I get my nails done pretty often. Mostly because it is insanely inexpensive at the place across the street from my house but also because I don’t do anywhere near as good a job as the professionals. But lately more and more awesome nail tricks are popping up (especially on Pinterest) and every time I see something awesome I am so tempted to try. This DIY french manicure, with a twist, seems easy enough that even I can do it! Who knew that they still made reinforcements though?!
For the last few weeks every time I go to get my nails done I have a mini heart attack. I have the hardest time picking a color, and sticking with it. And then 90% of the time, by the time I get home, I wish I had chosen something else. And that something else will most definitely be one of these new mirror colors by Essie, once they are actually released. I love the purple color, Nothing Else Metals!
This is such an awesome idea for a bright and sparkly manicure for the holiday season — glitter nail polish sandwiched between a solid polish. I am definitely trying this for New Years Eve!
As adventurous as I’d like to say I am, I have a few colors of nail polish in my arsenal and I rotate them throughout the year. Lighter colors in the spring and summer and dark, rich colors for the fall and winter. One of my favorites is Essie Bordeaux. The deep red has enough color that I feel festive but it’s also perfectly suited for the overcast winter days.
via refinery 29
I haven’t gotten a manicure for a few weeks but now I am starting to gear up for the fall and that means more manicures with more dark and rich colors and hopefully trying out some new nail art. On my list of things are finally trying Minx and Sally Hansen nail polish strips as well as the reverse french manicure above and the split manicure below. Thoughts? I also saw someone who had only their two ring finger nails painted a different color and I kind of loved how it looked, maybe I should add that to the list also…
via refinery 29
via clare vivier
I’m heading to Colorado for the weekend for my friend’s wedding and while I’m packing I’m realizing how much stuff I have but how little of it I actually wear, and even like for that matter. One major gap in my wardrobe is white pieces. I have a topshop burnout tee that I love and a few other crisp white pieces but overall it’s sorely lacking and it shouldn’t be because I think I look good in white no matter how pale and pasty I get in the winter. (I also love white like this, paired with simple jewelry and killer nail polish!)
I have been wearing Essie Neo Whimsical for a few weeks after finding it on a hunt for a light but opaque color. But like most people, I have nail polish ADD and can’t possibly go more than three weeks in a row with the exact same color. So while on the hunt for another acceptable light purple, I found OPI Do you Lilac it and am on my way to try it now — details later!
During my last manicure I finally decided that even if the weather wasn’t going to cooperate, I was ready to move from mauves and reds to pinks and peaches, it’s springtime after all! I still need a some what opaque color because I have a huge bruise on my thumb that needs covering (note 1: it’s really gross and has been there for months / note 2: I have absolutely no idea how I got it). Essie Peach Daiquiri is my new go to pop of color. It’s a pretty mix of pink and peach, not too bright, not too neon but all kinds of awesome!