Monthly Archives: May 2012

Nars Thakoon : Kutki

As you all saw, I had the Nars Thakoon collection on my Cravings wishlist, but I couldn’t bring myself to purchase them all at $18 a pop! So I decided to pick one and just go with it. I chose Kutki, which was the only color sold out in all the Nordstrom stores I had been to! Kutki is a gorgeous creamy, white based blue that can look lighter or darker depending on the lighting…Check out the pictures below:

The formula was a little hard to work with so I had to add some NailTek Extend to thin it out a little bit. Despite the thickness, this color is amazing. Kutki is the perfect blue for this summer…XOXO

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Inspirational Spaces

My friend, Latoya of Something Blue DC, has gotten me addicted to Pinterest! Some of LaToya’s most amazing pins are the home decor ones…She is always talking about her dream home (which mostly consists of her dream closet/library…Lol), and after drooling over her pictures, I decided to start seeking inspiration of my own. In looking through thousands of pictures of dream homes and how various people decorate each room of their houses, I discovered that even though I don’t have my dream home yet, I could at least have my (mini) dream office…

So I have been on the prowl for desks, bookshelves (as all of my books will not fit on the one bookshelf I have right now) and other accessories that I think will help me turn my empty dining room into a little inspirational office. My ultimate goal is to have a space where I can blog, write and read without being tempted to fall asleep. As for right now, when I want to work on my thesis, I have to leave the house because my couch and my bed are way too comfy! And yes, I am that person that needs to be sitting at a desk/table in order to be productive.

Anywho…here are some inspiring office spaces that are really giving me life right now…

I’m sure you’ve noticed one thing that all of these offices have in common…yes, they are all white!! White, lucite, glass, and stainless steel furniture always looks so chic and modern to me. And since I am also revamping my living room, transitioning the color palette to black and white, I figured that a white desk may be just what I need. You should also notice that at least two of these office spaces have lucite ghost chairs. I am totally obsessed with lucite furniture right now! I’ve been eyeing the ghost chairs at Ikea for months, but I think I am going to go ahead and get it. I am also tempted to grab a faux fur rug but we shall see!

My sister and I are going to look at some furniture this weekend. Once I finalized everything and I have my place the way I want it, I’ll be sure to post pictures that, hopefully, will inspire others. Until next time…See ya!! XOXO

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Half-Yearly Sale: Nordstrom

Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale begins both in stores and online today folks!! I doubt that I will be purchasing much from the sale (if anything at all), as I am on a mission to save my ends. Plus I am looking forward to splurging on Nordstrom’s anniversary sale, which is coming up in July. Anywhoo, happy shopping!! XOXO

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Cravings…

Here are a handful of items that I am currently craving…

Handbags: Phillip Lim Satchel, Alexander Wang Satchel (with Rose Gold Hardware), and Michael Kors Tote. Nail Polish: Nars Thakoon Collection, Deborah Lippmann’s Boom Boom Pow and Christian Dior’s St Tropez (401). Jewelry: Tory Burch’s Logo Wrap Bracelets, Stud Earrings and Marc by Marc Jacobs Gold/Neon Bracelet. Shoes: Steve Madden Leopard Print Sandals.

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Blu-Ming

Here is one of my favs at the moment, Color Club’s Blu-Ming from their Blossoming collection for Spring 2012. I didn’t bother to buy the rest of the collection because after you have purchased as much polish as I have, the colors begin to look redundant. However, I think this one is a gem!! I posted a picture of it on my Instagram and it was quite popular so I thought I would blog about it. It was super easy to apply, as the formula was amazing and very easy to work with:

Blu-Ming is so incredibly bright!! It’s like CC took a mint green and turned it up several notches!! It was a little streaky with the first coat, but looks perfectly opaque after you apply a second. I def would recommend that you add this color to your stash!! XOXO…

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Arm Candy: Madewell, MK & Malibeads

As you all should know by now, I love my timepieces, and most of the time I do not pair them with bracelets (at least not on the same arm). Recently though, I’ve been trying to spruce up my accessories by adding a bracelet here and there and playing around with mixing metals and neons. I have never been one to mix metals before, but I think if you do it the right way, you can definitely pull it off:

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Here I paired these two neon/gold bracelets from Madewell with this gold boyfriend MK timepiece. I love that both the golds and the neons pop, but don’t out shine each other…($22 each).

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Here I paired this silver and clear MK timepiece with an old sterling silver Juicy Couture bracelet I purchased a while back. You can’t see the heart on the bracelet, but it super cute and girly. The bracelet adds a little something but isn’t too much.

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Here I paired two gunmetal bracelets with a small gold MK timepiece, and I love this combo!! The small beaded bracelet is from Michael Kors (available here for $65) and the bracelet in the middle is from Malibeads (available here for $32). Although you can’t tell from this picture, the Malibeads bracelet is half chain and half beaded…this seems to be a really popular trend right now.

I am a huge fan of Michael Kors watches, but I have to tell you guys that the bracelet is not holding up very well. I love the look of it, but I’ve only had it for a little more than two weeks and the metal is turning already. The bracelet is cute, but be sure to hold on to your receipt!!

As for the bracelets from Malibeads and Madewell, they are holding up great and I definitely recommend them.

Hope you enjoyed this post! XOXO!!

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Pot of Gold…

I Found a Pot of Gold is a gorgeous glitter from Sephora’s OPI line. I don’t know how I had missed this, but recently I was in the process of picking up another bottle Traffic Stopper Copper (which I have used to death and my bottle is almost empty) when I stumbled upon this gem. I normally don’t care for gold glitters, but this one is amazing!! Yes, I know, I know, I say that about all the polishes I post on here (LOL), but it really is…It makes me feel like I have diamonds on my nail beds. It consists of small gold glitters and chunky diamond shaped holographic glitters, which are so sporadic one may or may not land on each finger nail. Nonetheless this color would look gorge on any skin tone!!

Check out the swatches below and see for yourself:

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I used one coat of Revlon’s Runway Pearl and two coats of I Found a Pot of Gold on top…LOVE!!! XOXO

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Pinterest

I recently joined the world of Pinterest! I am probably so late on this, but there are soooo many social media sites that I sometimes have a hard time keeping up with them! The picture below shows all four of my boards. I definitely like the concept and find Pinterest to be quite inspiring. So be sure to check me out on Pinterest and let me know if you’re on there so that I can follow your inspiration boards as well. You can find me at: http://pinterest.com/Clutchez/

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