Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2012 SAG Awards + Giveaway

Happy Tuesday!

Life has been quite hectic and busy lately... I even forgot all about the SAG Awards, haha. ;)
I was initially planning on making one of my usual red carpet posts, but I didn't have time. :/

But anyway, here are some of the red carpet looks I liked from the 2012 SAG Awards:

Tilda Swinton in Lanvin

18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Judy Greer in Collette Dinnigan

18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen

18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Julie Bowen in Temperley London

18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

I'll definitely get back to my normal red carpet posts for the Grammys and the Oscars. ;)


In the meantime, I invite you guys to join my Udderly Smooth giveaway for a chance to win an assortment of Udderly Smooth products. This giveaway ends on February 28th and is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. 
To enter, please click here. :)

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Review and Giveaway: Udderly Smooth® ***CLOSED***

Happy Weekend!!!

It's been a really long and busy week... I'm so glad to finally have the chance to sit down and spend some much needed quality time here on Blogger. :)

 Some of you guys might remember from my older posts that I love to try different skin care products -- in one of my recent posts, I even shared that I spend the most time on skin care. ;)

Because I love to take care of my skin, I feel very fortunate to have been given the chance to try Udderly Smooth® products:


I was so so so excited to open my Udderly Smooth® package!
It arrived earlier than I expected and the products are amazing! :D

Made in the USA for over thirty years, Udderly Smooth® products contain rich moisturizing ingredients. Not your average moisturizing lotion -- Udderly Smooth® can be used on dry skin, cracked skin, for diabetes foot care, as a facial moisturizer, as a general moisturizing lotion and for many other uses.

Pioneered by a pharmacist, reasonably priced, and made in America’s heartland. 
Use Udderly Smooth® daily for smooth, soft skin from head to toe.

Sounds great, huh? ;)

Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream for Dry Skin
 Moisturizing Lotion with Vitamin E (16 fl. oz., $5.75) - 

Original Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream is a greaseless, stainless water-based moisturizer with a light fresh fragrance. Originally developed for use on dairy cows, Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream is used by many people for their dry and chapped skin. Use Udderly Smooth® as an everyday multipurpose moisturizing lotion. Udderly Smooth® contains rich moisturizing ingredients that perform to soften dry, chapped skin.


This is one of the best lotions I've tried so far!

I like how light the scent is -- it won't overpower or mix with your perfume.
It's not greasy (always a huge plus!).

It's light but still keeps my skin soft, smooth, and well-moisturized -- I love running my hands over my skin after, haha! And another thing I love about this? My skin still feels the same way hours later (and even the day after) -- it's just amazing. :)

Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream for Dry Skin (4 oz. tube, $2.75) - 


I think it's so great that I get to carry around my favorite Udderly Smooth® lotion in a tube -- gotta keep our hands moisturized!

This tube version is so convenient and so easy to carry -- I'm a happy girl. ;)

Udderly Smooth® Foot Cream with Shea Butter (8 oz., $6.50) - 

Udderly SMOOth® Shea Butter Foot Cream moisturizes, smooths roughness, and softens dry feet. Helps get feet ready for summer sandal season and smooth winter dry skin.

Udderly SMOOth® Shea Butter Foot Cream is available in 8 oz jars.

Udderly SMOOth® Shea Butter Foot Cream was the winner of Woman's Day Magazine's Best in Beauty for 2005.

Udderly SMOOth® Shea Butter Foot Cream contains shea butter to make a more intensive moisturizer. Udderly SMOOth® Shea Butter Foot Cream smooths extremely dry skin and feet. Member tested and recommended by Today's Health and Wellness Magazine and Creative Home Arts Magazine.


This is a really good foot cream -- moisturizing, effective, not greasy, and most importantly, not slippery.
It definitely helps keep my feet soft and smooth.


There's a lot of foot cream in their 8 oz. jar. I think I'm good until summer or so. ;)

They also included sample packs of their Udder Cream:

These are so handy and they are also perfect to give to friends and family to try -- I gave some to my younger sisters and they loved it!

Udderly Smooth® products are affordable, versatile, and excellent!
These three products are honestly some of the best ones I've tried. They are amazing and I love them -- I am definitely going to buy them once I finish the ones I have. :)

Udderly Smooth® products are available at: 
CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, and others.

