Best Nail Polishes for 2017 Events

These are the best fingernail polishes for every event in 2017.  You’ll see in my YouTube video the best neutral nail polish, the best red nail polish, the best pink fingernail polish, the best color to wear to the beach on your nails, and a perfect bonus color that looks good on every skin tone’s fingernails!

I just want to work for OPI and have so much fun creating names for each nail polish. Have you ever bought one of their fingernail polishes solely based on its name?  They’re creative!

I still want the Dulles line and the Texas line.  I’ve heard from a manicurist that the TX line flakes off very easily.  Why is there a difference?

Since we’re all beautiful in his sight, we have different skin tones and pigments.  Take some time to observe your skin colors under different lighting and with these thoughts:

Skin Tones:

  1. Do you look better in blues or reds?
  2. Are you an orange tan or an olive tan?
  3. Notice what shirts brighten your skin when you hold it up in front of a mirror.  (More on that here)
  4. Take the polish that doesn’t work to the store and hold it side by side before you pick out a new color.

Best Nail Colors That I Recommend for 2017:

The Best Neutral Nail Polish: Tickle My France-y

The Best Beach Nail Polish: Suzi’s Hungary Again

The Best Red Nail Polish: I’m Not Really a Waitress

The Best Pink Nail Polish: A-Rose at Dawn; Broke by Noon

The Best Dark Nail Polish: OPI Scores a Goal-sold out so I’m linking a similar color

The Best Nail Polish for any skin tone:  Grand Canyon-sold out so I’m linking a similar color

Look around at Christmas for the Mini Boxed Sets.  I only found this one.

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Girls Night Idea – Have Your Own Makeup Party

Girl’s Night Out Idea – Host Your Own Eyeshadow Party

Your friends are bringing the supplies; you’re just going to set them up to feel pampered.

This does not mean you’re going to spend a lot of money on decorations.  You’re going to spend maybe $7 per person, unless you want to give them the little item I’m suggesting in this video.

INVITATION:

I’m giving you an invitation to make them feel special and to help them look forward to the evening.  Free printable!

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I’m giving you a list of 5-7 items for each person’s area that you can spend money on.

Seriously, just being together with no to-do list is a fantastic evening to this girl right here.

But, this idea popped into my head so I’m sharing it with you.  The above video explains and pumps you up so please take a looksy!

Invite no more than 5 other girls to your house for an Eyeshadow Application Party.  Side note: you want a house with good overhead lighting since you’ll be applying eyeshadow.  This would be awesome during the brunch hours b/c of the natural daylight.

Everyone brings her own brushes (all different kinds) and eyeshadows, even the ones she thinks are bad colors.

Your gal pals also need to come with no eye makeup on.

SETTLE THEIR JITTERS:

You are in charge of assuring the women that they will not be judged if they make mistakes, that the protection masks that we women put on to protect our insecurities are down; that they just need to come as they are. 

You are helping everyone at the table be on the same playing field.  We’re all women with insecurities; but red and yellow black and white, we are precious in his sight.  We are just experimenting and getting creative. girls night idea

One idea is to say in the invitation that everyone has to wear yoga pants.

ARRIVAL:

You are going to make your guests feel like queens for the day!

I used long note pads, a cute pen, mirrors that my former Mary Kay friend had for us to borrow, and a makeup baggie

In each MakeUp Baggie, I gifted them two different eyeshadow brushes-the two most important brushes:  Eyeshadow Brush and a Blending Brush.  If you can afford one more brush, I recommend a Crease Brush since you’re using five colors in the video above.  Please watch the video; it’s a gorgeous arrangement of colors!

Cotton Balls

Hair Band to keep the hair out of their eyes if needed

3 Cheapy Cheap Eyeshadow Brushes – this way they can use a clean brush to experiment with someone else’s eyeshadow color eyeshadowbrush

If you have the money, you could buy each one the cutest trinket around these days…this Blushing Lady MakeUp Brush Cup

If you don’t have the money, maybe you could decorate a white styrofoam cup just like her!  My above video shows you the styrofoam version; she’s adorable!

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Girls Night Idea

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DIY Kentucky Derby Hat

Make Your Own Derby Hat

These are educated steps to making your own Derby Hat.  Our friends are having a Derby de Mayo party, and the ladies are supposed to wear Derby Hats.  Guys are wearing sombreros.

Feathers

So much to learn about feathers to give your hat height, depth and wispiness.  POP into my video for tips, tricks and don’t dos.

