2.08.2010

Scenes from The Weekend + Dark Nails


Per my own prescription for happiness, I have to say, it was a pretty darn good weekend.

We took the girlies to the Nasher on Saturday, so there was "seeing art", then later that afternoon, Audrey and I cranked up some classic jazz and made a slew of valentines for her class...

And while I didn't cook any spectacular meals, I did partake in my dear friend Julie's incredibly good seafood gumbo while watching the Saints win their first ever Superbowl.

So happy-makers all around.

Oh and there's also the matter of the nails. One of the items I put on my 2010 "list" (I aim high here friends) was to paint my nails (dark) red. Daring, no? Bryan and I went to Audrey's (James Bond themed) school auction on Saturday evening where I dressed up as a "villain," which clearly necessitated edgy nails. I felt pretty rockin all weekend -- it's amazing what a few few swipes of nail polish can do...






I had to get in another shot of the nails...



32 comments:

The Joy of Hoping said...

We love the Nasher! Especially those family friendly Saturdays!! Way to go on the dark nails!!

Sam and Livi said...

just blogged about your lovely happiness post

Jane Flanagan said...

Oh looks like such a lovely weekend! It's amazing what a manicure can do for one's outlook!!

Ana said...

I'm smitten with that nail polish... never dared to paint my nails dark anything but I can sure see how that would make us happy :)

Anonymous said...

nice nails! is that chanel 18?
sandy

Sarah Bradley said...

Love the nail color. What is it?

TX Girl said...

I remembered, a little too late, that it was the free day at the Nasher. Blast!

Rachel said...

Love those dark nails!

Joslyn said...

sarah + sandy -- the polish is OPI... it's called "suzi says da"

Anonymous said...

thank you, dear joslyn! i adore OPI nail polishes. for that price--really good quality. and chanel 18 is also one of my favorite dark red nail polishes. :-)

sandy

J said...

Ha ha, Joslyn, I titled my post this morning the same!!
A funny coincidence, I promise!
Your weekend looked more entertaining than mine!

XO

Joslyn said...

j -- we are sharing a brain...i love it! ;-)

Design Mom said...

Your nails look fantastic!

Sherry said...

those nails are wickely wonderfully sexy!

Joanna said...

It's amazing the power a good manicure has in making us feel good about ourselves. I gave myself a manicure yesterday using a color I'm currently obsessed with: Rescue Beauty Lounge in 'Stormy'.

nichole said...

I love dark nails! It's been awhile, and I should step away from Essie's "Sugar Daddy."

Your weekend sounds fab!

nicole said...

love the nails!

paula said...

Great nail color choice. Maybe one day I will be so bold.

Christine Vi said...

I think it's fantastic that you take your girls to so many amazing places! I also painted my nails a dark color (black) a few months ago and it really makes you feel bold in other aspects as well!

Our Green Nest said...

Looks like such a great weekend! Like the nails!

handmade charlotte said...

ok so i love the dark nails! i have worn this color for years! channel Vamp! my children are like mom why do you always paint your toes black? i just got onto it and can not seem to change! love it!

Simply Mel said...

the nails are simply fabulous!

Tara said...

I peek at your blog whenever I get homesick for Dallas. I moved to DC last year and we are covered in snow with more on the way this afternoon...I have no idea when we'll see anything green again, so seeing the beautiful green grass in your photos made me happy/sad. Love the Nasher! I think a nice manicure would really cheer me up!

marta said...

ooh the photos (and the pretty violet nails) are incredible. so in love with this pretty space of yours.

i have a whole category devoted to audrey quotes on my blog if you want some more audrey love.

Destri said...

I can vouch for Marta's audrey quotes, she has some good ones.

Have you painted them the red I gave you yet?

you'd better post it!

Joslyn said...

marta -- i just looked at the audrey quotes...they are fantastic!

destri -- the red is next...i'm on a roll! i'll definitely post it ;-)

xoxo

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

So with you on the nails. My fav is Chanel Rouge Noir and I'm planning on painting them tomorrow evening in readiness for when my Huzz returns from a week long trip - he loves the nails dark and I haven't done them for ages.

Your little girl is just gorgeous. I know what you mean about having a love affair with her, I am besotted with my 17 month old daughter right now.

Mrs.French said...

such a beautiful weekend...and my oh my am i loving your nails! xo t

Melissa de la Fuente said...

I adore your gorgeous dark nails hun! They suit you and you rocked them! Enjoy them.....and rock on darlin!
xo
Melis

Iva said...

I love dark nails! I go through stages with them...sometimes I like them more then others....the nail has to be perfectly shaped to make it truly amazing...like yours ;)

kate funk said...

Your daughter is soo beautiful!
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Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

love the nail polish, I have been wanting to paint them black (ish) for months but didnt find a nice one, will check this one :) thanks

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