Life's Too Short for the Wrong Job

I remember seeing this brilliant ad campaign a few years ago, but I only recently stumbled upon a full collection of pictures. This is hands down one of the most well planned and executed campaigns that I've ever seen. While the Sherwin Williams paint-swatch campaign will always have a place in my heart, I'm tempted to say few things have beat this one out. The campaign is for the German job site, If I'm not mistaken these ads go all the way back to early 2006, or even before! The point of the ads is pretty transparent, but that's what makes the impact so powerful. I am in awe. Brilliant use of design!

They're even borderline creepy! It's as though you just expect them to start moving!

What are your thoughts? What are some of your favorite or most memorable ad campaigns?

MIXTAPE MONDAY: a mish-mash.

Here's a little playlist to help get you through the week! No need for a case of the Mondays right?! Right!

Sunday Spotlight - Illustrator: Luisa Uribe

I'm excited about this week's Spotlight because this illustrator has such a sweet style that I absolutely adore! I stumbled across her work on Tumblr first and then it lead me to her Flickr photostream where I continued to peruse to my heart's content. I really love illustrators that have a certain style about them.. that sweet, subtle cartoon style. I can't get enough of it!

Luisa Uribe currently resides in Bogotá, Colombia. She graduated as a graphic designer from the National University of Colombia and has a MA in Art and Design from the University of Loughborough (UK).

Here are some examples of her work! 

If you're interested in learning more about Luisa, seeing her work, or contacting her, feel free to check out her Portfolio, Flickr, and Twitter!

PS; Yes, my decision to include Luisa may be greatly attributed to the fact that I found two [!!!] shark illustrations in her stream! ;) Girl after my own heart!

PPS; HOW CUTE would a family portrait by her be?!?! Love! 

Eyes Lips Face

In addition to shoes [!!!], I've become a bit more obsessed with makeup and nail polish. I mean, I've always liked makeup, don't get me wrong. But I was never really really into it. I'd find a blush or eyeliner that I liked and I'd simply stick with it. I ran out of Nars Orgasm blush and never felt like driving back to Franklin to pick up a $30 compact so I opted for someone's suggestion of Candid Coral blush by ELF. Amazingly it was $3 at Target! I actually really liked it so I continued to use it. It took me about 6 months go to through one little compact. Afterwards I found myself curious about the quality of the rest of the ELF line as someone inquired if I had tried some other things. Before moving out of Spring Hill I decided to run by Target and stock up on eyeshadows, blushes, lipsticks, etc. Then once I got settled in here I found a 50% coupon code for the lipsticks! I quickly ordered a whole bunch of them as well as some nail polish. The pictures below don't do my little collection justice, but I wanted to share my feelings toward this company on the blog because I've been pleasantly surprised!

I'm a firm believer in splurging on great primer, foundation, and any products that you just truly truly love. (Bare Minerals foundation, Fresh Minerals and Smashbox primer, and MAC Fluidline eyeliner in my case!). But what about the other stuff? I've loved their lipsticks so far! At prices between $1 and $5 ($2.50 on sale!), they've been so great! My favorite shade thus far is a tie between Party Pink and Rosy Raisin. [Those are in the "Mineral Lipsticks" section!]. I've also loved the bronzer! It gives me a nice pinch of color to welcome in Spring. I'm a naturally pale gal but it's not dirty looking on my skintone.

If you've got a Target in your area, be sure to swing by and see if they have an ELF section in their cosmetics department! It's definitely worth a shot! Even if you end up hating it, chances are highly likely that you will have spent under $5!

Now through the 28th: Buy one item, get the 2nd for 50% off! Use the code PRESHALF on orders of $20 or more! 

I'm thinking about placing another order simply because the coupon code is so good! Hooray!

Remember, if you’re going to be using eye makeup, you do need to take particular care of your eye health too! Never use makeup that has gone past its use by date and check in with your optician for an eye test. They may recommended contact lenses or glasses from to help!

Have you ever used ELF Cosmetics? What are your thoughts? Worth the price? Better than you expected? What products are your favorite?

PS; This post is in no way, shape or form sponsored by or affiliated with Eyes Lips Face Cosmetics! I purchased these items with my own money. This is solely my personal opinion and I decided to do this post and review simply on my own account! I just like to share fun new products when I come across something fantastic.

