Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wish List - 10.25.12

By the end of November, my goal is to buy all 5 of these items. 
I haven't been able to stop drooling over #'s 2 & 3 for awhile now...
Gotta pull the trigger sometime. It ain't gonna buy itself!

November Wish List

1. A new pair of waxed denim
2. UNIF's "Go To Hell For Heavens Sake" cardigan
3. Jeffrey Campbell Venice Wedge Sneaker
4. A new oversized white tee
5. Bright red nail polish

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

DIY Wednesday: Halloween Edition!

This week's DIY is featuring an idea off of Free People's Blog: Pumpkin Candles! This do-it-yourself is extremely fitting given the upcoming holiday of Halloween! Not only are these pumpkin candles perfect for Halloween, but the pumpkin spirit lingers all the way through the Fall season and these candles will provide as excellent tabletop decor for any Thanksgiving table. And the great thing about the Fall season?  ... These mini pumpkins can be found at nearly any grocery store for the next few months! How convenient, right?

What You'll Need:
-A small pumpkin (or several)
-Sharp knife
-Candle wicks
-Scented oil (optional)


1. Start by cutting the top off of the pumpkin – you can cut a small hole around the stem, or slice the whole top portion off, it’s up to you.

2. Next use a spoon to remove the insides of the pumpkin (save the seeds to roast later!). Make sure to get the inside of the pumpkin as clean as possible.

 3. Place a wick inside the pumpkin. If you want, you can put a dab of glue to hold it in place, but I just dug the metal ring into the bottom of the pumpkin and it stayed put – plus, once you pour in the wax, the wick won’t go anywhere. 

 4. Now it’s time to melt your wax. You can use a sauce pan on medium heat, or a double boiling method – boil water in one pot, and heat the wax in a smaller sauce pan placed over the pot. If you’d like, you can add in a few drops of scented oil like vanilla or cinnamon! I used cinnamon and it smells amazing. Once the wax is melted, pour directly into your pumpkin.  

*Hint for the impatient kind like myself: If you want it to cool quickly, stick the pumpkins in the fridge (the wax hardens in less than an hour), or just let them sit overnight.  

 **Your pumpkin candles are now ready to be lit!** 

ENJOY and Happy Halloween everyone!
Also, keep in mind... Day of the Dead is slowly approaching! 
Stay tuned for Day of the Dead inspired posts!

Photos courtesy of Free People

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Make-Up Must Haves: Beauty on a Budget!

Drug Store Faves - 10.23.12 

1. Maybelline "Baby Lips" lip balm in Pink Punch
2. Rimmel London Kate Spade lipstick in shade 01
3. E.L.F. Studio Blush in Tickle Pink
4. Maybelline New York Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Intense Black
5. Rimmel "Wake Me Up" Foundation in Soft Beige

all things halloween.

It's that time of the year again folks, my favorite time of year... Halloween. Not only do I love all things associated with this kick-ass holiday, but it is an awesome excuse to feed my sweet tooth. So bust out those ghoulish decorations, pop in your favorite Halloween movie, and get in the Halloween spirit! 

Need some assistance getting in the mood? ... Here are some photos to get you in the mood. And if this doesn't work, you are not human, which in this case, is okay because at least that coincides with the holiday.

Photos via Little Plastic Horses

Friday, October 12, 2012

5 Things Friday!

5 things currently making me happy this week:

{Matte liquid leggings}

{Lush Neon Cardigan}

{I bought the dye to touch-up my Ombre.. finally}

{Fall has hit thus warranting my order of a hot Americano from Starbucks}

{E.L.F. Blush in "Tickled Pink"... a $2 blush from Target.. a dupe of Nars.. simply amazing!}

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Every girl has the LBD (little black dress for those of you who aren't down with the acronyms) and wants to wear that dress all.the.time. But, for those girls who live in a less fashionable city such as Sacramento, California, getting dressed up calls for a special event. Well ladies, have no fear, from her blog Spin Dizzy Fall, Emm has provided perfect editorials of how to wear a simple LBD, 4 ways. Feast your eyes on this babe.

First, it all starts out with a black dress...

[1]  Dress it down with a denim button up or your favorite fur

[2] My favorite wear to wear a dress, throw on a flannel over it

[3] Wear your dress over a white t-shirt 

[4] Convert your dress into a skirt by wearing a chunky sweater or knit over it

I hope I have inspired you ladies with this post! So try it out and show off those lush legs of yours! Be careful though, it's addicting! You'll never want to throw on a pair of tight jeans again. 

Photos via Spin Dizzy Fall

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

DIY Wednesday: Lace Doily Bowl

Okay. Saw this tutorial, and couldn't wait until Wednesday rolled around so I could post it. Shout out to the ladies at the Free People Blog for thinking of such an awesome DIY. I have been looking for the perfect "catch-all" dish for my rings and other random novelties and these bowls are absolutely adorable! 

What you need: 
-Doilies (can be ordered on this website)
-Fabric stiffener
-Bowl (need one that allows you to drape the doily over the bottom to create a bowl shape)
**If you have a bowl and doilies already and don’t want to purchase fabric stiffener, you can make your own! Just mix equal parts white glue and water.

 This DIY is as easy as 1,2,3: Turn your bowl upside down, soak the doily in fabric stiffener, and drape the doily on the bottom of the bowl.

 Use your fingers to smooth the doily over the bowl, removing any wrinkles and pushing out excess fabric stiffener. Leave it on the bowl overnight to allow it to dry and harden.

 Experiment with different shapes and sizes! In the morning, your lace bowls will be ready for use.

 And you're done. Adorable, right?!

Photos courtesy of Free People Blog

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Trend Alert: STUDS.

Easiest way to edge up any outfit.. throw on a studded lil number.

Photos via LF