Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Birchbox vs. Glossybox vs. Ipsy Glam Bag ~ July Edition

Hi lovelies!  As I just posted my Glossybox review yesterday, it's now time for the head to head (to head!).  Curious how the 3 most popular beauty subscription boxes (and bag!) stack up?  Not sure which one (or two or three!) you want to subscribe to?  Have no fear, my dear, as I bring you July's edition of Birchbox vs. Glossybox vs. Ipsy Glam Bag!  {Click to see how they stack up!}

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My July Glossybox ~ Unwrapped

Hi lovelies!  So I received my newest Glossybox *just* prior to my running out the door on my weekend excursion, and here it is now!  If you're still not familiar, Sign up for GlossyBox here, and get some amazing goodies delivered to your door for only $21 every month too! They promise 5-6 luxury deluxe sized samples, with a total box value of at least twice of its cost!  {Click to see what I got!}

Monday, July 29, 2013

DIY ~ Personalized Sunglasses Case

Hi lovelies!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend; the bf, his daughter, and I headed south for an impromptu weekend away in Manitou Springs, where we hiked in Garden of the Gods.  It's such a gorgeous place, everyone should try and see it!

Today's DIY is inspired by the adorable customized sunglasses cases I see everywhere for an ungodly amount of money.  I made mine for only $1!  {Click for the how-to!}

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Learn More About SnS on ShopAtHome!

Hi lovelies!  I'm thrilled to be featured over on ShopAtHome today!  They're a new-to-me company that is coincidentally located here in Denver.  Love to save money while you shop online?  Then make sure to check them out!  Not only does ShopAtHome have amazing coupons and deals, but it also provides cash back for purchases you make through participating retailers!  And not just some retailers, they've got all my faves like Nordstrom, Sephora, UltaTarget, New York & Company, Old Navy, and pretty much any where else you can think of!  Membership is free, all you have to do is sign up and find stores you want to save at!  Easy peasy right?

So head on over and check out my interview over on ShopAtHome, learn some more about yours truly, and spread some love!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

My July Birchbox ~ Unwrapped

Hi lovelies!  It's time to share my newest Birchbox with you!  If you're not familiar, subscribe to Birchbox for only $10 a month and get handpicked beauty and lifestyle samples delivered to your door free!  {Click to see what I got!}

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

DIY ~ Fishbone n Spike Earrings

Hi lovelies!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend!  Today I have a fun DIY I came up with out of boredom / desire to make something the other night.  I must admit, I'm so happy with how well they came out!  {Click for the how-to!}

Thursday, July 18, 2013

My July PopSugar Must Have Box ~ Unwrapped

Hi lovelies!  It's been a great mail week for me, so I've got TONS of fun unwrappings for you!  This is my July PopSugar Must Have Box!  In case you're not familiar with PopSugar Must Have, for $35 a month, you'll get an exciting monthly box, full of fun, hand-selected items from PopSugar's editors. Each box includes a variety of full-size products worth over $100.  {Click to see more!}

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My July Ipsy Glam Bag ~ Unwrapped

Hi lovelies!  I just received my July Ipsy Glam Bag, and this is now my third one. If you haven't heard of Ipsy, it's similar to the other beauty subscription boxes, it costs only $10 a month, and you get a makeup bag too!  {Click to see what was inside!}

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

DIY Summer Shell Statement Necklace on Bon Bon Rose Girls!

Hi lovelies!  Today I've got a gorgeous designer inspired summery statement necklace for you!  I'm contributing over on Bon Bon Rose Girls today, so please go and check it out!

PS ~ I'll be showing you what to do with the leftover shells from the shell lei I used soon!


DIY ~ Reed Diffuser Using Old Suntan Oil

Hi lovelies!  If you're anything like me, you looooove the smell of suntan oil.  And by suntan oil, I mean Hawaiian Tropic, with no SPF or anything.  I love that stuff.  I used to put it on over sunscreen just because I love how it smells.  I think I have like 3 bottles of it lol!  Well I got a genius idea the other day, and I must admit, I'm quite proud of myself!  Click to read more!

Monday, July 15, 2013

My Julep Maven July Mystery Box ~ Unwrapped

Hi lovelies!  As you should know, I'm addicted to Julep Maven boxes, I receive and post them here monthly!  Now I normally skip out on their monthly-ish mystery boxes, where for $X you'll receive over $Y worth of product.  But this month was different.  There were 3 options.  Summer Days, Summer Nights, and Day & Night.  The first two were $25 and promised $70 - $200 worth of product.  Now the third, dubbed the Big Box, was $40 and promised $125 - $300 worth of product.  So I did what any sane nail polish addict would do and ordered the big box :)  Wanna see what I got?  Click to check it out!

Friday, July 12, 2013

My July Julep Maven It Girl Box ~ Unwrapped

Hi lovelies!  I've *got* to share my July Julep Maven box with you all, this was an exceptionally good one!  I actually had a hard time picking which box to get, and added on 2 polishes too!  If you're not familiar with the Julep Maven box, you take a quiz to determine your profile, and for $19.99 a month, you get nail polish (and beauty products!) from the higher end Julep brand (sold at Sephora), with a retail value of at least double (usually more than that!) {the polishes alone retail for $14 each}. If you haven't, click on one of my links and sign up! And right now, sign up and enter promo code FREEBOX to get your first box for free, just pay $3.99 shipping. The best part is that they show you what you'll be getting each month, so you have a 5 day window to either switch to a different profile (there's 5!) or skip the month altogether and not be charged. Brilliant! {Click to keep reading!}

Thursday, July 11, 2013

DIY ~ Rhinestone Statement Necklace

Hi lovelies!  I found these lovely turquoise sew-on 'rhinestones' in the beading aisle at Joann's and thought they'd make the perfect necklace!  I finally decided upon a design and couldn't be happier with how it came out!  {Keep reading for the how-to}

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Vlog ~ My Fave Things From June

Hey lovelies!  So I had filmed this vlog a few weeks ago, but completely forgot about it!  So better late than never, here's my favorite things from June!

