Hapiness Day 11: My sister makes me happy.

She is such a hard-working, dedicated, loving mother of 3 crazy, but super adorable children. When I was a commuter I had such huge amounts of guilt from being too tired to see family on days off. Huge amounts to the point that I would cry for hours on my days off because I felt horrible. That is truly no life to live. Working in Kent has been a blessing. I was able to surprise the kids at Ashlee’s volleyball game after work and spend the day with them today. I feel at peace when I am with my family.

How do you counteract those feelings of guilt? What are your go to coping mechanisms? Comment below. I would like to hear them!

I am seeing GREEN!

Yes, I have five different colors on my nails and five different patterns. I will get a photo soon BUT, here is my March 17th collection:

Back Row: Beauty Secrets- Top Coat, Color Club Winter Affair
3rd Row: LA Colors Frog Kisses, Revlon 571 POSH, Maybelline Color Show 330 Tenacious Teal
2nd Row: Maybelline Color Show 320 Green With Envy, Maybelline Color Show 340 Go Go Green, Wet N Wild 460D Kaleidoscope
Front: Sephora Blasted Gold Crackle, Sinful Colors 946 Happy Ending

I always forget to do my toe nails before I paint my fingernails… Luckily my toenails are in good condition… Gold lasts a while!

St. Patty’s Day 2

Sadly my rainbow and pot of gold did not last… the yellow chipped and I can’t have chipped middle fingers. I did another St. Patrick’s day theme… but I am not going to explain it. You can see pictures but an amazing nail blogger explains it so much better!

Colors of the night are:
Maybelline Color Show 320 Green with Envy: I love this brand. I need to invest in more of these colors. They are creamy… if that makes sense! This green is a nice seafoam green color. It is gorgeous!

Color Club 5688 Winter Affair (My Scented Polish): I used this for my shamrocks on the party nails.

Sephora by OPI Blasted Gold: Lately I have had a fun time with crackle polish. I have three colors of this Sephora by OPI and I love them… LOVE THEM! I got them on clearance for $3.00 also. BONUS!

Beauty Secrets Top Coat: A Sally’s Beauty Special… I like this brand.
They have a great base coat also. So onto my favorite nail blogger….

I almost bought 5 different green nail polish colors today but stopped myself… As you can see, I connected my shamrock petals AND like my designs to face the bottom of my nail. I need to learn to take pictures of my nails better!!!




P.S. Unless I am going somewhere, I never paint my nails “clean”. When I wash my hands or my hair the polish attached to my skin comes off…

Dedicated to my Sister!!

Jennifer said I needed to start a nail art blog. So, I am dedicating this post to her. Keep in mind I am a beginner… BEGINNER! I am just learning the whole nail art- art form. But I love to try… and since I can not be perfect, when I mess up, you will get those posts also! Here is my stash… It is slowly growing. Every pay-day I splurge and buy new polish. I love to try different brands… I have my favorites but that is for another day! Oh, and I have to warn you… my nails look disgusting… I broke 6 nails today! BAD DAY!


St. Patrick’s Day is coming up. This is a very simple St. Patty’s Day idea.


Supplies Needed:
Two-ended Dotting Tool
China Glaze 1112 With Love
Sinful Colors #201 Patrika
Wet and Wild Fast Dry 224C The Wonder Yellows
Color Craze (No Color Given so I have to Make it Up) Frog Kisses
Sally Hansen Gem Crush 04 Blingtastic
Color Club 5688 Winter Affair (This is Caramel Scented too!!)
Wet and Wild 424A Black
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Step 1:
Paint each of your nails one of the first five nail polish colors… I suggest waiting two minutes between each coat you use. My red polish I used one coat, orange/yellow/green I used 3 coats, and blue glitter only two. Each brand differs. Why can’t it be uniform? Obviously my red is a “salon quality” brand so it covers better. So, we painted a RAINBOW FOR St. Patrick’s Day! And, what comes with a rainbow?


Step 2:
A Pot of Gold! Using the small end of your dotting tool, make small dots in the shape of a pot. After your dots are made, swirl them together to make a solid pot. If you don’t have a dotting tool, get creative. I have used the end of toothbrushes, crochet hooks, pens, q-tips with the cotton pulled off, and then I got lucky and my sister bought me a kit!


Step 3:
Now, using the other end of your dotting tool (usually one end is small, the other is bigger) dot little gold coins. I added some outside of the pot also… And if my picture did not save right, I may be emptying my pot on the ground.

Step 4:
Paint with top coat of your choice. I am currently a fan of anything Seche Vite. Only problem… IT IS EXPENSIVE! I bought a bottle for myself (a whopping $10.00! I have never spent that much on nail polish!) and then found a great deal on Amazon buying it in bulk for $17.00ish. It is really good at smoothing out the nails, especially when you have layers and designs.

So, TADA… WE ARE FINISHED! A quick and simple manicure for St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you enjoyed! If you have any ideas let me know. I will try them out!



NO surprise!

I changed my nail color again. Blue little snow balls… I am wishing for snow!!! I always hope it snows on my birthday… hardly ever but hey, maybe a freak snow storm will show up in the next two and a half hours…

blue dots

My friend also pained her nails sparkly pink (my favorite color!). It needed a little extra so I polka-dotted it for her. Giant bright pink and teeny-tiny silver dots. It is SO CUTE! My mind is already spinning with ideas for February/Valentine’s Day!