Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday's Fab Five

10/16 Thursday Fab Five

I have a lovely Fab Five for today, let's get started!

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 
I'm a Birchblogger, and a few months ago Birchbox started the Birchbox Book Club (look up #BirchboxBookClub on Twitter).  The book for September was Big Little Lies written by Liane Moriarty.  OMG THIS BOOK IS SO GREAT, I CANNOT DEAL.  I'm almost done, but seriously, it's so twisted but sometimes in a funny way.  Murder and drama...it reminds me of a Real Housewives... but with death.

boscia Luminizing Black Mask
My #1 face mask, not for the faint of heart.  Check out my review of it here.  I just ran out and need to buy more ASAP.  It just gets every single thing out of your face...it hurts, but oh well, you'll live.

Burt's Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit
I have this on my desk at work and would not survive without it.  Now that the weather is changing, and um, my classroom is dry and sometimes gross feeling, I need a promising lip balm to get me through the day.  Not even kidding.  The grapefruit scent revitalizes me.

Trader Joes Pumpkin Spice Coffee
I KNOW, I KNOW, #basicwhitegirl.  I don't care, I love pumpkin spice coffee, so...WHY WOULDN'T I BUY TWO OF THESE?!

Vizio 50" Smart HDTV
So, I bought myself this over the weekend, no big deal.  Seriously, one minute I was at a bar with Robert watching the Jets lose, the next thing I knew I was buying this TV at Best Buy down the street.  Not to worry, the drinks I had were weak, so this wasn't a random and irresponsible buy.  I needed a TV for the living room of my new apartment, and I love a good holiday weekend sale.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Recipe Wednesday: Fall 2014 Recipe Bucket List

Now that I'm moved into my new apartment with a glorious kitchen, somewhat settled, and no longer drowning in teacher work (for now), I'm finally able to make a Fall 2014 Recipe Bucket List..YAY!

I'm posting this list on my fridge, and I WILL MAKE EVERYTHING BEFORE THANKSGIVING.  That's my goal!

Foodie with Family's Bacon Cheddar Chive Dip.  Seriously, doesn't this look amazeballs?
Via foodiewithfamily.com 
 How Sweet It Is White Cheddar Beer Bread.  I have no idea what this will taste like, which is why I need to make it.

Emily Bites' Spicy Sausage Pasta..perfect for a chilly night with girlfriends and wine. 

Real Simple's Brie and Chive Biscuits...hello, I love biscuits.

Closet Cooking's Roasted Apple and Aged White Cheddar Soup.  Can you tell I have a thing for white cheddar? 

Fitness Magazine's Chunky Beef Stew.  Nothing will ever be as good as my Mom's beef stew, but I'll try. 

How Sweet It Is Lobster Bisque Pot Pies.  I die.  Lobster bisque is my FAVORITE SOUP EVER IN LIFE.

Crunchy Creamy Sweet's Caramel Apple Cheesecake...because...why wouldn't I...?

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween Nail Art

I typically don't do my own nails, I'm just not good at it, and my every two weeks mani-pedi are my top zen moments.  

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I decorate like crazy, and I love having people over to celebrate.  Oh, and I enjoy dressing up my dogs, obviously.  OH OH, and it's my Mom's birthday!

I've been looking for some inspiring nail art to share with my nail tech.  Today will officially start my super dark nail color choices, my transition color I have on right now is Essie 'Vested Interest' from the fall 2013 collection.  

from Nordstrom.

I really feel like getting into the Halloween nail art swing of things right about now, so I've complied some of my favorite Interweb finds.  Still not sure if I'll go for any of them, most likely I'll be boring and back out, but they're still super fun to look at!

Not sure who created this super cute design!

These incredible nails were created by My Nail Graffiti
I want these nails right now.  Via CrayPolish
Super easy, yet so Halloween-y.  Via Steffel.blogspot.com
These are just so crazy cool.  Via @Stylish_Mom.
{Not sure who this photo belongs to, as the person who put a signature on this picture was called out for plagiarizing.}
So cute and chic.  Via Nails in Nippon.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Social Media Lovin'

If you haven't already, please take a moment to follow Love.Life.Beauty. on social media!  

I'm always posting my favorite beauty and fashion articles on Facebook, Tweeting about new posts and what I'm currently loving, Instagramming yummy food and beauty pics, and Pinning all sorts of glam and fabulous things!

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Happy Tuesday! XO.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Mini Loft Haul

I've been so incredibly busy with teaching, and most recently, moving.  I decided to reward myself this weekend and take a break, at Loft, of course.  Everything, yes everything, at Loft was 40% off this weekend.  {Prices below reflect piece at full price} 

Since there's a Loft less than a mile from my home, I was there pretty quickly. 

I'm a Loft addict for multiple reasons.  First, everything they sell is work and out of work appropriate.  You can play with the pieces to make them more or less conservative.  Second, they always have amazing sales, AND I have a teacher discount, which is so incredibly helpful.  Third, Loft has a 'tall' size option for everything.  Life savor.  I can't tell you how many times I try on ridiculously perfect dresses, but it's just a tad too short to wear to work- it's so frustrating.  BUT, with Loft, I never have that problem.

This season Loft has some pretty great fall dresses.  I'm choosing to wait on these two below, but I will be getting them the next sale that goes down.
I could not, however, wait on this jacket.  Tell me this isn't amazing???  It IS amazing.  
I also got this shirt, I really liked the colors, it screamed fall and winter in my opinion.  It's perfect for work with a sweater, and then happy hour after work with friends...no sweater?
Floral Vine Bow Neck Shell, $54.50
The last thing I bought from Loft were hair ties, on final sale.  I can't find them online anywhere, so the next closest to the colors of mine are below in the Olive Bow Hair Tie Set.  These types of hair ties are super trendy right now, and with good reason.  I always have my black Goody hair ties on deck, but this newer style of hair tie doesn't pull so much, always comes in cute colors, and so far, hasn't dented my hair if I leave it up all day.

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