Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Fall Nail Trend: Deep Teal


Happy first day of fall, y'all!

I figured I'd kick off my first (substantive) post with a bunch of my favorite things: favorite color (teal), favorite nail polish brand (Sally Hansen Miracle Gel), and favorite season (fall)!

Fall is hands down my favorite season. I love the coziness that comes with the dip in temperature. Oversized sweaters, scarves, warm lattes, colorful leaves, and apple cider are a surefire way to my heart. However, the temperatures in Georgia are still in the 80's for most of the day, so while my friends and family in the midwest are breaking out the boots and pumpkin-flavored everything, I'll just have to settle for other ways to enjoy the season without having a heat stroke. One way to do that is with fall colors.

When I imagine fall colors, I typically think plum, rich crimson, burnt orange, and warm brown, but that's definitely not an end-all-be-all. My favorite color is teal; I love it in all shades, from bright aqua to forest green. Deep, rich hues are always on trend in fall, and teal is no exception. I think it's a great transition color from summer to fall since it's reminiscent of days at the pool, yet the deeper tones evoke the coming cooler temperatures. A great way to work this color into your summer-to-fall aesthetic is with nail polish!

My favorite nail polish brand is Sally Hansen Miracle Gel. I've sworn by this nail polish for 3 years now. Before I found this brand, my nail polish would chip within the first few days. Now, I get a week of perfect nails! The formulas are rich and creamy and go on incredibly evenly. The paddle-shaped brush ensures that you get even coverage and don't wind up with (as much) paint on your cuticles. The brand says you don't need a base coat, but I use one just to be safe. Usually 2 thin coats is enough for the polish to be opaque (sometimes even 1 coat is enough), but some colors that are more sheer require an extra coat. Once the color dries, you apply the Miracle Gel Top Coat, and you have glossy nails that look like gel polish without the UV light!


The color I used is called Fish-Teal Braid. It's a gorgeous shade of deep teal that's perfect for the transition to fall! I always get tons of compliments when I use this polish. If you're interested in the purchasing it, you can find it on Amazon or your local grocery store (find a location near you here). Sally Hansen also has a matte top coat if that's your thing! 

Nail polish is a great way to integrate color into your look, and deep teal is definitely a great color for this time of the year! What nail colors are getting you from summer to fall? Leave a comment and let me know!

Make today the best page yet!
Paige

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Welcome!

Hey everyone!

My name is Paige. I'm sure most of you are probably here reading this because you already know me, but I figured I'd kick this blog off with an introductory post. I've always enjoyed writing, and I figured I'd start a blog to connect with people in my life and to get some of my thoughts out on a platform that's 100% my own. I don't usually post controversial content online (hello future employers!), so hopefully anyone reading this is here because you want to see what I'm up to or because you're interested in whatever I have to say.

A little about me: Essentially, I'm a 20-something law student who's working on figuring out my life. Some of my interests include fitness, reading, crocheting, Netflix, and a whole bunch of other activities that I'm sure will pop up over time. I'm also pretty into trying new products and reviewing them, so if you ever have a product that you'd like me to try, let me know! I'll keep a list of the various brands that have been Paige-approved in a separate link, as well as any discount codes I can provide.

If there's anything specific you'd like to hear about, let me know! I can't promise that every little detail of my life will be put on blast, but I'd like to publish content that is relatable and that people are interested in! Also, I'm a strong believer that there's more than enough negativity in the world, so if you choose to leave a comment, please don't make it hurtful. I'll do my best to remove anything derogatory.

I don't know where this blog will take me, but I'm looking forward to finding out!

Make today the best page yet,
Paige