Mail Call

One of my absolute favorite times of day is around 11am when USPS comes around (we have the nicest postal guy ever!) and then around 1:30pm when UPS comes knocking (he's equally as nice!). I love love love receiving mail. Whether it's a product of a rad blog reader, penpal or my late night shopping binges, it's so exciting to open the door, see a package, then rip the box to shreds. It's like Christmas on a weekday! I've been getting more mail than usual lately (and my debit card is on fire!), but I was the recipient of 2 rad packages earlier this month that I'm excited to share!

Up first is a package from Erin of Sunshine and Carousels! She makes pretty handmade hair pieces and accessories, and I'm always donning one of her headbands it seems! She's one of my sponsors this month so she sent over 4 pretty headbands, including a black replacement for the one she sent be back in.. October? Yow! She just launched her Spring 2011 collection yesterday so be sure to pop over and check them out! They're comfy headbands that don't give me headaches (win!) and they come in the prettiest of colors! She also has things like earrings, too! Swing by and tell her you're visiting from LCH!

Then I had a little package that I had been looking forward to for about 2 months! BudgetGadgets gave me my choice of item from their shop and they're also offering up a discount code for all of you! I perused the site and looked at their suggestion of a watch, but since I usually steer clear of jewelry I opted for the Lips Phone! Mike makes fun of me so so so much for my choice I couldn't help it! I know it's cheesy and somewhat juvenile for a 20-something to want a big red lips phone, but I felt like it was the perfect blend of Cher from Clueless and Clarissa from Clarissa Explains It All! Tell me you don't see it! I dare you! It's sitting pretty up on our sidetable in our room and it looks perfect! If you're interested in snagging up some wholesale-priced items then be sure to check out Budget Gadgets and use the coupon code 'honeybeeinthecity5off' for a 5% discount! Doesn't sound like much, but check out those prices! It's not even needed! 

And finally.. something I got just today! I did a blog redesign for Somer earlier this month and she was so sweet and appreciative that she knit this little pretty up for me (with a bow!) and sent it my way just to say thank you! How sweet is that?! After the storms last night the weather took a turn for the cold so I'm glad I'll get to wear it at least once before Spring comes! The bold blue color is something I totally lack in my wardrobe so now I'm glad I'll have something to build around! Thanks Somer! (This is her Etsy if you're interested!)

*Excuse my blah-ness in these photos! When at home I live with my hair in a messy high bun, little-to-no-makeup, and a DRUG FREE hoodie haha Oh, and furry pink slippers! Ahh! 

Do you like receiving things in the mail? Do you have penpals? What's the most exciting thing you've received lately?! Usually I just get bills and more bills!

Things I Love Thursday + 1000 Posts!

Lots of cuteness to be seen in this week's TiLT post! Hope you love it!

♥ this! anyone else belt out the riffs?! always! ♥

♥ these gorgeous cupcakes! ♥

♥ this hilarious proposal! (lindsay is in front!) i love the creativity! ♥

♥ this flight of the conchords scene! (miss this show!) ♥

♥ this! you know it's true! ♥

♥ this! preach! (excuse the language!) ♥

♥ this is mike as a pug! haha he loves pizza. ♥

♥ this bedroom! sadly i can't keep anything white... ♥

this pandoodle pup! (it's actually a bichon frise!) ♥

♥ this time next week i'll be on my way to this beach w/ my favorites! ♥

how exciting! we'll celebrate 2 years in just 3 months!

PS; I still have a few select sponsor spots for March! If you're interested check out THIS page or email me at!

Wedding Wednesday!

This engagement session seriously needs no words. But I like it so much I want to talk about it! Susie sent me a link to it on Tumblr so thanks to her y'all get to see a super super super adorable shoot inspired by The Notebook shot by Blushing Bride Studio! Yes! You will die! Check it out!

In case you were wondering why they chose The Notebook, the bride-to-be's late grandparents had Alzheimers so they felt a real connection with the storyline. I am in awe! You can't help but be inspired when you see something as beautiful as this!

If you were to plan your engagement shoot around a pre-existing movie, what would it be and why? I realize that's probably a hard question, but it could be fun!