Last Friday, the South Alabama dance team graced us with their presence and let us dress them up in Jaguar Gameday gear! We dressed them head to toe in red and blue! These girls know how to show team spirit on and off the field whether they are in their dance team uniform or in everyday clothes!
Will you be attending any South Alabama games this season? We all know Mobile is one sports-lovin’ city! Especially when it comes to football, so support the Jags and head to some games! Make sure to sport the team’s colors — Polish can help with that!
A special thanks to Meredith and the South Alabama Dance Team! GO JAGS!
Bib necklaces and collars are all the rage right now. I’ve looked for my own and It’s hard to find them at a reasonable price but that’s ok because Lauren Conrad (Who is very Polished) shows us how make them in this cool video! Check it out:
Don’t you love these necklaces? They could make a plain t-shirt into something fabulous! If you make one, we want to see it! Share it with us on our facebook page.
Have a great weekend! xoxo
When it comes to painting my nails, I usually lean towards nails that are too over the top. I really like this manicure because they painted all of the nails the same shade and have one accent nail. So it’s not over the top and is very pretty! I alos LOVE the color combo! Try it! (From Beautydepartment.com)
photos/post/design: Kristin Ess (wood floor insert photo from remodelista.com)
You gotta love those magical moments when you’re just minding your own bizz and inspiration jumps out and smacks you right between the eyes. Not long ago I was looking through floor patterns for a home project. My favorite pattern in the world is called the “herringbone pattern”. While I’m speaking to this flooring guy, all I could think about is making this pattern into a manicure. As he started demonstrating the way it gets laid down, I only saw colorfully painted nail strips. Sorry dude. Eventually I snapped back into floor mode, but it makes me remember that inspiration can come from anywhere at any time and you have to be open-minded to it! Here we go…
NOTE: Before you start, use one of your polish colors as a base for your nails about an hour before (or the night before) so they have plenty of time to dry before you apply the nail strips!
- Take a section of nail strips from the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails French Manicure kit and cut them in half long ways. You can also do this with tape, but I like using these because they’re pre-cut and fit together perfectly. It would be hard to get this precise with DIY nail stickers, but you can try!
- Next, cut those two in half short ways (following the lines of the nail strips). This will give you four sections of nail strips as seen in photo 2.
- Paint those four sections of nail strips any color you want! We used THIS, THIS, THIS and THIS for a pretty summer palette.
- Now you’ll start laying them down in the traditional herringbone pattern (see image). The best thing about using these particular nail strips is that you can pick them up and lay them back down if you mess up and it won’t pull up the base polish. (Btw, I wish Sally Hansen would sell just the strips by themselves!)
- Lay down the next set just above that. You want to overlap a little like I did with the gold in photo 5.
- Keep going til you reach the top. Take a clean paintbrush and push the sides down. Go around the entire perimeter of the nail.
- Use your cuticle nippers to clean up the excess.
- Add a quick drying clear coat. We use THIS one because it dries crazy fast.
Tah-dah! Keep your eyes peeled for pattern inspiration always! Can’t wait to see your herringbone manis on twitter!
One of our Polished employees, Dayton shared this with us! This is her video to her boyfriend. We tried to tell her she probably shouldn’t send it to him.. but she didn’t listen! So, we’re using her as an example. Do NOT act this way, girlies! Your boyfriend will surely dump you! He he he. Just kidding, She didn’t really send this to her boyfriend.. she found it online! 🙂 We thought it was too funny not to share. Check it out:
Have a great weekend!
Sorry we’ve been a little “hit or miss” in our blogging! Summer is BUSY! I’m thinking this little video will make up for it 😀
What did Mr. Rogers know about fashion? He was superior when it came to cardigans and sneakers! Known for his mad color blocking skills, he would often pair a bold color with a more muted one. The impact was international and is now seen on runways everywhere. He knew a thing or two about fashion and growing things in the garden of his mind. We shall miss him… but he’ll always be our neighbor.
Have a great weekend!
So we stumbled upon this fun video and we wanted to share it with you because is all about having a “Trade the Clothes You Hate” party! You and your gal pals can all come together and trade the clothes that you no longer like with your friends! The clothes that no one wants can be donated! Plus, it’s a reason to get together with you friends and have a little party! So Fun!
Watch and see for yourself –
If you decide to do this – tell us! We want to know how it goes!
Have a great weekend!
Have you ever been driving down the road to and had to come to a halt because there was a runner running with a bright orange or yellow caution belt on and a shirt that said, “Running for ____” with a caravan of trucks or campers following close by? At first, you might be a little frustrated because you were in a hurry to get somewhere but then you realize what is really going on you become awestruck! It’s pretty inspiring to see people running grave distances to raise awareness and money for a cause they are passionate about. That’s just what our very own Mandy Calderone and Amber Forbes (along with about 34 other runners) are doing this week! The third annual St. Jude Memphis to Mobile Run is underway. The first runners hit the pavement around 12 p.m. Wednesday in Memphis and all of them together will finish the run tomorrow at the Battleship!
You may have noticed that we always have a jar for donations to support St. Jude and sometimes Soles4Souls. The money you give really does make a difference! The relay run raises money for South Alabama’s children being treated by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Remember those cute ponytail holders that we sold in the store? That money is going to St. Jude as well! Your contributions make a HUGE difference and we thank you for all of your support!
The run will end at Battleship Park Saturday, May 19, and the community is invited to cheer the runners in. They will be in the Mobile area around 10 a.m. and run down University Blvd., right onto Old Shell Road, right on Ann Street, left onto Government Blvd. through the tunnel, onto the causeway, and end at Battleship Park. Arrival time at the park is planned between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Be sure to come by and cheer everyone on! Again, thanks for your support! Source