Wednesday, March 20, 2013


For tonight's post I really wanted to try out one of my polishes I received in last month's Julep Maven Box. This one is called Joy and I'm pretty certain I posted pictures of it last night. It went on so amazingly smooth and the color is just gorgeous! It's a perfect color for spring and also just adds that feminine touch to an outfit. My best friend is getting married in May and this weekend is her bridal shower and this will definitely be my polish of choice for the weekend. What do you think of the color?

 Kali really wanted to make an appearance in tonight's post (sorry for my appearance, it is late lol). Isn't she adorable though? My little poser!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Making Up for Lost Time

First and foremost, I need to apologize to my blog and my readers - I am SO immensely sorry that I have neglected you so much for the past 2 months. :( Please find it in your hearts to forgive me. Hopefully after you finish reading my post you will look past my neglection and will forgive me.

While I have been MIA from my blog, I have not stopped doing my nails or taking pictures of the manicures I've been doing. So today I want to share with you just a few different looks I did as well as quite a few new nail polishes I've picked up in the mean time.

For this first mani I wanted to add a little sparkle (of course, who doesn't like sparkle?!). For my middle and ring finger I used Essie's Set in Stones, I've had my eye on this polish for quite some time now and finally decided to get it and I'm sure glad I did. It is gorgeous!! For my remaining fingers I used Essie's Turquoise & Caicos, which is a gorgeous turquoise blue and goes on amazing! Here's the finally result:

  My next mani was a polish that I have been on the hunt for everywhere!! I've been wanting a really gorgeous emerald green and the other day Alex and I were at Target when I spotted it. I about screamed with excitement! When I found out it was on sale for only $3 I screamed some more :) Anyways since it's such a gorgeous color I wanted to just leave it alone and not add any nail art or anything to it. Its by Revlon and called Posh, so fitting!

Now the remaining pictures are just some poloshes that I've picked up in the last couple weeks:

Left to Right - Essie Set in Stones, Nicole by OPI Luke of the Draw, Sally Hansen Golden Rule
Essie Set in Stones

Nicole by OPI Luke of the Draw

Sally Hansen Golden Rule

Julep - Freedom Top Coat, Leila, Joy
Julep Freedom Top Coat
Julep Leila

Julep Joy

China Glaze Electric Pineapple, Water You Waiting For

China Glaze Water You Waiting For

China Glaze Electric Pineapple

Spoiled Let's Get Sushi, Revlon Posh

Spoiled Let's Get Sushi

Since this post was so pic heavy I'm going to end on that note. I am hoping sometime this week to post another makeup tutorial, this one is going to be about contouring your face, which is my new obsession!


Friday, March 1, 2013

Spring into Stripes

So I know that it's not officially spring yet, but it's beginning to feel a lot like it so I went ahead and did a spring mani. For my base I used OPI's My Boyfriend Scales Walls.
Then once my nails dried I used my Scotch tape and taped off the bottom part of my nail where I wanted my first stripe to be. For my first stripe I used NYC's Times Square Tangerine Creme. Now I must say that I did the LONG version of this. I did my stripes one by one on each nail first before I moved onto the next stripe. So be warned that this can be very time consuming! Here's how it looked after my first stripe was done:

For my next stripe I used Essie's Mezmerised and made this stripe a little bit thicker. Here's how that looked:

Then finally I did my last stripe using NYC's Times Square again. I made this one a little bit thinner. Here is the final result with my Seche Vite on:

Here is where my inspiration from this manicure came from. A cute little racer back blouse :)

I also wanted to share with you my latest pedicure I did. At the moment I do not have the nail polish names on me so I will be sure to get those and update my post once I do. I thought they were just cute and fun and summer-y because Lord knows I cannot wait for summer!!!!

Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!!
Xoxo Brit

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I'm Baaaaack!!

I'm finally back to blogging again! It has been entirely too long and I have seriously missed it!
For today's post I have a couple of different looks for you as well as a mani and pedi. First, the mani, I used OPI's San Tan-Tonio as the base color. Once that dried I took black rhinestones and lined them down the middle of each finger. Here's how they turned out:

This mani was so simple and fast and I absolutely love it! Alex and I were going out with a couple of friends that night and I wanted to have something on my nails that was a little more fancy than I normally do. I think it went perfectly with my outfit and I literally did them in less than an hour!
Next we have a pedi that I did a few weeks ago for Valentine's Day. For my base I used Confetti's First Kiss ( which I found to be totally appropriate for V-day). I then used clear rhinestones and made a half moon shape with them on both my big toes and then on the rest I did a single rhinestone on the base and in the middle. Here is how those turned out:

I really liked this pedicure because it was simple yet classy and of course I loved the little bling it added!

Next I have a couple different outfit looks that I put together and wanted to share.

