Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Ruca shirt, H&M tank, Citizen jeggings, MK & Tiffany's jewelry, Jeffery Campbell clogs.

xoxo Shauna

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


With the new year fast approaching, I can't help but start thinking about my new year's resolution & what I want to change in my life in 2012.

BY FAR, 2011 was the best year yet for me... I can't complain... I have the best friends, family, boyfriend & co-workers in the world.  I love my job, love my yoga & spin studio, love my condo, & I'm so happy & thankful for everything that has happened in my career & with my life in general... But being an Aries, I'm always a little ancy for more... 

Here's a list of what I'm hoping to accomplish in 2012 & a few resolutions I'm hoping to stick to...

1.  Stop procrastinating.
I procrastinate.  Everything.  I'm getting better, but hoping to kick procrastinating's booty in 2012 (why must I add this unneeded stress in my life?)!  

2.  Save money/pay off student loans.
It's time to manage money like a grown up.  Sigh...

3.  Get serious about blogging.
I never thought I would LOVE blogging SO much.  I really want to stick with it & hopefully get a few new readers, too ;).
4.  Hit the gym 5 days a week.
I feel SO much better when working out is a way of life... I have more energy, eat better, feel better, have more confidence, & so much more. 5 days a week is SO easy if you make it a routine... Monday/Wednesday night & Tuesday/Thursday morning works best for me.  Then a Saturday or Sunday yoga class or hike brakes up the monotony & give you something healthy to look forward to on the weekend.
5.  Drink more water & less wine.
I'm really bad about drinking water... even though your skin, brain, hair, organs, & everything else just works better!  I also tend to drink a couple glasses of wine a few nights a week.  I'd like to only drink wine about 1 day a week... We'll see how this one goes!  ;)

6.  Wear my seatbelt. 
Totally guilty about being bad about this.  I know, so dumb.  

xoxo Shauna

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas!

A family tradition is to give each other pajamas on Christmas eve & then wear them the entire day on Christmas :)

Mom got me these girly flannel pj's this year. My boyfriend told me I looked like business Barbie sleepover LOL ;)

xoxo Shauna 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Hi pretties!  It's in the 70's here in Southern California, but i'm still rocking boots, sweaters & scarves!  It feels wrong not to with Christmas RIGHT around the corner!  I just thank my lucky stars my office at work always seems to be in the 50's!  ;)


Sweater (its actually a really pretty plum wine color, but looks more brown in the photos) & necklace by Brandy Melville,  scarf by F21, LuluLemon leggings, boots by Kenneth Cole.

xoxo Shauna

Monday, December 19, 2011

Paying it Backwards

In the season of giving, today I decided to "pay it backwards" in the drive through line at Starbucks.  
Merry Christmas to the car behind me ;)

Ps.  Isn't it funny how everyone has "their" Starbucks??  Mine happens to be a grande Amaricano with a splash of cold soy (only about 15 calories, I might add) & if I'm in a hurry and in need some breakfast, I go for the spinach feta wrap... AMAZING & only about 280 calories!  

xoxo Shauna

Outfit Obsessed

Loving everything about this outfit.  Via Fashion Loves Hippies. 

xoxo Shauna

Cabin Time!

This weekend I went up to a friends cabin & had an amazing relaxing weekend watching holiday movies, drinking champagne by the fire, being silly in the snow & cuddling up with the boyfriend...

xoxo Shauna

Friday, December 16, 2011


Feeling festive from the waist down ;)

F21 sweater, Citizen skinny jeans & Tory Burch flats.

xoxo Shauna

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Kinda sleepy today & it's going to be a loooooong day of work (as you can tell, I can go pretty casual to the office as long as I don't have a big meeting... perk of being in graphic design & online marketing ;))

Went for comfy & casual...

LOVE my new boots I picked up form Nordstrom this weekend 
(probably the only pair of shoes NOT on sale in the entire mall).  
Buy them online HERE. 

Wearing a jumper from Brandy Melville & leggings from C&C California. 

xoxo Shauna


Totally craving my long locks for the holidays.

So I took my old tape extensions I took out in February & turned them into clip-ins.

Only cost me $10!!

Tutorial to come ;)


Makeup Necessities

In the morning, I don't have a lot of time to fuss around with makeup.  I work long hours, too, so I'm not about to paint my face with tons of makeup, only to clog my pours & look like a oil slick by 5pm.


