Thursday, April 26, 2012

DIY Tangram Nails

This weekend I was looking for some nailspiration and tangram puzzles came to mind. You know the Chinese geometric puzzles where you make shapes with all 7 pieces? While those puzzles can be tricky this nail art DIY is very easy. Check out the steps below.
1. Pams & Kin: Left Coast Envy 2. Essie: Navigate Her 3. Butter London: Slapper 4. Essie: Turquoise and Caicos


Bisous,
-MSB

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tropical Bird

Jacket: H&M (old), Top: Equipment, Pants: Topshop, Shoes: Loeffler Randall, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Necklace: Dannijo, Bracelets: Dannijo +Aqua, Ring: Kenneth Jay Lane
A few months ago I picked up these floral pants from Topshop. I had been dying to wear them, but with all the cold weather I just couldn't seem to figure out how to style them. With the brief heatwave we had this weekend, I took advantage and finally got to sport my tropical pants. Too bad they'll have to go back into hibernation until the sun decides to return. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Bisous,
-MSB

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nail 911

From time to time my nails go from looking like this....

To looking like this: short, peeling, ragged and brittle.
It usually starts with picking at my nails out of stress. Once one has been damaged, there is no hope left for the rest. Due to my OCD tendencies for everything to be uniform, I suddenly have to pick at all of my nails so they match.

So, if you're like me and occasionally destroy your lovely tips, or just have naturally weak nails, here's how I get my nails back in order.
  1. Cuticle Treatment: I recently picked up this Essie cuticle treatment, smooth trick, it is perfect for deep conditioning and rich in Vitamin E and Argan Oil. Not only does it soften my callused and peely cuticles it also smooths my nails.
  2. Nail Strengthener: Essie's Grow Stronger base coat is great for soft and weak nails. It is the perfect base coat for when your nails need a little extra TLC.
  3. Hand Cream: So your hands don't suffer the same fate as your nails, always moisturize with rich hand cream. My pick is the Melvita Apicosma hand cream with 3-honey complex clinically proven to treat dry and chapped hands.
  4. New Manicure: And lastly, the most important thing, a fresh manicure. Try and choose a manicure you're very excited by, that way you wont attack your nails if you get a bit stressed.
Inglot Polish: 610, Ozotic Glitter: 530, Gold Striping Tape. Inspiration Pshiiit. :)
What are your go to nail fix products?

Bisous,
-MSB

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Pin Drop

Necklace: Park & Cube,  Popsicle Champagne: Unknown,  Succulents & Flowers: Caitlin Wilson Design, Pink Lips: IMG Fave, Purple and Blue Flowers: Sunday in Bed,  Macaron Boxes: Site NYC, Laduree & Hello Kitty Macarons: Tokyo Ban Hbao, Chanel Polish: Bergdorf Princess, Mini Mouse Balloons: Park & Cube, Sequin Eyes: Left my Heart in Paris, Eiffel Tower Girl: Saved by the Southern Belle, White and Color Dot Nails: Pinterest, Pastel Shops: Flickr, Pink Cake: Riches for Rags, Matte Sparkle Nails: Pshiiit, Neon and Floral outfit: Sumie
I don't know about you, but I have become OBSESSED with Pinterest. From finding outfit inspiration to DIY manis and delicious recipes it has become my new favorite pastime. Here are a few of my recent pins, want to see more? Follow me here.


Bisous,
-MSB

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Red, White and Stripes

Dress: French Connection, Shirt: Madewell, Jacket: Rebecca Taylor, Shoes: Comptoirs des Cotonniers, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Rings: David Yurman and Dara Ettinger (similar here)
The weather in San Francisco has been all over the place, from pouring to sunny it just can't choose which season it is. This weekend called for easy pieces that could be layered just in case the cold chill came rolling in. I'm loving this striped t-shirt dress I picked up at Bloomingdale's a few weeks ago. It easily fits into my "between season" wardrobe and will be perfect once summer rolls around. What summer pieces are you sneaking into your wardrobe a bit early?

Bisous,
-MSB