Thursday, January 5, 2012

Off Track Already

My goal is to blog more this year. It isn't easy with everything going on, but it is such a great release. But already I almost fell off track! I fully intended on editing some photos and doing another outfit of the day post, but then I had a friend over for dinner and had to do some other things and kind of lost track of time. Since I don't show other brands on here really, I want to do a few different things with my blog in 2012, so since I was slacking on photo editing, why not show some phone pics and go over some ideas. Especially since I need your help with some of these.

Horrible focus, but here I'm wearing Clairvoyant over Blackout and a GingerKitty Designs necklace made with Clairvoyant.

1. I want to do more features on my blog. So if you do a post with any Cult Nails product, even if it is nail art, email me a link to your post. I love reading all your reviews, the good and the bad - it helps me grow. But I also want to continue doing blogger spotlights. I will choose from the emails I receive and ideally feature a different blogger each week. If you want to be considered just shoot me an email at maria @

A key at my friends house. I love her decorating style and can't stop myself of taking pictures of things in her house.

2. Another feature I am definitely going to do more of is the Outfit of the Day posts. But I need to come up with better titles for those posts. I am always refining and redefining my style. But at 37 I am finding it harder to express myself with fashion. I feel that a lot of the things I like to wear are more appropriate for a 27 year old than a 37 year old. But the stuff that is appropriate for a 37 year old is just too old for me. So as I find my way, I will document more of it. Plus I LOVE having a reason to get dressed up. The downside is that I hate having my picture taken. It makes me so uncomfortable. I have a very hard time relaxing in front of the camera, so I hope this helps me in that regard.

Juan and me taking a walk on the beach on Christmas Day
 3. Speaking of fashion, I want to dress you too. I really have a thing for all things beauty, be it nails, makeup, hair, clothes or shoes. But when I was in my 20's I worked at Express and the thing I liked best was helping women find themselves through clothes. How they could dress their body needs and still look amazing. I had so much fun, I thought I should have my own makeover show. Hey when I dream, I dream big! Why be a stylist when I can have my own show! LOL! Yeah because I am just so comfortable in front of the camera - this makes logical sense! ANYWAY - do you have a fashion or beauty question? Need a new hairstyle? Need to know how to dress your body? Have a hot date coming up? Email me your questions and I ill feature different questions on here and offer my opinion.

Stolen from my friends Facebook page. She is coloring her hair this color. All I can think of is that this is the hair I want. So I snapped a pic so I can remember how I want my hair to look. Time to let it grow out a little!
 My goal is to blog Monday - Friday. Taking weekends off or possibly just a quick post. If there is anything else you would like to see, let me know. I also read all my blog comments but am horrible at responding to them. So my other goal is to do a better job at responding.

Trying to come up with a white that is not so streaky and not so stark white. This is a fail. This was FOUR coats! UGH! If only I could get this look in two coats!
If you don't know this by now, I am a fairly open person. You can pretty much ask me anything. I share my email rather openly and try my best to respond to every email. I very much enjoy sharing parts of my life with you guys, and I'm looking forward to another great year!


  1. Can't wait until you formulate your white! I'm a big fan of creamy whites, not so much pearly or metallic whites, so I'm always on the lookout ;)

  2. kate beckinsale is so pretty i can hardly stand it. love her hair, love her face, lol. the white-ish nails are gorgeous. it would make a great base for a fun spring-time color block mani :) yes, im in the mood for spring already lol.

  3. I know what you mean about the white polish, I wish there was an off white that was maybe a jelly-cream that wouldn't be difficult to apply and would be completely opaque in two coats. If you make that happen it will be HUGE! Good luck, I know with your hard work, perseverance, and ability to communicate you'll be able to create the perfect 'non-white' white!

  4. Love the creamy off-white! I hope you can get a two coat formula figured out-- that would be awesome!