Month: October 2013

Electric Blue – Ghem Polish Review

Happy Halloween everyone! What are your exciting Halloween plans? I, unfortunately, have an exam tonight which is why the costume will be revealed tomorrow! If you haven’t voted, you can still do so today. On to the polish! This color is a gorgeous electric blue by Ghem Esmalte that applies flawlessly and opaquely. The only negative associated with this polish is that it cannot be found in the United States. I picked this up while I was visiting family in Colombia. I found a similar Zoya polish that has a slightly deeper tone of blue, but is equally as beautiful. I applied my polish on top of Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails to prevent as much staining that occurs from pigmented colors and applied Seche Vite as my fast drying top coat. Blue nails are such an uplifting and daring color on the nails that really catches the eyes in a lovely way. Don’t be afraid to try a color like this! Until next time. Take care! Remember to like Miss Alice Beauty on Facebook and follow …

A Hint of Sparkle for a Fall Neutral

Hello everyone! I hope your day has been wonderful thus far. As fall slowly makes it way in, certain nail polishes compliment the warm colors of the season. Orly’s polish in Nite Owl is a great fall inspired color for those who want something a bit softer on the nails especially if your are transitioning from having a darker nail polish. Nite Owl is a light taupe shade with finely milled glitter particles to add a subtle touch of glam without being too noisy. I applied this over my Sally Hansen Hard as Nails strengthener and added Seche Vite top coat for a faster dry. Overall, I would say this is a fantastic polish. It applies easily with one application. The polish has a nice creamy consistency adding to the ease of application and is opaque on the first coat. It’s a great quick nail polish that compliments any outfit due to it’s neutral color. Until next time. Take care! Remember to like Miss Alice Beauty on Facebook and follow Miss Alice Beauty on Twitter!

OOTD – Red and Black Stripes Business Casual

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day. This morning I had a meeting with a local nonprofit that I am interning for. We’ve been working extensively on our Indiegogo campaign that launches next week.  The office environment is quite relaxed giving me the opportunity to experiment with color and prints.  It seems that people generally tend to shy away from a colorful bottom, but I feel if used correctly can add such vibrancy to any outfit without being overwhelming. Here I paired this red pencil skirt with a black and white striped blouse. The neutral colors help ground the red making it less noisy and more cohesive. I put on a pair of black tights since it was a bit chilly this morning (remarkable for Florida weather) and kept the black and white theme going with the light heels. The jacket adds a nice polished feel to the outfit as well as added warmth! -Outfit- Espirit Red Pencil Skirt  (Thrifted $4) Banana Republic Striped Blouse  (Thrifted $4) BCBGeneration Sunglasses [Similar] (Thrifted $3) Merdona [Target …

Tip – How to Thrift Store Shop Effectively

Thrift store shopping can be overwhelming. There are tons of clothes bombarding you left and right making it difficult to know where to even begin! I personally have a couple strategies to help you dive into the ocean of clothing found in thrift stores. Have a defined style you are after. It will make a big difference if you know you want to look for a more feminine fit with ruffles and lighter colors or something edgier and so on. It is also helpful to look up images of outfits you particularly like. By doing this, you will have mental images of what you want to look for and accomplish with the pieces you find. Look for specific pieces. Look in your wardrobe and ask yourself what is missing. Maybe you are looking for a blouse to compliment a certain bottom. In my case, I was seeking a soft tulle skirt and I was able to accomplish finding it after persistently looking for that style and not getting distracted by others. Keep an eye out for …

OOTD – Casual Day of Shopping

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent the afternoon out and about shopping with family while I was traveling in Cali, Colombia. -Outfit- Pants – Cello Jeans [Found in Ross] White Blouse – Express Sparkle Black Flats – Report [Found in Ross] Silver Watch – Relic [Similar watch] Bird Scarf – Unknown [Found in Burlington Coat Factory] Bag – Olivia + Joy [Similar bag] Daisy Earrings – Cynical RedHead Etsy Until next time. Take care! Remember to like Miss Alice Beauty on Facebook and follow Miss Alice Beauty on Twitter!