Sprightly Spring Florals

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - White On (21)

Nail Jazz Nail Pens - Black, White, Pink, Orange & Yellow

L.A. Colors Art Deco - Magenta (BNA514)

The most pleasant surprise of spring, aside from the vitamin D, is the sweet smell of those blossoming buds. Anna and I took a walk through her garden yesterday and I couldn’t help but force her to let me paint her nails in the spirit of our stroll! Not like it took much convincing… and let’s be real, the flower art was totally her concept. I’ve shied away from flowers in the past because I didn’t think I would be very good at it, so it’s always great to get a push in the right direction. I’m very pleased with this set, after all, flowers are so lovely!! Below are some spring floral inspirations:


Juicy Couture ‘Daisy’ Stud Earrings, $48


Betsey Johnson Large Flower Bangle, $38

Betsey Johnson ‘Rose Squares Seersucker Cup of Coffee Dress,’ $398

Merry Merry Mix! Even though I didn’t get this post up in time for Christmas, these were my holiday nails(!): gold present with a white bow, peppermint stick, holly, and snowflakes.

Polishes:

Milani 3D Holographic Nail Lacquer - Gold (510)

Sally Hansen Extreme Wear - Cherry Red & White Out

Sally Hansen HD - Laser

Milani Precision Brush - Green Sketch

Nail Jazz Nail Pens - White, Dark Green & Red

Reign Supreme

Shorty? She a diiiime! This was more of a practice set than anything else, since I really haven’t done lettering in a while.


Polishes:

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - White On

Nail Jazz Nail Pens - Black, White & Red


Photo courtesy of W+K Studio Japan Relief via Goods (A Division of Goodness).

Japan Earthquake Aid and Tsunami Relief

On March 11, 2011 an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan north of Tokyo. It resulted in a devastating tsunami which caused significant damage in coastal towns. By now, most of us have seen the heart-breaking photos and videos coming out of Japan and want to know what we can do to help.

Charities are beginning to mount an emergency response and donations are needed to help provide relief to those in need. If you wish to help, please consider supporting one of the charities listed below.

Before you give, please consult Charity Navigator’s helpful donation tips and extended list of charities providing relief.

ADRA:

Initial $25,000 of aid committed. Assessment team evaluating affected area and preparing broader response. Providing food and shelter for train passengers that are stranded in Tokyo.

AMERICAN RED CROSS

Gifts to the American Red Cross International Relief Fund will support their disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS:

Putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities.

OXFAM USA:

Oxfam is poised to respond if disaster strikes vulnerable countries in the tsunami’s path.

SAVE THE CHILDREN:

Mobilizing to provide immediate humanitarian relief in the shape of emergency health care and provision of non-food items and shelter.

SHELTERBOX:

ShelterBox responds instantly to natural and man-made disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. The box includes a tent for a family of 10, cooker, blankets, water purification, tool kit and other items survivors need to rebuild their lives in the days, weeks and months following a disaster.

Text Donation:

People can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.

"Sending a text message to the Red Cross is a safe and convenient method to donate money," according to Jane Diggs, president of Utah’s Better Business Bureau. (Source: Daily Herald)