Did January literally fly by, or was that just me?
I’ve been up to a LOT & am trying to recap everything in a few different posts. Naturally, my first one is dedicated to my favorite topic – nails! I’ve had a few January manicures that I wanted to share –
1) Sally Hansen – Shell We Dance. I rang in 2013 with this color! It’s an all time favorite, and I was craving something neutral after my dark and dramatic holiday nails. This fit the bill perfectly.
2- Zoya -Loredana. This is a matte polish, however, I used a clear topcoat since I knew that my cuticle oil would destroy the matte film. This was such a fun color!
3- Gelish – Sugar Daddy. Sometimes you just crave BLUE! I swear, every few months I really want blue nails. I got so many compliments on this manicure. Sugar Daddy is one of my favorite blue hues!
4- Forever 21. I happen to love Forever 21 nail polishes (even if they don’t have names lol)! They’re cheap, wear pretty well & have an endless variety of colors. Whenever I have the urge to cut all of my nails off – red is my go to polish of choice!
5- Gelish – Night Reflection. LOVED this color. I cut my nails even shorter before this manicure, but I wore this polish longer than any of the others. The eggplant shade is a Winter favorite.
6- Gelish – Double Shot Espresso. I’m currently wearing this polish…going on day 6 and my nails still look flawless! I wanted something dark, but not black…or purple…or blue. So this brown was perfect. It reminds me of Sweet Chocolate, minus the shimmer! I’m hoping this one lasts me a while!
I am going to the Cayman Islands in a couple of weeks…
…and I plan to do a really fun bright pink/orange/yellow/green manicure before I leave! I haven’t decided, but I’m looking forward to something a little more upbeat. I’m thinking Gelish Tiki Tiki Laranga or Shake it til you Samba!
I was so excited to participate in my first blogger swap this past week! Huge thank you to Danielle over at Framed Frosting for setting everything up 🙂
The blogger that I was assigned to was Sami! She blogs at Sami’s Shenanigans and seems like such a sweet girl, we actually have a lot in common (including a chihuahua names Lily LOL) which made shopping for her even more fun! She wrote a sweet reveal post today about everything I sent to her, I’m so glad she liked what I picked out- make your way over to her blog to see! 🙂
After reading Sami’s reveal post, I see that she sent a package to Ashley who blogs at The Sweet Life who happened to be the lovely lady who sent a package to ME! How ironic is that?
I really loved what Ashley sent to me, check out everything in the big reveal below …
I had a lot of fun participating in the swap- it was a great first experience, and I hope to do another in the future!
Have you ever participated in a blogger swap? What was the best thing you received?
Even though I have been on a gel-hiatus the past couple of weeks, it hasn’t stopped me from stocking up on new polishes. My preferred brand of gel nail polish, Gelish, recently came out with its Spring 2012 Candy Land Collection, and I couldn’t resist these new colors!
I visited my local Sally’s Beauty Supply store a few weeks ago, and picked up the two new pink shades…
“Sugar N’ Spice and Everything Nice”…
and “You’re So Sweet You’re Giving Me a Toothache”…
These colors are perfect for the Spring! I’ve worn both already- I can’t decide which is my favorite… “You’re So Sweet..” is basically the gel equivalent to Essie’s FIJI- one of my all time favorite colors .
“Sugar N’ Spice” is so bright and fun! I got tons of compliments on it 🙂
I can’t wait to pick up “Sugar Daddy” and “Don’t Be Such a Sourpuss” next! “Sugar Daddy” reminds me of the blue manicure I was wearing last week…
My current lilac manicure color would fit perfectly into this gel collection! If only… sigh.
Have you tried any of the colors from the Candy Land Collection yet? Which are your favorites?
Friday night my boyfriend and I went to Randy’s Wooster St. Pizza in Manchester. Seeing as we are currently in the middle of lent, pizza was the perfect dinner choice for those who abide by the no meat rule (me!)
We got there and had a little bit of a wait so I started snapping some pictures 🙂
Once we were seated we decided to kill some time with the cup of crayons on our table 😉
We ordered a couple sodas (I know! I felt like SUCH a cheater, but I was craving a diet coke…and water does not pair well with pizza), and our large pizza. I flipped the menu to see if they had any yummy dinner salads when I saw THEM….. Mike knew the deal, so we got an order of…
I am OBSESSED with fried pickles, and O-M-G these did not dissappoint…we put a good dent in the plate 😉
Our pizza was huge…
We were legitimately stuffed, but had plenty of leftovers to take home (you better believe I had fried pickles for breakfast Saturday morning).
We decided to rent J. Edgar, I was bored so I had a photosoot with myself…