Me, Myself & I Link Up: Part Deux

Happy Tuesday everyone!

So it’s that time again, the monthly link up with Me, Myself and I!

1. What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
I’d start my party planning/wedding planning business. I would just dive straight into it right now. I hope someday I give it a shot but for now, a steady income is what I need to get my life started. It’s always good to have a dream.
2. If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time?
Write a really detailed will (making sure ALL my money goes to my family, unfortunately to probably take care of student loans which don’t get forgiven), spend all of my remaining time with my closest family and friends, eating and vacationing to my heart’s content. Dessert every night, duh. I’m both practical and impractical at the same time.

3. If a front page news article was written on you, what would the headline be?
23-year-old blogger bursts into tears upon meeting childhood crush, The Backstreet Boys. 
Lol Wanna hear a true story? While brainstorming with Rob about my headline, I literally laugh/cried when I came up with this one. Not sure if they were tears at laughing at myself or if I was seriously picturing myself meeting them and the tears were real….

4. What is your biggest pet peeve?
When people don’t know the difference between your and you’re. It physically hurts me, like my soul aches. Especially when it’s in social media, EVERYONE can see that people cmon!
5. What is your favorite chick flick movie?
Gotta be The Notebook. Reason #5,928,320: Ryan Gosling and his hilarious memes
My very first Ryan Gosling Meme! But definitely not my last. lol

Beauty Box Swap Reveal

Blabbering Thoughts

So I participated in the lovely Beauty Box swap with MeganTiffany, and Andrea and I was given the lovely Heather to purchase for. Looking through her blog, she seemed to be a minimalist when it came to beauty products (I was dying to buy her a nail polish but she said she couldn’t paint her fingernails!) but she mentioned wanting the pedicure strips. I figured I would send her some of my favorite things so I love using NYX sticks as a primer or eye color and I’m a total sucker for these twistband-like hairties. I hope Heather liked them!

I received this adorably packaged gift from Audrey and I’m so excited to have a travel size version of High beam! The Essie color is such a great neutral too! 🙂 Thanks Audrey, I love it!

I promise someday I’ll stop blogging about myself and all my fun package exchanges and I’ll get back to a DIY or recipe soon! But I honestly hope you don’t mind getting to know me better. 🙂

What are your favorite Ryan Gosling memes? What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Have a great day!

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Things I’m Lovin’: Getting To Know You Part II

Happy Hump Day everyone!

With every passing week, I’m so incredibly thankful that lovely people come back and read my blog. Even better, some of you take the time to leave me such sweet comments! Truly, I can’t thank you all enough. If you’re just joining the party, welcome! 🙂

Since I have a few new followers, I wanted to spend some time letting you know more about me and I hope you find some in common 🙂

 Confession time: I’m a HUGE Backstreet Boys fan. Their eminent reunion CD/tour will be the highlight of my life. (Welcome back Kevin!)

 I get sentimental when the sky/sunset is a pretty color. 

 When make-up has a clever name or cute packaging, I fall for it every time. Case and point: Benefit.

 I am a sucker for cream cheese. Nomzzzzz

 I’ve had my hair cut by the same stylist for the last 15 years. She just GETS me.

 I experience an unusual amount of joy when I give a cashier exact change.

 I can sleep almost anywhere. It’s a gift.

 Apothecary jars. Need I say more?

If you know what that acronym above means, we can be BFFs. FACT. 

Tell me about you! Let me know if you relate/hate anything above. Or just leave me 3 random facts about you. Okayyyy, GO! 

 Have a good day loves!

Simply Obsessing: Hunger Games

So lesson #1 about me: I have an obsessive personality. When I love something, I LOVE it. When it comes to items I love, I want to own 5 of them.  True life examples:

– I “accidentally” go to Disneyland 3-4 times a year. It’s almost like an itch I can’t scratch, I love it there! We’re finally considering a season pass…
– I buy nearly all pairs of shoes in pairs. Not just a pair of shoes, I mean I buy 2 pairs of shoes at a time (sometimes the same pair in different colors).
– Every Harry Potter novel release required that I lock myself in my room with only water and refuse to leave until the novel was finished (bathroom breaks were allowed, food was not).

Speaking of Harry Potter, the ending of the series was hard on me. Wearing those 3D Harry Potter glasses for the final movie was among my highlights of 2011 (Sad? Maybe. Haha)  Stumbling upon the Hunger Games was the perfect way to rebound from that relationship. Fast forward to today and my sweet boyfriend used our Christmas movie vouchers to pre-order our Hunger Games midnight tickets. Sure, I have work in the morning but I can sleep when I’m dead. I can’t wait!

Below is the outfit I imagine Katniss wore into the arena (I threw in some amazing Alexander Wang sunglasses, they clearly left out of the novel) and approved Hunger Games memorabilia.

