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Fab Friday 5 + Spider-Man Nail Art!

17 May

Hey friends, hope y’all have been having a fabulous week! I’ve been so busy I can barely keep track of the days! I had my annual meeting (big to-do) at my primary job plus at my design job, I’ve got 2 orders of books (one of which is already complete, wooooo!) plus it’s wedding season so I’m a busy girl! Of course it’s never all work and no play for this vegan, and I’ve managed to find some time to paint my nails and even see a few friends and have a couple of drinks. And! I’ve managed to put together a fabulous five for this week:

  1. This week’s favorite tumblr is, hands down, disneyunhappilyeverafter, which features Disney characters in much more realistic situations. (trigger warnings for images depicting: drug use, animal abuse, racism)
  2. Lots of really good posts this week about street harassment. Check out this one about “Walking While Fat and Female” which contains possibly the best quote ever about the claim that “not all men are like that”:

    “You telling me that not all men do that doesn’t make my walk, or drive, or existence safer. It makes it more challenging to say, “This happened and it was wrong.” It makes it harder to call out this behavior for what it is — misogynistic, sexist, rape culture bullsh*t behavior. I don’t care that not all men are like this. I care that it happens.”

  3. Check out this super pretty mani from the Bookish Manicurist (whose blog I adore soooo much!!). I would never have the patience for a galaxy manicure (so many layers!) but I love seeing them:
  4. Have you seen the evil cow meme? If not, you are missing out! (I know this is kinda old but it’s trending among vegan tumblrs right now and I had never seen it before lol)
  5. I am so freaking happy that Kimber is back and posting so many beautiful pictures! I don’t know how she does it (I’m sure it involves a nicer camera than my cell phone and probably a lightbox and a little patience lol) but regardless, I love everything she photographs, including this fabulous new polish from Philly Loves Lacquer (vegan and cruelty free! And who doesn’t love everything about Philly??)

I didn’t want to run off without showing off some nail art of my own, so I tried my hand (pun lol) at nail stamping again tonight… and it was a complete and utter failure haha. It’s a work in progress I guess! Lots of practice, I’m sure I’ll get there someday. PLUS I broke a nail at the gym (did I mention my sister and I go to the gym like EVERY DAY now? so. much. fun…..) yesterday and I had to replace it with a false one and it just looks a little too weird and..  yeah, no nail stamping. BUT I do have this little gem from a couple of weeks ago:

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I did this in honor of the new Amazing Spider-Man movie released at the beginning of May. I’m lucky I had my step dad around to take me because the rest of my friends/family were too busy/uninterested. I’m not going to review the movie (short-and-sweet-version: major plot gaps – even bigger than the first movie – but if you don’t overanalyze, you will enjoy it) because I had a good time (and Andrew Garfield is not unpleasant to look at for 2 hours) and that’s what counts. I did this nail art using Into the Night from OPI’s Amazing Spider-Man Collection (appropriate, right?) and Wet N Wild I Red a Good Book plus Art Club White striping polish. All freehand, as made obvious by the mediocre art haha. I liked it, though, and it was a big hit at the movie and before.

So that’s it for me for now. I’ll probably give stamping another shot tomorrow — 10th time’s the charm? — and get back to you on the results haha. Also I’m taking a break for Memorial Day and going to visit my friends in Philly and then off to DC for a night to have a bit of a (well-deserved) vacation. Idk if I will post or not, it’ll depend on my mood. Thanks all and have a great weekend!

PS: It occurred to me that I am not appropriately tagging my posts on this blog with trigger warnings!! It’s second-nature to me on my main blog, idk why I would be stingy here but I guess it just didn’t occur to me! Starting today, everything will be appropriately tagged with “[insert trigger here] tw” so you can block appropriately. If you have a specific trigger you need labeled (even if it’s an unusual one), just contact me and I’ll accommodate!

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Fabulous Friday 5 (Spectacular Saturday Edition)

21 Sep

Hmmm could anything else possibly go wrong in my life? Unlikely. FYI I got a flat tire on my way to the bank today. Called AAA to fix it bc I was on a busy road and didn’t want to risk my life to switch out a tire (much happier to risk the repair man’s life, thanks! Also last thing in the world I wanted was for rapist A or kidnapper B or even creepy dude #809 to stop to help me) and they were quick but still by the time they reached me, the bank had closed. UGHHHH. And of course all the tire sales places are either closed on Saturdays or are only open until 4 (and I work until 5 fml) and none are open on Sunday. I mean, who could possibly need to replace a tire on a weekend? How absurd. And I’m supposed to be moving tomorrow morning so how awesome is it going to be moving my stuff (which isn’t packed yet!) without my car?? YAY LIFE.

Anyway, sorry for the delay on Fab Friday. It’s my favorite post every week, but it just wasn’t happening yesterday. But without further ado…

  1. This week’s Mish Mash challenge theme was cold, and I had such a hard time picking which post to feature in the fab 5 because everyone just such an amazing job! In the end, I couldn’t not pick Kimber’s Lacquer Korner because OMG have you seen these freaking adorable penguin nails???
  2. September is the Vegan Month of Food (Vegan MOFO) and isn’t that the best thing ever??? It means my instagram feed is full of delish food pics and every vegan blogger I follow posts a delish new recipe pretty much daily! Vegan Yack Attack just posted an amazing recipe for Cheezy (the z means it’s not real cheese 😉 ) Butternut Squash Macaroni AND they’re giving away a copy of Vegan Slow Cooking for Two-or-Just-You.
  3. Eye shadow on your nails, say whattt? Yes that’s right, someone I follow finally did it (I’ve been considering trying it myself for awhile and am glad to have an example to look toward!). Check out Set in Lacquer‘s eyeshadow nail art and tutorial:

  4. SEPHORA by OPI is being discontinued which means it’s on crazy sale. If you use OPI, stock up killa.
  5. I’m not gonna get preachy, but meat-and-dairy eaters, if you haven’t seen the pics of factory farm waste lagoons, disturbing pics hit the net this week, so now is the time to wake up (FYI no, I’m not going to put the pic here — totes not appropriate for a nail blog — but click the link to see it)

No weekend mani because I left my nails unpainted (THE HORROR!) for the Vermont Ice Ball, but here’s a pic of me, my friend Chelsea and Julia from the USA Luge Team (that’s me in the middle, aka the short one they’re both bending down to haha)

To see more pics from the VT Ice Ball (and my nail art! and vegan food! and beer!), check out my instagram

*BONUS*

Six is for Skin Care: There’s a giveaway for some of B’Tyli’s Vegan Skin Care products over at Vegan Beauty Review, so check that out!!

**SUPER BONUS** there’s also a new app for preventing, reporting and responding to street harassment

Have a great weekend everryyyy (or what’s left of it!)

xoxo