summeraztecnails

Summer Aztec Nail Art

I’ve been popping out a looottttt of nail art lately huh guys?๐Ÿ˜„ But, truth be told, I think I’ve finally gotten that little inspirational “oomph” that I’ve been needing for quite some time now. So here we are guys, this beautiful Aztec-inspired mani!โค

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Products Used:

  • Kiss My Mints by Wet N Wild Spring 2016 Line
  • Terra Coppa by Sally Hansen Miracle Gel
  • Correction Tape by Spoiled
  • Black Tie by Confetti
  • Tape

How To:

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This was really fun to create, and I’m excited to finally have more ideas and inspiration for my nail art for you all! Hope you enjoyed! Have a great Wednesday guys!

till next post, Katie

braver,stronger,smarter

Braver, Stronger, Smarter

This week’s quote comes deep from within my fondest childhood memories and quotes.

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Christopher Robin pretty much sums up the point quite well, don’t you think?

To always remember that you’re braver than you actually believe that you are, that you’re much stronger than you seem on the outside, and that you are so much smarter than you think.

We usually don’t give ourselves enough credit for the wonderful gifts that we have in this life, and far too often do we put ourselves down for not living up to our own standards. There have been a few times when I’ve been down in the dumps and just putting myself down that it really took someone else to sit me down and tell me, “Hey, you’re wonderful! You’re so much better and so much more than you see yourself to be!”

Have faith in yourself, and believe in yourself and your abilities…or nobody else will. Sometimes all it takes is a kind word from someone else – a stranger or a loved one – to make us realize that, you know what, we really are awesome. So write this down or print this out, frame it, put it on your refrigerator door, make it your phone’s background. I don’t care if you have to give yourself a twenty-minute pep talk to yourself in your mirror every day. Just keep reminding yourself that no matter what your head tells you, you are amazing and brave and strong and smart. You always will be. And I hope that one day all of that self doubt and that bad habit of putting yourself down goes away.

till next post, Katie

aquaglitter

Aqua Glitter Nails

It’s finally Friday!!! And while my poor nails are still getting over being dry and peely (like, for real – I haven’t been able to grow them out AT ALL) for the past couple weeks, let’s use this as an opportunity to show you guys the nail art that I never posted!

I’ve been trying to play around a lot with more styles and ways of doing art, and here I’m using a combination of a glitter polish and rhinestones.

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I’d also like to mention that I’ve discovered a new love for piCture pOlishย and Live Love Polishย (**note: NOT a paid/sponsored post**). And this design features two polishes by Picture Polish. The first one being the one displayed here, Tiffany (a beautiful and amazing Tiffany Blue – duh). The second one being the glitter polish on my index and pinky nails, also made by Picture Polish, called Ariel’s Tale. Being as obsessed with Disney and glitter as I am, of course I had to get it. (also looking forward to pop out some mermaid-themed nails with this polish๐Ÿ˜‰ ) And then I filled the seemingly empty space on my other nails with two pale blue rhinestones on my thumb, middle, and ring fingers.

It has literally taken all of my will power to keep from ordering a gigantic amount of polish from Picture Polish – all of the polishes are amazing and I’m in love with them all!

And again, sorry for the short post guys. There’s just a lot going on right now in the real world for me (like, I-haven’t-painted-my-nails-in-two-weeks-amount) so while I’m recouping and regrouping I’m just glad to have these little gems lying around that I’ve forgotten about. But hopefully soon I’ll be able to give you guys even better posts!!!โค

till next post, Katie

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Nude & Black

It’s Wednesday guys! Half way through! Here’s a quickie today loves, nude with black dots and french tips.โค

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Here’s what was used:

  • Sand Storm by Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
  • Black Tie by Confetti

Super easy, super cute, and you could even alternate the colors if you wanted to!:)

I’m currently working on getting some more interesting posts worked up for you guys, so the rest of this week might be a little dull. But I promise it’ll be worth it!๐Ÿ˜‰

till next post, Katie

beeyourself

Bee Yourself

Happy Sunday everyone! This week’s quote is another one close to the heart. Living in a college town, you’re constantly surrounded by people from all walks of life. But today let’s focus on a dear and lovely friend of mine. This person is a wonderful person and everyone that knows them loves them dearly. But because of their orientation and their religious upbringing their family doesn’t approve of them.

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So I just want to take a moment to speak to all of you out there that aren’t of the “Type A” persona. Those of us that identify as heterosexual will never, ever be able to fully understand what it’s like to be cast out of our own family because of who we are attracted to. Our parents wouldn’t disown us simply because the person we’ve fallen in love with is of the “wrong” gender. So no, we will never be able to understand your struggles of every-day life. But we can most definitely do everything we can to try. To empathize with you and take it upon ourselves to make it our goal to at least make the time you spend with us time that is not spend in judgement.

I know how important it is, to feel like your parents love you for who you are, to be accepted by your parents. But please know that they are your parents, and deep down they will always care about you. Also know though, that it’s better and healthier to try to move on and work on making yourself happy. Because sometimes no matter how hard we try we will never get that approval from our family members, and it will only continue to hurt you as time goes on and you are continuously reminded that the one thing you want is the one thing you will never be able to win from them.

I implore you to stop killing yourselves and mentally abusing yourselves over the fact that you parents don’t approve of you. You can’t change yourself, so you will never change how they feel. Stop caring if they approve or not, focus on making yourself happy. And if that means dating people that they don’t approve of then so be it. You have to realize that you are the only one that you have to live with for the rest of your life.

Accept yourself for who you are, just be yourself and stay true to yourself.

till next post, Katie