"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is something in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening" -Coco Chanel


Friday, July 29, 2011

[CLOSED!!] My 50 Follower MAC Giveaway!!!!!!!

Hey Girls! I am beyond excited to show you the prizes for my 50 follower giveaway!!! I decided that I wanted to find a few past limited edition items, from MAC that I personally have loved. So I got a Viva Glam V gift set, that comes with the makeup bag and a lipstick (Lusture) and lipglass. A Liberty of London shadow in Dames Desire (a Frost finish) and a Venemous Villans lipglass in Devilshly Stylish. 

Now, I did open the boxes so I could take pictures of the products and I didn't swatch the makeup (ew) for obvious reasons. Also in the picture of the lip products the two lipglasses look very similar! That's just the camera, the Viva Glam glass is more of a cinnamon-nude color, while the Venemous Villans glass is a champagne-pink-coral. 

okay! now the pictures!

Here are the prizes! 1 Viva Glam V makeup pouch, 1 lipstick Viva Glam V, 2 lipglasses: 1 Viva Glam V, 1 Venemous Villans Cruella DeVille, 1 eyeshadow Liberty of London Dames Disire.

The Packaging for the Viva Glam makeup! I love this!

The Makeup Bag!

The lip products! The Viva Glam V lip glass, The Viva Glam V lipstick, Venemous Villans Cruella DiVille Lipglass in Devilishly Stylish.

The Packaging of Each!

Close up of Dames Desire, My camera sucks and wouldn't give a clear closeup, I got this from Temptalia it is not my own.

A clear picture of Viva Glam V, like Dames Desire, my camera wouldn't take a clear picture! Photo Credit

Giveaway Rules:
-You have to be a public follower to my blog.
-You have to follow me on twitter (I'll be announcing the winner there first).
-Only one comment per follower (if you leave more than one, I'll spam you).
-You can do more than one thing to get extra entries.
Extra Entries:
-For one extra entry tweet about my giveaway or make a facebook status.
-For two extra entries post my giveaway on your blog, side bar picture + link and a blog post on the giveaway.
-For four extra entries make a video! A tutorial either on back to school hair, makeup or an school outfit.

How to Enter:
leave a comment below with your:
-First Name, Age.
-Favorite songs this month.
-Your favorite type of post.
-Your link for you extra entry (if necessary).

This giveaway is international! it ends August 19th, that gives you 3 weeks to enter! good luck girls, I look forward to watching your videos and reading your comments! Also thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for getting me to 50! I never thought it would be possible to get this far, and it wouldn't have been possible with out you! #cheesybeautybloggergiveawayspeech

good luck! xoxo, Alex

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Beauty Blogger of the Week!!!

Hey girls!!! Ahhhh I'm so excited! My amazing friend Opal made me the Beauty Blogger of the Week on her blog! She is so great, she asked me amazing questions in a interview over email and I love how excited she was, she puts so much effort and care into her blog, from design to her posts! Haha she talked about how we are like total twins! We are so similar! If you follow me on twitter (@alexatherton96) you would see the thousands of tweets I send her, talking about Disney movies and thanking her for all the support that she gives me :D So if you guys don't already follow Opal, do it! Her blog is fabulous!

Check out the my interview!!!!

 Thanks again Opal!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Jergans Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer Review!

If you follow me on twitter or you saw the pictures I posted, then you would know that my older brother Kellin got married three weeks ago. The dresses were absolutely gorgeous! They were my favorite color (purple) and they had beautiful pleating around the bust, I loved it, there was only one issue. The dress fell above the knee. I am naturally a very fair person, more like a brunette albino so my legs were so pasty! It was awful! I didn't want to lay out to get some color, just because of pre-mature wrinkles and skin cancer, so I turned to Jergans Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer (I used fair to medium).

The first time I used it I had to laugh, the directions said "apply until you feel a resistance" which I thought was pretty strange, turns out you really do feel a moment when it does not want to seep into your skin anymore. So after I used it for only two days, I noticed an obvious difference in my skin tone. the only problem I had with it was, the results from the mistake I was making. I'm a very impatient person and wanted full results right away, not a good thing to do! I applied a ridiculous amount meant for a few days all at one time, which caused my toes, ankles and knees orange! It was horrible, luckily it faded after a few days. 

