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MIA in 2016: An Update

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Career, Crafts, Manicures, Pets, Rambles |

MIA in 2016: An Update

I know, I’ve been missing in action on this blog.  I have not really been in a mood to talk, kinda.  But I will share my latest manicures with you, cause, they’re pretty great.  This is going to be a long post to catch up, so get ready to dig in!

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Managing Blogger Expectations: Conversions vs. Impressions

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Affiliate Marketing, Conferences & Networking |

Managing Blogger Expectations: Conversions vs. Impressions

If you’re reading this because you’re attending our session at Affiliate Summit West 2016, thank you!  This is a companion resource list to go along with the panel “Managing Blogger Expectations: Conversions vs. Impressions” from ASW16.  

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Julep Red & Gold Ombre Nail Art Tutorial

Posted by on Dec 5, 2015 in Manicures |

Julep Red & Gold Ombre Nail Art Tutorial

If you’ve been following my blog for long enough, you’ll have noticed that I love nail art… but I’m no nail tech.  I do my best, but I usually have to simplify things.  That’s why I LOVE the look of the red & gold ombre nail art tutorial that Julep has shared.  It’s got holiday flare but it’s also elegant enough to really be worn year-round with the right outfit and attitude.

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Julep Matte Metallic Fall Manicure

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Manicures |

Julep Matte Metallic Fall Manicure

Having been a Julep Maven for almost two years now, I officially own 76 different Julep polishes.  That’s 24% of my entire collection (you can do the math).  So in the last few months, I’ve been really finicky with my Maven selections, opting for makeups or skipping boxes.  But when I saw the new Julep Matte Metallic collection, I couldn’t pick just one… so I splurged and upgraded my box to get all 5 colors.  Once I got them, I fell in love with them all over again and was immediately inspired with an idea.  So I did a fall manicure with some Bundle Monster stamping plates.

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Impromptu Halloween Manicure 2015

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Manicures |

Impromptu Halloween Manicure 2015

This is the first year in a long time that I didn’t dress up for Halloween.  I didn’t even decorate my house.  All of my energy was wrapped up in Disneyland.  Which is fine by me.  So the day of, Saturday, while I was waiting to hear from my friend Lorenza on when to come pick her up, I decided I had enough time to do something somewhat on-theme for a Halloween manicure.

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DIY Disneyland Bleach Silhouette Shirts

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Crafts, Travel |

DIY Disneyland Bleach Silhouette Shirts

I mentioned before we went to Disneyland a couple weeks ago that I’d tell you more about how our DIY Disneyland Bleach Silhouette shirts came out.  So I’ll make good and tell you that they came out pretty great, with one exception.  In all, I ended up making 7 shirts, 4 of which came out wearable after trials and tests that weren’t meant to be tests.  Let me tell you, this was definitely part pinwin and part pinstrosity!

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