Tuesday, August 27, 2013

How-to Tuesday - Marc Jacobs Daisy Nails!


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!


Monday, August 26, 2013

Still obsessing over MJ...Daisy Mani!


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! :)


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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


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!!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pinky's up! Happy Birthday Besties!!


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


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!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom - #ROAR


Take some advice from the fabulous KP.

Don't let others hold you back from being the real you.



Tuesday, August 13, 2013

How-to Tuesday - Shark (Week) Nails


I know, I know, Shark Week was last week.

But I just had to share this fabulous mani that I am totally in LOVE with at the moment!

nom nom nom

Want to find out how I created this monster?

Check out this awesome tutorial by nail/makeup/fashion guru Miss Jen!

Have you done any nail art recently? Tried this shark inspired look?

Show me! I'd love to see your creativity!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Manic Monday - Tony Moly!!


Hello again! I know I've been MIA >.<

But while I've been away I have discovered some new inspiration for some blog posts--yay!

I have recently stumbled across THE cutest brand of cosmetics that I can easily get my hands on...

My bestie recently gave me a bunch of products from TM & I am totally in LOVE!!

Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (~$7)
This product is ADORABLE!! Easy to tote around in any bag & the product itself isn't so bad. Not as moisturizing as I would prefer, but the color pigmentation of the darker shades is good--lasts for most of the day! These are also (fruit?) scented & taste pretty good too :) In my opinion, packaging cuteness factor plays a major role in my decision to repurchase--I mean, how can you resist?!

Mini Bunny Hand Cream (~$12)
On the TonyMoly Hawaii site these two travel sized hand creams come as a set! I found that I personally like the pink, "Sweet Pink" hand cream was my favorite out of the two--smells deliciously floral & kind of reminds me of Philosophy's Love Sweet Love scented products. The "Warm Beige" has more of a gardenia flower-like scent, which I still like; I did find that the consistency of this hand cream seemed more viscous/liquid-y than the "Sweet Pink" hand cream...weird? I don't think this is as moisturizing as other hand creams I've tried (i.e., Soap & Glory's Hand Food) but what I did like about this was that it didn't leave my hands sticky and of course the scent was amazing to me! I would def repurchase this!

Pocket Bunny Mist (~$10)
Another amazingly CUTE product!! ...not quite "pocket-sized" but def worth throwing in a small purse! I am also not sure if this really works. It is refreshing to spray on midday but I don't think there is much other benefit. While I would like to repurchase (mainly for cuteness factor again), I don't think I would unless I was willing to treat myself to spend :)

**Just FYI, prices are approximate based on what I could find via Amazon/online; typically Amazon prices are more reasonable, but be prepared to pay a hefty shipping fee!**

If you haven't heard of TM, check them out! They have lots of other cute animal themed products!

Have you come across any other brands that you would recommend? I'd love to heard about them!