Thursday, May 30, 2013

My Outfit ~ Neutral n Easy

Hey lovelies!  As promised in yesterday's post, here's how I wore these incredible LeeMo Designs earrings!  Today was my baby girl's 6th grade continuation ceremony (seriously, I cannot believe I'm the mother of a 7th grader now!), and I wanted to wear something simple yet classy without being too dressy.  This Stylemint dress fit the bill!  Paired with some patent nude pumps from Target (which just disappear on!), it was the perfect neutral canvas to feature these statement earrings.  {Click to keep reading!}

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SnS Loves ~ LeeMo Origami Diamond Earrings

Hi lovelies!  As you may know, I have such a penchant for unique, statement jewelry.  So it comes as no surprise that when Leela reached out to me to check out her handmade origami earrings, I fell head over heels in love with them!  I'm sure you will too... {Click to keep reading}

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May PopSugar Must Have Box ~ Unwrapped

Hey lovelies! I hope you're all recovering well from the long weekend!  I thought I'd share my May PopSugar Must Have Box with you!  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 keep reading!}

Thursday, May 23, 2013

DIY ~ Suede n Chain Bracelet

Hi lovelies!  With the long weekend ahead of us, I thought I'd share a quick and easy DIY you can do with the extra time!  Better yet, load up on supplies and bring them to that BBQ, a sure hit!  {Click to keep reading!}

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Review ~ My May Birchbox Unwrapped

Hi lovelies!  It's that time of the month... no not that time, it's the time when my subscription boxes come in! Here's May's Birchbox.  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 keep reading!}

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

DIY ~ Dainty Bracelet Using Fishing Swivel Links

Hi lovelies!  Today's DIY is a fun, dainty bracelet.  As much as I love bold pieces, I have such an affinity toward soft, dainty pieces as well.  Remember the jewelry from hardware trend?  I'm saying bye (for now!) to Home Depot and hello! to Bass Pro Shop!    {Click for the how to!}

Monday, May 20, 2013

My Mani ~ OPI Black Spotted Review & Ulta Holo

Hi lovelies!  I hope you all had an amazing weekend, now it's off to another fabulous week!  Today's mani is one I'm super excited about.  I've been drooling over OPI's Spotted effect top coat for a while now, hoping it would be released here, but alas, it was only a European release.  I finally decided to hop on eBay to see how much it was going for, and to my surprise I found a bottle for less than $15 shipped!  Of course I bought it, I mean, I'd be crazy not to... right?  RIGHT?  {Click to keep reading!}

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Free BaubleBar Baubles!

Hi lovelies!  In case you've been on the fence or waiting for a really good excuse to finally order something from BaubleBar, I've got just the kick in the rear you need!  Through May 19th (that's this Sunday!), place your first order with BaubleBar (of $20+), and pick one of these six amazing pieces (or sets!) for FREE!  They retail between $35 - $40!  When you 'sign up' for BaubleBar, it's just to be on their email list, there's no commitment or anything, it's not a monthly club, just an amazing e-tailer with beautiful pieces at affordable prices.

So click here to head over, and enter invitation code 419496.  Then get to shopping!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Vlog Review ~ My May Ipsy GlamBag Unwrapped

Hi lovelies!  I'm soooo excited to share with you my very first Ipsy GlamBag!  It's a similar service to that of Birchbox, and even costs the same.  I am super pleased with the value of this bag, just wait to see what's in it! {Click to keep reading!}

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Kid DIY ~ Adjustable Perler Bead Necklace

Hi lovelies!  It's been a while since I've done any Kid DIYs, and with summer coming I thought now is the perfect time to do some more!  My kids love fuse beads aka perler beads.  When they'd go to summer camp, they would make hundreds of these things I swear.  I never knew what to do with them either!  Well now I'll show you how you can make them a really cute necklace with their own art they can wear!  {Click to keep reading!}

Monday, May 13, 2013

My Mani ~ Julep Joy & Yumi

Happy Monday, lovelies!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  This was my mani over the weekend, and it's a combo I am LOVING!  {Click to keep reading!}

