Huesday: Alabama Shakes

Posted on April 10, 2012 and tagged Stuff I Like with comments

Hooray! It's Huesday and the first album by Alabama Shakes comes out! So that'll be on repeat all day. Here's a special Alabama Shakes insipired Huesday. Enjoy!

Image via Death & Taxes Mag

Easter Party Nail Art

Posted on April 5, 2012 and tagged DIY, Stuff I Like with comments

Hello everyone! Here's some special nail art for you today, I call it Easter Party! But it's so colorful and cute it would be suitable for any party, Easter or otherwise! There's a party on your nails and everyone's invited! ...Sorry, I'll never talk like that again.

Isn't this a nerdy picture? Oh hi, I'm just resting my hand on these plastic eggs. A totally natural and normal thing to do. But I included it in the post because you can see the dots really well on my thumb.

I started out with a couple coats of a pearly white polish. Next I added yellow, pastel blue, pink and mint green dots. A toothpick dipped in nail polish works great to get the polka dots. I found it was easier to start with one color and randomly place dots on all my nails, then move on the next color, filling in the gaps as I went.

Here's a list of nail polish colors I used:

  • Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Fog
  • Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Air
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet (my most favorite color ever!)
  • Essie Mod Square

My hair is pink!

Posted on April 4, 2012 and tagged DIY, Stuff I Like, Personal with comments

Well... mostly! I was too chicken to go for a full head of pink. I'm jealous of girls who can pull it off, though. I think I'm just way too shy to stand out like that. I hate attention, which is weird that I have a blog, so I was too afraid people would look at my hair. Or worse...ask me about it!! I know, I'm a freak.

I was terrified putting bleach in my hair, but I'm in love with how it turned out. First, I separated the hair I wanted to dye and pulled the rest of it tight on top of my head with many elastics and pins. Then came the scary part, the bleach! I used Manic Panic Flash Lightning Bleach Kit and left it on for almost an hour. The box said you could need anywhere between 20 minutes and 120 minutes, so I just kept doing a strand check to see when it was ready. Even though I left it on that long, I still didn't get my hair all 'lemon yellow' like they describe in the instructions. Probably cause I've dyed my hair about a million times and it's hard to bleach out years of dye.

Once the bleaching was done, I let my hair dry and went straight into the pink. I used Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink The instructions said to leave the color on for 30 minutes, but numerous people online said it's best to leave it in as long as you can. The dye doesn't harm your hair, so there's no reason you can't leave it in longer. I wrapped my head in plastic wrap, you can see the lovely photo here, and left the pink in for about 3 hours. This turned out to be not quite enough and the next day I did it again for another 3 hours.

Now like any bright color, it will fade pretty fast. Especially since I wash my hair every day and I'm not interested in changing that. But as it fades, it's turning into this lovely pinky-peach color which I think looks pretty too!

And now for your viewing pleasure, here's a photo of a weird upside down girl! Oh wait, that's me...

Huesday: Heating Up

Posted on April 3, 2012 and tagged Stuff I Like with comments

I'm absolutely obsessed with color sites like Kuler and ColorHexa. I think a color scheme can make or break any project, so I'm constantly searching for inspiration. So here's what I hope will become a weekly series on the blog: Huesday!

Image via Fashion Gone Rogue

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