Monday, May 21, 2012

to all the fair beauties...

Whether you're ready for it or not... the weather is a changin'.
Last weekend the thermometer peaked at eighty degrees, but I wasn't quite ready to expose my blindingly pale legs to the world.  After a week or so of warmer temperatures... I no longer care.  Here are some inspirational pics to get you in the mood to bare it all.

1. Emma Stone
2. Kirsten Dunst
3. Amanda Seyfried
4. Kristen Stewart
5. Michelle Trachtenberg
6. Anne Hathaway
7. Abbey Lee Kershaw
8. Rose McGowan

Friday, May 18, 2012

black and white geo.

All but one little guy are hand painted.
I was going to add a few more minx on, 
but my self application is not so good.

Sally Hanson: Xtreme Wear in White On
Detail: any brand in black
Top: Nailtiques formula #2

nails. dashing diva. azure allure.

I had the opportunity to check out the International Beauty Show about a month ago 
and really loaded up on tons of nail products that are usually only available to professionals. 

One of the things I picked up was this pack of Dashing Diva Design FX bling nail appliques. 
They're similar to the ones you can get at the drugstore but 
much more heavy duty with lots of texture.  
I applied them myself and heres how they turned out!

check to see if your favorite salon does them or
you can also sometimes find the packs on ebay.

I went to Hair Party 24hr last night 
(yes that's right 24 hr hair & nail salon)
and they offer Design FX with application for $50.
I think it also includes a gel overlay to extend the life.

underwater dogs.

Someone showed me this the other day and it's too amazing not to share... 
these are all photos of dogs jumping into a pool chasing after a ball. enjoy.
click the link to see the rest of them.

toot toot. beep beep. donna summer.

rip donna summer. disco rocks.

Monday, May 14, 2012

DIY. blank canvas wedges.

I found some really comfortable wedge sandals at Old Navy (on sale for $25) recently... the only problem is that they were white.  They were already getting dirty in the store, so I knew it would just be a matter of time before I destroyed them.  So I decided to get them and dye them myself!  
after photo of my handy work.
This is the way the shoe comes, it's really a great blank canvas to get creative. I decided to keep it simple, but I definitely did some brainstorming.  The only think I wouldn't recommend is drawing on them with a sharpie because it will bleed on the canvas & if they get wet... you're probably in trouble.

I considered spray paint, studding, & even embroidering... so many options.
(maybe i'll pick up another pair)

1. tape off any area that you definitely don't want to get dye on. 
no matter how careful you are... just tape it off.

2. boil a pot of water. nothing i did was a perfect science.  
I imagine that I used about 4 cups of water 
and emptied half of the iDye (or any fabric dye) in hot pink packet into the container
& let it dissolve. (i did not use salt)

3. use a spray bottle and spray the canvas with water so the dye absorbs evenly

4. carefully use a paint brush and cover the canvas with the color of your choice.
do a couple of coats if you want a more intense color.
because of the shape of the shoe, you aren't able to dip or submerge it into the dye.

5. remove the tape & let them dry out & you're done. super easy.

The other color option they come in, 
which I purchased as well... 
but I really like the neon yellow...
so I'm not going to touch it.

new & powder blue

I got a new awesome shade of nail polish last week.  
Thakoon for NARS in Kutki powder blue. $18.

available here via

NARS - Kutki (powder blue) with detail moons in hot pink.

If you like this color comparison 
check out the rest of the blog entry at 
they compare different brands & hues 
for the rest of the NARS collection.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

braids & buns.

Spice up your boring bun by adding some braids & lot's of teasing!
I did this myself, but I thought my hand was going to fall off by the end :)

really loving this look too. so sweet.