Monday, January 30, 2012

Hi, all. Hopefully people who are running into my little blog is having a better time in their lives than I am. With taking time off to just study for the step, I haven't really felt the need to go out or really get dressed out of my PJs for that matter all that often. So I've been in bum mode and really just have some fun with nails and making food. Yes, I do realize that I should be studying but one can only study for so long at least in my room that is... Probably the worse choice in my life to agree to have a TV in my room. There is so much on TV that you can watch when you absolutely have to study, don't you think?

There is a wedding coming up in the next few weeks or so so I'll actually have to be dressed up and since I'm visiting the boy's family, I'll actually have to look decent... which leads to... more shopping!!!! YAY! I have been able to score a few cool things on great deals lately which I am super excited about that I'll post in the near future. But currently, some of the things I have been able to procrastinate with are my nails. I have to say with the amount of times that I have been changing my colors, I still SUCK at applying even coat, especially the pretty light pastel colors. But I have been getting better at doing gradient nails. After being submerged in the sciences for so long, doing my nails provide a much desired creative outlet my little brain wants.

Please ignore my funky looking fingers... I was all sorts excited when I found the bluish-purple nail polish in my collection and since only having one color on my finger nails bore me, I rummaged through my pile of nail polish for the next perfect colors to do gradient nails with. I don't know the nails of the bluish-purple and the red-glitter polish that I used because both came from the mini nail polish collection SEPHORA always puts out during the holidays and the middle pink/silver glitter color came from AVON. Then I finished the top off with a red glitter top coat just at the tip to intensify the red color. I have to say that this is one of my most successful gradient look yet! Now onto the first of a few hauls that I did...

My first pair of Miu Miu shoes. I actually got these for a great price from Neiman Marcus. This particular pair is a little too big for me, but since they were soooo pretty and they didn't have it in my size, I just got the larger size but I re-spotted on their website for smaller size, so I'm just waiting on those babies to arrive! Hopefully those will fit better! According to the website, it's about 4.7" high so it is a fairly high heel but it is still comfortable although having the shoes not slip off my feet may help increase the comfort. But I do love the soft pink sole and the velvet bow. I don't always go for super girly shoes, but I had to when I spotted these.

Hope y'all have a nice day!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

First Food Post

I've been craving something sweet and yummy and while wasting my study time on the internet, I ran into a recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread by Joy the Baker. It was relatively simple to make other than the fact that I had to wait for the yeast to do its thing, which is to let the dough rise.

I don't know how it happened but most of the sugars ran to the bottom of the pan and made a little caramel. I guess when I tried to bake the bread long enough to get the middle of the bread to bake completely, I had to bake it about 10 minutes longer than Joy recommended. So I ended up burning the bottom a little, which makes me a little sad because the burnt sugar makes it a little difficult to eat. It's not as pretty as Joy's Bread but I can't compare to someone who has done this longer but o wells. Nonetheless, it was delicious and I have no complaints.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Another nail look...

Hey, y'all!

Since I have taken some time off to study for the step, I haven't really left my apartment that often thus the lack of OOTD posts... doing my nails, reading up on blogs, watching football, and making attempts at studying... I have been great at procrastinating a few haul posts that I have been meaning to do since Christmas but well, I've been just too lazy so expect some in the near future. (Maybe)

But lately, I feel like I've been stuck on the gradient nails because now, it just feels boring with just one color on my nails. I'm actually kind of proud of the base color that I mixed up for myself which ended up being this cool pink/silver holographic-y base. I really wished that the dark blue would be a little more gradient-y but it ended up looking a little more french nail-ish. O wells, that will do for now until I gather up the mental strength to fix it... For these nails, I caved in and used the sponge method. But since I didn't have a makeup sponge, I had to go McGuyvre on my butt and cut up an earplug and substitute it as my "sponge." Hopefully whoever runs into this little blog enjoys the nail look.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Nail look

This is a nail look that I did until the nails chip or get ruined on me since I'm terrible with my nails... Gradient nails are not as difficult to do at home as a lot of people may think. It just requires more or less the right consistency of the nail polish and a little patience.

Base: Sephora by OPI base coat
Gradient: Sephora by OPI "Already Famous"
Glitter: Sephora by OPI "Don't be Eggnog-ious'
Top coat: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails UV Top Coat

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Monday, January 16, 2012

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Much needed update and so forth...

Hey guys!

Hope all of you had awesome holidays. I know mine were filled with family and good food. I know that I mentioned on posting my last outfit for the year and here it is... it was the day of my finals so since I felt pretty crappy (who dosen't during your last final of the year before Christmas break?) I decided to kind of dress up. Why? I don't know. I tend to dress up whenever I feel crappy... probably because making myself pretty makes me feel better. But here it is.


Cardigan: H&M
Shirt: Victoria's Secret PINK
Skirt: H&M
Tights: Francesca's
Boots: UGGs

The pictures show a close up of the friendship bracelet my friends and I decided to get... the clasp broke on my bracelet so I used the red ribbon pin that my friend got to keep it together. Figured it will still be festive while being sentimental for our last day of school together until we meet again...


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