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I am fighting a nasty little cold today. Thank you to my dear hubby for sharing! LOL The part that I like the least about it is that I decided not to go to the nursing home to visit Mom for their party today. I just don’t think it’s a great idea to expose her or anybody else.
But I made it to class Friday before I really started feeling bad. I thought I’d share a few crazy antics with you!
And the outfit and the mani up close. The nails are indie Chirality Nail Polish Katydid (2 coats) topped with Pure Ice Emerald Crush. I’ve had the combo on my nails (no base coat, but buffed nails, and my topcoat I get locally) since Thursday night. They are still doing really well!
And just a few that I liked I came across on the internet!
And don’t forget to check my SoFlaJo Facebook Page today for giveaways of SoFlajo full-sized bottles of Fields of Clover Nail Polish!
NEW YEAR – NEW LABELS!
I am in the process of changing my labels and will be discounting many of the current polishes in my shop that have the old labels on them. Normally $10, the ones that I have left with old labels will be $7. Stock is limited on many of them, and not all of them are included. There are some mini sets included!
PLEASE feel free to post on your Facebook and Blogs! Thanks!
Please note these prices apply ONLY to my Etsy site this time.
These last several days I’ve been having giveaways on my FACEBOOK page and Twitter. The winners receive a full size polish from my SoFlaJo Party Time collection.
This is our oldest granddaughter’s first time with Santa! Tell me YOUR funniest Holiday memory. The one with the most likes will win a full size bottle of SoFlaJo Ballroom Nail Polish. Open domestic and international. You have till 6pm est Monday Christmas Eve!
THE ONLY COMMENTS THAT WILL COUNT IN THIS GIVEAWAY – MUST BE ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE. And the stories are amazing, heartwarming, and funny!
A Month of Birthdays
May is my Birthday month, and I’m in a birthday group on Facebook. I know, how many times am I’m going to tell you I’m in some fb group? Well it seems to be the social media of choice. I’m not a huge fan of Zuck and all the things he’s done to his baby, but I find it is the best place to keep in contact with your friends and business associates.
You may recall from a previous exchange post that I requested a donation be made in my name to a favorite animal charity. I just have way too much stuff. I imagine most of us do. It’s hard to not look at pretty things and want them, but I just don’t really need them.
Amanda contributed to my favorite charity – Abandoned Pet Rescue. They are a no-kill shelter here in Fort Lauderdale. Joe and I host an annual Halloween event with all donations given to them. This is their very welcoming entrance that was painted entirely by donation.
Yezenia donated to the ASPCA. This is the adorable internet card they sent me!
Amber made a donation to her favorite animal charity Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida. They provide care to injured or orphaned indigenous wildlife. Look at these cute little faces!
Ours is an international group and I’ve received some really nice nail polishes as well! And CANDY. Lots and lots of CHOCOLATE candy! Don’t worry, I’ll be celebrating all month with my wonderful group of friends. There will be more posts to come with some very cool pictures and maybe even a video or two!
So do you contribute time or money to charity? They always need help. My favorites are the animals, since they really have no way to take care of themselves without our help. What is your favorite charity?
Last week I posted about a facebook group I’m in doing a weekly mani now, with links to all those that participated. This week’s challenge was to do a “Tape Mani”. I keep seeing all their eBay buys for the skinny little tapes and I’ve never done a tape mani, so I jokingly asked if I could use Scotch tape. Jeez, I didn’t know that’s what they all were using when they talk about it!
Since I don’t usually have the time to go all out on manis I thought it would be fun to do these if I could do them quickly and not really worry about how great they looked or how long I’d wear them beyond picture taking for the blog. But like last week’s Water Marble Mani, this one was quite fun and actually much easier to do!
I had to read up a little on them, there are tons of YouTube vids and blog posts on how to do it. Basically what I learned is make sure your base mani is at least a day old so you don’t pull it off when you remove the tape. Other than that, your imagination is the limit! There shouldn’t be any polish you can’t use. I’ve seen them over holos, under holos, glittered, creamed, shimmered, and any other finish you can find. Use regular straight edged scissors, curved/design-blade craft scissors, hole reinforcements, blue painters tape, pretty much anything that will stick to your nails that you can paint around/over and peel off!
