Who I Am

I've seen little questionnaires going around bloggy-land recently.  Figured that I haven't done one in a long time, so I'd give it another go!  These are always fun :)

1. Favorite Color:
Purple. I used to hate the color, as in, it was my least favorite color in the entire world. Then, something came over me & made me love it. I’m in love with how regal it looks in room decor …when done right, that is.

2. Favorite food that you make:
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m definitely not a whiz in the kitchen. I enjoy cooking when I get the motivation to do so. One thing I can make with my eyes closed is a really great shrimp fettuccine alfredo. I make the sauce from scratch & have absolutely no rhyme to my reason. A little cream cheese here, a little butter there …no measuring cups involved.

3. Favorite Food Network Chef:
Expanding on #2, I don’t cook …so I don’t watch the Food Network. I have promised myself that I’m going to get better about this! Another reason (& possibly the main reason) why I don’t watch the Food Network is because I LOVE to eat. Watching all of that yummy food be prepared makes my tummy growl in mere seconds. I can’t torture myself, you know.
4. What is the last beauty product you bought, and are you liking it?:
I recently bought a few new things from the MAC counter. I had never used their products before, but have really been loving what I purchased. My favorite item is the cremesheen lipstick in “Creme Cup.” It’s the PERFECT nude-pink!

5. What are your top 3 beauty products:
Oh, where do I start? Okay, if you’re forcing me to choose, my top three would be…

1. “Ocean Salt” Exfoliating Scrub by LUSH & my Clarisonic Mia
I rotate using these two things every other night. They have made such a huge impact on my skin, making it so smooth & even. I purchased the “Ocean Salt” when I was in NYC with Brandon. The sales associate used in on my hand & I was immediately hooked. It has so many natural ingredients in it, including vodka, which tones & tightens pores. It’s absolutely fantastic. I look forward to using it more than my Clarisonic now!

2. MAC Studio Finish Concealer
As many of you know from my older posts, I have been on the hunt for the most perfect concealer for my under-eye area. I have tried Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Tarte, Clinique, Smashbox, Amazing Cosmetics, Benefit, and really, the list goes on & on. Then I heard about the Studio Finish Concealer. It has the best coverage of any others that I’ve tried, and it’s the least expensive of all of the other high-end concealers! It lasts all day & doesn’t crease any more than all the others do. It has vitamin E in it to help your under-eyes look creamy!

…gosh, this is really hard to choose a third one! I have so many favorites that I need to do one large post on my all-time favorite products.  I would have to say that my third favorite beauty product is...

3. Clinique Gel Liner in Black
It will stay on all. day. long. It doesn’t smudge & it looks really black. Also, the tub may be small, but it lasts forever!

7. Essie or OPI?
I’m going to have to go with Essie because I enjoy their color selection more!

8. How often do you workout?
I work out for an hour, five times a week. I do it on my lunch break, so it’s very easy to go. If I had to go at 5pm, I would never go! By that time, I’m ready to relax!

9. Iced or hot coffee?
Probably iced. I tend to enjoy cold things more than hot! Unless it’s freezing outside, that is.

10. Favorite celebrity couple:
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. Oh darn, it probably doesn’t count since they aren’t married anymore. I was a faithful supporter of their Newlyweds TV show (own all seasons on DVD) and still dream that they’d get back together!  

12. Place you have never been but would like to go:


via pinterest

13. What gift did you get from your wedding registry that you get the most use out of?:

Well, I’ve never been married & am not yet engaged. But on my wedding registry, the first things I’ll list are classic china, a nice set of pots/pans, and a great set of knives. Even though I don’t cook NOW, it doesn’t mean I won’t start when I get married! Or if I still prefer to dine at restaurants at that time, at least my kitchen will be well stocked!

14. Biggest pet peeve?

When people smack their gum loudly, laziness, being promised something & then, it never happens. When people smack their gum loudly, people that are lazy, being promised something & then, it never happens.

15. Best guilty pleasure:
Perhaps it would be… watching a chick-flick on the sofa in sweatpants, while eating white chocolate croissants (oh, I can cook/bake something!), with a glass of wine & one of my best friends, or maybe with Brandon :)

16. Favorite book:

One of my top favorites is Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes. It has kind of a silly plot, but it’s so fun to read (over & over).

Right now, I’m reading Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella. I’m loving it so far!

17. Do you subscribe to any magazines?:
I subscribe to InStyle Magazine, a.k.a. my style bible. I’m also about to subscribe to Lucky Mag!

