Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween !!





Hello Fleurettes,

It is scary how I haven't posted in over a week but I've had some extra time this week to brain storm so I will be pumping out a few posts back to back. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my past Halloween looks that I've done. This year I'll be going as Ms. Piggy and I'm sure I will post pictures of that soon.  Have fun tonight and don't do anything too creepy!

Also, these looks are not meant to be spectacular make up masterpieces. I actually ADORE make up but am pretty awful at it. :)  So don't be too harsh on my skills ;) lol 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Holographic Love

Holographic Love

Holographic Love by fleurluxe featuring a zipper pouch

I will be completely honest. I am not sure if I love this trend or not. I will say that it definitely has been executed well for the most part but I am definitely not sure if I would dare wear it. I do actually want to try the nail polish by China Glaze because it looks amazing but otherwise that I can't say that I am sold.  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pinterest Trials- Eggplant Fries





So I pinned this just a week ago and I though to myself that I am clearly going mad. Well, I had a left over eggplant from another dish and decided to give it a whirl.  Turns out its actually pretty yummy!!  I of course added my own flair to it by adding Tony Cacherie's seasoning to it.  Thanks to the lovely blogger of Freckled Italian I am able to enjoy this yummy treat!! Here is the link for the recipe. Enjoy!!




Cut eggplant into medallions- cut those into "fries"



Season them, bake them @ 400 degrees for 20 minutes. DONE!












Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Tea



I overheard my friend's mom call me "the mousey girl".  She didn't know I heard her. I told my dad and he said that he didn't like that and wanted to talk to my friend's mom. I'm afraid that this will break up our friendship.  What can i do? -Terra

I'm sure your dad is just looking out for you. Perhaps, tell your dad that you want to conserve your relationship so that when he speaks to your friend's mom that he conveys that. No one should refer to you as "the mousy girl"  A parent should lead by example and not be so judgmental.

My fiance and I are paying for our own wedding. We chose a smaller venue to prevent going over budget & have had to make serious cuts to our guest list.  His stepmother has a family (he's close w/ a few) who will take up 15% of our invites.  What is the most polite way to tell her that they all can't be invited? -CD

The guest list is probably the most uncomfortable part of it all.  Try this out on your fiance and see if he thinks its a proper way to approach the situation
"I wish we could really invite everyone in the family but it isn't in our budget.  X are the family members that we are closest with and want to send invites to."  If she laments and insists on those family members being there just let her know that other people have had to make sacrifices as well.  Who knows she may offer to shoulder some of the cost.

Warning: this is kind of weird.  My boyfriend is obsessed with yoga pants.  He bought me two pairs. Asks me why I don't wear them out. I consider myself a fashionista and I can NOT be seen in public with gym clothes on.  I also recently saw in his search history "girls in yoga pants" SMH  I think it's a sick obsession. Thinking of ending things with him- it's hard to find nice guys these days.  My question is do I break up with him in yoga pants or do I throw yoga pants at him and tell him it is over? -Jada

Is this question even real? I'm going to pretend.  So your boyfriend loves yoga pants on females. He isn't the only one. I am happy that you don't wear them publicly- though I am guilty as charged.  If you are going to end it just return his yoga pants to him politely and let him know that things are working out and that he needs to cool off the yoga pants thing. :)



Friday, October 11, 2013

Flashback Friday: Perms!

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Oh the perm. I remember when my sisters tried that trend. I think mostly because it was around my first visit to Disney.  I remember thinking it smelled funny and looked silly.  Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE big curly hair now but it has to be the right person. Anyway, during the late 80's and early 90's everyone was getting their hair crimped or permed.  It was awful.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Joie De Vivre

My first roast!

I'm no expert cook and trust me- I used a slow cooker!  It came out okay. The meat was really tender and the flavor was decent. I think next time I will marinate my meat a little longer and go with a different sauce.  It was fun to experiment on my husband's family. :)


First tall boots of the season!

In Louisiana it doesn't get so cold that you really NEED tall boots. It is definitely more for fashion. There are probably 3 days out of the year that require extremely heavy winter wear here.  Anyway, I fell in love with these boots and had to have them!!

My first wreath.

