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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Zoya Nephratiti - Beautiful christmas red polish

I know there is still quite some time till Christmas, but I absolutely love those gorgeous shades of red that make think of the holidays. Zoya Nephratiti is one of those shades. What makes this shade unique  is that it is laced with purple shimmer but yet  on the nails it looks like a glossy cream shade instead of a deep shimmer/glitter shade. A beautiful deep blue red, it has an amazing glossy quality to it.
The wear time is amazing. I've had it for one full week absolutely no chipping. I use Butter London's top coat called hardware and love it. Overall, I highly recommend this beautiful red polish especially for the upcoming holidays.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Cummins Fall - hiking and waterfalls - Pictures from my weekend

Cummins Falls is a beautiful 211 acres site with tons of hiking and beautiful surrounding..all leading to a 75 foot high waterfall and a swimming hole which is one of the 10 best in the US. Since I love hiking and waterfalls, we went to check it out over the weekend and it was beautiful. The weather was cool, the hiking was nice and quite a work out and the waterfall was both relaxing and invigorating at the same time.







After all the hiking we had some dinner in a British pub...roasted red pepper soup, sandwich and fries..all so yummy and delicious. 


It was a great weekend and a perfect way to spend these crisp fall days outside.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Canoeing Buffalo River - Pictures from my weekend

I absolutely love the water...ocean, river, waterfalls. I'm a water baby and I feel the happiest when I'm surrounded by water. This weekend we decided to canoe the buffalo river. We had a blast although I'll sheepishly admit I didn't do much paddling. My husband handled most of that. We pulled over in a beautiful area and took some pictures. The weather is getting pretty cool here so I'm glad we enjoyed one last weekend on the water.





Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tom Ford Beauty Haul

As a makeup junkie I'm ashamed (or perhaps I should be proud) to report I haven't in the past tried much of Tom Ford cosmetic items. I have bought a nail polish here and there but nothing else. So I decided to jump on the bandwagon and purchased three eyeshadow palettes and a nail polish. The palettes I picked up are Cognac Sable, Golden Mink, Cocoa Mirage and nail polish in the color Smoke Red. 

The nail polish is in the color Smoke Red. It was quite hard to get the camera to show this a true color but this is a very deep cream red with sort of a cranberry undertone. This will be perfect for Christmas. 

 Cognac Sable has a gorgeous shimmery peach, burned orange, red brown and a steal gray shade.

Golden Mink has a golden shade, a cool town brown and two glitters, one shimmery peach glitter and a gorgeous golden glitter. 


Cocoa Mirage is a stunning matte palette with a bone shade, cool tone brown, burgundy shade and a darker chocolate brown. 


I absolutely love these palettes and am so excited to start using them. The quality of these is amazing, they blend so well and are so pigmented. The price point of this is pretty high but the quality makes it worth it in my opinion. 






Butter London Old Blighty Polish

Yet another perfect color for Autumn, Butter London Old Blighty is a gorgeous creamy and rich red brick color with a brown undertone. I love that this isn't a pink based red but more of brown based because it makes it a bit more unique than most reds in the market and it looks quite sexy on the nails. Another big pointer for this polish is that this is a pretty good dupe for one of my all time favorite but discontinued Essie color in "crock the rock" which I have posted about several times on this blog because I absolutely love it. See below for both polishes side by side.



Love this color for Autumn. The application is really nice too. It takes two coats only for opaque results.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Butter London Brown Sugar Swatch

September marks the transition to more autumn colors for clothes, makeup and nail polish for me. The weather has already started to cool off and most stores have started to put out Halloween items which really excites because I absolutely love Autumn. The next few posts of the nails of the day are going to be some of my favorite fall polishes. I'm kicking off with one of my all time favorite fall and Christmas colors which is Butter London "Brown Sugar". Brown Sugar is a beautiful cranberry shade with gorgeous gold, silver and purple glitter. I also took a picture in direct sun light to capture the beauty of this color.





Monday, September 1, 2014

Amelia Island Vlog

Hi everyone,
I put together a weekly vlog while in Amelia and thought to share with you. Hope you enjoy.



Lots of love
Ansa

Maine In September - Inspiring Autumn Pictures

I'm so excited it's September and Autumn is around the corner. Here are some pictures I took last September in Maine. Looking forward to Autumn bringing lots of hiking, festivals, lots of chai tea and pumpkin  spice late, colorful tree leaves and a lot more jogging outside.





Happy September. 
Lots of love
Ansa 

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