18. Favorite Halloween costume?:
Once, Brandon and I were a “s’more” for Halloween. I dressed in white & was the marshmallow. He dressed in brown & was the chocolate. We each had a life-size piece of cardboard attached to our back. When we’d hug, we would look just like a s’more! Cute idea, but kind of inconvenient since we had to stay attached the whole time.


19. Drink of choice?:
I love diet coke, but I haven’t had one in a while. I’ve heard such bad things about the aspartame. Also, doctors are saying that diet sodas can make you gain weight since the artificial sweetener leaves your body craving real sweets. So, lately for me, my drink of choice has been water.

20. What advice would you give your 17 year old self?
I would tell my 17 year old self to not be in a hurry to grow up & to enjoy being young.
Heck, I’m telling myself that right now ...this job is just getting in the way of the whole "go be young while you can" part. ;)

I'd like to "tag" all of you to fill out this questionnaire! I'd love to learn more about you ladies!



  1. Girl, you had me right from the first sentence of this post! I love reading about other bloggers and their favorites!

    Did you know that I used to write a blog called "Bergdorf Blondes", for several years? BB is my absolute favorite book too!

    Thank you for sharing!


  2. I love Bergdorf Blondes - its such a fun read! And Remember Me? is sitting on my bookshelf on my "to read" list.

    And I agree - I HATE when people smack their gum!

  3. 1} Yes to Nick and Jess! I still watch their show on DVD... They crack me up!
    2} the S'more idea- too cute!
    3} How on earth do you work out on your lunch break?! That's more impressive to me than people that work out after work! ;)

  4. Love your answers! Glad you participated in it! :)

  5. I loved Jessica and Nick too, I was soooo sad when I heard they were splitting up!!!! I'm so going to get the Ocean Salt, thanks for the tip!!!

  6. white chocolate croissants?! oh my. good for you for working out on your lunch break! :) also, i'd really love for you to upload a pic of the s'mores costume. that is awesome.

  7. BB is at the top of my list of favorite reads also!! And I love purple so much, it will be the color of my bridesmaids' dresses:)

  8. Copying this and I too loved NIck with Jess more than him and 'Ness - I mean, she's cute haha. Love MAC products! I wear their foundation, I believe it's Studio Fix! I gave you a little shout-out in today's post and you will crack up to find out what it pertains too! :) Hope you had a great day at work southern sister. PS- you should fast forward the SOUTHERN TOUNGE SLASHING on the first half of today's post --OOPS.

  9. Creme cup is the BEST color! A friend of mine had it and I asked her what it was and then went out and bought it. Love it!

  10. I secretly wish that Jess and Nick would get back together... I totally popped in one of their DVD"s the other day while I was doing laundry haha! Great survey :)

  11. Awww, I loved Jessica+Nick together!! Their show was my fav!

  12. I LOVE MAC makeup...I'm going to have to buy that lipstick. So pretty. I also don't drink soda anymore. I used to be addicted to Coke and then quit about a month ago...and lost 7 pounds! haha

  13. I definitely want to try that MAC lipstick. I definitely just pinned it. OH and I LOVE J Simps and Nick L together too. Seriously the hottest couple ever!

  14. adore this list. nick and jess are still my fave. i still watch newlyweds dvds every once in a while. thanks for another amazing post. Would love if you'd check out my latest celebrity trend report and see pictures from my Rachel Zoe encounter. xoxo


  15. Thanks for sharing the ocean salt - I am going to have to try it.

  16. I'll have to do this tomorrow and I'm right there with you on the Newlyweds love!

  17. this was a great little survey! I'm going to have to do it too :)

  18. that smore idea is too darn cute!! and MAC Studio Finish Concealer is the best makeup product ever! I have 2 backups for mine just in case i dare lose it.

  19. I had all the DVDS of NIck and Jess too!!! I always thought deep down they would also reconcile but as of a few weeks ago, Nick married Vanessa Minalo so that's not going to happen! BOO :(

  20. What is your secret to working out on your lunch break?? How much time do you have at lunch? I've tried... but in an hour it is just impossible to get to the gym, work out, and clean back up (shower, hair, makeup??) before getting back to the office! Any suggestions would be much appreciated! :)

  21. I used to hate purple as well!! Like HATE it! But now it's growing on me. Also I love MAC's studio fix too!


  22. so fun reading these things about you!! we have so much in common!! and i literally just got the final season of "Newlyweds" in the mail this week from Netflix. LOVE NICK AND JESS!! :)

  23. dang girl please share your workout routine!! I get too sweaty to workout on my lunch break!

  24. ohh I started that questionnaire! yay glad to see it got around, Ashley from places to go things to buy had her answers featured on my bloggie :)


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