Sunday, July 29, 2012

Youtube Video #3

Striped Sweaters In Summer?!
This is one of my all time favorite nail designs I have done! The only thing is that it took me soooo long to name :( And then it hit me! It kind of looks like a striped sweater! So I stuck on "In Summer" at the end and bam! You have a title :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Youtube Video #2

Here is my tutorial for nautical inspired nails! 

Love Always,
Paige :)

Quick Tip: Pesky Polish Lids!

We all have that one devastating moment in our lives, when our hearts are set on a color and you sit down to start painting your nails.. when.. you can't get the darn lid off! Now i absolutely HATE it when this happens. Once i tried so hard to get it off (before i knew these helpful hints of course) that i tried to twist it off with a wrench that totally ruined my lid :( 

My poor poor Strawberry Margarita :'(

With these quick tips, you will never have to hit the all time low that i did with my beloved strawberry margarita!

1. Hot Water
All you need to do, is run some warm to hot water over your bottle. After that it should start to loosen up a bit.. If it still doesn't seem to budge, try putting it in a bowl of warm water and letting it soak for a couple of minutes. 

2. Rubber Band 
Wrap a rubber band around the lid until it's tight enough to stay on the lid itself (this works better with thicker rubber bands). This should be able to give you a better grip on the lid to twist it off! 

Hopefully these quick tips will work for you! Let me know if they do :)
Love Always,
Paige :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

5 Top Nail Polishes for Summer 2012

Bright colors, and pastels are all the rage right now. Here are my top 5 nail polishes for this summer! 

1. Gargantuan Green Grape

I love this color! It comes from OPI's "Brights" collection, which came out in the summer of 2011. It has obviously managed to carry through to this summer as well! 

2. My Chihuahua Bites

In the picture on the left, this color does come across as way more orange than it really is. The color in the bottle is more accurate as it dose have more pink tones to it. 

3. Planks A Lot 

This is also one of my favorite colors to wear this summer! It reminds me a lot of a darker version of OPI's "I Lilac It" 

4. No Room For The Blues

This is another great color for the summer! I always love using blues, (i know this is cheesy) but its because they always remind me of a bright summer day! haha 

5. Sweet Memories

I also love this color! The only thing about it that could be somewhat annoying, is that it does take about 3 - 4 coats to make it truly opaque. 

I hope you have as much fun experimenting with different colors and polishes as i do!! Happy polishing :)

Love Always, 
Paige :)

6 Trends for Summer '12

1. Mint 

Mint has been popping up on runways everywhere this summer. Showing up in everything from blazers to bags, i have a feeling this trend isn't going anywhere any time soon. 

How To Style It:
- I personally like the look of small hints of mint. For me i would wear just a plain white tee and pair it with a mint cardigan. For a more classy look, you could add a lace skirt and maybe a nude flat. However if you wanted to go for more of an edgy look, i would pair the tee and cardigan with high waisted shorts and high tops. 

2. Lace 

Now, lace has always been somewhat of an underlying trend. But this summer it has really taken the stand. Lace can literally be put on anything and it looks fashionable! Even nails! Another great thing about lace, is that it can really be worn any way you want it to be worn. It can be casual... but also dressed up for a night out! 

How To Style It:
- Lace is one of my favorite trends for this summer, because you can honestly wear it so many different ways. One way to wear this is to simply get a white lace dress and a pop of color for the shoes. You can also choose to tie the shoes in with the dress by wearing a similar colored thin belt around your waist, or a colored jewelry, or even carrying a neon purse!

3. Maxi Skirts 

Maxi skirts are one of the biggest trends right now. I can definitely say that every time i turn my head i see a different person wearing one! I remember i found an old maxi skirt in my closet a while back and thought to my self.. why would someone ever wear this? And what do you know! i find myself wearing this thing all the time! I believe maxi skirts are really a staple item. Along with the lace trend, you can really wear one any time  for any occasion!

How To Style It:
- I love the look of maxi skirts with thick belts around the waist. To complete this outfit i would wear gladiators, or wedges. And for a top you could either go two ways, tuck in a tight tank top or tee, or (my favorite way) wear a flowy crop top. If you do go with option 2, the crop top, make sure it isn't too long, you don't want to look like you're wearing a potato sack! 

4. Crop Pants

Now, i think crop pants could really go either way. If you style them right they most definitely will work! However, if you don't... they could just look like you forgot to buy new pants and you had to break out the ones from 6th grade. And trust me, NO ONE wants that!

How To Style It:
- Whenever I wear crop pants, i usually always tuck in whatever shirt i am wearing. Just because since the pants are already at somewhat of an awkward length, you dont want to cut of the line even shorter, so your legs look stubbier. You want to give the illusion on long slim legs. 

5. Chunky Necklaces 

Chunky necklaces are all the rage right now! I absolutely love them! They can really be the statement item to any outfit. This is also another trend that i don't see leaving any time soon. 

How To Style It:
- I think these necklaces could really go with any outfit. The only thing i would say is that you shouldn't pair a bust necklace with a busy outfit. So, for example if you already are wearing a patterned dress or colored jeans, then pair it with a simple stoned necklace. But, if you are wearing just a plain outfit, mix it with a wild necklace to balance out texture and color. 

6. Dip Dyed or Ombre Hair
Unfortunately I do think this trend will die down... and quickly. I was never a big fan of this myself, but some people could definitely pull it off.

I hope all of these were helpful to you, or at least fun to read!  Im loving this whole blogging thing :)

Love Always,
Paige <3

Monday, July 23, 2012

First Youtube Video!

Hey Guys! I finally posted my first video on Youtube tonight. As much as I am excited about it, I am still kind of nervous about many of my friends finding out! I was thinking about it a lot and  then came to the conclusion that it doesn't matter! I have fun making videos, and posting blogs... So i'm going to do it! 

Well... I say that now.. haha i'm sure all of that will change when someone finds them. But for now i'm going to bask in the glory of my temporary solitude (My sister is really good with words... no way would i write that myself lol)

Love Always,
Paige :)

Song Of The Moment: The coconut song - Max Schneider

Youtube Video: