Nail Polish of the Month: September 2013

Yay, it’s finally September! Autumn is my absolute favorite season — I love the mix of bright and dark colors, they lend themselves to such unique outfits and accessories. Thankfully, Butter London has released their new Fall 2013 collection, and it embraces the more colorful side of the season.

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Butter London’s Fall 2013 Collection via

I picked up one of the shades, Pimms (the bright, true yellow) a few weeks ago and have been wearing it ever since! Unfortunately, I have been really negligent about taking photos of my manis recently, but in the meantime check out this pic for an example of Pimms’s true coloring:

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Butter London Pimms via

Try this bright yellow by itself or add some other colors to your design for a bright, colorful mani like the ones below:

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Polish Insomniac | Nails by Kayla Shevonne

Peachy Polish | Polish Insomniac

What colors are your September favorites? Would you ever wear yellow nail polish?

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Nail Polish of the Month: August 2013

Yay it’s August! To celebrate, I wanted to share my favorite nail polish that I’ve worn over and over again in the past few weeks — essie Shine of the Times! It was introduced in essie’s Holiday 2011 Luxeffects Collection (see swatches of the other polishes in the collection here!), and has since been continued. I’ve read a few posts online about lucky ducks who manage to find a discounted bottle in their local drugstore, but for the most part you have to buy this “endangered species” online. If you’re even remotely into glitter or “flakie” (irregularly sized, iridescent glitter) polishes, then this is your nail Mecca!

essie Shine of the Times over essie Bikini So Teeny

essie Shine of the Times (shown over essie Bikini So Teeny)

While it gives a textured look, Shine of the Times applies and dries super smoothly. Sadly, try as I might, my camera could not fully capture the gorgeous colors the polish reflects. The flakes are sometimes a pinky-peach, gold, and bright green all at the same time! Here are some more examples to give you an idea of this polish’s diversity:

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Beautopia | Aphrodite Perception

Blushing Noir | Glam Polish

What colors are your August favorites? Would you try out essie Shine of the Times? Do you love or hate flakie nail polishes?

Nail Polish of the Month: July 2013

Hi guys! I’m so excited that it’s finally July – that means that it’s officially cookout and pool time. Last week I went to Ulta and picked up some great new products, and I loved my nail polish so much that I decided to create a monthly beauty pick section of my blog! Check out how awesome this Butter London polish is…

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Butter London Henley Regatta (shown over essie Mint Candy Apple)

Try this gorgeous sparkly polish by itself or in addition to some other gorgeous colors, like the ones below:

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LUUUX | Pausa para Feminices

Poupouillou | doublecoat

What colors are your July favorites?