“I’m living for the weekend…”

It’s finally here! My birthday weekend :). Tomorrow morning we’re off to San Francisco so that I can enjoy a little getaway with my husband that’ll include lots of dining (I LOVE the food there) and visiting beauty shops and relaxing! Can you tell I’m excited? Today was my daddy’s birthday, I miss celebrating together :(.

He’s been at a conference this week and I had a battle with my sinuses for most of the week and it’s easing up, so I can’t wait for our little trip.

I spent today doing laundry, cleaning and packing with a DJ Private Ryan mix (Soca Brainwash 2013) that gave me a little exercise because you can’t just listen to this music and not move. I also finished the bottle of prosecco in the fridge. I think that was two/three glasses… probably two but I really don’t remember, I was just trying to empty it and get it into the recycling bag. Either way, even though I was doing housework, I had a little workout and lots of fun doing it!

I plan to do very little on Monday (which is my birthday) so I was trying to make sure that when we came back in here wouldn’t require any work whatsoever. I don’t intend to get crazy drunk and not remember anything this weekend… I’m over the whole hangover thing. You waste a day recovering, I rather just not deal with it. I just want to enjoy the sun, food and shopping while I’m there. Even better… it’s all about ME! So my husband has to do whatever I want :D.

What are your plans for the weekend?

I plan to take lots of pictures and I will be posting on this and my other blog.

I hope you have a great weekend! I don’t even know if excited is the word anymore or it could be the prosecco taking over hahaha! Anywho! Lots of love and have a safe weekend!


Lipsticks and Round Tips

Over the weekend I started something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time – start a beauty/fashion blog! Yay! One thing that prevented it from happening was not having a name for it, and I guess that they way this name came about it was meant to be. I give you Lipsticks and Round Tips! I was testing different names to see what was available and entered this, and by mistake I hit Enter and then it was born.

Every week I’ve been finding out that people read my blog that I had no idea would. I still live in my own little world that it’s not doing as well as it does sometimes. Seeing that it was a few males that let me in on this I had a little extra nudge to get this going after my sister-in-law insisted that I start it. I just want to be able to share girly stuff and reviews on products I’ve tried and some of my favorite items fashion wise. I am no expert in doing make-up or the know-it-all on every fashion trend but I keep up to date and I take to certain things more than others and I just want to be able to give my input and not be a drag to the males reading :D.

So go on over and check it out, let me know what you think. If you have any ideas or suggestions on things you’d like me to check out or try for you please feel free. In the new year I will definitely be posting every single week, I have a lot coming up for the holidays so you will see a few posts about holiday stuff but after events have passed.

Thank you in advance for your support and share with your friends! I want to know what you think :).

Thank you!


Team #NoWeave

As you know I’m in the process of growing out my hair. With every visit to the hairdresser, I’m confronted with whether or not I should do a random chop but at the same time I get excited about seeing the length. I promised my nephew I’d grow it so I’m doing just that. I still want to chop it off though… Anyway my weekly routine goes like this:

  • wash
  • blow-dry
  • flat iron
  • flat iron once/twice during the week until the next wash (depending on if it was a curly or flat style).

I’m fortunate to have very thick hair that holds a style, and even if it did drop a little, it still looks like there is some sort of styling going on. As part of team #noweave I try to post pictures on my Instagram (Symonef) when I do my hair. Dark and Lovely even liked my pic so there was more inspiration for me! The first pic is what I did to rectify some curls gone wrong. I twisted and pinned a few sections to the top of my head overnight and the next day it looked pretty crazy, so I just tucked and pinned until it looked like I made an effort.

This one was when I went to San Francisco for a few days. I washed my hair the day I was leaving and gave it a little wave that I wouldn’t have to do anything with it for the rest of the trip. And I didn’t! As the curl dropped and stayed in some places, I just pinned the front back and kept it cute. It was also prior to the fresh highlights I got that you can see in the pic above.

Growing out your hair doesn’t have to be a painful process. I find it interesting because I’m forced to see what styles suit my face and style accordingly as well as play with highlights and layers. I don’t know where I’d be without my highlights and layers! I’ll post another pic after my next wash when I just do it “flat”. Patience is key when dealing with hair but there is nothing more rewarding than receiving compliments for you hair and what you did on your own to your hair with regards to styling it. If our hair is our main point of beauty, then wouldn’t you wish for it to be yours as much as possible?

I’m off to order a stick vacuum and run some errands. Have a wonderful afternoon until next time.