Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Instagram lately

Rosebuds and vanilla bean make the apartment smell yummy on rainy days.

Smoothie prep! 

The finished product. So good!

I have been lusting after these Charlotte Olympia shoes for months it seems,
and now they are finally in my possession! Very excited to wear these!

I do not own any Dior nail polish, so I wanted to try a few.
  I came home with riviera and gris trianon. The brow kit was FREE! 

I had been eyeing this iPhone case since summer.
And I found it on ebay last week. So pretty and girly.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Zoya Electra

Everyday I fall more in love with Zoya! This might be my new favorite brand of nail polish.

I got Electra in my December Glossybox. It's not something I would have picked out for myself,
 but I really like it. I used 3 coats and it almost has a foil finish. 
Super pretty and cheerful for these drab winter days.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Chanel spring 2013 collection

How gorgeous is this illuminating powder?!
Can't wait to get my hands on it!

I am dying over this collection as a whole. Everything is just gorgeous and they are colors I normally like - soft, pretty and pink. Though typical for spring I guess. A couple of things that I have my eye on are the les 4 ombres quadra eyeshadow in refinement, le vernis nail color in emprise {on model above}, and the rouge allure velvet matte lip color in l'eclatante {also on model above, I believe}.

all images via

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tom ford smoke red nail polish

This was one of my favorite Christmas gifts! And it was a complete surprise 
from my Brother. I have never tried anything from the Tom Ford nail polish line, and 
this is everything I had hoped for, considering the price point. So far, I am on day 5 
and still no chips! If this was an Opi polish, my nails would be a wreck by now. The 
formula was so easy to work with, too. I used this on my toes about a week and a 
half ago, and it still looks like I had a fresh pedicure. Love it!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Cole Haan oxford wingtips

Maybe I am not a normal female, but I don't normally get this excited about a pair of shoes {Except for maybe my black patent Louboutin's. Which I am still afraid to wear!}.
 I am in love with my new purchase!

While out shopping with my husband and mother in law after Christmas, we wandered over to the shoe area in Nordstrom. My husband pointed these out and I was intrigued by how different they were. I would have never picked out a blue pair of shoes for myself. Let alone oxford wingtips. But I knew they had to come home with me. I was a little worried as to what I would wear with them, and so far I am surprised at how versatile they are. 

So, needless to say, my husband will be picking out my shoes from now on {Haha, maybe}. 
He has far better taste than I do when it comes to footwear. :-)

Admiring my new shoes at Best Buy, haha. L-O-V-E.
Horrible quality iPhone pic! But it's all I had.
I desperately need a full length mirror, too..

I am wearing a gray wool cowl neck sweater from Loft, Joe's jeans,
Zara coat, and my new oxfords!  {On sale here!}

Monday, January 7, 2013

Essie pretty in pink

After weeks of bright and shimmery colors, I needed something clean and neutral
for a change. I bought this color so long ago that I forgot how pretty it is!
This is like 'my nails, but better.'
 And with a touch of pink. 

I love fresh looking feminine colors.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hello 2013!

I have only posted on here 3 times within the last 2 months! Oops. I'm not really sure why. I guess I just have not had much motivation and have been more into spending time with my hubby and family during the break. It has been very relaxing and enjoyable! So this is just a bunch of photos from over Christmas vacation. I should have done this at least a week ago. Haha. 

Peppermint hot cocoa in my Christmas Starbucks mug.
Bright red lipstick on Christmas day. Also wearing my new faux mink scarf from
 Restoration Hardware that my in laws got for me. Love it!
Partridge in a Pear Tree salt & pepper shakers from PB.
Downtown all pretty with Christmas lights.
I made peppermint truffles for Christmas Eve & Day. They turned out pretty good!
Mom & I on Christmas day
Bought these on sale a couple days after Christmas {Hubby even picked them out.
 He has a good eye for shoes!}. Dying to wear them!

Some of my favorite christmas gifts:

Burberry lippies from my in laws! LOVE! The formula on these is just wonderful.
So easy to wear!
The colors are {L-R}: dusty rose #10, tea rose #08, & nude beige #01.
From my Brother. He totally spoiled me this year!! Just GORGEOUS!!
The lipsticks are spanish pink and indian rose. They glide on like butter and have a
sweet vanilla scent. Not to mention the packaging is just fabulous. LOVE.
The nail polish is carnal red. Beautiful color! I haven't tried this yet, but I have heard
amazing things about the nail polish line.
 I have a feeling this is the start of a Tom Ford cosmetics obsession. While it is all quite
pricey, you definitely get what you pay for. I'll do a review later on these. 

Holiday nails:

Zoya holly. I got this last year in a birch box and never tried it. Super pretty!
Zoya is becoming a favorite of mine. As far as ingredients go, this is a good as it gets and
they don't do any animal testing. The lasting power is like nothing I have ever experienced.
NYE nails: Zoya ziv. Another stunner!