Manicure Mondays – My Biggest Zoya Giveaway Ever

I just entered to win the entire Zoya 7 collection giveaway at http://www.fabfatale.com/2014/07/manicure-mondays-my-biggest-zoya-giveaway-ever #zoya #nailpolish #giveaway

Remember that big’ol Zoya giveaway I hosted last month. Well, after all my efforts via email and social media, the big prize went unclaimed! Soooo, for today’s Manicure Mondays I’m hosting a Zoya Giveaway Redeux and throwing in a couple of extras to make it even bigger. One lucky reader will win all of the following polish, Zoya’s most popular and current collections!

Zoya Awaken

Zoya Awaken Spring 2014 Collection

Zoya Bubbly

Zoya Bubbly Summer 2014 Collection

Zoya Cashmeres

Zoya Cashmeres Fall 2013 Collection

Zoya Monet Shivon

Zoya Monet & Shivon

Zoya Naturel

Zoya Naturel Spring 2013 Collection

Zoya PixieDust Original

The Original Zoya PixieDust

Zoya Summer PixieDust

Zoya Summer 2014 PixieDust Collection

How To Win

One lucky reader will win this entire Zoya nail polish giveaway! Follow the directions in the RaffleCopter below to enter. There are no mandatory entries this time; however, some options are worth more entries than others (ex. liking my Facebook page = 10 entries), US and Canadian readers only, giveaway ends midnight Easter on July 28th.

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The products mentioned in this post were sent to me by the merchant or their PR company. All opinions are 100% my own. For more info, please view my full disclosure policy.

Friday’s Fab Five – Black & White Summer Fashion Trend

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Friday’s Fab Five is my inspiration to try something new every weekend. 1 of these 5 will be mine before Monday comes around!

This week’s Fab Five is all about the “black and white” summer fashion trend! This trend totally appeals to my sense of style since I’m not too big on color, other than a pop here and there. I couldn’t wait for the neon and pastel trends to pass {have they passed?}, because those hues look great on everyone but me lol.

Is black and white fashion a trend you are loving for summer? I think I’m going to go for a black and white diamond blouse I spotted on DailyLook.com! What other trends are you excited about?

Fancy Eggs In A Basket

Won Ton Eggs In A Basket

One of my favorite things to share is a recipe that is a rare combination of easy, interesting, and SO good. This is one of those recipes! This fancy version of eggs in a basket using won ton wrappers in a muffin tin is a fun take on the traditional recipe. They pop right out of the tin for individual serving and the presentation is so cool.

Bake for less time if you prefer a runny egg, or a little more for an egg closer to hard boiled. Half of the eggs in a basket are a combination of prosciutto, roasted red pepper and Parmesan, while the other half are tarragon and brie cheese. Both versions are AMAZING! This is the meal I make for Sunday morning brunch whenever I have company.

Fancy Eggs In A Basket

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 12 Eggs In A Basket

Fancy Eggs In A Basket

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 24 wonton squares
  • 6 slices shaved prosciutto, chopped
  • 12 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 1 roasted red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 6 slices Brie cheese
  • 12 fresh tarragon leaves
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Brush the muffin cups with butter and line each with 1 wonton square. Brush the squares with more butter and place the second wonton on top of the first at an angle so that all of the points show. Divide the prosciutto among 6 of the muffin cups. Break 1 egg into each muffin cup. Top the 6 with the prosciutto with the Parmesan and, using 2 slices of red pepper each, form an "X" on top of each egg.
  3. Top the other 6 eggs with the brie and form an "X" on the top of those with the tarragon leaves. Sprinkle all with a little salt and pepper and place in the bottom half of the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the egg white is firm but yolk still liquid. Remove from the oven and let sit 5 minutes before carefully removing the baskets from the tin. Arrange on a decorative platter and serve immediately.
http://www.fabfatale.com/2014/07/eggs-in-a-basket-recipe/

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eggs in a basket recipe – foodnetwork.com

Extend Your Evening With Outdoor String Lights

Add Sparkle To An Outdoor Dining Space

Add Sparkle To An Outdoor Dining Space

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Add Interest To A Simple Space

Add Interest To A Simple Space

via houzz.com

Outline A Deck Using Posts

Outline A Deck Using Posts

via brightjuly.blogspot.ca

An Evening Glass Of Wine In A Romantic Space

An Evening Glass Of Wine In A Romantic Space

via onekingslane.com

Add Sparkle To A Back Deck

Add Sparkle To A Back Deck

via thesouthernstateofmind.blogspot.com

Paper Lanterns Add Color And Whimsy

Paper Lanterns Add Color And Whimsy

via outdoorstringlightsource.com

Light Up A Fireplace Seating Area

Light Up A Fireplace Seating Area

via houzz.com

Outdoor string lights are quickly taking the place of last year’s garden stools as the hottest trend in home decor. What’s interesting about both, is that they are heavily used indoors and outdoors, garden stools as side tables and outdoor string lights to add a little sparkle and glam to any space.

