Monday, August 20, 2012

Californiacation : The Last Days

These are the last of the photographed memories  from my absolutely wonderful vacation. To be able to stay in on a boat in San Diego was beyond a blessing, regardless of the many, many mosquito bites. 

Rent a car anyone ?

Segway tour ... embarrassing yet surprisingly fun.

 On me : shirt ... xhileration, Target.
overalls ... Mossimo, Target
bikini ... Miss Selfridge

One last note, I am leaving for college today... my first year ! I spent hours last night trying to pack my whole life into a suitcase. Once my dorm is properly settled, I'll take some pictures so you can get an idea of what my new quarters will look like. Fingers crossed my roommate enjoys my company ! 

Until then.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Californiacation Days Eleven and Twelve

Howdy all !

The end of my trip was by far the best. We were lucky enough to go to SanDiego for a few days and stay on my uncle's friend's boat. Free housing and free food equals amazing time. We actually went on a segway tour, something I NEVER thought I'd do. I make fun of that stuff typically... and then I did it. It was so awesome though, and I never ate pavement; someone else in our group did, and it was quite hilarious. 

The fetus mug.

These sparkly shoes are my favourite shoes at the moment. They're only twenty bucks at Target ! 

The ocean, the original key to beachy waves. 

A pup waiting for his owner. 

Roasting a pepper the old fashioned way.

Being on a boat this nice... I've never felt so glamourous.

A waving whale.

A whale of a splash.

So many dolphins, so little time. 

On me :
plaid shirt ... vintage ( mom's )
black tank ... Old Navy
white pants ... H&M
shoes ... Target

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Californiacation Days Nine and Ten

The U.S. Open means surfing for some, but for my cousin - and consequently - me, it means nonstop skateboarding. They are quite attractive ... Tom Remillard is a potential future husband :)

A slightly boring post. I have a few more days worth of photos, with a lot more awesome stuff.

In other news. My mom is convinced I have West Nile. I got ravaged by mosquitoes when I slept on a boat in SanDiego, and now I have a rash on my arms and chest, and some minor joint pain. Apparently it's an incurable virus too ... so does this mean I have only days to live ? Hopefully the doctor will have some answers :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What's on my nails ... diy lace !

Images via Google. 

So I had this lace dress with long sleeves. Needless to say it looks much better as a short sleeve, so when I cut them off, I was left with a nice amount of lace.  I stumbled upon some really cool lace mani pictures, which I knew I had to try ! I knew there was a reason for not throwing out that lace. #slighthoarder. 

Lace ... from a dress ( Material Girl, Macy's )
polish ... Sinful Colors Professional in Innocent

It actually worked out really well. The lace stayed on until I took it off a week later. The only thing was that my boyfriend had to trim off the loose ends every night, a slight hassle. 

I actually followed a tutorial for this nail diy, which you can find here.  It's very helpful and detailed, so check it out ! I'll post the basic steps for your convenience. 

1. Cut the lace first ! And cut pieces larger than your nail. You can trim the extra off afterwards.

2. Paint base coat !

3. Paint on polish of your choice ! I chose the green for an edgy look.

4. Paint another coat if necessary to obtain full coverage. 

5. Apply a thick top coat, then immediately and gently press the lace to the nail. 

TIP : The tutorial says to use a toothpick to move the lace around; definitely a wise choice. My lace got a bit crowded on some nails. It might help to stretch the lace as you're laying it on the nail. 

6. Paint on top coat at least once to secure the lace on. 

7. Trim off bits once everything is basically dry.

And ta da ! Lacy nails. Very, very easy nail art for those that can't exactly draw masterpieces on their nails, me included. 

Send me links if you try this out ! It's very easy, and every color offers a different mood with the lace.

Home from vacation, and college in a week. 
Oh. My. Lord. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Californiacation Days Seven and Eight

I didn't have my laptop for three days, and as relaxing as it was to be basically cut from technology, it was rough ! I'm glad to be back. :) 

I was actually in San Diego from Thursday to today. We had to help a family friend dock is boat in San Diego, so we got to stay on it for a few days once we got there. I have plenty of pictures; it was one of the most amazing times I've had out here, and in general. But we must go in order, so here are some previous day's events...

Th squirrels here are cuter than back in Jersey ...

