Cosmo June 2013 // Sofia Vergara

Cosmopolitan June 2013

Cosmopolitan June 2013

• 8 Fabulous Finds in this Issue •

Sooooo I’ve been trying to figure out a way to organize all my magazines more efficiently and actually utilize the information or inspiration that I learn/feel while reading, so aside from marking all the pages I want to keep in my magazine binders, I’ve decided to do this!!! It makes me happy, so it works :]

{1} Sofia Vergara. I just love her. I mean, how can you not unless it’s just out of jealousy and envy? She is gorgeous AND hilarious. I think that’s the best winning combo anyone can ask for. Everything I’ve seen her in she always makes me laugh and is very in-your-face, but in a good way. She looks stunning on this cover, and of course I love the bright red and purple theme. (I think half the reason I’m obsessed with magazines in the first place is strictly because I am obsessed with magazine covers. The colors, the beautiful people, and mostly the word art/typography get me every time!!!)

{2} This ad. Love love love love love it. I’m not even a sorbet lover but this is making me a) want some and b) try this vodka!! (Another reason why I’m obssessed with magazines… my crazy obsession for print advertisements. When I was in advertising classes in school, I literally read the textbooks for fun because I loved the ads and the stories behind them that much)


{3} Their “cosmo guy” this month was Michael Bublè. Yummoooo I just love him (and mainly his voice). He discusses his new album, which I have yet to buy (I’m a little behind on my music downloading lately), but I do LOVE his first single off the album, “It’s A Beautiful Day”. Even though it’s about a breakup, it makes me smile and wanna jump up and dance every time. (And the video is awesome.)

{4} Loved the article titled What Makes Us Likeable?: Why are some famous women universally adored while others get the mean girl treatment? And how important is it for women to be liked anyways? This article made me laugh because it talks about some celebs (Emma Stone, Mila Kunis) that everyone seems to love. Then there are other actresses, like Anne Hathaway, who seem very unlikeable. It talks about how we don’t even know/realize WHY we dislike these certain actresses, and I know I am certainly guilty of that. I didn’t realize that there were so many other people that disliked Hathaway the way I do. I mean, I think that I have a legit reason though. When I was younger, I LOVED the Princess Diaries books, so when the movie came out and she was starring, even then I didn’t think she was good enough for the part. She is so bleh to me. Hahahah so basically this article talks about the reasons why people like me think these kinds of things against certain actresses. It made me laugh because it still didn’t change my mind about her.

{5} Ohhhh how this page makes me smile. California, the colors…….. I want that bike shirt, that beach book, the zip pouch, and that awesome sunset top. Just to name a few ;]


{6} This ad isn’t my favorite, but it definitely caught my eye with all the blue hues! Also, I love finding new fun polish collections and/or brands. :]


{7} This ad. I don’t even know what to say. I would say it’s a trainwreck, because it’s so bad yet I couldn’t keep my eyes off of it. Scratch and sniff…?? For a VODKA ad? A super cheap low quality vodka ad?? It made me laugh for sure. And of course I scratched and sniffed that shiznit. Smelt good too. I’m sure it doesn’t taste as good though.


{8} I need these straws. I’ve never seen them before and think they are amazing. I can almost feel the freezing frostyness of them on my lips. You can buy them here!

So those were my random tidbits of fun from this month’s Cosmo. Love love love organizing my thoughts on these things and making lists. So great for me. haha :]

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse



Operation: Magazine Obsession

As I have stated before, I have a sick obsession with magazines. I just feel like I can never throw them away because I was always scared I would lose an article, tip, picture, recipe, etc., so when it was all getting out of hand (I had huge rubbermaid’s full of old magazines), I decided to take charge. Over the past couple years in my free time when I would be home from school, I would slowly go through my magazines, ripping out the pages I wanted to keep, and always keeping the cover. This became a problem because back in the day I had ripped off the covers of tons of magazines and had them covering my entire wall…. (this was circa 2007, it was the day before Prom and I was trying out my dress and tiara with greasy hair) JUST POSTING TO SHOW MY WALL OF MAGAZINE COVERS… the wall behind me was COMPLETELY filled from top to bottom, the entire distance of my wall.


Anyway, I’m doing my best to finish all the organization now, so that one day sometime soon, I will have no extra magazine clutter and everything will be fantastic and organized and put in it’s rightful place.

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These are the 6 binders of magazines I currently have (1 is still in the making).
With these 6 binders, I was able to purge just over 220 magazines.

220 magazines!!!!!

And those were the only ones I had left without their covers (that were all over my wall when I was younger). I saved the covers and the cover-less magazines, but I just didn’t find the time or energy to go through them all and match them up…. so they ended up in the recycling bin. Just a little over a year ago. I was keeping those things for years and years and finally had the nerve to just THROW THEM OUT. It wasn’t easy, but I did it. hahaha


Today, here’s the random pile that I am still dealing with. I just went through all my Entertainment Weekly magazines and organized them by date (I was sooo mad to find out that of the years 2011 & 2012, I am missing just TWO issues of each year!!!!)

This is just a TEMPORARY organizing system until I make something more bright & pretty!

This is just a TEMPORARY organizing system until I make something more bright & pretty!

I am also obsessed and LOVING my semi-new collection of Coastal Living. I first subscribed in September 2011, and I don’t know how I ever went without these lovely magazines for so long! They are so full of bright blues and happiness and sunshine and amazing homes and recipes and cities…. I am keeping these in plastic and have to find a fun place to put my most inspirational magazines!


I also need to sort/organize all my Rolling Stone issues and Alternative Press magazines…. Although I’m not sure if I want to keep all the AP, but I feel so bad throwing them away!!! (Again, I know this is not normal! hahah)

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Lastly, I don’t have that big of a collection yet, but since we are now monthly subscribers, we’ll be building our Playboy collection slowly but surely ;] I keep them stored in these magazine holder that I need to decorate for now.


Along with all the magazine purging/sorting/organizing I’m doing today, I still have fresh new May/April issues that I need to read! :]


So yes, I cannot part with my magazines and I am obsessed with covers and advertisements and articles and pictures and word art…….
and I’m not ashamed to admit it 😉

I can’t wait til I get them all organized and perfect so I can showcase them all!!!

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse