Monday, April 29, 2013

Mani(c) Monday - April 29, 2013

Been away from posting on my blog in general lately, which therefore means I haven't been consistent in putting up my nail posts on a weekly basis.  However, here is a much belated Mani(c) Monday post of one of my favorite nail colors I've worn through this spring season.  This time around, I wore New Money by L'Oreal, a buttery creamy lime chartreuse shade that I've totally been obsessed with recently.  I found that it looked particularly looked nice with my nails at a longer length, although I was only able to wear it on my nails for a short period of time.  I also mentioned this polish as one of my spring essentials on my YouTube channel, so you can check that out (here) if you haven't already.  All photos taken by me.  =]

New Money by L'Oreal

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mani(c) Monday - April 15, 2013 (Late Post)

I really need to get back in the habit of posting these in a timely manner...and consistently.  But anyway, this is what I wore on my nails a couple weeks ago when I had a few consecutive days off from work, which explains why I was able to rock such a daring shade (for me anyway).  I really wanted to embrace the elements of spring, and wore this polish by Circus by Andrea's Choice, a brand of polish I have never tried before.  This polish shade is called Somersault, a warm creamy buttercup yellow shade that greatly contrasts the tan of my skin, so it is definitely one that particularly stands out on my nails.  Although I was only able to wear this polish on my nails for a few days, I really liked the smoothness of it, and was remarkably opaque for a light nail polish shade.  I'm not entirely sure where to go about finding other nail polishes from this line, as my cousin gave this one to me, but I believe you can order them from the Circus by Andrea's Choice website.  All photos taken by me.  =]

Somersault by Circus by Andrea's Choice

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Stuff I Bought: Prabal Gurung for Target Collection

I realize that this collection came out what seems like forever ago, and only remnants of it are still available in store and online (aside from ebay)...but I still wanted to share with you the couple items I picked up from yet another designer collaboration at Target.  Months ago, upon hearing of the collaboration between Prabal Gurung and Target, I was very eager to see what types of pieces this collection would encompass, especially from such a popular up and coming designer.  After seeing the lookbook pictures that Target had released, I was pretty set on only a couple of pieces that I really wanted, although there were a lot of great pieces being featured in this collection.  The two "must have" pieces I anticipated were the pullover sweatshirt in the First Date print, and the black flat sandals with the silver plaque detailing.  Since spring was still approaching at the time, I felt as though those were two great pieces that I could wear together to bring in the warmer months, and were definitely stand outs of the collection that fit my personal style.  Nonetheless, I was able to get both the pieces I wanted without much searching (and without having to wake up at the crack of dawn), since there wasn't too much madness surrounding this collection.  Aside from the two pieces I got, other ones I had interest in were the two toned cardigans, the gorgeous printed dresses, the adorable clutches, and the jewelry (that had been sold out by the time I got to look).  Overall, I was pretty pleased with the quality, selection, and range this collection shown, all of which are perfect for this spring season...and I would encourage checking it out if any of the pieces still remain at a Target near you (or if you're daring, and really want a certain piece, you can cautiously check ebay).  Below are product shots of the pieces I picked up at a couple different angles, along with detail shots of the collateral that came with the pieces (box and tag), and the haul video where I talk about these pieces that I picked up. You can be sure to see an outfit post wearing both of these items as well as an OOTD video in the near future.  All photos taken by me.  =]

Pieces I got from the Prabal Gurung for Target collection.

Sweatshirt in First Date print by Prabal Gurung for Target.

First Date print.

Black flat sandals with silver plaque detailing by Prabal Gurung for Target.

Box the sandals came in.

Tag that was on all of the items from the collection (closed) 

 Another view of the tag (open).