#MonthlyMani: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

About 3 years ago, I went on my first nail art journey. It was cloud nails (see below!). Have you tried cloud nails? I feel like I say this every month, but this is the easiest and looks so fancy! I broke out a couple greens and a purple for a little tribute to one of the most fun holidays there is:

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Here are the steps:

1. Paint a base coat any color you choose, just like normal. I chose purple!

2. Using the angle of the brush, make three lines in your second color, making each one a little longer than the first one. I stick with three, but if you have giant hands maybe try four? :)

Here’s what that looks like:

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Now after that dries, pick a third shade. Basically just trace the same lines you made with the 2nd shade, but leave a little of the 2nd shade showing. Trust me, it doesn’t have to be perfect to look impressive. Mine certainly aren’t, and I received a few nice compliments on them already!

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Now let’s go see how the other ladies wore St. Patrick’s Day on their nails:

Kristi from Delightfully Kristi

Piniel from Pins-Place

Jacki and Lesli from Sistas from Cali

Erika from Erika’s Style Diary

Marlena from Here, Pretty Kitty

Ashley from Style on High

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Crazy About Gingham!

This past week has been absolutely beautiful! We are in full-on spring weather here in Iowa. We thought we’d celebrate the end of winter with the springiest of spring fabrics: Gingham! Gingham has been popping up in all sorts of places, from darling swimsuits to dresses to even sunglasses!

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1. Perfect for hosting a spring fling party!
Picnic Hostess Dress :: Modcloth

2. No such thing as too many sunglasses!
Cat Eye Sunglasses :: Opening Ceremony

3. Red gingham is so adorable. And this cute knotted crop is great.
Red Gingham Crop Top :: TheBraidedBandit via Etsy

4. These would be cute for a day date.
Paris Hilton Amina Green Platforms :: Heels.com

5. Never too early to start bathing suit shopping.
Pool Party Picnic Swimsuit :: Modcloth

6. These drapey, light shorts go with everything.
MINKPINK Gingham Shorts :: Urban Outfitters

Happy Spring!

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