Nail Adventures: Disco Snowflakes

It’s December, and NYC hasn’t seen an inch of snowfall yet.

As a matter of fact, I’m typing this in a tank and leggings. Like, it’s warm outside.

I am not complaining.

I do like the snow, and do miss it just a little bit. It’s really pretty when it first falls.

It’s even prettier when I don’t have to walk in it. 😉

Anyway, I figured, in homage to the upcoming non-white Christmas, I’d do my own sparkly version on my nails. Glitter and sequins and rhinestones, oh, my!

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This manicure took me a little longer than usual (about two hours vs my usual 45 minutes), but I am so excited about it, y’all! I’m like a magpie; I am attracted to all things glittery and sparkly. As I type this, I am having a hard time keeping my eyes on the screen and not my hands because each finger catches the light at my desk.

The rundown: the blue is Essie’s Butler Please, the ring fingers are two colors layered: silver is Essie’s Apres-Chic (pictured) with OPI’s In True Stefani Fashion on top. The glitter is by Essence, and I applied each piece one at a time with an orange stick. This would be the longest part, but it was so worth it because I like my chunky glitter to be even. Pointer finger has a rhinestone at the center of the snowflakes, which I used a Sally Hansen nail art pen for. They didn’t come out as perfect as I hoped, but the imperfection is perfect for me.

I’m dreaming of a sparkly Christmas…:D

Nail Adventures

Vacation!

Hello lovelies!

I decided to take a mental break from things, so I went home to Texas to visit my mom and little bro. It was nice and relaxing, and it was great to see Stinky, the family dog, and to meet little bro’s girlfriend (who is an absolute sweetie.)

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That’s Stinky! We can’t quite figure out all of the breeds in her lineage, but her bark is way bigger than she is. Her squeaky toy, Bill, didn’t make it through the weekend. By the time I was packing up Saturday night, his head was detached and his stuffing was strewn about the floor. Maybe that means she loved it?

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OMG, Peach Crush! Ok, any Southerner reading this is all…why take a pic of this? Because I live in NY and I have the hardest time finding it. I can find it in Orange (of course) and Pineapple (my go to most of the time), but I hardly find it in Peach. I got to sip on that when I first came home. It was awesome.

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Where else but the South can you find a Kit Kat Cake for sale? I wouldn’t be able to eat it as I am allergic to chocolate (womp womp), but I’d sure have a good time making it! And yes, those are in fact M&M’s on the top of the cake.

Now, I’m sure y’all are wondering how the weather was. It’s Texas, so it was nice and warm, right?

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Yeah. About that. So, I left the frozen north to come to the frozen south. Worst part? That’s ice, not snow. Snow is at lot easier to deal with cause it’s fluffy. Ice is an absolute pain in the ass to deal with. By the time I left, there were giant branches all over from the weight of the ice breaking them. But even with the weather, I was happy I got to spend some time with the family.

And that’s it for the vacay pics! I did do my nails while I was there, and that post is coming Friday. I am going to show y’all my Julep haul tomorrow (also, NYers….there’s a Julep Pop Up Shop coming Friday!). Until then, stay beautiful!

Well, ok. Here’s one more pic of Stinky.

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She was after my dinner, so she put on her cute face to get me to share. Didn’t work. 🙂

 

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