Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Weekly Wrap-Up 4/23/2014

Hello loved ones, far and wide!  How was your week?  We had a fabulous time at our place and I can't believe that April is almost over.  Let's get right to the photo roll without further ado:
 Happy Easter!

 These Faces!

What a Stud :)

I had my little bro out to visit for a week and a half!  What a much-needed visit!

AND, since he was here to babysit, Mr. Man and I were able to have our first night out in over 5 months!

Speaking of kisses...

 They were practicing opening eggs for the next day.

 Ooh, it's kinda tough!

 I did it!

Uh-oh, someone found brother's glasses...

 Don't think that's quite the right chair for you, Bug.

 Lady squealed when it was finally time to wear the Easter dress.

Some fun from the egg hunt.

 The Easter Bunny knows me so well Mommy!

 Ah, the spoils!

 How Bug felt about having to hunt for eggs till Lady was done...and how she felt about it!

 Quite a pair

 Happy Bug rarely holds still enough for me to capture his picture.

 Not sure why the banana made her make that face but I can't believe how big she's getting already!

It's the traditional mission project time in school, but with a Lego twist!  Bear made this fabulous abstract model of the Yosemite Falls.  What a lot of work he put into this one!  Lots of fun!

And that was our week!  I hope you and yours are well wherever you are!  We love and miss all our family and friends and we will see you back next Wednesday :)

Song of the Day: Atlas Genius- Electric

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Distressed Nail Art Tutorial

Hi bunnies :)  Yesterday I showed you a distressed nail art design and today I have the tutorial for it.  This video is under 5 minutes, and the process of making this design on your own nails will take you just about 5 minutes.  Super easy and fun and you just need some white acrylic paint and a detail brush.  Here's the video if you want to check that out:

If you enjoy nail art tutorials like that one, go ahead and give the video a thumbs up so I know.  On Tuesdays I try to have a tutorial for you, and then on Thursday a review of some sort.  If you like that kind of stuff, you can subscribe to my channel and then you won't miss out!  I hope you're having a fabulous day, and if you give this look a try- let me know!  See you back tomorrow :)

Song of the Day: Animal Kingdom- The Wave
I love posting my song of the day because music just adds so much to my life!!  Leave me a note and let me know if you ever listen to my suggested song for you, please :)  I always want to hear what song you're loving every day too, of course!

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Are You Feeling Distressed?

Are you feeling tired, and rundown?  Are you feeling distressed...?  This nail art is definitely feeling that distressed vibe! Here's a fast and fun design that pairs great with a dark nail.  I know we all get stressed on the daily, but I really do hope your spirits are high and that you aren't letting things get to you.  I paint my nails to lift my spirits sometimes- what do you do?  Here's the look:

Here is the base polish I used, OPI Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow, at two coats on its own:
As you can see, it is a very very dark green crelly that I was happy to discover, did not stain my nails.  I'll have a tutorial up on this look tomorrow.  Til then, I hope you're having a great day!

Song of the Day: The Airborne Toxic Event- The Secret

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Oh, Snap!

Happy Resurrection Day!  I go crazy for Easter- in fact I love it more than Christmas.  Easter doesn't get the month-long celebration with the beautiful lights and decorations that Christmas does, but I love the time of year where everything has renewal and all the colors are so much more up my alley.  Everything about this day makes me so joyful!  And best of all we get to celebrate the most special day in history :)  As for the nails...I had on the divine I Just Can't Cope-acabana from OPI's Brazil collection and I really wanted to do a floral manicure.  I decided what better to paint than my favorite flowers in the world, snapdragons.  Here are their whimsical and delightful figures.  I hope you enjoy.

Here is the base polish, OPI- I Just Can't Cope-acabana at two coats on its own.  As with most yellow polishes, this one is a bit streaky on the first coat, but evens out without the slightest hitch on the second.  I adore this yellow, and I had previously picked up the two lighter neutrals from the Brazil collection, and thought they to be the must-haves from the collection, but I amend that decision; if you pick up any, this should be it.

I hope you enjoyed this look and I'll see you back tomorrow!

Song of the Day: Paul Cardall- Life and Death

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday Random Swatch-fest 4/19/2014

Time to swatch, guys!  Let's look at 10 more polishes that are dying to make an appearance here and say hi to ya'll :)  Here we go:
Sephora by OPI Go With the Flow-er is a coral-red that is just packed with pink shimmer.  Just look how reflective that is!  This is two coats, and as you can see, it still shows some vnl so you might want to do a third- it wasn't tricky to work with at all.  This isn't really my favorite shade of polish to any means, but it was a nice formula.  B+

Orly Rio was hard for me to place- is this a deep fuchsia pink? Or is this a purple?  I classified it as pink for the purposes of this post, but it could really be either.  It has this nice iridescent finish and applied nicely in two coats.  This one is great and the hue feels a little vintage to me.  A

