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What To Wear: Chic Tomboys

I don’t know if its because I don’t go out much anymore or if I am reverting back to my old tomboyish ways, but all I want is to be cute and comfortable nowadays. I am so tired of wearing shoes that hurt my feet just to look the part. So I have traded my high heels for these Nike dunks…Love them! Due to the wedge, I feel like a have a little more height (even though I’m 5’7) but not enough to have my feet screaming at the end of the day. Winning… 

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{Varsity Jacket – Forever 21. Scarf – Asos. Top – Nordstrom. Jeans – Nordstrom BP. Belt, Bag and Watch – Michael Kors. Bracelets – Pandora. Shoes – Nike Dunks. Nails – Zoya’s Ali.}

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I hope everyone has a great week and a Happy New Year!! xx

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Glitter Wasted: Zoya’s Dream and Mosheen

So I ordered some polishes from Zoya when they were having their awesome promotions a few weeks ago. Dream and Mosheen from their Zenith collection had been on my wish list since they first came out so I had to cop them. Dream is a gorgeous dark blue jelly polish with holographic glitter. BANGIN’…Mosheen is an ice blue glitter top coat with turquoise bar glitters. It definitely can’t be worn alone but is very pretty over Dream if you can handle that much glitter on one nail. Check out the swatches below:

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Zoya’s Dream (Zenith Collection)

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Zoya’s Dream with Mosheen as the top coat (Zenith Collection)

Glitter nails are always on trend for the holidays so I figured that this was a good nail polish selection with New Year’s right around the corner…

Did you guys catch any of Zoya’s promotions? Do you own any of these colors? If so, how do you like them? Zoya also just came out with their Natural Collection, which you can check out here. Talk to you all soon! xx

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Fall Favorites

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These are a few of my favorites things…

Michael Kors Selena Satchel: I bought this bag during the Bloomingdale’s family and friends discount sale, and I have been wearing it every since. I love that it is structured and can stand alone no matter how you pack your items into it. I also love the gold hardware since I have been wearing gold a lot lately.

Alice and Olivia Starbucks Mug/Lipton Green Teas: Who doesn’t want to drink their tea out of an adorable cup?! I purchased this cup at Starbucks not too long ago and I am so in love with it. I am also addicted to these Lipton green teas, which I have been drinking out of my mug. I drink green tea EVERY SINGLE DAY now! Every since I went to Teavana and tasted their amazing tea blends, I had to find something comparable. Red Goji Raspberry (Wegmans) and Purple Acai Blueberry (Wegmans/Walmart) are my favorites.

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Body Mist: This body mist is so light and fresh. I smelled the perfume and instantly fell in love, but I didn’t want to pay $55 for it. So I bought the smaller size to see how it worked with my body chemistry. Now I carry it in my bag and spray it whenever I feel  the urge to…Go smell it when you have some free time…

Favorite Nail Polishes at the Moment: Orly’s Pretty Ugly, Zoya’s Raven, and Formula X’s Zing. The clear nail polish is my new base coat…Rejuvacote is a nail strengthener that I had heard a lot of great things about. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I definitely like the results. Even though my nails still have the tendency to break, its only a chip here and there. They are much stronger than they have been.

The Art of War for Writers and Bird by Bird: I’ve had these books forever, but I have recently been rereading them to get some literary inspiration. I am working on developing a book idea I have and these books are helping me quite a bit. One thing I have learned from them is that you must write every day and at the same time every day. It’s also helpful if you to pretend that there is an imaginary gun to your head so that you don’t get up before you’re supposed to (only other writers/inspiring writings will understand that). LOL…Anne Lamott talks a lot about how you must quiet all the distractions (internally and externally) so that you can get to magic…the writing! I know this all sounds crazy, but I am learning that writing has to become a habit. I’m still working on that…

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

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Zoya’s Ali

Mean Girls is still my favorite movie of all time! I’m not even sure that I haven’t named one of my posts after this mantra from the movie already, but we are just gonna go with it for now. Continuing with my red-ish nail polish obsession, today I wanted to show you guys this gorgeous pinky-red cream color from Zoya. I can’t decide whether this color belongs in the pink or red family so you can decide for yourself. All I know is that it is simply gorge…

Ali is a color that I recently rediscovered in my nail polish collection. Do you guys do that? Rediscover things that you loved once but forgot about…but then you fall in love with it again once you take the time to notice it. Okay, maybe that’s just a Leo thing…Lol

Anywhoo, this baby is opaque in one coat, but in the pictures above I used two as well as a top coat. The formula is very easy to manipulate as it is very smooth and creamy. Zoya has quickly become one of my favorite nail polish brands. Did any of you participate in their recent promotion? I decided not to because I want to try a few colors from the Spring 2013 Lovely collection (Blu, Jacqueline and Neely), which weren’t included in the promotion. Nonetheless, $10 for 3 Zoya polishes is a great deal since they are normally $8 a pop. They are always offering promotions so I’m sure I’ll catch the next one!

