Thursday, May 31, 2012

from OUR CLOSETS: ATLANTA EDITION

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Casey's wearing:
Top- TJ Maxx
Skirt- actually a maxi dress from Wet Seal
Belt- Forever 21
Bracelets- H&M
Sandals- Madden Girl
Sunglasses- Forever 21
Earrings- Target
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Savannah's wearing:
Dress- LC Lauren Conrad
Belt-?
Earrings- Target
Nail Polish- Essie
Sandals-Rue 21?
Sunglasses- Forever 21

Saturday, May 26, 2012

and THE WINNER IS.... SCENTSY

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Excuse this terrible screen shot. So comment #48 is the lucky winner of the Scentsy giveaway.

Let's thank our wonderful sponsor, Sarah Cothren, for doing this giveaway.  Thanks, Sarah! If you need some Scentsy products, definitely stop by her Scentsy website and order away.



Thursday, May 24, 2012

four BEAUTY TRICKS YOU NEED TO KNOW

We though we'd share some beauty tricks with you that we use on a daily basis! Some are things we've known for years, some are new tricks we just couldn't keep to ourselves. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

1. Sleep with you hair in a loose top knot. I just twist my hair into the loosest bun possible and secure with a loose hair tie. If you sleep with the bun at very top of your head, your hair will have some extra body in the morning. Make sure your hair is dry before you do this.

2. When you run out of mascara, wash the old wand and use it to brush you eye brows and separate your eye lashes after using mascara.

3. After you've painted your nails, it's always so hard to tell when they are really dry. Sometimes they seem dry to the touch but 5 seconds later you have a dent in your nail. SOLUTION! When you think your nails are dry, just tap two of your nails together. If there is any resistance, your nails are not ready for you to be moving around a lot. If the nails don't stick to each other at all... you are good to go!

4. If you have some shoes that rub on your ankles, don't reach for the bandaids. Reach for some Vasoline/Petroleum Jelly of your choice. Rub a little amount on your ankle where the back of your shoe will touch. Don't put too much or it will get on your shoes. This trick is amazing because it really really really works!

What are your favorite beauty tricks? We might try them/put them in another post!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

tunes-DAY TUESDAY: RUN

So this was on something we watched last week. Hart o' Dixie, I think. Whatevs. Enjoy :) 

Monday, May 21, 2012

the TUTORIAL: SUNSET EYES

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So I've been slacking on doing makeup tutorials. We know you guys love the hair tutorials, but do you  like when we do makeup tutorials? What kind of makeup tutorials would you like to see? Give us the low down, homies. Hope you enjoy this sunset-like eye makeup!

the GIVEAWAY: SCENTSY (CLOSED)

1. Mediterranean Spa/ 2. French Kiss/ 3. Kahiko Hula

Hot dang, we've got a Scentsy giveaway for our favorite people in the world (that's you guys...duh). Ms. Sarah Cothren, an independent Scentsy consultant, is making this possible. Yay, Sarah! For real, like for real, we l-o-v-e Scentsy. There is a better smell payoff than candles and you don't have to worry about a candle flame burning down your house.

If you win, you will get one mid-size warmer and one scent of your choice. Our favorite by far is the French Kiss scent. It smells sooooooo amazing.

So what do you have to do to enter this giveaway?

- Follow our blog (all the cool kids are doing it)
- Go to Sarah's Scentsy page and pick out your favorite warmer.
- Leave us a comment telling us which warmer you like the best. 

That's it! Please make sure that your e-mail address is on your profile or comment.

Giveaway will run until midnight (central time) Friday, May 25th. 

**Only one comment per person, please.**

Sunday, May 20, 2012

the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

If you follow us on Twitter, you may have seen us tweet about a big announcement.  Well it is with great excitement and anxiousness we share with you.......

We have started a new blog!

On this blog we are documenting our journey to lose weight and be healthier. To find out more visit the new blog, Oh So Pretty the Skinny.


and THE WINNER IS... (KIKI LA RUE)

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We are super excited to announce the winner of the Kiki La Rue giveaway who was commentor #19,   Nichole who told us: 

I am a follower and love the Sweet Love Summertime romper!!! Too cute!

She is the lucky winner of a $50 gift card to the Kiki La Rue online store.

Thanks to Kiki La Rue for doing the giveaway! 

Friday, May 18, 2012

the RAVE: JOSE EBER TRIPLE BARREL CURLING IRON

We were thrilled when Jose Eber contacted us and asked if we wanted to try out their products. We've been wanting to try out a curling wand for the longest, so that is what we chose to review. Holy moly, we LOVE it. I (Casey) have a hard time curling my hair because it never curls the way I want it to curl, and the curl never stays. Well the triple barrel curling iron has made all my super straight hair dreams come true. Watch the review Savannah and I did in the video below:

Some pictures of Savannah's results:
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As you can see (from the video) Savannah and I had very different results and that's one of the things I love most about this curling iron (she looks all Taylor Swift-y). You can get so many different types of curls and waves depending on what barrel you use and how you curl your hair.

Have any of you lovely readers tried any of Jose Eber's products? What did you think? Tell us how much you'd love for them to do a giveaway and maybe they'll make your dreams come true.