It's not very impressive. In fact, it is kinda ugly but I'm proud of it and it hangs on our front door.  Eventually I will master the craft of wreath making but for the record this is my first one. lol


Bling Bling.

I don't know what is going on with me but I seriously love gaudy, sparkly jewelry right now. In fact- I keep picturing myself with a flannel shirt, leather pants, combat boots, messy up do and blinged out chandelier earrings. Anyway, I got this necklace for $10 at Forever 21.  I've worn it twice and  I do love it.  I'm sure 10 years from now I'll see this picture and think "Why did I wear that?"


Packing Lunches.

Excuse the awful picture apparently oreos and grapes don't photograph well when ziplocked in bad  lighting. lol  As newlyweds we are adjusting to budgeting and all of that lovely stuff.  Well, I found that I spend approximately $190 on lunch food a month.  I've also haven't been able to lose weight and I think a lot of it has to do with me visiting good ole Chic-fil-a twice a week.  So I'm challenging myself to pack my lunch daily.  At the end of this month I will see if it is saving me any money. :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pinterest Trials: DIY Flower Crown


So, I've been obsessed with these for over a year and have been itching to make one. I'm going to be very honest though at 28 I'm a little too old to be wearing this.  Luckily enough for me, my niece is almost 17 years old and will be going to the New Orleans' Voodoo Fest at the end of this month and wanted to wear one!  But don't fret. You can use this flower crown for a Halloween costume!  It would be a great add on to a dia de los muertos or Frida Kahlo costume.



Below are tips and tricks to making this lovely head piece.  The pin that I got my inspiration from linked me to a lovely blog called A Lion's Nest. This link will direct you to the full instructions on DIY Flower Crown.  Her's came out beautifully.   



What I used:
10 large flowers
10 small flowers
Fabric Headband
Hot Glue Gun
Heavy Duty Scissors



Tips:
  • You want to set up your arrangement. I interchanged between small and big flowers.  I put in the big flowers first and found that I didn't leave much space for the small so I ended up using them as fillers for unsightly sparse parts.
  • You want to make the back look as good as the front!  For the end I used small flowers. I arranged one facing forward, back, and to the side so that you couldn't see hot glue or stubs.
  • Try it on during the process so that you know where you want your flowers to stop or if you want to add more volume.
  • Remove all hot glue strings that are left over.


Monday, October 7, 2013

Not so Sunday Tea

Hey guys! I have been having a hectic little week so sorry that this post is a day late! :)



What age is it appropriate to wear a crop top? -Kita

I would say 17-24.  16 feels to young to be showing off your belly too much and 25 feels a little old.

I don't think vampy lips are for everyone! My sister seems to think that I should wear a deep lip for my homecoming dance. I'm wearing an emerald green dress and bronze shoes. What do you think? I don't feel comfortable with it but maybe I need to be a little more edgy? -Briten

First thing- I'm digging your name. Second- it's YOUR homecoming.  If you don't feel comfy with a very deep lip, try a nice medium berry color.  Trust me- I just saw a picture of myself from my 8th grade dance and it is all sorts of wrong.  Anyway, if you want to step out a little it is okay just make sure that you feel confident while doing it.

I'm buying gifts for all of the girls that have been in cheerleading with me since this is our last football season.  Should I get them jewelry or make up? -T.A.

That is so thoughtful of you! I would stick with jewelry. Make up for others is hard to do and jewelry is a keepsake. Your peers will hold on to it much longer.  Have you looked at those custom name rings that are super cute?  They sell them on etsy!

Soooo this is a little TMI but I need some honest advice.  My boyfriend wants me to do very intimate things with him. I'm 19 and we've been together 2 years. I just really want to save myself for marriage. I don't know. I really want to make him happy and I don't want to let him down.  I don't know what to do. A part of me wants to do it and the other part says wait. ????????????????????????????? -Anonymous from GA

Hello Georgia girl!  If there is one thing that I wish more people would do- it would be to WAIT.  I think that is great that you have been in a relationship and still haven't gone too far. Keep it up. It will be a hard thing to do and I know it is tempting but wait. Explain how you feel to him too. If he is a decent guy- he will understand.  I wish more 19 year olds could have your dilemma! Keep up the good work and WAIT.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Joie De Vivre

Oh my. This past week has really been something. There has been a lot of emotion but you sometimes have to go through rough patches to soar.

