Tuesday, April 15, 2014

8 Sweet Bridal Hair Accessories

In my search for a fun bridal hair accessory to complete my bridal look, I found so many great options. I'm planning on ditching a veil for my upcoming nuptials, and I'm looking for something with individuality and a dash of unforgettable style. I thought I'd share with you a few of the beauties that I found. Here are a few of my favorites:

Monday, April 14, 2014

5 Tips to Shorten Your Morning Makeup Routine

How to shorten your beauty morning routine from FrySauceandGrits.com

Since I have become a mommy, I am going many more days without makeup.  And, when I do wear makeup, I wear a lot less because I just don't have the time.  But, I still want to look polished instead of a hot mess, so I'm working on prioritizing my makeup routine.  I wanted to share with y'all some tricks I have learned along the way!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter and Spring Themed Succulent Terrarium and Fireplace Mantel

Easter is right around the corner and at my house I try my hardest to make it look somewhat festive.  I think last year was the first time I purchased some Easter/spring decorations I bought on clearance after Easter.  So this year I knew I wanted to keep that tradition up but add some subtle Easter decor throughout the house.  I'm not a huge fan of decorating the ENTIRE house for the holidays and spending hours doing it.   That's a lot of pressure and takes up a lot of time.  One of my favorite stores is Cost Plus World Market because they have such a fun and eclectic decor, ethnic foods, stylish house ware items.  You can spend hours there.  When I decorate for the holidays I like to keep it simple, and my rule of thumb is keep the holiday decorations to only 2-3 areas in the home.  Like the front porch, my entry way to the living room, and fireplace mantel in the family room. 

One of my favorite things is to bring the outdoors in.  We love plants in our family and anyway I can add a bit of greenery in our house, I'm all for it. That's why I thought it would be really fun to create a seasonal terrarium where I add things to it during each holiday to make it festive. 

Easter Succulent Terrarium from Fry Sauce and Grits

Thursday, April 10, 2014

China Cabinet Makeover with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

Oak China Cabinet Redo from Fry Sauce and Grits

This post has been a long time coming.  After all of the Christmas festivities, I made it a goal for the New Year to paint this 80's looking oak china cabinet we've had in our living room for the past three years.  It was time for a much needed paint makeover.  I didn't want to do a latex paint and have it look really glossy.  I wanted it to look like I spent a lot of money on it and wanted to make a statement with this piece.  This china cabinet has some really good bones, is made from solid wood, and has really beautiful antique brass glass leaded windows and shelves.  After some research I came across this stuff called milk paint.  Milk paint is normally known for having that chippy look, I knew I didn't want the chippy look on this china cabinet. I saw pictures of milk paint where it was smooth, not chippy, and it looked gorgeous.  So that's when I decided to use Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint to do the job. 

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Lip Chubby Roundup & Reviews

I'll let you know that these reviews are from my own beauty curiosity.  I purchased each of these products in order to test them out on my own.

My obsession with lip crayons began years ago with a Clinique version called the Chubby Stick.  I loved that little chubby crayon.  And then they did as they do with every product you fall in love with--they discontinued it.

The good news is Clinique brought back the Chubby Stick a few years ago, and now they have more colors than ever.  I love it because it gratifies my non-commital lipstick personality.  Most days, I opt for a sheer balmy lip color instead of a punchy bold lip.  That's just what I feel most comfortable in.

I love the Mega Melon and Heaping Hazelnut colors, but they are all sheer and pretty.

I have broadened my lip crayon obsession to include a few others and I thought I would share with you which ones I like the best.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable

My much-trusted product-junkie friend Chelsea introduced me to this one via her Instagram and I love it!  It gives you a stain with a balm that lasts about half the day on my lips and doesn't dry them out.  The color Honey is a nice pinky nude that would look natural on pretty much anyone.  It's great for my "mom hair don't care" days.
Dorky selfie wearing the Revlon in "Honey"

Flower Lip Suede Velvet Lip Chubby

Drew Barrymore has got it going on with her new makeup line called "Flower" sold exclusively in Walmart, you can buy it here too if you don't want to go to Wally World.  I picked up the Lip Suede Velvet Lip Chubby in "Life's a Peach."  It's the perfect pale peach color, it is for sure more of a matte texture, but it's creamy and not dry.  I end up usually swiping a little gloss on top to give it a subtle sheen.

Bobbi Brown Art Stick

This one is definitely more of a lipstick and liner combo for when you're wanting a more pigment on your lips.  Bobbi released 8 vivid shades.  I love that it's easy and quick to apply, no fussing with another lipliner.


Well that's my lip crayon roundup!  If there are other products you want reviewed, leave me a comment and I will be your beauty guinea pig!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Weight Loss, Bra Buying, and a Bra Makeover with Diana from Livy Loves to Run

weight loss and bra buying from fry sauce and grits

When you have an extreme weight loss like my good friend Diana from Livy Loves to Run where she lost 100 pounds, yes that's what I said, 100 POUNDS!  You see a lot of changes in your body.  Most of those changes are very much welcomed, but sometimes one part of the body you didn't expect to change so much is your boobs.  Most women when they lose weight they tend to lose it in their boobs (boobs are made from fatty tissue, go figure).  I contacted Diana and asked her if I could fit her because she hadn't been fitted for a bra before her weight loss!  This is tragedy in my eyes.  I was so excited when she enthusiastically accepted for this makeover and shopping trip.
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