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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!

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Trending Tuesday – #whitehot

Ok ok so I know it’s a Wednesday but I figured what ev’s Trending Wednesday doesn’t have the same ring to it.  Anyways… if the world of Alicia was the internet #whitehot would totally be trending.  White is having a major moment but my problem is I don’t have many (barely any) good white pieces. Here’s a few #whitehot looks I’m loving and searching for.  So if you have some favorite #whitehot pieces, leave a comment and share!

On The Wishlist: mark. So White Now Necklace is the easiest way to wear white (without getting it dirty, which we all know is going to happen)

mark. So White Now Necklace

mark. So White Now Necklace

 

All White Everything:  Having  a white party with Avon’s spring items; Avon white embellished jean capri, floral clusters jewelry collection, modern soft blouse and metallic feminine heel (Avon).

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Avon White Party for Spring

Avon White Party for Spring

Avon Floral Clusters Interchangeable Hoop Set ($16.99)

Avon Floral Clusters Interchangeable Hoop Set ($16.99)

On The Hunt:  White jeans!  Please can someone find me white jeans that aren’t so tight they show the cellulite but not so big they don’t fit my 5′ frame.  And they need to be stretchy and lightweight to handle the hot Nor Cal weather.  UGH.  This is my unicorn.

On The Hunt For White Jeans

On The Hunt For White Jeans

 

LWD:  I have a few white dresses but none are exactly perfect (but these are close calls here here and here).  For the summer nothing is as effortlessly cool as a chill white dress.

Little White Dress

Little White Dress

Nailed It:  I guess for now what I can do is wear white nail polish.  This is instant gratification on my #whitehot fix.  Good thing I just got this new Julep polish in my May Maven Box that’s a creamy white (like the color of cream).

 

Julep Vanna

Julep Vanna

Or I could go with my bright white in Avon Iceberg (Sealaura review).

Sealaura sporting Avon Gel in Iceberg

Sealaura sporting Avon Gel in Iceberg with her killer white watch!  (I WANT!)

Are you digging any #whitehot trends!?  What white pieces are your favorite?  And any suggestions for a killer pair of white jeans?

 

Sealaura Guestpost – Avon Gel Mani: Iceberg

If you don’t follow the blog Sealaura over at http://sealaura.blogspot.com then you’re missing out!  Not only is it one of my favorite lifestyle blogs to follow with a coastal twist, but the girl’s got mega style!  You can also follow Sealaura on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  Lucky for you she’s agreed to do a guest post here on Word Of Alicia!

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Sealaura – Avon Gel Mani:  Iceberg

avon iceberg gel polish

I have a pile of French and Spanish finals to start grading so naturally I decided to do my nails.  Most people are probably leaning towards dark colors in fact I just had Chanel’s Black Satin on a few days ago but I just love white nails.  Avon’s Iceberg Gel finish polish is my pick this week.

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I was super happy with the results.  I am not the best at applying nail polish and living here in the desert means I will probably get into some dirt or even more likely, the dogs will neeeeeeeeeeeed to go for a walk outside.  So anyway, I am not a perfectionist.
 I am happy with the nice clean look of white nails even if my method is a little messy.
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What is your nail color for this week?
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Nailed It – Black and White Nails

Black and White Nails

Black and White Nails

Easy black and white nails for this late winter!  I used 2 coats of Essie White Out for the white base on all my nails except my ring where I used mark. Tuxedo.  I then used mark. Tuxedo to draw a thin line and dots.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!  I wore these nails with my black and white look I shared last week!  (check it out here).  I said it before and I’ll say it again Black and White is always a classic, especially perfect for this time of year!

Graphic B&W Nails (after some wear)

Graphic B&W Nails (after some wear)

You can get this mark. Ring Me In Double ring and the black shade at my eBoutique!  To see more black and white beauties I love follow my B&W Pinterest Board.