March 14, 2013

NOTW: Essie Mojito Madness

Hey lovelies! Today's Nail Of The Week is by Essie. It's called Mojito Madness, and it's a perfect spring nail color. The pink polish around the edges is because of a crazy hot pink polish that exploded while traveling. :(

Mojito Madness is a bright, happy green color that pops no matter your skin tone. I've actually noticed that in different lighting it looks completely different. Weird, huh? I love it!

Essie nail polish retails for around $8, and you can get this nail polish here. It's a perfect color for St. Patricks' Day, so if you celebrate it check this color out!
Thanks for reading and have a lovely holiday!
xoxo, Giada.

March 10, 2013

Spring Jewelery For 2013

Hey Lovelies! Today I have some of the lovely jewelery I've been wearing for the springtime to show you! Accesories are really easy to work into your wardrobe or outfit, and I love these pieces!

These earrings are from Forever 21,and came in a set of 2 for two-three dollars. They're simple bow-shaped studs encrusted with fake diamonds. For studs, they're actually sorta heavy, but I love them anyway and will be wearing them all spring long! 
This pearly bracelet is from Forever 21 and was under $5. The part that wraps around your wrist is a double strand of faux pearls that come together at the top. The flower part is net-ish with a tiny little pearl in the center. It almost looks like a corsage! LOL! I really like this bracelet because it doesn't pinch your skin like some stretchy bracelets do. Ya feel me?
The next thing I have isn't technically jewelery, but I've been wearing it a lot recently! I got it from Forever 21 (duh) for around $2. It's just bright cobalt blue bow hairclip that I love! It looks like one of the American apparel hair bows, but this one is wayyyy less expensive! I found a tutorial on Youtube on how to make these and I think it's a cool and fun idea!
  My next item of jewelery is also from Forever 21 (wow 4 for 4!) and was $1.50. I KNOW RIGHT. They also had one in white, and I sorta want to go back there to get another. It's got a super long rose gold chain, which I like for pendant necklaces. It has a pinky pastel rose, a gold leaf, and a little pearl all clustered together. It's so so so cute and I've worn it a bajillion times already!
This next piece of jewelery is from Target. I purchased it a few years ago for $10 I think! it's an old-fashioned bicycle on another super long chain. It's a faded gold color and it goes with literally everything! I love it!
This last spring jewelery item is this classic jade necklace. I honestly have no idea if this is real jade, but my aunt gave it to me (thanks girl!) and it's gorgeous either way! It isn't long at all, but it is looser than a choker necklace. The clasp is a cute vintage flower charm and keeps the necklace on my neck! Betcha didn't know this... my name, Giada, is Italian, and the English version of it is Jade! So Jade is kinda my name too!
Thanks for reading! Have a lovely day!
xoxo, Giada <3

March 5, 2013

February Favorites 2013

Hey Lovelies! Happy March! I've fallen in love with a ton of new products for the month of February. Some beauty products, and some random things! Let's get started!
My first favorite for the month of February is the LOLA perfume by Marc Jacobs. I recieved this as a birthday present and I couldn't have found a better perfume. According to the Sephora perfume experts, this scent is described as pink peppercorn, pear, and ruby grapefruit notes of vanilla and fuschia peony finish off the delicious scent. it's a very mature scent, but still very playful. I'm obsessed with it, and the packaging is amazingly fun.
My next favorite product is the EOS Lip Balm in Pomegrante Raspberry. I got this about a month ago, and I love it! It tastes so so so so so good and it really does work as a great moisturizer for your lips. I recently finished my green EOS, and I was so sad until I found this!
The last beauty product I've been loving this month is Benefit's Stay dont Stray. This is a sample I recieved with a purchase about a year ago, and I recently started using it. It keeps my shadow staying vibrant all day and it makes it last a really long time on my lids, so it defenitely works for me! I totally recommend this, and once i finish this this I will probably buy the full-size, even though it's sorta pricey, around $30.
My first non-beauty favorite for this month is this gorgeous little ring I found at Forever 21 for $1.50. I know. I KNOW. Its a rose gold ring with a heart covered in little fake diamonds. I wear it every single day on my left pointer finger. A few of the diamonds have since fallen out, which I kinda half-expected because of the inexpensiveness. I swiped some topcoat over the heart and now none of the diamonds are falling out! Yay!
My next random favorite is this star scarf from Target! I found this in the clearcance section for under $5 and I snapped it up! I'm obsessed with stars and this is gorgeous. It's a semi-sheer black cotton material with white stars printed all over it! I love wearing it with a plain white or black tee shirt, because it really makes an outfit. I love stars and I'll be looking for more star clothing items!
My next favorite are Chocolate Covered Craisins! Craisins are one of my favorite food and these are just the cherry on top... of the cranberry. It says that they're limited edition, but they've been in stores for years. They're relavitely inexpensive, and they are super good and curb my choclate cravings easily.
My last favorite for the month of February is this phone case I got from Claire's for around $2.50. It's Valentine's Day-inspired, but i love it anyway, and will probably use it for a long long time. It's rubber, instaed of the safer hard variety, but it's defenitely cute!
Also, check out this awesome blizzard that was in the background while I took my photos! I had a snow day today, yay! You should check out my Instagram where I post my actually good photos! It's @sheisathingofbeauty
Thanks for reading! I hope you have a nice day and if you live in the Midwest, be sure to be safe on the icy and snowy roads! I love you all and stay amazing! Happy March! Bye!
xoxo, giada.