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I originally saw this tag on ALittleBoatSailing – You can see her post on this here!

I ♥ Spring Tag!

  1. Favourite spring nail polish? I don’t really have a solid favorite for all time, but my current is favorite is Tropicana Nights by Karma Organic Spa & You can see my review for it – here.
  2. What is your must-have lip colour this spring? My must-have lip color for Spring is Coral Dawn by Karen Murrell. I really love KM lipsticks for a number of reasons – they’re eco and completely biodegradable, 100% natural, and the colors are very beautiful and pigmented. Plus, they smell like cinnamon! You can see a bunch of her amazing lipstick colors – here.
  3. Show us your favourite spring dress! Hmm.. I don’t actually have one really, but this one is nice! 
  4. What’s your favourite flower? My favorite flower used to be roses, but these days I really love dandelions and orchids. 
  5. Favourite spring scarf/accessory? My favorite Spring accessory is probably my Coral Dawn lipstick by KM. I always feel like a nice lip color really brightens up your face.
  6. What spring trend(s) are you most excited about this year? (Make-up, fashion or both!)
  7. Favourite spring candle? I really like this one by EkoMiko Candles. It smells really floral and lovely; plus it’s very eco friendly and natural!
  8. Favourite body spray/perfume for spring? My favorite fragrance for Spring is the Parfums de Nicolai in L’eau a La Folie which I recently got for my birthday! It smells like coconut, vanilla and lime which feels very Spring/Summer to me! It really evolves as you wear it and smells light, but pleasant. 
  9. What is spring like where you live? It’s pretty much either rainy and cool or on the hotter side of things. Living in Cali, you’ll find that the weather is really bi-polar here. It can be super hot one day and then ridiculously cold and rainy the next and it’s pretty much like that year round. 
  10. What’s your favourite thing about spring? My favorite thing about spring is that we enjoy mostly warm days, but it’s not so hot that it’s miserable yet. Yay! Also, we get some nice Spring showers occasionally which I really enjoy. I also really love all the colors in fashion during this season. 
  11.  Are you a spring cleaner? YES! It takes me forever to get around to doing it, but once it’s done, everything is super clean and I feel super accomplished! 
  12. Any plans for spring break or an upcoming vacation? Nope not really. I’d like to visit Georgia, but we will see how that goes. I’m trying to pay off debt so that really cuts into my spending for trips and things, but eventually I will go to all the places I’d like to go and it shall be awesome! 

I tag anyone who would like to do this Spring tag and please link your posts in the comments!

Otherwise, what’s your favorite part about Spring?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

♥ Tianna

GIG Spotlight: Top 10 Style & Beauty Wants for Spring!

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My favorite blogger community, The Girls’ Inspired Group AKA GIG, does these really fun monthly themed posts which they invite the other GIG members to do as a sort of contest and sometimes they offer up awesome giveaway prizes and things! This month’s themed post is “Spring Fever” and they’ve invited members to post on it in order to compete for “Blog of the Month” for GIG so I thought I’d share some beauty and fashion things I’ve been wanting to pick up lately for this post.

You can see the GIG original post on Spring Fever on their blog – here.

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Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette, Sua Young Mineral-Based BB Cream, Ribbed V Front Skater Dress, RMS Beauty Living LuminizerGlamazon™ Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick – Bold Coral, Metal Fan Collar Necklace, Large Sienna Padlock Bag, Glitter Round Sunglasses, RAVE Skinny Letter Belt & LOLLY Metal Heel Sandals.

   What Are Your Latest Beauty & Fashion Wants for Spring?

Let Me Know in the Comments!

♥ Tianna

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Lust List: Spring Edition

10 Styles I’m Ready to Rock for Spring!

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Lust List so I thought I’d do one with a specific theme – Spring!

I’m so excited about Spring and Summer, though I’m not excited about the weather turning super hot as it gets pretty scorching here in California, but it will be a nice change of pace from Winter and I’m looking forward to going to the beach and pool and all that jazz.

Aside from being excited about the weather, I’m really excited about the colors in Spring fashions. I am someone who habitually wears black, like all the damn time, but I am trying my best to change that this year and incorporate a lot more color into my wardrobe. I’ve had a look around online and here are some items I’m most excited about this Spring!

Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss – Beauty Bay

Jade Clean Zip Front Clutch – Top Shop

Doppia Agra Bikini – The Orchid Boutique

Anchorwoman Mint Green Anchor Earrings – Lulu’s

So Fine Bra & Panty – Nasty Gal

Viktor & Rolf - Flowerbomb La Vie En Rose

Viktor & Rolf – Flowerbomb La Vie En Rose – Sephora.com

Hincky 8 Eye Boot – Nasty Gal

Final Re-Vision Light Blue Sunglasses – Lulu’s

Lost Pinky Peach High-Waisted Shorts – Lulu’s

 

Luichiny April Daze Blush and Lilac Color Block Platform Heels

 

BANDAGE APEX BODYCON DRESS – Top Shop

Mojo Moxy Mayfair Mint Strappy Pointed Flats – Lulu’s

Sweetheart Dress – Betsey Johnson

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Sheswai Nail Lacquer in Nice

Kaleidoscope Leaf Dress – Nasty Gal

Dollhouse Precise Mint Textured Platform Wedge Sandals – Lulu’s

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ASOS Skater Dress In Bengaline

Tarte - Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette

Tarte – Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette – Sephora.com

Gleam Sequin Dress – Nasty Gal

Couples Repeat Gold Ring Set – Lulu’s

Pin Up Coral Bikini – Orchid Boutique

Be My One & Only Dome Satchel – Betsey Johnson

Shadow Shapes Peplum Dress – Nasty Gal

One Love Organics Travel Kit

What Are You Most Excited for this Spring in Beauty & Fashion?

♥ Tianna 

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ASOS Tailored Dungarees

I’m not a huge fan of what ASOS calls Dungarees, but what I’d call overalls, though I really love  them tailored as they are above. I would totally wear that outfit because I love all things tailored. Perhaps it’s because I love the style of clothing from the early to mid 1900’s (think 1920s-1950s) and tailored clothing just reminds me of a time when ladies were proper and well mannered… or something. Not to say I don’t love modern times because I love having the right to vote and curse, but I guess tailored clothing all seems magical to this 90’s child. Even menswear has a certain mystique about it. Don’t believe me? Have your boyfriend put on a suit – doesn’t he seem even better looking than usual? You know I’m right 😉

Anyway, Here Are Some of My Favorite Tailored Styles. Some Are More Modern While Others Not so Much – I hope you enjoy!

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New Look 3 Pack Super Skinny Belts – ASOS

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ASOS Peplum Frill Jumpsuit

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Valentino Nude Lace Dress

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ASOS Unitard with Heart Panels

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Mango Pleat Waist Tailored Dress – ASOS

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ASOS Tailored Bengaline Tab Front Pencil Skirt

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ASOS Tailored Shorts

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Club L Tailored Midi Peplum Dress

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French Connection Tailored Dress With Belt

What Do You Think of Tailored Clothing?

Do You Prefer Modern or More Classic Designs?

I’d Love to Know Your Thoughts in the Comments!

I’m not huge on fashion trends.

It’s not that I don’t like fashion because I love fashion; I just prefer to do it my way instead of following the trends of the runways or whichever. I feel like some of the trends are super unrealistic for everyday wear and then some only look good on certain body types (usually stick thin) and hence wouldn’t even look right if I tried them. For this reason, I always seem to be on my own strange, yet awesome trend schedule and that’s fine with me because I like having a unique style and I don’t mind standing out a bit.  After all, variety is the spice of life and you should have fun being who you are, whether that means following a trend or not.  Just make sure you have fun and that it’s a style or look that you really like and feel confident in. That’s not to say I never like things that are on trend because I usually like a lot of them. I’m just saying I don’t really care if I follow them to a T one way or the other.

With that, here are some styles I’m excited about this coming Spring & Summer that may or may not be on trend 😉

The Ballerina Look

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Uploaded by Coco Blanchard via Pinterest

I’ve always felt like ballerinas have an ethereal grace about them in the way they can control their bodies, but also in the outfits they wear. From tutus to leotards to less conventional styles, there’s just something really classic and beautiful about mixing classic ballet pointe shoes with anything, really.

Chloé Ballerina Flats - Masha Dancer

Chloé Ballerina Flats – Masha Dancer

Take these ballerina flats by Chloé. They’re super fashionable and wearable for us who aren’t actual ballerinas, but they still have that awesome look to them. It reminds me of when I was in high school – I had these black ballerina flats that I’d gotten at Nordstroms. I don’t even remember who made them at this point, but they had ribbon lacing all the way up the ankle and they made me feel so light footed and lovely all the time. *Sigh* Those are some shoes I literally wore into the ground until my mom threw them out because they were falling apart so badly.

