Win This! Zoya Winter Wishes Giveaway

I just entered for a chance to win the Zoya Winter Wishes nail polish collection at http://www.fabfatale.com/2015/01/zoya-winter-wishes/ #zoya #zoyawishes

Well, friends, I tried and I tried to contact the winner of my Zoya Winter Wishes giveaway, but in spite of my efforts, I was unable to track her down. I pretty much stalked her at the email she used to enter and at her social media, but still no response. Soooo, that means you all have another chance at this amazing Zoya Winter Wishes collection giveaway!

Previous Post: The Zoya Wishes collection includes 2 liquid metals, 3 Magical PixieDust shades, and a gorgeous black cream. I usually read the press release before I get my shipment of samples, but since I didn’t have the time, this collection was a complete surprise. I was thrilled when I opened the box and saw three matte tops, which can only mean matte polish (love) or PixieDust (love love). Luckily, it was 3 new PixieDust shades and they are full of razzle dazzle (my exact words that I said out loud as I swatched them lol). I have a collection for myself, swatched below, and another to give away to one lucky reader!

Zoya Nori Blue PixieDust Nail Polish Swatch Holiday Winter Wishes

Zoya Nori is a sapphire blue Magical PixieDust with holographic hex glitter, perfect for any winter party.

Zoya Thea Purple PixieDust Nail Polish Swatch Holiday Winter Wishes

Zoya Thea is a deep amethyst Magical PixieDust with an orchid flash, packed full of party-ready holographic hex glitter.

Zoya Imogen Black PixieDust Nail Polish Swatch Holiday Winter Wishes

Zoya Imogen is a black crystal Magical PixieDust with holographic hex glitter, just add an LBD and you’re off!

Zoya Prim Blue Metallic Nail Polish Swatch Holiday Winter Wishes

Zoya Prim is a velvet blue metallic, with a full coverage, high-density pigment and buttery smooth application.

Zoya Haven Purple Metallic Nail Polish Swatch Holiday Winter Wishes

Zoya Haven is a true plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid for added brilliance.

Zoya Willa Black Cream Nail Polish Swatch Holiday Winter Wishes

Zoya Willa is a full-coverage, onyx black cream.

How To Win

One lucky reader will win this entire Zoya Winter Wishes collection nail polish giveaway! Follow the directions in the RaffleCopter below for a chance to win. There are no mandatory entries this time; however, some options are worth more entries than others, US and Canadian readers only, giveaway ends 11:59 Eastern on February 3rd.

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Sunday Funday “Bloghop And Linkup” Party

Blog Hop And Linkup

Happy Sunday everyone! Welcome to another edition of the “Sunday Funday Bloghop & Linkup”! Please say hello to my fellow hostesses and friends, lifestyle maven Kristin of Bon Bon Rose Girls and looks for less guru Dianna of The Budget Babe. These ladies inspire me daily, and we’re hoping this linkup series will inspire us all to, as I always say, “try something new today”!

Every Sunday morning at 8 am we’re hoping to meet new people, get to know each other a little better, and have a whole lotta fun! Bloggers, please share your “best of the week” post in the linkup below so that we can all see what you’ve been up to. Our fav linkup each week will be featured at Fab Fatale, Bon Bon Rose Girls, and The Budget Babe blogs in next week’s Sunday Funday bloghop! Readers, please join in the fun by checking out all of the linkups below and feel free to leave us a comment to let us know what you think about our bloghop party!

Follow our Sunday Funday Bloghop & Linkup Pinterest board! We’ll be pinning our “Sunday Funday – Best Of The Week”, as well as each hostesses’ top 5 fav linkups every week! Also, we’re giving away a pretty fun prize below, a $50 Amazon.com gift card! Bloggers, readers, and everyone in between are welcome to enter for a chance to win!

Hostesses – Best Of The Week

Negative Space Cross Manicure Valentines Decorating Kate Spade Saturday Weekender Look For Less

Fab Fatale
Take me to church with this edgy negative space cross manicure by Fab Fatale! We think she #nailedit with this #ManiMonday
Bon Bon Rose Girls
Bon Bon Rose Girls shares easy tips to make your Valentine’s Day a little sweeter. Easy and cute desserts, anyone?
The Budget Babe
Can you “spot the real” oversized Kate Spade Saturday black and white weekender over at The Budget Babe?

