Jamberry Nails

April 23rd, 2014


Have you guys heard of Jamberry Nails? They are super fabulous nail wraps that boast a number of benefits. They are non-toxic, latex free, vegan, gluten free, no animal testing and are made in the USA! I was contacted by Kelly Sekera to test Jamberry out with the 7 Day Chip Challenge. I was blown away at the results. I am pretty hard on my hands, so I already knew the normal polish had no chance at lasting a whole week. Here, I placed the Jamberry Nails on just my ring fingers and painted the rest with white polish. As I suspected, the regular nail polish chipped by the next day and to my surprise, the Jamberry Nails lasted beyond the 7 days. I am a believer already. If you want to test these wraps out for yourself, check out Kelly’s site, her Facebook page, or email her at berrybusymama@gmail.com.

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Day 7:

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Fringe Benefits

April 21st, 2014

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This fringe vest has been in my closet for years. I usually pull it out when I am in a basic outfit that needs some attitude, like this one. I had on a pretty bland outfit consisting of an oversized blue tee and black skinnies, and decided it was just a major bore. I toyed with the idea of adding a big statement necklace and an arm party for some pizazz, but eyed this vest instead. It instantly made the look more fun and less like visual klonopin. What is your go-to for taking the snore out of an outfit?

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Birkenstocks are Back

April 15th, 2014

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Sometimes you either love something or you hate it. Birkenstocks may just be one of those things. But you heard it from me first: Birkenstocks are back. I used to have a pair in high school that I adored for their comfy feeling and casual vibe. I obviously love the whole bohemian style, so I am surprised I haven’t gotten a pair since then. After all, my mom was born and raised in Berkeley, California…I was probably conceived while she was wearing Birkenstocks (ew, just kidding mom). So, when I was approached by the amazing Online Shoes to do a review of these fab Birkenstocks, I couldn’t say no.

Of course Birkenstocks still come in their original form, but they have adorable new styles like these Gizeh Birko-Flor ones that I am wearing here. It is a little modern twist on an old hippie favorite that just works. I styled this pair with a feather print muscle tee, faux leather pants, and a trusty fedora. The vibe says, “am I biker-chic or bohemian-chic?” and I say, “does it matter?”

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Sequin Bomber

April 8th, 2014

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I love basic pieces probably more than anyone I know. I die for a good white tee or a nice fitting black tank. Simple outfits make me happy. So when I find a piece like this navy sequin bomber jacket that so seamlessly fits with basics, I am over the moon. The classic shape of the jacket paired with the fabulicious sequins is a combo made in heaven. Here I paired it with a dark grey American Apparel tank and my favorite black skinnies for a date night with the Frenchman.

By the way, can you guys tell I am obsessed with these black booties from Steve Madden? I have been wearing them to death and am not one bit ashamed of it, because I will soon have to switch over to sandals for the summer.

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FabFitFun VIP Box

April 3rd, 2014


It was a wonderful and welcome surprise when I came home to the FabFitFun VIP Box on my doorstep. Just in time for spring, the box is full of fun goodies that I couldn’t wait to test out. I will give a run down of what is in the box this season, and really recommend snagging one yourself next go around.

The first thing that caught my eye was the Cult Gaia Turband. Mine had a fun pinup-esque cherry print on it, which will be fun to play around with. The turband has wire in it so you can shape the ends however you want. Next up was the Kai Perfume Oil, which smells heavenly. The scent is supposed to smell different on everyone, and I loved the subtle, fresh smell on me. I saw a familiar can in the box as well – the Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo. I already use Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo, so I was so pleased to get a tried and true staple. The Level Naturals Shower Bombs were new to me and smell great, so I can’t wait to throw one in the shower. You are supposed to put one in the bottom of the shower and let it steam up and fill your shower with menthol, eucalyptus and tea tree oil. I saw the Cover FX SPF 30 Protection Primer next and being that I am a SPF aficionado, I naturally can’t wait to test this one out. It is vegan and paraben-free, which makes me that much more excited. The Dermasuri Deep Exfoliating Mitt is also a fun new product. This will be perfect to exfoliate my skin in time for spring and summer when I love lathering on sunless tanner.  The Merrithew Mini Stability Ball and accompanying DVD are said to help build core strength, so that will be a fun new way to mix up my exercise routine. I already use stability balls at the gym, so it will be awesome to try from home as well. Last but not least, are The Better Chip Spinach and Kale chips….which were delish! I love feeling a bit better about gobbling up a bag of chips and these tasted nothing like “healthy chips”.


Hope you enjoyed the review and be sure to snag one for yourselves!

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