Tuesday, January 29, 2013

[Video] Beauty Goodies!!!

I know these videos are sort of "cop outs" instead of doing actual posts, but something is better than nothing right?!?! Either way I hope you guys enjoy and if you would like to know more about any of the products mentioned please let me know!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

[Video] CVS Winter Clearance Sale + Haul!

Hello everyone!! Sorry for my month long absence and blog neglect, but never fear I am DETERMINED, even with the holidays quickly approaching, that I am going to give this baby the attention she deserves! That being said I would love to hear from yall, my wonderful oh so fabulous readers, what you would like to see on this blog. 

So to jump back into this blog, I made a video this afternoon all about the CVS beauty clearance sale! If you aren't familiar with this sale, CVS twice a year marks down a large selection of beauty products 50% and 75% off! It's a great way to try some fun new makeup shades without spending a whole lot of money!! 

I hope you guys enjoy and if you have any questions let me know! I've been in a big video making mood so more videos may be coming your way!! 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday Social!

Sunday Social
Happy Sunday friends! It has been quite a while since I have participated in Neely's Sunday Social link-up, but apparently getting my wisdom teeth other this past Thursday has made me quite the blogger!! I am on a roll if I do say so myself! So here are this week's questions and let me know if you link up! I would love to read your answers!

What is currently on your wish list?

Share a new iphone, droid, ipad app you have recently discovered that we all need.

I've always been the type of person who needs their schedule on hand at all times. Since my purse is the size of a small suitcase, I oftentimes do have my Erin Condren planner on hand, but I still like to have an electronic form of my day to day activities. I downloaded the Week Calendar app a while back when I was frustrated with the calendar app that came with the iPhone. With two jobs, school work, and various appointments and things I needed to have separate 'calendars' within my calendar app to keep everything organized. And I love it! I keep it color coordinated with my EC planner so everything makes sense whether I'm looking at the paper or electronic version of my life!

this week's schedule for example

I already talked about how much I love the iHeartRadio app in my favorite's post, but truly if you don't have this on your phone, what are you waiting for? 

What is a new Fall TV show that you have added to your DVR?

It's a sore subject, but I still don't have DVR! (Damn you Time Warner!) BUT i I did, you bet your bottom dollar Nashville would be on there!

Share your social media links for us to follow you on (pinterest, twitter, facebook, etc). Tell us which is your favorite and why.

Pinterest {here}
Twitter {here}
Tumblr {here}
Instagram @swtcarolinagrl5
Youtube {here}

I love all forms of social media, but if I had to choose a favorite it would be Twitter. I think blogs are a way to 'meet' people, and then you actually get on Twitter and talk to each other and become 'friends.' If I had to give up my blog tomorrow I would still have twitter to talk to all the girls I chat with on a daily basis. 

They all have their perks though. Tumblr for me is like lazy man's blogging, Pinterest houses my dream wardrobe, house, wedding, and menu; Instagram is for when I'm too tired to read Twitter, and Youtube is where I discovered my love for all things beauty-related.
What is a TV series or movie or song you could listen to or watch over and over and over and never get tired of...feel free to name one of each!

TV Series
Big Bang Theory



It's so hard to choose just one song, so I'm going with one artist...Carrie Underwood!

Hope everyone has a great ending to their weekend!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Color Me Rad 5K Recap!!

Couple Saturdays ago I participated in my first 5K! I decided to sign up for Color Me Rad after some persuasion from some girls on twitter and I'm so glad I did! It was a great race to do as my first one, some people were obviously there as more serious runners, but most people were there dressed up and ready to have a great time!

Here is our team before the race started. I walked and ran with Charlotte, 1st from the left, and Tiffany, blonde in the back. And let it be known that the first time I met all these ladies was that morning! I'd been talking to Charlotte on Twitter for forever and once we signed up for the race together become good friends with Tiffany too. Lemme just say these girls are AWESOME and we talked about everything and anything like we had known each other for years!

starting line

finish line!!

 After the race!!

Tiffany, me, Kristan, and Charlotte

me and Char! How she managed to keep her teeth so white we'll never know!

photobombs afterwards!

My shoes and socks afterwards!!

