Monday, February 2, 2015

Red and Gold Caviar Manicure

Can you believe that we are already starting the second month of the year? Not to toot my own horn, toot toot, but I'm impressed with myself. All modesty aside all of my new year goals are slowly but surely progressing, a couple have even been completed which is insane! I'm curious how are you doing with your goals? Don't lose that enthusiasm for them!

In other news...

What is more February appropriate than red? So to start off the month with a romantic and lovey manicure I thought I would go back in time and do a caviar manicure. I chose a bright red polish and gold microbeads with gold rhinestone accents. I have to say that not using microbeads in awhile made me feel like an amateur. Would you still wear microbeads? 

Red and Gold Caviar Manicure

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Gold Neutral Doticure - Nail Art of the Day

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone is starting off 2015 great and with awesome goals or resolutions.

This year I have set new goals and perhaps like most we get super pumped about it then that excitement fades, so one of my goals is to NOT lose that excitement.

Three of my goals for 2015 include:
1. Riding 1,000 miles!
2. Travel to two new places. Where? I have no idea yet... we will see.
3. Save more. I've always been a good saver but this year I would like to hit a new milestone by doubling what I normally save.

What are some of your goals or resolutions?

I wish us all good luck on our goals and hope that we reach them!

Moving on with the Nail Art of the Day, here I have a Gold Neutral Doticure. Although I haven't posted a lot of my manicures, the majority of them have been neutral. I'm probably going through a phase.

Anyway, here they are!

Gold Neutral Doticure - Nail Art of the Day 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Dotted Christmas Tree Nail Art

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle rock... Hello there! You better believe that I am singing tons of Christmas carols! In fact, I would bet that the majority of people that I walk past think I'm slightly crazy, but if you think about it, I just have a lot of Christmas spirit!

This brought me to attempt and make a Christmas tree... in the past I did one or two and they were meh but this time I think this one is half way decent. What do you think? 

Dotted Christmas Tree Nail Art

I also want to take a minute and wish you a very Merry Christmas. I truly hope that you all spend the day with your loved ones. Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Gold & Green Sugarspun Nails

Brrr!!! It is getting chillier and chillier as we approach Christmas. It's actually been raining a lot this month which is great because Southern California is in a drought. To date we've probably received a couple of inches and some of the mountains even have snow!

The cold and rainy month is very "holiday appropriate" and so is this nail design. As Christmas dawns near and I have the holiday music playing I was inspired to create something gold and green. So I went with a gold shimmery polish and a turquoise color, crossing my fingers that the gold would work for the sugarspun technique being that it has that fine glitter and to my surprise it worked and looks great!

I hope you are enjoying this holiday season and this nail design.

Christmas Gold & Green Sugarspun Nails

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sequoia National Park - Water Marble Nail Art

How could I not be inspired by the giant trees of Sequoia National Park?! I mean really, have you seen my post yet? Dont worry HERE it is, enjoy!

For a city girl I have taken a liking to nature (in small doses). I don't know if it was the altitude and lack of oxygen but I found everything to be beautiful and inspiring. While in the park I thought of a few nail designs and this is one of them.

It's a water marble design to imitate a tree trunk. You be the judge and let me know if I came close.

Sequoia National Park - Water Marble Nail Art

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sequoia National Park Day Trip

Wow! Mother Nature creates beauty and Sequoia National Park is defiantly one of the most breathe taking places I have been to!

Over the weekend we headed North to Sequoia, where the largest tree stands and it was amazing! The drive was smooth and relatively quick. From Los Angeles it took about four hours with three stops. 

Arriving at 9AM we were welcomed by park rangers with maps and loads of information. There is a $20 parking/entrance fee that I recently heard went up and honestly it should be more! The amount of work and how clean the park is, makes it worth much more than $20! I promise you that you will never see cleaner public restrooms! Everyone that works in Sequoia truly cares for the park and every visitor. What made the trip even better were all the smiles and friendliness of everyone. 

We only spent the day there but I highly recommend that you allot two maybe three days minimum to see everything. Never the less we were able to see a lot; including the Sherman Tree and Crystal Cave. 

Enjoy my day trip to Sequoia National Park

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Matte RGB Minty - Ana Gabriel - Tu Lo Decidiste

I have a fun and a throwbackish post today. As you know I am bringing back to live a lot of my old nail polishes. I dug through the Helmer and found RGB Minty. If you have been with me for awhile you know I already swatched and reviewed it, this time however I added a matte finish to it. See my nails of the day, Matte RGB Minty below.

