Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Flashback

{On the set of our local ABC affiliate to promote this year's BeYOUty Camp. I am SO PROUD to be part of, and one of the founders of, such an incredible event that instills positive self esteem in teen girls. You can learn more about the camp at}

Hello Sunshine. How was your week? Mine was filled with TV interviews, visits with college football players, home cooked meals and evening walks with my BFF. Everything about this week seemed to leave me with a feeling of pride. I am so proud to be a part of the BeYOUty Camp. Proud to be a USF alumni and getting to interact with current players of the Bulls football team. Proud to be an example to our patients that no matter your disabiliy, you CAN and WILL accomplish your dreams if you put your mind to it.

When I started this blog I never imagined the outpouring of support from everyone. The sweet emails and comments and posts on Facebook and Twitter I receive are absolutely humbling. You share your life with me and I appreciate it more than you will EVER know!

Have a wonderful weekend!
{The USF Football team donated 3 full-sized helmets to Shriners Hospitals for Children - Tampa today. A big thank you to the Bulls!}

{Absolutely LOVE this pearl necklace from Belle's Boutique, a new online shop started by my friend Hollie.}

{A yummy chicken dinner.}

{I know it isn't a new release, but I just watched Pitch Perfect for the first time this week. From start to finish I was laughing. What an AMAZING cast! I would totally join The Barn Bellas!}

Monday, June 24, 2013


Good Morning Gorgeous! I am smitten! Absolutely 100% head over heals!

This is a long overdue review of Julep Zelda! Yes, the name of this polish is Zelda! It’s not Zelda Ocarina Time of Zelda, though. This polish was named after Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of the Great Gatsby. I got this polish as a part of Julep’s May Maven box, which was flapper styled (I think because many beauty product companies expected The Great Gatsby movie to leave a great impact on the female viewers…)

This polish consist of silver shiney coat, and light copper ‘dye’ that colors the silver pieces. It is very similar to Julep Sienna, but it feels cooler because of the silver base tone. And like Sienna, and Cindy, this Julep metallic nail polish goes on really well without leaving streaks. I remember Julep blog calling this color a pink gold polish. I guess I can see that but I still would label this color copper-ish silver polish.

Although metallic polishes are never grabbed upon first glance in my polish stash, I have to say that I was blown away by her opacity, her smoothness, and her subtle, classy, but equally sassy color. As you can see, shimmer shimmer shimmy shim shimmer.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What I'm Wearing Wednesday

{Top - gifted, black pants - NYC & Co, shoes - Coach, earrings - gifted, Fossil watch}

Good Morning Lovely. I realized that I haven't done a What I'm Wearing Wednesday post in quite some time and when I wore this little number recently, I just loved how it all came together! I know we all have "those outfits" that simply make you feel great - this is one of mine!

I have been running on turbo lately (Thank goodness my chair has a seatbelt. . .I hope that made you smile). I just simply been busy with work and social events that this girl hasn't had time to take a breather. I am however going to be taking a trip in Aug to visit my hometown in PA for my grandmother's 91st birthday - I can't wait.

I have some exciting new posts coming up, as well as a fabulous giveaway you won't want to miss.

I'd love your thoughts on What I'm Wearing Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What Does Your Nail Polish Say About You?

Do you ever look at other people’s nails and form an opinion about their personalities? For example, when you notice a woman’s perfectly un-chipped, pale pink manicure, do you immediately think that she’s conservative and sophisticated?

Whether they’re glammed up with sparkly polish or left plain and unadorned, nails can tell a lot about a person. And with all of today’s polish and decor options, there are countless ways to speak volumes about yourself. This may make you wonder, what do my nails say about me?

Red Nails

These say the wearer, like Brooklyn Decker, is “perfectly polished,” pun intended. Fire engine-red nails tell others that you are daring, outgoing, and highly confident. Wear these for a night out to show off your diva side!
Dark Blue and Black Nails
Blue and black are not for the faint of heart. These shades tell others that you are outgoing and live on the wild side. When people see these nails, like on comedian Whitney Cummings, they get the impression that you live an adrenaline-filled lifestyle full of constant excitement!
Bright Pink
Barbie pink nails, like Audrina Patridge‘s, are for light-hearted, optimistic girls–even if you can’t drive the Barbie dream car, why not rep the dream manicure?

Glittery nails are reserved for true glamour girls like Katy Perry–even if real diamonds are out of the question, nails can still look decadent enough to break the bank. Try encrusting your digits with pavĂ© Swarovski crystals to get the right reflection!


Rocking a neon hue is a good sign that you’re up for a good time. Polishes in neon pink, green, orange, and yellow hues let others know that, like AnnaLynne McCord, you are an outgoing extrovert that loves a good party!


Chipped Polish

Stars like Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and Jessica Simpson are frequently seen appearing to be in need of a manicure. When people see chipped nail polish, they can tell that you live a busy lifestyle and don’t have a lot of time to relax (or worse, don't care much about your appearance). If you see that your polish is chipped, take three minutes out of your day to remove the rest. Clean, naked nails are better than the alternative.