Monday, December 19, 2011

Dear Santa.. My 2011 Christmas List



































































































1. I want Zac Efron Wrapped in a huge box and placed under my tree! I know this is probably a long shot, but he is just PERFECT and YUMMY! HeHe

2. Large TV

3. Charming Pink Chair

4. Bare Minerals Palette. New & want to try these babies so bad! Have heard wonderful things about these.

5. New Iphone 4S in White

6. Victoria Secret Yoga pants. I'm obsessed with these. It's the best thing for me to wear to class and even though your wearing sweats you still look adorable!


7. I have always LOVED Ugg Australia boots. I will spend the money on them because they are so comfortable and warm. I have fallen in love with this new style. The "Channing" and I want these in my life ASAP. I like the fact that they are much more fancier than the traditional Uggs. These are around$300 & a great investment in my opinion. Boots will last a life time if you take care of them. These even say Ugg on them :) You can't put a price on comfort!

8. YSL Lipsticks. I have wanted to try these forever. The packaging is gorgeous! Enough said.

9. I want this Coach bag in Tan. It's called the Madison Leather Lindsey Satchel. It's around $400 but isn't she beautiful! That wasn't a question! It's a FACT!!

10. Anything from Victoria Secret Pink. I am in LOVE with this store! It's like all I want to wear to college classes early in the AM. So comfortable and adorable

11. The new Victoria Secret Angel Perfume is AMAZING!! I sprayed it on while shopping, and WOW!!! I could not get enough of it!! Go smell this & you will understand!! Plus the bottle is beautiful!

12. I want a rose gold Michael Kors watch!


13. Last but not least an IPAD2. I don't need one, but I just want one. They are so pretty and it would look great in my hands.. hehe.


Thats pretty much all I would like for Christmas this year from Santa. Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

Candace



Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bombshell Hair in under 15 Minutes
























Hey girls! I wanted to do a quick post on my new obsession. It's the curling wand. Mine is from Nume.com AND it's fantastic. These are a few pictures from my new video talking about this wonderful tool. It's pink, and it takes me around 15 minutes to do my whole head. It adds volume and makes your curls look so sexy and beautiful. Whether you have this particular brand wand or another brand it's such a fun tool to add to your collection.

Do any of you reading this have a curling wand or have you used one? What are your thoughts on it?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ugg Classic Cardy: Be Cozy Be Warm
























I have always been a lover of Uggs. I know some people hate them, but I could care less about what anyone thinks. In the fall and winter I like keeping my feet cute and warm. I love how Uggs never disappoint me. I have several pairs of Uggs and have fallen in love with the Classic Cardy Uggs in grey (Which are the perfect color for winter). I just think they look so cozy and warm. I am planning on going this weekend and purchasing these babies. Uggs are SOOO comfortable, SOOOO cute and SOOO warm!! What more could you ask for? I know they are pricy but you can't put a price on comfort in my book.

What is your favorite style of uggs?

It's going down to 26 degrees tonight! FREEZING!

Hope where ever you are your keeping warm!

Candace

Monday, October 31, 2011

Kim K is only human & Who are we to judge?


All I have been hearing today is people talking about how Kim filed for divorce from Kris today. Every comment on Blogs and Videos are rude, cruel, and unnecessary. What people need to understand is we don't know their relationship or what went on. They are also only human like everyone else on the planet. Sure they may have a little more change in their piggy banks than us, but they are still human beings and have feelings. I swear every comment on blogs I saw were saying things like

*I'm happy that B**** is getting a divorce
*Money can't buy you everything Kim
*I didn't think it would last 2 days
*She's to short, thats why she is getting a divorced
*She did it for fame
*She should of spent that money on charities instead
*Kris is to good for her

Seriously it just goes on and on.. It's kinda sad that with all that is going on in the world that people are so worried about their marriage ending. It's sad and i'm sure it's very painful for both of them. But who are we to judge? We don't know anything. They are people and it's so rude how people can be. The comments to me show nothing but jealously and hatred towards her success. Whether or not your a Kardashian fan you can't argue that they are successful. And most of the haters that leave those nasty comments more than likely watch the show. Every time they watch an episode that money goes into their pocket.

