Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December Birchbox Review...

Hey All! It's been awhile! Starting off the week with a review of my December Birchbox. I love getting packages in the mail, especially my monthly Birchbox! I am pleased with this month's box. This month's theme is All Wrapped Up.  Take a look at what I received.

Lovely presentation

  1. A sweet to and from gift tag
  2. Nuxe cleansing gel with rose petals. Free of harsh soaps. Love the way it smells, can't wait to try it.
  3. Neatly wrapped package (next pic shows with was inside)
  4. Per-fekt Lash Perfection Gel. Primer, conditioner and mascara all in one. Love it!
  5. Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls Styling Lotion. Since my hair is natural and I super excited about trying this!  This will be my first time trying anything from Miss Jessie's.
  6. $50 Rent the Runway Gift Card. So awesome! A fab way to get the look for less, especially for a formal occasion. Saw an awesome vintage Chanel bag I would love to rent.

These are the products that were in my nicely wrapped package.
1.The Balm in Hot Mama. Lovely Blush with a faint golden shimmer. Love it!
2. John Varvatos cologne in Artisan. Nice cologne sample for men that has a woodsy scent. Giving this to my teenage son.
What was in your December Birchbox? 

Monday, December 3, 2012


Happy Monday All!! Today I went to my last bead show of the year. I stocked up on some really pretty gemstones and findings. Really loving blues this season. Below are just a few of the strands that I purchased. A friend told me she wants me to go back to designing beaded necklaces with pendants. When I first started designing jewelry all I made was beaded necklaces and matching earrings. I got bored and changed my techniques and started incorporating metal wire and chain to my designs. This week I will be making some beaded necklaces and complementing earrings.

Love the flash of blue in the Labradorite gems

A splash of Neon.

It feels like Christmas to me! All these goodies to play with!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

November Recap...

Hey All! Well my favorite month of the year has come and gone. However, I know December will be a fabulous month! I hope you all are having a beautiful weekend and bringing in December with a bang! Take a look at some of my November Instagram pics. Follow me on IG @sydneyaustindesigns.

Started the month off with Hey Fran Hey's Jump Rope challenge! Forgot how fun jumping rope is! This month's challenge is Walking Lunges! Join in!
Trying hard to eat healthy and it's actually fun! This salad I made was freaking yum yo! Arugula (my fave), Roma tomato, almonds, blueberries, gorgonzola cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette.
Month of birthday celebrations. Celebrating Michelle's 40th (baby in the bunch) at a day spa.
New loves: Almond butter and Yogi tea!
Two of my favorite earrings that I designed in November. Spikes and chevron. I love working with brass. Get them here
Out celebrating my birthday at a local wine bar, Riojas. Cheers!
Blessed and happy! Lots of bling! Get them here
Nothing like walking into a store and finding your favorite hair products on sale!  I just love Shea Moisture.