**These opinions are 100% our own. Jose Eber has not paid us for this review**

Thursday, May 17, 2012

from OUR CLOSETS

 Casey's wearing:
dress- c/o Kiki La Rue
jacket- American Eagle via Savannah's closet
earrings- Forever 21 or Target (old)
shoes- Bandolino (old)
nail polish- Love & Beauty
Savannah's wearing: 
dress- from Ross
shoes- Charlotte Russe
necklace- c/o Lucid New York
belt- NY &Co
nail polish- Essie's Play Date

Don't forget to enter the Kiki La Rue giveaway! You have the chance to win a $50 giftcard, and you have until midnight Friday the 18th to enter. Good luck!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

bored AT WORK DIY: "TRAINING" CHOPSTICKS

This tutorial is for all the people out there who don't really know how to use chopsticks. I've gotten tired of being the one person who eats with a fork at the Japanese restaurant, apparently it's amusing to other people. Why not make is even more amusing and make your own "training" chopsticks? You can fit in with everyone else and not have to feel like you are doing magic tricks to pick up a piece of chicken.
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You will need: chopsticks(in the paper sleeve) and a rubber band or a hair tie? Whatever you have available when you are eating. Take the chopsticks out of the sleeve.

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Fold your sleeve in half (long ways) 3 times.

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After you've folded 3 times, fold into thirds the other way. Put your folded paper in between the two chopsticks, close to the top.

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Take your rubber band and wrap it around the chopsticks, underneath the paper, one time. Wrap the rest of the rubber band around the chopsticks, above the paper. All of this should be towards the very end of the chopsticks. This will keep the chopsticks apart from each other and they are now fool-proof and ready to use!
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Waaaaalaaaa. "Training" chopsticks. Not JUST for children.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

tunes-DAY TUESDAY: LIGHTS



I cannot remember where I first heard this song but I do know that I have Shazam-ed it a few times. I guess it's just about time to make it a Tunes-day Tuesday. Now I just wanna dance! The first video is the remix and the second video is the original song.

Monday, May 14, 2012

manic MANI MONDAY: KIKI LA RUE INSPIRED

Today's mani was inspired by two pieces from Kiki La Rue.

To learn more about the Kiki La Rue boutique check out our current giveaway.
You could win a $50 gift card!

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Let's get started...

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Paint your nail pink.

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Take a navy polish and swipe the brush from the middle of your nail to the upper left corner of the nail.

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Then swipe the brush from the middle again to the upper right corner of your nail.

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You will have created a chevron shape on your nail.

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Do the same with a white nail polish. You can add as many stripes as you'd like.
I made each of my nails different.

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Clean up around your nails. I am using this new Cutex Corrector Nail Polish Remover Pen I got. It's one of my new favorite things fa sheez.

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Cover with a top coat and you are done!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

it's GIVEAWAY TIME- KIKI LA RUE (CLOSED)


How cute are these clothes?! These are some of our favorite pieces from our lovely sponsor, Kiki La Rue. Kiki La Rue is an online boutique that sells the latest trends at affordable prices. To make Kiki La Rue even awesomer (yes, that's a word. ok, no it's not) they are giving away a $50 gift card to one of our delightful blog readers!

To enter:
1) Follow our blog
2) Follow us on Twitter
3) Like Kiki La Rue on Facebook
4) Leave a comment telling us one of your favorite pieces from Kiki La Rue.

** Please only one comment per person**

Giveaway ends Friday, May 18th at midnight (central time).

Also, because Kiki La Rue is oh so generous, they are offering free shipping all week long. Holler.  Enter the code OHSOPRETTY at checkout to receive free shipping. Pretty sweet! Good luck, ladies (and maybe gentleman) and don't forget to check out Kiki La Rue's online boutique.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

and THE WINNER IS.... (JAMBERRY)

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#43!!

Yay! for Vanessa who said:

Love the Black and Magenta Lace! They are all so pretty!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

the DIY: FRINGE WEDGES

Days like today make me wish Casey and I had the same size foot. Unfortunately, we do not. Casey had these wedges that we had been meaning to change up for quite some time. So it seemed like perfect timing when Pippa from Buzzfeed Shift asked us to participate in a Craft Wars challenge. The challenge: Transform a pair of basic shoes. Our shoes- open toe wedges. We will let you know when the project is posted on Buzzfeed so you can go vote for us!

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These are the shoes we started out with. They are pretty cute just like this but we wanted to add something fun!

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Side view.

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These are some old boots that Casey was planning on getting rid of. We decided to keep them for the leather.

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We cut out a square piece from each boot.

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Then we spray painted the leather with a gold paint.

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We made sure the pieced were the same dimensions. About 6 inches by 8 inches.

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On the inside of the leather, place a line of super glue at the top.

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Carefully place the top of the leather around the edge of the shoe. Secure the leather with clothespins until the glue has dried.

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Time to cut fringe! We cut little notches along the edge to make sure we cut the fringe evenly.

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Trim the bottom of the fringe so that it doesn't touch the ground when the shoe is upright.

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We cut each fringe piece in half to create smaller fringe.

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And done! This project was pretty simple and fast.

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And these shoes look pretty ballin' when you are walking in them! Like fa rizzle... these shoes were made for walking.

Ok guys, don't forget to vote for us.  We checked out our competition and they did a great job, but we think we have the most original idea.  Please vote for our originality :) Thanks!

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