Manicure Mondays – Deborah Lippmann Spring 2015

Deborah Lippmann Spring 2015 Nail Polish Swatches

Happy Manicure Mondays! I hope you all had a fab weekend! I’ve had fun swatching all of that spring nail polish that showed up on my doorstep last weekend, and I still have a pile more to get through, so keep checking back for more spring features and giveaways coming soon.

Today, I’m swatching the Deborah Lippmann Spring 2015 collection and these colors are gorgeous! Deborah Lippmann is one of my favorite nail polish brands and this collection is SO me, and SO spring! I am a huge fan of super light nail polish, especially for spring and summer, so these will be perfect for the warm weather days heading our way hopefully sooner than later.

Deborah Lippmann Spring 2015 A Fine Romance Swatch Pearl Nail Polish

A Fine Romance is a sheer nail polish with a barely there pearly champagne shimmer. This shade is going to glow against summer skin.

Deborah Lippmann Spring 2015 Chantilly Lace Swatch Pink Shimmer Nail Polish

Chantilly Lace is a beautiful sheer iridescent pink. It has a hint of a magenta shimmer undertone that is so pretty in natural light.

Deborah Lippmann Spring 2015 Like Dreamers Do Swatch Nail Polish

Like Dreamers Do is a beautiful pale bisque cream nail polish.

Deborah Lippmann Spring 2015 Misty Morning Swatch Blue Cream Nail Polish

Misty Morning is a sheer blue grey cream nail polish. I always gravitate towards blue gray nail cream nail polishe, and this super light shade is beautiful.

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Sunday Funday Linkup & A $100 Kohl’s Gift Card Giveaway

Blog Hop And Linkup

Happy Sunday everyone! Welcome to the 6th edition of our “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!

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 $100 Kohl’s gift card! Bloggers, readers, and everyone in between are welcome to enter for a chance to win!

Hostesses – Best Of The Week

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Fab Fatale
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Fab Fatale works in a pop of poppy to her “dressed up, dressed down” outfit of the day!
Bon Bon Rose Girls
A Valentine’s date night in with a couple of tasty boozy shakes, courtesy of Bon Bon Rose Girls, is in our near future!
The Budget Babe
Can you spot the real? Check out The Budget Babe’s spot on look for less of this super flirty J. Crew striped skirt!

Sunday Funday Linkup – Best Of The Week

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After a unanimous decision, this salted caramel coffee mug cake by Sunny With A Chance Of Sprinkles wins our #FundayLinkup fave of the week! As if the name of Chelsea’s blog wasn’t enough to brighten our day, Chelsea gets us even more excited with this mason jar masterpiece. Not only is this salted caramel coffee mug cake super cute, but we can’t wait to find out if it’s as tasty as it looks! Layer the ingredients in a mason jar, cover the top with burlap secured with twine, and gift to a friend for Valentine’s Day, a housewarming gift, or hostess gift. Chelsea, thank you so much for sharing your mug cake recipe 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:

  • If you’ve ever wondered what to pair with those boyfriend jeans, Wear It For Less has a pile of inpiration!
  • Simply Darrling came up with a super simple diy monogrammed dish for catching her rings on the nightstand every night.
  • Wow! You have to check out the before and after of this pantry makeover by Chocolate and Sunshine, along with her helpful organization tips.
  • What’s not to love about a one skillet dish, especially when that one skillet is filled with a Valentine’s Day red velvet cookie studded with red velvet M&M’s by The Frugal Foodie Mama.
  • Olive & Ivy could use about 10 more of this super soft and stylish leopard sweater in her closet!

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 $100 Kohl’s 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 February 27th.

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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}!

Please head on over to The Budget Babe this week to add your “best of the week” linkup.

A Pop Of Poppy

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I have a fun “dressed up, dressed down” look for you all. As I said in my black and gold outfit post, I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker color lol. Yet, for some reason, I couldn’t snatch up this bright poppy jacket fast enough from H&M. They had it paired with the sheer black and white polka dot chiffon blouse and I loved the two pieces together so much that I got both. I dressed the blouse and blazer down with my super soft {almost like pajamas} destroyed boyfriend jeans and a pair of black lace up boots. I’m also wearing my new everyday handbag, the Mini Cupid by my fav handbag designer, Rebecca Minkoff!

