I’m proud to be working my way into the frugalista movement–a group of women who are smart about their money. They’re clipping coupons, skipping expensive outings and attempting more DIY (do-it-yourself) projects.
And DIY includes everything from home improvement projects to personal beauty.
So as the week closed, I dug into my nail polish basket and attempted a festive manicure.
I come from a family of women who have fought bravely against breast cancer. That’s why it is a cause that is very dear to my heart.
In fact, making a mega endowment to combat the horrible disease is on my things-to-do-when-I-achieve-extraordinary-success list.
Until then, what’s a girl to do?
I’ve just returned to Washington, D.C. after a quick trip to Barbados.
Needless to say, I always have a great time at home–especially when there’s fashion and beauty involved.
Enter Mozaic, a neat store on the island’s West Coast, hereby nicknamed “OPI Heaven.”
It features ceiling-to-floor OPI products–from nail color to GelColor to the delightfully delicious Avojuice Skin Quenchers Lotions.
What did I love about Mozaic?
Today, I walked the corridors of my local mall in search of a cool, summery nail color. I wasn’t looking for neon, bright or bold. I wanted something cool.
In an unexpected twist–after making stops at several beauty stores–my search came up empty. There were plenty shocking shades, not enough subdued.
Little did I know that Lilacism by Essie was waiting in the aisles of Target. For a small spend of $7.79, I got the end result I was hoping for–an absolutely calming hue to round out Summer!
Tip: Need to shop more colors like this online? Check out the selection at Target.com.
For just $9.99, you could be nailing it–like Avril Lavigne.
The pop-punk princess has teamed up with Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips. Together, they’ve launched a collection of 12 limited-edition, edgy patterns that scream rocker chic.
Spring will never be the same again!
Say goodbye to pastels and hello to neons, like this shocking nail color from H&M for Spring 2012.