Mani Monday – National Stripes Day Edition

J.Crew has started a holiday, National Stripes Day, that is this Friday, March 31st.  I am ready to celebrate with a striped mani in one of my favorite pinks with navy stripes (of course).

The  manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The color is Kiss Me I’m Brazilian by OPI.

Items in the photos:

J. Crew Bell Sleeve Top in Blue

J. Crew Flower Guy Striped Shirt with Painted Flowers (on sale!)

J. Crew Girls Max the Monster Striped Tee

J. Crew Striped Tunic

J. Crew Striped Bell Sleeve Top in Pink

Jonathan Adler Bath Rug

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses

Rebecca Minkoff Denim Clutch

Have a stripey week!



Mani Monday – Cactus Edition

This week I knew I wanted a neutral salmon color (I even got it on my toes).  The cactus idea seemed original and then all of a sudden I saw them everywhere, including a great one on the most amazing hike and prints on clothes, etc.  That made taking photos fun and also made me realize how ideas don’t always hit you over the head.  They can be all around you seeping into to your subconscious.  It was a good reminder to just pay attention and listen.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The main color is “Salmon Run” by CND Vinylux.  the art was done with “Good Grief” by OPI, “Going Incognito” by Essie, and “Sun Bleached”by CND Vinylux.

Happy Monday!



Mani Monday – Doughnut Edition

This year for our family Halloween costume we are going as doughnuts.  My son and I saw the costumes over a month ago and were both very excited.  I am so happy that he is still into the idea of a family costume.

The color is “Gotcha” by CND Vinylux.  The nail art and manicure are by Olive & June.

Happy Halloween!



Mani Friday – Believe in Pink Edition

This was a week of small miracles, kindnesses and a few challenges.  Audrey Hepburn and my pink manicure with a couple of hearts got me through.  Until last December,  I only wore pale pink and very natural looking nails.  I decided to get a red manicure for the holidays and had one nail done in plaid to match my shirt.  From then on,  I was hooked on nail art and have had a weekly creation ever since.  This week I wanted to go back to the basics with a little art.


The color is a combination of “Mayfair Lane” by Nails Inc and “Strawberry Smoothie” by CND Vinylux.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Happy Friday!




Mani Friday – Pink Daisy Edition

I am loving all the pink in the new J. Crew collection and their challenge to wear pink for five days.  I decided to be bold and use a color on my hands that I would normally only wear on my toes.  I am loving this bright pink and the adorable daisy nail art.


The color is “Kiss Me, I’m Brazilian” by OPI.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Happy Friday!