Archives for the month of: October, 2013

Happy Halloween, y’all!

Happy Halloween 2013

 

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Post-graduation life took us in different directions, thus C to C Friendspirations was born. Now nearly three years of living in different parts of California, our friendship is still going strong. Through C to C (our virtual meeting place) we continue to share with you the things that inspire us:  life, love, food, fitness, beauty, music, sports, travel and more.

This is our 100th Blog Post and even though we live hundreds of miles apart, we’re (virtually) celebrating together!

I, Cat, chose to celebrate with a super cute and delicious mini apple pie!

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…and I, Cristy chose a baby fruit tart. Cheers to 100 posts and the many more to come!!!!

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Thank you for visiting C to C,

– C & C

 

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Cristy and I are so happy to be a part of such an awesome community here on WordPress. We love following and interacting with other bloggers who support our posts and one of them is Her Passion for Fashion.  She nominated us into her WordPress Family, yay! We are so honored to be part of her blogger family, thank you! She not only follow C to C, but she comments often. Thank you very much for your support. Once again, Thank YOU!

The rules:
1. Ping back to the person who gave you the Award (Me)
2. Display the Award
3. Nominate 10 people you look to as almost Family here on WordPress

As per the rules, here are the 10 Bloggers I nominate:

1. http://herpassionforfashion.com/

2. http://gardensforgoldens.com/

3. http://cindyknoke.com/

4. http://omtatjuan.wordpress.com/

5. http://iaggelidaki.wordpress.com/

6. http://jenbeads.wordpress.com/

7.  http://nursefrugal.com/

8. http://thisnorthernbelle.com/

9. http://thesophomoreslump2.com/

10. http://sherrylachellephotography.com/

Thank you ALL for your support.

-Catalina

Happy Tipsy Tuesday, y’all!

Welcome back to C to C’s  Halloween Nail Series of 2014. Today’s nails series is inspired by zombies! Creepy, nasty, dead zombies, eeww.

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These are the products I used, feel free to use any colors you like. This can be re-created with cute pale colors or dark and gross like mine.

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Step One: base coat should be a nude color (I used New York Color’s – Fashion Safari).

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Step two: with a dark red or plum color draw a half circle near your cuticles. This will add dimension to your design.

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Step three: with a makeup sponge dab on a dark red polish near the cuticles and the edge of your nails. Follow the same step with a purple or plum color. Using the two nail colors will give your design a bit of contrast and dimension making it look more realistic.

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Step Four: using the same makeup sponge (cut off the previously used section so you have a new clean surface) add the nude color used as the base and dab on to the entire nail. This will smooth out any harsh line.

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Step five (optional): use a small brush or a cotton swab (Q-tip), dip it in acetone and clean up the skin around the nail. OR, you can leave it all messy like to give a nastier effect. Totally up to you.

Here you have it Zombie Nails!

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View more Halloween inspired nails here, here, and here.

Enjoy,

CAT

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“Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.”

~Mary Manin Morrissey

Story behind foto (and quote): I happened to stumble upon a post… coincidence or not, I do not know. However, I do want to share it with YOU because it is full of great quotes, check it out here.

Here’s another awesome quotes on the list:

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

~Abraham Lincoln

Enjoy,

CAT

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Welcome to our Halloween Nail Series of 2014. Halloween is about three weeks away and in honor of the oh so creative holiday, Cat and I will be doing a series of Halloween inspired nail posts. I would like to kick-off our series with a little something I like to call Spooky. Spooky was inspired by an eyeball design I am working on perfecting (design coming soon). It was very simple to create and I think it’s pretty cool so here it is.

Step 1: I simply painted all my nails black…waited for them to dry and added one thick coat of white crackle nail polish to all nails except to my index finger.

Step 2: With a bobby pin I dabbled two parallel white dots on my index finger.

