We’ve already established that I’m pretty into exaggeration, so it’s safe to say I didn’t find a way to get 50 shades of black onto only 10 not-so-long nails. What I did do, was gather together three of my favorite black nail shades for a multi-teture, multi-shade, all black digits look. I should have called this triple black nails… anyhow I used a black microglitter (Estelle), a black oil-slick iridescent (Blakely), and a dark grey (Fiore) with the American Apparel matte top coat. What I got was magic in the form of my new favorite nail color combo, if not forever, at least for the next few weeks.
Get The Look: For Black Oil-Slick Nail — 2 coats of Blakely, optional top coat (I didn’t use one but I imagine it would add more shine) | For Matte Black/Grey Nail — 2 coats of Fiore, American Apparel matte top coat | For Glitter Nail — 2 coats of Estelle, no top coat
Disregard the shitty paint job to take in the glory that is this matte black/grey nail.
P.S. If you like free things and nail polish, you can get your first Juelp Box for that…and by that I mean free…when you use the code FREEBOX . I’m not going to lie, it’s been a year since I got that first free box, and I haven’t stopped giving them all of my money since, but my nails are much happier now.
Anyhow, what are some of your favorite nail colors right now?
For Love & Lemons is one of those brands I constantly lust after, but can’t afford unless I commit to scouring the interwebs and real live stores for sale pieces. Alas, I lucked out at an Urban Outfitters sale a few weeks ago (you know you want to see the other stuff I got) and snagged this too-gorgeous-for-any-other-words-than-these For Love & Lemons dress. This outfit gets even better because I got the shoes for $10 a while back (another Urban outfitters sale win) and to boot, Vanessa Mooney, queen of bohemian, turquoise wishes and moonestone dreams, had a sale a few weeks ago where I snagged this Unicorn ring. The excitement this outfit brings me cannot be contained. I am the princess of mermaids, unicorns, and bohemian chic gypsys. I am a lunatic.
The first time I remember trying apple cider, was from Starbucks in the 9th grade. It was a revelation, but way too sweet for me to enjoy more than five sips of. And that was that. I thought that’s what apple cider was, and it just wasn’t for me. Poor, sad, 9th grade version of me.
I just got back from Boston and while we (my family) were there, we took a drive down to Vermont where I learned that in real life, apple cider is actually just unprocessed, thick apple juice, (this is not an incredibly accurate definition) heated to perfection. It’s true, apple cider does not need to have a gallon of caramel syrup in it for it to be apple cider and my taste buds are forever grateful. After I attempted to drink (and shiver) my way through the remainder of Vermont, I planned the attack on my juicer to make apple cider the moment I got home. And I did.
What You’ll Need:
A Juicer (I know, you’re thinking these things are expensive, but I actually got my first one for $29.99 from Amazon. It’s Black and Decker and if you’re unsure if juicing is you’re thing, it’s a fun way to test it out for less than the price of four juices…I also just got a new juicer and have an idea for sharing, so I’ll get to that at the bottom)
4 Apples (I did 2 red and 2 green)
a dash of cinnamon is optional
Let’s Do This:
Wash four apples and cut into slices small enough to fit in your juicer. Stick those babies in the juicer. You should get around 16 oz of apple cider…or is it juice…I don’t really know.
Pour that apple cider-juice-magic-in-a-mug into a pan and heat on medium until it’s warm. I added a dash or two of cinnamon, and then stirred until I decided it was warm enough to drink.
Fun Fact: A watched pot never boils, but a pot filled with apple cider boils pretty quickly when you’re cleaning the juicer while you wait.
Pour your fresh apple cider into a mug, drink you apple goodness, and enjoy this super sweet and healthy any-time treat.
Now, about my Black and Decker Juicer I feel like a lot of people, or maybe it’s just me, want to try out juicing, but it’s just too expensive to toss $8-$10 bucks out the window for a bottle or invest in a $300 juicer to give it a try. I was really excited when I found the Black and Decker Juicer because I got to try (and clearly fall in love with) juicing. I fell in love so much that I ended up buying a better juicer (this baby…I did get it on sale)
As I skipped around my kitchen making juice with my new juicer and deciding what I could do with my old one, I thought it might be fun to make something, excuse my corniness, along the lines of, a sisterhood of the traveling juicer. I’m talking, we ship this little juicer from blogger to blogger so everyone can try out juicing, invent your own juice recipes and just play around.
I was thinking each person could get the juicer for a month, and then it gets shipped to the next person. Clearly there would be a list and some mild organization going on by moi but I thought I would just feel it out and see if there are any (US peoples) that would be into it. You can also tell me if it’s a stupid idea….
Barbie and I have been in a forever relationship since I was able to pick up a doll and know what I was doing with it. Together we went on adventures through fashion and plastic friendships. It’s safe to say that when Barbie decided to go fashion blogger on us via her recently launched instagram account (@barbiestyle), I knew we were a match made in Mattel heaven. Because the only reasonable next step would be to bring Barbie’s style to the “real world” Jeremy Scott, took Moshino’s Spring ’15 collection to new hot pink and roller blade heights.
There were 56 looks, including Jeremy Scott’s closing look which was a simple tee reading “MOSCHINO FOR AGES 5 AND OVER”. I shutter to know how much it will cost but know in the depths of my soul that if I owned it, my life would be a happier place. These are a few (more than a few) of my favorite Barbie looks from the runway.
Can you say best pajamas ever?
Of course Barbie got her own personalized and fitted Moschino look. I’m telling you, this bitch has everything. If you happen to have a trust fund set aside for such purchases, Jeremy Scott made this line ready to wear, and you can find some of your favorite Barbie runway pieces right over here. I want that $85 Barbie mirror iphone case more than I’d care to admit.
And, if like me, you don’t have a trust fund set aside for such things but still want to participate in what is surely Barbie mania, Forever 21 had a Barbie collection out right now, as if they knew what was happening before it even happened. They have cuter stuff in stores. There’s also one Barbie sweater that I’ve seen on five billboards and am on a major man(sweater)hunt for at the moment.
So, how into Barbie are you? And should I get that phone case? I need serious help people.
Hi, I'm Sarah, the loser behind Loser Girl Wins. If you're a fashion lover, word enthusiast, nail polish collector, cooking pretender and/or a mermaid and unicorn aficionado, you've come to the right place. if you hate all those things, I don't know what to tell you. Stick around, I'll be back in a second to do stuff!