Friday, May 22, 2015

jamberry nail wraps review

A while back, my good friend Sarabeth asked me if I'd be interested in reviewing a sample of Jamberry nail wraps. I was excited, because I had heard a lot of good things about Jamberry, and I've been wanting to give them a try for quite a long time.

I love the design on these--they're simple and kinda understated, but still so fun. And I definitely think Jamberry is worth a try. I wish that I'd had someone help me with applying the wraps initially, since I did a somewhat sloppy job, but I think they turned out looking pretty good. The one thing that I had been worried about is whether or not they would stay adhered to my "dragon claw"--when I injured my finger as a child, it became slightly deformed, and the nail is a weird shape. And I did have some trouble getting the nail wrap to stay on that particular finger, though I'm not sure if that had anything to do with my method of application or not. Regardless, that is a unique problem. I didn't have any trouble with the wraps on my other fingers, and I loved how they turned out. :)

In any case, Jamberry wraps are cute, inexpensive, and long-lasting. I would definitely recommend checking out Sarabeth's website (and her lovely blog!), to see if there's any you love. These are some of my favorites!  

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

almost there.

//dress: forever21 (altered)  / black blouse: thrifted / shoes: charlotte russe / purse: thrifted (originally from h&m)//

You guys, I am so close to being done with college. It's exciting and nervewracking all at the same time...a week ago, I turned in my thesis and finished up my English class, and now I only have one class left. That means that the month and a half break I'm on is going to be spent working on my resume, getting my driver's license, and beginning my job hunt. While I am so ready to be done with school, I'm anxious about what's coming next, mostly the "getting out into the world and getting a job" part. Praying helps. A lot. So does Josh--I'm so glad I've got him here to hold my hand. 

Anyway...on to the outfit. This one is from our mini-vacation to Port Townsend last August...I'm not sure how I never got around to posting it. I love this little dress I picked up at Forever21. It's so flattering, even after altering it to extend the length, and easy for layering into the fall and cooler weather. Also, these $10 flats from Charlotte Russe are one of the best wardrobe investments I've made yet. I ordered them mainly because I thought they were cute and I needed a pair of black flats, but they fit so well and they're just so comfortable. I can walk in these all day without my feet getting sore, which is something I can't often say about any shoes, including my sneakers. 

Also, how gorgeous is this fountain? I love the ancient Greek kinda vibe. :)

I'll talk to ya'll soon!