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Blogmas 2014 – Day 10: Holiday Nail Art

Happy Blogmas Day 10! So excited to have made it to the double digits! It’s been a bit difficult to get a new post up each day, but I’ve been having fun with it 🙂

As many of you know, I am a nailpolish junkie. I’m always checking out the work of the fabulous manicur-ARTISTS around the world. I’m not huge on nail art, I’m more of a clean and classic mani kind of girl, but every once in a while (especially around the holidays) I love to see what people are doing to spice up their manicures.

Today, I wanted to showcase some of the simple, but beautiful holiday art that’s gotten me inspired lately!

Gorgeous plaid design from
How adorable is this plaid design from Dutch blogger, Beauty Ill
This red & green glitter ombre from
I love this nude polish with a subtle red & green glitter ombre! Seen on Refinery29
This glistening white mani seen on Brides.com
This is technically a bridal mani, but the glistening silver glitter & stripes qualify it for the holiday category ;)! Seen on Brides.com
Seen on DailyLook.com
Can you tell I love a glitter ombre? Seen on Dailymakeover.com
This red & white sweater pattern stamp as seen on Divine Caroline
This red & white sweater stamp is the cutest! Seen on Divine Caroline
Love this from Beauty Frizz
This gold glitter & green ribbon mani may be my favorite! So fab, I wanttt! Seen on Beauty Frizz I

I really want to try something fun this holiday season! Maybe over the next couple of weeks 🙂

Are you into nail art?

Have you seen a beautiful holiday mani lately?

 

XOXO

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St. Patrick’s Day Manicures

I may be Italian, but I’d never miss the opportunity to celebrate a holiday on my fingernails!

Here are some of the best St. Patrick’s Day manicures I’ve seen yet!

Sparkly green ombre! Source.
Sparkly green ombre! Source.
Orange, white & green chevron. Source.
Orange, white & green chevron. Source.
Nothing like some serious glitter! Source.
Nothing like some serious glitter! Source.
Mild green polish & clover accent nail. Source.
Mild green polish & clover accent nail. Source.
Matte polish with a glossy glitter accent nail. Source.
Matte polish with a glossy glitter accent nail. Source.

While I doubt I’ll be enjoying any corned beef or cabbage this evening (ick!) I just may be playing around with my collection of green polishes!

Are you rocking a St. Patty’s day manicure today? Tweet me a pic. 🙂

Vamping up my go-to dinner!

If I had to pick my favorite genre of food, it’d be Mexican…hands down! Unfortunately, it’s not exactly the healthiest of options. Tonight I made one of my typical “cooking for one” go-to meals…which I feel is a tad bit Mexican-ish LOL.

I usually make a Veggie patty or Lean Cuisine spring rolls with black beans and a vegetable. Last minute, I decided to switch things up a bit, and the results were nothing short of amazing. Check it out 🙂

I steamed some fresh broccoli and cooked up my Lean Cuisine Garlic Chicken Spring Rolls. 1 serving is 3 rolls, but I only eat 1 1/2, and usually keep the other half for lunch.

I adore rice, if I could eat a giant bowl of pilaf for dinner every night, I would. I cannot give it up completely so I’ve switched to whole grain brown rice…which is just as tasty.

I went to go make my black beans when I remembered a Refried Beans recipe that Miss Jenny AKA @TofuSwag had recently posted. The lovely Cait Plus Ate  made the dish this past weekend, and had simply raved about it in a post this morning! I scurried through our cabinets and what do you know…I actually had all of the ingredients! It was fate 🙂

Cooking up some black beans…pre-mashed:

These smelled so yummy! I love refried beans, but I’ve never actually made them, I was surprised by how quick and easy it was!

And dinner is served! Generous portion of fresh broccoli, scoop of amazing homemade refried beans (so much flavor!), scoop of whole grain rice pilaf topped with 1 1/2 chopped lean cuisine spring rolls 🙂

I like to eat my dinner on a salad plate, I’m not sure why this food looks like it’s on a serving platter LOL

When I know that I’m making some extra food I like to package up a to-go container for lunch the next day.

Even though this was a fairly typical dinner for me, I loved being able to switch it up a bit! There’s nothing better than finding yummy new recipes  from some of my favorite bloggers that I end up genuinely liking! Keep ’em coming everyone!! 😉

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OH! Can’t end a post without a shot of my nails! I’ve been a little out of control with my manicures the past 3 days…

Sunday morning I painted them “You’re Such a Sweet-Tart” from Gelish’s Candyland collection…

The color wasn’t horrible, but it reminded me of the slime on Nickelodeon and I couldn’t image staring at this color for 2 weeks LOL.

Sunday night I painted them with Gelish “Rendezvous” topped with a coat of Wet N’ Wild glitter…

Tonight I was so over that color too, so I painted them with Gelish Light Elegant. My friend Kyra had texted me a picture of the polish yesterday and I had to pick it up!

This is such a simple, but gorgeous color that I KNOW I will be able to stand it for a couple of weeks. Lord knows my nails need a break!

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