Wednesday, October 31, 2012

SAD Gram...

Happy Wednesday All! Prayers and Blessings out to those who were affected by Sandy. Thanking God that my friends and family who were in Sandy's path are all safe!

Sharing a few recent Instagram photos. Follow me on Instagram @sydneyaustindesigns.

New rose gold chain bracelets now available here
Impromptu Girls Night at my friend Lydia's home. Peanuts, lime-a-Rita's, wine, laughter, and
Uncle Charlie Wilson.
Getting ready to see Jill Scott perform in Greensboro.
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!
Back to eating clean and putting less carbs on my plate. Sockeye Salmon and collards.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Birchbox x Goop Review...

This month I was given  an option of receiving the standard monthly Birchbox or the Birchbox x goop collaboration. I am currently a goop subscriber so I selected Birchbox x goop. If you are not familiar with goop, goop is a weekly lifestyle publication curated by Gwyneth Paltrow offering travel notes, recipes, shopping suggestions, etc. I was pleased with my box. Take a look at what I received in my box.

Always a nice presentation.

  1. Orofluido Beauty Elixir : Hair treatment oil that will nourish and add shine. This oil smells awesome with a hint of vanilla and amber. I will definitely try this.
  2. Embryolisse: French moisturizer anti-age firming cream that fades wrinkles. This cream is for established wrinkles. Last I checked, I do not have wrinkles, but I do have dry skin and I will give this a try. *Update* Love this moisturizer. Very rich, only need a small amount.
  3. Luna Bar: Lemon Zest. I have tried Luna Bars before and I didn't like them. This flavor I have been told is like a dessert. Perhaps this will be a sweet treat. *Update* This bar is amazing! Tastes yummy!
  4. DDF Wrinkle Resist Pore Minimizer: Moisturizing serum that shrinks pores. I have the DDF cleanser and I like it, I'm sure I will be pleased with this as well.
  5. Chantecaille Mascara: Water resistant mascara that delivers volume, length and curl. This is my favorite item that I received in my box! I love mascara, especially one that will add length to my lashes.
If you received a different box, let me know what you received.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Currently Craving...

Currently Craving... red lipstick. This weekend I am in search of the perfect shade of red/wine lipstick. I'm usually a nude/bronzy lip kind of girl. Decided to spread my wings this Autumn and try something different. If you have any red lipstick suggestions, let me know. What lip shade are you craving this Autumn? Would love to hear from you lovely beauties. Have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

SAD Gram...

Hey All! I hope your October is starting off with a bang! This is my first post for the month. Sharing some Instagram pics from the past week. If you are on Instagram, follow me @sydneyaustindesigns. Have a great Thursday!

The cutest mini pumpkins I saw at Whole Foods. Would make a great Autumn centerpiece for your dining table.
I know it's probable 1,000 calories, but it was good and I'm not beating myself up for having one.
 Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
Bracelet I made in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. A portion of sale will go towards 5k I'm running walking in this Saturday for Mammogram Scholarship fundraiser (Women's Hospital of Greensboro).
 Running Girl now has a happy home in the District of Columbia! Thanks Q!
Just do it! Nike workout pants I bought to wear for the 5k. Gotta preserve the sexy and still look cute.
Also got the Essie polish because it was a pretty pink color.
Celebrated 18 years of marriage on October 1st.