Birds of a Feather

Do you ever have those days when you set out to do one thing, but end up doing something completely different?

That is how this makeup design happened.

I gathered my ideas, listened to inspirational music, pinned images, sketched out the design yet during the application process something changed.

Something magically creative happened.

I love being in the moment and letting inspiration flow through me. I love the end result, looking at the finished product and finding out I like it just a bit more that my original idea.

Oh to be able to bottle these magically creative moments!!

For now I will have to settle for taking pictures to remember these moments by!

Mani Monday-Thanksgiving

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Edition of Mani Monday!

I absolutely love Thanksgiving week.  It’s like the calm before the storm of activity hits with a bonus of especially good food and fellowship.

So, what is everyone thankful for this year?

I am thankful for my friends both old and new, my family, and my faith.

I am also thankful for a great set of nails.

All colors are from Avon:

Barefoot Beige, Lucky Penny, Gleaming Gold, Midnight Green, and Forbidden Fudge.

Wishing you a blessed, fun, and safe week!

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

                                                                               I Chronicles 16:34

Mani Monday on a Tuesday

Welcome to Mani Monday on a Tuesday!

Today’s mani is inspired by pumpkins and a  dip dye technique that I saw on Polish Alcoholic’s blog.

Below is my rendition of this technique but check out NOTD: Dip Dye  to see where the inspiration began!

All colors are once again from Avon which are still incredibly $3.49. I have been stocking up before the price decides to pop back up!

Base: Lucky Penny     Color 1: Barefoot Beige     Color 2: Vintage Boutique

Color 3:  Forbidden Fudge     Color 4:  Midnight Green

What color combinations would you try?

Happy Fall!

Things I love about fall.

That bit of crispness in the air that heralds the change of seasons. Okay, so I live in California and bit of crispness really is just that,  a bit.

Pumpkin Spice Lattes-cannot get enough of them! Although I do limit them or try to.

I can bust out my fall color palettes with rich tones of plums, greens, golds, and reds.

Boots. And more boots. Boots in every color, calf length, and heel height!  Bring on the boots!

Fall fashion especially this year’s nod to Steampunk fashion.


The possibility of change.

Not only can I change my hair, my style, my lipstick,  but I can also change my path.  I can change my steps to be more in alignment with God’s plan for me.  What that plan is I have not a clue, but He does which is cool.  All I have to do is follow Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”

So what I truly love about fall is that I get to fall into grace on a daily basis.