When I'm older...

i'll wear whatever i want. ................................................. “I’ve apparently been the victim of growing up, which apparently happens to all of us at one point or another. It’s been going on for quite some time now, without me knowing it. I’ve found that growing up can mean a lot of things. For me, it doesn’t mean I should become somebody completely new and stop loving the things I used to love. It means I’ve just added more things to my list.” ................................................ Jeremiah 29:11

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  1. Quo Makeup Blending Sponges (similar here)— I have always wanted to try out the Beauty Blender sponges but I could never spend $30 on a sponge. I always heard that the Quo sponges were a very close dupe, however they were almost always sold out! Now that Shoppers Drug Mart has gotten them in again, I picked up three to try out.
  2. La Roche Posay Effaclar Toner (buy here)— I am a huge fan of the La Roche Posay Effaclar Cleanser so I thought I should give the toner a try too!
  3. Aussie Sprunch Hairspray (buy here)— One time, I was in desperate need of hairspray so I tried this one, which was in the bathroom at work. I ended up really liking it so I picked it up! It’s very good for giving your curls a good hold but also giving them a more beachy, casual texture.
  4. Colgate Optic White Toothpaste— This is one of my all time favorite toothpastes. I usually don’t notice a difference with whitening toothpastes, but this one definitely whitens your teeth!
  5. Revlon Nail Polish in Scandalous (buy here)— I have been wanting this nail polish for the longest time now. I had come to the conclusion that this was the only color I didn’t already own so I allowed myself to purchase it.

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I have always had the ugliest nails. I was a nail biter when I was a kid so I blame that as the reason why my natural nails are so short and stubby. Alas, I am always looking for new nail products to make my nails look a bit prettier since regular nail polish doesn’t always cut it.

I tried out the imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails today and I thought they were a very cool product. They are super easy to apply. All you need to do is find 10 out of the 24 nails that fit your nails best, peel off the plastic tab and press on to your nails. And voila! All done! The only issue I found with these nails is that they are too long for me. I have super small nail beds so these nails hung off the end of my finger quite a bit. For someone that is only used to short nails, these will require quite some getting used to. Other than that, I think these nails work great! They are very durable and I have no trouble believing they will last up to a week! 

They style I tried out today is called Hottie and they are a magenta base with fun neon and silver glitter designs. They are great for summer and I am planning on wearing these to work tonight to spice up my all black outfit!

I also received a really pretty green-purple duochrome set of nails that I will be trying out and blogging about at a later date so stay posted for that!

imPress Manicure: http://impressmanicure.com/

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*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products complimentary for testing purposes but all opinions are my own.

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From left to right

Dior— Galaxie (buy here): a metallic plummy burdundy

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure— New Wave Blue (buy here): a dark creamy teal

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri— No S-pear Time (similar here): a golden metallic olive

Dior— Rouge Altesse (buy here): a glossy true red

Sinful Colors— Bright Lucite (similar here): a creamy baby blue

Dior— Mystic (buy here): a metallic grey-blue

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Revlon- Peach Smoothie (scented) (find it here): A pastel peach color with fine gold shimmer

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure- Pink a Card (find it here): A true creamy baby pink

Essie- Play Date (find it here): A mid-toned soft purple

Piggy Paint- Clouds of Candy (similar here): A frosty baby blue

SquareHue- Champs Elysees (similar here): A very light pastel green with white shimmer

Bondi- Blue Skies (similar here): A light blue with purple tones

Dior- Samba #402 (find it here): A darker mint green

Check out my previous nail polish picks:

Winter 2013

Autumn 2013

Summer 2013

Winter 2012

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Now that the first day of spring has come and gone, it’s time to put away the dark, gothic nail colors and pull out the pastels. The new collection from SquareHue has the perfect colors for spring.

SquareHue is a monthly subscription service that delivers three nail polishes a month for only $14.99. That’s only $5 a bottle! This month’s theme is from the Passport Collection and is Paris. These three colors are absolutely gorgeous. The first color, Arc de Triomphe is a nude rose color with a hint of pink shimmer. The next color is called Champs Elysées and I know that this is going to be one of my most-worn polishes this season! It’s the perfect pastel green. It reminds me of Easter and grass and happiness. The last color is called Notre Dame and is a glossy cream. I think a cream nail polish should be a basic in anyone’s collection but for some mysterious reason, I didn’t have one before this. 

Overall, I was extremely pleased with this box. The nail polishes are high quality, they didn’t chip and they went on streak-free. I love that the colors were specifically chosen for the season and I think the whole collection is stunning! 

And, as if it couldn’t get any better, SquareHue donates a portion of your subscription to help other organizations. So. not only will you have the best lookin’ nails around town, but you will also be a charitable person. Win-win situation? I think so.

Check out SquareHue: http://www.squarehue.com/

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*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

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I have countless bottles of nail polish (we’re talking 180+ bottles) so I’m always searching for ways to use them other than just for my nails because let’s face it, I will never use them all up. Combine them with my love of hair accessories and we’ve found a winner.

I always see pretty metallic and colorful bobby pins at places like Anthropologie but $18 for four bobby pins? That’s not so pretty. Then, I got to thinking, why not just make my own? Brilliant right?

  1. Start with grabbing some scrap paper. 
  2. Clip the bobby pins on to the edge of the paper so they lie flat.
  3. Select the prettiest polish you can find and begin to paint the bobby pin.
  4. Use some q-tips to clean around the edges so the nail polish doesn’t pool up.
  5. Apply three coats. It takes a few coats to become opaque! It helps if you use lighter colored bobby pins.
  6. Wait for them to dry and then repeat on the other side.
  7. And voila! You’ve got yourself some good lookin bobby pins.

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Sweater- Old Navy (kids section lol) (similar here) // Jeans- Miss Sixty (similar here) // Boots- Goddiva (similar here) // Watch- Marc by Marc Jacobs Amy 36MM in Silver // Earrings- H&M (similar here) // Bow- Ardenes (similar here) // Initial Necklace- Loft 82 (similar here) // Nail Polish- Sally Hansen

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