Monday, July 28, 2014

Mani Monday // Hoopla nails!

 Happy Mani Monday, beauties! Today I'm sharing my custom jamberry-mani that I did for Hoopla - Stella & Dot's big yearly conference. This year it was in Orlando, and the un-official theme was flamingos. I used some of Stella & Dot's classic prints, mixed in a few others, and of course some flamingos and these are the wraps I came up with. Fun, huh? ;)

And if you're interested, my Hoopla toes -

Glitties glitter in Caribbean Crush. I did them about two weeks ago, and they're still looking good!

What were YOU guys rocking on your nails last week? Link 'em up and I'll pin some favorites!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Three Things

1. My bed!! LOL! After a week away I couldn't wait to come home to my sweet family, and my bed!! Something about sleeping in your own bed, on your own pillow is the best feeling in the world!

2. The song "Lost Stars" by Adam Levine from the movie "Begin Again." Tony and I saw this a couple weeks ago and both really liked it. Honestly, I kind of tricked Tony into seeing it, just because I wanted to see my boyfriend, Adam on the big screen. The movie was wonderful, and I really, really loved this song!

3. The enlighten bracelet. I had the privilege of learning about the amazing things the sale of these bracelets will do, by none other than the founder of Every Mother Counts, Christy Turlington Burns. Hearing that every two minutes a mother dies from complications during childbirth, and 98% of the time it's preventable was just heartbreaking. I have a goal of selling 20 Enlighten bracelets by August 31st. Can you help? (PS - if you shop directly through THIS online trunk show link you will be entered to win ALL of the hostess rewards; hundreds in free jewelry + a free engravable!)

What can 20 Enlighten bracelets help fund?
  • Essential medical equipment for midwifery students
  • Pays for two prenatal visits for uninsured women
  • Buys six safe birth kits for mothers-to-be
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What are YOUR three things? Be sure to let me know in the comments!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mani Monday with Tiffany!

Hi Glitter and Gloss readers!  Hope you guys are having an awesome summer so far.  I can't believe there's only about a month left... depressing.  I love summer.  Anyway, on to the nails...

I just ordered some Nail Vinyls in chevrons and straights from HERE, so of course I had to find a way to use them.  (Side note: love the nail vinyls.  They gave me very clean lines and I love that they're precut... oh my goodness cutting tape is for the birds.)  Please excuse the fact that they look just like Easter eggs.

For my base colors I used China Glaze Tardy for the Party (index and ring) and Zoya Shelby (middle and pinky).  I applied 2 coats of each.  Then I applied a coat of Seche Vite to my middle and ring finger (and thumb).

While I was waiting for my middle and ring finger to dry, I used a dotting tool to add dots to my index and pinky fingers.  For dotting I used Shelby and Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet on my index finger and Tardy for the Party and Mint Sorbet on my pinky finger, and topped those with Seche Vite.

Once my thumb, middle and ring fingers base coat was dry (takes about 10 minutes with the SV), I put 2 strips of chevron nail vinyls on each chevron nail.  Then, one at a time, I applied a coat of Mint Sorbet and removed the nail vinyl while the polish was still wet.  This is very important, if you let the polish dry at all then it will just pull polish off with the tape.  Not a good look.  I use tweezers to pull off the vinyls.  

Here's a picture with flash:

Hope you guys enjoyed!  Try it yourself, if you choose different colors it won't look so Easter eggy ;)  

These are DARLING, Tiffany, thank you for sharing!! Now it's YOUR turn to link up! As always, I will pin some favorites. Have a great week!

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