Saturday, September 29, 2012

Finished Up Products {& Will I Repurchase?}

Hello dolls! I always LOVE watching finished up product videos on YouTube and sometimes I'll catch blog posts about them but I have been saving up some empty bottles to do a post and I feel like I've got enough to do a post! There are a few products I threw in that have maybe one or two uses left in them that I will use up but I put them in this post because I didn't want to have to save them after they're used up!

I'm going to have to do a part one and a part two because I've got about 20 products. So for part one I'm going to do haircare and body care!
I know these have different names but I'm pretty sure they are the same formula. If not it's similar enough that I love both. Obviously I've repurchased because there are four empty bottles here and I have more that I'm working on. I feel like this is a very moisturizing shampoo and it doesn't weigh down my head of curls! Repurchase.
These conditioners are so amazing. I love the way they smell and if I had to choose one I'd say I like the Daily Moisture better. I've got an Intensive Repair in my shower now and they really make your hair so soft. They cost around $3.00 at Walmart I believe so a very good deal for the money Repurchased.
This conditioner doesn't really do much for me. I love the smell but since my hair is so curly it gets super frizzy and dried out. When I use a conditioner I really need it to moisturize so I can have soft, bouncy curls. Will not repurchase. 
For as much hype I hear about this line I was majorly disappointed in this product. The actual product itself is thin and almost a chunky consistency and once I put it in my hair it didn't seem to moisturize at all. The smell isn't too appealing either. It must be personal preference with this product because my momma swears by it. Will not repurchase. 
I'm not 100% sure if they still sell this product or not. I had a bunch of these sample sizes that came with conditioner and shampoo from quite a while ago. I really like this product and the smell is amazing. It truly moisturizes and "repairs" my hair. I probably would repurchase if I didn't have another product that I love better. Might repurchase. 
This is what I've found that I like better. If you don't own this you need to go buy it now. It's less than $4.00 at Walmart and will last quite a while. My hair is so much more manageable now that I use this. Plus it smells like coconut heaven, I would honestly use this just for the smell that lingers in my hair. Repurchase. 
This is probably my absolute favorite product in this whole post and a must have. If you've got curly hair - buy it now. Seriously I can spray this through my hair and walk out the door and unless I've ran my fingers through my hair, which if you have curls don't do it, I can go all day without frizz and with the most defined curls ever. I can spray it in at night before bed on wet hair and let it air dry and sleep on it and it looks nice the next morning too. For the price of this product it is fabulous! Repurchase.
This is my all time favorite body wash for the spring and summer months. During the fall and winter I use a moisturizing body wash but during the summer this always keeps my skin really clear even on the hottest days where you just sweat like crazy. I don't think it has the same effect as the face washes in the fact that it doesn't just wake you up but I still really love it. The blue one has a couple uses left and I do have a couple bottles left over that I didn't get the chance to use before fall. I honestly can't even pick favorite scent out of these because they are all amazing! Repurchase. 
I use this after every shower on my stomach to lighten my stretch marks. I've used it for about six months and I have noticed a difference. I hear vitamin E oil is supposed to work faster so I actually picked up a bottle of that and a huge container of the Palmer's just to see. I would recommend using this during your pregnancy to help with stretch marks, I hear it does wonders! Repurchase. 
I know this isn't hair or body care but I wanted to share with you what I do with the candle jars when I'm finished with them. First off as you can see there is about a half inch of wax left in the bottom of that candle, however I can't burn the rest of it. These candles have a safety feature that once the wax is so low the wicks won't light so the glass doesn't get too hot and shatter. Smart thinking on their part but for a $20.00 candle it is kind of irritating that it isn't completely gone! So when I finished this one today I stuck it in the freezer once the wax was hardened and cooled down. I left it in there for about a half hour and when I pulled it out the wax was cracked in about four places. I just took a butter knife and broke the rest of it up. As you can see in the bottom left corner of the picture I used the remaining wax in a tart warmer and then peeled the sticker off the candle and cleaned the jar. I'm going to use the jars to organize things because I think they are so classy. 

Alright y'all that's all I've got for you today as far as finished products go! Most of them I like and would repurchase, a couple just didn't work for me but might work for someone else :) Have a happy weekend y'all! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I'm A Terrible Blogger.

Oh, hello blog babies. It's been like 10 years since we last spoke! Do you remember me, the ginger? Well if not let me tell you that the past month has been absolutely craaaay.

