Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pretty Quotes

Happy Leap Day!  This is going to be a short post because it is 70 degrees and sunny outside; I almost forgot it is still February!  I am dying to get out and enjoy the weather! 

While getting my daily dose of Pinterest in, I have been repinning a bunch of pretty quotes.  They are both pretty to look at and good quotes to live by.  So, I thought I would share my favorite ones!

Happiness is a form of courage

bright side


Oh Oprah.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hat Obsession

I had a chance to go into Forever 21 this weekend with my friends.  I didn't have much time to shop because it was ten minutes to close, but I noticed the over abundance of cute summer hats!  If I was going on a spring break trip to a beautiful beach (I wish!) I would be in search of the perfect hat.

I am extremely pale and very self conscious of the sun and my skin, so I am always looking for a cute way to protect my face.  I find that the big floppy ones provide the best coverage from the sun.  These are the ones that I am loving. 


My second favorite kind of hat for summer is the fedora.  They started trending last year and they will still be popular this summer!  They don't protect as much of your face and neck, but are still super cute to wear with your swim suit or just around! 


Monday, February 27, 2012

Weekend Recap!

I had a very eventful weekend!  I went bowling with friends on Friday, that was quite an adventure!  Then on Saturday I saw Young the Giant with Walk the Moon at Newport Music Hall.  It was absolutely fantastic!  I liked both bands before I went and now I am in love with both of them.  I am disappointed I didn't take more pictures. :( 

Since I lacked on pictures, I thought I would add a tutorial of how I did my eye makeup for the concert!  

First, you want to apply an eye primer so it stays on all night. My favorite is Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.  Then you want to cover your entire eyelid up to the arch of your brow with a light shimmery color.  I used bud from Stila's Dream in Full Color palette.  Next, I used a slightly darker brown, fable from the same palette, to cover just my eyelid.  I finished off my eyeshadow by using a dark brown, infinite, into the crease of my eye to achieve the smoky eye. 

Then, I did a winged liner using Stila's sparkle waterproof liquid eye liner in spectrum.  Next, I used Maybelline's Master Drama in Midnight Master to line beneath my eyes and my water line.  I finished the look off by curling my eyelashes and applying two coats of mascara. Voila!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Playlist

Friday is finally here!  I am very excited for my very eventful weekend to start!  This week seems like it has taken forever, but it has been a good week nonetheless!  I have been in the best of moods, it's almost kind of scary how happy I am. :) I wanted to share some of the songs I have been obsessed with this week, maybe they are contributing to my amazing mood. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pocketful of Sunshine

Yesterday was a beautiful day in Ohio, the weather put me in the best mood.  The sunshine was such a tease, it was so beautiful and warm.  I can't wait for spring break and more importantly, summer.  In spite of the fabulous sunshine, I decided that I wanted to have more yellow things to brighten up my life! 

Image 1 of Darling Lace Amelia Dress

This dress has such a vintage feel, but is yet fresh, modern and most importantly bright!

Yellow yellow yellow!

A daily reminder to smile is such an easy way to cheer you up.

Add this to your stack to incorporate a small dose of yellow into your life.

I adore these.  I think they would be super cute with a striped navy shirt. 

yes please.

Classic merino cardigan

I actually have a sweater similar to this from Banana Republic and it is a great way to brighten up your day! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Four Legged Friends and 40 Days

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

I have been super obsessed with dogs lately!  I grew up with a golden retriever and years after he passed away we inherited a black lab mix from my sister.  I have been wanting a doggy companion so badly, but we aren't allowed to have pets in my apartment. :(  A girl can dream right? 




Chocolate Lab
This one is my favorite!!!

Also, today starts 40 days of lent and since I am Catholic I am choosing to give up something.  It's going to be tough, but I am giving up homework pop.  I have just been drinking it way too much lately.  I hope that if I can get through 40 days then I won't be so addicted to it anymore!  Good bye Diet Coke!  You will be missed dearly! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

iPad Case

I bought my iPad 2 right after Christmas and I am absolutely addicted to it.  My original intent was to buy a new laptop, something smaller and more portable than my 17' Dell laptop.  It was just becoming way too heavy to travel to class with on a daily basis.  I really wanted a MacBook, but didn't really want to spend that kind of money since my laptop is still functioning well.  Then I looked at netbooks, they are a lot cheaper and fit all of my needs, but once again I wondered if I would regret my decision in another year. 

So, I started researching the iPad.  Since it is rather new to the world, I didn't know if it would be able to accomplish everything I needed to do on a daily basis.  Turns out it does!  There is an app for just about anything! Also, it is so handy to be able to take it to class and access everything I need without my backpack weighing 50 pounds!  

As of right now my iPad sports a teal generic case from Target, but I want to upgrade to a cute case!  I like the portfolio design the best because it functions as both a case and a stand.  These are some of the ones I am lusting after! 

iPad Case iPad Cover Personalized Monogram cover case booklet

I love this monogram & chevron one on Etsy

I love this one too! Find it here.

Tory Burch in gold. Find it here.

Patent leather embossed Coach

Kate Spade hedgehog case. Super cute! 

Now I really have to make a tough decision! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Under the Weather

Winter in Ohio is always unpredictable, actually the weather in Ohio is always unpredictable.  This winter is particularly bad, it snows one day and rains the next.  It has really been hard on my health, I feel like I have a never ending cold.  Also, I have had strep throat and a sinus infection. gross, right? I'm surprised people still talk to me.

This morning I woke up and just did not want to get out of bed.  No worries, I got up and went to class, but it was a struggle.  It seems impossible to get through days like this.  To help, I have some things I rely on that make the day and myself feel better.  

Chicken Noodle Soup is a must.  Something about it just makes me feel better rather instantly. 

Odwalla juice in C Monster.  To get that extra dose of vitamin C. 

A hot cup of Teavana tea.  I like mixing Youthberry and Wild Orange Blossom. 

These are amazing.  They taste heavenly and stop me from coughing. SCORE! 

Hopefully, I will stop being sick and feel better soon.  In the mean time I am wishing for warm weather ASAP. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

J.Crew Fall 2012

Have you seen the J.Crew fall 2012 collection?  I love, love, love it.  The colors and patterns are simply amazing.  Can I have it all?  please.  The collection made me forget that I was dying for summer and now I just can't wait for fall! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!  I would love to have a hot man to spend the day with, but I am okay flying solo this year.  That isn't always the case.  I've decided that good things will come in time.  patience, Jenna, patience!!!  Plus, there are much more exciting and important things happening in my life.

I may not have a man in my life, but I still love the cute things sold around V-Day!  Who could resist anything with hearts or pink?

Valentine's Day

Here is a recap of my day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Beginning

Welcome!  I am making it a goal of mine to write on this blog every day for the next year.  I plan to write about all things I love including beauty, fashion and quite possibly my life in general.  I am so excited to start this journey!

Last weekend there was a Sex and the City marathon on t.v. and I recorded the whole days worth.  Carrie and the girls never seem to get old!

While watching, I decided it was a good time to switch up my nail color. I went with Essie in Armed and Ready.  It is an army green with gold in it

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day!  I love the holiday and all of the cute pink and red merchandise that is sold! The only date I am going to have is a study date with my books!