carnival hangover

Long Lost Spring + Summer Mani’s

I have a bizarre & obsessive habit of photographing my fingernails quite frequently. That being said, I’ve accumulated a camera roll full of long lost manicures that never made their way to my blog or socialย pages over the last few months.

In an effort to free up some space on my phone, I recently uploaded all of the photos from my iphone to my laptop – giving me a chance to relive some of the fabulous mani’s that I had throughout the Spring/Summer.

I wanted to share some of those shots with my fellow mani-lovers, so I’ve pulled some of my favorites to post!

I tried to note any polish details that I remembered as well.

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Spring 2014 - Nina Ultra Pro "Fuchsia Rage"
Nina Ultra Pro “Fuchsia Rage”
Spring 2014 - Gelish "Garden Teal Party"
Gelish “Garden Teal Party”
Sally Hansen "Mint Sprint"
Sally Hansen “Mint Sprint”
Essie "French Affair"
Essie “French Affair”
Gelish - Carnival Hangover
Gelish – Carnival Hangover
Sinful Colors "Soul Mate"
Sinful Colors “Soul Mate” (I LOVED this color this Summer & looking back at it – I’m still just as obsessed)
Orly "Prelude to a Kiss"
Orly “Prelude to a Kiss”
Sally Hansen "Red My Lips"
Sally Hansen “Red My Lips”
Nina Ultra Pro "Tangerine Dream"
Nina Ultra Pro “Tangerine Dream”
Finger Paints "Springtime Bloom"
Finger Paints “Springtime Bloom”
Another... new York Color "Wine Bar"
New York Color “Wine Bar”
Sally Hansen "Plums the Word"
Sally Hansen “Plums the Word”

Clearly, my favorite place to snap a mani pic is in myย car lol…it’s that natural lighting ;). There were so many fun colors the past two seasons!

As the colderย temps are setting in, I’ve been wearing a ton of new Fall/Winter polishes. I’ve been posting them on my Instagram – you can follow me &ย check them out here! ๐Ÿ™‚

XOX

Cape May 2013

So, for gosh, like 15 years, my family has been vacationing in Cape May, NJ for a week each Summer. It is one of my all time favorite places to visit, it is so charming & relaxing, I truly look forward to the trip each year. I wanted to chronicle our vaca this year, so here are some photos that I snapped while away last week!

