July 23, 2013

antique finds + DIY

I am so excited to move into my new house in the fall for school and start the decorating process! In
my old apartment I did not have to share a bathroom, but now since I have to share I wanted to find an
old vanity to restore so I could get ready in my own room! I just happened to stumble across the
 PERFECT find! It was an old bright red desk just calling out my name! and for $90 it was such a steal!
I decided I am going to paint it a very light cream color & distress it. I'm going to paint my bedframe
to match this.I also found the most beautiful mirror to hang over it for $40! The frame is an antique
dark gold, but I am planning to spray paint it a bright metallic gold to give it a little face lift! 

But for now, here are some of my favorite vanity inspirations I have found lately...

I also found some other fun gems along the way to add some much needed flare to my little room!
I bought a mirror vanity tray with an intricate gold rim and 3 milk glass vessels. I just cannot get enough
of milk glass! It is so classic!

Here are my fave ways to style milk glass & use a vanity tray...



I cannot wait to finish my own DIY projects and get my room all set up! Pictures to come!

July 22, 2013

Norma Minch Andrisek Leadership Conference 2013

I was so blessed to be able to be a part of the Norma Minch Andrisek Leadership Conference
for hhis year! This conference was meant for leaders and emerging leaders to get together
and learn to become even more amazing leaders in their chapters! My chapter president, Tiffany, and
I got to attend to represent the Xi Xi Chapter from the University of North Georgia.

Delta Zeta was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1902. This campus had so
much rich DZ history I just couldn't take it all in!
Here are some of my fave pics from the conference:

First airplane ride for me!

 Xi Xi Chapter recieved honorable mention for number
of philanthropy service hours this year! So Proud!

Danielle from the University of Alabama Montgomery chapter
& the current National President, Mrs. Jeanine Triplett herself!

 Delta Zeta National Headquarters

 Region XVII girls from all over Georgia!

 Norma Minch, ladies & gentlemen...

I learned so much from all of the key note speakers and different sessions that were exactly
what my chapter needed some advice on! The most amazing thing about this conference is the
connections I made with some incredible Delta Zetas across the country! I will never forget the
incredible experiences I had  and the relationships that I had come to make this past weekend!

If you are in a sorority, I highly incourage you to take a leadership position and if you are not in
the Greek community I highly encourage you give it a try! I have had nothing but amazing experiences
in Delta Zeta and I believe that every woman should get the same experience!

Follow Delta Zeta at UNG
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Good luck in your Greek endeavors Sweet Peachers!

July 17, 2013

Ipsy - July 2013 Glam Bag

I have recently discovered the beauty of Ipsy! I have been loking for the perfect place to find high
quality beauty products in small sizes to try out before I bought a gigantic thing for $100 and let it sit
in the bottom of my cosmetic bag for a year and eventually throw it out. You all know what I'm
talking about......ANYWAYS. This is where Ipsy comes into play. A great team of stylists have
found products that they love and want others to find them as well.

A great thing about Ipsy is that they don't just send you a random box full of random products. There
is a VERY detailed quiz that you have to take before recieving your Glam Bag that asks you for
your preferences & they will send the products that taylor to your beauty needs & loves! Also, most
places send a box or giant envelop that just gets destroyed in the shipping, but Ipsy sends a precious
little Glam Bag each month!

The best part of this is that it is only $10 a month! Sign up is free and $10 goes to Ipsy on the first
of every month and you get your Glam Bag half-way through each month! They send sample sizes as
well as some full-sized products as well!

This month, the neon pink jelli pouch Glam Bag was full of some great goodies!

Overall, I wasn't too impressed with this color palette. However, I am a proud owner of the
Urban Decay Naked 2 palette so no other eyeshadow can ever compare anymore. I speak the truth.
I do not like bright, bold colors for my eyes. I cannot pull it off, so the Hollywood and the Malibu
were a little too intense for me. The San Fran color was okay.
bhcosmetics $9.95 each

The idea of a lipstick crayon has been growing on me lately, but I am so picky with my color
choices. I used very very pale pinks and nudes on my lips and that is usually it. I received the
Fuschia Flirt which was a little on the neon side of things, but it glides on so smoothly and stays on
all day! It feels great! I also love that I didn't have to buy the entire set & end up only using
2 of the crayons.

I love a good tinted moiturizer! Especially one that is as light weight and non-greasy as this one!
I always love when my face products offer broad UV-spectrum  protection! This CC cream is tinted,
rose scented, organic, water-proof, and ultra sheer! You can't go wrong with this stuff!

 At first, I thought that I wasn't going to be able to use this product because as of recent I
chopped off all my hair (AND LOVE IT) but then I realized that this would be a great volume and
texture booster! It gives the perfect amount of volume to the crown of my hair and the perfect
piecey-ness to my bangs. Sexy Hair is a product brand I trust!
ULTA $19.95

Okay, I love the color & I love how smooth the polish goes on..........but $13 per bottle is a little
ridiculous! I'm glad I got it for free because I wouldn't normally pay that much for a bottle of polish.
This color is such a great bright coral color perfect for those hot summer days!

I simply cannot wait for the August Glam Bag!

July 4, 2013

happy 4th of july

Illustration by Inslee

Try & stay dry on this yucky 4th of July! No fireworks or cook outs for me. This girl is just happy
to have a day off both jobs, no where to go, some puppies to snuggle, & a good book to curl up with!

happy 4th, y'all!

