Friday, May 29, 2015

Guest Post for Sincerely, Sara: Purple and Plum

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by! Today's post can be found over at Sincerely, Sara. I hope you all head over there to check out my latest makeup look featuring lots of purples and a bold lip. See you there!

Purple makeup with plum lipstick

Claws Up makeup blog

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

6 Years Together: Our Trip To Williamsburg, VA

Today marks exactly 6 years since my fiance asked me to be his girlfriend. Sometimes it feels like we have been together 60 years, and at the same time it feels like we have only been together 6 days. We have had so many firsts, and with our wedding in the future, we have many firsts to come. I love you, Ben! Happy 6 years!

To celebrate, Ben and I spent the long weekend in Williamsburg, VA. We went to Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Busch Gardens. I totally geeked out at Jamestown! I am obsessed with the movie Pocahontas, so it was so cool to see where she actually lived. I got to walk along the shores where John Smith landed (and where Pocahontas sang Just Around the River Bend), and even saw the original foundation of Virginia's first government buildings.

Busch Gardens was so fun too! The food and wine festival was going on and I got to try lots of amazing food. The best part was getting a personal tour of the wolf training program. Ben and I even got to work on some training with the wolves. Amazing!

If you follow me on Instagram, I posted a few photos of the trip, but I wanted to share a few more. I had amazing time and I wanted to share it with everyone. I will be back to regular posts soon!

Replica of John Smith's ship in Jamestown, VA

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Swatch Saturday: Julep Stevie

My nails have been through this same ol' song and dance before: major breakage. I have been moisturizing, using strengthening base coat, and taking biotin, but they have been breaking left and right.

Since I've been nubbin' it, I wanted to break out some awesome dark polishes. Is it just me, or do dark nail polishes and short nails go together like peanut butter and jelly? I opted for Julep Stevie.

Julep Stevie swatch

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Born Pretty Store Review: Green Floral Nail Art Decals

Welcome one and all! Step right up and see the latest and greatest Born Pretty Store review! Today I have these green floral nail decals to share.

I have reviewed lots of Born Pretty Store nail art decals, but these are a little different in that they are full coverage. They went on easy just like the other nail art decals, and these were actually opaque. I used white undies, but I don't think I needed them. These decals come in a sheet of 12, all in different sizes to make sure they fit each nail. They also came with a small nail file, which came in handy.

Born pretty store floral nail art decals. 10% coupon code JACG10

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Look Book: Mint Leopard

Yes, I have another mint look to share today. No, I am not ashamed of my minty addiction! Not only is mint really popular right now, but it is becoming one of my favorite colors. I love the soft color, it just makes me happy.

While my mom was out on a shopping excursion, she found the most amazing top. If a shirt could call out names, I would have been calling out "Jacquie!" Not only is it mint, but it also has leopard trim. Mint and leopard, need I say more?

Mint and leopard print top with black leggings.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Born Pretty Store Review: Palm Tree Nail Decals

Today is a great day! Spring is almost over, summer is well on its way, and I have another Born Pretty Store review to share.

With summer on its way, I was really excited to try out these palm tree nail decals. They come in red and black on one sheet which looks like it has 50 palm trees, plus a whole bunch of leaf deals as well. They apply just like any other Born Pretty Store nail decal. However since they were so small and thin they were just a little harder to work with, but nothing too difficult.

Born Pretty Store palm tree nail art water decals.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Makeup Looks: Double Eyeliner

I have really stepped upped my makeup game as of late. I have been making it a point to get a little adventurous with my makeup purchases. I added a few colorful liquid eyeliners, and I have even gotten into lipstick. I used to hate lipstick because it came off so easily and I hated having to pull out a mirror to reapply it. Also, I love a bold eye, and I felt like it would be too much to wear lots of lipstick and eyeshadow.

After picking up this magenta lipstick, I was hooked! I can't stop buying lipstick; the bolder the color, the more I love it. Magenta and turquoise is just a perfect color combination for spring, so I thought I would try it as a makeup look. I decided to keep it simple, and rock a double eyeliner look.

Black and turquoise double eyeliner makeup and magenta lipstick

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Electric Neon

How does creativity work anyway? One day I have no inspiration, and the next I am overflowing with ideas. Ideas come from a million places too, from movies, to music, even the time of year. This time, inspiration came from colors. With spring well underway and summer around  the corner, I have been eager to break out the neons.

One color combination I love is yellow and purple; make them neon and you have a winner. Add in some black and white for balance, and you are left with the perfect summer nail art.

Electric neon nail art.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Look Book: Mint Chevron

Hi, my name is Jacquie, and I am addicted to the color mint.

Hi Jacquie!

I have loved mint ever since Lady Gaga predicted it would be big in fashion in spring. My mint collection started small; a shirt here, a pair of shorts there. Now I have so much mint in my wardrobe it has taken over! One of my favorite mint tops is one I bought for work. It's really pretty and nice for the office, but would work great for a spring day out too.

Mint chevron top, white leggings, and a denim jacket.



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