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Essie Resort 2016 Collection Swatches, Review and Comparisons

By on April 18, 2016
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essie Resort 2016

essie Resort 2016

From Caribbean beaches to African safaris to the North Fork coastline, the essie Resort palettes always promise us a colorful adventure. This year we are off to India with the bold-hued essie Resort 2016 collection. Inspired by the opulent silks, saturated hues and golden desert sands, these four colors are taking us on one vibrant ride.
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Spring Makeup Tutorial – Fresh Skin & Bold Lips

By on April 14, 2016
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Easy Spring Makeup Tutorial

Easy Spring Makeup Tutorial

When it comes to makeup, I’m all about neutrals and keeping things simple, but I’m loving all the bold lip colors that are trending this spring. If you follow me on Instagram or SnapChat, you know I can’t get enough of the new Burt’s Bees® 100% Natural Lipstick in Magenta Rush (been wearing it non-stop), so I’m working with Burt’s Bees® and EcoTools® to create a fresh spring makeup look around that shade.
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Spring Accessory & Nail Polish Trends

SHOPBOP Sale Picks - Spring 2016

SHOPBOP Sale Picks – Spring 2016

I don’t know about you guys, but these hints of warm weather we’ve been getting has me ready for spring to arrive, so I’m stocking up on new accessories for when that first 70 degree day hits. I took advantage of the SHOPBOP Spring Sale to snag the emerald green Marc Jacobs satchel I’ve been coveting, and the saddle bag my purse collection is sorely missing. I’ve paired some of my fave spring accessory trends with Spring 2016 nail polish colors. You can snag them for 15-25% OFF during the SHOPBOP sale using code BIGEVENT16.

Emerald Accents: Marc Jacobs Gotham Small Satchel paired with essie Off Tropic. Subtle Neutrals: Rebecca Minkoff Moto Satchel paired with Deborah Lippmann Dirty Little Secret. Cornflower Trainers: adidas by Stella McCartney Sneakers paired with OPI Show Us Your Tips!. Pastel Sunnies: Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses paired with Orly Beautifully Bizarre. Heels You Can Walk In: Steven Vienna Sandals (I have these in black, LOVE!) paired with China Glaze Sorry I’m Latte. Saddle Bags: Botkier Trigger Saddle Bag paired with China Glaze Don’t Be Shallow.

What accessories are you adding to your collection for spring? Are you taking advantage of the SHOPBOP sale? Are these nail colors going to be in your spring rotation?


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Mani Monday – OPI Show Us Your Tips!

By on February 29, 2016
in Blue, Mani Monday, OPI, Spring 2016 with 11 Comments
OPI Show Us Your Tips! - Spring 2016 New Orleans

OPI Show Us Your Tips! – Spring 2016 New Orleans

Happy Mani Monday! How many of you are dragging after staying up to watch the Oscars? Guilty! Between that and the mountain of homework I’ve been tackling (I’m taking FIVE classes this semester), this morning came way too early, so I want to brighten our day with my latest color obsession. I am swooning over OPI Show Us Your Tips! from the Spring 2016 New Orleans collection.

Did you have a favorite crayon as a kid? Was it just me? Mine was definitely Cornflower. It’s the cat of the Crayola box in that you have to work for its affection. Cornflower was probably the least pigmented crayon, so you really had to work to get that beautiful purple-tinged blue to come through on paper. In a lot of ways, Show Us Your Tips! is similar.

OPI Show Us Your Tips! is a vivid cornflower with iridescent glass-flecks (and you know how I feel about those), but it’s a little sheer. Even after three coats I can see my nail underneath when I get all up close and personal with it, but that color makes me say, “Who cares?!?” It’s one of the best colors OPI has put out and a definite must-have in my book.

I’m working on my full OPI NOLA review, but in the meantime I’ve been wearing this color out so get involved! The OPI Spring 2016 collection is available now at salons and mass retailers nationwide. You can snag it online at Amazon.com, ULTA.com and SallyBeauty.com.

What’s on your nails for this Mani Monday? Have you picked up SUYT! yet? Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for OPI. Affiliate links may appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

Deborah Lippmann Spring 2016 Afternoon Delight Swatches & Review

By on February 10, 2016
in Deborah Lippmann, Spring 2016 with 18 Comments
Deborah Lippmann Spring 2016 - Afternoon Delight

Deborah Lippmann Spring 2016 – Afternoon Delight

Writing about nails all these years has left me pretty jaded. I still get excited about seeing new colors and products, but it takes a lot to make me truly giddy, and Deborah Lippmann has done it. The Spring 2016 Afternoon Delight collection brings exciting new changes to the Deborah Lippmann line. We’re talking holo, new formula, and a new brush. Not to mention the amazing-ness that is the Gel Lab Pro system. I seriously haven’t been able to think about anything else since it arrived. I’m obsessed!
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