Thursday, July 26, 2012

Red Lips: Burberry Union Red No.17

 I treated myself to a really awesome lipstick this week. I can't wait to show this baby off on our honeymoon! Shall I wear it to a Parisian cafĂ© or dinner in Venice? Oh getting so excited! Don't red lips make you feel sexy?

Tricks For Getting The Perfect Red Lips by Burberry Makeup Artists
- Get a great lip liner similar in color. This will prevent your lipstick from spreading (aka bleeding).
-Use a lip brush to apply color
-Apply extra color to the center of your lips, it will make your lips appear fuller. This is the first place where lipstick tends to fade, so lay it on thick!
-To avoid the dreaded lipstick teeth...put your index finger in your mouth and gently close your lips around it, then pull your finger out. Any extra lipstick will come off on your finger. Keep those pearly whites bright!
-POWDER! Carefully apply facial powder just beyond your lip liner. This will help keep everything in place and give you lips that extra pop.

I really love it. It glides on smooth and lasts for hours. Burberry lipstick is on the pricier side but I think it's well worth the money. They have several rich colors to choose from and each lipstick is blended with rose extract, which smells amazing!

Picture:Cafe, Kiss

Monday, July 23, 2012

Words of Wisdom


Thursday, July 19, 2012

DIY: Fabric & Cardboard Bookshelf

Super easy and cheap way to dress up your plain-jane bookself. All you need it cardboard, fabric and tape. Oh me likey!


fabric covered bookcase tutorial

White Bookshelf, Blue Patteren, Chevron Print, Map and Yellow, Cardboard Example, Horse bookshelf, China Shelf

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Life Lately According to Instagram

Here's what I've been up to lately:

Strawberry Jello Night
Going to the beach with Dany and Evan and their bicycle built for two. P.S. have you ever tried riding one of these? They're scary!

Buying flowers, herbs and veggie plants for our summer garden
Danny fixin his surfboard
4th of July Fireworks
A fun Parisian painting of tantalizing treats discovered on an evening stroll
A beautiful vase sent in the mail by a sweet friend
Lavender and rosemary impulse buy for my garden...along with other necessities like coconut pops and fleur de sel caramels.

 Pictures: abitofbeesknees instagram

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Corrie and Ryan's Wedding At The Hicksville Trailer Palace!

I did a post a few weeks back on my friend Corrie's bridal shower. Well guess what!? Corrie and Ryan tied the knot! Here are some beautiful pictures by OneLove Photography of Corrie and Ryan's Wedding in Joshua Tree, California at the Hicksville Trailer Palace. I LOVE the quirky Airstream trailers and modern, artsy take on a vintage desert oasis. What a sweet place to get married for a sweet couple! You guys are the bees knee's.


Monday, July 9, 2012

Yeah...This Happened.

I watched Cupcake Wars with my nanny kids and then after work, I felt inspired to buy the entire Susie Cakes bakery on my way to Dan's. Cupcakes = best dinner ever, then 20 minutes later...not so much. I am such a kid.