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Manicure Essentials

Dry Spray

This Up & Up Nail Polish Drying Spray is one of the BEST Target finds! I just happened upon it one day as I was walking around Target looking for other items on my list.  The big can caught my eye and it peaked my interest as to why it was mixed with the nail polish. I had never heard of  nail polish drying spray before. (Maybe I’ve been living under a rock.) I knew there were quick drying top coats and even drops, but this spray had me so intrigued. Since it was only $2.99 it was worth a try.

If you are like me and are very impatient when it comes to painting your nails I’m telling you now that you NEED this spray in your life ASAP! I’m always looking for ways to speed up the drying process. It’s the worst when you paint your nails and then smudge your freshly painted manicure! Who’s with me on that one?

When using the Drying Spray, paint your nails as usual, wait a minute and then spray your nails with the drying spray. Within a few minutes they will be dry and smudge proof.

A few dry spray tips:
• Depending on the consistency of your polish you may after a few minutes have to spray your nails one more time to get them completely dry. This is also the case when painting multiple coats.
• Works best on one coat!
• Make sure the can is upright when you spray your nails.

The other items are some of my manicure essentials. Nail polish remover with a pump bottle is awesome! It makes removing your polish so much easier. All you have to do is place your cotton ball or cotton pad on top and pump it a couple of times to wet it. After removing my nail polish, I love using the Julep glycolic hand scrub to prep my hands. A good nail file is essential for shaping nails before painting and this Essie nail polish is one of my go to colors! And now this drying spray is part of my manicure essentials for sure!

 

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Fashion Friday: Christmas Edition

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Christmas is almost here and what would the holidays be without traditional Christmas attire?!

Every Christmas party calls for an Ugly Christmas sweater, that’s actually really cute.

Cozy red leggings that go wtih any holiday attire.

Lace-up snow boots that are fashionable and functional for that dreamy white Christmas

Accessories are always a must durring the holiday season. You can’t go wrong with reindeer antlers and gemstone earings

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Friday Fashion: Weekend Casual

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It might be Friday, but this weekend is going to keep me busy. My go-to look is casual AND stylish! 

Faded Black Skinny Jeans always seem to accompany me on my weekend outings. 

This tank top is bright and colorful while keeping things comfy and casual.

I’m pretty sure I could wear a long cardigan every day of the week. It’s the best thing to curl up in on a cool fall day. 

These lace-up combat boots are my fav on days where I’m running around keeping busy.

Forget the purse, Fossil wallets are my weakness. 

This chevron ring is so much fun.

 

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Fall Fashion: Birthday Outfit Edition

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It’s my birthday today and I’ve put together an outfit to celebrate in!

A chambray shirt is versatile and an essential piece in my wardrobe. It transitions from spring to fall easily!

My Michael Kors watch is my go to staple accessory!

This floral cardigan (insert heart eyes emoji)!

Olive colored jeans have become my new denim. They pair so well with so many things!

Brown pointed toe ankle booties.

I love this Saddlebag cross body purse! I want one in every color they have!

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Fall Fashion: This Friday’s Outfit

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Casual Fall Friday got me like….
 
Essential white graphic tee that’s sure to bring good karma your way.
 
Perfectly cozy wine cardigan. I wanna buy ten.
 
Buffalo check scarf. Need i say more.
 
Black stainless steel and honey-brown leather watch.
 
Iconically weekend-worthy boyfriend jean.
 
My all-time favorite glasses. And they are only $15 (prescription lenses and all). Boom. You’re welcome.