My point on posting this blog is to point out that instead of spreading negativity and pulling people down... We should be compassionate and understanding. Not judge!! We are all only human and none of us are perfect.

I wish nothing but the best for Kim and Kris and hope they both find happiness!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Perfectly Pink Rain Boots & HAPPY FALL



































Fall has officially arrived. This past Friday was the kickoff. Depending on where you live it can still feel like summer. I just moved from Florida for college and it's currently in the mid 90's there. Where I live now it's been in the 50's and 60's. It's seriously such a nice change from the heat!! My college campus is huge and it's been raining a lot lately. I need to invest in a pair of rain boots. In Florida we don't typically wear these at all. Were more of flip flop people haha. But now that i'm living in a completely different climate I think I need to get a pair ASAP. I've found a few pair that I absolutely adore. I posted pictures as always. I'm such a visual person and I wanted to ladies to see them too. Their are not to many pink choices of rain boots on the market right now. But these are the ones that I did find. They are all cute and affordable. Have any of you purchased a new pair of rain boots lately? Or seen any cute ones anywhere? I'm so torn between these three.. DEcisions DEcisions :)

Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday. I'm currently snacking in front of the TV watching college football. LOVE ME SOME FOOTBALL!!! WAR EAGLE :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hello Lovers:My Shoe Heaven



I've been living in my new city for college for about a two weeks. I didn't pack all my shoes because I didn't know if I would have the space to fit them all. But man did I luck out in my new apartment. I have tons of space!

So, I flew all the way home for the labor day holiday weekend & decided I had to take some of these babies back with me.

I took a picture so you guys could see. I am obsessed with shoes. But I'm a girl and I change my outfit all the time, and need lots of shoe selections. Let me know if you guys want to see a shoe collection video or blog post?!?!

Are any of you obsessed with shoes or have you purchased a new pair that your obsessed with?

Candace

My MASTERPIECE for My LOVIE CHELSEA



















One of my best friends Chelsea (THE ONE IN THE MIDDLE) just started at Auburn University. I'm the creative one who is constantly keeping up with trends in our group. She asked me if I would decorate her living room and make it sophisticated, yet still have that feminine touch at the same time. I was delighted. I shopped all day on a Friday for decor and supplies, and Saturday and Sunday I was a busy little Bee :)

The total cost to do the entire living room was $150

I shopped at Target, TJ Max, World Market, Marshalls, Pier One Imports and Home Depot for Paint.

DIY: projects are so much fun. I watch HGTV 24-7 and it gives me so many ideas for inspiration. I took a final picture of Chelsea's living room. She lives in an apartment off of campus. She can paint the walls as long as she paints it back to white when she moves out. But if your living far away from home while your in college like Chelsea and I you want your place to feel like home.

Chelsea was really happy with her living room, and I was thrilled.

My biggest tip for when your designing for others: Really sit down with them and try to in- vision what they are looking for as far as style, texture and color. You want the room to reflect their personality and include those elements in your design selections.

Have any of you decorated a space for a relative, friend or even client? I'm currently help decorate a few of my roommates rooms. I will do a video and take some pictures when the masterpiece is done :)

Have a great weekend

Candace

Monday, August 22, 2011

Checklist: Moving into College Apartment or Dorm?

I'm almost completely packed for college. I move in this Saturday and classes start on Monday. Talk about hectic! Moving can be stressful and exciting at the same time. I lived in a dorm freshman year. I had my own private room and bathroom. I was very fortunate considering most freshman have a roommate and share a tiny space. My space was still tiny, but I added cute wall decor and had great storage bins. This year i'm actually transfering to another University about 11 hours from my home in Florida. It's going to be culture shock thats for sure. Although I'm so excited to have a Fall and Winter. Florida doesn't get to experience that at all. I'm moving into an amazing apartment off campus. It's a four bedroom and we each have our own private bathrooms. I have not met my sweet-mates yet. But we all met on Facebook. The apartment complex has a roommate matching site where you can talk with other people who are moving in there too. We all chose to live together, and i'm so excited to meet them. But to make sure I pack everything I made a checklist on items I needed to bring with me. I thought I would share what's on my list. It may help you when your starting college or moving in the future. I tried to think of everything!

