Posts tagged ‘essie’

March 21, 2012


by Kaylee Pare

Somehow, another season is upon us, and we are thrust into that length of time when closet cravings are at their peak. Although the prospect of a fresh, warm season is thrilling, it also makes the styling process that much more daunting. Suddenly we are inclined to add pops of colour to every look, showing a bit more skin with each Celsius incline and all the while patiently sifting out the warm wools for the light linens.
Of course, last year’s stock of Spring pieces never quite seem good enough for us this time around. So begins the cycle…what does my wardrobe need this season?
The best part about Spring – other than the lively weather and the newfound urge we all have to sit on patios and go for walks – is the colour. Some years, the shade on everybody’s lips is coral, others it’s yellow, more recently it’s been colour blocking that has everyone’s attention, and more often that not, pastel colours are a must-have. This year, a refreshing take on traditional pastels has arisen – denoting flavours of mint, apricot, raspberry and lemon. Blouses, loafers, skirts and tanks are delicious in these shades, making my cravings turn from ice cream cones to silk sorbet. A new-found adoration that holds no hidden calories, but only implicates a small dent on your credit card – which is worse?

1. Repetto BB woven raffia ballet flats
2. Chloé Marci mini leather shoulder bag
3. Topshop Knitted chunky stitch jumper in mint
4. Topshop High waisted hotpants in apricot
5. Essie Cocktail Bling
6. 3.1 Phillip Lim Racer-back silk-crepe tank

July 5, 2010

Mint Green to Acid Pink

by Kaylee Pare

As you can see, I have a sickness. A sickness that has haunted me, and my fingers, for years. This sickness drives me, time and time again, to purchase alarming amounts of nail polish, all in the same shade. As someone who conducts her own mani/pedis, this causes quite the dull color palette. And so, I have driven myself to spend that extra 5 minutes in the Lacquer aisle and further, to reach for those unique colors that have entered the small-bottled world of nail decor. From mint green to acid pink, my polish drawer is beginning to resemble a Katy Perry ensemble. I am proud to display the following bottles…all alarmingly different from the aforementioned, and all sure to spice things up in the polish department!

MUCH better!

From left: OPI Charged up Cherry, OPI Ate Berries in the Canaries, Revlon Minted, Revlon Totally Toffee, Revlon Perfect Pink, Essie Angora Cardi, Essie St. Lucia Lilac, Essie Ballet Slippers, Chanel Tulipe Noire, Chanel Intermezzo, Lippmann Collection Fade to Black

If you continue reaching for those similar shades and creativity is minimal…head to the magazine aisle to flip through those luscious pictures for inspiration…and put that Canary red down already!
Photos by NonStopStyle
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