Fall Nail Polish Essentials

Fine, I give up. I’m obsessed with painting my nails. Everyone has their little tick and this one is mine. I can picture my roommates and close friends fist pumping in the air like John Bender in the Breakfast Club. I finally admitted it. For those who don’t know, I paint my nails on average 2-3 times a week… sometimes more depending how stressed I am. I admit, its a pretty sick obsession. As soon as I see one little chip of nail polish that just doesn’t look quite alright… the rest of the polish will come off. I mean, I never said I was perfect.

As a result of my sick obsession, you can be sure that I’m always on the hunt for a good polish. I’m normally a strict OPI girl, but after one shade from Essie caught my eye I decided to expand my horizon. CVS was having a great deal at the time that was buy three get one free. Normally, I’d just shop through TJ.Maxx or Marshall’s and find a discounted polish, but I was itching for a splurge session.

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After picking up multiple nail polishes and putting them back, I decided on Petal Pushers, Winning Streak, Angora Cardi, and Barre with Me. I would love to meet the person who designs names for nail polishes. If you’re ever lacking inspiration for an Instagram caption go to the OPI or Essie website for some inspiration. Trust me, they’re literal geniuses. 

Petal Pushers: If you’re not getting the biker gang vibe from the name just picture yourself wearing this color riding a bike through crisp, fallen leaves. Okay, so maybe I’m the only one that thinks that kind of stuff when I buy nail polish but whatever. This color is great due to being a lighter version of an otherwise dark color.

Winning Streak: This color is my cup of tea. I’m a big fan of rich, dark colors like this one. It is the perfect mix of purple and grey to create this eery color perfect for Halloween.

Angora Cardi: This is my go to if I’m going for something a little daring on my nails. I’m not a huge fan of bright red colors on my nails because my nails so tiny, but I love this mix of purple, grey, and pink. It’s bold enough to say “oh, hello” but calm enough to be like yeah-please-leave-me-alone. My kind of polish.

Barre with Me: The name on this one got me because I recently tried barre and it was the definition of d-i-s-a-s-t-e-r. During the routine, I felt like I was going to die and I was sore for days later. Regardless of the near death experience, I fell in love with this color. I normally don’t go for light colors but this color was the perfect mix of nudes and feminine pinks. I’ve been wearing this color the most out of the four.


What colors are you rocking this fall? Let me know in the comments down below.

As always,

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Leonid Afremov Inspiration

Okay, I admit it… I’m officially obsessed with Leonid Afremov. I mean look at him:


(Yes, he wears sweet shirts like that all the time).

I actually just spent the past hour going through every single painting of his. For those who don’t know who Leonid Afremov, he is Russian-Israeli artist who works daily with a palette knife and oils. His paintings are very unique from theory artists because of the palette knife and bright colors in his paintings. Leonid Afremov dealt with a lot of hate because he was Russian and Jewish. He moved to the United States in 2002 and was introduced to Ebay. He sold his paintings for hundreds and even thousands of dollars. Now he has launched his own sight and sells his prints and original paintings. If you want to see more of his paintings click here for his website. 

Listed below are some of my favorites.

Freedom of Autumn Park 


The Gateway to Amsterdam


Sea Regretta


Wedding Under the Rain


Cafe in Paris


The Sun of Sicily 


When Dreams Come True 


After School


White Street




Sunset by the Lake


Long Rain


Dance Under The Rain


Waltz (My personal favorite)


And like any other person… I got a little bit of fashion inspiration from Afremov. Here are some of the summer outfits I have created through Polyvore.

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If you liked this post I did post about Pierre-Auguste Renoir. 
Personally, I think the paintings are prettier but hopefully you get some inspiration from his amazing paintings. When I have a house of my own I’ll hang the Waltz right above my bed. Can’t wait!
Join the discussion: Which painting is your favorite?
As always,
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