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First up - my vaca mani! Gelish "Carnival Hangover" with the yellow accent "Don't Be Such a Sourpuss"
First up – my vaca mani! Gelish “Carnival Hangover” with the yellow accent “Don’t Be Such a Sourpuss”
Up not-so-bright and early & on our way :)
Up not-so-bright and early & on our way ๐Ÿ™‚
I spy exit 0!
I spy exit 0!
First stop: breakfast at Uncle Bills :)
First stop: breakfast at Uncle Bills ๐Ÿ™‚
This little rag tag band of elderly people plays in the gazebo on the weekend - they're so cute!
This little rag tag band of elderly people plays in the gazebo on the weekend – they’re so cute!
Here marks the beginning of a week of delicious, but crummy eating.
Here marks the beginning of a week of delicious, but crummy eating.
First beach day :)
First beach day with the PG’s ๐Ÿ™‚
Annual funnel cake :)
Annual funnel cake ๐Ÿ™‚
Out to dinner for my Uncles 60th! Mom & my Aunts :)
Out to dinner for my Uncles 60th! Mom & my Aunts ๐Ÿ™‚
As if we don't take enough photos - it was National Sister Day!
As if we don’t take enough photos – it was National Sister Day!
A mac & cheese, carbonara-ish dinner!
A mac & cheese, carbonara-ish for dinner!
Kath and Peyton being weird at dinner. lol
Kath and Peyton being weird at dinner. lol
Walking to the beach, eating cold pizza for breakfast. Don't hate it.
Walking to the beach, eating cold pizza for breakfast. Don’t hate it.
AJ (Aunt Julie) parasailing!
AJ (Aunt Julie) parasailing!
If you didn't know, I was the Bravoholic last week ;)
If you didn’t know, I was the Bravoholic last week – stay tuned for another post to come about that experience! ๐Ÿ˜‰
And I spent a few nights drinking & tweeting, a la Brandi Glanville.
And I spent a few nights drinking & tweeting, a la Brandi Glanville.
We had a little RHOC finale twitter party !
We had a little RHOC finale twitter party !
A not-so-nice beach day :(
A not-so-nice beach day ๐Ÿ™
We were freezing..
We were freezing..
Like, really cold.
Like, really cold.
Lunch at Stewarts. Chicken/bacon cheesesteaks? Ok.
Lunch at Stewarts. Chicken/bacon cheesesteaks + cheese fries? Ok.
Mini-golf!
Mini-golf!
The boys..
The boys..
The girls :)
The girls ๐Ÿ™‚
...and Katherine caught with her pants down.
…and Katherine caught with her pants down.
...twice.
…twice.
Salted caramel, chocolate covered pretzel cone. Dead.
Salted caramel, chocolate covered pretzel cone. Amazing.
This shirt kills me every time I wear it lol
This shirt kills me every time I wear it lol
Dinner at the Ugly Mug. Idk how these mugs don't ever fall on people!!
Dinner at the Ugly Mug. Idk how these mugs never fall on people!!
Ladies tea for AJ's birthday!
Ladies tea for AJ’s birthday!
My pot! I ordered a mango green tea. Really yummy!
My pot! I ordered a mango green tea. Really yummy!
Faaancy.
Faaancy.
Boas all around lol.
Peyton & I with our boas!
Girlies <3
Girlies <3
...and their Mama's
…and our Mama’s
Tea treats!
Tea treats!
Arm candy :)
Arm candy ๐Ÿ™‚
Making dessert for everyone...
Making dessert for everyone…
...the finished product! A frozen ice cream sandwich, cool whip, chocolate & caramel sauce cake.
…the finished product! A frozen ice cream sandwich, cool whip, chocolate & caramel sauce cake.
Katherine likes to snap pictures at every and any opportunity.
Katherine likes to snap pictures at every and any opportunity.
...all...the....time...
…all…the….time…
How cute is my little fishy? <3
How cute is my little fishy? <3
Hitting up Hot Dog Tommys!
Hitting up Hot Dog Tommys!
Chili cheese leaner wiener for the sis lol
Chili cheese leaner wiener for the sis lol
Scooby dog leaner wiener for me :)
Scooby dog leaner wiener for me ๐Ÿ™‚
...& a loaded mashed potato bowl to share.
…& a loaded mashed potato bowl to share.
Movie on the beach!
Movie on the beach!
Out to dinner & these clowns popped up in the window & scared the beejeezies out of us!
Out to dinner & these clowns popped up in the window & scared the beejeezies out of us!

There was a cover band at dinner who was a ton of fun! I got a clip of the girls being silly …

Tour of the Haunted Southern Mansion! Tour of the Haunted Southern Mansion![/caption]
Spy any ghosts?
Spy any ghosts?
...anyone?
…anyone?
...anyone?
…anyone??? …..Do you recognize this guy from Ghost Hunters?! I didn’t either, but he’s on the show!
We sat in a bark basement and tried to get in touch with the spirits. No such luck that night.
We sat in a dark basement and tried to get in touch with “Ester” and all the other spirits. No such luck that night.
I get a DQ brownie earthquake once a year!
However, we did luck out and made it to DQ to get our once a year brownie earthquake before they closed.
Yummy breakfast before we left!
Yummy breakfast before we left!
Mmm - snacking in the car :)
Mmm – snacking in the car ๐Ÿ™‚
We had to pick up our little Lily when we got home -  she's so excited when we pick her up after vaca :)
We had to pick up our little Lily when we got home – she’s so excited when we pick her up after vaca ๐Ÿ™‚

Just some random snapshots from my cell! Overall, a great week away with my family. I wish it hadn’t gone by so quickly ๐Ÿ™

Do you vacation at the same place each summer? Let me know where!

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