I started with my base which in this case was a couple day old mani of SoFlaJo Tequila Sunrise and Pink Lady, with Wilde Irish Rose as the top layer. Yeah I know, weird combo, but I was just experimenting with combos of my polishes and that’s the one I still had on. It was actually very delicate looking! So on my left hand I cut the tape lengthwise in half and striped horizontially with Pink Lady and Shirley Temple. The right hand I cut the tape in thirds and striped vertically with Blue Martini and Golden Cadillac. Yeah they turned out ok. I did wear them for another couple of days. You can see with the left hand with the reds I didn’t tape it tight enough and some of the polish ran under the tape. I did get a bit better on the right hand and it didn’t bleed much under the tape.
Tape manis can be really simple like mine, or very intricate like some of the girls in the link below. Would you try one? Don’t be afraid. This is a LOT easier than water marbling. So what do you think our challenge will be next week? And btw, another group I’m in now wants to do a weekly nail challenge. So maybe I’ll get better at all these techniques. Wish me luck!
OMG! I’m in a group on Facebook that wanted to have a Water Marble Monday blog today, so of course I thought, why not? I’ve always wanted to try it. Well, Idk if I’ll be trying it again. What a funny and fun time I had, tho. I first tried using polishes that were too shimmery and glittery. Altho they looked great in the water dispersing like they do, they don’t make for a good water marble. At least not till I’m better at it and know what I’m doing. I read a lot of blogs and watched a lot of vids trying to figure out my best plan of attack. I saw China Glaze, Zoya, and Sally Hansen among others mentioned as being good choices. Since I figured I’d be making a mess (and I did), I went with my cheapest option – Sally Hansen. Below are my photos. Please feel free to join me in LMAO!!
I started off here with Shirley Temple from my new Happy Hour Collection.
Then that beautiful little girl met the Monster! hahaha
One suggestion I liked and did was to put cuticle oil on my finger up to my first knuckle and under my nail. It was a quick swipe so it used very little product. I also had a small alcohol wipe I used to wipe each nail just before I took the plunge. The cuticle oil works great! I was able to wipe the polish off with a cotton pad quite easily. The fingers that still have polish on them are ones I didn’t get to fast enough, but the polish came off really quickly with my fave Zoya Remove+. Another tip I learned after I did it is to also put a dab of oil on the stir stick (I used a toothpick). That would probably help IMO!
And the final picture is my Helmer drawer full of Sally Hansen’s I have to chose from!
OK so now that you’ve seen that I can do it, I did get better by the end with my thumb, what do ya think? Would you try it? You know you want to! DO IT!! And here are the group’s Water Marbles!
Announcing the THREE WINNERS of The Spring/Easter Mani Giveaway on SoFlaJo Facebook!!
Congratulations ladies and a Big Thanks to everyone who entered and who came by my page and voted!
Keep an eye here and on Facebook for TWO Very Special Something’s to be announced later this week!! Are you excited? I know I am!! Keep checking back and you’ll be really glad you did!
Hey girls, guys, bloggers, non-bloggers! We have a new group on facebook called The Traveling Polish. Our goal is to have 100 people join and snap pictures of their mani (or pedi, why not?) with the polish, include a local postcard, and send it to the next member on the list. This sounds like lots of fun. With so much imagination out there I can only dream of what some of these manis and the backdrops will look like!
So far we have members from warm tropical climates like Florida (beaches, palm trees and pina coladas!) Hometown midwestern places with beautiful flowing fields and cool, crisp lakes. Northern and Western cities, both large and small. Countries in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. And we’re looking for YOU to put your city, state, country on the map till we hit our majical 100 mark! There is still time left, but with more and more members blogging about it, and at more than half our member goal, those remaining spots will fill up fast! The start date of this journey is March 1st. So hop on board TODAY!