After a strangely warm winter, I’m kind of looking forward to spring. I know that a brutal winter might still be coming, but part of me is buying into the floral prints and warm, inviting colors. I wanted to do a nail look that incorporates the happiness of spring with some bold shapes. I went to TJMaxx to get some cheap polishes (Deborah Lippmann for $4!!!!) and went to work!
This is honestly a very easy thing to recreate. I just painted two coats of the blue polish and waited until that dried completely. Then, I angled the yellow and swiped it on either side of the nail to make an inside-out-triangle shape.
If you try this with different colors, send me the pictures and let me know how they look! The great part about this design is that you can really use it with any bold colors.
My roommate (who is amazing at nail art) gave me the cutest little manicure last night. I wanted something with spring colors, and I wanted some cute flowers as well. We made use of a few nail decals for the design.
We alternated the blue and yellow every other finger except the middle and ring finger were the same. The tips were a bit difficult, but we just painted as best we could and then cleaned it up with a q-tip and nail polish remover.
The flowers were done with plain white nail polish and a dotting tool. The little nail decals were in a set from Claire’s, and I think they’re really cheap. I also know that I go some cute Katy Perry ones in her Deluxe album set, and she made another collection of them for Claire’s.
Basically a self explanatory design, so let me know what you guys think! I have loved floral nails lately because I think it’s so girly and appropriate for the season. I might even try this design with different colors. What do you think of floral nails?
I found this beautiful bracelet at Fab.com and loved it! It is hard to picture on, but it is literally like a bracelet for a mermaid (or mermaid lover). The fringe is delicate and feminine, and these bracelets are all hand made in Hawaii.
The second item is a pair of awesome, bright vans. I don’t know the price, but I believe they are from the Carhartt collection. (That’s leather, so I’m pretty sure they’re expensive.) But the color and style is awesome for the beach or just out on a summer night.
I love both of these summer pieces. What do you think?
Ok, I know I just posted about a nail idea, but this has got to take the cake.
As soon as I saw this picture, I was like, “I can do this. This is easy.”
I decided I would scout my collection for colors closest to this (and most are old and crusty) and then buy the rest. As for the silver strip, I thought I could get nail stickers and cut a thin strip and stick it on, or take tinsel and glue it on…
But just as my ideas hit a rut, I clicked the link that the picture came from, and found the most glorious thing.
Nastynails.com sells sets of nail polish to achieve different looks. Seriously. Most of these colors were Essie colors as well as an Orly, and GET THIS, silver tape. In the kit. For us. WOW.
It is all $24.00 (worth it if you’re a nail freak) and looks perfect instead of a makeshift version. I haven’t bought one of these kits yet, but I plan on it.
1. The cutest bathing suit ever. I usually am self conscious about bathing suits, so this one piece is perfect. The suit is by Mui Mui, and I found it at Net-A-Porter for $245. It also comes in sugar-pink, royal-blue, and black. This looks pretty and retro with some rounded colorful sunglasses.
2. I can’t actually find where the bracelet is from, but there are things like this all over Etsy, in Forever 21 and H&M. The mint color is huge, and the vintage-y look goes with all the latest spring trends. The best way to wear it? Try a button-up denim shirt tucked into a red and white polka-dotted skirt, and sandals. Modern 50’s!
3. These could be my favorite. I am desperately looking for rain boots for our rainy spring, and I may settle on Hunter boots. They are the best, and come in so many colors. This teal/mint color is absolutely in right now. The best part is, you can wear it with even a girly lace dress and look chic. Yay!
They are 18 Karat gold, yellow, gold, and lemon quartz. Yum! It is a beautiful glitzy look that is breathtaking. The designer of these earrings is a genius London based jewelry designer named Kiki McDonough.The lemon quartz is lined in diamonds. Yes, lined in them. Like I said, yum.
The reason I love these is because they are beautiful, but they aren’t a boring standard diamond. This is an accent, not just something to wear. It can transform the way your face and neckline look with an elegant wardrobe.