The other day, I paired some of my favorite pieces with a fresh coat of nail polish and threw myself an arm party. Those in attendance included my C.Wonder Enamel Initial Cuff, Eye of Ja Malachite Tassel Bangle, Kendra Scott Naomi Double Ring and a vintage Timex. My nail polish was Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture - Venice Beach Venus. I then topped off my accessories binge with an iced coffee from one of my favorite coffee shops. Party on!
Last week, I visited Caravan Stylist Studio for a full hair and nail treatment. Caravan is a by appointment only hair, nail, makeup, and wardrobe styling studio located at the Carlton Hotel catering only to editors, bloggers, celebrities, and other influential people in creative fields. Therefore, I was super excited to have been invited.
When they asked what I wanted to do with my hair, I immediately said curls. Though I’ve perfected the art of makeup, I’m still a novice when it comes to hair and having such thick hair makes it even harder to curl myself. So I’m rarely seen with curls. To get these gorgeous curls, they used a curling wand and set the curls with Style Sexy Hair Spray Clay for shine and hold. The curls stayed perfectly intact well over 24 hours, even after a night’s sleep. Unlike most hair sprays that make hair sticky and brittle, Spray Clay is perfect for everyday use to add texture and hold.
I’ve always loved nail art and Caravan does some amazing work. Since I was wearing a blue color-blocked dress to my cousin’s wedding that weekend (stay tuned for a post on that), I chose a blue nail art design called watercolor with strong black lines. The design went perfectly with the dress and I can’t tell you how many strangers have come up to me to tell me how much they love my nails. Though the design looks complicated, it’s actually something you could do yourself at home provided you have the time. All you have to do is paint your nails white, dab dots of a color across your nails, blend the dots with nail polish remover, and repeat with different colors until you’ve gotten the look desired. The Zoya Nail Polish used blended perfectly and lasted far longer than the average polish.
Thanks Caravan for this amazing look! I hope to come by again sometime.
If I could do anything in the world, my first choice would be to spend my days coming up with names for nail polish colors and my nights getting spa treatments. I have some amazing names already in my head which include “A Weekend with the Kennedys,” “Suddenly Fabulous,” and “Classy Reality Star.” So I’m pretty serious about this.
Whenever I go to the nail salon, I choose my color for the name just as much as the color itself. So when I discovered a stunning blue by Essie called “Butler Please” I knew that had to be the one. Aside from the fab name, what I love best about this color is that it’s perfect for both spring and fall in that it’s dark and mysterious all while possessing pretty pastel qualities. In other words, I’m obsessed!
Before Diego Binetti‘s Fall 2014 presentation, I was given the exclusive opportunity to go backstage and see what happens behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. Two hours before the show was scheduled to begin, the models arrived for hair, makeup, and nails. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (love the name) did an amazing job giving the models dramatic smokey eyes with their 100% vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics. Since the collection was inspired by nature and getting back to the earth, the nail artists designed gorgeous ombre nails using Morgan Taylor lacquer made to appear as if the models had been digging in the dirt. Now that you’ve been behind the scenes, click here to check out the collection.
Living in a tiny apartment on the west side of Midtown Manhattan, I’m always looking for beautiful ways to save space. To make this fancy nail polish and makeup station, I saved the vase my boyfriend sent me a dozen roses in on Valentine’s Day, filled it with my favorite nail polish colors, and topped it off with makeup brushes, eyeliner, and a handy nail file. It’s not only a beautiful decoration, but it’s a functional way to store my makeup and nail polish that doesn’t involve having all my beauty products thrown across my windowsill.