Friday, May 24, 2013

Chalkboard nails how-to

I got the idea from the Ciate nail kit sold at Sephora. But I really didn't want to pay for a new set when I knew I could make the effect on my own.

This is 3 steps. Paint nails black, I used Butter London Union Jack Black. When dry, draw away with a white nail art pen. I used one from Sally Hansen. Again, allow to dry, and then a good coat of matte clear polish. I used one from Warrant Beauty I picked up at Hot Topic. Voila! Chalkboard nails!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bumble and Bumble Surf Set Review

 Bumble and bumble - The Surf Set

I think the Bumble and Bumble surf spray which I have been using for a couple years now is pretty much the best thing that ever happened to my hair. It is long, fine, and naturally ombre dirty to pale blond because of the sun so when I got the surf spray it meant I never had to style my hair ever again. No blowdrying, no straightening, and no curling. Spray when wet, messy beach hair all day. So as soon as I saw the B&B email announcing the new foam wash shampoo and creme rinse conditioner I was right on it (choosing to buy from sephora for the points lol) This set is smaller than I envisioned, I guess I should have read the ounces carefully. But is large enough to allow multiple uses to try it out or take on vacation. All the products have that beachy salt water fresh smell. I think the only difference in using this surf shampoo and clean rinse instead of my usual hair stuff from John Frieda is that my hair felt even lighter and finer not necessarily like I had even thinner hair but like no build up or weight AT ALL. It didnt add any texture but seems to make my hair light and clean and the perfect base to use the surf spray on. I have used the surf spray in probably 90% of my posts. The color is Manic Panic Ultra Violet.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

print and print and print

Leopard print, Sanskrit writing and illustration print, and a tribal print all in black and white blend together nicely. With wooden shoes, shell bracelet and Thai coins on my bag it gets tied together in a boho, earthy, world culture way. Love this bag mostly because it helps support the tribal women who made it. Yay JADEtribe for having an ethically conscious mission! Speaking of which, I have recently discovered a whole site of recycled/sustainable/ethically conscious and also super chic fashion.

Today's list: Tart leopard print maxi dress, BR wooden wedges, BR cardi, JADEtribe bag, Elizabeth and James shades, random scarf

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

retro brights

 It was finally warm enough today to wear some punchy colors. This combo of red, coral, tan, beige, and dark blue especially with the chevron pattern looks very retro so of course the giant round 70s inspired glasses came out today too. My hair at the moment is Ultra Violet from Manic Panic.

Today's list: Splendid red maxi dress, DVF long cardigan, Donald J. Pliner cork sandals, Prada bag and shades.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Life has calmed down a bit and so I'm recommitting to posting more outfits again. Here's the first in a while.

Today's list: French Connection dress, Loft cords, Coconuts boots, Elizabeth and James Bowery sunglasses, and Prada silver bag