5 Nail Colors for When Summer turns to Fall

Now, I know fall isn't for some time and we are still in the intense heat of the summer. But the nights have started to get shorter and the air has become cooler and before you know it, we'll be craving pumpkins! These five nail colors will work beautifully with any outfit over the next few months. Enjoy the last weeks of summer. 

Essie: Not Just A Pretty Face

I have been obsessed with this color all summer. I just think it is the perfect pink.

OPI: Yank My Doodle

This burnt orange will match the leave as they slowly change colors. Perfect for weather transitions.

Sinful Colors: Hush Money

This color has a beautiful sheen with a dash of sparkle the a perfect rose hue.

Essie: Truth or Flare

Similar to Yank My Doodle, this color is perfect for moving from hot summer days to the cool early fall.

Crayola+Sally Hansen: Purple Heart

This classic purple works on the hottest summer day and the cool fall evenings. Also, how cute is this Crayola+Sally Hansen collaboration?

What nail colors will you be rocking this summer? Let me know in the comments!

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

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Summer Beauty Wish List

When it comes to beauty products, I am a drugstore girl at heart. I love finding quality products are great prices. The majority of the products I swear by can be found in drugstores or Target.

But sometimes, there are those higher-end products that I would just love to get my hands on. When I splurge on makeup, I do so with items that fall into one of two categories. 1) I have tried a smaller sample and LOVED it, or 2) the reviews I've seen on Ulta, Sephora, Influenster, and YouTube had been amazing! So I have complied my list of higher-end makeup items that I hope to eventually add to my beauty collection.

Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil

Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter

Nars Liquid Blush

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay The Velvetizer Translucent Mix-In Medium

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick


Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer

Have you tried anything on this list? Loved it or hated it?  Think I missed anything? Let me know in the comments below. I love hearing your thoughts!

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

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Fall Nail Favorites

We are only a few days into fall, but I think I have already made it clear this is my favorite season! I love how colorful fall can be (surprise, surprise :D). The leaves are changing form green to gold to red and everyone is wearing multi-colored plaids. We get a healthy mix of warm tones and berry colors. I like to bring this to my wardrobe and my nail colors. So I have complied a list of the nail colors I am most excited to wear this season! fall_nails

Pale to the Chief | O.P.I One of the colors from the Kerry Washington/Olivia Pope collection. This is the best nude color nail polish I have ever used. The formula is perfect! A neutral color like this works perfectly for fall with the warm colors in my wardrobe.

Rock the Runway | Essie Gel Couture Fall isn't just for warm tones. We still see bright reds, just like this one!

Yank My Doodle | O.P.I Another color from the Kerry Washington/Olivia Pope collection. This color gives me the 90s vibe that has been so trendy this season. I can totally see Monica Geller wearing this in 94'.

After School Boy Blazer | Essie As mentioned above, I love berry colors in the fall. I was inspired by this navy color. I normally don't wear colors this dark  until winter, but the navy just shouted fall!

Pep-Plum | Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Plum; Perhaps not a berry, but a berry color none the less! Rounding out my favorite nail colors for the fall is my most favorite color of all!

What are some of your favorite colors to wear for Fall? I don't just limit my palette to five! I'd love to hear you suggestions!

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

P.S. If you liked this, then you will also like My Favorite Beauty Products (under $20!) and 5 Nail Colors for Summer

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My Favorite Beauty Products (under $20!)

Every girl has her favorite beauty products; but it can take a long time to find the perfect products. I know for myself, it took years to find the perfect products for my skin, hair, and make-up. In those years, I have tried and tested products from multiple brands with varying price ranges. When I was younger I used to think the more expensive the product, the better it must be. But oh, was I wrong! In recent years, I've truly learned there are quality products are very affordable prices. So I have rounded-up my 9 favorite beauty products, all under $20!

