Let the Light (Blue) Shine!

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Guess What!? I may have been a year too early, but I hypothesized correctly! Light blue (Serenity) is indeed Pantone’s Color of the Year 2016. And what did they pair it with? A soft pink: Rose Quartz. Light Blue and Light Pink reign supreme! Let there be light [blue] indeed this coming year! Cheers to all things pretty! 🙂

Pantone Color of The Year 2016: Rose Quartz & Serenity

image via Pantone


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Sky Blue, Light Blue, Robin’s Egg Blue… whatever color you want to call it, there is no denying that this color possesses a whimsical yet elegant beauty, and it has been popping up everywhere!

I’m not one to boast, but I typically have good judgment in trend forecasting, or “Zeitgei-dar” (Zeitgeist + radar), as I like to call it. If my calculations prove true, I believe a light blue might even be Pantone’s next choice for Color of the Year. We’ll see. For now, I’d like to pay a little homage to the color that has been waltzing through my daydreams… Continue reading

Start the Year Off Right with the 7 Most Impressive Desk Essentials

It’s still January, which means the holidays are officially over and we all have to face the facts: it’s time to get back to work! No more short days, no more holidays, just a beautiful brand new year to light the way.

To start, here is a photo of me working very hard.

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Easy Cat Costume Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Simple Cat Makeup Tutorial for Halloween Costume

cat makeup halloween costume

“I wish that I could be like the cool cats… cause all the cool cats they seem to get it” Continue reading

TREAT YOURSELF – The story behind my tattoo and claw nails

This past October has been such a blessing!

To start off I would like to thank you, my readers!!! Thanks to you all I am officially the Queen of Peter Pan on the internet!! I sold over 150 Peter Pan hats on Etsy, I passed 100,000 views on the blog, and as the countdown to Halloween drew closer, I received over 4,000 daily views! This was so fun to witness, and I really couldn’t have done it without you. So, here’s a GIANT THANK YOU thank you for searching the internet for “how to make a Peter Pan costume,” and clicking my link. It means so much to me. 🙂 I hope to make even more great tutorials for your convenience in the future!

With the extra money from selling Peter Pan hats I decided to treat myself. This was the first time I’d had some extra spending money basically since I had to start paying off student loans one year ago, so I decided to splurge a little.

I treated myself to a fancy manicure, and I bought myself my first tattoo.

What do you think?

claw nails and simple behind the ear triangle tattoo

The manicure is to die for! Seriously, I don’t think I could ever go back to “normal” nails. I got claw acrylics, the kind that are pointy. They are so fun to wear and my hands feel 10 times as feminine! Continue reading

20 Legit Reasons We ALL Love the FALL

20 reasons to love fall | itsaLisa.com

Hi 🙂 Guess what? It’s finally fall! I happen to be a fall fanatic. Unfortunately, my love for this great season is being hindered by my region… You see, Los Angeles doesn’t really do fall the way the rest of the U.S. does. Our leaves turn brown and die, and I still wear tank tops… But there are still very crisp mornings and pumpkins lurking around every corner. Here are 20 reasons why I love fall, and I’m assuming why you love fall too… As I list these I’m secretly pretending that it’s going to get a lot more colorful here in LA, and dreaming of the falls I was able to spend in Portland and New York.

20 Reasons We All Love Fall:

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The Prettiest Flower Crowns | Simple Floral Headbands

flower crown | floral headband | now on Etsy.com/shop/itsaLisa

Flower crowns and daisy floral headbands now available for custom handmade order on Etsy for under $10!

Etsy.com/shop/itsaLisa

Be festival ready, back to school ready, summer ready, fall ready, winter ready, spring ready, party ready, club ready, movie night ready, girl-power ready, garden party ready, tea time ready, coffee date ready, date night ready, and just plain ready in these pretty pieces.

Handmade by itsaLisa. Made in LA. Made in America. Made with Love. Continue reading