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Nailed It: Upcoming July Releases

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by the blog for another Nailed It! We’ve decided to mix things up a bit and introduce you nail-polish lovers to another brand we really adore, Zoya. Their color selection is fantastic and the polish is long-lasting. We’ve actually texted one another before that the polish was holding up so well, […]

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July 28, 2013 - 10:27 am

Nailed It: August 2013 Book Releases + Pretty Colors! - […] Last month, we changed things up and used Zoya colors to make some book cover palettes. We gave one of our colors away, and Jennifer won and picked an awesome red called Diana! She sent us a picture of her gorgeous manicure! […]

July 15, 2013 - 9:00 am

YA Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West - […] Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon | Nailed IT featuring TDBU […]

July 7, 2013 - 10:27 pm

Jennifer Dysart - Loving Gretchen, it’s so wearable for any occasion!

July 7, 2013 - 6:35 pm

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - LOVE the Gretchen color! All three colors for The Distance Between Us (one of the books I’m DYING to read) are beautiful, but that one just seems like a great neutral color for year round!

July 7, 2013 - 6:08 pm

Joli @ Actin' Up with Books - Oooh, I would love Trixie.

July 6, 2013 - 7:34 pm

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - I’m drawn towards Diana, but more than 50% of my polish collection are reds! (And I have a large polish collection, trust me haha) I don’t actually wear orange, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE wearing it on my nails so I love Ginger! Trixie is on my wishlist for the Halloween months, somehow I think it would fit super well during then.

July 5, 2013 - 11:30 pm

Dee'z Dazzling Designs - All the colors are beautiful but I’d have to say Ginger is my favorite.

July 5, 2013 - 8:49 pm

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - I already commented but forgot to say while I love them all, Trixie and Stella are my favourites 😉

July 5, 2013 - 10:42 am

Cecelia - It’s close between Trixie and Gretchen (they’re very different!), but I think Trixie wins today. I’m feeling sparkly.

July 2, 2013 - 9:33 pm

Angela - Am very interested in either Trixie or Raven, lol. I just got into nail polish and love that there is such a big community with so much creativity going on!! Am slowly building my collection 😀 So many colors, brands and the perfect accent choice!

July 2, 2013 - 5:17 pm

Daphne - i like raven the best and i really wanna read both those books 🙂

July 2, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Rachel - Great pairings once again. Looooveeee the ones for The Distance Between Us. In general, I LOVE Trixie. I love flashy nail polishes because I think they look great with black and I wear LOTS of black in the winter. And the summer. Silver is just totally my thing. I also like Ginger, but I probably wouldn’t ever wear it because orange and I don’t mix. It’s pretty to look at, though!

July 2, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Claira - I’m loving Gretchen and Diana!

July 2, 2013 - 11:35 am

Gina - Trixie is TO DIE FOR! I hope I win! 😀

July 2, 2013 - 11:32 am

Juliana - I love Diana!

July 2, 2013 - 10:13 am

Courtney @ The Lit Girl - I love the three colors for Truly Madly Deeply! Beautiful picks!

July 1, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Dash - I love the reds Diana or Stella.

July 1, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Tammy - I always love a great basic nude.

July 1, 2013 - 2:04 pm

Summer - I only noticed afterwards that this was for U.S. only, so please ignore my entry.

July 1, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Summer - I so love the idea of matching your nails with the book you’re reading, super cute and creative. I’ve been very into oranges and corals, and anything in that range lately so I think Ginger would be my favorite.

July 1, 2013 - 1:36 pm

elena - Love these covers and colors!! I hope my library gets The Distance Between Us and now I’m inspired to paint my nails. 🙂

July 1, 2013 - 11:37 am

Judith - How have I never seen this feature before?! I loooove it! I buy way too much nailpolish, so I adore everything that has to do with that. Both of these combinations are so pretty, though the second one is definitely more for me. Love the fierce colors! I’ll be looking forward to more of these posts (and probably scrolling back through others :).

July 1, 2013 - 10:54 am

Alexa Y. - Am I allowed to say that I love all these colors a whole lot? They’re basically all the colors I would ever want to put on my nails lol. But let’s see, my favorites are GINGER and TRIXIE. What can I say – I’m a sucker for shiny things!

July 1, 2013 - 10:36 am

Tara - I love ALL of those colors! I think my fave might be Diana–it’s just very summery and pretty. Thanks for including my review of TMD 🙂

July 1, 2013 - 6:22 am

Ashton - I really want all of the nail polishes and books. I especially like Gretchen. It’s a nice color for everyday.

July 1, 2013 - 2:11 am

DannyBookworm - What a super duper cute idea!°!! Love this and the polishes look so awesome and pretty 🙂

July 1, 2013 - 2:00 am

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - Looking forward to both of theses releases, especially TDBU since I read Pivot Point last week and loved it! I love these polishes and thought I have the bad habit of biting my nails, it’s something I want to work on because I do LOVE to paint my nails and yes to a vegan nail polish, woot! I’m not vegan but I”m vegetarian and I only like to buy cruelty free products so I’d love to try Zoya. Amazing post, guys!

