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This blue hue has been on repeat lately. This polish is really long-lasting, especially with how my fast my nails have been growing.

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The countdown is on to meet our sweet baby boy! I’m gravitating towards basic tees, comfy lightweight cardigans, and my favorite maternity denim and ankle boots (even though they’re becoming a little more difficult to zip on and off! haha)

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My favorite weekend breakfast, vegan sausage patties, gluten free cinnamon raisin toast and fresh fruit. When in need of a caffeine fix, this Black & White Cold Brew with Almond Milk is pretty yummy!

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Coloring eggs for Easter weekend.

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The Freshly Picked team sent Baby H the cutest moccs! I can’t wait to stick his little feet in them!

Morning Links…

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  1. A little decoupage and a lot of glitter transforms any clear cake stand into this fun kitchen display piece. (sugarandcloth.com)
  2. Walk the Line – A simple trick in perfectly applying winged liner. (marieclaire.com)
  3. Lucite, jewels & studs? Sign me up! Loving this statement cuff. (jcrew.com)
  4. It’s only half the guilt with these vegan, gluten free maple doughnuts with salted almond butter glaze. (thefirstmess.com)
  5. How to Boost your Metalbolism in the Winter months. (refinery29.com)
  6. Two of my favorite Fall nail trends, navy & matte, combined into one.(pinterest.com)
  7. I’ll take my morning coffee in this adorable mug. Paris? always. (chapters.indigo.ca)
  8. The power of an amazing statement jacket is displayed in this swoonworthy piece. (theoxfordtrunk.com)
  9. How much product do you really need? Check out this Beauty Serving Size Guide. (makeup.com)

Friday Finds… All That Glitters

friday finds | all that glitters | TheSubtleStatement.com

  1. Such a fun print to serve as chic home decor & a constant reminder to let the little things slide and make the most of each day.
  2. Love a watch that can double as a chic bracelet.
  3. This glam pillow combo is the epitome of a subtle statement. A subtle couch with some maj statement pillows has my name written all over it.
  4. Gwyneth.. Need I say more? Everything about this picture is just so amazing her hair, makeup and that swoonworthy dress.
  5. A major deal on such a statement. This necklace is conveniently priced under $25.. I’m so in love with this chic site!
  6. Spiced Apple Cider Champagne.. yes please!
  7. This chicest nail appliques.. ever. Revlon teamed up with Marchesa to release a collection of 8 limited edition nail strips.
  8. Glam up your fridge with this fun DIY.
  9. These intricate statement shoes are every little bit of amazing.

Gold is my favorite color, but the glitter combo has been full force on my radar, as of late. I believe in always adding a bit of sparkle for a statement.

Empire State of Mind

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My 7am arrival, left me with an entire day to get lost in the city. There’s an energy in New York City like no other, and I love getting wrapped up in it. The glitter drenched sneaks I bought at Kate Spade this week not only came through with receiving endless compliments, but after about 5 miles of exploring on day 1, my feet were in tip top shape, sans blisters! That is unheard of for roaming the New York streets. I highly recommend them if you’re looking for a fabulous statement shoe, that exudes comfort! I ventured over to Le Pain Quotidien for a tumeric chai latte, followed by a stroll through Central Park, because there’s nothing quite like it during the Fall months.

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After coming across the Jin Soon Spa in numerous glossy reads as being a top nail salon, known for their nail art, I’ve been itching to go (their instagram feed serves for amazing nail inspiration) Upon arrival, I asked for a gold leaf design, tucked in between layers of CND gel manicure. Bimala intricately placed each piece one by one, and I left with the most fabulous manicure I ever did see.

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While in the West Village, I spotted David’s Tea, another spot I’ve been dying to try, because tea obsessed would be an understatement. Overwhelmed upon arrival, (and being the incredibly indecisive person that I am) I didn’t know where to begin, as I smelled and learned about the most popular bunch, my eyes came across the name “Glitter and Gold.” As the employee opened up the canister, I set eyes on the chicest tea I had ever seen, as gold glitter and pearls shimmer throughout the loose tea.  If I could invent a tea, this would surely be my signature. I left with a supply to go, along with the All About Nuts tea, because it literally smelled like a walk in Central Park.

After my glittery tea, a fabulous gold leaf manicure and my sparkly sneaks winning the award for an orthopedic equivalent of comfort, I pretty ecstatic. The little things in life.