For the first look I paired skinny jeans with a white tank top and a black fitted blazer over that. To add a little extra something I added my leopard print infinity scarf as well as my leopard flats. For the accessories I paired the outfit with my gold watch as well as a few different bracelets in the same color family to match the outfit - so blacks, golds, & even some brown.

I love this look for a day at the office or even for going out shopping with your girls. It's simple to put together and very comfortable. A blazer over any t-shirt helps to put an outfit together without any effort.
My next look is very similar, just spiced up a bit with some wedges. For this outfit I wore skinnies again and rolled the bottoms, then wore a loose fitting racer back blouse. Over my blouse I wore a brown loose fitting sweater and to finish it off used another leopard print scarf. For my shoes I chose a camel brown wedge that helped add a pop of color with the yellow around the trim of the shoe.

I really liked this outfit, but next time think I would pair it was a brown leather jacket and also use a scarf that had more color in it, maybe even yellow to help the shoes to pop a little bit more. Overall, I did like the outfit, but would make a few tweaks.

For tomorrow's post I will be posting a review of a couple different make up companies that I use and also possibly a makeup tutorial if time permits.

Hope everyone had a fabulous Tuesday and it feels great to be back!

XoXo Brit

Monday, February 11, 2013

My Apologies...

I am so sorry that I have been MIA the past several weeks. Unfortunately, my boyfriends grandfather passed away and we have been dealing with the emotional stress of losing him. We also moved out a couple days after his passing and have been trying to get settled into our new house and get organized. As if all these changes weren't enough we have been slammed with work! Now don't get me wrong I'm totally not complaining about being busy, I love, it, but its so much with everything else going on. Not to mention through the move I somehow lose my camera, which has halted all picture taking of my beautiful manis. The good new is I FOUND IT! Yesterday I happened to look in one of my clutches and ta-da!

Before I went on my little break I was participating in the ABC Challenge so I believe I have two letters that I need to make up for. I'm hoping to get one in tomorrow and the next Tuesday so I can be right on track for Wednesdays. Also since Valentines day is right around the corner I'm thinking of doing a little giveaway. Stay tuned for more information regarding the giveaway! So exciting, my first one ever!

I just wanted to say a few words about Alex's grandfather, Alvy, he was 94 when he passed and was such an incredible man. He was so welcoming and made you feel like part of the family. He never got mad or let anything stress him out and knew that things would always work out. This past year when we found out Alex was sick, we moved in with Alvy and Alex's mom so we could kind of all help take care of each other. I feel so fortunate to have gotten that year with him. We were able to become very close and he would call me his granddaughter. I knew when we moved in that we were right where we needed to be at the time. I loved being able to be there for him every day and also so blessed to have gotten to have a special connection with him, that I either wise probably never would have. I know Alex is very grateful that we lived there and he got that time with him. Alex's grandpa was pretty much his father, he's the one who taught him everything he knows about farming, and life, etc as his father has never been a part of his life. I don't think that Alex could have had a better role model in life.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a great work week!

                                                             XoXo Brit

Thursday, January 24, 2013

ABC Challenge - C is for Cheetah & Tutorial

For tonight's post I just wanted to switch it up a bit and do a pedi instead. I'm again a day late, I don't know what it is, but posting on Wednesday's I just seem to forget. I think we should change the posting day to Thursday's, anyone else agree?? Just kidding :)

For my toes I used OPI's Goldeneye for the base, then for the spots I used Nicole by OPI's My Empire... My Rules, then lastly to outline the spots I used Wet n Wild's Ebony Hates Chris. This is my first time doing cheetah print like this and oh my goodness it was probably one of the easiest and fastest nail designs I've done in a long time.

What you will need for supplies is:
  • A paper plate
  • Dotting tools
  • Nail polish for the spots
  • Black polish to outline the spots
  • Acetone
  • Nail brush to fix mistakes
First you will paint your base color:

Once that dries pour a little bit of the color you want to use for your spots onto the paper plate. Use your dotting tool and make random imperfect cirles on your toes. The more imperfect, the better I found.

Next, take a skinny dotting tool, I used my pontiest one, and dip it in your black paint and outline your spots. You don't want to outline the entire spot, just do about half. The more abstract you are the better. What I did was outlined half of some of the spots and on some other ones I did half, skipped a bit then outlined the rest of the spot.
Here's the finished result:

I'm totally in love with these! They were just the simplest to do and look so adorable! Can't wait to do a mani with these! Love the color combo.
Also I was able to swatch the Material Girl polish I purchased the other day, I tried Psychedelic. Which is a gorgeous purple shimmer.


The polish itself was gorgeous and application was great. It went on perfectly with no streaking and only took two coats. The only problem was is that for some reason my nails bubbled. I keep having this problem lately and can't quite figure it out. Is it the base coat I'm using, am I not washing my nails enough? Any hints, tips, or advice is GREATLY appreciated.
Well that is all for tonight fold.
Xo Brit