Sunday, December 1, 2013


Hi everyone-

Just wanted to pop on and let you know my blog has moved to

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xo Abbey

Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Hair?! (Otherwise known as: I wish I looked like Mila Kunis)

Every now and then I feel the urge to change my hair. Not drastically, but just enough so that I notice the difference and get that "new hair glow" we all lust after. Pinterest is my chronic catalyst of hair color lusting and makes it even easier by allowing you to put all of your lusts pins in one place. I'd been drooling over this picture of Mila Kunis for quite some time when I decided that if I cut and colored my hair like hers I would magically have smudgey sexy eyes surrounded by olive tanned skin:

I took it to my colorist and she seemed amenable to transforming my locks into some semblance of the above perfection. Here's my after shot- what do you guys think of her rendition?

Friday, January 18, 2013

January Julep Maven Box! (NOTD)

I recently stumbled into an awesome monthly subscription service called Julep. It is a monthly box sent to you that includes two nail polishes and one other nail product. You get to preview the box to decide if you like it, want to pay for it, send it to a friend, or skip that month. If you don't like the products chosen for you based on the style profile you take, you can choose alternatives! It's pretty awesome for $19.95 a month. The products are very high quality and worth over $40 all together.

Click HERE if you're interested in the service!

My box just came yesterday and I decided to do a quick mani to show off all the products! Hope you enjoy my nail of the day :) I'll post the names of the colors when I get home later today.

This month I received cuticle oil and two nail colors in my Julep Maven box!

My manicure essentials: cuticle oil, nail color, top coat, base coat.

Monday, January 14, 2013

25 Random Facts About Me

I was tagged by the lovely Holly, of Busy Kissing Bees to do a "50 Random Facts About Me" post. I loved reading hers and found it to be really captivating. I, however, am not as charming as she, and therefore have shortened the post to 25 facts. Because honestly, who wants to know that much about me? I am your average college student: addicted to cupcakes, knowledge, and caffeine (not necessarily in that order). I am the everywoman stumbling through a tiny part of this world. And I guess I happen to be addicted to beauty.

Despite my misgivings, I'm a good sport and will continue to bore you all with over two dozen useless pieces of information about my life. Here goes!

  1. I have a freckle in my left eye (so if there's a clone, you'll be able to spot the difference...).
  2. I didn't fly on a plane until I was 15.
  3. I have no sense of personal style because I love everything. Preppy, gothic, trendy, and everything inbetween. If I like it, I wear it.
  4. I am a notorious multi-tasker, sometimes to the point of incompletion.
  5. I am enchanted by technology and am always trying to keep up with the latest advances.
  6. My car used to belong to my Grandmother.
  7. Said car is a 1998 white Volvo. It's very boxy, but I love it.
  8. In addition to my beauty addiction, I LOVE organizing. I confess to stalking multiple blogs dedicated to the sport.
  9. I started blogging in 2011 but didn't really get into it until late 2012, and now I've been bitten by the bug and can't stop.
  10. I am 5'8" and have been at war with my height since a young age. I wish I were just a few inches shorter so I could wear beautiful high heels all the time!
  11. Every few months or so I purge my makeup collection because I feel guilty for amassing as much as I have.
  12. My favorite books to read are post-apocalyptic young adult novels despite their trashiness.
  13. I am half Chinese, and then a mixture of German, French, and Welsh.
  14. I make pretty awesome stir-fry, courtesy of my Mother, who gave me my first rice cooker and wok as a birthday present last year.
  15. I am terrified about being an English major (even though my concentration is Professional Writing), but I couldn't imagine being anything else.
  16. I fold and organize my underwear. Was that TMI?
  17. Ditto for socks.
  18. Despite my outwardly girly tendencies, I love camping and playing sports.
  19. I don't want to get my wisdom teeth out! Well, unless I get put under. Ain't nobody got time for that kind of pain during the procedure.
  20. I yo-yo between being perpetually hungry and fasting for days. Sometimes I'm a bottomless pit, but then other times I can go for a while on just water.
  21. I play the double bass, and used to play in 6 orchestras until very recently.
  22. I really hate unpacking from a trip, but loooove packing to go on one. Perhaps it's my subconscious telling me I should never have ended my vacation.
  23. I love the idea of living in a tiny space because it just looks so darn cute but I know I have way too much stuff to accomplish the feat. See: Ultra-Tiny Japanese Home
  24. I was scared to get my ears pierced until I was 16.
  25. (see #4).
If you made it through this post, I'm very impressed by your diligence and interest in my life. Thanks again to Holly for helping me divulge more of my life on the internet. I tag all of you, plus the following three bloggers, in no particular order, to complete this tag as they see fit:

Christine, from Little Red Bow
Libby, from Makeup By Libby
Linh, from Blushology

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Delicious Meals and Heels!

Over the weekend one of my sorority sisters got married, so a whole bunch of us were invited to the wedding! The food was incredible and we danced the night away. I found the most incredible red satin peep toe pumps to wear, and they were the most comfortable shoes I've ever had! I wore them for 8+ hours, which is incredible for a 4" heel with a 0.5" platform.

They are from White House Black Market, and on incredible sale right now. They are normally $98 but on sale for $41.99. It's a steal, honestly. They also come in black, for those who are less adventurous :)

Let me know what you think! You can buy them HERE.

I'm the second from the right :)