kate. spade. // the. waiting. game.

H-a-p-p-y Thanksgiving!  Thanks to the month of November for being insanely busy (particularly last week), it's been quite a while since I actually sat down to write a blog post. It's been so nice having this entire week off to be productive relax and catch up with odds and ends.  I'm hoping  fingers crossed  that December will prove to be a more productive blogging month.  We shall see...  

Besides checking in to wish everyone a happy Turkey Day, I also wanted to share Kate Spade's promotional holiday video.  If you haven't seen it yet, then you're in for a special treat. KSNY enlisted actress Anna Kendrick to star in it and... yeah, it's pretty perfect. Check out "The Waiting Game" below:


'Tis the season... #missadventure

xo,
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sara m. lyons + the. raddest. nail. decals. ever.

Welp  the cat’s out of the bag now! If Sara M. Lyons' cool girl (!!!) nail decals aren’t on your radar yet, then just you wait, they will be soon enough. For the pop culture obsessed, her latest set of anything-but-ordinary nail decals (available exclusively online at Emerging Thoughts) are easily the raddest thing ever.

As an artist, illustrator and nail decal designer extraordinaire, Sara’s work has been featured on Refinery 29, NYLON magazine and The Beauty Department. With her influences spanning from Archie Comics and Barbie to anything pop culture (we love the ‘90s)...it's no wonder that her designs have been met with such critical acclaim. For $8 per set, you’ll receive 21 awesome and easy to apply nail decal illustrations. Use them to decorate your accent nail or go all out and rock all the decals at once! In the words of Sara M. Lyons, “your nails, your rules!”

Stop what you’re doing and check out Sara M. Lyons’ eye-catching television and music themed nail decals STAT!


Girls Nail Decals ($8): For anyone who has binge-watched all three seasons of Girls (yup, I'm looking at you!), you already know that these nail decals are going to end up in your shopping cart. Don’t fret, the entire gang  Shoshanna, Hannah, Jessa and Marnie is included!


Britney Spears Nail Decals ($8): Oops, she did it again. These nail decals are like a walk down memory lane. From Brit Brit’s Mickey Mouse Club days to her iconic “Baby One More Time” music video, true Britney fans will not be disappointed.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nail Decals ($8): Cue instant ‘90s nostalgia. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was the bomb.com way back when and these nail decals are proof that our devotion to the hit TV series has not waivered one bit.


Rihanna Nail Decals ($8): Truth be told, we wouldn’t be surprised if we saw resident bad girl, RiRi herself rocking these decals on her signature claw nails. Included in the set are her controversial LUI magazine cover and the Swarovski crystal dress that she wore when accepting the CFDA Fashion Icon Award.


Haim Nail Decals ($8): Nail art representing our favorite LA based pop rock band...yes please! This musically-inclined sister trio is the quintessential expression of girl power.


Nicki Minaj Nail Decals ($8): Let’s be real, with “Anaconda” rapper Nicki Minaj, there is never a dull moment. Pink hair, crazy antics, diva status and all  who wouldn’t want a bit of Minaj on their fingertips?

Which of Sara Lyons’ cool girl nail decals will you be snatching up? Leave a comment below!
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the. mani. diaries. // october.

Well, it appears that October is dunzo/finished/over/out of here!  November has officially arrived and I’m not so sure how I feel about it… #timeslowdownplease

On another note, today I’m introducing a new blog series documenting my manicures of the month. Yay!  To say that I’m a tad obsessed with painting my nails would be an understatement.  I’m a true believer that the perfect mani can turn any bad day upside down.  And truth be told, it’s downright impossible for me to go on a Target/Ulta run without coming home with a new nail color.  

Because I already post about my nails on Instagram anyway (#manimonday anyone?!), it seemed like a no-brainer to begin incorporating my obsession with all things nails here on the blog.  Without further ado, behold my first installment of “the mani diaries”  enjoy!


go sparkly or go home // Fact:  I’m partial to one extra-sparkly accent nail...but who isn’t?!  If you’re in the market for a budget-friendly nail lacquer, then I would recommend trying Maybelline Color Show.  I own several colors from this collection and have been exceptionally pleased each time.  Just FYI, to complete this mani, I used “Lust for Lilac” and “Pedal to the Metal.”  For my accent nail, I layered a glittery polish by Julep (I’m a first-time Julep user and actually snatched this one up from T.J. Maxx for only $1!).  As the holiday season approaches, I have a feeling that I’ll be layering this shimmery polish over e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.

think pink // If you’re a fan of pink polish, then this this shade called “delancey” from the tenoverten for J.Crew collection is as vibrant and girly as it gets.  When combined with my go-to Essie top coat, the finish was long-lasting and super glossy.   

all hallows' eve // It was the night before Halloween and all I had were chipped nails from the previous week’s mani.  Rather than go down the traditional black and orange route, I opted for a last-minute “cute cat ear tips” mani that I stumbled across on Brit + Co. Combining shades of lavender, purple and orange, my Halloween-inspired mani is subtle enough that I can wear it well into next week.  Thanks to a steady hand (I’m left-handed!), the black cat turned out better than I had imagined.  Once again, I sealed my nails with a top coat and voilĂ !    

What fall nail polish colors are you currently loving?  If you’ve done a recent post on your fave nail lacquers and colors, then share a link to it in the comments section below.  I’d love to check it out! :)

xo,
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