* Beauty Protector Detangling Spray ~  http://bit.ly/151M8WX
* Conair Detangling Hairbrush  ~ http://bit.ly/1aXKj3m
* Neutrogena Spray Sunscreen ~ http://bit.ly/189a4O2
* Neutrogena Cream Sunscreen ~ http://bit.ly/11ACTjr
* Yankee Candle Beach Party Candle ~ http://tgt.biz/151RpxP (On sale for 50% off!)
* Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream ~ http://bit.ly/1aa2W14
* Deborah Lippmann Million Dollar Mermaid ~ http://bit.ly/12gAXre
* Out the Door Topcoat ~ http://bit.ly/173epO2

Have you tried any of these products?  What are your thoughts?


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Baby Blues ~ Nail Polish Dupes?

Hi lovelies!  When you're nail polish obsessed, you may notice that you have some very similar looking colors.  I first bought OPI Can't Find My Czechbook because it was such a beautiful color, unlike anything I had.  I then picked up Sally Hansen Blue-Away for the same reason, and noticed the eerie similarity.  Well I just got in my new Julep Maven box, and I had added on Something Blue.  Wait.  Hold the phone.  I have three of the same color?  No way.  So I swatched.  And breathed a deep sigh of relief.  They were similar as hell, but each different.

Now let's play a little game.  Can you match the bottle to the nail?  I mean, in the bottle, these three colors look fricken identical.  But on, they're clearly different.  One's super bright, one's deeper, and one's pastel.  {Click to see which is which!}

Monday, July 8, 2013

Poshmark #PoshParty Denver Recap

Hi lovelies!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I realized I talked so much about last week's Posh Party, but I neglected to recap it for you!  So here we go!  The theme was Sunny Day Style, so I wanted to wear something that was very me, something I'd wear every day (since there are 300+ days of sunshine here in Denver #randomfactoid).  I tossed around a bunch of ideas, but finally settled on my staple 'uniform': shorts, a v-neck tee, and boat shoes.  To glam it up a tad, I opted to top it off with a white linen blazer.  

My nails were fun and summery too! I wanted something semi-nautical, but not in your face nautical.  So I used Julep's Bunny & Dianna (read my review here!) and used a gold rhinestone and gold striping tape.  So easy, seriously.  I used a coat of Bunny under the 2 nails that had Dianna on top to really make the color pop.  (Check out the pic Poshmark tweeted out of my nails, too!)  {Click to see more pics!}

Friday, July 5, 2013

Birchbox vs. Glossybox vs. Ipsy Glam Bag ~ June Edition

Hi lovelies!  I hope you all had an amazing 4th of July (or a great Thursday if you're not in the States)!  It's time for my monthly head to head to head of the big 3 beauty subscription boxes (and bag!).  In case you're on the fence about subscribing to one (or two or three of them!), you can see how they compare to one another, and which is the best value.  That's right, it's the June edition of Birchbox vs. Glossybox vs. Ipsy Glam Bag!  {Click to see how they stack up!}

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

4th of July Picnic Perfect Partyware!

Happy 4th of July eve, lovelies!  If you're anything like me, you do everything at the last minute.  So leave it to me to find the perfect pieces for your BBQ or picnic today!  Best thing though, they're available at Nordstrom... that's right, with the exception of the adorable napkins, everything else is made of melamine so it's those plastic picnic ware!  So cute, right?!  Now head to your local Nordie's to pick them all up!



Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Shop Smart n Snazzy on Etsy

Hi lovelies!  I thought I'd take a few minutes to do some shameless self promotion ;-)  If you're not aware, I have an etsy shop in which I sell handmade jewelry!  I try to keep the prices low and the quality high; my mission is to create fun, one of a kind pieces at an affordable price!  While most pieces are under $10, nearly all are under $20!

What's even better?  Well I wanted to sweeten the pot a little by throwing in something special!  Spend $20 or more in my shop, and add a pair of your choice of the rose, dahlia, or flower earrings to your cart.  At checkout, enter code FREEEARRINGS and they're yours!

But wait, there's more!

I'm going to give a lucky SnS reader a $35 credit to my shop!  Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below!  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

My Mani ~ Orange / Pink Gradient + The Pink Panel

Hi lovelies!  I've been dying to do a gradient mani for some time now, but the hardest part was picking colors!  I finally decided to do one of my favorite combos, bright pink and orange!  The only thing is it is messy!  Please forgive the stray polish, k?  {Click to keep reading!}

Monday, July 1, 2013

My June #AmericanBeautyBox Glossybox ~ Unwrapped

Hi lovelies! So my June Glossybox curated by the amazing Dallas Shaw came in over the weekend, so now here I am sharing it with you! If you're still not familiar, Sign up for GlossyBox here, and get some amazing goodies delivered to your door for only $21 every month too! They promise 5-6 luxury deluxe sized samples, with a total box value of at least twice of its cost!

How adorable is the illustration gracing the box cover?  {Click to keep reading!}

DIY ~ Neon Rhinestone 'Centipede' Bracelet

Hi lovelies!  I came up with this super fun bracelet over the weekend and thought I'd show you all how easy it was!  I love the contrasting colors and the way the fishbone chain spikes out; it's just all around rad.  {Click to keep reading!}

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