Tools:
□ Hammer
□ Screwdriver
□ Surge protectors
□ Extension cords
□ Duct tape
□ Batteries (rechargeable is best)
□ Flashlight
□ Pliers
Medicine Kit:
□ Band aids
□ Cold medicine
□ Allergy medicine
□ Antibiotic cream
□ Mini first-aid kit
□ Advil
□ Aloe, Sunscreen
□ Vitamins
□ Eye drops
□ Contact solution
□ Contact containers
□ Q-tips
□ Hand sanitizer
□ Medical info (doctor, phone number, local hospital)
*Cotton Balls
Pedicure Kit:
□ Nail clipper
□ Nail file
□ 5-40 favorite nail polishes (ZOYA)
□ Cotton balls
□ Polish remover
Sewing Kit:
□ Safety pins
□ Needles
□ Thread
Laundry Kit:
□ Quarters (If you don't have one)
□ Detergent
□ Dryer Sheets
□ Laundry Bag
□ Space Clothes hangers (a ton) (JOY MANGANO)
*Fabric softener
Study:
□ Printer paper
□ Ink cartridge
□ Scissors
□ Desk Lamp
□ Rubber bands
□ Stapler and staples
□ Tape
□ Planner
□ Backpack (or any bag to carry books in)
□ Calculator
□ Erasers
□ Glue
□ Highlighters
□ Index cards
□ Markers
□ Notebooks/Lined paper
□ Paper clips
□ Pens/Pencils
□ Ruler
□ Three-hole punch
□ Push pins
□ Post it notes
□ Flash drive
□ Desk organizers
□ Blank CDs
*Laptop (Apple I'm a Mac girl)
*Laptop bag
Kitchen Kit:
□ Filtered water pitcher
□ Can opener
□ Plastic utensils, plates, bowls (If dorm) Apartment Regular silverware
□ Tupperware
□ Sharp knife
□ Mac n cheese (you can make box mac n’ cheese in the microwave)
□ Dish soap
□ Sponge
□ Water bottle
□ Travel coffee mug
□ Bag clips
*Snacks
*Fruits & Veggies
*Blender
*Plastic Baggies
*Cutting Board
*Coffee Maker
*Spoons
*Colander
Dorm D├ęcor Ideas:
□ Trash can or paper trash bags (only 1 trash can was provided in my dorm room. It’s nice to have a personal trashcan that you don’t need to share with a roommate, so next time you go to the grocery store, ask for paper bags. These hold their shape and are perfect to use as trash bags because they can just be thrown away when you’re done using them.)
□ Bulletin Board or dry erase marker board
□ Small lockbox for passport, jewelry, etc.
□ Wall decals that function like stickers and add color to plain white dorm walls
□ Desk fan
□ Posters
□ Command hooks (lots)
□ Full length mirror
*Vanity
Cleaning Kit:
□ Air freshener
□ Cleaning wipes
□ Mini vacuum (There’s a chance that you’re residence hall won’t have a good vacuum, so it’s a good idea to get your own. Plus, dorm rooms get dirty and really need to be vacuumed regularly.)
Bed Kit:
□ Risers (unless the height of your bed can be adjusted with the bed frame. I ended up not needing bed risers because our beds were already tall and had plenty of storage space. ) (Dorm Living)
□ 2 pairs of twin XL sheets (Most dorm bed sizes)
□ Electric blanket
□ Mattress pad
□ Pillows
□ Extra blanket/quilt
Bathroom & Toiletries Kit:
□ 2 sets of towels
□ 2 hair twist towels
□ Shower shoes ( If shared)
□ Shower caddy (waterproof)
□ Soap
□ Soap case
□ Toothpaste
□ 2 toothbrushes
□ Floss
□ Shampoo
□ Conditioner
□ Q tips, Cotton Balls
□ Shaving cream
□ Razors
□ Deodorant
□ Lotion
□ Moisturizer
□ Hair clips, ties, headbands
□ Brush
□ Make-up
□ Perfume
□ Hairspray
□ Hair dryer
□ Curling iron, Straightener
□ Tweezers
□ Bobby pins
□ Chapstick
*Makeup remover
*Teeth Whitener
*Self tanner

