nautical mani

Week O’Nautical: Ocean Blue Mani

Week O'Nautical:  Ocean Blue Mani

Week O’Nautical: Ocean Blue Mani

Week O’Nautical is ‘licia language for my way to countdown to patriotic holidays with all things red, white and blue with a nautical take.  Why nautical?  Because its beachy and long summer weekends should be as beachy as possible.  Usually its a way to get through the work week when really you’re already checked out for the long weekend.  However, 2020 threw us for a loop and instead of my wear to work posts its all about the home life this year.  What hasn’t changed… manis!  This May I’ve been really into blues.  

Oceanic Hues from Essie

Oceanic Hues from Essie

Inspired by this Blue Ombre ring from Avon in oceanic blues I couldn’t decided on which blues to do.  I ended up going with Essie Lapis of Luxury with an accent nail in Borrowed & Blue.  These shades are few of my oldies but goodies! 

Avon Blue Ombre Ring

Avon Blue Ombre Ring

I really love blue mani’s for spring and summer, plus they go really well with patriotic ootd’s.  I know I’ll be doing another one by the time actual MDW roles around but I can gurantee it will probably be a shade of blue.  

Essie Lapis of Luxury and Borrowed & Blue

Essie Lapis of Luxury and Borrowed & Blue

What mani is on your hand this week!?

WoN Kickoff with a WFH OOTD - Joggers and Beach Sweaters!

WoN Kickoff with a WFH OOTD – Joggers and Beach Sweaters!

 

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue

Red White and Blue for Week O'Nautical

Red White and Blue for Week O’Nautical

As we approach our most patriotic holiday I theme out my day to day in our most patriotic colors! Week O’Nautical is difficult this time around; a. It’s around 110 all week so, I’m hot, like super hot. b. I’ve worn pretty much all my nautical items on the blog already, and no one wants to see repeats up in here.  c.  The items I do have that are red white and blue aren’t necessarily nautical.  Whatever, ‘merica!

A Little Dazzling Cobalt Blue for the 4th

A Little Dazzling Cobalt Blue for the 4th

Red White and Blue Outfit

Red White and Blue Outfit

For the 4th I’ve been loving a bright dazzling blue with my red and white.  I’m always a fan of navy but this bright blue really pops for the summer holiday!  I paired a dazzling blue tank (Express) with a white lace pencil skirt (H&M) with red lace pumps (Shoedazzle) and red statement earrings!  (Avon).

Red Pumps Add The Perfect Punch

Red Pumps Add The Perfect Punch

For instant nautical feel just add this Avon Smooth Sailing Charm Bracelet!  I’ve been wearing this non-stop this summer!  Best $7.99 I spent!  I really like it layered but for this simple look I liked it cleanly by itself.  Plus it matches my nautical mani (check it here if you didn’t see yesterday’s post!)

Avon Smooth Sailing Bracelet

Avon Smooth Sailing Bracelet

With a simple look like this a fun printed bag is perfect!  This striped bowler bag (mark.) has a bit of a nautical feel with the stripes and a bit of a 4th of July feel with the bright cobalt accents!  You bet I’m caring this bag all week!

Striped Bags Have More Fun

Striped Bags Have More Fun

You can’t have a Red White and Blue look without a red lip!  Mine, courtesy of mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up ($11).  It’s actually the best summer red lip product I’ve used to date.  It’s bright and because it wears like a balm it has the perfect finish for summer and a little more laid back than a full on lipstick.  If you haven’t tried the Lip Butters yet DO SO!

Red Lip:  mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

Red Lip: mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

Red Lip:  mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

Red Lip: mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

If you haven’t noticed I’m totally wearing this hair style AGAIN!  When it’s this hot there’s no way I’m blow drying my hair.  Have you been inspired to bust your red white and blue this week!?  Check back for more Week O’Nautical all week long!

Week O’Nautical – Julep Sail Away Bombshell Maven Box

Julep Set Sail Collection for May

Julep Set Sail Collection for May

Ok so I was supposed to post this yesterday but the long weekend was way to enjoyable to be on the computer/tablet/etc. I definitely disconnected over Memorial Day weekend and I’m totally ok with it. So here’s my mani Monday post “going up, on a Tuesday!”

May Bombshell Maven Box

May Bombshell Maven Box

For May, Julep released a “Set Sail” collection based around nautical influences.  I HAD to opt in this month and get my monthly maven box in bombshell which included a purple creme with blue undertones (Denise) and a slightly off white creme (Vanna) with a lip crayon in a fuchsia (which I gave to my mom because it looked PERFECT on her).  Even though these shades aren’t your typical nautical red white and blue (which I was this close on getting instead) they still go perfectly with your nautical looks.  For my add on I added these anchor nail decals because as much as I liked my free-hand anchor last year (see here) this was WAY EASIER!  Oh and can we mention it came with salt water taffy from Ocean City MD, how fitting!

Julep Anchor Nail Decals Add-On's

Julep Anchor Nail Decals Add-On’s

I really couldn’t decided on what I wanted to do with this box since I’ve been into just classically painted nails in one color with a great topcoat.  So I decided just to do 2 fingers in Vanna (white) and 3 in Denise (purple) with the anchors on my pointer and middle.

Week O'Nautical Nails with Julep

Week O’Nautical Nails with Julep

I have to say despite my horrible cuticles this nail look definitely was a favorite as of late.  It got a lot of attention randomly, like the check stand girl complimenting how great they looked and how she thought it was a gel mani.  Goes to prove how fantastic the Julep formula is!

Thumbs up for Julep!

Thumbs up for Julep!

Nautical Mani for Week O'Nautical

Nautical Mani for Week O’Nautical

Julep Denise and Vanna from the Set Sail Collection

Julep Denise and Vanna from the Set Sail Collection

As we are officially unofficially now in summer, and the long Memorial Day weekend is now over, so is my Week O’Nautical here on the blog… until the 4th of July that is.  Until then, let’s paint the town red!  and purple!  and white!  and all the other mani colors of summer!

A little Kate Spade and Julep!

A little Kate Spade and Julep!

Week O’Nautical Kickoff 2014 – Nautical Mani Monday

The countdown to the long holiday weekend has begun! In the world of alicia I countdown by wearing red, white, and/or blue with my favorite, nautical influence aka Week O’Nautical! Lets get this party started with mani Monday!

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Left to right: Avon Smooth Beginings Base Coat, Essie Camera, mark. Tinseltown and mark. Blue Bella.

Nautical Anchor On The Thumb

Freehand Anchor On The Thumb

Nautical Themed Mani

Nautical Themed Mani

Nautical Mani Carrying A Nautical Bucket

Nautical Mani Carrying A Nautical Bucket

Free-handing nail art doesn’t always look 100% awesome when you’re shaky but that’ll do pig, that’ll do.  Check out my previous Week O’Nautical posts from years past to hype you up for what’s to come!