July 1, 2013 - 12:17 am

Bookworm1858 - Great picks-I love seeing what covers you choose and what colors to represent them. My favorite is Diana!

June 30, 2013 - 10:25 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Gah, I seriously LOVE these posts!! I love love love both match ups. The color Trixie is SO pretty, it’s like metallic! Ginger also looks a bit metallic, which is just gorgeous. And Stella is such a pretty color all around. <3

Awesome, thanks for sharing, you two!!

June 30, 2013 - 8:55 pm

tabithasbookblog - I love that you guys are nail polish fanatics as well!! My collection is getting out of hand, but there are just So many colors to try! And brands, and shades of colors, and different finishes. AH. I really like nail polish.

Anyways – I think I’d choose either Gretchen or Trixie – I like my nail polish to stand out because I wear mostly neutrals.

And now – i’ve given you my life story. Thanks for the giveaway!

Magan: In My Mailbox (2)

Happy Sunday, everyone! I’m publishing our second IMM this week. It was a great bookish week! Hopefully I can make a big dent in all these books.  HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE, okay? Kristi at The Story Siren started In My Mailbox, where bloggers can share books they’ve checked out of the library, borrowed from a friend, or received […]

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January 19, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Magan - Aww, thanks Ginger! I can’t wait to meet you tomorrow! I’m looking forward to ALA. I have way more books than I know what to do with right now.

January 19, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Magan - Thanks, Brittani! YEP! I was shocked it had the book too. I think my library has a decent selection of books, but it’s a matter of reserving them and waiting. Thanks so much for your awesome comment!

January 19, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Magan - Oh, great to know, Heather! I don’t know when I’ll read Dying to Know You. I need to make a list of the order in which I’d like to read everything.

January 19, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Magan - Hi Alison! Thanks for the comment! I am starting Wanderlove right now. I’m so excited to read it!

January 19, 2012 - 1:09 pm

Magan - April, I cried huge crocodile tears. I loved Before I Fall so much. I haven’t been able to start another book yet that I’m super in love with. I quit reading one last night because it didn’t compare. 🙂

January 19, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Magan - Mands, I’m sad you didn’t like Mara Dyer. I always get really nervous when there’s lots of hype about a book. I hope I love it!

January 16, 2012 - 8:23 pm

Mands - Great IMM! I didn’t like Mara Dyer, after all the hype it let me down big time but I would like to read Across the Universe.

January 16, 2012 - 3:27 pm

April Books & Wine - I shall forever love the library!

Before I Fall is SO good. I’m glad that you are loving it so far. And yes, have tissues handy.

AND ALSO THE FAULT IN OUR STARS! WHOO HOO!

January 15, 2012 - 9:52 pm

Alison - Great set! Before I Fall is so wonderful. I really want to read Wanderlove.
My IMM

January 15, 2012 - 6:59 pm

Giselle - Ooh great haul! I got Across the Universe too I keep hearing it’s fantastic!

Giselle
Xpresso Reads

January 15, 2012 - 6:48 pm

Heather Rosdol - I LOVED Daughter of Smoke and Bone, too!! It’s one of my favorites.

I got Dying to Know You and just sort of tested it out (I have a few to read before I get to it) and it’s really good!

Have fun reading!!

Heather

January 15, 2012 - 6:34 pm

Brittani - Awesome IMM Magan! Your library has Before We Fall? I’m jealous. I’ve been wanting to read it but neither of the libraries I go to have a copy. Mara Dyer is amazing!!! I really enjoyed that book! I have Across The Universe checked out from the library currently too! Lol. Enjoy all your books! 🙂

My IMM: http://hopefaithbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-my-mailbox-23.html

-Brittani 🙂

January 15, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Magan! You are so super cute!! 🙂 Loved “seeing” your face, hehe. I feel like I am one of the last people to read Across the Universe. I bought it a year ago & it’s been sitting on my shelf. I know, bad me!

What We’ve Been Up To: A Week in Review (2)

Hey, friends! Magan here. It’s been such a fast and furious week. I don’t know where time went, and I wish I had more to show for how busy I felt. I did have time to squeeze in making a new wreath! I found the idea on Pinterest (directions are here for how to make […]

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December 18, 2011 - 11:04 am

What's We've Been Up To: A Week in Review 12/18/11 | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] We had our annual Secret Santa at work, and Magan inspired me to me a wreath. I was going to make the same one she did, but Michaels didn’t have any of the supplies I needed. Instead, I came up […]

December 12, 2011 - 2:03 pm

Magan - Aww, yay! Thanks! It was a super fun wreath to make. I made my fall one really late in the season so I tried to make something that didn’t scream “OH SHE FORGOT TO TAKE DOWN HER CHRISTMAS WREATH!” if I kept it up until the end of January. Hah! 🙂

December 11, 2011 - 1:49 pm

Hemborgwife - That wreath is so fun and I love the muted colors for holiday decorating since you can carry into January!

What We’ve Been Up To: A Week in Review

Well, this week I’ve been a little bit under the weather but reading a lot while Magan has been shooting more lovely pics (have you seen this gorgeous shoot?!) while reading a lot. 🙂 Do you sense a theme? Just in case you missed any of our updates, here’s all we posted this week: Magan: […]

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