Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Five Things About Me

It's time for another five random things about me (see the last post here). Please share some random things about yourselves, in the comments! I would love to know more about you all.

1) There is no food I hate more than water chestnuts. I've always disliked them, but I have a really bad memory related to them that makes them even worse.

2) When I was little, I had three names picked out for any future horses I would get: Aurora, Maleficent, and Merrylegs. Aurora and Maleficent would have preferably been Arabian mares, Saddlebreds, or National Show Horses (a mix of the two) - light and dark, respectively. Merrylegs would have been a Shetland pony, because they're adorable. Clearly I wasn't too creative, because those names come from Sleeping Beauty and Black Beauty. It didn't matter, because all of our horses already had names when we got them. And they were none of the breeds I mentioned (though Spanky was Anglo-Arab), but I couldn't possibly have loved any other horses quite as much as I loved them.

3) Much to my mom's chagrin, I used to refuse to get pedicures. The idea of anyone touching my feet kind of freaked me out; it wasn't because of being ticklish (I'm not ticklish, at all) but because I'm prone to ingrown toenails and also because I just have weird anxiety issues about new, unknown territory. I was forced to get one because of a shoot (about four years ago), and realized that they're the best thing in the world. What was I thinking?

4) I used to ride my purple Huffy bike around my block and play "Maneater" by Hall and Oates on my walkman, over and over. Keep in mind that this was a tape, so it required me to stop and rewind it whenever the song ended. I thought I was so cool...and I totally was. I wasn't allowed to go past my block, so I basically lived my life in a small, continuous loop.

5) One of my cats, Kitty Boos, sleeps on my shoulder with his face resting on mine. He wakes me up by purring very loudly, burying his head under my neck, and licking my face. It's really cute, and also really difficult to breathe, sometimes. Thanks for the smothering love, Boobear!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Makeup Monday: Watermelon Nail Tutorial

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(I used Kiss Nail Art Paints for the details)

It seems as though lately, I've been having a bit of a fruit obsession. From my strawberry nail tutorial to my new watermelon dress and watermelon clutch, I've got a bit of a theme going - so I figured I would top it off with another nail tutorial. It all started when I got a manicure, with my niece. Less than 24 hours later, the tips were already starting to chip, so I decided to give them a little makeover and make them into watermelons. Here's how to do it:

1) Start with red nails.

2) Paint the tips white.

3) Paint a skinnier stripe of green at the very tips.

4) Use black polish to paint the seeds. That's it!

It doesn't have to be perfect (clearly, mine aren't) but if you're a perfectionist or don't have a very steady hand, try using these french manicure guides for the green and white tips, and a nail dotting tool for the seeds. Have fun!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Happy Weekend!

(photo from my instagram)

Happy weekend! We just got back from our road trip, and brought little Roxy Mae (my niece) back with us. I'm excited to show her around NYC, since she hasn't been here since she was a baby. What are your plans for the weekend? I wasn't online too much this week, since we were with family. But here are a few of the links I've been clicking on:
- This is how I know I'm an adult: I'm dreaming about this pastel mint SMEG fridge.

- Have you downloaded #partypartyapp, yet? The ladies of A Beautiful Mess have a new app, and it's so much fun!

- The cutest outfit.

- It's time for the Nordstrom anniversary sale. I'm trying not to look.

- The curious case of designers leaving (or being pushed out of) their namesake labels.

- Audrey Tatou is always a stunner. Insert heart eyes emoji.

- 20 inspiring before and after renovation photos. Because lately, all I've been doing is looking at houses I dream of fixing up and living in.