Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Coveted: Joe Fresh Nail Polish

You know Joe Fresh?  They have nail polishes.  And they're amazing.
Joe Fresh nail polish in Canary
 I'm just showing you three of my favorite shades.  There are 18 shades in all, ranging from pinks to deep purples to bright green.
Joe Fresh nail polish in Heat Wave
 According to the website, the polishes are $4 each, or 3 for $10.  I don't know where to get them, other than online or at Joe Fresh stores.  The nearest one to me is in New Jersey. If anyone wants to gift me a few....
Joe Fresh nail polish in Lilac

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Clawed: Gilded

I'm trying out new nail art, so I thought why not drips?  It's meant to look like the gold is dripping onto my nail.  It's not the best, but I like it.
 I originally did drips on all my nails, but it was looking too messy.  Hence the pink around my nails. 
It's actually really easy to do, in theory anyway.  First, apply a color as your base.  Let dry.  Then, use a dotting tool to make two dots of another color.  While thats wet, use more polish to drag it up your nail.  Then, paint your tip with this color, and touch up with a dotting tool to make the edges rounded.  You can add a dot or two to suggest more dripping.  Top with a top coat.  And don't worry if you don't have a real dotting tool.  I used a flat-top pin stuck into an eraser of a pencil.  You can also use the tip of a bobby pin.  Enjoy!     

Monday, June 18, 2012

Style Musings: Happy Father's Day!

Yes, I know these pictures suck.  I need to find a better place to take pictures.
 Anyways, this is what I wore to Father's Day yesterday.  We went to brunch where my sister works as a hostess.  It was really cute!  It's called Miel, which means honey in French.  They actually have bees on the roof, and use the honey in some of their options.  It's styled as a French country house.  I'm sorry I didn't get any pictures of the resturant.  I had a ham and cheese crepe with pulled pork.  It was good.
 This is what I decided to wear.  The dress is from Express.  I got it during that shopping spree a couple weeks ago.  I really love this dress.  It's a perfect summer color.  The band is a great color, and makes the dress so much more chic.  The draping is amazing, but that means I need an undershirt.  The band is in the best place.  Usually, when a dress has a band, it cuts me off in a weird place, but not this one!  You can't really see the dress in all its glory in these pictures, so I'll try to get better pictures soon. 
The shoes are from Old Navy.  I got them yesterday to wear with my black and white shorts.  They just happened to match my dress perfectly!  I finished off the look with a pair of burnished gold oval earrings. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Style Musings: Sushi!

Last Saturday (6/9) was my sisters birthday.  Happy Birthday!  We celebrated on Friday by going out to sushi.  We went to our favorite sushi place: Haruki.  It was yummy.  My favorite sushi is tuna. 
 This is what I decided to wear.  First I started with my new shorts from Express.  They have a really cool tribal print.  I don't really have much to match them, so I had to decide between my mint tank and this green top.  The mint tank looked good, but it's notoriously cold in Haruki.  So I was a little less miserable in the green top.   
When it comes to shoes, I'm not really sure.  I think I need classic flats or sandals in a single color.  Any suggestions?  

Monday, June 11, 2012

Clawed: To Boldy Go

...where no man has gone before.
 Galaxy nails!  Don't mind my chipped and messed up nails. 
 Galaxy nails are deciptively hard to do, at least for me.  The directions are easy: sponge light green, magenta, yellow, teal, and dark blue nail polish over any dark color (black, which I used, dark blue or purple) polish.  After doing so, I slicked a silver, blue and purple glitter over all of it.   
 Some tips: making the galaxy long (up and down your nail) works better than making it wide (from side to side).  Sponge on a white polish first to make the colors more vibrant.  Use a light hand while sponging. 
I used the teal for my other fingers.  It looks more teal in real life.  And it's matte!  I wasn't going to do galaxy on all my fingers.  Have fun and show me your galaxy nails!  

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Style Musings: Rainy Day

I'm still in school. It's just a math class, so it's not stressful.  This is what I wore to class the other day.

 Of course I wore my light pink Forever 21 blazer! To mix it up, I matched it up with my BDG green jeans.

 I tried some pattern mixing with my H&M leopard print top and Forever 21 floral flats. I think it works. What do you think?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Style Musings: Float Like a Butterfly

....sting like a bee.

I wore this outfit to class.  The room is freezing, so jeans and a top are a must.  I started with Forever 21 boyfriend jeans.  I cuffed them to show off my braided Report sandals.   
My top is from Forever 21.  It has a wonderful butterfly print.  The ruffle is great too.  I never thought I could wear ruffles, but it works. 
The blazer is also Forever 21.  I actually love it.  It's a little tight in the shoulders, but I love the color.  I can't button it either.  But it doesn't need to be buttoned! It adds a little structure to the flowy top.  

