Friday, July 20, 2012

A mismatch hodgepodge of updates.

This is going to be a  mix of letters & favorite things. 

Dear Total Wine: Your Cab Sav class was fantastic and spectacular and amazing and I loved all the wines. I do love these classes, sorry we had to cancel on the beer class, but we were running out of time. We will return. Pinkie Swear.

Side by Side. 

Dear Friday Fancies. Thanks for letting me have a blast looking at super expensive clothes. Though, I did get more excited for Europe this week. :)

european vacay

Favorite Wine Marketing. 
Be wines. You can choose from Bright, Flirty, Radiant, or Fresh.
I haven't tried any yet. But, I will. 

Dear Mom & Dad, I'm so looking forward to seeing you this weekend. I'm glad that we've maintained a solid relationship in the ever turbulent waters of late. 

Favorite way to brighten up a lab: 
Sunflowers in graduated cylinders. 

 Dear Shiva, YOU LOST YOUR FIRST TOOTH! I am so proud, and sad, that you're growing. 
Dear Mike, as always, you make it all so easy. Thank You. 

Favorite Birchbox: 

July's Glamour Box

The goods 
The Stila eye shadow palette definitely caught my eye. I haven't played with the colors much, but from what I can tell they seem really nice and pigmented. Birchbox earbuds? I was a little confused, but they're TOO cute, and who doesn't need a backup pair. Suki Nourishing Regimen is wonderfully silky and leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh. It's on the expensive end, but I'm somewhat impressed. Jouer Limp Plumper is subtle, not the bee sting lips that I've seen before, and smells really nice too. It's a little sticky, but nice to keep on hand. Ada Bronzer is my new BFF. We shall see each other soon. LaraBar is ok...the other flavors looked much tastier than the nut roll, so I might give the other ones a shot. Alterna bamboo Hair Protector it's hard to tell if this helps or not. I have red hair, and it isn't fading, so I guess it can get some credit. 

Dear 21st Amendment Brewery, I've been dreaming of Hell or High Watermelon for a week now. I might have to convince Mike to go to Saucer this weekend. 

Favorite Mani: This Essie Mint candy apple with various dots of confetti 
on the disco nail is summery and nice without being overwhelming or distracting. 

might have to revisit both of these. 

Dear Work. It was nice while it it's back to business. 
Favorite Giveaway

Shanna's (the lady who hosted the Bauble Swap) is having a  Jeweliq Giveaway. Check it out.

oh and PS. Delta? I figured out your game & I enjoy playing the fare wars.
 I always win though. Always.




  1. Ohh I love that accent nail! I need to do that my next mani.

  2. LOVE that accent nail! I so need to try it out :) Found you through Tara & Vicki's linkup!!

  3. Love seeing "wine marketing" on your list! I love checking out branding when I go out to pick up wine and usually try something new if I really like the label.

    Also, in your mani picture, Hell or High Watermelon beer? I'm not a beer drinker myself, but I'm curious about this one, lol. How does it taste?

  4. I'm in love with 1) the green top and 2) the Be. wines. Have I tried them yet? No. Will I ASAP? Absolutely! Thanks for a great post - I'm looking forward to reading your blog again! -Cyndi

  5. Cute nails! Oh man, so jealous you got an eye palette from Stila in your Birchbox. It was a great box :)

  6. Love your nails! Super cute!

  7. dang, i totally jealous of your birchbox!! and i love your nails too!

  8. I love that outfit...especially those cute shoes!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

    Twirling Clare

  9. your manicure is seriously SO CUTE! I'm going to have to copy it soon ;)

  10. Haha.. this was a serious link up post. found you through the birchbox brag! So glad I did. LOVE the title of you blog dear!

    xoxo, Emily

  11. your friday fancies are so cute!

    i found you in h54f. i hope you can check out my blog too :)

    jen @

  12. I love your nails, that color combo is great! Nice shot too with the bottle. I have seen the Be. wines too and have wanted to try them but haven't yet. Curious to see if they are good.

  13. Now I just wanna stop being productive and drink wine ;) Love the mani!!

    Visiting from Mani Monday and now following <3

    xo, Jersey Girl

  14. Love your nails, thanks for linking up!! And you got a stila palette in your bb?? jealous!

    Heather @ Glitter and Gloss

  15. love this post! and love the nails...and the wine...yummo....and birchbox this month was AWESOME! :-) new follower too!

  16. Loving your mani, I love playing around with accent nails! Way too adorable!

  17. I like how you wrapped all these link ups into one! Def impressed!! That mani is gorge, love the flower in the lab (HA!) and who doesn't love a wine tasting? Great faves! Thanks for linking up. XOXO