Pink, red and some candy stripes for good measure make one sexy-sweet stiletto grip.
It’s just another Mani Monday…or is it?
Nope, it looks like a Macaron Monday to me!
Head on over to Enamel Diction for your own gel mani with nail art (one like this runs around $55).
BF Asks: What sweet mani are you sporting this week?
Change is inevitably in the air. You can probably taste it, it’s so close, it’s mystifying.
I love mystical stuff. Reiki. Horoscopes. Tarot card readings. Handwriting analysis. Astrology. Colorastrology.
Wait, what was that last one again?
COLORASTROLOGY. And it’s exclusively available with Rose Theodora. I’ll be getting my in-depth reading later this month but ’til then, I decided to let her weekly colorasytology forecast dictate my freshly shortened nails this week.
What does the forecast call for?
Rose Theodora says: This week weaves a hue of femininity in all areas of our life–work, intimate relationships, our relationship to our bodies/health, family, work, even the way in which we connect with animals.
Continuing the theme from last weeks New Year and Full Moon in the sign Cancer, this week continues with intensified “feelings.” Last week was about sitting with and allowing your feelings to surface. This week, is about physically expressing our feelings, integrating them into our experience/into our being. You may be feeling more artistic, more expressive physically, and more service oriented. The important thing this week is to balance the tendency to get carried away with emotions while remaining grounded.
Wearing a Dusty Lavender and incorporating it into your home, and physical upkeep i.e. nails, lipstick ++ can subtly help you to channel the positive energies of this week, while simultaneously remaining grounded.
Dusty Lavender with it’s hues of purple can help to uplift and calm the nervous system, help you to get more in-tuned with your spiritual side and feel more creative.
Well, alright, alright, alright.
So, here’s how I took the Dusty Lavender that will hopefully calm and uplift me and added a little award season sass to it:
DUSTY LAVENDER VINTAGE TUXEDO. Yep. You know I named it.
Head over to Enamel Diction yourself and book your own color reading ($65 – $145) – or, at least, see what color you should be rocking this week to fuel your spirit!
BF Asks: What’s your sign?
To celebrate my birthday with a mani from my favorite nail joint, Enamel Diction, I had a checklist:
Well, check, check and check.
I present to you, Mani Monday: BEST. BIRTHDAY. MANI. EVER.
And, let’s not forget the matching pink and glittering gold ombré pedi.
Thanks so much, Enamel Diction!! Y’all spoil me.
BF Asks: What would your “best birthday mani ever” checklist look like?
I love me some nail art. It’s always fun, whimsical and unexpected.
But when it came time to decide what nail design Enamel Diction would adorn me with for my annual fall trip home to Dallas, I was a little reticent.
I wanted to keep it simple and classic (so Mom would approve), showcase the natural length of my once-bitten nails (that have plagued my mom for over 30 years) and add a little LA flair (because, well – hey! – that’s me).
This is what we – @DaniJean_W and @Mairanisnails and I – at Enamel Diction came up with. I call it The Newly Refined French Mani.
I wanted a classic french manicure with a twist. So a gold diamond-centered stud on the ring finger and a chevron-defined french mani with a band of gold seemed like the perfect compromise.
Now, what will the Enamel Diction girls and I come up with next?
BF Asks: What mani should I get for the spoooooookiest day of the year?
When I host an event, everything matches.
Even my mani by Zenii LA .
I call this one “Burlesque Bling” – a perfect fit for the upcoming Gabriel Cosmetics Burlesque launch party I’m hosting at the SLS Beverly Hills this Thursday.
I modeled it after the invitation. Yep. Matchy-matchy.
BF Asks: Are you matchy-matchy?
Last week, I had the pleasure of popping by Pop Your Shop hosted by Eventbrite LA and my dear friend, Harmonie Krieger.
With art, Veev cocktails, cupcakes, a braid bar by Assembly Salon and much more, this was one heck of an evening!
But the biggest treat of all? Super luxe and lovely nail art and manis by Zenii Skin & Nails.
I already had a pink and white design but they freshened it up and added a little fancy flair on the ring finger that totally reminded me of Ganesha…hence the name, Ganesha Ganache!
I hope this slice of sweetness can inspire your mani this week!
What do you get when you invite me to an ice cream social AND I have a manicure scheduled that day?
Why, an ice cream-inspired manicure, of course.
Here’s this week’s BF Mani Monday Recipe!
BF Mani Monday Recipe: NEOPOLITAN NIGHTS
1 stripe of Dare To Wear Happily Ever After (2 coats)
1 stripe of Essie Lovie Dovie (2 coats)
1 stripe of Essie Fierce, No Fear (2 coats)
Sweet & sexy, show-stopping nails!
BF Asks: What manicure are you rocking this week?