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30.1.12

my life.

Just thought I would post some pictures about what is currently going on in  my life, and what all has happened the past couple of weeks!


Yea, I kind of look like a dork in this picture, but it was the only one I could get. (This was on our local news website, lucky me, huh?) But anyway, I am a candidate for a local pageant coming up in the next two months. It'll be interesting, I've never done anything pageant-y before. It'll be a fun adventure.  ;)


I have been cheering like crazy! Here is myself  (of course) with a couple of my little cheer friends. :)


School. Friends. You know how that goes. 




Erika and I made Valentines cupcakes. 


As you can see. 


They looked pretty. 


But the only thing that tasted good was the icing. Haha




And guess who got accepted to the college of her choice. Just guess. 




Oh! And I have a fun haul coming up soon. :)



What has your life been like?



28.1.12

meet the sponsors.


Hey guys! I'd like you to check out this months crop of sponsors! They are all absolutely lovely! :)
I asked them to send me in one of their favvvvorite pictures and tell me why they love it! (Just for some background info) :)

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This is my husband and I. This is the best thing that ever happened to me.




i love that picture because monty can be photogenic without even trying. and i also like how my hands can wrap around his little chest :)



This pitcture is one of my favorites. It's me in one of my favorite places- the mountains that I grew up in.


I took this polaroid upon my departure from New York City last October. It's a personal reminder to travel more in the New Year and write all about my adventures.





This is a photo of yarn I bought at my local market. I chose it to represent my blog and myself because it is 1)Environmental, like my degree, 2) I like the image itself, and I practice photography, and 3) I love to crochet and be crafty! 






Hi guys, i'm Julie from CanSoupLover! I'm 28 and live in Paris (Not in Texas, the good one). I have a 'big-girl' corporate job and since i don't really like that, i needed a place to escape, that's where my blog starts! I'm going to move to Canada next summer and will probably traveling around the US before! So, do you want to follow me into these great adventures?" 



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Make sure to check out each and everyone of them because they are amazing. :)

If you are interested in sponsoring for February you still have time! 

Email me and let me know! rachg.423@gmail.com



26.1.12

hottie of the day.

Chris Pine. 

This one is for my sister, Kennis. 








Requests for the next hottie of the day? I'm running out... 
PS: Photo's from weheartit.com

24.1.12

review: HANA titanium 1.5 inch flat iron.


Hey guys! 




I was lucky enough to get an email from Misikko asking if I would do a review for one of their products, the HANA titanium 1.5 inch flat iron. I was ecstatic when I found out, because I use a flat iron almost everyday so I would love to try out something other than my CHI. 

Misikko is a website that has everything you'll ever need for your hair, all at a discount. They have flat irons, hair dryers, curling irons, everything. And it's the good stuff. 



They were so sweet to not only send me the flat iron but a bunch of other goodies as well! Take a look. 



So check them out! You guys need to see the deals that they have going on. Legit. If you need a chi, a new hair dryer, or a HANA you will not be disappointed. :)


And I just thought I'd throw in this man-candy. ;)
Isn't he a cutie!? He was so excited for the snow! 



22.1.12

want to sponsor on so, hi?


Hey guys! I am now taking sponsors for the wonderful, loving, heart-warming, month of February!

Not sure what sponsoring is? 
Well let me tell you the nitty-gritty. It is a way to get YOUR blog more followers, traffic, readers, ect. All you have to do is create a pretty little ad (see the pretty pictures on the left hand side of my blog?), and if you don't know how to make one I'd love to help you out, and just tell me that you would like to advertise on this blog. 

Here are the numbers to get you even more interested!

I have a compiled 1,350 followers over my various social media sites.
I have over 800 followers via GFC. 
I have over 800 page views a day.
I had over 18,000 last month. 
I have had over 88,000 page views in a year. 
And I love each and everyone of my sponsors and I am willing help them in anyway possible. 

You'll get little shout outs via Twitter if you chose to sponsor So, hi as well. 

Here are the rates. 

XL - $25
Featured introduction post (As many links and pictures as you wish).
 Option for giveaway. Option for guest post.


 L - $20
Featured in group intro post (5 links, 3 pictures).
 Option for group giveaway.


 M - $15
Featured in group intro post (3 links, 2 pictures).
Option for group giveaway.


SM - $10
Featured in group intro post (1 link, 1 picture).


Al la carte
Guest post - $10 (You pick when you would like the post to be up.)
Giveaway - $5 (Again, you pick when and how long you would like the giveaway to run.) 

So there you have it! What can be any better than that? You get to make a friend, and you get more traffic to your lovely blog! 

If you are interested please email me at rachg.423@gmail.com

I'd love to have you go on this little blogging adventure with me! 
Have a wonderful week! :)
   


21.1.12

snowy look of the day.


It was snowing, so I figured I would do a look that was kind of, festive? No...that's not the right word...um, oh well. You know what I mean. This is the make-up that I think captures a "Snowy day look". Well, other than the "lay-in-bed-in-slouchy-sweats" look. :)

I also had to dress up for school so I thought I would show you my outfit as well.



Here's a close up of the make-up. 


For all of you wondering, the lipstick is in Plum Perfect from Maybelline. 




You have to love flattering pictures like this one, huh? ;)

Have a wonderful weekend friends! 

Interested in a Giveaway or Sponsoring?

