Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Series: Black Cat Nails

If you look at my cats, you would notice I'm partial to mostly black cats.

I know the stigma or superstitions with black cats but they are super cute and affectionate.

Maybe I was a witch in a past life...

Here is a great way to have the black cat but not the bad luck :)

I have been wanting to try any kind of cat nail design for awhile now but never got around to it.
I liked this one so much it stayed on my nails for 2 weeks - I'm usually changing my polish at least once a week.

The tool I used was... <drum roll>... a toothpick!

I have used a toothpick as my nail art tool for every one of the nail design in my Halloween series.
It is such a handy tool!

I used the black cat on 2 accent nails but feel free to apply to all of your nails.

Here is what you need:

- Base Coat
- Base Color (Optional)
- Black nail polish
- White nail polish
- Yellow nail polish
- Top coat

Step 1:
Apply a base coat to the nails, this will help prevent the nails from staining as we are using black nail polish.
This step is optional. Apply a base color - I chose a nude polish.

Step 2:
Apply Black polish to the tips of the nails that will not have a cat.
Apply an Orange Stripe just above the black tip.

Step 3:
To make the cat:
Apply black polish to the tip of the nail in a dome shape.

Step 4:
Make 2 triangles on each side of the dome for ears.
Fill in the ears.

Step 5:
Using white polish, fill in small amount in the ears. Apply 2 dots for the eyes.
This will help  the yellow polish show up better against the black background.
Apply a cute little nose.

Step 6:
Apply yellow polish onto the eyes.

Step 7:
Apply a black stripe vertically through the center of the eyes.

Step 8:
Let the polish dry for a few minutes to prevent smudging and apply a generous amount of top coat.

The cats are so cute!!

Hope you like this nail pictorial :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Love Book Online

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A few years ago I was looking for something to give my husband for his birthday. Something heartfelt and special. 
While browsing the internet for ideas I came across

It had exactly what I wanted! 
Deciding what to do was the question...

Relationship-wise they had a romantic coupon book, love coupons, why I love you books, quiz book for couples... the list goes on...

Another option is to make a personalized love book yourself. 

Once you set up an account, you can:

- Decide if you want a hard cover or soft cover.

- Set a background, they have so many to choose from! 
Here are a few I chose:

- Choose a title for your book - you can do this later as well.

- Start personalizing!

They have pre-done options you can enter or add a blank page to completely personalize the book.

They also have stick figure people to add as pictures, I had a great time personalizing the stick people to look like me and my hubby!

You can change the hair, eyes, add glasses, change pose, add backgrounds like a fireplace or brick.

It was so much fun to create the text and pictures I wanted!

When I gave the Love book to my husband, he told me it was the most touching gift he had ever received! 

I liked making my own book so much that I decided to make "The Beginning" book which told our dating history until we were engaged - something we will have forever.

I also made a book for my niece, it was a fairy-tale.
I made her a princess and added some family names into the story - I was a fairy that helped the princess. 

She loved it!!

Here are some other book ideas they have:

- Personalized Coupon Books for Dad

- Mother's Day Gift Idea

- 1st Anniversary Gift

- Valentine's Day Gift Book

- The perfect gift for the newlyweds.... and so many more!!

If you are looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones, definitely create your own Love Book!!

To create a book, go to!!