Mani-Monday! Winter*


Happy New Year everyone! I am finally up and running. I’ve been gone for a while due to having my gallbladder removed ūüėĚ. So I’m back and healthy and ready to blog. I started off researching some cute winter themed nails for my first day of work in the new year. These nails were super cute and easy to do. I tried to be as festive as possible by adding some snowflakes, a snow scene and a snowman. The nail polishes I used were Wet n Wild I need a refresh-mint, Sally Hansen’s White On, Revlon’s Silver Dollar and Nail Art’s Simply Black. For my topcoat I used Sally Hansen hard as nails. I did not use any nail tools, I simply used two different sized bobby pins. If you re-create this look make sure to post a pic. Happy Mani-Monday and Happy New Year! XOXO


Valentine’s Day Chic!

Let’s get ready to wow them! That’s right ladies, Valentine’s day is less than a week away. I’ve pulled together this outfit for that very special day. So I started with a frock dress from old navy that I purchased last year. I’ve had many debates on the actual color of this dress but I feel like it’s a cross between red and orange. I never wore it because it had no shape and made me look boxy. I decided to pair it with a leopard print cardigan and skinny belt¬†from Old Navy as well. I usually don’t do animal print because it’s just not my style but adding these pieces gave my body more shape and gave the dress more structure. I added black suede heels from torrid and accessories¬†from Dots! The outfit really came together and I know I’ll feel cute and sassy on that special day. So whether you’re spending Valentine’s day with the one you love or living it up with your girls, whatever you do, look fabulous doing it. Enjoy your Valentine’s Day!!! Feel free to share your Valentine’s OOTD!


ImageSo, it’s Friday afternoon and I’ve had the day from hell! People have been complaining, questioning, accusing, and getting on my damn nerves!!! I feel beat down and I know I work at a Thankless job but gosh! I have had it! But the day isn’t over yet and all the while I do my best and remember to put my best face forward! I just try to make it to the end of the day till I can go home, sit in front of the fireplace with a bottle of VERDE¬† and ponder my poor job choice and how to take over the world. After about 4 glasses in, a light bulb goes off. MAKEOVER WEEKEND!!!! I don’t know about you but for me, getting a little makeover never hurt anyone, in fact it makes me feel fabulous! Now I’m not saying you have to go book an appointment at Red Door but I’m saying have a beauty weekend. Break out that bath and body works sugar scrub you spent $35.50 on and get to work. It doesn’t just sloth off dead skin, just imagine is erases¬†all the drama from your bad day! Looking good = feeling good. So here’s 5 easy ways you can go back to work on Monday feeling like a million bucks! #1. Do a body scrub, get rid of any impurities both internal and external (that includes people, negative thoughts, bad ex-boyfriends….). Your skin will look radiant and you’ll feel that way too! #2. Do a hot oil treatment on your hair or a deep condition, everyone knows that when your¬†hair is flawless – you’re flawless. #3. Break out that special occasion make up you have, you know, the make up kit that stays in the bathroom drawer that only sees your face for weddings, holidays, photo shoots and romantic dinners. Yup, get it out and make up yourself! Now don’t go doing the dramatic smoky cat eye. But do it up, give yourself a nice day time glow and add interest to one area (eyes or lips). Remember don’t go overboard, just give’em¬†a little something to talk about! #4. Go in your closet and pull out your favorite go to outfit and jazz it up, add a colorful¬†scarf, tailored blazer, those killer¬†shoes you have¬†or some great accessories! Wearing your favorite outfit gives you the comfort of knowing you look good and adding something to it will put a little pep in your step. The last and most important is #5. I think Miss Hannigan’s girls put it best with the song You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile! Whiten your teeth over the weekend (can be done with household items peroxide and baking soda) but most importantly smile. When you smile you not only convince others you are fabulous but you convince yourself. So flash those pearly whites as much as you can! Now,¬†on Monday morning when you walk into school/work and your haters, naysayers, killjoys, lemmings or frenemies say (in the fakest, kind voice they can muster up) “oh you look nice” or¬†“going somewhere?” You can simply flash your pearly whites and say “Well Superman doesn’t always wear his cape…I’m simply dressed for how fabulous I truly am!” Give a Gone with the Wind spin or hair flip and be on your way. That will leave them talking for days! Happy Makeover Weekend! Can’t wait to hear all about how fabulous your Monday goes!


Comfortably Cold

ImageNo matter where you live in the United States, right about now, you’re cold! With the polar vortex and all these random snow storms, I thought I’d do my first blog post on keeping warm this season. Most of us wear our coats, hats, scarves, gloves or mittens outside but when you get inside you strip down and attempt to get warm.¬† I found this fabulous sweater that I can’t get enough of! I liked it so much I got two! These oversized sweaters are a must have for everyone. Just add leggings and boots and you have a total outfit. I’m all about comfort and style but it has to be easy as well. I throw this on for an impromptu gathering, dinner or drinks with the girls. Its fun, easy and most of all cozy!