Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tuesday Nailtique: Gold Glitter Manicure

I have a small pot of lose gold glitter that’s been sitting in my makeup box for years now.  I think it was one of those free samples from Sephora.  I bring it out on on Halloween and the random costume party when I need some glitter on my face or body.  Okay, who am I kidding?  I rarely have a use for gold glitter.  Well…I finally found a use for it.  Gold glitter manicure!!!  Here’s how you can DIY.

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You Need:
Clear Base + top coat
Solid nail polish #1, try a neutral or gray
Sold nail polish #2, try a light color (Essie Ballet Slippers)
Lose gold glitter

Instructions:

  1. Paint base coat and paint 1 coat of solid color #1 on all nails except for your ring finger, where you should use solid color #2.
  2. Paint the second coat on each nail.  Before the nail dries, take the glitter and sprinkle it on all nails, except for the ring finger, where you will dip the tip of the nail in the glitter pot.
  3. Wait 5 minutes.  Paint top coat

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Monday Inspiration: Life begins…

 

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Wednesday Gourmet: TJ’s Cookie Butter

I’ve been hearing a lot about Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter.  Is it cookie dough, I wondered?  Or is it like Nutella?  Well, I finally picked up a jar from my TJ’s and boy is it delicious.  TJ’s describes it best…

Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter is spreadable Speculoos cookies. Speculoos cookies are classic Belgian cookies with a slightly caramelized, almost-but-not-quite-gingerbread flavor. They’re crushed into a fine powder and mixed with magical ingredients and turned into a smooth, spreadable substance we call Cookie Butter. It resembles peanut butter in color and consistency. Spread it on toast, bagels, pancakes or waffles. Use it as a dip for hunks of dark chocolate or pretzels or (gasp!) veggies like carrots or celery.

Well, I’ve been eating it spread on cookies but am in search of some recipes with Cookie Butter in it.  If I don’t make something with it, it’s going to make me gain 10 pounds!  Here are some recipes I’m thinking of trying out.

Cookie Butter and White Chocolate Smoothie
Source: loveveggiesandyoga.com via Chris on Pinterest

Tuesday Nailtique: Black with Gold Stripes

Loving the simplicity and chic-ness of these black and gold nails.  The black is pretty tough while the gold stripe adds a delicate touch to the manicure.  I love it!!  I’m going to take a stab a a DIY tutorial for you…

 

You Need:
Clear Base + top coat
Black nail polish
Gold tinsel, gold ribbon or something similar

Instructions:

  1. Paint base coat and paint 2 coats of black on all nails.  Let dry.
  2. Trim gold tinsel so it’s the width of your nail.
  3. Dap a little clear polish on the bottom of the tinsel and carefully position it a few millimeters from the nail tip.
  4. CAREFULLY paint top coat.

 

Monday Inspiration: Smile

Never regret something that made you smile. ~Unknown