Read with Red 6.12.14

I was never an at-home nail painter until I was introduced to the Essie line around 3 years ago and since then 12P has a collection of 20+ polishes, recently I’ve seen the nail decals and have been wary about trying them but seeing these leopard print amazingness on Aubrey Kinch’s blog  I am definitely going to try some out!













I have a deep love for the Clinton’s (don’t tell my dad) and it’s not because I am die hard democrat or because I think adultery is cool, I just have always loved their personalities much like how I love that the Obamas have embraced pop culture and social media (I know I’m not the only one following Michelle on Instagram) so of course Hilary’s book is on my B&N wishlist, it’s also probably because they raised an awkward teenager in the White House and I felt her pain, it was bad enough being overweight with glasses, braces and acne in my middle and high school, imagine doing it in the public eye, eessssh. Anyways I came across the Political Memoir Generator created by Time Magazine on BzzAgent Jono’s Twitter Page, here’s my future memoir’s suggested title:

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I’ll take it!


Was I the only one that binge-watched Season 2 of Orange is the New Black this week? I can’t wait another six months to a year for season 3 so I’m devouring every article I can find on the show and the real-life situation including this one, this one, and this one (spoiler alert!!!) and these too.

We all could learn something from Taylor Stewart  #kindnesscounts

I succumbed to a sponsored post on Facebook today when I saw the cute dresses in the add for, if I were two sizes smaller and not trying to save, save, save I probably would have bought this, this and this!  Oh and don’t forget about this! Has anyone ever bought anything from*



*I promise I learn for my next week how to install the slider of images to show off clothing and accessories that are on my wishlist, I just need to figure out how!










Not making the grade, should I upgrade?

Should I be embarrassed to admit that I am still using an iPhone 4? Should I be even more embarrassed that my nearly 73 year old father has one step up from mine, the iPhone 4s? My phone loses battery life so quickly I carry a charger everywhere I go and have been known to ask bartenders/hostesses if I can be seated near a plug (#smartphoneproblems), the quality of my photos is so laughable that even an instagram filter usually doesn’t help (see below), and lets talk about the fact that my run keepers GPS is faulty, and my google maps shuts off mid turn.

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So I’ve been contemplating, do I upgrade to the iPhone 5S through Verizon for $99.99 now, do I wait until September when Apple hopefully releases the iPhone 6 and probably pay $200+,  do I jump back into the Android market? Or do I start reading some blogs on how to make that iPhone 4 work for me?   I know most of  you bloggers out there would say I should really make the investment into a DSLR, I’d rather make a quick and dirty decision on a phone that has so many other uses to me and do some indepth research on what DSLR will work for me.

I almost bit the bullet yesterday and hit up Verizon, but I read a few blog posts that total me to turn off my Location Services and my battery would stay charged longer and my phone would accept a charge, thus far its worked. I’ll report back if I throw the thing out the window anytime soon!

What kind of phone are you using?

What would make you switch from iPhone to Android or vice versa?