Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summer Legs

One unpleasant thing about summer time is the fact that us girls have to have summer smooth legs all the time. Unlike the forgiving winter months when our legs are constantly hiding under pants, boots, and layers of socks and we can get away with spacing out our shaving days. One lil factoid you may not know about me is that I only like to use disposable razors. I don't like changing just the razor heads because I feel like the handles get dirty. It's just one of those things.

So the other day I was going to shower then lay out at the pool. I found my disposible razor box empty! Gasp! But my husb has had a men's razor sitting in our bathroom forever... and since he doesn't even use razors I thought "perfect!" So I used an awesome shave...and laid out in the Arizona sun until I was almost melted into a puddle.

Point being...I realized I got a better shave using the men's razor than I ever had with my stupid regular women's razors. So...I have converted. Today I bought a package of the most trustworthy looking men's disposible razors. Between using those and my Jergen's natural glow lotion I can make my legs happy for summer!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Another Epi

Not much to share about Bach-ette this week. I've been reading that all of Ali's interviews lead us to believe that she doesn't pick anyone in the end. So that's buggin me. I am obvs still going to watch it though.

I love how dramatic they make the departures when someone doesn't get a rose. Like how they left Kasey chillin in the middle of nowhere in Iceland and took off in a helicopter. I didn't even feel bad for was his time. After this I never want to hear the word "heart" again. I think he set a record for the amount of times using that word in a one hour episode on TV.

Thank goodness Chris N. was the one to not get a rose at the ceremony this week. I didn't even know who that guy was! It NEVER showed him this whole time and then this week they decide to show him and Ali have 1 minute of one-on-one time together. And it was SO awkward. He definitely flew under the radar the whole time.

It's getting down to the real competition now. The game it on!

{p.s. I think she looks gorgeous in this picture.}

Monday, June 21, 2010

Something Original

Today it was 105 degrees here in Arizona! So what better to do than a spontaneous photo shoot and smoothie run? So I pulled on my flap butt pocket jeans and a super thin white shirt. It took me more than a little minute to make a decision on which pieces of my new AlliOriginal jewelry I would debut...but I did make a decision and was out the door with my man (my personal photographer :) and my pup (some good company!).

AlliOriginal is brand new and has some of the cutest, most original jewelry! Allison makes each and every item herself. You can purchase her jewelry pieces on etsy by clicking HERE and you can check out her new crafty blog by clicking HERE.

Today I chose to accessorize with my two absolute favorite pieces that you will see in the pictures below. The beautiful stone necklace is named Nikki and it's my favorite because of the vibrant color and uniqueness of the stone placement. And the sweet bracelet I'm wearing is named Mary Ellen and it is two intertwined chains with faux pearls attached. They are both great 'stand out' pieces that will add something special to any outfit {and an extra plus is that all allioriginal items are very inexpensive!}.

{meet my baby boy}

Allioriginal Nikki Necklace $12.50

Allioriginal Mary Ellen Bracelet $8.00

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday with Nudie

Hope you all had a great Sunday! What a great day! I got to dress up with beautiful heels AND I got to debut my new nude purchase! Say hello to nudie my new bag. Love her and I love the floral lining on the inside. So many ways to use!

Nude Bag- forever 21

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

JESSE for next Bachelor!

Very entertaining episode! All I have to say is....16 mins of muted-voice Kasey is 16 mins too much. Too much! Aside from the fact that his voice is creepy to listen to, he was nauseating with his cheesy lines, awful singing and obsessiveness. Oh, and If he says "guard and protect my heart" again...I can't even talk about this anymore. He got a tattoo. She shouldn't have let him stay. And I am convinced that if he had shown her that tattoo then he would've been out of there.

My favorite part of the whole episode was watching the group date guys dance for Lion King auditions. That was awesome! They were all good sports and were so fun to watch. How embarrassing would that be to sing for professionals when you're not a singer?! Jesse melted my heart when he did his singing audition! LOVED it! He deserved to win the date no matter what. Best BY FAR!

Jesse...the little country boy. I can NOT believe she got rid of him. She chose Kasey over him. And goofy Craig over him. And that random Chris N. guy that it NEVER even shows! I guess I have to accept the fact that people have difference tastes and I am not the bachelorette. But I still can't believe it! At least the weatherman is out of there...

