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Royal Wedding, Royal Wedding, Royal Wedding!!

Yes, I know everyone is talking about it already, but I am so happy about the Royal Wedding this morning! As an Anglophile and Royal-Watcher for years, I can’t get enough. The dress, the pomp, the hats! Oh the hats!

Photo via Metro UK

Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice had some interesting ones….Seriously, wtf? Only the British can pull these off.

Photo via CNN

Kate Catherine looked completely gorgeous, and she and William were completely adorable and looking so in love throughout. I loved her dress, but it was definitely not what I would think of after hearing it was McQueen. Very classic. I hope this sparks a trend of besleeved wedding dresses. Strapless gowns give me weird armpit rolls. Not that I’m in the market for a wedding dress. Just, you know, for the future…

Anyway, very excited to watch the DVR reply tomorrow night. There will be champagne…and possibly tiaras.


Impulse Purchases

This past week, I was in Joplin, MO and was pretty bored in the evenings. On Monday, I went to Target for allergy meds and ended up with way more than planned.

In addition to the allergy meds, I got cotton rounds, Tina Fey’s book Bossypants, Starburst jellybeans, glitter nail stickers, cream blush (only $1!) Ponds facial wipes, and a makeup brush (also $1).

I had picked up some of the items already and then got a call from my friend Diane. As I walked around chatting about our plans for LEH‘s bridal shower, I kept finding things that looked awesome. I could literally buy out Target if I had the money.

Possibly the best thing I purchased were the Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects gold glitter nail stickers. I’d been seeing ads for these in magazines and then they were featured on A Cup of Jo, so I decided to get some at Target. At least it would give me something to do. The stickers are precut into nail shapes that you peel off the backing and afix to your nails. They’re extra long, but you can file off the excess.

They were kind of picked over in the Joplin Target so I decided to get the gold glitter (I know, exactly the ones Joanna featured):

They were surprising easy to put on and I think turned out nicely. They’re supposed to last around 10 days and you’re supposed to remove them with nail polish remover.

It’s hard to tell that it’s not real nail polish. I was most struck by the fact they smelled like nail polish too! Three days later, I cannot recommend these enough. They run around $9 a box, but they would be perfect for when you want your nails to look great for multiple days. Impulse buy = success!