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Nails of the Week: NARS Zakynthos

NARS Zakynthos

One of my favorite styling tricks is to wear my favorite nude heels with a bare-leg outfit. Even at 5’2” the illusion of a continuous line lengthens my legs like nothing else. Same goes for nails.

A nude polish can be your most flattering and classic bet. More often than not, it looks luxurious and expensive, given that you are wearing the right shade of nude for your skintone.

My most recent nude polish favorite is the NARS Nail Polish in Zakynthos ($20 US), a creamy pink grey-tinged beige that makes my hands look great and my nails perfectly polished and neat.

When was the last time you wore a nude nail polish?

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Lip Lust: Pur Minerals Gloss Stick

Pur Lip Gloss Stick

For me, classic Fall makeup is either dark berry lips (think Bordeaux or burgundy) or a just bitten stained look. The latter is more low maintenance, which I’ve preferred with my recently hectic schedule this semester.

The Pur Minerals Gloss Stick ($16 US) is one of my picks for the season. Check out two of the colors: Spiked Punch and Daredevil below.



Bargain Dash: L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Total Repair Extreme

L'Oreal Total Repair Extreme

Confession time: It’s been about a year since I’ve let scissors near my hair. In my defense, my hair is pretty healthy and I like the undone, imperfect look. That said, I can’t explain away split ends, which I’m starting to see.

I’m stubborn about having long, healthy hair though so that means no coloring and keeping trims to a minimum. Quality products are absolutely a must both for preventing and treating naturally occurring damage. In short, salon results without actually stepping foot into a salon.



Smart, Cute School Supplies

Cute school supplies

Yes, I’ve outgrown the days when I would need to buy crayons and protractors for school. Maybe it’s nostalgia, but I’m currently obsessing over cute school supplies and stationary and functional, colorful planners top my list.

In fact, I just purchased the Emily Ley 2015 Simplified Planner Daily Edition ($58 US). I’m so excited to use it next January! I’ve heard rave reviews from others about its clean but engaging design. Do you have any favorite planners that I should know about?

Also on my list: Kate Spade Notebooks ($12 US), for their adorable print design, and Kate Spade Retro Specs Pencil Pouch Set ($28 US), because I’m really a nerd on the inside.

What are some paper goods brands you’re obsessed with?

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Dressed Up Metallic Nails

Metallic Nails

Every year Fall comes around, and every year it’s no surprise that luxurious metallic colors seize the spotlight. Not that I’m complaining. Rich shimmery antique shades feel so appropriate and are almost as easy to match with as neutrals.

With my favorite copper eyeliner in hand and gold-laced highlighters dusted on my cheeks, I also welcomed two new nail colors into my wardrobe for the season.




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