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NOTD - Essence in me & my lover

Taken with my iPhone

I got this nail polish in a makeup swap a few months ago and finally decides to use this nail polish. This polish has a unique formula, with a sparkle and sand effect. I got this opaque color in one coat!  After it dries, it feels like sandpaper on your nails. It is very unique and dried extremely fast! I am very curious about the lasting power of this polish. You can buy Essence products at your local Ulta store.

Vera Bradley Wrislet

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A few weeks ago I purchased this little goodie for myself on Zulily. If you don't know what Zulily is, it is a site very similar to Hautelook or Rue La La, that has flash sales on designer brands.
This is is Vera Bradley Pushlock Wristlet in the pattern Sun Valley. The main I decided to purchase this wristlet was because I wanted to way to carry around all my necessities without lugging around my very large purse when running errands! The nice part about this wristlet is that is has four card slots,that are thick to hold to hold more than one card each, as you can see that I have done. This wristlet also has a zip-up pouch on the inside and the pouch on the outside. It can hold my iPhone 4, keys, cards, and even a lipgloss. It is the perfect size wristlet. I can see this becoming a staple in my life! You can still buy the Sun Valley pattern on Vera Bradley's website if you are interested!


Sky Blue: An OOTD

Dress - Banana Republic
Cardigan - Gap
Necklace - Banana Republic
Leggings - Target
Shoes - Target

Wow, I have been MIA for a while. My life has been so crazy these past few weeks I don't even know where to begin. I have been looking at wedding venues, been just crazy busy at work,  and my fiancé's father recently got very ill and will now been spending the rest of his life in a nursing home. I've had no time to post anything on this blog or my youtube channel. Today I was feeling springy, although the thermometer never got over 45 degrees. I got this dress back in February and this is the first time I have worn it to work. I paired it with some leggings in a little black cardigan. I love this dress because it is made of the most comfortable fabric and it helps cover-up my trouble areas, which are mainly my tummy and butt. I really want to get a pair of white sandals and a white cardigan/jacket to pair with this dress in the spring. Hope you're all doing well!


What's in my Purse? March 2014

Happy Sunday! Today I have a video all about what's in my purse/handbag, featuring my London Fog bag that I purchased from Little Black Bag a few months ago! I love the structured style of this bag and it's snap enclosures. It has a TON of space to hold everything you need for work, school, etc. 
Watch the video below to see what's inside!


Review: Equate Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover Pads

Over the weekend I went to Walmart with my fiance and my nails were all chipped. I didn't have any nail polish remover on me, so I picked these up to see if they actually worked! First of all, I like to get the non-acetone version of nail polisher remover because it doesn't irritate my skin as much. These actually worked very good! They are extremely moist and took of nail polish on all ten of my nails! The only thing I didn't like is how strong they smell! The smell definitely turned me off but they did such a good job at removing my nail polish! I highly recommend you pick these up if you travel a lot or you're taking a long weekend trip! They cost under $5 dollars at Walmart!

NOTD | Sally Hansen Gunmetal | #2014BloggerChallenge

I got these polishes in a makeup swap and I just adore this combination. I like wearing the glitter polish on the ring finger to add a little extra something to the look. I also wore this combination for my New Year's Eve gathering I had at my apartment!

Sally Hansen Gunmetal
Sally Hansen Silver Streamers
Beauty Secrets Top Coat


March Fitness Goals

Hi ladies! I have been neglecting my blog and youtube channel lately and that's because I have just been so busy and have had no time to work blog posts and videos! I know that's just an excuse but working full time(40+ hours) and spending weekends with my boyfriend, doesn't leave a whole lot of time to dedicate to my blog and youtube channel.

Anyways, some of you may have noticed in my latest videos that I have gained some weight, approx. 15 pounds or so. My goal is to try and start losing some of that weight and just be healthier. So for the month of March I want to challenge myself to workout and be healthier. This is want I want to try and achieve:
1 - Work out at least twice a week
2 - Eat breakfast everyday
3 - Drink at last one glass of water everyday

Since I'm not a member of a gym, most of the workouts I am going to do is going to be "at home" workouts. I have a few favorites on Youtube, such as Blogilates and POPSUGAR Fitness. I am also going to try and always take the stairs at work and attempt to take a quick walk on my lunch break - weather permitting. For eating breakfast, I am going to try and make an Isagenix meal replacement shake or eat something hearty and healthy. Drinking more water seems simple but it quite challenging.
Ultimately, I would like to try and lose 5 pounds this month.

What are your fitness goals for March?