Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Maple Holistics Review + Giveaway

Press Sample

I know that it's October and you were expecting a Halloween post, but I needed to interrupt your regularly scheduled post to share some awesome products from Maple Holistics. I was sent the Dead Sea Mud Mask and the Vitamin C Serum for review. What I love most is that Maple Holistics' products are organic, all natural and cruelty free!

Maple Holistics Dead Sea mud mask review

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Halloween Cats

October is finally here! For those who don't know, fall is my favorite season, and October is my absolute favorite month! It is the quintessential fall month. I also am obsessed with Halloween. I just love all the dark and spookiness, and I love to dress up. To me, Halloween is all October long and I love to find ways to celebrate.

One way I celebrate is by featuring Halloween looks on the blog. To start off the month, I wanted to combine Halloween with my other favorite, cats. I love cats, and I love that you can find cute black cats everywhere during Halloween.

Halloween can nail art

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

ShelterPups Custom Stuffed Cats

A couple of years ago I was browsing around Pinterest I and stumbled upon a website that made stuffed animal dogs custom to look like your own dog. I thought that was the coolest thing, and I really wanted a custom stuffed animal of my cat, Muffin. Unfortunately, ShelterPups only made custom dogs, with custom cats coming soon.

ShetlerPups Custom Stuffed Cat

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Swatch Saturday: Deborah Lippmann Sarah Smile

Can you believe that fall is finally here? The time of year I have been looking forward to for nine months! That magical time filled with crisp weather, changing leaves, and pumpkin everything! P.S. When did it become "basic" or "white girl" to like pumpkin?

I have some fun fall posts planned for October, but for now I have a gorgeous swatch to share. This is Deborah Lippann Sarah Smile. Created with the help of Sarah Jessica Parker, this polish is a really pretty pale pink nude.

Deborah Lippmann Sarah Smile Swatch

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Look Book: The Book of Mormon

A little while ago, Ben and I got tickets to see Book Of Mormon while it was playing in Washington DC. While we were spending the day in the city, we thought it would be the perfect time to finally hit up The Four Seasons brunch. I promised Ben I would take him there for a belated Valentine's day gift. The show was pretty funny, but also really inappropriate. Brunch...was amazing!

For a day out in the city I wanted to wear sometime cute, but would also keep me cool walking around on a hot day. This is not the first time this skirt has made an appearance on the blog, but it was time to bring it out again.

Black jacket, olive skirt, nude button down top.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Makeup Looks: Brown Eyed Girl

I love the song Brown Eyed Girl, though I wish it was Brown and Black Eyed Girl so it could be about me, but that's a mouthful.

Sometimes I will put together a makeup look, nail art, or an outfit, and be totally inspired. Ideas just start flowing and I can't wait to execute everything. That happened when I created my Pocahontas makeup look. I loved the shades of brown mixed with a pop of color, and I really wanted to try it out with purple.

And then I totally forgot.

It wasn't until I was looking through old posts, and I read that I had that idea, that I remembered I wanted to do it!

Makeup for brown eyes

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Mix & Match Makeup Looks: Snow White

If you are new around here, I have a series called Mix & Match, where I match my nail art to a makeup look. Branching off that, I have a Mix & Match series where my looks are inspired by Disney princesses. The other day I posted a Snow White nail art look, so continuing on with my series, today I have a Snow White makeup look to share.

Disney princess Snow White makeup look

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Mix & Match: Snow White

It's been too long since I have done a Mix and Match Disney princess post and I think it's time to change that. The next one I had up on my list was Snow White. That actually might be my least favorite Disney princess movie. It creeps me out! The fact that she lives with seven strange men, and I distinctly remember something about a pig heart.

I had an idea all planned out when I started, and I ended up totally going off script as I went along. I wish I had stuck with my original plan though because when I was all done with these I wasn't too happy with them.

Disney princess Snow White nail art

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Mirina Collections Review: Audrina Necklace + Double Bead Earrings

Mirina Collections sent me these item for review. All opinions are my own.

How popular are statement necklaces right now? Every time I go out I see someone rocking a bold and beautiful neck piece. I too have jumped on the train and I have an ever growing collection of statement necklaces. That's why I was super excited when Mirina Collections invited me to be a part of their Brand Ambassador program!

Mirini Collections is known for their amazing statement necklaces, but they also offer a huge selection of other accessories too. I chose the Audrina necklace, and I was also sent the Double Bead Earrings for review.

Since this is an honest review it's time for some #realtalk. The website says that necklaces can take three to four weeks to ship. I was emailed when the order processed, but over four weeks later and I still had not received my package. I emailed the company and they told me they just put the package in for overnight shipping and I should get it in a few days. I did get it a few days later, but why was it sent overnight over four weeks after the order processed?

When I received the package, everything was wrapped nicely, but when I opened the wrapping, I found that two of the little pearls on the necklace had come off at some point. and were rolling around loose.

