Mani Monday

Today’s manicure was inspired by the Disney 100 celebration. I was so excited to visit Disneyland earlier this year and be part of the festivities. It was particularly special to get to see all of the decorations and character costumes in the anniversary color scheme of silver and a lovely shade of purple. I don’t know why it took me until now to plan a mani reflecting the “100 Years of Wonder,” but once I did, I realized I had the perfect polishes for it. I used Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in “Anything is Popsicle” and “Hi Ho Silver” with a splash of glitter on the thumb thanks to “Deep Sea Diamond.” I also did my best attempt at a not-so-hidden-Mickey on my ring finger, and honestly, while it’s not perfect, I think I did a pretty great job!

The Happiest Trip on Earth–Day Two

Disney California Adventure–26,156 steps

The real fun began on the second day of our trip, when we walked from our hotel to Disney California Adventure!

We stopped by Radiator Springs first thing, only to find out that our number one ride opens late. We did get to see some characters, though, and Lightning McQueen wished me a happy birthday! (Since we were also celebrating my birthday on the trip, I got one of the park’s “Happy Birthday” buttons…you would not believe how many cast members notice and congratulate you!)

After that, we headed over to Pixar Pier, where we got to ride an eccentric ferris wheel (I think there are only two like it in the country!), a carousel, and a roller coaster (OK, only Turkey went on that). We also met some characters from Up!

After Turkey got off the roller coaster, we headed over to Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats, where we go the “Pixar Parfait.” The combination of soft serve and slushy was surprisingly good!

Then we headed back to Radiator Springs, were we got in line for Radiator Springs Racers, a ride we all wanted to go on. The line was long, but you really felt like you were in the movie, so we didn’t mind, because there was a lot to see (and a lot of back story explained). The ride itself started off very calm and relaxing, just like when Lightning and Sally went for the same drive in Cars, but then it turned into a race (we won!).

We also went on Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, which was just plain fun!

We stopped by Flo’s to share a traditional diner meal of a burger, fries, and a milkshake:

Then we headed back to Pixar Pier. We went on the Little Mermaid ride (but sadly not Goofy’s Sky School, because it was closed all day), but more importantly, we found someone nice enough to take a great picture of us!

Buena Vista Street is a great place to find characters (sadly for me, no Daisy Duck), and we took full advantage:

We spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to do after that. The Monsters, Inc. ride broke down while we were in line. A few of the other rides we were considering going on were closed, too. We did finally make it on Soarin’, which is a fantastic ride, and makes amazing use of scent, and that was a lot of fun. We also visited the Avengers Campus and the Shawarma Palace, and lived out our superhero dreams…we even got to pose as various characters!

By that time, it was starting to get late, so we headed back to Radiator Springs to see the neon and grab a snack at the Cozy Cone Motel, where you can get ice cream cones, chili “cone” queso, frozen cone-coctions, a popcone, and…churros. We picked the churros, partly just because the ridiculousness of trying to make churros fit a cone theme amused us!

And then we went back to the pier for the light show, which was really beautiful…it’s amazing what they can create with light and water!

We stayed pretty much until the park closed. The walk back to the hotel felt much longer than it had in the morning, and we were exhausted, but we still had a full day at Disneyland to look forward to!

Mani Monday

I added a coat of the glittery Sally Hansen Miracle Gel “Girls Flip” over my purple Nailtopia “Daisy Duck” Disney 100 nail polish for this sparkly mani inspired by my new Baublebar bag charm!

Sartorial Saturday–A Disney 100 Daisy Duck Disney Bound

I’ve already shared one whimsical styling of the Miss Candyfloss Honesta-May dress…now it’s time for another! Today I’m taking a look at a Disney Bound inspired by Daisy Duck’s “Disney 100” outfit, and I’m including the Disney 100 ears I bought for our trip to Disneyland!

Her outfit is purple and silver…I went with purple and white (with a hint of silver here and there):

Here’s a closer look at the ears…I view them as a companion piece to the Disney World 50th anniversary ears I purchased last year:

I added some glittery Splendette Duchess bangles in Daisy’s Disney 100 colors:

I think the purple petticoat is the perfect, sassy addition!

Do you think Daisy would approve?

This was a fun look to put together…stay tuned for a more standard styling of this dress for everyday!

Mani Monday

I have never tried Nailtopia brand nail polish before (actually, I had never even heard of them!), but when I saw that they had a Disney 100 collection at Ulta, I knew I had to give them a try. I found colors for each of my girls (Cheshire Cat, Stitch, and Dumbo), and the inimitable Daisy Duck (of course!) for myself. I’m happy with the quality of the nail polish, and the color is really lovely. I added an accent of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Deep Sea Diamond on two nails to keep the Disney 100 theme going…isn’t it pretty?