#NOTD / #ManiMonday – Dot Art Nails

Note: This post does contain referral links – but you get your first Julep box free, and I get points for referring you! I also pay for all of these nail polishes – I don’t get free samples for reviews. So don’t worry – I’m a very honest reviewer.

So last week, I wanted to paint my nails something fun, so I wouldn’t be tempted to rip them off since they had grown longer than I had liked. I was also away for Labor Day Weekend, and I didn’t feel like making a mess in my friend’s apartment – so is settled for a super quick manicure (with her help). AKA just polishing my nails to distract myself from their length.

Side note: The pro to long nails: my manicures were way prettier. The con: I was terrified to put my contacts in and take them out of my eyes.

Anyway, I wanted to do a cute polka dot manicure that I saw on the Julep Maven Instagram:

Only… mine turned out like this:

While it’s still cool, it’s not as nice and neat as the one featured on the Julep Instagram. But because it’s the product of me messing up and then just trying to make it cool, I’ve decided to call it my “dot art” manicure.

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Obsessed: Fabletics (Review 11: Palm)

Note: This post contains referral links. Think of it this way: you get your first outfit for $25 (or 50% off), and I get the points for referring you. It’s a win-win situation! I also was not paid to write this blog post – and I paid for my outfits with my own money. New clothes = total motivation to exercise and show off my new outfits.

NYFW always messes up my schedule – I end up pausing real life so I can focus on my work life. Thus why I’m posting this (or scheduling this for) 11:40 PM – I started writing it at 10:30 PM… And then I got distracted by many things. Whoops. The fact that Labor Day Weekend was last weekend doesn’t quite help either – my routine’s totally off (and probably will be until February).

Anyway, the third Fabletics outfit I bought in August was Palm – which is supposed to consist of the Cobalt Oula Tank and the Blue Lava Print Salar Legging, but I opted for the Cobalt Ombre Salar Legging since I got the Rio Run Capri in the blue lava print. I think the final outfit is still pretty cute – and not as loud as it would’ve been with the lava print legging.

Cobalt Oula Tank, Cobalt Ombre Salar Legging

Cobalt Oula Tank, Cobalt Ombre Salar Legging

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#NOTD / #ManiMonday: Julep’s Sera

Note: This post does contain referral links – but you get your first Julep box free, and I get points for referring you! I also pay for all of these nail polishes – I don’t get free samples for reviews. So don’t worry – I’m a very honest reviewer.

Like I said earlier today, I became a Julep Maven mainly because I needed to find a way to stop picking at my nails when I get stressed out/anxious/bored. Plus, who doesn’t like getting new polishes every month? (And some extra throughout the month during Julep’s sales because I just can’t help myself.)

So the second polish I got in my introductory Maven box was Sera, which is described on the site as a “celestial fog iridescent chrome” polish color. It’s very pretty – it’s like a super shimmery and glossy lavender polish – and I think it may become my new non-Christmas colored holiday polish. It’s also fun enough for the summer, and I’m excited to see what nail art I can do with this color.

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Now Playing: Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love

Happy September! I know – three posts in one day?! I’m on a roll. It’s because it’s Labor Day Weekend, and my sense of time is totally warped. I know today is Monday, but it keeps feeling like a Sunday… so I’m writing and scheduling all my posts ridiculously late. But I’m on my way back home from DC right now (expect a travel post on DC soon!) so it’s not like I have anything else to do… besides work… which I should probably do instead.

Anyway, I’ve been listening to a lot of BBC Radio 1 (probably the only radio station I listen to on a daily basis), which is probably why the majority of all my monthly playlists tend to be British music, or bands that aren’t popular (or unheard of) in the US at the moment – like Ella Eyre, Lawson, McFly, Twin Atlantic, and Paolo Nutini. Nutini released his third album earlier this year in the UK (after a five year hiatus), and it’s so good! Caustic Love has a very soul/R&B feel, and it’s so great to listen to on the way home or getting ready for work. I’m lucky I have an iTunes UK account (thank you study abroad for forcing me to get this), but it comes out in the US on September 16 – so in preparation for its US release, I’ll share my three favorite tracks from the album.

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Obsessed: Fabletics (Review 10: Border)

Note: This post contains referral links. Think of it this way: you get your first outfit for $25 (or 50% off), and I get the points for referring you. It’s a win-win situation! I also was not paid to write this blog post – and I paid for my outfits with my own money… I’m pretty sure that by the end of this year, I’ll have an equal amount of activewear and normal clothes.

This weekend has messed up my schedule – it’s Monday and I’m not at work because it’s Labor Day – AKA a paid time off day. So the blog posts I would originally write for Saturday moved to Sunday, and Sunday’s posts moved to Monday – thus why I’m posting my second Fabletics review today. Also, I just suck at posting things on time – probably why I’m an awful blogger.

Anyway, the second Fabletics outfit I bought in August was Border, which consists of the Switch Back Tee, the printed Salar Capri and the Vaasa Sports Bra. I ended up switching the print of the Salar Capri to the black/multi stripe one, and choosing the cobalt heather Vaasa Sports Bra. It’s very pretty, and I’ve been lusting after the Switch Back Tee for a while – it’s the perfect post-workout/beach/pool top cover up/throw on.

Cobalt Switch Back Tee, Cobalt Heather Vaasa Sports Bra, Black/Multi Stripe Salar Capri

Cobalt Switch Back Tee, Cobalt Heather Vaasa Sports Bra, Black/Multi Stripe Salar Capri

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