Friday, May 10, 2013

Mother's Day DIY ~ Chain n Hoop Earrings

Happy Friday, lovelies!  It's the last day of my Mother's Day DIY series, and I hope you've gotten some good ideas on things to make for mom that won't break the bank.  Please do let me know if you make anything, I'd love to see your take on it!  Without further ado, I wanted to make a fun pair of summery yet chic earring for your mom, or for someone you know who's a mom!  These are so easy to make, you'll want to make some for yourself too :)  {Click to keep reading!}

Affordable Bathing Suits From Milanoo

Hi lovelies!  Warm weather is upon us and that can only mean one thing - Swimsuits 2013.  While it's such a tedious, stressful and expensive chore, it is a necessary evil.  With that said, why not shop from the comfort of your own home?  Milanoo has hundreds of affordable swimsuits, and pretty much whatever style you're looking for they have!  I've rounded up a few of my favorites, and would you believe they are all under $30?!  For this price, you could grab a couple and mix and match the pieces (which I love to do!)  No matter your shape, I know you'll find something at an affordable price!  In the event you haven't heard of this e-tailer, Milanoo Reviews are available so you can read what others' experiences have been.  So what are you waiting for?  Check them out!


Disclosure: Compensation was received in exchange for this post; all opinions are always my own.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day DIY ~ Easy Upcycled Jewelry Tray + Acrylic Initial Pendant

Hey lovelies!  Here's my fourth installment of 5 days of DIY Mother's Day gifts.  Planning to give mom some jewelry?  Whether you buy or DIY, she's going to need somewhere to keep it.  Why not make her a jewelry tray so her favorite pieces can be front and center?  Now you could easily make a carboard 'tray' and cover it in some glossy black paper.  Or you could luck out and have one ready to be upcycled!  Make sure to keep reading, I'll also show you how to make this gorgeous initial pendant!  {Click to keep reading!}

Birchbox vs. Glossybox ~ April Edition

Hi lovelies!  I realized here we are nearly halfway through May and I neglected to do my Birchbox vs. Glossybox for the April boxes!  To read my reviews on each box individually, here is my April Birchbox review and here's my April Glossybox review.  Now it's time for their head to head.  Better late than never, I suppose?  {Click to keep reading!}

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother's Day DIY ~ 'Necklace' Vase

Hey lovelies! I hope your week has been treating you well!  I've been volunteering with my daughter's advanced orchestra the past few days on their area tour, which has been so fun yet so tiring!  I'm so proud of these kids and how talented they are, it's incredible.  Today's DIY is another easy one, it took me less than 5 minutes to make, involves upcycling (YES!) and used items I had on hand.  The idea came to me after realizing that: 1. Pretty vases are expensive, and 2. Plain vases are a dime a dozen.  So why not give mom her flowers in a one of a kind vase she'll love?  {Click to keep reading!}

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mother's Day DIY ~ Coconut Lime Moisturizing Sugar Scrub

Hi lovelies!  I meant to post this earlier today, but sometimes life gets in the way, ya know?  I love homemade beauty products, especially all natural, organic ones.  This one here is so organic, you could eat it!  Which brings me to why I'm posting it.  Remember when mom used to always squeeze you and say you were good enough to eat?  No?  Am I the only one?  Well now it's your turn to give her something so sweet it's good enough to eat :)  {Click to keep reading!}

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother's Day DIY ~ Kate Spade Inspired 'Taxi!' Keychain

Hi lovelies!  As I hinted on instagram yesterday, I've got a week FULL of Mother's Day DIY gifts for you!  We've come a long way from the macaroni necklace we'd make for mom, or the pinecone bird feeder, but mom still loves our homemade gifts better than any store bought ones.  Besides, anyone can buy something, but something you spent time on has your love built in with it!  Okay, so enough sappy stuff!

I can remember growing up, having my mom cart around all my friends, picking everyone up, dropping us off, picking up again, and dropping everyone off individually.  Although she'd complain (a bit) and joke about starting to charge, like a taxi, she still did it out of love :)  So when I saw this keychain, it instantly reminded me of 'Mom's Taxi' and I knew I had to make it.  Although it's on sale for $29, I still made it for nothing using supplies I had on hand! I'm sure you too will have most of them as well!  {Click to keep reading!}

My Mani ~ OPI Suzi's Hungary Again! & Sinful Colors Scene Stealer

Happy Monday, lovelies!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  It's Monday, which means it's time to show my latest mani!  I recently picked up these colors and knew they'd go so well together!  I almost did all of my nails with the glitter over, but stopped myself at 2.

