• Essie - A Cut Above + Eternal Optimist

    Fall Transition Nails: A Cut Above + Eternal Optimist

    I did my nails last night while watching Dirty Dancing and I loved the colors so much I thought I’d share! I painted my nails with Essie’s “Eternal Optimist” which is a beautiful pink rose color. On my ring fingers I topped “Eternal Optimist” with “A Cut Above”, a pretty rosy pink glitter, for accent nails. I think these colors are the perfect fall transition nail colors. They are rosier and more muted than the fun, bright summer colors, but aren’t your typical dark winter colors. The perfect in-between shades! Essie polishes never disappoint me and I’m seriously loving these colors!

  • Lit Cosmetics - Smitten + Gold

    Lit Cosmetics – Glitters & Metals

    A few weeks ago Lit Cosmetics were kind enough to send me some of their glitter kits to celebrate the Winter Olympics. Since we can’t all be in Pyeongchang to witness the games in person, we can at least be glittering here stateside to celebrate! I was sent 3 sets – 2 from the Lit Metals collection. The colors I got were: Smitten + Gold, Escape + Gold, and Hot Chocolate (the only one not from the Lit Metals collection). Each set comes with the powder/glitter, a glitter base, an applicator, and a little rubber brush with spikes, which I’m not sure what it’s for but I was thinking it might…

  • Glitter Pine Cones

    Glitter Pine Cones

    When browsing Pinterest for some fun winter DIY decor ideas I saw glitter pine cones. I had plans to buy fake pine cones from the craft store, but when I was visiting my aunt at her little weekend place upstate (New York) she had a whole basket full of pine cones from her yard. I took a dozen or so home and stored them until I had the time to do my little holiday craft. For this easy holiday/winter craft, all I needed was glitter, spray adhesive, burlap, and a wire basket. I took some cardboard outside and did my spraying and glittering out there. It was my first time…

  • Neutral Pink Nails

    Nails: Strobe Light + Sugar Coat

    Over the weekend I wanted to do my nails and do something neutral but also a little sparkly since we’ve sort of officially entered the holiday season now. I decided to paint my nails using Wet n Wild’s “Sugar Coat” because I hadn’t used it in a long time. I also hadn’t used my Sally Hansen “Strobe Light” in a while and I thought the two polishes would go great together. Don’t mind my cuticles – I didn’t have time to take care of them before painting my nails that day! I forgot how thin “Sugar Coat” is and I had to do 3 coats to just make it that opaque…

  • Beauty,  Sets

    Bold Beauty: Glitter

      Bold Beauty: Glitter by lifeaccordingtojamie featuring Topshop With Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend many of you may be going out with your significant other or having a girls night out. No matter who you’ll be with, you may find yourself wanting to be a little bolder than usual with your makeup. I found this great picture of a pink/purple glitter smokey eye so I put together some products that could recreate this fabulous look. A light pink eyeshadow like this one from Urban Decay is a good base. The black shadow is perfect to smokey out the crease and outer v. To create the glitter effect and make the bold…

  • Crafts

    Glitter Pumpkins

    I can’t believe that Halloween is just 2 days away. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that we’re pretty much at the end of October already. I haven’t written any Halloween related posts yet this season, but that’s about to change! This year I decided I wanted to try decorating my pumpkins with glitter. Confession: I am the worst pumpkin carver ever. Seriously. I always find it so hard and then my arms get tired and it’s just not a pretty sight. Maybe I’m using the wrong kind of knives to carve pumpkins, but anyway, I decided to decorate with glitter this year! I got one little…

  • Photography

    Photo Challenge: (Extra)ordinary

    Happy Friday! How did my 5-day work week this week go by quicker than last week’s 4-day week? Not that I’m complaining or anything. This past week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post was “(Extra)ordinary”. The challenge prompted participants to share a photo that portrayed (extra)ordinary to them whether it was something that people often overlook but is extraordinary in its own way or maybe something “ordinary” that’s been fixed up to give it a new bright and shiny look. Over the weekend I was working on a small craft project for Halloween and I was using glitter. I decided to take a picture of the glitter because glitter makes…