Touch of Gold

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Hey loves!I hope you're all doing well! I apologize for the fact that it's been over a month since my last post, but lately I've just been spending a lot of time readjusting things in my life, rediscovering myself, and figuring out where I want to go. Don't worry though. I'll never officially stop blogging or YouTubing, but I just need a bit more time. I'm almost ready to come back! Right now, for me, it's just all about making improvements for the better and I'll fill you guys in more as time goes on!

In the mean time I just wanted to share this new nail look I tried. When I was younger I used to be really into dramatic nail art, ones that really test my skills, but now I just like things simple and classic. Royal Blush by Sally Hansen is on of my favorite nude nail colors, and it doesn't hurt to add a touch of bling with some gold foil! Hope you guys give it a go! -JEN

Tibi Monday

Happy #ManiMonday and happy end of March! :)

April starts tomorrow and to me, that means the beginning of birthday month! I can't be more excited! I have so many fun things planned and a trip to Hawaii at the end of the month, which is why I've been collecting nail polishes colors for my vacay.

For the past two weeks I've been obsessed with Cute As A Button by Essie. Placed over a layer of white nail polish, it really pops and gives the illusions of my pales hands being tanner than they are. To spice things up, I also added perpendicular pinstripes inspired by Tibi's spring 2014 show. 

Sometimes simplicity is best! Hope you guys like it! xoxo JEN

Mani Monday: Mini dots

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Happy Mani Monday loves!  I still haven't been able to stray away from my current obsession with white nails, but this weekend I was inspired by the nails in the Charlotte Ronson Spring 2014 show (shown below). Whenever I've done polka dot nails, I've always done really large dots (like here), but I really like the look of mini dots. It's a great way to add some interest to your typical all-white nails, yet still have nails that would go with any outfit!

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So here's How I did it:

I started with a protective clear base coat, and (2) coats of white nail polish. Once that completely dried, I grabbed an index card where I placed a drop of black nail polish on it. From here, depending on the size dots you want, I always use household items to make my polka dots. For larger dots, use a dull coloring pencil. For medium sized dots, use the tip of a paperclip.  For smaller dots, like these, use the lead tip of a thin mechanical pencil, or a toothpick. Dip your dotting tool of choice into the black nail polish and dot on your design. Make sure you wait until the dots are completely dry before adding a top coat. Simple!

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Simple. Clean. White.

Hey loves! I hope you all are having a fashionable #ManiMonday! Unfortunately, I have class on Mondays, which means no nail polish for me, but here's what I wore over the weekend! Ask it's been getting warmer, I've been really feeling the classically clean, white nail look. It pops against my skin and goes with whatever color I'm wearing. It also gives the appearance of me being more tan that I really am! What do you guys think?

This simple look was also worn on the runway of the Spring 2014 collections of Bands of Outsiders, Nanette Lepore, Prabal Gurung, and Calla!

First Mani of the Year

It's the first Monday of the new year, and you guys know what that means! Manicure Monday! This may be little bit early, but I'm ready to move on from the dark fall/winter colors.

This weekend I wore Covergirl Outlast in Peaches & Cream. with Essie's Set in Stone glitter on my accent nail. The colors are so fresh, just like this year! Also, it's kind of my last hurrah before I head back to school, because we're not supposed to have long nails or nail polish on, in the program. I definitely took advantage of our two week long break and look how long my nails grew! Thank goodness for Miracle Cure!

What's your first mani of the new year? Share with me on Instagram @InJensLife