Best of: Essie Pink Polish

My favorite nail polish color is PINK and my favorite brand is ESSIE, so I thought I would share with you the best pinks made by Essie…


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Fall Polish

Nail polish is like an accessory. They change with the seasons, like anything else. As you will probably be able to tell, Essie is my favorite nail polish brand. Here are some of my favorite polish looks for this fall…

This is my favorite look using a tan and putting silver or gold sparkles on one nail.

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Top 5 Braided Hairstyles

In anticipation of my hair growing out, I am looking for ways to style my hair once my hair length goal is achieved. Braids seem to be the most popular of all the long-hair styles this season. The great thing about braids is that there are so many ways to incorporate them into different styles. I decided to once again go to my trusty resource – Pinterest!

Here are my Top 5 Braided Hairstyles:
1. The Classic Fishtail
2. The Braided Bun
3. The Mini Mix
4. The Waterfall
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Upside Down Braid

This is a hairstyle that I used to do when I played volleyball, because we weren’t allowed to wear bobby pins. It kept the back of my hair up since it wasn’t long enough to reach into my high bun. My hair is finally long enough again to do it! And yes, I did do this myself!

Vanilla Olive Oil Scrub

I found this recipe for a vanilla brown sugar body scrub on Pinterest a while ago and it seemed to be one of the more popular recipes. I wanted to try it out to see if it was as good as it sounded.

The only ingredients you need are:
Brown Sugar
White Sugar
Olive Oil

First, find the jar you will use to store this scrub, then measure out equal parts brown sugar and white sugar so that it will fill the jar completely. While mason jars look the cutest if you are giving this mixture as a gift, they are not the most functional for reaching your hand in. I used this VersaGlass jar made by Ziploc (these are new and so functional! I love them!)

Mix the two sugars well in a large mixing bowl, and once you’re done, pour the mixture back into the jar. Next, you are ready for the olive oil. You want to pour it and let it bubble down to the bottom. You can mix it with a spoon if you’re impatient… You basically use enough so that the sugar is moist, but not drenched. Then, just add as much vanilla as you deem necessary for the desired scent. The smell of the olive oil will be extremely overpowering at this stage, but don’t fret! When you actually use it in the shower your skin will be left smelling only like vanilla, and will feel softer than ever before!

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