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?
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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.