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Trending Tuesday #halloweenmanis

If the world of alicia was the internet #halloweenmanis would be trending!  With Halloween coming up next week there’s at least one thing we can do to be festive, put a costume on your nails!  I’m a sucker for theme-ing out anything and that includes my mani’s!  Check out last year’s versions here  This year however I’ve been festive for the last week or so which means #halloweenmanis all week!
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Something super simple for October is black.  Basic black actually is pretty chic so sporting it before Halloween is definitely a way to be festive but yet not over the top.  Something new to try this year is Black Vinyl by Julep.  It has a different finish than your normal polish giving it the edge in the black nail polish department.  And if you’re not a black nail polish wearer – now’s your chance!  It’s Halloween anything goes!
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It’s a rubbery, matte finish… basically like vinyl for your nails, hence the name black vinyl!  I received mine as part of my bombshell box for the month of October paired with a shimmery deep green, Valerie.  These two are the perfect pairings for a chic #halloweenmani and/or #halloweenmanipedi pairing!  I wore the green shade in this Wear and Share Wednesday post if you look hard enough 🙂
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Let me just say that Julep is been on point lately!  A little insight into Julep, every month the release a collection with a pairing suited for 5 different style types.  The pairing is your maven monthly box and my type is Bombshell which like I said has been spot. on.!!!  To get your own maven box sign up here (you can get it for only a penny!  use code PENNY).  Believe me you won’t be disappointed plus becoming a maven gets you additional discount, exclusives, promotions and free products!

I’ll be highlighting my #halloweenmanis all week so check back for more nail costumes!!!

Get The Look – Prabal Gurung for Target

I’m not going to lie, I’m a sucker for Target’s designer collaborations.  What I really think suckers me in is the hunt!  These capsule collections are limited edition with limited pieces, so once they sell they’re gone, and they sell quick!  Half the fun is seeing what pieces I can actually get my hands on to become part of my collection!  I love that I can get these designers for my champaign taste on a beer budget lifestyle.  The Prabal Gurung for Target Love collection did not disappoint.

Prabal Gurung for Target Look

Prabal Gurung for Target Look

Love seems to be a fitting name for this capsule collection because it was full of flowing dresses, ladylike styles and happy prints.  I tried on everything at my local Target that was my size and settled on this short sleeve dress in his “first date” print.  What I loved about this dress was the flattering fit, nipped at the waist and color blocked sides, the “acid” floral mirrored print, and the chiffon like material.  Since we are talking Target here, the cotton pieces seemed stiff and less luxe, this material seems more expensive (even though its not) and allows for richer colors, plus I think it will hold up better too!

Blowing in the wind with accessories

Blowing in the wind with accessories

Because the print on this is so characteristic I didn’t need much in the line of accessories.  Just a bright bracelet and a floral ring from mark.  You can also see how light and airy the fabric is as it just blows so delicately in the wind.  This is one of those dresses its fun to twirl in 🙂  You can get the Great Shapes Bracelet ($24) and Things Look Rosy Ring ($18) at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

PG+T Look with a Lexi

Lexi LOVES my PG+T shoes!

In addition to the clothing offering, the collection also featured shoes, bags and jewelry.  I had to have some restraint, so I limited myself to these acid yellow sandals which compliment the dress so perfectly!  I was shocked to find a 5.5 so I knew I had to scoop them up and so glad I did!  These bright sandals are actually extremely versatile and will look good with everything casual to dress, shorts to skirts, neutrals to colors and so on and so on.  Lexi is totally digging my PG+T look, but she wishes they did some killer dog sweaters or at least a cool leash or something!  Next time Lexi, next time.

Julep Ginger and Laura with mark. Things Look Rosy Ring

Julep Ginger and Laura with mark. Things Look Rosy Ring

Just to put the icing on the cake I decided to do my mani to match!  I was inspired to use my Julep February Bombshell Maven Box to do the double accent nails in Laura and nude halo in Ginger on the other 3 fingers.  On Julep’s blog they did a Prabal Gurung for Target inspired nail art and it got me wanting to use my Julep Maven Box.  Since my outfit is a strong look I liked pairing a more neutral, but still fun, nail.  Check out the post by Julep and while you’re there sign up for your own maven box for only a penny using promo code JULEPVIP at http://www.julep.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/29643/

Did you pick up any items from this designer collab go around?  Have you been a sucker in the past like me?  I wasn’t a huge fan of the Nieman Marcus collab over Christmas but this Prabal Gurung one made up for it!  My all time favorite was the Missoni collab, and seriously if I could still get my hands on one of those sweater skirts I would in a second!