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!

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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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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Born Pretty Store Review: Round Neon Glitter

The products in this post were provided for my honest review. I was not compensated for my opinions.

I know that its weird, but Tuesday has always been my favorite day of the week. I Like that its productive, it makes the day go by faster :) I hope you are all doing well on this fine Tuesday.

Today I have my second Born Pretty Store review to share! I was so excited when I received these 1mm-2mm Mixed Nail Art Glitter Decoration Colorful Mini Round Thin Paillette Design glitters. Boy, that's a mouthful! I'll just call them Round Neon Glitter. 

The container came filled with neon circle glitters in two different sizes. There were eight colors in total, though a lot of them were a variation of pink. One container costs $4.36 and its comes with more glitters than you could know what to do with! I love how neons pop over a white base, so I decided to try these out in a rainbow gradient over a white polish.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

July Julep Box

Happy Friday everyone! What do you have planned for the weekend?

Today I am going to show you what I got in my July Julep Maven box. This month, Julep introduced the Poolside collection, which was filled with perfect summer creams. I opted for the Bombshell box.

Want to open it with me?

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Beauty Buffs: Floral + Born Pretty Store Review

The products in this post were provided for my honest review. I was not compensated for my opinions.

Hello everyone! Sorry for my little hiccup in posting.  Hopefully what I have planned for today will make up for it :)

First, today is another The Beauty Buffs Wednesday, and our theme is floral.  I am not the biggest fan of floral clothes, I'm more of an animal print girl myself. But I just love floral nails. They are simple to do, but can create beautiful results. However, for my floral look, I have something a little special!

BB

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

My First Time with Acrylics...sorta

Hello everyone! How was your 4th of July? Mine was super rainy, but I was happy I still got my beach day on Saturday. But now I'm back to the daily grind. I actually have a day-long meeting at work today. This is my first one so I am excited to see what it entails.

As you know, my nails don't like me. No matter what I try, they are always breaking. My grandma also dealt with this disability, but then I remembered my mom. She has had acrylics on her nails since before I was born. I remember being a kid looking at her nails and asking if they were fake, and she always said no. For a while this really confused me, until I realized that she had acrylics over her natural nails, and she didn't have false ones under. What a brilliant idea! I hate fake nails, but I could put acrylics on my natural nails to prevent them from breaking.

That meant a trip to CVS...

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

A 4th at the Beach

Hello and happy 4th of July! What do you have planned for the holiday? Last year I spent Independence Day on the capitol lawn for the Capitol 4th concert. I was worried that that might have been my last 4th, since my old job made me work on holidays. Just in the nick of time, I got a new job, and now I have a whole long weekend! Ben and I are spending today at the Jersey Shore, hanging around the beach, walking the boardwalk, and watching the fireworks. I am so excited about our 4th of July plans that I needed some nails to match!

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