Saturday, October 18, 2014

Julep Plush Pout

I am currently in a love-hate relationship with Julep. I love the products: great quality, and cruelty free. Usually everything is great, they are always responsive and helpful. However, my mom and I had a little hiccup. I already mentioned that my mom had to get angry to get my cat stickers, and then we had another issue.

My mom ordered a lippy and a primer for me. I waited and waited and it never came to my door. My mom called around and she found out that the post office never received it from Julep, but Juelp claimed that it was lost in the mail.

LIES!

She tried to get another order, but Julep had run out of the lippy. After more mom-yelling, they were able to locate another one!

HUZZAH!*

I finally got to try out Julep's Plush Pout Lip Crayon in Cardinal Red Creme, and the Blank Canvas Plumping Lip Primer.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

#Booksandlooks with Sincerely, Sara!

Hello there! Today I am posting over at Sincerely, Sara. I am sharing my favorite Book and Look. Don't worry, it still Halloween related!

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Don't forget to drop by and leave a comment for me there!

Claws Up!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

October Julep Box: Mommy's Little Monster

Halloween continues on around here, and today that means October's Julep Maven box! My mom signed up for Julep Maven back when you were able to pick and choose which months you wanted the box sent to you. Every month, if she doesn't want that box, my mom checks with me. October's Julep Maven box released the Black Magic collection.  There was no way I was passing this one up:

1. October means a Halloween themed collection and goodies.
2. Cat stickers. Need I say more?
3. Little Monster right in the name? Clearly, it was made for me!

Just a quick side note, when my mom went to buy this box for me, they had run out of the cat stickers. After numerous angry phone calls, they were able to scrounge up some more to put in my box. This just makes the name of the box even more fitting!

Let's unwrap it together!

SAM_1711

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Beauty Buffs: Neutral


I interrupt your regularly scheduled Halloween post to bring you this week's The Beauty Buffs post! This week's theme is all about neutral colors. Neutrals are basic colors that can be paired with any other color. They are staples that every person needs to have in their wardrobe.

When I think of neutrals, the first color that pops into my head is cream, but they can also be black, white, grey, brown, even navy (like jeans). That's one of the reasons I love leopard print so much, it is made entirely of neutrals so it can be paired with anything!

I struggled a bit with this post. I know that neutrals are necessary, but I am more of a color girl. In the end, I decided to style a neutral dress. I wanted to show how with some pops of color, neutral can still be a statement maker!

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I started with a gorgeous cream colored lace dress. To balance out the softness of the dress, I paired it with a black faux leather jacket. Since it is getting chilly out this fall, I added a pair of polka dot tights. There was no way I wan't going to add in my favorite neutral: leopard print! Aren't these flats the cutest? This neutral outfit was screaming for a pop of color, so I finished off with some red accents.

Even though I'm not a neutral girl, I would definitively wear this look. Just by adding a few contrasting pieces, and some pops of color, neutrals can stand their ground even next to the boldest of looks.

Are you a fan of neutrals or colors? What do you think of this neutral look?

Claws Up!

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Halloween Look Book: Cats & Flats

Creating my cat stocking nail art made me realize how much I missed those guys. I rarely get a chance to wear them, so I really wanted to put an outfit together. To keep in line with my Month of Halloween looks, I decided to create a look that was a little goth looking, but still super cute (hello, how can an outfit not be cute when cats are involved?).

Its hard to see, but my shirt has little skull and cross bone cut outs. Skulls and cats make this outfit perfect for a Halloween celebrations. Add a flowy skirt, a big belt, and a pair of flats to make is wearable, and this is a perfect October outfit!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Month of Halloween Looks: Graveyard

Zombie rabbits and happy October! We have officially entered my favorite month, which means a month of Halloween looks. I am obsessed with Halloween, and for me, Halloween starts on October 1st and is a month long. Plus it spills over to November 1st and 2nd during the Day of the Dead and my birthday ;)

It is a family tradition that on October 1st, my dad and I decorate our house for Halloween. I'm really sad that this tradition had to end, but I made a little display at my apartment and my office, and of course, on my nails. 

For weeks I have been thinking about doing a matte graveyard scene at sunset, so that's how I am going to kick of a Month of Halloween Looks.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Makeup Looks: Blue for the Yankees

Look at me, look at me! I am posting for a second time this week! Its nice to get back to a more normal blogging routine. Hopefully I can keep it up.