Sunday Funday Linkup – Best Of The Week

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Congrats to Lauren McBride! We were honestly torn between her easy boho braids tutorial and her plaid and fur outfit of the day! She submitted two beyond stylish posts this week, and one barely won out over the other for our #FundayLinkup fav of the week! Lauren, we’re totally smitten with your blog and so happy you shared your posts with our readers!

Fab Fatale’s Linkup Favs

It was nearly impossible to narrow my favs down to only 5, but here’s what really caught my eye this week:

  • Oh To Be A Muse needs to come dress me immediately, if not sooner. I’ve been doting over her all neutral skirt and blouse combo and I can’t wait to recreate this look.
  • Once upon a time, I blogged about a flourless chocolate cake and destroyed my kitchen in the process. Next up on my “baking to-do list” is this much more simple one bowl flourless chocolate cake by Inspiration For Moms.
  • I’m pretty sure this budget buys for January roundup by Pink Heels Pink Truck was written just for me. Kate Spade, Anthropologie, and Urban Decay for under $100, yes, please!
  • Dear Pretty Is As Pretty Does, I know you are trying to feature your black and nude outfit of the day {which I’m crazy about}, but I’m kinda distracted by your gorgeous middle part red hair, natural makeup, and pretty much everything else about this pic.
  • My Rose Colored Shades shows us 6 ways to wear a plaid shirt. The plaid, sweater, blazer combo is a look I will be trying very soon!

Please check out the Bon Bon Rose Girls’ and The Budget Babe’s favs of the week for more inspiration!

Sunday Funday Giveaway

One lucky reader will win this $50 Amazon.com gift card giveaway! Follow the directions in the RaffleCopter below for a chance to win. US and Canadian residents only please, giveaway ends 11:59 Eastern on January 23rd.

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Rules Of Engagement

No spam or inappropriate linkups, they will get deleted. Link to a post, rather than your homepage. Please include recent posts, preferably from this season. Please don’t link and run, stick around to check out your fellow bloggers’ linkups. Not required, but lots of love for following your hostesses at their socials linked below.

Join Your Hostesses At:

Jennifer @FabFatale
Kristin @BonBonRoseGirls
Dianna @BudgetBabe

Share Your Best Of The Week

Use the hashtag #FundayLinkup to share your “best of the week” linkup with other party goers at Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram {and anywhere else you may be inclined to use a hashtag}!


Friday’s Fab Five – Dessert In A Mug

decadent and super easy dessert in a mug recipes - chocolate caramel sundae, chocolate chip cookie, espresso cake, brownie,  smores

Friday’s Fab Five is my weekly inspiration board of things I’d like to buy, try, or DIY. This week’s five is all about dessert in a mug recipes! It was almost a variety of mug recipes, but I decided against diluting this sugary post by sticking with deserts only! Have any of you ever tried a dessert in a mug recipe? One of these will be my first, hopefully this weekend!

  • This eewy gooey caramel brownie sundae in a mug recipe looks sinfully delicious!
  • I am ADDICTED to chocolate chip cookies, so making one in 60 seconds whenever I have a craving is dangerous, in the best way possible!
  • There is an entire cookbook dedicated to Mug Cakes, and it boasts some amazing mug desserts including this espresso cake in a mug recipe!
  • 5 minute chocolate fudge s’mores in a mug!!!! Yes, please!!!!
  • Number 2 Pencil serves up a delicious, decadent, single serving brownie in a mug!

I think I’ll have to start with the chocolate fudge smores dessert in a mug recipe, for obvious reasons, of course! I hope you’ll share your favorite dessert in a mug recipe below!

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Braid

If you're looking for a brunch recipe that's interesting, SO good, and feeds a crowd, then you have to try this ham, egg, and cheese croissant braid.

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If you’re looking for a brunch recipe that’s interesting, SO good, and feeds a lot, then you have to try this ham, egg, and cheese croissant braid. It’s amazing. I make it when I have a lot of company, or a brunch get together, and everyone goes back for seconds! I set up a coffee bar for my guests and served the breakfast braid with a side of mixed greens strawberry and mozzarella salad.

Check out the pics below on how to braid the ham, egg, and cheese into your croissant.