Mirina Collections Audrina Statement Necklace. Mirina Collections coupon code 20% off COLMAN20

With a little crazy glue, I was able to glue the two pearls back in place.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Look Book: Green Wrap Dress

Remember when I said I was looking to add some maxi dresses to my wardrobe? Well when you're 4 foot 11, it's really hard to do. I swear, most of the dresses were taller than me! After a lit of searching I finally found a dress I loved.

Green wrap dress, hi-lo dress.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Engagement Parties + Wedding Planning Updates

Can you believe it's September already? This summer has seriously flown by. Usually by now I am longing for scarfs, cool weather, crunchy leaves, and pumpkin spice. But this year I swear I blinked and summer was over.

Maybe that is because I have been so busy. Once the dust settled after Ben and I got engaged, we were in planing mode. Two engagement parties and a ton of venue visits, throw in a few vacations, and I barely had time to breathe. Now that fall is right around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to share some summer wedding planning updates.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Swatch Saturday: Deborah Lippmann Believe

Recently, I received a package in the mail from HSN. Now, I didn't order anything from there, so I was a little confused. In the box there were three Deborah Lippmann nail polishes, and a note that read "It has been a while since I sent you a package. Love, Mommy". Yep, my mom sent me a "just because" gift of nail polish!

Deborah Lippmann Believe Swatch

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Makeup Looks: Summer Garden

It's funny how life works sometimes. When I sit down with a plan of doing a makeup look for the blog, I usually end up not liking it. Then when I do my makeup just for a day of running errands, I love it. I put on a green and pink outfit one Saturday, and as usual I did some makeup to match. I was just putting stuff on with no plan and I ended up really loving it! After I came back from the grocery store I took lots of photos!

Green and pink makeup look

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Florida Photography

A few weeks ago Ben and I traveled to Florida and met my dad there to visit my grandpa, aunts, and cousins. There is a beautiful nature walk right by my grandpa's house that my dad and I love going to. The last three times my dad and I went to Florida we made sure to stop by our favorite trail.

This time was a little different, becasue it was the first time going to the nature trail with my brand new camera! I always have fun taking photos there, but this time I was ever more excited. I was so proud of them I wanted to share some of them here!

Wakodahatchee wetlands in Delray FL

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pastel Party

Is it just me, or did this summer go by really fast? I am shocked that the first day of fall is a month away! Don't get me wrong, I am counting down the days until fall, but I still like summer too. Once September rolls around I am going to submerge myself into scarfs, pumpkin spice everything, and jewel tones. So in these last few weeks of summer, I wanted to squeeze in something fun and colorful.

Neon polka dot nail art with fimo nail embellishments

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Swatch Saturday: Hard Candy Claws Up!

This is it, the post you have all been waiting for...

Not long ago, the nail polish brand, Hard Candy, celebrated its 20th anniversary. To mark the momentous occasion, they re-released their eight original shades for a limited time. This didn't really catch my attention, until I saw swatches popping up on the blogs. Apparently, Hard Candy made a nail polish named Claws Up! and I and no idea! There was a nail polish out there with the exact name of my blog, and I was completely unaware.

Hard Candy Claws Up!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Milani Power Lip Review

I love finding deals from scouring clearance racks, spotting sales, and using coupons. On a recent trip to CVS, I was checking out some Milani lipsticks, since I have made it a goal to wear more lip colors. I spotted the Milani Power Lip collection, and it was on sale for 50% off! I bought one and fell in love instantly. So I went back the next day (with a coupon I got after buying the first one) and I picked up three more!

Milani Power Lip Review

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Look Book: Boho Chic

Recently, I got a craving for maxi dresses. I only have one, and I was on a mission to add more to my wardrobe. It was time for a mall trip. While I was in H & M I found the cutest summer dresses with fun patterns and they were paired with beautiful lace shirts over top. I wanted one so badly, but I was on a mission that I didn't want to stray from.

It was then I remembered that I have a cute summer dress with a fun pattern and I have a lace shirt! I didn't need to buy the set, I already had everything I needed to rock a cute summer boho outfit.

Patterned summer sun dress with lace top

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Elegance in Grayscale

We have all been there. Sitting down an our desk, looking at our nail polish, and having no idea what to do. Yes, that's right, I have been in an inspirational rut lately. Browsing Pinterest is a great way to gather ideas during these rough times. I saw this elegant nail art, so I decided to create my own.

Elegant nail art

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Makeup Looks: Kat Von D

Rabbits, rabbits! Wow it's August already. I am actually spending this weekend visiting family in Florida, but I have a post scheduled to share with you!

I have been loving the Kat Von D Kat Eye Set ever since Muffin got it for me for mother's day. After I tried the eyeliner and mascara duo the first time, I knew I wanted to do a Kat Von D makeup look. I found this photo of Kat and I instantly fell in love with her makeup, the fun eye shadows, the bold lip, and of course her tattoos!

Kat Von D makeup look



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