Football Nails

This week I got a great Idea to do football inspired nails for Superbowl Sunday. Brown nail polish is really hard to find by the way. If you wish to do these. I went to Sally Beauty Supply Store.

Some of my lines are a bit unsteady, I’m not in practice with the little lines again and my cat kept getting in the way.

What you will need.

IMG_4457A good clear coat

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Brown, green, and white nails polish. I used Orly Prince Charming (brown), SinFulColors Happy Ending (green), and China Glaze White on White (white).

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A very fine brush

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and toothpicks.

Step 1: Cute, file, buff, and apply your clear base coat.

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Step 2: Apply Brown nail polish to the desired nails. I chose to do all but the one accent nail.

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Step 3: Apply green nail polish to accent nail/nails.

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Step 4: Apply a second coat of both green and brown.

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Step 5: Using your thin brush make a straight line down the center of all of the brown nails, or your nails of choice.

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Step 6: taking your toothpick make three little lines across all of the longer lines on the brown nails.

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Step 7: Using your thin brush make two lines all the way across the green nail, one at the top and one at the bottom. Then using your toothpick make three small lines on the edges of the green nail.

IMG_4469Step 8: Apply a clear top coat to your nails.

Step 9: Take a Q-Tip and dip in your polish remover and clean up your nails.

Hope your nails are a hit at your Super Bowl Party

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Neon with a bow

New nails once again.

Step 1: Trim, clean, and file your nails.

Step 2: Apply a clear base coat.

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Step 3: Apply first coat of your color of choice.

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IMG_4429Step 4: Apply Second coat

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Step 5: Apply white on all nails or just your accent nail. In a small space at the tip of your nail. Like below.

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Step 6: Using black draw out a like between the base color and the white accent. Then make two small loops to form a bow. See Image below.

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Step 7: Let everything dry completely. Neon colors tend to dry faster, but with a matte finish. Apple a clear coat on top of every nail.

I used L.A. Colors Art Deco polish to draw the thin lines on my nail.IMG_4436I only did one accent nail. I haven’t been polishing my nails lately so I am a bit out of practice painting my right hand. I also like to just do one nail when I try something new.

I hope you enjoyed.

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Pretty Purple Nails

Today’s nails

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First you will need to trim and file your nails, then you will need to put some sort of base coat on your nails. I generally use the same clear base coat as I use for the top coat.

Next select your mail color. I chose Sally Hansen Insta-Dri (420 Lively Lilac).

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Apply your first coat

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Let dry, then apply a second. Let these layers dry completely. Choose your accent color.

I choose L.A. Colors Lot/Batch Code: 12529 There is no color name.

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Apply a layer to your accent nail of choice. I chose to use my ring fingers.

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Once complete, let glitter dry then apply a clear coat the the top of all nails. Let dry.

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She & Him

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I have purchased a lot of music over time. All on iTunes. I have not purchased a physical album in so long. However I have become obsessed with She&Him and Indie Rock. All I am going to say is listen to it and make your own opinion.

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New Years

Last year I made a New Years Resolution. Sort of.

I wanted to become Vegan or at least a full Vegetarian by the end of the year. I did pretty good. Due to circumstances out of my control I have come close to being a vegetarian. I would say I am mostly vegetarian.

This year.

I am not going to make one. I am going to do something different. I want to do something productive each day. I just got the idea today to do this so its a few days late. I want to do two things each day. I want to make a square to make a blanket as I go through the year. One square each day. Secondly I want to make one preemie hat each day and donate them at the end of the year.

Now I am not going to say that either of these things are going to actually happen. But this is what I would like to happen. So I am going to do my best to accomplish both of these.

We will see how well I do. I think I did well last year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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What I got for Christmas

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Each year Christmas has been different, this year was full of emotions. I got to watch the twins open their gifts and experience the day. This was the first year that they had a small idea of what was going on. It is magical watching two year old’s open gifts. Pure Joy and Pure Bliss.

My time is coming close to an end with the twins I was supposed to be done watching them already, however their parents have not been able to find a day care as fast as they anticipated being able to find one. So I stayed for Christmas and plan on staying till they find a day care or the beginning of March which ever some first. This being said I was with my Nanny family for Christmas, instead of traveling back home.

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The first thing the twins and my nanny family got me. These lovely Leopard Vegan Toms. I have a huge love for Toms and have many pairs. I 7 pair now. These are ones that I love but wold have never purchased or myself.

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Next they got me this really awesome Betsy Johnson wallet/clutch. I like it because it has slots on the inside and its big enough to fit my phone in it. I wouldn’t buy this for myself. I am not a fan on leather anything. When it comes to gifts that I cannot return I do not complain and make use of it. The people that I nanny for love leather and do not embrace the animal lover. Sometimes we make do with the situation.

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Next I go these awesome socks. One day I should do a blog post on all of my crazy socks. Life is to short for boring socks.

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I also got a collection of nail items. I love to paint my nails when I have time to wait for them to dry.

Lastly I got a Starbucks gift card and a necklace that I do not have a picture of.

Hope you enjoyed

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life changes

Last night I got some news I was not expecting, but yet I was. I had a feeling that it was coming, however I was hoping with everything I have that it wouldn’t happen. I am stuck in a pickle now because of this.

I sat down with my nanny boss yesterday and he informed me that they are going to be putting the girls in a child developmental center in January. Their new baby will be here soon as well, however their mom will be staying home with the baby. This being said I will no longer have a job at the end of this week.

I feel heartbroken because of this. I got less than a weeks notice that I need to find a job and a months notice that I need to find a place to live. I am at a loss for what to do, and heartbroken because I feel like my babies are being taken from me. I have taken care of them for the last 2 years. They were only 3 months old when I started watching them. I have spent more time with them than their parents have. I feel like they are my own.

I have some options, I just don’t know what to do. Financially I am not prepared for any of this. I just finished paying off my car in a large sum taking all of my savings. Thankfully I will not have to worry about my car anymore. But this brings me to my options. I have to either find a job in the next few days and get an apartment. It would not be that hard for me to get another nanny job here, I am just not sure that’s what I want to do. I could also move back to Missouri and go back to watching the kids I used to watch before I moved. I even have a place to live in Missouri. I would just be starting over again. I would have to get rid of whatever doesn’t fit into my car and Harley and I would have to drive 12 hours to get there.

Please if you read this keep me in your thoughts or prayers as I try to figure this out in the next few days.

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