Emma Cristy

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summer Nail Tutorial

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 As you all know, I am a sucker for nail polish, nail designs, and new nail products.  I'm constantly searching for quality products to try out.  I recently heard about Sally Hansen's Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment and decided to give it a go.  I've had great experiences using Sally Hansen products and I know that they are great quality.  I've been on the search for my holy grail base and top coat and I'm pretty sure I just found it!  Sally Hansen's 7-in-1 Nail Treatment is an all in one ultra moisturizing base coat, growth treatment, ridge filler, brightener, and top coat.  There is no need to carry around prep and post nail products once you have this one.  It supposedly restores nails that are dry and brittle, to healthy and beautiful in three days!  It has a really great formula with avacado oil, sea salt, pomegranate extracts and calcium; these help moisturize, fill ridges, and helps to prevent and treat nail staining.  I really like using this product as a top coat, and stays glossy and shiny for up to 10 days.

Once I heard about this product, I went straight to Target.  I ended up getting the Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment, Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil, and Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear polish in #279 Pink Punk.  I found these products in Nail Treatments in aisle E5, next to the pharmacy.

I decided that I wanted to try out another nail look and was feeling inspired by Summer and all of these fun, bright colors.  Be sure to try it out and let me know what you think about this design!

Summer Nail Tutorial Steps

1)  I begin by prepping my nails.  I used Sally Hansen's Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil, which helped soften my cuticles and brittle nails.  After massaging in, I made sure to wash it off before I applied my base coat and polish.  

2)  I then applied Sally Hansen's Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment as a base coat. 

3)  Using "Pink Punk" I started from the top corner of my nail, and brought it to about 3/4 down the nail at a point.  

4)  Repeat on other half of nail to create symmetry.  Both sides should meet at a point, 3/4 down the nail and create a triangle at the top.

5)  Using nail tape (I use this one), I cut off a small piece and used it to line one side of the triangle.  

6)  Repeat for other half.

7)  Finish off this look by using Sally Hansen's 7-in-1 Nail Treatment as a top coat. 
8) You're done! Show all your besties your new nails!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

My Mother...

This is about my mother, who lives 15+ hours by plane + 1 hour by bus, away.

For my mom who sacrificed an early career to be able to stay home to take care of us first.
For my mom who drew barbie dolls, sang lullabies, and always made time for us.
For my mom who always had cooked meals to come home to, who made sure we were always full. 
For my mom who cared for all our neighborhood friends, and made sure they ate too.
For my mom who always encouraged us to be good people, dream bigger, do better.
For my mom who led a Christ centered home, and was a great example of charity and service.
For my mom who always encouraged us, uplifted us, spoke highly of us.
For my mom who taught us how to work harder, laugh harder, love even harder.
For my mom who is my example of how a great mother should be.
For my mom who loves my own children as if they were her own.
For my best friend.

I grew up always, always feeling loved by my Mom.
I hope my girls can say the same thing about me one day.

Happy Mother's Day Mom, you're beautiful!
Love you so much!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tips for a Balanced Outfit and Wardrobe...

Tips for a Balanced Outfit and Wardrobe

One of my favorite styles, is tomboy/edgy looks.  I love all things baggy and with a boyfriend fit.  I recently got this Madewell camo top from thredUP for $35.49 which originally retailed for $100+.  I'm a sucker for camo, so I knew I had to have this top!  Since this top is so edgy and baggy, I wore my favorite black distressed skinny jeans and to balance the look and to still keep it chic, I decided on a black, sleek, peep-toe bootie.

I like to balance my looks by adding an item that you wouldn't expect.  Balance edgy/grungy looks with something feminine- I tend to use heels to balance a casual/edgy look.  When you have a looser fit top, you want to balance it with some chic skinny jeans.  Thanks to thredUP, I can find so many items at an affordable price, to balance my wardrobe.  Especially with this new Spring season, now is the time to find pieces that compliment you and switch up your wardrobe!

Happy shopping!


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