Thursday, December 11, 2014

Best Christmas Nail Polishes

As the days go by, Christmas gets closer and closer, and isn’t it hard to believe it’s TWO WEEKS from today? I really can’t! I’m excited for Christmas because I’m going skiing! Not in Florida, obviously, but I am going out to the Northwest! 

Of course, if you’re lucky enough not to have your hands covered up by gloves all the time, you want some super cute nails! If you want some super cool nail designs for your nails, however, that is not my specialty and you’re probably better off hitting up Pinterest for some super cute nail designs. But, if you want to know some of the best colors and nail polishes, this post is the post for you! 

I try to use nail polishes from a variety of brands, and my favorite brand has probably got to be OPI. But in this post I do feature nail polishes from a variety of brands, including Sally Hansen, Hard Candy, and Elf. 

The Hard Candy nail polish is a bright sparkly green, that may look yellow when you first apply it, but it's actually a sort of lime green color. This is the color "636 Teeny Greeny". Then there's the Elf nail polish, in the color "Golden Goddess." This color is more of something you put over another color, so this would probably look the best on top of white nails. The Sally Hansen  Hard as Nails is a very vibrant red color with some sparkle in it, and it's probably my favorite out of the four. (for Christmas at least) It's in the shade 470 "Unbreakable Heart," and I really like how powerful this name is. The final one is Nicole OPI, and it's actually part of the Modern Family Collection that OPI released. It's in the color "A Phil's Paradise." This color is my go to color because it's silver and because of the cooler undertones in my skin, this looks really nice on me. So if you have cool undertones, I recommend this nail polish. 

Here are some swatches of the nail polish. 

I wasn't able to find the exact replica of the red one, but it's a very classic red so I just linked to a similar color by OPI.
Nicole by OPI (here)
Hard Candy (exact here)
Elf Nail Polish (exact here)
Sally Hansen (similar)

Hope you've enjoyed this post and have some ideas for some great nail colors! What are your favorite holiday nail colors? 

Mckenzie x

Thursday, December 4, 2014

OOTD: Denim and Leggings

Well hello, happy Thursday to you all. I have an ootd for you all today, and this is actually from Thanksgiving, but when I took these pictures, I didn’t have my camera cord at my dad’s house, and I didn’t end up going to my mom’s house until Sunday, and I had my other post. So this post is technically a week late, haha. 

But this was what I wore on Thanksgiving. I literally spent two hours picking out an outfit, because of course it just had to be cold on Thanksgiving, and being a native Floridian, I barely own any winter or fall clothes. I managed to pull this together, despite my lack of fall clothing. 

I have my Forever 21 leggings, and these are really comfy and warm, and since leggings are pants, I wore this American Eagle loose button down tank top, that is made of a silky material. It’s long in the back so I can wear the leggings as pants. And since the shirt is very sheer I have a white tank under it. I paired this denim jacket with it because I felt it really completed the outfit and kind of tied it together. Finally, I’m wearing my HM black flats, and just to let you all know, I don’t think these flats will be going anywhere anytime soon. 

Have a great rest of your week! Also, my new YouTube video is out tomorrow, so make sure to either subscribe or follow me on Twitter to know when I post it :) 

Mckenzie x