We have a small deck attached to a screened in porch and hope to add a triangle tarp sun canopy and some outdoor lights above this space. I personally love the casual zig-zag style of hanging these lights! If you don’t have a deck overhang, find a near by tree and string the lights between the branches and your home, or use posts and string lights to outline your porch space. Buy a little extra and wrap it around the trunk of a tree for mega sparkle!

Check out the outdoor string light inspiration above, as well as where to find some of my fav options by shopping the trend below. I picked up a fairly affordable set for Father’s Day at Restoration Hardware {$35 each}. A lot of places are having HUGE “after 4th of July” sales on all outdoor furniture and accessories, so now is a great time to buy!

Shop The Trend

Boozey Tuesdays – Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Melting Pot Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Happy Boozey Tuesdays! In case you’re new to this series, I’m sharing a summer cocktail every week this season for your sipping pleasure ;) Strawberry Basil Lemonade has been one of my all time fav cocktails since I had one at Melting Pot years ago. I actually have their cookbook which is amazing! They have a cheese fondue recipe that I just can’t stop thinking about until I make it again and again!

The Melting Pot cookbook includes so many of their fun signature cocktails, including my fav, their Strawberry Basil Lemonade. So YUM! I just happen to have all of the ingredients on hand since strawberries are in season and I am now attempting, successfully so far, to grow basil. I didn’t have strawberry puree, so I just muddled a couple of extra strawberries than the recipe called for. This drink was the muse of my very first Instgram ever, back when we couldn’t get enough lo-fi and borders lol.

Boozey Tuesdays – Strawberry Basil Lemonade

1 Cocktail

Boozey Tuesdays – Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 3 strawberries, stems removed
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 oz strawberry-flavored vodka
  • 2 tbsp strawberry puree
  • 14 oz lemonade
  • Whole strawberry (optional)
  • Basil leaf (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine the strawberries, basil, vodka, and strawberry puree in a cocktail shaker and mash with a wooden spoon. Add several ice cubes and shake for 15 seconds.
  2. Pour into a glass. Fill with the lemonade and stir to combine. Garnish with a strawberry and/or basil leaf.
http://www.fabfatale.com/2014/07/boozey-tuesdays-strawberry-basil-lemonade/

Melting Pot Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Melting Pot Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Melting Pot Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Melting Pot Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Melting Pot Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Melting Pot Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Melting Pot Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Melting Pot Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

HAPPY BOOZEY TUESDAYS!

#FabFataleMani – Favs For Summer

Urban Jungle

Urban Jungle

by @nailsbygift

Red, White & Blue

Red, White & Blue

by @nailsbygift

Floral Accents

Floral Accents

by @emmaclarem

Zenon Pink

Zenon Pink

by @nailsbygift

Brilliant in Lav-Endure

Brilliant in Lav-Endure

by @SassyPunch

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

by @alemodesan

Stipled

Stipled

by @nailsbygift

Summer White

Summer White

by @thinkgemini

Floral Tips

Floral Tips

by @nailsbygift

Ciate Hoopla

Ciate Hoopla

by @nailsbygift

Happy Manicure Mondays everyone. I hope you all had an amazing and fun-filled 4th of July weekend!

I am loving the manis you all have tagged with #fabfatalemani at Instagram. They are doing exactly what I hoped they would do – inspire! As each mani is tagged, they show up at my right sidebar for everyone to see, and from time to time, I’ll highlight some of my favs in a themed post. First theme up, summer! The manis in the slideshow above are my fav #fabfatalemanis that are PERFECT for your next summer mani.

If you’d like to get featured, follow FabFatale at Instagram and tag your mani #fabfatalemani. Thanks to everyone that’s joined in the fun for all the inspiration! I’m so happy to see your nails, instead of just showing mine every Monday and it’s so nice to get to know you all a little better!

Fab Fatale’s 4th Of July Roundup

Fourth 4th Of July Manicure 4th of July Nails American Flag Nail Art

As each holiday comes around, it’s so fun to see my holiday themed posts go a little crazy at Pinterest. SO many pins from my site right now are from my 4th of July posts, so just in case you missed them, I thought I’d share here in a festive roundup! First up, the American Flag Manicure above was my 1st for the 4th ;)

Fourth Of July Ideas Dress Outfit Popsicle Manicure Cake

Friday’s Fab Five 2013 – 4th of July Ideas

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4th of July Cupcakes

Forth Of July Manicure

4th of July Manicure

4th Of July Desserts - Cupcakes Cake American Flag Pie Trifle

Friday’s Fab Five 2014 – 4th of July Desserts

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4th of July Nail Art