Pretty in Plaid Nails

So we aren’t in spring officially so the big question is what trend to do on your nails. It’s February so I wanted to get something done on my nails that is fall/winterish but still has a spring vibe.
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I love the oxblood red color because it’s not a bright red but it’s not quite a burgundy color. I decided to get that color and do the plaid accent nails. I decided to get the traditional Burberry inspired plaid on the nails because I’ve never had the traditional plaid before. I love this nail design because it’s perfect for this time of year. It goes with all my ‘transition’ outfits and is the perfect nail design to take from day to night.
I absolutely love this nail design and I am so glad I got this design on my nails. Comment BELOW and let me know what YOU think of this nail design?! Have you join the PLAID CLUB?!

xoxo HeyitsCarlyRae

Puppy Love

So it’s been a while since I’ve written a ‘diary entry’ for you guys so here is one today. In case you guys didn’t know I got a puppy dalmatian {almost} five months ago at the end of the month. I’ve heard the saying ‘a puppy is a lot of work,’ or a ‘puppy will be your kid.’ But I never actually though twice about it until I got Gatsby my puppy dalmatian.
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Gatsby is definitely a full time job. He is the cutest and sweetest dog and is very loyal but he takes work 24/7. I don’t even have time to watch T.V. or sit peacefully between working and taking care of him. He is already over 35 pounds and is definitely only going to get bigger. He is full of energy and I have walk him everyday and he is teething to bones are a requirement.
I enrolled him in puppy training at Petsmart and we are working on the first set of training exercises this week which he has been doing awesome at. I have what they call a ‘clicker’ which helps keep him focused when he’s training that work amazingly.
I’ve had a hard time with toilet training but I’m going to try a bell at the door so he knows to ring it when he has to go.
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Overall having a puppy has been awesome, but also comes with a lot a lot a lot of work. If you aren’t prepared to take on a huge a responsible that will required all your time I don’t recommend getting a puppy. A lot of people think dogs are easy but they aren’t. You have to work with them in a healthy way and take care of them 24/7.
Gatsby is definitely a blessing, but is definitely in his terrible two stage.
Do you have a puppy?! What kind of puppy do you have?

xoxo HeyitsCarlyRae

Live in Color

Spring is in the air and that means it’s time to live in color. I love bright colors and I love making a statement wherever I go. As the saying goes: ‘why blend in when you were born to stand out?’ I definitely love that quote because it’s so true.
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It’s time to embrace your style in a bold fun way. I absolutely LOVE this photo from Ralphi’s Photography and I LOVE this bold dress from Original Piece. The colors of this dress are bold and fun and make me think of the tropical whether. It’s the perfect dress for spring and summer.
I also love the shoulder cutouts and the adjustable straps on this shift dress. The added tassels give it a fun trendy twist that is a definite favorite of mine.
What do YOU think?! Comment below and let me know what you think of this look?! DO YOU LIVE IN COLOR?!
xoxo HeyitsCarlyRae

Peak Cosmetics: 3D Fiber Lashes

I’ve had so many write-ins about what I use on my lashes. Well I usually can’t go anywhere without using my 3D Fiber Lash Kit from Peak Cosmetics. I was sent their lash kit as well as their amazing lip kits and I absolutely love their entire line!
The lash kit is one of my favorites because there are two steps. One is for a ‘base’ or Application Gel that basically adds a sticky coat and then there is a feather like finish known as the ‘Natural Fibers’ that you apply directly after and then again seal your lashes with the Application Gel.
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At first I had no idea how it would but after I followed the steps the first time I found it super simple. The Natural Fibers is basically feathers that stick to your lashes. Think of fake lashes only easy to apply on your own lashes. It gives you the same kind of effect on your lashes that I absolutely love!
It really does make your lashes have that 3D effect that I love! This is definitely a mascara you guys want to check-out! 🙂
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Comment below and let me know your favorite mascara and if you’ve tried their mascara yet!
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xoxo HeyitsCarlyRae

Body Boss Fitness Routine

So a lot of you guys know I love fitness. I love my yoga sunset sessions and I love cardio. I usually run or the elliptical three times a week alternating between the two. I’ve adding Body Boss into my routine on the days I don’t do cardio and I have to say at first the exercises were difficult, but after doing them for a few weeks it got a little easier each time.
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Body Boss lays out the exercises and shows you the correct way to do each exercise. You follow the workout plan and as you keep doing it each week, I’ve noticed a difference in myself as I’ve done it. My abs are more defined which is great because summer is approaching us and that means bikini season!
Let me know your favorite workout exercises you do and which works best for you!

Live Life in Full Color

Monday: The Beginning of one beautiful week. It’s time to live your week in full color starting now. I absolutely love this photo from Ralphi from Ralphi Reign’s photography. The mix of bold color hues makes this photo ‘pop’ and reminds us to express your life in color.
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Capture your own originality and express this week in color through your fashion choice. I love this dress from Original Piece and I love the tassel additions. It gives this dress a trendy twist I love. Plus, I’m a huge fan of the new off-the-shoulder trend and this dress had all of that. You can pair this dress with sandals or wedges and dress it up for a fun date night or for a fun girls’ night in.
What do you THINK of this photo?! Live this week in color!