Wednesday, May 23, 2012
First, I finished the Hunger Games Trilogy by reading Mockingjay. I hate to admit this but Mockingjay was my least favorite book from the series. Yet, it was still very good. The story is a bit different but it all comes together in the end. It was melancholic, tough and serious, with that amazing side of it that the Hunger Games has. Although it was sad and most people complain that they cannot read the series due to its sadness, there was a lot of happiness to it as well. I had a very good time reading the series and would recommend it to anyone. It is definitely worth the commitment!
Last, but not least is Fifty Shades of Grey. I was a little hesitant to talk about this book because of all the drama and dilemma out there but I decided it would not hurt to just post my opinion here.I bought this book thinking it would have a bit more sexuality to it, but I have to confess, aside from a few parts, the story is pretty much a romance. I am currently on the second book of the series and I still feel that way about the romance of it. It was still a good story, even though it can be a little silly at times, the character of Grey is truly the reason why I am still reading it and would recommend it.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I have not been very creative with my nails lately. Just never seem to find enough time to do different things. However, I still maintain them and make sure they have a cute color on. Lately I have been very into coral and nude colors. Mint and lilac colors are also very in for this season and the summer. I shall try them very soon, but for now I have a few examples of what I have been doing with my nails lately.
Essie "Cute as a button" and some gold glitter 'ombre' style from the bottom to the top.
To obtain this effect (which I found a bit hard) you must start from the bottom and brush it towards the top making sure the bottom has the most amount of glitter and the top the least.
Essie "Brooch the subject" and Martha Stewart glitter.
Essie "Cute as a button" plus a gold polish I got from Aldo.
Monday, May 21, 2012
A while ago I started seeing these cute chain bracelets that had thread braided through them. I thought I could definitely use this as a do it yourself project because it looked easy and doable. So I went to the dollar store and bought a chain. The only thing they had available was one of those pants chains boys use on their jeans, so I had to break the chain into the size I needed and add the clasp, so it is much easier if you already have a chain bracelet and want to give it a new look. I found a tutorial with steps on how to braid it here.
I picked a pastel pink and a bright orange to make sure the colors were good for the summer. Make sure that you cut the thread very long because as you braid it will get shorter and a had to do it over because I ran out of thread.
Here is the end result, which i absolutely love:
Thursday, May 17, 2012
This Spring/Summer is bringing neon back to our outfits. Such risky colors, work best when paired up with nudes and whites. They add a pop to any outfit and somehow make whatever you chose to wear fun. I truly love neon, and although it can be tacky sometimes, if picked right, it can be chic yet spontaneous. If you fear neon, then start off by adding an accessory to your wardrobe. You will see that after wearing it a few times, you will want to add more and more. Below are some affordable cute neon items to give you some idea on what to pick.
1. Bracker Sandals - $48.74 at Aldo
2. Cambridge Satchel - $155 at Shopbop.com
3. Noir Jaipur Bracelet - $125 at Endless.com
4. Neon Scuba Skater Dress - $92 at TopShop.com
5. Skinny Leather Belt - $34.50 at J.Crew
6. Neon Yellow Vest Top - $11 at Debenhams
7. Moto Neon Leigh Jeans - $76 at TopShop.com
8. Helium Yellow Strap Gladiators - $60 at TopShop.com
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
It feels good to be back. I have to confess I felt guilty all this time for not posting and putting my hobby on hold for so many months. However, I started graduate school and felt very overwhelmed by my new schedule/routine. Now that I am finally on my summer break from school, I would like to get back to this little old friend of mine and I hope you all will join me once again.