Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Red Pop

A great way to make a room pop is by adding a bold accent. A classic and chic way to make a statement is by adding a great red chair. Paint your barstools a barn red color or cover an armchair with a vintage red fabric. Take a look at some of the great design ideas below!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Red Door Blue Door

I love when people make bold decisions in the colors of their doors! So here are some great Red and Blue ones!!! Maybe you'll be inspired to paint one of yours!

In light of the upcoming holiday, this week's entries are all inspired by that ole familiar Spangled Banner! It's all about
Red, White, and Blue.
I love adding punches of color with reds and blues and
the cool crispness of using white!

Friday, June 25, 2010

My Top 10 Steals and Splurges

I thought I would share with you 10 of my favorite products right now... 5 of them are steals and 5 of them a splurges.

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1. Square Candles $3.50 - These are hands down my favorite candles! They are inexpensive, long lasting and smell so great... once you get them you will be hooked and they have so many different smells from tangelo to grass. I haven't found them in Tampa yet but you can get them at The Sand Dollar boutique on Anna Maria Island and online at their website www.myyellowshovel.com and in Houston you can get them at Jubilee on 19th in the Heights.

2. Cover Girl Lip Stain $6.50- This is a great lip stain with a ton of great shades and they really do last a long time giving your pout a natural hint of color. My favorite is Wild Berry Wink and I wear it nearly every day.

3. Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers $2.00- I love this chap stick! Not only is it super cheap, it has a great soft berry tint to it and is a great moisturizer. I have been using this stuff since middle school and I keep it in my bag at all times!

4. Baby Magic Calming Milk Conditioner Shampoo $4.50- Baby shampoo isn't just for babies! This creamy soap has a fresh lavender and chamomile sent that is so refreshing. I use in in the shower or to wash my face. Its no tears formula makes it the perfect eye makeup remover...dab some on a cotton ball and it will take your makeup right of with no oily residue like other eye makeup removers.

5. Loreal Everstrong Deep Replenishing Hair Masque $7.99- This stuff not only smells so good it leaves your hair silky smooth. I use it a couple times a week and I notice a visible difference in the condition of my hair.


6. Claus Porto Soaps $15- These bars of soap are huge and they last forever! The french milled soap is soooo creamy and the fragrances are just divine! I have the Ilyria scent in my shower now!

7. Soma Sleep Pants $49- I love Soma's cool nights fabrics. They are luxuriously soft but keep you cool at night, and for me I get hot in my sleep and these are so comfortable. They also come in really soft and pretty prints and are easy to wear around the house without totally looking like you are wearing your pajamas. Bonus: These always go on sale and you can pick them up for half price!

8. TIGI Curlesque Hair Products $14-$20- I just recently started using TIGI Products and I first tried the Curls Rock line and really loved the results. Then they introduced their Curlesque line and now I am hooked. Although the shampoo and conditioner come in a little hefty at $40 for the pair, it has been well worth the investment. It smells great and there is a noticeable difference in the curl definition of my hair when I style it. I know all of you don't have curly hair but I definitely recommend trying some of their other hair care lines. Go to your local Tony & Guy Salon and the stylist will help you choose the products best suited for your hair type!

9. Moroccan Mineral Oil $40 for 4 oz.- At $10 an ounce this definitely appears to be a major splurge but it is well worth the price. This rich mineral oil is a serum for your hair that seals the hair and leaves it super shiny! A bottle lasts forever since you only use a dime size. I have had my bottle for 6 months and it's still half full. You can get it at most beauty stores that sell Salon Hair products. In Tampa, Buy Best has a few different brands and sizes.

10. Thymes Home Fragrance in Blue Lotus $17 - This home fragrance is rich and decadent and smells so good. The scent is long lasting and so is the bottle. I bought this for my boyfriend a while back and he loves it. It's a great gift to by for a housewarming gift or that hard-to-buy for any guy!

Well I hope you enjoyed this update and please share with me some of your
favorite steals and splurges!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

South Tampa's best kept Junk Secret!!

CJ's Collections, located at 4005 Gandy, is a diamond in the rough! Although you actually have to dig for your treasure, you are surely to find what you are looking for. This store is filled floor to ceiling with anything and everything imaginable, from furniture to old glassware. The owner pretty much rakes up garage and estate sale leftovers and brings them back to his store. And the best part is the prices can't be beat!!!

If you have an eye for design, some sandpaper and a can of fresh paint you will be sure to turn someones trash into something fabulous!!

I have purchased a number of items: a wood side table for $25 i painted and made into a vanity, vintage suitcases ($1), vintage art, some great rusty metal stools ($15), a wood tool box ($1), stuff to paint for Salty Sisters... and yesterday I snagged this great photography/art lamp for $8!! (online it's priced at about $45) It's going to be perfect as a quirky floor lamp or for lighting the patio during my late night painting sessions!

Stop by and tell them Angelique sent you!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Etsy Treasures

Many of you who know me know that I am OBSESSED with Etsy. If I can't make something myself it's my go to spot for unique pieces and great gifts. I especially love buying adorable gifts for the babies in my life (like all of the hair bows I get for Lillienn)...

Here are a few of my favorite purchases! I have had a great experience ordering from the buyers and they are all so great about doing custom orders too!!!!

Ruffle pants by Kuttinup
Pirate Patch Onesie by CocoSailore

Pink Tutu by Tiarastutus

Delicate Pearl and gold flower necklace by lizix26

Pink crown pillow cover by SaSeaBoutique

One of my favorite purchases... Pink flower headband by PinkADooBowtique


Polyvore is a fun site where you can make photo collages from pics on the internet. The site then groups all the pictures of the items by the website they were clipped from and even includes the prices of the items. It's a great place to search for an item and get results from multiple sights. For Instance, search "red belt" and you will get a ton of options! This is a sample of one of my Collage's using an old retro pin up photo as my design inspiration!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

BHG 100 Ideas Real Rooms Issue

I Just picked up this issue while I was in line at the grocery and it has sooo many great and affordable ideas! I can't wait to start posting some of my favorites. Go snag yourself a copy! It will be on news stands until July 6th!


Welcome to my new Daily blog. I know I already blog for Salty Sisters but there are a ton of things I find on the internet and different ideas that I come across that I want to share with you! People are always asking me where I got this or how did I get an idea for that and now I can let you know.

So here I go... this should be interesting;)