Spring Cleaning – Nail Polish

Since I left my job to photograph full time back in September I stopped getting my nails done on the regular. Partially because my nails tend to get JACKED up when i’m on any kind of session for some reason, and partially because, Umm I work for myself now and spending money on getting my nails done is not a priority for me – $30+ dollars every two weeks #aintnobodygottimeforthat SO that being said, I started giving myself some at home mani/pedis and found that I really enjoyed color on my nails! I watched a few youtube tutorials on how to get a salon manicure at home and a few little tricks really changed how I looked at painting my nails! IMG_7392

HOWEVER- Over the years I have accumulated a TON of nail paraphernalia that festered and multiplied under my bathroom sink to the point where I couldn’t even find the necessary tools needed to make my mani happen. This of course prompted a trip to my local Target for a new bin to organize my nail polish and I just HAD to share it!


This bin is from Rubbermaid and it is spectacular. Its dual buckets that snap together make for the perfect nail kit! I am now keeping my tools, polish remover, cotton balls and cuticle oil on the top and all of my beloved polishes on the bottom. Some of my fave polish brands are Orly,  China Glaze, Essie (but only for my toes because that stuff chips like no bodies business on my fingers), Essence, and the Sally Hansen complete manicure polish. I am kind of a weirdo about the type of brush that comes with my nail polish and I feel like all of these apply really smoothly!


After my hands are washed, filed, buffed and my cuticle situation is under control I apply this Orly Bonded base coat that really makes the polish stick to my nail and prevents chips better. IMG_7397.jpg

I then choose the color I am feeling like that moment – on my nails here I have the Essence “Indian Summer”  and these suckers are only $2.00! – I paint and wait to dry. IMG_7393.jpg

Lastly, I REALLY enjoy the Seche Vite quick drying top coat because lets be honest, I really don’t like to wait for my nails to dry. I have so many other things I could be wasting my time doing. Finally, I wash my hands again, apply lotion and BANG awesome manicure.

❤ Chrissy

Scarlett | McCormick Ranch | Arizona Photographer

Another sweet baby girl that I had the pleasure of meeting while she was in her mamas womb and now that she is 3 months old I got to snuggle her and her pink tulle dress while she and her mama visited from out of town😦  I am just in love with her rolls and her sweet eyebrows. Her mama is just the kindest soul and It is such a pleasure to know her and photograph her lovely baby girl  :) 2016-01-21_00102016-01-21_00112016-01-21_00122016-01-21_00072016-01-21_00082016-01-21_0009

Stine Children | Roadrunner Park | Phoenix photographer

This little girl had on the perfect dress for twirling and twirl is what she did! Her little bub was SO content in that swing! I just love watching these kids get bigger! When I first met them that little guy was a little bean in his mamas tummy! Their momma makes them a year book every year with photos of them in it and my photos go into them, that makes my  heart so happy! I continue to say that making memories and capturing children where they are at that very time is why I do this and makes me feel like what I do is worth it, like im leaving my mark on the world.. its pretty great!🙂


Bailey Girls | McCormick Ranch | Arizona Child Photographer

I have been taking photos of this sweet family for just over 2 years and for a special birthday we got together on a chilly day in January for their cake smashes! Big sister turned two and little sister turned ONE! Time goes so quickly and I swear it was just yesterday that these little girls were just a twinkle of a thought in their parents wishes! I love to see them grow but wish it would go by just a little slower!🙂  2016-01-11_00042016-01-11_00052016-01-11_00022016-01-11_0003