You can also place your order by phone, fax, or postal mail.

In the meantime though, let's talk about the giveaway! ;)

One lucky blogger (from the United States or Canada) will win an assortment of Udderly Smooth® products.

To enter:

Mandatory entries -

1. Follow What Mimi Writes via GFC -- let me know you follow in a comment and include your email address. (+1)
2. Follow @WhatMimiWrites on Twitter. (+1)
3. Follow @UdderlySmooth on Twitter. (+1)

Extra entries - 

4. Tweet about the giveaway, mention both @WhatMimiWrites and @UdderlySmooth -- leave me the link to your tweet. (+2)
5. Like Udderly Smooth on Facebook. (+4)
6. Mention this giveaway on your blog, either on a post or on your sidebar -- let me know/ leave me a link. (+3)

A total of 12 possible entries!

Please leave one comment per entry or if you choose to put them all in one comment, please clearly list how many entries you have -- either way would be easier for me, thanks! :)

This giveaway will end on Tuesday, February 28th at 11:59pm PST.
Open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Happy weekend and good luck!!! :D

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: J.CREW Wedding Dresses

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

I was looking through www.jcrew.com and I just had to check out their "Wedding" tab. ;)

Here are some wedding dresses from J.CREW:

Sinclair gownSinclair gown
Sinclair, $675

Dinah gownDinah gown
Dinah, $795

Emma gownEmma gown
Emma, $3000

Sascha gownSascha gown
Sascha, $1500

Principessa gown in lace and organzaPrincipessa gown in lace and organza
Principessa (in lace and organza), $995

Which of these five dresses did you like the most?
Do you like to shop at J.CREW?

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Music: Just A Kiss -- Lady Antebellum

Happy Tuesday!

I just wanted to share with you guys the song that is currently stuck in my head:

Just A Kiss -- Lady Antebellum

Which song is stuck in your head right now?

I hope you are all having an awesome week!

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hart of Dixie comes back tomorrow!!!

Happy Sunday!!!

I am so so so so happy that one of my favorite shows, Hart of Dixie, returns tomorrow. :D

I've been watching this promo over and over again, haha!


I like George and all, but this is what should happen (in my opinion):
Zoe and Wade
Lemon and Lavon

Sorry, George! :/

Hart of Dixie fans, are you guys excited?!

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Yay for the weekend! :D

Happy Saturday!!! :D

My friend made these brownies, and they were so delicious and so beautiful that I had to take a photo to share with you guys:



I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend! :)

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Friday, January 20, 2012

On my list: Downton Abbey

Happy Friday!

I once mentioned that because of the awesome Fall TV lineup, I gained a lot of new favorite TV shows: New Girl, Hart of Dixie, Ringer, The Secret Circle, Revenge, American Horror Story, Once Upon A Time, and A Gifted Man, just to name a few. And now I want to add a new show to my list: Downton Abbey.

A lot of our blog friends have been raving about this show. And almost all magazines I've been reading lately had at least one article written about Downton Abbey. And hey, they won a Golden Globe Award!

Everything about this show looks beautiful!
And oh man, look at those clothes! And the hats, wow!

Professor McGonagall, oh how I missed you!!! ;)

I cannot wait to start watching this show!
I'm definitely gonna set aside some time to do that. :D

Here is the season 2 trailer:

Are you a fan of Downton Abbey?

Have a happy weekend! :D

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Celebrity Engagement Rings

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

For my first Wedding Wednesday post of the year, I was thinking of counting down my most anticipated celebrity weddings for 2012 -- but then I realized, how was I to know if those weddings will happen this year?

So, I decided that we will talk about celebrity engagement rings instead. 
It's always fun to talk about and look at sparkly jewelry, haha!
And these couples aren't married yet, so we should definitely wait and see if they will tie the knot this year. ;)

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied

Their engagement and Natalie's pregnancy were announced in December 2010.
They welcomed son Aleph in 2011.

Benjamin popped the question with this custom-made ring made of recycled platinum and conflict-free diamonds -- honoring his Oscar winner girlfriend's vegan and eco-friendly lifestyle. The antique diamond center is surrounded by a glittering diamond-encrusted outer design.

Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy

Kate Hudson

They announced Kate's pregnancy first, and then she showed off her gorgeous diamond ring to Matt Lauer a few months later. They welcomed son Bingham in 2011.

The Muse frontman gave Kate this beautiful emerald-cut diamond ring. The ring is set in a platinum band and features tapered baguettes on the side. It is approximately nine carats and is reportedly worth $200,000.

Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

Anne and Adam announced their engagement over Thanksgiving.

Adam helped design Anne's 6-carat Kwiat diamond ring; it is worth approximately $150,000.

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman

Drew's art consultant fiancé popped the question when the pair were vacationing in Sun Valley, Idaho.

This colorless radiant-cut diamond ring from Graff Diamonds is set on a diamond-covered band and weighs just under 4-carats.

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick

Jason asked the pop star to marry him on his 40th birthday.


Britney's Neil Lane ring features a white round diamond set on a band encrusted with 90 small round diamonds.

Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne

Elizabeth and Shane announced their engagement this past October.

The Australian cricketer presented this sapphire ring to Elizabeth Hurley. 
The sapphire center stone is approximately nine carats, while the Trillion cut diamonds on each side are two carats. 
The ring reportedly cost $100,000.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen -  

John and his model girlfriend got engaged over the holidays.

The singer popped the question with this emerald cut diamond ring set on a slim pave band.
The ring is estimated to be about 5 carats and is said to be worth over $300,000.

Other celebrity couples who got engaged over the holidays:

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey

We have yet to see their engagement rings, though. ;)

Whose engagement ring did you like the best? 
Whose wedding are you most looking forward to?

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Anastasia of Beverly Hills: Wish You Were Here! Beauty Kit & Contest!

Happy Tuesday! :)

I hope you are all having a great start to the week!

I just wanted to share with you guys Anastasia of Beverly Hills' new limited edition Wish You Were Here! beauty set:


This beach inspired kit available exclusively at Sephora features the limited edition Pacific Coast Illumin8 Shadow Palette, HydraFull Gloss in Guava, and Clear Brow Gel to give you that cool LA look, no matter where you are.


Here is a description from www.sephora.com:

Wish You Were Here Set ($82 Value)

What it is:
A set featuring a color palette, gloss, and brow gel all inspired by the effortless California lifestyle.

What it does:
With warm tones reminiscent of beach sunsets and cool watery hues, this kit includes everything you need to capture the spirit of Los Angeles.

This set contains:

- 0.063 oz Pacific Coast Palette


The Pacific Coast Illumin8 Palette offers four beautiful warm tones and four cool summer tones that can be applied wet or dry for crease-free color that wears all day without a primer. 

- 0.07 oz HydraFull Gloss


HydraFull Gloss in Guava lends multi-dimensional pigments to the lips that shimmer and shine in the summer's hottest hue. This clinically proven gloss wears all day without drying or sticky residue and actually improves your lips' texture in four weeks. It also features a silicone paddle applicator to deliver the perfect amount of bold color and a flexible tip that doubles as the ideal tool to line your lips.

- 0.28 oz Clear Brow Gel


The Clear Brow Gel sets and defines your brows all day through the sun and sand. The soothing chamomile formula conditions your hair and offers a lustrous, natural look.

This is like California in a box!

To celebrate this cool new kit, one lucky winner will receive a round-trip ticket to Los Angeles, a two-night stay at a Los Angeles hotel, a brow appointment with Anastasia, a hair and makeup makeover featuring the Wish You Were Here! kit at the Anastasia of Beverly Hills Salon, and a photo shoot with the ABH team!

How amazing, right?!


Here are the contest's rules and requirements:

- Take a postcard-worthy photo of yourself in front of your favorite local landmark.
- Make a new post of the picture on Facebook and tag Anastasia of Beverly Hills in the photo to enter.
(You must LIKE the page on Facebook first in order to tag them.)
- Or email your name, home address, and photograph to wishyouwerehere@anastasia.net.

One entry per contestant only.
Contest ends on February 3rd, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST.
You must be a United States citizen to enter.

The Anastasia of Beverly Hills team will select a winner and fly you out for a Los Angeles beauty weekend with Anastasia! See anastasia.net/wishyouwerehere for more information.

Good luck!

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