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July Favorites

Here are a few things that I loved in July:

Lupita’s Interview in Vogue Magazine. I was so excited when I saw that Lupita was going to be on the cover of Vogue. I finally got around to reading her interview and it was so good. I continue to admire her and if you’re a Lupita fan, you’ll definitely want to check out this interview.

Julep Nail Color Kam. I may have like six other mint green nail polishes, but they’re all different. This one by Julep is my new favorite of the bunch and you can see what it looks like on my nails here.

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. I was really excited to read this one. I posted a picture at the beginning of last month and several people commented about how much they love this book. I finished it recently and thought it was so good. The longer I think about it and reflect on it, the more I like it. At some point soon, I’ll watch the movie directed by Sofia Coppola.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl in Black. I was looking for an eyeliner that I could use on my waterline and this one works really well. It’s so creamy and smooth. Now I need a new eyeliner pen for cat eye flicks because my previous one dried out. Any recommendations for one that makes it easier to do a cat eye for an eyeliner noob like me?

Postcards from my best friend. I’ve already mentioned these in my wanderlust post, but it was certainly the best mail that I received all month.

Tell me: What were your July favorites?

Spring Nail Polish Guide

You guys seemed to like my fall nail polish guide, so I thought it was high time I put together another one for spring. I’m starting to see a few signs of spring around, just enough to give me hope that winter might actually be coming to an end. It certainly seems like the spring showers have begun- I got drenched on my way home from work on Wednesday (the one day I forget my umbrella at home!). As you can see, there are no neutrals here- I’m all about happy colors to banish the last few dreary days of winter.

Pink: Essie Vanity Fairest, butter LONDON Fruit Machine, tenoverten Spring

Red: Jinsoon Coral PeonyJulep Sydney, Essie Fifth Avenue

Orange: Revlon Parfumerie Apricot Nectar, butter LONDON Kerfuffle, Essie Tart Deco

Yellow: Deborah Lippmann Build Me Up Buttercup, Illamasqua Load, Julep Lilou

Green: butter LONDON Fiver, Illamasqua Milf, Formula X For Sephora High Frequency

Blue: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Breeze Blue, Illamasqua Caress, Jinsoon Poppy Blue

Purple: Deborah Lippmann Blue Orchid, Revlon Parfumerie Lavender Soap, butter LONDON Sprog

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H&M Hat and Mittens (love this soft grey color) // H&M Knit Sweater (a perfect winter sweater) // Julep Little Lights Set (this set is way too adorable) // Aeropostale Bubble Dot Scarf  (I have this scarf and can vouch for its coziness!) // Furbish Ace Bottle Opener (how fun is this bottle opener?) // Modcloth Write Me Notecard Set (because you can never have enough stationery) // Madewell Sunglasses Case  (I’m loving this plaid case) // Nate Berkus for Target Decorative Box (a pretty box for storage) // Target Crossbody Handbag (this bag would be perfect for holiday festivities) // Pretty Polaroid Notes (write on these or use them as decoration) // H&M Glass Bottle (a pretty bottle for your bar) // Gold Stripe Mini Emergency Kit (a cute and practical gift)

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Yellow- Julep Blake // Orange- Wet n Wild Sunny Side Up

I was in the mood for a bright manicure, so I painted my nails with these fun yellow and orange polishes. The colors make me think of orange sherbet or mango sorbet!

Tell me: What color did you paint your nails recently?