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Braid

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 Servings

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Braid

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 4 ounces cooked ham, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Beat milk and cream cheese together until smooth. Mix in eggs, and season with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Heat a lightly oiled skillet over medium high heat and cook egg mixture until eggs are almost set.
  3. Arrange the crescent rolls from one package into a rectangle shape on top of a lightly greased cookie sheet. Place rolls from remaining package along the edges of the two long sides of the rectangle, with the broad half of the rolls on top of the first layer of rolls, and the pointed ends extending over the sides of the pan.
  4. Arrange the ham in a layer down the center of the dough. Spoon the cooked egg mixture on top of the ham and then sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top of the eggs. Bring the corners of the rolls together over the cheese to form a 'braid' shape.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until cheese is melted and rolls are golden brown.
http://www.fabfatale.com/2015/01/ham-egg-and-cheese-breakfast-braid-recipe/

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ham, egg, and cheese croissant breakfast braid – recipe slightly altered from allrecipes.com

I LOVE brunch, so I’ve collected quite a few interesting and delicious brunch recipes over the years! Please share your favorite brunch recipe below! Is this breakfast braid something you would try?

Manicure Mondays – Cross Negative Space Manicure

Negative Space Cross Manicure Nails Nail Art

Happy Manicure Mondays everyone! I hope you all had a fab weekend! Today I have a fun manicure to share with you all. I’ve been wanting to try a negative space manicure for a while now (cut out design), and I finally went for it yesterday! I really thought it would be a fail, but I’m so happy with the way it turned out.

For my first negative space manicure, I thought it would be fun to do an edgy cross design… maybe I was influenced by the Take Me To Church song that’s been stuck in my head for weeks. I also thought black was best for the design because the negative space design, the nude nail portion of the manicure, really pops against black nail polish. Check out the how to below to get the look of this negative space cross manicure.

Negative Space Cross Manicure Nails Nail Art

Start by cutting two pieces of striping tape for the lines of the cross. The pieces need to be longer than the actual cross. Lay down one side of the cross and then fold upward the opposite end, forming a pull tab. Make sure you press down the tape very well so you don’t get any polish under a bubble. Also, make sure your fold for the pull tab is creased well so that you get a nice straight edge of polish at the fold. Repeat with the second line of the cross.

Negative Space Cross Manicure Nails Nail Art

Paint over the striping tape, and around the pull tabs. I used two coats of Zoya Raven.

Negative Space Cross Manicure Nails Nail Art

While the nail polish is tacky {not too wet or dry}, gently pull away the striping tape with tweezers. The first piece you take off should be the last piece you pressed onto your nail.

Negative Space Cross Manicure Nails Nail Art

Ta-da! Top your negative space cross manicure with a clear top coat to fill in some of the edges and smooth out the design!

So what do you all think of this negative space cross manicure? Is this something you would try? Tell me below!


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Sunday Funday “Bloghop And Linkup” Party

Blog Hop And Linkup

Happy Sunday everyone! Welcome to the 2nd edition of a new series we’re dubbing the “Sunday Funday Bloghop & Linkup”! The response to our very 1st bloghop linkup was unreal. We are beyond excited that you stopped by to join in the fun and hope you’ll come back every Sunday to show off your “best of”!

I’d like to start off by introducing my fellow hostesses and friends, lifestyle maven Kristin of Bon Bon Rose Girls and looks for less guru Dianna of The Budget Babe. These ladies inspire me daily, and we’re hoping this new linkup series will inspire us all to, as I always say, “try something new today”!

What can you expect at 8 am every Sunday morning? Well, hopefully a whole lotta fun, meeting new people, and getting to know each other a little better. Bloggers, please share your “best of the week” post in the linkup below so that we can all see what you’ve been up to. Our fav linkup each week will be featured at Fab Fatale, Bon Bon Rose Girls, and The Budget Babe blogs in next week’s Sunday Funday edition! Readers, please join in the fun by checking out all of the linkups below and feel free to leave us a comment to let us know what you think about our new bloghop party!

Follow our Sunday Funday Bloghop & Linkup Pinterest board! We’ll be pinning our “Sunday Funday – Best Of The Week”, as well as each hostesses’ top 5 fav linkups every week!

Also, we’re giving away a pretty fun prize below, a $50 Amazon.com gift card! Bloggers, readers, and everyone in between are welcome to enter for a chance to win!

