Sean Greene | Artist Spotlight 2

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

 Follow Your Thrill, 2010

 Stay In Touch, 2010

Let Love In, 2010

Sean Greene's paintings are compete eye candy.  Ribbons of transparent color luminates from the canvas and is reminiscent of neon signs and mod patterns.  But don't let your eyes fool you, all the paint is completely opaque. 

* If this post leaves you itchin' for more, snag one of Sean's Prints from 20X200

A Ditty Drops Deal!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Guess what?? Ditty Drops is offering free shipping worldwide through Sunday May 27, 2012 at midnight!! Go on, treat yourself!

Fancy Floral Nail Art

Monday, May 21, 2012

The floral trend is everywhere at the moment, so why not rock it on your nails as well!
It may look complicated but its actually incredibly easy!

Here's what I used: 

1.  A base coat to protect my nails such as Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener 
3.  Base color - Minted by Revlon
4.  Flower Petal Color - Lilac Pastille by Revlon
5.  Flower Center Color - Electric Pineapple by China Glaze
6.  Flower Petal Color - Lincoln Square Lavender by New York Color
8.  Flower Center Color - Golden-I by Sally Hansen
9.  My FAVE shiny topcoat, Looks Wet by inm

Here's how I did it: 

Cover nails with a protective base coat such as Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener, and let dry. Brush two coats of your base color on, in this case I used Minted by Revlon. Once your base is dry take your first flower petal color, I used Lilac Pastille by Revlon, and drop a few drops onto a piece of paper, dip your dotting tool in the polish and make five dots in a circle pattern on your thumb for each flower. Repeat this process with your first flower color one - four times on each nail. Clean off your dotting tool with a little nail polish remover. Drop a couple dots of your flower center color onto your paper, I used Electric Pineapple by China Glaze, and dot one little flower center on all of the flowers you just made. Repeat  this process for each nail with your varying flower petal colors, switching to a gold center for your last petal color for extra pop. Seal with your favorite top coat such as inm's Looks Wet. 

Viola! On trend floral nails!

What color combos would you use?

A Ditty Drops Giveaway!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Oh hi there lovely's! And Happy Friday! Don't you love the weekends? Especially when they are supposed to be as sunny and beautiful as they are predicted to be in New York this weekend (YES!).

In honor of the impending Summa time I'll be giving away those two beauties above, my best selling Sand Arrowhead post earrings ($14) and my newest edition to the Ditty Drops clan, the Seafoam Ivy League Stripe post earrings ($12).  Both of these delicious sherbert ear candies would be an excellent addition to your warm weather wardrobe!

Click here for your chance to win them both!!

Nina Yuen | Artist Spotlight 1

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I am so on the floral train at the moment so when I stumbled upon Nina Yuen's fantastic floral mixed media pieces donning Hollywood royalty like Greta Garbo I had to share! Added bonus, glitter!! Enjoy.

LINK Nina Yuen

Confetti Bubblegum Nail Art

Friday, May 11, 2012

Lately I've had an itch to get on this nail art train. I thought to myself 'I have two painting degrees, I should be able to fashion some killer nails right?'

So here is my first attempt, Confetti Bubblegum Nails. It's super easy, keep reading to see how I did it! 

What I Used:

1. A base coat to protect my nails such as Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener 
2.  Wet n' Wild Wild Shine in Tickled Pink (no 402) ** A GREAT color, and its only $.99!!
3.  My glittery nail polish of choice, Essie's Set In Stones
4.  A quick dry topcoat like Jordana 60 Second Dry
5.  My FAVE shiny topcoat, Looks Wet by inm

Start out with a base coat and let dry completely, then apply 2 coats of your primary color, in this case I chose Tickled Pink by Wet n' Wild. Next brush on your glitter polish about three quarters of the way down each nail, once this tacks  up a bit apply another coat of glitter one quarter of the way down the nail so you get a gradient effect. Apply a quick dry top coat the speed up the drying process, and once your nails are bone dry apply a high shine top coat to keep the glitter from chipping and give you a professional sheen, and that's it, super easy!

Have fun with this super easy manicure! Try it with different base colors and varying glitter colors, its a super versatile design!

What color combos would you use?

Indian Summer

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Love the tribal and Aztec trends but a little weary of those technicolor brights? Here are a few subtle but on trend items to kick start your Indian Summer!
2. Casual Moccasins ($88)by Boden 
3. Spiked Statement Necklace with Dalmatian Jasper ($35) by Deuce Fashion

Brooklyn Bound!

Friday, May 4, 2012

I'm heading to Brooklyn this weekend for a mega clothing swap and Ditty Drops sale. I thought I might share a few of my travel essentials with y'all!

1. GOOD READ - The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles ($16) Set in 1930's NYC, an indulgent and stylish page turner, I'm obsessed
2. Navy Ombre Earrings by Ditty Drops ($12) I know they are my own design, but I honestly can't leave the house without them
3. ESSENTIAL - Chelsea Flats by Payless ($17) Chic and practical, great for zipping around the city
4. Teen Dream by Beach House ($10) Dreamy sounds, perfect soundtrack for traveling 
5.  Blue Rimmed Aviators by Steve Madden ($42) I have these in Blue with rose toned lenses a great twist on a classic design
6. Colour Riche Lip Balm by L'Oreal in Pink Satin ($8) Is it a lipstick? Is it a lip balm?? ITS BOTH! Genius, I'm not sure how I survived before this stuff. 

What can't you travel without?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Anyone who knows me knows im'a sucker for graphic black and white patterns, and classic gold accessories are one of my summer go to's. Here are a few of my current faves

1. OX Print ($65) by VIZart
2. Tribal and faceted bangles by Monique Pean
4. Geo Pyramid Stud Earrings ($17) by The Urban Lady

Welcome to the new and may I say VERY much improved Ditty Drops blog! For those of you who may just be stumbling past my newborn blog I'm Meredith, artist, jewelery designer, vagabond, and dreamer skipping back and forth between New York and London.  I am very excited to share some great stuff with everyone, you can expect to see lots of bright colors, crazy patterns, fashion and household DIY, artist spotlights, a sprinkling of giveaways and much more! Looking forward to this new challenge and hopefully blowing your mind with inspiration and beauty! Hope to see you soon!  XO

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