The Nail Files: Red Tips

Ok guys, as much as I love my nails looking good, doing them yourself is a lot of work. Recently, my nail polish after I take my photos look a hot mess.  So, I've decided to put acrylics back on again.  I know their not the best for your nails, but I don't have to polish them everyday or weekly, and wait all day for them to dry. Here's a photo of my new nails, and I just love the red tips & cute designs on them too ;)

Linking up with Jennie Shaw for The Nail Files, hope to see you there ;)


Look What I Got: My Ellen Tracy Dress

My husband and I had an event to attend last month and I really needed an outfit to wear for it. So, I thought I would go to the mall to look around, and my first stop was Macy's.  While looking around Macy's, not only was I able to find a dress for my event, but I found this colorful Ellen Tracy dress on the sale rack.  SCORE! Also, I only paid $40 for my dress ;)

Linking up with Penniless Socialite & The Tiny Heart for Look What I Got...

Ellen Tracy Dress (here), Nine West Pumps (here), Louis Vuitton Handbag, and Forever 21 Flower Pin (similar).


Wordless Wednesday: SeaWorld Orlando

My family and I got a chance to visit Orlando, FL for Spring Break this year, and while there we were able to stop by SeaWorld Orlando.  I'm so glad that my two boys are still young enough that they both love animals, so if we have a chance to visit a zoo or aquarium we do. Here are some of the animals we were able to see on our visit to SeaWorld.

Linking up with Crafty Spices for Wordless Wednesday...

Orca Whales
Florida Mantees

Wordless Wednesday Hop


March Ipsy Glam Bag

My Ipsy Glam Bag for March came in the mail recently and I wanted to share with you my new beauty samples.  For those of you who aren't familiar with Ipsy each month, subscribers will receive a Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products.  Members can watch and play along with the stylists and with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month.

So go ahead, and take the beauty quiz, receive your Glam Bag, watch videos and create some of your own.

To become a member, click here.   

 My Ipsy Glam Bag
Nicole by OPI Roughles  On What Grounds?, Full-size  $6.99 
bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie  Get Ready, Full-size  $18.00
Be a Bombshell  Bora Bora Eyeshadow Quad, Full-size  $16.00
PACIFICA  Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter, Full-size  $15.00 

Disclaimer...I'm a monthly subscriber to Ipsy, which I pay for each month myself ;)


The Nail Files: 24/7

Spring is finally here...Yeah!  Although, temperatures outside don't feel like it, spring is definitely in the air.  So, for my manicure this week because I'm feeling spring like, I thought I'd use a pretty pink nail color called 24/7 by Sinful Colors Professional along with the Mod Lacquer nail lacquer Pink Fallout.

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


Look What I Got: My JCrew Necklace

I've been eyeing a necklace from JCrew for awhile, and I couldn't find it.  So, my husband had a day off recently, so we drove over to the Ocean City Outlets.  While there we stopped in JCrew to look around.  So, while looking around the store what did I find, the necklace I've been searching for. Sweet!  So, not only do I see the necklace I've been looking for, but was on sale for 50% off of it's retail price.  SCORE!

Linking up with Penniless Socialite & The Tiny Heart for Look What I Got...


What's in my Bag?

So, today I wanted to share with you what I carry in my handbag, and recently I've been carrying my Madewell Transport Tote as my handbag.  This week the items of my handbag are: a red Kate Spade Planner/Wallet, a make-up case, pencil pouch, my Ray Bans sunglasses, keys, Kleenexes, L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, a pack of Extra gum, and a bottle of Tylenol. Now you've seen what's in my bag, what items do you carry in your handbag?


My March Birchbox

I recently received my Birchbox for this month and I wanted to share with you the contents of my box.  For those of you who aren't familiar with Birchbox please click here for more information.

