Newlywed Bliss: Lazy Saturday

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Our first meal at home as newlyweds! ♡♡

Mimosas; crate and barrel champagne glasses; keurig coffee; anthropology mugs; spinach, tomato, fetal scramble. Xoxo

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Photomadness before the Wedding

I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!  So much has happened in the last MONTH!  Lots to update you guys on ❤

In the first few weeks of April, I had a whirlwind of pre-wedding celebrations and 2 funerals. =(  Sad times mixed with lots of lovely, happy moments with friends and family.

Since it’s been a crazy month, here are some fun pictures of the beginning of April while I get my weekend recaps + photos in order ❤

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My Friend lives on a Farm in Fresno (Curuthers to be exact) and they have tons of amazing grape vines, almonds, fruit of every kind…it’s AWESOME.  Her family was so warm and welcoming!

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Mike getting his tux fitted.  So handsome ❤

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Some Bridal Shower Pics with my faaaaaaaaave ladies!

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Steve Madden Benedet Sandals from Piperlime

I want these shoes so bad for summer!!  Love the nude and metallic combo.  I got a 15% off coupon in the mail from piperlime, you know what I’ll be getting! xoxo

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Wedding Day Sneak Peak

My old roommie took this gorgeous pic of Markel and Me taking a wedding day shot on the golf course during cocktail hour ❤

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xoxox LOVE IT!

Married xoxo

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More updates coming soon!! Things have been incredibly busy and exciting. Currently OMG home sick from a wicked flu/cold but I will be back with lots of pictures soon!! Xoxo

Throwback Thursday

My 25th birthday party in venice, ca

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Palm Springs Finds!

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I’ve been MIA the past few weeks taking.care of a little businness. Ya know, just a little thing called a wedding and honeymoon. ♡♡ Lots and lots to post! Here is just one fun one from my shopping finds with Markel and a sneak peak below of our trip to palm springs ♡

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Goin’ to the Chapel and We’re…gonna get Marr-rr-ied!

HOLY CRAP…the day is finally here!!!  Markel and I are walking down the aisle and getting forever hitched.

EXCIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITING!!!!

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Throwback Thursday

Ktown Karaoke

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Throwback Thursday

Should the 80s come back??

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Throwback Thursday

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Cabo

Ccirca May 2010 with the besties

SO MUCH FUNNNN

Sneak Peak: Bachelorette

This weekend was filled with lots of mixed emotions…We had two deaths in the family and I celebrated my Bachelorette.  Luckily I was able to spend the weekend with the best ladies who I love and who were incredibly supportive.  xoxo  Here’s a small sneak peak of our weekend.

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My Bachelorette <3

This weekend was both naughty and nice. =P  I won’t go into a normal weekend recaps, but just post a few of the nice photos =)

If you can’t tell already…I love Hello Kitty and my lady loves made the entire weekend a Hello Kitty Affair!! xoxoxo  Thank you to all the girls who made it out!  It wouldn’t have been the same without you ❤ xoxo

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My Bachelorette is Here!!!

Holy Crap…I can’t believe this weekend is here!  I plan on sipping champagne like a lady; throwing back shots like I did in college; and partying like a total ROCK STAR!!!

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Throwback Thursday

Thanksgiving Potluck 2009=)

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DIY Smashbox Primer…do you do it?

This is pretty gross, but interesting… would you do it?

“NO WAY – Monistat anti-chafing gel ($6) has the same active ingredients as Smashbox’s Primer ($36) – it actually does a BETTER job keeping my makeup on.”

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From My Vanity Basics:

The things we do for beauty.. lol

Today, I have something a little bit different… I’m part of a few different Facebook groups and in one of them the topic of face primers came up. I’ve only tried two different ones, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer and Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer. Smashbox is my favorite.

Imagine my surprise when someone compared Smashbox’s Primer to Monistat Chafing Gel… Yes, you read that right! I did some investigating and found that they are actually really similar and lots of people actually do use the Monistat in place of the Smashbox Primer.

Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel’s active ingredient is Dimethicone 1.2%, which is listed as a skin protectant. Dimethicone is also found in the Smashbox primer, along with other ingredients. Dimethicone is a silicon based polymer often found in all sorts of cosmetics and hair products. In makeup and face products, it is usually used as a temporary filler for fine lines and wrinkles. It doesn’t help fix them long term just helps temporarily fill them in, until washed off.

As far as primers in general, they help smooth the surface of the skin including fine lines, wrinkles and pores, allowing makeup to apply more evenly and leave a smoother finish. Primers also help your makeup last longer. So I guess with that said, it makes sense that the Monistat would work as a primer.

After reading all this information, I just had to give it a try.

Monistat Intimate Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel
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It is in a tube like this once you take it out of the box.
Monistat Chafing Gel retails any where between $5 and $9 for a 1.5oz tube. I got mine at Walmart and I can’t remember the exact price but I’m pretty sure it was about $7.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer can be found at Sephora and is $36 for a 1oz tube.
It is a very drastic price difference. After using the Monistat Chafing Gel, I just don’t get it. It honestly feels like the same product and had the same exact results for me. Like I said before, the ingredients aren’t EXACTLY the same but it honestly did the same thing when it came down to it. Truly makes me feel like you are just paying for the name.
If you have the money to spend, go ahead and get the Smashbox Primer, if not, try the Monistat for way cheaper!
The Monistat Chafing Gel is a clear gel, once you put it on and rub it in, it dries clear and feels almost powdery. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and oh so soft! And it is also fragrance free.
The only main difference I noticed between the two is that if you rub in the Smashbox too much, it begins to flake off.
With both of them, you should let them dry before applying any makeup over them.
Honestly, Smashbox really is my favorite primer but I really can’t see paying that much for a smaller tube when I can get a bigger Monistat tube for way cheaper. And it does the same thing!!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

 

Weekend Recap and Photodump: SusYi Gets Married!

This last weekend was super funnnnnnnnn.  We celebrated another 30th Birthday and Wedding!!

Thursday we went to Lukshon in Culver City and celebrated our beloved Dee’s dirty thirtyyy

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Friday morning I had  ANOTHER fitting….

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Then Friday we had a rehearsal and dinner.  During the church rehearsal, I got to spend time with this cutie, the FAMOUS Olivia ❤

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 The sweetest gift for my bachelorette!  My “Poison” and “Cure”

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Then Saturday was…THE WEDDING!!!  The bride looked GORGEOUS and her new man…he looked aiite too ❤  hehe

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Then the next day was…EASTER!!!  We spent it with Markel’s family ❤

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At the end of Easter night…I was exhausted from partying, playing and celebrating the day that Jesus rose from the dead!

xoxo

12 MAC lipstick Dupes from Pinterest

CRAZYYYYY  This will fuel my drugstore lipstick obsession even more!

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Coachella 2013

I’ve always wanted to go to Coachella and this is what I imagine I’d be wearing ❤  Accessorized with a big floppy hat and retro sunglasses.

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Spring Nail Color Ideas

Love these two colors! xo

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