November Wishlist

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5 things I wish to try out this month!

  1. L.A. Colors Art Deco Striper in Black

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2. L.A. Colors Hydrating Lipstick in Wildfire

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3. Maybelline’s Bouncy Blush in Fresh Pink

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4. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

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5. Neutrogena Grapefruit facial cleanser

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash

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L.A. Colors- Mini Color Craze Nail Polish Review

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Like I have said in other posts I adore L.A. Colors brand. But, most of the time nail polish is a completely different story. While I seem to keep makeup on very well, nail polish tends to barely stay on. I mean I am a mom! Hourly diaper changes, loads of dishes, cat box changing, cooking… you get the picture. So, basically my nail polishes tend to chip… a lot. 

This being said, I would like to review the “Mini Color Craze Nail Polishes”.

Last week end while my 3 year old and I were meandering our way around Family Dollar, we came across an L.A. Color set of Mini Craze nail polish. It was roughly 5 dollars for 12 different colours. We decided to buy it and try it out.

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So, these are all the colours that we got. As you can see there are a wide variety of shades.

The first thing I painted were my toes. Since it was only a few days before Halloween, I decided that I would do a candy-corn theme. The polish went on smoothly and were true in colour. Unfortunately my toe-toes didn’t look like delicious candies. Although, that is not the polish’s fault, only my lack of skill.

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The next test were my finger-nails. And that is a TEST! I am a mother. I wash dishes (with no gloves… I am such a rebel) change diapers, clean toilets.. yeah you get the picture. Basically, nail polish tends to chip a lot.

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I chose this, what I like to call, Ballerina pink (I didn’t see any names on the polish bottles). I did one coat without any base coat or top coat. The polish stayed on for about 2 days before it began chipping. Which isn’t the best, but is common with how much cleaning I do. As you can see it is a beautiful bright color, and came off very easily when wiped with nail polish remover.

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The next colour I chose was this Muddy Purple. Again I did only one coat without base or top coats. It stayed on about 2 days before it began chipping. It was also very easy to remove.

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The most recent colour that I have used for my finger-nails is the Mint Green. I have to say it is probably my favourite colour out of all 12. This time I put on two coats, because it is such a light colour. No base or top coats. Since,  I have just put it on today I can’t say how long it will stay on. However, I am assuming that it will stay on for about 2 days.

Oddly enough my toe-nail polish stayed on throughout all my finger nail painting adventures. I just removed it today (it hadn’t even started chipping yet) and had a little trouble removing it. The yellow I used left a little yellow residue on my nails. I did get if off and decided to use a nice hot pink in its place.

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So, here are the Pro’s and Con’s

Pro’s

  1. Nice bright colours
  2. Cheap
  3. Cruelty-free
  4. True to their colours
  5. Easy to remove (most of the time)
  6. Dries very fast

Con’s

  1. Begins chipping after 2 days
  2. Lighter colours need two layers
  3. Some colours stain nail.

So there you go. Personally, I really like this nail polish. I don’t mind having to repaint it every few days, because I like changing up the colours. Plus, I am sure that if I invest in a nice base coat and top coat polish it will fix con’s 1 and 3.

Next time you see L.A. Color nail polish at the store try it! You’re only spending a dollar, and you might really like it.

OOTD November the 6th

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This is today’s outfit of the day post. It was a very very casual day, as I only went to two classes.

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Sorry about the poor quality, I had to use my laptop because my camera is dying.

So here I have those Mustard tights spotlighted in an earlier post. I paired it with cut off jeans shorts. I also wore a plain black sweater with a grey tank top layered underneath.

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Since it was so casual of an outfit, I used this bohemian style bag as a backpack and purse.

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You can see I am pushing up my large glasses, and on my feet I wore simple sneaker style flats. It was just super comfortable and I would like to believe somewhat stylish.

So that was my OOTD!

Coming up in my posts I have a drink recipe and a dessert recipe. So yay! I look forward to sharing those!

Wednesday’s Fashion Item: # 1 Mustard Tights.

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It is the middle of the week. We are half done with the week, but we still have half to go. So, I thought why not start something interesting for my blog on Wednesdays. I will be choosing an item each Wednesday, and spotlighting it, and wearing it.

I am kind of a sucker for tights. They are well… simply adorable. For any girl that loves to wear skirts and dresses year round they are definitely a mainstay. I usually own dark tights. Greens, Blacks, Blues, Browns, but a few months ago when I was browsing the Forever 21 site I came across these opaque yellow tights. They were adorable, so I got them.

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Now that the cold weather if finally upon us, I get to take these bad-boys out and wear them!

They are definitely my favourite fashion item this week!

The first way that I found to wear it is with a cute patterened peter-pan collar dress. This seems almost like a classic (Can any one else see Goldie Hawn giggling in a dress like this?)

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The dress is a mini dress and paired with another patterned scarf, platform shoes and a leather jacket.

Another way that I found how to wear these Mustard tights is with high-waisted shorts over them, and a patterned shirt.

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With these, she pairs them with loafers and a cardigan.

They are just so autumn-y.

Here are a few other inspirational outfits to try out!

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In my next post, which will be an OOTD, I will show you how I am wearing them!!

5 projects or games I want to do with my daughters (pinterest finds!)

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1)  Create a reading nook! We don’t have any crib mattresses, but we have a toddler bed mattress that we can use!

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(Source: http://www.rookiemoms.com/save-your-crib-mattress-to-create-a-reading-nook/)

2) Ninja wars! Use balloons with sharpie-d on faces and nerf guns to shoot them!

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(Source: http://themetapicture.com/ballon-ninjas/)

3) Make a mini drive in theatre!

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(Source: http://www.notjustahousewife.net/2012/05/3m-projector-review-and-150-target-giftcard-giveaway.html#comment-21796)

4) Side-walk chalk paint. (Recipe in source link)
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(Source: http://blog.diapershops.com/summer-fun-with-homemade-sidewalk-chalk-paint)

5) Water transfer experiment (Oh and so much more on this site!)

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(Source: http://wemadethat.blogspot.com/)