California Dreaming + Giveaway!

Lately I have been completely obsessed with having my nails done and matching colors to the season I am in. So in dedication of there being 1 more month of summer, lets continue to use those bright colors!

The OPI collections always have a theme and I specifically chose this one because it features summer colors as well as neutral for those who like to be a little more muted.

Each is priced at $12.50. Usually Ulta will offer a discount off or if you are a member, you can use your points!

*All photos are not my own. Photos can be found here.*

This is the California Dreaming Infinite Shine 2 Collection:

Left: Santa Monica Beach Peach

Top: Me Mysefie and I

Bottom: Time for a Napa

Top Row: Malibu Pier Pressure, To The Mouse House We Go,

Bottom Row:Excuse Me Big Sur!, This Is Not Whine Country

Top Row: Sweet Caramel Sunday, Feeling Frisco,

Bottom Row: Don’t Take Yosemite for Granite, Breaking up with the Wrong Sequioa

Since I have been gone for a long time, I thought I’d do a little giveaway! There will be two winners! Each will have the choice to pick any color polish in ANY one of OPI collections!!

To enter:

1. Like this post.

2. Comment below what you plan to do for the month of August!

Simple right? Please one comment per person! Winner will be chosen on Sunday, August 6!! Good luck!

xo, Lexi ♡

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Summer Nails

Summer is quickly approaching! It is time to bring out the bright floral colors. After all, that is what summer represents! It does have an infinite shine, which is a glossy texture. The formulas for all O.P.I polishes are extremely thick and creamy. If you have never purchased from this brand, it is most likely the same if not similar to the polishes used in a nail salon when using gel color. Below are polishes from the O.P.I Fiji collection.

Getting Nadi On My Honeymoon

Do You Sea What I Sea?

Living on the Bula-vard!

No Tan Lines

Exotic Birds do not Tweet

These are not all of the colors from the collection but are the ones that stood out to me most. You can check out the entire collection here. Let me know what you think of the colors below in the comments! 

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Xo Lex ♡

Copy Her Style: Keke Palmer

Hi lovies! Keke Palmer recently posted a photo on her instagram with her new short hair. But I wasn’t focused on her hair. Although it does give me Nia Long vibes, I was more focused on the outfit itself. If you guys didn’t know, I love old classic looks! I was so inspired I decided to find a mock of clothes that you can purchase yourself to achieve the same look.

Some of the items below are not the exact clothing in the photo, it is a mock. I tried to find the cheapest price for each item. 

Snapped Button Plaid Shirt from Forever 21 $19.90

Grey Spaghetti Strap Crop Top$6.99

Girlfriend High Rise Jeans from Urban Outfitters $49

Superstar Foundation Sneakers from Adidas $55

I enjoyed searching through different sites to find these. It actually introduced me to new sites! I’m actually planning on doing more of these! Also, be sure to follow me on pinterest: @alexus0!

Check The Date!

Although nail polishes seem like they can last until it is all used up, guess again! Like any product, it does have an expiration date! Most people fail to notice the “Period of Time After Opening”. The symbol is an opened jar that would have a number and the letter “M”. This indicates the authorized time after opening of safe usage. Typically a nail polish lasts 1-2 years (24-36 months). People may think that a company places a time limit onto the product as a trick to get the customer to buy more of the same product. That is not the case! Bacteria is everywhere. Out of the safety of their customers and length of the product – they are doing us the favor! Once polish is opened, bacteria forms and some ingredients evaporate. This causes the product to thicken and seperate. To thin out the polish, you can obviously shake well or apply a few drops of nail lacquer thinner. But I highly recommend that once you exceed the amount of months on the bottle, it’s time to throw it out!

Keeping Up With Kylie!

Kylie Jenner has definitely made her mark in the beauty world with her liquid lipsticks but now her own affordable nail polish line, Sinful Colors has been brought to my attention. No, the price is nothing compared to the products on kyliecosmetics.com! Sinful Colors polishes are $2.99 which is mind blowing considering how thick and creamy the polish is. I personally love the satin matte colors (hence the ones I’ll be talking about in this post).

Colors available at Walgreens, Ulta, Kmart, Face Values, Rite Aid, Target and Walmart to name a few.

6 Colors:

• Taupe Is Chic, Holly-wood, Purple Kraze

• Miss Klaws, Kosmos, Konstellation

Thoughts? Definitely a must buy!

XO Lex 🌼

Liquid Lippies!

Liquid lipstick have easily become my favorite invention yet. Matte or glossy, I feel like it still has that effect of awesomeness.
Everyone talks about how amazing Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks are and I just wanted to quickly post my top 3 favorite colors.

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(left to right)
Catnip – soft plum
American Doll – classic blue red
Kathryn – brown berry

Nyx products are far more affordable. If you want to see my faves for those, let me know.

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XO Lexi ♡

ULTAMATE AFFORDABLE POLISH

When people go to Ulta, they go looking for other brands but fail to realize that Ulta has a bunch of cosmetics that are worth the price. A cheap price. Only for $6 definitely beats on $12.50 each for OPI polishes. I am building a nail polish collection so decided to check out some new colors. Here’s some of Ulta’s polishes that will be my next purchase. Yes, they are more of a spring collection but you can check the Ults website for more darker colors if thats what you prefer.

Ulta Salon Formula Nail Lacquer

□ Baby Doll

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□ Bam-Blue-Zled

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□ Encore Pink

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□ Plum Perfect

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□ Blue Right Past You

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□ Lilac-Ing You

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Some are pretty similar but if you know your colors, you can see the difference. Thanks for reading. Please like or comment. ♡