Now I have been using Jergans for about a month now and I am very impressed. I have a summer glow, without the hours of damaging my skin and it also leaves my skin very smooth! 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Best Blog Award

I was awarded my the lovely Opal her blog is amazing and she has given me the most amazing feedback about everything that I post or something that I tweet, she is so sweet and I know that if I have a question about anything that I can ask her!


Name your favorite color: Purple.
Name your favorite song: I am so obsessed with music, like Opal said, music is my life and I'm never not listening to it. So I don't really have just one favorite song of all time, but right now I'm loving New York is Not My Home by Jim Croce. Also Love Song For No One by John Mayer, You Never Give Me Your Money by the Beatles and Bad Things by Jace Everette (True Blood theme song).
Name your favorite desert: By far, Cheesecake I love cheesecake so much haha I could defiantly sit down and eat an entire cheesecake! Also Canoli's they are so yummy! I feel like by my desert choices I'm meant to live in New York.
Whats pissing you off? My family! Not my parents, we've always been really close but my aunts! They start family drama for no reason, it's ridiculous, they are like thirteen year olds!
When your upset you... I bother my friends and my mom talking about it until I feel better.
Your favorite pet: Cats.
Black? or White? Black.
What is your biggest fear? Spiders! I hate spiders so so much! That scene in Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets with those massive, nasty spiders with ten eyes freaks me out! I totally cried the first time I saw that movie.
What is your best feature? I'd have to say my eyes.
Everyday attitude? Happy, energetic and most likely random :) just like Opal, I too need at least 2 or 3 hours to wake up, I am not a morning person at all!
What is perfection? Perfection is what ever you think perfection is, if you think you look perfect wearing a baggy tee-shirt, some yoga pants and you hair all messed up then you do.
Guilty pleasure? Ben & Jerry's Imagine Whirled Peace ice cream (the John Lennon flavor) It's to die for!

I'm Awarding:
- Ashley
- Berniice
- Jen
- Laura

The Stylish Blogger Award!

The past couple of days has been so amazing for me, I finally reached fifty followers which just made me so ecstatic! I've been looking forward to doing a giveaway for you guys for a really long time and along the way to the fifty, I had some really amazing twitter friends that really helped me out. Including Berniice, the fabulous girl who gave me this award as well as a second Butterfly award! She's just so amazing and nice and always gives amazing feedback and comments on my posts! Now I'm going to start with linking you to the amazing Berniices page!

1. Link back to who awarded you!
Thank you again so so much Berniice! Tweeting about my follower issue and awarding me with not just one but two awards means more than you know!

2. Seven Random Things!
      1.My favorite movie of all time has to be The Field of Dreams, my dad is a huge baseball fan so I grew up loving it (and I still do) but really the Field of Dreams isn't really a baseball movie it's more about this guy and his dad, it's just amazing! Makes me cry every time I watch it! "Hey, is this Heaven?" "No, it's Iowa." I honestly don't think the trailer does it justice, it's one the Netflix on demand for the Wii and Xbox 360.

      2. When I first started using makeup I got the Bare Minerals starter kit, and now when I see the new starter kit I laugh because they come with DVD's mine came with a VHS! I still love the foundation though!

      3. I have a kitty, his name is Maxwell.

         4. My favorite color to wear is Navy Blue, I wear way to much of it!
      5. I love old music, Jim Croce, Fleetwood Mac, music like that!
         6. I have two best friends, Ginny who I go to school with and Sarah who moved to Florida two years ago.
Me and Ginny bee, I love her! <3
      7. My favorite TV show is So You Think You Can Dance, or One Tree Hill.   

3. Pass on the Award!
I award:
- Opal - She has been beyond great! She is so sweet and she's really helped me out in the last couple of days!
- Jen - Her videos are amazing!!!
- Arianne - I love her book reviews.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

DIY: Homemade Bath Bombs!!!

