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It is just now cooling down a bit today here in DC and we know that the cold weather is on its way. Wearing mittens all winter long is never going to be the best thing for your hands all winter. They can help to protect your skin from cold, but it isn’t dealing with the root of the problem. So here is a quick and handy guide to help you deal with the winter temperatures and to help your hands and nails looking at their best.

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There is a massive loss of moisture from our hands and nails in winter. The temperatures are more extreme; going from freezing cold outside to warm and toasty inside. Not to mention the extremes directly on our hands too. Holding a hot latte outside one minute, and then throwing snowballs the next. It is obvious to see that this can lose the moisture in your hands and nails. So look for ways to add moisture to your hands and nails, rather than take the moisture away. Nail polish removers that are acetone based can dry your nails out unfortunately, as well as washing up liquid, and alcohol-based sanitizers. So wear gloves if you’re doing the dishes and use plenty of moisturizer afterward, if you do need to use any of those products.

If you’ve got a nice sparkling diamond from somewhere like 77 Diamonds, then you’re going to want to keep it looking shiny. Not to mention that you want the hand it is on to be looking good too. So there are ways that can care for your hands and nails, as well as your jewelry. Olive oil can be a great natural way to add moisture to nails, and it won’t do any harm to your pretty jewels either. Lotions that contain urea are also a good way to go. It will help to keep moisture in the skin too. Using a hydrating cream is a good way to promote healthy nail growth too. Massage it into your cuticles, and it will help your nails to grow stronger. Another great way to get your hands, nails, and ring fingers looking good over the festive period.

An intensive treatment for your hands and nails is going to be a sure-fire way to lock the moisture in. So it is recommended that you do an intensive treatment around once a week. Soaking your nails in some lukewarm water for five minutes or so can be all that is needed. Then you could coat your nails in olive oil (or a specific cuticle oil). If you can, put your hands in cotton gloves for around an hour afterwards, to really feel the benefit of the treatment. You can usually get cotton gloves in most large manicure sets.

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Oh Splat White Glitter Nail Polish with Rainbow Glitters- 0.5 oz Full Sized Bottle

One last tip is to always have something on your nails. It is a myth that nails need to breathe. They can absorb oils, with or without polish on. But having a coat of armor on from polish or shellacs can really help to keep it away from water, which can dry out the nails more. Teamed with a cuticle oil, you should be good to go!

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When you’re dressing yourself up ready to go out, a lot of us often overlook the small things that make our appearance what it is. We concentrate on the big things like our clothes and our hair and forget about the other small things that can make or break a look! That being said, you need to know what you should be paying attention to that isn’t one of the focal points of your outfit.

Lips

Your lips are what people are going to be looking at half of the time when you’re talking, the other half will be your eyes, so you’re going to want to get this right! It’s something that people will notice but it’s a subliminal recognition, meaning that people aren’t going to be able to pinpoint what it is about you that makes you look good! But what lipstick are you going to buy? Well, it has to match what you’re wearing so you’re going to want to buy loads of different ones. Luckily websites like maccosmetics.com exist to fulfill all of your lipstick needs, so go and have a browse!

 

Nails

Your nails are important to finishing off the look for your hands. Your hands are not a focal point at all, but your nails are the most important part of it and so they have to match the rest of your outfit! If your nails are lacking then it’s going to look out of place and will therefore draw attention to it, ruining your look. But if they are inline with your look then you’re not going to have to worry

about it. You can buy nail art designs from websites like http://www.msmee.com/, all you have to do is decide which one is going to fit you the best!

Jewelry

Probably the biggest risk in getting yourself ready is choosing the wrong jewelry to wear. Jewelry has to go with your outfit because it’s a very big and bold statement as everyone can see it. Just like with your nails, if it doesn’t suit your look then everyone is going to see it and it’s going to ruin the look. However if you wear the right one for your outfit then you’re going to be radiant all night!

As long as you take all of these small things into account, you’re going to absolutely smash your outfit. Your lipstick is going to match the rest of your makeup and your outfit too so everything looks like it’s running in sync, your nails are going to be perfect too and won’t draw any attention to them that it doesn’t need to and your jewelry is going to fit what you’re wearing so you just can’t go wrong! The only thing you’ve got to make sure of is that you like the feel of the look you’re going for because there’s nothing worse than not liking the way you look. There is one look that everyone can rock though, and that’s the natural look, so read this to find out how to nail it and show off your true beauty!

 

 

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Y’all. July was a month if there ever was one. I resigned from my position at the firm to start a new chapter (next week) and have jumped a few personal hurdles- one of which I think will be coming to the blog soon if I’m brave enough. I’ve been terrible about working out, which I’m feeling and need to get back to that. Working 12 hour days to prepare myself and the firm for my departure was not conducive to working out or really healthy in any way.

Kendall has started traveling for work, which he loves, so I love. I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen more and cooked shrimp for the first time in my life.

Life happens and it keeps moving- that’s kind of the theme for me right now. I’m taking this week off between jobs and I couldn’t be happier to catch my breath. I’m currently blogging from my parents’ basement while my dad cooks a steak. I’m waiting for a call from my wedding DJ. I’m relaxed and I’m happy.

Here’s what I’m craving this month:

I’ve been eyeing the Steve Madden Dainna-L in leopard as the most perfect heel for fall. It has that chic pointy toe and the block heel I require.

There are a ton of Betsey Johnson work appropriate dresses included in the #NSale, but I’m digging the short sleeves and applique on this Fit & Flare Dress.

Speaking of applique, I’m not sure why but I am seriously loving destroyed and appliqued sweaters like the emory park Embroidered Rose Distressed Sweater.

