Wednesday, November 6, 2013

We Were Going Thru All Our Mugs Today - Many Memories

This one is from my alma mater.  It's called Whitworth University now.  It's in Spokane, Washington, on the northeastern border of the state.

Whitworth College, Whitworth University

via Instagram 

Where did you all go to College?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

It's Double Points Time At Nordstrom!!

                                                                                                                                              Affiliate Link

Don't we all love double, triple or 10x point events at Nordstrom on our cards? I know I do. Tomorrow, 11/6/13, begins the Women's Half Yearly sale through November 17th. That means double points on Nobember 6th and 7th!!!!!  Yippee!!! For every dollar spent on your Nordstrom Visa or Mod card, you will get four points. It takes 2000 points to get a $20 Nordstrom Note to spend at Nordies, so you'll be able to get there twice as fast when you shop from now through midnight PST on the 7th Wahoo!!

If you shop online, Nordstrom is one of my affiliates, which means if you use one of my links or the ad in my sidebar, I will receive a small percentage back, which will make my husband really happy. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

Have fun shopping and be sure to tell me what you find that you like.

YES! Too Faced Friends And Family Sale!!!

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I'm so excited to see that it's time for the Too Faced Friends And Family Sale!!!!! YESSSSSSSSS!!!! Too Faced is one of my affiliates as you can see in the sidebar on my blog. If you order thru a link on my page or the box in the sidebar, you will help me out due to the small percentage I earn back thru my affiliates. See my Disclosure statement for more info. So I would appreciate it so much, but HERE ARE THE DEETS:

I wanted to tell you before I rush over to make my order. They have Holiday items that are unique to their website and I'm telling you, they will go FAST!!!! I'm SO EXCITED. Let's SHOP!!!!!
(Sale ends November 10, 2013)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Nail Trends From The Nordstrom Holiday Catalog

While I was perusing the new Nordstrom Holiday Catalog, I was particularly interested to see the nail styles that were used to showcase the products for sale.

I always love a good french nail.  The one pictured is particularly interesting as it features what looks to be a matte burgundy nail with a shiny stripe acoss the top.  I call this a Tuxedo nail sometimes; I suppose due to the matte black nail with a shiny tuxedo stripe across the top that has been all over Pinterest for about a year.

Next is a glittery waterfall tip.  Love this!!!  These waterfalls are done over a nude or perhaps naked nail.  And third is the pink nail with the golden line where a french tip would start.  Recently at a couple of weddings, my friends did the typical white french nail and added a silver stripe underneath the white tip.  I love this golden line over the pink that is shown below.
nail art, Nordstrom, holiday catalog
via Instagram

Now, I also found plenty of items that would fulfill my little heart's desires in the catalog, but I just thought these nails were too cool not to post.

Which design is your favorite?

How I Prep And Prime My Skin To Be Ready For Makeup Application

It's so important to take care of your skin. Your skin is the largest organ in/on the human body and it needs the proper nourishment, just as your other organs do. The skin on your face just happens to be the first thing other people see when they're facing you. Even if you don't wear makeup, you can take care of your face and feed it what it needs, while taking charge of wrinkle reduction. If you do wear makeup, you know that your skin has to be properly prepared for your makeup to last all day.

If you follow my blog regularly, or follow me on facebook or Instagram, you will have heard that I've been taking a really long time to heal from a cervical fusion and a knee surgery. My skin care routine needs to be simple and quick right now. The healing is tiring to my body and I do physical therapy or see a doctor for updates five days a week. I need my routine to be quick and easy and yet I also want it to be effective. I have been given the opportunity to try a few things in the Oil of Olay Regenerist line and it's just perfect for my current needs.

After cleansing with a facial wipe, here is what I'm using to nourish, repair my skin and prep it for my foundation:

Oil of Olay, Regenerist, Skin prep and prime, eye cream, Lash serum

On the right is the Oil Of Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex.  This is my daily moisturizer.  While it moisturizes my skin, it also uses advanced micro-filters to smooth my skin's surface which instantly relaxes the appearance of my wrinkles.  Who wouldn't love that?!?!

The moisturizer has bio peptides and B3 complex to hydrate and in addition to the immediate optical effect, it also works to reduce the appearance of even deep eye lines in 14 days.  The cream leaves a satin finish which is ideal for makeup application after.  Use it twice a day, focusing on the areas of wrinkles and don't forget to use it on your neck!!  We often forget the neck and decollete' areas which are exposed to as many UV rays as our faces are and the chest and neck can be the first area where aging shows.

Lift off the happy red lid and you'll find a very effective pump type applicator.  I like this because it gives me the right amount instead of a flood of product.  

The bottle contains 1.7 fl ounce of product and retails for approximately $24.99 and is available at most drug stores and online drugstores, as well as cosmetic meccas like Ulta and also on Olay's own website, (link above).  There is no SPF so you'll want to make sure to use a foundation or tinted moisturizer that has it.
The other products that I am privileged to experience are the Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo.

This box contains two products: a 10 ml tube of the micro-sculpting eye cream and a 5ml lash serum complete with the mascara type brush that you see up in the right side of the picture above.  Here are the two items in the picture below.

These are pretty cool in many ways.  The eye cream is said to smooth lids, soften lines and give you younger looking brighter and firmer eyes in just one week.  I can testify that it does, indeed, live up to it's claims.  And it's very smoothing to the lid making for easy application of eye makeup.  Like most other eye creams, take a small amount on your ring finger and press it into the lids and under-eye area, concentrating on the wrinkles, until absorbed, (which will be quickly).  
The lash serum is used in the same way as mascara.  Brush it on the lashes with the wand and you will be hydrating and nourishing the lashes from the lash line to the tip.  The serum isn't for growing lashes, but for nourishing and hydrating them which will keep them healthier.  Where I live, it's very dry in the winter.  I've often had problems with losing lashes just because it's so dry.  This serum will help prevent simply by giving the hydration that I need.  It's like a drink of water for the lashes!  Both items are ophthalmologist tested and retail for approximately $15.99 where Oil of Olay products are sold.
One cool thing about this duo is that if you take off the lid to the cream, you can attach it to the serum and carry them together.  Keep the lid because sometimes you might want them separate.  Normally I travel a lot throughout the year and I like that I have the option to carry these as one unit or two separate pieces depending on what type of little bag I am using for my skincare.
Are you like I am and have to take special care to insure your face doesn't dry out in the winter?  What do you do to prep your skin?  Does it change from season to season or do you do the same skincare year-round?   I can use all three products year-round but it just happens that I received them at the time where my lashes really need help to stay healthy during the winter.
Let me know in the comments below what your favorite ways to prep and prime and nourish your skin are.  Honestly, this system just couldn't be easier or more effective.  I'd love to try the serum.  Ooooh la la!
 (Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Olay through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo and Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex, all opinions are my own.)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

On Pinterest On My Virtual Shopping Desires Board

I adore this necklace!! I saw it in the Nordstrom Holiday Catalog for 2013, so I took a picture and pinned it right away on Pinterest. Love, Love, Love, Want!!!

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