Crafty hat.

My love. He got thirteenth place in the skate competition this year, after placing first last year. He still wins in my heart though ... :)

A short but sweet post. I'm actually leaving tonight. Very very sad face. Got to get ready for COLLEGE though. Move in day is the twentieth, help !

On me:
blue sweater ... Copper Key, Dillard's
bikini ... H&M
backpack ... vintage ( mom's )
shoes ... diy ( Converse )
sunnies ... H&M

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Liebster Award

I've seen other bloggers nominated for this little award, and now it's my turn ! :) I've been nominated by Precindy of Fashion and the Rebel

The Liebster Award is a little way to get new, up-and-coming bloggers some attention. Nothing's better than gaining a new follower when you're just getting started ! Nominees must have less than one hundred followers, and boy do I have way less than that :) 

A few rules for the award:
~ Eleven facts about yourself ! 
~Answer the eleven included questions that I've posted for you.
~ Choose eleven people ( less than one hundred followers ! )
~ Please follow the tagger and visit at least three of the nominees !

So heeere I go !


Eleven Facts About Me

1. I am slightly obsessed with Huntington Beach California. I am going to live there one day.

2. I will eat anything. Frogs legs, rabbit, escargot. It's all good. #humantrashcan

3. I love clothing to an unhealthy point. I see myself as a collector.

4. I just bought black lipstick, and yes I plan to wear it out and about ! I also want to buy lightblue lipstick. 

5.  My boyfrand's from the United Kingdom. Long long story. 

6. The best concert I ever saw was Nine Inch Nails. 

7. I swear I should have been born in the eighties. Hair metal and grunge make me smile. 

8. I'm probably getting Social Distortion tickets soon. 

9. I'm one of the most thrify people I know. I only buy things on clearance or sale, and I usually always have a coupon. 

10. If it's shiny, sparkly, or studded, I want it.

11. I want a career in the social sciences or the humanities. I want to help someone of something. I'm also extremely passionate about the environment. Seeing junkyards and piles of scrap metals makes me very uncomfortable. 

Eleven Questions I Was Tagged To Answer

1. Chanel or Prada?
Hm. I want a Prada bag very badly. Clothing wise though, Chanel is gorgeous yet gothic. Both ? :)

2. What are your aspirations in life?
I want to be financially successful, not only to support myself and what I want, but to give back as much as possible. I can't wait to bake a batch of cookies to give to the homeless shelter near where my future home will be. 

3. One thing in your closet you cannot live without?
My mom's boyfriend's AC/DC vintage tour shirt. My mom's old flannel. My mom's cutoffs. Vintage <3 span="span">

4. Your role model in life?
I'm a Little Monster.

5. What is your favorite place to shop?
H&M, Forever 21, charity shops and consignment shops. 

6. Any hidden talent?
I can make a pretty convincing dolphin sound.

7. What made you start blogging?
I started following other bloggers, so I thought, why not ? I love diy. I buy so much make up, why not tell you what works and what doesn't ? And clothing... I could do outfit posts every day.

8. If you could switch places with any celebrity, who would it be and why?
Mila Kunis. She's a babe, that is all. 

9. Favorite place in the world?
Huntington Beach California

10. Who is your fashion icon, if you have any?
Celebrities, not so much. I love street style. is amazing for seeing some sick street style. (that's a tongue twister)

11. Number one beauty secret?
I get perfect waves every morning from a simple overnight bun I learned from bubzbeauty. I cannot find the video, but you basically divide your damp showered hair into two sections, twist them around each other, and then twist it all into a bun. Sleep over night, and wa la ! Perfect natural waves. 

All of my followers have one hundred plus members, so if you're reading this, and you have less than one hundred followers, I nominate you ! :)

My Eleven Questions for You 
1. What is your dream career ?
2. Girly girl or tom-boy ? 
3. Best advice you ever received ?
4. Favourite current fashion trend ?
5. Matte or neon ?
6. Favourite olympic event to watch ?
7. Do you have a specialty dish ? (I make a mean corn salsa :) )
8. Comfort over style ? Or style over comfort ?
9. Would/have you ever dye/dyed your hair a crazy bright colour ?
10. Celebrity inspiration ?
11. Beauty tip or secret ?