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Style Musings: You Make Me Smile

I'm back!  I have not been very inspired lately.  On Memorial Day, I went shopping and pretty much emptied out the whole mall.  I got so much clothes!  Now I am sufficiently inspired. 
 One of my favorite buys are these shorts.  I got them at American Eagle, where a sale is going on.  I don't know how long the sale is for, so hurry.  I love the length of these shorts.  I don't have the legs for short-shorts, but I hate the length of bermuda shorts. 
 The color is awesome too; it's more interesting than denim but still is neutral enough to wear with anything.

The top is from Forever 21.  I got a lot of tops from Forever 21.  I needed them.  This is one of my favorites.  It's bright and colorful and very flattering.  It ties in the back from under the bust which makes it very flattering.  It accentuates my waist.  It's cut kinda high, so I need to wear a tank underneath.  Even with the tank, it's adorable.
 Here's a close-up of the top.
 I'm not wearing any shoes today.  I'm not going anywhere.  If I was going somewhere, I would wear my brown braided flats or flatforms.  And maybe a cool, casual bracelet.  Keep it simple, you know. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Clawed: Minty

I like easy nail art, and what's easier than an ombre!  For this first try, I decided to use silver glitter (Nail Inc. Electric Lane) over a mint green (Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint Sorbet).  It's super-easy to do.  All you need is two colors, a makeup sponge, and a scrap piece of paper.  Here are the steps:
1. Paint your nails with your color over a base coat, if you like.  Let dry.  

2. Pour a bit of your second color onto the scrap paper.
3. Rip off a piece of the makeup sponge.  It doesn't have to be a big piece.
4. Dip the sponge into the still-wet second color.
 5. Starting about 3/4 down your nail lightly sponge the color on all the way to the tip.  Let dry.
6. Now sponge half your nail with the color, all the way to the tip.  Let dry.
7.  Sponge the color onto your tips only.  Let dry.
 8.Slick on a top coat, if you wish.
9. Clean up with a Q-tip or thin paintbrush dipped in nail polish remover.
This mani makes me so happy!  It's so cute and girly. I am going to try two colors, instead of a color and a glitter.  There is also another technique for an ombre mani, so I am definitley going to try it!  I hope this little tutorial made sense!    

Monday, May 21, 2012

Style Musings: RAWR!

It was so warm on Sunday!  I am loving it!  So this is what I rocked to my sisters softball game.  She's 14, and on the towns rec team, so it's not a high-stakes game or anything.  She got a few hits.  I think she got to base twice, and got to home base once.  She did well. 
 I actually like this outfit.  I love the leopard-print top from H&M.  It's very soft and light.  The purple shorts are from Old Navy.  They add some color.  I could do this look with a brighter color short, like red or pink.
 The shoes are comfy since I was sitting for a while.  And hungry.  Very hungry.  I just finished my first week on Jenny Craig.  They give you very small portions.  And I'm used to eating big portions.  Give me a week or two and I'll be fine. 
I topped off this look with my H&M aviator sunglasses.
I have no idea what I am doing in this picture.

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Coveted: Right Now

 Spring is here, and that means time to go shopping!  Here are some picks.  Enjoy!

Kara won Fashion Star!  Her final collection for H&M was orange, white, and black.  It was very cool.  So they decided to make a pair of orange shorts, and I want them.  They look flattering but they are in a unique color.   
 Forever 21 Polka Dot Blazer- I want this because I love patterns.  It would be awesome with just about anything bright.  Blazers are good right now because it's not quite warm enough.
Forever 21 Neon Yellow Motorcycle Jacket- Neons are a big trend this season, and I love myself a motorcycle jacket.  I like this one because it's cropped and fitted.

BDG Mint Jeans- I'm sorry I couldn't get a bigger picture.  These are great.  They're so stretchy.  I love the color.  So refreshing.  I want them in light pink too.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Coveted: The New Black Giveaway!

You know how I've been coveting the polish sets from The New Black?  Well, Princess Polish is giving away an ombre set or newspaper print set.  Hurry though!  The giveaway ends in two days!
Find it here:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Clawed: Sparkly!

I love sparkles.  This is escpecially true for nails.
 This weekend I went to Sephora.  I wanted to get an Ombre set from the New Black, but they don't have them in stores.  So I opted for this amazing Nails Inc. silver glitter.    
 So I did a silver glitter graident!
 It's easy to do: paint a base coat first, (I used an OPI polish that I don't know the name of), then add a thin coat of glitter about 3/4 down your nail.  When that's dry, add another thin coat of glitter about half way down your nail.  Then put a lot of glitter on the tips, and seal it with a topcoat!  The only downfall to this polish is that it's really thick.  I bet it will really work well covering my whole nail.
 I can't wait to get a matte topcoat to see what this baby looks like matte.