Shame[less] on Me!: Live for Louboutin

Just like most of my readers, I am a college student and I since I don’t come from an ostentatiously wealthy family, i’m deduced to buying what I want the old fashion way: Hard work and saving.

I have had my eye on quite a few pair of Christian Louboutin shoes for a while now: Daffodile, Lady Daf, Highness and Shameless. After much deliberation, I have finally decided to save up for a pair, more specifically: SHAMELESS $1,075

 

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So, exactly how does a college student save up for a pair of $1,000 shoes? Well…

  • I have decided to put aside $200 for the next 5 months so that, by the time I graduate, I can treat myself to something that I worked hard for.
  • I have decided not to splurge on ANYTHING in the meantime.
  • I will give the money to my mother every month so that I won’t be tempted to spend it.

Viola! I should have my babies in NO time. I’m never really good with things like this, but I think that if I stay determined, that I can make it happen.

Wish me luck!

XoXo, Jada

 

DIY: Funky Nail Styles

Hey honeys!

So, I was recently on InstaGram (IG) and I saw this amazing nail salon that is unfortunately located all the way in Orlando, FL. I am so impressed by their work that I am considering making them a must-stop on my next trip to the Sunshine State. They inspired me to get my nails done and to see if one of the shops here in Baltimore could, possibly, replicate the design.

Here is an image that I snatched from the IG page Monalyn_Lim. You can also visit their website Here.

I INSTANTLY fell in love with the pointer finger pattern. I thought that it was chic, simplistic and I needed to have it!
So, I visited one of the nail salons near me. My experience wasn’t that great in that my nail technician didn’t make my nails long enough or pointy enough, but I was willing to accept that and let them just grow out.
When my designs were done, I was pleased with the work, however, it wasn’t “exactly” what I wanted:

So, I took it upon myself to head to my mom’s salon and re-do them myself.
First, I practiced on a nail tip, just to see if I could get a bit of practice in on the pattern.
 My design didn’t come out EXACTLY like the one from Millenia, but I was pretty pleased with the outcome.
Then, it was time to try it out on my nails. I removed the previous design and gathered the following materials:
Nail Paint: I didn’t have white, so I decided on silver metallic
A paint brush with a few of the bristles removed to produce a collection of fine strands:

A bowl of water:

 China Glaze “Liquid Leather” nail polish

And finally, a paper towel for the paint:
A placed a dot of paint on the napkin and lightly slid the brush through the paint and began placing lines everywhere in a symmetrical fashion. That’s it! it only took about 10-15 minutes, tops! When I was done, I went over the designed nails with OPI Top coat, and Viola!
The finished product:

I was so happy with the final turn out that I added a stripe effect with taupe paint on my pinky nail:

That’s about all for this DIY tutorial. If anyone decides to try out this or a similar pattern, let me know so that I can post your photos as updates to the post. Until then….
XoXo, Jada.