8 Jun

Have a Splendid Weekend!

Hooray, it’s Friday!  I can’t wait to officially get this weekend started.  Saturday will be busy busy busy (I’m doing hair and makeup for a wedding, then going to a work party for Travis) and Sunday will be lazy lazy lazy, just like Sundays should be :)  It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend… I’m hoping to spend lots of time outside in the sun!

Let’s kick this weekend off with some fun posts from around the web…

I’m obsessed with these bowls!

Baked egg boats… yummm.

Wouldn’t this ombre dresser be cute for a nursery?

I love everything about these nails.

Favorite color of the moment: mint.

Are any of you brave enough to try bronze eyeshadow?

This dress is on my summer wish list!

An ode to top knots.

An open letter to all parents from a non-parent.

Clever French art.

These little girls are SO talented!

And a few {bb} posts you might have missed…

Matching tattoos.

Gorgeous backyard havens

Are you afraid to go grey?

What are you up to this weekend?  Soaking up the nice weather?  Anyone else going to a wedding?  Tell me what you’re up to in the comments!

1 Jun

Have a Great Weekend (Let’s Be Friends on Pinterest!)

Happy Friday, my sweets!  What are you up to this weekend?  I’m pretty excited to be doing hair for a six year old’s birthday party on Saturday!  Her mom hired me to create a girly day for her and her friends— I’m putting rainbow colored feather extensions in their hair, painting their nails with glittery polish, and braiding their sweet little locks.  Sometimes I just love being a freelance hairstylist :)

I want to kick off this weekend with some images that will hopefully inspire you to make the most of your days off.  If you want to check out all of my pinboards you can do so here!

I have an entire board just for cool and creative photos, like this beautiful underwater shot.

The interior design inspiration is one of my favorite parts of Pinterest.

Of course, much of my nail and hair ideas come from other creative beauty lovers.

And I LOVE all the DIY project ideas!

Of course, I also have boards for fashion, food, fun party ideas, and more.  Isn’t Pinterest seriously addicting?  Have a good weekend, my loves.

What are you up to this weekend?  Any fun plans to share?  Are you as into Pinterest as I am?  Comment with your user name so I can follow you!

30 May

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Day Survival Kit

One thing I loved about getting married at my parents’ house was that I didn’t have to worry about forgetting any wedding day essentials.  If you’re NOT getting hitched at home, it’s wise to put together an emergency kit to ensure that you look your best, no matter what curve balls are thrown your way.  (Gift Idea: Put them all in a cute case labeled “Wedding Day Survival Kit” and give a kit to each of your bridesmaids with a thank you card!)

Check out these must-haves for the big day:

Fashion Tape: don’t let a plunging neckline turn into a wardrobe malfunction

Safety Pins: straps break, bustles fall… keep a few different sizes on hand, just in case

Cinnamon Mints: did you know that cinnamon is a better bad-breath buster than mint?

Clear Nail Polish: stops runs in panty hose, keeps rhinestones in place if they start falling off your shoes, keeps nails from chipping

Bobby Pins: for stray hairs

Lip Balm: go for balm instead of gloss, so your lips look lustrous without being sticky

Oil Absorbing Sheets: to keep your face looking fresh in photos (and in real life!)

Bandaids: just in case those gorgeous wedding shoes of yours start to give you blisters

Q-tips: easily fix smudgy eye makeup, spray with hairspray to keep brows or stray hairs in place

Deodorant: dancing will make you sweat, I promise!

Wet Wipes: After the ceremony, I got dirt all over the back of my dress (from taking photos at a barn) and we were able to get it all off with wet wipes!  So handy…

What do you think of this survival kit?  Past brides: did I leave anything out?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

17 May

Warm Weather Nail Polish Faves

There are some nail polish shades that look extra-awesome with a glowing summer tan, don’t you think?  Here’s some fun color inspiration for spring and summer outings…

1. Butter in Snog — 2. Essie in Bazooka — 3. Color Club foil collection

color swatches: Zoya Summer 2012

Rock these shades with a maxi dress and sandals and you’ll look hot all summer long!

Will you change up your polish selection for the warmer months?  Which of these shades do you like most?  Got any other summer faves?  Share ‘em in the comments!

30 Apr

Half Moon Manicure

I’ve been meaning to try a half moon manicure for ages, but every time I’d go to the store, I’d forget to buy the imperative binder paper hole reinforcements.  Well, I finally remembered and this weekend I tried the half moon mani for myself.

Check it out:

This was a super easy process and I love how it turned out!

Are you a fan of this look?  Have you tried it out yourself?  Any other nail looks you’d like to see featured on the blog?  Share in the comments!