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Spring Staples: Nail Polish

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Around this time last year I released a blog post on my top 5 nail polishes for summer, which I’m pretty sure has been my most popular post to date. I must say I was being a little premature last time around considering summer doesn’t actually begin until the end of June… So this year I decided to actually get my seasons straight and give you guys some spring polishes first (I mean I know I’m a little late sorry about that). So here you have it ladies, some of my fav springy nail polishes.

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This is either the ugliest or the cutest colour ever. It’s true to the name “American Denim”, a true blue jeans blue. Also this guy is on sale at American Apparel for 50% so I mean you need it right (I can’t find it online but my store has like a bajillion so you can probs track on down in store still)?

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It wouldn’t be a spring nail post without a little lavender am I right ladies? This one is pale without making my super pale sense look even more washed out and I love the Formula X formula (actually cringed while writing that I’m sorry you had to read it). Side note: Sephora describes this colour as “lavender mist” and I don’t even know what that means but it’s pretty so whateva.

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I don’t even need to talk about this one. It’s salmon and adorable and Essie’s formula is on point and isn’t streaky and this colour gets me a million compliments every time I wear it to work. Van D’Go is flawless, okay bye.

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This guy has all the swatches because I wanted to try and show how one layer compared to two (tops is one, bottom is two). I think it’s super cute by itself but it looks great on top of another colour as well, Van D’Go here. This may not be everyone’s cup of tea but sometime I just want to feel like a pretty princess and this does it for me. Sorry… Can’t find this one online either but it was also 50% off in store if you can track it down!

NailSwatch5.1First things first, sorry this is the messiest swatch ever but my nails were struggling. This one is probably my most worn polish from the past few months. I think white nail polish look so chic and effortless and as you can see I love American Apparel’s formula (fun fact they’re made in the same place as OPI but are $3 less expensive). I’ve heard raves about Blanc from Essie but I’m gonna stick to this bad boy for the time being.

So there you have it folks, just a little handful of both my old and some new favourites. My favourite two are T-Shirt and Van D’Go but clearly I like the rest of them enough to put them in a post so they’re all pretty fab. So if you don’t have any of these go get yourself some (or at least try to find some similar colours)!

-lauren

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Fall is in the Air…

In case you haven’t stepped outside in the last week, or you have the joy of living in a city that’s a tad less dreary than Vancouver, you would know that the temperature in the lower mainland dropped from 30 to about 15 in about a day and a half. On a more positive note this means that it’s the season for boots, salted caramel hot chocolate, bad Halloween Disney movies, and purple lipstick. So I thought I would compile a few of my favourite things for the fall season.

Let’s get it out of the way and start off with the classic white girl Starbucks drink. Nothing says autumn weather to me like going to Metrotown on the search for a pair on ankle booties and warming my hands with a salted caramel hot chocolate. It’s the perfect delicious mixture of sweet, warm, and salty. Perfection.

Next we shall move on the fall fashions. I’m the kind of person who’s wardrobe is compiled mostly of fall and winter clothing, so nothing makes me happier than being able to whip out my jeans, all black everything, and combat boots. Seriously, very few things in this world make my feet happier than a good pair on combat boots. So now’s your chance ladies, bundle up and fully appreciate the joys of October.

Now onto possibly my favourite part, fall makeup. You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to be able to whip out “Rebel” and some dramatic winged liner without the fear of it sweating off of my face half way through the day. Don’t you worry, there will be a future full blog post on my favourite fall beauty products (because some are so fabulous they deserve a post all their own). But needless to say I’m happily pulling out the matte shadows to bring in the season.

Lastly, finally I know, is probably my favourite part of this season. Halloween. As much as I love dark makeup, boots, and warm beverages, it would all be nothing if I didn’t have HalloweenTown 1-3 to come home to at the end of the night (preferably with a warm beverage actually). If any child who was raised in the 2000’s tells me they don’t have good memories around the Halloween episode of That’s So Raven then they’re lying (like for goodness sakes she turns herself into a cow!). I know, I know, I’m going be 19 by the time those roll around but if you stumble into my dorm room any time between September 1st and November 1st you better believe that’s what I’m tuned into.

I guess I’ll leave it at that, there’s my massive rave about how excited I am to finally be able to wear jeans and not overheat in a lecture hall or have a hot chocolate without feeling myself sweat in out 15 minutes later. I hope the rest of you all enjoy this season even half as much as I do and I wish you all a very happy autumn

xoxo

Lauren

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