Friday, April 18, 2014

5 for Friday


1.  Currently obsessing over the following song:

Explosions by Ellie Goulding on Grooveshark

"It's ok to be afraid, but it will never be the same."  Lately my sparkle has dulled a little and I don't like it because I made a promise to someone very special that I would carry on his legend of being the best person you can possibly be every single day.  Every time I get upset, sad, mad, or whatever it's hard to stay positive but I've been trying.  Plus I don't like breaking promises.

2.  Three Day Weekend.  Oh yes, it's a three day weekend thanks to Good Friday.  

3.  Losing 3 lbs.  I've been on a diet because I aggravated my knee again so I haven't been to the gym and I actually cancelled my membership.  Instead I decided I'm going to go on a strict diet and so far the scale has told me I lost 2 lbs!  I know it's not a lot but it's something right?

4.  My Blogiversary!  My blog has turned one :) you can read about that here!

5.  The below Fortune Cookie.  Honestly, this fortune couldn't have come at a better time.  It made my day yesterday so much better.



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Awesome Sauce Weather






Sunglasses:  ZeroUV {here}
Hair Tie:  France Luxe {here}
Necklaces:  Made by my Mom
Tank Top, Cardigan, Jeans:  Ralph Lauren {here}
Sandals:  Forever 21 transformed by me

Do the sandals look familiar?  I made them and the tutorial was posted yesterday.  It was extremely easy!

The sunglasses are amazing!  I got them as part of my Lucky FABB swag bag.  I have been wearing them ever since I got them.  Seriously, I can see through them and they keep the sun out of my eyes and not to toot my own horn but they look awesome on too.

The hair tie was also part of Lucky FABB.  The one thing I love about this hair tie is it doesn't pull and it holds my hair in place without hurting my head or hair.

*Please note I received the sunglasses and hair tie as a gift, however all opinions are my own.

   

Thursday, April 17, 2014

DIY Sandals


So I bought these sandals at Forever 21 when I was in California for Lucky FABB.  Even though they were extremely inexpensive ($8) and my feet couldn’t take my 5 inch platforms anymore, I was disappointed.  I bought defective sandals, and we all know that Forever 21 does not accept returns, even for defective merchandise.  The thong area of the sandal is way too big so it’s almost like a mountain of sandal strap over my foot.  Thanks to this issue, the sandals slide like crazy.  My foot goes straight but the sandals slide and go pigeon toed.  With that being said I decided to do a little DIY project so that I would add some extra material between the mountain strap and my foot to see if it would stop sliding.  Here goes!



The only things you are going to need are sandals, scarves, and scissors.  I chose two different scarves because I wanted more black than pink however if you want three different colors whether it be solid or a pattern that is all up to you!


The first thing is cut the scarves up and then put them through and loop it like shown below.



Start braiding the colors.  I chose a fish braid instead of a regular braid, but with these scarves it doesn't really look that different because of the pattern.  Also when you braid make sure you also loop the scarf underneath so that you are actually attaching the scarf to the sandals rather than just braiding on top of it.

Once you are finished try them on and close the small buckle, then afterwards tie the rest of the pieces of the scarves into a bow and you are finished with your DIY sandals! 


   

Blogiversary


Well folks today my blog (the serious blogging) is a year old!  The official blogiversary is June 8th (she will be 4, yes my blog is a she), but since I stopped blogging for three years and started back up I decided today is a day to celebrate.  A year ago today I started blogging again on accident actually.  My coworkers were really into blogs and reading them daily and when I told them I used to have one they told me I should start up again, I mean my mom was taking daily outfit photos of me for Instagram anyway so what the heck right?
I started blogging again last year just because I figured it would be a fun hobby.  I mean why not, I don’t do anything when I come home anyway might as well blog and share my fashion views with the cyber world.  

Never in a million years did I think I would be where I am today.  I’ve been to two Lucky FABB’s NYC and LA.  I’ve met so many amazing women one of which is my best friend in real life too.  We may not speak as much as we would like to but she was the person who stopped me from quitting on this blog.  Thanks to my blog I started my own Etsy business because of all the creativity I’ve developed over the past year. 

I’ve become a different person since I started blogging, not just style wise but mentally and emotionally.  I am more confident and have accomplished so much more in life due to that newly found confidence.  I would like to thank my family, and friends for the amazing support and for taking pictures of me ALL the time.  I would like to thank my mom who puts up with me every time I say “not now mommy I’m blogging!”  Most importantly I would like to thank all of the people who read my blog or follow me on any social networks for my blog.  It means a lot that you read this silly little blog because without you I wouldn’t have gotten so far, and I wouldn’t have evolved into the person I am without your help.


Here’s to a year and many more to come!

   

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Nails


Now I know in yesterday's post I said I wasn't going to do the typical Easter nails, however I decided I wanted to try and test it out just to see if I could do it.  


Like usual Maximum Shield is the first thing I put on.  The colors used were all by Sally Hansen "I Pink I Can" "White on" and "Mellow Yellow."  I also used Nail Chic nail art pens.



I took I Pink I Can and Mellow Yellow for the Easter Egg design.


This is the start of the Easter Bunny.  Take a white nail art pen and draw a head and ears for the bunny.


While the bunny is drying start on the chicks that are hatching from an egg.


Also use the orange nail art pen for the beak.


Now that the white bunny is dry take a pink nail art pen for the nose and ears.


While the above is drying start on the carrots for your pinky.  I personally didn't like the way these came out, however you may be able to make a better design than me.


The final step is to add the black eyes and whiskers for the bunny, wait for all nails to fully dry and use OPI Top Coat.  Have fun creating art on your nails!

   

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