I'm just going to update y'all on my life...if you care you can stick around, if not...see ya! Jokes, guys. Jokes.

Okay...where do I even begin?...

First off let's just get it out of the way so there are no questions. I'm not posting about this topic because I want a pity party...I'm letting you know because I have blogged about it before. The beau ex-beau. Richard. Yes, we decided to part ways for a while. It might be a break, it might be permanent. Anyways, just so you know why I'm not talking about him as much. If you must know a reason we are just trying to figure some personal things out and wanted time apart. That's that.

On to the next topic! Y'all I'm headed to Tulsa next weekend. FOUR days of vacation. FOUR! I'm so excited to have that many days off in a row I could scream :) I'm headed down to see Kelly and my Goddaughter Rella. Prepare yourselves for some pictures...or 500. I also plan on doing some major shopping and getting a head start on Christmas shopping. My goal this year is to have everything bought and wrapped before December first! I hope I can do some sort of haul of things I buy (obviously not the presents) when I return!

Also, the whole reason I have been slacking so bad lately is school and work. Girlfriend has had so much homework. Plus, I've been adjusting to management, which is interesting to say the least! I really wanted to try to do a post about staying organized for online classes. I'll try to get one up before the next semester starts!

Okay, finally. This is really something that is important and as amazing and supportive as all of you are I would really appreciate the encouragement. Over the last three years I've struggled to keep my heart in line with Christ and since I've got a little more me time I would really love to focus on really living for Him now. I know one of my main problems is not going to church every week. I always sleep in or make an excuse not to go and I really need encouragement in that category! I also really need to get back into scripture. I want to make time to sit down and read every day...I know the time is there I just have to find it. This is where you lovelies come in. If you have any advice let me know! I want to know some of your favorite scripture to help really see that God's plan is the best thing for my life. Songs, scripture, quotes, reading, articles, websites, anything y'all have send them my way! Also, if you're willing I would appreciate so much your prayers and uplifting. I know we're all sisters in Christ so if you need me to be praying for you don't hesitate to ask! 

You can e-mail me at or tweet at me or leave a comment, whatever you're comfortable with if you have a request. I love praying for people and adding them to my prayer list.

I really hope this post wasn't terribly long and boring for you and I'm going to try very hard to get on a schedule! I love you all so dearly!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Blog Angel October Sign Up!

Y'all! I told ya I would post about this when the sign up went live and it is! Go sign up to be a Blog Angel in the month of October. The sign up is only open to the first 100 bloggers so get ya buns over there!


You might have heard the name 'Blog Angels' popping up all over your social media over the last few months and wondered, what ARE they going on about?

Blog Angels is run by Rosie at Craftbotic. Every two months 100 bloggers get the opportunity to help each other out, build friendships and community in the Blogosphere.

The principle is easy. By signing up to be a Blog Angel you are promising to help another blogger for a whole month.  The least you need to do is comment twice a week on their blog, but the possibilities to do more is endless.

In the first two rounds of Blog Angels we had people commenting, guest-posting, giving social media shout outs, new blog design features and warm words of encouragement. Some people swapped addresses and sent little packages. The choices are endless.

So what's the catch? Well, it's all done in secret. For this round, things are changing slightly. Here are all of the details:
1. Sign up is on 15th September. The form you fill in can be found at Rosie's, but also on these sites:

 2. The form is slightly more detailed to help with the matching process. It still takes less than 5 minutes to complete though.

3. The project will start on 1st October and will be secret for the first two weeks. This will allow you to get to know your blogger, build up a relationship and start to act to help them. You would need to as a minimum comment twice a week on their blog.

4. After two weeks you link up a 'reveal' post at Craftbotic on 15th October.

5. You can then communicate with your blogger and give them more specific help, build friendships and develop your role. This is the newest part of the project and came out of a long conversation with the angel regulars.

6. On the 31st October you write a 'reflection' post reviewing your experience of Blog Angels and what you achieved with your Blog Angel.

It's pretty simple. These small steps will help you to be part of growing community of bloggers who care.

On a serious note, there is always a 'drop off' of Blog Angels. Those folk who get busy and disappear. Apart from being incredibly uncool, it is completely unnecessary. Please make sure you have time to help out in October BEFORE signing up. If life gets crazy you just need to email and let Rosie know. Orphaned bloggers can then be reassigned.  In Blog Angels the only thing you are guaranteed is the opportunity to help some-one else.