Before you skip onto the nails I also have a song for you. Now, I realize that some of you may not speak Spanish but I just have to share this song and a quick story behind it. While running errands over the weekend and driving back from Ventura I decided to listen to some radio, amidst scanning the stations I heard Ana Gabriel. Once I was done singing (in my cat got hit my a car voice) I called my mother and told her about it. That is when she tells me that I was obsessed with Ana Gabriel for awhile in high school... "What?!" was my reaction. Apparently I loved this lady that I had no recollection of! Isn't that nuts?

Anywholicious, now that I have rediscovered Ana Gabriel I would like to share that very song. It's called Tu Lo Decidiste or You Decided It/It Was Your Decision. 

RGB Minty Review - HERE

Ana Gabriel - Tu Lo Decidiste 

 Matte RGB Minty


Monday, December 8, 2014

OPI Nail of the Day: Don't Talk Bach To Me & Did It On 'Em

It's a good day when you find a new color you LOVE and it's a fabulous day when you find two new colors you LOVE!

Both OPI Don't Talk Bach To Me & Did It On 'Em are just perfect. They remind me of lemons and limes and are perfect to brighten up the day! The combination of the two go really well together and just make me smile.

Have you tired either of them or both? Let me know what your thoughts are below!

Don't Talk Bach To Me & Did It On 'Em

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1st and NOTD

Hola mis amores! Oh snap! I just went all Latina on you, haha. I'm teasing! I'm in a flirty mood today, so don't mind me. I tend to get this way around the holiday season, especially December!

Plans for this holiday season? As for myself I would like to say yes as I am a planner, however this year a lot seems to be up in the air and uncertain so I have no idea what major plans are happening yet.

Looking at my nail polish collection I have noticed that I have a lot and the majority of the polishes have only been used once if at all, so I'm bringing some of my older polishes back to life and this is one of them, Essie Armed & Ready.

What are you wearing today? 


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

$1 Blog Sale! - Order Before It's Gone!

It's no surprise for my regular readers that I have been lagging a lot on my blog and even more so on my blog sale. It has come to my attention that I must sell all of the extra polishes I have, so... for a limited time I will be running a $1 Blog Sale

Yes, One Dollar Nail Polish. What's even more perfect is the timing! It's right before the holidays and I have loads of polish (all brand new) and other beauty items that need a good home. 

(Click on the above to see what's up for grabs.)

I hope you all take advantage of this $1 Blog Sale and enjoy all of the polishes!

Questions or comments about the sale? Email me directly


Monday, November 24, 2014

Dry Brush Nail Art - Yellow, Red & Brown

Happy Monday my Loves! We are now entering Thanksgiving week and I can already smell those turkeys cookin,' pumpkin pies bakin,' and hear those boys runnin' to play football.

With the holiday right around the corner how will you be celebrating? I will be along side my family enjoying the day and relaxing. It's always good to take a day off and just enjoy the fam.

Although we are mid-Fall it doesn't mean you can't use those bright colors of Summer. Today I am sharing with you a nail art technique that I have seen floating around, dry brush technique and "theme-ing" it up to Fall with a bright yellow!

This is my first go at dry brushing and I hope I did it justice.

Dry Brush Nail Art - Yellow, Red & Brown

Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy 10th Birthday Nena!! & NOTD

This very day ten years ago Nena joined our family! It was a perfect day, a day I will never forget, so let me share it with you.

It was raining and it was late at night. I remember finishing all of my homework for the day and waiting for Nena to be dropped off that night. I waited for what seemed hours! Finally I see the headlights of a green van, out steps Nena and the guy (can't remember his name, sorry). He had wrapped her up in towels so she wouldn't be cold and all I could see was the tip of her tiny black nose.

I immediately ran with her to our apartment and called my mom, crying! I couldn't believe we finally had a dog!

See that pink leash? Follow it to the middle of the photo... that's Nena at about 3 months!

November 2014, 10 years old.

That night ten years ago was one of my life's highlights. Today we get to celebrate 10 years of her life on this earth and 10 years of silly quirkiness.

Now normally we celebrate with a pawty and all of Nena's friends but this year I decided to take it to the next level, making this 10th birthday celebration a HUGE milestone. So although we are not celebrating with a pawty we do have plans, big plans, that I know she will love. And, because it is a surprise you will have to wait to see what it is, so stay tuned!

In the mean time, here are my nails of the day and...

Happy Birthday Nena!
I love you!!

Nails of the Day - NOTD


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Simple & Easy Halloween Nail Design

Where has the time gone?! I kid you not when I say that I had a list of mani's to do for this month and the days just flew past me and before I knew it, it was the 29th!

Regardless of time slipping away I was determined to get an October mani up! So here it is, a solid orange with an accent nail with black squigglies.

While I work a litle harder at getting more posts up more often please enjoy this mani and check out Dahlia Loves on FB for past Halloween nail art!

Happy Halloween my Loves!

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