Summertime Nail Colors

Hello again!

I go through phases where I have to paint my nails a new color every week. I also go through phases where I cannot be bothered to go anything to them.

This summer, thankfully, I am going through the former phase of obsessive compulsive nail painting.

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I have been adoring Essie nail polishes lately. They have such a great consistency; they are pigmented, long-lasting, and the brush is the perfect size.

I am also loving white-based nail colors. The colors in the picture above are all different color families however they all have the same stark white base: which I adore.

From left to right; Fiji, Blossom Dandy, Mint Candy Apply, Lilacism, and Baby’s Breath. Aren’t they gorgeous??!!

I know they look a bit more springtime pastel, however I’ve noticed that white based colors have been quite popular this summer. I see celebrities, you tubers, and friends rocking all shades of the white toned nail polishes. My absolute favorite pictured above is the purple: called Lilacism. This color is absolutely stunning. Not too purple, almost slightly grey, I can see myself wearing this color all year round.
What are your favorite colors to wear during the summer?

-xobrendykins

 

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Spring Drugstore Haul

Good afternoon loves!

Most of you have probably read last weeks post where I showed you all my recent high-end purchases. Since then I’ve been trying to spend a little less monies in the old makeup department, and frankly, some of the best makeup goodies can be found at your local drugstore! That being said, my little sister and I had a bit too much fun at her local CVS this last weekend and these were what we ended up with:

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Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso: I have heard everyone and their dog talk about this gorgeous peach toned blush, so naturally I had to pick one up. After using it once, I can honestly say this is an incredible product. It gives such a nice peach-bronzed glow to the face- perfect for summer!

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent: This is by far the best blotting powder EVER. It works so well to mattify any look, stays all day, and is around $3. Ca-ching.

L’oreal Magic Lumi Primer: Haven’t tested this primer out yet- but I’m hoping it will work well for making my makeup last a little longer. My hunt for the perfect primer continues.

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded: I adore the Maybelline Color Tattoos and I figured that this golden tan would be amazing on its own or layered with browns and rose tones during the summer. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet, but I will let you know!

Essie Polish in Hubby for Dessert: This color is a part of their new bridal collection. It is a pale nude with a purple tint, and is absolutely gorgeous on! I have been loving white-toned pastels and this light purple is perfect.

MUA lipliner: This lipliner is in a clear color that is supposed to help all lipsticks from blurring at the edges. I was so excited when I first came across it and it has not disappointed. I wore it for around 6 hours the other day and it truly made my lipstick last SO much longer!

MUA lipstick in Raspberry: Again, wow MUA. This color is to-die-for. A gorgeous bright pink, I am beyond trilled to don this color for fun daytime adventures! It is highly pigmented and its lasting power is off the charts. Overall, I am extr

And that’s all folks! Any up coming post suggestions you’d like from me? I need some inspiration!!

-xobrendykins

 

Manicure Monday: Pink & Bling

Hey all!

It has been a day since my last manicure monday post. To be honest, my nails have been bare and breathing lately- a suggestion I’d give to all my fellow nail polish addicts. But, alas, I couldnt last forever and needed a nice polish for the start of September.

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I was fancying something a bit brighter, so I went with Essie’s Style Hunter. I used Sally Hansens Mega Shine Top Coat as both a base and top coat as well- I’m hoping this will help the manicure last a bit longer and keep its shine. After applying two coats of the Style Hunter polish, I placed these teardrop shaped diamonds on the base of each nail for a little extra bling for the start of fall! I purchased these gems in a pack with tons of different shapes from Amazon- I would highly recommend them!

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Has anyone seen the new polish colors for the fall? I’m so excited for all the metallics and jewel tones- I can’t wait to make another trip to Ulta and pick up some new colors! Does anyone have any good suggestions for new fall colors? I’d love to hear!

xobrendykins

Manicure Monday: Fourth of July Edition

Hi readers!

It has been quite some time since I have done a Manicure Monday post, but I was recently in the holiday spirit and thought I would share that with you all!

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I absolutely love these nails and how they turned out! I think they are perfect for the 4th, and give me a little holiday spirit wherever I go!

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The colors I used were OPI’s Color So Hot it Berns and Essie’s Strut Your Stuff. The red is my favorite bright red for summer. I usually wear it on my toes but it’s the perfect 4th of July Color! And can I just talk about how much I love this new blue color from the Essie Summer Collection?! I will probably be sporting it for the rest of the summer….just saying….

Anyways, that’s all for now!

xobrendykins

Manicure Monday: Cool Blue

Hey hey loves!

Since spring is finally here I’ve been sporting brighter colored nails and have been loving it! Normally, I tend to stick in my safe zone, wearing mostly reds or pinks- but I’ve recently found this stunning cool blue color that I adore.

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This color is Essie’s Bikini So Teeny, and is the perfect spring/summer blue! It’s not too pastel, but not too neon either. I also really love the consistency of this polish- I’ve noticed that Essie brushes are typically thinner than the OPI ones, and therefore are sometimes easier for precision painting.

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I love wearing this polish with stacked rings to draw attention to the hand! It’s also a great color to wear with those spring dresses we can finally start pulling out of our closets! Yay!!

I hope you are all enjoying my manicure Monday posts! Let me know if there is anything you’d like me to try, or colors you’d like to see!

xobrendykins

Manicure Monday #4

Hello loves!

I apologize for my two-week absence! It has been a crazy couple of weeks! But I do have an exciting announcement…..next month, in May, I will be doing Makeup MAYhem! Basically, that means that all month-long I will be posting makeup and beauty related blog posts. Some will be tutorials, others hauls, and more! I am very excited and have been putting together lots of ideas for you all!

Anyways, on to the point of this post! As it is a Monday, and I have been slacking in my blogging duties, I thought I would get back on track by posting my nails this week for Manicure Monday!

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I wanted to do something light for spring, but I didn’t want it to be too simple. I went with OPI Alpine Snow for the base white color (2 coats), and then decided to do two accent nails with polka dots in Essie’s Penny Talk. I ended up really loving the white and rose gold color combo- it reminds me of Kate Spade! I think this would be a fun design for spring because it’s not too crazy, and is bright and fun!

 

Comment below with your fave spring nail ideas!

xobrendykins