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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…

A Most Lovely Detail


During the wedding planning process, I'm constantly reminded that there are so many details. Not just what kinds of cake for example; but which flavor, then what kind of filling, then what type of frosting, then which type of border, which type of cake stand to serve it on, cake topper or no cake topper, etc., etc. And that's just the cake we're talking about. Another set of wedding details that is constantly in the back of my mind includes what I'll be wearing, accessories and all and how to do my hair and makeup.

I do have the most important part picked out - the dress!:) Though I've yet to pick out my shoes, jewelry, and other accessories. Veil or no veil? I think I've settled on no veil. Hair up or down? There are a lot of details to think about, but I've also learned that figuring out one detail often leads to an inevitable decision on another.

After I picked out my dress, for example, I knew that because of the neckline (and my hunched shoulders) that I would want to wear my hair down. And after I figured out how I wanted to wear my hair, I knew which kind of accessory I wanted - a crystal hairband.


Mariell Crystal Cluster Bridal Wedding Headband Hair Vine with Ivory Ribbons

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So while I'd originally imagined my hair up with a small bridal comb in the back, along with a floor-length veil, after seeing my dress on and alterations completed, I'm going with a half-up do and a crystal bridal headband. I haven't settled on which one exactly just yet, but of course it'll be nice and sparkly.:)

Pictured Above: Starry Skies Halo  //  Kassia Halo (via BHLDN)  //  Mariell Crystal Cluster Bridal Wedding Headband Hair Vine with Ivory Ribbons  //  Mariell Freshwater Pearl and Crystal Wedding Headband Hair Vine with Ribbons



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  1. That's a good idea. So many details to keep track of!

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  2. I love the first headband with the ribbon! So whimsical!
    -Kate // www.classyandkate.com

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    1. Me too!:) I definitely want one that's a soft band like that one, with ribbon.

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  3. The crystal headbands are beautiful. Personally, I think veils are outdated.

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    1. Thanks, Norma.:) I tried on a few veils I liked, but yeah a lot of them seem outdated and I'm happy I decided to go without one.

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