Brightly Colored Clothing & Accessories

Image 1 of Cambridge Satchel Company Exclusive to Asos 11" Coral Fluro Leather Satchel

Cambridge Satchel Company Exclusive to Asos 11″ Coral Fluro Leather Satchel

I’m really loving bright Springy colors at the moment. I know that’s pretty on trend which is cool!

I actually first spotted this awesome Cambridge Satchel over on Minnie Mélange, only I prefer it in the coral color as opposed to the cool green color she picked up.

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TFNC Swing Dress in Jewelled Crochet – ASOS

I’m loving really flowy material for Spring and I always love lace type tops and dresses, but I’d love this dress even more with a brightly colored pink skinny belt or something to make it a bit more bright.

SURRENDER BOW PLATFORMS – TopShop

Brightly colored platforms are a fantastic way to add color to otherwise basic looking outfits that include a lot of black, beige or white and I really love these bow platforms! They also come in a funky pink color as well.

Braids

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Unique Loose Braid From sincerelykinsey.blogspot.com via Pinterest

I’ve always loved braids, but with this season and the amount of never ending ways people have recently come out with just astounds and enthralls me. From fishtails to milkmaid style braids, I just find them all so lovely and there are tons of fantastic blogger tutorials online to learn how to do them all!

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Fishtail Braid Tutorial From oncewed.com via Pinterest

Crisp Spring Nail Designs

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Hannah Miller from Instagram via Pinterest

If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you’ll know how nail inferior I am, but ever since I’ve joined Pinterest and seen how amazing some of these nail designs are, I can’t help but get inspired to try some of them myself.

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From lamorechanel.tumblr.com via Pinterest

From salt manicures to these incredible jeweled ones, chevron designs, and other variations of the french manicure, it looks so fun and creative! I must admit that since starting this blog and discovering nail art, I have become a bit more ambitious when it comes to painting my nails and doing designs on them. Not saying I can do any of it or do any of it well, but I can try!

Colored Mascaras

Nvey Eco Volumising Mascara | Spirit Beauty Lounge

Nvey Eco Volumising Mascara | Spirit Beauty Lounge

I’ve been some kind of obsessed with colored mascaras for the better part of 3 months now, especially the copper hued Macao from ILIA Beauty that I recently spotted at Beauty Habit {see it below}. This one from Nvey Eco also looks promising and comes in black, brown AND blue!  There are also some pretty amazing color options from Sephora and Make Up Forever as well.

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ILIA – Mascara – Macao – BeautyHabit.com

A Natural Glow

May Lindstrom The Good Stuff Radiance Oil

I’m not a huge fan of self tanner most days. When it looks awesome it looks really great, but for everyday looks, I just can’t be bothered to keep applying it without getting sloppy so I prefer a body oil or lotion with a bit of shimmer in it and May Lindstrom’s The Good Stuff Radiance Oil is perfect for that, especially in the Spring and Summer when it’s fun to have that slightly bronzed golden look! It smells heavenly { like chocolate! } and makes skin look naturally glowy and golden because it hydrates really well and includes shimmery mica in the formula. It’s definitely a holy grail body product for me as far as packaging, natural formula, and overall effect on the skin both superficially and beauty benefit wise. You can see my full review for it – here. If you absolutely prefer self tanner, a really great one is the one by TanOrganic and you can see my review for that – here.

Nudes, Pinks, & Nudey Pinks!

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Pieces Heart Print Cami – ASOS

Even when it’s not Spring, I love nude and pink colored pieces because they just go with absolutely everything and they look super feminine and romantic which I really love, given my period film obsession. It’s just the ultimate chic, womanly look in my mind, I suppose.

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Timeless Bow Sandal – ASOS

Neons

Neon Yellow Power Play Blazer – Nasty Gal

Normally I really hate neon, but for some reason lately, I am loving neon yellow, blue, pink and some shades of green as long as they’re paired with grey, black, or white. It just goes, am I right?

Wedge Sneakers

Hilight Wedge Sneaker – Black – Nasty Gal

In spite of the fact that my boyfriend thinks I’m an absolute lunatic for loving them, I really love this whole platform/ wedge sneaker trend! Ironically enough, I had some platform sneakers way back in the day when I was like 10-11. I’m not sure where I got them, but I remember I thought I was so cool because the Spice Girls wore platform everything and I finally had my own! Shortly after, my little sister hijacked them so she could look taller and I’ve no idea what happened to them now, but just the idea that I could get that Spice Girl style back gets my heart pumping! Anyone else relate to this? No?