What I’m Wearing

H&M Red Blazer | H&M Polka Dot Blouse, Similar | JUST BLACK Destroyed Boyfriend Jean | Rebecca Minkoff Mini Cupid | Michael Kors Gold Watch | JewelMint Two-Tone Manhattan Hoop Earrings | c/o Essie Tuck It In My Tux Nail Polish | ModCloth Black Lace-Up Boots

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Pss – you can also find these outfit pieces at – destroyed boyfriend jeans and black lace up boots!

Win This! Zoya Naturel Satins Giveaway

I just entered for a chance to win the Zoya Naturel Satins spring 2014 nail polish collection at http://www.fabfatale.com/2015/02/win-zoya-naturel-satins-giveaway/ #zoya #zoysatins

Happy Manicure Mondays everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend and are recovering from your Super Bowl festivities! The commercials made me cry tears of sadness and then Missy Elliot made me cry tears of joy. What an emotional Super Bowl, yet the emotion had nothing to do with the game for me lol.

Today, I have a super fun giveaway for you all! The Zoya Naturel Satins collection showed up at my doorstep this weekend and I couldn’t swatch it fast enough. The colors are beautiful and the satin finish, somewhere between a matte and a gloss, is gorgeous in these hues! My mailman actually delivered a pile of nail polish, and apparently, it’s all about pastel this Spring! I’ve swatched my collection below, and I’m also giving a collection away to one lucky reader. Read on to find out how you can enter for a chance to win!

Zoya Naturel Satins Ana Swatch - Light Pink Nail Polish for Spring 2015

Zoya Ana is a light toasted almond cream with a hint of peachy pink.

Zoya Naturel Satins Brittany Swatch -  Medium Pink Nail Polish for Spring 2015

Zoya Brittany is a medium rose mauve cream.

Zoya Naturel Satins Leah Swatch -  Light Purple Nail Polish for Spring 2015

Zoya Leah is a lavender tinged taupe cream.

Zoya Naturel Satins Rowan Swatch -  Medium Gray Beige Nail Polish for Spring 2015

Zoya Rowan is a suede taupe cream.

Zoya Naturel Satins Sage Swatch -  Medium Green Nail Polish for Spring 2015

Zoya Sage is a mossy sage green cream.

Zoya Naturel Satins Tove Swatch -  Medium Blue Nail Polish for Spring 2015

Zoya Tove is a misty slate grey cream with a hint of blue.

How To Win

One lucky reader will win this entire Zoya Naturel Satins 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 17th.


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Sunday Funday Linkup & A $100 Kohl’s Gift Card Giveaway

Blog Hop And Linkup

Happy Sunday everyone! Welcome to the 5th 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!

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 $100 Kohl’s gift card! Bloggers, readers, and everyone in between are welcome to enter for a chance to win!

Hostesses – Best Of The Week

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Fab Fatale
Fab Fatale swatches the OPI Fifty Shades of Grey collection and will be giving it away on Instagram later this week!
Bon Bon Rose Girls
Bon Bon Rose Girls hits the historic downtown area of Annapolis wearing cozy neutrals and a pop of red!
The Budget Babe
The Budget Babe features a DIY look for less tutorial of J. Crew’s paint chip wall art! Why didn’t I think of this?

Sunday Funday Linkup – Best Of The Week

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She’s got a new red do this year, and sassy style to match. Megan of The Frugalista Diaries is by far one of our favorite fashion bloggers, and we get inspired to try something new every time we visit her site! She’s not one to back down from a trend or color, and this long floral maxi dress layered under a faux fur vest is no exception! Her fleece lined tights are keeping her warm under dresses and skirts all winter long. Thanks so much for sharing your look with us, Megan!

