Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Haunted Halloween!

I hope it was filled with ghouls, goblins, and scary ghosts...
...but most importantly...

My family took off to the local pony ranch for the Halloween activities they had set up for the neighborhood kids.  It's crazy how much they have going on for Halloween these days. When I was a tot, I only got to trick or treat and then a painful night's sleep with a bulging belly.

Creeping cat welcomed us.

The party was complete with bounce house, face painting, costume contest, pony rides, donut eating contest, balloon popping for prizes, apple bobbing, a tiny pumpkin patch, cotton candy, ice cream, and cookies!  (I was in heaven with the last 3 things on the list). 

My little rider suited up...

...but he didn't feel like showing off his skills.

My mom & JJ.

The contestants lining up for the costume contest.


Trick or Treat!!!

As soon as we got home we dressed JJ back up in his lion suit and went door to door to trick or treat!

Ready to go!

What's in his pumpkin pail...

Gotta taste some!

Wishing you a safe, and Happy Halloween!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Eat, drink, and be scary!

I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way, but Halloween crept up very quickly in 2010.  Last year we heard about a Halloween Hoe-down (you can view the post HERE) which took place in our neighborhood and we decided to go.  We had so much fun, and saw that JJ had enjoyed himself too, that we kept our eyes open for the Hoe-down this year.  Luckily, I saw a flyer while JJ and I went out for a walk and it was actually happening tonight!

I wanted to be festive and look somewhat in the Halloween spirit, so I brought out my spider lashes that I bought from Wal-mart and figured I could be a "spider lady" in all black.  Not sure if my point got across, or if I just looked like I'm overly obsessed with long lashes, but I got to try something new, and it was fun.  I wanted to try to pencil in a spiderweb somewhere on my face, but didn't have the time, and we wanted to get there before they stopped doing the haunted hay ride rounds. To make up for time, I dusted off the black lipstick...and yeah, no dice.

My sugar was a wittle lion! Hear him ROARRR!

I'm glad I wore black, or else I would have had his black face paint whiskers and nose visible over my clothes.

Took a photo in the same spot last year! 

Smearing his face paint...

Pumpkin Carving Contest

This one was cool. All three star players for the Miami Heat!

A baby pumpkin...can't help but awwww.

Costume Contest

The little ones

How cute are they! 
Its impressive with how creative some kids got!
I think the box of Cheerios came in 2nd...not sure who won 1st place.

Older kids

My favorites were the jellyfish and the nerd.

Action Shots

JJ had so much fun. 

He ran around with the other kids, ran into other kids, and laughed at other kids running.

The tintage

I love my birthday gifts from Melissa.  She gave me MAC Wicked Ways lipglass and MAC Bite of an Apple blush.  The blush is just gorgeous.  Gradually buildable yet visible with the very first swipe. I mixed Wicked Ways lipglass with Peachstock lipstick to get a color that matches the blush. My cheeks and lips coordinated. hehe. 

MAC Bite of an Apple is my new favorite blush.  It's such a pretty pink, perfect for when winter rolls around.  There is no shimmer, just total color concentration. 

Here is where you can really see my spider lashes...thats what they were called on the packaging. I bought them at Wal-Mart.  It's a great time to buy some really crazy and artsy lashes from Wal-mart and they won't cost you over $5. I picked up 4 pairs and can't wait to get some use out of them soon!

Here's a pic of them on me before I did my hair or put on any lipstick & gloss.

The blush gives you an instant healthy flush and pop!

As for the rest of my eyes, I used MAC Cinderfella all over the lid, and blended it out with a very light silver shadow. I applied mascara, lined my eyes with a liquid liner after applying the lashes, and that was that.  Very simple since I was being rushed. 

I wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wonder Jelly

2010 is soon coming to an end, and it's been a year to remember. I met some wonderful people at Rocket XL Social Marketing Agency and was lucky enough to be included into some of their projects. My most recent project with Rocket XL was a project for Unilever, focusing on Vaseline. To celebrate Vaseline's 140th year anniversary, they launched a new flip top container, which is much easier to use from day to day, and a handy way to keep from losing the top...which could be a disaster.

I was sent out to collect various interviews from everyday people, and ask them how they find uses with the magical jelly thats stored in Vaseline jars. I got some amazing footage, and heard of some of the coolest ways to use petroleum jelly. Be sure to check out the Vaseline Facebook page to catch the video! (My feature is not up just yet, but should be up within the next month or so)

Did you know;
You can mix a dab of Vaseline Petroleum jelly with loose eyeshadow to create a blush or eye shadow that lasts longer an moisturizes!
You can mix Petroleum jelly with sea salt to create a nourishing exfoliator which soothes skin and leaves skin soft and glowing after you wash it off!
You can use Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on your baby's bottom to protect the skin and prevent diaper rash.
There are plenty of uses to use Vaseline Petroleum jelly, and those are just 2 of the 140 uses that I have heard exist.

As a thank you, I was gifted with a love pack filled with a beautiful box tier, tied with a bow and filled with love!

As well as the contents of the boxes, 
I was gifted with a special limited edition 
Swarovski Crystal embellished mini Vaseline jar! 

This is definitely going to be a staple item in my purse!

Make sure to check out the bottom of the post to see how you could 
WIN a dazzled Vaseline bottle of your own from Vaseline!

They spoiled me <3

I love it!

The Jelly Family.

Specifications of each product taken directly from press release:

NEW Vaseline Rich Conditioning Petroleum Jelly Cocoa Butter
  • 100% Rich Pure Petroleum Jelly
  • Contains nourishing cocoa butter
  • Keeps skin visibly healthy and glowing all day
  • Triple purified
  • Works with skin to help rebuild moisture
  • Suggested retail price - 7.5oz. jar - $2.99

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Baby
  • 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly
  • A gentle jelly that keeps babies' skin soft, smooth, and protected
  • Triple purified
  • Works with your babies' skin to help rebuild moisture
  • Provides visible relief from dry skin when used regularly
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Suggested retail price - 13oz. jar - $3.29

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Original
  • 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly
  • Triple purified
  • Works with skin to help rebuild moisture
  • Provides visible relief from dy skin when used reguarly
  • Hypo-allergenic and non-comodegenic
  • Suggested retail price:
  •      1.75 oz. jar - $0.99
  •      3.75 oz. jar - $1.85
  •      7.5 oz. jar - $2.99
  •     13oz jar - $3.29

Some more goodies I was sent! Schick Quatro razor, Nike Dri-Fit Women's Training socks, Ulta loose eyeshadow pigments, Sea Salt from the Dead Sea...all items that I can use in correspondence with my Vaseline products and get creative with taking care of my skin! I especially cannot wait to use the Sea Salt and Cocoa butter Vaseline as an exfoliant!

Win your own Swarovski crystal embellished Vaseline jars!

Share a creative, inventive, or silly way you use Vaseline Petroleum jelly, and submit your video to be entered for a chance to be one of 5 winners of a limited edition jar set and a $1,000 gift card!

Thank you Rocket XL and Vaseline!


Disclaimer: All products shown in this post were gifts sent courtesy of PR.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Birthday - Part 2

On Saturday night, the crew rounded up and we headed down to Miami to celebrate part 2 of my birthday.  I'm not much of a party girl so I was entitled to a night out to let loose.  We took photos before we left, but once we did, I left my camera at home. I knew I would have a good time and I didn't want to have to worry about taking a photo of everything.

I had such a good time! My friends and family have made my 25th birthday one that I will never forget.  I am so blessed to have such amazing people in my life who care about me so much. They have made my birthday so special!

I also want to thank all of my readers, Twitter followers, and facebook friends for wishing me a fabulous birthday! It certainly was!!!