Here the beauty products from my box:

March's Birchbox 
Air Repair
Rescue Balm | Full-size, $12
  What  Balms away!  This all-natural salve repairs dry cracked skin anywhere on the body.
  How  Dab onto chapped lips, cuticles, hands, elbows, and knees.
Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet | Full-size, $39
  What  A refreshing, gel-like formula that floods skin with hydration and reduces redness.
  How  Apply morning and night to clean skin.  And rest easy-this formula won't clog pores.
Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cream Mask | Full-size $40
  What  This fragrant mask is loaded with restorative rose oil for a visible radiance boost.
  How  Smooth evenly onto dry skin leave 10 minutes, and rinses.  Or, wear at night to wake up dewy.
How 'Bout Them Apples?  Cheek & Lip Cream  | Full-size, $32
  What  From the just-launched palette, a dual-purpose creamy stain with just a hint of shimmer.
  How  Apply to the er, apples of the cheeks and blend.  Dab onto lips for a pretty flush.
A Treat from Ghirardelli
Take a timeout to embrace Ghirardelli's Cherry Tango Square.  After you try the unique blend of deep dark chocolate, tangy cherry, and satisfying almond crunch, we dare you not to do a little happy dance.

Disclaimer...I'm a monthly subscriber to Birchbox which I pay for myself ;)


The Nail Files: Neon Lights

So, you guys know that I'm a big gel polish girl however recently I'm found when I visit nail salons the CND Gel Shellac doesn't stay on my nails. UGH!  However, if I do my manicures with the Sally Hansen Pro Gel Kit my polish stays on, go figure.  Anyway, this particular manicure was done at a local nail salon and I'm so anxious to see how it holds up.

Linking up with Jennie Shaw for The Nail Files, hope to see you there ;)


February's Cocotique

This month's box is devoted to products that will keep you beautiful from head to toe!  So, in honor of Black History in February, they were inspired by the many black woman in the beauty industry who have paved the way for us.  So, we celebrate Sisterhood, Women's Empowerment and Entrepreneurship with a special collection of beauty products from brands owned by or inspired by women of color.  Here's to sisters doing it for themselves!

My February Cocotique Box
 SHEAMOISTURE  Coconut and Hibiscus Spot Correcting Serum 
This nourishing serum absorbs quickly and deeply penetrates to help correct dark spots, while brightening and toning the skin.  Made with natural and certified organic ingredients. Full size: $14.99 / 2 oz
 Nubian Heritage  Mango Butter Hand Cream 
A nutrient-rich, long lasting moisture treatment.  This all-natural recipe is fortified with multi-vitamins, orange oil and vegetable butters and oils to repair and deeply moisture your hands.  Paraben Free.  Full size: $8.99 / 4 oz
CURLS Cashmere Curls Leave In Conditioner 
Every curly girl dreams of healthy, defined, softy, manageable curls...Cashmere Curls is your dream come true!  Full-size: $20 / 8 oz
dermHA  Gentle Face and Body Wash
An all over face and body, cleanser for dry, sensitive and normal skins.  Hyaluronic acid, aloe, and yarrow make this lathering cleanser effective and gentle.  Full-size: $34 / 8 oz
PrettyToes  Fade-n-Cover
This revolutionary product is a water resistant concealer used to cover discoloration on the foot and ankle.  Perfect for concealing corns, scars hyperpigmentation and birthmarks.  Available in six shades to match your skin tone.  Full-size: $17.99 / .2 fl oz

Disclaimer...I'm a monthly subscriber to Cocotique, which I pay for myself each month;) 


The Nail Files: Cherry, Cherry Bang, Bang!

So, I woke up this morning to ice on the roads, and the cancellation of school due to snow that hadn't fallen and ice.  Another day to tack on to the other snow days for the 2013-2014 calendar school year. UGH! Anyway, because of the snow day I had a lot of time on my hands, so I got a chance to paint my nails. I decided to use my Sally Hansen Pro Gel Kit as well too, so for my manicure I choose a gel nail polish called Cherry, Cherry Bang, Bang!

Linking up with Jennie Shaw for The Nail Files, hope to see you there ;)