Hostesses – Best Of The Week

Black Sweater Vest, Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans, Black and White Popcorn Recipe, Target Dollar Bins

Fab Fatale
Fab Fatale styled a long sweater vest and destroyed boyfriend jeans in her edgy black and gold outfit of the day!
Bon Bon Rose Girls
Inspired by the classic black and white cookie, The Bon Bon Rose Girls came up with a fun black and white popcorn recipe!
The Budget Babe
The Budget Babe raided the dollar bins at Target and came up with some SUPER stylish {Kate Spade-esque} finds.

Sunday Funday Linkup – Best Of The Week

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Congrats to Simply Darling! Your DIY Tinted Mason Jars are our very first Sunday Funday linkup feature! We are wild about these rainbow hued jars tinted with Mod Podge and food coloring! Color these up for your next celebration to match your party’s color palette. Thank you so much for sharing your DIY with us, Simply Darling! We can’t wait to try these out.

Fab Fatale’s Linkup Favs

Wow, the response to our first bloghop linkup was overwhelming, in the best way possible! It was nearly impossible to narrow my favs down to only 5, but here’s what really caught my eye this week:

  • In the spirit of “new year, new me”, I can’t wait to try this healthy slow cooker sweet pork salad with a creamy tomatillo ranch dressing, courtesy of My Natural Family!
  • I LOVE myself a guest basket, and this diy by Life Anchored gives me lots of fun ideas for updating the basket that’s lived in my guest bedroom for years!
  • Does it get any more adorable than this rise and shine birthday party featuring Lipgloss And Crayons super cute one year old? The gold cupcake tower, baby birthday crown, and breakfast menu set the tone for this festive 1st birthday party!
  • Fed up with chasing good light, My Newest Addiction came up with this DIY lightbox to give her pics a “studio lighting” effect.
  • I love slow cooker recipes and I especially love football game day recipes. This roundup of my two loves, 30 game day approved slow cooker recipes by The Frugal Foodie Mama is a must-fave for me! Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteaks, yes please!

Please check out the Bon Bon Rose Girls’ and The Budget Babe’s favs of the week for more inspiration!

Sunday Funday Giveaway

One lucky reader will win this $50 Amazon.com gift card giveaway! Follow the directions in the RaffleCopter below for a chance to win. US and Canadian residents only please, giveaway ends 11:59 Eastern on January 23rd.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules Of Engagement

No spam or inappropriate linkups, they will get deleted. Link to a post, rather than your homepage. Please include recent posts, preferably from this season. Please don’t link and run, stick around to check out your fellow bloggers’ linkups. Not required, but lots of love for following your hostesses at their socials linked below.

Join Your Hostesses At:

Jennifer @FabFatale
Kristin @BonBonRoseGirls
Dianna @BudgetBabe

Share Your Best Of The Week

Use the hashtag #FundayLinkup to share your “best of the week” linkup with other party goers at Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram {and anywhere else you may be inclined to use a hashtag}!


Friday’s Fab Five – Detox Waters

Detox Water Recipes - Raspberry Rosemary, Green Tea, Blackberry Raspberry Lemon, Lemon Mint, and Apple Strawberry Cinnamon

Happy Friday everyone! Friday’s Fab Five is my weekly inspiration board of things I’d like to buy, try or DIY.

A new year brings new resolutions, and I, like a lot of people, are terrible at sticking with them. My main vice, in terms of health, is beverages. I love myself a sweet tea or coke on a daily basis. I’m not one to participate in a full on meal detox, but I would love to replace my sugary beverages with a healthy detox water every afternoon. Here are a few I’d like to try!

  • How beautiful is this raspberry rosemary detox water? It’s just as pretty as it is healthy!
  • Green tea is one of the most famous drinks to flush the fat away, as it is extremely high in antioxidants.
  • Not Quite A Vegan’s Lemon Berry Flush Fatâ„¢ Spa Water counts as my daily water intake and helps make the water more interesting, i.e. more easy to drink!
  • One of the major benefits in drinking lemon water is that it aids in weight loss and gives your body natural electrolytes. Add mint to add a cool fresh taste with some additional sweetness.
  • Enjoy strawberry cinnamon detox water for anti-aging and glowing skin!

What are your New Year’s resolutions? See any detox water recipes you’d like to try? Please share below!