The art of hangover beauty

Adventures, makeup, relationships, Skin care

So last night, my guy and I went out. We had both had a bad day and we did shots!! We shared a steak, like we always do, because the poor man never gets to eat all of his own food!( actually, we always just order 1 meal to share) This really pisses off the bartender who hates my guts, but that’s her problem, not mine. We drank and talked to people and drank some more. Needless to say, it got interesting!!  By 9;30, yes all that by 9:30,we were on our way home. I had to drive because he had enough drinks to render him unable to stand up! This says a lot because he’s a big, tough dude and has a bit of a tolerance.

He passed out, and I got lost. I stopped at 2 gas stations to ask for directions relying on the kindness of strangers which eventually got me pointed in the right direction and eventually took his phone to use his gps. I had left my phone at home. Two hours later, I found home. When we got home, he could not walk nearly face planted onto the pavement, so I dragged a 6 foot 8 biker on my back like an ant up 3 flights of stairs. Does that count as weight training? I think so. ( I’m 5 foot 4 by the way)

So, if you’re going to party like it’s 1999 ( RIP Prince) with sexy bikers,you need to wash your hair the next day because it and you probably smell like something.  I make sure to exfoliate my face and entire body before using body wash and then wash and condition my hair.This is crucial…moisturize!!Dehydration makes you look old, no bueno. So I use a thick rich face cream and body lotion or body oil.

When you are hungover, foundation and powder are not your friend, so instead I use a BB cream, I like Dr.Jart+ beauty balm with spf 45. It covers just enough to even my skin tone and then I use a little concealer where needed, some blush to warm up my sallow complexion, some eye shadow and red lipstick that’s it! Less is more.

I look and smell like it never happened…now if I could just get rid of this headache.

Do you have any hangover beauty tips? Share!





Dawn Dagger Challenge!Ask me anything..

Adventures, award, happy

My lovely friend wandersummer tagged me in the dawn dagger challenge! Check out her blog, she is incredibly smart!! This is an ask me anything challenge! You can always ask me anything!! As I’m sure you have noticed, I don’t hold anything back! Ask Away!! I’d love to hear what you want me to write about!!

Here are her questions..


  1. What is the first social media platform you signed up to and why? Myspace, because it seemed like the thing to do!! lol
  2. What do you find as the most difficult thing about being a blogger? Trying to find interesting things to share and baring my soul for the world to see.
  3. What do you find as the best thing about being a blogger? The creative process, when something I say helps someone else.
  4. If you could switch faces with a famous person, who will you pick to switch faces with? Angelina Jolie!! She is so beautiful!!
  5. If you could have your life written in a book by a famous author (living or dead), which author will you choose to write your life story? Tough one, F.Scott Fitzgerald, as he is my favorite author ever!!



Here are my questions..

  1. What is your strangest food craving?
  2. What is your best quality?
  3. Have you ever been in love?
  4. What is your favorite song?
  5. If you could have a super power, which one would you have?



I tag Rydergirl1



We went to buy nail polish and ended up at Mardi Gras!!


I had a very exciting and fun weekend. My best friend came to visit! I moved to another state last year, so we don’t see each other very much, but we do talk on the phone very frequently.

One day over the weekend we decided to check out a really cool store called Del Sol. They have cool nail polishes that change color in the sun. They also have T-shirts, hair accessories, flip flops, kids clothes and Men’s t-shirts that all change color in the sun. We checked to see where the nearest store was and it was about an hour and a half away. ( give or take a few minutes.)

So we had a fun little road trip and we finally got close to our destination. A lot of roads were blocked off and there were parking lots advertising parking for $20.00. Something must be going on. My first thought was carnival or food fest. So we drove around and found some parking.

When we were walking around, we saw a guy dressed as a pirate. Cool! A lot of people were wearing mardi gras beads and were dressed up in flashy, colorful clothing. As  we got closer to our destination, we realized the store in right in the middle of Mardi Gras! This day just got way more interesting!!

So we headed in the direction of Del Sol. There were people throwing beads off balconies and we caught some, there were food vendors and I noticed “Gator on a stick” was an option at more than one. There was music playing and everyone seemed to be having a great time.

We made it to Del Sol and they had all kinds of cool color changing stuff!  I bought 4 nail polishes at ” buy 3 get 1 free” and a color changing t-shirt for myself and one for my guy.They also had another store attached called Cariloha. Cariloha is clothing and bedding made of bamboo. Bamboo is softer than cotton and is more environmentally friendly. I bought 2 T-shirts and a pair of bamboo underwear ( which I have on now ). The color changing shirts are guaranteed for life and the only washing instructions are not to use bleach. All the Cariloha items are also lifetime guaranteed, you just can’t use liquid fabric softener. Obsessed!!!

After shopping, we started looking around. There was a live music tent playing metal that we didn’t go towards but could hear very well. They had a face painting tent, and my friend got feather false eyelashes, glittery eye makeup and gems on her face. It was very festive and adorable!! There were more food tents than I had ever seen and it smelled kind of like a carnival. There was a parade where the people on floats threw more beads and we caught more. The parade seemed to go around in a circle so we saw it more then once. I looked up and saw colorful beads hanging from trees in a really pretty way. There was a marching band playing jazz music. Little kids were so covered in beads, it was a wonder they could walk. My own neck felt like it had 5 pounds of necklaces on it.

We realized we had been gone for hours, so we had to leave to make it back for dinner with the rest of my family. The ride back seemed to take less time than the ride there. We were in great moods and had a wonderful day!! I had never been to Mardi Gras before, and I think I will definitely make a plan to go next year and spend the day there. If you ever get the chance to go, I highly, highly recommend it!!