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MIA in 2016: An Update

Posted 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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Julep Red & Gold Ombre Nail Art Tutorial

Posted 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 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 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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Lightning Bolt Manicure using NailVinyls

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 in Beauty, Manicures |

Lightning Bolt Manicure using NailVinyls

I am a bit of a hoarder of nail vinyls.  Even though I think I’ve figured out making my own for the most part with the Cricut, I have some that I purchased from NailVinyls™ and I don’t want to just blow through them.  So I tend to forget I have them.  I’ve been in a bit of a nail art rut lately while working on other projects and having some pain issues in my left thumb, so I decided I wanted something simple to do, yet fun, to shake things up a bit.

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Opening Oakland Athletics Manicure of 2015

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Beauty, Manicures |

Opening Oakland Athletics Manicure of 2015

I have been remiss in my baseball fandom this year and it took me until the middle of June to get my ass in gear to see my Oakland Athletics in person!  Lorenza & I took advantage of her half off coupons and went to the June 19th game against the Los Angeles Angels.  I wish I could say they won, but at least I got a decent manicure out of it!

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