Frank, Kirk and Roberto are going to be the final three. Mark my words! Of course...I thought Jesse should've won the whole thing and he didnt even make it to top 10. But that is my new prediction. Thoughts?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Heel Heaven

Once I think of the perfect touch to complete an outfit I can't stop thinking about it until I get it in my hands.... or in this case...on my feet. Right now I have three different types of heels that I NEED for this summer season to complete some of my planned fantasy outfits that I want to come to life.

Nude Pumps! I am loving NUDE everything for the summer. I actually just bought a cute nude bag today. You can wear them with everything but I imagine some beautiful nude pumps with a dark brown or light pinkish dress. Ohhh maybe even coral. Make it casual with a white sun dress or even dress it up with a saucy black dress. They will work with so many things! I have to find the perfect pair for my collection! Once again I'm on the hunt.
I want some true blue pumps. I saw an amazing outift recently that jumped out at me. It was a black pencil skirt with a stylish white beaded shirt and blue pumps. So now I am obsessed with black and white with blue! Here are some hot Joan&david pumps I found on

Wedges!!! This season I want to wear florals every day! Floral flowy shirts, dresses, scarves, bags, etc! And the best compliment you can give to an outfit full of florals? Wedges!

Vince Camuto White Strappies and Tan Aldo Shoes

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

This week's Bachette review!

Ok I am not trying to be a negative nancy about this season's Bachelorette but it's gettin to me. This week's episode was full of completely awkward moments! I usually look forward to the sweet dates that allow me to "awwwwww"...but there was none of that last night.

Let's start from the beginning...on the group date when Barenaked Ladies were playing their song and the guys were telling what the song was about...that was too cheesy and forced for me. I mean they were saying that this song represents exactly what they are going through on this journey with Ali and half of them haven't even had an hour alone with her yet!

But overall the group date was really funny to me. The poor insecure weather man that looks like he's 5 was so nervous. Made me think of last week when he was so nervous to put on the speedo and needed extra attention. This week he was so nervous about kissing her for the music video so he let her know "if you're uncomfortable then we don't have to do it"...haha! I wouldnt be surprised if his kiss with Ali was his first kiss ever!

I do think that the hardest thing about being a part of this would be to see her kissing all the other guys when you already feel like you are dating. Like Frank who already has this great connection with her but he can't do anything about it. Its just not natural. Poor Frank.

I have to mention Jesse's outfit at the cocktail party. Yes Jesse's my boy and all but all denim? Really? Everyone else is looking sharp in full on fancy suits and he is wearing jeans and a denim button up! The fact that he's 'down to earth' and 'just bought his first suit' is part of his charm for sure but I would've rather seen him in some slacks and a dress up shirt from the buckle or something...

Weird muted voice guy has pretty much been described by me up to this point as creepy (to say the least!). So of course I found it hilarious when he described Justin the wrestler as 'creepy' tonight.

While we're on the wrestler...I don't understand why everyone hates him so much. I think that there is more going on in the house that they aren't showing us. Just like Vienna last season. It shows all this drama about them talking about 'what he's done' and 'how he acts towards them' but we haven't seen any of what he's done. Dang editing!

At the end of this episode I wish she could've gotten rid of about 3 more guys. Next week I am looking forward to more cute romantic moments, some real drama, and better outfits to look at! Gotta love it!

Monday, June 7, 2010

7 layer dip

Mmmmm...7 layers of deliciousness! The NBA finals are on and there isn't a better snack for the game than 7 layer dip. And it's good luck! 2 years ago I made this dip for my boyfriend when his absolute favorite team was in the finals. His team won the championship and 6 months later we were married!

My 7 layers are:

1. Refried Beans on the bottom... to create the foundation!

2. Salsa (I blend mine up so there aren't chunkies)

3. Guacamole then 4. Ground beef
(I didnt have Guac this time so I replaced with cheese...)

5. My favorite part is putting a little taco seasoning in the sour cream and mixing it up!
6. Cut up the tomatoes to sprinkle on the top

7. Finish it off with shredded cheese!

You can also add olives for an 8th layer! Complete the snack with scoop chips and enjoy!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Collection

I am planning on putting together the perfect makeup collection. I recently realized that I am always trying new products but I am never fully satisfied with everything I am wearing on my face at any given time. So the search is on! I want to have my products that I know are the best and that I can recommend to others. Since I have gone through a lot of products I am already loyal to a few items that I know I can count on.

