Monday, October 3, 2016

Five Fingers: October

This is the first in a monthly series on nail ideas.  Five different nail ideas will be chosen, including:
  1. A bright shade
  2. A nude shade
  3. A dark shade
  4. A pretty design
  5. A seasonal shade/ design
This month, I have chosen all of them myself, but, starting with November, I would like to feature ideas shared with me that you have either done yourself or have found online.  To share an idea with me, please email a picture or two, plus if you found them online, a link to the source.  My email can be found by clicking Contact tab.  For November, I will be accepting submissions until November 1.

  1. A bright shade:
Essie - Raspberry Red:
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Essie Raspberry Red.  This pretty berry tone is just bright enough.
     2.A nude shade:
OPI Chocolate Moose. After looking through all the nudes and browns i think this is the best. Think i shall get it.:
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OPI Chocolate Mousse
This is such a warm and cozy color! Like milky hot chocolate.

    3. A dark shade:
OPI Suzi - The First Lady Of Nails | Fall 2016 Washington D.C. Collection | Peachy Polish |
Picture credit: Peachypolish,com

OPI First Lady of Nails. Olive is such a great color this time of year.
    4. A pretty design:
Rose gold French mani:
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Gold tip French manicure. Pretty and polished with shine.

   5. Seasonal:

My perfect Fall nails with my perfect Fall coffee.
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Green with gold accents.  This adds a bright, but not overpowering touch to any look.

And there you have it. I hope I've inspired you to do your nails and don't forget to submit your favorite nail inspirations by November 1.
Which idea is your favorite out of these five? Comment below.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Ready for Fall: Part 2- The Food

Skinny Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with only 67 calories. Recipe at
Credit: Sally's Baking Addiction

I love fall food.  Everything from the pumpkin to the apple pie.  It's always something to look forward  to this time of year. 

Pumpkin Spice Anything

Not everyone is a huge fan of pumpkins spice, but I for one am pretty much a fan of anything with the flavor. Some of my favorites are:
  • Pumpkin Custard Pie
  • Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
  • Pumpkin Spice Frappucino
    • You can DIY this one by putting left over pumpkin pie filling in an ice tray for pumpkin spice cubes and blending with coffee and other ingredients
  • Pumpkin Muffins
  • Pumpkin Caramel Cookies

Apple Pie

Apple pie is great.  What's more American than apple pie? Hmm... still thinking.  Anyway, apple pie, especially caramel apple pie is great.
Spiced Apple Pie Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream Frosting Recipe:

Hot Chocolate

I drink hot chocolate year-round, but it is only really seasonally appropriate when it starts to get cold.  Some of my favorite flavors are:
  • Classic Hot Cocoa with milk
  • Mint Hot Chocolate
  • Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  • White Hot Chocolate
  • Caramel Hot Chocolate

Great ideas! Different ways to make hot chocolate - peanut butter hot chocolate, vegan hot chocolate, Nutella hot chocolate and much more!:
Credit: SheKnows