Hi guys! I'm just popping in to share a few photos of the tacky fruit salad nails I gave myself yesterday. They're so incredibly kitsch, aren't they? I wish I would have gotten more close ups to show you, but it was the end of the day and a rushed photo sesh. was all I could handle.
To get this look I used China Glaze White on white as a base color, let it dry completely, and then added a layer of Cina Top coat and bonder. I used tweezers and the wooden tool that came with the Cina fruit decals for all of the decorating. I think this look is really fun, and would be cute with even one or two pieces of fruit per nail.
What I was not too happy about though, was how long it took the bonder to dry, and the fact that the fruit decals didn't stick to it very well. I ended up putting layer after layer of the bonder on top to seal them down, but the decals kept trying to pop off, causing me to have to do nothing but repeatedly press them down for an hour. I would recommend these for a photo-shoot, or if you have a fun event to go to, but I don't think they would last for more than a day.
This is my first time trying to do any sort of nail decal myself. I am hopping to experiment more with these and other types. Do you have any favorite nail decals, stickers or wraps? Comment below to share your favorites!
Did you know September is National Hat Month? Well, it is! Which gives me a great excuse to wear some of the hats I own. To start hat month off right, I wore this big brown floppy hat on the 1st! I added some baby's breath to the side to soften it up a bit, and balance out the heavy material and bright pink in my hair.I hope to wear this hat again, and many more, throughout the month. What do you think, will you be wearing any hats to celebrate this month?
I finally went through with it. I have dyed my hair pink! Well, I dyed the ends pink! I have been threatening to do this for about two years, and decided to finally follow through. I used to dye my hair all sorts of funky colors when I was a teenager. The first time I did it though, I went with pink ends just like this. It feels like I'm 16 all over again!
I decided to go with a semi-permanent color in case I get sick of it. This shade of pink was actually the result of my second coloring attempt. The first time I mixed it with too much conditioner to try to get a pastel look, but it was barley noticeable. After seeing the incredibly pale results, I went with the full on hair dye, but left it in for a shorter amount of time. I actually like that it came out a little bit more of a shocking pink color, but I am excited for it to wash out a little and become pastel.
I recently came upon a bunch of vintage lingerie, and have been debating as to whether or not I should list it in my shop. I already have two very pretty vintage bras listed, as well as a couple of slips, and I just really don't know if these are the types of these people want to buy. I'm thinking they would be best for vintage collectors, but I have not know many vintage collectors who seek out these types of things. What do you think? Comment below and let me know if you know anyone who collects these types of things. I am very curious to find out!
I have been anxiously waiting to wear and post about this dress since I thrifted it last month. I remember finding it, and silently freaking out over it. It never ceases to amazing me when I find a gorgeous dress that everyone else just seemed to pass up without a glance. I mean, how could you not want this dress? The print is so fun and bold, and the style is just so pin up chic!
I wore it on Sunday for a day trip to Seattle. I woke up really early and got all dolled up. Sundays are probably the one day that I dress up the most because it's the one day of the week I give fully to myself. It's funny how much time I allow work, chores, and just life in general, to take up in my day. I'm happy I've started to take time for myself (even if it is just one day a week) to just decompress and get all decked out.
Polka dots and a giant triceratops. What more could a girl want? I took these pictures in a side alleyway downtown a few days ago. Most of the streets and alleys in Olympia are covered with graffiti and paintings; it's really quit interesting and beautiful! This huge triceratops is probably one of my favorite ones. I've taken countless photos of it whenever I pass by, and decided it was time I snap some photos of myself in front of it. The mural is so big that it's hard to fit it all in the frame, but I did the best I could!
I have been one busy little lady lately. I had friends in town for a week, then Fermin's family came to stay, and in between hosting and "vacationing," I've had my regular work. Things have since slowed down, and although I am truly happy I've been staying busy with guests, I am excited to get back to my daily grind.
I've been kind of lazy about carrying around my DSLR lately, opting for my phone for picture taking instead. My iPhone is so much more portable, and just seemed like a better option for the amount of traveling and activities I've been doing. I cleaned out my entire phone from all the pictures I've taken the past few weeks, and there were tons! There were way to any to post, so I just chose some of my favorites to share with you today!
I had been dying to wear this dress ever since I got it a few weeks ago. I am such a sucker for novelty prints on clothing, and this summer I'm all about tropical prints. I decided to finally wear it two days ago, because the weather was amazing, and it just felt right. Plus, I wasn't sure when my next chance would be, seeing as those northwest clouds just love to roll through unexpectedly.
I have to admit, I have had no clue exactly how to wear this dress, especially since it is a size too large for me. I decided to go with the elastic neckline pulled down around my shoulders for a sexier, more summertime look. I had big plans to wear my dark brown floppy hat too, but I didn't have a belt and shoes that really matched. I like how the ensemble turned out anyways, especially the red shoes that were a last minute decision.
Since the dress is too big for me, I have been thinking of turning it into a cropped top and a pair of high waist shorts. Or maybe I could turn it into a skirt and a blouse that I can wear individually. I'm not sure I'll have time to adjust it this summer, but there's always next year, right?