My mom came over last weekend to help out with the save the dates for our wedding (we finally finished them!) and she was wanting to do a deep conditioning treatment, but we didn’t have too many ingredients. After a … Continue reading →
As you’ll notice, I like to paint each nail different–especially for holidays. I left the solid colors for a few days just because I thought it looked cute. Then I added my decorations.
Scotch tape is my best friend when I’m doing my nails all crazy. I cut skinny strips of tape for the blue and purple design, then just painted over them and peeled the tape off. For the chick and egg design, I cut the tape in a jagged pattern (I needed to restock my white polish so I used a french manicure color and the egg is hard to see). I used a black nail polish pen for the eyes and a wood stick cuticle pusher dipped in orange polish for the nose.
For the carrot, I initially used tape then added a little more polish to the edges so that they weren’t so harsh. I then took the wooden stick and added green leaves.
I also used the polish-dipped, wooden nail sticks to make the dots on my thumb and pinky. Once it was fairly dry, I finished up with a top coat and that’s it!
Many women around the country are often found leaving the house with no makeup. Some claim that they don’t have time. Others will argue that you don’t need makeup to be beautiful–to which I completely agree! However, light, natural makeup will give you a fresh, healthy glow. Often it can magically make you appear well-rested even when you’re not (new moms, do you hear me?). You look great without makeup, but you will look better with it. It’s not complicated, nor is it time consuming; it’s just fabulous. In 5 minutes you will enhance your natural beauty. Continue reading →
Have you ever walked through the mall when suddenly, an enchanted aroma happens to sneak it’s way to your nose? For that one moment, however short, your mind is nowhere except where that scent takes you. A great scent can stop you in your tracks, allowing you to seize that moment. Often, you are even enticed to verbalize the sheer enjoyment which the scent has brought. Someone smells good!
Apart from simply being pleasant, a perfume or cologne can act as a time machine, transporting you to a very specific time and place, or reminding you of a specific person. When a scent triggers a memory, that memory is much more vivid than it would be without the aroma. Continue reading →