Swimwear

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Caged Bow Back Swimsuit – ASOS

The last thing I’m really excited for is swimwear because I feel like the swimsuits that have come out lately have been edgier and edgier and the cuts all look really fun and unique. The one above is one such style. Doesn’t it look cool?! The pieces tie in the back so it looks all bandage-esque. You know it’s a good day when one piece swimwear is looking pretty awesome as opposed to mom-like.

Dancing Mesh 2 Piece Suit – ECO Swimwear – Maaji Swimwear

I’ve actually never seen anything like the bathing suit above where the top is all loose fitting on top. It looks so comfortable and lounge-worthy which I really like about it. I think a lot of girls, especially plus ones want to wear these type of 2 piece suits, but without them hugging their body in an unflattering way. I love that this one is loose fitting because it can be flattering for many different body types.

Beach Bunny Swimwear – Time is Love Bikini – Orchid Boutique

This is another great style that’s really unique. It’s not as diverse as the others, but I really love the bead work and it’s perfect for those who get really tan in the summer because the color looks great against tan skin tones.

Malai Swimwear EXCLUSIVE – Gates of Chic One Piece Suit

I’m really happy that one piece bathing suits are getting less and less boring! This one has such a cool design on the back and I like having a nice one piece around for swimming as 2 piece suits just fall off when you’re trying to do laps. I’m just saying – a girl’s got to be practical!

Block Party Bikini – Nasty Gal

This last suit is a big trend for the spring and that’s color blocking. I don’t actually much like the color block trend in clothing as I think it looks a bit too 1985 for comfort, but I really like it here on this suit. It just works!

What Fashion Trends Are You Loving For Spring or Are You Making Up Your Own?

I’d Love to Know in the Comments!

happy valentine's day

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

I hope you all have some fun plans for today, whether you’re going out with friends or a special someone! If you have no idea what to do (single or not!), I did a post that might give you some ideas – here.

Anyway, my boyfriend and I decided to postpone V-Day plans to the weekend since we both work during the week and won’t really have time to do much, but I figured I’d at least do a Lust List for Valentine’s Day since I think it’s such a fun holiday and it’s been awhile since I’ve done a lust list so I hope you enjoy!

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RMS Un-Cover Up, SteamCream – Happiness, Scotch Naturals Polish in NeatRMS Cream Shadow in Solar, ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner in Crimson & Clover, Tarte 12 Hour BB Cream, Le Feu de L’Eau – Le Feu Profound Rose Candle, Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream, Mermaid Perfume, Alice & Peter Cheery Cherry Pie Perfume, Scotch Naturals Polish in Blood & Sand, Kissing Elixirs Fresh Breath Mist in Mint Vanilla, BKR HEARTbkr Limited Edition Glass Bottle, ILIA Copper Mascara in Macao, ECOTOOLS Foam Applicator, & SteamCream – Verona.

On a more eclectic note, I really really want this heart shaped umbrella from Fab.com. Isn’t it cute?!

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Heart Shaped Umbrella – Fab.com

I’d really love to re-create these adorable Valentine’s themed nails as well!

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Valentine’s Day theme nails From shopobaz.tumblr.com

Lastly, this lovely dessert from ABeautifulMess that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day looks delicious!

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Berries in Chocolate Bowl from ABeautifulMess.com

How will you be spending Valentine’s Day?

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Happy Tuesday Everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are enjoying your week so far!

I apologize for my silence over the weekend – I’ve been finding that lately I need to unplug on weekends and just chill without being on the computer as I spent way too much time on it in December and think I may have burnt myself out a little bit. That being said, I’m really doing my best to get in more fitness than I did in December (little to none, other than massive amounts of holiday shopping walking around and cooking – does that count??) and get back on track with healthy eating and my goals for 2013. Isn’t everyone?

But anyhow, onto today’s post!

So, lately I’ve been super obsessed with all things velvet and I mean, I LOVE velvet on any given day, but somehow, in the winter time, that love goes up to obsessive levels and I just want everything in my closet to turn to velvet. Obviously I have yet to win the lottery so that hasn’t happened, but here’s a few of my favorite velvet pieces that I wanted to share with you all. I hope you all can incorporate some velvet into your lives as I think it’s such a feminine, soft, and romantic fabric for the winter (or you know, any time!). Also, it would be especially nice come Valentine’s Day – I’m just saying!

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Velvet Peplum Jacket – NastyGal.com – via Pinterest

I really love the peplum style lately and this jacket is super chic because the fabric is layered, black goes with everything AND velvet will keep you nice and warm!

