Monday, December 10, 2012

China Glaze Emerald Sparkle & Orly Glitz & Glamour Holiday Mani

Today's mani Monday was very loosely inspired by this look I saw on Pinterest. I love how the second color runs down the side of the nail. Isn't it beautiful and so well done... *Sigh* Someday I hope to have skills this good. 

So I thought I would try a look like this in Christmas colors. I used China Glaze Emerald Sparkle as the main color. I am crazy about China Glaze Emerald Sparkle which is the green equivalent of China Glaze Ruby Pumps. It's completely amazing and beautiful! I used Orly Glitz & Glamour (which I am also crazy about) as the stripe down the side. I defiantly made the stripes to thick so it really looks nothing like the picture that inspired me. 

I wore my nails like this for a day and kept feeling like they weren't complete and needed something else. So added the black stripe to separate the two colors and I  really think it finished the look. I liked this mani but for some reason it kept feeling more like Green Bay Packers nail and not so much Christmas nails. 

What do you think are they Football nails or Christmas nails?
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop by and check out some other manis over at these fun link ups.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday Best- Mikarose & ShoeDazzle

Today's Sunday Best features pieces from two of my favorite websites to shop. I'm a mom and I live in a small town so shopping at the mall isn't really a practical option for me most of the time. So I end up doing a lot of shopping online. Here is what I wore and where I got it.
Dress: Mikarose
I am crazy in love with Mikarose! They make beautiful modest fashion forward clothes.

Shoes: Shoedazzle
Shoedazzle is a membership based website where you get a showroom full of personalized recommendations from their stylists every month. Membership is free and the selection of shoes is amazing!

Here's my face! Haha I did some green eye shadow to go with my sexy green sued shoes.

I accessorized with my pearls. Wearing my pearls makes me happy!

AND this what I had on my nails!! Nfu Oh- 61 It's one of my all time favorite nail polishes. I just really wanted to show you guys because I will be doing something different for Mani Monday tomorrow.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunday Best- Guest Post by The Mommydom Chronicles

Hi All my lovely readers! Thanks for stopping by for today's Sunday Best. Unfortunately I stayed home sick today and with all the illness that has been going around my house this week I really didn't wear anything worth looking at... Unless you want to see me rocking yoga pants and my husbands old work shirts... No, you don't... Ok I didn't think so. 

So my friend Dee from Mommydom Chronicles stepped up to the plate and wrote a guest post for you today. Please stop by her blog and say "Hi". Oh yeah and don't forget to enter my OPI Giveaway that's going on right now. ENTER HERE!

Now on to Dee's favorite outfit:

I'm really excited to be part of Sunday Best! My name is Dee and I blog at the Mommydom Chronicles ( I'm married and the mom of 1, with a dog, cat and a crazy life filled with faith and fun. I have a passion for fashion, cooking and crafts. 

Do you have a particular outfit that you just love more than any other? One outfit that, no matter what your mood, if you put it on you just feel great?? For me it's my tweed skirt, with my boots. I look forward to the cooler weather just so I can wear it!

I live in South Dakota and we've had wacky weather this year. It's December and the temperatures are in the 50's. While I am grateful for the warmer temperatures to get ready for Christmas, it's looking less likely we will be dashing through the snow on the way to church!

In between warmer temperatures, we've had some bitterly cold days, including when we went to the Parade of Lights the day after Thanksgiving.

I picked up the tweed skirt at a consignment shop a few years ago. It was one of those once in a lifetime bargains that I'm so grateful for. The gray turtleneck I got at the end of last winter at Target. I've had my black cardigan for ages, and I probably wear it at least once a week. My Steve Madden boots I bought on clearance from Macy's before we moved from New Jersey in 2005. They are my go-to cold weather footwear. 
My favorite part of this outfit are my grandmother's pearls. She was like a second mom to me, and when I wear them it's a connection to her. In fact I wore them on my wedding day. 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday Snow Polish & OPI Giveaway!

With December starting tomorrow I decided to get into the holiday spirit and did a nice snow topped Christmas mani. I have a dear friend who is also in love with nail polish and she rocks the snow topped manis most of December. So I decided I would give it a try.
For today's mani first I did three coats of my all time favorite red China Glaze Ruby Pumps. This color is stunning on its own! Ruby Pumps is a gorgeous red jelly that is dense with red glitter. It's absolutely stunning.... Ok I think you get the picture I LOVE this color.

After Ruby Pumps I added the white snow tips. For the tips I used a Styli-Style Xtreme Nail Art Dual Polish & Pen. This can be found in my Shop but has a VERY limited quantity. I really like the polish/pen combos because the polish is thick and opaque which make them perfect for nail art. To create this look I used the polish end of the lid.

Then I topped the whole look off with some SV. I really like how it turned out! What do you think?

Before we get to today's giveaway let us all please take a moment to morn the loss of my once beautifully long nails. This happened to me on Black Friday and it was a black day indeed.

Maybelline Downtown Brown (Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic.)
I'm not opposed to nubs it's just heart breaking when you're nails are at their ideal length and SNAP... Anyway onto happy and brighter things.
Today's Giveaway!!

I am giving away 2 OPI Nail polishes that are perfect for the holidays and year round! A $17 value!1 winner will receive a bottle of OPI Number One Nemesis from the discontinued Spiderman Collection and a bottle of OPI Bagota Blackberry. (Click on the nail polish names to see swatches of each color)
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Looking Fabulous On Ordinary Days

Do your make-up brushes ever get a mind of their own? How about you hair straightener?
On occasion while getting ready for a completely ordinary day my make-up brushes get a mind of their own and I end up looking like I'm about to go to a red carpet event. I love to have fun with my make-up and I won't apologize for it because it's just so fun to play with.

Here are a few examples of glamours looks for not so glamorous days.

Here the glamour bug struck two of my friends and I... So what better to do then have a just for fun photo shoot.

This is my amazingly beautiful friend Amber Michelle. She is an Actress/ Freelance Make-up artist, she did all our makeup for this shoot. Amber is such a beautiful person inside and out! Love her!

Well thanks for checking out today's silly little post.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Best- Mommy Daughter Edition

Today's Sunday Best features my lovely amazing daughter.  When I asked my husband to take my pictures for this post my little Zoey got supper excited and asked if I would take pictures of her too. How could I say no to that! So I bring you today's Sunday Best Mommy Daughter Edition.

Here is my wonderful little Zoey! I Told her "Do your modelings!"... and this is the magic that happened. This is every picture I took in the exact order I took them. I LOVE HER!

Want to know what Zoey is wearing?
Everything she is wearing is from Walmart except the headband.
The Top and Leggings are both Garanimals and the lace skirt is from Walmart's Holiday Time Collection. Isn't that skirt cute!?! I want one in my size!! 
The headband is from DownEast Basics... yes we share hair accessories.
Everything she has on was $5 or less.
I will forever tell my daughter that she is beautiful and encourage her to love who she is! You can read more about that Here.

Here we are both doing our Kissy faces:

Ok, Ok, Here is what I wore today:
Dress:  Tiana B 
I got this dress for $1.50!!!! I picked it up at a local thrift store in my small town the retail value is $50!
Boots: Bamboo Store: Shiek Shoes
Belt: Unknown Brand Store: Ross
Earrings: Target... I Freaking LOVE these Earring! What do you think?
I also had on a simple black bangle bracelet. I've had the bracelet so long I forget where it came from.

Now for the make-up:

Well I hope you enjoyed today's Sunday Best! Feel free to let me know what you think, your comments mean the world to me.

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All items were purchased by me and all opinions are my own.