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Fall 2014 Nail Polish Must-Haves

Nail polish is a simple, but effective, way to bring your own sense of style to your outfits. As summer begins to fade away, fall is ready for you to grab it by the reins and make a fashion statement.  Don’t limit yourself to plain purples or reds…talk about boring! It’s time to liven up your nails with dark hues of blue, green, and even throw in some metallic and subtle glitter! Think of colors that complement the fall leaves and foliage (maroon, burgundy, mustard, deep orange, green)  and incorporate them into your nails and outfits. Many of these are safe for the work environment, so you’ll have no excuse to enjoy them on your pretty lil’ fingers.

Finding a quality nail polish is always a struggle. I recommend researching brands before purchasing them to ensure you won’t end up with water-like polish from the drugstore. Invest in good polish that will last you several wears, because well-kept nails (just like eyebrows) are simple nuances that show you keep yourself clean and well-groomed.

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Summer Favorites Under $70

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Children are heading back to school, the beach is getting less crowded, and my skin is finally turning back to its normal shade. It must mean summer is finally wrapping up. With another successful season under my belt, I decided to share with you my summer favorites . They’re all under $70, so be sure to treat yo’self!

Athleta Coverup in Sour Apple (Gap)  $24.99

Sometimes, the least amount of clothing is the best. Until, of course, you go out in public! This sour apple cover up is not only bright and cheery, but will also keep you dry and appropriate to go out after the beach.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen (Walgreen’s) $11.49 

Take care of your skin, because you’re literally bound to it for the rest of your life. As a chronic sweater (oops, did I say that out loud…), I need a sunscreen that will stay put and do its job. This is the only sunscreen I use when I go outdoors because its gentle enough to keep my skin free from breakouts and dryness, but strong enough to protect me from the sun’s harmful rays. I apply once every hour just to make sure I’m always covered! Don’t forget to apply at least fifteen minutes before sun exposure!

Argan Oil of Morroco Body Wash (Target) $6.49

The sun can dry you up quicker than a prune! Be sure to keep your body hydrated with argan oil. It’s high in Vitamin E, which means your skin will stay moisturized for longer. Plus, it smells delicious.

  Osprey Luxe Beach Towel in Cobalt and Green design by Sunny Life (BurkeDecor) $69

The gorgeous contrast of cobalt and green is perfect for making a statement in the sand. I’ve always been a fan of loud prints, and this one sure caught my eye.

Aladdin Mason Jar (AllModern) $18.46

Everything tastes better in a mason jar, even water! I fill my mason jar with everything from chai tea to juice to water infused with fruits. The built in handle makes it easy to hold, while the straw simply makes sippin’ easier.

Optimist Yellow Nail Polish (Debenhams) $16

I always use summer as an excuse to bring out the bright tones, especially when it comes to my nails. This sunny color is a perfect shade to add a pop to your nails while keeping things fun and flirty.
Perfect Bar (Shop Perfect Bar) 8/$24

These bars couldn’t have a better fitting name…they truly ARE perfect.  With a consistency similar to cookies that melt in your mouth, it’s pleasantly surprising that they’re jam-packed with super foods and tons of healthy additions. Without any exaggeration whatsoever, these taste like pure Heaven in my mouth. They’re great before workouts, trips to the beach, or even on the side of a protein shake. My favorites are Almond Butter & Peanut Butter! And did I mention they’re a local company? It’s just perfect.

#GirlBoss by Sophia Amorusa (Amazon) $16.17

One of my favorite books, #GirlBoss is sure to inspire you to throw your excuses out the door, follow your dreams, and make a name for yourself. It’s an easy read that’s filled with great advice on being a #GirlBoss. Can I get an amen for girl power?

 
What were your must-have items this summer? Let me know below!

Sea(Foam) You Later, Summer!

A delicate mix of blue and green, sea foam has always been one of my favorite colors. It adds a pop of unexpected color to outfits without overpowering what you’re wearing.

Its versatility makes it perfect for throwing on your living room walls, wearing to an evening gala, or even for adorning your kitchen utensils! And, of course, it’s wave like color reminds me of the beach, which I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to after such a beautiful summer…

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NineWest Necklace from Macy’s $65

Monrow Tissue Narrow Tank from Austique $84

The Classic Backpack from Herschel Supply Company $40

Stella Mcartney Oversized Shades $300

Anchor Print Rash Guard from Sperry Top Sider $70

Now Introducing Heels from Modcloth $34.99

Nails Inc Chelsea Psychic Garden Nail Polish from the Hut $18

Loewe Scarf from TheRealTheReal $125