VIDEO: Not-So-Secret Miracle Nail Polish Remover

I found an amazing nail polish remover that I could tell you all about but it’s really so much better when you SEE it.

Ever chip polish off of one finger? When you try to use an acetone drenched cotton ball, it ends up wiping the color off of more than just the one nail. Here’s your solution. It’s Sephora’s Instant Nail Polish remover that works in just a few seconds! It’s also perfect for glitter polishes because it takes it right off.

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On a completely different note. I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a YouTube channel. Would YOU watch it? What kind of videos would you like to see? Are shorties like this good or would you like to see longer features? OR should I just stick to blogging? All of your feedback is welcome! Thank you. :)

Unboxing: BoxyCharm February 2015

Ellen Tailor Boxy Charm February 2015

I’m a big fan of subscription boxes and if you read my blog regularly, you know that IPSY is my favorite. I’ve heard about BoxyCharm from my favorite YouTubers and decided to give it a shot. This box is $21 a month and provies 4-5 full and/or deluxe size samples. (IPSY is only $10 but most months you only get sample sizes.) Here’s what was in my February BoxyCharm

Modern Minerals Duo Fiber Mini Round Brush - I LOVE brushes! I can never have enough because I’m too lazy to wash mine. THis one even says “Ur Gorgeous” on it. A brush that compliments me? Yes, please! Full Size: $15

Mullein & Sparrow Mini Facial Mask - This detoxifying mask comes in a cute looking bottle that’s perfect to display. This is the only deluxe size sample in the box but it’ll still last forever since you only use a teeny bit at a time. Full Size: $15

ncLA Nail Polish in “Heart Attack” - I so wish this box would have come before Valentine’s Day because this heart nail polish is SO cute! I can never have enough polishes. Full Size: $16

Jing Ai Velvet Shine Lip Jewel in “Pink A Boo” - I’ve never heard of this brand but wow! The lip color is SO pretty, creamy and smooth. It’s moisturizing and doesn’t need to be sharpened. Full Size: $22

Mistura Beauty Solutions Complexion Corrector - A one-size-fits-all concealer can’t be good. I was wrong! I used it under my eyes and was really impressed. Coconut oil, shea butter, and it blends for maximum coverage. Great find! Full Size: $36.99

I’m super impressed with my first BoxyCharm and will keep my subscription. The cost of the box was $21 and the value was $105! Click HERE to try BoxyCharm for yourself.

Unboxing: IPSY February 2015

It’s my favorite time of the month! I love when the bright pink envelope from IPSY shows up in my mailbox. If you don’t know, for $10 a month IPSY sends 4-5 beauty products (think make-up, hair, lotions, etc.) that are customized just for you and delivered in a super cute GLAM BAG. Here’s what was in my February bag…

Ellen Tailor IPSY February 2015NYX Cosmetics – Slim Eye Pencil in Gold - NYX is my favorite drugstore brand of all time! A majority of my lip collection is this brand. I’ve tried many of their products but have yet to try any of there eyeliners so I’m excited to get this. I especially like that it’s in a color other than black. Fun! Full Size: $3.50

City Color Cosmetics Creamy Lip Stain in Flirtini – I absolutely did not think I was going to like this. The color is more of a mauve, rich pink that’s a perfect transition color from winter to summer. And it smells yummy! What a pleasant surprise. Full Size: $4.99

ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder in Peach Bellini - My favorite YouTubers rave about this brand and I’m finally excited to try it. The color is a peachy pink that really compliments my skin tone. Full Size: $22

Luxie Beauty Large Angled Face BrushThe more brushes the better because I’m honestly too lazy to wash them. #SorryNotSorry I’ll be using this to contour with powdered bronzers. This brand is also 100% Animal Cruelty Free. I can get down with that! Full Size: $16

GLAMGLOW BRIGHTMUD Eye Treatment - This brand has been in my Glam Bag in the past and I always look forward to trying more. IPSY served up not one, but two treatments that promises to brighten, fight dark circles, lines and puffiness. Um hello! This is perfect for a morning radio co-host like me. Full Size: $69 for 12

All of this month’s products were full size. The cost of the bag was $10 but the value was six times more than that! IPSY is my favorite subscription box service and for $10 a month, I’d say it’s totally worth you trying it out, too! Sign up for IPSY here.

Ear Cuffs, I Die!

I’ve loved this trend from the second I saw it but wasn’t sure if it’d take off. Once I saw the ear cuff on the red carpet at The Oscars, I knew it was game on! Look at how GORG Chloe Grace Moretz looks with that stunning ear cuff.

Ok, now where to find these suckers and how to style it. Below you’ll find links to a few ear cuffs that I’m loving. From demure to statement and everything in between. They’re also less than $40. All of the images or clickable.

Wear the statement piece in one ear with a simple stud in the other. Or go bold and wear the cuffs in both ears. Make sure to snag your favorite cuff or ear crawler because these will be everywhere come summertime!

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Back To Your Regularly Scheduled Posts…

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Jacket, Target // Tank, c/o Nube 9 // Shorts, Target
Socks, Gift // Boots, Boot Girl Warehouse in Fremont, Wash.
Nails, Essie “Bikini So Teeny” // Bronzer, Two Faced // Self Tanner, Sephora

Ok. I’ve gotten really swept up in all of the Seahawks mania. I’m not going to apologize for that but for those of you that aren’t into football, we’re back to posts about fashion and beauty. But because I live in Seattle, the lack of vitamin D is real! Here’s how I fight the winter blues.

