Year: 2010

how to: try red lipstick

revlon lipstick

I want you to step outside your box a little.  Think new.  This whole series, say ‘Yes to Something New’ is about getting outside your comfort zone.  Today I want you to try red lipstick. Seriously?  Seriously. Watch the video and then get back to me with questions.  I want you to release your inner diva, and I know you can do it. If you’re curious, the red lipstick I used is Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in Black Cherry….
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What’s in Your Purse Series: Week Twenty Four

button purses

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series: Week Twenty Four is from Maricel.  Thanks Maricel! If you haven’t submitted your purse, I’d love to have you.  Please email me two GOOD photos of your purse: one of the outside, one of the contents, along with a list of what’s inside to allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom and I’ll put you in the lineup. Thanks in advance!  This series has been a lot of fun. ID packet which has 4 id’s inside. Rusty Lopez black…
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Levi’s Giveaway Winners.

boot cut jeans

Have you been waiting with bated breath to see who won the Levi Giveaway? I have.  Maybe. Anyway, here are the two winners: 1. Lacey “Girbaud Jeans were awesome! Sadly, my mom wouldn’t by me a pair until they became more affordable …. which essentially meant when they were out of style. I loved them anyway!” Oh Lacey, I wanted some Girbaud’s so badly. My mom got me a pair of Lee’s instead.  They just weren’t the same. 2.  Lisa…
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Nokia E72 Smart Phone


Two years ago, when I realized I had to jump into the smart phone craze, I didn’t automatically reach for an iPhone.  Viktor did major research and ordered the newest Nokia on the market, the Nokia E71. I didn’t care exactly what it was, I just needed something that could help me access email, get on Facebook, and allow me to tweet once in a while. Oh! And most importantly, I needed something to help me with directions.  I’m completely…
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how to: dry shampoo

dry shampoo

Have you heard all the fuss about dry shampoo?  It’s seems like it’s all anybody talks about these days: dry shampoo this, dry shampoo that.  What’s the world coming to? I’ll tell you what all the fuss is about: all the fuss is about catching an extra 15 minutes of snooze time in the morning. You know those days you have a hard time getting out of bed, you miss the alarm, and you throw your hair back in a…
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cute cheap earrings

cute cheap earring

I’m a connoisseur of all things cheap, especially jewelry.  I own a few key pieces of expensive jewelry, namely my wedding ring, but other than that I sort of don’t see the point. I’m probably wrong, but I buy gobs of cheap stuff wherever I can find it. These earrings happen to be from Forever 21, one of my favorite cheap jewelry haunts.  They were precisely $2.80, which is a lot less than most things in life. I’ve owned these…
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Women are Awesome – Mighty Summit Weekend

wine grapes

I’ve been sifting through my thoughts over the last month and a half, having a really hard time coming up with what to write about Mighty Summit. Aside from my posse of social media mavens in Utah, I can’t tell you the last time I went to an event and came home this relaxed, inspired, confident, boosted, ready to take on the world.  I really wasn’t sure what to expect of Mighty Summit.  A gathering of supremely smart, uber successful,…
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cheap ballet flats for women

cute ballet flats

The other night I was at the mall with Precocious, something that happens so rarely it just felt really weird to type it.  I mean, we never ever go to the mall together unless we’re headed to a movie as a family.  It was actually a really nice, belated birthday present for my now 11-year-old tween: dinner and shopping without the boys. After we’d shopped around for a while we headed to a shoe store *just to browse*.  Those two…
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Best Ways to Wear a Scarf

I have some scarf tips for you, which are best shown in the form of a video, in which my arms flail about and I take scarves very seriously. Please enjoy. — This post is part 1 of a 4 series sponsored by Yes To, Inc. This month they are encouraging women to say “Yes To” the things they love on Facebook. I say Yes To Skinny Jeans on a Curvy Girl, Inexpensive Clothes from Unexpected Places, and Avocado in…
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