Candy Corn Inspired Mani Monday

LEt it be known (if it's not already) I am kinda obsessed with candy corn. I love love love love candy corn!So this year since getting into nail art I HAD to do a Candy Corn Inspired Manicure!!!
I decided to go for a glittery sponged look. I even used some glow in the dark polish making it extra fun!!!To start I painted all my nails white then used a makeup brush dipped in glue to go around my nails for easier clean up.

I then applied Julep Dahlia , Zoya Beatrix and Julep Casper to a cosmetic sponge and applied it to my nail. I did this twice for better coverage.
Here is a close up of the cosmetic sponge - that is the correct color order for candy corn btw ;).

This is what they look like after sponging. I would make the stripes of color smaller if my nails were as short next time.

Here is the whole hand after clean up. They look very bumpy and textured but it's not really that bad.

And another shot. They look better in person I think. They did not photograph well.

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4 for Friday

Here are my 4 things I am loving this week!

TGI Bedhead's Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo. I have had it awhile but hadn't used it. I was afraid if it didn't work I would still have to wash my hair. But last Saturday I decided to try it figuring I could still wash my hair if I needed to. It worked GREAT. I read several tips on pinterest and followed them. It absorbed all the oil in my hair and gave it some nice texture (which I usually don't have). 

TIGI Bedhead Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo

2. Actual phone/in person conversations with friends! I miss my Savannah friends, especially today because it's homecoming. So I stopped by last Monday to see one of them, and talked on the phone, actually talked not text with one of them the other day. We are planning a girls scrapbook night soon! I need to get down and see my friend Cheri soon too!

3. Perfectly Posh's Bubble up Mix-It

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It makes the BEST bubble bath and the bubbles LAST! They have some other great Mix Its as well!

4. Jicama

The St. Joseph school district (where my kids go this year and I am currently subbing) has a new food service provider and twice a week they have fresh fruit or vegetable snacks. This week one of the snacks was fresh, raw, jicama. I had kinda forgotten about it. I first had it over 15 years ago at a Mexican restaurant I used to work at called Rio Bravo. It is yummy! Kinda a cross between an apple and a potato. It is used in all kinds of recipes and can be made into fries or chips.

What are you loving this week?

Find Joy in the Journey, Tess

Easy Rhinestone Pumpkin

Today I have the easiest, blingiest, chic pumpkin ever! 

Ok so that might be a stretch but it is easy, cheap and I think it's chic!

To make you will need:
Foam Pumpkin
Rhinestone Initial or Large Initial printed out to use as a guide
Various sizes of Rhinestones

So I got the foam pumpkin at Michael's for 50% off, and the Rhinestone letter and rhinestones were like 60% off! SCORE! That brings this project in around $10!

First position the initial in the center of the pumpkin. Then place it on, you can move it a little bit if you don't push down, but once you do it's stuck pretty well!

I then drew an oval (ok Andrew drew an oval, I would have taken forever perfecting it).

And I placed the largest rhinestones at the top, bottom, right and left. Then added the next size smaller rhinestones equal distance between those.

I kept going until the oval was filled then added some accents to the largest rhinestones.

I really like how it turned out! Here it is with our fall display out front.

Super fun and easy right? What ideas do you have for decorating a foam pumpkin?

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Who is the Krafty Mama?

Hi I'm the Krafty one! :) I'm the Queen to 2 little knights and a sweet princess. I married my knight in shining armor (kevlar) over 8 years ago and I am a REAL mom, wife and substitute teacher trying to be the best I can be! I love "krafting" but tend to buy more supplies than I actually use. I love make up, nail polish, hair products and fashion but have been known to leave the house in sweats a messy bun and no make up! I love to cook and bake but am guilty of feeding my kids McDonalds in a pinch. I love direct sales and have joined too many to mention! I would love to get to know you!

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