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Step 3: Once the white dot was dry I applied a much smaller black dot with the other end of the bobby on to the white dots…

Step 4: Once all coats of polish dried I applied a top coat and wallah.

Like I said the design is super simple but I think it’s pretty neat. Hope you enjoy! To view other designs visit here or here.

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— Cristy

 

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Story Behind Foto: 

“If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.”
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Hi all! It’s that time again for us to share with you our favorite fall nail colors. Hope you enjoy 🙂

Cat’s Favorite Fall 2013 Nail Polish:

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Essie – Smokin’ Hot (pictured darker than actual color). According to the Essie website this is, “a stone-cold fox gray that burns hotter than any flame.”  I absolutely fell in love with the color when I saw it at my local Target.

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Wet n Wild – Through the Grapevine. A beautiful fuchsia almost like a dark red wine color with a hint of pink. I love the Megalast line of nail polish, they last a long time, they are inexpensive and the colors are awesome. View more of my collection here.

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China Glaze – Dress Me Up. Is a brownish mauve color, very neutral and great for fall.

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NYC (New York Color) – Fashion Safari. Is a beautiful milky tan color. Once again, a beautiful neutral color great for fall and perfect for the office.

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Julep – Florence. Is a creamy milky ivory, once again, perfect for the office. This is part of the “Classic with a Twist” Julep collection. To learn more about Julep and to become a Julep Maven click here.

Cristy’s Favorite Fall 2013 Nail Polishes:

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O.P.I. – Malaga Wine. What can I say, I’m a fan of the reds, so it’s super fitting that one of my favorite fall colors is a deep wine red.

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O.P.I. – Skip the Gift Wrap – Green is not typically a color I gravitate to, but this polish is so rich and deep that I’m a bit addicted to it.

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O.P.I. – A-taupe the Space Needle – Ahhh the good ol’ brown fall color. Always a favorite of mine. This might look very similar to one of my favorites from last year, but this one is much deeper and reminds me of cocoa milk :).

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O.P.I. – Suzi Takes the Wheel. Last but not least and probably my favorite for the season. A gray with a slight brown/rustic undertone.

 

I can definitely relate to certain points made on this post. I figured if I get something from it, others can benefit by reading it too. Enjoy!

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For all of you soon-to-be grads out there, please read carefully! While my personal situation may be very different, it is so important to be evaluative of yourself and your circumstances in order to properly succeed and also prepare for your future. And for you seasoned employees giggling at my entry-level naivete…enjoy!

1. I don’t know it all

•It occured to me on my first day that I didn’t know squat. When I was a senior in college there was a sense of confidence and security. But college can be a bubble; a false sense of reality. Transitioning into a corporate setting was a smack in the face reminding me, “you’re just getting started, kid!” Instead of sulking about being the newb, I asked questions about computer programs I’d never used, acronyms that didn’t sound familiar and the hierarchical organizational structure that seemed so foreign to me.

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Story Behind Foto: 

I try to be as positive of an individual as possible, normally focusing on the brighter side of life rather than the negative. This does not mean I do not have dark days, and by no means does it mean I live a wonderfully stress free life. With that said, lately I have noticed that the little voice in my head will not go away (no, I am not schizophrenic nor do I have a mental illness). According to Oprah, that noise is our head is our inner voice, which is supposed to lead us to our purpose and be the North Star to life.

I am guilty. I do not always listen to that voice, but I do my best to do the right thing. Anyway, over analyzing is what I do – I am a Virgo; It is part of our nature.

After doing a little self-reflection, I attribute my not listening to the voice to fear. Yup, fear. Fear of rejection, fear of not being good enough, fear of the unknown, fear of failure.

I guess you can say I had an “aha moment,” now that I realize this I want to change. Do things differently. It will take time and it will be difficult to accomplish what my inner voice is guiding me to do, but I do not want to look back at my life and regret not doing something or at least trying.

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

What are your fears?

Thanks for visiting,

CAT

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