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The Official Dr. Martens USA Store – HACKNEY Sneakers – DrMartens.com – via Pinterest

I recently saw this sales clerk at Forever 21 wearing burgundy velvet sneakers ( which, in hindsight, may have spurned this whole velvet fixation…) and I’ve been on a manhunt for a pair of my own ever since. These seem to be the closest thing to velvet sneakers that I can find and they are really cute! For some reason, there don’t seem to be a whole lot of options for velvet sneakers, though, which is strange because it’s 2013 and I just imagine we have everything.

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Bathing Beauty One Piece in Blue Velvet by Esther Williams – ModCloth.com – via Pinterest

I’m not sure why there is a velvet bathing suit for sale, but hey, I’d rock it! Although, my boyfriend did mention that it might be unflattering once it gets wet, but what does he know?

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Sophie Platform Pump – Black – NastyGal.com – via Pinterest

Aside from my velvet obsession, I also have a fixation on mary jane style shoes so the fact that this heel combines both is perfect!

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Heart to heart dress – pixiemarket.com – via Pinterest

I love the heart cut out in this dress! The design itself makes it a fantastic choice for Valentine’s Day or any other romantic day in your calendar. Personally, I’d be wearing this whenever and wherever I could get away with it, you know, because of the velvet 😛 .

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Esmeralda Boot – Green – NastyGal.com – via Pinterest

Other style fixations of mine include boots of all shapes and sizes and I love these because they are forest green and slip on (yes, I’m lazy!) so hoorah for that! I have been resolving to add more color to my wardrobe in 2013 and I think this would make a lovely addition.

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Blue Cocktail Dress – USTrendy.com – via Pinterest

I have one other minor fixation in fashion with all things lacey and mesh and since this dress combined lace mesh, velvet AND purple together, I just think it’s adorable.

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Snow Palace Skater Dress by MINKPINK – threadsence.com – via Pinterest

There seem to be a limited number of colors where velvet is concerned, but I can count on classics to be included – red, black, and occasionally blue, green and purple. I love this classic red velvet dress with a modern twist. The cutouts are a really cute way to show some skin while still keeping your look classy and chic.

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Cute Black Top – Velvet Top – Sleeveless Top – $34.00 – Lulus.com – via Pinterest

As I said, I also have a slight obsession with peplum tops at the moment and this top is just simple and adorable! I love that it’s black because it will work with tons of different looks and styles and helps to jazz up any simple look just a little bit more.

To see more velvet loveliness, check out my Pinterest board here.

Otherwise, definitely follow me on Pinterest here.

What are your current fashion obsessions?

Do you have any style fixations with velvet, peplum tops or anything?

Let me know in the comments!

Image 1 of New Look Glitter Heart Box Clutch

New Look Glitter Heart Box Clutch

Image 3 of Park Lane Ankle Strap Glitter Toe Flat Shoe

Park Lane Ankle Strap Glitter Toe Flat Shoe

BB Dakota Sequin Neva Dress

BB Dakota Sequin Neva Dress

Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color, Big Money

Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color, Big Money

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Marano dancer glitter box-clutch

Sequined Party Dress w/ Belt

Betsey Johnson Bronze Belt

PAXTON SEQUINED MINISKIRT

Urban Decay - Eyeshadow

Urban Decay – Eyeshadow – Rockstar – deep aubergine shimmer

Image 3 of Melissa Ultragirl Glitter II Ballet Flats

Melissa Ultragirl Glitter II Ballet Flats

Butter London Holiday Lippy Glitter Trio

Image 1 of River Island Gold Glitter Platform Heels

River Island Gold Glitter Platform Heels

Betsey Johnson Glitter Box

Butter London 3 Free Lacquer Nail Polish – The Full Monty

Kate Spade New York Glitter Phone Sleeve

Hudson Nico Mid Rise Super Skinny Glitter

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Kate Spade New York Glitter Bow Belt

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - Cosmetic Glitters

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics – Cosmetic Glitters

Red Glitter Bow Headband

Red Glitter Bow Headband

Is anyone else as obsessed with glittery stuff as I am?

What are you all wearing to parties and gatherings this holiday?

Link & Let Me Know in the Comments!

JENNIFER

I’m so excited to share these lovely lovely boots with you today!

I first discovered Kamik on a blog earlier this year and they were rolling around in my mind for a few months before I contacted them about their boots. I was then very lucky to be sent these incredibly lovely Kamik Jennifer Rain Boots in Plum for review. Kamik are a very earth friendly company with many green initiatives and accomplishments which manufactures all different types of boots for various types of work and weather for both adults and children in the USA and Canada.

