Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Reason for my Absence...

HELLO! I have missed you guys. I owe a major apology for being MIA for the last 12 days (eek!).

But I have a good reason...

I GOT ENGAGED!

Basically it was amazing and the best day ever. But because of that I've been very very occupied! You all would also be very proud to know that my nails were perfectly done, wearing China Glaze With Love (HOW APPROPRIATE) from their Holiday 2012 collection.

My new fiance had a secret photographer there to snap the photos of the proposal and I've posted some below!





Now back to blogging! And I'll be needing ideas for polish on my wedding day! Wee!

Carolyn xo

Friday, November 16, 2012

My (2nd) Take On: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish

Hi everyone! Today I have my second time trying Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish. Normally I wouldn't buy these because I think they are overpriced. I saw some on sale at Target recently and figured I'd give them a try! I have used these once before and overall liked them alot. This time I tried a neutral snakeskin design. I loved the design and got many compliments on them. I did have a slight issue with have the stickers cover my nail all the way to the tip. Several nails had gaps and unlike real polish, you can't go back and paint over it afterwards. I always find it strange that these strips smell like nail polish! But it is nice to have them dry instantly.

Are you a fan of the nail polish sticker trend?








Carolyn xo

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Take On: China Glaze Pizzazz

Hey everyone! This year I got to sample some of the China Glaze Holiday 2012 collection. My first pick was naturally, Pizzazz- a clear base multicolor glitter polish. I chose to swatch this with no base color to show how it would look without one. I used about four coats and I was pleased with the application. This was just as glittery as I'd hoped it would be! Very festive, and great for maybe New Year's Eve.







Enjoy!
Carolyn xo

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

VERY BELATED Music Monday (Tuesday)

Hi friends! I have been majorly lacking on my latest music picks. Therefore, today's post will be a hefty one- with all of my latest music picks!

1. Hang It Up- The Ting Tings
I recognized this song first from the trailer for Pitch Perfect (a killer movie if you haven't seen it!) but now I am obsessed.



2. Nuclear Seasons- Charli XCX
You may recognize this from one of my guilty pleasure shows, Gossip Girl Or you may love it because it's just kick ass.


3. Bills, Bills, Bills- Masquer (Destiny's Child Cover)
I'm a sucker for a good Destiny's Child cover, and this indie group nails it.



4. Pop Life (2012 Mashup)
This is one of those intense 30 song mashups, but it's so fun I can't help but love it!



5. Lost- Vaudeville Smash (Frank Ocean Cover) 
I love Frank Ocean and this song, and this cover is so interesting. Worth a listen, or two.



6. Echo- Foxes (FIXYN Remix)
Foxes is just awesome, and this remix of her new song is fab.



Hope you enjoy!
Carolyn xo

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I Mustache You a Question! Movember Nails

Howdy! Hopefully you've noticed that the blog got a little facelift today! Woo! My nails today are sporting little mustaches and polka dots. I used Julie G Metallic Heels as my base. My latest obsession, OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest for the polka dots and Essie Licorice for the cute mustaches.

For those of you who don't know what Movember is, it's a program that raises money for Prostate Cancer research h through groups of men growing mustaches in November! This mani is a fun way to celebrate it!

Carolyn xo

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

My Take On: Julie G Metallic Heels

Hi everyone! Today I have swatches of Julie G Metallic heels for you! MH is a metallic gold with red and orange flecks. I really like this shade, it is a unique gold! Have you tried any shades from this brand?


Carolyn xo

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day Mani!

Hi everyone! Today I have a fun Election Day look. Hopefully you'll be voting today, I did so this morning! This is a great look to sport at the polls or at an election watch party tonight! I used the gradient technique with an unnamed LA Colors red and A England Order of the Garter. I used a make up sponge to create the look. I love how this turned out- it's festive without being too obnoxious for work, although that's not a rule I usually abide to :).

Hope you enjoy and Happy Voting!
Carolyn xo

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fall Mani with OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

Hi everyone! Happy Friday :). Today I have a pretty simple look, but still a fun one! I used OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest and created an accent nail with Deborah Lippmann Superstar. I love these colors together and they make for such a fun fall look!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Carolyn xo