The Nail Files: Tangy Tangerine

For today's manicure, I wanted to use a new gel polish set I bought recently called Gelli Beans. I bought this particular gel polish set online from Hautelook for a great price, and I wanted to try it out. So, for my polish I used Tangy Tangerine and for my middle fingernails I used a Julie G nail polish called Light It Up.

Linking up with Jennie Shaw for The Nail Files...Hope to see you there ;)
Tangy Tangerine & Light It Up


August Birchbox

My August Birchbox came in the mail recently, and I wanted to share with you the beauty products that were included in my box.  For those of you who aren't familiar with Birchbox monthly subscription of high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples, customized for you. To join, please click here...

Key West Aloe
Mango Moisturizing Lotion | Full-size, $12
WHAT  Packed with 50% aloe vera, this antioxidant-rich hydrator leaves skin silky-smooth.
HOW  Massage this fast-absorbing lotion into skin, focusing on dry spots like elbows and knees.
Laura Geller Beauty
Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow | Full-size, $19
  WHAT  This sea-inspired shadow delivers a rich wash of color with a shimmery, wet-look finish.  HOW  Using fingertip, apply a small dot of formula to each lid and blend, blend, blend.
Neil George
Shampoo | Full-size, $9
  WHAT  Created by Beverly Hills stylists, this antioxidant-rich cleanser promotes shinier locks.
  HOW  Massage a dime-sized amount into damp hair and rinse away.
Neil George
Conditioner | Full-size, $9
  WHAT  Paraben-free hydrator that detangles and smooths strands with antioxidants.
  HOW  Smooth a nickel-sized amount into clean, damp hair and rinse away.
nugg Beauty
Revitalizing Mask | Pack of 5, $14.99
  WHAT  This 95% natural treatment hydrates and replenishes dull, tired skin with a bevy of oils.
  HOW  Apply to clean, dry face, avoiding eyes and mouth.  Leave 5-10 minutes before rinsing.

Also, the winner of my September Cocotique Box Giveaway is Brittany B Koelmel, please contact me as come as possible.

Disclaimer...I'm a monthly subscriber to Birchbox and I purchase my monthly Birchbox subscriptions myself...


Wordless Wednesday: LA Landmarks

While visiting California with my family a couple of weeks ago, I was able to get some great photos of some of the landmarks in the Los Angeles area.  Below are some of the photos I took while on the Movie Stars Home Tour...

Linking up with Crafty Spices for Wordless Wednesday, hope to see you there ;)



Splurge vs. Save

I'm a girly girl and love all things fashion, so when asked if I'd like to participate in a campaign on splurging vs. saving, I was delighted to join in on the fun.  Recently, I've been looking for a pair of nude pumps to add to my growing collection of shoes, so while searching in-store & online I found a beautiful pair of Christian Louboutin's Rolando Hidden-Platform pumps at Bergdorf Goodman for $795.  Pretty shoes, but a little on the pricey side.

So, I continued searching until I found a pair of Vince Camuto "Kain" pumps at Nordstrom for only $88.95.  SCORE!  What a great price, not only do I love my new pumps, I get compliments every time I wear them.  I'm so happy I didn't go with the Bergdorf Goodman pair.

 Christian Louboutin $795

 Vince Camuto $88.95


Pack A Hat!

The Pack A Hat!, will be introduced this spring/summer and is an adorable tote-style miniature wristlet bag in cheerful summery stripes contains within it a stylish and matching packable sun hat with a 4 1/2 inch brim.  Like every Cappelli Straworld product, it's practical, it features superb craftsmanship and the best materials, it comes in beautiful colors, and looks fantastic.

In fact, with an affordable retail price of $25, the Pack A Hat! is just perfect for vacation and for everyday use, it's ideally positioned to appeal both to shoppers buying for themselves and to those looking for the perfect gift, appealing to all demographics.

Pack A Hat!, joins the Cappelli Straworld collection with almost 200 styles of resort and lifestyle bags and headwear, comes in two options:  Bag 869, where the 9 1/2 w x 7" high bag features bold horizontal stripes in 7 different colorways- black, red, toast, navy, green, lime, and turquoise, and Bag 870 with subtle, narrow stripes in natural, black, toast, white and royal.  Both versions feature toyo/polyester materials and have a matching solid 4 1/2 inch brim sun hat, the lined bags feature faux-leather wristlets, zipper closures and the beautiful Cappelli Straworld etched wood logo.
The Pack A Hat! is ideal for resort, beach or everyday, and easily slips into a beach bag or everyday handbag or tote.  So, women can take it everywhere, and it's always for whenever the sun comes out!
Also, the Pack A Hat! is UPF 50 plus because of their materials-no add on treatments, and there are huge health and beauty benefits as well ;)
What I loved about my Pack A Hat! wristlet & hat combo was it's affordable price, colors, fit, and how lightweight it was in my handbag.  Although I haven't been to the beach recently, I can't wait to use my Pack A Hat!
Here some photos of my Pack A Hat!...

 (Hat & Wristlet)
Pack A Hat!
Disclaimer...My Pack a Hat! items were sent to me complimentary and my review is mine.



The Nail Files: Only in Hollywood

For today's Mani Monday, I applied a red glitter gel polish from Red Carpet Manicure called Only in Hollywood.  Also, I'm so in love the red & glitter combination, that I actually look forward to doing my nails each wee.  Hey, maybe next week I'll try some designs, so stay tuned ;)

Linking up with Jennie Shaw for The Nail Files...Hope to see you there ;)


The Nail Files: Star Power

Hey everyone!  Recently I decided to remove my acrylics from my nails, so I could start doing my own nails for the summer. YEAH!  Also, I got tired of going to nail salons only to be waiting for long periods of time, so I bought the Red Carpet Manicure Pro Gel Kit.  I'M IN LOVE!  I used my gel kit for the first time last week and really liked my gel nails, so much so that I went back earlier this week and bought 3 more gel polishes.  Below is a photo of my Star Power gel manicure ;)
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