Yeah my baby’s smooth like sandpaper, warm just like the winter…

It’s pretty wild that August is over, I don’t know where the summer went, but it just about gone! September is usually a pretty busy month for me. My Father’s birthday, my birthday, a couple of friend’s have birthdays, a wedding, and our little girl will be 10 months! I’m tired already just thinking about it… Anyway, even though August flew, I did manage to enjoy a couple of things!

  1. Yoga – I’ve been an on and off quasi yogi for several years and I gotta say, I didn’t always love it, but the older and hopefully wiser I get the more I appreciate it’s benefits. I have a dedicated post about yoga in the works, I just need time to photograph some poses, which will happen one day, hopefully one day soon, because I’d really like to share some of my favourite poses!
  2. 30 Rock – J and I started watching this show recently and it’s freaking fantastic! It’s smart, and funny, and has a lot of nerdy pop culture references, Tina Fey is always hilarious and Alec Baldwin is perfect as Jack. It’s definitely worth a watch!
  3. Khiel’s now at Sephora – THIS. IS. HUGE. I am in love with a few of their products and I am so happy that I can now get them from Sephora, since I buy most of my skincare and beauty products from there. Hello, November, I have a large order to place!
  4. Lush maxi – I got this maxi from the Nordies sale back in July and it was on back order and it just arrived and I love it! It’s really comfy and easy for the cool mornings and evenings we are experiencing in the Hudson Valley.

So now that September is here I am totally looking forward to Autumn, I am so ready to break out my sweaters and wool trousers and my Frye boots. And I’ll be celebrating the last year of my twenties in a few days. But more on that later! And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: Modern Swinger by The Pink Spiders

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You have won all my money and my brand new stetson hat…

January is coming to a close and that means my favourite things! To start this year off right, I will be speaking of my new found Fresh obsession, some goals I have set for the next few months, and what I’m currently reading. OK, here we go!

Fresh – I warned you guys this was coming! It started with the Seaberry oil, and it has now become a $500+ obsession! I got a sample of the Black Tea Age Delay cream, and I have to say, that might be something to pick up in the future. My order from the other day consisted of: Lotus Youth Preserve Skincare Kit, mainly because I want to try the face wash, I have really high expectations after reading all of the reviews. Seaberry Oil, the whole reason for the order! I seriously can not be without this miracle oil. Seaberry Restorative Body Cream, if this is as good as the reviews say I am really in for a long and expensive love affair. Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum, I have been reading some of my favourite bloggers beauty routines and they all use a serum, based on what I need for my complexion right now, this seemed like my best bet. Let’s see how this goes!

I have set a few goals for the upcoming year, mainly because I hate the word “resolution”, I break resolutions, I meet my goals. Of course I want to be healthier, not only eating right, but exercising, and drinking a lot more water and a lot less alcohol. All of these are completely attainable given the right motivation, and discipline. I want to start doing yoga, and stick with it. I enjoy it, but I feel I don’t have the time. I need to make the time.
 I also want to save more than my “auto save” I put 10% of my paycheck in my savings account. It’s a fair starting point, but now that I am finished paying off my braces I could be saving upwards of $300 per month. But saving what ever I can would be a success!
I want to create a beauty routine and stick with it. Although I am really good about washing my make up off before bed, and I moisturize twice a day, and I use a face mask. I feel like I have been trying way too many products lately! I’m sure those of you who read would more than agree. I am starting to feel like excess is never going to address my skin issues. Less and quality is more!

And now to what I am reading! I have been getting better with reading in this new year. I am reading on my lunch breaks usually. Because of our staggered lunches at work, you don’t always get to have company and even though we have cable in our break room, I thinks it’s better to stimulate your mind than watch daytime T.V. I am almost finished with American Poetry 1922, which I am reading on iBooks. I like iBooks, because like other readers it’s easy on my eyes, compact, light weight, and all of the classics are free. I have not gone with another e reader because I like only having one device. I was thinking about tackling Dream Psychology by Sigmund Freud next, we’ll see what happens. And on that note it’s time to end!

All for now,
Kiki—      

Title from: Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price

When skies are grey, and grey, and grey…

Today I took some photos of my ensemble, they are not the best. I decided to get back into yoga again. I started with some simple poses, since it’s been a while. Today was pretty slow at work today. Tonight has been filled of catching up on my shows which are as follows in no particular order: HIMYM, The Following, Mike and Molly, Teen Wolf, Almost Human, The Walking Dead. Needless to say I watch entirely too much television. Sometimes the only way I know what day of the week it is is by what is on tv. On that note it is time to end.

 All for now,

–Kiki–

Ensemble: J. Crew (Pants), Loft (Top) {Similar}, Ivanka Trump (Pumps) {Similar and on sale!}

Title: The Calendar Hung Itself by Bright Eyes