Saturday, May 26, 2012

One Hell of an Update

Fuse channel is running Britney Spears Takeover on loop all night and I'm buzzed from my date so this should be a random fun update.

Song I can't get enough of right now:

Weird video, Ri Ri, but I do love this song.

Manicures from this past week:

Essie Bobbing for Baubles, 99cent NYC brand glitter

Essie My Place or Yours, tips OPI Metallic for Life(black is much sparklier in real life)

So my mom and Heidi came down to visit last weekend, and literally all we did was eat and shop. (I feel like this is a trend for people who come to visit me. "What did you do in Charlotte?" "We ate a lot and we shopped a lot." I'm fine with it.) With that being said, if you have a Bonefish Grill near you, stop what you are doing and go right now.Their calamari is to die for, and so are their desserts:

We also went to see Kip Moore (!), David Nail and Billy Currington at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Friday night. It. Was. AWESOME. Very intimate venue, and for $40 and free parking? Can't beat it. The people watching was great too.

So I follow Sydney over at The Daybook Blog and she posted this video today. Get your tissues ready. Watch it twice - first for the performance, second for her reaction throughout. I absolutely love this song, and this is hands down the best proposal video I've seen. (Side note: Had a date tonight - not much to report, he was nice, and I'd go to dinner with him again- and this video was on the news at the bar. He was like "is this what girls expect now? A whole performance? These guys are ruining it for everyone else!")

This holiday weekend I have zero plans but sitting by the pool. I attempted to do that today but apparently a possum got into the pool last night so they had to shock the hell out of it today. Um, GROSS. But I stocked up on these the other day, so they'll be faaaabulous for our 86 degree weather tomorrow & Monday.

"Alcohol is in it!"
Me, Stacey, Courtney & Alexis at the Rudder

Creepy duck was coming way too close to our table
for me to feel comfortable about it!

The clouds here lately have been SO cool in the evening!
(I was stopped when I took this picture, mothers)

Hope everyone has a great (and safe!) holiday weekend - I only have to get through work Tuesday & Wednesday this week, and then I am Portland-bound for Katie's wedding and a weekend of Glitter Bombing with my BFFs!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Midweek Manicure

OPI Absolutely Alice

Along with my midweek manicure, I wanted to share with you this gem of a quote, because this is how I know Alexis and I were meant to be friends. Backstory: I don't wear underwear. Ever. (Close your mouth. This is my blog and I can talk about underwear, or lack thereof, if I want.) It's uncomfortable, it leaves that godforsaken VPL (Visible Panty Line), and I hate it. But when I wear a dress, I'm not going to run the risk of my hoo-hah showing. Actually I'm not sure why this is a fear of mine because it's not like I'm running around doing cartwheels... anyway. We were walking up to the restaurant today and I had to, eh hem, adjust.

Me: I'm about to take this dang underwear off. Driving me NUTS.
Alexis: Will it fit in your clutch? Because I'm not putting your underwear in my purse.
Me: Yes you would.
A: Okay yes. I would.

See? Only best friends would carry your underwear in their bag.

Lastly, if you need a good pick-me-up or you're bored at work or whatever, please YouTube "Steve Carrell on Ellen". He was on today's episode and they played charades... I was crying, tears rolling down my face laughing. The other videos are good too, but this was hilarious.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Glitter Heels.

First off, I want to give a shout out to all the moms I know - Happy Mother's Day! My mom will be here in FOUR DAYS holycrapsoexcited!

Lately there is just not enough time in the day, so this whole blogging thing has gotten away from me. I am (im)patiently waiting for the states of Maine and North Carolina to get their asses in gear so I can transfer my cosmetology license, and then start looking for a part time stylist job - I really miss it, so I'm pretty excited about the whole thing.

So I have to hand it to Pinterest - that website makes me feel damn crafty. I highly recommend if you need a new idea for a girl's night, have a Pinterest party. (I actually discussed Pinterest with my boss the other day, which is hilarious in itself, but I described our parties as a "modern day book club" - also, hosting girls night is the best. Because then you can drink as much as you want and you don't have to drive home. WINNING!)

Last night we had another PP - I had seen some tutorials about DIY glitter heels, and since I missed the window on finding any cute glitter heels to wear in the wedding, I decided to give it a shot.

I recommend buying a cheap plastic shower liner to do this on - it will keep the mess contained and then you can just dump it outside. You will also need:

Fabric glue (dries clear & flexible)
Glitter colors of choice (those huge things are from Michael's and I think were $6/each)
Makeup sponges or a paintbrush

Stuff your shoes with plastic bags - it will keep the glitter from infiltrating the inside of your shoe.

Then take the sandpaper and rough up the surface a little bit - if you don't plan on covering the entire shoe, be careful where it's just paint and not fabric, because it will scratch the paint off. I scuffed the red part, but I ended up covering it anyway.

Wipe a thin layer of glue on the surface of the shoe using your makeup sponge, and then shake some glitter over it. This glue looked a little blue after using the black glitter, so I was mildly concerned that it was going to show through, but it does in fact dry clear.

Continue this step all the way around - you might choose to do the underside as well, but I left mine the way it was (mostly because I had nowhere to hold it). Let this layer of glue dry, preferably overnight. Once dry, add a layer of just glue over the top of the glitter to keep it from flaking. I was going to use that spray Mod Podge I had leftover from the light switch plates, but I was afraid it was going to crack and the glitter would fall off. So since this glue dries flexible, I figured that was the safest way to go about it.

Voila! Of course the camera does not do these justice at all with the glitter, but these are freakin' bedazzled within an inch of their life. Only thing I wish was that the inside of the toe wasn't red, but I was tired of looking for shoes, and I had a coupon for Marshall's so I got these on the cheap. Plus, nobody will be looking at my toes in these, that's for sure!

- So I've started reading 50 Shades of Grey. Now, everyone I know who has read it has raved about it. However. I have also heard that it is horrible writing, a horrible story line, and just too graphic and disgusting. I have barely started it, so I will report back on what I think. I also got Beautiful Disaster by Laura Spinella in the fab package from Ashley - I highly recommend that book. I read it in 3 days.

- In dating news, a girl at work set me up with one of her daughter's friends. Super nice guy, attractive, good job, owns a house, and we had a great time. Have I heard from him since last weekend? No. So I took the initiative, sent a "hey! want to get together this week?" text and got a less than excited response about it. Fine. Next.

- Found my first gray hair the other day. WHAT. Slight moment of panic, then I remembered I color my hair anyway, so who cares. (Well, I keep trying to remind myself of that. Some days it helps. Some days not.)

- I have the weirdest dog ever. Case in point:

That is her nose, sticking out from inside my hoodie. She thought it was a blanket, wanted to get underneath, and sat inside my shirt for a good 10 minutes. Dog, you are 45 pounds. 

17 days until Maine!!!