Mani Monday #28: Grayish Blue

Confession: On Black Friday, I went a little crazy on Julep's website. In my defense, everything was 50% off. So really, how could I not go nuts? This is one of the several colors I purchased (as were the two colors in my last Mani Monday post...), and I'm obsessed. I love grayish blue shades, and this one is particularly nice because it's so dark and not so shockingly blue.
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Winter Getaway to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

A couple weeks ago, I went on my first tropical vacation. I definitely see the allure. Perfect weather, lots of relaxing, disconnection from the real world, and plenty of time to read books.

I went with my friend Alla -- this was not her first tropical vacation, so she showed me the ropes. I was a quick learner. Every day consisted lounging at the beach, quick dips in the pool, and food. I also managed to read 6 books. Overall, quite a successful week!

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Mani Monday #27: Plums + Sparkles

Happy Monday, friends! I'm trying to be extra upbeat today because not only is it Monday, it's my first day back at work after a week at the beach. So, for an extra challenging week, I opted for plum colored nails with sparkly accents. Hopefully the tiny disco balls on my ring fingers (and an extra cup of coffee or two) will help me through a day of catching up on emails.

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