Sunday, August 28, 2011

Night Time Routine/New Favorites!

Dearest Divas, 
I know we all have our own little nightly routines before hitting the sack, but I thought I'd share what I do to feel fresh and clean before I slip under the sheets.


Products!

 My nightly face routine!


Some new goodies im loving!
Big flower hair clip:) and New glasses!
My first step: Mint Julep Mask
 After 15 minutes, rise off with wash cloth.
Then, Gently scrub your face with the St.Ives Apricot scrub. 
Apply ponds lotion (I use ponds because of my dry skin!)
Teeth time!

 Brush!
 Floss, Then Brush again, I know I know, I could floss first then brush but I like to brush twice!
 Now, time for some blogging and bed snuggling with my girl, pheebs.
 I light my apple cider candles (YUM!!)



 Get my glasses on...
 Apply my newest addiction for night time to avoid chapped lips.. and its off to bed!
Ps: I went for a super bright nail color.. any opinions?
If I am MIA this next couple of weeks it is because of this... SCHOOL, WORK, SCHOOL!!
Photo ready makeup look I did for youtube!
Thanks for reading my lovely ladies!!
GlossyKisses,
XO ErinEstelle

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Women In My Life

Dearest Divas,

Growing up if you had asked me "who is your role model" or "who would you like to be like when you grow up?" I would have answered something like "Brittney Spears, or Paris Hilton"... Yes I know, EW. But really, lets all go back to a time when we were younger and a role model was not someone who you truly admired traits about, it was most likely someone who was "pretty" or "popular". 

As I have grown up, this has changed. I have many different role models for all different reasons. To start off my mother. One of the most amazing human beings walking this earth. Her patience for others and her kindness towards other are something truly admirable. She will start crying talking about some of her students when they tell her about their home life, because she cannot help but hurt for that child. She does not separate herself, instead, she does everything in her power to help that student succeed.  She is determined and creative. She will ALWAYS have the right thing to say when I am in need of advice. 

My second role model is my mom's mother, Jane (my grandmom). My grandmom is super woman. No really, she is. She is one tuff cookie, yet will be there for you at the drop of a pin. She never gives up, ever. She is a quiet fighter. By that I mean you will never see her struggle, or see her upset, yet she will make it through anything that comes her way. I could go on for pages about this woman. As I have grown, I have started to learn more and more about her. Her laugh is contagious. She has the best sense of humor. Even with my Papou being sick and hard to deal with at times, she gives him a big kick in the behind, and pushed him to keep going. Without such a strong woman, I wonder where he would be at times. She is a rock. She holds our family together in way so different than most other people. She will never over step boundaries, which makes her so admirable. You WANT to be around her, you want to talk to her all the time and hear her hilarious giggle. As I grow older, I hope to be blessed enough to get at least some of her amazing personality. 

Mimi. Oh where do I even start. This woman is so strong, independent, honest, blunt, hilarious and so caring. She has a heart of gold, but will whip you into shape when you need it. My Mimi has been through a really really tough life. At times I wonder how she did it, or still does it. She has gone through so much pain from my "grandfather"(ha ha) who made the biggest mistake of his life by leaving the most amazing woman he will EVER find. But hey, thank goodness - she made out on the other end and lost that loser ;) My Mimi NEVER gave up on us. I am crying typing this right now because it is true. We were given up on, and not wanted by my dads father. Yet my Mimi was always there, every Christmas morning, every Easter brunch, birthday etc. She didn't miss anything for us. I have never EVER missed a second grandfather, because I never needed him. All I needed was my Mimi, and she will always be all I will ever need.

....This is a blog post to be continued. My next one has a few more woman that will be added to this list. They are truly blessings in my life.

Glossy Kisses,
 Me and my momma<3
 Nina,me and Gmom<3
Mimi,Haley and Me<3
XO ErinEstelle



Thursday, August 25, 2011

Downwards Spiral

My Dearest Divas,
The past few weeks have been FILLED with non stop wedding planning, details, agreements, contracts, schools work, classes, class placements, class work, and trying to maintain a social life. I feel like my life is just one big blur at this point and time and right now, I just need to hit pause! Do you ever get like this? 

I let myself get to a place of such exhaustion that it takes days, even weeks to get out of the funk. I should learn by now to limit myself to only taking on half of the world at one time , not all ;). But seriously,at times, I feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders. 