July 3, 2013

Hire Style + Discount

I have found such a great clothing rental company that I just had to share! They are a brand
new site called HireStyle and they are so fabulous! They have designer clothing and dresses for up
to 90% less than the retail price for you to rent anywhere from 4 days to a whole month! They
carry Alexander Wang, Prada, Rag & Bone, Camilla and Marc, Versace, & so much more! Some
of my fave pieces right now are...

Camilla and Marc Ramble On Dress
rent from $55 // retail $515

See By Chloe Ruffled Sleeve Mini Dress
rent from $45 // retail $435

Camilla and Marc Modernist Black Leather Pant
rent from $75 // retail $710

Camilla and Marc Slice of Light Top
rent from $35 // retail $338

Hmmm....I seem to have a thing for Camilla and Marc. ANYWAYS, they just recently launched
but are creating an awesome tool called The Lookbook which is going to have some great outfit
inspirations put together by some iconic fashion guests! Membership is also completely free!

My absolute favorite part about HireStyle is the fact they are philanthropic! With every item
rented, they make a donsation to Feeding America's Give a Meal program and provide 8 meals
for Americans who need them! How amazing is that!?

HireStyle was nice enough to offer my readers 50% off their very first rental! Just enter
the code HIRESTYLE50 and look fabulous while saving tons of money! 

There are so many ways to follow HireStyle!

July 1, 2013

beach essentials

Due to my way too many visits to our local country club, I have learned that there are some things
that you just can't leave to go to the beach or the pool without! And my list keeps getting even
longer as the years go by....This being said, I have compiled a list of all my favorite things that every
girl should have in her beach tote!

1. Fun Fedora: Everyone needs a cute little hat to protect your noggin'! They have some great and
cheap options at Charlotte Russe and Charming Charlie! I have way too many from both of these
places and I love them all!

2. Cool Shades: I am always on the hunt for the perfect pair of sunnies because mine end up stolen,
lost, or crushed. These ones here are my dream sunnies by GUESS that are way out of my price
range ($140!) but I have come across some great ones at TJ Maxx and Charming Charlie for very
cheap that look just the same!

3. Rubber Flip Flops: For me, I think just old school rubber flip flops do the job because they are
easy to slide off and on! And you can get them in so many fun colors! My personal faves are the
Yellow Box brand because the bottoms are a little bit thicker and are squishy and feel GREAT on my
feet & the houndstooth print is just to die for! I have discovered Havaianas flip flpos though which
are great quality but about $40 a pop. But aren't they just so pretty with their bright colors!?

4. Sunscreen: I swear by any product that is by Neutragena! This particular suncreen is great for
several reasons: it is sheer, water-resistant, broad spectrum, and oil free! Yes, it is a little more
expensive but so worth it!

5. Kindle Paperwhite: I go NO WHERE without my Kindle Paperwhite! My wonderful,
handsome, and caring fiance got this for me for Christmas & I have not put the thing down! It is
perfect size and has so many options for cute cases! It is perfect for reading in the bright sunlight
AND has a backlight for reading at night!

6. Beach Towel: I have such a hard time finding one that is long enough for my amazon legs so I
usually end up bringing 2 with me (#longlegprobs). I will confess, all of my beach towel are either
Hello Kitty or Disney Princess from Target but hey......no shame. If you want to be a little more
chic than I am in the towel department, these hand-woven striped beach towels by Kara Ventures
are just divine!

7. Playtime Goodies: Yes, I do go to the beach with a beach ball and usually some sand castle
building tools.....JUDGE ME. But I love the fun pattern on the C. Wonder beach ball! And of
course it is pink & green!

8. Water Bottle: I can't go out in the sun for long periods of time without a trusty water bottle! I
have been wanting a bkr glass + silicon water bottle but I cannot justify paying for the thing so for
now I love the Water Bobbles at half the price!

9. Chap Stick: The chlorine and the sun combo just dries my lips out to the max! I have switched
to Baby Lips and have never looked back! The name says it all and the best part is you can get it
at your local drug store for about $3!

10. Travel Speaker: For you beach partiers, this is a necessity! This one from C. Wonder
is so just darling!

11. Cover-Up: I have so many dresses that I can throw over a bathing suit & still look cute! I am
not a fan of the t-shirt and norts look when going to the pool or the beach. Sorry to all of you who
do, but dresses are just much more fun!

12. Cute Suit: Probably the most important thing to take with you....A CUTE SUIT! This sweet little
stripey number from J. Crew is perfect!

13. Hair Accessories: For those of you that still have hair (I chopped mine off recently) hair ties
and bobby pins are so important! You need to be able to throw your hair up when the sun just
gets too hot for you! These elastic hair ties are popping up everywhere! They are great because
they don't pull, crease, damage your hair, or fray!

14. Tote: I have been on the hunt for the perfect beach tote lately and this straw and sequin one from Juicy Couture
has the right amount of sparkle for me! And it is on sale for $75! SCORE!

15. Jelly Pouch: This one is darling! C. Wonder has a jelly pouch that is great for putting your
keys, wallet, phone, & beauty products in it! It is great to have one of these because you can take
it out of your tote and bring it with you and it protects all your valuables!

I hope after this list you know what to bring with you for fun in the sun! What is your must have
when you go to the beach or the pool?