I saw in a magazine that Revlon came out with a new polish and they state it has "gel-like shine and up to 11 days of shatterproof color."  Quote and pic directly from the Revlon site.  I decided I must give it a try and I might as well let you guys know what I think about it as well.
The website says to use the Colorstay base and top coats, but I used my usual Sally Hansen Double Duty Top Coat and the Insta Dri.  I purchased the color Pale Cashmere.
I absolutely love the color, it may be my new favorite neutral.  It definitely has a lot of shine and I have been wearing it for 5 days so far without it chipping (and I worked at the hospital 2 nights out of the 5, so that's pretty durable).  The only negative thing I have to say is that it was a little streaky when applied.  It took 3 coats to get a nice even finish, but otherwise it was pretty great!
 
I pronounce the G in lasagna because I am strange and find myself funny.  Anyways…I tried to make a lasagna in my crockpot this week.  It may not have been the prettiest meal, but it was delish.  It is loosely based off of this recipe.

1  pound ground chicken
1 onion chopped
4 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 (29) ounce can tomato sauce
10 uncooked whole wheat lasagna noodles
1 cup cottage cheese
2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
2 cups part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
 
1.  In a large skillet over medium heat cook the chicken, onion, garlic, and crushed red pepper until thoroughly cooked.  Add the tomato sauce and stir until well incorporated and heated through.
2. In a large bowl mix cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, spinach, and 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese.
3. Spoon a layer of the meat and sauce mixture in the bottom of the  
crockpot.  Add a layer of lasagna noodles (break them up to make them fit  in a nice layer).  Top the noodles with a layer of the cheese and spinach mixture.  Repeat the layering until you have used up the meat and cheese mixtures.

4. Cover and cook on low setting for 4 to 6 hours.  Just before serving, top with the remaining mozzarella and let melt before serving.

I don't have a picture of the finished product because there was no way to make it look pretty.  But take my word for it, it was good and soooo easy to make!
 
I hope everyone had a great weekend!  We spent part of our time off with family for a little get together and some delish dinner.  I wore a simple black and white outfit, I liked the layers of white on top.
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Sweater: H&M (my find of the weekend, only $14.95 and it's long enough to
cover your butt!), Scarf: H&M (old), Leggings: Express, Boots: old from
Piperlime (seen here), Necklace: Forever21 (I know I wear it all the time, but
it's my fav, I promise I am looking for some new ones!)

Oh yeah, and then this happened.
He decided to gain 5 pounds and we had to rename him The Hulk.
 
I decided to add a little pop of color to my polish this time around (anyone watch It's A Brad Brad World?  Everyone needs a pop of color!).
I used Essie Cocktail Bling along with my all time favorite Opi Pamplona Purple (the color I wore on my wedding day because I love it so much).  The beautiful purple is my pop of color and then I used Nicole Make U Smile in a thin coat over all my nails for a little glitter.  My glitter obsession is still going strong.
Have a good weekend everyone!
 
I have a problem.  I find things that I like that are out of my budget and then I keep them on a list stored away in my brain.  And then I stock that thing's life for when it goes on sale, or clearance, or I get a coupon.  #1 on my list right now?  These bad boys:
I know they are a little different (ok maybe a little crazy), but I really like them.  And I have been checking them out since the fall.  At $150 they are a little steep, so I have been waiting for them to go on sale.  What do you think?
 
It's that time again...
Sequined Shift Dress $19.80
Cuffed Herringbone Shorts $15.80
Puffy Vest $21.40 (in cream, but it didn't show up well on the page)
Relaxed Stripe Top $7.50 (I can't decide on the turquoise or the black)
Light Layering Jacket $19.80

The sequined dress is a possible birthday outift and the vest is for running and for extra chilly days.  The rest is for every day outfits!
 
For a date night the other night I wanted to wear some of my new clothes that I got on clearance along with my new favorite wedges that I talked about here.  This is the look I went with:
Top: Old Navy, Pants: Old Navy, Wedges: Mia (from Piperlime), Jewelry: Target, H&M, and Forever21, Watch: Fendi
The top is really pretty (I know it's hard to see the details against the white door...I was in a rush, I had a date to get to!) it is fitted and then has a drape in the front and back that hangs perfectly.  I don't really own any pants like these, and I love the wide leg and flowy feel to them.  They are comfortable while looking sleek and structured.  And the wedges are the perfect height for the hem!

Anyways...the reason this is the ultimate of cheap & chic...

pants $10.49
shirt $5.59
shoes $49.00

entire look = $65.08 (plus accessories...and underwear-don't forget proper undergarments)
 
You can show a little or show a lot.  An exposed back is definitely a big trend right now.  And if you have a great back, why not flaunt it?
Crossback Spotted Top $14.80 (sold out on Forever21 on-line)
Grecian Fringe Back Cami $39.00
Drape Back Tank $29.99 (on sale)
Turtleneck Sequin Dress $29.80
Open Back Tee Dress $28.99 (clearance)

Of course, if you are going to rock and open back look, there are 2 rules:

1. Don't go all Jersey Shore on us.
2. Make sure you can do the Beyonce pose...or in our house, it's called the Boo pose.  She does private lessons...for a small fee.  Work it girl!
 
I found the perfect dress for one of the weddings I am attending later in the year.  The best part?  It was $24.80.  Crazy.  I wish it came in 5 colors.
The one sleeve is actually a long sleeve with a split detail from the shoulder and it doesn't gather around the wrist so it flows beautifully.  And it's such a great jewel blue color in person.  I'm already practicing dancing in it.
The dress is sold out on-line, but I just got it at the Forever21 by me.  If you need a dress, this is a good one!  And you can't beat the price.  With all the weddings we attend, whenever I find a dress option for a good price, I snag it.  And I absolutely love this one!

In other news...
Have a great weekend!
 
I haven't done a polish post in a while.  In the winter I tend to wear neutral shades or one of my fav three dark shades over and over.  I was trying to think of a fun way to spice it up.  This is what I came up with:
I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Pink Slip (one of my favorite neutrals) and on the ring fingers I made polka dots with my white nail art pen and some small clear jewels.  I also used the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat to make it easy to do the polka dots without smudging and to secure the jewels.
Nice and neutral with a little bling!