Mani Monday: Brisbane Bronze

Hi ladies! This weeks manicure is Brisbane Bronze by OPI. It’s such a wonderful shimmery shade. I’ve worn it on my hands, I’ve worn it on my toes. It is definitely a good all around color.

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What are you wearing on your nails this week? Have a great week and see you in my next post!

Manicure of the Week!

Hi all!! Today’s post is all about the nails. I’ve decided that Mondays will be themed as Mani Mondays! From when I was a young girl I always loved getting my nails done at a salon or painting them myself. I do have to say that I have gotten pretty good at painting my own nails. This definitely saves me some cash, but I do love my nail polish. As you saw in my previous clear out posts, I had quite a collection of nail polish.

In the spirit of Halloween, I chose to go with orange nails! I used Covergirl Glossy Days Glosstinis in the shade #ElectroGlow. I can’t lie. This shade is definitely a little more traffic cone orange than pumpkin orange, but it is orange and it’s Halloween week!

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I hope that you will enjoy this new series! Have a Happy Monday!!!

Summer Nails

Hi Gals! Today I’m sharing 5 of my favorite nail polish colors for the summer!

1. Essie- Turquoise and Caicos

2. Butter London- Cotton Buds

3. CoverGirl Glosstini- #ElectroGlow

4. Butter London- Kerfuffle

5. Essie- Cute as a Button

Fave Summer Polishes

I chose these colors because I love the shades. They are all different in their own way. Summer time is every girls chance to experiment with bright colors. The easiest way to do that is through nail polish. For myself, I can’t rock a bright orange lipstick. I would love to but with my complexion I would look like a clown. I instead rock a traffic cone orange shade on my nails. As for white polishes, a good one is few and far between. Different formulas I’ve had in the past come off too much like white out. The Butter London formula is fantastic, and the white blends well with my skin tone.  As far as the pale, mint green and shades of pink, you can never go wrong with these. As the mermaid and beachy trends seem to be taking off, you don’t have to go very far to find a shade that works for you. Essie’s Cute as a Button is on my nails probably about 80% of the summer. It’s my go to color when I can’t decide what color to paint my nails next.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Share your favorite polish shades in the comments. I would love to know what your favorites are! Have a fantastic weekend! See you next week!

Polishing Off the Polish

It’s here!! The Spring Cleaning series. It can be a daunting task to look at everything that you have and decide in one day to keep or get rid of items. Today I’m starting off simple. Ladies, pull out your nail polish! This includes your top and base coats. All of my polishes are stored on a shelving unit that my grandfather built and used in his garage decades ago. I have a little nook in my closet that is of no use. I installed the shelf and decided to use it as storage. Now that you know a little bit of how/where I store my collection, on to cleaning it out! Here are a few things I kept in mind as I went through my collection.

1. Do I really need it?/ I don’t really need all of these.

2. Do I have a similar color?

3. Do I even like this color anymore?

4. Will I actually wear this shade in the future?

5. Is the polish still good? or is it expired?

6. Which are my favorites, that I absolutely can’t part with.

Here is what I started with: (Not Pictured Top/Base Coat/Tool and Gel Kit & Polish Shelf)

 

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Keeping all of that in mind I pulled out color family by color family. I was pretty brutal in deciding what I was going to keep and what I was going to give away or toss. I forgot to count exactly how many bottles I was going through but I did count how many I was getting rid of or giving away.  I slimmed down my collection by 23 bottles! Twenty of the bottles are still good and are able to be given away to friends or family. Three of the bottles were just absolutely no good and had to be tossed in the trash. Here is what my nail polish shelf looks after.

 

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Hope you enjoyed my polish clear out and it inspired you to maybe clear out your old polish!