Monday, August 25, 2014

Manicure Monday - Malaga Wine

Happy Monday Folks! Hopefully you had a great weekend. Mine was pretty low-key and I thoroughly enjoyed it ;-) Yesterday I was invited to a Jamberry party (nail wraps if you're not familiar) and had a good time. The host had lots of sample patterns laid out for us to play around with so I got a little creative. The houndstooth caught my eye first...I guess you could say I was feeling the football spirit a bit. My husband is a huge Alabama fan and the first game of the season is this weekend so I figured he would appreciate the gesture (Roll Tide!). I didn't have time to do a full manicure so I decided to pair the accent nails with one of my favorite bold colors and I'm pleased with the results.

Although I've heard a lot about the company, this is my first time trying them out. I've always liked the convenience of nail wraps but have yet to a brand to write home about. The application was very easy and they're supposed to last for up to 2 weeks, so I'll be sure to keep you posted on that!

Have you ever tried Jamberry Nail Wraps before? If so, what did you think about them?

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Blue Jumpsuit

Happy Thursday!! Of course these are pics I took while on vacation more than a month ago...I know you're not surprised, lol. I have a slight obsession with jumpsuits this summer. If you haven't seen my latest haul video on The Gabe Fix, this may be news to you but I absolutely love them!! I think I'm up to about 8 of them now and still want more...I know, crazy.

Jumpsuit : Target

Shoes : Steve Madden

This was a date night look that came together effortlessly. What I love most about jumpsuits is that you can switch them up whichever way you'd like. I could have easily paired a belt around the waist to add a little extra flare or kept it casual with some cute flats. Either way, they are alright with me! 

Are you into the jumpsuit trend or nah? Let me know your thoughts.

Have an awesome day! Thanks for stopping by :-)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Manicure Monday - The Sorta Spif

Hey Peeps, Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was great...super busy but still lots of fun. On Thursday, my husband & I took a mini trip to Chicago for the Beyonce & Jay-Z concert and had an awesome time. While we were there, I decided to treat myself to a manicure because that never happens. It has seriously been YEARS since someone else had done my nails.

Anyway, I've been following the nail artist Spifster Sutton for quite some time waiting for the opportunity to experience her work first hand and Thursday was my day! I sat in the chair and she asked me how I normally wear my nails. I told her that I was pretty plain and stuck to mostly solid colors with an occasionally accent nail. She then went on to ask if there was anything that I didn't like and if I had any ideas. I told her that I wasn't really interested in glitter and that I would like a little white thrown in there since that was the color of my toes but other than that to just do her thing! Let me tell you, she definitely did the dang thang!!

These top pictures are from the day of, I didn't have my camera with me so excuse the iPhone pics! 

These pictures are from day 4 with my regular camera

Now that's what I call talent! I was sitting there amazed at how she came up with the designs on the fly, all free handed as well. I fell in love!! Spifster has a variety of packages but since it was my first time, I decided on The Sorta Spif which is 3-4 nail designs each hand but you can certainly get more than that. This manicure is supposed to stay on for up to 2 weeks, but she did mention that after 24hrs I could visit my local nail shop to get a gel top coat added if I wanted it to last longer. I decided against that because I'm not a big fan of gel, so I'll let you know how it goes.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and will definitely go back! What do you think...would you be brave enough to rock the designed look?

If you answered yes and are ever in the Chicago area, please make your appointment on Spifster's Style Seat now (she books up pretty fast). Also, be sure to check out her Instagram for more examples of her beautiful work!

Alright folks, have a wonderful day!