Nails

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 ♡

Style

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!

Grow, Ladylike Learning

LadyLike Learning? What’s That?

Starting Monday I will be doing a series called Ladylike Learning which is just a journal of me sharing my thoughts on becoming a woman, body image, confidence and how you can build your presence. Whether we want to believe it or not, women are the foundation of life and every day we are pressured to do something, whether that’s looking a certain way, having sex or just putting on a smile at work because you have no other options. It’s easy to feel down about yourself but this series is going to help encourage and enlighten anyone feeling alone or taken advantage of. I believe your surroundings play a huge role in how you live your life and how you are. Create a life of joy, I promise you won’t have to pretend to smile.

Click here to like if you are interested in seeing this!

Comment your thoughts below!

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XO Lex 🌼

Nails

Fabulous Weak Nails

​I recently took off my acrylic nails because I kind of just got over the look and definitely needed to let my real nails breathe. My nails have become so weak that I can literally bend every fingernail. I personally don’t like how my nails look unpainted so I was in need of a polish that was an amazing color but be a hardener for my nails. OPI and Essie are my favorite polishes of life but I don’t need a pretty color sitting on top of a weak nail. I decided to go to my local Sally’s Beauty Supply store and I found happiness.

China Glaze Nail Lacquers with Hardeners $7.50 each

I currently have Diva Bride (below) on my nails. I don’t know why I’m into the light pinks now but this color is gorgeous.

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=VP12102#

I purchased 2 other colors:

Wanderlust

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=VP12102#

Sweet Periwinkle

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=VP12102#

I didn’t choose the darker harsh colors because I don’t want anything to thick and harsh on my nails. Now that my nails are weak, they are easy to stain.So I just stuck to the pinks and lavendar/blue.

I applied the nail lacquer after I treated and appropiately buffed/cut my nails. If you want to see the products I used to treat them after acrylics, comment below.

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XO Lex ♡

Nails

Check The Date!

http://instylefashionone.com/how-to-get-nail-polish-off-just-about-anything/

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!

http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1048443/my-sons-nail-polish-isnt-a-political-statement

Nails

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 🌼

Primp

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 ♡