Best Dressed: Oscars 2014

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know I did, especially yesterday, when I finally finished my paper just in time to watch the Oscars! I don’t know how many of you tuned in to watch last night but I was in front of the television from 5 pm until midnight watching every bit of coverage! Since I have a deep love and appreciation for both fashion and movies it is one of my favorite nights of the year! One of my favorite parts of the night is watching the red carpet and all the beautiful gowns and makeup!!! Here are some of my favorite looks of the night:

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Kate Hudson was one of my favorite looks of the night. She truly exuded old Hollywood glamour in this stunning white gown!

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Although my favorite look of hers will always be her Oscar dress last year (see it here), Jennifer Lawrence looks classy in this red Dior gown

Emma Watson

 I love Emma Watson’s style and she definitely did not disappoint in this sparkly, floor length gown by Vera Wang

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 I am absolutely in love with Cate Blanchett and her gown! So happy for her win!!!

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 Lupita was by far one of my favorites of the night. She looks gorgeous in this custom Prada

There were also a lot of great looks from the men this year! There were a lot of colored suits, from cream to burgundy to navy. Here were my 4 favorites:

Joseph Gordon Levitt

      Joseph Gordon-Levitt looked handsome as always in a textured suit

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Michael Strahan was just one of the men donning a burgundy suit, but his was my personal favorite

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 I loved Jared Let’s cream suit jacket with the colored bowtie!

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And finally, I could not leave Leo out! Looking dashing as ever, he will always be a winner in my book 😀

Were there other looks that you loved at the Oscars? Whose look was your favorite?

Hope you enjoyed reading! After taking a break with my midterms and the Oscars, I will be returning to my Italy posts! I don’t have many more to share with you, but I am excited to do so anyway! So you can watch out for that in the next couple of days!

Have a great week!

xoxo Kristen

Nail Art: Mint Green with Gold

For the past 3 nights, I have not gotten more than 3 hours of sleep. The culprit: allergies. I have always gotten seasonal allergies, but I can usually sleep through them. So I was seriously annoyed when I woke up at 3:50 am and discovered that I couldn’t breathe while lying down. Sleeping upright didn’t work, so instead I decided to do my nails.

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 For this particular look, I first used Sally Hansen’s Complete Care 4-in-1 Treatment as a base coat. This nail strengthener keeps my nails growing long and healthy and also helps the polish go on smoother.

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Then I applied one coat of Maybelline New York’s Color Show Green With Envy 320. I like this mint polish because the color is very saturated and not at all thin. One coat is all I ever need, even if I am not using the gold shatter polish on top of it.

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Once that coat dried, I applied OPI’s Gold Shatter on top of the mint polish. The gold polish thins out after you apply it and creates a crackled look.

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I finished the look by applying a coat of the Complete Care 4-in-1 Treatment as a top coat to prevent the polish from chipping.

What I love about this look it that it looks so complex yet anyone can do it! Even little old me at 4:30 in the morning 😛 If you have any questions about nail art or this look in particular leave a comment. I am constantly experimenting with all different kinds of effects and nail tools so if you have a question about something I have never tried before, I will definitely try it and get back to you!

xoxo Kristen