Nail Adventures: Lego Nails!

I live! πŸ˜€

I was hoping to give you some video this week, but I didn’t get a chance to pick up the rest of my equipment till yesterday. Monday will be spent doing laundryΒ filming, so…it’s coming!

And just so y’all can have some fun into the weekend, let me show you my nail look I did a couple of weeks ago!

I loved Lego as a peanut, and still do now. And since I had a meeting with the bosses (informal), I thought, why not do something fun? Lego nails it was!

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I have seen many methods on how to get this look. Most of the tutorials I have seen have you paint the rhinestones before you put them on your nails. I’m lazy and a rebel, so I did it differently.

Instead of painting the rhinestones first, I positioned them on my nails first, and then painted them. To keep the definition of the rhinestones, I used my stripers to paint them instead of the regular polish brush. Much easier for precision, honestly. My little frustrated Lego person there started as a solid yellow nail, and I drew the outline using a black striper. I made the face with my detailing brush and black polish (I used the end of my brush for the mouth.) I sealed everything in with top coat, and voila!

Everyone was tickled with my nails and I got a chance to blow off some steam creating them. It was a lot of fun!

What are you wearing on your nails this weekend?

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Quick Hit: Full Figured Fashion Week Recaps

Hello, lovelies!

I have so many pictures and looks to share with y’all from Full Figured Fashion Week!

I will be dedicating this week to all of the fun activities, makeup looks, people, and fashion I experienced all last week.

I would have started today, but I had absolutely no idea how many pictures I ended up taking last week.

Well over 400.

Yes.

Really.

About half of that are from the two fashion shows I attended, so you know those posts will be EPIC!

Get ready!

So as to make waiting worth your while, here’s a picture I took while attending Eloquii’s trunk show last week:

Gorgeous view, right?

See you tomorrow!

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Announcement!

So! If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t, feel free!) then you know I recently acquired a new camera.

I can’t even explain how excited I am! πŸ˜€

I’m gonna get to the announcement shortly, but first: story time!

I have been wanting to upgrade to a nice digital camera for a while now. There’s nothing wrong with camera and iPad pics by any means (it’s what I’ve been using so far), but I want to be able to make it look more professional and play around with photography more.

So I asked around for some suggestions. One of my coworkers, an excellent photographer, suggested a Nikon camera. My cousin seconded Nikon and added Canon to the mix.

I don’t know very much about cameras, but I had two requirements: it needed to be portable (I carry my life in my bag and I don’t need my camera to add extra weight), and that it had to take high definition video.

Once I took a tour of the Best Buy and handled a couple of good looking cameras, I decided upon a Nikon D3200.

My wallet wasn’t in tune with my desires, at least not for now. This is normal. Hold out two things for me to choose from and I can guarantee that I am going to pick the most expensive of the two. My mama says I got that from my grandmother.

But, at least it was all decided, half of the battle won!. When I spoke with my cousin about picking a model, he told me to let me know which I wanted.

And then…he bought it for me:

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I am super excited and super grateful for this blessing, because now I can…

GET ON YOUTUBE!!!

I have a webcam on my computer, but it..well, kinda sucks. All of the video looks really grainy on it. Rather disappointing. I’ve been holding off doing tutorials for just this reason. I could do it in picture form, but sometimes there’s just no substitute for motion.

And so, next month, I will be premiering my YouTube channel! I am so excited (and scared! but it’s a good thing!) to start this endeavor. Now, I know you’re wondering why not do it now? Simple: I have to learn to work my camera properly first. πŸ˜€ I ought to have it down by the time July rolls in. It will be coming to Full Figured Fashion week as well, so I’ll get to find my bearings more.

I’ll be doing nail and makeup tutorials, of course. But question to you, my lovely readers: what would YOU like to see? I love to give my opinion, so I can do that too, if y’all might be interested. Leave me some ideas below!

For fun: some more shots of the new equipment!

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I have a feeling I will be using that guide mode quite a bit. πŸ™‚

Can’t wait to get started on this new journey, and I hope y’all will come along for the ride! I am aiming for a video a week to start off, and maybe more as time allows.

Have an awesome weekend!

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Updates!

I swear I didn’t fall off the face of the Earth, y’all. I am still here. πŸ˜€

Most of my days are being spent preparing for Full Figured Fashion Week (are any of you, my lovely readers, attending? Let me know! Maybe we can do lunch!)

But I have a huge announcement of a project I will be starting next month, and I am bringing that to you at the end of the week.

First, I must procure the necessary items…

You’re gonna love it!

Here’s the power song this week:

Fashion post coming Thursday, and Friday: the big reveal!

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Updates! And a Public Service Announcement

Hello my lovelies!

So, I didn’t intend on taking a break from writing while taking a break from the day job, but perhaps I needed to unplug just a little bit. I wanted to give y’all a quick update on the birthday things while I wait for my sunscreen to sink in.

PSA: please make sure if you’re using a chemical sunscreen (ahem, that stuff on the back of the bottle you can’t pronounce too well), that you give yourself 15-30 minutes for it to sink in so that it can do its thing. If it’s a mineral sunscreen (titanium dioxide or zinc oxide are the most common) as soon as it’s dry you can head out. Reapply every two hours if you’re sunbathing, swimming, etc. I don’t want you sunburned now that we actually have some sun!

Now that’s out the way: my birthday week’s been awesome! The day of was rained out but I was armed with wine and Netflix, Thursday I slept all day long (GLORIOUS!), and Friday I had dinner with a friend.

No, not THE dinner. It’s coming, though!

Today is gonna be spent buying new makeup brushes and crafting supplies. And I’ll be back in full swing Monday–I got some new subscription boxes and goodies I can’t wait to share with y’all.

And here: have a pic of me with day off makeup on (it’s rare, but it does happen!)

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It’s neutral because I had on blue and purple (and I was going lipstick shopping.)

Enjoy the rest of y’alls weekend, and I will see you Monday! πŸ™‚

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I Made A Few Changes…

So, I made a few changes around here! Spring is coming, and it’s time to move with it, even if this New York weather isn’t trying to comply.

Sidebar: 55 degree days shifting to 31 degree days: not cool, nature. Not cool.

Ahem.

Please, allow me to show you around! By the way: if I am on anyone’s blogroll, the new URL is evolvingfatshionista.com.

So, all of the links to my favorite stores, blogs, and so still exist. To see them, you’ll go to the header and click the little gear.

Want to see all the info about me, and a more in depth explanation of the new name? Click the little circle with the lines in the header.

Want to follow me on social media? Click the heart in the header for links to all of the social media I participate in (side note: I am now @evolvingfatshionista on Instagram.)

Part of this change came about because I noticed I’m getting new followers on Hyde and Seek, which makes me super happy because, yay, people like it! Then boo, because I don’t write there anymore. I’ve also loved the response I’ve gotten when I’ve done the body positive posts here.

And the other part of it is that I do miss doing the more in depth style of writing I did at Hyde and Seek. I love sharing my nail and makeup looks with all of you, but I also love probing that part of me that wants to express myself with these nails or this eyeshadow, because it is all intertwined.

And so, now my corner of the Internet is Evolution of a Fat Fashionista. You’ll get to see my inside as it relates to my outside and vice versa, and I hope you’ll enjoy the ride. I’m taking the weekend off, and Monday you’ll get a story post.

See you then!

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