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Spring Nails (SS16)

Spring is finally here with temperatures finally increasing and stabilizing.  Out with Fall/Winter vampy shades and in with bright, vibrant, pastel colors for spring.

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(Clockwise from Top) Zoya Daisy, China Glaze Light as Air, Zoya Bevin, China Glaze Peachy Keen, China Glaze For Audrey, Zoya Blu, China Glaze Mimosas Before Mani’s, China Glaze Refresh Mint, Formula X Law of Attraction

Zoya Daisy+ (Creme with Glitter)– A pale yellow with light blue shimmer.

China Glaze Light as Air* (Creme) – A light lavender.

Zoya Bevin+ (Creme) – A muted light blueish green .

China Glaze Peachy Keen* (Creme) – A light peachy orange color.

China Glaze For Audrey* (Creme) – A classic and long time fave.  Similar to Tiffany & Co.’s signature blue boxes. 

Zoya Blu+ (Creme) – Pale light blue, similar to a robin’s egg.

China Glaze Mimosas Before Mani’s* (Creme with Glitter)- Bright Orange/Pink with subtle pink glitter.

China Glaze Refresh Mint* (Creme) – Beautiful Mint Green.

Formula X Law of Attraction (Metallic Gitter)- Ever just sit and stare at your nails as the light reflects on it?  Yes, this polish will have you doing that.  Gorgeous blue contrasts a yellow gold tone.

 
What are your favorite polishes for summer this year?
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Spring Nails

It is officially spring, though temperatures are not quite feeling that way yet.  Like most people, my nail polish choices vary with season–rich, dark colors in winter, neutrals in fall, and pastels in spring.  Here are my all time top Spring Nail choices!

 

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L-R: China Glaze Light As Air, Zoya Blu, China Glaze For Audrey, China Glaze Refresh Mint, OPI Jinx

 

China Glaze’s Light as Air, For Audrey, and Refresh Mint are long time (6 years) favorites!  Light as Air and Refresh Mint are both from the same collection, Up Up and Away.  Zoya Blu and OPI Jinx (Liquid Sand/Textured) are new additions that work will for spring.  Zoya polish is Big 5 Free, OPI and China Glaze are Big 3 Free.

 

  What are your favorite nail colors for Spring?

Pulchritude: Water

Water (H2O) is one of the essential building blocks of this planet and all of the flora and fauna that encompass its lands.  It is believed to have originated along with the creation of the universe.  Water makes up 71% of the Earth’s surface, of which 96.5% is in the oceans and seas, 1.7% is from groundwater, and 1.7% in glacier and ice caps.  Of all available freshwater on this planet, only 0.3% is readily available for human consumption, with the remaining 98.8% contained in ice and glaciers.  Water makes up approximately 78% of the human body.  To survive we must replenish our bodies with this vital substance.  Without water, the trees, plants, crops, and flowers that enrich and nourish us and other animals on this planet would cease to exist.  As spring is upon us, the lands need to be replenished and with rain the landscape will begin to flourish.

Spring Fling: Produce

Today is the first day of spring.  Typically this means warmer temperatures, light colors, and an assortment of delicious in season fruits and vegetables.  Though many produce items are available year round, buying produce in season has various benefits.  Seasonal fruits and vegetables typically taste better, are less expensive, and are more likely grown locally, which not only supports local farmers but decreases the amount of energy required to transport agricultural products.

Fruits

Strawberries (High in vitamin C and folate)

Apricots (High in vitamins A and C, Good source of potassium and fiber)

Honeydew Melon (High in Vitamin C)

Mangos (High in Vitamin A, Good source of Vitamin C)

Oranges (High in vitamin C, Good source of dietary fiber)

Pineapples (High in vitamin C)

Vegetables 

Artichokes (Good source of  dietary fiber, vitamin C, folate, and magnesium)

Asparagus (High in folate, good source of vitamins A and C)

Broccoli (High in folate and vitamin C, good source of dietary fiber and potassium)

Collard Greens (High in vitamins A and C, folate, Good source of calcium and fiber)

Corn (Good source of vitamin C, buy Organic if possible)

Green Beans (Good source of fiber and vitamin C)

Rhubarb (Good source of vitamin C, potassium, and manganese)

Peas (High in vitamin C, Good source of vitamin A, folate, and fiber)

Spinach (High in vitamins A and C, folate, iron, dietary fiber, fiber, Good source of magnesium)

What are your favorite spring fruits and vegetables, and recipes?