 1. American Apparel/ 2. CafePress/ 3. Etsy/4. Asos/ 5. Zappos/ 6. Asos

And for even more overzealous fans, here’s a great link to a blog that teaches us how to do the Katniss braid.

If you haven’t read the Hunger Games, I recommend that you do! It’s got enough action for the men but enough romance for the women. 🙂

I’m so excited! Leave me a comment just for fun!

Love,
Evani

Favorites Friday: Guilty Pleasures

Happy Friday all! I’ve had a hard week and I can’t tell you how happy I am that it’s Friday! Plus it’s a 3-day-weekend and I’m going to a concert on Saturday (more on this in a bit)! Anywho, how was your week?

Favorites Friday: Guilty Pleasures (of mine)

Post itssss

1. Notepads and Post Its

I have an unhealthy obsession with post-its and notepads. Something about their color and the different designs just lends to the crazy obsessive side of me. I once bought a pack of over 50 notepads, post-its and flags in a set at Ross for $9.99. There were pads for every month of the year and I couldn’t resist that. My collection got so intense I made a deal with myself that I can only buy 1 notepad or post-it pad a month. You can ask Rob, I have an entire desk drawer dedicated to post its and notepads. And it’s not a small drawer.

Backstreet Boys

2. The Backstreet Boys

In middle school, I lived and breathed the Backstreet Boys. When it came to the N*Sync vs. BSB war, I was devout to my Boys. Sure I bobbed my head to “Dirty Pop” once or twice but mostly scoffed at Justin Timberlake’s frosted tips and thought Chris’ dreads looked stupid. I could list off all the ways I was completely insane as a pre-teen but really I can’t deny that love still exists. Total I saw at least 4 Backstreet Boys Concerts, 1 of which I won a contest through Burger King and sat front row. And as the inner girl in me squeals with excitement, I am happy to announce that I will be seeing my Boys yet again tomorrow at the New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys Concert in San Jose! I’m determined to play nothing but Backstreet Boys all day today and you can bet I will most likely be blogging about it on Monday.

3. Free Stuff

Despite the fact I can usually afford most of the free paraphernalia given out, I LOVE getting free stuff. From the career fairs in the quad at Davis to the Thank You Staff Parties here at the Medical Center, I love getting those free reuseable bags and all the free pens they’re willing to give me. The best is when my coworker and I find free food. Some of the meals they serve head honchos over at my workplace are gourmet and not having to buy lunch for the day feels so good. Haha. I just love free stuff.  Especially post-its or notepads, those are my favorite free giveaways.

The only shoes I love more than my Marco Santi heels

4. Rainbow Flip Flops

It’s borderline unhealthy how much I love these flip flops. I discovered these my Sophomore year of college in a small shop on campus. I bought my first pair of tan skinny strap rainbows and my love affair had begun. Since that day almost 4 years ago, I’ve owned 6 pairs of rainbows (In case you are a rainbows fanatic: tan skinny, white skinny, black skinny, tan thick, hemp thick and my 2nd tan thick).

The only story I have to illustrate my unhealthy obsession with rainbows happened last August at Magic Mountain. As Rob and I got on the Goliath, I realized I still had my shoes on. He puts the flip flops in his pocket as her board the ride and since we both fit snug in the seat, we had no worries. 7 minutes later on a literal death trap (WORST ROLLERCOASTER EVER) Rob and I descend incredibly thankful for our lives and Rob turns to me saying “Your rainbows are gone”. I laugh, thinking it was a joke and as I look at his very serious face, I proceed to burst into tears. Yes, over my flip flops. As I walk barefoot off the ride, I’m too sad to even feel embarrassed for my lack of footwear.

Now you may ask, why would you cry about flip flops? Well for me, it wasn’t necessarily the shoe. Rainbows are ridiculously overpriced leather sandals because they last for a long time. They’re tight and uncomfortable at first but when you “break them in” they mold to the fit of your foot. The flip flops that had fallen off on Goliath were going on their 3rd year and were by FAR my favorite pair. They were well worn and I spent a majority of my Undergrad career in that pair. Especially during the warm spring quarter, I would say I those rainbows were the only shoe I wore in college. I guess I tend to attach memories to inanimate objects, hence my immense sadness at losing those shoes. But Rob bought me a new pair and I’ve been happily working on breaking them in.  🙂

Beautiful apothecary Jars

5. Glass Vases

My newest obsession is with large glass vases/containers. Since I’ve started planning parties, I’m on the hunt for any and all jars I can use to decorate my tables. Usually I fill them with colored candy, fruit or cake pops. To date, I think I’ve gotten my collection up to 10 glass containers but I have yet to add an apothecary jar to the mix. I NEED one. I also need a place to put all these things….

Beautiful right?!?

 

 

Anywho, hope you enjoyed my Favorites Friday, Evani edition! I guess I could have named it Obsessions opposed to Guilty Pleasures haha. Have a Happy 4th of July Weekend!