happy thanksgiving lovelies!


“The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don’t, but in the end they’re the people you always come home to. Sometimes it’s the family you’re born into, and sometimes it’s the one you make for yourself.”

- Sex and the City

Happy Thanksgiving lovelies!


mark. Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers in Firestarter & Hot Coal Review


On this Thanksgiving Eve I bring you a review {+ pretty swatches} of the latest duo from mark. Unlike the mark nail lacquer and jewelry sets I have been swatching / reviewing all year; the Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers in Firestarter & Hot Coal duo only includes the polish - so at $7.00 a set, it makes the perfect stocking stuffer for your besties!

Firestarter {left} and Hot Coal {right} are the holiday-inspired shades found in this duo. The former dries to a semi-matte finish; the latter has a subtle shimmery sheen {evident in direct sunlight}.

Firestarter is a Classic Red Creme. This one reminds me a bit of Ciaté Boudoir; however, Firestarter has better coverage. The formula here was flawless - very smooth, with the perfect consistency. This is 2 coats.

Hot Coal is a Deep Olive Metallic. Le sigh...hello lover. This is a color I have been searching years for - I just didn't know it. In the bottle, Hot Coal looks like a deep copper / olive metallic shimmer {very hot cocoa-inspired}; on the nail...exactly. the. same. Though most of the shimmer is only discernible in sunlight, it is there - and it. is. brilliant.. I get warm and fuzzy feelings just looking at this color - so obsessed! Formula was, again, flawless - almost a one-coater, in fact! Well done, mark. This is 2 coats.

What do you think of this holiday twosome?


Thanks to mark for Sponsoring this post!

no nonsense winter giveaway!


no nonsense

My two fall / winter can't-live-withouts are denim leggings + boot socks. I mean, how can you not adore them for their seamless ability to blend coziness and on-point style? Perfection! I lovelove No nonsense for their seriously affordable pricepoints, and amazing selection of colors and prints; which is why I'm super excited to present this Giveaway to you!

Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans has partnered with No nonsense to bring one {1} of you fashion-forward snow bunnies a pair of denim leggings and a pair of boot socks {I'm partial to the Chunky Cable Boot Socks and Fairisle Boot Socks myself} - ideal for keeping cozy + cute for the chilly temps currently upon us! No nonsense just relaunched their site to include new features + a Rewards Program so check. it. out.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck babes!

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Thanks to No nonsense for Sponsoring this Giveaway!

NOTD: Essie Sable Collar


Two coats of Essie in Sable Collar. Pearlescent Copper Cocoa Plum.

The description of this color should be enough to tell you just how unique it truly is - something that you will, admittedly, either love or hate. Given the fact that the temps have cooled down, I'm absolutely loving it.

Sable Collar is an incredibly sophisticated shade reminiscent of hot cocoa and sleigh rides. It goes beyond the standard brown, featuring a gorgeous shimmering depth that truly appears in sunlight.

Though the first coat was very watery, sheer, and patchy; things evened out beautifully after coat two.

What nail color are you rocking for #ManicureMonday?

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