Wednesday, February 29, 2012

True Life - I Pulled off a Sock Bun



For serious. After all of my Pinterest lust, I figured out how to do a sock bun.

Preface - I suck at anything hair related. My hair is either down and straight, or in a ponytail. I have no clue how to use a curling iron. Rollers scare me. My hair is not fun. It is not a hair amusement park, it's just business.

This is why I'm surprised I even figured out how to do this, but if I can, you can too! My tips - I used Mr. Bee's sock. He has 5 million socks, and his just felt luckier. Also, I can only do the sock bun using my MacBook as a mirror. Silly? Yes.

The final result:




Learn how here: http://hellogiggles.com/diy-sock-bun




Monday, February 20, 2012

Blog Sale: Tory Burch, Lilly Pulitzer, Gap

Blog Sale! More items to be added soon. Email me at KatieBeeMedia at Gmail dot Com if interested. All prices negotiable!

Tory Burch Grey Flannel Revas Size 9 - $160 obo
Purchased for $195, only worn about 4 times.
Tiffany and Co. White Jewelry Case - $60 obo
Ralph Lauren Wool Plaid Dress (Size 6, runs small) - $45
Lilly Pulitzer Dress - Size 10. Cute cut-out in the back. $45
Green Gap Boatneck Sweater (Size M) - $10
 Strapless Dress from the Limited. Small stain near bottom. $25

 Button up shirt with pocket. Finley - $25
 Short-sleeved Merino shirt - $15. Size S
 Tunic Dress from Forever 21. Can take better pic - olive green with black belt. $20

Friday, February 10, 2012

I Got Bangs!

My hair is so now. 10 points if you know where that quote is from.


Is anyone else participating in the Instagram February Challenge? This was my self-portrait for Day 10.


I'm usually pretty awful at these challenges, but I think I may actually finish this one. Fingers crossed.

And even my doggies are getting into the Valentine's Day spirit! The doggie daycare I take them to made dating profiles for all of the dogs there. Ellie and Tucker's are pretty spot-on. Hopefully they both find a love match this year!


Happy weekend!


Friday, February 3, 2012

Wear Red for Heart Health

Today is National Wear Red Day! As an Alpha Phi and someone who has spent a ton of time in Cardiology, I'm pretty passionate about the American Heart Association

I hope everyone is wearing their red today!


See, I even have my red stapler!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Urban Decay Naked2 Palette: Not a Fav

I have been a die-hard MAC eyeshadow lover since they opened up show while I was in high school. You know, once I got off the Wet N' Wild eyeshadow train. And I honestly didn't think I would ever try another brand, until I saw the Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette.


I'm a sucker for neutrals and browns, so I decided to take the plunge and pick one up. And here's my honest review: I don't love it.

For $50, I really, really, really wanted to love it. Compared to MAC, 12 eyeshadows for $50 is a steal. And there are a few colors I really like, but I can't help comparing it to my favorite MAC shadows.

For example:
Urban Decay Snakebite = MAC Mulch
Urban Decay Busted = MAC Satin Taupe

..and so on.

And the shadows don't seem to hold up as well as my MAC colors. Since I don't really vary my eyeshadow combinations that often, I think I would've gotten more bang for my buck getting three MAC eyeshadows that I really love instead of the palette.

The brush that comes with the palette isn't the best. I know most eyeshadow lovers have their own favorite brushes, so the brush might not be a huge issue for you. And the last issue? I wish that the Naked2 palette came with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer instead of the Lipgloss. I'm really picky about my lipglosses, and I don't think the Junkie shade looks great with every skintone. In contrast, everyone can use the primer. And it's an eyeshadow palette, not a lipstick palette.

I usually post glowing product reviews, but I'm just not sold on the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette. Looks like I'll be a MAC gal from now on. Did any of you get this palette and if so, do you like it?