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DIY Mermaid Nails

I've been promising you guys a new makeup tutorial, and here it is - a beautiful DIY mermaid mani! It's so perfect for Summer, and I promise you, it's quite easy to do. I was so inspired by the samples I recently received from Nail Social Nail Brand. I have to say, when I first saw the colors, I knew they were a little bit out of my typical comfort zone. Honestly, I haven't worn sparkly blue nail polish since college, which was quite a while ago for me. For years I've stuck with pinks, reds, and purples; with the most adventurous of my manis being hot pink (and only when hot pink was very on-trend). None the less, I was ready to try this "24K Mermaid" polish. Objectively speaking, as blue sparkly nail polishes go, it was pretty after all.

It was beautiful on, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that under different lighting it went from a true blue to a sparkly greenish blue that looked even more...mermaid-ish if you ask me. When it came time to take i…

Pantone's Official Color of the Year 2014 - Radiant Orchid


You may have already heard that Pantone has officially announced the 2014 color of the year, radiant orchid. According to the leading authority on color, the shade is "a captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, [emanating] great joy, love and health." I'm sad to see the 2013 official color emerald go, though I am excited to see how radiant orchid will permeate trends in home decor, fashion, and beauty in the new year.

Image by Krisztina Williams.

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