Nail Polish Inspiration: Dark Green + Glitter

It’s feeling like fall! For this mani, I wanted to go for a deeper green to pay homage to the color of the year (Emerald), while still keeping it fun and autumn appropriate. Here’s what I came up with that’s subtle enough to wear to work, yet fun enough to feel like you dressed up for a night out:

Orly Sparkling Garbage + essie Stylenomics

Orly Sparkling Garbage + essie Stylenomics

Taken indoors under artificial lighting, the glint of Sparkling Garbage really brings out the green undertones of Stylenomics (even though it’s difficult to see in this picture). I applied two coats of Stylesnomics on all nails, two coats of Sparkling Garbage on my accent nails, and finally one top coat.

essie stylenomics swatch

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Orly Sparkling Garbage swatch

I love this color combination and, with any luck and hopefully very few dishes to wash, am looking forward to rocking it for awhile. Look at some of the other great designs people have come up with to compliment the unique shade of Sparkling Garbage below:

Orly-Sparkling-Garbage

Nailpolishgalore | The Manicurette

Dynamite Does Nails | Work Play Polish

Inspired by my mani or post? Send me a picture! What do you think about Sparkling Garbage? Do you think it’s subtle enough to be wearable in the workplace, or is it more of a weekend look? Let me know in the comments below!

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Best of Forever 21’s Hello Kitty Forever Collection

Oh my gosh, I found out about a fabulous sale today and I just had to share with you guys! Forever 21 is having a buy one get one free sale on their entire Hello Kitty Forever Collection! While Hello Kitty might be a little childish for some, I think it’s important to keep the fun sense of fashion that we all had when we were younger. I know I used to walk around the house in my tutu’s and “princess heels”, so why do I have to only wear grown up clothes if I still get the sense of joy that comes with playing dress up?

The general rule I like to go by is allow yourself one fun, slightly outrageous piece per outfit. Want to wear your new teal spiked platforms? Pair them with a simple dress and blazer combo. Trying to accessorize your nude embellished bodycon dress? Try neutral accessories and a simple hairstyle. Always keep the balance between functional and fun to maintain a chic, yet classic look that will always be in style.

So without further ado, here are my top 5 picks from the Hello Kitty Forever Collection — rush over to Forever 21 and grab them while they still have a good selection of sizes!

Best of Forever 21's Hello Kitty Forever Collection

Which one of the Hello Kitty pieces is your favorite? Personally, I can’t get over how adorable the head scarf is — so chic, yet fun! Remember, just because you’ve grown up doesn’t mean you can’t still dress in a fun way on your days off! (Plus, we all know jeans and sweats just do not cut it!)