Saturday, December 10, 2016

Makeup Looks: Flower Child

I have mentioned it before, but I have always felt like a hippie at heart. Even though I never lived through them, I have heard the 60's were an amazing time. I love the music, the clothes, and how every one radiated peace and love.

People used to call hippies "flower children" because they would wear flowers in their hair. My mom told me that when she was in school, she used to paint students' faces with flowers. I love wearing flower accessories because it makes me feel like a flower child. When I saw this flower eyeliner makeup, I knew I needed to try it out!

Flower eyeliner makeup

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Look Book: Olive Peplum

I wear a lot of peplum on the blog. Who am I kidding, I wear it a lot in real life too. My mom knows how much I love the style, and for my birthday this year sent me this amazing olive peplum top. I love everything about the top from the color, to the zipper. The mix of hi-lo and peplum is such a flattering cut for all body types! To show of the gorgeous cut of the top, I paired it with a simple black legging.

Olive hi-lo peplum top

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sea Glass

Here's a little behind the scenes peek into my life: every Sunday I wake up, have coffee, clean up the house, and have lunch. Then I paint my nails, do makeup looks, and outfit photos. Since I end up traveling, or having visitors, a lot of the weekends, I don't always have time for my Sunday ritual of working on my blog posts. That means I often post my nail art a month or two after I create the look.

Then October happened, and I was creating and posting nail art only a week or two apart for Halloween. That meant that the nail art looks I did in August and September got put on hold. Now that I am getting back into the swing of things after the fall, I am going to be posting some older looks. like this one that was inspired by Nails Like Lace.

Sea glass nail art

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November 2016 Roundup

November is always a fun and excititng month for me. First of all, it's my birthday month! I had an amazing birthday this year. That day my coworkers surprised me with decorations and treats, and that night Ben and I celebrated out at dinner. I also got lots of amazing gifts from my friends and family. And then who can leave out Thanksgiving? For me, it's a whirl-wind of multiple dinners and family gatherings. I'm sad to see November end, since I'm not a fan of Decembers, but I do have a couple things I am looking forward to next month!

Nail Art

November nail art

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Makeup Looks: Chocolate Berry

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am all stuffed full of delicious food, and I get to do it all again today! All this talk of food has inspired this makeup look. While I love playing around with bright colors and dramatic looks, sometimes it's nice to put together a wearable look for family functions or a night out. One of my favorite ways to do that is with pink and brown.

For this makeup look I took inspiration from chocolate berry and focused on shimmering browns to make your eyes pop, and pretty pinks for a pop of color. I think that's the winning color combo for a gorgeous makeup look.

Brown shimmer makeup look

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fall Foliage

As I'm sure you know, fall is my favorite season. I love the weather, the holidays, and the gorgeous changing leaves. Watching the leaves change color is something I look forward to all year long. And while Halloween is my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving is a close second. I can't wait to start a weekend of celebrating tomorrow. To get in the fall holiday spirit, I went with some fall foliage nail art.

Fall leaf nail art for Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Look Book: Blue Suede Shoes

Lately I have been wanting to up my shoe game. I have a lot of simple heels and flats, but I was lacking in the boot department, specifically booties. I have slowly been adding booties into my collection every year, from a pair of black wedges, to beige chunky heels. This year, I had my eye on blue high-heeled booties. After some searching, I found the perfect pair.

Blue high-heeled booties

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Summer Engagement Photos

Yes, I am aware of how extremely late this post is. It was 30 degrees this morning where I am, and I am just now posting summer engagement photos. To be fair, we actually took the photos in September, and I didn't get them back until the end of the month. After that I had the 5k, then it was Halloween, then my birthday...and now it's mid-November.

Ben and I actually had our official engagement photos in the fall of last year, but when we chose our wedding photographer, we got an engagement session included. Since we already had traditional photos done, we decided to have more fun with this shoot to better show our personalities and interests. We decided on a summer zoo engagement photo session.

Summer engagement photos

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Swatch Saturday: Julep Scorpio

Astrology has always interested me. I love the mythology and the stories behind it. A lot of people think that astrology is just your sign, and predicting what will happen that day, but it is so much more than that. Your birth chart is full of planets and asteroids inside of many different signs. The sign the sun was in when you were born is what people usually think of as their sign.

While I was born with the sun in Scorpio, I have many other signs that I resonate with. However, I do have a close connection with Scorpio. When I saw that Julep was releasing a Zodiac collection, I had to get my hands on Scorpio as soon as I could.

Julep Scorpio swatch

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Halloween + 27th Birthday

This time of the year is always so busy for both myself and the blog. With both Halloween and my birthday just a week ago, I have lots that I want to share, no time to do it!

Greek goddess and Trojan soldier Halloween costume

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Look Book: Birthday Sequins

The last couple weeks have been a whirl-wind! From Halloween to my birthday, it was non-stop. I have a post coming up soon with more details. However, my birthday was a few days ago, and in a few more days I'll have reached my 5 year blogging anniversary. I thought that called for a celebratory outfit!

