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Monday, December 21, 2015

Holiday Prep + Giveaway! (closed)

Chanel brooch
The holidays are right around the corner! Our house has been decorated for the past month, and we finished all our Christmas shopping weeks ago, so I'm feeling pretty on top of things. This past weekend, we hosted our annual homies holiday party -- more on that and my outfit above in a post to come. This post is about how I prepped for this season!

Juniper Natural Nail Bar West Seattle
red gold Christmas manicure
The cutest nail salon opened up in West Seattle a month ago called Juniper Natural Nail Bar. The place is so darling and they use natural, locally-made scrubs and lotions! I chose a festive manicure with red Vinylux polish (lasts for weeks without chipping!) and gold glitter detailing. While I was getting my nails done, Husband was pampered with a pedicure that he loved. ;)

Minted Christmas card
Rifle Paper Co gift tags
We made gorgeous Christmas cards on Minted and I love how they turned out. I've partnered with them to give away 2 $125 gift certificates to! Easy way to enter below. I also got these Rifle & Co. gift tags, which make labeling for gifting easy and cute.

Congrats to the 2 winners Leigh and Jennifer! Look out for an email from me and another email from Minted with the gift codes!

Shop holiday products from this post:


  1. Lovely nails! And I love your dress!

  2. Beautiful Manicure.

  3. Love your dress! Beautiful nails! Love your Christmas decor!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  4. so festive!!! happy holidays!

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  5. So pretty and festive Carolyn! And great giveaway! :)

    xo - Sheila

  6. Love your dress and your nails!!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  7. Everything is so pretty and that nail salon looks way cute!


  8. Such a pretty place, I just love your broach


  9. Was so bummed I couldn't enter as I live in London, then got super excited to see it was worldwide *squeals* - fingers crossed (not sure if that's only a british saying, but it means good luck to me) - haha xxx

    Ashleigh |

  10. great giveaway :)
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  11. You look great, fantastic styling

  12. So much details

  13. Over love

  14. Gorgeous dress. You look STUNNING!

  15. These pictures are so so pretty, this nail bar looks like a dream, nothing like anything I've ever come across! & it seems they did a good job with your nails as they look lovely :-) And anything that's from Rifle Paper Co. is too cute! I'm in love with your blog!

    Xo Gemma

  16. I love Minted! Thanks for the opportunity :)

  17. Loved your manicure! So unique. And I absolutely adore minted, I'm on there every other day ;P

    xo, Alice | Miss Inconnue | Etsy

  18. I've always wanted to try the CND polish! Great post!


  19. Love the card and I have to agree with everyone--the nails are gorgeous!

  20. Love the card and I have to agree with everyone--the nails are gorgeous!


Thank you for commenting!
Love, Carolyn