Friday, May 23, 2014

Crosshatch Nude

Hello Lovelies!
I hope y'all are having a fantastic day so far! Today I am doing my first actual nail post in quite some time.  Sorry about that, but I've had a pretty busy life (as you may recall from my last update).  Today I wanted to share with you a crosshatch design I saw on pinterest.  It's super easy but cute at the same time.

I started with a base of OPI Steady as She Rose.  I used two coats, but I probably should have used three.  It came out a little thinner than I thought it would.  I like this polish because it is flattering on my skin tone and is very work appropriate.  For the crosshatch I used my Kiss nail art polish in black.  I'll leave a link to the actual tutorial here since it's a little difficult to explain.  One disappointment I had is that my Seche Vite top coat smudged my nail art.  If any of you know of a quick dry top coat that won't smudge designs let me know in the comments below!  I think this is a really cute and simple way to incorporate nail art into your nail routine.  Hope y'all enjoyed, and have a fabulous Friday!
~ Mary Elizabeth

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Update 5/10/14

Hello Blogiverse!
I thought I would update y'all on what's been going on in my life since my last post.  I know it's been a while but I hope to get back in the game once I'm done with school for the semester.  This has been a great semester.  I've gotten to have some exciting new experiences.  I was a part of a dance concert at the beginning of April, which is pretty new for me.  I did theatre in high school, but I really have never done anything strictly dance before.  It was kind of a favor for a friend, but I ended up having a lot of fun.  Also I got to be a part of the percussion ensemble this semester.  I may have talked about this before, but I am a music major, and my principle instrument is flute.  Percussion is something I've never even dabbled with before this semester.  I got to play steel drums which was an absolute blast.  I really appreciate all the help I got from the guys in the ensemble, and I loved getting the opportunity to learn something new.  In other news, y'all may remember a post I wrote about a year ago about my friend Lakim who passed away.  We just had the one year anniversary for that tragedy.  It was a tough day for a lot of my close friends, but it also served as a day of celebration for all the positive things that have come from his passing.  Also, about a week ago I had my 20th birthday! I can't believe I have surpassed the teenage years.  I had to play in the pit for my school's production of The Wizard of Oz that day, but that night my friends and I went to see Divergent in theatres.  I really appreciate having friends who love me and made my birthday special.  Here are some pictures of what's been going on! (sorry they're off center I couldn't get them to cooperate)
My friends and I at the ballet

My friend Andrew and I before Beeson Ball

Lamda Chi Alpha semi formal with Jimmy
My friends and I crashed a prom! #punklife

I hope y'all enjoyed this little update! Also, if you want to see what all goes on in my life or just want to know right when my posts go up feel free to follow me on twitter and instagram! I'll link my usernames at the bottom :) Have a super Saturday!
~ Mary Elizabeth

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