Friday, June 22, 2012

Confessional Friday, y'all.

Confessional Friday #2, ladies.

Yes, this makes like 3 blogs in one week. A record, I am sure. John is studying for the his Board exam and that leaves me quite lonely.

1. I confess that I am now trying out some E.L.F. makeup from Tarjay. I read PinkLouLou's blog & was persuaded. You'd think that because it is so inexpensive that it wouldn't work well, but girlfriends, I am here to tell ya, there are some products that really do show quality! Everything is like $1, $3, or $6... one-dolla, make ya holllla! The wipes are great. The lipgloss is good. But, I tried the Facial Mist & Set first. I put it on as soon as I purchased it on my lunch break. Went back to work... went to Zumba and got nasty... and came home and thought dannnnngg, my make up looks good! Then, I remembered that I had done the spray. This will be used on 7/7 @ 7, people!

2. I confess that I am counting down and ENJOYING the days up to my wedding. I am not feeling stressed... at all. I am just excited... purely elated, if you will. My motto for the next 15 days, "this is our big day and nothing will get in the way" aka... no stress, sisters, no stress!

3. I confess that I am nervous about a name change. I'm afraid I will fail terribly at remembering. Goodness gracious, my new last name is darling and so much fun... and my new nickname will probably be "Emma Gemma"... but I do LOVE my current last name. Being a "Dean" ROCKS. But I'm nervous because with my job I am constantly saying, "Hi, it's Emily Dean with Advanced Logic Industries..." and I have a feeling it's going to take some major practice.

4. I confess I had a good hair day & it made my day! I did that photoshoot... went home and slept... and the next morning my hair was literally exactly the same. I didn't brush it or anything... just threw a couple of bobby pins in and rolled out. I didn't even mean to hide the bobby pins! If this couple happen like...twice a week I would be a happy {indoor} camper!

5. I confess that I have a bagel addition. Across the street is a Jewish bagel place and their bagels are PHENOMENAL. They are $.87! Luckily, the gal this morning made the comment, "they are good but you should not eat them every single day because of the carb count"... thus I ate the skinny half and through the other half in the fridge for tomo! {It was chocolate chip and the cream cheese was cinnamon sugar!}

6. I confess that we picked up John's wedding band tomorrow and it made this whole wedding deal so much more REAL! Seeing John in a wedding band is HOT! I told him there were NO excuses for taking that baby off... to which he replied, "what if I am in surgery or something?" and I said, "if you go into surgery then I will tattoo your ring finger!" Okay, okay! It's a joke, guys. I wouldn't go that far! **He doesn't plan on being a surgeon so I think we are in the clear!**

7. I confess I got an award from the Editor of Be in Style - part of the's blogging network!


  1. I feel like you might have more good hair days than you let on. ;) your hair is goooorgeous! oh and yay for no stress. stress is overrated ... so glad to hear that you're enjoying the days up to the big day. can't wait to see the stinking pictures already!!

  2. Hehe! I am a Dean too!! Wooo your wedding day is nearly here! Im sure your day will be amazing!!!

    Jen xxx

  3. Oh my goodness, I read PLL's e.l.f. blog post too and am loving it! The eyeshadows and liquid eye liner are amazing! I love cheap finds!

    15 Days until the big day?! Ahh - congrats, little lady! So exciting.

    And I totally have a hair crush on you! You hve the prettiest, silkiest hair ever! I wish I could get my mess of blonde locks to look that nice in a half-up do!


  4. your hair is amazing. holy hell. enjoy the next 2 weeks up to your big day! im sure it will be perfect :)

  5. My elf is obsession is getting out of control, I loooves it! Yay for no stress, it is going to be such a wonderful day!!

  6. Love it! and your blog!! following!


    Have a great weekend! xo

  7. Ahhh, you are just adorable and hilarious. snickering while reading some of these. :) love all of your confessions, girlfriend! Have a great weekend. :)

  8. You have fabulous hair! I agree with Tiff! You def. have a lot more good hair days :)

    Love that you not stressing out. I was the same way leading up to the wedding. I was just so excited and ready to be married!

    The first time I saw Sean with his ring on I thought the same thing, haha. I still love seeing it on his hand.

    And bagels ... I could eat them everyday. So good!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  9. I love ELF too! In fact just earlier this week I was searching for an eyelid primer replacement since I had been using Bare Minerals which is pretty pricey. I went to Kmart and got the ELF primer and it's pretty good! You are getting married so soon, I'm glad that you are excited and not stressed!!

  10. Congrats on the award... More details...

    Stress free leading up to the wedding is exactly how it should be... I was less stressed the week of then throughout the entire process.

  11. Haha I love your confessions! Your hair looks AMAZING, girlfriend... and I'm so proud of you for not stressing about the wedding!

  12. Hi! Following from Mingle Monday! Look forward to reading more! Would appreciate the follow back!

  13. Getting used to a name change takes a while...I'd been married almost a year when I got a new cell phone, when I recorded my voicemail message on the phone, I said my maiden name! i didn't realize it until I started getting messages from my family saying "You do remember that's not your name anymore, don't you?"

  14. Found you from Meg's Mingle Monday.

    First off, congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! I cannot even imagine how nervous and excited you must be feeling right now, especially since seeing the ring on his father.

    ELF makeup is amazing for the first part. I was afraid to try them out as well, but considering the prices I wouldn't care if I didn't like something that was only a dollar. I don't recommend their minerals collection though, as I felt they really did nothing for me. Their nail polishes are amazing, especially if you are like me and trying to teach yourself how to paint your nails haha.

  15. dad totally has my mom's name tattooed on his ring finger ;) He hates wearing rings so he opted for that ha :)

  16. i think you're great.

    that's all.



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