With the arrival of Spring, I was recently inspired to make on of my favorite Spring-themed desserts… Springtime ‘Bird Nest’ Cupcakes! They are very simple to make, and the bird nest theme is just so cute. It’s an easy way to create a dessert that is not only aesthetically pleasing to the eye, but won’t take much time in the kitchen!
My nails were still green from St. Patrick’s Day last month. Looking at them today I knew I desperately needed to change it up! I knew I wanted new nails for spring. Looking through my nail colors, I tried to pick something that was hot and on-trend for 2013. I decided to go with coral and mint, colors I’m totally loving right now.
For the mint hue I chose “Read My Palm” from Sephora by OPI, and for the coral hue I chose “Kensington Palace Gardens” by Nails Inc. London. I’ll be attending a Kentucky Derby Soiree the first weekend in May. I’ve been looking at Derby fashion for attire ideas. Many of the flags and jockey colors remind me of the color blocking trend. Walking around town today, I started seeing more sailboats out. Again, with the sailboat flags I saw color blocking. So I figured why not do a simple color block split on my nails?
I removed my previous nail color just fine. However I’m kicking myself that I didn’t buff my nails prior to repainting. Just ignore the bumps! Using just scotch tape, it was simple to create this design.
What color are your nails for Spring?
Spring is in full swing now! It’s probably time to go through my nail colors and pick something new! Looking down at my nails, I noticed they were still green from my St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Now nothing wrong with that. Green is definitely a hot color this year. However I’m totally in the mood to switch it up for Easter, and then maybe another color to celebrate Spring’s arrival. Browsing through trend reports, check out these HOT NAIL COLORS for Spring 2013!
Details of Nail Colors:
1. NARS, Shimmer in Diamond Life
2. essie, Madison Ave-Hue
3. Orly, Orly Coachella Dweller
4. essie, Maximillian Strasse-Her
5. Deborah Lippmann, I’m Not Edible Glitter
6. Elegant Touch, Mix It Up Nails in Pretty Pastel
7. Deborah Lippmann, Mermaid’s Dream
8. Pop Sugar’s White Trends: China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around, Chanel Eastern Light, Deborah Lippmann Polka Dots and Moonbeams, OPI My Vampire Is Buff, and LVX Fantom
9. essie, Avenue Maintain
10. Orly, Orly Melodious Utopia
11. Revlon Spring 2013 Nail Art Neon Collection: Neon Light, Hot Flash, Atomic Pink, and Amped Up
What are your favorite nail colors for Spring?
April is fast approaching! So you know what this means… April Showers!! Just because it’s a rainy day doesn’t mean you can’t look stylish. Using the hot spring color of various hues of Mint and Emerald, I decided to put together a fashionable rainy day look.
April Showers Details:
Dress: Belted Keyhole Eyelet Dress, JC Penney, $40
Umbrella: Totes Ditsy Dots, Target, $15
Boots: Women’s Classic Knee High Rain Boot in Cicley Leaf Green, Target, $35
Handbag: Bueno Ostrich Shoulder Bag in Cream, Target, $40
Cardigan: Factory Always in Bright Spearmint, J Crew Factory, $19.50 (Sale Price)
Earrings: Mata Traders Fair Trade Chance of Rain Earrings, Fashion-Conscience, $21
Created at Polyvore.
Easter is fast approaching! What better way to get into the Easter spirit than to dive into fun family crafts?!? I’m a fan of Easter crafts, but since I’m not so crafty myself, I decided to turn to some amazing bloggers for ideas. Check out some of the links for Easter crafts they sent me. These 17 crafts are so much fun, and some are even edible!
Easter Foldout Book from Mom’s Madhouse
Peeps Table Centerpiece from Just Like June
Upcycled Easter Baskets Made from Milk Jugs from So Easy Being Green
Handprint Lamb from Money Saving Michele
Easter Basket Tutorial from Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Peeps Pop and Peeps Kabobs from This Momma Loves
Easter Blooms: Baking Cup Flowers from My Kids Guide
Egg Shell Candles from Suburbia Unwrapped
Christian Easter Eggs from The Domesticated Princess
Easter Photo Project with Getting Green with Baby
Easter Egg Craft from MomVantage
Easter Bunny Flower Pot from The Kid’s Fun Review
Framed Scrapbook Easter Egg from Just 2 Sisters
Easter Basket Cupcakes from Around My Family Table
Easter S’Mores from Sarah Lynn’s Sweets
Easter Egg Nests from Close to Home
Do you have any favorite Easter crafts that you would love to share with the rest of us? Feel free to comment below with a link!