A big reason I’ve been so intrigued by these is that they have an incredible award-winning eco-friendly plan for all of their boots, including these, which involves recycling them and the fact that all of their boots, including this pair, are made up of recycled materials and their very own rubber.

In their own words:

“RubberHe is Kamik’s own made-in Canada innovation. It’s a recyclable PVC-free synthetic rubber that’s 50% lighter than natural rubber and 30% lighter than other synthetic rubbers. Flexible, super-comfortable, extremely durable and abrasion-resistant, RubberHe gives you great traction and a light step any weather.”

The fact that their synthetic rubber is PVC is a big deal for those who would worry about carcinogenic plastic products and their effect on the body. Aside from that, there are so many more reasons to love Kamik!

First off, I’ve had to wait a bit to post on these ones as it really hadn’t rained yet and the one day it did, I forgot to wear them!

So, I’m really excited to finally feature these as I’ve pretty much been wearing them everyday since the rain has come here in Cali and loving every minute of it!

Hell to the yeah! Received @Kamik Eco friendly rain boots! Post on these lovelies coming soon at http://storybookapothecary.com (Taken with Instagram)

This is what they first looked like when I received them in the mail. As you can see they have a beautifully sleek design that’s perfect for protecting your feet from the rain and keeping them dry all day long.

In the beginning, I had some trouble with how tightly these boots fit as I have wide calves and they fit a tiny bit too tight for comfort. I quickly remedied this issue by blow-drying the inside of these boots for a few seconds and then putting them on which helps to stretch them out so they form to your shape. This works like a charm! If you have wide calves or anything and have trouble with high boots fitting you, this is a great way to remedy them if they are made of rubber or leather. The mild heat softens the material and makes it more malleable so you can stretch them a bit.

@KamikOutdoor Jennifer Rain Boots in plum. Hasn’t rained yet, but I love these! Review coming soon at StorybookApothecary.com!

So once I stretched these out a bit, they fit me snug, but perfectly and are very comfortable now!

The shoes themselves fit my feet perfectly and are very cushioned for all day traipsing around. I didn’t have any foot soreness or anything in these – the quality of these boots is definitely there. I’ve worn other cheaper rain boots before and these absolutely beat all the other rain boots I’ve tried before as the build quality just feels more durable and comfortable. They do very well in the pouring rain – we had near flooding in my area over the past weekend and my feet stayed dry and toasty in these boots with no issues. I’ve also been wearing them quite frequently for over a week and there are little to no signs of wear so I can tell they will last me quite awhile.

Aside from the fact that I absolutely love how they fit and look, the fact of their manufacturing here in the states and in Canada, supplying local jobs and supporting the economies is another reason I’d buy these over a cheaper pair. I feel great knowing these are made by a family run company which is supporting American and Canadian jobs and I’m thrilled I can promote them!

Other reasons to love them include their eco consciousness, the fact that their company uses hydro-generated power in their factories and no fossil fuels are used, and the general overall minimal earth footprint, but huge economical impact they make by doing business in the way that they do it.

Big Reasons to Love Kamik Boots:

  • “Kamik makes over two million 100% recycled boots per year

  • Kamik boot liners are manufactured using recycled polyester and polypropylene fibres

  • Every product that we make in our injection molding plants in Montreal, QC and Littleton, NH is 100% recyclable

  • Kamik’s injection molding plants use hydro- generated power to run the machines. No fossil fuels are used

  • The machines are cooled with recycled water. A cooling tower on the roof of our plant has a closed-loop distribution system where the water is collected, distributed and recycled and reused

  • Oil used in the hydraulic pumps is filtered, recuperated and reused

  • Boot scraps are collected and reused. Nothing goes to waste”

I wholeheartedly endorse these boots as they’re not only very affordable considering their environmental friendliness and small carbon footprint, but they also support my country (and our lovely northern neighbors!) so I feel really proud wearing them.

To learn more about Kamik the company, check here. 

To learn more about the technology behind their boots, check here.

To learn more about their recycling program, check here.

To check out the boots I’ve reviewed above, check here.

To shop all Kamik Boots, check here.

I’ve been browsing online like a fiend, which I think just comes with the territory when you get near holidays. Everyone wants to shop, right? Maybe it’s just me…

Anyway, so here are some things that really caught my eye and made it on my wish list for Christmas!

What’s On Your Christmas Wish List?