Hey Girls! I've been loving writing these DIY posts! It's so fun to try everything then share it with you!

Homemade Bath Bombs
  • 2 cups of Baking Soda.
  • 1/4 of a cup of Cream of Tarter
  • A spray bottle filled with water.
  • Food coloring.
  • Any fragrance you'd like.
  1. Combine the baking soda and the cream of tarter very well.
  2. Then add the fragrance and food coloring (1 to 2 drops or you will have rings around your tub) when you add the food coloring it will stay in a little ball shape and won't turn your mixture the color you added, the next step brings the color out.
  3. Spray the mixture with your water and stir, make sure the water is dissolved. You are done spraying it with your water once you can make a ball with it and it does not crumble apart.
Then you are done! I'd make two bath bombs out of this batch for the best results :)

I hope you guys enjoyed! Quick Message! I am only 6 people away from 50 followers, which is when I do my first give away! Please pass the message, so you girls can have a chance to win some awesome prizes! I'll have a poll up in the next couple hours so you can choose what you can to win! Thank you!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Beauty Would You Rather Tag 2011

While reading Pinkpurse21's Blog I saw this tag and I thought it looked really fun! So I thought I might try it!

Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?
Eye shadows are my favorite but I'd have to say I'd keep my mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks and lip glosses. Just because I wouldn't be able to live without my mascaras and eyeliners.

Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
Never cut it again, I like having long hair.

Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
Pink cheek.

If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
Deffinatly clothes, but only if that includes bags and shoes.

Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?
Lipstick as eyeliner, like black lipstick? Defiantly not red or pink!

Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
Sephora, they have NARS, benefit, Laura Mercier, Two Faced and Philosophy. I love MAC makeup but I deffinatly would choose Sephora.

Would you rather use only one eyeshadow color or one lip color the rest of your life?
One lip color, because if I only wore one eyeshadow then I couldn't do smokey eyes or even an inner corner.

Would you rather wear winter clothes in the summer or summer clothes in the winter?
I love winter clothes, in the summer I miss my scarves and my leather riding boots, but I also hate being over heated so I'd say summer clothes in the winter.

Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?
Deffinatly dark nails, I love navy blues and maroons on my nails.

Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a pony tail or a messy bun?
Messy bun! I love messy buns, my hair is almost never in a pony tail but my hair has to be in a bun in order for me to fall asleep, then sometimes I classy it up with a headband.

Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?
Never use lip gloss, my nails always have to be painted.

Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all? Or sharpie them in everyday?

Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?
Live without nail polish! I couldn't live without my makeup!

This tag was so hard! There were so many tough questions! I tag anyone who wants to do this!


DIY: Make Your Own Bronzer!!!

Don't you hate when your out of bronzer but also strapped for cash? If your like me (pretty much albino) then you know, you can't live without bronzer. So what do you do in one of these devastating situations? Make your own bronzer!

You only need three things:
  • Some kind of container. I used an empty Bare Minerals, Mineral Veil pot.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder. It's very important that it's unsweetened  because it has no sugar so it won't cause breakouts.
  • Powdered sugar.
It is not extremely important the measurements of cocoa and sugar, but try to either have equal parts sugar and cocoa or more sugar that cocoa because the sugar dilutes the cocoa and prevents you from being muddy. You can also use hot cocoa mix or cinnamon.

Golden Midnights

The Wedding Pictures-June 25, 2011

The Rings!
The Mr. and Mrs.
The Groomsmen! Why my dad has sunglasses on, I do not know... And my nephew is attacking my brothers face.

We finally got a decent family photo!!! (left to right) me, my mom, Sigrid, my brother Kellin, my dad, my neice Grace, my brother Dylan, my nephew Charlie, my sister-in-law Jaci and my not so happy neice Maggie.

The married couple!!!

Me and my brother Kellin! I love this picture it's my default for almost everything now!

My three year old nephew Charlie in his cute little tux!

Sigrid walking down the isle by her grandfather.

The flower girls Emma and Gracie (my neice).

