Wednesday, September 28, 2016

5k Glow Run: Post Race Recap

I ran my very first 5k on Saturday: the Glow Run. It was a nighttime race with a glow in the dark and neon theme. I have been training and looking forward to the race for months, and now that it's over, I wanted to share my experiences.

What to wear to a glow run 5k

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Glow Race 5k Nails

Today is the big day! I am running with Ben in my first 5k race today. As I mentioned, this is a glow race, so the race is at night. Everything is going to be neon and glow in the dark. I am so excited to get all dressed up, and getting dressed up also means matching nails.

I knew I wanted to start with neon, so my nails could be as bright as possible. Next, I added a layer of glow in the dark top coat so that they would glow when the sun went down. Finally, I added some contrasting black nail art to match the shirt I painted, plus a big 5k.

Glow run 5k nail art

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Look Book: B+W Peplum

Peplum made a huge comeback in fashion a few years ago. Is is starting to go out of style by now? Maybe so, but I don't care! I love how feminine and flattering peplum is. I pretty much buy anything peplum that I can get my hands on!

On a recent trip to Forever 21, I saw a black and white peplum top and I instantly fell in love. Do I need another peplum top? Probably not. But I saw the black mesh top, the contrasting white, and the plunging back, and I knew it had to be mine.

Black and white peplum top

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Sometimes, I get inspired and pick nail polish to create art. Other times, the nail polish inspires me. That was the case with Ciate Heirloom from the 2015 Mini Mani Month advent box. This is a gorgeous duochrome that shifts from reds and oranges to purples and golds.

I love the name Heirloom and it got me thinking about family keepsakes. I added gold flakes to play off the gold shifts in the nail polish, but also because a lot of the time heirlooms are made of gold. I also included a cameo, which I feel is an iconic heirloom.

Gold flake and cameo nail art with Ciate Heirloom

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Save Money with Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Have you seen those extreme couponers? It's crazy how much money you can save using coupons. I make it a point to use coupons every chance I get. I am no where near as intense as those extreme couponers, but using coupons does add up in savings, and we all know how much I love to save money.

Betsey Johnson Star bag and beige booties

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Save Money With Groupon

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Those that know me know that I am cheap frugal. There's no shame in it, I love saving money! It gives me a thrill knowing that I got an awesome deal. Some of my favorite ways to save money are to pick through clearance racks, and using coupons.

Cowgirl boots

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Every year, Ben and I like to go to the Maryland Renaissance Festival. If you have never been to a Ren Faire, its basically a lot of people dressed up, Shakespeare plays, jousting, great food, and shops. It's a lot of fun talking to people and pretending like I'm back in time. Plus I enjoy any event where I get to dress up.

What to wear to a Renaissance fair

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Look Book: Hippie at Heart

Ever since I was a kid, I have loved the 1960's. Everything from the clothes, to the music, I was obsessed. I wished that I could have grown up dancing at music festivals and going to protests while spreading a message of love. My first tattoo was of a rainbow peace sign that I got to represent that I am a hippie at heart.

One of the destinations that Ben and I will be visit during our honeymoon is San Francisco. Of course, I had to get some flowers for my hair! I picked up a flower crown, but I knew I couldn't wait until next summer to wear it. To feature this flower crown, I needed a hippie inspired look!

Lace top and a flower crown

Saturday, September 3, 2016

August 2016 Round Up

I can't believe summer is almost over and fall is around the corner. I can't wait for the best season ever. Everything from sweaters and scarves, to Halloween and pumpkin everything, I am so excited!

August was a fun and busy month filled with family visits. Unfortunately that meant not getting as much done around the house, or for the wedding, as we would have liked. On top of that, we started training for the 5k that is later this month.

Nail Art

Claws Up nail art blog



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