I always thought I had a brown thumb – you know, I never was able to keep a plant alive! Poor things, they never stood a chance. I was determined to make the most of our garden in our new house – and now here I am, growing my own food! It’s truly wonderful. Sometimes I’ll go outside during lunchtime and pick kale and fresh herbs for a salad. I’m definitely still learning, and I make it up a lot of the time.
Oof, I know that summer is almost over, and I am just now posting the China Glaze Desert Escape Collection. I received it quite a while ago, but had a lot of anxiety over swatching everything. I have some new resolutions to post about fun stuff that I like, so I decided to do amazing nail art featuring each shade from this beautiful collection. China Glaze, I love you! I was excited to see how I could squeeze each shade in this collection into one look, and I came up with a fun summery ikat print. I decided to accent the whole thing with a little white – and I love how it pops!
I am beyond excited for this review. You see, I have been eyeing this watch for ages (I think ever since I saw Chickettes wearing hers at Cosmoprof last year!). When JORD contacted me for a review, I jumped at the opportunity. Especially since all of my jewelry was stolen in September, I have been very slowly rebuilding my accessory collection – I’ve been watch-less since then! Here’s my JORD watch review.
I’ve known about nail vinyls for ages, but never used them much. Why? I have no clue. I really don’t. I think I generally prefer to freehand nail art, so I forget about all the tools at my disposal. And the truth is that nail vinyls are AMAZING and you can create some cool textures and patterns that would be really hard to do with only free handing! I think you’ll be seeing a lot more vinyls around here – especially these zig zags. I have another look planned already!
I’m a bit late in posting this, but I just wanted to share with you how great Boxycharm is. It seriously does not disappoint! Boxycharm is a monthly subscription box – and at $21/month, it packs a punch with amazing full sized products. June was seriously a fab month, and I loved everything in my box! Here’s my Boxycharm review for Sea La Vie:
Oof, I am running behind on my Digital Dozen posts – I gots to get my act together, friends! The Digital Dozen always inspires me to just get off my butt and get going, and to think beyond my normal inspiration. Since we’re on neon, I’ve been enjoying my China Glaze Electric Nights collection – and it makes me realize I don’t actually have a ton of other true neon polishes! I reached for a lot of green shades to create this green zebra nail art. I really like how this turned out – hope you do, too.
Hey y’all! I’m a little late with this Digital Dozen post – and unfortunately this is going to be a quickie, because I’m late! Ack. Here’s the story: I used to doodle. A lot. Back in the day when I took notes on paper, not on my computer. I had a few standard doodles, and a few wacky ones. One of the standards that I came back to time and time again was this super simple cross hatch design. I always thought it would be cute and simple nail art!
Woohoo! Digital Dozen is my excuse to actually get off my butt and do some nail art. I mentioned a few posts back that I’ve had some health issues, and I haven’t been blogging as much because of it. But, here I am – and I couldn’t very well sit neon out, now could I?!
Welp, it’s my birthday! Happy birthday to me. I’ve never felt emotional about a birthday before, but I’m leaving my 20s! It feels significant, somehow. I wanted to celebrate with some fun nail art – not birthday specific, but just fun! I bought some nail vinyls from Twinkled T ages ago, and decided to give them a try. Plus, a gradient – one of my favorite nail art styles. Plus plus glitter – because you can’t go wrong with a little bling. Amiright, though?
I have 2 interests in foot files. The first is as somebody with … rough … feet. Seriously rough feet. I have tried so many things, and I am constantly trying to smooth my feet, but nothing ever seems to quite do the trick. It’s not just that it’s summer and I want my tootsies to look cute in my new sandals – it’s an all the time thing for me! Though for many people, summer is a good reason to up your foot care game. The second interest is as a licensed nail tech. I’ve done my fair share of pedicures! Different salons use different tools, and I’m always judging would I use that on my own feet? Color me surprised when I heard that Microplane (I’m pretty sure I have 2 or 3 different Microplane tools in my kitchen!) makes a foot file!