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taking inspiration

The last few weeks have been filled with inspiring messages for me. A girlfriend called with tickets to hear astronaut Captain Mark Kelly and his beautiful wife Congresswoman Gabby Giffords speak. This extraordinary couple, who have each achieved so much…

mindfulness

                                      (source: thesocialmediamonthly.com) I have a very busy brain. There are lists of lists running through it at all times making sleep and relaxation a challenge. I'm constantly multi-tasking and feeling like a winner when I have as many balls…

DIY sea foam & silver mani

I've been wearing my nails a little longer lately. It's funny how easy they are to grow when you take better care of them (see caring for your nails post here)! I love the dark polishes but they tend to…

diy nail sparkle

Just when we all thought embellished nails were fading from the spotlight, metallic designs, vertical color-blocking, and negative French manicures were among the many styles coming down New York's Fashion Week runways last week. (more…)

NY fashion week (beauty) – links

Tess Giberson - a twist on a French manicure (eonline) With New York Fashion Week wrapped up for another year, we're left with lots of great ways to freshen up our own style. By watching the way the top designers have…

DIY color block mani

I love the metallic manicures around this winter. When your manicure starts to look a bit worse for wear after a few days, a fun way to freshen them up is to create a quick and easy color block style.…

DIY top knot & messy bun – links

Top knot and high messy bun I'm home from Australia but running a little behind, (as you may have noticed!). Re-entry after a vacation can be tricky so I'm going to be moving fast to get caught up over the…

eternity scarves

Eternity or infinity scarves started appearing a couple of seasons ago and they are only getting bigger in 2013...and by bigger, I mean, actually bigger. They are thicker and longer than before, creating a dramatic yet cozy winter style. Wearing…