Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Nail Polishes, Panera Bread, Cheesecake + More

It's been a super exhausting week so far! Well Monday was pretty good, but yesterday was super tiring. I had a meet all the way up in a city that was almost an hour away! We were pretty much 30 min. away from the next state. How crazy!! The good news though is that we won the meet!! Yay!  Winning literally made the 4 hours bus ride back and forth worth it!
My post this week will be a mini update on my week including some nail polishes I picked up. I don't think I will be keeping any of these polishes though because it is my friend's birthday this weekend and I think I will be giving them to her instead. =)

Variety Cheesecake

My weekend started with some cheesecake! My mom and I went grocery shopping and since the cheesecake was on sale and I LOVE cheesecake (especially the crust), I picked up a few slices. It was so good.

Paneara You Pick 2

Before meets, my team usually has a pasta party so we can "carb load " before a meet. We typically host a party at someone's house, but today we chose to go to Panera Bread instead. It might just be my mind, but I find that carb loading does help me a bit before a meet. I feel like I have more energy especially at the end of the 5k where I tend to lose energy. For my meal, I chose to get the "you pick two." It was basically a deal when you get 1/2 a sandwich and 1/2 a salad for a set price (I think it was 6.99 or 7.99) and a dessert for .99. The sandwich I chose to get was my favorite, the Mediterranean veggie. This sandwich has avocado and feta cheese in it which tastes amazing! The salad I got was a regular salad and I was also given a bag of chips. The dessert I chose to get was a chocolate chip muffle. A muffle is basically the top of a muffin top =)

Nike Cross Country Spikes


These were my racing spikes after my race yesterday. Spikes are basically super light shoes used for racing. Because they are so light, you are technally suppose to be able to run faster since your feet feel lighter. There are also spikes you can put in the front of these shoes. These spikes propel you forward and help you better grip into the ground. It took me FOREVER to get my spikes out the day before the race. I had forgotten to take them out for the longest time and when I went to take them out, they were so worn down that it took several wrenches and 2+ hours to get all of them out. I was so scared that they would be stuck in there forever. I sure learned my lesson!

Juliep Evangeline

On my nails this week was a color from Julep that I received in a giveaway this year. This color is so unique and reminds me a lot of the leaves in fall. The color is called Evangeline and I really like it. I have only 1 layer of this polish on which shows how strong the color is. I also have a topcoat from l'oreal on and I apply the topcoat every 3 days to keep my polish from chipping. So far, it is paying off because my nails are still perfect!

Nail Polish Haul

Today I was able to pick up 3 new nail polishes! Shopping for makeup and clothes always makes me so excited! I really love these colors and I would love to be able to keep them for myself (especially the mint/blue one) , but I think I will be either giving them to my friend or donate it to my club's basket for a basket raffle. What I do with them depends on if I can find another gift for my friend before Sat. hehe, I am the worst when it comes to gifts! 

Essie Peach Daiqurir


This color is called Peach Daiquiri and it is from Essie. This nail polish is just bursting with color and I love how bright and bold it is. Looking at it makes me very happy! 

Essie mint candy apple

Essie mint candy apple

Mint candy apple, also from Essie, has to be my favorite color out of the 3 polishes. Online the color looks a bit green, but in real life, I would say it is more of a blue, mint , and cream color. I'm not complaining because the color is beautiful. This color would look beautiful for any season in my opinion. Maybe I will keep this color for myself hehe.



This is a pretty unique color as well. In the bottle it looks like a dark red/orange, but online, the color seems to resemble more of an electric coral. It is definitely unique in that sense! I have used sally hansen's complete salon manicure line before and this polish has a really good formula in my opinion. I still apply a top coat, but I find this line to last the longest for me before chipping! 

As far as school goes, this week my homework has died down a bit and I have had more time to finally lock in my college choices. I am 95% set on where I will be applying to. I have 8 schools total: 1 in CT, 1 in MA., 1 in NH, and 5 in NY. My backup school is the University of New Hampshire and my reach will be NYU. I heard NYU is pretty stat dependent so I just need to get my SAT scores up and keep my GPA strong. Even Uconn (my state school) is getting pretty competitive now. From my last look, there averages were pretty spot on with mine so I don't feel that confident about getting in. ( I usually like to be above when it comes to grades/test because my extracurricular aren't the strongest.) =)

Do you like Panera? I personally am a huge fan of the restaurant! Even though it is a bit more costly than other places, the food is so worth it! 
Which nail polish color is your favorite?

81 comments:

  1. I love Panera Bread! One of my favorites.
    I really like the nail polish, SO pretty.

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  2. love these colors! i have the peach daiquiri, it such a great color on. great picks

    Kiki Simone
    http://kikisimonefashion.blogspot.com/

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  3. Oh really cute nail polish colors, lovely and delicious cheesecake!
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  4. The min candy apple sounds yummy, and with the running spikes nice job with pulling out the spikes! (I totally hate those moments when you think it's going to stay forever)! I also love Panera Bread's bagels so much and that cheese cake look delicious

    Stephanie Dong Fashion +

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    1. Thanks!! I really thought my shoes were hopeless but thank gosh they eventually came out!
      Panera bread is the best!

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  5. The cheesecake look so good.
    We are eating out tonight
    and I'm gonna have a slice too.

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  6. Love the peach nail polish...and yummy cheesecakes :)

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  7. those cheesecakes look really good..& nice nailpolish colours!

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  8. OMG this cheesecake looks soooo good:)
    http://fashionismypassion-nickey.blogspot.cz/

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  9. nice nail polish

    http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/

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  10. Delicious cakes and... I love Essie nail polish!!!!!!
    Kisses doll!