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:

  • I love myself a daily to-do list, and I especially love this list-within-a-list style free printable by Creating&Co. It organizes your day by general tasks, shopping list, chores and more!
  • I couldn’t stop thinking about this red velvet bundt cake covered in M&Ms for Valentine’s Day by A Simple Pantry, but I couldn’t remember where I’d bookmarked it – Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Twitter??? And then, it made an appearance in our linkup! Lucky me to have been reuninted!
  • I’m a bit of a cilantro addict, especially when it’s mixed with lime and avocado, so of course I had to include this cilantro lime fajita recipe in my list of favs.
  • I’ve got a thing for Moscow Mules, and lately I’ve been trying different variations. Add this blueberry Moscow Mule to my to-do list!
  • I could always use a couple of extra shelves in my life, who doesn’t, right? I may have to give these industrial style diy floating shelves a try!

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 $100 Kohl’s 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 February 27th.

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}!

Please head on over to Bon Bon Rose Girls this week to add your “best of the week” linkup.

Friday’s Fab Five – Super Bowl Appetizers

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Happy Friday everyone! Friday’s Fab Five is my weekly inspiration board of new things I’d like to buy, try, or DIY this week. Today, it’s all about the big game coming up this weekend, so I’m featuring Super Bowl appetizers. I’ve also tossed in a couple of bonus DIYs because a football field table is a must under my appetizers. Check out my new Super Bowl Pinterest board for more ideas.

1. I love this idea of Pizza Pockets filled with mozzarella and pepperoni in the shape of footballs, served with a side of pizza sauce!

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2. Snackadiums are so popular right now and this one is MASSIVE! There are a variety of sizes to choose from, but the bigger the snack stadium the better so you can fit in more appetizer options!

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3. I am an onion ring fanatic, yet I’ve never tried to make my own at home. This homemade onion rings recipe looks amazing!

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4. A while back, my friend from Chicago introduced me to the Chicago Dog, and now I’m pretty sure there’s no other way to eat a hot dog! Can’t wait to give this one a try!

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5. Really??? I mean, really??? If I weren’t having a Super Bowl get together, then I’d have to throw one just to serve these Chicken and Waffle Sliders! They’re so fun!

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Bonus. What a fun Super Bowl football table using Craft paper, white electrical tape, and adhesive numbers!

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Bonus. I love these DIY football turf coaster. I will definitely have to give these a try for the big game!

What are you all going to buy, try, or DIY for Super Bowl this Sunday? Have any fun Super Bowl appetizers you can share below?

Manicure Mondays – OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey

OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey Swatches

Happy Manicure Mondays everyone! I hope you all had an amazing weekend! Mine was a little bit lazy, a little bit productive, and I had a whole lotta fun with some friends. The perfect weekend combo!

Today, I have the new limited edition OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey collection swatched for you all, inspired by the much buzzed about Fifty Shades of Grey movie, adapted from the bestselling book by E L James. Available now, the collection includes five gray nail lacquers in varying shades and textures, along with one rich passionate cream red! Fifty Shades of Grey arrives in theaters on Valentine’s Day weekend, and this collection embodies the film’s passion and power in six beautiful shades.

Pssss – I may or may not be giving this collection away to one lucky Instagram follower very soon. More details to follow in a few days! ;)

OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey

OPI Fifty Shades Of Gray Cement The Deal Swatch

Cement The Deal is a stony, cool gray.

OPI Fifty Shades Of Gray Dark Side Of The Mood Swatch

Dark Side Of The Mood is a dark stormy charcoal gray, my favorite of this collection.

OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey Embrace The Gray Swatch

Embrace The Gray is a chic, moody gray cream.

OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey My Silk Tie Swatch

My Silk Tie is a silky, gleaming silver.

OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey Romantically Involved Swatch

Romantically Involved is a dark luscious cream red.

OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey Shine For Me Swatch

Shine For Me is a shimmering silver with a subtle blue sparkle.

Are you all excited about the OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey collection? See any colors you’d like to pick up? I hope you’ll share below!


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