Kellin waiting for Sigrid.

My parents! My mom hates this picture she says she looks like an "amazon" well thats what you get for wearing four inch heels!

My favorite guys! My brother Kellin, my dad and my brother Dylan.

LOL I love this! This is kellin and his best man Mike.

Taken after being announced as husband and wife for the first time!

All the guys! (left to right) my dad, Mike (best man), Phil, Kellin, Dylan, Nick and Jimmy.

My brothers Kellin and Dylan with my nephew Charlie.

My beautiful neice Grace Olivia, with bubbles, all the kids were obsessed with the bubbles!

Me and Brittany Sigrids maid-of-honor!

Their first dance, it was to "Something" by the Beatles.

They are too cute

Handsome Charlie with the bubbles.

My five year old neice Gracies first ever maicure!!!
My two year old neices first manicure! She did so good for the lady with did them, but the chewed them off within ten minutes!

Maggie was so sick, so she didn't want her picture taken, but I really love this!!!!!!!

The bubbles!!!
Perhaps my favorite picture the the photographer took! I think this is just so awesome! They had their wedding at this amazing house and the naighbors next door offerd to let the guys get ready at their house, so this was taken when the boys were walking over to the ceremony.

Here are the pictures I have (I took most, the photographer isn't done with the pics yet so we've gotton only a few) , I hope this didn't bore you or anything. I know that I like to see pictures from weddings so please tell me if you'd want to see more when I get them!


Monday, July 11, 2011

The Butterfly Award

So if you guys follow me on twitter I'm sure you'd notice the dozens of tweets that I send Jen/pinkpurse21 we started to talk through twitter about our blogs and even though I have never met her in person I can tell that she is a really sweet and caring person. If you follow her blog you know that she puts in I'm sure hours of her time, taking pictures and sharing really fun and informative information with us. Recently she made a youtube channel she has done an amazing job with that as well so make sure you subscribe Jen's Youtube Channel.

So I'm going to get right into it with the 7 random facts!

1. I am obsessed with rings, I always have at least three or four on at a time.
2. I'm the youngest of three kids, I'm also the only girl, my brothers are twenty-nine and twenty-four.
3. My initials are AKA.
4. My favorite band is the Beatles, I have two posters and a Beatles lava lamp in my room.
5. My favorite flowers are peonies (the flower that is my background).
6. I am in love with John Mayer's music, his lyrics are my tweets often.
7. My goal is to make youtube videos soon.

*Name the color nail polish you are wearing right now.
     Fingernails: Sinful colors-Oasis
       Toenails: Essie-Macks
The colors on my nails and my toes don't go well together...that really bothers me!

*Name the song that is stuck in your head right now.
No Such Thing-John Mayer 

*What was the last thing you ate?
 A cheese stick and some red peppers

*If you had to pick ONE color to wear for an entire week along with black and white, what would it be?

*What is one thing you are not afraid to do?
 Be honest with my friends and tell them what I really think when need be.

*What is the best feature of your ideal partner?Well Ryan Reynolds best feature is probably...everything.

*What is failure?
Being unhappy with yourself and the decisions you have made in your life.

Thank you again Jen for awarding me! It means alot! Also thank you Arianne for awarding Jen, who then awarded me!

I award:

I only awarded a few, partially because pinkpurse21 awarded girls that I wanted to, but also I wanted to be able to say things about each of the girls I awarded.

AsWrittenByABigGirl- Kelsey's blog is gorgeous, she obviously puts a lot of effort into her posts and she gives honest in depth reviews that are a really big help when your going to buy makeup.

CamiGMakeup4U2C- Cami G's blog I love because she posts about products in a wide variety of price ranges which I think is really great because I feel like anyone could benefit from reading her blog, also I love that little bee on the bottom of her page, its adorable.

RaquelAlbaa- Raquel's blog is really great, you can see that she really cares about her followers, we are always up to date with her personal life and her OOTD's are always beautiful.

To the girls I awarded, I hope you fill this out and I look forward to seeing what you put as your answers!!!