Mani Monday: Mermaid Shine

Happy Monday everyone!

So I survived the weekend, justttt barely. I can’t wait to recap all of it but until I get my photos edited, you’ll just have to sample my Mani Monday. It’s been SO long since I’ve done one, and trust me, my nails were in need.

So I know I can’t stop talking about OPI Mermaid Tears, so I’m sorry it appears yet again. But I loved this mani because the Essie Shine of the Times almost makes my nails seem like mermaid scales! Do you see it too or am I completely nuts? I’m seriously in LOVE with every Essie luxeffect, Dawn from Vapid Vixen gave me this one is a fabulous swap!

I’m sorry I don’t have more for you today! Don’t worry, pics of the weekend are coming (complete with me in a sombrero).

Also Fantasy football females, our draft happens tomorrow night so get ready! Make sure you have your team created by tonight at the latest. I’m sending out an email today 🙂

How was your weekend? Tell me about it!

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Mani Monday: Baseball Nails

Hey there!

So I was having such a great weekend in SF until I realized…my wallet was gone. Sunday after brunch, we were headed to the Alemany Flea Market when I peek into my purse and realize my wallet is missing. We retraced all our steps  from the point I remember having it (Umami Burger, Muka Wine Bar, the hotel and San Jalisco for brunch) but no luck. I was SO upset. Especially because the LAST place I lost my license was San Francisco a year ago so SF has claimed 2 of my licenses! Bah humbug. Our last hope is Muka which isn’t open Sun or Mon, so Tuesday at 6 pm we’ll be calling just to check! But my hopes are low.  😦 Besides that SF, was wonderful and I’ll probably be recapping it later this week.

Luckily for me, I have my passport to serve as ID for my flight to Utah tonight. I’m excited to be on vacation for the next 6 days but the loss of my wallet will definitely hang over my head a little. I’m going to try to shake it off as best I can since there’s likely nothing I can do about it! I’m also a little nervous because this is my longest flight by myself and I don’t really like doing anything solo. But I will be cheering my brother and his team on in Utah, so I decided last night to do a festive accent nail for Mani Monday!


Essie: Peach Daquiri for the nails and Target: Sinful Colors for the baseball

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First of all, I must give credit where credit is due so let it be known that Rob helped me with this manicure! I was feeling frustrated with the red stitching and honestly this was probably the 7th time I put the white base on but I love how it turned out! Turns out he has quite the steady hand! Haha I swear the things I ask that poor man to do, he is a SAINT. He’ll probably be sorry that he let me in on his nail art skills.

I’ve also grown quite partial to the SUPER cheap Sinful Colors section at Target. The nail polishes are only $1.99 and the white was actually really thick and covered well. I’ll definitely be buying more of those for nail art and accent nail colors!

Happy Monday!

Mani Monday: Set In Stones II & a Giveaway!

Happy Monday!

What better way to start a week than with a giveaway?! 🙂 As I’ve mentioned before, I LOVE using Essie’s Set In Stones in many ways but especially as an accent nail because it’s the perfect mix of small and big chunks of silver glitter. Here it is on top of one of my favorite peach OPIs!

OPI My Address is Hollywood & Essie Set In Stones

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Anddddd because I spend ultimately way too much time and money at Ulta, I picked up an Essie Set in Stones just for you! That’s right friends, Giveaway time!

To enter the giveaway

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2 entries possible:

1. Leave a comment letting me know how you follow (Bloglovin, WordPress or E-mail) and tell me your favorite nail polish color!

2. Follow via Twitter and tweet the following for an additional entry: “I want to win Essie’s Set In Stones via @SimplyEvani’s blog! Check it out at: http://www.simplyevani.com!” Leave a comment on this entry saying you’ve completed this! 

This giveaway is open until Wednesday at 5:00 PST. Enter today!!

How was your weekend? Mine was a little uneventful, which at the time was what I wanted but I kinda wish I had done a little more with my weekend. I think that’s how I always feel when it’s my time of the month. Generally unfulfilled. Haha…

Did you get a chance to read the fabulous guest post from my friend Maša yesterday?

Hope you have a great start to your week!

Mani Monday: Strawberry Margarita

Happy Monday everyone!

I wanted to be so much more ambitious with Mani Monday today but hey, you win some, you lose some. I bought OPI Strawberry Margarita as part of my  20% off Ulta coupon shopping spree purchases. I’m loving it as the ultimate summer color so far, so here it is!

Colors: OPI Strawberry Margarita & Sonia Kashuk Smoke and Mirrors

It felt like a good week to have a silver accent nail and Sonia Kashuk Smoke and Mirrors will NOT disappoint! It’s a really color-rich silver (almost foil-like in nature). 🙂

Link up with Heather and Heather today!

I had such a fabulous weekend, starting with my brother’s All Star team winning the NorCal State Championship! He pitched 6 innings, threw an insane number of pitches and I couldn’t be prouder. I spent most of the time clutching the fence, yelling encouraging phrases at him like a crazed mom. And then I proceeded to burst into tears when one of the umpires came up to me and commented on how supportive we were cheering for him, even when it looked like he couldn’t go on. I am a SUCKER for those moments (I’m a total crier, in case you were wondering).

Today, we spent the day by the pool at the lovely Reinwald residence (teammates of Evan, practically our 2nd parents now!) and BBQing it up in great company. There is NOTHING better than being poolside with your laptop, writing blogs, having great conversation. Thank you to our eternally gracious hosts for sharing their home with us, the Reinwold family!

What’d you do this weekend? I’d love to know!

Have a great start to your week friends!

Mani Monday: Set in Stones

Happy Monday everyone!

Every once in awhile, something comes along that just rocks your world. For me? Essie’s Set in Stones! Fact about me: I have slight OCD tendencies and I like to have just one brand of everything. So prior to this Essie, I only bought OPIs. But Set in Stones was too good to pass up and I love it! It’s the perfect glitter for accent nail or for doing a glitter french manicure. Snag one today!

Color: OPI Argenteeny Pinkini/ Glitter: Essie Set in Stones

The best part of this mani is that when you start chipping, its super easy to just paint the tips again with Set in Stones. And it doesn’t require a lot of precision either! Good for a starter mani for sure.

Check out this amazing manicure done by Heather over at Glitter and Gloss! Stop by her blog and link up!

Any nail polish you can’t live without?

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Happy Monday loves!