Knee High Socks

I looove these!  I'm getting to the age where I may be a little too old for this. I don't care though. I love high socks and wanna wear them all the time. 

We Need a Bookcase

As of now, we have our books hanging out on the fire place.  Also, if you can't tell- WE ARE NERDS.  We have been looking at different bookcases on Instructables.com  We've decided that instead of getting one from a furniture store that we are going to build one ourselves.  Should be fun!

This picture describes my life.

So basically I've been trying to read this book but don't feel like it when I get home from work.  When I get home I tend to go to the computer instead. I saw my shoes on top of my book and thought "typical."  Alas, the shoes are off the book and its on my dresser like it belongs. Btw, how did my book even get on the floor? I don't even know. 

Great New Cuff.

My co-worker was sweet enough to surprise me with this great bracelet. Gold is everything right now and I commented how I'd been searching for the perfect black and gold cuff! :) I love it so much.

Halloween is Coming!

I'm so ecstatic and don't even have plans for the Halloween night yet.  I'm ready to watch "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and eat yummy candy.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pinterest Trials: DIY Terrarium


My very first terrarium! I've been wanting to make one forever and it sat in my pinterest board.  I'm not 100% thrilled with how mine came out but I think if I master it before Christmas that I may be giving out cool ones as gifts :)  Click here to see which pin helped me with this lovely DIY project. <---I deviated a little but but this will also give you step by step instructions on how to build a terrarium.  

 What you need:
- Fish Bowl
- Activated Charcoal
- Sheet Moss
- Assorted succulents and cactus
- Potting soil
- Small Rocks
-Spoon (Not pictured)
 Instructions:

  1. Put down your rocks for the base. I regret not adding more but as you will soon learn, depth is valuable when you are planting in a fish bowl so maybe it's not so bad.
  2. Add your activated charcoal. This is to serve as a filter for your water.  I think this is especially important for terrariums that are closed off. I love those but couldn't find a sufficient container.
  3. Add potting soil.  I used soil that was for cacti since I knew thats what I would be planting.
  4. Put in your plants.  This is the tricky part. You want your arrangement to look like it makes sense. I feel like mine just looked like I plopped down plants where ever.  Also depotting a cactus is not fun! *Tip: Wrap a paper towel around cactus while moving it.
  5. Once you are happy, put down your potting soil. I used a spoon to pat it down.  
  6. Apply your sheet moss.  Make sure you cover it all :)
  7. Done.  You can add little decor in there as well. Some people add rocks, animals, small homes, etc.

Just wanted to point out that the cacti I got from Home Depot look like they have fake flowers hot glued to the top of it????  Odd.  Didn't really notice it until I was depotting it.








Super Easy Basic Halloween Makeup


I look like a creep. That's okay though. It's for Halloween!! :)  It is the only time of year to be a total harlot or freakazoid and every one seems to be okay with it.  Anyway this look is extremely easy!  As you can tell there isn't much to it.  Awkward video below for instructions!

Supplies:
  • Light Foundation or Concealer
  • Dark Taupe/Grey/Brown Eyeshadow for contouring
  • Dark Purple/Black/Taupe Eyeshadow for eye sockets
  • Black Eyeliner
  • Very Dark Lipstick & Lip liner
* Step by step instructions below video



Instructions:

  1. After you have sufficiently moisturized your face. Apply foundation or concealer. If you have very light skin I recommend using white face paint. For darker skin tones, go 4-5 shades lighter than usual.
  2. Contour!  You want to make your cheeks look super hollow. So make a fishy face and apply some gray/taupe/dark brown eye shadow.  You also want to get the sides of your chin and nose.
  3. Tight line your eyes with black eyeliner. You also want to apply the same liner to your eye lids.  Once you have that smudge it up with some dark eye shadow. I mixed a purple and taupe.  
  4. Next are the lips. Go dark! You can go black or grey or just apply concealer if you want to look super lifeless.  I went vamp with dark burgundy lips.
  5. Dishevel your hair. Add accessories. If you are a vampire add blood to chin and creepy fangs.  For zombies I would wear ripped clothing and put "blood" and "cuts" all over. For a witch- just add a witch hat and dark clothing. DONE.