Summer may be starting to wind down, but my Maryland self would use this Don’t Be Shellfish Tote Tote always.  And I mean really I need another purse like I need a hole in the head but I can’t get over this Ted Baker London Blossom Leather Tote. Got the MD vibes with the crab, DC vibes with the blossoms.

Also from my post yesterday, I love love love love the Banana Republic Embellished Sheath Dress.

I have an adorable Miss to Mrs. tumbler that I use always, but how cute is this I’m Getting Meowied Mug? It’s my time to enjoy this stuff right?

I have somehow scratched both pairs pink cat-eye sunnies I got this spring, and these 46mm Round Cat Eye Sunglasses are under $15 so…

My Macbook case has been through the wringer and is now cracked. Upgrade to this super gorgeous Hard Case Macbook Pro Case or nah?

I have been looking for a perfect rose gold nail polish. Oh hey Kendra Scott with your Rose Gold Metallic Nail Lacquer.

Treasure & Bond High Waist Crop Jeans fit my personal jeans requirement perfectly- high-waisted, cropped, and distressed.

I have yet to find espadrilles that I love and that also feel good on my feet- but Platform Sandals? I could try that!

 What are your August plans and wishes? Let me know in the comments!

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With summer just around the corner, many minds will be drifting to the beach. If you are lucky enough to have a holiday by the sea planned, now is a great opportunity to check out the different fashion trends that are out there and start preparing to look your best while you are sunning yourself on the shores. So, let’s take a look at some of the top ways that you can get yourself beach-ready.

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A Pretty Pedicure

With your toes sinking into the warm sand and being lapped by the ocean, it only makes sense that your feet look as good as they can while you are on the beach! Your best way of doing this is by getting a pedicure before you get to the beach – they will feel all the better when you first step foot on the sand! Finish things off with the nice, warming nail polish color like a pastel pink or fiery coral.

A Bold New Hair Color

Since you will be spending so much time out in the sun, it is a good idea for your hair to look sun-kissed before you actually get there! There is no doubt that giving your hair a refresh is one of the best ways that you can get ready for a beach holiday. If there is a particular colour that you has seemed too daring in the past, now is the time to be bold and go for it! If you’re afraid of anything too permanent, I cannot recommend Celeb Luxury products highly enough. I’ve done the silver and the lavender and when I get tired of it, it washes totally out within a week! Look for ways that you can enhance your hair whether through new products or a fresh cut. That summer look is all about hair you can run your fingers through.

Give Your Legs Some TLC

As so much of your legs will be on show, you will want to make sure that they look their best when you are striding along the sand. You will want to start by shaving them, perhaps with a new razor from https://99centrazor.com/ which has the added bonus of donating some of their profits to rescue animals. If you are looking to reduce the appearance of cellulite on your skin, you can do so with a dry brushing technique. You should also get into good habits of moisturizing your skin on a regular basis in the weeks and days leading up to your beach trip.

Don’t Forget the Sun Lotion

Though many people go to the beach with the aim of bronzing their skin, there is no doubt that the burnt look is not appealing to anyone. Plus, you are putting yourself at risk of all kinds of skin conditions. So, make sure you regularly apply sun lotion with a high SPF factor that keeps you protected from the damage that the sun can cause.

Go Bright with Your Lipstick

Since the weather is bright, it makes sense that you try to match it wherever you can. Adding some hot pink lipstick to your usual makeup is a simple technique but one that can work wonders for you and really gives you the standout appearance you are looking for.

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…throw some glitter make it rain!

You guys, I freakin’ love glitter. This is not new. This has been a thing pretty much my whole life. When I first started wearing makeup (in middle school), it was usually candy-flavored gloss, too much blush, and always sparkles on my eyes. Last week, I was so thrilled to have Illusions sparkle up my locks at Winter Glam Wonderland. I kind of feel like the more sparkles the better, even though I’ve had to tone it down a tad because, you know, adulthood.

However, I feel like starting with Halloween and ending on Valentine’s Day, sparkles come back into fashion. (I may be stretching that a bit- Christmas celebrations to New Year’s Eve might be a little more like it.) Everyone is feeling festive and the promise of a magical holiday and glittering New Year is right around the corner. I picked out some of my favorite shimmer to get you feeling extra sparkly for the upcoming holidays, whether you just want to accessorize with sparkles or cover yourself in them!

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1.Kate Spade New York Cameron St – Glitter Small Byrdie Crossbody Bag||2.Rebecca Minkoff Leo Glitter Envelope Clutch Bag, Silver/Multi||3.Pink Bee Shaped Glitter Bag||4.Furla Allegra Glitter Coin Case||5.Medium Glitter Lipstick Pouch

6.kate spade new york Keds® glitter sneaker, rose gold||7.Chiara Ferragni ‘Flirting’ glitter slip-on sneakers||8.Starla Black Glitter Ankle Strap Heels||9.Betsey Johnson Kacey Velvet Glitter Heel Booties||10.Krazy glitter boots

11.Notorious Rose Gold Sequin Maxi Dress||12.Women’s Vince Camuto Sequin Pencil Skirt||13.Effervescent Evening Navy Blue Sequin Maxi Skirt||14.MAIA Ombre Long-Sleeve Sequined Dress, Blue/Silver

15.Abracadabra holland watch||16.kate spade new york Gold-Tone Glitter Square Stud Earrings||17.Hearts And Arrows Glitter Heart Collar||18.kate spade new york Gold-Tone Glitter Stone Drop Earrings19.Betsey Johnson Gold-Tone Glitter Star Ombré Link Bracelet

20.BOW GLOVES||21.Scala Glitter Baseball Cap||22.Skinnydip Heart Glitter 2 Iphone 6/6S Case – Pink23.Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow – Beige||24.Deborah Lippmann Women’s Glitter & Be Gay Nail Polish-GOLD

 

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