August 7, 2016

Affordable Open Shelving

I like everyone else love the Farmhouse home decor trend. I love Fixer Upper just as much as everyone else. I saw some open shelving on one of their episodes, and new I had to have them in my house. The reason I wanted them so badly was because I wanted a place to display all my cake stands. I thought that would be so cute. My dream is to have a huge hutch with all white cake stand dishes displayed in it. In my mind, this would get me by until that dream comes true.


I will give you the run down on what I bought where to so if you want to make put some together you will have all the details. 

To buy:

3- 4-foot pine boards  (you could buy other wood this was just the easiest)


Screws (we used these to attach the brackets to the boards)

You also need sheet rock anchors and screws to screw the brackets to the wall with.

Provincial Minwax wood stain to stain the boards.


They are so simple. Just sand and stain the wood. I sealed mine with lacquer, but you could use whatever you may have. After they are dry hang them. So easy and they make a big statement. 



I wanted everything on them to be bright and white. After I placed only white dishes on there while I loved it I wanted a little color. I had these sparkling water bottles from my bar cart I did for the 4th of   July that I wanted to use. I love them on there. Since they were green I shopped my house for anything else I could find that was green.


I loved the idea of having all my cake stands displayed, but it gave me anxiety. I do have 3 wild kids so I have to keep in mind that kids will be kids. So a few of them are displayed on the top shelf. 


I had almost everything already that I use to decorate these shelves which helped with keeping them affordable.



I really love how they turned out and I can't wait to change them up come Fall. 


Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Product Sources

Green Cake Stands- Walmart Pioneer Women

Wavy White Cake Stand- Costco (old)

Scalloped Cake stand with Lemons- Home Goods (lemons I have no clue)

Small Cake Stands- Target 

Milk Glasses- Vintage

Tea Towels- Target

White Basket- OLD

Small Dishes- Target

White Bowels- Tjmaxx

Glass Canisters- Walmart

Grow Planter- Target

Plant- Ikea

Green Pitcher- Tjmaxx

August 3, 2016

Essie Gel Couture Polish Review & Wear Test

I'm a gel nail girl. I love to go and get my nails done. After a few months of wearing gel, I needed to give my nails a break. The gel really does a number on my nails. They start to pill and break like crazy. While I am giving them a break I like to still have color on them. The only problem is nail polish never last on my nails. One day and they are chipped. I picked this new Essie Ge Couture polish to give it a try.



I got my polish at Ulta for $11.50. It is a bit more than the regular Essie polish. This claims to last 14 days and you don't need a base coat with this two-step gel nail process, and it doesn't have to be cured with  a light.



I do love the brush on this polish its wider and flatter than most brushes. It curves with your nail perfectly.


My nails are horrendous right now.


Here are my nails painted. With no base coat and two coats of paint and one coat of top coat. The color is called 240 Model Citizen. It's a pretty pinkish purple. 


This is pictures from each day of my wear test.


As you can see it doesn't last the 14 days that it claims. It does wear really well. I find that it doesn't chip off. It just wears off at the tips for the first 6 days. After that is when it starts to chip more. I really think for a plain nail polish it is really good. I will still get gel manicures from time to time. I will be buying this over any other nail polishes because it does last longer than any other nail polish on my nails. I also painted my daughter's nails with this polish and it lasted about 5 days on her surprisingly. Nail polish does not last on her for a day. 





August 1, 2016

July Favorites

Another month down. Which means summer is almost over. I'm not going to say I'm sad about it. I am so excited that Fall is going to be here soon. But while I wait for Fall. I do have some Favorites from last month.


Essie Gel Couture Polish- I shared all my thoughts here. You need this if you have nails that chip in a day. 

Too Faced Melted Matte in Queen B- I love this color. If you like purple undertone lip colors this is for you. 

MyChelle Refining Sugar Cleanser- First off this smells like HEAVEN. This is an exfoliating face cleanser that you can use every day. It has small sugar granules in it that leave your face so smooth. I like that it foams up and cleanses the face so nicely. 

Tarte Shade Stick concealer- I have been using the Urban Decay Concealer for months and I like it. But I wanted to try something new and picked this up. I LOVE it. The consistency is perfect for using under the eye. It doesn't crease or settle into fine lines.  Last all day. I say if you have been on the fence then try it. 

Stitch Fix- I jumped on the bandwagon. I was a little hesitant too, but I am so glad I did. I got my first fix and kept two out of the 5 things. The two things I kept were so so good. If you want to see them you can check them out on my Instagram. I am going to try and do an unboxing next month. I love to see those.

Primrose Hill Makeup Bag- I picked this darling little bag up from Wal-mart of all places. I love the top closure. It stays open so you can see everything in your bag. Love it.

Brocato Shampoo and Conditioner- I asked the stylist I work with what was the BEST shampoo and conditioner there is.  They all said this. Ulta recently had their liter sale so I picked them up. I love them. They don't weigh my hair down, and it leaves it to clean up not so clean that its lifeless. 

What are you loving right now?



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