Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We all LOVE a bargain...

Alright ladies, we all LOVE a bargain, right? I feel like I am on the eternal search for bargains...there are a few exceptions (LV, TB, etc). Well, yesterday I blogged about the gorgeous new jewelry I found at the Coach stores and have decided to add them to my wish list. Right now, I just can't think of spending that much money on accessories. When buying a trendy item, I usually go for a lower end, only because I can't see spending a lot of money on something that is going to be "out of season" in a few months. Okay, so I'll get to the point. Today as I was perusing Target, I decided to look at their jewelry counter. I have been avoiding the counter because I know I will find something I like. To my excitement, I found the same exact chain I blogged about last night. It's the one with the round ball at the end. And it was only $39! Okay, so the colors aren't the exact same, but it was still fall colors. Seriously, I was in shock. I know Target does this quite often, using designer looks to inspire their looks, but I never thought I would find a Coach design there.
Unfortunately, I am not able to download a picture of it, but if you look at the Coach ball on the chain and search for it on the Target website, you will be sure to find it.
Happy shopping!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Revamped look for Coach

While we were vacationing last month in Hawaii, we stopped into the Coach store on Luxury row. We were waiting for our dinner reservations, so I figured why not? Now, I am not one for Coach, just never was really my staple bag. I hope that doesn't sound pretentious, just being honest.
Well, this season they have brought back some GORGEOUS jewelry into their line. I am all about the details and accessories, so I was immediately attracted to some of the items below. So, I think I will be giving Coach another try, at least on the accessories front.
Any of these items I would gladly take under the Christmas tree, or maybe for our anniversary present next month...ahem...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I got an Award

I don't even know what to say. This is literally my first few weeks blogging and I already have an award? Thanks to 3barefeet for the award. As you can see, I am just starting out in this new arena of blogging. I apologize if it's a slow start, but I promise to get up to speed on all things makeup and fashion.
I hope to start to get to know more and more people via the blogger world as I have through twitter.

Thanks again to 3barefeet for the award. Make sure you all stop by her blog, it's too cute!!

So now you all get to learn a little something about me, so here goes:
Ready, set, GO !

1. Where is your cell phone? nightstand
2. Your hair? blonde
3. Your mother?amazing
4. Your father? unbelievably supportive!
5. Your favorite food? spanish
6. Your dream last night? don't remember
7. Your favorite drink? cranberry and vodka
8. Your dream/goal? success in my professional life
9. What room are you in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? Makeup artistry
11. Your fear? being alone
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? have another child
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren’t? introverted
15. Muffins? banana
16. Wish list item? can I ask for more makeup for my kit? always need more as a makeup artist...
17. Where did you grow up? All over, was an Army brat...but settled in Jacksonville, FL since 5th grade
18. Last thing you did? gave baby a bath and put him to sleep
19. What are you wearing? pj's
20. Your TV? LCD
21. Your pets? drive me crazy, but I love him
22. Friends? AMAZING!
23. Your life? couldn't be better
24. Your mood? so happy
25. Missing someone? yes, always miss my family
26. Vehicle? Accord, for now, looking for something bigger b/c of baby
27. Something you’re not wearing? make-up
28. Your favorite store? depends on what I am looking for (Ann Taylor LOFT, JCREW, GAP, TB, Nordstroms, MAC)
29. Your favorite color? PINK (I'm a girly girl)
30. When was the last time you laughed? tonight
31. Last time you cried? Wednesday
32. Your best friend? miss her
33. One place that I go to over and over? MAC
34. One person who emails me regularly? friends
35. Favorite place to eat? anything sushi or Spanish food

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Okay, so I know this isn't anything related to makeup or fashion, but I wanted to cheer on my favorite team (plus Mr. M works for them). We are so excited for tonight's game that I don't think Mr. M can contain himself. I have to admit, I am pretty excited myself, read below to find out why:

Last year, when the Phillies went to the World Series, Mr. M went, but I was too far along being pregnant to go. So, I missed all the festivities. BUT....this year, I GET TO GO!! On top of it all, we get to take baby S with us to! What child can say they have been to the World Series? And sat in AMAZING seats at that? The one downside, if we do go, is that the first home game (Phillies) is on Halloween. So baby S's first Halloween is going to be spent some of the time at the World Series game. I think he will forgive us later in life, right?

Well everyone, keep your fingers crossed for us tonight.....

