Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Eyes a flutter...


As aforementioned, I LOVE MAKE-UP! I did this little number the other night on my friend APRIL. Below is what we used, MAC paint pot - blackground, Mac shadow in expensive pink, shimmermoss, post haste, and black tied, with a jane iredale black brown eye pencil, and blinc mascara in royal blue. It is very dark, but pretty for a evening affair.
Please give me any feedback, questions or comments. 

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Fame! I'm gonna live forever..

Please excuse the total ridiculousness of this, so let me elaborate quickly. I LOVE my garden, probably more than most. So the few hours a week I get to spend in the garden are special to me. As you read before I was so twitter-pated that baby birds were hatching everywhere, I almost wanted to burst with pride. Until - this %$#*ing bird began its terrorist attack on me every time I went out to water, or weed, or even just to let my dogs out!!! I know it was all out of protection for it's young, but when your 5 plus feet away from the nest it gets to be a little ANNOYING. So before I got desperate, I needed to make light of the situation. So I took the idea of a half crazed bird, and a dorky animal lover and ran with it, possibly I ran right on out of my mind. So tell me what you think adoring fans...enjoy!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Amanda's Summer Must-Have's...

I was out at a friends pool today and was very flattered when my friends want to use all the products I had brought along in my bag. I decided when I came home it might be a good idea to post the items on my blog so that other's could enjoy what has worked for me.

This Obagi Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 is great for protecting the delicate skin on your face. It runs about $44.00, which is a bit pricey for sunscreen but worth every penny, no clogging and no smell or white residue. 

Warren-Tricomi Organic Hair Shield - for those of us with any type of color in out hair this is a must, it is chalked full of vitamins and has a color-safe sunscreen to block harmful UV rays that will fade out color. It cost about $30.00 from Neiman-Marcus and Sephora. Just a little spritz of this before you go out in the sun will save you hundreds during your next color.

These Nozema Mini Shavers are AMAZING! Rush right out and get these for your bikini line and other small hard to shave areas, these mini razors have a shea butter strip to hydrate the area your shaving, they come in a three pack for under $10.00. You cannot make it through this summer without these.

Jane Iredale Mineral Make-up Dream Tint Mousse this cost $36.00, it comes in 5 colors, 2 corrective colors, and 2 bronzers.  It's a wonderful summer addition because of it's SPF 15. It's so light and airy, its goes on beautifully and moisturizies just perfectly. There is a blending brush for application that is just magical as well.

OPI Nail Laquer - My Private Jet this is a dark steel grey with multicolor glitter flecks I know it is a little dark for the spring/summer season, but its an amzing color for a pedicure. It goes with everything! Try it out. $6.50 Retail.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Karaoke Madness...

No wonder this stuff is so additive for the japense. It's awesome. I am totally into the karaoke scene, well what there is of one in my tiny tiny town. To be honest it IS a lot of redneck's badly studdering through country songs that all sound the same. This is my newest intrest a possible duet, and yes it is country but it's classic country which is a little different in my book: the orginal is Linda Davis and Reba McEntire. This one with Kelly Clarkson is still good though. My friend April Manly and I are going to sing it one of these nights.
Please check April out she is an awesome singer/songwriter! Support local music!

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Okay, so I have been a terrible disgrace to blogging. Now I am back and hope to continue my reign of terror on the Internet, as we know it. Wow that sounded insane!
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It would be a long boring story to go into what I have been doing for the last three weeks so here is the reader's digest version: new job training, sick with strep throat mess, more job training, lots of yard work, sick more, house cleaning, sick more, more working at new job. Okay see? Nothing juicy there. Onward then like nothing ever happened!
Spring has sprung right before my eyes! I am bursting with pride due to the fact my yard has turned into an actual backyard habitat. My hard work has paid off I have three bird's nests (that I can find right now) throughout my yard. One already has babies in it, which I am happy about. One has beautiful blue and gray speckled eggs, and the third is just starting to be built. Last year I put out feeders and did my plantings based on trying to get birds and animals to come, it did okay but I was not sure I had done everything I could do to make a happy home for animals. I live close to a downtown area, so I feel it is important to make sure I have an oasis for birds to stop by and have a safe place to grab a snack. Little did I know this year would be so eventful! I will keep you updated on what type of birds the empty nest, and eggs produce.

Here is a list of what I have planted to attract wildlife:
Providence Lavender
Elephant ears
Moses in a Boat
Strawberry plants (they actually produce strawberries) I haven't gotten adventurous enough to eat them
Carolina Jasmine
Canna Lilly
Hanging ferns
I believe South Carolina is a zone 7, so of course it will be different depending on your locale. I encourage everyone to get out and plant something, even if you are just container gardening.