Monday, March 31, 2014

How I Curl My Hair- my first tutorial


I have been having a lot of questions in the last few weeks about how I curl my hair, so I finally but together a tutorial. I love watching other people's tutorials, but I've dreaded the day I felt like I would need to do one. I felt so weird videoing and talking to myself! But, I did it. Hope it's helpful!
Let me know if you have any questions!

P.S. Don't mind my open closet in the background! Don't know why I didn't shut the doors..ugh
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Coral and Blue

Top|J.Crew Factory    Skirt|Called to Surf, Similar    Wedges|Shoedazzle, Similar    Bag|TJMaxx, Similar    Watch|Kate Spade    Necklace|J.Crew Factory, Similar

This neon coral skirt is perfect. I'm so excited to wear it all spring and to style it in all sorts of ways. I've never paired coral and blue together, but I think I like it. Also, I've noticed that I am loving tying my tops up lately rather than tucking them in. What do you guys think??

Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here!



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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Ultimate Nail Polish Test

I'm a girly girl at heart, so of course I love having my nails done!
But I'm also a little bit of a perfectionist, so I'd rather have no nail polish than a chipped and messy mani. 
I HATE putting time and effort into doing my nails when it without fail, almost always chips within a few hours.(Is this just a problem I have?) I discovered Gel Nails a few years back and they are amazing! They have been the only way I've done my nails. But dang, they are ridiculously expensive! The cost has meant that I usually don't have my nails done and it's made me look into buying all of the needed materials (UV light and polishes) to do it at home for cheaper. 

BUT THEN, my hair dresser told me about this new nail polish called Vinylux. It's a base coat and a top coat polish that is hardened by natural light rather than UV light. She said it was a perfect middle ground between Gel nails and traditional nail polish. It sounded too good to be true, so I put is to the ultimate test and these are my results!

Oh my goodness! I'm in love with this polish!
Basically, it looks almost as good as a gel nail manicure, it goes on quicker (It took me 8 minutes), doesn't use a UV light, it doesn't chip like normal polish, it comes off SO much easier than gel nails, it isn't as damaging to your nails as Gel nails can be and the cost is totally affordable! -- yeah, I'm in love. 
I would say the only plus to Gel nails are that they last twice as long. 

So how do you get this amazing Vinylux polish? I bought mine at my Salon (Suggestions Salon in Orem Utah) but you can also find it online through Amazon. I haven't found it at any drug stores or beauty supply stores. 
Try it out and let me know if you feel the same way!
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Monday, March 24, 2014

White Tee and Jeans

Tee|Gap (on sale for $10!)  Jeans|Joe's via Nordstrom  Scarf|Target, similar  Sandals|TJMaxx, identical
Bag|Fossil (THE best purchase I have ever made)  Watch|Kate Spade

You can never go wrong with a white tee and a good pair of jeans. It's comfortable, classic and you can add any accessories you want. I added a light and colorful spring scarf, strappy leather wedges and my all time favorite bag.
What's your favorite way to accessorize a white tee and jeans?? 
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Life Lately

Last weekend I hung with these two chicas (Ariel and Bri) and lots of other awesome blogger friends. We went to the Gap fashion show, shopped, went to lunch and grabbed our favorite Sodalicious drinks. We also had some good laughs!
St. Patrick's Day was a pretty awesome one!
I had a fabulous day at school and then we meet up with Scott's family to see the brand new aquarium. 
My sister-in-law works for the construction company who built it so we were lucky enough to see everything before it opens next week. The shark tunnel was my favorite. Afterwards we went out to dinner at an amazing Mexican place. 
Since the weather has been warming up, Scott and I love to go on long walks around town. We walked past this house and I was obsessed! How cute is it? I want it!
Also, I went to the dollar store, saw these chocolate bunnies and about peed my pants laughing. 
I don't know why I find it so funny...

Have an awesome weekend!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Floral Obsession

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Every year when the weather starts to warm up I get literally obsessed with bright clothing and floral printed pieces! These are a few of the items on my current with list. I'm dying over the floral sunnies and that swimsuit! I'm holding back the urge to buy them both!

Happy Day! Spring is coming!
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Investment Piece

Striped Tee|Banana Republic    Military Jacket|Antropologie, similar here & here    Jeans|Hudson     Booties|Sole Society, Similar    Hat|5th and elmsimilar   Necklace|Mindy Mae's Market     Bag|H&MSimilar    Watch|Kate Spade

I don't like to pay an arm and a leg for my clothing. I like to get quality for as cheap as possible! Most of my closet I got on sale or used a coupon, but I have those few select pieces that I payed more than I wanted to for because I knew they'd be worth it. This Anthropologie military jacket is one of those investment pieces. I got it almost six years ago before I even went to college (oh my how time flies!) and it is one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe. It goes with everything and has stayed in style all of these years!

What pieces are you willing to pay more for in your wardrobe??

Happy Tuesday!


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Monday, March 17, 2014

$520 to buy whatever you want!

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with a chance to win some "green" for your wallet?
Today, I've teamed up with 32 other lovely bloggers to bring you a huge St. Patrick's Day giveaway! One lucky winner will win $520 in PayPal cash! Imagine all the things you can buy off that wish list you've been making for the past few years! ;)
Enter using the Rafflecopter below and don't forget to check out each of these ladies' blogs below!
Her & Nicole // Love & Such // Simply Just Lovely
 This giveaway will run for 2 weeks and the winner will be announced April 2nd. Good luck!
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Repeat


 Cardigan|Anthropologie (old), Similar    Button-down|J.Crew, Similar    Jeans|Hudson    Flats|Nordstrom, Similar    Bag|TJMaxx, Similar

If you've been reading my blog since the beginning then you're probably thinking you've already seen this outfit, and you're right! This was one of my very first outfit posts (minus the bag and shoes) back when I took my outfit pics with an iphone and posed even more awkwardly than I do now.  It is one of my favorite looks ever and the first pattern mixing outfit I ever put together. It basically was my first step out of my fashion comfort box. It is still one of my go to outfits when I want to throw something on without the work of putting something together.

ALSO, Happy Birthday to my Daddy! I love you soooooo much! You're the best!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Blog Essentials Giveaway Part 3


It's time for the last installment of the Blogging Essentials Giveaway and today we are giving you all a chance to win a complete blog makeover by the talented Kalee Hulka of Fredrongo.com! What's more essential to blogging than having a nice and unique space to blog at? Close to nothing. It's pretty high up there on the list of essentials to blogging! 
What You'll Get:
Blog Header
Background
4 social media Buttons
3 Sidebar Titles
About Me Image
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2 Revisions
Click here if you're interested in checking out Kalee's stellar portfolio! As always, remember to complete as many (or all) of the entries as possible to increase your chances of winning!


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