Summer Nail Trend

Ready to slip onto the sandals, and thinking to try a mani-pedi trend of this season. Here are some of the most popular everyday wearable summer nail trends.

I have collected these beautiful nail art pics and categorized these hot nail shades in four groups-

Neutral nails- Neutral shades including some soft pink, caramel, and light peachy shades are in trend now.

Shiny Nails- Shiny, metallic finish or little bit glittery will be perfect for a summer-glam look.

 Two-tone- Like the lip trend, two-tone shades are equally popular in nail trend.

 Black nails- Black nails are also quite in fashion.

Hope you will find your favourite cool shades for these hot months.

Stay Happy And Feel Beautiful

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Myrtle Beach, Travel Blog

Beautiful beaches, award-winning restaurants, and first-rate entertainment can all be found in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach is a visitor’s dream, offering everything from relaxing beaches, shopping, exhilarating thrill rides, exciting attractions, quality dining options, and sizzling nightlife.

Myrtle Beach, a city and vacation resort on the East Coast of the United States in South Carolina’s Atlantic coast. It is situated on the center of a large and continuous 60-mile stretch of beach known as “The Grand Strand” in northeastern South Carolina. Ranked as the second fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country (per 2018 census estimates), Myrtle Beach is one of the major centers of tourism in South Carolina and the United States because of the city’s warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches, attracting an estimated 14 million visitors each year.

Once you are there, Myrtle Beach is your playground. The fun usually starts at the beach, but it doesn’t have to stay there. Race down a waterslide at one of the local waterparks, or look at dolphins while zipping around the surf on a jet ski or banana boat ride. If you are still seeking excitement, then get on the Grand Strand’s 200-foot Skywheel, or hop on one of the area’s rollercoasters for some spins, dips, and turns.

If you are looking for a way to have fun without the sun, the Myrtle Beach area offers a number of fun-filled indoor activities. Kids and adults alike can bounce the day away at Rockin’ Jump or take a ride on the hurricane simulator at Wonder Works. To experience the amazing sea life, visit Ripley’s Aquarium, where stingrays and sharks are one of the main attractions for visitors. All these and much more entertainment options are available at Broadway at the Beach, from family entertainment to shopping, great restaurants, and exciting nightlife, everything you will find at there.

Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach is known throughout the Grand Strand as a “Family Beach”. The perfect family getaway starts in Surfside Beach, where generations of families have been vacationing in a variety of beach homes and condos overlooking serene, beautiful beaches.

Located directly south of Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach is a small beach community revered for the family-friendly environment. The inlet meets the ocean here, so the area is a hot spot for water sports, fishing, and crabbing. The heart of Garden City Beach is the Pier, a paradise for those looking to fish during the day and like to hear live music at night. The sea here is excellent for surfers too. And nearby arcades are favorite stops for those ready to have fun after a day in the sun.

Myrtle Beach is one of our family’s favorite vacation spot and we will keep continuing to visit there. There is something for everybody; like I said, you can start the day at the beach but I bet you will explore a lot more. Whether visit with a large group or plan for a small weekend break, Myrtle Beach will not disappoint you.

Weekend Dinner Simplified- Chicken Meatballs with Rice Pilaf

Weekends are very special to my family, it starts with lots of planning for outing, gathering, shopping, and cooking, but, in reality, all we want is to take some rest and relax our mind and body over the weekends.  Now, who wants to cook in these summer weekends for the whole day and don’t want to have fun outside? I love to cook and I love to try different dishes, and simple dishes are always time-saving and easier to cook, so, many times I opt for a one-pot meal. My family loves to eat chicken meatballs, so, I try it to make it often, sometimes as an appetizer, sometimes for the office and school lunch, and this time I tried to mix the chicken balls with vegetables and rice, and make it a nice one-pot meal. This is also great with leftover rice and it is more nutrient than the just regular chicken dish. And it’s definitely an easy and quick recipe so that I don’t miss my summer outings.

It’s a very simple recipe, all you need are ground chicken, any kind of rice(I used jasmine rice), some of your favorites veggies, some spices and it’s done. In the first step I made the chicken balls, then I cut the vegetables and saute them, in the last step I added the uncooked rice and mix all the things and then cook it in the same pot.

So, first I made the chicken balls. Here I take half a pound ground chicken, then I add salt, sugar, egg, paprika, the five spices powder, black pepper for the flavor and then little bit cornflour and breadcrumbs to bind the balls nicely.

Next is to shape the balls. There is no need to be a perfect size and shape for each of them, as you can see mine are not.

And then shallow fry them until they are nicely golden brown and keep it aside. You can make the chicken balls earlier, and store them in the refrigerator, use it when you are ready to make the dinner. I fried the chicken balls on a Thursday evening and make the rice pilaf on Saturday.

