Thursday, December 20, 2012

Going For Frivolous

I need a little perspective and I SHOULD be doing the nine things that bring you joy prompt, but yesterday afternoon I got an upsetting email from my BFF up north. Her husband, who happens to be The Boy's godfather, works with the mother of one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Massacre.  When I said I'd know people who know people, I did not expect my "people" to be ones to whom I was so close.  This morning, I just don't have it in my to write about joy.

Instead I'm writing about fashion... because when all else fails, go for the frivolous, right?

I *may* be experiencing the opposite of last year's weight loss, so I'll be lucky if I can squeeze myself into last year's Christmas out fits.  The good thing about traveling every other year is you can wear the same thing two years in a row, because different people get to see it. A girl certainly doesn't want to spend money on new clothes if said clothes are a size bigger!

Click here to see what I wore last year.

This year, I will be wearing this on my fingers, because luckily, my fingernails don't get fat! *grins*


I rarely do my nails.  My every day is just too rough on them and the polish never lasts long enough to be worth it, but I do like so splash on a few coats at Christmas.

I looked and looked for the OPI colors in this pin, but with no luck, so I ended up layering one coat of OPI Got a Date Toknight!, a pale pink I already had, under on coat of Essie Marshmallow followed by a top coat of Essie Set in Stones (use sparingly, really) for a very similar effect! I re-did them last night using just the Marshmallow and Set in Stones... go with the pink under layer... it looks prettier!



Happy Primping!

 
Mama’s Losin’ It
4.) Put together and share a fun holiday outfit you'd like to wear if you had somewhere to wear it.

14 comments:

Heather said...

I never ever wear polish on my nails - too much maintenance. That seems like it would be pretty though! Enjoy your holiday!

doseofreality said...

I absolutely ADORE your nails!! They look awesome! :) Great job! And I hope that it lightened your mood a little bit, too. Thinking of you and those you love in CT.

Diane said...

Love the polish. But I always have the hardest time getting those glitter polishes off!

Rebecca Rider said...

Gorgeous nails!! I'm sending prayers for those who've been affected in CT.

Jenni said...

How fun! I can't remember the last time I wore nail polish... Now I'm in the mood the paint my nails. lol

Raine said...

very nice! I think with the long weekend I'll paint my nails too. So easy and I feel so pretty :)

Bee said...

That is totally gorgeous! Love it!!!!

Bees With Honey said...

I love that nail polish! Will have to look for it in the store today. You've got great taste :)

Kim @ This Belle Rocks said...

Very pretty! I'm partial to OPI's "Mermaid for Each Other" even though I despise the Kardashians. But Mermaid probably isn't very classy for holiday shindigs.

This pic is the perfect shade of sparkly snow.

Here via Mama Kat's :)

Andrea B. said...

Purty - and I'm so sorry about the connection. Sad.

Mimi B said...

sigh...so sorry it hit as close to home as that for you. =(

I love the nails. I wish you could've found what you were looking for but I bet your turned out awesome! Not sure I could've put that many layers on my nails. lol I'm too lazy!

Vanessa said...

This looks great!!not over the top but very festive! I have a few glitter nail polishes that I may put on my nails this Christmas!!

rediscoveringourfamily.blogspot.com said...

I'm glad to know that I am not the only one who's everyday is too hard for nail polish! I need to try what you suggested though, because every now and then, I need to feel more like me and less like maid-and-bath-giver, lol. Found you through SITS Sharefest :)
-Audri @ Rediscovering Our Family

Babes Mami said...

It's rare for me to do my nails to but for Christmas, you have to!