Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: A Blogger Lunch + Fall/Winter Nail Loves!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Blogger Lunch + Fall/Winter Nail Loves!

Hey loves, how has everyones weekend been? Normally I would be bummed that mine is coming to an end, but I get tomorrow off too! My office is closed for Veterans day so I get to enjoy my day tomorrow with a hot stone massage, lunch with the hubby and a trip to the mall.

It's been a great weekend so far. I mentioned Friday that our dear friends were having a baby, well they had a precious baby BOY! I am so happy the little guy is finally here, and so happy for Andrew & Angela and their new little blessing.

I also had a great lunch on Saturday with some fellow bloggers. Kristal with The Strong FamilyCassie with True Agape and myself met at Panera for a girls lunch. Kristal and I were meeting Cassie for the first time. Cassie and I were both featured in an article we contributed to, that's how we were connected. We just so happen to live a town away from each other. 

It was so fun getting to meet a new blogger friend, brainstorm ideas together, share resources, discuss our goals, and pick each others brains. Cassie is amazing and I know we will all be meeting a lot more in our future, I'm looking forward to it! Here are just a few key things I took from our lunch date-

One- How thankful I am to have started this blog, to be making new friends in the blogging community who understand it all and have the same goals as I do.

Two- Insecurities are totally natural. We all discussed a few of our blogging insecurities and it was nice to get confirmation that they are just that. I'm ready to punch my fears in the face after being with those ladies. That's what you need, people who understand and motivate you!

Three- It's important to step out of your comfort zone. Don't be afraid to reach out to people, network, get to know people, send emails. What's the worst things that's going to happen, they don't respond? You never know until you ask/try!

You should definitely check out these lovely ladies blogs-
Kristal- The Strong Family
Cassie- True Agape

Onto some nail love….

I just wanted to share a few of my favorite Fall & Winter nails color choices with you all, a little inspiration for ya! 

-Essie Mochacino-
Love this color, perfect taupe with a slight shimmer

-Essie Bahama Mama-
To me this is just the perfect dark, fall, wine color!

-Sinful Colors Leap Frog-
To be honest, I've never been a big green or blue polish fan. However, this green and the blue below I do enjoy for fall.

-Revlon Colorstay Midnight-
Yup, about the only blue polish I like… 

Let me know if you have any other great fall polish recommendations!

Have a great rest of your weekend.


  1. I'm so happy he's here, too!! Just precious! Lunch was wonderful yesterday!!! Can't wait to do it again. :)

  2. It was a great lunch! I am loving the bahama mama color!

  3. I have the Revlon color and I love it! I am jealous that you have other bloggers that live close to you so you can meet up with them. As far as I know there is no one near me that does what we do. So instead I get to bore my friends with the details! Have a great day off tomorrow!

    1. Too bad we don't live closer! I am eager to meet more bloggers in my area, it's nice to visit with people who relate :)

  4. Congrats to your friend!! I feel like everyone is having boys lately! And how fun that you got to do a blogger lunch/meet up! Wish I lived closer to attend :) Love that Essie Bahama Mama color.. you are so good at painting your nails! I'm the worst!

    1. It was fun! Girl, when Kristal and I come back to Chicago we are definitely going to have to meet up! Thanks, my mama was a nail tech so I may have got that from her ;)

  5. hey beauty!!! seriously wish i could've just popped on over and joined y'all on that girls lunch!!! oh how that would have made my heart just SING!!! and: i'm LOVING that leapfrog color. i think my nails want some green polish for the holiday season ;)


    1. Omg yes, I so wish a bunch of us lived by each other and could do stuff like that ;) girl, go get you some green polish!


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