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Derby Hat DIY

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Let me know if you make one!

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Happy Planner Bible Journal Printables

My YouTube video above explains these cool printables for you.

Bible Verse Verse Journal Blank, Verse Journal One, Verse Journal 2, Verse Journal Three, Verse Journal 4, Verse Journal 5, Verse Journal 6, and Verse Journal 7

Supplies:

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Happy Planner Hole Punch

Pens Mini

Markers

Pink Nail Polish

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What’s in my Travel Bag?


This YouTube video is about what is in my Carry On or Travel Case or Travel Bag?  For this long weekend trip, I’m packing in a back pack.

First up is my Chap Stick that my neighbor made with her own Beeswax!!  Her Etsy page is The Just Bee Well Shop.  It lasts FOREVER!

I keep cheap ear buds or Skull Candy ones in a toiletry bag for easy storage.  I use this ID Case as my wallet.

Floss Sticks, a fingernail file (emory board-where’d that name come from), and my Happy Pills box go with me on every flight.

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For makeup brushes, I use one my sweet mama made me.  This flat roll up one is like mine.  But here’s one that allows you to take the lid off and stand up when you’re at your final destination.  I prefer mine to lie flat.

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Aah, my Japonesque eyeshadow palette!  You know those purchases that you’re so glad you bought way back when?  This is mine.  And my Becca Under Eye Brightener.  There’s also my new favorite liquid eyeliner.  I’ve about used up this sample size of Eyeko Black Liner.  I use this when I’m going to be on an airplane or at church where my eyes water because of dry eye.  I love my preservative free eye drops after flying and always travel with these.

I’m also packing my regular black eyeliner from Mary Kay because it is buildable and can smudge with my Ulta blue eyeshadow…with my Smudger Brush.  You just take a swipe of blue shadow and swipe it across your regular eyeliner, and it smudges just right.

New Product Alert!

I’m loving this New Camelback water bottle because I don’t have to drink out of a straw.  You know how on most Camelbacks, you suck this thick straw?  I prefer drinking out of this new one.  It’s like a canteen, doesn’t leak, and the lid is attached by this cute strap.

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Oh my word, this is a game changer.

I borrowed my hubby’s Power Bank Charger.  The video shows you how easy it is to use.  It gives your phone one full charge in less than an hour.  So, when I’m on the plane, this will recharge my phone…even if I’m watching something.  But I am SO getting this pineapple one too.  The cord comes with FYI.

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Happy travels to y’all!  Look for an upcoming video on Tech Gear For Travel.

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Five Outfits for Travel – Airplane Outfits

Five Outfits for Travel

#1 Flowy dress by Roxy (on Amazon)

This dress is at least 3 inches below my fingertips, making it perfect for an airplane outfit!  Note that it has a low back so you will want to wear a cardigan over it or a sports bra.  I feel so confident in this and leggings.  Plus, I can wear it with sandals, sneakers or boots.  And I can wear it as a swim cover up!

#2 Easel Tunic Tank Extender (Amazon in all colors)

Talk about getting your bang for your buck.  No clinging fabric.  Plenty long enough with capri leggings or long leggings.  Goes with everything.  Goes under layers.  Looks cute with a t-shirt over it.  Can be worn by itself.

#3 Colored Jeans (linked to Loft)

I have the olive and black and love them.  I didn’t like the white or red because they got really loose after wearing them all day.

These colors go with everything.  You can dress them up or down.  Roll them up just a tad, and you have cute capris.

#4 Compression Leggings, Capris and Socks

These suckers hold you in!  And for airplane travel, I need them because my legs swell for some odd reason.

I love the capris for my tunics that I bring.  And the socks are so cute and can be worn under pants or jeans for constant compression.

These are Rise n Shine Compression Socks with eggs on one of the socks.  If you prefer just a basic black compression sock, here are some regular colors.  I bought these leggings; these are high waisted and fitted perfectly for keeping your blood flowing.

#5 Pleione Tops

This beautifully structured top is just lovely, casual and classy.  It looks great tucked in or hanging out.  And for being 5’8″ mine is almost long enough to wear as a tunic.  The front is a stiffer yet silky smooth material, while the back is a knit that doesn’t cling fabric.  LOVE this!  I’ve already worn it on one trip, and I can wear it with capris or jeans, etc.

They’re sold out waaa and only an XS is left at Nordstrom!  You can find this top in a similar style.

