At-Home Nail Salon (Quarantine)Starter Pack

Hey guys,

I’m sure by now, we are finding every which way to get pretty nails during Quarantine. Some of us want cute nails regardless of the times okay. I have always loved doing my own nails, but during quarantine I want to make it my goal to hone skills in nail design. I ordered nail gel builder and some tools guys and I’m excited to share them with you and my thoughts on them once they arrive next week! 


However, I wanted to do a starter kit for those of you who want to try doing their own shellac manicures at home and/or have never tried it. All brought to you by Amazon, not sponsored. Three essential things you will need:

1) UV/led Lamp.

This works fine, but some of the gel polishes (aka China Glaze) don’t dry fully with this. I ordered another lamp from Amazon, which I will make a review for once I receive it. 

2)E-Filer.

This one works well. I bought this off Amazon. I’m missing a few of the pieces, but works great as part of your starter kit. It is great for prepping the nails and buffs nail tips if you add artificial tips/polygel/or nail builders as well as for easy removal.

3) Topcoat/Base Coat.

I really love the Aimeili line. Drys in 60 seconds, no cleanser wipes needed which means no sticky gel residue. For starter kits, they are pretty affordable brand you can find on Amazon for I believe $12.99. All my products for this starter pack are from Amazon.

Let me know if you guys have done shellac nails at home or are interested in trying it out. If you have any suggestions on brands to try for UV lamps and gel polishes. 

Be sure to check out my nail design starter pack post coming out soon. ❤ 

4 Ways To Wear An Ascot

When I worked at Uniqlo everytime I wore an ascot a customer would approach and ask me how it’s worn. My answer usually is it really depends on the outfit. I usually just pair mine with a round neck knit top, a half buttoned up blouse, or an off-shoulder top.

I love ascots/scarves because I don’t normally wear accessories often. I think these are a great way to change the look of an outfit.

Here are 4 ways I like to wear mine:

1) Like a tie or as my coworkers used to call it the “flight attendant look”

I like to do this style when I’m wearing a round neck sweater a basic white t-shirt and some high-waisted jeans.

2) Doubled and tied to the side

I wear this look when I wear an over-sized white button up shirt that’s half way buttoned or when I wear this off-shoulder top

3) A bow

This look is pretty versatile but I mostly wear it with off-shoulder tops

4) Headband

The most versatile of all. I wear this look when I wear mock necks or turtle necks, or when my hair is looking a mess that day

Veronica Lodge in the 70s

Hey all,

I wanted to do a series of looks every Wednesday on this blog of TV/Movie Inspired looks.

Growing up, I was a fan of Archie Comics and Veronica Lodge was my queen! People mostly hated her, but I loved her. She had this mystery and girl boss mentality that I was a fan of.

A few months back I got into the Riverdale series on Netflix and it’s one of my guilty pleasures. Besides some of the cheesy anecdotes the show is pretty awesome. For the most part Veronica’s looks consist of structure whether it’s long capes, fitted black dresses, a-lined skirts, minis and pearls. I say she’s a more Vampy Blair Waldorf. Throw in a wine lip colour and your set to rule the school of Riverdale High.

So I decided I’d recreate Ms. Veronica Lodge’s look:

  • top-Uniqlo
  • plaid skirt-Uniqlo
  • structured bag-Aldo

Look is pretty easy and something you probably already have in your closet.

See you guys next time. Leave me suggestions on which character I should create my next look. Thank you for stopping by!

-Beatrice xx