Tuesday, November 27, 2012

50 years young..

Happy 50th Birthday, Mama!

today is my mama bear's 50th birthday! Jevie and I took her out for dinner at a local pub-style restaurant and then we went to see Breaking Dawn pt.2 :) (this was my first second time seeing it hehehe). 
a sort of tradition in our family is to give each other charms for our Pandora bracelets on special occasions. Jev and I gave my mom a Lucky Chinese Cat charm for her bracelet to commemorate her 50th birthday!  :) we told her its to bring her luck in whatever she needs in life - and its super cute with a little pink heart on its neck :) 

dinner was deeee-lish and the movie was fabulous, even the second time around for me :) 

Happy birthday, mama. i hope you enjoyed your day because you more than deserve it. be proud of the woman you've become (because im proud of you) and remember, 50 is the new 40 ;) love love love you to bits!

celebrating a very special woman on her very special day;

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow..

on all of my clients nails lately! im seriously noticing the nail trend for this Holiday season already: snowflakes, icy blues,  frosty silvers, and snowy whites. now dont get me wrong, we've had a few classic ruby red fades with some white snowflakes, too. but i just cant get enough of the blues and silvers this year. 

my beautiful *and patient* best friend let me film a video while doing her nails this past week. here's a picture of them:

she brought in a picture from another local tech named Sarah. Sarah's nails were done with blue sparkle instead of silver and had only blue snowflakes. i knew that i wanted to add some silver snowflakes as well as the blue ones, i wanted to use some fabulous 'disco ball' silver (its super reflective) and i also wanted to try an 'icicle' nail on her pinkies. so we got some inspiration from Sarah's nails and then i added my own twist on them to make them my own :) dont these give you the chilly willy's just looking at them?!... in a good way, of course :p

so here it is, my 5th 6th video i believe :) im having so much fun doing them, and i get really excited when ive finished one from doing the nails to applying the final edit. im slowly getting better at editing and angles - but hey! they aint too bad for my first few! hehe

watch it if you'd like, and please let me know what you think! and if you have any ideas for any other videos, let me know :)

ill leave this post off with some other pictures of more snowflake nails ive done in the past few weeks. there have been many so i havent taken pictures of all of them lol creating snowy nails will have to do for me until we get the real thing here! and i hope it comes really soon!

dreaming of a white Christmas;

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

nail art collection #1

here's a compilation of some recent and not so recent nails i've done. enjoy! and if you'd like to see me do a tutorial on any of these nails on my YouTube channel, be sure to leave a comment :)

abstract gel roses - check out my YouTube channel for a tutorial on these! 

hand painted leopard print - check out my YouTube channel for a tutorial :)


im still here. i promise. i really miss blogging daily, but life lately has been chaotic and by the end of the day im ready for pjs, cuddles and sleep. i promised myself that i would keep up with this blog when i started it.. and im going to try really hard to keep that promise - so today im doing two separate posts! yep, you heard me! this one will just be a regular blog post, blabbering about my recent shenanigans. the second will be dedicated strictly to nails, nails and more nails.

where do i begin? work is getting more hectic than it usually is *helloooo, holiday season!* and its great :) we really do have the best group of clientele at the shop. dawn and i have been brainstorming lately and we've got something exciting and new coming to the GlamGirl product line. we're going to be introducing some custom mixed glitters with different things in each mix - expect these to be ultra fabulous, i can't wait to start creating them! as well as revamping a few of our previous items. GlamGirl Nail Accessories is still very new, we're just starting out so we're still trying to work everything out.. but its coming along, and we're just going with the flow.

we've been getting to spend a lot of time with my best friend, our niece and their family. well, their family is like our family.. we're just one big happy family :) its been a real treat to watch our goddaughter grow over these past 4 months. she's just so beautiful. she fills our hearts with so much love.

ive been making some youtube nail art tutorials lately, and im really enjoying it. i'm hoping to film another one in the upcoming week and would love it if anyone had any suggestions :)

baby, im back!;

Friday, November 9, 2012

simple 3D bows

im still here.. i promise! there have been some things happening lately that have taken my attention elsewhere - sorry for not being as on top of blogging as i usually am. anyways! i made another short video on how i do my 3D bows.

watch me? :)

looking forward to the weekend;