19.1.12

i love sparkles.


My nails right now. So pretty, huh?

OPI - Traffic Stopper Copper

Don't forget to enter the giveaway going on! 
And I am now taking

17.1.12

my 11 make-up essentials.


I have been asked what my go-to make-up products are, so I decided to do a little post/video about them. These are MY essential make-up products. For the everyday person, probably not all of them are essential. But I live on shimmer and sparkle, so I bring it into my make-up. 

Watch this. 



The products I mentioned in that video were...
PoreFessional Primer - Benefit
Some Kind of Gorgeous Concealer - Benefit
Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer - Benefit
Bronzed and Beautiful Bronzing Palette - Too Faced
Benetint Blush - Benefit
Watts Up! Highlighter - Benefit
Eyelash Curler - Not sure...
Lots of Lashes Mascara - Great Lash
Customizable Palette - Inglot
Nude Lipstick - Pink Suede 150 - Barry M
Red Lipstick - Swank - Tarte
Shimmer Pigment - VS - Stardust
Rose Lip Salve - Bath and Body Works

What are your essential beauty products? What do you use everyday?

Interested in sponsoring? Email me (rachg.423@gmail.com)
And don't forget about the wonderful giveaway I have going on! Make sure to enter!


13.1.12

meet nichelle + a giveaway!

Hey guys! Just a quick guest post from one of my lovely sponsors, Nichelle. Her blog is absolutely and lovely and she is such a creative, inspirational, beautiful woman! Check her out! She has a surprise for you guys too! What a sweetie. ;)

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Why Hello Friends!


I'm Vintage Wanna Bee, but that's not my name, hah, my name is Nichelle.




I'm the Owner and Designer of Vintage Wanna Bee.




Over on my blog, you will find tons of tutorials and crafy inspiration!
Most of them are done by me, but I also have a lot of FABulous Guest Bloggers!


I also love to share with you my passion for Vintage and thrifting!


But, mainly my blog, is about sharing who you are, and loving the "crazy" that we each have.
I belive that everyone should LOVE themselves. Even if they are a "wanna bee".
Sometimes, its okay to be silly, it's okay to be you!
Because YOU are fabulous!



I also own a little handmade and vintage shop, I would LOVE for to check it out!
If you find somethin you love, you can get 20% off, well, you know, because we are practically BFF's now.





Today I would also like to give you guys a little treat! So....

One of you, gets to WIN a $30 shop credit to my shop!!!
Yipee!!!








You can get up to 5 entries! Here's how:

(leave a comment on this blog post for EACH entry! Good luck!)

Like me on Facebook. (+1)
Follow me on Twitter (+1)
Follow My Blog (+1)
or Facebook or Tweet about this giveaway!
(+1 for each!)


Thanks for letting me party over here for a little bit Rach!

I hope you all have a FANTASTIC and BEE-UTIFUL day!!

xoxo,
Nichelle


                    {SHOP}
  {BLOG}  {FACEBOOK}  {TWITTER}  {PINTEREST}



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Make sure to enter that fabulous giveaway! And if you are interested in sponsoring on So, hi shoot me an email! (rachg.423(at)gmail(dot)com)
Have a wonderful weekend, friends! 

10.1.12

pretty vs. hot.




I was recently referred to a very interesting article by my English teacher. The article talked about the  "Death of Pretty", and it got me thinking. 


But first. Read it. So you understand where I am coming from. 

Now for those of you underachievers out there, I'll give you a little summery. Basically the article is saying that the new generations of girls aren't trying to be "pretty" anymore, but "hot". In other words instead of flaunting their natural beauty, they are flaunting their boobs (or booty, legs, whatever). 



I think that this is so true. How many times to you walk around and see those girls that have super low cut shirts and super short, short, shorts?

I mean, I'm not going to lie, I wear low-cut shirts. But I have no boobs, like, no cleavage or anything so I can pull it off relatively, and the shirts aren't that low. And I do love me some short shorts, but never shorts that show the bottom of my butt cheeks. 


I believe that you can pull of hot, the same time you are pulling off pretty. 

You know what I mean? It isn't a horrible thing to dress hot once and awhile. It's natural to want others to look at you and envy you. But there are certain extremes. You don't want to do that every day. 

We lose site of pretty. We take pretty for granted. 

Those pretty brown eyes, the pretty freckles on your face, the lovely porcelain skin, the things that people hate about themselves are actually the prettiest features on them. And people try to cover those brown eyes with contacts, hide those freckles with concealer, and get rid of that porcelain skin by tanning. 

Do you guys not understand that you are beautiful? Do you understand that you are more beautiful as an individual rather than conforming to be societies version of "hot"? 

Why do you want to be hot? Is it to get that guy you see walking down the hallway? Is it to make that girl jealous? Sure, strive to be hot. But understand this, if you flaunt your natural beauty you will have much better attention. 

Remember that. 

You are beautiful. 
Every single one of you.

Even if you don't think so, even if others have made remarks about your looks, whether it is about weight, height, or like for me your "pig nose" , know that those who are saying those things are the ones who are striving to be "hot". The ones who are worried more about their looks than anything else. They are the jealous ones. The people that are not unique at all. 

Unique is beautiful. Know that you have no flaws. God made you beautiful. 



And everyone can see that, whether you want to believe it or not. 


 
Photo's from Pinterest & Weheartit.com