What an amazing opportunity that is! The first 100 people to sign-up before 25th September will be taking part. We all hope that it will include you!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Crushin' For Fall

Hey beauties! Over the past couple of days I've been having a real itch to get going through my closet and get rid of some clothes that I don't want, need, or can't fit into. I really feel like every girl should do this with each season. So with going through my closet and cleaning out clothes I don't need, I also like to add a few items to my wardrobe each season.

By a few items I'm talking restocking/replacing my basics as well as picking up a few inexpensive trendy items. I know right now that I'm in dire need of white camis. Dire. We're talking I need one at least for every day of the week. A good one. Without holes. I probably have like two right now. Along with white camis, I believe every girl needs a nude cami. They are amazing.

So with talking about what I'd like to add to my closet I'd like to show you some things I want to add and some wonderful inspiration from my BFF pinterest!

I'm in love with oversized denim shirts. I'm still on the hunt for a nice denim shirt and I can't decide if I want one this color or a light wash one. I'm thinking Goodwill, Salvation Army, or the DAV is going to be my best bet! 

Oversized sweaters. I don't think I need to say much else. It gets really cold where I work and what better than a huge comfy sweater to warm ya up! 

Since it is getting colder and it's a little more difficult to wear lace I think these flats/loafers are real cute. I've been needing a new pair of flats anyways! 

The color mustard. Ahhh, I'm so in love. Since I have red hair this color looks gorgeous on my skin tone and with my hair (its rare a ginger gets to say that!) I'm looking for anything and everything mustard!

That's all I have for you ladies today. If you have any recommendations on things I should check out send them my way :) I'm trying to get back to regular posting but this last week I've worked 10+ hours a day and I've had a ton of homework. I'm just so exhausted! I love y'all very much! 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday Social : All about Bloggin'

It's time for Sunday Social! I hope all of you had an amazing weekend...where the heck did it go?!
Sunday Social
1. What is the name of your blog and how did you come up with it? The name of my blog is Aimee's World and I came up with that just because I knew I wanted this blog to just be about my life, my experiences, and just it literally is Aimee's World! 

2. What do you love the most about blogging? I love meeting new people and building relationships with other bloggers. I feel like some of my future best friends can come from blogging and I feel like a lot of us keep the drama at bay for the most part so I'm not getting sucked into it like my real life friends a lot of the time. 

3. What are your 2 favorite posts you've written? 

4. What is something you'd want to tell someone just starting out in blog world? Considering I'm new to the blogging world I would say keep your head up. Don't let a nasty comment keep you from blogging just keep pushing through and ignore them. Blogging is like therapy and the beauty of it is you will make a ton of blogging friends, just not over night. Along with that I would have to say reach out to other bloggers. Big or small. Just step out on a limb and get to know people!  

5. Biggest blogging learning experience you've had? To really be kind to other bloggers and encourage them. I think I learned this most through the Blog Angel program. Encouragement is like gold to other bloggers!  

6. Give us 3 blogs we NEED to be following that you love.
1. AunieSauce <--- Love her blog. She's got so much inspiration over there and her engagement story made me cry this morning. GO READ IT!
2. From Mrs to Mama <--- Girlfriend is the cutest pregnant woman ever. I love Becky...all her posts are so grounded and really relatable. And I really love how honest she is and how much she talks about real life. 
3. I Heart Organizing <---If you're into organizing or you're on a kick to get organized visit this blog. It has some great projects and inspiration.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It's Ok Thursday : My Absence

Its Ok Thursdays

Blaaaaaaahhh. First I was to apologize for being MIA for like a week and a half. Richard surprised me and came home Friday so I totally devoted a ton of time to hanging out with him since I haven't seen him in a month! Plus, we had three days off work so I just took a break from everything to relax. You have a fair warning that this post may be whiney and bitchy!

It's okay that I have watched two and a half seasons of Friday Night Lights in a week and a half. I'm addicted. 

It's okay that I've already bought a Pumpkin Spice Latte...I was trying to hold out for closer to October. 

It's okay that I've really struggled waking up at 5:30 every morning for work, just last week I was sleeping in until 9:00. Those were the days!

It's okay that I've been burning a Cotton Candy candle for the last three weeks. Ahh, it smells divine. They were part of the TargetShops at Target and went on clearance...yummmmmyyy. 

It's okay that I haven't painted my nails in a week. They're a chipped wreck. 

I'm sorry it's so short today. I really hope I can get back up on a blogging schedule and a schedule with everything else! I'm going to work on it this weekend. Have a happy Thursday y'all!