April Desktop Calendar Wallpaper + Samsung Galaxy S4 & iPhone 5

April 2014 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper | Rompadomp

1280 x 800 (MacBook Pro 13-inch) // 1680 x 1050 (MacBook Pro 15-inch) // 2560 x 1440 (iMac 27-inch)

1336 x 768 (Dell 15-inch) <<< This one’s for you, Mom!

640 x 1136 (iPhone 5) // 1080 x 1920 (Samsung Galaxy S4)

background photo VIA

April is going to be an amazingly busy month! I can’t wait to share some of the projects I’ve been working on with you guys! It’s finally starting to warm up, but unfortunately my mom’s beautiful magnolia tree blossoms didn’t make it after the late frost. I made this to brighten up her April and remind you all that outdoor picnics and warm weather sports are right around the corner :)

For the wallpaper: to download and use, simply click the size you want and right-click the image to save it to your computer. These images are designed for specific Mac displays, but will also work on others without losing too much of the image itself. Looking for another size? Let me know and I’ll do my best to add it to the downloadable set!

Enjoy, please leave me a comment if you download! I love to hear from my readers! xo

Review: Essie Romper Room

Yay, I finally got my hands on Romper Room, which I mentioned in my post about the new Essie 2014 Spring Collection! Ever since I heard this polish’s name I knew I had to add it to my collection! After all, what’s a Rompadomp girl with out her Romper Room polish? :)

essie Romper Room | Rompadomp

Excuse the slight mess, I was so excited I needed to post and share this color with you guys! This photo was taken indoors with natural lighting with a base coat, two coats of Romper Room, and a top coat of Seche Vite. Think it looks similar to something you already have? Check out this awesome polish comparison by Erin of Paint Those Piggies! Romper Room is a less purple that OPI Mod About You and one shade lighter than Essie Fiji.

Polish Comparison by Paint Those Piggies! | Rompadomp

I’m a huge fan of light pink nail polishes, so I’m glad I picked up Romper Room since I don’t own Mod About You or Fiji. It’s the perfect feminine color for spring! Although it has the same issues that most pale polishes have with streaking and thin formula, a base coat and two coats of polish lead to a beautiful outcome. Feeling inspired yet? Check out  other lacqueristas’ photos of their Romper Room manis below:

Review: essie Romper Room | Rompadomp

Amanda’s Beauty and Recipe Finds | Of Life and Lacquer

beautygeeks | La Paillette Frondeuse

Inspired by my mani or post? Send me a picture! What do you think about Romper Room? Do you think you’ll add it to your collection? Let me know in the comments below!

March Desktop Wallpaper

March 2014 Desktop Wallpaper | Rompadomp

1280 x 800 (MacBook Pro 13-inch) // 1680 x 1050 (MacBook Pro 15-inch) // 2560 x 1440 (iMac 27-inch)

640 x 1136 (iPhone 5) // 1080 x 1920 (Samsung Galaxy S4)

Happy March! (Sorry for the slight delay in getting this up, I’ve had some Internet trouble due to bad weather.) It’s going to be a very exciting month here at Rompadomp, so I wanted to celebrate with a little tea party ;) This was a really fun wallpaper to make and I’m so excited to share it with you guys!

To download and use the wallpaper, simply click the size you want and right-click the image to save it to your computer. These images are designed for specific Mac displays, but will also work on others without losing too much of the image itself. Looking for another size? Let me know and I’ll do my best to add it to the downloadable set!

And don’t forget to enter our giveaway before it closes on Friday to win a handmade turquoise ring by going HERE or clicking on the image below:

In Like a Lion Giveaway | Rompadomp

I hope you guys enjoy the new wallpaper, please leave me a comment if you download! I love to hear from my readers! xo

Pinspiration: Essie 2014 Spring Collection

It’s that exciting time of the year again: that’s right, the new Essie collection is out! I am a huge fan of Essie nail polishes for both their easy-to-apply formula and distinctive colors, so I try to grab a new polish whenever they release a collection (if I don’t already own several of basically the same color, that is!). The Spring collection is on-par with their recent collections, having a few unique shades and some remixes of old favorites.

Essie 2014 Spring Collection | Rompadomp

These are great shades for spring, with a fun mix of bold and subtle. Here’s how Essie is describing the colors:

  • Hide & Go Chic - I see you! Covetable azure blue is ever elusive but impossible to miss – it’s love at first mani.
  • Fashion Playground - Fun and games just met their match. This plucky pistachio green with subtle shimmer flirts with forever and plays for keeps.
  • Romper Room - Make way for the new kid on the block. This pretty pale tea rose pink knows how to work the room: stylishly.
  • Spin the Bottle - Close your eyes. When you give this flirty, semi-sheer nude a whirl, be prepared to pucker-up.
  • Style Hunter - Bright. Hot. Laser-focused. This pure crimson is a chic-seeking missile that always gets exactly what it’s looking for.
  • Truth or Flare - Sexy. Fun. Totally glamorous. Vintage blue denim fits perfectly, honestly, these jeans always make you look fab.

You can guess which is our favorite, right? I absolutely cannot wait to grab a bottle of Romper Room! It looks like a slightly more pigmented version of Ballet Slippers, which you guys already know I love! Hopefully I can get my hands on Romper Room soon and share the formulation and actual color with you, but until then I would love to see your own pics if you’ve already tried any of the 2014 Spring colors! Check out some Pinspiration based on these beautiful shades below:

Pinspiration: Essie 2014 Spring Collection | Rompadomp

Roses | Lights | Butterflies

Dress | Door | Typewriter

What do you think about the Essie collection? Which color is your favorite? Do you think the items I chose match the feeling of the nail polishes? Let me know in the comments below! I’m so excited to share this post with you, I hope you enjoyed it xo

Design Love: 2014 Oscars Infographic

I love infographics. Something about the clean, simple design combined with organized data just calls to me. I stumbled across this amazing one by Mediarun that’s in the spirit of one of the biggest fashion events of the year, the Oscars. Get ready for the March 2nd air date by checking out every dress worn by the Best Actress Academy Award winners and fall in love with the adorable illustrations in this design:

Oscar Dresses | Mediarun

VIA

And in case you’re interested in images of the real dresses, here’s a quick view of the past 20 Best Actresses in the last 20 years:

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2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994

Do you share my love of clean design? What do you think the winner will be wearing this year? Which dress from the past is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below! xo