Friday, February 27, 2015

Get the [Nail] Look: Vintage Roses

Once again, based on a Pinterest inspiration photo, I have tried out this vintage looking floral nail look. Wow that was a mouthful. 
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I loved how class it looked from the polka dots to the black and white stripes to the addition of that one plain red nail. Everything about this look is PERFECT to the t (is that even the right saying?) Anyways, moving on, here's my rendition of the look :)

Obviously not as good but hey I liked it. I'm working on filing my nails to get that square shape but in the photo,this person's nails were actually somewhat rounded (FINALLY!) so i think that made my nails match the photo even more. I used my dotting tools I got from Ebay to make the polka dots and the flowers but definitely using the back of a toothpick or a bobby pin will work fine (trust me I've done that!).
I used the following nail polishes
-Orly White French Tips Nail Polish
-LA Colors Art Deco in Black
-Forever 21 Nail Polish in Tomato
-Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamel in Cafe Pink
-Essie in Mojito Madness

Hope you enjoy and let me know if you want to see like actual step by step instructions. I've been thinking about it but usually when I'm painting my nails, I get so into it and having to take pictures each step seems kind of a hassle =3= Plus I don't have a tripod or anything with me so having to take the photos by myself would definitely be a struggle haha. But I'm sure it'd be more helpful so next time I might do picture step by step tutorials!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Manicure Monday x Get the [Nail] Look: It's Gold, Baby!

Hey everyone! I decided to do another "Get the [Nail] Look" because Pinterest just has so many amazing inspiration nail looks so I might as well show all of you wondering how to get similar nail looks! This week's is pretty simple because I was feeling a little lazy but I love how elegant it still looks. I didn't have the right shade of coral with me (ugh there are just too many shades of pink and coral and red that I don't have!) but what I used seemed to work fine enough.

The taupe I ended up using was a lot more cool toned and next time I think I'll use another one of my taupe polishes that comes off more brown and warmer like in the photo. However, since I didn't have a coral and used a pink color, I think the cool toned taupe looked just as nice.
Nail Polishes used:
-Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamel in Cafe Pink
-Milani Jewel FX Nail Lacquer in Gold 531
-L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Color Nude Privee Collection in It's Now or Never
-OPI Spotlight on Glitter Nail Lacquer in I Reached My Gold

I actually used another gold glitter polish which is much finer than the Milani nail polish (which you can tell in the photos) and layered the OPI glitter top coat over it to create a more dimensional effect. However, the finer gold glitter polish I used is by Covergirl and it's super old because it was before they game out with the square shaped nail polishes that they have now and I can't seem to find it online so yea :( But most brands carry a gold glitter polish so it shouldn't be too hard to find a replacement if you don't want to use the Milani one (which is a much larger glitter particle size but definitely still awesome).
I am seriously in need of a coral nail polish so if you guys have any suggestions on an amazing coral color (like the one in that picture), please let me know! :) Or send me pictures of looks you want me to recreate!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Fashion Inspiration - Three Complete Prom Looks!

So lately I've been thinking back to my Junior and Senior Prom in high school and looking at the (few) photos I took with my boyfriend, I kind of wish someone had consulted me on my dress and style. I mean I didn't look terrible but I know I definitely could have used some help in the whole "coordination of the outfit" sort of thing. I dished out like 80 bucks on these gorgeous heels that my floor-length dress covered for my Senior Prom. So yea, I wasn't exactly the smartest when it came to styling my outfit, but, never fear, I have grown a bit since then and, while I'm not a fashion expert, I thought I'd share three prom looks complete from accessories to shoes and most importantly, the dress! I know most people's proms aren't for a while, but if you girls out there are anything like me, then you'll probably have started looking at dresses already, and hey, it never hurts to get started early right?

1. Hollywood Glam

I was inspired by this beautiful and glamorous dress to create this look. The dark red color is such a classic Hollywood style and I wish I had worn this dress to my prom now! The Etsy bracelets are just so cute and perfect for this look! Because the dress is pretty long, honestly, what shoes you wear shouldn't be too important unless you're super tall (oh the blessings of being short!) in which case, I included some heels that would go nicely with the dress. Yea they're Louis Vouittons and no I would never actually spend that much to buy them but they're pretty and I know there's a ton of knock offs that look similar enough ;D The bag and earrings are both from Forever 21 though so you won't be breaking the bank too much! Nude lips with a neutral smokey eye and a bouffant hairstyle also add to the overall Hollywood feel.

2. Enchanting

This is one of my favorite looks, probably because I love pastel purples, especially like periwinkle. And then silver is another one of my favorite colors so the two together are just the perfect match. I found this dress here. I chose a braided updo matched with long dainty earrings. If you have broader shoulders, you might want to leave your hair down in order to make your shoulders appear less wide, but if you have narrower shoulders, then having your hair up will accentuate your neck and collarbone which I think is a really nice look. The shoes are nice strappy ones that aren't too chunky and match the elegant feel of the dress. I would then pair a smokey eye with accent colors of silver so it's not too dark since the rest of the look is relatively light. Silver nails and maybe a bangle bracelet will complement the overall feel of the look!

3. Classical
I love my strapless, sweet-heart neckline dresses but because I was a swimmer for over 10 years, my shoulders are actually really broad and being that I'm already not that tall, my selection of dresses has always been somewhat limited. However, one of the best ways to make your shoulders appear less broad is to get a halter neckline dress. This dark navy dress is absolutely perfect for slimming down your shoulders and lets your put your hair up without fear! Plus, during my prom season (ie. in the spring and summer), I had the worst strap tans from my swim suits so a halter neckline can at least cover up part of the tan if you are in a similar predicament! Nude shoes by Jessica Simpson, fun earrings, and a golden clutch match the dress and go with the more formal attire. Plus, a good highlighter and a "my lips but better" lipstick will make your face stand out without being overpowering.

I hope you guys enjoyed the three looks I came up with. If I could go to my prom again, I definitely would have spent more time figuring out how to coordinate my look together so hopefully this gave you some sort of inspiration or an idea of how to choose your outfit for your big night! You don't have to buy expensive things but make sure you feel comfortable and beautiful and you'll have an amazing night. I found all the dresses from Weddington Way which is an online store that's mainly for weddings and bridesmaids but all of these dresses can be fit for any occasion really. No I'm not getting paid to endorse them or anything but I did actually really like the site layout and it's so easy to navigate around. The best thing about the site is being able to easily narrow your search by color, fabric, style, neckline, and more options which was kind of amazing! They even have some already put together selections if you don't want your bridesmaids to be all wearing the same dresses and they even have dresses for younger girls (ie. your flower girl and what not). They have an entire selection of bridesmaids dresses to choose from and bride dresses that aren't just white dresses! Definitely check out their website if you're looking to for dresses for any special occasion :)