Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Some New Favorites

Greetings lovelies!  I'm sorry I have been so absent for the blog lately, but wedding planning has gotten crazy!!

I do have a few new things that I have tried out to share with y'all...


Sonia Kashuk Brushes

Source: target.com via Courtney on Pinterest

Source: target.com via Courtney on Pinterest

I picked up the buffing brush and the powder brush last week at Target.  So far, I am loving them!  I use the buffing brush for my foundation and it really gives a much more "airbrushed" finish than my normal foundation brushes.  The powder brush is GIANT, which is great for quickly applying powder after my foundation!


Soniah Kashuk Brightening Powder

Source: target.com via Courtney on Pinterest

I have been looking for a "white" powder to powder my face with so it won't distort the color of my foundation.  I had decided to get the ELF version since it is cheap to see if I liked it; but they were out when I was at Target.   So, I saw this one and snatched it up to see how I'd like it.  I am loving it!  It seriously brightens my face up!  Sunday, I just wore my Mary Kay Mineral Powder with this on top and it looked amazing!!


ELF Blush Brush and ELF Eyelash Curler

Source: target.com via Courtney on Pinterest

Source: target.com via Courtney on Pinterest

I am loving this brush!  I like that it is small and angled; perfect for applying just the right amount of blush to your cheeks, but also good for contouring!

I have been wanting to try an eyelash curler for a long time, but for some reason just never picked one up.  I picked this eyelash curler up for $1 and am loving it!  It really does the trick!


Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Mascara

I got a free sample of this mascara with a recent Bobbi Brown purchase and loved it so much that I got a full-size of it!  I have a love/hate relationship with mascara; I seriously have to get a new tube every month or else my eyelashes get dry and fall out!  I am loving this; along with my new ELF Eyelash Curler, my eyelashes look so long and defined!!  Unfortunately, the lady at the Bobbi Brown counter said that they are discontinuing it!  Story of my life!

What are some of your favorite products??  I am planning on doing several posts with all of my daily products for hair/makeup/face, etc.  Any things y'all want to learn about my beauty routines??


Monday, March 19, 2012

Engagement Pictures!

Thursday after work, we had Tom's little brother take some pictures of us to use on some Save the Date cards we hope to mail out soon!

Here are a few of our favorites:

 Have a great Monday, y'all!


Friday, March 16, 2012

A Belle Boutique

I love clothes, what girl doesn't?  So, you can understand my excitement when one of my in-real-life friends opened an internet boutique catering to us girly-girls {you may know her as the creative mind behind Everyday Everharts}.

Shelli is still working on getting the website for A Belle Boutique up and running, so she has been posting pictures of her items on the store's facebook page.  I was so excited to spot the cutest white eyelet top! I just knew that I had to order it for our honeymoon!  Not four days after I had placed the order, the package arrived in the mail! It is just as cute in person as it looked online!

Here is my new absolutely adorable shirt...

{Don't you love the packaging, too?!}

Y'all must go check out her store at either their {website}, {blog}, or {facebook}.  I am anxiously awaiting my next purchase...I'm eyeing some super cute jewelry and dresses!!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Update with Pictures

Here is what I've been up to through pictures...

This past weekend, I went shopping with Tom's mom for wedding shoes.  These are the two best options that I found at DSW...

I bought the gold ones because they are more fun.  I am very nervous that I won't be able to walk in those with my big ol' dress, so there is a chance I may end up wearing these...

I spotted Tom on television!  He was in Atlantic City for the Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament...{he's on the right}

I got a care package from my aunt with a Tory Burch keychain...

My impulse Kate Spade purchase arrived...

I've been working on music ideas for our wedding reception...

I bought ten of these galvanized vases for table decorations at our wedding...

I realized I'm a crazy dog momma, since I put my furbaby's name on my necklace...

I posted a sneak peek of my wedding dress on Instagram {you should follow me, courtneyhstrickland}

I hope y'all are having a great week!!


Monday, March 12, 2012

Wedding Hair

I am debating between wearing my hair up or down for our wedding.  I honestly have no idea which I prefer; I had originally said that I wanted to wear my hair down with curls, but then I saw some beautiful updos on Pinterest and now I am torn!

What do you ladies think??


Source: web.me.com via Courtney on Pinterest

Source: web.me.com via Courtney on Pinterest

Or Up?


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Music, music, music

I'm working on getting some music together for our wedding and came across this video from a past Super Bowl.  To me, this video embodies a good superbowl performance--past and present artists!

Plus, I love me some Aerosmith and Britney Spears!


Friday, March 2, 2012

Thank You!

I just want to say thank you to all you lovely ladies!!  I wrote about my frustrations and y'all came to my rescue!!

I have been looking around and found a local college that offers night/weekend classes for masters degrees in education so I'm going to try to find out some more information on that!

I just want to say that y'all are amazing!  I hope y'all have a great weekend and stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!


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