sunny nails on a sunny day

The weather in New York is beautiful today: sunny & warm, but not so hot that you want to hide away in your bedroom. To celebrate the sun’s good behavior, I painted my nails a bright, punchy yellow.


The color is OPI’s Fiercely Fiona & it’s the only polish I own from the summer 2010 Shrek Forever After collection. I don’t wear it often, but I love the color.

I’m going to keep this post quick so I can take advantage of the beautiful weather by heading to Central Park to read for awhile! Hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday, until next time!


patriotic nails + neutral eyes

Since the fourth of July is only a few days away,  I went ahead and gave myself a patriotic manicure today. Total white girl move, I know I know. Still not sure what I’m doing for the fourth, but I’m hoping my day will mainly consist of tanning & eating. 

Anyway here are my nails & makeup for today:


Orly Royal Navy & Orly Bus Stop Crimson 

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(Neutral makeup again… I’m boring, sorry bout it.) 

Eyes: MAC Paint Pots in Painterly and Indianwood, L’Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black, Maybelline Eye-Intense liquid eyeliner in Purple, Urban Decay Glide-on eye pencil in Zero, Laura Mercier mascara

Cheeks: MAC Fleur Power, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Semi-Precious Crystal Pink

Lips: NARS lipgloss in Super Orgasm (such an awkward name OMG)

Until next time!


summer shimmer – nails and face of the day


I took this picture when I woke up this morning; it’s the view from the window beside my bed, and I couldn’t love it more. It’s especially nice to have such a lovely view on days like today when I hole up in my bedroom for hours at a time. I had a final exam at 6 PM today for a music class I’m taking, so I basically laid in bed all day studying, reviewing classical music and eating shortbread cookies. 

Now I’m getting dressed to go out tonight; here are my nails & makeup:


OPI Number One Nemesis

So obsessed with this color lately; I love the contrast of the deep green base and gold glitter flecks. It’s not a summery color at all, but yolo (just kidding I don’t actually say yolo/just kidding I actually do but I’m aware that it’s a character flaw & I’m trying to stop don’t hate me please).

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Eyes: MAC Paint Pot in Painterly, Urban Decay “Sidecar” eyeshadow from the Naked Palette, L’Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid eyeliner in Carbon Black & Dior DiorShow waterproof mascara

Cheeks: MAC Cremeblend Blush in Ladyblush

Lips: Dior lipgloss in Peach Fizz

Until next time!



glittery nails and a gloomy morning in NYC


Nails of the Week

My very first post; hello world! It’s a rainy in New York this morning, so I’m trying to brighten up my day a little with these glittery multi-colored nails. If I can resist the urge to stay in bed and watch Gossip Girl on Netflix all day long then I’ll be out running errands and going to class today. Thank the Lord for wellies & de-humidifying hairspray.

This nail polish is OPI’s Rainbow Connection. It’s from the OPI Muppets collection, which was a limited edition line released in Winter 2011, but it’s still available for purchase here

Stay dry today!


PS – Since this is my first post, I would LOVE some comments with suggestions & feedback! I’m really excited about starting this blog and I want it to be the best it can be. Thanks in advance!