#6 Joggers from Target

These are almost as smooth as silk, but they’re not made of silk.  I don’t know what magic they put in these, but I was under their spell immediately.  LOVE these.  These are available, and I wear a Medium (usually a size 10).  It says they’re Juniors, but they were just on a back wall.

#7 Shoes for These Outfits

These Wild Diva shoes fit to a T.  There is arch support and some padding.  Let me just say that I’m VERY picky when it comes to walking around touring in comfortable shoes.  I used to feel so frumpy because I always wore tennis shoes to tour.  I vouch for these!  These are gray, but there’s a tan also.

Where are you going next?  What travel topics would you like me to research?  What are you wearing these days?

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Happy Planner 2017 – 7 Changes I Made

My Happy Planner is Happier in 2017!

The 2017 Happy Planner is fresh and new.  Love the smell!  All of it sparkles.  I turn the pages gently, slowly.  I’m not in a hurry at this time of year.  Haha; how many days will it take before that’s over?

If you have The Happy Planner -Mambi Planner – Me and My Big Ideas – Create 365 – all names of The Happy Planner – you’ll love these changes, plus a free printable!

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7 Changes I Made :

I walked away from The Happy Planner and came running back.  Thankfully, it welcomed me with open pages…that lay flat.  If you are deciding between two planners, I provide my comparison page for you below.

1.Change laminated cover ~

Here are three Happy Planner choices (Follow Your Heart, Hello Life, Be Happy), plus my Hard Cover .  They’re so pretty if you like pretty.  They’re fun if you like a fun vibe.   I knew I wanted a hard cover after watching At Home With Nikki replace her laminated pages with a hard cover.  Who knew!

2.Less pressure to fully decorate ~

I do love a well-decorated planner.  But approaching my calendar without my markers, without a monthly color scheme in my head, or without energy made me feel guilty.  Guilty for not opening my calendar to an elaborate design.  I kept thinking, “I should go all out and decorate this. I’m not using this to its fullest potential.”  We’re all busy and tired.  Alot. Shedding this pressure to decorate my 2017 Happy Planner to the nth degree every week seemed to help me mentally.  Now I approach it with whatever mood I’m in at that moment.  And again, it welcomes me with open pages that lay flat.

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Aren’t these stickers adorable?  I like these too.  And how fun are these?  They are themed for you!!  I like these and these washi stickers as well.  I’m loving weather stickers at the moment!

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3.Paper Mate Flair Markers or Ink Joy Pens ~

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What pens are your fave for planners?  I’m giving myself permission to write with whatever is more convenient to me.  I’m shedding that pressure to make myself use cute markers every time I jot something down.   I’m using pens, pencils, crayons and beyond!

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4.Use sticky notes

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For tentative events, I want to use sticky notes.  And guess what?!  The sticky notes do not have to match the overall theme of the month/week.  I love the gold flags in these Paper Clips.

5.Use pocket folders

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Pocket Folders now hold receipts, inspirational cards, stickers, etc.  And they can be used as Decor that adds a stiffness to sections.

I’m ready to update my Pocket Folders from last year that were never used.  These are the next ones I’ll purchase.   

6.Use Notes Pages even more

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I’m putting a few of the Notes pages at the back of each month.  Notes are a good place to put sick day details, future goals, reminders, recipe ideas that you see on pinterest or hear of—I might write, “Look up panera broccoli cheese soup recipe again” at the end of January.  They sell a pack of 40 sheets, and in it you get 20 pgs of Graph Paper and 20 pgs of Notes Paper.  These are worth every penny to me.

7.Forgive Myself

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This Free Printable (much brighter when printed) is great for marking off habits each day to help you achieve your overall vision for each month.  When I don’t meet my goals for each month, it’s okay.  My Happy Planner is just a happy plan of what I’m working toward.  No pressure to be perfect every day!  If you want a smaller version for a planner that you are happy with, let me know!

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Features That Brought Me Back to The Happy Planner

Me & My Big Idea – Create 365 – Happy Planner at Michael’s

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Long, vertical rectangles for each day (Vertical View)-week on two pages Short horizontal view; week on two pages
Each day broken into am, mid-day, and evening One horizontal rectangle for whole day-about half of vertical view
Space for large handwriting If I’m going to jot something down really quick, the metal rings get in my way
Pull out and put back In pages, and you don’t have to open the rings. Pull out and put back in pages, but you have to open all the rings and then pull.
Outer cover is really thick; nice deep pocket folder inserts with varying designs and quotes. Hard but squishy cover with small pockets in the front cover in totally cute coral pink

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