Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I’m getting in the season of love with a little pink, red, and love-themed jewelry. This light shade of pink on the blouse is one of my favorite colors and reminds me of delicate beauty — think ballet slippers or a baby’s room. Now that I think of it, this is the color of my room back at my parent’s house. No wonder I’m so drawn to it.
Yay! It’s almost Valentine’s Day!! Though many of us may not be jumping for joy (unless you’ve got a hot Prince who planned something), that doesn’t mean you have to be alone, annoyed, or without something special.Honey, the best gifts are the ones you pick out for yourself – or that are recommended by someone that’s made shopping their job (want to shop with me? personal shopping details here).
Okay, on to my picks for Valentines that you can snag for yourself or your best gal pal. Oh, and for those of you that don’t know what Galentine’s Day is, it’s the day before Valentine’s Day to celebrate the gals and was created on Parks & Recreation.
Valentine’s Day is looming. Whether you’ve got a honey of your own or are opting to celebrate Galentine’s Day (it’s a holiday coined by Parks and Recreation where ya celebrate your ladies on Feb. 13) you deserve a little treat. And this sweet giveaway is of the sparkly kind courtesy of Swarovski.
The necklace is the Swarovski Amorous Pendant, retails for $125 and is even cooler than it looks. The chain is adjustable, making the heart pendant easy to style, and the clasp holding the two heart together opens so that you can wear the necklace three different ways. I opted to wear on the shortest setting with both hearts together so that the piece better stands out.
And if you’re looking for additional chances try these methods to up your odds. Giveaway closes Feb. 4, 2014.
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February was a jam-packed month, plus it’s short so went by even faster! Let’s say bye to February and hello to MY BIRTHDAY MONTH! March is here, so let’s wave one last goodbye to Feb. 2013 and take a trip back though Instagram pics.
Here’s what happened.
Kohl’s sent me Rock & Republic Aztec denim. Love wearing those jeans with my Tory Burch Boots. Snagged the $500 boots for $140 at The Wardrobe Boutique - profit goes to charity, so many layers of goodness in that purchase!
Officially obsessed with red & pink together.
Kissed to a MEGA successful event with The Body Shop. (recap will be up tomorrow!!).
Trekked to NYC for the IFB Con. Got a free ticket in exchange for live blogging at one of the panels. And got my hair done and some other goodies!
Ate breakfast with my boo – Eggs Benedict, baby!
One of my fave people Kristen (my friend who used to film the Trend Bites, but moved to LA) was in NYC when I was. Opted to take a later bus so I could catch up with her and her boyfriend over tea and free appetizers at their hotel.
Worked out more. Did a Vday giveaway. Became obsessed with a grilled cheese place called Melt Down.
Was a speaker at a local blogger event. Bought a Parka from American Eagle (here’s link to similar style). Took coffee breaks.
Trend Hungry got an overhaul (minor tweaking still). Found out owls are good luck and that I like decorating tiny spaces. Did two TV segs with Jenn Fred on Fox29.
Hey girl hey! And, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!!!! Whether you’ve got a sweetie or are a single lady, remember that your #1 love should be yourself.
So, put yourself first today and take a sec to enter the Trend Hungry V-Day Giveaway! It’s super easy and you’ll be entered to win an ultra-fab care package with a $100 Kohl’s Gift Card, Aryn K. clutch, Impress press-on nails, ribbon hair ties, heart earrings by Melissa Velia, Moon Beam by Benefit Cosmetics, and “You Are Loved” pin.
As Bette Mider said in The Women (did you watch it on E! the other day too?):
TO ENTER: Pick your method!
Good luck!! Winner will be picked at midnight EST!!!
Jessie & The Trend Hungry Team!!
Waiting and wishing for the perfect Valentine’s Day this year? I hope you’re planning on more than indulging in chocolate truffles and conversation hearts! Whether you’re coupled up or riding solo this V-Day, it’s the perfect chance to rock a cute and flirty mani! Break out your reds, pinks, hearts and sparkles, and with little creativity, you’ll have a romantic manicure that will have all your friends swooning a “Be Mine” <3!
So we all know the classic red manicure is always beautiful, but I think Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to shake things up a bit. So we searched the internet for some easy DIY’s for your digits!
