#ManiMonday! Nailing it with CND™ VINYLUX™

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Who is ready for Monday? I love to spend my Sunday relaxing, planning out my outfits for the week, and doing some at home beauty treatments. One of my favorite self-care Sunday treatments is an at home manicure. When my nails aren’t done I feel like the rest of my life just isn’t together. Dramatic, I know, but I can’t help it! You can’t be a boss babe with a chipped mani. I discovered CND™ VINYLUX™ Long Wear Polish at my local Rite-Aid and it’s become my secret weapon for the perfect mani that lasts all week. It’s a super easy and convenient 2-step application.

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Just apply two thin coats of the all-in-one base and color CND™ VINYLUX™ Long Wear Polish, then one coat of CND™ VINYLUX™ Long Wear Top Coat for a gel-like finish. No base coat necessary! And in about 8 minutes your nails are perfectly dry with a shiny, high-gloss finish. It really gives you a gel-like look that you can remove just as easily a traditional nail polish. Plus it’s the first-ever, long-wear polish infused with Vitamin E, Keratin & Jojoba oil to keep your nails nourished and healthy.

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This week I’m rocking Wildfire and Butterfly Queen, a bold red and glittery fuchsia that make the perfect combo. Next week who knows! If you aren’t a pro at nail art or complicated designs, an accent nail is the perfect way to spice it up.

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I love buying nail polish at Rite Aid because the Nail Bar has the best selection of colors and polishes, and they always have amazing deals. Be on the lookout for CND™ VINYLUX™ Long Wear Polishes NEW to Rite Aid stores. These polishes can be found in the Nail Bar or Wall Display with a brand new look!"And for a limited time only, visit your local Rite Aid store and buy 2 CND™ VINYLUX™ products to receive $4 Bonus Cash at Rite Aid. Valid 10/28/18-12/1/18 in-store only.

Let me now what colors you test out and how much you love it!

How to Nail the Embroidery Trend DIY Style

Images by  Julius July

Images by Julius July

Check out my current obsession!

Embroidered and patchwork detailing has been a major trend this season, but the prices on some of these pieces have been a major turn off. So when I found this oversized white denim trucker jacket at Beacon's Closet, I was all over it! I loved it plain, but it was begging for a makeover!

I was so hyped to DIY this baby, I forgot to take before pics, but it's pretty much a classic white jacket, little bit baggy, kind of like an old school Levi's boyfriend jacket. After endless analysis over the array of patches at MJ Trim, I settled on these large scale rose patches. They were kind of old Victorian romantic meets tattoo parlor, and I loved the combination. It ended up being cheaper to buy a few of the large patches and cut them to size instead of buying all small to medium sized ones. 

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At home I trimmed and laid them out until I found a pattern I liked. I arranged them on the jacket, safety pinning them in place to get a good look at the layout before ironing them on. When I was ready to commit, I unpinned them one at a time then firmly pressed into place with an extra hot iron. 

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And ta da! The final look came out pretty perfect! I got premium patches, so this total look cost me about $70, but that's still way cheaper than a comparable style will cost at retail, and it only took about 30 minutes of work to get it done! My last DIY jacket was a total bust, but I am so happy with these results I may try my hand at another makeover!