Wednesday, April 25, 2012

hottie pink castaway.

For the stamping, I used Sally Hanson Hard as Nails in White On & my leopard print Konad plate.

dip dye cool.

I wandered into Old Navy the other day and spotted this super cheap, super awesome slip on sneakers!  Although this is totally DIY'able... they are on sale for $15! I got the blue ones, but I love them both.
 Dip Dye Cool - $15

Monday, April 9, 2012

monday musings.

Cherry Blossoms in full bloom at Onieals Grand Street.

ombre sponge paint.

So I ended up doing an Easter manicure after all... 
But! it was also a learning process for the new gradient technique 
with a make-up sponge that I've been seeing around the web.  
It's definitely a little trial and error... the full tutorial that I followed is from 
The Beauty Department that is also pictured at the very bottom of the post.  

Don't forget to wet your sponge and instead of using a piece of paper to blot, 
I went straight for the nail... too much paint was being removed on the paper.
It's such a fun idea & since the paint ends up being very thin, it will probably last a little longer! 

before the top coat.

Official tutorial from the Beauty Department

Saturday, April 7, 2012

easter party. rainbow chip.

The easiest & tastiest thing to make for an easter party!
Takes just about an hour from start to finish.
Doesn't it just look so precious?

1 Betty Crocker Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix
oil, water & 3 eggs
1 rainbow chip frosting
& assortment of pastel sprinkles

easter fingers.

Surprisingly, I haven't yet painted some obnoxious easter datails on my nails... But I have been searching for inspiration... and here's the best of what I found!

this is my color of the week: Tiffany Imposter
If you're just doing a solid color, pick something pretty and pastel like this.