Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August in a Nutshell

Hey Ya'll! 

August was a good month for me. My job was super busy but very productive. Weekends were filled with spending time with Ken and family. My dad's birthday was on the 16th and we had dinner with him to celerate. Two of our oldest friends got married and we were able to see a bunch of old friends at their wedding; it was nice to catch up with people. Here are some pictures from the month, Enjoy. :)
 





 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 



1. Jaidyn on a walk
2. Me
3. First ICEE we've had in a very long time at the movies! 
4. Ken and I thrift shopping 
5.Us at a wedding
6. Ken with the Groom
7. Me with the Bride
8. Us again
9. Myself, the Bride, and another very good friend of mine
10. Fountain at Discovery Green
11. Giant Chicken Car
12. More fountatins
13. Cool Bike Rack
14, 15 & 16. Dinner with My mom with my own mini bottle of wine, yummy salad and the best dessert at Black Walnut
17. My mom and I
18. Sail boat on a super cloudy day
19. More of us. :)

xo
bre


Monday, August 26, 2013

MTV VMAs 2013 Fashion

NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN! Those commercials drove me crazy! Anyone else? 

Anyways, The MTV VMAs happened yesterday and once I got past the whole Miley Cyrus thing that happened (and her Hank Hill bum) I thought I'd write about my favorite and least favorite looks.

Danity Kane 
I loved Danity Kane and I am so happy to see them together! The black and white mix they wore was really cute and I love the all white dress, probably my favorite piece. Also, their makeup looks fresh and stunning. 

Allison Williams
I love this dress and her hair looks great pulled up. She looks classic and beautiful.

Holland Roden
Holland is one of my most favorite people and her outfit was incredible. I love that its different but is still feminine and beautiful. The cream color is great on her and the pop of red lips.

Katy Perry
It is no surprise that Katy wore animal print since she was performing "Roar" later that evening. I didn't love it, nor did I hate it. It was just there. 


Selena Gomez
Oh my goodness, this dress is awesome. Selena Gomez is a favorite of mine all the way from Wizards of Waverly Place. This color is so pretty and I love that its sexy but not to much. 

Shailene Woodley
Shailene showed off her new short hair and she looks great. Her skirt and top are okay to me. I don't love them, but I think she looks great. The colors are pretty on her and looks amazingly fit and tan! 

Taylor Swift
This dress is so sexy and Taylor looks great in it. I love the red lip, but her hair isn't my favorite, not sure why, but its just not doing it for me.

Miley Cyrus
WHAT? First of all, that performance. Again...What?! We get it, your grown up and you do what you want. Okay. And I mean, I actually kinda like that song. I dance to it on the way home after a long day. But that performance...sigh. 
Moving on, her red carpet outfit. Again....WHAT? The hair. I don't know. I'm all for short hair, and when she first cut it a while ago, I kinda liked it. But these knot things are just... no. And this outfit doesn't really flatter her except her abs and its not cute. 

Jaden and Willow Smith
I love them and think they are so cute. But these outfits aren't. They just look sloppy.


So there are a few of my thoughts on fashion at the MTV VMAs. Who was your favorite?


xo
bre

August Favorites

Hey Ya'll!

August is almost over so I thought I would share some beauty and life things I have been loving all month.

Beauty Favorites:

Burt's Bees Miracle Salve
This stuff is awesome. It is for pretty much anything. It is a waxy texture that moisture's so well. So it is perfect for dry hands, feet, scalp or hair. I have been using this product by rubbing a little bit on the ends of my hair to keep them from drying out in the August heat.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion 
I know this isn't a new product and I've actually been using it for a while, but I have just been really grateful for it this month since it has been so hot and humid. It saves my makeup from running down my face daily!

Revlon Photoready Concealer in Fair 001
I have never really been a big user of concealer because I always felt like I didn't really need it and it was just another step. But this month I decided to try one out for under my eyes and redness around my nose and I love it! It has a thick but creamy texture that covers really well. Even though it is a little thick, I only have to use a little and it doesn't feel heavy once it is blended in.

EOS lip balm in Summer Fruit
I'm normally not picky about lip balm. I will pretty much use any kind. When I was waiting in line at Target I saw a group of these little lip balms and decided to try one out. First of all, the Summer Fruit smells amazing. Plus, it is super moisturizing with out being to heavy or waxy. 


Life Favorites:

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
I finished this book at the beginning of August and it is so good! I have to warm you though, it is really dark and creepy. It is a great mystery that kept me guessing throughout the whole book. In the end though I felt incredibly sad but the writing is great and it is a really interesting story!

Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief
I saw this movie in theaters a while back and told myself I needed to read the book, but I never did. So after I watched the second movie, Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters, I decided it was time to start reading the series. I actually went and picked up this book the same day I saw Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters. It took me a week to finish. I love Greek mythology, so mix that with a modern day adventure and I was hooked. Think Harry Potter with Greek Gods. It was really cool and as usual it had so much more detail than the movie. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!


Vera Bradley Phone Case
Ken went on vacation earlier this month to visit his family in Colorado. While he was there he picked up this phone case for me and I love it! I have a small obsession with animal prints and these elephants are just too cute!


What are some of your favorites?

xo
bre

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Top 5: TV Besties

My beloved Teen Wolf has come to the end of Season 3A and won't be on again until January 2014. *sigh* As upsetting as this is, I got to thinking. I love this show for all of the mystery, gore, teen love, and excitement, but what drives the show more than anything is the bromance of Stiles and Scott. So I thought I would share my favorite TV friendships.
 
Scott and Stiles: Teen Wolf
 
Of course this is first! These two have been friends for a very long time, well before Scott was a werewolf. They support each other during every challenge and crazy mystery they are hit with including being turned into a werewolf, fighting monsters, have their parents kidnapped, and even girl troubles. One of my absolute favorite scenes with these two is at the end of season 2, when Scott loses his girl (among some other things) and Stiles tells him that he will always have his friendship. AWW. (It was made less cheesy than it sounds) But that moment is important to the show because even though characters and alliances change; their friendship doesn't.
 
Veronica and Wallace: Veronica Mars
 
Veronica and Wallace have the perfect female/male friendship on TV. When Veronica helped Wallace down from the flag pole he was ducted tapped to his first day at school they quickly became friends. Wallace was always there to help Veronica with her cases and they supported each other during hard times. They also never failed to make each other laugh.
 
Chandler and Joey: Friends
 
Chandler and Joey have a awesome bromance and kind of a yin and yang to each other. Joey is sloppy, an actor, silly and a little dumb. Chandler is punny, sarcastic, responsible, and has a 9-5 office job. They live in an apartment together, although since Joey is out of work so often, I have a sneaky suspicion that Chandler ends up paying most of the rent. They went through many ups and downs (like the time Chandler kissed Joey's sister while drunk and then couldn't remember which sister he kissed) but always worked it out and remained friends.
 
Haley and Brooke: One Tree Hill
 
 
These two didn't start out besties, but grew to an awesome friendship any girl would be lucky to have. Brooke was popular in high school and only referred to Haley as "tutor girl" for a while. By the time graduation rolled around they were incredibly close. One Tree Hill had a ton of crazy stories (kidnappers, psychos, love triangles, deaths, stalkers and so much more) But these girls made it through and took care of each other, like the time Haley let Brooke move into her apartment or when Haley had Brooke and her family over for Thanksgiving when Brooke couldn't bake apple pie or the time when Brooke supported Haley when Nathan was kidnapped. An important moment between these two happens right before Brooke's wedding when she realizes that even though Peyton was her high school bff, Haley has been there for her more and is her new bestie. (sorry Peyton, you shouldn't have moved. #sorryimnotsorry)
 
JD and Turk: Scrubs
 

 I don't even know where to begin with these two. Dare I say, their friendship is flawless. They have the same level of weirdness and their hugs are the stuff dreams are made of. In all seriousness they take care of each other and have for years - since college, then med school, on to residency and even as the venture out to be real doctors with families. I could honestly write for hours of my favorite scenes with them, but I will only share one. The hospital where they worked had basketball hoop outside that many of the employees would use. One time, JD and Turk are playing and JD (who isn't very good) gets hit in the head goes unconscious. Turk lays down next to JD and when JD wakes up he asks Turk why they are both of the ground. Turk tells him that he didn't want JD to be embarrassed so he laid down next to him so people would think they were "chillin'."
 
Those are my favorite TV besties, which was very hard to narrow down! Who are your favorites?
 
 
xo
bre





Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Currently Craving #2

As I was putting together this list I figured out that I am basically craving Fall. Even though Fall begins at the end of September, it remains quite warm in my part of Texas well into October and sometimes even November. So when I think "Fall" attire, I think jeans, thin layers, warm colors and boots; rather than jackets/coats or scarves.



 
 






 
 
1: Lip Scrub from Lush
2-7: American Eagle
8-10: Francescas Collection
11 & 12: DSW

To go along with my Fall clothing cravings, a Pumpkin Spiced Latte sounds pretty awesome right about now....

xo
bre