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Steal: Zoya’s BOGO Promotion

This promotion is the precise reason why Zoya is one of my favorite nail polish brands!!! In addition to their marvelous formulas and variety of color, they are always having an amazing promotion to give back to their customers.

If you have an online account with them then you should have received a special promotion code yesterday for their buy one, get one free promotion. You must log into your account to retrieve the code. Check out the details below:

Keep in mind that the promotion is only valid online, and it is only available to customers in the United States. Also keep in mind that you can get free shipping if you order a minimum of six bottles (buy 3, get 3 free).  The maximum amount of bottles you can order is 8, and the offer is valid until August 29, 2012. Find out more details on Zoya’s blog.

Hope this made someone’s day! Lol…I also have to apologize for slacking on my blog posts lately. I’ve been working on my thesis and it has been hectic trying to maintain it all. Either way, too blessed to be stressed! I hope everyone is having an amazing week! Talk to you soon! Muah!! XOXO

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DL’s Boom Boom Pow + Gaia

I was painting my nails last night and I wanted to go for a more neutral look since I have been wearing vibrant blues and pinks for a minute now. I decided to use Zoya’s Gaia for my mani, and I added Deborah Lippmann’s Boom Boom Pow to my accent nail.

What can I say about Gaia? First, I have to admit that the pictures do not do her justice. Gaia is a creamy white color with gorgeous flecks of gold/yellow in it. I purchased this color a few months ago during Zoya’s last buy 3, get 3 promotion and I am not at all disappointed. I bought this particular color because white nail polish can look a bit harsh on dark skin (in my opinion) and I wanted a white (or close to white) color that would look flattering on me. Although its a little streaky at first, by your third coat, you will be so mesmerized by this color, and you will forget all about the little bit of work you had to put into it. Gaia’s golden shimmer is really what makes this color special. You can purchase it on Zoya’s website here for $8.

As for Deborah Lippmann’s Boom Boom Pow, not only does it have 24K gold flakies in it, but it looks absolutely gorgeous on the nail. BBP consists of round gold glitters as well as tiny flecks of gold, which makes your nails feel blinged out without looking too over the top. You can pair is with almost any color and it will look beautiful. DL’s nail polishes usually cost a pretty penny (BBP retails for $20), but anyone who has tried her glitter polishes will admit that it is well worth it. Of all of the DL polishes I own, BBP is definitely one of my favorites. You can purchase it at Nordstrom here.

I hope you enjoyed this post…Talk to you all soon!! XOXO

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Pippa

When I received my polishes from Zoya the other day, I had to try the brightest color in the bunch first. Let me introduce you to Pippa! It is an amazing, creamy, bright yellow! I posted in my instagram page and it received lots of love!! In the picture below I used two coats, and the formula was amazing. This is the perfect yellow for Spring/Summer:

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Enjoy!! XOXO

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Zoya: Buy 3, Get 3 Free!!

I had to pass this information on to you all…On Zoya’s blog today, they announced that they have another amazing promotion going on right now. If you purchase three polishes, you will get three additional polishes for free. You must use the code Spring3 and your order must be placed by 11:59pm (EST) on Wednesday, March 14. The offer is only valid for US addresses and on www.zoya.com.

Due to the fact that they just had a promotion not too long ago where I received two free polishes and only had to pay for the shipping, I am really beginning to like Zoya and their infamous promotions…Lol. BTW their formulas are amazing…I am thoroughly impressed.

Happy shopping!!! XOXO

Image Credits: Zoya Blog

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January Favorites

Check out my video to see what I was (and still am) loving in January!

Sidenote: Can anyone tell me how to change the thumbnail on my videos? Maybe I have to add a picture or something…LOL…I am still learning y’all! Don’t judge me! Hahaha…XOXO

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