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  11. I love Essie polishes, those colors are great! And so yummi cake *-*
    Lovely blog, what about following each other via GFC and Bloglovin? Just let me know!
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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  12. Great week sweetie Congrat on the win . Great nail polish very sweet to give to your friend. I love cheesecake those slices look appertizing. Panera bread I go to on sunday for lunch also online member to get free pastry yes I love Panera Bread. Have a good one doll.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! i've very proud of our win and ohh I love getting a free pastry from Panera!

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  13. panera is so yummy....the mediterranean sammie is so delicious. i love that daiquiri color, too!

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  14. You have interesting blog :) I'm checking up :) Maybe we can follow each other? Let me know :) Kisses

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  15. After the first few yummy pictures I could not focus on anything else that followed anymore, haha :-)

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  16. I love Panera. I haven't had it in a while but now that you reminded me of it, I think I'll stop there soon. LOL. That cheesecake looks *amazing* && now I want some of that too. I was eating so well before I read this post. . . haha. ;)

    xo, Sarah
    Hustla, Baby.

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    1. hehe, Panera is so good!! I would eat it every day if I could afford it! I'm sorry, though an indulgence wouldn't do much harm =)

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  17. Congrats on the win, thats great! Cheesecake is my favorite, now you have me craving some. Love that mint candy apple nail shade, its a delight! Thanks for your great comment, Happy Friday hun!

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    1. Thank you!!
      The color is delightful!!

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  18. Love Panera! And those nail colors are great
    Btw I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :)

    christelpaola.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you! I shall check the award out! =)

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  19. Okay, i'm a total sucker for cheesecake. By far my favorite.
    Now following you via GFC :) Hope to hear from you!

    Emma
    http://emmacristy.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you and I love cheesecake a lot as well!

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  20. Aww you're so good with running and all, I'm having my first ever 5k marathon ever and I'm so nervous! Any tips for it ? (: and the nail polish colors look great! x

    http://birdiethgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks and yes I have tips!!
      Don't be nervous because it is a lot of fun! When are you going to be running it? (I could help you a bit better if I knew)

      Since it is your first, I would run/practice for at least a month or two before hand to make sure you are capable of running the distance.
      The night before the race, make sure to eat a balanced meal and you can lean a bit heavier on carbs if you like. Make sure to stay hydrated.

      On race day, make sure you pack everything and wear what you find comfortable. Also make sure to get to the race early so you have time to prepare. Make sure to stretch and warm up.

      When it comes to running the race, start out at a nice pace and try to keep it steady. Make it a goal not to walk anytime during the run =)

      I am really passionate about running so I could probably write so much on it. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask =)

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  21. The cheesecake looks amazing! I've never been to Panera but would love to try it next time I'm in the US!

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    1. It was good and yes, you must try Panera!!

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  22. You are a master at creating memorable posts!
    I love to come here and enjoy! Excellent!


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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  23. yes babe, the giveaway is open internationally!
    Come back soon to visit me on…
    Nameless Fashion Blog
    Nameless Fashion Blog Facebook page

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  24. I've never been to Panera but I keep hearing it's good. I love Essie's Mint Candy Apple too :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  25. i LOVE that julep nail color and also the mint candy apple by essie! cheesecake crust is THE best no doubt about it. i adore cheesecake...definitely one of my fave indulgences. but i skip it if i don't have a glass of red wine to pair with it :P that's just too good! that mediterannean sammie from panera sounds yummy, i love all things feta. i had no idea that they sold those muffles - genius!

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    1. hehe thanks! those 2 colors are my favorite as well!

      Cheesecake is my number 1 indulgence I am pretty sure!! It is so good!! I would probably take the cheesecake over wine personally though b/c I am still underage lol. The sandwich was delicious! It is my favorite because of all the flavors in it.

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  26. Love the Essie nailpolish <3

    I follow you on GFC. Follow me back? ^^

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  27. ooh I want that cheesecake!♥:D lovely photos!

    www.lorietta.cz

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  28. Ah, that cheesecake looks so good, and all of your nail polish colors are so pretty. And gosh, I've actually been so obsessed with Panera lately, haha. I feel like I'm always there!

    xx.
    Stephanie | fashion and tea

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    1. Thanks!! I am always obsessed with Panera hehe!

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  29. the nail polishes are gorgeous and your spikes are well loved :D

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    1. thanks! They are well loved and used hehe =)

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  30. lovely bog <3

    Lets follow each other in GFC, Bloglovin and FB :)

    Kindly let me know where all you are following and I will return the favor

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  31. This must be the prettiest cake ever. Lovely nail polish colours too

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  32. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. Yum yum!

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  33. yum! AND love the colors of the nail polish!
    xoxo
    Urszula www.fashfab.blogspot.com
    Do you want to follow each other on GFC?
    Can you please like our facebook page too? www.facebook.com/fashfabx

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  34. omg saw that first pic on bloglovin and suddenly i have a strong craving for blueberry cheesecake. thats a really nice pic and assortment of different cheesecakes :D

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    1. hehe thanks!! embrace the craving hehe.
      Your comment made me want blueberry cheesecake now! I've never had it before actually!

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  35. Hello lovely, just came across your blog and it's great! Cheesecake looks amazing!

    Now following you! Please check out my blog if you can:

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.co.uk/

    Thank you! :) xoxox

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  36. The food looks deliicous!

    xx Mounia
    www.nonchalantrebel.blogspot.com

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  37. I stumbled upon your blog and you're so adorable and I just love your personality! Those nail polishes are amazing by the way.

    I followed you, hope you follow me back. :)

    http://urhappybunnie.blogspot.com

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  38. Super love the shades you picked up! And damn, I've never worn spikes before but what a pain to take them off. I know some of my friends used to put weights on daily so walking and running feels lighter.

    Louise | Vanity Corner

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  39. Those Essie nail polishes are adorable!

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