Archive | December, 2011

New Year’s Eve 2011

31 Dec

I was asked to share my New Year’s Eve outfit as it is glam but easy to wear. The top & pants are courtesy of Banana Republic’s great post Christmas sale and the shoes are something I’ve been saving for a special occasion!  I love how loose (and forgiving) the top is and the pants are so comfy! We’re going to a house party so that’s why I chose those shoes – there is no way I’d be walking the streets of Seattle in those heels!
New Year's Eve 2011

Banana Republic sequin tee
$70 –

Banana republic pants
$90 –

Banana republic jewelry
$40 –

Cuff bracelet
$15 –

What will you be wearing to bring in the New Year?


New Year’s Reverse Dip

30 Dec

I wanted to add some color to my last manicure, but I didn’t want to cover up the polish. Instead I opted for a reverse glitter dip! Here I’ve combined Sinful in Let’s Talk and Milani Disco Lights.

While I’m not sold on this color combo or application (I feel I did it too thick) I like the reverse glitter dip and want to experiment with it more.


What is your New Year’s Eve manicure going to look like? Going for glitter?

Let’s Talk

28 Dec

Let’s Talk about Sinful‘s deep electric purple Let’s Talk! I instantly fell in love with the color when I saw it. At first I thought it was perfect only for toes (a little bold on the nails for me) but I love it for vacation! It applies evenly and the color is so rich! While it is beautiful on it’s own, it looks like you have a galaxy on your nails when coupled with iridescent glitter!

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What’s your favorite fun polish color? Is there one you’ve always wanted to try but have been too afraid to do so?

Comfortable Yet Stylish Travel Clothes

27 Dec

I have been asked to share what I wear when traveling as it is hard to find clothes that are comfortable, stylish, and can take you from one city to another. I generally opt for the black  jeggings and sweater look as it is very comfortable, takes well to layering, and can look good for a dinner out if my bags get lost (which has happened on more than one occasion). I also tend to pile on the jewelry, but I always arrive to the airport sans jewelry; I keep it in a little pouch in my purse  so after I go through security it is all in one place.

Below is a representation of what I will be wearing to take me from sunny California to gray Seattle. The only thing missing is my dark grey Banana Republic trench coat!Comfortable Yet Stylish Travel Clothes

J Crew long sleeve top
$30 –

J crew
$42 –

Pewter flat
$24 –

J Crew j crew jewelry
$38 –

Marc by marc jacobs jewelry
£30 –

Nordstrom jewelry
$38 –

What’s your go-to travel outfit? Do you dress up for the airport or prefer to wear sweats?

Seattle Bound!

27 Dec

I am leaving for Seattle, WA today! I am so excited!! I cannot wait to run in the brisk air and take in all of the sites!

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Unfortunately that means that my updates will be intermittent through the end of the year 😦  I’ll try my best to update but may not be able to reach a computer until after the first of January.


Do any of you have New Year’s plans? I’d love to hear them!

Candy Cane Nails

26 Dec

Today’s nails are one of my favorite combos of tomato red and iridescent glitter! I’m wearing Color Mates in Romance and Wet n’ Wild in Hallucinate.

And don’t judge on the Color Mates… I bought it when I was in a bind: without polish at my boyfriend’s parent’s house for a week and my pedicure was flaking like no other (too brittle of a top coat). I literally took my morning jog to the drug store and this was the only polish they had. Turned out to be a great match!

25 Gifts for Runners: Day 25

25 Dec

Merry Christmas!!!! I hope that everyone has had a wonderful month of December and that your holidays are spent with those that you love! And for those of you who love runners, today is the final installment of the 25 Gifts for Runners series I’ve been doing here at Marathon Beauty!

25. Entry to Your Runner’s Dream Race. Why not surprise the runner in your life with an entry to his or her dream race! Does she really want to run Big Sur? How about Chicago? While some of the most sought after are only done by lottery (Nike Women’s Marathon & New York), and you have to qualify for Boston, a runner would love it if you bought them an entry into Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles and then made a fun trip out of it!

To recap on my previous posts, here are my 25 Gifts for Runners:

Day 1-7: Stocking Stuffers

1. Bodyglide

2. Khiels Lip Balm No. 1

3. Goody Stay Put Hairbands

4. Sunscreen

5. GelsShot Bloks & Sport Beans

6. iTunes Giftcard

7. Nunn

Day 8-24: Perfect for Under the Tree

8. Massage Gift Card

9. Foam Roller

10. Resistance Bands

11. BIC Bands

12. New Headphones

13. Running Journal

14. Oiselle Rundies

15. Gym Bag

16. Runners World Calendar

17. iPhone Arm Band

18. Subscription to Runner’s World Magazine

19. Ear Warming Headband

20. Handheld Water Bottle

21. Compression Socks

22. Cute Loungewear

23. Rain/Wind Jacket

24. Pedicure Gift Card

Day 25: If you Really Want to Score Points

25. Entry to Your Runner’s Dream Race

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!