Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Playing Catch Up (this kinda turned into a vanity post)

Since I've been gone a while I thought i'd give you a little peek at what I've been into and up to!

Makeup: It's become a huge part of me and I plan on pursuing it as far as I can.
Loving alien mermaid creature looks at the moment.

I took my driver's permit test. I failed, time to try again this year!
I still love nail polish. This is one of my new favorites, Color Club in Harp on it:
 I dyed my hair a couple of times, first blue then green.
Don't mind my face...
I spent a ton of time with my family, it was a pretty good year. I even got to visit my Texan cousins which was the best. I can't wait to go back!
sorry about the feet. also, those shorts are amazing.
 I practiced tarot waaay more and I actually did a few successful readings for other people!

Well I'll end it here for now because it's getting too much but I have so many more things to show you so check back soon!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy 2015!

There's no better way to start off the new year than with a new planner. This is one I got at the dollar store ripped the cover off of and painted over. i'm sort of in love with it even though it's a bit crooked in some spots.
I absolutely love agendas/planners whatever, as you know I'm a list maker and these things just keep me on track which is something I most definitely need!
Keep a look out guys, there's more to come!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

tie-dye and sunset nails.

Yes, another nail post. Obviously it's a thing with me! These were so fun to do and are super cute and springy. Here's what I did: I started with a base of white. Once the white was dry I sponged on four different colors: peachy pink, yellow, light blue, and lilac. When I was happy with my design I topped it off with my Seche Vite top coat.

Later I added a coat off Essie's Shine of the Times and it made the mani even prettier, almost opalescent. My nails feel like a freaking fairy and I'm totally loving it!

Here's another mani from a few weeks ago, I got the idea from Janelle at elleandish,she does such beautiful nail art:

It was a bit chipped by the time I took the picture but doesn't it make you feel like hitting the beach?

Friday, May 2, 2014

Spring nails and an obsession confession.

I bought a couple of new nail colors in the last week and I couldn't wait to try them out so I went for both! I used Essie's Nice is Nice and Haute as Hello(love the name). And for good measure I added little silver studs to my middle and ring fingers to give the mani a little something extra.
I don't know but lately I've been on a total makeup kick(okay, I'm totally obsessed), I've been buying things left and right, which I know I shouldn't but cute stuff! How could I resist? I'll have to show you some of my new goodies because they're so pretty and yeah...

I want to know: What is your current obsession?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Favorite spring nail polishes

Hello, and happy Easter! I hope everyone is having a good time, and if you don't celebrate Easter then happy Sunday! I thought I'd celebrate by sharing some of my favorite nail colors for the season. These are just some of my most worn colors this spring. Of course there are so many more I'd like to share but it might be a little too much! I'll probably be doing another mini compilation sometime closer to summer. anyway on to the good stuff!
From L to R: Wet'n'wild I need a Refreshmint, Revlon Electric, Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet, Confetti Belle of the Ball, and Sally Hansen Pacific blue.
I'm actually wearing one of these right now, it's Sally Hansen's Mint Sorbet. I love the color, and it's so opaque I can almost get away with just one coat! I'm wearing it along with another Sally Hansen polish from the same line in Golden-I, topped with gold glitter.

What are your favorite nail colors right now? I'd love to hear them.

Friday, February 7, 2014

More hand carved stamps: the alphabet edition.

You know I like my stamp carving right? Well, I may have gotten a little ambitious and decided I wanted to carve my own alphabet. I used my regular old erasers from the dollar store and my trusty x-acto knife. A few hours(and some mistakes) later I had my very own diy'ed alphabet stamps!

I kind of like their roughness and imperfections, they feel more mine. Sometimes(a lot) I'm a messy crafter, and that's okay! I think these are great for art journal pages, headers on my many pages of lists, or even in valentines!

Do you ever feel like your crafts, art, whatever is more yours when it's a little quirky? Or is it a total downward spiral? I have days like that too. I hope the little imperfections make you feel closer to your work rather than further from yourself.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Bits and Pieces: A book.

Yes, this is a mangled library book. Looks like it's been well loved.
This year I decided I want to read at least one book a month. Yesterday I finished reading John Green's Looking for Alaska. It was something that's been on my reading list for some time and I've decided that this year I will read at least one book a month. I love reading but it's so easy to just...not. This easy read was a good way to get back on the reading horse, I think. About the book, I liked it. It felt a little young for me because I'm not in high school anymore, but towards the end it was still kind of relatable. We all have a little bit of that guilty feeling from time to time, no?
Anyway, I think this was a good start and I'm already plotting my next read. But I am totally open to recommendations if anyone has any!

Happy Friday!