Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nailed Ya!

I am no crazy nail person. I keep them short and simple- but none the less- always manicured. 

Last week, I went a bright (neon) orange for my toes. It was supposed to be a coral, but I ended up loving the final product. For my nails I went with a simple glossly clear- good to do every once and while, especially when your nails are short and healthy.

There are so many amazing designs and color combos and although I wouldn't get them on each nail, some of the pics below are great for a pedi or for one nail. Sites like Pinterest, showcase websites and blogs which are soley dedicated to such creative designs.

Last year I blogged about gel manis ( go here to read- PRETTY POLISH) which I love, but hate the peel off or soak off removal.

To begin- something I had to instantly send to my old co-worker and fellow Louboutin collector Kori. This is simly awesome and is making me want to grow my nails longer or get tips!

Below is the Caviar Manicure- LOVE THIS!
This is a two step system and comes in a few colors, but this dark is my fav! Sold at Sephora.

Also at Sephora (gosh I LOVE this store) is a metallic polish that creates a shiny refective look also available in a few colors.

Next are some amazing designs and color combos worth a try....

Gold Glitter

Tie Dye

Neon and Neutal Tips

Ombre how to

Robin's Egg
Matte/Shiny of same color


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer '12

Today is the official first day of Summer!

Summer is bikinis, tans, parties, sun dresses, beach, pool, cold adult beverages, sunglasses, and memories.....

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A picture is worth.....

No Bake Delish!!

I found a few recipes online for these no bake cake batter truffles. I ended up making these for a cookout a few weeks ago and it easy and they were tasty and adorable :)

 Note- these are not healthy in ANY way! Hehe! Since I was taking them to a party I didn't take any "healthy" short cuts with Splenda, low fat cake mix, etc.

Below is the easiest way to do it....I first made with regular white choc. chips I melted and then dipped, it was too hard to get the whole ball covered without it breaking. Using the Dolci Frutta is super easy and you can find it in the PRODUCE section of most grocery stores (Giant sells it). I posted pics below of packaging.

Also make them SMALL- they are really sugary/sweet and when they are too big they fall apart and they are too "rich" to the taste as well.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup yellow cake mix dry
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. sprinkles
  • 1 container of Dolci Frutta White Dipping Chocolate
  • Maximum 1 cup of milk


  1. Beat together butter and sugar using an electric mixer until combined. Blend in vanilla. Add cake mix, flour, salt, and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Add 3 Tablespoons of milk or more if needed to make a dough consistency. Mix in sprinkles by hand. Roll dough into one inch balls and place on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet. Chill balls in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm up.
  2. Follow directions on Dolci Frutta chocolate container and dip cooled balls into chocolate. Place truffle back on the cookie sheet and top with sprinkles. Repeat with remaining balls until finished.
  3. Chill cake batter truffles in the refrigerator until serving. Makes around 24-30 truffles.
Dolci Frutta-

Outside Container/Packaging

inside view of container, disk shaped pieces

Life is Short....Buy the Shoes

True, however my bank account is shorter. Here is my current wish list....

Christian Louboutin Pointed Toe Leather Pumps with metal heel
Dior Cannage Quilted Leather Bow Pumps
Valentino Satin Bow Platform
Manolo Blahnik Koyina Buckle

Brian Atwood Starlet Patent Leather Pumps

Friday, June 1, 2012

DIY art

I recently came across a blog post that was featuring this "art". I love the beachey feel, with a few simple colors offering the illusion of the ocean seascape. I also love the frameless work and three dimensional aspect of the recycled reclaimed wood.

I didn't buy it. It was being sold for a redic amount of money and it also is something anyone could do. It's both super easy and relatively cheap. I have since found varations of it, some with more boards than others- I prefer the top picture created with 3 boards over the one pictured below, which was an old door. I'm thinking a wood pallet or beadboard may work as well...

This is my next DIY project- I can't wait to start!

For more on this project, check out completely-coastal

Summer Storm

 How fitting- maybe because today's summer storm or because I'll be in Jamaica in less than 48 hours...
I hope to always feel the rain.