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Blogmas 2014 – Day 19: Weekend Mani

Happy FRIDAYYYYY & Blogmas Day 19! 🙂

It’s been a crazy day & this weekend is about to be just as hectic. Lot’s of plans – but I can’t wait!

Before any of the fun can go down, I need to pick out what color I want for my weekend mani. I narrowed it down to 6 polishes… H-E-L-P! –>

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Blogmas 2014 – Day 17: All That Glitters & Gold

Happy Blogmas Day 17!

Before jumping into today’s post, can we all just take a moment and let this sink in…

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I cannot believe how quickly this month is flying by! This next week is the fun part though…holiday parties!

I’ve been trying to put together some festive outfits for a few upcoming events & have been SO into pairing them with statement necklaces. I’m really drawn to the reds, greens, and blues this time of year, but I can’t swooning over all of the crystal & gold pieces!

Unable to choose just one favorite, I’ve hand picked 9 gorgeous crystal & gold statement necklaces from Bauble Bar to share today. If you’re on the hunt for a beautiful accessory this season (under $50!!!), you’ll definitely want to keep scrolling. –> 🙂

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1. Amazon Medallion Bib $32

2. Gum Drop Strand $36

3.  The Courtney Bib $50

4. Garland Brooch Collar $36

5. Showgirl Fringe Crystal Strand $40

6. Crystal Cascade Bib $44

7. Crystal Cleopatra Bib $50

8. Crystal Flurry Collar $44

9. Crystal Elsa Bib $32

So gorgeous!
Do you own any of these beauties? 
Where do you find fun statement necklaces? 
XOXO

Blogmas 2014 – Day 16: A Brief Blurb About Life

I can’t believe that we’re already at Blogmas Day 16!

So… today’s post was inspired by current events – particularly the tragedy that happened at a Pakistan school earlier today.

When something that unfathomably tragic happens anywhere in this crazy world, it can shake you up. My mind is brought right to those poor, innocent, children – so undeserving of that violence. The students, educators, bystanders, all 140+ of them. How terrifying for them. How terrifying for our world. It’s an actual nightmare.

Which brings me to my post. A brief blurb about life 🙂

I recently saw a Buzzfeed post “26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence” that had my brain spinning! You must check it out – it really puts your physical life into perspective.

Seriously, go read it.
Seriously, go read it.

We are ALL living on this spec of a planet and while it’s fascinating, incredible, and totally mind-blowing what we’ve made of it – it’s also SO unbelievable what kind of hate and violence brews on it. THIS IS LITERALLY ALL WE HAVE.

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Why do people feel the need to do such hurtful things to others? Why do people feel the need to commit such heinous crimes? Why do people feel that they are better, more powerful, more important than ANYONE ELSE?! The amount of irrelevancy that our lives hold in comparison to this universe…in the GRAND scheme of things, blows my mind. You, me, this… everything you’ve ever known could be gone in a second. We are THAT small.

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Of course there are many things, passions, and people in our lives that we care about. They’re what feeds us. Whether it be family, friends, careers, religion, etc. we all have something that we would give anything for. And that’s the beauty of being an individual. It’s wonderful. However, it’s so important to respect the things, passions, and persons in the lives of others. We must not try to push, convert, undermine, or intentionally harm them. If only we could all just be. Because at the end of the day – we are all we have, all we know. There are things out there that are much bigger than all of us. Than everyone on this entire earth combined. We are ALL on that little spec and we should all want to protect it, and each other – to the best of our ability.

I know this became kind of a downer post, but that horrible news got my mind stirring today. I felt uncomfortable blogging about wrapping paper or nailpolish or Christmas gifts or movies or anything else that is so incredibly fun, fabulous, and festive – but, ultimately irrelevant in life ha.

I hope that everyone has a great night & takes a moment to appreciate the good things, the important things. There is so much to be grateful for.

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Back to your regularly scheduled Blogmas tomorrow. 😉

 

XOXO

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