Thursday, January 31, 2013

My Lipstick of the Moment!

Hey pretties :)

Today I  just wanted to update everyone on my current favorite lipstick. I have been using the Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter in Red Velvet to death! I absolutely love it, and it is my first Revlon Lip Butter. It is very hydrating, and the color is gorgeous on my skin tone.

What is your current favorite lip product?

X's and O's,

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year's Resolutions 2013!

Hello my loves!

It's that time  of year again... time to wipe the slate clean and start fresh! A chance to improve yourself. Time for some new resolutions!!

A side note, I did really well on my 2012 resolutions. There were  a few things I could have done better on, but hey. I give myself a B+ :p  I have been thinking long and hard, so here are my 2013 Resolutions!!!!!! :

1. To be a more positive person. As I mentioned in my Perfect Imperfections post, I am a very overly sensitive person. While this is a good trait in some aspects, it is also annoying because I can be very negative at times. I take things to heart and think everyone is  judging me or doesn't like me, or my instant reaction to many situations is often the negative side of things. I want to really focus on being more positive, and not taking every little comment or action of others to heart!

2.  To be more creative, and experiment with fashion. I know this was a resolution last year, and it was the area I lacked in the most. Partially because I didn't have much inspiration, and partially because I had next to zero budget. But I have a steady stream of disposable income now, and loads and loads of inspiration! I want to make 2013 my most fashionable year yet!

3. To start a Youtube channel. This has been on my mind for over a year now, but I just haven't gotten around to doing it. No excuses this year! I am going to give it an honest go, and put all of my effort forth!

4. To exercise more regularly. Yep, the most generic resolution of all! I am really bad with making fitness a part of my lifestyle though. I will go through phases where I workout faithfully for weeks or even months, then phases where I do absolutely nothing. This year, I would like to make an honest effort to truly make fitness apart of my life

5.  To save more money. Again, such a generic resolution, but one I am horrible with. I have made a goal to save a set amount each month. I find this easier to accomplish with an end goal- and this year, we are headed back to America, so there's the motivation! I will need spending cash ;)

6. To have more patience. I have almost no patience. This is a virtue that I would very much like to have.

7. To set aside one night per week for a date night with my husband. I have always loved the idea of a set date night, but sometimes it can be hard. We would really like to make this a priority!

There you have it, my New Year's resolutions for 2013!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 : A Year in Review

Hello Beauties!!

So, wildly enough, there's only 1 day left of 2012! I absolutely adore New Years (hello fresh start!), and I wanted to take some time and make a post reviewing 2012 ; the ups, the downs, the lessons, and all of the amazing things that happened to me this year. I would absolutely love to see others do this post, so be sure to link your blogs below!!!!!

I think I will first go through every month and lists the highlights of that month, then talk a little more about the year as a whole.

2012 Highlights by Month :

January -
I was blessed enough to spend some quality time with my family before making my big move.
I moved to Germany from the United States to be with my now husband.
My husband and I started the process of making our apartment a home.

I begin my German language course.
My husband and I remodel our living room.
My husband and I go on several memorable dates.

My husband receives his permanent license.
My husband celebrates his birthday with a big party.
My husband receives a contract for a job he had been hoping for!
We get engaged!!!!

I celebrate my first Easter in a foreign country.
I purchase my wedding dress, and a lot of wedding planning happens this month.

My husband and I celebrate 1 year of being together! :)
I am able to start making investments in my wardrobe ;)

My husband receives his diploma from school.
We attend several fun events including concerts and family functions.
I complete my German Course.

After months of preparation,  we finally get married on July 27, 2012 :)
I learn I have a job offer!

I begin my new job.
My new husband and I spend a lot of quality time together during his vacation.

My husband begins his new job.
My husband and I attend a few formal events! :)

We welcome our first furry edition to the family - Nugget the bunny :)
We both receive raises :)
I turn 21 , and am very spoiled!
I receive my diagnosis of Celiac Disease. This is hardly a highlight, but I finally found out what was wrong, and am able to get my health on track.

I reach a milestone at work- I train 2 new employees.
I complete the 30 Day Shred, and meet a weight loss goal.

I prepare for my first Christmas that I am physically with my husband!
My husband and I attend many holiday parties and events.
I spend my very first Christmas physically with my husband, and experience the new traditions of German Christmas.

As you can see, 2012 was VERY good to me. I have truly had a wonderful year! A few downs included being homesick, a few injuries, and a nasty lung infection, but all in all, 2012 was the time of my life, and I couldn't be more pleased with how it went.

I feel like I became a better person in 2012. I learned to be non judgmental. I learned to accept all opportunities that came my way. I tried a lot of new things, and stepped out of my comfort zone. I learned to forgive and forget, and gained so much confidence within myself. I have loved harder than ever this year. I am so proud of myself that I took such a giant leap to move to a foreign country, learn (and become fluent in) a totally new language, and become part of a whole new culture. It was a brave move on my end, and I can't believe I did it!
Lastly, I have had such an amazing time with my blog. It has become a hobby and passion of mine. I may not have many followers,  but I do have quite a few views, so I know that someone, somewhere is listening. Thanks to anyone and everyone who has taken the time to be apart of my blog. It means the world to me!

Stay tuned for my 2013 Resolutions post!
How was 2012 for YOU?

X's and O's,