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mia Clarisonic Giveaway!!

Recently, I purchased a Clarisonic PRO from a fellow blogger, My Blonde Reality. You can see her link under the blogs I follow.
She is now giving away one of the MIA Clarisonic's. Go to her blog to enter!
It's such a great product, you are going to LOVE it and it's PINK! What is not to love about it?
So go to her blog and enter to win!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Amazing Makeup

So as most of you know, I am a professional makeup artist. I love, love, love nothing more thank applying makeup on someone, having them look in the mirror once everything is done and they are just speechless. That is the unspoken compliment!
Well, just a few weeks ago, I decided to order some products from a new to me company called Coastal Scents. I had heard tons of reviews by other MUA's about their shadows, brushes, etc, so I figured it was time to check them out. They were always being compared to MAC so I figured...why not?
Well, here is all the fun stuff I received in the mail!!

Shortly after receiving all these amazing colors, I had a few photo shoots and a fashion show I was working, so I am so excited to be using these colors! For those of you that are MAC junkies, this is a great alternative if you want the high pigment, but don't want to pay the MAC price. Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE the MAC colors, as I said, this is just an alternative.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Birthday Planning

I can't believe it, actually I don't really want to think about it too much, because I may just start try tear up a bit, but, I have to face reality. My little boy, Sebastian, will turn 1 in less than 5 weeks. So, today, I have decided, I am going to dedicate to planning his party, getting the invites ordered and deciding on a theme. I would love to do a pirates or something funky, but my surf loving husband, wants to do a surfing them. Ugh! I am so over the surf theme in our life sometimes. *side note* he wants him to dress up like a surfer for Halloween. How do you dress up like a surfer, boards shorts and flip flops, uhm, NO!!!
Sorry for that, just had to get it out....
Now back to planning. We are thinking of having a small affair at the house since the following weekend is my brother's wedding so we will be seeing all the extended family there and we can all sing Happy Birthday to him.

Can anyone else make any suggestions of themes for a one year old party?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Can't wait to order these....

I really wish we had a Neiman Marcus in Jacksonville, but since we don't, I guess I will be ordering these online. Or I guess I can go to Orlando to find them. I am so in love with this color, I think it will be the new neutral this fall. These Tory Burch flats are definitely going to be in my shoe wardrobe VERY SOON! I am just sad that I wasn't able to pick them up while I was down in Tampa. ugh...

The only store I found that carries this color is NM. If you know of another let me know.
What do you all think?

Sophia's First Birthday!!

We had such a great time celebrating Sophia's first birthday at the Centre Club in Tampa, Fl.
Here are some pictures of her gorgeous little outfit. Isn't she so cute....okay so I may be biased. I can't believe my little one will be the big 1 in 5 weeks! Where has the time gone?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tomorrow we are leaving to go to Tampa for my niece's 1st birthday! I am so excited that she is turning 1. Not only because she is the sweetest little thing ever, but also because little S is only 5 weeks away from turning 1 himself. So exciting.
Here is a picture of the two cousins together taken about a month ago.

One other thing I am soooo excited about going to Tampa is because they have unbelievable shopping there. OH YEAH! Even though I did just get some great stuff while shopping in Hawaii, I have been craving some Tory Burch Reva's. Problem is, I found them in Neiman Marcus in Hawaii and have yet to find them in the same exact color again. Even on NM website! So I am hoping I find them in Tampa. The color I am in search for is a dark plum color. Sounds weird, I know, but they are so gorgeous, I just have to have them! So wish me luck on my scavenger hunt!

Hello fellow bloggers!!!

I am all new to this blogging world, but have been inspired by some lovely ladies who have wonderful and inspiring blogs out there. Look at the people I follow on the right to see who really inspired me to do this.
So here's a little tidbit about me.

I am a 30 something year old mother of one. I have one little S who is almost 11 months old. My hubby, Mr. M is the love of my life. We will be celebrating our 4 year wedding anniversary in November. I can't believe it's already been that long. WHEW!

I am a professional makeup artist with a LOVE for everything about makeup and fashion! I'm sure you'll see lots of this on my blog as well. If you are interested in my makeup services, check out my website at www.makeupbytricia.com

**One last note**
If you like my blog design, check out Danielle @ Girls Night Out designs blog. She custom designed the blog specifically to my requests and did a great job! Thanks Danielle!