June 28, 2013

Happy Birthday!

by xtinaissharp

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Question from: @brstf

“What would you say to a Shannon on her birthday?”

January 22, 2013

London Stripes

by xtinaissharp

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I don’t normally go for two shiny colors, but I decided to play around a little bit. The light blue is Butter London: Lady Muck, and the dark blue/grey accents were made with OPI: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The colors were a bit gloomy, so playing on the names of both the polishes, and the stereotype of London weather, I gave it a lame name.

Happy polishing

 

January 16, 2013

Sand Worthy Nails

by xtinaissharp

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It’s the middle of the winter when I miss summer the most (as it seems to be for many other people as well). The warm sun, trips to the beach, sticking your toes in the sand, and the perfect season for smoothies. Barefoot in Barcelona is such a lovely nude shade (especially if you are like me and have an olive skin tone) along with a metallic color. While browsing through the rest my nail polish I came across Warm & Fozzie which immediately reminded me of sand, with it’s very small glitter and yellow-copper color. I couldn’t resist using these two colors together. I used some scotch tape and reinforcement labels to create such clean accents. Have fun with this combination by maybe adding some polkadots or adding a matt topcoat to Warm and Fozzie to add an even more cozy feeling.

Quick-tip: When you’re using tape to create accents, it’s important to peel off the tape (slowly) before the polish begins to dry. If it becomes too dry,  it can peel away at itself, creating an uneven and jaggity edge.

Happy painting

September 22, 2012

Stuffed Pepper

by xtinaissharp

This recipe is perfect for two stuffed peppers.

Ingredients:

  • Two green bell peppers
  • 1/4 lb of browned/cooked beef/hamburger
  • 1/2 cup cooked white or brown rice
  • 1 8oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp chopped rosemary
  • 1tsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Rinse green bell peppers, cut off the top, an remove seeds/membranes. In a bowl add all other ingredients accept for the cheese, and mix. Place peppers in an oven safe dish, and spoon the misture into the bell peppers, making sure to fill all the way to the top. If you’re feeling really crazy, go ahead and have your pepper overflowing with the wonderful rice and hamburger goodness. When you’re done stuffing your pepper, sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top, and place your peppers into the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the top edge of your pepper looks wrinkly and the cheese is brown and bubbly. Take it out of the oven and let it cool for about 5-10 minutes, then you can dig into the amazingly gooey stuffiness that is now stuffed pepper.

(Warm french garlic bread is amazing with this)

Happy cooking

September 7, 2012

Poppyseed Chicken Pasta Salad

by xtinaissharp

This is probably the easiest most flavor packed pasta salad I’ve ever discovered. All you need is chicken, poppyseed dressing, bowtie pasta, scallions, dried cranberries, and salt/pepper. The quantity of each ingredient depends completely on your preference. I combined all of my ingredients by eye.

(You can add almonds if you’d like. It’s delicious both ways!)

Happy cooking

September 5, 2012

Sometimes, I love glitter.

by xtinaissharp

I wanted to try stripes using scotch tape and loved how it came out. The colors I used are Essie: Eternal Optimist (pink), OPI Nicole: Sea How Far You Go (gold stripes) and for the extreme glittery nail I used Martha Stewart glitter: Florentine Gold, and just sprinkled it on the pink nail polish while it was wet. I suggest not putting on a top coat for a day or so on that glitter nail. You’re going to want the loost glitter to wear off a little otherwise you can get glitter in your top coat.

Happy polishing

August 22, 2012

School is starting!

by xtinaissharp

Hey guys, sorry for not posting recently. School is starting back up and I’m taking some time to get back into the swing of things. After I’m all settled in, finished moving into my apartment, and have my classes underway, you will have many posts to look forward to.

Happy schooling!

July 31, 2012

Geeky, but Elegant Rings

by xtinaissharp

I love rings, I’m a huge geek, and I really like things that look elegant and sophisticated.. I was bouncing around on Etsy and decided to gather together a few of my favorite rings of the geeky variety. They are my favorite because they have an elegant and sophisticated flair, while relating to something that is a huge part of who I am.

Star Trek Ring

Ruler Ring

Mini Donut

Mustache Ring

Satellite Ring

Lego Stone Ring

Happy shopping

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July 19, 2012

What brush is best?

by xtinaissharp

Choose your weapon carefully!

Here are a few tips on what brush you should use, and when you should use it!

Hair-keeping tips: -baby soft bristles: thin, fine hair -coarse bristles: thick hair -wash brushes regularly (they get kind of gross after a while from hairspray, produce and natural oils) -use a comb to detangle wet hair. Brushing your hair when wet can encourage split ends. -ALWAYS use heat protection products when blow drying hair -don’t brush thick, frizzy hair, a pick comb will do just fine. Happy styling

July 18, 2012

Summer Lilac Nails

by xtinaissharp

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