Usually for a birthday look, I would opt for a more dressed up outfit. However, I scored this sequin sweater from a recent clothing exchange (a bunch of girls bring their clothes they don't want, and take the clothes they like - it's awesome!) and birthdays called for sequins.

Sequin sweater

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Dia De Los Muertos: 27th Birthday Nail Art

Happy birthday to me! Today is my 27th birthday. Wow, that sounds old! Though, I barely even look 18 Today I am celebrating by finally opening the pile of gifts my family sent to me that have been taunting me for a week, and then Ben is taking me to The Melting Pot for dinner.

Every year I choose to do Day of the Dead nail art for my birthday (26th, 25th, 24th, 23rd). Why Dia De Los Muertos nail art for my birthday? For one, today is also the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday where you celebrate loved ones that have passed on. Second, I get to extend my month Halloween nail art to my birthday!

Day of the Dead nail art

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

October 2016 Round Up

Well my favorite month has come to and end, and I have to wait another year for another October. I really enjoyed celebrating Halloween all month long from pumpkin picking, to winning the house Halloween decorating contest, to Halloween weekend.

While I might be sad October is over, I have a lot to look forward to in November. Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday. Oh! And my birthday is tomorrow!

Nail Art

october nail art

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Candy Corn-O-Lanterns

It's here, It's here! It's finally Halloween weekend, my favorite weekend of the year! I have been counting down and I am so excited it's finally time to celebrate! I love Halloween so much because it's the only time of the year that you can wear the craziest stuff, and when you go in public it's totally normal. It's the one time of year where dressing strange is normal, and normal is strange. As someone that loves to be weird and loves expressing herself with crazy clothes and makeup, this time of year is pure happiness. Plus, I love cats and bats and pumpkins and skeletons!

For this weekend, and my last official Halloween nail art look for the year, I wanted to go out with some classic Halloween nail art. Even though I hate them, there is nothing more classic Halloween than candy corn. To make them even more festive, I added some jack-o-lantern faces.

Candy corn jack-o-lantern nail art for Halloween

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Living Dead

October is almost over, and I realized I had not done any zombie nail art. I am not actually too into zombies myself, but they are an iconic Halloween monster, and that makes them a winner in my book. I have done subtle zombie nail art looks before, but this time I wanted to go all out.

Zombie nail art for Halloween

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Halloween Hodgepodge

If you follow me on Instagram, you would see that I got a few gifts from my mom and my cat (I know, I sound crazy) for Halloween. Actually, my mom sends me a little gift and a card every year on Halloween. While I love my birthday, my mom calls Halloween my special day.

This year, my mom (and my cat, can't forget her!) sent me a Halloween pin and hair clips. She also sends me Halloween nail stickers every year. That means its time for another Halloween nail art sticker look!

Halloween nail art stickers

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Makeup Looks: Halloween Smokey Eye

Back in the summer, I posted a nude-toned and orange makeup look on the blog. My bestie, Sara, suggested that the look would be perfect for Halloween too! While I loved the original look because of the subtle nude and the pop of orange, I wanted to make it even more Halloween-y for October. I decided to go for a smokey eye, with a pop of orange, to play off the classic Halloween colors.

Smokey eye makeup for Halloween

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Haunted Mansion

In my last post, I talked about my love for cats and Halloween. Another one of my major loves is Disney. From age 2 through 18, my dad took me to Disney World every other year. It is probably my favorite place on Earth. I have gone back a bunch of times as an adult, and I am just as filled with magic as when I was a kid.

This is not the first time I have done Disney Halloween nail art, last year I took inspiration from The Nightmare Before Christmas and did Sally nail art. This year, I went with of my favorite Disney rides, The Haunted Mansion.

The Haunted Mansion nail art for Halloween

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Zombie Cat

It's pretty clear that my favorite holiday is Halloween. And, if you have been following my blog for a while, you'd know that my favorite animals are cats. So if you combine Halloween and cats, that's a winner in my book. Ben's dad knew that when he got me a little zombie kitty figurine for Chanukkah last year.

That little zombie cat has a permanent home on my nail desk. All year long I look at him while I paint my nails, just waiting for Halloween.

Zombie cat nail art for Halloween

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Halloween Makeup Looks: Harley Quinn

It is no secret that ever since the trailer for Suicide Squad came out, Harley Quinn has become insanely popular. Of course she had a strong following before then, but it seems like the movie made her more mainstream. I have been keeping this to myself because I didn't want to be cliche, but after seeing Suicide Squad, I fell in love with her too.

This year for Halloween, every girl and her sister will be dressed up as Harley Quinn. Even though I will not be going out as her this year, since lots of other girls (and guys!) will be, I wanted to put together a Harley Quinn makeup look for Halloween.

Harley Quinn makeup look for Halloween

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