Though I’ve never had a big sweet tooth, but in the spirit of spring,
I decided to give myself a bright and cheerful
JELLY BEAN MANICURE!
Here’s how. After rounding my nails to achieve the jelly been effect, I alternated each nail between the following yummy colors:
Kimber by Zoya
(shimmery hot pink)
This polish is part of Zoya’s Summer 2012 Surf collection. The ultimate girly polish. It’s one of my top 3 current nail polish faves! I wish there was a matching lip gloss! The color is so intense. Not your grandma’s pink nail polish for sure.
Midori by Zoya
(shimmery candy green)
I was first introduced to Zoya through a mini bottle in my Birchbox
a few months ago, and I’ve fallen in love with all of their collections since then. I’ve never worn green nail polish before, but I’m liking this one a lot. It’s bright without being neon or childish. I’m thinking of doing a Green Bay Packers-themed manicure with this and perhaps a gold glitter accent nail…
Meet Me At Sunset is this season’s essential orange polish. It’s a deep tangerine color with no shimmer.
I usually wear this color alone, but I decided to add the Pure Pearlfection top coat to match the built-in shimmer
in the two Zoya polishes
This manicure was super fun to wear, I got tons of compliments,
and my nails looked good enough to eat!
I’ll take nail polish in my Easter basket over jelly beans any day!
Spring has sprung, and in Wisconsin, warm weather is very welcome by the time the end of our six-month winter rolls around. Pretty much anything above 50 degrees is considered "hot," and you'll see college students and other hooligans running around in clothing suitable for tropical weather at the first sign of melting snow. I have been known to participate in that hooliganism and wear flip-flops at inappropriate times myself...
However, more exciting than the signs of warmer weather to come is baseball, and everything that comes with it. I decided to really indulge in the baseball festivities this year by attending two - yes, two! - opening days this year. Having planned this excursion early, I took two days off of work, and looked forward to them for weeks. I knew that the intoxicating smell of charcoal on the grill was just around the corner.
Don't be fooled, it was freezing in the shade.
My first opening day of 2012 was at Wrigley Field in Chicago, to see the Chicago Cubs. Now, I'm not a huge baseball fan in general, and I'm certainly not a Chicago Cubs fan. However, I am a fan of fun, sun, brats, and beer. All of which were out in full force. We froze our booties off, but it was great. Wrigley has an atmosphere that can't be beat. There's a certain sense of nostalgia and wonder that radiates from this iconic landscape. There's not much tailgating, but there are bars, vendors, and fans EVERYWHERE!
Everyone at Wrigley seems to be a die-hard fan, and I'm quite sure I was the only person without some form of fan apparel...people stared. I didn't mind keeping my Milwaukee roots a secret on enemy territory, that's for sure.
My second opening day of 2012 was with my Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. We parked in the huge lot and had a tailgate extraordinaire, as usual. Let's just say the tailgating at Miller Park is so legendary that it's not unheard of to stay in the parking lot, which we did. It probably speaks to my waning fandom that I much prefer hanging out in a parking lot having a few beers with my friends to sitting in a hard stadium seat and watching a game. Oh well.
So I suppose I'm a "fair weather fan," or maybe not a fan at all. Sure, I don't really root for any team in particular, so much as I'm a fan of the whole baseball experience. But, call me what you will, as long as I can sit outside and soak in some heavenly sunshine with a cold Miller Lite in my hand and a smile on my face. And every summer night on the way home from work, I'll hope to catch a whiff of happiness and Johnsonville as I pass Miller Park.
What can I say? I love baseball.