October 29th, 2011
On my nightstand Rachel Zoe
My new obsession GUCCI Indy bag
My new wine glasses which have the most beautiful color tones.
Kissing Giraffe sculpture – Once I saw that cutest commercial on TV with this mini giraffe sitting on a pillow, the one where he leans over and gives his owner a little kiss … I’ve been obsessed with giraffes…. lol (have you seen )?
My crystal curtains – looks like it’s raining everyday!
My new dining room rug … love the contrast to the table. I spent so much time on this table it’s crazy. Can’t tell from this picture but there are a ring of swarovski crystals detailing the outside edge. Dining room chairs DIY in earlier post, purchased for 6.00 a piece and recovered with a little glitter fabric. Combined with the crystals and the crystal decor surrounding the table it looks quite amazing at night!
This crystal chandelier hangs in the corner of the dining room. Check out the next picture, the glow it puts out is gorgeous!
Sooo, do you love it or what? I find myself gazing into it all the time. : )
Crystal floral arrangement I made for my living room. Flowers purchased at Z Gallery.
My new manicure … another version of the reverse french!
My cozy patio where I blog from. Just beyond the fence you see in the background is a golf course. Always find the activities distracting… from the cute bunnies that romp the course to the oh so chic fashion that graces the greens everyday!
Happy Weekend Dolls!
October 27th, 2011
OPI Matte Nail Lacquer in Russian Navy, $8.50. Also try: Knock Out Cosmetics Flatte Nail Polish in OX, $19.
OPI and Zoya are both have matte-finish nail polishes, the perfect wear-if-you-dare trendsetting look.
How to Get the Look:
1. Do not use base coat, top coat, speed dryer, or lotions with these polishes.
2. Apply two coats of an OPI Matte shade (Russian Navy – blue in the second picture and You Don’t Know Jacques – black matte shown in first picture).
3. (Optional) Apply the matching glossy polish to the tip, creating a unique French design.
After posting the picture of the black nails in yesterday’s post, I received so many request’s on how to do this. Hope you enjoy the quick tutorial above.
October 26th, 2011
It’s easy to transform any home into a haunted manor; here, a towering glittered pumpkin centerpiece, gothic silver candlesticks, and black candles shrouded in “spiderwebs” do the trick.
These synthetic pumpkins of varying sizes glisten with a spectral sheen thanks to coats of paint and ultrafine opaque black, silver, and charcoal (a mixture of black and silver) glitter. They are arranged on a tiered cake stand; layers of ‘Dusty Miller’ foliage and a slew of artificial spiders evoke a ghostly garden.
How to Make the Glittered Pumpkins
To decorate the pumpkins, first paint them black, then apply tacky glue to half of each pumpkin using a paintbrush. Hold pumpkin over a bowl filled with glitter. Spoon glitter over glued surface, making certain the glitter falls into all the crevices and sockets, and any excess lands back in the bowl. Place on a plate or tray and let dry for at least 1 hour. Tap or brush off any excess glitter. Repeat gluing and glittering on uncoated surface of each pumpkin until completely covered, and touch up other areas as needed.
Every holiday should sparkle, don’t you think?
Happy Hump Day Dolls!
October 23rd, 2011
Some days you just don’t wanna. For those days, try this! Seems like I’ve been seeing pictures of this lovely look everywhere. It’s definitely an easy, gorgeous ‘do. Here’s how to get this very uncomplicated knotted ponytail:
- light holding styling mousse
- small clear elastic
- large bobbypin
- Apply a light holding styling mousse all over from roots to ends for texture and seperation. Hair can be damp or dry. (If it’s dry, be sure it’s a light holding mousse or you could end up with a strong holding mess.)
- Separate the hair over your shoulder into two pieces. The piece from the back should come forward and down (see photo).
- Using your girl scout skills, tie hair into a simple knot. [repeat]
- Secure the two ends together using a clear elastic. Once it’s in there, slide it up underneath the knot to conceal it.
- I like to throw a bobby pin in there for extra security.
- Back comb the ponytail a little for texture and then comb through it with your fingers to settle it.
Tip: Once the steps are complete, tug on it and mess it up a bit. This look is better when it’s a little disheveled!
October 23rd, 2011
This dress by Rachel Gilbert
Elie Saab Perfume
Dress Erin Fetherston
White Decor with Leopard
H &M jewels, threadscence hat
Crisp Fall Mornings
Elie Saab Gown - Just DREAMY
Bustling in London
This vintage skirt from YSL
This Zara skirt
Kim K saying goodbye to New York
I'm such a visual person, I think that's why as a little girl I use to dream through magazines. Now magazines have been replaced by websites, at least in my world. This week I gathered these pictures from the net that gave me design, fashion and glamour inspiration.
My inspiration board this week!
Happy Sunday Dolls!
October 21st, 2011
While I’ve often driven by Graffiti, I’ve never appreciated it as much as I did today! Someone quite talented hit this wall and I feel in love with the design. After leaving a luncheon today in Phoenix I just had to stop and check it out.
Happy Friday Dolls!
PS I don’t condone gaffiti … but this was out of control : )
October 19th, 2011
From Fergie to Kim Kardashian, it looks like stars can’t get enough of the top knot. And we’re not surprised: It’s a chic updo that takes virtually no time, and it’s the perfect solution for a bad-hair day. The Black Eyed Peas singer sported this ‘do with a fancy cocktail dress at an event in L.A. over the weekend, and Kim K. wore it with a strapless column gown to a gala in NYC last night. We’re especially loving Kim’s jumbo earrings—they balance out the hairstyle perfectly.
