Sunday Tutorial–Holiday Manicure!

Good Morning, and Happy Sunday! This week’s YouTube video comes from Christina77Star’s channel. This tutorial demonstrates a really cute manicure–a twist on the traditional French manicure. She is using a matte polish in the video, but you can transform any … Continue reading

Nailed It!–Fall 2013

I am a sucker for nail polish, and my collection most likely exceeds 300. Nails are probably the most forgotten accessory which is so silly because they can make such a bold statement. What else can you change so frequently … Continue reading

Four Reasons to Fall in Love with Fall

 

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Don’t get me wrong, I love summer just as much as the next person. There is nothing like laying on a pool floaty with the sirens of cicadas filling the air and the sun drenching your skin with warmth. That being said, autumn is right around the corner and today’s brisk 65 degree weather reminded me of its glory.

For me, fall is my favorite. Though it leaves almost as quickly as it arrived, it brings the most beautiful colors, the most comfortable temperatures, and the most fabulous fashion…in my opinion. So these are the top things I’m looking forward to:

1) Dark Nails: Not saying you can’t wear them year round, but autumn and winter really allows us to embrace the beautiful, deep tones like navy, oxblood, and eggplant. Dark nails display sophistication and chic-ness.

2) Boots: Especially booties! Whether you wear yours with tights, knee highs, denim, or bare-legged, boots can change the feel of your outfit. One minute you’re wearing them with a floral dress and tights, the next you’re rocking a super edgy evening look. One pair can work with everything.

3) Tights: Tights make everyone’s legs look fabulous. I love everything from opaque black tights to lace-like patterned tights. Increase the longevity of your summer wardrobe by incorporating tights!

4) Scarves: My all-time favorite accessory. I love lighter options for summer, but I love cozy scarves even more. Scarves are an easy way to change up your look. Try a bright color against your black peacoat, or try a patterned scarf with your favorite cardigan. Scarves are the definition of cozy.

There you have it! While I’ll be taking in every last second that summer has to offer, I’ll continue to count down the days until tepid temperatures become reality.

Sunday Tutorial–The Perfect Mani!

Good Morning, and Happy Sunday! This week’s YouTube video comes from one of my favorite YouTube vloggers, MissChievous. As I mentioned in a previous Sunday Tutorial, she has wonderful videos that cover all things beauty and wellness. You’ll notice that in all of her videos, she has perfectly manicured fingers. Because of my love for nail polish, I wanted to post a video that goes over how to give yourself a great manicure at home. The video is really geared towards beginners which is why it is a longer tutorial, but she gives great tips throughout the entire video. While it’s great to get these results at home, I always like to get a professional manicure about once a month. Enjoy!

Midweek Mani

Good Morning! This week’s mani is from Essie’s “Mirror Metallics” collection which came out for Summer 2012. Luckily, many of the summer trends easily transform to fall this year including metallics like gold and bronze. I love this polish–it goes on really well and it looks like brushed metal once it’s on which is very unique. I only needed two coats of polish, and with Essie, I sometimes feel like I need three for the best coverage. I will definitely be picking up “Good As Gold” and “Blue Rhapsody” after seeing the results from this collection. Enjoy!

 

 

Color Me Happy…

If you’ve looked at my Scrapbook page, or if you know me personally, then you are well aware of my love for nail polish. I’m not exactly sure when this obsession began, but I am currently up to about 170 nail polishes. My biggest offenders are OPI, Butter London, and Essie, but I do have a few other brands mingling with favorite go-to’s. Here are the polishes that I’m currently craving this season: