Saturday, January 21, 2017

Makeup Looks: Frozen

Last week when that cold front came through, it meant that winter was officially here. I have broken out my warmest clothes, my snow boots, and my hot chocolate. This cold weather inspired me to create a winter makeup look.

Winter makeup

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Grape Galaxies

My first ever nail art post on this blog was my first attempt at galaxy nail art. To be real with you, one of my first times doing nail art period, and it was pretty awful. One year later on my blogaversary I decided to attempt galaxy nail art again. While better, was still a fail.

A month ago I went to Texas to visit family for the holidays (but really to see Rogue One). I wanted to do nail art my brother would think was cool; I wanted to do galaxy nail art. I had to talk myself up to it.

You can do it.

Your're actually sorta not bad at nail art now.

It's easy, I swear!

Purple galaxy nail art

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Look Book: Cozy Chevron

There is no more denying it, winter is here! The temperature is dropping, snow is falling, and I am bringing out all my warmest clothes. I love fall and winter for a lot of reasons, and one of them is that I get to wear my favorite clothes. Give me a sweater, a scarf, and boots, and I am a happy camper.

I got a lot of clothes from my mom for my birthday and Chanukkah, and one thing that I got that I was extra excited about was this sweater dress and scarf combo. The sweater was long and warm, and I loved the chevron scarf it came with. I thew in some leggings and boots, and instantly found my favorite winter outfit!

Black sweater dress with burgundy leggings and red and black chevron scarf

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Makeup Looks: Greenery

Welcome to 2017! With a new year comes many other new things. #NewYearNewMe and all. In case you haven't heard, Pantone has chosen the new Color of the Year, and its Greenery. I am having sort of a love-hate relationship with Greenery. I love green, and it is a pretty and fresh shade of green. However, this color screams Spring to me, and I really really hate the spring.

No matter if I love it or if I hate it, since it's the 2017 color of the year, I wanted to wear it. Here is my Greenery makeup look:

Pantone 2017 Color of the Year Greenery makeup look

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Rose and Gold

Are you guys also super obsessed with rose gold right now too? I just can't get enough of it! I am not a fan of gold, but I am a huge fan of pink, and something about that combination is just so gorgeous. Surprisingly, I don't own a rose gold nail polish! So instead of rose gold nail art, I have rose and gold nail art.

rose and gold nail art

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

December 2016 Roundup

December was a crazy month for me, but I'm sure it was for everyone else too. From lots of traveling, to the holidays, December had no chill (no pun intended). The month started off with going to lots of different holiday parties. Then we visitied family in Texas and saw Star Wars. Finally we closed out December with celebrating the holidays and New Year's.

I am not one for New Year's resolutions, instead I try to pick a goal I want to complete within the year. Past ones have been to get my driver's licence, get a big girl job, and get engaged. I have thought a while and there is really nothing big that I want to get done this year. Of course I want to get married, keep thriving at my job, and be the best me, but those don't really count as New Year's goals. I have lots of things I want to do in my live, and I guess I'll see which ones are right for me in 2017.

Nail Art

December Nail Art

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Look Book: New Year's Eve 2016

Earlier this month, Ben and I went to his office holiday party. I noticed that a lot of woman were wearing glitter and sequins, and I got some serious bling envy. For someone that loves all things glitter, it made me realize my wardrobe is really lacking in that department. That's why when I found this sequin top on clearance at Kohl's, I bought it right away.

When I bought it, I knew that I had to wear it on New Year's Eve. I decided to go for a classic New Year's Eve look and wear just black, white, and silver. Remember my New Year's Eve nail art? I created it to match this outfit!

Black, white, and sequin outfit for New Year's Eve

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Year's Eve 2016

Can you believe that 2016 is coming to an end already?! A coworker of mine says that life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. 2016 has been...interesting to say the least. From politics, to the loss of so many great people (and gorillas), it has all been a hard pill to swallow. I have been trying for focus on the positives of what 2017 will bring. For me, my biggest focus will be on my wedding.

New Year's has always been one of my favorite holidays. Of course I love dressing up in gold, silver, and glitter. But I love how excited everyone gets siting together in front of the TV counting down. At the 10 second mark everyone counts and cheers in unison, and it's a neat feeling of togetherness that is so rare these days. While I am still skeptical of what 2017 will bring, I am trying to look forward to a night of celebrating.

And how do we celebrate around here? With New Years Eve nail art!

New Year's Eve nail art

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Look Book: Ugly Chanukkah Sweater

Every December, my coworker throws an ugly Christmas sweater party, Unfortunately, he always has it the same weekend I go to Texas to visit family for Chanukkah. When I first got invited to the party a few years ago, it made me realize that I don't have an ugly holiday sweater! Every year I meant to buy one, but I kept forgetting. This year, even though I couldn't make it to the party, I still got my ugly Chanukkah sweater!

Ugly Chanukkah sweater

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Look Book: Tribal Leggings

I don't know where my head has been! I think I deleted a line from my planner by mistake, and it threw my blogging game off. I posted a Swatch Saturday post on a Wednesday! Also, a Look Book post I thought I had plans to post this month was completely gone. A mix of the holidays, plus a week long Texas vacation, also didn't help me get my head in the game.

Luckily I got over this little hiccup, and I am getting myself back on track. That means I am finally sharing that forgotten Look Book post! As I mentioned, my mom got me a some clothes as part of my birthday gift last month, and that they would be making an appearance on the blog. One outfit she got for me was this black top and tribal leggings.

Black patchwork top and colorful tribal leggings

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Lapis Lazuli Leopard

I have been a crazy cat lady my whole life. When I was born, we had two cats, and ever since then I have never been cat-less. As a kid I loved wearing cat clothes (though now that I am in my mid-20's, I have been rocking the cat-wear again). As I got older, I fell in love with leopard print. Getting to express my love for cats with more mature clothes, what's better then that?

One way I like to rock leopard print is with nail art. I remember when I first did leopard nail art and learned how incredibly easy it was and how amazing it could look! Recently I felt like painting my nails blue, and then I realized it had been way too long since I had done leopard nail art. Then I remembered I had this nail art looked pinned, and I found my inspiration.

Electric blue leopard print nail art with bling

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Swatch Saturday: Ciate Cookies and Cream

I love a good nude...nail polish that is. Get your head out of the gutter! While I have a special place in my heart for hot pink and glitter, there is something so classically beautiful a about nude nail polish. That's why I was super excited to swatch Ciate Cookies and Cream, from the 2015 Mini Mani Month subscription box.

Ciate Cookies and Cream Swatch

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



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