Sandals Galore

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We’re finding ourselves pretty stoked on this warmer weather, and in dire need of some pedis after a long winter. Time to bust out those toesies with some fun new looks from some of our favorite places!


01. Michael Antonio Drea gladiator sandal
02. Georgia Sole Society mini wedge
03. Sarena Sole Society slip-on
04. Faithful Asos mint leather sandal
05.JCrew Factory striped peep-toe
06. Humorous Asos brown leather heel


Julep Challenge // DIY Pedi

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Full disclosure — this feels sort of weird to be flaunting my feet for the world to see. But hey, it is what it is. Anywho, today we’re teaming up with Julep to give you a breakdown of how we keep our toesies looking fine & fresh for summer. A couple of weeks back we picked up the bright and sheer color “madison” and had at it! Check out the steps below for our routine (and more goregous Julep colors here)!

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01. Get the Goods // You’ll be needing the following — a medium-grit nail file, medium-grit nail buffer, a cuticle pusher, some creamy lotion, a paper towel (or actual towel), and some warm water for soaking. *optional — pumice stone for rough/cracked heals

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02. Shape Nails // Using gentle motions and moving in one direction (this avoids nail-splitting) begin filing to your desired shape.

03. Buff ’em // Grab your buffing block and give your nails a rub down. This reduces your nail ridges and gives the polish a little something to grip onto.

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04. Soak It Up // Let your feet soak for five minutes in some warm water. If you have any roughness on your heals, this is the time to grab your pumice stone. Move the stone in circular motions to remove buildup.

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05. Moisturize // Using about a pea-size amount per foot, use your lotion to soften your cuticles, heals, and smooth dry skin.

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06. Push it Real Good // Once your cuticles have softened, use the smaller end of your cuticle pusher to clean out any buildup in and around your nails (sorry — gross, I know). Then go around your nails to push back any wonky cuticles (this usually happens to my pinky toes).10

07. Clean Up // Use a dry paper towel (or dap in in nail polish remover) to remove lotion from your nail. This will allow your polish to stick better and chip less.

08. Coat ’em // Apply your first coat, starting in the center of each nail and working your way out. Allow be fully try (not tacky!) then apply your second coat. *Note — working in thinner coats rather than big globs helps in preventing chips.

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09. Top Coat // If you’re feeling ambitious, go ahead with a top coat once that second one dries. It’ll give your nails more shine, and hide little chips/bumps that may have happened along the way (that’s our specialty).

10. All Done! // Now put your feet up and watch a movie or read a book while you let those suckers fully dry. I’m also a fan of taking a cold shower to speed up the process — just be careful not to bump them on anything!

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Soo those are my feet. Hope you liked ’em!

PS. In case you’re curious, the color on my hands is “clambake” by Essie!

xo, reg

Love Want Need // Clog Sandals & Bright Toes

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We’ve become big fans of the clog trend round these parts. A coworker and I were joking the other day about how when we first saw this style around, we couldn’t help but think “orthopedic.” However, in the last couple of months retailers have done a really great job with making this style more trendy and “70s/European,” and less “granny gone wild.” To keep this style fresh, funky, and modern, pair it with a contrasting bright toe polish. This duo would look adorbz with some skinny ankle jeans or a knee-length A-line.

Have you guys been noticing any big trends these days? Fill us in!

Love // Shoe Mint “Natalia” & Butter London “Fiver”

Want // Madden Girl “Cindiee” & Formula X “Here Comes the Sun”

Need // Shoe Mint “Leighton” & Essie “Under Where?”

 

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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.