Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Prabal Gurung for Target Inspired Nails

I have been collecting nail polish like nobody's business!  Luckily that came in real handy for the Prabal Gurung for Target launch.  I just LOVE the prints from the collection.  I love them so much that I painted my nails as a homage to the floral crush print and the nolita print.  Check it out!

How many colors did I use?  If you guessed 12 then you're right!  I have a huge arsenal of Julep and Zoya polishes, so I picked from my collection.  These are the colors I used:  Julep colors are Eva, Leah, Claire, and Alicia, and Zoya colors are Jancyn, Raven, Purity, Carly, Tart, America, Mitzi, and Pippa.

To start, I painted my nails white. For the nolita print, I used a thin long brush and just layered on stripes until it looked 'right.' For the floral crush, I tried to incorporate the 'scaley' print part by using a paper towel. I brushed a bit of polish (green Julep Leah) on the paper towel then used that to lightly stamp my nails, and then I just used a regular short brush to pain the flowers. Finally I finished with my dotter to add some black outlines (green for the yellow 'flower'). I am no nail art expert, so if I can do this, so can you! I'm so proud of myself for finally using my MASH nail art brushes that I bought on a whim almost a year ago. I made a MASSIVE mess though, especially with the nolita print so please excuse the residue white polish, it'll come off after a hot shower.

Have you been inspired by the Prabal Gurung for Target collection?  Do share!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Shoe Research: JS Dany is baaaaack!!!

Yours truly has jumped on the bandwagon of Jessica Simpson Dany bloggers.  Yes, I am a follower.  Shoes pretty.  Me weak.  Oh well, at least my feet are well dressed!  If you want to join me (you know you want to!), head on over to Endless and grab Dany for yourself.  If you buy her by 5/17, you can use code 'FRIENDS2' for 20% off orders of $100+.  Darn, Dany is $98 so you may have to snag another pair of shoes or some accessory to take advantage of the discount.  (I went for these funky sunglasses.)

Dany is available in the somewhat over-the-top creatively named colors, 'coffee summer haze,' 'oatmeal vintage floral,' 'brown leopard linen,' and 'brown petes shirt.'  (Who's Pete?)  If it were me, I would have gone with taupe, floral, leopard print, and stripe.  That's why I study science.  If $98 is too steep for your budget, check out the Dollhouse Curia platform sandal, same type of shoe-flavor for only $37.

Will you take a ride on the Dany bandwagon?


Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Footwear

These are the 'Rita' by Moda Spana, $49.95 from DSW (get them here).

What stylish footwear are you wearing today?

pssst!  '5 under $50' is going to make a comeback next Friday!!!  Keep an eye out ;-)


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pastels, or, in my case, mostly PINK {EBEW}

Remember when I showed you all this photo on Facebook of my new mint Phebe wedges back in March? 

 Well, I finally got to wear them!  Thank you mother Earth for giving Michigan a taste of beautiful spring weather!  This was my attempt at the Everybody Everywear pastels challenge.  However, I just ended up wearing a lot of pink.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Brooks vs Casadei 6421 {shoe research}

The one on the left is the Marco Santi 'Brooks' wedge from Sole Society, $49.95.  The one on the right is the Casadei 6421 wedge, MSRP $670.  Which do you prefer?

♥ C.
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