! 

I've lost 6 lbs (I was also on my period at the beginning of the weigh-in...but let's pretend that's not real). Calli and I have been doing the diet for 5 that's pretty awesome! 

Still praying to Jesus that I can lose 34 more before the wedding! It's going to be tough...but I truly think it's possible...especially because I'm going to do 2 GRIT sessions back to back!

Guess I should get out of bed and eat something. Aztec is already up and wondering why I am not doing the same!!! Dan is sleeping next to me though and it's hard to resist a hug! 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


That's how I feel. Starving. Also, I would love to have a piece of mango...or a strawberry...someone give it to me right now!!! 

I'm off today and should be cleaning. But I'm not. I need to get it together. 

Conference call at 3pm. 

Calli and I decided to go to Body Combat tonight....

Well, some fun treasures happened. I ran out to her car and waved. Mistake. I fell right on my ass...and hurt the entire left side of my body...But this gets better...Calli comes to my rescue and falls too. Basically, the ice hates us!

We ventured to Body Combat and now we hurt even more! Haha. It's all worth r though. 

I made a very delicious GRIT-approved meal and I feel encouraged again. So I guess all and all, day 4 hasn't been too bad!

Oh, and the yummy meal I made: 

We're required to take a picture of all of our meals as proof that we're being good children and to encourage and support each other. This was my last meal of the day. It was chicken, broccoli, veggies and cauliflower "rice." 
Very filling. Very yummy. 

I also did my nails. You need to know about it. 

China Glaze Fairy Dust. A new favorite. 

Goodnight. GRIT at 6am!!! 

Monday, January 6, 2014

GRIT-official first day

Whoo! I hurt. Really bad. I'm a little shakey as I write this. Sorry. It was worse this time because I was already sore. It was all that I could do when I got home to take a shower. And I'm pretty sure there's still a little shampoo in my hair. I can't even care. Too much pain. There's no way around it. I have to try to sleep a little before work. Ugh. I hurt. It will all be worth it though. 

Was snowy today. They should have either closed the mall or at least had a delay of some sort...but ya know...

Anyway, I took a 4 hour nap from 6-10 and I think I might go to sleep for real pretty soon. I'm exhausted. 

I need to start getting to be earlier anyway because this 6am thing is going to literally kill me if I don't start sleeping more.    

Day 3 of the diet for Calli and me. It's been a rough day. I've felt hungry all I don't think I'm doing it right? Or maybe I am and my body needs to adjust...maybe it's both. 

I'm sure you can tell how exhausted I am by the beautiful picture. Haha! 

Anyway, sleep time. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014


Yesterday was the launch of GRIT and let me tell was the hardest 30 mins of my life. Whoa! My body is still feeling it! And tomorrow at 6am, I'm doing it all over much pain...but it's all going to be worth it! 

I can't wait! More details later. I'm exhausted and I'm going to sleep for a little bit. Haha. 

Grit your teeth and bare it! 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Can't believe I forgot to mention

My wedding dress came in yesterday!!!! It's at my aunt's I can't try it on for a little bit longer. I'm probably going home for my sister Julia's 25th birthday! So that's perfect. Her birthday is the 27th and my cousin Amanda is having a birthday party for Julia. So it would be an amazing trip! 

I was supposed to get my hair done with some fun colors today...but the snow ruined that for me! So we're going to reschedule for next week. I hate when it snows. I feel like a helpless 5 yr old. I need to go  to the store. I'm so hungry...but I can't! My car just can't handle it! Wah. Dan has to drive me to work and I will need a ride home too. 

Because I'm a grown-up...I had to wear this awesome sweatshirt...which I loved as soon as we got it in the store! 

Don't be jealous that I'm such a grown-up!!!! 
I love this movie! I need to see the second one...but I'm too lazy to do anything. Haha.   
Anyway, I'm off to work!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Day off! Wedding planning!

This day off has been nice. I slept in and got to cuddle with Dan and Aztec...which is basically the best activity ever. When I woke up, I basically just sat on the couch and did nothing...and then I remembered...oh, yeah...I get married in May and have so much more to do. 

So I ordered a few wedding things and looked at the wedding things I do have. Including this beautiful ring holder I bought from:
I'll be honest. It's smaller than I thought it would be...and it's really heavy...but it's beautiful and I love it!!!! I just need to buy a small piece of pink ribbon to hold the rings...which will happen some time. Hahaha. The detail is amazing and the "baby pearl" inside is such a cute, little touch! 

I also ordered this gorgeous blue pearl for my bouquet: 

In case you can't read it, it says, "D & M May 17, 2014." I'm really excited about this! It's actually bigger than I thought it would be and I'm so glad. I love it! The website I bought it from is:

The Etsy shop is Sissy's Pretties. There are so many beautiful wedding treasures on the site. I'm going to order a few other pieces from this shop...but they're secret items right now. Shh! 

I ordered a return address stamp too...because I'm too lazy to write our address 200 times when I send out save the dates and invitations!!!! 

I went to Piloxing today...and let's just say I need to get it together. My balance is terrible!!!! I used to be my "best" clas...but I am slacking. No more. I'm getting it together again! Haha

Anyway, it's not even 11 and I'm probably about to take a shower and go to bed. I'm feeling lazy...maybe I will figure out the color of Julia's (sister) maid of honor dress tonight. I keep vacillating between whether or not to keep her dress the same color as the other bridemaids or to make hers a different color. Eh, I should probably figure it out...

Anyway, goodnight! 

So tired. Sweaty and makeup-free! Haha