Charleston, SC

This past weekend, I went on a day trip to South Carolina.  I had a pretty good time.  I didn’t think it was as nice as Savannah or Hilton Head, but it was a nice day.  I went with my best friend, so we were all geared up for a lot of sun, fun, and shopping.  When we arrived, we were surprised at how congested the area was.  It was so busy!  We parked in the parking deck near the welcome center, went in and browsed through a couple of brochures for tours, then watched some of the videos on the history of the area.  I must say that their welcome center was very advanced.  I don’t believe I have ever seen one like that with such advanced technology being used.  It was interesting. 

We decided not to go on any formal tours, but instead just hit the main street in search of lunch.  We ended up going to Hyman’s Seafood.  My friend looked up local restaurants and saw that one had a very good rating, so off we went to test it out.  It was pretty good.  I had fried whiting and fries (very basic, I know).  It was a pretty good portion and I couldn’t eat it all.  

Oh, on our way to Hyman’s, we passed a park that was having a dog show.  Now, my friend is deathly afraid of any animals with fur, so I’m shocked she wasn’t running out screaming into oncoming traffic the moment she saw it.  We made it by though.  We saw an upscale consignment shop that we went inside.  They had everything from Jimmy Choo’s, Chanel, and other high priced brands.  The place was jammed packed with merchandise, so it was hard to maneuver through all of the racks of clothes.  I think that is what turns me off from a lot of consignment shops.  They are just so darn cluttered.  It’s not very inviting for me, but for people that really enjoy searching for a great deal, they would have enjoyed this place.  While we were there, we saw a woman walk in with a Kate Spade bag, so we knew there was more shopping somewhere near by!  Well after searching for shopping while we ate, we found out that the shopping district was one block over.  HERE WE GO! 

Shop, Shop, Shop, Shop!  I surprising didn’t buy anything.  Not from the lack of trying, believe me. I had a limited amount of money to spend so I wanted to see everything first before making a decision. Unfortunately, nothing really screamed at me to buy it.  I did see a lot of interested t-shirts with a twist in Anthropologie.  I might just go to their website and make a few purchases.  I really wish they would have had a Zara.  If there was one there, I missed it.  We went into Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and a ton of other places.  They were having a tax free day as well, so anything purchased would have been tax exempt.   Sad I didn’t find anything.  I did go into a store and saw a beautiful purse that I considered buying.  It was $489, so I decided against that. 

After leaving the shopping district, we headed for Folly beach.  O.M.G.  It was cram packed.  We couldn’t even find a parking spot.  This is what I would imagine spring break to look like….even though it wasn’t spring break.  There were people and cars everywhere.  We never did find a parking spot, so we ended up circling around a couple times, then trying to make our  way out of there.  No beach or ocean for me. (Sad girl)

It was an alright trip, but I think next time I will stick with Panama City, Savannah (Tybee Island), or Hilton Head. 


Bye for now….


Bath & Body Works Sale!

Bath & Body Works Sale!

My two favorite sales at B&BW is the Buy 3, Get 3; and the Two for $22 candles. Use the lovely 20% off coupon or $10 off $30 coupon and you get an even greater deal. I have been out of pretty much all of my scents for a few months while I waited for the next sale, so I finally got to restock my lotions, sprays, and shower gels. My new favorite scent is Oahu. I had to work hard not to go crazy and get only that one. 🙂



Didn’t wear to much today. I never really do, but just moisturizer and these. I love them all, but that Hourglass blush looks amazing. 🙂  It has a little glitter, but not overwhelming.  This is the first Buxom lip gloss that I have ever had.  The color is called Leslie.  I was a little worried that they are lip plumpers, because my lips are pretty plump already but I really like the cooling, tingly feeling.

A little bit stressed

This is not uncommon for me, but today I have been feeling a little bit stressed.  I’m more than a little overwhelmed with work and school.  I’m sure that it is partially my procrastination issue, but also my need to please everyone.  I need some excellent coping tactics.  Maybe I just need a vacation!  I have one coming up.  I am hoping that will help with this exhausted feeling.

Makeup I am wearing

Makeup I am wearing

This morning, this is the makeup that I am using. I am trying to make more of an effort to use all of the makeup that I have, so I am finding that blogging about it is helping with that endeavor.

Marc Jacobs Starlet eyeshadow pallet (I used the darkest color this morning)
Mac’s Raizin blush
Rimmel’s Stay Matte Primer (sometimes I prefer to just use this instead of foundation.)
Cargo lip gloss (Sorry, I don’t remember the color)
Bath and Body works Paris In Bloom body spray

Felt like beautifying myself

Felt like beautifying myself

I must have been feeling wonderful this morning because I felt like wearing make up. Not typical on the weekends for me, but anyway…this is what I wore.
Foundation – Tarte amazionian clay full coverage airbrush foundation in rich sand
Blush – Tarte amazonian clay 12 hour blush in blushing bride
Eyeshadow – Urban Decay Asphyxia (New buy! It’s beautiful)
Lips – Maybelline colorsensational elixir in amethyst potion
Scent – Victoria Secret’s Pink Spring Break (bought this last year during the semi-annual sale and wish I could find a bigger bottle. I love it.)