I hope y’all aren’t tired of my @jen_of_all_trades manicure updates because I love posting them! Even though this isn’t the usual post (where I show you how to DIY something!) it still lends to creativity and inspiration! What better way to get inspired than to look at creative nail art, right?! I always get great ideas for all kinds of projects after browsing unique, brightly hue-ed manicure designs on Pinterest, and I’m sure I’m not the only girl who does this! For April I knew I wanted something Easter themed with my monthly manicure, and after creating this year’s bunny-centric Easter blog content I wanted to stay with the bunny theme! I texted Jen a couple of photos to get our creative juices flowing. Our design is a shellac gel manicure, and Jen drew the half-moon on each nail, as well as the tiny bunny faces, by hand. One of the reasons I chose the half-moon on each nail is so that my manicure lasts longer! I first asked for a negative space at the base of each nail with last month’s mani (which I didn’t blog because it was so simple, but I absolutely loved it because it’s so my style). By leaving the base of the nail blank you can’t tell when the nail starts growing out. There’s nothing worse than a chic nail design having to be re-done or removed before it’s time because it’s growing out! My nails grow unusually fast (yes, I am lucky!), however Jen’s manicures typically last about 4 weeks for me, so it’s always such a shame when I must have the beautiful designs removed just because they’re growing out! Hence, my sneaky little trick of leaving a little shaped space at the base for the nail to grow so I can enjoy the manicure longer! I chose a rose-pink color for all the nails, except the ring fingers, because it’s such a pretty shade for Spring, and is an easy neutral to wear with anything. Each little bunny face is dark gray with white eyes and inner-ears, and a matching pink nose. Aren’t they the cutest thing?!
To see more of Jen’s work, visit her on Instagram @Jen_of_all_trades. To book an appointment visit Parlour 3 in Brentwood, Tennessee, call (615) 942-9020 (Tell them Rachel sent you!) or go online at Parlour3.com. Jen also does incredible makeup, brow shaping and brow microblading!
Jen’s shellac manicures start at $40. Prices are subject to change. For additional pricing inquiries call Parlour 3.
I’m excited to announce I’m teaming up with fellow style bloggers Alexis Teichmiller and Greta Holler to host a “Shop My Closet” event at Steadfast Coffee, 603 Taylor St. Nashville Tennessee, November 13th, from 1-4pm! If you ever wished you could score clothes from the closets of the bloggers you follow on Instagram, this is your chance! Grab your girlfriends and browse clothes, shoes, bags and accessories while you sip coffee! See you there!
On October 6th, 2016 I’ll be hosting a pop-up shop at Parlour 3 to debut my Bridal Capsule Collection! Shop new tees and tote designs from 6:30 – 9pm and submit custom orders for your upcoming bachelorette parties and weddings! If you’re not able to make it, don’t worry! The entire collection will be up available on Glitter & Bow next weekend.
The new bride’s mantra seems to slowly have become “Something old, something new, something Southern, something blue” — there’s something so lovely about a Southern wedding — steeped in tradition and soaked in charm — it’s the promise of the next wonderful chapter many young women dream of. My goal in creating this mini collection is to bring some of that charm to your wedding, whether you were born in the South, or simply got here as fast as you could! I hope this line of Southern-inspired goodies lends the ladylike touch to your wedding that you always dream of!
“Proposing” to my bridal party was such a fun part of my wedding and that was the inspiration behind the “Something Blue” tote! It’s the sweetly Southern way to invite your bridesmaids to share your special journey! Fill with goodies like my signature sequin hangers, cotton Bride Squad tees, champagne & some pretty baubles!
When you stop by for the pop-up shop on Thursday make sure to grab a one of my cards and a free hair tie!
See you there!
Happy long, Independence Day weekend, y’all! I’m so excited to bring you my first ever outfit post where I didn’t take all the photos of myself with a timer and a tripod! 🙂 This shoot was pretty impromptu to be honest though… My husband has been away on a long business trip and he got back in Friday morning so we took the opportunity to (finally) go on a (very) late 6th Anniversary date. We went downtown to the Broadway area of Nashville and had the most delicious, Southern food at Stillery, followed up with Mike’s ice cream, and some live music on the row.
The weather was perfect for a day of strolling about lazily and enjoying each other’s company.
I will be taking over the Andrews Cadillac Instagram on Saturday, June 18th to live cover the Web.com Tour: Nashville Golf Open! I’m really excited to endorse this event because it brings a 5-year agreement to The Nashville Golf & Athletic Club through the PGA, which means yet another boost to the Brentwood economy. Nashville is growing at a rapid pace, we have a lot to be proud of, and it’s always a good thing to have an athletic event bring a community together — which is where Andrews Cadillac comes in. This luxury car dealership has been a part of the Brentwood/Nashville community since the Summer of 1979 and contributes to many charitable organizations and projects, including the Nashville Golf Open. Read more about how this event is directly helping our community by positively impacting young people through golf and the game’s positive core values like sportsmanship, respect, honesty and perseverance through The First Tee of Middle Tennessee, HERE.
As part of the festivities, Andrews Cadillac is holding a meet and greet on Tuesday, June 14th, from 4-6pm with players Brian Campbell and Oliver Goss at 1 Cadillac Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027. Anyone who comes to the event will receive 2 general admission tournament passes (while supplies last) and will be entered into a drawing for Cadillac Hospitality Pavilion credentials. Tournament information is at www.ngogolf.com.