Hey everyone! I hope you have some amazing plans for the weekend. I am currently holed up at my school studying…doesn’t that sound like fun? I feel like I have missed out on so much as I was out of the country for SO long. BUT I did want to share a fun post on the 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala.

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I am LOVING Pantone’s choice this year. I’m thankful that it’s a color that looks good on so many people. I’m obsessed with warm, rich colors like this. AND can I please just say I am thankful that I can wear this color in the spring/summer this year as well?

One of my favorite ways to explore the color of the year is by looking through Sephora’s Pantone collection. Sometimes I’m not totally sure what the exact color is, so Sephora to the rescue! Most of the current products are sold out, however, you can still visit the site to get ideas on this color & what it looks like.

So, once you have figured out just exactly what Marsala looks like, the next question is: how do I wear it?

I think a Marsala nail polish choice is a good way to dive right in without a huge commitment. You know what I mean! Also, a blush & a lip creme round out my top 3 picks. Believe it or not, it was pretty hard to find products that I thought defined this color of the year. Here’s what I came up with…

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{Nail Polish} Essie: In Stitches

{Blush} Nars: Seduction

{Lip Creme} Tarte: Admired

So, I want to know…what do you think of this Color of the Year? How will you wear it?

Thank you for stopping by the blog today & reading! I hope you are enjoying your week. Today I would like to share my top 5 nail polish colors you need this fall. All of these are in my nail polish cabinet except one & it will be soon! You will almost always see me in the fall with one of these colors on.

For Fall 2014, think jewel tones. They are everywhere…plaid shirts, bold clutches, and of course nail polish. Ok, I’ll be honest, I had to look up exactly what was considered a jewel tone. I’m not totally knowledgeable when it comes to jewels, but it was talking about rubies (deep red) and emeralds (deep green).

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Since I have been growing my nails out and trying not to chew them when I get nervous, I have gotten more excited about wearing bold colors & not looking like a 2 year old. It’s hard to explain :)

I also wanted to let you know about a current obsession I have…SquareHue. They were so kind to send me this box for a review! THANK YOU!

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Each month, SquareHue will send you a box of 3 nail polishes for $14.99 + shipping. This is a great deal by the way, because the polishes are SUPER high quality & always the BEST colors for that season! Each box is curated after a city…I love this because I love to travel.

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I immediately fell in love with the King Street color which is a deep red creme. The BEST part? It has stayed on my nails for over a week with ZERO chipping. For me, this is impressive. I’m super busy and always on the go & I love a nail polish that is such great quality!

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You can check out the lookbooks here (which are impressive as the polishes themselves!). Be sure to follow SquareHue on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, & Instagram to stay up-to-date on the upcoming boxes! Sign up NOW or gift a box for the holidays! You won’t be disappointed, I promise.

Here are my favorite nail polish colors for fall if you want to check them out:

 

Happy Friday! For a while I have been wanting to try fake lashes. Don’t get me wrong, I love my lashes and am thankful for them, but sometimes I just want some more volume. Enter: Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes. One of my great friends, Alicia, introduced me to this product and I’m in love! (Her boutique is here!)

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From Younique: Our simple three-step process combines Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers to help create the appearance of incredible thickness and volume to your existing lashes. Watch as your lashes transform into something you have only dreamed of! The 3D Fiber Lashes are water resistant but easily wash off with warm water and facial cleanser at the end of the day. Try it! It will quickly become your favorite makeup must-have!

Here are my before pictures with no mascara or lashes at all!

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Here’s the steps I go about in putting on my lashes:

1. Apply a coat of your favorite mascara & let dry! (my favorite is THIS!)

2. Apply a coat of transplanting gel!

3. Before it dries, apply the natural fibers!

4. Apply a second coat of the gel!

Then, you will come out with GORGEOUS lashes just like these:

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I am in LOVE with this product because I don’t have to apply glue to use fake lashes! AND don’t my eyes look SO green? I love that about this mascara/lash set.

To remove, I use Clinique Take the Day Off for eyes, lids, and lips! It works perfect!

All of this being said, Alicia has a great special going on now! If you host a party and it has $350 in sales you get a free mascara, plus the discounts which would be 12% of the sales to spend on products and 2 half price items.

If you would like to get in touch with Alicia, email her at alicia.glenn.younique@gmail.com! She is one of my very best friends (we were even roommates in college) & I know she would LOVE to help you.

Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for reading, love you all!

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