I’ve loved doing my nails since I was first allowed to when I was probably 11 or 12 years old. Lately, I’ve been having a blast learning as much as I can about new techniques and professional methods, usually by watching You Tube video tutorials or reading about nail art around the internet. The [...]
On a recent sick day, I binged out on watching Glee Season 3 and immediately started pining for my high school days so feeling young again, I thought it would be fun to break out my new set of nail glitter and finally give it a try.
Halloween Gel Manicure
Hosting a party is serious business and normal nail polish just wouldn’t cut it with all the scrubbing going on at my house. I knew I would need something stronger so I went to Luxury Nail Spa in Vandalia and got a gel manicure with black for the base and [...]
Battle of the Fancy Mascaras – Dior Extase vs. Lancôme Hypnôse Drama
I love trying new mascaras all the time because there are thousands of options and I have complete confidence that I will find the perfect one someday. Truthfully, there are many very good mascaras out there and while I’m trying to save money, [...]
I never have a lot of faith in things delivered in pen form (other than ink, I suppose). They tried putting white-out in pens and it always got clogged. Lip gloss pens can leave giant drops of pink on your white dress. However, LAQA & Co. might be on to something with [...]
Ever since I saw this on a friend’s facebook, I have wanted to try it. Basically, take a dark color (I used Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro in Purple Rain) as the base, and use a makeup sponge to dab on first a layer of light teal polish (Wet n Wild Megalast in I Need a [...]
I’m sorry, I know it’s lazy but I just have so much I want to show you! So here is my weekend in (unedited) photos:
Ok, so we start with Wake Up Mordecai at South Park Tavern. It was a lot of fun and the food was, as always, amazing.
Do you remember that big shipment of nail decor I was waiting patiently for? Well it finally arrived and now my nails look like fruit salad. I had great plans to get out on my day off and explore Dayton a little bit, but unfortunately the miserably [...]
On a shopping trip I’ve since forgotten, I purchased Kiss Nail Dress stick-on “nail fashion” in a black lace pattern featuring roses and leopard spots. I found it while tidying up my bathroom closet and thought I would give it a try so I pulled up Netflix on my iMac and started watching Emma [...]
I’m happy to report that I’ve been doing an excellent job saving money by not running to the nail salon every time I need my nails done. I’ve been having a great time getting creative and tackling the job myself and Monday evenings before hitting the gym seem to be the operative time [...]
Welcome!I love Dayton, I've lived here for all of my 26 years and don't plan on settling anywhere else. I started this blog as a way to showcase the best of Dayton (as seen through my perspective) and also to share some of the things that occupy space in my mind, namely beauty, home decor, quotes, and various aspects of my life.