summer 2018

Londontown Brill-Ant nail polish review

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pictured: nail polish c/o Londontown / Londontown Brill-Ant nail polish /

Lilac is almost as popular as purple this year; after all, purple is the color of 2018. So when Londontown sent me this beautiful metallic, lilac nail polish, aptly named Brill-Ant, I was thrilled!

Metallic polishes are my jam, and shades of purple are as important to me as shades of blue, so this color is brilliant! Brill-Ant is brilliant! haha, love that!

This pretty, metallic lilac hue is fabulous for the end of summer. As we head towards the fall season, there will more shades of purple in the color palette, so the lilac hue is a fun way to ease into the purple hues we will be seeing more of this autumn. I also love wearing metallic nail polish when the sun is shining, nothing is more eye catching than when the sun sparkles on your nails. Love!

I tested out Londontown Brill-Ant with one base coat layer of Londontown’s Ridge Filler, and two coats of color. I topped it off with one layer of Londontown’s Top Coat. The result is a hard, chip-resistant manicure which is 100% 9-free, cruelty free, and vegan. So it is fabulous, and feel good; brilliant!

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I love Brill-Ant by Londontown to finish out the summer season. What do you think of the hue? You can find Londontown Brill-Ant nail polish online here.

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Late summer comfort

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wearing: bold earrings (on sale!) / lipstick / black and silver watchblack tee / three tier convertible necklace (wearing third tier alone) / sparkling lilac nail polish / black handbag / stripe wide leg pants (under $30) / black wedge espadrilles /

This is the time of year when I wish I could wear all the new fall styles, but the weather is hot enough to fry an egg on the ground! I always look for styles in late summer which feature fall colors or trends, yet offer a lightweight, comfortable fabric for the hot weather. These pants fit the bill!

I was thrilled to find these black, tan, and white striped pants priced under $30. The have an elastic waist which easily slips on and off; so if you are bloated from the heat, the pants will forgive you! haha They feature two pockets, and a fashion-forward hemline featuring the stripes horizontal against the vertical pattern. Love that!

These pants pair nicely with a comfy, cotton tee and summer shoes such as flip flops or espadrilles. Since they feature fall colors, it will be easy to wear these pants throughout the end of summer, and well into the fall season when the temperatures are still soaring.

I would also like to give this necklace a shout-out. It is convertible and can be worn nine different ways. I am wearing the long strand alone, but you can see the whole thing here when I wore it in Seattle last month during our family vacation. I find myself wearing it differently every day. It is such a great piece to own!

Are you wishing you could wear all the new fall styles right now, but the weather is preventing it? I really do! I also wish the weather would cool down! Ugh, two more months for that!

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early fall outfits ideas

Summer swimsuit sales and deals 2018 | one piece steals

summer swimsuits sales

from top left: white stripe suit / green suit / white swimsuit / black suit with rainbow grommets / white suit with rainbow details / black one piece suit /

There are so many fabulous one piece swimsuits on sale right now! Since swim season doesn’t really end until the end of October when temperatures just start to creep down, this is a great time to snag a new suit to carry you through early fall.

I love one piece swimsuits because I don’t have to worry about them when I jump in the pool with the kids. We can splash around, play, and do funny dives off the side of the pool into the water, and I don’t have to worry about my bikini top shifting out of place! Yikes!

When it comes to one piece suits, I am really picky. My one piece suit needs to to have high hips-but not too high; I don’t want to look like I stepped out of a 1980s clearance shop. My one piece suit also needs to support the, ya know, the girls, really well. No flimsy swimwear!

These summer 2018 sales and deals are so good, because you can never own too many swimsuits; and at these prices, it is hard to say no to a new suit!

Summer swimsuits sales and deal:  swimsuits under $50


When shopping the summer swimsuit sales, it is fun to keep current fashion trends in mind. Rainbows are huge right now, so it’s fun to find a swimsuit on sale with rainbow details. White is hot right now too, so an all-white suit is another fabulous and fashionable find during the summer sales. Of course, an all-black suit with interesting details is like the little black dress of swimwear; you can never go wrong with black!

What are you favorite one piece swimsuit styles this summer?

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