So Icy; Frosted Nails Part Duex

I’ve been traveling and spending a lot of time in my hometown in the last month, but just this week I made it back to my apartment in the city for a brief stint of about two days. It was just enough time to catch up with friends that were in town for Thanksgiving, do laundry, run errands and not of the least importance:  Locate this fingernail polish!  My nails have been craving it for about a week now, and at last my thirst has been quenched for this baby/icy blue hue.

The color is “Dreamer” by Revlon.  I have on two coats and a no-chip top coat for good measure.

The nail polish actually inspired my outfit choice for the Chittlin’ Strut parade on Saturday.  I absolutely love wearing cool colors in the winter.

Smiling soley because my nails are blue!

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What’s Pastel for Spring is Frosty for Winter! Says Me!

While the world is going nuts for deeper and warmer nail colors for Fall and Winter, I wanted to mix it up a little.  When I see something invading the masses, my rebellious streak kicks in and I must differ immediately!  With that in mind, I love frosty colors for the colder months, particularly cool blues.  However, I don’t have my cool blue nail polish in my car/closet at the moment and so I had to make do with this mint green.  It’s refreshing!  This formula is Revlon “Minty.”  Whatcha think?

Fresh (&) On My Mind….Pretties

It’s time for a miniature rehaul of my look. Nothing major, I just feel the need for some gusts of fresh air into my current repertoire. Tonight I scaled the blogs and sites for inspiration, as follows.

First, a new tattoo is soon to come, within the week…these things take time for the Cancer Ascendent (Astrology jargon).  Pictures to come soon after application.

Hairstyles to Try:

Allure.com

Recently I’ve been wearing my hair in a brunette bun very similar to the one depicted above. Adding a funky colored hair piece or some face framing lace should definitely serve to spice things up a bit.

Maxi Skirt split to here….

asos.com

This skirt is sexy and bold without having to show all your legs and both your cheeks.  #Ratchett

Baubles:

Stud Earrings at Forever21.com

Locket at Overstock.com

Anklet at Overstock.com

Dainty gold jewelry is all I want to wear lately.  I used to be a slave to the big chandelier earrings, but the biggest and boldest I like to go now are huge J-Lo hoops.  Big and Bold as they may be, in essence they’re just a simple thin loop of gold wire.  These three items are hot on my radar.  I find that studs work very nicely with my minimalist look from the neck up and sometimes add unexpected drama that a pair of danglers couldn’t.

Currently my neck piece of choice (or not so much) is a totem given to me by a friend.  It’s an African necklace with a stone turtle talisman, to encourage patience in my life.  I have to wear it until it falls off.  Considering I find impatience to be burdensome and the necklace to be unsightly, I’m looking forward to it excusing itself from my neck.  Once it does, it will be replaced with a locket.  I want a locket for a few different reasons.  1.  It’s vintage charm.  2.  I want to put pictures in it that I can always have on me.  My personality is sometimes a dichotomy.  I must fly off into new adventures of the unknown on a frequent basis, but simultaneously have a strong connection with my family.  With a locket, I can have their photos with me wherever I go to remind myself that they’re always with me.

The anklet just needs to be brought back in a serious manner.  I intend on being that agent of change.

Nails:

Rhi

Ok, so this nail shape has been in since, well, since Rhianna’s hair was long and red.  But that would be about the time I was banned from wearing nail polish.  So, I’m reclaiming 2011/2012 and I’m riding this wave into shore.  My nails pretty much look exactly like Rhi’s in the above picture right now, both shape and color.  They aren’t as long though.

The Clean Face + Vampy Lip

Kate Bosworth in InstyleMagazine.com/au

Very striking, simple, clean and fresh.  You go Kate!

So that about sums it up, for today.  Luckily, this evening I have two events to go to that simply require creative attire (in my opinion)!  The gallery openings of über talented photographer friends.  Eek!

My Next Mani

Compliments to FLOTUS Michelle Obama on her manicure at the DNC! Since my retirement from nail restrictive corporate America, I’ve been contemplating my first extreme (to me) nail adventure. The fact that my inspiration is coming from the First Lady speaks volumes to both the Freshness of her style… and perhaps the maturation of my own. My nails will be filed into an ovalish point versus her square, however.