Friday, July 12, 2013

HELP-Need Beauty Routine Advice, Hair Advice and Need a Drink

The hottest woman on the Earth. With perfect hair. And the perfect beverage. 

Will someone pretty please come over and teach me how to do this???? I can't for the life of me figure it out.  I even bought a wand and everything. I am an epic failure. Even after a very long and torturous attempt I came out of the bathroom and M says "Um, you're doing it wrong." I can actually get pretty close to this look if I sleep perfectly on damp hair ...but that happens only 2% of the time. Otherwise I look like Bellatrix LeStrange.
You can't really even see her curls but she is just so hot.
These girls figured it out...and seriously, I should be able to figure this out.

Make-up Remover
I just bought these Aveeno "Calming" make-up remover face wipes and it BURNS IT BURNS!!! I have sensitive skin and never wear makeup during the week. I've had to "put on a face" the past two days and after using Proactive I use these to get the remaining eye makeup off and it hurts! 

Face Sunscreen
I typically take a trip to the dermatologist before the beach just to get checked out. Gotta love that pale irish skin. Last year I had a mole removed, no big deal...just precautionary. My dad doens't have that great of a track record so I need to be really careful. And my sweet friend here in CLT has had two skin cancers removed off her face. Serious ones. So ladies...NO TANNING BEDS, NO OILS. Put on that damn Sunscreen!
I get these samples from the Dr. and between these and Obagi they are the only ones that don't get in my eyes and give me the fits.  But....Dr wasn't so slutty with his samples and kept his cabinet's leg's crossed. Any ideas of what I could go buy? Or should I just order this from the ole WWW?

F LOVES this on his face. When I say love he steals it and sits there and smears it all over. Or if I am applying he says, "Mom, get my cheek! Mom, get my nose!" and giggles and giggles. So if its fun for him and doesn't leak into his eyes its a winner for me.

And we are back to hair. I honestly can't braid. I can do a half-assed one to try to hide my neverending forehead but its no side frenchie.
Love this for pool/lake/beach/pure barre/Lem's class
Thank goodness my Badass sister in law braids! AND....she is teaching me how to needlepoint this trip!
Who wants a belt?

Last but not the least important by far

These look brilliant. Adult Capri Suns

Adult Capri Suns--Bag o (vodka) lemonade - perfect for the beach! best idea ever. Pure stinkin genius. Freeze it first and take to beach and squeeze to make it slushy--this way it wont get watered down:)

I start drinking at the beach around 10. Just a Bud light lime or something silly to take the edge off the day. I'm not a beer drinker at all but these are girly and good ice cold but good grief they make you bloated.

Speaking of girly and bloated....these are so good but I just read the nutrition info...... BAH!
For an 8oz serving of the 8% ABV version it will have 199 calories, 23.6g carbs…for the 6% ABV version it will have 149 calories and 18g carbs.

 I used to love Bloody Marys but it must be my reflux that is making me back away.

I adore white wine but 2 glasses and I'm done. So strange b/c 5 bourbons don't make me anywhere near as drunk as white wine. Odd.

Hit up the Wine Store in Charlotte if you need some great wine!

We typically drink a nice Rosé with lunch and then break into the Pinas by 3:30 and then its Bourbon the rest of the what should I drink in the am???
These look intriguing:

Dirty Shirley
DIRTY SHIRLEY -Cherry Vodka, Grenadine, Sprite...grown up Shirley Temple.

Margaritas by the Gallon

Margaritas by the Gallon: 6 cups tequila (you’ll need to buy two fifths for this) 2½ cups triple sec (just buy one fifth) 2½ cups fresh lime juice 2½ cups fresh lemon juice 2 cups simple syrup **Mix ingredients together in gallon container. Don’t forget to refrigerate! When ready to serve, pour mixture into a 16-ounce glass filled with ice. Salted rim is optional. Makes 21 margaritas.

Beach Cocktail:

Beach cocktail: Water, Country Time Pink Lemonade Mix, Fresh Strawberries, Smirnoff Watermelon Vodka, Triple Sec, Malibu Coconut Rum

Bourbon Smash
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 lime wedge
  • mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • Crushed ice
Chill a glass and place berries, sugar, lime and mint inside. Muddle the ingredients at the bottom. Fill the glass with ice and bourbon and stir.

These are real problems people....real dilemmas. If you click on the title Drinks up top it links to all sorts of fun cocktails from my Pinterest page. And yes, I'm too busy to fix the formatting on those recipes.