Wednesday, April 4, 2012

It's been a while...

Wow!! Safe to say, staying busy at work kept me from updating this thing :-(

For about 2 months or so, we were without a Full Time Assistant Manager, so I had to pick up the slack :-( There were many weeks where I was working multiple days in a row. There was even a point where because my SM was going out of town for a couple of days, we had to call in help from another store, or else I would've ended up working 9 days in a row!! So happy that didn't happen. But now we've hired a new girl as FTASM. She's pretty awesome, and thankfully, I'm back to my normal work load :-)

Cory and I have officially set a date for our wedding. We will be getting married on May 11, 2013!!! I'm soo excited!!! I even have an appointment to go dress shopping on the 21st!! I sooooo can't wait! I have my heart set on this one dress from David's Bridal... oh goodness, I hope it works out!! But shhh... can't tell you much or else I run the risk of Cory finding out about it! LOL

Today was one of my days off (obviously), and after having watched a couple of Kandee Johnson's old tutorials, I decided that I would take a stab at one of the looks she did.

This is the video I watched...

And this is my result -

I really like it! I used one of my favourite eyeshadows for the turquoise colour, and old eyeshadow we used to carry at Hot Topic.... I think it looks pretty with my eyes :-)

So yeah... that's about it...


Saturday, January 28, 2012


Yep... wedding planning.

It's not bad... especially since we have plenty of time to do it! Cory just found out that since OSU is switching over to semesters starting this summer, he most likely won't be able to graduate until Spring '14. :-( So we have about 2 years of planning ahead of us. I'm pretty bummed that we have to wait that long, but his education is more important and we don't want to do anything to mess that up.

So... I've put together a wedding binder, and have been flipping thru many bride and wedding magazines gathering ideas, as well as browsing websites. I've seen a few things that I've really liked for different parts of the wedding for the reception and the ceremony. We've also been trying to think of different places we'd like to have the wedding... we'd both prefer if we could have it in Mansfield so that not only us, but all of our family and friends don't have to do more traveling than they already have to.

We still haven't figured out a budget, which with it being the most important thing, makes the planning a little difficult, but it's ok... we've got time! HA!

In the meantime... I thought I'd share some of the ideas I've come across with you guys!

I found this in one of the magazines I bought... I think it is awesome! It would be great for the reception while we are getting photographs taken! Maybe we could fill it with crackers, cheese cubes, strawberries, carrots and dressing...?

We were also thinking of having an arch like this with the lights, and maybe wrapping it with ribbon in our wedding colours...

Something random, but I REALLY like these toasting flutes!!

We like the idea of having a unity candle ceremony, with each of our moms lighting a taper candle, then the two of us using them to light the pillar... I always thought that was a really cool symbolism.

So yeah... those are just a few small ideas we have. Of course there are a bunch more, but we can't go giving everything away, now can we?!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

We're Engaged!!!

OMG, I'm so excited!!

So Cory proposed to me Friday, December 30th 2011...

We had been talking about getting engaged for a while, even looking at different styles of rings to just get an idea, but I had no idea he was really shopping for a ring.

We already had a date night planned for that night because it was one of our last nights before he had to go back to school, and we'd both be busy with out separate things. So when he told me he had a surprise for me, I thought it had something to do with the date night, like a vase of flowers or something... although I don't know where he would've hidden that haha. But then he sat me on the couch, pulled out the box and popped the question!! I was sooo happy, that even after I had the ring on my finger, I was like "Are we engaged?!" Haha I'm so stupid!!

So, our date night became a celebration night! We went to P.F. Changs, got some coffee, and just walked around Easton Town Center... it was nice being out with just the two of us.

I'm so happy I've found the man of my dreams... someone who completely understands me and loves me for me... even with my ditzy moments or when I'm a big baby over the weirdest things. It's also wonderful to know that my family loves him wholeheartedly... that is so important to me.

We aren't going to get married until he is finished with college, but that's perfectly fine. That gives us plenty of time for planning, and getting things together without rushing anything. I'm just so happy to have him as my fiance.... I can't wait for him to be my husband.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Facial Cleansing Products I Love

Hey guys!

I know a few people who always seem to have an issue finding a good product (or two) to help clear their skin... I always seem to have small bumps on my forehead that bother me. So after hearing about one of the products I 'm going to mention in a few Guru youtube videos, I decided I might as well give it a shot and see what the fuss is about.

