New Nail Polishes

I hope you’re all having a great weekend! And that your weather is better than mine. Just when I thought spring was coming I got freezing rain instead. But UPS definitely improved my day yesterday!

I mentioned the nail polishes I ordered from Amazon in yesterday’s giveaway post. They weren’t supposed to be here until next week, but here they are! It was definitely an impulse buy, but I couldn’t help myself when I saw that 24 polishes were only $30 (shipping included)! I actually wasn’t ready to take off my beautiful liquid sand polish (which still looks great after 5 days), but I’m so excited to try out this new brand that I just have to.

I’ve never heard of Shany Cosmetics, and I’m a little worried because they are so cheap, but they got surprisingly good reviews online. And look at this pretty box that they came in!
I think I was expecting small sample sizes, but these are all 0.5 oz, and in every color imaginable!
You can look forward to lots of swatches to come!


Today’s Great Deal

Closing sale at Sears means Converses for $19 and running shoes for $17! I’ve needed both for a while.
And I’ve always loved the mix of dark gray and bright colors (preferably neon) in running shoes.
Andy was just sad that all the shoes in his size were gone, hehe.

Cheap Arm Candy

First of all – I absolutely love this picture! And all other similar bracelet inspiration photographs.
accessories-braceletsBut in order to fill up both your arms with gorgeous bracelets for every outfit you would normally have to spend a ton of money. So I searched Amazon for a few good deals, and I wanted to share them all with you. (And, believe it or not, I actually managed not to buy a single one myself. For now.)
Number 1 // Number 2 // Number 3 // Number 4 // Number 5 // Number 6 // Number 7 // Number 8

And these are just a few. Let me know what you think!

My Simple Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti must be one of the cheapest things to eat for dinner; which makes it perfect for a student budget. A store-brand box of spaghetti is about $1, me and Andy only eat half of it. A can of spaghetti sauce is $2, and half of it is more than enough for dinner. So there you go – dinner for two for only $1.50; or dinner for four for $3. It’s not exactly the most fancy food in the world, but it’s not bad.

However the other day I wanted a little more than that, so I mixed together my own sauce. I used one pack of ground beef, one pack of pre-cut mushrooms, 3 or 4 chopped cloves of garlic, half a can of Kroger spaghetti sauce (it was red pepper and garlic), and a bit of garlic powder on top – as you can tell we are both a huge fan of garlic, haha. But it was actually not very strong when it was done.

So, it might not look like the most delicious thing in the world, but we both really liked it.

I don’t try out new and fancy recipes quite often enough, but I figured I could still share some simple everyday ideas with you guys. I know that I’ve often used other blogs for inspiration when I don’t know what to cook for dinner. Anyway, today I’m going to stay in and take it easy since I’m getting up early tomorrow to go shopping in Atlanta with Maren. But I guess I might celebrate Georgia’s victory over Tennessee with a glass of wine! GO DAWGS!!

Celebratory pose? Eh, I don’t know…