As you all may know, my family became homeowners this year. We have been working really hard trying to create a space that we love. One of the things I am very picky about is the bathroom and I really had a vision of how I wanted it to look. Personally, I believe bathrooms are important; they are a space where you prepare for the day. You get ready, put your makeup on, look in the mirror, and feel motivated to take on the day. I knew I wanted them to look clean, chic, and modern. I love walking into a home and feeling instantly inspired. When I went to visit my Dad in Japan, his apartment was so modern and contemporary that I knew I wanted something similar. The bathrooms had see through sinks and modern fixtures and spouts. I found the spout and sink HERE. I just love how unique they are and how modern they look. Another thing that caught my eye was that there was a lot of contrast (which my eye appeals to most). From there, I knew that I wanted to have a lot of whites (and incorporate marble), as well as a few dark fixtures such as the lighting and towel rack to balance it all out. As we were contemplating on how to decorate the bathrooms, I found so many great pieces that I wanted to add to create life and style. I think one of the greatest things is to have a home that you feel comfortable and secure in, and that you are proud of and gain creativity and inspiration from. I believe a great home is a place that is decorated to express your creative side and your personality, a home that evokes feelings, memories, and inspiration. A few items that I would love to add are below, hope you enjoy and gain inspiration from them!
Friday, August 19, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
I can't even believe that it's the middle of August. A lot of people are already talking about Fall trends and Summer ending...and I feel like we just started. No seriously, I just bought another swimsuit. I'm dreading the day I put away Summer clothes and start bringing out the sweaters. A few things I love about Summer, is the bright pops of color, all the flowers in full bloom, and the feeling of an endless adventure. I recently came across Modique, a new boutique that specializes in hand made classy, modest, and timeless pieces. When I received my dress, it came beautifully packaged and personalized. The dress is AMAZING quality, you guys...the fit is perfect, the sleeves and pattern are beautiful. It is flowy, feminine, and chic and basically everything I'd hope for in a dress. I love that it has long sleeves, especially since we are going to be transitioning to Fall soon, I'll still be able to wear this dress all year long, for every season. Since Summer is still in full swing in my neck of the woods, I paired this dress with a white wide-brim straw fedora, braided heels, and a white mini purse. Let me know what you guys think of this look in the comments below!
p.s. This dress is on sale for the first 20 people to purchase, with the code "EMMACRISTY20" at checkout!
Dress c/o Modique (I am wearing the Mae Dress) | Hat | Purse (Sold out / Similar here) | Heels (Similar HERE / HERE / HERE) | Watch
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
As you all know, I am a sucker for nail polish, nail designs, and new nail products. I'm constantly searching for quality products to try out. I recently heard about Sally Hansen's Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment and decided to give it a go. I've had great experiences using Sally Hansen products and I know that they are great quality. I've been on the search for my holy grail base and top coat and I'm pretty sure I just found it! Sally Hansen's 7-in-1 Nail Treatment is an all in one ultra moisturizing base coat, growth treatment, ridge filler, brightener, and top coat. There is no need to carry around prep and post nail products once you have this one. It supposedly restores nails that are dry and brittle, to healthy and beautiful in three days! It has a really great formula with avacado oil, sea salt, pomegranate extracts and calcium; these help moisturize, fill ridges, and helps to prevent and treat nail staining. I really like using this product as a top coat, and stays glossy and shiny for up to 10 days.
Once I heard about this product, I went straight to Target. I ended up getting the Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment, Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil, and Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear polish in #279 Pink Punk. I found these products in Nail Treatments in aisle E5, next to the pharmacy.
I decided that I wanted to try out another nail look and was feeling inspired by Summer and all of these fun, bright colors. Be sure to try it out and let me know what you think about this design!
- Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil
- Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment
- Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear #279 Pink Punk
- Nail Tape
Summer Nail Tutorial Steps
1) I begin by prepping my nails. I used Sally Hansen's Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil, which helped soften my cuticles and brittle nails. After massaging in, I made sure to wash it off before I applied my base coat and polish.
2) I then applied Sally Hansen's Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment as a base coat.
3) Using "Pink Punk" I started from the top corner of my nail, and brought it to about 3/4 down the nail at a point.
4) Repeat on other half of nail to create symmetry. Both sides should meet at a point, 3/4 down the nail and create a triangle at the top.
5) Using nail tape (I use this one), I cut off a small piece and used it to line one side of the triangle.
6) Repeat for other half.
7) Finish off this look by using Sally Hansen's 7-in-1 Nail Treatment as a top coat.
8) You're done! Show all your besties your new nails!