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 11/26/12

Happy Mani Monday–pm edition!

Thought I would shake things up a bit and do an evening post.

Okay-totally overslept the alarm this morning hence the evening post.

This is my last fall inspired mani for this year and I took this inspiration from my favorite fall drink – Hot Cocoa!  I used a dark brown and lovely rich purple which by the way would make a great duo for eyeshadow.


Products used: AVON Forbidden Fudge and Decadence.

Enjoy the last week of November and check back for this month’s fantasy makeup segment! I am very excited to share it with you!


See you next Mani Monday with Christmas Nails!!


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.