Saturday, January 28, 2012

starry saturday

My name is Melanie and I am a nail polish addict. :) I bought 2 new ones yesterday. One is called Over Easy and it's by Sinful Colors.  The other one is I Need A Refresh-Mint by Wet-n-Wild. I think the WnW one looks kinda like Tiffany blue. I chose that one for my weekend. What do you think?
<3 Melanie

Friday, January 27, 2012

shopping trip and maybe a giveaway!?

I love coupons. I love a bargain. Tonight I went to Kroger in search of a good deal. Here's what I'm thinking, if you can guess the closest to how much I spent I'll send you a Walmart gift card. Leave your guess in the comments, and feel free to ask me questions on the items.  Here's a picture of my trip.
Pretty decent haul!

This isn't my best trip. But I haven't done one since October, that's the last time I had to really go grocery shopping. My stockpile is keeping us fed. I do shop for milk, bread, meat and produce regularly though. Do you use coupons? What's your best deal?

<3 Melanie

Polka Polka Polka DOTS!

I'm linking up with Fabulous but Evil

Just got my first set of Bundle Monster plates and was so excited to use them! I used the polka dots design with China Glaze Camisole for the base coat and Evening Seduction for the dots. What do you think? :) 

<3 Melanie

Saturday, January 21, 2012

i tend to wine a lot

Well, not really. Maybe a little! :) My best friend Crystal and I went to our first wine tasting on Wednesday night. It was at a local italian place with a food pairing.  The food was phenomenal!! Would definitely go there again. The wine was also from a local vineyard. I had been wanting to try Barren Ridge wine for a while but I'm fearful of buying a whole bottle of something without tasting it. My favorite wines are sweet dessert wines like Moscato. Crystal's favorite was the Red Barren, paired with the salad. The salad was mesclun greens with toasted walnuts, apple and bleu cheese, with a raspberry vinaigrette. My favorite was the Christof, of course! It was a very sweet dessert wine, paired with vanilla gelato and peaches. YUMMY!

I had an awesome night full of great food and lots of laughs. Something I'd definitely do again!


 Viva Bene, Spesso L'Amore, Di Risata Molto!
<3 Melanie

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


My best friend over on A Time 4 Everything is doing the valentines day swap and it sounds like such a great idea! So i joined up too! :) Can't wait to go shopping.

<3 Melanie

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Extend A Mani!

Sometimes I love to paint my nails. Other times I just don't have a moment to sit and give them the attention they deserve. I recently used a product called Nail Fraud. It was late and I didn't want to wait for my polish to dry so I could go to bed. I LOVE these things so much I bought a second set. The design is called Wild Thing2. This is my finished mani!

After a week they held up pretty good. But I'm rough on my hands. I work in IT so my nails get dinged up a lot, especially the tips. So a quick way to make them look nice again and get another week (hopefully) out of my manicure, I added black tips.

Pretty neat right?! How do you make your manis last longer?

<3 Melanie

Friday, January 13, 2012

Deals & Steals

Wanted to share my latest deal with you! Found this over at Raining Hot Coupons. I was able to get 3 ELF Eyeshadow Palette - 100 Piece sets for $8.46 shipped. The sets are available at Target online ELF Eyeshadow Palette. They are originally $10.00 but are on sale half price. At $5 a piece this is a great deal already but what makes it a steal is applying what I call the three P’s Planning, Patience and Pouncing! I will describe that later on. :)

Here’s what I did:
ELF Eyeshadow Palette $5.00 x 3 = $15.00

Used Promo Code TGTHTT5Z to get 10% off $15.00 - $1.50 = 13.50

Used a Target gift card I received from a deal where I purchased dog food $13.50 - $5.00 = 8.50

I also received free shipping and an additional .68 cents off for using my Target Red Card $8.50 - .68 = $7.82

Plus tax .64 + $7.82 = $8.46 or only $2.82 for each palette shipped! 

<3 Melanie