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 🙂
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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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?
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). 🙂
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!
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.
Sorry I’ve been on an epic hiatus, I know the standard procedure is to beg amazing bloggers to write guest posts in an absence but as you can see by my entries prior to vacation, my life was in complete disarray beforehand. Anyhoot, I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and weekend after!
As I am still editing photos from vacation, I thought it’d be fun to join in with a Mani Monday linky with the two lovely Heathers from Just Love.ly and Glitter and Gloss (which I found via the amazing Emily’s Anna Delores Blog). As I post this right now, I thought it was funny that Heather also featured Cheetah Print from My Name is Kristy. Great minds think alike huh?
The colors I used were a mini Zoya called Shay (which I got in my Birchbox) and one of my all time faves, OPI Mermaid tears (and a random black nail art). I find myself gravitating towards cream and mint green together lately! Any colors you’re currently diggin?
Aside from all the good feelings I get from newly mani-ed fingers, I’m actually feeling quite under the weather. Part of my 9-5 job includes attending child births of women enrolled in my study and I drove 2 hours away and back late Saturday night, and didn’t get home until 1:30 am. Then when I finally got home, I had a terrible case of insomnia so a lack of sleep has driven my body into shut down mode. Needless to say I’m suckin down Halls cough drops like nobody’s business! Any other remedies for a sore throat/cold/congestion that you can think of?
Hope you have a wonderful start to your week! Come back soon to see pics of my whirlwind trip to SoCal 🙂