Marc Jacobs Daisy Inspired Nail Tutorial

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More flowers! Dotted flowers are one of the easiest things to create when it comes to nail art.. easy and pretty! Can’t beat that!

TIP: If you don’t have studs on hand, add dots of gold polish in the center of the daisies instead!

All materials can be purchased in my Luvocracy shop (USA only)

http://www.luvocracy.com/elleandish/collections/marc-jacobs-daisy-inspired-nail-tutorial

★ Materials:
Essie Ballet Slippers
OPI Alpine Snow
China Glaze Passion
China Glaze I’m Not Lion
Small gold round studs (Try Ebay, Amazon, BornPrettyStore, Lightinthebox)
Dotting tools (Try Ebay, Amazon, BornPrettyStore, Lightinthebox)
Synthetic brush (if you need to clean up… use any wide synthetic brush)

TIP: Make sure to dry thoroughly between each coat :]

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Music:

Melissa Polinar
“Honestly”
Buy here:
http://mpolinar.bandcamp.com/track/honestly-original-youtube-acoustic-version

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/melissa-polinar/id265171963
http://www.youtube.com/mpolinar
http://melissapolinar.com/

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FTC:
I was not paid to make this video. OPI Alpine Snow ℅ Luvocracy. Nail studs ℅ Lightinthebox.com. Everything else was paid for with my own money. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Feather Nail Tutorial

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A soft and sweet look! You can use Konad nail stamps or freehand the feather design using a fine nail art brush.

Hiii 🙂 I wanted to do something a little softer because school is starting and fall is just around the corner! This look also really pretty for a casual corporate setting or if you are attending a wedding.

★ Materials:

All materials can be purchased in my Luvocracy shop: (Ships to USA only)
http://www.luvocracy.com/elleandish/collections/feather-nails-tutorial

❥ Sinful Colors Easy Going (baby pink)
Nicole by OPI, My Jay or the Highway (cream gray)
Nicole by OPI, A Phil’s Paradise (metallic silver)
China Glaze, CG in the City (purple/silver glitter)
Nail pearl decoration (create dots if you don’t have any)
CND Stickey Base Coat
Seche Vite Topcoat

❥ FREEHAND MATERIALS:
Nail Art Brush (the thinner the better)
The Balm Hot Ticket polish, I Take My Coffee Matte and Black 

❥ STAMPING MATERIALS:
Konad stamper & scraper 
m77 stamping plate
Konad Black polish 

TIP: Make sure to dry thoroughly between each coat :]

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Music:
Daniela Andrade
“Creep” (a cover of Creep by Radiohead)
Download here:
https://itunes.apple.com/album/covers-vol.-1/id627516260

http://www.facebook.com/danielaandrademusic
http://www.twitter.com/danielasings
http://www.danielatumbls.tumblr.com/

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FTC:
The CG polish ℅ CG, The Nicole by OPI polishes ℅ OPI, Pearl deco ℅ Lightinthebox.com, The Balm Hot Ticket polish ℅ The Balm. Everything else was purchased with my own money. I was not paid to make this video. All opinions are 100% my own.

I’m 28!

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Whenever another birthday rolls around I tend to reflect on past birthdays and experiences. 10 years ago I was 18… excited for college, scared of what would come my way. I look back on how I used to be and I can’t help but smile. I miss that time in my life. But 10 years later here I am and I’ve never been so happy. I’ve done things that I never thought possible and despite my self doubt and self consciousness… I’m proud of myself. I’m loving the person I’m growing into and I think that’s how it should be.

Kitty Cat Nail Tutorial

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All materials can be purchased on my Luvocracy site: (ships to USA only)

★ Materials:
China Glaze Pelican Gray
Sinful Colors Black on Black
OPI Alpine Snow
OPI Mod About You
China Glaze Hello Gorgeous
Sinful Colors Sweet Nothing (blue)
Nicole by OPI Alex by the Books (mint..optional background color)
Dotting tools
Nail art brush
CND Stickey Base Coat
Seche Vite Topcoat

TIP: Make sure to dry thoroughly between each coat :]

Music:
Jeremy Passion (ft. Melissa Polinar)
“Paper Airplane”
Buy on Itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pixelated-ep/id489682562

http://www.youtube.com/user/passionsf
http://www.youtube.com/user/mpolinar

FTC: The Nicole by OPI polish courtesy of OPI. The Alpine Snow polish courtesy of Luvocracy. All other materials were purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are 100% my own.

July 2013 Budget Recap

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*NOTE: This budget is for shopping/food/gas only, or expense that I can control fully. I’m not including fixed expenses (mortgage, utilities, medical bills) because they’re fixed and honestly pretty boring to talk about. My TOTAL spending is not reflected in this budget. “Food & Dining” = Eating Out + Groceries *

Blown Budgets:

1. Gas & Fuel

2. Food & Dining  (this category is eating out PLUS groceries together)

3. Groceries

4. Toiletries & Cosmetics

  • Dolce & Gabbana Blush in Tan from Sephora- $49.16
  • SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour / Nail Colour Why Yellow There? (50% off nail polish sale) – $4.79
  • SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour / Nail Colour White Hot (50% off nail polish sale) – $4.79
  • Skinceuticals 0.5 Retinol treatment from Ebay – $34.99

5. Clothing

  • H&M Palm Tree swimsuit, on clearance – $12.31
  • Mint green Zara shorts from Ebay – $22
  • Bought a few things from Crossroads but only had to pay tax after using store credit – $5.78
  • 3 tops from Forever 21 (I need to stop online shopping there.. -_-) $51.75
  • Tribal shorts from SheInside – $17.03

6. Shoes & Accessories

  • Bought a pair of shoes and bracelets from the H&M 50% off sale – $6.18
  • Alexander Wang Liu heels from Nordstrom Rack.. (agh. Expensive.. but I’d like to think this is an early birthday present to myself) – $161.87
  • Shoe pads from Ebay – $7.99
  • 2 pairs of shoes from Forever 21 – $64.82
  • 1 pair of sunglasses from Forever 21 – $6.31
  • Cukui beanie for winter – $24

Overall budget:

-$389

The Verdict?

My spending hasn’t been very good lately.  😦  I don’t have the heart to adjust my budget category amounts because.. well, isn’t that cheating?  The Alexander Wang shoes really put my way over budget.  Someone stop me from buying stuff from Forever 21 please 😦

Next months plans:

  • BEAUTYCON!! This will be my 2nd YouTube-related event, ever!  I have the amazing opportunity to visit the YouTube space in LA… WOW. I’m so excited!!! Scared and excited! Haha.
  • I’m turning 28 in a week!  Eeep!
  • I’m trying to churn out more freehand nail designs.. I’m still not that confident in my skills but I think I’m getting better at it.

♥ E&I