Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Beauty Buffs: New Year's Eve [Round up]

Happy New Year's Eve! New Year's is one of my favorite holidays. I love to get dressed up, go out, and celebrate the end of one awesome year and welcome what the future holds. I am pretty nontraditional when it comes to resolutions. I usually just pick one with a defined goal. One year it was to get my driver license, another I vowed to get a new job. I decided to keep 2015's resolution to myself, but I will share it if it happens!

Also, this is my 400th post! Yay!

In March of this year, Nory of Fierce Makeup and Nails brought a bunch of beauty, nail, and fashion bloggers together to create a group of kick-ass girls and called us The Beauty Buffs. For this Beauty Buffs post, I wanted to take a look back at our awesome year! 


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Stars and Spots

Sometimes I think about renaming my blog to "I Broke a Nail." Whenever my nails just start getting nice and long, they all break, and I mean all of them. They have been reduced to nubs once again. When my nails go through trauma, I usually start feeling uninspired. That means its time for me to turn to my number one source of inspiration: Pinterest.

I had pinned these mermaid nails  by Squeaky Nails because I loved all the embellishments. While I loved the mermaid look, I decided to put my own spin on it.

Red manicure with white polka dots and gold embellishments

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Look Book: Fall Florals

Winter is officially in full swing around here and that means everyone is in bundled up mode. Coats, boots, scarves, oh my! However, my favorite winter trend this season is dresses. I know, I know, a dress in the winter, you've got to be crazy. It’s actually super easy to extend your spring wardrobe into the fall and winter by just pairing a spring dress with thick tights and sweaters for a warm and fashionable look.

Grey, pink, and green fall floral dress

Saturday, December 20, 2014

[Modani Style Challenge] Living Room Style

Want to hear a little known fact about me? I used to want to be an interior designer! When I was a teenager, my dad let me design and decorate almost every room in our house. A bathroom tile and fixtures store near my house loved my ideas so much, they even offered me a job when I turned 18 (spoiler: I never ended up working there).

I love starting with a central theme, and then my mind just explodes with ideas on how to bring it to life in a room. I really wanted to stretch my interior design muscles again using some pieces from Modani.

Modani Chic and Modern Living Room Design

Modani features really cool looking pieces from modern sofas to decorations, mixed in with some glam. I decided to go for a sleek look when designing my Modani living room, and started with silver and white. Of course I had to add in pops of colors (I am obsessing over those throw pillows!).

The one thing I was a little disappointed in was that almost every piece of furniture was made of leather, and as a vegetarian, I do not support the use or purchase of animal products. Luckily I ended up finding this nice white couch made of leatherette. Win!

I was really pleased with how my room came out! White and silver add a really chic and modern element, while the pops of color bring life to the room. Once I move out of my apartment and get my own home, you bet I will be designing again, and Modani offers some really cool pieces!

What item in my Modani living room do you like the best? Do you like interior decorating too?

Claws Up!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Beauty Buffs: Gold vs Silver

Is it just me, or are the holidays the perfect time to wear gold and silver? The metallics are fun but still super classy. Wearing accents of gold and silver is the perfect way to add a festive element to a look, without being over the top.

This week The Beauty Buffs decided to tackle the age-old question: gold or silver? Personally, I’m not a fan of gold, but I do love silver. However, I didn't want to leave anyone out so I decided to try a triple eyeliner look using both gold and silver.

Gold and silver eyeliner makeup look

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Born Pretty Store Review: Metal Rose Nail Studs

Happy Saturday! I am spending this weekend with my boyfriend’s family celebrating Chanukkah. You all know how much I love his dad’s house. I might even take some Look Book photos this weekend! Hmm…

Today I have another Born Pretty Store product to share with you. This time, it’s these metal rose nail studs. They come in either gold or silver, and have such gorgeous detail. They are a little on the larger side giving a really striking 3D look that’s perfect to wear for a special occasion. The bottom side is flat so they can easily stick on the nail. Each pack contains ten roses, one for each nail. This means they are also reusable, so make sure that you save them if you catch any falling off.

Born Pretty Store Silver Rose Nail Studs

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Born Pretty Store Review: Simple Silver Rings

I have been obsessing over the midi ring trend ever since it came out. Unfortunately, I have what I call "infant hands". Most average sized rings are huge on me and its always a struggle to find my size.

I was really excited to try out these simple rings from Born Pretty Store. They come in silver and gold, and are midi ring style. I just love how simple they are, it really is such a beautiful look. After looking at all the photos, it appeared that everyone was able to wear them as midi rings. I had high hopes.

Born Pretty Store Simple Silver Rings

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Born Pretty Store Review: Leaf Water Decal

There might be snow on the ground already, but technically its still fall, and I'm not letting go of my favorite season that quickly! To keep that fall feeling, I did what any nail lover would do...put leaves on my nails!

Born Pretty Store Fall Leaf Nail Decals

I received these gorgeous fall leaf water decals from Born Pretty Store and they were the perfect way to rock fall on my nails. I love the beautiful fall colors and that they came in so many shapes and sizes. They are really easy to apply: just cut out the image you want, peal of the plastic, and soak for 20 seconds in warm water. The decal slides right off and its easy to place on the nail. One sheet comes with enough decals to have fall nails for the whole season.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Beauty Buffs: Holidays

Its getting cold, the snow is falling, there are lots of great shopping deals...its time for the holidays! I don't celebrate Christmas, but I love Thanksgiving and Chanukkah. For me, this time of year means lots of traveling to see family all over the country, and lots of food!

During the long Thanksgiving weekend, Ben and I traveled to New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania for a total of two Thanksgiving dinners. I wanted to make sure I had an dinner outfit that was nice to see family in, but still comfy for a long car ride (and to fall asleep in after dinner). To me, that's what makes the perfect Holiday outfit, and the perfect Beauty Buffs Holiday themed look!

Holiday Outfit - Burgundy Tunic and Black Leggings



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