Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ombré Nails


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Soothing and Calming Essential Oil Blend

My oldest guy has been having a hard time falling asleep and wakes up multiple times during the night. I started by using Lavender on it's own because it's supposed to be good to help you sleep but I didn't really like it's strong smell. I did a little research to see what different oils were a good combination for sleep and relaxation. 


Using the oils above I made a comforting, calming and relaxing essential oil blend. It contains two drops of Lavender, Sweet Orange, Ylang Ylang, Rose and Vanilla diluted with two tablespoons of Rose Water. I used a Scentsy warmer in the kids bedrooms and it smells incredible.


The smell is a fresh citrusy scent combined with a warm sweet smell. It's super nice and has a spa-like scent that isn't overpowering. Perfect for the kids rooms. 

 


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Camo Nails

I had even wanting to try camo nails for a while but It took me a while to get all the right colors. I finally got a Julep order in the mail with the brown and I just had to go for it. I'm pretty happy with the result. Yay!



Monday, March 31, 2014

Just Another Mani Monday


Monday, March 10, 2014

Colorblock Nails

It's been a couple of weeks since I've done anything outside the ordinary for my nails. I guess you can say I've gotten a little lazy. 

I took to Pinterest for some inspiration and this Colorblock nail look is the result.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valentines Card for School - Free Printable

This is the first year for my kindergarten guy to hand out some Valentines Day cards. How exciting!!!

I found some ideas on Pinterest and then used that inspiration to come up with my own design. I didn't want to give out candy as I'm sure there is going to be plenty going around.


I ordered the little bubble bottles from here on eBay and printed the cards on 4X6 matte photo paper. 


You can do double sided printing and make the back look pretty too. Once the cards are all printed tie the string around the little bottles, hot glue them to the card and you're done.


Grab the free printables here for the front side and here for the back side.


Monday, January 27, 2014

Neon Contrast

The easiest way to add a little zing to your nails is little studs. I love the contrast of the neon yellow against the super black leather effect polish. 

I've been using Bondini nail glue and since it's super duper sticky and works ridiculously well I have a hard time with not getting everything stuck together. LOL. I was using tweezers to apply the studs but the studs were getting glued to the tweezers. Ugh! What a pain! I suppose it's worth it in the end when the studs will not fall off. 

I find using nail polish to add embellishments does not work a bit. Sure they stay on for a little bit but try to do anything with your hands and you will leave a trail of studs or little crystals everywhere you go. Not to mention that your mani will start looking a little messed up.



Thursday, January 23, 2014

January Nails



I get asked all the time how often I do my nails and generally it's every every three to four days but it really depends some times. I either get really anxious to try something new or totally lazy and do nothing.

This photo below shows a lazy look. I just used one color and the white sparkles and voila!


This one was a lot of fun because the roses are water transfers. Love them! They are so easy to use and look fabulous. 






For a while I wanted to try making my own nail stickers so I finally did it. It was easy but rather time consuming. Totally worth it though.

You basically take a plastic bag and paint little squares about the size of your nail with a clear polish, let it dry and then use a nail art stamp such as Konad or Bundle Monster over the little square ( note: use black polish - think of it as a frame. If you use a light one all the imperfections show through the good side ). When the stamp dries start coloring it in with nail polish. Let it dry. I also used a clear polish to seal it all in before putting it on my nails. Pull it off the plastic bag gently and you are ready to use it. Then you paint your nail with a base coat and before it dries apply your sticker. Tap it gently to get it on your nail real good. Clean up the mess around your cuticles, apply a top coat and you are done. 









This one I used nail art pens and stamps and nail art polish. I did one hand at a time so it took for ever. I was trying to go for the "Pantone 2014 Color of the Year", Radiant Orchid. 

By the way Formula X for Sephora is great! It has awesome color payoff and you only need two coats.



A day later I put on a little bow and this is what it looked like.



For any one wondering what nail glue to use I recommend Bondini Nail Glue. It is seriously the best. This mani lasted four days and the bows did not come off at all.





Brightening Up Camo

Brightening Up Camo

Forever New crocodile handbag
$62 - forevernew.com.au

Chain jewelry
marissacollections.com

Bubble necklace
jcpenney.com

Dolce Gabbana lips makeup
$42 - harrods.com

Liquid eyeliner
sephora.com


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Weekend Outfit


 
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