Twinkling Trees

JULEP'S "CITYLIGHTS" SPECIAL CODE BOX

Posted by: Kimberly Renee on 9/30/2014
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Lately Julep has been advertising different boxes that you can receive for free as a new member and all you have to pay is the $2.99 for shipping & handling. So when I saw their ad with the "CITYLIGHTS" code I got my mom to sign up since I'm already a member from when I got my   box. The polishes that were advertised in the picture were really pretty with a blue glitter along with some other colors that seemed fitting. Well what came in the box was not what I was expecting that is for sure.

It came with the Mighty Nail & Cuticle Serum which I have been loving and actually featured in my August Beauty Favorites  so I'm rather happy about that but the colors that came are definitely not what were advertised in the picture which bummed my mom out as she wanted the blue glitter. However, they are pretty deep toned colors so they could be pretty good for Fall.

Queen Anne is a lilac confetti glitter which could be a pretty accent color to either one of the other two polishes. Padma is a Royal plum crème and Stevie is a concrete gray frost. Even if we weren't sent the advertised polishes, I'm thankful that we at least got three different types of polishes instead of two or three of the same. 

If you're interested in a full review of any one of these polishes be sure to keep an eye out for any of my upcoming Polishaholic posts where I share full reviews of my current polish. Also, if you sent away for this box I'd love to know what you received in your box. Did you get the blue glitter?

A SPOOKTACULAR CAR SHOW

Posted by: Kimberly Renee on 9/27/2014
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Yesterday was a do nothing day but turned into a "let's go on an outing" kind of day which ended up taking us to a car show. Back in April I shared this post about a car show and festival that we had attended but this car show made that one look like nothing. There were so many cars at this show that it had to of been a mile long but also had cars branched off to the sides and we even spent the first half of checking out the cars being bombarded by rather large rain drops.

So many different types of beautiful cars were there that it was like a classic car heaven. My mom saw the exact type of car she had when she was younger (Roadrunner) and I saw many of my dream car (Bel Air) yet no one had a version of my very first car which was a '68 Ford Galaxie 500. She was a beauty and a tank of a car and I would love to see one all cleaned up and beautified.

I loved how some of the car owners spookified their car since Halloween is just around the corner. It added a little pizazz to their car, made it stand out amongst the others and worked really well with the cars that looked like they would be from the Munsters or Addams Family tv shows. My son loved the old firetrucks which were pretty cool looking and the one that was turned into a pizza vendor reminded me of Red from the Cars movies. All in all it was nice to enjoy a family outing that also involved some really cool cars.

LIVING YOUR DREAMS

Posted by: Kimberly Renee on 9/19/2014
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Happy Friday everyone and a good Friday it is at that. This quote just so happens to be from one of the greatest fictional characters in my vast collection of books. It's by Professor Albus Dumbledore himself and it just so happens that as I type this I'm watching a Harry Potter movie. The Goblet of Fire to be exact and if you hadn't guessed yet, yes I am a Potterhead and proud to be one.

Ok, so back to the quote. I believe that if you live without dreams you are not entirely living. Dreams give you a sense of purpose, hope and something to strive for because normally you want your dreams to come true. Yet sometimes, if you're like me, you tend to believe that you will not be lucky enough to have those dreams come true but I say "STOP that type of thinking" because your dreams CAN come true. You just have to believe in them, yourself and turn that dream into an accomplishable goal.

After years of trying to accomplish my dream of becoming an Esthetician and trying to do so with two previous schools I thought it would continue being a dream. That it would never happen even though it is something that I have had so much interest in and have wanted to do for years. I finally got a few things working in my favor and decided to try one more time with a different school that offers everything that I want and as of yesterday I am officially enrolled to begin my 9 month long training to become a licensed Esthetician starting next month. I am beyond excited and cannot wait for this new journey in life. Not to mention turning my dream into a goal and accomplishing it.

So anything can happen just so long as you put effort into accomplishing it.

FOR THE LOVE OF: ANKLE BOOTIES

Posted by: Kimberly Renee on 9/17/2014
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Ankle booties are a fashion must have in my book. You can find them in a variety of styles to fit just about anyones personality and style. Being extremely versatile, they can dress up any outfit from summer dresses to a simple tights and top outfit or even a grunge rocker look. The sky's the limit when building an outfit around these beauties. 



Camel // Black // Grey // Peach
Sand // Red // Broken Black // Brown

Particularly my favorite time to dress up an outfit with a snazzy pair of booties is Fall & Winter. I absolutely love my knee high boots which I wear a lot during these seasons but they can sometimes cut my body off which tends to make me look shorter than I actually am. Ankle booties on the other hand, elongate the leg and can make a the wearer look taller. 

The multitudes of colors, textures and styles that they come in these days are just absolutely beautiful. Lace ones are new to me but are gorgeous and would be perfect paired with summer dresses. Suede ones are always lovely and soft just so long as you keep them out of water so as to not ruin them. Leather, faux leather and rubber ones look nice but overtime they seem to crease more which seem to be a lot more noticeable due to how shiny they are.

Black is extremely classic and can either stand out or blend in with an outfit and the ones that tie in the front are cute and add a little extra something to a look. It doesn't hurt that they tend to remind me of a witch's shoe just thankfully without the long pointed toe. Yet when accented by a different color they just pop and would be the one that I would build an outfit around. 

Ones with wider heels, at least an inch wide, I prefer the most as they are not as painful to wear and are easier to walk in which is great since I'm a tad bit of a clutz. Skinnier heeled booties are great though to dress up an outfit for a special occasion and possibly one where you wouldn't always be on your feet.

All 12 of these are seriously on my wish list as I have been oohing and ahhing over them and my mom even ended up putting about 7 of them on her own wishlist. My absolute favorite pair out of all of these are the ones 3rd column over, 2nd row down. They come in 4 different color options and each one is absolutely gorgeous and just happen to be my perfect type of bootie for these colder months. 

My Favorite Fall Polishes For This Year

Posted by: Kimberly Renee on 9/14/2014
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It's no secret that I love Fall nail polishes especially since just the other day I did this post on the one that broke me into the season this year. Wearing my Fall polishes makes me feel like Fall is already here when in reality it is still over 100 degrees here which is thoroughly depressing? Anybody have cold weather that would like to trade? lol

I love deep dark colors for Fall and well pretty much all year round really. Plus a bit of shimmer & glitter never hurts here and there especially when you do nail art with a creme finish polish and either a shimmer or glitter like I did in the below image that I posted over on my Instagram where you can follow me to see all sorts of pictures that I post if you'd like to.

@twinklingtrees

I've done a few previous posts and reviews on a few of these polishes that you can check out if you would like to.


Thanks so much for stopping and reading today! You're absolutely awesome and I hope you stop by again and I would love to know what your favorite Fall nail polishes are. If you feel like it let me know in the comments section below. ☺