“To get the look, make sure your hair is completely smooth (mix some hairspray with shine serum for hold and sheen), pull it up into a high pony, twist the strands around and secure the knot with bobby pins.” says Cosmopolitan Magazine
What do you see beyond the top knot? The article was about the hair, but what I notice is the makeup! It’s not a secret I have a huge girl crush on Kim Kardashian, she is just beyond gorgeous! But, the makeup is what makes a difference here. Fergies looks OK, slightly dull and half completed. Kim’s on the other hand is flawless. Could that be her secret? Great makeup artists?
I doubt it entirely can be contributed to that, they do have a great pallet to begin with. This past Spring I hired a makeup artist from Twitter – Tiffany @CoachGlitter and I can tell you the quality of a makeup artist can absolutely make a difference. Tiffany’s work was amazing and so was the transformation.
This is my daughter before and after makeup. (OK she’ll kill me if she see’s this first photo), but it does illustrate the wonders of a great makeup artist!
October 18th, 2011
Beautiful and stunning is what came to mind when I discovered GreyLee Designs. I’ve seen women wearing these initial necklaces and always admired the look!
Star Jones worn one just before her wedding and even after. Carrie on Sex and the City also sported the ever so popular look.
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What a great heirloom to have, and with the Christmas season just around the corner what a perfect gift!
So many gorgeous items to choose from, check them out for that special gift!
Happy Shopping Dolls
October 17th, 2011
Inspiring photos from the streets of Paris. I definitely notice a difference, don’t you? And ummm, never seen a male look so CHIC in the USA! He’s divine… : )
I had the best weekend, shopping, dinners and lot’s of relaxation. I’ll post my hauls tomorrow , so many cute things, can’t wait to share!
How was your weekend? Hoping FABULOUS!
pics via EasyFashion
October 16th, 2011
Congratulations! Here is the list of ALL winners! All 100 of you… : )
Thank you so much to everyone who entered …. and happy shopping!
Now here is what I need… If you are a winner below, I need your complete name, email address, and mailing address to send to InPinkso they can get your gift card right out to you! Please email me at email@example.com with your details.
You have until 10/20/2011 to claim your prize!
Thanks again … Bella
Lyssa M Barros
Sarah Ann Eckman
Staci @ HandbagReport
Susie B. Homemaker
October 14th, 2011
Silver metallic or glitter polish
10 reinforcement stickers
Clear top coat
1. Start with clean, bare nails that have been filed.
2. Apply 1 to 2 coats of the silver polish (depending on the coverage of the polish). Be sure to paint your whole nail. If the color ends up showing through the navy polish it will just add a little sparkle, but it is important to have a smooth first layer. Let the polish dry for at least 30 minutes. It is important your nails are dry before placing the reinforcement stickers on them or else the stickers will peel off the polish and you will have to start all over again. Oh no!
3. Once nails are completely dry, place a reinforcement sticker on each nail with the outside of the sticker mimicking the shape of the moon of your nail. Cutting a slit in each sticker will allow the stickers lay more evenly on each nail. You can decide what size you would like the moons to be, but it is important that the size stay consistentacross all your nails for it to look right. Once they are all placed where you would like them, apply pressure to each making sure they are secure to your nail.
4. Now paint the top half or your nail with 2 coats of navy blue polish. Let this coat dry for at least 10 mins.
5. Once that’s dry, carefully pull the reinforcement stickers off of each nail.
6. Finish with a clear top coat.
Something fun to try this weelend! I love sharing with you the new trends I find. Would love to see your styles you create, send pics!
Have a beautiful weekend dolls!
October 13th, 2011
Suzanne Rogers – a Toronto-based fashion icon who has one freaking impeccable closet, says The Coveteur. This is just a sampling of the photos just released of her closet! One I think is every girls dream, at least for me it is.
The designers alone I see in these photos are endless! But the pink Birkin had me at hello….
October 13th, 2011
For beauty and design I recommend all of them, but my favorite and most helpful book is Nina’s.
The One Hundred, written by Nina Garcia, fashion director at Elle magazine, is designed to help women build a classic wardrobe and avoid being caught up in fads. It contains the 100 items that Nina believes will never go out of style. Not only does she list these items but explains why each item has stood the test of time., looking at the history behind such items as the white shirt, the gold link watch, and a pair of classic black slacks.
Decorating never ends with the furniture, it’s the little things in life that make a difference!
October 12th, 2011
So much DRAMA in five little pieces. My favorite FIVE right now!
Sequinned Tux Blazer from Victoria’sSecret
Cowlneck Poncho Victoria’sSecret
All five items are on my shopping list right now. Shades of gold, creams and soft cashmere always represent Fall to me. Do you create want lists? I find it comes in so handy while shopping!
Happy Wednesday Dolls!
October 10th, 2011
Here is a glimpse into my version of the Glitter Booties. I made them on Sunday, along with a black pair with Silver glitter.
If you missed my DIY project last week, here is the link!
You can probably tell I learned how to distort the background today. Haha …. the pictures were taken at my parking garage at work, not so attractive!