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Spring Nail Inspiration

by Dana Fox March 18, 2013

Spring is finally knocking on your door. Answer it with some fun, fresh, and colourful nails! I love spring and summer nail polish shades because there are so many different ways to wear them. A solid pastel tone or ten little artistic masterpieces bursting with brights can both work for this season!


It's that time of year when you can pull out all of your corals and mints and sport them proudly... and why not have a little fun with your fingertips at the same time? Here are a few of my favourite looks for spring:




Floral: I created this floral nail art with a simple nail art brush and shades from the upcoming China Glaze collection, fittingly called Avant Garden. Start with your base colour, add the coral flowers, then dot on some white centers and green leaves!




Fairy: Gradients and marble effects are back in full swing. You can easily recreate this look with the use of a makeup sponge and complementing colours!



Fruity: I love graphic nails like these! They are so sweet you just want to eat them up! These would be super easy to do as well with a nail brush and dotting tool




Chevron: I like this funky take on the typical chevron pattern. Add some outlines and some dots to your candy coloured polishes for an almost tribal look! Fun!


What colours are your favourites for spring? You can read more from me on my blog, Wonder Forest. 


How To Stay Chic While Traveling

by Dana Fox October 29, 2012


With the cold weather creeping up, vacation season is in full force! The most difficult task can sometimes be trying to decide what to take with you on your journey and how to stay fashionable at the same time. So how can you stay chic while traveling without packing a trunk load of items? 



Organize your outfits ahead of time

Try to choose items that can be worn multiple times in different ways. Your shoes can make or break an enjoyable experience, so I suggest starting with your feet! Choose two pairs that can be styled easily with your clothing, and don't forget to pop a bottle of nail polish into your purse, especially if one of your choices is a cute pair of sandals! 



Dresses to impress

Dresses are the easiest and most versatile pieces of clothing ever! They can transition from day to night with just a swap of your shoes and accessories. Choose dresses that can be dressed up or down, and alternate from patterns to solids. 



Not only are they a necessity when visiting a sunny location, but sunglasses are a great accessory for hiding jet lagged eyes! Instant chic!


Scarves, your new best friend

Accessories barely take up any space in your luggage bag, so go all out! Scarves can be worn so many different ways, the options are pretty much endless. They are perfect for your hair, worn around your neck, or attached to a purse!


Hobo bags

You're going to need some place to stuff all of your finds and carry-on items into. Make it big and chic! A hobo bag is the perfect vacation accessory, and when paired with simple pieces like a dress, sandals, and sunglasses, you'll feel like the most stylish traveler on the sand!



Swim wear 

Packing your favourite swim suit for the beach can be easy, but what about the journey from the beach to the bar, or from day to evening? Take along a cute coverup or maxi skirt and some beach friendly accessories like a sun hat!



Don't neglect your hair

Traveling to different countries can mean unexpected surprises when it comes to hair. Don't let the heat turn your gorgeous locks into a frizzy fiasco. You don't want to spend all of your vacation time fussing over your mane, so why not make things a little easier and take along some tools of the trade? The Remington Wet 2 Straight flat iron would be perfect for taming unruly locks after a swim! If you're lounging near the sea, you can even give your head a dip in the water, scrunch, and let dry for an instant beachy wave!



How do you stay chic while traveling? You can read more from me on my blog, Wonder Forest