Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I am enough.

9.18.13.



Yikes. Sorry bloggettes, I know I've dropped the ball again.
Honestly everything has been so  crazy with all of the things on my plate...I know I just need to improve my time management skills.

Personally I've been feeling kind of at a low. It just seems like things aren't going in my favor & I know I am worrying over things that I can't really control. But I'm a girl and of course "what ifs" are constant, mental companions.

At the moment I am struggling with convincing myself that things are ok.
That I am ok.
That things will be ok.
That in all things, I am enough.




(Pinterest, The Quiet Rabbit)





What are some of your mantras or daily affirmations?

Remember, you, me, us, we...are enough.



xoxo
~carlykins

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

How-to Tuesday - Marc Jacobs Daisy Nails!

8.27.13.


Yesterday I posted a preview of a Marc Jacobs "Daisy" inspired nail design.

Here's how I did them...


via YouTuber elleandish


...& ta-da!




elleandish's tutorial was fabulous! The results were amazing & I loved this feminine & classy manicure! Very work appropriate :)

Do you have any favorite tutorials? Have you tried this one out?

I'd love to see your results or rendition!



xoxo
~carlykins


Monday, August 26, 2013

Still obsessing over MJ...Daisy Mani!

8.26.13.



Hello bloggettes!

I am still obsessing over the launch of the Marc Jacobs line at Sephora...

...so naturally the mani that I've been rocking for a few days is MJ inspired!


(I know terrible cuticles >.<)


Find the MJ "Daisy" perfume here!

Stay tuned to learn how/where I found this awesome how-to tomorrow! :)



xoxo
~carlykins

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

One step at a time...

8.21.13.



I know I have yet to do a Wednesday Wishlist for this month...but these last couple weeks of August are CRAZY for me >.<

Hopefully I can find the time to put some of my lusts in order & post them next week...

For now I'll leave you with more wise words from The Quiet Rabbit:




Don't forget that the tortoise won the race.

Take the time to enjoy the journey to wherever you may be headed.

...especially on this hump day! :)



xoxo
~carlykins

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

How-to Tuesday - Newlyweds Wedding Frame D.I.Y.

8.20.13.



It's wedding season, meaning time to start thinking about that special something that you are going to give your beautiful friends on their special day!!


1. Find a frame! Papyrus has gorgeous seasonal selections in all sizes! As the wedding I was attending was in the summer, I decided to purchase something fun, fresh & of course floral!



2. Decide how you would like to personalize your frame! I decided to craft my own frame insert with a wedding couple! I used a Cricut machine/Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge to create these little paper people but if you have an artistic talent, use it! Be it just the frame as is, or creating your own frame insert, it's really the thought that counts! :)



3. Place your insert inside your frame! Make sure to measure & test out proportions prior to making your design elements permanent! If you decided not to create an insert, think of a creative way to wrap your unique frame! 



...& voila! A newlywed worthy frame to highlight your friends' special day!

It's your turn to c's the d.i.y.!

I'd love to see what you can create! Happy D.I.Y.-ing!!



xoxo
~carlykins

Monday, August 19, 2013

Oh hey there MJ!

8.19.13.



Hey boy hey!

I was really trying to hold out on purchasing items from this Marc Jacob's debut makeup collection which appeared at Sephora a couple of weeks ago...

...sadly my restraint has succombed to the fabulous-ness of this makeup line!

First item, the Shameless Bold Blush in Outspoken (212). Aside from the functional, minimalist & totally adorable packaging, this cool lilac pink blush is also stunning in the pan! Unlike any other color I currently own so I went for it! I was wrestling between this shade & Obsessed (204, warm pink)...but it kind of looked like NARS Orgasm when I looked/swatched...I guess we'll see how much I like Outspoken first :)



(Sephora, $30)


The second item I purchased was this gorgeous Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Laquer in Le Charm (rosy copper metallic shimmer). If you haven't noticed by now, I am a rose gold fanatic!! Honestly, when this collection first appeared online, I overlooked this one--the online picture really doesn't do it justice!



(Sephora, $18)


I will upload swatches as soon as I try these out!



xoxo
~carlykins



Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pinky's up! Happy Birthday Besties!!

8.18.13.



I am dedicating a SPECIAL post to two of my besties...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVES!!

Sometimes I still think it's amazing how two of my best friends are only born a day apart...coincidence much??

While one of my bff's is far, far away, thankfully my other biffle is right here at home with me! As it is a very special birthday year, we celebrated in the best way that any classy lady could...with Tea Time!




Tucked away in Manoa Valley,  the Wai'oli Tea Room is where families, couples or girlfriend gatherings are a norm, especially on the weekends. As sophisticated ladies, we decided to celebrate our friend's birthday with tea & lovely tea foods!





Favorites were the Lilikoi Cream Puffs & the Chipotle Veggie Wraps!!

For more details visit their website (linked above).

Pinky's up!


xoxo,
~carlykins