November 30, 2013

his, hers, & mine: a holiday gift guide

Christmas is my most favorite time of year. The twinkle-y lights, snuggling, eating, and best of all: giving.

This is my first installment of the 4-part series of my gift guide. First up: the girlfriends. Some of these gifts I've used and LOVED (Darsee & David's Midnight candle, NYX Butter Gloss), some remind me of someone special (Mignon Kitchen Co. fruit cards, IMORIAH infinity scarf), and some are just fabulous and deserve to be gifted to someone (Anthropologie decanters, Nate Berkus wooden tray). These will definitely be under my Christmas tree.  

Hers - gift guide

November 16, 2013

diy manicure

Recently one of my favorite bloggers posted a Q&A on At-Home Manicure Tips. Being an avid at-home manicurist, I was excited to see if she had any cool tips. I was disappointed when her tips included: push back your cuticles, 2 layers of color, and be patient while drying. Seemed like pretty obvious steps to me. Not to toot my own hown, but I give myself pretty good manicures. I've invested in the gel system - light and all. But the removal process makes me shy away from gel manis. The steps below are ones I follow weekly, and they work every time. And I side note about the Sinful Colors Sinful Shine - I can't say enough good stuff about this polish. It's $2.99, and it's got better shine than ANY of the fancy brands I've tried. Unfortunately, it's next to impossible to find them online (so I wasn't able to show off some of their awesome colors), but rest assured that you can find them at Walgreens.

DIY Manicure