What is already a staple in my makeup bag:

1. BLUSH - Maybelline Dream Mousse gives such a perfect little blush to your cheeks. Being a mousse really helps it blend in and give you a natural dewey look. I use the Peach Satin color.

2. EYELINER - CoverGirl LineExact Liquid Eyeliner Pen. Very Black. I hate all other liquid eyeliners. This is so exact and stays on all day! I have been using it for years.

3. EYELINER - MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil- Feline. This is a great pencil for the Smoky Eye look. It is also perfect for lining the inside of the eyeline. Sometimes I use this for just the bottom and the CoverGirl liner for the top!

4. FOUNDATION/POWDER - MAC Studio Fix powder plus foundation. Find your color! It gives such a great weightless finish on your face. My complexion never looked so smooth and even before this. Apply with a brush and not the spongie.

5. TWEEZERS - I found these little beauties in a Sally Hansen at home waxing kit. It comes with these mini tweezers and I fell in love at first use!

What my makeup bag is lacking:

Tinted moisturizer/Bronzer - I have always used bronzer but lately I have been hearing of everyone using tinted moisturizer. I want to try it but don't know what brand works.

Mascara - I have tried so many mascaras but haven't found my favorite mix of length volume and no smudging.

Eyeshadow - I hear MAC is the best but I can't find a good 'everyday' color.

Lip Color - Always have a problem with this one. I need something to compliment my skin tone and stay all day!

Concealor- Need something for dark undereyes and blemishes.

I will keep you all updated on what I find. If you would like recommendations for any specific products OR have recommendations for me to try...let me know!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hot Hair

Decided on a new hairstyle for the summer! It's extremely hot here and I am bored of the drab pony always up in my hair. So just a couple modifications and I will have a new 'go-to' hairstyle for the season!

{Sorry about the dreadful camera phone pic. can't see the detail...}

I'm still on the lookout for other options so feel free to share!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

f XXI style

Forever 21 isn't just for 21 year olds anymore! It used to be just a place we went as teenagers because they had trendy things and we couldn't afford anything else. But it has revamped its image and it's stock my friends. I am no representative for the 21 but I am just loving their summer styles. We have a huge store here in Chandler and when I walk through I see some really nice and adorable pieces. I thought I would share some of my favorites for some summer style ideas...and because Sassy Pose doesn't have a large clothing selection but does have some great summer sandals and accessories to go with these looks! The S-pose Summer Python Sandals would look so perfect with that Floral top(c.) and dark skinny jeans! All these pieces are adorable and affordable.

a. antique pintuck top 24.80
b. dainty floral chiffon top 17.80
c. roses sublimination top 19.80
d. anchor necklace 5.80
e. natural impressions belt 7.80
f. vintage lace ruched top 17.80
g. striped through tank 11.80
h. belted leatherette shoulder bag 28.80
i. vintage rose ring 4.80
j. rosy drawstring dress 17.80

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bach-ette 2

My take on bachelorette night 2:

It got pretty intense.

Obviously the wanna-be McDreamy (Craig M) was the psycho focus for the week that the producers of the show wanted to make us hate. And hate him we did. There is nothing I hate more than a cocky guy. Craig was the cockiest guy and a big bully just looking for someone to put down to build himself up. The funny thing is that he never seemed to mind that he wasn't getting any time with Ali! I was wanting to see them together the whole time to see how he would hide his psycho-ness and cockiness. When they finally had one on one time he was all nervous and tongue tied and slurred every word that came out of his mouth so nothing he said even made sense. Nice and smooth wanna-be McDreamy. Loved it.

Next hot topic of the night- weatherman. Ok weatherman that looks like you're 12- focus more on your relationship with Ali and less about other people and how they are not right for her. It bugs when people don't work on their relationship and they just want to get someone else out of there. Just like how the other Craig is obsessed with Justin getting kicked out. Bug.

So three favorites right now:

He is my absolute favorite and I want him to win the whole thing!

Roberto: Seems a little too perfect and smooth. I'm predicting that he will be the one that has had a girlfriend all along. Something feels just a tad off about him.

Frank: So chill and fun and Ali obviously loves him already. Definitely one of the top predictions. But I still want Jesse to win...

On another note- Is Ali actually positive, bubbly, and giggly all the time. She seems like a sweet girl that has fun no matter what she is doing. But is that just for the couple of hours a week that she is on dates and camera or is it really all the time? Just wondering...