As far as the actual race experience goes, there were some ups and downs...literally. I looked at the race layout before Saturday and knew some of the streets were in the middle of some construction that USC has been doing. So lo and behold they did have to reroute the race and this meant going UP one of the steepest, IF NOT THE STEEPEST hill on USC's campus!! Literally everyone had to stop running and put all their effort into just making it up alive!  My only other complaint would be the fact that not all color stations were dry!! If you go onto their website the color stuff they use is colored cornstarch. Well when we got to two of the color stations, they were SPRAYING us with some kind of liquid color! Not even pretty colors!! It was yellow and green...and all this stuff also happened to be the hardest to get off in the shower.

If you're wondering how well the stuff came out, I was pretty surprised that 95% of what was on my body came off. I had to make sure that I got every nook and cranny...I'm talking all around my ears, my scalp and toes. 

This race was such a fun experience and would do it again in a heartbeat! I couldn't have asked for a greater group of girls to run it with either! We're already looking for another race to run!

Have you ever done Color Me Rad? Or it's twin The Color Run? 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Favorites!!

Happy Friday!!! Lindsey aka Bargain Blonde is re-resurrecting her Friday Favorites linkup and since she is one of my favorite bloggers and hosts one of my FAVE linkups, I couldn't wait to write my post! 

This week's favorites are a nice random assortment...gotta keep it interesting around here!

Favorite shoes
I posted about these Ugg slippers in my birthday post and have finally gotten some good use out of them this week! Temperatures around here have gotten down to the 40s at night so I've been wearing them all around the apartment and to run quick errands. If you want some warm WARM shoes and don't want a full Ugg boot, these are the way to go!

Favorite Drink
After this past fun-filled weekend (or any fun-filled weekend for that matter), my go to food is McDonalds, for a number of reasons. For starters, it's the closest fast food restaurant to my aparment . Secondly, I do believe it's the perfect amount of greasiness without making you feel sick. I always go with the classic McChicken sandwich, medium fries, and a LARGE Diet Coke. Point of this story is I have fallen back in love with McDonalds' Diet Coke. I don't know what they do but their combination of syrup and carbonation is just perfection. I may have had 5+ servings of this liquid gold this week...and we still have Saturday to go.

*on a side note, how the heck was I able to write a whole paragraph about Diet Coke?!?*

Favorite App

Pandora has just not been cutting it for me recently so I downloaded the I Heart Radio app and it's all I've been playing! I love it because I'll just go to whatever music genre I want to listen to (Top 40 for example) and I can scan through all the different radio stations around the country. Best of all I can scan as much as I want and not be limited!! I was listening to the Top 40 station in NYC earlier this week right after Sandy hit and it was really interesting to hear locals talk about it and just how much it shut that city down. 

Favorite Snack

Yall have GOT to try this combo!! The spices on the crackers in combination with the cheese is just SO GOOD! I had to stop myself from eating all the cheese wedges! If you can just eat one wedge, it's actually a pretty healthy snack too! :)

Favorite Beauty Products

One of these is an oldie but a goodie and other I just discovered. Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser is the best concealer I have found that works for me, drugstore or high end! I have this in a number of different colors depending on the time of year and an additional highlighter shade, and they are all awesome! My new favorite is Sephora's Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in Glitter Black, which you can find here. I had to put a link cuz this stuff is AWESOME! I've been playing around with the eyeliners I bought in the Sephora kit I showed in my beauty haul, and this one is surprisingly my favorite thus far! When i went out this weekend I used this on my water line and it did NOT budge!! Dare I say that I like it better than the Makeup Forever Aqua Liner! It's very affordable at $12 and comes in so many colors! Do yourself a favor and check it out!

Well there you have it! My favorites for this week!! Please let me know if you have tried or are gonna try some of these things and link up with Lindsey!

Happy Friday yall!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

{Late} Weekend Recap

Hello girlies!! Sorry I went MIA for a week and didn't finish up 31 Days of SCG, but the end of last week was filled with working and cleaning my apartment since my bestie came and stayed with me this weekend!! She moved to Charleston earlier this year to do her pharmacy school rotations and has definitely been missed. 

the girls

Jordan and I

Friday night I guess was considered Halloween part 1, so a couple people were dressed up to go out of the town, but the COOLEST THING happened...wait for it...a ZOMBIE flash mob!! We were walking to meet our friends and saw the mob walking to one of the restaurants and wondered who all the people were. Well at the next bar the whole group came and it was AWESOME!! We ended up seeing them twice that night and it was amazing! Here's a video that my friend Caroline took. 

