Friday, November 29, 2013

Festival of Lights

As the holidays get closer, red and green are starting to pop up all over the blogosphere. While those are lovely colors, I often start to feel left out. Its Christmas this and Santa that, and a little Jewish girl like me can't relate. While I love Chanukkah, this is by no means my favorite time of year, so I usually go about my own nail buisness. This year, for the first time, I decided to get a little festive on the blog.  Since we are in the midst of the holiday right now, I thought I should share some Chanukkah nails!

Hanukkah Manicure

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mix & Match Makeup Looks: Catching Fire

RAGGGEEEEEEE

So, for some reason, my hashtags no long work on Instagram.  They show up under my picture, but when I click the hashtag, my picture doesn't appear with all the others.  I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, my account is connected to Facebook, and I have logged in from other devices and it still doesn't work. I can't tell you how angry I was on Sunday because of this. If anyone has any ideas, PLEASE HELP!

I was almost too mad to do my Catching Fire makeup look, but I'm happy I did it anyway because I loved it! I guess a fiery look was only appropriate for how angry I was feeling.  The movie was really good too, but I wont give anything away in case some of you haven't seen it.

Catching Fire Makeup

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Mix & Match: Catching Fire

I'M FINALLY GOING TO SEE CATCHING FIRE TOMORROWWWWW!!

*deep breath*

I actually didn't care much for the first Hunger Games book or movie.  But I had made a decision to read all of them and see all the movies, so I read Catching Fire...and I LOVED it!  I found the story to be much more interesting and less cliche than the first one. Also the arena was so awesome. I am really excited to see how the movie tells the story.

That means CF nails.  Now I am not a Hunger Games nail virgin, and I felt the need to keep up with the tradition.

Hunger Games Catching Fire Nails

Friday, November 22, 2013

Jacqueline Loves Godiva

BREAKING NEWS:  My pinky nail was in a terrible collision! While putting on my socks (yes, you read that correctly) my hand slipped and bumped the chair.  The whole length of my pinky nail broke right off.  So now my pinky is a super nub, and I had to file all my other nails down too. Well, they had a good run while it lasted...

In other news, today I have a manicure that I have been thinkign about for a long time.  A while ago I picked up Zoya's Jacqueline and Godiva and the same time.  I loved the cream and nude colors and I tried hard to think of a way that I could wear them together.  Then I got inspired by Lawless Lacquer and her signature look of color blocking with 2 similar colored polished in a cream and textured finish.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Look Book: B&W Peplum

I love taking outfit photos at Ben's dad's house. His whole back yard is a photographer's dream! He has over grown tennis courts, a brick fire pit, an old chicken coop, a pond, a creek, and lots of green grass and tress...all just in his yard.  I love going there and getting to choose a beautiful backdrop to take pictures.  However, we didn't travel 2 and a half hours to Pennsylvania just so I could take photos, it was Ben's cousin's wedding last weekend.  Of course that means dressing up, and that means a Look Book post.  I decided to wear another peplum dress that my mom got for me for my birthday.  I always get so inspired taking outfit pictures at Ben's house that my inner model tends to come out.

Black and white peplum

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Louboutin

Hello glorious day! Why am I so happy you ask? Well that's because Lady Gaga's new album, ARTPOP, is out, and I have been thoroughly enjoying listening to it for the past two days. It is very different from her older albums, and less conventional, but its amazing. I feel like its a journey through her mind. Hey, you can't visit a blog called Claws Up, written by LittleMonsterx14, and not get the full Lady Gaga news!  Also, one of the song on the album is called MANiCURE*.  WORLDS COLLIDE!!!

Today I have a manicure that I have been dying to do for ages, and I'm finally able to do it.  I have seen Louboutin nails popping up on Pinterest for a while, and finally...FINALLY, my nails have grown long enough to paint the underside!  Of course I needed to include the classic Louboutin look, but a plain black mani isn't really my speed.  I remember seeing these Louboutin's and I knew I had found the winner.

louboutin

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mix & Match Makeup Looks Colorful Gradient and Glitter

I want to start off by saying that yesterday was my 2 YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!!! Actually, it nearly took me by surprise. With everything going on around here, I almost forgot about it. Luckily, I did have something special planned for today, the start of a new installment on the blog. And what better time to reveal it than on my blogiversary?

