Friday, June 17, 2011

The Art of Beauty

Lately, I have realized that I have become such a "girly-girl". I make monthly appointments to get a manicure and pedicure. I love love love to shop. Retail therapy is amazing btw. And my hair. I am such a perfectionist when it comes to my natural hair. The bigger the better (which is why I love the summer, the humidity causes my hair to swell to dimensions unknown!)

The unfortunate part is while my pedicure lasts for at least two weeks, my manicures are usually gone within a week. I have been using gel polish, which I absolutely love. But with the limited colors available and some salon shops not doing as well of a job as others, I am usually chipped and peeled within a week.

So what's a girl to do? Make use of what she has, of course!

I have become obsessed lately with polishes. Each time I make a Target trip, I make sure to scout the nail polishes and pick up a few. I have become even more obsessed with nail color since watching this youtube video: How to Paint Nails by MissJenFABULOUS

She gives amazing tips in this video, such painting your nails without touching the cuticle, using short even strokes, etc.

Here are some pictures of my recent nails manicure adventure...

I used FingerPaint's "Art You Wondering" and Sally Hansen's "Art Thou Blue"

Oh...and a post isn't complete without some hair pictures...

(   As you can see this was on a super humid day. :)  )



    NOW, about the post -- lol, yes, I wanted to feature a post like this about doing your own mani's considering we are all recessionistas!

    Thanks for sharing =]

    Kimberly, FWB

  2. Thank you soooo much for your comment. I am 100% a supporter of saving $$, especially during these economic times. And I especially find no need in spending my money when I'm capable of doing a job close to what I would be paying 20 or more dollars for. lol. And I absolutely l-o-v-e your blog btw. You and the other girls are very inspiring ladies! :)

  3. Your curls are so pretty! They look crazy bouncy girl! I love how you twisted it over to the side.