Monday, February 17, 2014

Favorite Things - February

Today is seriously one of my favorite days of the month! I LOVE checking out everyone else's Favorite Things.  I also love that they're $10 or less, so I can add them to my groceries at Target guilt free :)

So many of y'all mentioned the EOS lip balm last month that I tried it out and LOVE it!!!  This whole series was worth it just for me to find that lip balm :)

Anyway, this month I'm talking about nail polish.  I love me some bright polish, but decided to tone it down this last time around and so far I'm loving it!

Sidenote... I am totally self conscious about my "old lady" hands.  I come by them naturally (thanks, mom and Oma! hahaha), so it's big that I have TWO pics of them.  That's how much I love the polish.  Ignore the wrinkles... focus on the glitter :)

 I started off with one coat of THIS super inexpensive wet n wild polish that I picked up at WalMart.

And then I added two coats of Revlon 261 Sparkling that you can find HERE.

I am a TOTAL sucker for glitter polish.  LOVE IT!  I finished it off with an OPI top coat and called it done!  I feel like the glitter polish holds up well and I'm hoping (fingers crossed!) that having the base coat MIGHT make it not a total disaster to take off.  We shall see!

Next up I'm breaking the rules... but I'm that passionate about the item... so I'm going for it.
If you follow me on Instagram then you've seen that I'm having a love affair with flowy printed pants.  I get mine from Hippie Chick and although they have limited ones available now (a couple of pairs of smalls and XS in two styles), Ariele has assured me that more are coming.

In case you need photographic proof... brace yourself for lots of messy buns and denim jacket pics :)

I'm pretty sure that these are traditionally a spring/summer item... but I'm a weirdo and I wear them the minute I can stand wearing flip flops (which is usually around 50 degrees).  I don't like wearing them with normal flats for some reason, but love them rolled at the waist with sandals and then unrolled with wedges.

I wore a pair to brunch on Sunday and Mason comes in my room and goes, "I wear jammies to lunch, too, Mommy????" :)  Yes, Mason... they're pretty much fancy jammies that are appropriate to wear outside of the house.  Amen.

I wore a damask pair to school last week and one of my AWESOME fellow teachers was rockin' some Hippie Chick pants as well!  So of course we made one of the 7th graders take our picture.  I'm pretty sure all the kids thought we were "super cool" (and by super cool I mean lame-o moms wearing crazy pants). :)

A couple of Sundays ago I wore a chevron pair with a brown shirt to church...

And today I wore my favorite pair to school with a black tunic tee from Anthropologie and the denim jacket that Sheaffer put on the map :)

This was me wearing my original pair back in January.

I promise I'll keep y'all posted on when new stock comes in - but after I order my pairs :) hahaha

Now link up and show everyone your favorites this month!  It can literally be anything.  Seriously.  Last month I shared a sandwich cutter. Can't wait to read everyone's posts!!!



  1. If you like glitter, you need to try Ruby Wing! I got a sample of it in my birchbox this month, it's nail polish that changes color outside! I KNOW!! IT"S AWESOME!! I live in apparently the north pole, aka Indiana, and despite being under feet of snow, my polish changes color when i go outside!

  2. Pretty pink glitter polish- I really want to try it now!
    I love your new collection of pants- the outfit you wore yesterday is cute! I like the color of your scarf with the denim.
    Thanks for hosting the link up!

  3. That polish is so sparkly and pretty! I need some too!

  4. Ooh the nail color is super fancy! Love! You totally rock those pants like nobody's business! They are amazing on you!

  5. I so love those Hippie Chick pants on you, I think they were all made especially for you cause you pull them off amazingly! Love them!

  6. I love glitter on my nails as well, but it is so hard to remove! I hope the base coat is the secret! Let me know :)

    And I too have old lady hands :( One of the many things we can say we are like our parents/grandparents on :)

    I would love to rock those pants, but I don't think I could get away with those for work :(

    Thanks for hosting Andrea!

  7. LOVE love love the sparkly polish!! And the wet n wild too:) This is my favorite day to see all the fun stuff under $10!

  8. This is one of my favorite days of the month too!!! :)
    I love the sparkly nail polish...will definitely have to check it out!

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  10. Thanks for hosting!! Those pants are so cute :) I am a fan of glitter polish as well but the taking off steers me away from it. Please report back if the base coat does the trick :)

  11. Ha I think I have old looking hands too! Love the pants but I don't think I could pull off that style. Please do a post on your hair it is gorgeous! I have shown a picture of your daughter to my daughter and now she wants me to have another baby griffin is just too cute!

  12. Andrea, I just linked up with my favorites and I think we have the same OPI sparkly nail polish??? :) Nail polish is my favorite! It is my favorite accessory.

  13. You know I love those pants!! Xoxo!

  14. Loving the glitter nail polish, so much fun!! Glad you tried the EOS, my favorite is the mint and the melon. As always thanks for hosting such a great link up!

  15. I love the cute polish!! I need to pamper myself and paint my nails b/c it's been FOREVER! I used to do it all.the.time! Those pants are so stinkin' cute on you, but I'm not so sure I could pull them off - I've got some birthin' hips! :-)