Sunday, July 31, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

paint me pretty

Oh so pretty! I really want some new colors for fall. I think I have about 10 nail polishes and all of them (well except "Reno" which I showed in a recent post) are some shade of red. Definitely want something like the colors above and possibly a charcoal grey.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

oh so simple

When it comes to needing some inspiration for my personal style, Caroline is my absolute favorite go-to blogger. 
Visit her blog Carolines Mode

Monday, July 25, 2011

things that sparkle

I've never been a huge fan of nail polish. Don't get me wrong, I do like it and I'm all for having well groomed nails, but more often than not you'll find me with bare nails. I bought "Reno" (by Mavala) some time ago and thought it would make a pretty nude, but after many desperate attempts I gave up. 1) The color was too light 2) Like many other light colors will do, it ended up looking streaky.
I found a discolored top coat and decided to put it to use by mixing it with some craft glitter that I happened to have. A tip if you want to do this is to make a small cone out of paper to pour the glitter through so you don't get it everywhere. Also because it's a DIY polish you need to shake it well before every use since the glitter particles are heavier and tend to settle on the bottom.
Surprisingly enough I really like these two together. The color adds a pretty base and the glitter covers up any streakiness leaving you with gorgeous nails perfect for summer.
(I do two thin coats of color and then one coat of the glitter)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

head over heels

A few things my wardrobe and vanity are craving

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

where are you?

You know when you're out shopping and you see something you really like but you're not sure if you really need it/want to spend your money on it. So you decide to think about it and come back another time, and when you come back a few days later it's gone. 
This has happened to me so many times I can't keep track anymore. Most recently with this Zara clutch/wallet (above). I had already bought a few things and as I was exiting the store this little beauty caught my eye. I looked at it for a while but decided not to buy it since I knew I would stop by the store a few days later. Long story short I've searched for it in 3 stores here in Finland and another 3 while I was in Stockholm last week but can't find it. And to make it all the more frustrating it's now on sale.
Lesson to learn: With fast fashion retailers like Zara, if you see something you want GET IT! cause it won't necessarily be there next week.