What’s In My Bag + Giveaway

Hey guys! I wanted to share with you what’s in my current handbag. You know I love doing this videos but I only get around to doing them once a year or so (check out my last version).

Handbag & Its Contents

Alexander Wang Rockie in Rose Gold | Kate Spade wallet | Forever 21 pouchette | Ted Baker Makeup Bag (similar) | Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Super Natural | Leatherman Squirt S4 (this Micra one looks better!) | Banana Republic sunglasses | Canon Powershot S110 | Mont Blanc pen | Lodis card case | Moo “Lux” business cards | iPhone 5


Because you all are such a huge, ginormous part of my life, I wanted to give back to you for being such great supporters of my blog and YouTube channel. I’m giving away to one lucky member a Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC bag in a gorgeous Rose Gold color (my favorite!). To enter, you’ll need to be a subscriber of my channel on YouTube. But there are a ton of *extra* ways to enter, and tweeting daily (via the widget below) will earn you extra entries (max one per day)! Thanks for being such a wonderful part of my life since 2009…It’s going to be a great year!

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Party Curls Tutorial & Giveaway

Here’s my favorite new way to create soft, touchable, frizz-free curls (hint: it’s all about putting the right products in your hair that won’t make it crispy or weighed down). I love these types of curls because they’re touchable, bouncy, and look so much more natural than the alternative methods I’ve tried. You can get these products at your local Walmart!Please Click To View The Full Post →

Birthday Blog Lovin’

Happy Birthday Kristina

Well yes, folks – today’s ma’ birthday. I’m one year closer to the big 3-0. Time flies! It seems like just yesterday I was in my mother’s womb…filming a vlog and thinking, “This will make a great blog post!”

But in all seriousness, today might actually prove to be a miserable one: I’m starting a very tough rotation at work, I’m on day shift for 12 hours while my husband is on night shift, which means we won’t even see each other until tomorrow night! :( So no b-day celebrations or kisses or dinner. But you know what would truly make my day? Read on!Please Click To View The Full Post →

$400 Shopping Spree WINNER

Time flies, doesn’t it? I wanted to write a quick post to announce the randomly selected winner of the Beso + PSS giveaway.

(Drumroll please) The winner of the $400 shopping spree with Beso.com is…

Congratulations Lynzy! Have fun shopping and be sure to get yourself something for your bachelorette. ;) Everyone be sure to check out Lynzy’s beso collection! Lynzy send me your contact information so you can claim your prize. Thanks to all who entered, your collections were STUNNING.

Channeling Alexander McQueen

I‘m going to go out on a limb here–and waaaay out of my comfort zone–by introducing you to two concepts about myself.

The first, as you may already know if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, is that my brother took his own life in October 2009, and the second is that I am, in fact, a very spiritual person. I believe in life after death, past lives, and our late loved ones’ continual presence around us. Since my brother’s passing, my mother created a blog in which she explores spirituality and life after death. The blog (which I created for her and customized) is called Channeling Erik, and it has become quite the phenomenon–Shirley Maclaine is a reader. (Any fellow Steel Magnolias fans out there?)

I asked my mother to see if, during one of her channeling sessions with Jamie Butler, an amazing psychic medium, she could call forward Sir Lee Alexander McQueen, my favorite fashion designer, to see what his thoughts are about fashion, his life, and beyond.

Below is the direct transcript from the recording itself. Continue on to read and to learn what Alexander McQueen has to say to the world he left behind in 2010. Please Click To View The Full Post →