Ergh, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted, I didn’t make my usual Monday Mani post last week because I was coming home from my trip to Seattle. I planned on doing a follow-up This & That Thursday post, but that obviously didn’t happen either… I’m here now though!!
This first look is what I wore in Seattle. I didn’t want to wear something too crazy, but still wanted something fun. I felt like a sea foam-ish green would be perfect with a sea foam holo. The actual style of the mani is pretty basic and classic in my opinion, but it has that extra little kick with the holo. I really like this, I want to try it with some other cremes and holos that I have. **Sorry about this photo, I didn’t get a chance to take a decent picture of my mani until after I got home, so there’s a few days wear and grow out on these**
For my second look, I wore these once I got back from Seattle. I had bought the Simply Nailogical Zyler polish and got it in the mail while I was out of town. So, of course when I got back, I had to do something with my new polish. Since Zyler is a copper-orange holo, I wanted a bright creme orange to compliment it.
Colors used for Sea foam Seattle Sparkle mani:
- Revlon – Eclectic (580)
- Orly – Sparkling Garbage (20792)
Colors used for Orange Zyler Cat mani:
- Wet n Wild – Club Havana (211B)
- Starrily – Zyler the Cat
I used drugstore french mani strips for both looks.
… it equals a lot of laughs, sometimes a few tears & struggles, and most importantly a strong & life long friendship.
Right now, I am headed to Seattle with some of the most important people in my life. JKJAB, as we call ourselves (Julie, Kailah, Jackie, Ashley, Brittany), is meeting up for our 6th annual trip. We all met working as resident assistances at the school we went to. Ever since a year after the last of us finished undergrad, JKJAB has gone on a trip together. We typically try to go to locations that the majority of us have never been before, however, sometimes budgets only allowed for more local trips but they’re just as fun.
Below are some pics from the past trips (and one while we were still in college). I plan on taking a ton of pictures this weekend and will share them when I get back. Gotta go get on my plane!
Have a great weekend,
As mentioned in my previous post, I went on a trip with my mom recently to London and Ireland. I did a similar trip five years ago with my best friend (we flew to Ireland first then to London). Both times I spent almost a week in Ireland, spending three days going on individual day tours all over the island with Paddywagon Tours. They’re awesome, loved them each time! We spent the other days wandering around Dublin (our home base on both trips). In London, we mostly walked around as much as we could, but this time with my mom, we did a hop-on hop-off bus tour of London. I wish we had done the bus tour earlier in the trip, we would have been able to see more… Maybe next time!
I don’t want to ramble on forever about every single thing I did, but I’ll provide the tours we took in Ireland (each from Dublin). If you have any specific questions, drop a comment for me!
- Cliffs of Moher – Did this on both trips, best to go when its not summer, summer heat brings fog and its harder to see the cliffs, if at all. I learned that the hard way in 2012. If/when you see the Cliffs, they’re amazing! The views are breathtaking (especially if the harsh winds are going, we nearly got blown away!).
- Giant’s Causeway – This is one of my favorite places in the world! It has some of my favorite things: rocks, hexagons, and moss! (I’m a weirdo hehe) This tour is so great with the basalt columns and braving the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.
- Kilkenny & Wicklow – This was my first time taking this tour, our Giant’s Causeway guide recommended it. I’m so glad we did this, it was beautiful and it was pretty interesting exploring Kilkenny Castle.
- Blarney – I did this one in 2012 but not this year. I wouldn’t put this in my top tours, but it’s still pretty cool to kiss the stone and see the different towns that you stop at on the tour. I believe this tour has changed in the last 5 years, because when I took this tour, we stopped in Cobh (aka Queenstown) which was the final stop for the Titanic before it headed for New York.
- Belfast – I haven’t done this one, but I have every intention to do it the next time I go to Ireland (I’m pretty sure I’ll be visiting again).
Big Ben & British Parliament
Fancy Tea @ Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly Circus, London
The London Eye & Big Ben
Cliffs of Moher & O’Brien’s Tower
Giant wooden Guinness pint
Turtle in the marketing area of Guinness
Monastery at Glendalough
Cemetery in Glendalough
Stream running down Wicklow Mountains
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