Thursday, December 26, 2013

I can't tell you how many manicures I've completely butchered over the years, but no more! I came across this handy little how-to while stumbling through the endless amusement pit otherwise known as the internet. 

I can't remember exactly which site I found it on - but I dedicate this DIY to all the ladies who don't have time to waste re-painting their nail tips this Holiday party season. You're welcome! 

Things you need:
1. Two bottles of nail polish in contrasting colors to create a "french tip" // For a legit Frenchie style, use a cream or baby pink base with a white or cream tip. 

2. A Rubber band!

Paint your bottom coat and make sure you give it enough time to dry before attempting to create the tip. 

Pull the rubber band tight across the nail as seen in photo number one. Hold it in place while you paint the tip. Continue this process until you've painted every tip. Holding the rubber band tight and as straight across the nail as possible is the key for a great line. 

Finish it all up with one - two top coats to keep it strong.

Yeah, it's the easiest thing you've done all Holiday Season, I know.
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Monday, December 16, 2013

I'm now a firm believer in the magic of Kiehl's. I'm hooked on their Creme de Corps all over body moisturizer and will forever be indebted to their avocado under eye treatment. Really. It's SO GOOD. If you haven't given this miraculous product line a try yet, here is your big shot! 

You can get $20 off a purchase of $65 dollars or more now through December 21st at Dillard's. Could you possibly need a more fabulous excuse? Don't wait any longer to make those last minute holiday purchases - Kiehl's has you covered. Or you can totally go Scrooge mode and buy yourself something nice. No judgement here. Promise. 

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I had an amazing time last weekend at 12th & Broad's Christmas party.  My best friend Codie who you may know around town or from her contributions to The Tennessean & her plus size style blog, A Brunette is a serious party queen and knows how to throw down.  She helped put together this fun event - in addition to being a founder of 12th & Broad. If you haven't checked out what the fuss is all about, I highly suggest you get with it. 

You can find 12th & Broad on Facebook or visit their newly launched website HERE

I hope you're all having a great holiday season and I'm looking forward to seeing you all out and about!
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Nothing says Christmas like happy, giggling little voices. I'm blessed to have two adorable nephews - but I've got to admit, when it comes to kids I'm clueless.

I normally don't venture into the toy isles, but working with Target on creating a holiday shopping guide really released my inner child. 

I had to take a time machine trip back to the early nineties for a little inspiration. What were some of your favorite gifts? I was something of a Tom-boy, but I still had a soft spot for playing house. If you're shopping for your little lady this year, I'd definitely suggest some girly girl goodness like this Barbie Stylist Tote ($15) or maybe she can get her cook on with a classic Easy Bake Oven ($45) stylish ride-in VW Beatle  ($162) or Princess Purse Set ($15)

If you're shopping for your little man, bust out the cowboy boots and go with a wild west theme! I'm so in love with this Canvas Teepee  ($200) I want one for my room too! Add to the rustic feel with this Western Door Curtain ($18) and super cute Rodeo Lamp Shade ($26) and sassy Cowboy Boots
Giddy up. 

You can check out Target's huge selection of kid-friendly Christmas gifts HERE.

What are you planning for your little ones? You can follow along with us as we shop this holiday season using the hash tag #MyKindOfHoliday 

This post is brought to you by Target - content / opinions are my own. 


Friday, December 6, 2013

Mango black quilted jacket, $190 / Dr. Martens white patent shoes, $120 / Zara handbag, $80 / Topshop silver band rings, $25 / Topshop Earrings, $55 / DANNIJO swarovski crystal jewelry, $567 / Acne Studios round frame glasses, $370 / Essie nail polish, $8