Sunday, April 20, 2014

April's Treat: Bunny Tails

Hey everyone--
I found this adorable recipe on Pinterest from the Pizzazzerie Blog. They are super easy to make and they are a hit for any Easter celebration! Follow these 5 steps to make some bunny tails of your own.
Happy Easter!
Christina xx

Materials: 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese softened, 2 to 3 cups of sweetened coconut, 1 tsp of almond extract, 4 to 5 cups of powdered sugar

Instructions: 
1. Microwave cream cheese for 10-15 seconds to help soften it.

2. Use an electric mixer and beat cream cheese until it's fluffy. 

3. Add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until the mixture is a dough-y mixture.

4. Shape the mixture into 1 inch balls.

5. Roll balls in the coconut shavings and your tails are ready to be shared! Enjoy!
All cute Easter containers from Target

Hair How To: Twisted Low Bun

Hey everyone--

I've teamed up with Deb Shops to do a hair how-to tutorial! I'm going to show you how to get the hairstyle that I wore in my Cobalt Craze post. This twisted low bun, is the perfect look to rock in warmer weather! I love this style so much, because it does not have to be perfect. Actually, it looks better to be a bit messier. Follow these easy steps to for a simple, breezy bun!

Have a very Happy Easter friends!

Christina xx

Materials: Bobby Pins, Hair Tie, Hair Spray

Instructions:
1. First, take a large section of hair from one side of your head and gently twist it backwards. 

2. Bobby pin that section of your hair to secure the twist you created. You want all of your pieces to be secure against your head and not loose, hanging in front of your face. 

3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 with a large section of hair from the other side of your head. 

4. Gather your hair in a loose, low ponytail and secure it with a hair tie.

5. In the hair above the hair tie, create a part. Use your fingers to pull the hair apart and create a "hole". 

6. Lift your low ponytail up, then take it down and pull it through the hole to create a twist in the sides of your hair. This will be the most confusing step. Don't worry, you might have to try it a few times to get it just right!

7. Once you pull your hair through the hole, you will have a nicely twisted low ponytail. Take the ponytail and tuck it up into twisted top that you created. Use bobby pins to secure the ends of your hair to your head and make sure that a low bun is created and your ends are hidden. 

8. Take little pieces out of the bun and fasten them around the bun to create a more twisted, messy look. This is your chance to make the bun look how you want it to. There is not one way to do it, just experiment!

9. Hairspray your entire look, front to back and you are now finished! Now go out and rock it!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Orange You Glad

 
Hey everyone--

I love the color combination trio of bright orange, blue and white. It's crisp, breezy and a bit nautical.. perfect for blue skies and sunny days. I'm so ready for warm weather!

I also love summer scarves. They're usually the most beautiful colors. A great light weight scarf is a must-have for every wardrobe! Check out the fabulous printed scarves from Charlotte Russe. This blue floral print Charlotte Russe scarf is a bright pick-me-up for any outfit.

Have a great week!

Christina xx

Sunday, March 30, 2014

La La Palazzo Pants

Hey everyone--

I've been dying to try out the palazzo pant trend for spring. The minute I saw these Deb Shops palazzo pants, I knew that I had to create a fun, trendy look. Don't be apprehensive about trying the palazzo pant trend, they can be flattering to all figures! Pair them with a pair of wedges or heels to visually elongate your legs and a fluttery crop top to keep the look breezy. Fun, bold accessories look best paired with palazzo. Try a colorful statement necklace and a coral fringe bag to complete the look! 

Happy Monday friends! 

Christina xx

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Black + White

Hey everyone--

I have a new post for y'all finally! I was on vacation for a couple of weeks and then under the weather since I've gotten back! 

I centered this outfit around this fierce faux leather jacket from Charlotte Russe. I like to girly-fy pieces that aren't too feminine such as the classic leather jacket. I paired the jacket with a bit of lace and a flirty skirt to create a more lady-like meets glam look. 

& For any of you wondering, you can totally pull off a leather jacket for Spring! Just pair it with neutral or pastel colors and with your most flirty, feminine pieces. 

Happy Wednesday friends!

Christina xx

Monday, March 10, 2014

Paisley Please

 Hey everyone--

I'm off to Arizona in a few short days and I'm getting so excited for my trip. This Deb Shops paisley ensemble will definitely end up in my suitcase. This is the perfect look for your Spring break travels. To get the look, pair a paisley print kimono over a white crochet dress. Slip into some lace-up wedges and accessorize with an armful of bangle bracelets, colorful teardrop earrings and leopard print sunnies. 

This look is head to toe Deb Shops and quite frankly one of my favorite looks in awhile. These Deb leopard print sunglasses are my favorite piece of eye-wear right now! They are definitely rich in glamour and attitude. I will need these on my trip. Let me know if y'all are going anywhere exciting for spring break!

Happy Spring break to some, happy Monday to all!

Christina xx

Monday, February 24, 2014

Online Shopping Guide: Born Pretty Review

Hey everyone--

Today I'm showing off this adorable watch from Born Pretty. Born Pretty is an online accessories boutique. They have a wide variety of fashion accessories and jewelry and a great selection of affordable watches. They seriously have the best prices ever! If you're in the market for some fun costume watches, you have to check out their site. This gorgeous watch has tiny rhinestones that move inside the face of the watch. I've gotten a lot of compliments on it and I love it's casual/glam vibe. 

My watch came packaged in the cutest little polka dot box with a bow on it. I loved everything about my experience with Born Pretty. The adorable packaging was just the icing on the cake. 

& I have some awesome news. Born Pretty is offering a 10% off code for my readers! And as I mentioned earlier, their watches are already super affordable! So hop over to their site and buy yourself some watches.
Code: CHDC10 

Happy Shopping! 

Christina xx