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new year’s glitter! {thrift style thursday}

If there ever were a time when you’re encouraged to wear all the glitter, sparkle, sequins, etc in your wardrobe – it’s without a doubt New Years. I am still looking for that perfect shimmery sequin dress or top, so here I did my best with what I have and I think it turned out not too bad…what do you think?
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What do YOU like to wear to ring in the new year? Are you a fan of glimmery things too? oh and just in case I don’t get to say it later, HAPPY NEW YEAR y’all! Whoa, it’a almost 2014 already?!?!?

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Thrift Style Thursday crew:

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Martyna at Spoolish
Justine at The Two Cent Chic
Alex at Snippets With Alex

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Outfit Details:
Sequin trim Cardigan: LOFT, thrifted $5
Dress: Fit and Flare dress, consignment store {also worn here}
Tights: Anne Klein, TJMaxx, set of 2 for $10
Shoes: Lands End Flats, thrifted $5
Bag: Beaded vintage purse, thrifted $2
Belt: Stole from another dress
Bracelet: vintage Swarovski + vintage earrings, ebay
Necklace: Jewelmint Scene Stealer necklace

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manic monday shoes: patent perfection!

I think I’d like to start doing the Manic Monday shoe blog posts again. Mondays suck but if there’s any way to make it a better day, it’s with SHOES.

Anyone that knows me know I am obsessed with patent leather (or faux leather) shoes. A good, comfortable pair of patent pumps or heels in a neutral color such as beige or black (or even red) is a must-have wardrobe essential that’s perfect for work or play. This entire post will be dedicated to patent heels.

Under $30 options:

***Use coupon code 89012 on Payless.com to get 20% off your order! Expires 1/21/13!***

Women's Hadley T-Strap Pump || Christian Siriano for Payless
Women’s Hadley T-Strap Pump $35 || Christian Siriano for Payless || Black Patent
Women's Hadley T-Strap Pump || Christian Siriano for Payless
Women’s Hadley T-Strap Pump $35 || Christian Siriano for Payless || Burgundy Patent

Under $50 options:

Mix No. 6 Briel Pump $40 || DSW.com || Mint Color
Mix No. 6 Briel Pump $40 || DSW.com || Mint color but also available in beige color
Shoedazzle Elisha $40
Shoedazzle Elisha Mary Jane Pump $40 || Beige/Nude Patent

Under $75 options:

Dana Buchman High Heel Mary Jane $53s || Kohls.com || Black and White Patent
Dana Buchman High Heel Mary Jane $53s || Kohls.com || Black and White Patent

Honorable Mention:

Not a patent shoe but I just loved this fun and flirty glitter Mary Jane!

Mix No. 6 Glitz  Mary Jane Glitter Pump || DSW.com || Pink Glitter, also available in Grey, Blue, and Black ||
Mix No. 6 Glitz Mary Jane Glitter Pump $35 || DSW.com || Pink Glitter, also available in Grey, Blue, and Black

happy 4th!

Hope everyone’s having a great July 4th – even if it is the middle of the week! I spent the day cleaning and organizing the house with my hubby and prepping burgers, hot dogs, and veggies to grill. Hence, I spent the day in lounge clothes.

In honor of indepence day, I thought I’d share with you nail polish from Forever21 that I’ve been crushing on. And it’s only $2.80 per bottle! A cute reddish/pink polish with large star shaped glitter make this nail polish a super cute and festive addition to your polish collection.

Love & Beauty Silver Stars Nail Polish
Love & Beauty Silver Stars Nail Polish

Next time I stop by a forever21, I’m definitely going to see if I can get this bottle. I’ve actually heard pretty good things about this brand of polish, even though it’s very inexpensive. Please share your experience with Love & Beauty nail polish if you have any!

Have a great 4th!

Lazy sunday

Quick note: Melinda Maria Jewelry is having a sale – up to 65% off select items. This is kind of a big deal because unfortunately, MM has not been having regular sales and coupons like she used to (sadly the Moon + Star necklace is not on sale but a lot of other cool stuff is. Check it out here).

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Today is supposed to be day 7 of midsummer madness (dressember) but it was another scorching day and I spent the entire day being lazy, doing a couple of small chores, and painting my nails. So, there was no dress today, just lounge clothes.

I decided to try out a festive and fun summer manicure that I saw on a fellow bloggger’s nails that would also make use of my new Ulta finger nail polish colors.

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What I’m wearing (Ulta polishes are reg. $6 ea but I got them during buy one get one free promo):

  • Ulta basecoat x 1 coat
  • Ulta Snow White x 1 coat on right hand and 2 coats on left hand (what can I say, I got tired of waiting)
  • Ulta Pinata-Yada-Yada multi-colored chunky glitter polish x 2 coats
  • Ulta topcoat x 1 coat

What I think so far:

I love the Ulta basecoat and topcoats. I think for the price, you can’t really beat them. Plus the topcoat dries really quickly, which is awesome. The white nail polish (Snow White) gives you good coverage but it’s slightly thick which makes it slow to dry and harder to brush on the nail. So far I really love the Pinata-Yada-Yada glitter polish. It’s easy to brush on and dries quickly plus it has larger glitter pieces and smaller ones. That being said, only time will tell how long these new polishes last:)

Hope everyone had a great weekend:)

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Sale alert: Ulta polishes are all on sale for $2 each!! check ’em out here.

nail polish weekend

This weekend has definitely been about nail polish. I’ve always liked nail polish but my lovely mom has rekindled my love for nail polish with her recent polish fascination.

We went to Nordstrom because my mom wanted to check out the butter london polish selection so she could pick out a new color [I will have to show you these later, they’re pretty awesome]. We tried several butter colors as well as several Deborah Lippmann colors. I had heard about Deborah Lippmann nail polish from reading nail polish blogs, but until I tried the colors, I had no idea how awesome they were! Here is a [bad] picture of a few cool new colors and my cat in the background;-)

trying on nail polish

[From L to R – butter london rosie lee, deborah lippmann ray of light, deborah lippmann mermaid’s dream]

I also learned a GREAT way to remove glitter nail polish that I read while browsing the interwebs. We all know how hard glitter polish it to remove and this handy tip makes it easy to remove and much more likely that you’ll wear glitter polish.

How to easily remove glitter nail polish:

  • Soak a cotton ball with your nail polish remover (not dripping, just enough to wet the ball)
  • Place cotton ball on nail with glitter nail polish
  • wrap a small piece of foil around the nail and cottonball; make sure the foil is wrapped tightly around your finger, but not too tight
  • leave for about 5 minutes
  • when you ‘unwrap’ the foil, the glitter polish will either be gone or all you have to do is swipe it a couple of times with the cottonball soaked with polish remover  and the glitter will be gone!
  • note: I did one nail at a time so I wouldn’t have to use too much foil but you could do more than one finger at once.
foil glitter nail polish removal method
foil glitter nail polish removal method

Lastly, after I removed all the “tester” colors, I decided to try a manicure that I have been seeing around the blogosphere… check it out.

I really liked the look of a one color manicure except for the ring fingers, which have a different color or glitter nail polish. I’ve really LOVED my Ulta nail polishes so I decided to go with Ulta with a little bit of China Glaze glitter.

What I used:

  • Ulta basecoat (1 coat)
  • Ulta “Heir head” glossy Barbie pink polish (2 coats)
  • Ulta topcoat (1 coat)
  • The glitter finger features China Glaze Blonde Bombshell gold glitter polish (1 coat)

Tell me about your latest polish experiments! Any new brands or colors or styles you’ve tried? What do you think of this nail polish trend?