When it comes to days like these, I stop myself and think. I think about everyone besides me. I think about what they're going through, have gone through, made it through and lastly, what they will go through. It makes me feel all sorts of emotions, but it also comforts me. Deep down inside of us, we are all SOMEHOW similar. We all, no matter how different we may seem have a connection in one way or another.

With this new chapter of my life starting, I have met so many new people. Great people I must say. They have character, and are genuine. I think for such a long time I put filters up against everyone. Not just girls, or old friends, but everyone. I did not let anyone in. I am now learning to trust, and to reach out to others who cannot reach out on their own. 

I am exhausted, but looking forward to what this crazy year brings. I just hope I can make it through this exhausting funk and back onto my track :) In the meantime, check out some of our engagement photo's!! I am in LOVE needless to say. Tawn and Tiffanie are truly such amazing people. Talk about genuine, they are two blessings walking this earth. 

Erin Diamond, Estellegance Beauty

Erin Diamond, Estellegance Beauty

Erin Diamond, Estellegance Beauty

Erin Diamond, Estellegance Beauty

Erin Diamond, Estellegance Beauty

Erin Diamond, Estellegance Beauty

Erin Diamond, Estellegance Beauty

Erin Diamond, Estellegance Beauty
 
Erin Diamond, Estellegance Beauty
Sorry so many, I just love them all!!! Check out http://www.amusesquared.com/ for more amazing photos from Tawn and Tiffanie.
Glossy Kissees,
XOErinEstelle

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Photo Shoot!

Fun Nails.. should I do a tutorial? SO easy!

Off to the shoot!

 Side Shot?
 Kyle looks so unhappy.. He was happy- I promise :) !!
Stuck in traffic on the 202 Blah.


Dearest Divas,
I truly feel so blessed to have met two of the most amazing women walking this Earth. Tiffanie and Tawn with A.Muse Squared Photography are not only hilarious, fun, caring and giving, but AMAZING photographers!! You really need to check out their website. http://www.amusesquared.com/index2.php#/home/
They took our engagement photos today, and seriously could not have picked a better venue. We shot at Joes Farm Grill in Gilbert. It was so pretty .. and not to mention they had so awesome cupcakes :) YUM! (Sorry Tiffany about the ants.. Hopefully the other one made up for it :) ) 
I cannot express my gratitude towards these two women/friends. I have literally only met them two times but feel like we have known each other for years. Their intentions are so sincere and genuine. It is hard to find great friends these days (especially for me ;p) but these girls are just the BEST. 
Thank you God for bringing these two amazing people into my life, everything most definitely happens for a reason. 
GlossyKisses,
XOErinEstelle

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Battle Up

Dearest Divas,
As some of you may know, I struggle with severe anxiety. Anxiety over things that most people wouldn't even imagine to be a problem. I have over come so many obstacles within the past year, and can truly say I am proud of myself.
   Today was a test for myself to truly push myself to the limit. In the past, I have been known to take the easy way out ( SO NOT MY PERSONALITY). With my first day of a new program during my Junior year of college for teaching, I was a wreck. I was unsure of the location of the class, what room, how to get there, what to wear, what I would say, If I had the right directions, getting stuck in an unexpected 20 minutes extra of traffic and having no contacts to call. Needless to say, I had an anxiety attack. I called my holy grail- my mother. I was driving around for 20 minutes trying to find this school, going in circles and circles until I worked up the guts to call the front desk and ask how to get there. It was as simple as a 1 minute phone call, and I was on my way to the correct classroom. 
    I walked shamefully and slowly through the parking lot to the classroom, fearing the judgement of the teacher and fellow students for being 20 minutes late. I was sweating, embarrassed as I walked into the classroom. The teacher smiled and assured me it was "ok". I looked over, and my good friend Allexanne whom I had met my first day of Freshman year was in the same block as me!
    I could not help but laugh at myself.
 I was not only proud of myself for sticking it out, and finding my class, but also proud of myself for walking into that classroom, and due to the fact that I was late, had to introduce myself all alone rather than having a partner like everyone else. 

   I guess what I wanted to share in this blog is a little bit of hope to anyone out there who struggles like I do. Anyone who cannot go a day without having some sort of issue causing unnecessary anxiety. I try to breath, relax and tell myself "this is NOT the end of the world, everything will work out."
  
