Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

I’m excited to share my top nail polish trends for 2018 with you!  The past two weeks I’ve been giving my nails a break from nail polish (always a good thing!) but now I’m ready to head back to the nail salon with some trending new nail art ideas.  Take a look at the top five trends I’ve uncovered for 2018.

Shimmer is in and glitter is out!  Shimmering nail polish is back for 2018 and the best part about it?  It’s so much easier to remove than glitter!

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

Pink is my current color of choice for the shimmer trend!

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

 

Simple minimalist nail art is back on trend.  If you’re ever in a hurry these nail designs are usually quick and easy to achieve.

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

This is another favorite of mine!

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

 

3D nail art is a fun way to take your nail polish to new heights (literally).  I especially love these starfish nails below!  I recommend not over doing it and keeping it to a max of 4 – 5 nails.

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

 

Along with shimmering nail polish, silver and gold are trending for 2018.  I love the pop of metallic for Spring and Summer 2018.

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

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When you know the rules you also learn how to break them.  Purposefully painting your nails so they look grown out is a new trend for 2018 and one that I’m oddly loving!

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Minimalist Montauk Beach House

Lately I’ve been in the mood for less; less stuff, less clutter, just less.  Give me more air to breathe, more space and more white.  Oh yes!  Bring on white everything!!  White for a new year and fresh start.  Which is probably why I fell in love with this minimalist home in Montauk.  Who knew a place like this even existed in Montauk?  This beach house has a little something for everyone!  Even if you’re not a minimalist, you are bound to fall in love with the bathroom.  Don’t miss it! >>

Minimalist Montauk Beach House

Minimalist Montauk Beach House

Minimalist Montauk Beach House

Minimalist Montauk Beach House

Minimalist Montauk Beach House

Minimalist Montauk Beach House

Minimalist Montauk Beach House

Loving these door handles!!

 

Minimalist Montauk Beach House

OBSESSED! This is the shower of my dreams!!

 

Minimalist Montauk Beach House

 

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What to Pack for Winter Vacation

We’re currently experiencing a huge snow storm as I write this!  I can’t tell you how ready I am for a little warm weather to come my way!!  And if the warm weather won’t come to you then it’s time to getaway on a Winter vacation.  This morning I’m sharing my favorites of what to pack when, like me, you start getting those cold weather blues.

What to Pack for a Winter Vacation

  1. tote bag
  2. straw hat
  3. pink sunglasses
  4. clutch
  5. romper
  6. gold starfish earrings
  7. gold rope bangles
  8. sandals
  9. swimsuit – top / bottom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meatless Monday Recipe : Cilantro & Jalapeño Corn Chowder

I don’t know about you but I’m ready to heat things up!   This Winter is just getting started but it’s been freezing out.  There’s nothing like a warm bowl of soup after coming in from the cold.  Today for my meatless Monday recipe, I’m sharing my cilantro and jalapeño corn chowder.  It’s a different take on my Grilled Corn Chowder Recipe that I shared last year.  This corn chowder recipe has a bit of heat to it (that you can adjust according to taste).  I also used some different spices and loaded this corn chowder up with cumin and cilantro.  Check it out:

Meatless Monday Recipe : Cilantro and Jalapeño Corn Chowder

 

Time: 45 mins  Serves: 6 – 8

Ingredients:

  •  4 pds red potatoes – peeled and diced
  • 4 cups corn or 3 cans drained
  • 1 large jalapeño or 2 small ones – deseeded
  • 1 14.5 oz can Hunt’s fire roasted tomatoes
  • 3oz baby spinach (about 1/2 a bag)
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 3 garlic cloves – minced
  • 32 oz vegetable broth
  • 4 tbsp Earth Balance soy free buttery spread
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp agave syrup
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 drops liquid smoke
  • salt + pepper to taste

optional:

  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1 cup broccoli stems – steam and cook with potatoes – adds protein!

Meatless Monday Recipe : Cilantro and Jalapeño Corn Chowder

 

Instructions:

  1. Steam your potatoes – I used a double boiler set up (20 mins)
  2. Place potatoes in food processor and blend until mostly whipped (set aside)
  3. Place onion and jalapeño in food processor and mince.  Toss into pot with olive oil until onions are golden.  Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Now add everything else EXCEPT for spinach and cilantro.
  5. Cook on low, stirring occasionally for 15 mins
  6. Add spinach and cilantro and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  7. Serve warm

Meatless Monday Recipe : Cilantro and Jalapeño Corn Chowder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wake me up when it's Summer quote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Accessories for the New Year 2018

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had an amazing New Year’s Eve!!  I’m so excited for 2018 (sorry 2017 but I won’t miss you).  This year was the first year that I didn’t make any resolutions.  Instead I’m sticking to my basic life principles, work hard, play nice and follow your happiness.  So much easier right?!  Also giving the blog a mini makeover.  Just a few tweaks here and there to freshen things up.  Did I mention that I’m also freshening up my wardrobe with some new accessories??  Take a peek below:

New Accessories 2018

  1. straw tote w/ tassels
  2. moonstone necklace
  3. gold sunglasses
  4. pineapple iPhone case
  5. striped scarf
  6. nautilus shell stud earrings
  7. embroidered clutch
  8. braided sandals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Favorite Tiny Houses

As we approach the New Year I thought a countdown seemed appropriate.  So today I’m sharing a countdown of my top 5 favorite tiny houses.  If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that I have a penchant for these little homes!  If you scroll down to #1, you’ll see the tiny house that started my love of tiny houses.  Also click any pic to take the full tour of your favorite tiny house!

#5: A Very Tiny Beach House – This one is a tad rustic but who needs anything else except the sand and the sea?

 

#4: Tiny Beach House – This one is filled with lots of nautical decor, Wait till you see what the bed posts are made out of!

 

#3: Tiny Seaside Home – a roof deck with a piano – need I say more?

 

#2: Nautical House Boat – This home is just filled with nautical goodness!

 

#1: A Tree House in Brooklyn – This is what started my love of tiny houses. Technically this isn’t a “home” because there’s no bathroom or kitchen but this was the house that alerted me to the tiny trend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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