So after our fun-filled night, we woke up relatively early Saturday to go to my Great Uncle's surprise 80th Birthday party. Jordan got to meet my most of my crazy loud **and fashionista-filled according to her** extended family, and I think you'll be able to tell that my uncle was surprised!

I look pissed in this picture but it's all I had in regards to a OOTD pic!

Uncle's first reaction when walking in the door

 Figured it's been a while since the parentals have made an appearance, so here is the adorable couple!

Great Uncle and his immediate family

After the party wined down Jordan and I decided to do a little shopping...which meant going to Ulta and buying nail polish. OPI just came out with their holiday collection and this year's theme is James Bond. I only became a recent James Bond fan when Daniel Craig took over the role (can you say hottie patotie!!)

Ok now that you've wiped your drool, back to nail polish...

All the colors in the collection are beautiful, but I ended up getting the Bondettes Mini Kit with the colors...

*disclaimer: All swatch pictures are courtesy of Jen at The PolishAholic. She runs my all-time favorite nail polish blog and you NEED to go follow her if you love nail polish as much as I do! Thank you Jen for letting me use your wonderful pictures!*

GoldenEye, The Spy Who Loved Me, The World is Not Enough, Live and Let Die

I've come to find that buying the mini sets of OPI is a much better way for me to grab some of my favorite colors in a collection without spending a ton of money. And with the number of polishes I have (it's insane how many I have!) there is no way I'll ever finish a bottle! I mainly bought this set for the last 2 colors, but the other 2 are gorgeous as well and can't wait to try them out!

I bough two full size polishes from the collection cuz I just couldn't leave these little babies behind. 

The Living Daylights and On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Most of my nail polish collection are glitters and shimmers, but I thought these two were unique and unlike anything I have seen. The Living Daylights has beautiful teal and copper hexagonal glitters. I usually just layer up my glitters and Jen said this wasn't a thick formula so I can't wait to see what that looks like! And On Her Majesty's Secret Service is so much prettier in person, a beautiful purple and blue shimmer.

All of these polishes are great and I highly encourage you check them out


So after a little shopping we met up with everyone for some Mexican, then went back to my apartment to rest up a bit and get ready for another night out! I don't have any pics from that night, we were all exhausted from our early mornings (other girls went to the noon Carolina game) so half the group peaced out at 11pm while Jordan, Caroline, and me closed the night out!

Sunday was spent in a complete vegetative state, which was the perfect ending to an awesome weekend!! 

This weekend on the other hand is going to be VERY low key! I just got my wisdom teeth out this morning so the next couple days will be spent resting, catching up on tv shows and dining on mashed potatoes and ice cream! 

Anyone have any exciting plans for the weekend??

Monday, October 22, 2012

31 Days of SCG: Day 22 - Monday Questionnaire

Happy Monday! I am working on a couple posts to recap the weekend, but I thought I would start the week off with a nice questionnaire. I got these questions once again from Amarixe. Feel free to join and answer the questions!

1. Mood : calm. tired.

2. What was the best part of your weekend? Color Me Rad 5K!! (recap post to come!)

3. If you HAD to choose one: drastic hair color change, or drastic hair cut? drastic hair color...always wanted to know what I would look like as a blonde haha

4. Current nail polish: fingers: none toes: essie skirting the issue 

5. You're carving a pumpkin...what do you carve? monogram!

6. Current outfit: yoga pants and gamecock national champ tshirt

7. Are there any TV shows you are really loving at the moment? Castle, L&O:SVU, and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders!!

8. Do you change your makeup routine with the seasons? How is it different for fall? not too drastically. sometimes switch to a heavier foundation and darker eye makeup 

9. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? considering I'm getting my wisdom teeth taken out the next morning and working until 10pm Halloween night...no

10. Weekly goals: finish all my laundry, start cosmetic microbiology midterm, clean apartment cuz bestie is coming to stay with me for the weekend!!!

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