Here are my everyday go-to products starting from the top left:

1. Nars Bronzer/Blush combo in Laguna/Orgasm.  A necessity for EVERY girl.  I love both of these colors endlessly & love that they come together!
2. Laura Mercier Matte Translucent.  For blotting/setting my makeup & touch-ups throughout the day.
3. Supper BB Cream.  For those of you who don't know what BB Cream is, it's like an Asian version of tinted moisturizer with anti-aging, anti-wrinkling, & anti-acne agents... So it's actually SO much better than tinted moisturizer!  I've blogged about it in the past & have gotten a lot of my friends & family members hooked.  LOVE LOVE LOVE.
4. Ulta Lip Liner in FLESH & Blistex.  This is my go-to combo for everyday.  Looks natural, but gives your lip a nice full, moisturized look.  
5.  Benifit Brow Kit.  Comes with a little angled brush, 2 shaping colors for your eyebrows & a mini tweezers.  Compact & perfect for on the go!
6.  MAC Palliate.  The lower corner shadow (the one I use mostly, obviously) is SHROOM.  I use it on my brow-bone & in my tear ducts for that "refreshed" look.  I also LOVE the brownish color above it called Corduroy.  Other colors are Cranberry (honestly, I don't use this one much at the moment) & All That Glitters (good for the lid).
7.  L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Blackest Black.  I've been using the same mascara since I was about 4.  No seriously, since the beginning of time.  I don't think I'll ever change, either.
8. L'oreal Le Grand Line & Define Pencil in Cafe.  I use this eyeliner on my lids by lining my upper eye-lash area with a SUPER thick line & then smudge it up to my eye-crease.  Then I use Corduroy over the top to "set" it & Shroom to finish.  

xoxo Shauna 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Classic Heels

Been wanting these Zara asymmetrical pumps FOREVER.  
Unfortunately, looks like Zara has no plans of re-releasing this style... Sigh...


So I decided to "settle" on a pair of Sam Edelman classic pumps I found on sale on for $74!  

They're the Edelman Women's Portney Pump in black suede (other colors available, too).  CLICK HERE to purchase.

Is anyone else over the platform pump look?  I love platform wedges, but have been leaning toward more classic heels lately with less of a "stripper" platform...

I have no idea who this girl is, but she's wearing the Sam Edelman's & she looks hot :)

xoxo Shauna

Craving Sweets

If you're like me, it's impossible to "just say no" to my sweet tooth.  And why would I want to?  Sweets make me happy!! 

For me... it's all about choosing options that are yummy, but not drenched in fat & calories.  

Here are some treats I always have on hand at home for those times when I'm craving something sweet, but don't want to ruin the whole day with a calorie binge...


I've posted on Arctic Zero before, and some of you were a little skeptic as to how healthy an ice cream so low in calories could be... Trust me, I thought it was too good to be true, too!   

The first ingredients are water & whey protien!  So in essence, you're eating a frozen protien shake as dessert!  An entire pint is 150 calories... which makes me wonder... Why would you ever eat regular ice cream again?!  


Vita Tops are another go-to for me.  Only 100 calories & full of fiber & vitamins!  

Sounds kinda silly, but I save my chewable vitamins for night time to have with my nightly tea!  I can't take regular vitamins because they make me nauseous, but secretly love the treat of having these gummy vitamins every day!  They're only 10 calories for 2 & these prenatal vitamins are full of good stuff for your hair, skin & nails (no, I'm not pregnant, I just like the added vitamins to help grown my hair long).  

I love hot tea at night!  Not only does it help de-stress me from a long day &  help me drink more water (something i'm always struggling to do), it also helps my sweet tooth craving.  My favorite is Red Lavender & Earl Gray Creme.  I add a packet of Stevia & almond milk if I want something a little creamy... 

Another trick I can attribute learning about to Broiled grapefruit!  The acidity turns sweet in the oven... Super yummy! 
Check out Pinterest for the recipe:  HERE

Hope my tricks help you ladies with your sweets cravings!  
xoxo Shauna

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Can't wait to wear this numba...


Perfect, right?
Purchased @
What are you ladies wearing for the big ball drop?

xoxo Shauna

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

F21 Picks!

F21 Picks!

Hi ladies!  
Loving all of F21's sweaters & holiday dresses lately!  Here are my top picks!  Loving the vintage looking blush dress, the camel cape & the black trousers.  

xoxo Shauna