#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:


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:


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!



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


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!


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!