Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Most Worn Tag | Summer 2012

The last week for summer for me consists of thoughts of the upcoming fall. My mind is so set on what the next season will bring that I tend to forget to live in the present and enjoy the summer while it lasts. So today's post is a reflection on my most worn beauty & fashion products of the summer. This is based off the popular YouTube beauty tag "Most Worn-Summer Edition." Though, it's meant to be a video, I thought it was a great idea for a blog post. There are 12 questions on your most worn beauty & fashion items of the summer and at the end you are supposed to tag some fellow beauty vloggers (or bloggers) to answer the questions too. So whatever form of media you use, consider yourself tagged!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Leopard Family Nail Art

I tried my first leopard print mani a couple of weeks ago. I have an especially small nail polish collection for being such an enthusiast. So in searching my polishes, I realized I had no browns for a natural leopard print. So, I opted for a monochrome black & white print. I call it the Snow Leopard! I followed instructions from Chalkboard Nails, one of my favourite nail blogs. Her designs are always so neat!

I am not a big fan of animal prints, but I knew my little cousins would love it. I was visiting my father's side of the family at a cabin on lake Tulaby, in Minnesota. It was so great being there, but by the end my nails were broken, my legs bruised, and my skin sunburned! Definitely worth it though!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Coral & Gold

So before I left for my family trip to Minnesota, I painted my nails in the perfect summer colour: coral. I then added some elegance with a gold glitter gradient. I loved how this combination looked. It was just so pretty! I couldn't stop staring at my nails...and I had plenty of time to do so while on the plane from New York City to Minneapolis!


Monday, August 13, 2012

Birchbox | August 2012

It's that time again! I just got my August 2012 Birchbox in the mail today! The theme is Beauty School and 15% of proceeds from Birchbox Shop purchases will be donated to Pencils of Promise, with the goal to build a school in Central America. Anyway, I love when companies give back, and I love the school theme. School supply shopping is my favourite time of year!


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Birchbox Cynthia Rowley by Band-Aid

Remember the Birchbox Cynthia Rowley by Band-Aid giveaway, I entered over a month ago? Well, I won & I am so excited! I don't think I have ever won anything in my life & for it to be something that I love & worked on really feels great!

The contest was on Birchbox's Pinterest site. You needed to post a picture of your nails while wearing a Band-Aid. I had just received my first Birchbox ever & I actually received the Cynthia Rowley Band-Aids in my box, so I was so excited to check them out for inspiration for a mani.