As I mentioned, my dad recently visited me and we went to see Derek Jeter's last game in Baltimore. I was decked out all in blue to support my team, so it was only fitting I wore some blue eyeshadow to match. I loved the look so much, I decided to recreate it for the blog!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Beauty Buffs: Inspired by Cat Stockings

Yay for weekends when I have nothing to do! This past weekend I finally got to catch up on my blogs and create some looks. I have so many ideas swimming around my head and it was very exciting to finally let them out.

I am now picturing cute, little ghosts happily flying out of my ears. Can you tell I have Halloween on the brain?

This Beauty Buffs Wednesday, we all got inspired by a favorite clothing item or accessory. It is so hard for me to pick a favorite item! Do I choose the item I wear most? Or the one with the most unique look? In the end, I decided to go with my cat stockings. I have only worn these once, but I just love them so much I knew these were the winner.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Makeup Looks: Smokey Cat Eye

I am so sorry that I have been such a stinky blogger! Work has really been catching up to me, and when I get home all I want to do is melt into the couch. Plus, fall is always a busy time for me. It has just been back to back weekends which is leaving me zero time to paint my nails, create a new makeup look, or put together an outfit.

I don't want to sound like I'm complaining though, I had a super awesome time last weekend! My daddy came to visit me from New York! We went to the natural history museum, the Baltimore aquarium, and we got to see Derek Jeter's last game against Baltimore. They had a really nice farewell ceremony for him and it was just so fun to finally go to a baseball game!

With all of this craziness, I struggled to find time to make looks. A few weeks ago I threw together a quick makeup look. I wanted to practice my cat eye technique and play with some dark eyeshadows that I got for Chanukkah...last year! In the end I wasn't really happy with the look, but its all I had time for, so I am sorry you are stuck with it!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Beauty Buffs: Fall

Every year I spend winter, spring, and summer counting down to fall. Hands down, it is my absolute favorite season. I love the crisp weather and crisp leaves. I love wearing boots, scarves, and sweaters. Oh God do I love pumpkin spice! And I love the very best day of the whole year: Halloween.

Fun fact: I decorated my kitchen in a fall theme...and by fall theme I really mean Halloween theme.

I am so excited that fall has come early this year! I am loading up on pumpkin spice and happily replacing my summer clothes for fall ones. My Halloween costume is all ready, and I am starting to think about what to add to my birthday wishlist. So when The Beauty Buffs chose fall to be this week's theme, I knew I had to rock it, and represent my favorite time of year!

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Look Book: White Pants

I have never been one to follow fashion rules. I never match my shoes to by bag, I never wear a matching pair of socks, and I have been wearing white jeans after Labor Day. I actually have had white jeans on my clothing item wish list since least summer. I love how classy they look, and they can be worn with anything.

On a recent shopping trip, I finally bit the bullet and bought a pair...and I have been pretty much wearing them every week since. Now that Labor Day has come and gone, I have still been rocking my new favorite pants. Who say's you can't wear white pants after Labor Day? They are still just as chic in September!

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Look Book: Maxi for a Mini

Maxi dresses, the struggle is real. For an average height girl, maxi dresses are the thing! They are pretty, comfy, and its super easy to throw it on and look amazing. And for tall girls, they are quite a statement maker.

For a 4 foot 11 inch tall girl, maxi dresses are a whole different story. When I go into the store and I see maxi dresses hanging on display, they are usually taller than I am! I used to openly laugh at maxi dresses, because I thought they had to be a joke, no one is really that tall (or maybe I am really just that short).

Silently, I was jealous. I loved the look of maxi dresses, but I was too short to have one. Until now! While picking through the clearance rack in Kohl's (where I find most of my clothes these days) I found it: a maxi dress that wasn't ridiculously long! I tried it on and fell in love! I still had to get it shortened, but just a little, and it fit like a glove.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Beauty Buffs: Texture

Its a Beauty Buffs Wednesday around here! For this week we were inspired by textures. I absolutely love textured nail polish, however I don't have too many in my collection. I always try to buy more, but I end up chickening out to buy something more useful, like a nude cream.

We are supposed to get inspired by textures, and my mind went to caviar manis. I love the texture created by the caviar beads. It is such a fun and unique look! I decided to take a look back at some of my past looks, and show you my favorite textured manis!