Bathroom Decor:
*Shower Curtain
*Shower Rod
*Floor mat
* Wall decor
*Toothbrush holder
* Shower Caddy (If dorm)
*Shower head massager

Clothes:
□ Don’t pack too much clothing. Only bring items that you wear regularly, like at least once every 3 weeks (unless you need certain clothes for different seasons like me.. Which means I'll be packing a lot :)
□ Bathing suit
□ Workout clothes
□ Dressy outfits
□ Sneakers
□ Underwear
□ Waterproof Rain jacket
*Bras
*Shoes (Flats, boots, flip flops, & heels)( I am packing a lot) I'm a girl!!!
* Coats & Hoodies
*Hats
*Scarves
*Jeans
*Shorts
*Leggings
*Socks
*PJ's
*Game-day dresses (If FOOTBALL School)
*Robe
*SLippers



Misc:
□ Glasses with case
□ Passport (If study abroad)
□ Camera and cord
□ Favorite board games (Apples to Apples, Scattegories, a deck of cards)
□ Favorite DVDs
□ Umbrella
□ Ipod
□ Radio and CD player, iPod player
□ Cell phone charger
□ Address/Telephone book
□ Calendar (filled in with special dates like birthdays)
*Alarm clock
*storage bins (You can never have enough storage)
*Tailgating chair
Candles (If living in apartment)
Big Items:
Try to compromise with your roommate about who will bring these. If living in dorm: You don’t want to get to college and have 2 printers, 2 fridges, and 2 microwaves. There’s just not enough room for all that extra stuff…
□ Printer
□ Mini Fridge
□ Microwave


I'm sure I forgot something but these are just the things I can think of on the top of my head! Hope this helps someone :)

I will do a tour of my new pad as soon as I get settled in!
Candy


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fashion Inspiration: Get Inspired







I know most of you have started back high school or college by now. I don't start back until the 29th of August. LUCKY ME! I have been shopping like a crazy girl for fall. I stumbled across the website ASOS Fashion Finder & found these adorable outfits that caught my eye. These are of coarse outfits that go with my style and personality. However, they have so many different outfits for so many styles that are put together. It gives you a great idea about how things will look together. Trust me.. It's worth checking out. You will all have to let me know if you find any inspiration from there as well. I hope everyone is having a great day!

Candace




Sunday, August 14, 2011

Jessica Simpson: My Celebrity Beauty Style Icon

I have always admired Jessica Simpson. She has been called every name in the book from Ditz, Dumb, boring, Fame whore, stuck up, self absorb, and fat. Well we know she isn't dumb. She is smart and extremely talented. Her clothing line is fabulous. I don't know one woman who doesn't own at least one pair of her shoes. I love her line from Jewelry, handbags, shoes, jeans, dresses, swim suites, perfume and hair extensions.. I would say she's the only one laughing.. ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK! After all the magazines and gossip blogs calling her fat and pretty much just degrading her, she still keeps a positive attitude and a smile on her face. So she has gained a bit of weight people!!!! She's happy and got comfortable. I don't understand why everyone made it such a big deal. She is still the same fabulous person she was before. The thing people don't understand is that weight can be lost. It's pretty easy if your determined. Jessica is a very determined woman and has been hitting the gym hard lately. When I see blogs about her that are all negative and just flat out mean... All it comes down to is ladies who are insecure and unhappy writing hateful things to make themselves feel better. In other words jealously. It's sad that people have to be so cruel because she gained a bit of weight. No ones perfect.. Not Meagan Fox, Opera, me or you. All we can do is be happy with what we have and who we are.

My celebrity beauty style icon is Jessica Simpson. I don't only think she's a great role model, but I love her sense of fashion. She's very girly like me, and not afraid to take risk. She has amazing hair and skin. Her makeup always looks fresh and clean. i'm always recreating looks from her on myself. I posted some pictures of her that I love. She's fabulous and will continue to inspire others for generations to come. Whose your celebrity beauty style icon?

Candy!