Wednesday, February 25, 2015

DIY Corner: How to Make A Bookcase with Wood Wine Crates

I’ve been fascinated with the whole wood crate trend in the past few months and pinned many-a-pins about unique ways to use them. But it wasn’t until I stumbled upon pics of them made into bookcases did I really start to feel my wheels turning. See, when I moved into my apartment about 15 years ago (I know, I thought I’d be in a house by now), I had to buy the basics, of course, and for some reason, I bought a small bookcase. It worked for a while but then one day while looking at it, I decided it was just too small for the wall as in, not tall enough (my ceilings are about 14 feet high and this bookcase was just over 5 feet). That revelation was about 2 years ago.

Finally when looking at these pictures of bookcases on Pinterest, I decided I wanted to build my own and I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like - it would take up a big part of the wall and not touch the floor; each box would be attached to the wall but still touch each other and look like, well, the finished product below!

So how did I get there? Click after the jump to see more in this picture-heavy post!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

CVS Pharmacy Wants You to Share Your Favorite #BeautySecret

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I’ve had a lifelong relationship with CVS Pharmacy. Growing up on the east coast it was the only one to visit, really, and now that they’re national, and just down the street from me, it’s where I primarily do my pharmacy shopping.

And how could I not be part of the CVS Beauty Club? My favorite perk is the $5 ExtraBucks® Rewards for every $50 in beauty purchases I accumulate, which is pretty easy for me to achieve every few weeks!

So this month, I’m happy to announce that I’ve partnered up with CVS Beauty Club to share a favorite #BeautySecret. After running this site for 14+ years, believe me, I’ve got a few! But one of favorites is  using plain ol’ ChapStick on my brows to keep the hairs in place. The main ingredient is Petrolatum so it’s  not sticky at all and there’s just something about the scent of the Classic Original that brings me back to when I first started using it as a kid. 

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CVS Beauty Club is hosting a campaign on their Twitter page throughout the month of February and asking their followers to share their own #BeautySecret. They are giving away $50 gift cards, so be sure to tweet your best #BeautySecret for a chance to win and tag @CVSBeautyClub!  

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All words are my own. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Lipstick that Goes With EVERYTHING!

I think it’s more wintery around the country right now than when this Shimmer Glow The Winter Palette Collection came out from DOLCE & GABBANA last month. So I don’t feel so bad taking a few to get to it but I’m glad I did. As seen on the models in their winter runway finale, these Shimmer Lip Lipsticks and Shimmer Powder are for sure the standouts from the collection that just go with everything.

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