Friday, May 31, 2013

war paint

"I remember feeling really old when I turned 40.  Even older than I do now."

                                                                            -My 96 year old Grandmother
                                                                             in response to asking her if I look old

What a relief.  I'm not 40 quite yet, but in the words of Sally Albright, "It's out there..."  And I'm not taking the physical part of aging so well, so it's good to know that I may be eventually feeling young again.  I have a feeling it's all just a state of mind...  But, just in case, my nights end like this - full up war paint. 

And my weaponry looks like this.

A few product notes:
  • Yes to Blueberries line really seems to help...I was out of it for a few weeks and you could've thrown a party in a certain wrinkle it was getting so deep
  • BOOTS Botanics Facial Oil has that familiar relaxing spa scent and anything with a dropper feels so scientific, if must work.  In reality, it does moisturize without breaking out.
  • Neutrogena Naturals Acne Spot Treatment takes a little longer to kick in than say my 16yr old Clearasil, but it gets to down to business after about several applications. 
  • SKII - A little splash here and there can't hurt

Happy Friday, besties!

Friday, May 24, 2013

two summer staples

yes, the white jeans may be on a lot of lists, but how about the grey sweatshirt.  i've had this lightweight j crew version for years and it's worn in to nearly a second skin.  funny thing is that as i am writing this, i just realized i'm currently wearing it with these cozies.  versions of the grey ss can be found just about anywhere at any price range.  i have a f21 back-up that i swooped for $14.99.  throw one on over just about anything....from swimming costume (term courtesy of my hub) to a dress...this layering piece should always be on closet stand-by and in your weekend getaway bag.

happy three-day weekend!

love capturing my little bestie in mid beach frolic

Thursday, May 23, 2013

season finale

last night, i cried watching The Office Retrospective which aired prior to the finale.  the actors were so emotional and i can only imagine what it must feel like for a nine year project to come to an end.  especially one where you are surrounded by so many funny people.  one where you kiss and hug your co-workers, yell and scream, and are physically intimate, whether it comedic or romantic.  in this retrospective they showed auditions and scenes from season one and the actors look so young.  another reason this made me a little sad as i realized how much younger i must've looked nine years ago - something my children often point out when looking at my wedding photo. we all know that time is passing but sometimes it takes a silly little show to remind one just how quickly.  it seems like just yesterday that i was making my husband act out the jim/pam scene after the casino night episode.  my husband can't do the jim halpert face, but i am sure he was doing it in his head.