The glitter is aaaahhhhhmazing and is the best $2.99 spent!  It's called 'Scene Stealer' and is part of Sinful Colors new Diamond Lust Limited Edition Collection.  While I can't find it for sale online, I found mine at Walgreens.  It's a metallic fuschia and gold microglitter with large diamond shaped holographic glitter pieces too.  I've never seen anything else like it before!
I've preached my love for OPI's Euro Centrale collection before (Can't Find My Czechbook & You're Such a Budapest and Polka.com)  so of course I had to pick up Suzi's Hungary Again, a beautiful creamy bright pink. {Click to keep reading!}

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mother's Day Giveaway ~ Win One of Ten $50 Gift Cards!

Chasing Davies // The Mrs. & the Momma // Sandy a la Mode // TfDiaries // Jessica... Who?
Casey Leigh // Chioma's Evolution of Style // Pop of Style // GBO Fashion // Pretty Polished Perfect
Camp Patton // The Other Side of Gray // Chic on the Cheap // The Serena Saga // Lemons, Avocados, and the Bay

A Beautiful Ruckus // the daily dani // Crowley Party // Wild & Precious // the Freckled Fox

Coupons.com is kind enough to bring you this giveaway today for not just one lucky winner, but TEN!  Five winners will receive a $50 Target e-gift card and the other 5 will receive a $50 Macy's e-gift card ($500 value)...just in time for Mother's Day! Make sure to check out Coupons.com for great Target and Macy's offers!

It's hard living across the country from my mom.  Growing up, I hated her!  But as I've grown and matured she is my best friend.  I don't know where I'd be without her, and I hate not being able to hang out with her.  We make up for that by talking at least once a day on the phone, and Skyping at least once a week.  I hope that my daughter one day says the same thing about me.  Well, minus the hating me part!

In the spirit of mother's day, make sure to leave your mom's best advice she ever gave you (about anything!) in the comments below!

You can enter this giveaway through Rafflecopter now through Sunday, May 12th on any of the participating blogs.  Good luck and Happy Mother's Day to all you mamas!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Review ~ May Julep Maven Boho Glam Box Unwrapped

Hi lovelies!  Can you believe it's already May?!  Here in Colorado, the calendar says it's May, but it feels more like January with the 6+" of snow I got yesterday.  Anyways, I wanted to share with you my May Julep Maven Boho Glam box I recently received!  This month's theme is 'Set the Stage' and is inspired by the Jazz Age - The Roaring Twenties.  Perfect timing with the release of The Great Gatsby, no?  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 and 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!}

DIY ~ Studded Satin Cord Cobra Bracelets

Hi lovelies!  Long overdue, I have a new DIY for you!  If you remember wayyyy back in the day, I did 30 days of DIY and on the 30th day, I made cobra bracelets from brightly colored rope.  I'm still a huge fan of this knot, but decided to glam it up a bit this time by using satin cord and studs!  {Keep reading for the how-to!}

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My Mani ~ Can't Find My Czechbook + Ulta Nail FX Review!

Hi lovelies!  You may remember in my Ulta Haul Vlog from last week (if you didn't watch it, check it out now!) that I got OPI's new 'Can't Find My Czechbook' as well as this incredible collection of topcoats, Ulta Nail FX.  And as promised, I've swatched them!  First of all, I really love this gorgeous shade of blue from OPI, I think that this Euro Centrale collection may be my favorite one yet.  {Click to keep reading!}

How to Get Perfect Gisele Beachy Waves ~ BlogHer #Spon

Hi lovelies!  Do you envy Gisele's perfect beachy waves?  I mean, her hair epitomizes beachy waves and is so hard to achieve!  Well the folks over at BlogHer sent me this video to share with you, and it teaches you how to achieve her signature 'do!  You won't want to miss this!

What's even better than learning how to achieve Gisele's waves?  How about winning money?!  BlogHer is giving away 3 (!) cash prizes this week only, there will be 1 $250 winner and 2 $100 winners!  Simply answer a question at the end of the video clip! 

Prizes & Promotions page on Blogher.com

I'm off to heat up my curling iron... hope you find this tutorial useful as well!

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