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white out

It’s officially white nail polish season. I’ve been wearing alpine snow for two weeks now with no end in sight. Why is white so chic?

white on white outfitI’ve always loved it because when I was about 7 or 8 I tried actual white-out on my nails as polish, not so chic, but foreshadowing of my love for white nails. I love this polish because its super opaque and doesn’t chip like a lot of white opaques can.

I decided to wear white on white to my Smith family birthday party this weekend paired with my Lilly for target pineapple sandals and my valentines day bag from JPS!

blue and white striped shirt outift

What colors are you looking forward to wearing this spring and summer? I’ll be in white!

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weekly golden polish pairings : after school boy blazer + watermelon

Back with this weeks nail polish favorites!

After School Boy Blazer : This navy is SO good. It’s especially gorgeous coated with gelous because it gets soooo shiny. Its oddly chic and comes off much more professional than you can imagine.

Watermelon : This is a perky bold pink and really can cheer you up! The color is strong and not at all streaky making it easy to wear.

essie after school boy blazer + watermelon


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weekly golden polish pairings : bahama mama + a list

I’ve mentioned that I love nail polish before and I thought I share my current favorites and my mani/pedi pairs.
First up, Bahama Mama is this amazingly deep creamy plumb color. With two coats its so deep you can’t realllly tell the color at first glance, but it has a beautiful color to it that is definitely brighter than the blacks, browns, and burgundy’s so commonly found in the winter. Second is my favorite red, A List. It’s the perfect feminine red that makes you feel like you can take on the world. This color is also rich and creamy,  great for winter!essie bahama mama and alist

I’m feeling the itch to change colors, so I’ll update these soon!


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Essie: Apricot Cuticle Oil

I have been trying the Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil- I’ve had my eye on a few of these types of oils/creams/lotions. I was hesitant to try a couple of the brands after less than impressive results on their other products.

I have always had a dry cuticles, hangnails- you know all of those terrible side effects from typing, doing dishes and cold weather. The box says to use it two times a day which I imagined to mean that you may need it on constantly for it to actually work. Luckily, this is not the case! I’ve been applying it about 1-2 times a day and I’ve seen a marked difference in my hands!

It has an apricot smell that smells slightly perfume-like with a touch of fresh apricot(versus have just eaten one and have leftover scent from the fruit). Its light and leaves very little residue I’m so pleased with it, it doesn’t just heal, but it seems to be preventing all of the dryness.

To get some of your own, you can purchase it here!

essie apricot oil