summer wishes

summer wishes

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my product lust list is ever evolving, but i can’t get these six somethings out of my head – which means that i’ll be making them all mine very very soon.

forever 21 southwestern eyelash curler, $2.80
yes you read that correctly: an eyelash curler in coral and mint
that rings in at under $3. i’ll take two, please.

the body shop amazonian wild lily perfume oil, $12
these little bottles evoke some serious high school memories and
this aqua floral is begging to be my summer scent.

sara happ ‘the lip scrub’ in lavender, $24
limited edition for summer, i am ga ga for this
relaxing, spa-like lip smoother.

ck one summer long wear + shine nail color, $14
a long-wearing, streak-free, strengthening polish? sign me up!
bonus: it smells like ck one summer when dry.

avon fiji paradise all over face powder, $7.99
such a perfectly pretty powder, this compact looks just
like a sunset and is perfect for blushing and highlighting.

aerin pretty bronze illuminating powder, $55
bronzer goes glam! this stuff gives an extra healthy
glow to the skin above and below your neck.

what’s on your wish list for summer?

emerald nails

emerald nails

i know i’m not the only one seeing green.

ever since pantone named emerald the color of the year for 2013, greens have been everywhere from teals and kellies to jades and shamrocks. i love the way that kermit’s favorite color has been popping up in fashion, but working this hue into your beauty routine can be a bit trickier. polish is an obvious choice (the best, in my opinion!), so here are six ways to get your nails on trend:

forever 21 nail polish in teal, $2.80
sonia kashuk nail colour in emerald city, $4.79
revlon nail enamel in posh, $4.99
butter london 3 free nail lacquer in thames, $15
julep nail vernis in emilie, $14
essie nail polish in going incognito, $8

will your nails be going green this season? which shade is your fav?

little wishes

merry christmas eve, beauties!

i think this is my most favorite day of the year. it’s all about family and festive cocktails and anticipation for the excitement of the following morning. we’re spending it at my in laws this year where my mother in law makes a full feast of the seven fishes and the portuguese tradition is to wait up until midnight (passing time playing board games, watching movies) and then open gifts!

the husband and i treated ourselves to a christmas kitten last week (a seven week old british shorthair named ivy – we’re pretty obsessed!) so that only leaves me wishing for a few little surprises underneath the tree:

christmas wishes 2012
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cozy slippers for working from home

a blush to brighten dreary winter days

a punchy champagne duo to ring in 2013

a soft bristle facial brush to gently exfoliate

a sparkly topcoat to refresh chipped manicures

the new fragrance i can’t get enough of!
(discovered by my mom via birchbox)

a sweetly simple pouch for staying organized

hope you get everything you wish for – have a very merry christmas eve!

pretty gifty: the nail files

pretty gifty: the nail files

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1 - sephora + pantone universe opulent lacquer trio, $18

2 - glittered manicure set, $4.80

3 - illamasqua nail varnish duo, $25

4 - priti hollywood vixen kit, $39.99

5 - dose nail lacquer, $20

6 - on the nail shaker set, $13.99

7 - sephora collection nail wand, $12

8 - le metier de beauté ‘rock ‘n’ romance’ mini lacquer set, $25