A Sunnie Affair

A Sunnie Affair

Nails Of The Week: Sinful Colors – Rise & Shine

 

Nothing like a good nail post, eh?

I thought this color would be fitting for my tropical brunch tomorrow with my family, for Mothers Day!

I’ll have an outfit post for you guys, hopefully.

I love this bright green color, Rise and Shine by Sinful Colors. It has some shimmer, without being too overwhelming. For some reason, All the Sinful Colors polishes I have are matte. So I always have to add a top coat or gloss for that shine. I’m not sure if they are meant to be that way or not, and I don’t mind it. But I thought for tomorrow I would like some bright shiny nails :) I always see this brand at Walmart and Walgreens and they are never more than a dollar or two. Steal!

Thanks for reading!

 

Review: L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette

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Hello friends! I have a review for you guys today! I recently picked up the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Palette at my local target. I had my eye on it for a little while, and honestly, I was a bit … Continue reading

Things Netflix Taught Me About Myself

  

1. My attention span merits a gold medal. 

Never have I so intently focused on a glowing screen for days on end. My eyes are champs, for sure. 

2. I can eat multiple pints of ice cream in one sitting…

…and not feel bad about it. Don’t judge me. 

  
3. The extremities of my feelings are directly proportional to the amount dramas I watch. 

Tearjerkers are a bitch, even the day (or week) after.

  
4. I can finally admit to myself that binge watching all of Donnie Yen’s kung-fu movies in one sitting was the greatest idea ever.

Because Kung-fu is forever. 

  
5. My judgement in character is at an all time high.

It’s flawless logic really. If you can’t sit through a season of anything with me for 12 hours, or a movie trilogy…do I really need you in my life?

6. Watching *almost* everything in the foreign films category makes me an interesting person to talk to.

…and also a faux movie snob. On the bright side, it makes for good conversation when you can bring up French romance and Korean horror in the same sentence. 

  
7. I am a serial fan girl.

And I take all 7 million of my fandoms very seriously. 

  
8. I understand ALL the references.

This very important knowledge makes it easy to communicate through “Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia” puns. Or my inner geek will bid you farewell with a very serious “so say we all”. 

  
9. I’m obnoxiously impatient.

Because what kind of peasant likes to wait for only one episode a week on tv?! If I can’t get it all in one shot, I’m not interested. Although to be honest, having this impatience leak into other parts of my life – like driving- has proven to be dangerous. 

  
10. I’m a total homebody.

A Netflix night with my comfy pants, warm cuppa tea and boyfriend snuggles beats any social gathering – ever. And sure, my disinterest in body shots and gnarly hangovers could very well just be the fact that I’m getting older, but admit it….marathoning The Office for the 5th time with a 6 pack and a few good friends is WAY BETTER. (And you save yourself the cover charge). 

  
All in all, Netflix is my ride or die. The Adama to my Battlestar, the Jim to my Pam, the anatomically incorrect breasts to my anime, the lil Sebastian to my Pawnee, the Seymour to my Fry…..too soon? Yea, too soon. 

Dear 16-Year-Old Me

Everything changes, yet it all stays the same. People will come and go and you’ll be heartbroken – more than once. You will learn to protect your heart, to be cautious and to be picky. You will learn to value your strengths and work on your weaknesses. You will learn to accept the things beyond your control. You will blossom. But all the lessons you learned, and the heartbreaks you carry will make you strong, even though you feel weak right now. You’re not weak, you’re just growing.

And that feeling of never quite fitting in? Of feeling like the odd man out? That won’t last forever. I know this. You’ll see, people will run to you, trust you, come to you for guidance. You are a light. It’s not that you don’t fit in, it’s that you stand out from the crowd. Remember this.

And all that rage? All that anger? That sense of abandonment? Let it go. Don’t let it shape you into the wrong person, don’t let it darken your spirit. You have all the love in the world, and what you consider to be lacking, you’ll soon learn is a blessing for you. All is as it should be.

You’ve already met the love of your life, who will complete you in a way no one else can. And he will be there 10 years later. 

You’ve discovered your passion for photography. 

You have a life goal.

Identify the essential, eliminate the rest. No one can ever belittle you if you realize your worth.

You are strong, you are a force to be reckoned with…you just don’t know it yet. 

Love,

26 year old me.

Inspiration for the Day: Braids

Now that spring and summer are finally here, I thought it would be a good time to revisit some fun, messy and cute braided hairstyles. I love braids, and even though I suck at them sometimes, I still love to try to recreate all the beautiful styles I find on Pinterest. Here are a few ideas that have peaked my interest. These would be great for festivals, night outs or just quick morning do’s. 😀

   

             

Inspiration of The Day: Spring Flower Arrangements

You know, I’ve always considered myself to be the kind of girl who didn’t like or need flowers. For some reason, as I have gotten older, I’ve grown quite fond of them.

I feel like having them around really changes the atmosphere of a room, and lifts my spirits if I’m feeling down.

Derping around on Pinterest I found some great inspiration photos for some arrangement ideas. I’d love to run to Trader Joes, pick up some pretty flowers and try my hand at some of these. 

   

           

Which ones do you guys like? What are your favorite flowers?

Nails of the Week: Sally Hansens Jaded

  

Hello my friends!

I have another nail post for you tonight.

A few months ago I received this nail polish in an Influenster VoxBox. I’ve been obsessed with it since I got it. I’m sure if I have posted about this before, but I love this color so much I figured I’d share it again :) 

Jaded is a beautiful mint/sea foam green color. It’s perfect for spring and summer! 

This color is usually super opaque, and I never need more than one coat to fully cover my nails. But tonight I used a base coat to ensure the longest possible lasting time and it made the color go on a bit thin, so I needed a second coat or two. 

I love Sally Hansen polishes, they’re bright, glossy and super long lasting on my fickle nails.

:)

Thanks for reading!