February 20, 2013


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1. Gel manicure in OPI Samoan Sand + gold nail art. 2. Valentine's dinner at BLT Steak [thanks for the food suggestions, the popovers were to die for!]. 3. Trader Joe's Coconut Body Butter...smelled amazing + it'd be a great alternative to my favorite Kiehl's body butter. 4. Our Valentine's Day dinner at home last Thursday. 

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1. Our sweet kitty Nala. 2. Popeye Protein smoothie from Juice Farm in Pasadena. 3. First Bauble Bar purchase, the Marquise Leaf Cascade Earring, in my favorite color for spring. 4. Valentine's gifts: Chanel Illuminating Powder + Cle De Peau Concealer.

Currently trying to brainstorm a new giveaway for this month... let me know if there is a particular category you'd like to see featured next! XOXO


Stacey said...

I just love that manicure! There's nowhere around where I live that does good nail art, maybe I will attempt it myself! I also love those earrings I've added them to my wish list for when my shopping ban is over!


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Lauren said...

The Chanel Illuminating Powder looks so pretty! I need to check it out.


Amy Shaughnessy said...

Okay, that is the best manicure I have seen in a long time. Love it!


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Laura said...

Hi Nicole. I love your blog. A give away I'd love is if you could do a ShoeMint one :) Also, what color red is your nailpolish? It's a pretty color.

Lyndsy said...

love your nails! so gorgeous!

Caroline said...

That manicure is gorgeous! And looooove those BaubleBar earrings!

Lenya Kovacevic @ 7 Year Wedding said...

How good are your nails? Love the gold stripe!!!

Nicole said...

Thank you so much everyone! I'm excited that there is a place close by that does the nail art for a decent price.

Laura- the red is opi malaga wine gel :) shoemint is a good idea too, thank you for the suggestion!

Fabianna (H.Finn Jewelry) said...

LOVE your manicure. Where did you get it done?

Also, would love to host a giveaway for your readers if you'd be interested! Check out my etsy shop at:


AmyQB said...

Can I ask where you had the nail art done? I am in LA and am looking for a good gel mani place. Thx!

lauren, curious constellation said...

Your life looks so stunning! I wish I could get hold of Trader Joe's products where I live.

Liz Nygard said...

I adore your manicure. It's so classy!


Ashley said...

Cute post girl!! Your kitty is adorable.. xo


Nicole said...

For LA area girls, I got my mani done at Buff and Tweeze in La Crescenta: http://www.buffandtweeze.com/

You could also try Marie Nails, I've heard good things!:

Let me know if you have any other questions! xo

Nicole said...

Fabianna- I'm in LOVE with your Etsy shop, I want everything! I would love to work with you on a giveaway! I'll message you on Etsy tomorrow :) xo

Fabianna (H.Finn Jewelry) said...

Great! Can't wait to chat about it. PS. I am totally visiting Buff & Tweeze!

Anonymous said...

Love the earing... beautiful.