Happy Leap Day! I did a children’s program with time capsules today, and I thought I would make one with Billy. We filled out a short questionnaire and wrote a letter each to our future selves. Also added business cards along with receipts for what we bought today, what we ate for dinner, how much gas was at the 7-11. I didn’t bury the jar in the backyard or anything- I’m sure it will live a comfortable life on our bookshelf.
Can you tell we are trying to look like angler fish?
We’ll open them in 2016. Time will fly.
UO vest and dress
JCP Call It Spring crochet flats
NYC Color in Spring Street
Added Ruffian accent w/ Color Club Blue-topia
Find the two cats in this picture.
A couple of weeks ago, I wore hearts on my nails for Valentine’s Day. I was inspired by the pink heart nails worn by Love Maegan. Mine were different to work with the stiletto shape I had at the time.
Also, my cats were obsessed with the roses. My fat cat just loved eating the greens in the bouquet, he was so happy, purring like crazy.
“Lump sat alone in a boggy marsh…”
My dress reminded me of a swamp.
Yesterday, I purchased a pro account to a photo file site, and I am utilizing some equipment that we had around the house to post to WordPress from my iPad. I am rarely on a desktop, and my iPad is glued to my hip. I think I’ve found a system that works for me (and my insane amount of photos). I decided to do this all through apps! So, I present to you, my first post in a long time using my actual camera, not my iPhone. Well, some pics were from there too, never mind.
Using my iPad, iPhone, Canon S95, Eye-Fi memory card, gorillapod, and Photobucket. Apps include Camera+, WordPress, and Photobucket.
Flats- Old Navy
NYC Color Lincoln Center
Adele looked beautiful at this year’s Grammy awards. Very elegant AND sparkly: her shoes matched her nails. Loved it! Right after Valentine’s, I tried to recreate her blingy Louboutin manicure at home.
My husband belongs to a local Makerspace called FamiLAB. I brought nail polish to the lab and the wives and some guys had their nails done. Some polish rode on a robot my husband made.
The men liked the magnetic polish most.
Butter London is a brand I spend money on, but rarely wear what I get. At $14, it’s not the most expensive, but the colors better be unique for me to spend that much on them. BL have fun British slang names, and one of their spring colors is called Disco Biscuit. I don’t know what that means, but the color looks so cute. It looked like something I could make at home, though, so here is my attempt.
Brucci Glisten to Me and Revlon Victorian. Both are awesome, and the Brucci is one of my favorites.
This is two coats of Glisten to Me over two coats of Victorian. As with all jellies, you’ve got major VNL.
Blurry so you can see the blue sparkle that’s similar to what’s in Disco Biscuit.
I love eBay.
I’ve not been burned by it yet, and I’ve only just started shopping there in the last year. You get the best stuff on eBay for cheap. I’ve bought several nail polishes over the last year, and recently, I ordered the “Cuddv”/Guppy fruit sanding nail polishes. When Lent is over, I am totally buying more it these- I love them! (Gave up buying nail polish… restraint is a hard thing for a np collector). These are great formula polishes that dry matte and have a faint fruit smell to them. Love so much, and for $3 and free shipping… it’s on.
I purchased five, #4, #16, #12, #14, and #6.
The best picture I’ve seen with swatches has been from a website selling the brand called sulit.com.
My first trial with them was nail art. Took this off, but I loved that pink.
Then I did this for my NOTD.
Without top coat.
With top coat.
Well, I am now 26. And I went to visit the Magical World of Harry Potter on my birthday!
I’m testing this post with pictures from Photobucket. Hope it looks okay! Also using the WP iPad app for the first time.
NOTD: Franken with dark blue and glitter
OOTD: Thrifted dress
It has been way too long since I have posted on here, and for that, I sincerely apologize. The main purpose of niftyba.com was to showcase my daily doses of style, and unfortunately I have been unable to do that. Why? First, I got lazy. I need a schedule to stick to in the future. Second, I ran out of space. For every post I did, I would have 4-8 pictures. My husband let me know that the pictures were simply too big, and it ate through my space on WP way too fast. I’ve not fixed that yet, because I am not sure which route to choose next: buy more space, re-size all of my pictures, choose a gallery layout instead.
I still take a picture of what I am wearing every day. I still do my nails every day. If you’re lucky, you may have caught me posting on Makeup Alley recently (niftyba). I still haul like a crazy person. The only thing that I’ve been lacking recently besides blogging has been makeup: I rarely wear it anymore. I used to forgo eating lunch before work to do my makeup, and now I have chosen to eat lunch. I also developed a bad habit of rubbing my eyes, and they just couldn’t take the constant irritation. Does not mean I love eyeshadow any less (<3 color).
I hope to be back to blogging soon. 2012 marks my 10 year anniversary in the blog world! I do not do this because I want readers, I do this because I want to share my life with the world.