Wednesday, April 30, 2014

BeautyTalk - The Nude Nail

Nude nails grace a Monique Lhullier 

Spring fashion show (image via Stylelist)

The nail art business has truly taken off - just scroll through #nailart on instagram and you can be insanely amazed about the little works of art that can be placed on your nails. But, while I can appreciate the talent behind such creations, it is not a trend for me (similar to the ugly shoe trend wrecking havoc - I say no!). Actually, I could probably be called a nail color prude, decorating my hands with red and red alone. But, sometimes when spring or summer hits and your wardrobe is bursting in color you prefer to let your clothes and accessories do the talking and thus the challenge becomes: How do I go about achieving a streak-free, clean and polished looking nude nail?

I got the answer!

Monday, April 28, 2014

QOTD - Saint John Paul II

On Sunday, the Catholic Church canonized Pope John Paul II. Given my love for quotes I spent the day reading his teaching and came across this gem. Times have changed yet adversity, bias, injustice and many other stigmas prevail. 

While faiths and political opinions differ, the fact is we are humans. Thus, from time to time, it may be wise to remind ourselves and reflect on St. John Paul II's words here regarding humanity.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

RecipeTime - Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Tasty closeup of finished overnight cinnamon rolls
 with vanilla icing
(image via my kitchen)
With Mother's Day around the corner, I decided to post a recipe ahead of time in order to give you space for a test run. Once you try this recipe you will realize those awesome cinnamon rolls you rarely encounter can come out of your kitchen! They aren't that hard - really! But they do take some time. My advice start these after lunch on a leisurely Saturday afternoon and enjoy with your coffee on Sunday. 
The lucky ones that get to try your results will most likely hail you as supreme baker. Your best best is to make these for mom or, better yet, mom-in-law and guarantee you place in the favorites category.

Ok let's get started!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ShoppingTips - Crop Top Edit #OOTN

Last Saturday's outfit of the night! (details below)
Its been awhile since I have sat down to write a post for the blog, and even longer since I shared a pic from my closet, but this post is worth the wait! This weekend I wore an outfit I spent a month putting together, yep, the most effortless looks require time and patience. Whilst I have been obsessed with crop tops as a petite lady I was not enthralled with pairing one with a midi skirt for night. (I do love a midi for work and daytime though!) 

So I looked and looked and then upon seeing Song of Style decided on pairing a crop top with high waisted scuba skater skirt. You would think this was a simple task to fulfill but finding the perfect skirt proved to be difficult. However, if you persist you will succeed! Below is my awesome outfit for $50 dollars!