Here are the facial products that I have been using and love.... and why I love them.

Every night I wash my face with the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser. This is the product I have heard a lot of people talking about... and I, too love it!
It's a nice, clean cleanser that doesn't feel like it's leaving any residue or that I need to continue to rinse my face in order to get it all off. With other cleansers I've used, they've left my skin feeling tight and weird, even with moisturizer. My face feels the softest it's ever been and I love it! It has a nice, light scent to it, but it wouldn't irritate anyone with very sensitive skin. Do I recommend this product? I do, definitely, at least for something to try if one is trying to find a less expensive cleanser or if one is just having a hard time finding a product that works for them.

The other cleansing product that I use, I only use maybe once a week, is the Clean & Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub. I like that this scrub really removes any dry, dead skin I may have on my face, especially in my nose area, and the spot right between my eyebrows where I am very prone to dry skin. Also, it TINGLES!! I love that it tingles, it just makes it so fun to use, as well as the nice minty scent to it. It's not a harsh exfoliator, but it gets the job done.

To follow both products, I use the Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer in SPF 15. I have combination skin, where some parts of my face are a little oily, or are prone to being oily, and other areas can get dry, so having an oil free moisturizer is very good for my skin. No cons to this product, also nothing to really praise about, it's a good product to have in your bathroom and I think everyone should have a good moisturizer that works for them.

Since I've been using these products, I have noticed my skin being much softer and also with less blemishes. I'm not saying I've had huge acne problems to battle, I've actually been very fortunate to not have too many issues other than those pesky hormonal pop-ups here and there inherited from good ol' Aunt Flow. But we all get those little bumps every now and then that really bother us, and to have a good face routine is key to at least trying to keep those at bay. So if anyone has been looking for any new products to use, I definitely recommend giving any, or all of these a shot and to see what you think.

Hope this has helped you guys!


Friday, December 2, 2011

Nebula Nails

Hey Guys!

So I took an attempt at trying the Nebula Nails trend, and simply because I'm not really that creative/artsy of a person, it took me 3 tries to get it to where I was pleased with how it looked.

First off I will start by saying, that the look that I did was based off of Sokolum79 from Youtube's blog, and then when searching on how to go about achieving the look, I found another blog with a bit of a step-by-step - both of which I will post below.

The nail polishes I used to create this look were as follows -
*Sinful Colours - Secret Admirer #933
*Sinful Colours - Let's Talk #929
*Sinful Colours - Hot Spot #943
*Essie - Dive Bar #728 (I love the name of this polish!)
*Nicole by OPI - Nicole's Nickle
*NYC - Grand Central Station #202B Top Coat

One tip when using Nicole's Nickle, pour a little on your palette and using your makeup sponge, dab it into the polish and dab off the excess on a blank space on the palette, that way when applying to your nails all you're getting are a few small glitter flecks to be the stars.

Now I know this picture is really cruddy... but this is my final look. If I were to do this over, I would have added some white in a few areas, but very slightly, just to give it a little more dimension. This nail look is really fun once you have it and I did end up getting a few compliments on it while at work and out and about!

So if you're really into nail art and are looking for something new and fun to do, I definitely recommend giving this a try! It take some imagination, but that really is part of the fun of it!

Links to references:
Sokolum79's youtube -
Sokolum's blog -
Blog used for how to -

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Don't worry! I haven't forgotten about this thing! I only just got my computer hooked up, and we're still getting ourselves situated here in C-bus! Once I can think of something to post, it shall be done!

Friday, September 16, 2011

First Post Ever!

Hey guys and dolls! Welcome to my new blog! After checking out a few of my favourite make-up guru's blogs, I thought I'd have fun doing one of my own.

What is this blog going to be about, you ask? This blog is going to be about everything from make-up products, to random items and products that I really like and enjoy, even a little bit about what is going on in my personal life! Another question I'm sure you all are asking is why my blog is titled ChristinaChameleon. Well... obviously my name is Christina, but then I thought "ChristinaChameleon" would be a cool name because my style, my tastes, and the things in my life are always changing. Ooohh... that sounded deep, huh? Yeah, not so much.

I know I don't lead the most thrilling or entertaining life, but I figure this would also be a cool way for 'lost' friends to know what is going on with me and just to get inside my head since daily conversations are a bit out of reach most of the time.

So I hope you guys enjoy this! Once I get settled into my new life in Columbus, I'll be more able to keep up with this thing!