Tiny Horse

Fashion, beauty, food, art…pleasing to the senses


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Satin Finish Mani

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After my last trip to Rejuvenation Spa, I chose one of the Gwen Stefani OPI bottles to take with me and I am impressed! This is a true matte finish nail polish!

This glam gold color looks even more luxurious because of its velvety, non-gloss finish. I’ve been searching for an all-in-one for a long time, without having to buy the extra topcoat! It’s such a novel look and has such a curious feel that I was pretty obsessed with my fingers for a couple of days. The only downside? You can’t put a glossy topcoat on to perserve it so the chipping starts early in your week. Worth it, I’d say, to have such a fancy, brushed-chrome look!


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Asian Place Settings

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I had to admire my dinner setup just before chowing down! Contents include:

-2 deep bowls of hot, cloudy miso soup (miso paste, scallions, sesame oil, water, red chili oil, seaweed strips)

-2 ceramic dipping bowls with delicious sauce in preparation for the steamed dumplings

-2 pairs of sakura blossom wooden chopsticks

-2 blue patterned porcelain chopstick holders


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Space Shoes!

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I have the duo set of these awesome pumps! This hologram collection is the bee’s knees! Love the opalescence and the chic black interior. What I love most about this collection is that the 5.5 size fits more like a 5. Thank you, Forever 21, you understand the cruel predicament of us tiny-footed gals!

I rarely ever go shopping during the weekend because the mall is on my way to and from work. But I got to use my Wrapp app passes and indulge in my monthly Godiva truffle :). SO glad I’m moving away from the desolate wasteland of Wisconsin! Here’s hoping an early spring will come so I can give these new shiny kicks a try!


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Suede + Studs

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Thought it was time to upgrade from my little girl Mary Jane style black pumps! I think these black suede pumps with gold studs did the trick ;). I compromised by going with slightly almond-shaped toe instead of my current pointy-toed obsession. The end result makes for a less severe pair of black heels–still basic enough for the office, I’d say!


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Mani Monday

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I turned my Monday into an awesome day! First of all, it was a whooping 35 F degrees–warmer by 50-70 degrees since the last few weeks in Madison! It’s basically heaven for me here. I had a relatively easy workday, followed by a trip to the spa/salon I usually go to. I was hooked after the initial professional manicure, so this is my second trip :). I chose OPI color Senorita Rosealita, a perfectly rich-hued scarlet for the deep winter days…this spa location always gives you a full size bottle of polish to take home and I chose part of the Gwen Stefani collection in a matte gold; SO excited to try that out for myself sometime!

Right after the relaxing manicure, I went next door to this Parisian bakery and bought a freshly baked peach tart! Satisfied, I headed out and came home to a chicken pot pie made from scratch! I usually do the cooking so it’s always a treat when my fiance tries out his culinary chops ;). To all of you who hate Mondays, it’s just another day of the week–you can always make it great by planning something you know you’ll like!


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NYC Treats!

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Picking a place to eat in Chinatown, NYC is soooo easy. The dinner I had was a mouth-watering yun tung mein. Shrimp filled wontons with eggy noodles all in a bowl of rich broth.

Dessert consisted of marble cheesecake, passion fruit cheesecake and a large creamy honeydew bubbletea! Three cheers for Chinese bakeries!


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Bridal Shower

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My mother and sister in law threw a bridal shower for me over my holiday break on Long Island. It was perfectly lovely and I had the best time getting to know more of my fiance’s family as well as their family friends. I chose this 50’s style black/white polka dot satin dress, a mint green statement necklace and cobalt blue suede pumps to wear for this occasion.

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Here are the delicious lemon cream cupcakes they made! There were fancy tea sandwiches (cucumber, caviar, cream cheese, sliced smoked salmon, salmon spread), a fruit sherbet punch and a wide assortment of pre-prepared appetizers from Trader Joe’s (baked parmesan chicken bites, bacon-wrapped scallops, baked mushroom caps, spinach pastry…mmm…). There were games planned and such beautiful vintage prints and decorations!

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What a beautiful display of the shower favors! These are colored washcloths wrapped into cupcake shapes and brown glass bottles filled with vanilla bubble bath. My sister in law even customized the stickers with the wedding date and personal art! I just LOVE the doilies and glass cake stand!