I’ve discovered the most amazing bronzer ever! Not only does it provide a natural glow, it smells like chocolate. Literally, chocolate! Two Faced has just released these Soul Mates bronzers in the colors “Ross & Rachel” as well as “Carrie & Mr. Big.” A little bit of bronzer goes a long way but do yourself a favor and pick up this perfect glow in either shade. Hell, why not splurge and get both?!

Tanning beds will kill you and spray tans scared me because who wants to be orange? My bestie, Alexis, is a TV news personality and she shared her trick with me. Sephora’s Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist. It’s inexpensive and easy to use. Spray it on and rub it in after you hop out of the shower before putting on lotion. Just make sure to wash your hands afterwards and you’re good to go!

What are your winter glow secrets? Share them below!

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Big WOW for the Big Game

Ellen Tailor Seattle Seahawks Skittles Pinata CakeWow your friends during Sunday’s big game with this easier-than-it-looks cake. The Skittles pinata cake is one that I’m sure Marshawn Lynch would approve of. Here’s a step-by-step guide with pictures on how to make this.

Congratulations to Jenny C. for winning a Nube9 tank! Thank you to everyone that entered. You can still nab your own tank, and save plastic bottles from the landfill, by shopping their site here.

Last but not least, Go HAWKS!

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BEAST

Ellen Tailor Nube9 BeastMode 2

Tank, c/o Nube9 // Jeans, Express
Boots, Boot Girl Warehouse in Fremont, Wash.
Cuff, Loren Hope // Watch, Michael Kors

Photos c/o McKenzie Mikesell // Llorrac Photography

The Seattle skyline paired with the word “Beast” referring to our star Marshawn Lynch, how does this tank get any better? The material is made from recycled plastic bottles. In fact, all of Nube9’s products are made with this unique and domestically sourced material then assembled locally in Seattle’s Capital Hill neighborhood. Watch how…

If you’re a proud 12, like I am, support your team and support local! Check out all of Nube9’s tanks. This is the second of three tanks I’ve got in my personal collection. If you missed the “Back for Seconds” post last week, check it out here.

Want to get your hands on a Nube9 tank of your choice? Enter below! Contest ends on Friday, January 31, 2015, at midnight.

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12th Woman

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Tank, c/o Nube9 // Jeans, Express // Shoes, Nike (Similar here)
Cuff, Loren Hope // Watch, Michael Kors // Nails, OPI “Alpine Snow”

Photos c/o McKenzie Mikesell // Llorrac Photography

It’s a truly magical time in the city of Seattle. The sun is shining down on the 12’s and permanent smiles are plastered on our faces. With just a few days until the big game, I’ve been digging through my closet to find unique pieces to put together. I’m a proud fan but I don’t want to blend in.

Sticking with true Northwest values, I love Nube9 tanks because just one top saves six recycled plastic bottles from entering landfills. The company recycles bottles into material that’s soft and stretchy. I was given this “Back for Seconds” tank from my friend, Jonna, as a birthday gift and when I saw the other pieces I just had to have them. (If you missed last week’s “Back for Seconds” post, check it out here.)

Keep reading for your chance to win a tank of your choice from Nube9!

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Back For Seconds

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Tank, c/o Nube9 // Jeans, Express // Cuff, Loren Hope
Shoes, Nike // Nails, OPI “Alpine Snow”

Photos c/o McKenzie Mikesell // Llorrac Photography

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 Am I having deja vu or are we going back to the Super Bowl?! This is real. We’re going to the SUPER BOWL AGAIN!!! Goooooo Hawks!

This is a magical time in the Emerald City with 12th man flags hanging everywhere. There’s plenty of Seahawk swag but if you want a unique look, then check out Nube9’s new, limited edition, tanks, shirts and hoodies.

Originally, this design was one we collaborated on together and they made custom as a belated birthday gift. Nube9 decided to release it as a limited edition piece that you have to get your hands on! The company uses material made from recycled plastic bottles and it’s uber soft. All garments are handmade – designed, printed, pressed and sewn in their Seattle, Washington studio in the heart of Capitol Hill.

Keep reading for your chance to win a tank of your choice from Nube9!

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Vampire Vixen

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Coat, Old Navy // V-Neck T-shirt, Target // Skirt, Target //
Booties, Nordstrom Rack (Selling on Poshmark) // Necklace, Loren Hope via RocksBox //
Rings, Express (On sale now for only $12!) // Lipstick, Milani “Sangria”
Photos c/o McKenzie Mikesell // Llorrac Photography
  

This dusty rose coat caught my eye the second I saw it. I knew I had to have it but what would I pair it with? I could use this coat to top off a very feminine outfit so that’s why I did the exact opposite. A pink coat with vampy everything else. It was fun to experiment with a look I don’t normally wear! Now you can always go the traditional route as well like former Bachelorette star, Trista Sutter did during the Rose Bowl Parade.

Dressing on trend doesn’t have to break the bank. This coat was originally $60 and is now on sale! The faux leather pencil skirt was a Target find and the shoes I picked up from Nordstrom Rack. In fact, I’m selling the shoes on Poshmark. My online closet has many other items listed, as well, so make sure to check it out. What won’t be listed is the gold ring. I lost it half way through this photo shoot. Grrr! #FashionistaProblems

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