BB

Friday, August 22, 2014

Born Pretty Store Review: Silver Spikes

My poor little blog has been a bit neglected recently. I have been insanely busy with work, and I don't have time to work on my blog because my weekends are so busy. On top of that, my little nails just keep breaking!

But I have some exciting stuff to share, I got a promotion at my job! I have only been there about 3 months, and I already have been promoted and have an employee to manage! I am going to be supper busy during this transition, but you will still be able to find me here :)

Today I have a post that I have been wanting to do for ages! You all know how much I love my blue spiky shoes and I have wanted to do matching nails. Sadly I didn't have any spikes...until now. Born Pretty Store sent me these silver spikes to review! The official name of these spikes is 100Pcs 2.5mm*2mm Punk Simple Spike Rivet Stud UV Gel Nail Art Decoration.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Threedom: What I got in the Zoya Color Freedom promo

This post is about a month late, but better late than never...right?

Last month, Zoya celebrated the 4th of July by offering three nail polishes for free! Of course there was no way I was going to pass that up. After a long time looking through polishes and swatches, and a lot of indecisiveness, I finally chose my three. I don't normally do swatch posts, but I wanted to make sure you saw these beauties sooner rather then later. Even though its already later...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Beauty Buffs: Black and White

Now that I work an office job, I can actually choose the clothes I wear to work! That might not seem like much to you, but I worked for 3 years at jobs in which I had to wear uniforms. I had a very small work appropriate wardrobe when I got my new job, since it was never something I had to think about. I love bright colors and fun patterns, which isn't always the best to wear in an office.

The weekend before I started my job, I went on a MASSIVE shopping spree, trying to build my work wardrobe. I bought sweaters, button down tops, and a dress from Macy's that I just loved! When I showed up on my first day wearing black dress pants and a blazer, one of my new coworkers told me that I was way too dressed up for the office. I like to dress up so I didn't turn down my wardrobe too much, but the one dress I bought just seemed way too professional for my mew casual office. There was no way it was not going to make an appearance out into the world, and my black and white dress is just perfect for this week's Beauty Buffs theme!

BB

Friday, August 8, 2014

My Nailmergency Kit

Weekends in my life have been crazy lately, and they are only going to get crazier! Summer into fall seems to be my busiest time. To me, that means traveling. And I don't mean fancy week-long vacations. I mean weekend trips to New York to see my family, Pennsylvania to see Ben's, Florida for grandpa time, Texas brother weekends and much more.

As a nail blogger, my ten digits are my money makers, and that means I need to care for them 24/7. A while back, I took a bunch of nail essentials, threw them in a bag, and took that with me anywhere I traveled. This has now evolved into my nailmercency kit.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

#MyCosmoStyle for Vegas.com



I was recently contacted by Vegas.com to participate in their #MyCosmoStyle blog challenge. My challenge you ask? Put together outfits to wear if I were staying at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

I have been to Las Vegas as a kid with my dad, but I have never actually gone as an adult.  I am an old lady at heart, so staying up 'til the wee hours partying isn't my thing. However, there are plenty of fun things to do in Vegas at anytime of the day, even going to bed before midnight!



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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Beauty Buffs: Nautical/Beach

Hello and welcome to my home!

Today is a special day because it it a Beauty Buffs Wednesday and today's theme is beach/nautical. Around the blog you have seen both beach and nautical looks, I love them both! However, I picked up a summer dress on clearance last winter that I have been dying to wear, and this was the perfect occasion!

BB

Friday, July 25, 2014

Physician's Formula Haul

Hello...

I feel like followers of my blog need a catchy name, like Lady Gaga's Little Monsters, or Katy Perry's Katycats. Clawsers...Uppers? Haha that's terrible, I'll keep thinking. Let me know what you think it should be!

Back in the beginning of July, I spent the 4th weekend in Atlantic City, NJ. Silly me, when I was getting all made up for the drive over, I totally forgot my makeup bag at home! It wasn't until we stopped for dinner in Baltimore that it hit me I was totally makeup-less! And for me, that was a major crisis.

I knew I had to take the plunge, and the next morning I went to CVS to restock with the bare essentials. If you follow me on Facebook, you would know that I made the decision to only buy cruelty free makeup and nail polish. Well that made it super hard when going to buy makeup at a drug store, since almost all drug store brands test on animals. Luckily, CVS carries Physicians Formula which is cruelty free. Yay! They were also having a buy 2, get 1 free sale, so after about 30 minutes of deciding, I picked 6 products I felt were essential to have.

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