Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday Funday on Manic Monday

And here we are again. Another Monday. Fall is in the air (even way down here).  The weather was so beautiful, we just had to get out and enjoy it yesterday. We took Sean to a local park, and he insisted on taking his new best friend, Mario. Have you ever seen a happier kid?


I really thought I was swearing off skinny jeans, but I wanted to match my clothes to my nails, so I shimmied into a pair from last fall. Just the fact that I could comfortably wear a pair of skinny jeans outside speaks volumes. The weather was PERFECT.


I spent WAY more time than I should admit giving myself a manicure on Saturday. Sean was with my parents; Curtis was at a football game; it was a great time to sit down and primp. My friend Heather sent me some Jamberry Nail Shields to try out, and I am just a hopeless mess when it comes to nails. This is the reason why I rarely wear polish. However, you know how obsessed I am with birds, so I couldn't resist trying out the sweet little bird print. The shields are supposed to last 2-3 weeks, with proper application, and while it was a little tricky to get the hang of, I know if I can do it, then anyone can!

Coming up this week on the blog? An affordable mustard cardigan ($20) and my favorite lip products (I get tons of questions about lip stick and I am obsessed with it, so it's a win-win!) I hope you had an awesome weekend. Any nail tips? Have a great Monday!


39 comments:

Heather said...

Your nails look awesome!!! And if you are a hopeless nail mess - than I don't know what that would make me - cuz I'm worse!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Tara_St said...

I love having time to primp! I tried out the Sally Hansen nail stickers a few weeks ago and I was really disappointed because they chipped after one day. How are those stickers holding up?
Tara


Penniless Socialite

Sharon S said...

I've seen those Jamberry nail stickers and I've been wanting to try them! Sean is adorable and looks like he's having a great time in the park with Mario :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Sharon S said...

Really? Mine lasted for quite a while with no chips!

REBECCA said...

Truly adorable pictures Katie....thanks for sharing!!


REBECCA
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Alycia Crowley said...

LOVING your nails and that POP of yellow your shirt brings to these photos!

Tashia G. said...

I'm so terrible at painting my nails. I typically stick to very light neutral shades or glitter polish because it's much harder to see the mistakes in those! Looks like y'all had a fun sunday:)

Crystal said...

Is it me or is your little guy all you in the shape of the eyes and nose? Wow! So so cute!
The weather was perfect here too. 81 during the day and 48 overnight. I can smell fall in the air!
I have no nail ideas as I rarely paint my nails. But my friend has been getting the gel manicures and she cleans without gloves, does dishes and works with her hands and it's lasting her about 3 weeks at a shot. I have been thinking about trying that.
Loving you in mustard/yellow!
Crystal
www.talesfromthefatside.org

Jenny Lauren said...

Your little man is just way too adorable! Those photos are really great! You should definitely be wearing skinny jeans more often because they truly look fabulous on you. Your nails are so cute! I've tried the Sally Hansen stick on things, but they always seem to chip on me. I must not be applying them properly.


xo Jennywww.crazystylelove.com

Always Maylee said...

Sean is so cute and looks like he was having just the best time! I'm totally loving your nails! :)


xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

tori said...

I love your nails!! Super cute, and I know you never do them, but you should ;) I am also extremely jealous that it's cool enough to wear jeans at your house. I was sweating bullets in LA today, it's 6:30 pm and it's still ungodly hot. I want it to stop! Please send your nice weather here :)

http://www.mythriftychic.com/

Marissa said...

LOVE LOVE your nails! I am obsessed with nail polish! I actually bought a nice new color today in Target! I haven't tried the Sally Hansen stick on nail art thingys and I have never heard of Jamberry Nail shields before but I am now enroute to their website. Especially since I can't post on my blog. Stupid hacker...grrrr

Chris said...

I'm so excited that it's getting cooler. This weekend I wore shorts and was actually a little cold... isn't that awesome?

Annie said...

Sean is SO cute, your nails look awesome, and I LOVE the color yellow on you!


Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Selah said...

It's not just you. I think Sean looks just like Katie!
That looks like a really great park. I took my kids to our local park yesterday and promised to take them again later in the week. The weather is soooo perfect!
I HAVE to keep my nails painted. Otherwise, I bite them and then they really look a mess! Even though they show chips more, I love dark colors. My current fave is a pewter gray. :)

grownandcurvywoman said...

You guys look like you had a ball! Your son is a cutie! I get Gel nails and they last 2-3 weeks. They never chip or peel (unless you peel them, like I do! LOL). Its a great way to keep your nail color.

Elena said...

You guys look so happy and super adorable!!!! So in love with your nails!!!!
Xo
Elena
http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

Lily said...

cool mani! I need some practice!


Lily
www.lilysaysgo.com

Mini Me Style said...

Katie, Sean is adorable and you have the most gorgeous features! That mustard top is stunning on you - not many people can pull off that color but it is definitely YOUR color! I hope the school year is going well - I feel like I'm barely keeping my head above water. :-S

Heather Impastato said...

Hey I love love love your outfit, and fun outing! Thanks for the shout out! I wanted to invite everyone over to my fan page, I love sending out free samples to ladies who want to see what Jamberry is all about!! So head over to my fan page and pick out a
sample, then message me on my fan page which one you want (there is a picture with numbers, these are the styles I have available for samples) and your address!
http://www.facebook.com/JamberryNailsHeatherImpastatoIndependentConsultant

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Awww, thank you so much! You are too sweet. I hope things get better for you- you are juggling A LOT, and that feeling of treading water isn't fun! Have a restful weekend.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Me too! It took a little getting used to!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much, Elena!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you! I think he is, but I may be a little biased ;) I've heard good things about the gel nails. I'll have to try it. I've got good nails, but I hate polishing and chipping.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Annie! Can you believe those shorts?! I begged him to change, but he was stubborn!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

BEST feeling ever. I am so ready. When I get out of my oven of a house in the morning, I am loving the crisp air!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Look at Heather's comment on this post- she will send you a sample! I hate you got caught up in that hacker crap! That sucks!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

See you do the nails and red lips and when I do it, I just feel like a little girl playing dress up! I feel too fancy. Does that make sense? I'm going to try though!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

He was having a great time! That poor Mario was filthy ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Ahh, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You are too too sweet <3

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

As he gets older he looks more and more like his dad, but he is definitely mostly me ;) Our baby photos are interchangeable though- you can't tell us apart (well, except the clothes). I can definitely smell fall and I am so excited!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks, Selah! It is a great park- he loves it. We are really blessed. In our tiny town there are three pretty great parks, so we can switch it up!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Oh, definitely! I agree with that 100%!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Alycia! I am loving me some yellow lately!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Well, thank you so much for reading! I appreciate you :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Look at Heather's comment on this blog- she will send you a sample to try out!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

They didn't last for two weeks, but I feel confident with the CORRECT application and practice that they could totally last for 2-3 weeks. They are very durable!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

We should start a club!

Heather Impastato said...

Katie, did they chip, or just come off?

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