Weekly Color Inspiration {Pools, Lakes, Parks…}

Green-Blue Essie Manicure by Miss Renaissance

{Lime green – Essie the more the merrier.  Teal – Essie Naughty nautical. Blue – Essie Bouncer, it’s me!}

Pools, Lakes, Picnics in Parks, the Beach…that’s what Summer’s made for! It looks like Essie got the hint, because all three of these fun colors are from the latest collections. I used them to create a loose ombre mix….and I like the result! It’s a perfect Summer mani, right?


Weekly Color Inspiration {Super Blingy}

Astrowifey's super bling manicure

This past weekend I attended a little party at one of my favorite Chicago Boutiques – Space 519….and as luck may have it, my babe Astrowifey was there giving super fun manicures using Jin Soon’s newest colors. I told her to go as creative as she wanted, and she majorly blinged me out with glitter, stripes and rose gold studs. Whatcha think?

The Jin Soon colors are beautiful and sophisticated, if you haven’t yet, you should check them out!


A few words…

DreamsOh, Lovelies….I’ve missed you guys, I really have!! My week-long meditation hiatus somehow turned into a 2-week absence. I hope you can forgive me. These things just happen from time-to-time I guess. You unplug, you travel, and before you know it weeks have gone by…

To be honest, I’ve been ready to come back to blogging for several days now, but then I suddenly suffered my first true bout of “Writers Block.”  I felt incredible pressure to write some epic story of my travels to Canada and my meditation retreat. Every time I sat down to write a post, I felt like I needed to detail the fun, the feelings, the experience…and words just wouldn’t appear. That’s classic writer’s block, right? (Thank goodness I’m not actually a writer!)

So, long story short, I finally realized there is no true pressure. My experience is personal and I can reveal as much or as little as I want. So let me say this – my trip was incredible. Deepak Chopra is an inspiring and wise soul. Whistler, BC is one of the most beautiful places on earth (a must visit – especially in the Summer!) And meditating in nature, detaching, going within and giving yourself permission to just “be” is a gift that all of us deserve from time to time. It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself spiritual, religious, or neither, making time for yourself and refreshing your mind and soul in whatever way you please isn’t useless or selfish – it should be mandatory.

Life is precious and short, so live your dream and don’t settle for anything less!

I hope you can cut me a little slack while I get my blogging groove back.


Weekly Color Inspiration {Subtle Pop}

Pink Hues manicure by Miss Renaissance

{On all fingers, except index fingers – Essie Lion Around.  On index fingers – Essie Secret Stash.}

What pairs perfectly with a nude-ish pink-ish tone?? Ding, ding…a super bright & happy pink of course!! I tried going with a more subtle color this week – hence Essie’s Lion Around, but then quickly got overwhelmed with the urge to throw in a bright color. Oops.


Weekly Color Inspiration {Lime Green Magic}

Lime Green Manicure by Miss Renaissance

{On all fingers, except index fingers – Essie the More the Merrier. On index fingers – OPI Goldeneye.}

Lime Green. It’s a color I normally steer clear of. But when I saw this fresh color by Essie, I suddenly felt the urge to give it a try…and I actually quite like it for Summer. It reminds me of a chilled lime margarita. Oh, and of course I couldn’t resist adding a little gold glitz to the mix! 

Cheers & have a great weekend, Lovelies!


Weekly Color Inspiration {Summer Red & Sky Blue}

Bright Red & Teal by Miss Renaissance

{On all fingers, except index fingers – OPI Monsooner or Later.  On index fingers – OPI I can’t find my Czechbook.}

Somehow this week’s color combo feels both French-inspired & nautical to me. This must mean that I should immediately head to France & get on Sail Boat for vacation, right?!! K, brb.

But seriously, this bright red by OPI is amazing. It’s so fresh & classic – it’s the perfect Summer red! Do you have a favorite classic red for Summer?


Let’s get Fit {You can Prance if you want to!}

I’m usually not one to share other people’s “work” for the purpose of humor, but I really just couldn’t help myself here!! The Prancercise is amazing….I mean, why do I drag myself to the gym or suffer through intense spinning classes when I could just throw on a comfy & fab outfit and Prance down the street/path/park and feel fab??! Joanna Rohrback, the mastermind behind the Prancercise, even has a book available here – in case you want to get deeper and make Prancercising a lifestyle. Happy Monday!


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