China Glaze Sun of a Peach was sold out when I originally ordered the 2013 Sunsational collection, so I guess this was the most popular shade of the collection.  It is a really sweet and pleasant color, in my opinion.  The formula was definitely a pain, but when you love polish as much as I tend to overlook that a bit.  This is such a delightful shade of orange to pull out.  Love it.  A

Color Club Sugar Rays is from the Winter 2013 Harlem Nights collection.  As you can see, it's a rose gold duochrome that doesn't have a super intense shift, but it's there.  At certain angles this looks purely gold and then at others you can really see the rose pop.  This is two coats, but you might want to use a third because of the opacity level, that's up to you.  This color is really on trend and if you're looking for that perfect rose/gold polish, this might be the one for you.  A-

Milani Hi-Tech is from the 3D Holographic line and I found it a CVS- not sure if they're still carrying them, sorry.  But look at the lovely holographic in this one!  Somehow its subtle but still packs a punch at the same time.  I love their holos and this one is such a fun shade too.  This is two coats.  A

NYX Supreme Blue is kind of a flat blurple.  I really like the shade, but it doesn't have a lot of sheen on its own.  This one is pretty much a one-coater which is what you see here.  You could do two for good measure, but it doesn't seem necessary.  I think this shade is just lovely.  A

Zoya Payton is drop dead gorgeous!  This deep berry jelly from the Winter 2013 Zenith collection is just packed with holographic glitters.  You're looking at two coats for this level of opacity.  Doesn't it just look like a galaxy manicure without all the effort? Fabulous!  A

Revlon Bare Bones is kind of this sandy/beige cream.  I love it because it's funky.  It really does remind me of a bare bone...You're looking at two coats, which is pretty good for such a light polish.  This was easy to apply and it's definitely not my favorite way to wear a neutral color on my nails, but I still like it.  A-

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Glam Fest over Revlon Midnight was such a fun combination!  I really loved how this glitter, with pretty much every color in the rainbow featured, looked over this deep dusty blue.  I love blue and silver together so this was a match made in heaven.  This is two coats of the glitter.  A

Sinful Colors Envy is my A+ polish of the week.  This is smooth and creamy in two coats, and just look at this amazing color payoff you get!  I know this is more of a Winter and Fall shade, but I don't really play by the rules.  If I like a color, I'm going to wear it...period.  This did not stain, and when you're paying under two bucks for this brand of polish and find such a fabulous color and formula, it's even more of a win. Yay!

So that's it.  Another week has flown by.  Today we visited the local YMCA and went swimming for a couple hours = the kids were in heaven.  If they're happy, I'm happy :)  I'll see you back tomorrow!

Song of the Day: Skrillex- First of the Year(Equinox)
Over and out

Friday, April 18, 2014

April Polish Haul and Bargain Hunting

Hi loves!  I have another haul to share with you today...Here are the polishes I picked up over the past four weeks or so.  I love finding a great deal on some of my favorite polish brands, such as OPI, China Glaze, Nicole by OPI and Sally Hansen to name a few.  If you want to see what I found, and where I have the best luck, then just click on the video below:

Hope you're having a great day!  We are having such amazing weather here- but allergy season is definitely in full swing.  My poor little bug has such dry sinuses out here in the desert that he's started getting nose bleeds, so that's a new one I gotta watch out for.  Pros and cons, right?  Anyway, we're all happy, and together and that's most important. Love to you and yours.  I'll see you back tomorrow!

Song of the Day: Animal Collective- Moonjock

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday Wrap-Up: 4/16/2014

Hi everybody.  Hope you are all well and happy! We miss all your sweet faces and squeezes so much! Lucky for me, this week I got to spend some precious time with a few of my darlings I don't get to see that often.  Let's take a peek:
I was fortunate enough to spend a record-breaking 4 straight hours with my beloved sister whom I never, ever see!  This was so exciting for me, and we talked chatted so non-stop that I actually lost my voice for the next two days.  Sisters are the best!

This picture is so funky but no matter- it represents the special time I was able to spend with my dear friends the Marengos as they were sealed to their son for time and all eternity!  Beyond ecstatic for you three!

And then the rest of the week was business as usual, for example- Bug gave himself a makeover with some peach lip gloss...and I made him mug for the camera ofc

Miss Bee is still in full-time sticker mode!

One day, princess and I went to her own personal heaven: the shoe store- where she picked out the sparkliest shoes she could find.  We ended up settling for some silver glitter Dora shoes instead, it was a serious compromise on her part.

Bear was in charge of dinner on Family Night and pulled out some boss burritos!

This lady simply makes us laugh at all times, just by being herself

And I'll leave you with this super sweet, and peaceful moment.  Sigh...these two :)

Love from our house to yours!  Hugs and kisses to you until we see you next.  Have a fabulous day and I'll see you back tomorrow :)

Song of the Day: Ellie Goulding- Starry Eyed

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