This manicure is a perfect way to continually remind myself that it’s spring… as I shiver waiting for my car to warm up in the morning. I got my hands (fingernails?) on some of Incoco’s 2013 Spring Collection nail strips. Here is Very Rosy from the collection, a pretty red, pink, and green floral. I used my new Madewell for Birchbox Nail Emery Board to shape the manicure… as equally and floral and spring-ey!
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Last Thursday I attended an event at Mitazi Salon on Clark. They were having a Spring Break night with some appetizers from Meatloaf Bakery, wine provided by Lincoln Park Marketplace, and desserts from Austrian Bakery (all on Clark). They also were offering some fun spring break deals- I got a free nail polish change! I picked Essie’s Play Date- a fun purple color perfect for Spring!
It was nice to have someone switch my polish off for once.. I never get manicures! My friend Meghan (hand pictured below) went for a classic light pink manicure.
This place is adorable and the staff was great! They were all so funny and friendly, it was such a delight hanging out with these ladies for the night.
I also got a half body spray tan for $10, such a good deal! I have never gotten sprayed by a real live person before and it was a little nerve-wracking standing in front of someone completely half naked haha. However, the woman who sprayed me was very professional and made me feel completely comfortable. The actual spray tan was also fantastic. I am pretty pale right now (it’s March and it’s been a long winter) so she made sure not to make me too dark so it looked natural but still like I had some color. The color lasted 4-5 showers. I will definitely be going back there for a spray tan.
I highly recommend this place… located just north of Fullerton on Clark it’s a great Lincoln Park salon for pretty much anything you need to get done!
I know SPD isn’t until tomorrow, but we are celebrating today! We will probably be doing a lot of day drinking so if you are doing the same- keep it simple. One green piece of clothing, a black, white, or tan piece and then some gold jewelry to even out the look. If you are going to neglect the green piece of clothing, check out these posts for ideas on how to accessorize green. Have fun!
Inspiration boards for accessories for this weekend! More to come on the outfit & clothing front. Check out this post as well for more inspo.
Press Release from OPI!
OPI Celebrates Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful with Limited Edition Nail Lacquers, Including NEW Liquid Sand Hue
OPI announces the launch of six limited edition nail lacquers and a new LiquidSand™ shade, inspired by Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful. With an all-star cast that includes James Franco and Michelle Williams, this highly-anticipated film opens in theaters on March 8, 2013.
“OPI is very excited to take this fantastical journey with Disney,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Inspired by the magic of Oz The Great and Powerful, this SoftShades collection captures the whimsy seen in the film, from glittery shades packed with white, gold and silvery iridescent confetti – Lights of Emerald City, When Monkeys Fly!and Which is Witch? – to soft neutrals in white, beige and pink – Don’t Burst My Bubble, Glints of Glinda and I Theodora You.
“The new Liquid Sand nail lacquer – What Wizardry is This? – features OPI’s groundbreaking technology for a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “This rich taupe hue was designed for James Franco’s character, the great Wizard of Oz, and is sure to make a bold statement this spring.”
With a mix of soft crème and warm glitter shades, the line is ideal for layering to create rich, complex looks. In addition to the Liquid Sand nail lacquer in What Wizardry is This?, the promotion includes:
Lights of Emerald City
White confetti adds city girl flair and style to nails.
Don’t Burst My Bubble
Don’t wake me…I’m dreaming about puffy clouds of white.
When Monkeys Fly!
I’m simply bananas for this gold confetti.
Glints of Glinda
Only a good witch could turn beige from meek to chic.
Which is Witch?
Is this silver glitter with iridescent sparkle or the other way around?
I Theodora You
This adorable, sheer pink is bewitching on you.
As with all OPI nail lacquers, the shades inspired by Oz The Great and Powerful contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.
This limited edition promotion will be available beginning March 2013 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.
Which hues do you like? I would love to see Lights of Emerald City over Glints of Glinda!