Nails: Dining Al Frisco

There really isn’t a point to me painting my nails and posting about it other than that I want to share it. Painting my nails is never something I’ve been good at but I’m hoping to get better at it. Plus, with so many fabulous nail colors out there, how can I resist!

The last polish was looking a bit sad so I removed it and got out OPI’s Dining Al Frisco. Such a fun, electric blue. In fact, I went tonight to Target to pick up a top coat. I am so happy to see that Target now carries an OPI line (Nicole by OPI). I originally picked up the Dining Al Frisco color at Ulta because Organized Like Jen had reviewed it and really liked it.


I tried painting my left hand early in the day, while the kids were awake. The end result being all three of us having painted nails.


I didn’t get to paint my right hand until many hours later. Still total crap at painting my right hand. Maybe after a few weeks of doing this I’ll improve some.

20140705-213751-77871808.jpgEven my left hand is pretty crappy. My cuticules are getting lots better but still have a bit of healing to do. I worked more on removing the excess paint before calling it a day. I put the top coat on too soon. I should have done a second coat on some of the nails.

Lots of learning to do when it comes to painting my nails but at least I’m having fun!



Exploring Nail Polish

This is actually a pretty embarrassing post for me. I hate my hands. I’ve always thought I had a bit of man hands. My hands look very similar to that of my fathers, short and fat. My brother got my mothers gorgeous long and slender fingers. Lucky.

Usually I do fake acrylic nails because I have a nasty habit of biting my nails but they don’t work so well with kiddos. I do love all the OPI nail colors out these days so I’m giving painted nails a try for the first time in years, maybe even decades.

Is anyone else total crap at painting their nails? No, just me then? Got it.


I’m hoping that by paying a little more attention to my nails, I might actually improve the look of them over time. At the top of this bookshelf I have discovered a tin of Burt’s Bees cuticle cream and put that on as well. My cuticles could use some serious work.

Maybe my next months polish will be improved and my nails will be longer.

Polish: OPI Where Did Suzi’s Man-go?

Japonesque Makeup brushes and stuff

Making big strides in the makeup world! I have so much to learn, so I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube makeup guru videos to learn what products I need and such. Had a few things in mind so I drove over to Ulta to pick up some things. Mainly I needed new brushes. The ones I have are super old (and cheap) and the bristles were falling out all over the place.

After my purchase, I thought it would be fun to make a quick haul video in the car while I was alone. I had a lot of fun doing it, maybe I’ll make this a weekly thing!

I also got to try out a new brand of makeup (Japonesque), going to try and learn more about the brand and will report back.

Hope you enjoy the video, I’m new to this!!

Products purchased:

1. Japonesque Beautiful Eyes Touch Up Tube Set $16.50

2. Japonesque Dual Sided Brush 120

*Closest product I could find was #110 but I got #120 (Gift w/ purchase)

3. Almay Intense i-color Smokey-i $6.99

4. Almay Intense i-color Shimmer-i $6.99

5.Revlon Diamond Collection Eyelash curler $8.99

6. Style & Finish Texturizing Beach Spray $8.99

7. O.P.I. Nail Lacquer (Where did Suzi’s Man-go?) $9.00

8. Butter London Lippy Tinted Balm (Teddy Boy) $20.00

9. Japonesque Velvet Touch Blush (03) $22.00

10. Japonesque Velvet Touch Blush (05) $22.00

11. Japonesque Velvet Touch Concealer (01) $20.00

12. EOS lip balm (lemon drop) $3.49

13. Benefit Boi-ing & Eye Bright  $12.00