1. Pink & Gold. This is similar to what Tracy Reese showed at this past NYFW. And, it’s something you can totally do free hand. Check out how Ivana Thinks Pink pulled it off! She did a video tutorial so stealing the looks is easy breezy!
2. Do Dots. To achieve dots on your digits, simply apply a base coat of red. Let your nails dry fully, then, using a a dotting tool (tooth pick or pointy Q-tip will do the trick), dip the end in a white polish (even White Out works!) and apply polka dots in any design you wish! Wait several minutes for the dots to dry to apply a clear top coat. Too cute! We found this look at Clothes, Cosmetics and Chat.
3. Seeing Pink. Check out this mani mix by Dressed Up Nails. It’s as user friendly as it gets, but still makes a statement.
4. Over-The-Moon-In-Love Mani. My personal favorite style may seem like the most intricate and challenging style, but even a nail-art newbie like myself pulled this one off with ease. The Beauty Department created this tutorial and they’re ultra fab for giving in-depth tutorials. It’s your basic half-moon mani, but with nails strips underneath instead of polish. Here’s the Trend Hungry tutorial on the half-moon mani.
Now that you’ve seen our faves, show us what you’ll be rocking this V-day! Comment and share your own marvelous manis or Instagram a pic and tag #trendhungry or @trendhungryblog!
Steal the look in time for Valentine’s Day! Opt for a cocktail dress with sheer details.
Our recommendation: Pins and Needles High-Neck Chiffon Dress $109.00 $39.99 at Urban Outfitters.
If that’s not your style…
Shop the trend. Scroll through the showroom below and tell us how you’d rock the trend!
The most lovey-dovey day of the year is literally one week away. Valentine’s Day is the one day a year dedicated to being mushy, confessing your love, and wearing extra pink and red. This holiday was obviously designed for the girly girl. And as for moi, I’m using this as an excuse to scour one of my fave sites Shopbop for everything pretty and in the V-Day spirit. Let’s just hope my boyfriend reads this post before the 14th so presents arrive on time
Calvin Klein Underwear Naked Glamour Thong
$12.00 $8.40 // Marc by Marc Jacobs Stripey Lips iPhone Case $38.00 $26.60 // Sleep’n Round Logo Leggings $50.00 // ONE by Claudette Dessous Full Coverage Unlined Bra $58.00 $40.60 // Jules Smith Nature’s Heart Ring $49.00 // Juicy Couture Lace Sleep Shorts $48.00 $24.00
As you can see, most of my gift requests are from the sale rack. I know, I’m such a considerate lover. It was tough to narrow down my wishlist to only six, seeing as their lingerie selection was vast and fabulous.
So, what’s on your wish list? A designer phone case, candy, or something sexier? Comment below to share!
Post sponsored by Shopbop. All views are my own.
Maybe you had a hot date this past weekend or tonight’s the big night out. Whether it’s with your gal pals or your long-term lover, you gotta look good, girrl!
Here’s my top-five picks for you to look perfect on your night out, and everything is tiny enough to come along for last-minute touchups.
1. Physician’s Formula Mineral Concealer, $8.95 at Physician’s Formula.
2. Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Bronzer/Blush, $12.67 at Walmart.
3. E.L.F. Shimmer Sheets (pictured), $3.00 at EyesLipsFace.com.
4. Got2B Volumizing Powder, $5.99 at Walgreens.
5. E.L.F. Tinted lip Balm, $3.00 at EyeLipsFace.com.
Happy Valentine’s Day and please watch me today on WBRE’s PA Live at 4pm!!
Cupid called. He said Valentine’s Day is a holiday that men could honestly care less about, so don’t get his that stupid teddy bear. Instead, um, hello … a customized tee-shirt!
Yeah, I know it’s a good idea. You can take credit for it. I’ll let it slide.
It’s pretty common to get these done for sports teams, meaning ordering in bulk, but for one tee shirt try out UrbanOutfitters.com. It’s $28.00 for one shirt. Make it corny, get a matching one, put his nickname on it, a quote … whatever you want – hence the word custom.
My valentine is a singer/songwriter/producer/not the most promoting person. So, I plugged his Twitter on the shirt. Now all he has to do is wear it.
While I’ve got you, please check out his song “Sex on the Weekend” and tell me what you think!