11.28.2014

Product Review - SCRATCH Nail Wraps

I had heard of nail wraps but had never tried them because... I am extremely lazy?? Hah. I thought they would be hard to apply. But nail wraps always looked so cool - so when Scratch contacted me about sending a sample my way I thought, why not?

My beautiful nail wraps came in the mail and I admired them from a distance. I decided to put away my worries about the difficulties that were sure to ensue when I attempted to put on my new beautiful nail wraps.

About 10 minutes later I had finished applying the wraps and to my astonishment they looked AWESOME. I had finished my nail wrap trial with a ton of success, cuz;
1) my nails looked awesome 
2) it only took about 10 minutes (less time than it takes me to actually paint my nails) 
3) the company that so kindly sent me the nail wraps is a feakin' rad company; they've got loads of cool designs and feature artists' designs in their nail wraps!

YES! Well, that is my exciting story about Isabel trying out nail wraps.




Check out Scratch:


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11.23.2014

Managing Time Like A Grownup

I have a goal to be able to live off of what I make by doing fashion and internet related work (blogging, modeling, styling, and working with Tunnel Vision). I still need to have a part time job to supplement my income, but I am taking steps towards this dream. I value doing work that makes me feel fulfilled rather than working a job that I hate just to make more money. I think this is a healthy way to live life, but it requires a fair amount of planning.

I've started scheduling my day-to-day calendar thoroughly, as well as making weekly to-do lists. I have lots to do still, but both of these techniques have been a major help on my road to my dream jobs. No matter what your aspirations are you've got to have a plan to get there. "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." I've found some really nice FREE (key word haha!) templates and sites that help you start organizing your time, and since I am oh-so friendly I decided to share them with you. Super-duper useful time management tools:

✿ Todoist.com 
An amazing to do list/calendar/organizer all in one (free, cuz duh, I am cheap and you probably are too)

Blogger specific tips that I found super helpful from The Blog Maven

✿ Keep a Planner 
Remember in Middle School when you had to write down all your homework, tests, due dates, etc? I know it doesn't sound SUPER thrilling to keep a planner, but like, WOW, so helpful. Seeing my days written out is super helpful for me - maybe it will be for you too? (Feelin' cheap? Me too! Here's a bunch of printable planner templates: HERE)

✿ Prioritizing 1-3 Must-Do Projects Per Day 
Each day I will look at the things I hope to accomplish and I will choose 1-3 things that are most important to finish (this seems obvious while I am writing it down, but it never occurred to me and so my daily lists became really frustrating)



Here is proof that I have been putting my strategizing to work! I've edited and am posting outfit photos - go me! hehe.




Bucket hat - Flea Market (similar HERE)
Chokers - c/o Butterface (choker HERE)
Dress - vintage (similar HERE)
Faux Fur Handmade Boots - Feeling Vague Vintage (boots HERE)


I hope you found this post helpful and I hope you have a super fabulous week!

Keep in touch - you can always email me with questions, comments, whatevah.

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11.19.2014

Inspiration: November 2014

Good morning. Let these images take you away into a dreamy eye-land.


~~~click photos for sources~~~




Have a good Wednesday!

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