"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of it."
-Geri Weitzman

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Nail of the Day: Simple Easter/Spring


  Sorry I have been missing for a little bit.  I just thought I would share my choice of colors on my nails for Easter.



  Light lilac purple and pale pink with iridescent glitter is a perfect and simple nail combination.  Especially if you are not wanting something over the top but that still has the eye catcher look.  


  From left to right:  Pale cashmere, Provence, Disco Ball, Revlon's Colorstay Gel-Smooth Base Coat, and Out The Door Top Coat.
  I am loving the new top coat.  I found it at Fred Meyer for $4.99.  It dries just as quick as Seche Vite and gives my nails the perfect shine without shrinking my nail polish color.  Woohoo!  Win!
  Let me know in the comments below what your favorite Spring nail polish color is to wear.  My favorite is the Provence.  Happy Easter.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

My Outfits for the Week

  As you know by now I plan my outfits for the week.  Yes, I know, I am crazy.  Like I have said before it keeps me from standing in my closet, staring at my clothes with no time to spare trying to figure out what I am going to wear.  I thought I would share my outfits for the week and how I pull them together.
  I take one piece and build my outfit around that.  Jewelry, a pair of pants or shoes anything can inspire me.  So...this is my week in outfits.

Monday


  My inspiration is the scarf.  The bright colors drew me in.  I bought it this last weekend at H&M for $5.95.  You gotta love a good deal.  My shirt is a v-neck from Walmart and my jeggings as well.

Tuesday


  Inspiration behind this outfit is the necklace.  I scored this puppy (along with a pair of earrings to match) at Walgreens for $5.99.  This necklace is really light weight and can go with pretty much anything.  My jeans are from Hollister I got on clearance for $14.99 and I paired them with my gray Mossimo boyfriend tee from Target.


Wednesday



  The jean vest and pink knot earrings are both the items behind this outfit.  I have been wanting a jean vest for awhile.  A few weeks ago I went to Savers and found this Calvin Klein vest for $7.99!  The earrings are from Forever 21 and were only $3.80.  My shirt is Merona from Target and my pants are (that I have had for almost 10 years) from Hollister.

Thursday





  The earrings above are Thursday's inspiration.  $3.80 at Forever 21 really can make an outfit.  My shirt is Mossimo at Target and my jeggings are from Walmart.

Friday


  Thankfully the weather will allow me to finally wear my leopard print sandals that I got from Wet Seal for really cheap.  My shirt is Mossimo from Target and my jeans are from Aeropostal I got on sale for $20!  You can't tell by the photo but they are slightly worn.
  Let me know if you guys liked this kind of post and what inspires your outfits.

DIY Easter Cards

  Simplicity has been my way of thinking lately.  Maybe it's the fresh air or the feeling I always get when the weather changes but I think it made this project shine.
 
  What You Need:
1.  Scrapbook paper with different patterns and a few different solid colors that correspond
2.  Pre-made, blank cards
3.  Glue stick
4.  String

  How to make:
1.  Take your different patterns of scrapbook paper and cut out whatever shape you like.  I did Easter eggs but you could do bunnies.  Set those aside.
2.  Cut your solid color scrapbook paper to the same width of your cards but slightly longer.  Basically make it "peek out" of the bottom of the front flap of the card.  
3.  Glue the solid color to the inside of the front flap of the card.  Then center your shape and glue on the front of the card.  *You could cut the solid color with decorative scissors to make it really pop.
4.  Open the card and lie the string along the fold of the card.  Fold close and tie the string, centering the bow.


  There you have it, really simple and unique Easter cards.  I hope you enjoyed this post and get inspired to make your own.  Use what you have and remember that you don't have to make any one the same.  Bright colors are a great alternative to the typical pastel colors.  Nothing tells someone that you are thinking about them like a personalized greeting card.

Friday, March 28, 2014

March Favorites







  Finally filmed another video!  I hope you guys like it!  Let me know what your favorites are in the comments below.  I have changed my settings so anyone can comment.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Nail Color of the Day

  About a month ago I purchased a new nail polish by NYC called Park Avenue. It's a beige, greyish purple color. Today is the first day I have used it and I LOVE it. What I love the most is that it's not too dark and it's not pastel. I think it's safisticated. Of course I am not sure how it will wear but it applied beautifully. I did have to apply two coats but it's the quick dry formula. I hope you like it. Price point is nice $1.99. 



Saturday, March 8, 2014

White Shoes Forever!! (And anything else that you want to keep dry)

  Seriously, keeping white shoes white is a joke.  For the love of fashion thank goodness for this AMAZING product by Rust-oleum called Never Wet I bought at The Home Depot!  It is extremely easy to use and it dries much quicker than I even anticipated.  As you can see from the box it can be put on several different surfaces.


  First, I have to suggest to wear latex or some sort of gloves if you are going to have to spray this stuff on something that you will be holding.
  Second, don't be alarmed that it says Frosted Clear.  I think the reason why they label it that way is so that you don't think that it's going to make your object shiny or like a latex finish.
  Disclaimer:  Read the directions and make sure that your object is ok to be sprayed.  Test the product on whatever it is if you are unsure.  I am not responsible for anything you do.  
  
  How to:
1.  Take your item and spray it with the Step 1 can.  Let it dry for 30 minutes.  It has a tacky feel.  When I sprayed my shoes I sprayed the rubber edging and everything.  We all know how much that sucks when you have white shoes with dirty black edging that never comes clean.
2.  After 30 minutes spray your item with the Step 2 can which is the top coat.  It tells you that it you can apply 3-4 coats to get the best results which I did.  You only have to wait 1-2 minutes in between coats.  Then let it dry for full use for 12 hours.
  Most protective sprays I have used (non like this though) take 24-48 hours to fully dry so I was really surprised by this.


  Here's a video of me putting them under a running faucet.  It's not uploading the best but hopefully it gives you the idea.



  Try this stuff, you will thank me.  Happy white shoes from me and happy water proofing whatever to you.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

My Shopping Deals

  I asked you guys if you wanted to see what I got when I went shopping last week and you said yes so here it is.  The deals were amazing and I bet they are still going on since everyone is trying to get rid of their Winter items and move in Spring.
  My first stop was at H&M where I got this leopard print scarf.  It's really light weight and it was only $6.95!  That wasn't on sale either.


  Then I headed over to Rue 21 where I got the best deal of the day.  I bought this sweater on clearance for $3!  Come Spring time I will still be able to wear it because of the color and it's not heavy knit.


Here's me wearing it and the knit up close.  I actually bought this in an Extra Large because I wanted it to come down past my bum when I wear jeggings.  It has a silver, sparkly thread through out it.





  Next stop was Wet Seal.  Now, it took all of my will power not to buy one of everything in the store because it was 40% off of everything except clearance.  I bought this scarf and leopard print sandals.  So the scarf was originally $9.90 and the sandals were $6.90.  After the 40% off I got them both for $10.08 (plus tax).




  Finally I made it to Forever 21.  Usually I don't find a lot of clothes because their set up makes my OCD brain have a fit but this time I made out with a really good find.  Another sweater!  This one is a heavy knit in an indigo blue.  I think this color is really flattering on brunettes.  I got it for $9!


  Below is a picture of me wearing it and an up close shot of the knit.  It's extremely soft and so comfortable.




  Like I have said before I am cheap and I love a good deal.  Don't get me wrong, I will splurge on some things like a pair of shoes or a purse but it's always rewarding to walk out with a ton of shopping bags and have hardly spent any money.  Go out there and find some deals.  I hope you like this kind of post.  I am thinking about doing them when I buy new products like makeup, skin care and hair care.  Happy shopping everyone!