I actually mentioned in my last post that I had a surprise for you. If you guessed that my new feature was going to be a series of nail and makeup matching posts then you guessed right! That's right, "Mix & Match" will feature a matching nail and makeup look. You saw my nail colorful gradient and glitter look, now its time to match it to my makeup!

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Mix & Match: Colorful Gradient and Glitter

As you guys can tell from reading my blog posts, I am pretty much and indie noob. I only have a handful of them.  I think they are all so gorgeous, but I can never make the jump to actually buy them. Luckily my birthday just passed, and even more luckily, my birthday is right after Halloween. That means I knew I wanted an awesome Halloween indie for my birthday. My wonderful brother generously gave me Red Dog Dead Man's Party.  This polish had everything I had been lemming for so long: neon glitters, and awesomely shaped glitter. I wanted to match this with something colorful and fun, so I opted for a pink and orange gradient.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Makeup Looks: NYC Individual Eyes Union Square

Hey lovelies!  I'm still trucking along my birthday related posts. On today's agenda is my makeup look that I wore to go out to dinner.  I wanted something classic and beautiful to reflect my dress. I decided to use the NYC eyeshadow pallet I won in a giveaway from Nancy over at The Dark Side of Beauty. This was actually the first time I used all the shadows together as they were intended, so I thought it would be appropriate to review the pallet.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Look Book: My 24th Birthday!

I hope you are all prepared for lots of upcoming posts!  My birthday weekend always yields a whole bunch of blog posts: Halloween outfit, Halloween makeup, birthday nails, birthday outfit, birthday makeup, and the inevitable posts of  the nail polish that people buy me for my birthday. We are about half way through the list, and on the agenda today is my birthday outfit.

The dress I wore out was not just a dress to wear ifor my birthday, but it was also one of the gifts that my mom got me this year. My mom and I have both been into peplum this year, and she was kind enough to stock my collection, getting me FOUR new peplum pieces! I decided to wear one of my new dresses.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween Thirteen

Hello everyone.

Right now its Sunday morning, and I am half asleep. I had a fun, but super late night out on my birfdai, which really lacked sleep. I am a little delirious and don't know how well I will be able to formulate thoughts. However, today I wanted to show you my costume, and some photos from Halloween, and tell you about my awesome night.

I am going to sum up the highlights of the night:

  • I had an awesome time dancing to good music at the bar
  • I was chosen to be in a costume contest
  • I won second place in said costume contest
  • I lost the contest to a girl that was 6 feet tall and carried me around the stage
  • The DJ played The Time Warp, of course I did the dance
  • I look over and a girl was also Time Warping with me, high fives commenced afterward
Enjoy some photos!

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

My 24th Birthday Nails - Dia De Los Muertos

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEEEEE! I know I have said it a million times, but today is my 24th birthday! I am just super excited about it. I actually hate getting older, but its nice to go out and have some fun.  I have to work today, but that's OK because I can't wait to see what the rest of the day holds.

Just like last year, I went for Dia De Los Muertos nails for my birthday. First off, you all know I love Halloween, so its awesome that there's another similar holiday during the two days after. Its like I get to keep celebrating a little more. And, of course, because my birthday is on the day of the dead. I might not have a birthday on Halloween (which would be the best ever) but its just about the next best thing.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Makeup Looks: Eye of the Leopard

Helloooooo ladies!  I know this post is a little later than my usual posts, but I have so much to share with you over the course of this weekend that this post just couldn't wait 'til tomorrow.  Of course, last night was Halloween, and then tomorrow is my 24th birthday! There are so many awesome things all packed into a few days!

Today I want to show you my Halloween make up. This year I was a leopard, and my boyfriend, Ben, was a zoo keeper. Since I was a leopard I needed some awesome leopard makeup, and since it was Halloween, I needed to go all out!

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