Thursday, January 28, 2010

barbie lip colors + abs inspiration

yesterday was such an exciting day! we were so lucky to have the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders fly out and do a performance for us
and yes, they really do look like that in person...definitely totally toned and super slender and tan...they were incredibly sweet but they also made me say, 'hey! if these girls can have full time jobs or go to school full time and maintain those figures, then i'm only cheating myself by not trying to do it to!' ...so0o0o, maybe jillian michaels' 30 day shred will make it back out of the DVD case. probably not.  but maybe.  haha i'll probably start with denise richards hit the spot pilates, do three of the segments, get exhausted, and swear off exercising altogether.  i think maybe i'll wait until my board is over (it's on the fourth of february - it's like a promotion board). 

and, i was digging up some photos for my mom of me in uniform, so i thought i'd share with you guys our different types of uniforms (i only have two shared here, there are LOTS more):
The dark blue one piece is a pair of coveralls - it's like wearing pajamas every day!  for clarification, my hair is out of regulations because it's showing from underneath the brim of my ballcap...oops!  hahaha i have a very firm stance against hairsprays and gels in uniform - until someone else is going to pay to get my hair fixed after it's all dried out from being pasted to my head every day, i am going to just rely on the help of bobby pins, and Lord knows bobby pins are useless on naturally big hair.  c'est la vie.  the second picture is me and my daddy! at my commissioning ceremony (that's when i officially became an officer).  SO exciting!

AND!! Remember how I said my goal was to get a boyfriend when I got back for the summer?  Well, here is my legwork in advance:

From: "S****, Alanna ENS USN LSD47"
To: Rebecca P*****; christina o***
Sent: Tue, January 26, 2010 10:58:25 PM
Subject: my bridal shower
Since you know it will happen (although it may not be for another 10-20 years), here is what I’d like my bridal shower to look like:

(#1, ohmyg, RIGHT?!)
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Rebecca P***** 
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 6:08 PM
To: S****, Alanna ENS USN LSD47
Subject: Re: my bridal shower

noted. i suppose we'll cross that bridge when we come to it? :) i hear that the groom is sounding a lot like [mutual guy friend]?? hehehe
yes!  This means my plans are working!! i am manifesting a boyfriend without even being home!!  there is seriously no justification for why he is still holding a candle for me, but good for him...i can totally get used to the sweet drunken facebook messages i get from him every weekend :) oh, early 20s romance...

until then, i have the BEST find to share!! i just discovered the most beautiful, work appropriate Barbie pink lipcolor!  I am obssessed with MAC Dazzle Glass in Extra Amps, but it's a bit much in uniform (even for me, haha), so I was SO happy to discover Estee Lauder Pure Color lipstick (i KNOW, lipstick...not even exaggerating, it's a pleasure to put on - great scent, so smooth and, obviously, the best color known to man...BARBIE PINK!!) in Pink Light...it looks lighter in the picture than the actual stick does - the stick looks like cotton candy.  On your lips, though? PERFECTION!!!
I'm on the right, wearing my MAC Dazzleglass in our first port visit - Guam!
and that is an AWFUL picture of the pink light lipstick - if you try googling the gloss, you'll see what shade it is, but i didn't want to post a pic since i haven't tried the gloss, and it's the stick that i'm seriously psyched about :)


finally, please don't forget to visit www.stellanddot.com/alannastrei, and pick out a valentine's gift for yourself, grab a mother's day gift for your mom, sister or friend, or even a gift for yourself - until Feb. 14, 20% of net profits will be donated to Save the Children's Haiti Relief Efforts!

7 comments:

Pink Champagne said...

GORGEOUS bridal shower table arrangements! And yes, the day will come! :)

Peachy Keen said...

Beautiful table layouts! Such good taste! And planning in advance doesn't hurt anyone ;0)

. Becca . said...

Gossip Girl? Yes please! I want to come!! ;)


You make the uniform look hottt. Not many can do that.

Dollface said...

Loving the bridal shower table! I think I may steal an idea or two for my own, xxxoo

Mrs. Bear said...

Hahaha I love that you are planning your bridal shower now!

Those Ravens girls should be slapped for looking so good... boooo.

Prippy Handbook said...

Oh my goodness, so many fabulous things in one post!

First off, you make that uniform look fabulous! Thank you for serving our country... and looking so fantastic while doing it ;)

LOVE the Gossip Girl shower. Brilliant.

Love your jewelry. Brilliant.

Cannot wait to follow your blog, and thanks for stopping by The Prippy Handbook!

Beth Dunn said...

Hope you like the book I sent! I wrote it. xoxo

SC