The Top Summer Nail Polish Picks! See which colors & brands made the cut

Hooray for summer right!?

Below are a wide range of hawt summer picks for this summer. They are very affordable and vibrant!

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China Glaze nail polish: You can find these at Sally’s Beauty Supply & Ulta


3 coats of the Sun Worshiper -leaves a matte finish

2 coats of Frostbite- has a shine

2 coats of Flip Flop Fantasy -matte finish

1 coat of Dress Me Up – has a shine to it

2 coats of Sweet Hook – has a shine



Sinful Colors: You can find these at Walgreens or Rite Aid


3 coats of 24/7 – has a matte finish

2 coats of Innocent – has a shine

2 coats of Timbleberry *1 coat could work* – has a shine

2 coats of Endless Blue – has a shine

2 coats of Let’s Talk *1 coat could work* -has a shine



Variety of nail polish brands:


1 coat of Sation in Snow – from a beauty supply store

3 coats of Love & Beauty in Lime – Foever21

2 coats of Wet n Wild in Through the Grapevine -Rite Aid

2 coats of Wet n Wild in On a Trip – Rite Aid

2 coats of Sally Girl  in Crazy – a gift



A great dry fast top coat that works wonders when you’re on the GO!


If any of you are interested in seeing what tools you can use to clean up your nails from polish, leave a comment below.

Let us know your thoughts 🙂

My First Love

Abstinence and the City

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You are the template in which I learned how to love. All of the qualities I look for in a husband are all things I have seen you display. We didn’t always get along though. We spent a few years with this tension between us only to realize it was because we are one in the same. They say you can’t get along with the person you have the most in common with.

But now that I am older, I see the beauty that lies inside of me through you. Everything good in me comes from you. You are a very hard worker and you make sure the needs of the ones around you are always met. You listen to people when they speak, and you give thoughtful words of encouragement in response. You know when your wisdom is comforting and when your silence is needed. You understand people. You…

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Eyeliner Techniques


Today I’m just going to go through some simple and basic eyeliner techniques. Unfortunately this is a very short post, however I hope that it can inspire some of your eyeliner techniques and the sources for these images can help you try out new techniques!

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1. A very subtle technique with a more natural look. You apply a very fine line to your upper lid and smudge the pencil or wet liquid eyeliner with a brush.

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2. Applying a slightly thicker area in the middle of the upper lid can create a rounder and fuller looking eye.

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3. To make your eyes look larger, you can apply eyeliner to only the outer corners of your eye.

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I found a lovely make-up tutorial in a blog post where this eyeliner technique is used flawlessly and it looks so beautiful! Check out the tutorial here

4. A more dramatic look, and also a very popular one, is to apply liner to the upper lid (and sometimes the bottom) and create a flick (or a wing as most people call it, e.g. “winged eyeliner”). This can also be known as “cat eye” eyeliner. This style varies from person to person based on their preferences, some people like their “wings” to be longer or thicker for a bolder look, whereas some people like just a small wing so it’s not too strong!

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I hope you have fun playing and experimenting with your eyeliner techniques! There are some really beautiful looks out there and make-up artists and make-up lovers are constantly coming up with new, fresh, bold, subtle and beautiful eyeliner looks.

Thank you for reading!

Emily Jean