Monday, December 19, 2011

Dear Santa (Day 6)

Santa Santa Santa....

I know you need stocking stuffer ideas...

So, here I am again with plenty of ideas!!

Benefit has this lip and cheek stain that I have heard wonderful things about.
Basically, you apply to either place and it gives a rosy tint that will last longer
than your typical cheek or lip product.

Have you heard anything about the Benefit They're Real Mascara?
Well, I have! It's supposed to be one of the best mascaras out right now and beauty
gurus are raving about how awesome it is. I am not one to really splurge on mascara.
I like Loreal a lot so it would be nice to have someone else splurge on an item like this
that I would like to try, but doubtful spend my own money on.

Ahhh... who wouldn't love some cozy shea infused socks to wear on Christmas
morning? This Bath & Body steal would make for a great gift for any lady in your
life. They are so warm and cozy and make your feet feel so incredibly soft with the shea

I have been wanting to splurge on these Butter London polishes sold at Ulta for months
now!! But, I can't bring myself to pay $14 for a bottle of nail polish. This is a new brand
that again is another beauty guru must have.

I think this red is just a classic staple that any girl would love in her collection.
It's called... Come to Bed Red! ;)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this green color called British Racing Green. I think it's the perfect
deep Christmas green! If I don't get this for Christmas then I will be purchasing this
for myself afterwards!

I love this iphone case! I found this designer Jonathan Adler in Francesca's the other
day while dress shopping. They did not have this color in the store so I googled
it when I got home and found a few places online where you can purchase. I love
that it has the soft matte finish as well.

Yay for fun little bite sized gifts!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dear Santa (Day 5)

Santa Baby...
I've been an awfully good girl this year...

If you will check off my Christmas Beauty list
I do promise to be just as good next year!

I have REALLY fallen in love with my NARS Laguna bronzer this fall which is why
I know I will love this limited edition Blush Palette.

It's limited edition and has been sold out on the Sephora website for months now!

This palette comes with a highlighter, bronzer, and four top selling Nars
blushes including the cult favorite Orgasm and Super Orgasm.
WOWZERS... that made me blush for real!

You know how I love to travel and be on the go. This would make for such a
great palette to take for on the go and have every color I could possibly need!

Santa Baby
Hurry Down the Chimney tonight
With this Nars Palette
My cheeks will thank you!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dear Santa (Day 4)

Hey Santa,

Just in case you are running out of ideas I wanted to give you another suggestion.

When I was coming back from Mexico I saw a purse I fell in love with. Ho, Ho... you
know how much I love purses. I know, I know you say you have enough purses.
But, Santa I have decided I need a nice leather purse in every color and lucky for me
I don't have a genuine leather purse in camel. Every girl needs a great leather camel
bag. My friend Jana agrees, so there!

Santa, you can go HERE to check my bag out online, but I know your elves
are already spinning their big ears to make this bag just for me!

My shoulder will thank you!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dear Santa (Day3)

Hey There Santa! It's me again...

I have another fabulous idea of what you can put in your big red velvet bag to deliver
to Brooke Story, on your "VERY Good list" :)

I recently went to Sephora to smell the Jennifer Anniston perfume, but much to my
disappointment I didn't think the smell did much for me. So, my new friend George
at the perfume counter helped me find just the right scent. I explained to him that I like
really light scents with a touch of sweet. I told him the only perfume I have ever finished
the entire bottle was Light Blue by Dolce and Gabbana.

After smelling many different fragrances and coffee beans I found two yummy scents.

My first choice and new love is Flora by Gucci in the Eau Fraiche.
It's a great light citrusy flirty scent that compliments me very well.

My next favorite scent was Lovestruck by Vera Wang.
Again another light and romantic scent.

Thanks St. Nick!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dear Santa (Day 2)

Dearest Santa,
As you know I recently had a facial that was not the most enjoyable thing ever.
I did however become informed that I need to be using a deeper cleansing technique
to decrease the size of my pores, prevent blackheads and breakouts, and
make my skin look more youthful.

So, with all that said I have found the perfect tool that you can bring me on Christmas
morning. It is the Skinsonic Skincare System. You will be so proud to know that I have
found a MUCH more affordable alternative to the highly sought after "Clarisonic"
from Sephora that retails for $150.

Santa, this retails for $49 and it comes with SO much more than the Clarisonic.
For $49 I get 5 different heads!! I will get normal, sensitive, exfoliation, hydration,
and toning brush head!!

I think this will be a lovely addition to my skincare routine and I would be one holly
jolly little girl to get this.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Dear Santa (Day 1)

So, I know I promised I would do better about blog posts and I have not been very
committed to that promise. I have found that I am in a apathetic funk right now...
and I think I've been there for a while. There are many things in my life right now that I just
don't care much about. I have a whatever, I don't care kind of attitude. It's not like
I am miserable or unhappy or anything like that, but just very unmotivated and I am going to
have to find a way to change that soon. I need some change in a few areas of my life and I need
to be committed to make that happen!

So, there you have a quick mini update on me.

I thought I would do several posts in December about gift ideas that involve things
that I personally would love to receive for Christmas!

I traveled to Mexico over Thanksgiving with my Mom and Nana to celebrate my mom turning
50 this month. It's a fun girly trip that we have been planning for over a year now. We
went to Playa del Carmen and stayed at The Royal. It was such a lovely luxurious
trip. Beautiful!

The last day we were there I had a facial. When you think of a facial don't
the words relaxing, therapeutic, and tranquil come to mind? Well, think again if
you sign up for a cleansing facial. For an hour long appointment I can honestly say
that half of that time was spent in pain. Picking blackheads and impurities out of my skin!
OUCH!!! It hurt so bad at one point I was about to grab her pretty little hand out of my
RELAXING I'M OUT OF HERE! But, of course I didn't. I'm sweet... just sat there
and took it like a woman and said... "I'm fine." ha.

So, she used these products on me that you probably have heard of if you have ever
had spa treatment. The brand is called Pevonia. She recommended several products
to me; a cleanser and cream that would help my skintype. She explained to me that
I am oily basically in my Tzone, but a bit dry around my cheeks.

So, the line she recommended to me was to help prevent blackheads as well as fight and
treat them.

Pevonia Combination Skin Cleanser.
Retails for $28.50
Key Ingredients:

Grapefruit Essential Oil
Safflower Oil

Combination Skin Cream
Retails for $48.50
Key Ingredients:

Hazel Nut Oil
Tocopherol (vitamin E)

If you know any of Santa's elves pass the word along to him that I would
LOVE to try this skincare line!

Happy Holidays!!

What’s The Story, Brooke?

I'm Brooke. Brooke Story to be exact... hence the title of my blog. I'm southern, still barely in my twenties, and have a few too many lip glosses in my purse.

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