Then in another pot, saute the vegetables. Here, I have green peas, sweet corns, and sliced carrots, these are my kid’s favorites, sometimes I also use different colours of peppers.

Then I add 1tbsp ginger-garlic paste and 2 tbsp tomato ketchup, mix it well.

Next step is to add the water. The quantity of water depends on the quantity of rice, usually, I measure a 1:2 rice and water ratio. When the water starts to boil, I add the washed and pre-soaked rice.

Cover the pot after adding the rice and check every 5 minutes until the rice is properly cooked. And in the last step, I mix the fried chicken balls, little butter and cover the pot. And then wait for 10 minutes before serving, this is important as this resting time will enhance the flavor of the dish and help to incorporate all the different ingredients altogether.

VOILA! CHICKEN BALLS WITH RICE PILAF is ready to serve.

My favourite Orange Lipsticks for summer

Enough of berry, pink, neutrals and red lipsticks, now is the time for some bold orange hues. Orange is such a fun color for summer, it can be completed with a bold look or it can be given a perfect naturally sunkissed blushy look. And the most important part is it can suit every skin tone and you can apply everywhere, all the day long, around this summertime.

Here are some of my favorite orange lipsticks that can go with every skin tone. Usually, I choose a soft orange tone for my everyday look and select a bold one for my favorite occasions. From a perfect Sunday brunch look or summer party look to the vacay look, anytime orange lipstick can give you a shiny fresh face in this warmer days.


Maybelline Electric Orange lipsticks in satin are formulated with rich honey nectar that gives a smooth feel to your lip and the color is so pigmented that one swipe of this bright lipstick is enough to make a perfect orangy pout.

NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Juan, this liquid lipstick is a budget-friendly one, $6.50 from Amazon. It has a creamy formula with a matte finish, and it is perfect for vacation.

COVERGIRL Colorlicious Rich Color Lipstick Sweet Tangerine is infused with shea butter for a creamy feel. This lip color is perfect for a softer makeup look.

e.l.f. Studio Moisturizing Lipstick, Orange Dream. Another bold color and this one is highly pigmented, once you apply, it can stay all day long, no need to retouch. But this can be little dry, so apply lip balm before the lipstick can help your lip to retain the moisture.

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MAC Cremesheen lipstick in the shade Crosswires. It is pinkish orange tone, complement the light breezy beach outfits.

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Revlon super lustrous lip gloss, Solar Coral 243. Again this is soft and silky gloss with a glamorous color shine. Appropriate for every day.

STAY HAPPY AND FEEL BEAUTIFUL IN THIS SUMMER.

HAPPY BLOGGING.

Summer Activities For Kids Under $10

Summer is here and so does the long summer vacation, no school, and lots of fun for my kiddos. I and my daughter have planned to do so many things for this vacation, though I doubt about the executions of those plans. Still, its fun to plan, especially if you have active kids like mine. As the summer vacation starts, the daily routine gets messed up pretty quickly, but that’s okay with me. As long as they are busy with some kind of activities and not engaging their time only on the internet and not watching Netflix for the whole day, I am good. So, like every summer, this year also I have chosen some in-home and some fun water activities for my 7 years old.

Summer Homeworks- 

Every morning I would like to give my elder one some sort of homework, it can be math, reading, comprehension or science. She likes to rotate her subjects through the seven days of the week. Usually, it takes about 30-40 minutes to finish. It is a good exercise to practice all the things she has learned in her class so she can be ready for her next grade.  As I was searching on Amazon, I found some interesting summer study activity books. Here are some links to those books-



Summer Art & Craft-

The more kids will be busy with their activities, the better, and art & crafts are wonderful options to keep the young artists creative and busy during the vacations. Well, definitely it will be messy and can be very stressful to clean the room afterward, but it’s fun and always good to engage the kids in some sort of creativities. My daughter likes to draw and color, she also loves to build Legos, and she recently develops her interest in paper crafting. So, thankfully, making slimes is no longer the only option for her, and fortunately, I have found some great deals on art and crafts products. Here are the links-


 

 

 

 

Reading Story Books-

I always encourage my kids to read storybooks, it is a great way to develop their imaginations and their language skills. Storybook is very beneficial for the active kids also, reading is always good to calm those restless minds and I can also indulge some quiet time around my home. Here are the links to some great kids books-

Summer Toys-

Finally, the toys, which is never enough for my kids. When to choose their toys, I make sure that I stay under my budget because toys are always in demand and kids get easily bored with one toy very quickly, then another toy comes in the demand lists. Here I found some interesting and fun toys-

So, we are all set for the summer days, hope you like our summer activity ideas. Happy summer everybody.

HAVE A FUN SUMMER WITH YOUR LOVED ONES.

HAPPY BLOGGING.