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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Happy Dance Swap!

Good Morning!


Finally its the weekend, my son has soccer game this afternoon and I'm really looking forward to seeing him play. 

Today I want to show you the contents of an absolutely AMAZING nail package I received from my dearest friend Maria at Marias Nail Art and Polish. Maria you ROCK! I call this swap, the happy dance swap because that is pretty much what i did when I finish unpacking all this goodness!!! 〈( ^.^)ノ 

Let me start by saying Maria knows me sooo very well, she sent me the most incredibly beautiful polishes. Let's get to it shall we?

First up are some amazing Models Own: Top turquoise, Indian Ocean, 
Balearic Cool, Beth's Blue (has to be my favorite of these 4)
 Purple Haze, Purple Poppy, Purple Imperial, Purple Passion, Lilac Dream
 Raspberry Crush, Magenta Divine, Prussian Blue, W7 - Salt n Pepper and 
the Absolutely amazing Gosh - Holographic Hero (drooooolsssss)
 Catrice: It's All I can Blue (beautiful), UpperWILDside, Hip Queens wear Blue Jeans!, 
No Snow Petrol and Smooch - Car-Key
Beautiful Barry Ms: Lemon Ice Cream, Indigo, Bright Purple,
Berry Ice Cream, Essence Blue of being Cool


Last but not definitely not least I'm sooo ready to try these one out: 
a new brand for me Ciate (Sugar Plum & Ditch the heels) and the gorgeous 
holos from KIKO 400 & 399
 KIKO 402, Douglas Absolute Nails  - Maria (Which is very appropriate for this swap since Maria sent it! see Maria's swatch here, ABSOLUTE GORGEOUSNESS) , Illamasqua - Baptiste (a lemming of mine), Well Nails a beautiful handmade polish from Denmark and Uma - Mermaid Kiss.

Well W-O-W Maria! Thank you Thank you Thank you for such amazing goodies. 

Please make sure you visit Maria's blog----> here she not only has the most amazing nail swatches around but also has a outstanding detail for nail art and specially beautiful color combinations. 

Isn't this swap worth a million Happy Dances? Hard to pick a favorite for sure.

Hugs,
Lydia

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pink Hello Kitty Manicure

Hi there,

I know, I know, another hello kitty manicure. This one was inspired by my mothers day gift - the hubby got me a HK box that had a pattern like this one and I couldnt help but recreate it.

I started by creating a background, and then stamped with a red polish, here it goes.




Hugs,
Lydia

Monday, May 13, 2013

Tulips Nails

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Hello there,

I have an extremely busy week ahead. I hope everyone has a great week. After my Hello Kitty mani that I posted earlier this weekend I decided to do a tulip mani. So here it is. Hope you ladies like it.




Hugs,
Lydia

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Bongo Nail Polish

Hi there!!!!

Happy Mother's Day!!!!!

The other day I went to Kmart looking for a birthday present for Nathan and I have to admit I was paying no attention to the nail polish section when my hubby said "have you seen these before"? - and there they were - an untouched display of Bongo products and nail polish!!!!!....of course I had to snap a picture (not a good one) and wow beautiful colors. Pretty inexpensive each polish goes for $2.99 - I wish I could have bought one of each I like or 2.....

I did managed to pick up a few...
From L to R: Riot Act - That's How we Roll - Feeling Royal
#1 Stunner - Perfectly Polished

I'll be showing you some swatches soon...not all because they are not all mine, I bought some for a friend but I think I will be going back for more when I get paid this week. LOL

Have you had a chance to try this brand before? This is my first time seeing them. I'm excited to see how they perform.

Wish you all a happy Sunday!!!

And Happy Mother's Day to all the mommys out there!!!!
Hugs,
Lydia

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello Kitty, Bows and Tulips

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Hello there beautiful ladies!!

I want to start by thanking all of you for the sweet birthday wishes for my birthday boy yesterday. He had a great day yesterday and was exhausted by the time he went to bed.

Hope you all enjoy the weekend. I have a Hello Kitty Manicure to show today. I like it a lot since it is the first one in a while that i have had time to sit and enjoy painting my nails. Oh how i missed it!

I decided to go for a bunch of random stuff like tulips and a tree - bows and hello kitty. LOL no purple? i think i must be feeling a little sick....





What do you think? Too girly? i think so! but its too cute!
Hugs,
Lydia
/bye

Friday, May 10, 2013

Purple Flowers

Hello ladies!

Happy Friday!!!

Geeeeez, i waited for Friday for a long time, it seems. I wish I could say im going to be taking it easy this weekend but I dont see that in my near future. How about you? any plans for this weekend?

Ok, onto the nails - this is a recycled mani, i will show you what it used to look like before i stamped and changed it a bit, maybe next week - i just decided to show you this version first. 


I dont know.... i like how this look a little more in person than in the pictures-  but the holo ooohhh pure preciousness!! and purple of course! what is not to like?

Bundle monster stamping plate
Born pretty store striping tape
Color Club - Wild at heart for stamping (holo) 
Base color - can you guess what it is???

Many Hugs,
Lydia

Off Topic Post

Hello friends,

Today is a very special day - 7 years ago at 11:57 pm I was blessed with a very handsome, caring, loving, sweet, friendly, generous and helpful boy. Nathan has brought joy and meaning to my life, he has changed me and he has also stolen my heart.

I can hardly believe he is turning 7 today - just to think that he will be 10 in 3 years has me scared. Why has time gone by so fast? I miss him being a baby. Anyhow...

I know a lot of you have kids and parties do come around once a year...don't spend tons on party decoration, make them yourself! I want to share some birthday ideas with you, all you need is a printer and different types of paper.

One of the reasons i decided to do also the decorations myself is because there is not really a lot of party supplies available for a Ninjago Birthday Party. Pinterest has lots of helpful ideas as always. Here is what I did.

You can create your own banner:

  • I downloaded the font from - here
  • Used scrapbooking paper for the background
  • Scissors
  • Printed his favorite characters
  • Glue

For the goody bags:

  • I bough plain paper bags very cheap on ebay
  • Cropped out the ninja eyes and printed them in sticker paper
  • Also printed some round stickers to seal the bags on the back


For the drinks:

  • Printed drink labels long enough to wrap around the bottle
  • covered with clear packing tape to prevent bleeding
  • taped it to bottle

Birthday boy helping close the goody bags, he is so excited!
For the invitations:

  • I used some old photo paper that was laying around
  • used a picture from the web, added the text, made some adjustments 
  • print and Voila! 

We are ready for a party for a very special little boy! I will post pictures of the big day!

Hugs,
Lydia

Thursday, May 9, 2013

and More dots...

Hiiii!

So lately I havent have time for a lot of things so I have done lots of dots manicure. This one is one of those, also part of the vault. 



I absolutely loved this combination! :) 

Hugs,
Lydia
/bye

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pastel Dotticure

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Hello there!

I hope you are all having a great week so far. Today i want to show you a manicure i did a while back but had not had the chance to show you. I used the Sinful Colors - Sugar Rush collection for it. Hope you like it.


Hugs,
Lydia
/bye
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