Project 366: Day 52, 02-21 Kelsey’s BM Gift

I opened up the cutest gift today from Kelsey. Pix below, but such a cute way to kick things off with her bridal party! She has always been so creative, so not surprised at all to see all the cute touches.

Adorable rustic chic jewelry box wrapped in a mesh leopard bow and a kraft card attached:


Personalized inside with photo of the two of us from my bachelorette party, info cards and a Ring Pop!


Close-up of the info cards that shared wedding details, wedding party intros, attire, wedding inspiration board and contact info:


Kelsey just sent me this pic. Apparently booze wasn’t allowed in the shipment, but she was going to include some prohibited Pama and recipe for a Pama champagne toast! Love.


Isn’t this such a cute idea for bridesmaids? It reminds me of the cards I sent my lovely ladies (inspired by this post by Elise of enJOY it on Elizabeth Anne Designs), but WAY cuter!

Did you do anything special to ask your friends to be in your bridal party or have you received anything unique yourself? Leave a comment to share!


Friday Faves: Polishes of the Year

At the request of one of my oldest friends, Kelsey, today’s post is devoted to the prettiest polishes of the year.

Maybe I’m a slow bloomer, but I became obsessed with polishes this year. In fact, Cory gifted me with five days of Christmas and FIVE colors in my stocking, although he already knew his mom was getting me FOUR colors for Christmas. Yes, mathematicians, that’s NINE total new colors in a week!

Product Girl’s Best of 2010 Favorite Nail Polish:
Product Girl, “where beauty products are an obsession,” shared a few of its favorite polishes of the year. While I’m usually stuck in a OPI/Essie bubble,  I’m into “greiges” (love that term!) and need to try Le Vernis in Particuliere from Chanel’s Spring 2010 Collection.

Chanel Particuliere (Photo by Mrs. Juliet Lee)

My Faves of 2010:
My standards are usually greys, browns and darks. This year, I actually lived a little and went for some brighter colors. I also discovered my neutral pink combination of OPI Bubble Bath and Essie Pop Art Pink that I wore on my wedding day with Essie Chinchilly toes. That was my top choice of the year, but here are some others:

My favorite summer color was OPI Rumple's Wiggin' (Photo by Pampered and Polished), which I wore on my toes for our e-sesh and Erin's bachelorette.

I received four colors from the Essie Winter 2010 Collection, and they are right up my alley! I wore Masquerade Belle for the holidays and have Luxedo on right now as I type these very words.

What was your go-to at the salon this year? All Lacquered Up has opened up the polls for its annual Fanatic Favorites, so be sure to vote for your favorites.