Metallic Dot Nail Art

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Happy last day of November, lovelies! We’ll be festive & holiday themed in no time (…as in tomorrow…). But before we jump into gift guides and all things peppermint, we’re still loving ourselves some fall metallics, and thought we’d do a fun & easy nail tutorial! What we’re really digging about this is the subtle nude look, making it really versatile for any outfit color palette.

Follow instructions below!

You’ll need:

  • Nude or soft pink base — we used Essie’s Eternal Optimist
  • Metallic accent color with a subtle contrast — we used Penny Talk
  • Clear topcoat — we cannot recommend Seche Vite enough!
  • Toothpick
  • Wax paper or a plate

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01.  Pour a small amount of your metallic color onto your wax paper or plate and set aside

02. Paint 2 coats of your base color and allow to fully dry

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03. Once your base coat dries, use your toothpick to dip into the metallic paint

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04. Gently dot 3 points onto your nails in a straight line

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05. Once dried, apply your top coat, pop on the Netflix and allow to fully dry

06. Have a nail photoshoot!

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Happy Weekend!

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Today and tomorrow are 2 very specials days…today is National Donut Day, and tomorrow is Reg’s birthday! We get to spend the weekend together with our guys, good roomies and delicious food – aka the perfect birthday. We’re hoping to pop over to Harpoon for a brewery tour on Sat, have a fancy-pants seafood dinner that night, and enjoy another tasty brunch on Sunday morning. Cheers to that!

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cct // I’m attending 2 weddings in 1 day this summer (!!) and have been searching for a dress. I’ve been debating Rent The Runway, have any of you guys used it before?? I have my eye on this dress and this dress!

rkv // I’ve had a handful of life changes going on recently, and have been feeling like my brain just can’t calm down because of it. I mentioned it to Christa and she sent me this helpful little article.

cct// Adorable & delicious looking vanilla tapioca pudding with floral sprinkles

rkv // The perfect cheese for your zodiac sign

cct// DIY painted cat nails?! The cutest!

rkv // Speaking of nails, I’m very into this color and this color for the summer months


PS. Did you guys get a chance to hear our interview on The Dinner Special podcast?? Learn all about how we met, our favorite places to grab a bite in our two cities, and what our last meal would be (hint — it’s covered in cheese and sauce)!


Are you following us on instagram? What about twitter? Whatchya waiting for??

Happy Weekend!

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Is it really Friday already? Not that we’re complaining, but man did this week fly by. Busy bees I guess! I moved into my new place, and Reg is getting into moving mode herself. This weekend is Cinco De Mayo weekend AND the Kentucky Derby, are you attending any parties? Drink a delicious mint julep or margarita, on us!

cct // So emo lol – 23 Perfect Words for Emotions You Never Realized Anyone Else Felt 

rkv // Since we’ll be losing some storage space in our new apartment, my roommates and I keene on the idea of finding an inexpensive way to mount our bikes on the wall

cct // Now with more space in the new apartment, I want more greenery in my life! This mason jar herb garden DIY is the perfect start!

rkv // So true — behind the scenes of vingette styling

cct // Are you throwing out perfectly good food?

rkv // A simple & pretty way to jazz your nails up this spring

cct // Matcha is trending hardcore right now, have you tried it? I’ve been seeing a lot of recipes for popsicles, smoothies & lattes!

rkv // Hilary Duff is on Tinder. Why, not? Take a crazy chance.

Summer Nail Color Crushes

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Now that we’re finally getting a little glow to our skin, we aren’t quite as shy to show off some loud colors. Summer is our favorite time to flaunt those brights we’ve been eyeing, so show your hands some love and get playful with your color choices!

From top right, clockwise: Loreal in Tangerine Crush // Formula X in Phenomena //  Julep in Alma // Butter London in Fiver // Essie in Geranium // Essie in Urban Jungle

Happy Friday!

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With the passing of Maya Angelou, so many amazing quotes of hers are surfacing. While we’d only known a few, seeing them all over the internet has brought so much inspiration and joy. This one really resonated with us and we hope it does with you as well!

Have a fantastic weekend (it’s going to be June, woah!), enjoy our links and see you back on Monday! xo G&M

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rkv // It’s nearly time to bare those abs (sigh). This little tutorial will get them looking toight!

cct // I had one of those circular princess bed canopies when I was a kid and thought I was awesome. Cut to grown up canopies – because this thing is beautiful and a DIY!

rkv // Have you guys ever tried shakshuka? I had the delightful North African egg breakfast over the winter at a friend’s house and have been dying to make it ever since. This green recipe looks like it would be super tasty with some nice toasty ciabatta.

Happy Weekend!

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It’s finally Friday, yay! And it’s officially Spring! Things just seem brighter and warmer (by like 2 degrees…). Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the continuation of Spring weather for this weekend and soak it all in! Before you escape outside, enjoy our Friday links and have a fantastic weekend friends!

cct // I stumbled upon Afar Magazine’s Guide to Florence, and I am so glad I did! Wonderful reviews from people’s travels, and I’m getting unbelievably excited for our trip (only about a month away!)

rkv // This watercolor mug diy is so simple and pretty!

cct // Apartment Therapy is one of my favs, but this particular post really caught my attention. Simple graphics that really demonstrate the power of pillows…

rkv // To pass the time during her half-marathon, this woman instagramed selfies of herself and hot men for every mile. She’s sort of my hero.

rkv // An egg personality test – what your favorite style egg says about you.

cct // When my friends and I started getting into whiskey I had no idea there were so many options! Check out this break down, it’s super helpful!

rkv // Because we ain’t made of money…how to give yourself an easy at-home mani/pedi

cct // The Every Girl’s idea about how “luxury” is changing is spot on. I am definitely with the idea of luxury being about experiences rather than things.