By Lauren on December 5, 2013
Tis finally the season for holiday themed parties, decorating, and lots and lots of shopping. And one of my favorite colors to wear this time of year is silver. I love to add a little silver sparkle to my wardrobe and it is a bonus for me if said item contains glitter! I don’t know why but silver and silver glitter just get me into such a holiday mood and I always feel a little more fancy when surrounding myself with it. I have lots and lots of packing to work on during the next 11 days but I plan on enjoying this holiday season and watching lots of Christmas movies before bed. Happy Shopping!
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By Lauren on December 3, 2013
I love the color silver, especially around the Christmas holiday season. I don’t know why but it makes me think of old holiday movies, snow, icicles, glitter, and lots and lots of accecories. And it is the perfect color to wear to holiday parties, especially in the form of shoes, purses, and jewelry! Since we are moving in 12 days, I won’t be able to decorate my home in silver adornment this Christmas. However, I am getting inspired looking at everyone elses home decor ideas on Pinterest and instagram. And can’t wait to decorate next year when we will be living in our newly built home.
I never say no to glitter, especially when they grace the tips of my nails.
The perfect lady like holiday dress.
Need to make some DIY glitter animal friends next Christmas to line up our fireplace mantle.
Silver dipped cake pots are not only delicious but would make for a wonderful center piece.
A silver glitter cat eye is a look I must try ASAP.
These DIY glitter star garland would look amazing draped around the tree.
The most stunning silver water.
Silver chocolate almonds that look like liquid metal. Inspiration for my next holiday manicure.
All images via Pinterest
By Lauren on November 27, 2013
It is really starting to feel like the holiday season in Austin. Usually it is sunny and in the 80′s this time of year but a cold front came in this weekend and it has been rainy and in the mid 30′s. I am not complaining though. I bought a new pair of boots yesterday to brave this cold and they are very comfortable. With Thanksgiving only three days away, now really is the best time to reflect on everything we are thankful for. My top three would be our first home that we are building, my husband, and our two cats. I love the little family that we have, just the four of us and am so excited to be moving into a house that is all ours. Rocco and Rufus have really been the greatest gift I have ever received and I know this sounds corny but having these two kitties around makes life so much more special. Cat’s seem to have a bad rep thanks to these guys but our boys are sweet, funny, loving, and very playful. You do have to work for their love at first but once you prove yourself they are all yours. Or rather you are all theirs.
I love how cats eyes always seem to change color
Cat eyes have become a staple in my beauty routine. My favorite look is pink shadow with a black cat eye and a red lip.
Must try this manicure it is too cute especially the cat and tail nail!
Anne looks stunning as cat woman
The perfect ornament for your tree
Will definitely be trying a smokey cat eye and need to find some cat ears too.
This cat print is amazing. Love the sunnies too!
Possibly one of the worlds most notorious cats.
Definitely going to buy this clock in pink for my home office. Love the vintage feel.
All images via Pinterest
Stay tuned for a cat gift guide post on Thanksgiving.
By Lauren on November 8, 2013
I am embarrassed to admit that I have only had my nails painted twice this year. My high school self would be ashamed of this behavior since I used to give myself a different manicure about every other day. Don’t get me wrong, I love a gorgeous Deborah Lippmann nail polish and have a few of my own. But they sit day after day week after week untouched and looking lonely. I guess besides laziness the reason i have been neglecting my nails is because they are soft, break easily, and chip about an hour after application. And I am a little scared to try a gel manicure since you are basically sunbathing your hands under those uv lights. I do think i could be easily swayed to give some TLC to my nails again if I learned how to do the half moon manicure. It is such a classic vintage style and looks so elegant and retro at the same time. And the color combinations are endless. All images via Pinterest.
I love everything about this look. From the Louise Brooks style bob to the black and silver nails and smokey cat eye.
I would prefer this manicure with some top coat on it to make it more glossy.
The ultimate style icon Dita and how elegant are her nails. I love the combination of a classic red round nail with a natural half moon.
Everything is perfection here, would love to hang this photo in my home office.
Who can say no to glitter on their nails!
Chunky gold bracelet, Michael Kors watch, and a 1960′s mani, I am SOLD on this look.
I think a nude nail would hide the chips easier
By Lauren on July 23, 2012
I am definitely over seeing girls with ombre hair. You know the coppery shade that so many girls have had the last couple years. It is just to trendy for me. I do however, love ombre pastel shades. That I can not get enough of and pinterest has so much amazing hair eye candy to look at. I must admit that I am not daring enough to try this trend because it would require me to bleach my dark hair first. But if I already had blonde hair I would totally go for this look. I think I would probably dye my hair a light baby pink which is my favorite look now. What I love most about pastel hair is the way it makes me feel when I see it. The colors remind me of sherbet, cotton candy, ice cream, carnivals, bubbles, unicorns, fairy tales and my little pony. It just makes me feel really happy because it is so girly and child like. Below are some of my favorites but click on my board to see many other styles.
the most amazing pony tail
loving this purply white shade. It looks so modern with a simple wave.
the shade I would go for perfect pink
reminds me of the ice cream sandwiches with multiple colors
Chalking. Must try this since it is semi permanent
1920′s style bob made even more special because it is a peachy pink!
the shading and blending of purples and blue is stunning
my little pony style pony
Hope your day is off to a brighter start
By Lauren on July 12, 2012
I posted on Monday about my favorite manicures on pinterest, as promised here is my own DIY manicure for you all to try. Every lady should have a signature manicure in her rotation of mani’s. One go to that always looks perfect and is fairly easy and fun to apply. I found mine around the time of my birthday back in February and had so many compliments on the design. Everyone was surprised that I did them myself which is always a plus! My DIY mani is very simple yet packs a big design punch. I usually use silver glitter instead of the pink but wanted to try something new today.
1. Nail File
2. Nail Clippers Optional
3. Top Coat
4. Nude Nail Polish
5. Glitter Polish
If your nails are uneven first clip them so they are all equal length. If not, skip that first step and proceed to file your nails. I like to keep my nails fairly rounded in shape and short since they break easily.
Paint one base coat of clear polish so your nails are nice and smooth. I always use my top coat as a base coat since it works the same.
Apply two coats of your favorite nude nail polish. I found this Face nail polish at J. Crew back in January and love how similar it is to my skin color. The nude should blend in to your hands and be very subtle. Let dry for a few minutes before moving on to the fun part, the glitter.
Paint one coat of glitter polish half way down your nail so that it looks like only the tips are painted in glitter. It is kind of like an extended french manicure or an ombre nail. The top part should have the glitter and the bottom of the nail near your cuticle should only be nude. Let dry for a few minutes before moving on to the next step. The length of the glitter does not have to be perfect, just eyeball and have fun with it!
Paint around one to two more coats of the glitter over the first coat of glitter polish. You really want to cake the glitter on top of one another so it looks very thick and heavy. The tip of your nail should look like it was sitting in a pool of glitter. Let dry for a few minutes and apply your clear top coat. This mani will take a long time to dry so be careful and give your hands a break.
Look how glossy these nails are. I suggest giving yourself an extra layer of top coat each morning to prolong your mani and help avoid chipping.
Please send me some photos of your own DIY nails. I always am in the market for more inspiration!