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I went back to the hotel, got ready and headed out to fabulous pre-fabb events. At the trendy Refinery Hotel, I caught up with Taylor, Shelby, Jackie and Katie over cocktails and the latest crimson lip hues Jane Iredale has to offer. Afterwards we headed over to the Reiki Salon for a Paul Mitchell styling of loose curls.

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Nail Caviar

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With one of my biggest beauty faux pas being chipped nails, I’ve been hesitant to try the latest 3D nail trend. After spotting a metallic, pearlized version of the nail art at Urban Outfitters, I couldn’t resist.

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I opted to make a subtle statement sporting the chic beads on a solo finger. The simple two-step process gives an instantly glam look. After adding two swipes of polish, dip nail into the caviar pot and let dry 15-20 minutes. I added a base coat and top coat to the nails I didn’t dip. I’m obsessed with this chic mani.

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Patriotic Manicure

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After perusing through a zillion patriotic inspired manicures on Pinterest, I was determined to recreate a star-spangled look myself. Surprisingly, this manicure can be done in minutes–a speedy top coat is much to thank for it!

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What You Need:

Base Coat – I like Deborah Lippmann Rehydrating Base Coat

Fast Drying Top Coat – Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat is absolutely fabulous

Scissors

Tape

Red, White, Blue, Gold, Glitter lacquer

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Essie (Fifth Ave) | Zoya (Snow White) | Dior (Tuxedo) | butter LONDON (The Full Monty) | butter LONDON (West End Wonderland)

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  1. Attach an end of a lengthy piece of tape onto a counter or table. Apply two coats of blue lacquer to the tape and let dry completely.
  2. Apply two coats of red lacquer to your thumb, pointer, and pinky fingers.
  3. Apply two coats of gold lacquer to your middle finger.
  4. Apply two coats of white lacquer to your ring finger.
  5. Once dry, apply two coats of gold glitter lacquer over the already polished gold nail.
  6. Cut the painted tape into thin identical strips.
  7. Once completely dry, place two tape strips one at a time, evenly over the white painted nails.
  8. Using scissors, trim the ends of the tape strips to fit evenly over your nails.
  9. Apply one coat of a fast drying top coat to all nails.
  10. Apply an additional top coat layer over nails with the applied tape strips.

Patriotic Style

Patriotic Style

Shorts | Lipstick | Bag | Tank | Sunnies | Clutch | Midi Rings | Bracelet | Espadrilles | Polish | Necklace | Jeans DIY

These chic red, white and blue finds can be sported all Summer long. How insane are these amazefest DIYs from Free People? Love it!

Julep Maven May [Modern Beauty] Box

I’ve been a Julep Maven subscriber since November, but May’s Gatsby-inspired box has been my favorite. (The Glycolic Scrub and Rock Star Hand Crème in the Power Couple Box are pretty amaze too!–highly recommended) The themed box was sans polish, but I was more than impressed with all of the (toxic-free, always) beauty items included.
Julep Maven May Modern Beauty Box

I’ve tried other lip scrubs in the past, that usually get messy and have severe clingy properties, but the Sugar Smooch Lip Scrub smells absolutely amazing, and makes my lips so soft and smooth, with easy application. A perfect pre-lipstick ritual.

Julep Maven May Modern Beauty Box

The fun variety of lip hues in the New York Jazz Lipstick Trio came in two sheer shades (a nude and poppy color), as well as a matte red for a bold statement. The fun sized portions are great for a small clutch or pouch.

Julep Maven May Modern Beauty Box

It takes a lot for me to fall in love with a mascara. Lash separation, no clumping, and volume are all on the check list, yet this American Beauty Volumizing Mascara goes the distance with lash growth enhancement ingredients. The easy applicator wand even gets into the hard to reach spots to get even the smallest lashes. I’m sold!

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Julep Maven {March}

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This month’s Julep Maven “American Beauty” box contained the ultimate secret to silky, soft hands. A Glycolic Hand Scrub that’s deemed as a “facial for hands” and a Hand Creme with anti-aging properties.  The beautifying duo contains all natural ingredients, and a refreshing scent. My favorite thing about Julep is their non-toxic products. The more the merrier!

IMG_4437 IMG_4436Are you a Julep Maven? If so, share your fave products!