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DIY Mermaid Nails

I've been promising you guys a new makeup tutorial, and here it is - a beautiful DIY mermaid mani! It's so perfect for Summer, and I promise you, it's quite easy to do. I was so inspired by the samples I recently received from Nail Social Nail Brand. I have to say, when I first saw the colors, I knew they were a little bit out of my typical comfort zone. Honestly, I haven't worn sparkly blue nail polish since college, which was quite a while ago for me. For years I've stuck with pinks, reds, and purples; with the most adventurous of my manis being hot pink (and only when hot pink was very on-trend). None the less, I was ready to try this "24K Mermaid" polish. Objectively speaking, as blue sparkly nail polishes go, it was pretty after all.

It was beautiful on, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that under different lighting it went from a true blue to a sparkly greenish blue that looked even more...mermaid-ish if you ask me. When it came time to take i…

Pic of the Week: Back to School


My friend and photographer Clare Ahalt took some fun shots of her son Caden for back to school this week. She used props like a children's book and his name printed on a chalk board, though my favorite was her use of this old-fashioned school desk. How amazing do those red shoes look on top of the desk? Visit Clare Ahalt Photography to see the full shoot and get inspired for your own back to school pics. She gives really great tips on how to get natural smiles out of your children for much better photos.

My oldest daughter is starting 4th grade this Monday, and my last baby is going off to Kindergarten. Do you have any munchkins going back to school this month?

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