DIY: Thrifted Vanity Decor

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Every girl’s vanity/dresser should be customized to match her personality. A great way to do so is thrifting. By finding unique decor you can achieve a fun vanity space all your own, and on
a low budget!

Look for items that can be converted into something else. For example, I took a shabby chic toothbrush holder and turned it into a makeup brush organizer! I also found an awesome
mirror to use as a vanity tray. Just refresh your perspective and you’ll find there’s tons you can do with regular household objects!

Ring Leader

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If you’re in need of a quick outfit pick-me-up try simple midi rings. Stack them atop various gold rings for added interest. Or play it up by adding contrast with metallic silver nails! In an instant you’ll find you’ve added a chic edge to anything you’re wearing!

Fist Party

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A fun way to accessorize any outfit as quickly as possible is through statement jewelry; One or two pieces that speak for themselves, as well as the entire outfit. Rings aren’t typically the first accessory we picture when thinking of statement jewelry. However, they can play up any other accessory. A simple gold charm necklace stands
out even more with a chunky bauble ring.

Above are my recent purchases. I stumbled upon this fun crystal piece, which really adds a fun twist to whatever I’m wearing, at Forever 21
for only 6$! Same with the set of dainty gold knuckle rings. Only $5 at Forever 21, these little guys draw attention instantly! And as a bonus, they make your mani look fabulous!

OOTD

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I love wearing a nice, classy, J.crew-esque outfit! Here I paired a gemstone clad sweatshirt with boyfriend fit chinos. I added a sequined collar dickey (not shown) and gemstone flats to add more feminine flair! Super comfy and chic.

Embellished Crew Neck Sweatshirt: Forever 21
Embellished Flats: Forever 21
Boyfriend Fit Chinos: American Eagle

Sprinkles & Splatter: Nail Art at Home

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If you’re a fan of nail art and follow countless nail accounts on Instagram, you’ve seen the crazy cool nail polishes from various Etsy shops. Nail sprinkles are one of the latest nail trends and the quickest way to get a chic manicure in minutes! Its equivalent to nail confetti in a bottle, coming in all shapes, colors, and sizes.

I follow MrsLochness on Instagram and one of her posts featured this nail polish! I’ve been searching for a sprinkley nail polish that’s available anywhere besides Etsy, and when I noticed the bottle said Hard Candy, I knew I could find it at Walmart.

This nail polish, “Black Tie Optional,” is the absolute perfect finishing touch to any basic manicure and it’s totally on trend with its black and white color palette. What’s even better is that it’s a matte confetti so it has a unique paint splatter effect! It’s also not super base heavy like most glitter polishes, so it goes on thin and dries almost instantly. Try it on pastels for the best contrast and watch your mani transform!

The “It” Heel

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Target is one of my favorite places to shop, they always have interesting things you never expect to find. Well, when I saw a preview of the Prabal Gurung line that was going to be featured, I knew I had to have these heels! They are inspired by a ghilley, an Irish dance shoe. They are chic, trendy, and modern; a perfect finishing touch to any ensemble! Right now they are on clearance for 27$, so grab your own pair quick! They’re sure to be your go-to heels this spring and summer.

Just Like Lana

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Today I decided to channel my inner Lana Del Rey with a retro inspired outfit for work. I went with floral leggings, a chartreuse crew neck sweater, basic black ballet flats, and topped it off with a floral headband and cat eye sunglasses and eyeliner. Very simple and basic, yet classic and chic. You can also take it a step further with red lips and stiletto nails for a non-work look!

Stock up for Spring

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In a few months, spring will be finally be here! That means it’s time to start stocking up for the that cute spring wardrobe and looking forward to wearing heels without chancing a run-in with a snow bank.

Right now, stores are starting to slowly break out their spring stock, so it’s a great time to grab the trendiest new footwear before it’s too late! I finally found the ankle strap sandals I’ve been searching for in both black and nude for 20$ each at Rainbow. I Definitely couldn’t leave the store without buying both pairs.

If you’re on the hunt for bargains, places like T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s currently have great holiday heels for super low prices (I got the Nine West glitter heels above for 15!). Same with Charlotte Russe, their stock is always changing especially after the holidays so check out their clearance footwear, most of it is $10, like the gold capped pumps above!

Or take advantage of the winter weather and order those must-have heels you found online from China with free shipping! They’ll get here just in time for those warm spring days to come and for an unbeatable price you just can’t resist.

Must-Try Manis

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Nail art is so much fun, and there is a lot of designs you can easily do yourself at home. Skip the salon and check out my latest manicures!

Try using metallic Sharpies to make dainty patterns or prints. Just draw directly onto a painted, dry nail and cover with a clear coat! Caviar beads are also a quick fix to fill that nail trend crave. Just mix multiple colors into a bowl and sprinkle on top of a clear coat or nail glue coat. You can buy your own at Joann Fabrics, PacSun, The Dollar Tree, or Claire’s. Confetti nails are one of my personal favorites because there are so many ways to sparkle your nails! Do just the tips, half moons, or the whole nail! Or stay classic with the French manicure. Change them up with metallic finishes or angled tips! It’s a great illusion to make short nails look longer too!

The Foolproof Ombré Mani

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I have tried countless times to do the infamous ombré manicure and have failed horribly. Until today. After reading so many tutorials on using a damp makeup sponge, and layering color upon color at once, I figured something wasn’t right: the moisture level!

Here’s what you’ll need: a clear coat, 3 nail polish colors and one makeup sponge.

1) Start with your base cost. After it dries, choose one of three colors and paint both hands. LET IT DRY COMPLETELY!

2) After, choose your second color and paint a small section of one side of your DRY makeup sponge. Dab the sponge halfway down each of your nails. It’s okay if it’s a little messy.

3) Repeat step 2 with your third color, dabbing onto the tip of your nails. Let the colors set.

4) Now step 4 is very important because it will blend your ombré manicure. If you did steps 1-3 correctly, your nails will look like very bright, blunt stripes. Take your makeup sponge and rip it in half, creating a textured edge! Simply repeat steps 2 and 3 but using the bumpy, textured side of the sponge. This should make your mani look like a continuous gradient.

5) Finish it off with a clear top coat, and make sure to leave plenty of dry time!