Monday, January 31, 2011

I thrift, do you thrift?

My how time flies when you're having fun, I had a great weekend and hope you all did too. I spent a lot of time on the computer this weekend but I did manage to break away for a few hours on Saturday to check out a few thrift shops and I'm so glad I did not only did I find a few great clothing pieces but this cute green wallet/clutch was such a deal at .99 cent, that's right .99 cents and in mint condition, I just had to have it and now it's in it's new home all tucked away in my purse ready to face the world. If you haven't tried thrifting give it a whirl you'll be amazed at what you might find.



Do you thrift? If so what are some of the things you've found I want to know.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Giveaway: Are you 30?



To enter visit my FB page and leave in the comments "I'm a fan of NOS" the winner will be contacted via FB messenger.

Good luck!



                                         **Picture shown only as visual, actual gift may not be this color**

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friend Friday: Blogtronics


Okay so I made up the term Blogtronics, but it fit the topic for this weeks Friend Friday post sponsored by Katy Rose of Modly Chic, which I must admit by the way it has been sometime since I've participated but here's to a new year and better planning. Now as you know just to give a brief recap of Friend Friday every week Katy sends out a set of questions to various bloggers we then answer those questions and post them on our blogs every Friday hence Friend Friday, it's not only fun but also a great way to network and connect with fellow bloggers. So now that we've got that out of the way here are the questions for the week.

tech hand


1. What technology do you use in blogging? (computer, camera, video camera, tripod, etc...)

I’m using my Laptop, Hp digital camera, and as of late my blackberry for those snap shots when I forget to bring my camera.

2. What computer and online technology do you use? (blogging system,photo storage, photo editing tools, etc..) Right now I’m using my Dell Inspiron\E1705 and I also have a Macbook that I have yet to use. For my blog I use Blogger and to write out my blogs I use Windows Live Writer which I love. For photo editing I recently tried Fotoflexer which is ok. I’m not sold on any particular editing system I just use what gives me the best results for what I’m doing at the moment.

3. What is your process for taking pictures?

If it is for a product I’m shooting it’s just simply somewhere in my home, however I do plan on changing up and adding more pictures this year.

4. When it comes to backdrops for your photos what do you consider? Does location count or shoot the same spot daily?

I really don't take a lot of pictures however when doing so it depends on the product or where I'm at at the time.

5. If you could splurge and get one new piece of equipment what would you be buying?

Without question an ipad, since you can get your magazine subscriptions sent directly to your ipad in such vivid color, I can only imagine all the editing you could do. I think it would be an amazing edition to any bloggers tech collection.

If you're a blogger and would like to participate in Friend Friday head on over to Modly Chic Katy will fill you in on all the details.TGIF! Have a safe and stylish weekend catch you back here Monday.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Get Nailed

I have fallen in love again, but this time it's with a nail polish brand by the name of Essie. I have heard about them for some time now but never really took the time to check them out personally until recently and ladies, the colors and the polish quality is awesome and for $7-10 bucks not bad on the wallet either. I have this thing with my own nails and I like them short squared with rounded corners, which just happens to be the latest trend in nails right now. I know we all love having our mani-pedi's but sometimes with our busy schedules and other engagements it can be a task getting in for that nail appointment so to tide you over in between nail appointments here is a little inspiration for you to take care of those nails at home and save a little money in the process. ***Essie products can be found in various salons and shops also in select retailers such as Target, Ulta and I recently spotted in Wal-Mart, yes.....Wal-Mart. Pick yourself up a bottle today and let me know what you think.

Simple at home manicure:

1. Remove any old nail polish.

2. Shape the nail, using a file or emery board. File each nail tip from corner to center; do not file in a see-saw motion with the emery board because doing so can cause ridges in the nail and nail splitting. By filing nails to a point...this will make nails weak. A rounded or square form is the strongest.

3. Soak the hands in warm, soapy water for a few minutes to remove dirt. This will also soften cuticles and make it easier to push cuticles back. Clean under free edge of nail with orangewood stick.

4. The cuticle is the skin that grows from the finger onto the base of the nail (nail root). Push the cuticle gently back. Leaving the cuticle intact helps to prevent infection of the nail growing tissue. NEVER cut cuticles! This can cause the nail to die if done improperly

5. Apply a base coat. Allow to dry for a minute or two. Next apply 2 coats of favorite polish. Then finish with a shine sealer. Allow nails to fully dry for at least an hour.

6. Finally, apply a moisturizing cream or lotion to the hands and cuticles.


   Take a look and get inspired from some of these great Essie looks.


What's your favorite nail product or brand? leave me a comment I'd love to know.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tea Time Tuesday: Wipe on Wipe off!

N mug

  Flavor of the day: Peach Tea on ice


I am so excited about this post and to tell you the truth, I'm not so sure why I'm so excited but lets put it this way, anytime I can save money on something, I mean really and the product works, I'm happy. This product is actually something my husband put in my Christmas stocking last year and I'm so glad he did because it's one of those things you don't think you need until you have them and to your surprise they work. What is all the fuss about? you're wondering, well it's simply Makeup Remover Wipes. Now hold up, hang on to your seat they can be found.... drum roll please at the Dollar Tree that's right the Dollar Tree. They are formulated with aloe Vera & vitamins E & B5 and are alcohol free. I can not tell you how many face cloths I have destroyed and ruined taking off my makeup, but with these you simply pull one out take off your makeup and toss in the trash when done, then use your face cloth to complete (without staining and ruining your towels). They also work great to keep in the car for the kids or  when you're having lunch on the run and need to tidy up and for this price $1.00 a girl can certainly stock up and you know how we love that. So tell me what's your favorite beauty find from the Dollar Tree I'd love to know?


                          make up wipes 1

                                                              make up wipes 2

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cover it up with Style


Okay, you may or may not own a Kindle , Nook or any other electronic reading device for that matter, but if you do I have the perfect extraordinary accessory to take your reader from drab to Fab! I came across this great company the other day by the name of Decalgirl they make skins for just about every electronic device you can think of, to totally transform your reader into a personal work of art. Whatever your style they have a skin just for you. So go ahead bookworm , get you read on while expressing your personal style. I know I will.





My latest read: Commanding your Morning by: Cindy Trimm  (Awesome read, I highly recommend)                                     

Let me know what’s on your reading device? I’d love to know.

Monday, January 10, 2011

HOTSPOT: The Beauty Spot

       The Beauty Spot Edgewater Dr. Orlando Fl



Happy Monday to you all, hope everyone had a great weekend I certainly did, I got tons of rest and relaxation and  trust me it was much needed after this busy holiday and super fast first week of the new year. And for all of you who may be feeling like you need a little r & r, or just a little girl time like maybe a fresh mani/pedi or a facial or ooow! Maybe even a massage and while you’re at it how about a little shopping for maybe the perfect pair of jeans or a unique piece of jewelry. Well if this sounds like what you’re in need of I have just what the doctor ordered. What?! You’re asking well here’s your answer the beauty spot the beauty spot is a full service Beauty Boutique in the Central Florida area located at 2305 Edgewater Dr. Suite E in the beautiful city of Orlando, Florida. They offer the best beauty and life enhancing services, products, gifts and apparel for every lifestyle and budget. I had the pleasure of meeting the super cute owner Jenni the other day who was wearing the most beautiful one of a kind Koi fish necklace from the beauty spot $49.00   (love this piece/photo does it no justice, sorry!) and I was amazed at all the detail in this one of a kind piece, it’s truly extraordinary and you know how I love that.:)  I’m sure once you visit the beauty spot you will definitely be hooked (no pun intended) on all of their services, great products and fashions. The beauty Spot on Edgewater Dr Suite E in Orlando Florida give them a call @ (407) 481-1188 or look them up on the web @ I promise you will not be disappointed. The beauty spot, Nothing Ordinary Style’s “Hotspot” of the week.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tea Time Tuesday: Le Gay Paris Decor

N mug     Flavor of the day: Lipton Citrus Blend


It is my absolute desire to go to Paris and it's definitely number one on my list for places to go. I mean I've hinted about Paris to my husband so much I'm sure he even wants to go by now. I love the chic style of the city, even the pictures I've seen automatically wisp me away. I thought since I can't go to Paris just yet, why not create the atmosphere of the city I love so much in my bedroom. I  started by applying this Tiffany blue paint to my walls and I accented with black throw pillows. It's still a work in progress as I am still in search of the perfect Paris pictures for the walls. What have you done to incorporate your favorite place or things into your home. Let the things you love inspire you to add a touch of flair to your personal space.


   Have you done something extraordinary to your space or thinking about it? If so let me know I'd love to here all about it.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New You! Empowerment Monday



Whoa! I made it to 2011 and I am so excited about this year. Last year came and went so fast it seems like a blur. I am so looking forward to this new year and I'm sure you're feeling the same, as we start the new year off with our yearly goals and resolutions, I wanted to give you a little something to Empower you as you plow into 2011. I spent a lot of time this holiday season listening to friends and family and in some cases strangers, and what I discovered is that most of them were tired and just beat down with busy schedules, deadlines, families, meetings, jobs and obligations.It seemed they rarely had time for themselves and when they did manage a free moment all they wanted to do was sleep. This got me thinking we really must take time to make time for ourselves and what better time to start than now. For the entire month of January every Monday you will find Empowerment tips to help you stay focused and motivated this year. It's time you put yourself first and be just a little selfish this year relax a little, take some time to do what you enjoy just for you. Here are a few things I thought might help you on your journey and empower you to make 2011 the best year yet.


                 1. Magic Bullet start your day with a homemade smoothie fresh fruit with a little protein just what you need to kick start your day.

   2/3. Bath and Bodyworks Aromatherapy Get your relaxation on this year by getting more quiet time, shut the door and take a long shower or bath and then lather on these

          great Stress Relief products in Eucalyptus Spearmint.

       4. Journal what better way to Empower yourself than writing down your goals and seeing them on paper. Pick up a journal and start writing some things down you may be

          surprised at what you find and how empowering journaling can be.

       5. Colin Stuart Fringe Back-tie Bootie Nothing Empowers like a nice pair of shoes and baby these sexy booties from Colin Stuart for Victoria Secret will definitely


                  **What are you doing for yourself this year to be empowered ? Please leave a comment I would love to know.



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