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Mani Monday: Black x White

black and white nailsI remember seeing a design like this on Pinterest and instantly fell in love! For the past few months, I’ve been obsessing over the colors black, white, and grey. This simple color scheme makes everything more sophisticated. My wardrobe has completely changed, and now I’m wearing white nail polish (which I told myself I would never do in the past). It’s crazy how your style can completely change over time. Anyway, let’s get to it!

simple black and white nails tutorial

  1. Prep your nails by filing it to your desired shape and buffing them.
  2. Paint a layer of base coat to protect your nails.
  3. Do two solid coats of white nail polish. I’m using Blanc from Essie.
  4. Take a thin nail art brush in black and draw lines on each nail. Be creative!
  5. Finish it off with a top coat and you’re done! I’m currently using Essie’s Gel Setter and I’m loving it so far.
  6. If necessary, dip a Q-tip into nail polish remover and clean up any excess nail polish.

Tbh, my hand was super shaky when I painted this, but it’s okay ’cause no one even looks that close. So don’t worry if you mess up and just have fun! 🙂


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Faves from: Too Faced

too faced productsToo Faced probably has the cutest packaging around. It makes me want to collect every item in every color that they come out with! I probably have the most products from Too Faced compared to any other brand. I love the pigmentation, variety of colors, and (of course) chocolate scented products! The best part of Too Faced is that they are cruelty-free, which is AWESOME for animal lovers like me!

too faced bonjour soleilBronzer Palette | Bonjour Soleil

I literally use this palette everyday. Since they are infused with cocoa, there is a very subtle chocolate scent to the bronzers. Usually, I’m not a big fan of scents, but this smells AMAZING! Unfortunately, it was part of a limited edition line that they created, so there are very few of these palettes left. Don’t worry though, these bronzers do come in full sizes separately!! Let’s get more into detail about each one.

bonjour soleil swatchesFrom left to right: Chocolate Soleil, Sun Bunny, and Snow Bunny

  • Chocolate Soleil: This color is the one that I use most often because it is my absolute favorite matte bronzer! The color is a warmer, medium-dark brown. It is super pigmented and opaque with great color payoff. It can be used lightly as a natural bronzer or built up for more dramatic contouring.
  • Sun BunnyThis one is a lot more natural compared to the others. Half of it is a light matte brown, while the other half is a darker brown shade with little gold shimmers. The pink undertone and satin finish forms a gorgeous natural tan color.
  • Snow BunnyI touch this one the least. It is a really gorgeous luminous color that I mainly use for special events, like weddings or photoshoots. The four different colors come together to form a beautiful, natural glow!


baby love blushLove Flush | Baby Love

This is a newer product from Too Faced and is probably my favorite one out of all their products. I’ve always been on the lookout for the perfect blush for everyday wear, and THIS IS IT! When I first applied it on my face, I was amazed by how pigmented this blush was. I honestly didn’t think it would be THAT pigmented, so when the brush touched my faced I was just like “WOAH!”


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