  • Redken Thermal Protecting Spray - $13.62 My hairstylist recommended this product to me nearly a year ago. Now I refuse to put any heat near my hair without it. I have definitely noticed a difference in my hair. There has been so much less breakage which is so important to me because I curl my hair everyday.
  • Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Mud Mask - $6.99 This is a more recent find of mine, but it has already made a huge difference on my skin. It's a miracle worker. I apply this mask 2-3 times a week. It amazes me how quickly my acne has disappeared!
  • Clean and Clear Deep Cleaning Toner - $5.99 This is definitely the product I have been using for the longest amount of time. I pour a few drops on a cotton ball and rub it into my whole face. It picks up left over oil after I wash my face, which is important to me because I have very oily skin.
  • Dove Advance Care Skin Renew - $4.89 In my earlier 20s, I experienced some slight discoloration in my under arms. I began researching remedies. There were several, one of which was using color correcting deodorant. Not only did this deodorant bring my skin back to normal, but its truly the best deodorant I have ever used.
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Cure Strengthener - $6.99 I naturally have thick nails, but they're not the strongest. Layers can peel off easily, which destroy my nails, sometimes forcing me to cut them short. But this nail strengthener has helped my nails stay stronger. Since I almost always have my nails painted, I use it as a base coat.
  • Curel Ultra Healing Lotion - $7.99 During college, my skin went through a very dry spell. It was painful and itchy and not attractive at all. Once I was able to heal my skin, I started to apply this lotion everyday, twice a day. I am very diligent about it, and have even mentioned before that I always carry lotion with me. But the benefit is I haven't had a problem with my skin since I started using this lotion.
  • Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin - $8.99 My favorite thing about this foundation is the coverage. It evens out my whole face to a beautiful, natural tone. I received this product from Influenster, and I'll admit I was nervous to try it. I am very loyal to the brands I use, and hadn't used any Maybelline products before. But I am so happy I tried this because I love it! It was a great Influenster VoxBox!
  • CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lipcolor -  $7.99 I mentioned this liquid lipstick in my What's In My Bag post, but I am completely obsessed with it! I cannot recommend this product enough! This product has given me the best, longlasting lip coverage I have ever seen. It's seriously the best!
  • Essence Make Me Brow - $2.99 The first time I heard about this product was in an EleventhGorgeous video. In this video they found the Essence Make Me Brown was a dupe of the Benefit Gimme Brow. The products work almost identically with one major difference. Essence is 1/8 of the price! This product fills in your brows and makes shaping them super easy.
  • If you have any favorite beauty products of your own I'd love to hear about them!

    As alway, thank you for reading. XO-

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    *I received Maybelline Better Skin products complimentary, but all opinions are my own.

    5 Nail Colors for Summer

    I love painting my own nails. I find it to be very relaxing. The entire process, including dry time, tends to run a little over an hour. I use this time solely to myself. It's great to catch up on a TV show and have my husband take care of the dog. One of my favorite parts of summer is painting my nails fun, bright colors. So below are some of my top choices for this summer season!


    White On | Sally Hansen XtremeWear It may only be me, but I believe a white nail can look bright. I only wear white nails in the summer, which is just a personal preference. White nails can help balance a bright, multicolored summer outfit.

    World Wide Red | Sally Hansen Miracle Gel I love bright coral on my nails for the summertime. Not only does the color just scream summer, but it always makes me look tanner. I don't know how or why, but it works with every bright coral I've bought. So coral is always a go-to shade of mine!

    Stranger Tides | O.P.I. Normally, I stay away from green nail polish. It’s typically not a color I like to see on my nails. But as soon as I saw this pistachio color, I wanted it. It is a much softer green and it has a bit of a matte look to it.

    Lapiz of Luxury | Essie My purple obsession has seemed to increase this summer, and while going through my nail polish collection I realized I didn't have lilac. I knew Essie would have the perfect shade for me! I chose this particular shade because I wanted something that would stand out, in a good way. This shade will definitely do that.

    Toasted Almond | CoverGirl This shade is a little darker than I normally go in the summer, but I really wanted a coffee-colored nail polish! Similar to the white, it can act as a balance to your bight summer wardrobe. I also like it because it's a bit different from the normal gray/black dark nail that are always so popular.

    What are some of your favorite colors to wear for summer? I don't just limit my palette to five! I'd love to hear you suggestions!

    As always, thank you for reading, Helen