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Friday Favorites March 1, 2013

Favorite Recipe to Try:

Sesame Ginger Teriyaki Salmon with Garlic Quinoa from Ambitious Kitchen

Favorite DIY Gift:

It seems like everyone is getting sick lately. This is such a simple and cute idea for a little “Get Well” pick me up.

Favorite Manicure:

This is another mani from esNAIL on Mr. Kate and I loooooove it!

Favorite Decor Inspiration:

I love the mix of prints in this office.

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Manicure Monday: Super Bowl Edition February 4, 2013

Hi all! Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. Here’s the mani I did for the Super Bowl. I’m not into football at all and actually only caught the last few seconds of the game.

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Also, this is what I ended up adding to last week’s mani after wearing it plain for a couple days.

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And here are a few pictures from the Hand Jobs show at 24k studios in SF.

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‘Banana Milkshake’ by Nancy Mc:07-IMAG0803

‘Project Nude’ by Haus of Lacquer:08-IMAG0801

‘Black Magic’ by The Illustrated Nail:09-IMAG0793

‘The Clumsy Cat’ by Britney Tokyo:
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‘Vintage Wasps’ by Nancy Mc:
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Manicure Monday: Gelish Little Princess January 28, 2013

I received the Gelish foundation and topcoat for christmas along with an LED light (thanks mom!). Through videos on youtube I learned that people were able to layer regular polish between Gelish foundation and topcoat and still get the wear of a gel manicure. I’ve been experimenting with this since Christmas. Every time I tried it I would get huge wrinkles in my nails. According to the videos I watched, these wrinkles were being caused be the regular polish not being dry before I cured the gel topcoat. So I tried again and waited forever before applying and curing the topcoat. And I got the same results. I tried several different times with different brands and types of polish but kept getting similar results. The only manicure that was a success with this method was Julep Mila that I showed you last week. It wasn’t a total success because the mani only lasted a couple days and gel should last a couple weeks. I went to the beauty supply store last week and picked up Gelish Little Princess.

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According to the bottle and the display, Little Princess was a very pale whitish pink. As you can see, it is VERY shear! This is 3 coats! I usually hate shear polishes but, I really love this one! It’s kind of a “your nails but better” color. I will probably add some nail art over top of this in the next day or two but for now I am really enjoying this “palate cleanser”.

What do you think of Gelish Little Princess? I want to pick up a few more gel polishes but fear a new addiction! Any gel polishes you’d recommend?

 

Friday Favorites January 25, 2013

Yay, another Friday!!

Favorite Shoes:

The leopard/neon combo has me swooning for these kate spade ballerina flats.

Favorite Manicure:

Astrowifey killed it with these lace and crystal nails. Gorgeous!

If you are in the Bay Area, Hand Jobs opens tonight at 24k Studios in SF. Hand Jobs is a gallery exhibition of nail art and jewelry. Astrowifey is one of the nail artists participating in this event.

Favorite Recipe To Try:

Key lime fruit dip! Yum!

Favorite Haircut:

I’m in need of a new haircut and I’m loving long layers.

Favorite DIY Project:

V-Day will be here before you know it! Get your craft on making these cute origami hearts for all your valentines.

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

 

Friday Favorites December 28, 2012

Favorite Video:

Favorite Mani:

Gorgeous glitter placement by Chelsea King of getnailed.

Favorite New Year’s Decor Idea:

 

I love the idea of decorating with clocks for New Year’s.

Favorite Recipe:

I made this green bean casserole for Christmas and it was sooo good!

Favorite DIY:

These DIY Toy Animal Jars are so cute and simple to make.

What has been your favorite recipe this holiday season?

 

 

Manicure Monday: Gilty Lady December 3, 2012

Ever since purchasing the Zoya Gilty Pleasures Gift Set I’ve been obsessed with Gilty 18K Real Gold Topcoat. This is one of my favorite combos: Essie Lady Like and Zoya Gilty. What do you think of it? Lady Like is a dusty, grayish pink. It’s opaque with two coats. Zoya Gilty applies fairly easily with minimal dabbing.

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Have you tried any of the gold flake topcoats? What are your favorite combos?

 

Glitter Mix May 19, 2012