   I have turned back into the fighter I always used to be. The girl who would not give up until I was beaten to the ground. I fell into the easy place of failure at a time, but I was not happy with that lifestyle. I knew better, I know who I am deep down inside, and a quitter is sure not anything close to who I am. I am up for any battle and challenge. Bring it on crazy world ;)


GlossyKisses,
XO ErinEstelle

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Live, Laugh, Love

Dearest Divas,

The saying "Live, Laugh, Love" is now and days all over the place. It is almost annoying how many places I will now see it, but when it comes down to what those three words mean, it is so true. Live your life to the fullest, Laugh up a storm [it is contagious:)] and Love with all you have. I have found these past two weeks that this saying is truly what life is about, and there is nothing that can ever, ever top it when enjoying this with your friends and family. 
I feel so blessed.
Glossy Kisses,
XO ErinEstelle

Friday, August 5, 2011

How to Fake Long Legs

To all my vertically challenged divas,
Being 5'1, I have had to find ways to dress, without making my legs look like complete stumps :) The key to elongating your legs is wearing something short, with heels. It gives the illusion of long legs, even when you dont have them! Another great new trend is the nude pump, they completely make your legs look inches longer, wohoo!

Here are some photos of what I wore out today. We didn't do too much, we had to return Kyles rental car, meaning I followed him in his HUGE new truck. Speaking of height, I felt so tall! ha ha. We then decided to grab lunch at Jasons Deli, they have great organic sandwiches and salads (did I mention they also have free froyo :p). After that I decided it was a must to go and pick up even MORE goodies from loofah soaps & creations. Can you say obsessed? 








I hope you all have a great and safe weekend.
GlossyKisses
XO ErinEstelle

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Budget...What?!

Dearest Divas,

I have realized that I have this "issue" of constantly wanting new things. Im not really sure where this came from. I dont remember always feeling this way when I was younger, but boy, let me tell you that over the past two years, I cant come up with something I have NOT wanted. 
    Maybe it is a good thing? I think before I had no care for anything in life. Of course I cared about how I looked and all material things, but thats about it.
    Because of this little "issue" .. or should I say big issue, I have learned a huge lesson this year, BUDGETING. That word was not even in my dictionary during Christmas time. I literally dont think I have ever spent so much wasted money before in my life than this year during and after Christmas. It was a true wake up call.
    Now, after working hard for the money I have earned, I have learned to budget and I have learned why it is so important to save. I am beyond blessed to have the most amazing parents who have helped me out way more than the average child financially. Growing up, they stressed the importance of savings, but I never truly cared. I now have a wedding is 10 months! I cannot believe how soon that is. We are so lucky that we were given an immense amount of money to spend on the wedding, or to save as a start for our future. If it wasnt for Kyle and all the lessons I have learned, I would have blown every single dollar on pointless decor and gifts already. Instead, I have learned to really budget myself and to search for the best price possible. 
    I dont need the most extravagant wedding, or the "best" decor, as long as I have my family and close friends with me, celebrating, I will be happy and I honestly mean that. 
   I am so into making my own crafts and what not recently that I think most of the wedding decor will be hand made anyways. Man am I blessed to have 3 sisters (now 4!) who are so creative and I know will be there to help me :)  I will add a few pictures of what I have been looking at for inspiration.

 LOVE the vintage look of these, I want them everywhere!
 ...<3
 How adorable are these handmade stirs?
PLEASE can my reception look like this?!


Sorry for the long post - I know its late and this is when I do my thinking, instead of sleeping ..UGH.

XO GlossyKisses,
ErinEstelle

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Giveaway

Dearest Divas, 
This giveaway is still on, so all you ladies who have been so kind as to "follow" my blog, you are absolutely still in the running to receive some goodies :) I do not lie!! So spread the word, and lets get the number of blog followers up so we can have some winners already :) wohoo! Ps, I think I am going to film a makeup tutorial on my friend later today? Would that be fun to watch? Let me know, and give me some updates on your lives! 

Ps: Do you like the name, Royal Lashes, Sugar Lashes or LashRitz? 
OR
None!

XO Glossy Kisses,
ErinEstelle

Monday, August 1, 2011

Blessed and Busy!

Estellegance Beauty Eyelash Extensions Ahwatukee
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