Um…if this teal rash guard (complete with rollerskating flamingos) and matching ruffled polka-dot bikini bottoms are designed for babies, why do I want them so much for myself? 🙂
They’re from Carters, which, coincidentally, is having a 50%-off sale online now.
Obviously, I had to get them for BG (along with matching sun hat).
And, um…here’s to hoping that Baby Girl will actually like to splash around in the water. Yup, I really hope that she’s a water baby (*crosses fingers and monkey toes*).
Jeez, she’s not even born yet, and I’m already researching and plotting different ways to get her to fall in love with the water, haha.
For now I’m indulging El Hub, who thinks that BG is going to grow up to be an Olympic soccer star, but I wouldn’t protest if she said that she wanted to be a pro surfer instead. Because then I’d be able to hang out with her at the beach all the time.
Speaking of beaches, here’s an important (OK, not really) question for you: do you believe that there’s an age after which one should stop wearing a two-piece? (See, I said it was important, LOL!)
My mom-in-law believes that nobody should wear a bikini after the age of 40, but I feel that if you’ve got the swagger, why not? #deepthoughts
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Spring 2016 Afternoon Delight Collection
All this talk of beaches is making me think of another tidbit of paramount importance, and that’s pretty pedicure colors. I love wearing boots, but oh! — I love sandals, flip-flops and wedges at least as much, if not more, because…
I’m so looking forward to warm weather footwear. 🙂
I always like to have my toes painted when they’re gonna be out and about because, I kid you not, my toes are freakishly long. Fo’ reals! They’re like little monkey paws…
I’m going to keep these new Deborah Lippman Pro Gel Lab Nail Colors ($20 each) close by so I can paint my toes with them just as soon as I can actually, ya know, reach my feet…
The four here are from the Deborah Lippman Afternoon Delight collection for spring 2016, available now at Nordstrom stores, Sephora and online.
“Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Color features a dual-patented formula infused with 10 active ingredients that help deliver health, wear and shine while giving you the gloss and cushion of a gel manicure without the nail damage. Evening primrose is an omega-6 fatty acid that reduces moisture loss; biotin is a vitamin that stimulates keratin production; keratin is a protein and the main building block of your nails; and nonychosine F delivers strength and resilience to fortify weak and brittle nails. Green tea extract protects nails from damage by free radicals; aucumea deters ridges from forming; platinum powder resists wear; and epoxy resin fuses the lacquer to bind layers together. Additionally, silk fibers produced by silkworms even out the nail plate for a smooth finish.”
I did this Skittles mani with all four of the colors last night, but last week I wore the light purple one, The Pleasure Principle, all by itself.
I kinda rushed through that mani because, apparently, that’s what I’m all about these days (rushing). I did my usual Sally Hansen Green Tea + Bamboo base coat, then two coats of The Pleasure Principle, but I skipped the top coat.
Turned out that I really didn’t need one, though, because The Pleasure Principle held up well, and through tougher-than-usual circumstances. Despite being pretty tough on my nails last week (I had to mail out some packages, so I was opening and taping boxes, and I also had to put together some baby furniture), Gel Pro was a champ.
I didn’t see any chips until day three (and even those were tiny). My nails looked fresh and shiny all the way till day five, and I bet I could’ve made it to day six or seven had I actually been careful.
They’re pretty pricey at $20 a pop…but they’re sturdy and dry quickly (within about 10 minutes). The mani I’m rocking here took me about half an hour to do, from start to finish, and my nails were basically dry by the time I finished.
It’s the principle of pleasure!
Shout out to you, by the way, if you got the reference to the Janet Jackson song…
So, Deborah Lippmann likes to name her polishes after songs, and this one’s from Janet Jackson’s epic Control album, which includes some of my favorite Janet songs of all time, like When I Think of You. Another Janet classic, Nasty, is on the album as well, and if you ever happen to watch the video, keep an eye out for Paula Abdul’s cameo as one of Janet’s backup singers.
OK! Now I’m off to go listen to some Janet. 🙂 I hope your Monday has gone fabulously well.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,