Bella Sassy Nails : Another Mani Monday
Allow me to introduce Laree, my new fave color from my very first Julep Maven Box.
Being the serial nail polish hoarder that I am, you’d think I’d be more adventurous with my color selections. Although I have nearly 100 bottles of polish in my personal stash, I’d still say that my color palette is on the conservative side. Which is why, despite my freakish control issues, I (kinda) like the idea of being surprised with bold, new colors delivered to my doorstep every month.
I’m trying to work on my “surrender and just go with it” attitude. Pray for me, y’all. My little monthly surprise colors were ones that I doubt I’d gravitate towards and try out if they were staring at me on a shelf. Yet, I must confess, somehow they are working their way into my heart.
I decided to try Laree first, a bright pink with a gold sheen, mostly because it seemed right for summer. It’s fun, flirty and most important, long lasting. I used it in conjunction with Gelous Nail Gel Coat applying a layering technique that consists of six thin coats of polish— Gelous-Color-Gelous-Color-Seviche Topcoat-Gelous— and my nails are four days old today without one chip.
Not only am I surprised at how much I love the color, but this Gelous stuff though— it’s my new fave go-to clear polish. This is my second time giving it a go, because the first time I bought and tried it, I was sorely disappointed and ended up tossing it aside for months. But now that I have a technique down, Gelous has really impressed me with it’s ability to not only strengthen my nails (must be all the keratin is claims to have), but it helps my polish to last. I think it’s the layering.
Anyhoo, can’t wait to see what surprises await me in next month’s Julep Maven box!
Sawubona, Boo Means, I see you, Boo!
The Sassy Nation is making major moves!!!
We were so happy to be invited to be a part of an evening of curated networking at the Sawubona, Boo event last weekend at La Petit Marche in ATL. Check out this #SassyAppetit recipe for the super-delish, hand crafted fresca that we blended up and served special for the hostess with the mostest, @sydiab and her guests.
Looking forward to many more of these curated collaborations…
Try the recipe at your next get together and let us know what you think.
Sassy Style Files
"They said when she was born; she had a fire in her heart & a storm brewing in her soul."
Necklace: Sterling Silver Open Circle with Gray Drusy
Earrings: 3 carat Diamond Hoops set in 14 carat White Gold
Studs: .75 Diamond Studs with complementary .50 carat Black Diamond Halo set in 14K White Gold
Jewelry provided by Worthmore, Midtown
Bella Sassy Nails
Just another mani Monday! I ordered these beauties from Jamberry Nails at a party and loved them so much that I decided to become a consultant. They last a good 2 weeks for me, and with so many styles to choose from I’m pretty sure I’ll never be bored with my nails again. iWin!
I’ll be posting my personal favorites along with designs that my friends love (They’re drunk off the Jamberry as well) as we switch, mix and match styles.
I see some fun giveaways in y’alls future… *Rubs hands*
In the meantime, check out my Jamberry site and tell me what are your faves.
Just a reminder. We have a responsibility to love and support one another and I’m thankful everyday for the wonderful queens in my circle.
"It’s not vanity to feel you have a right to be beautiful. Women are taught to feel we’re not good enough, that we must live up to someone else’s standards. But my aim is to cherish myself as I am."
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How perfect are these nails for a summer date night? I call it a Turquoise Storm.
Rumor has it that turquoise attracts money, success & love. Its powers include protection, relaxation, healing, courage, friendship & luck. Basically everything that a Sassy BOSS Chic needs.
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::: Vintage Sassy Style :::
“I’ve never seen elegance go out of style” -Sonya Teclai
Pendant: Vintage 14k gold Filigree design with Tri-color black, white and brown diamonds accents
Earrings: Gabriel & Co. Vintage 14k gold half-moon dangle earrings
Ring: Dabakarov 14k gold open swirl filigree design dinner ring with yellow diamonds
::: Sassy Appétit :::
So… this happened this morning. 😋#Eggwhites with #spinach, Roma #tomato, #avocado & pepper jack #cheese on toasted #ciabatta bread
*and some veggie bacon for good measure. I call it ‘California Dreamin.’ 😍🌞
Contact us to schedule a #delivery to an #Atlanta neighborhood near you. SassyNation@gmail.com 404-939-0111. 🍳🚗💨
Sunday was funday with my girl, Sydia at Buff Nail Bar in Old Fourth Ward, ATL.
Tucked away in the upper level of Studioplex is the swankiest little nail bar in all of O4W. Did we mention that you can also get your bikini (or any other parts) waxed at WAX plus obtain a perfect pair of fluttering lashes at Blink (which are all housed under the same roof). Uh, #Win.
And the professionals at this beauty mecca really know how to pamper a lady. They offer a choice of red and white wine, or if you’re feeling particularly fancy and bubbly, prosecco.
The atmosphere is decidedly airy and mod, with a pleasing palette of color options and cuticle tattoos, a la Rhianna. Hasani from Cali was the celeb nail stylist on duty. She hooked up that half moon mani free-handed; clearly, the woman has skills.
Owned by, Myka Harris Barbato, one part of the duo @highbrowhippie— she’s as fab as they come. Myka is woman who fancies tequila, late-night noshing, shopping, interior design and traveling near and far with a flair for all things beauty. Basically my new bestie (in my head).
If you’re looking for a nail and beauty bar that welcomes you with a smile (hey Norma!) and you want to chillax intown, I highly encourage you to check out BUFF. Bonus: They keep summertime hours (until 9) during the latter part of the week for those days when you “just can’t” with the ATL traffic. Tell them we sent ya!
Buff Nail Bar
659 Auburn Ave., #253
Atlanta, GA 30312