On me (Clockwise from top left): Motives ‘Pink Me Up‘, Motives ‘Prissy Pink‘, Motives ‘Exotica‘, Motives ‘Tahiti Surf‘, Motives ‘A Little Risque‘
It never fails. With warmer temps, the urge to wear vibrant colors and deeper hues is undeniable. Just as pastels embody the essence of spring, bold & saturated colors suit the sultry vibe of summertime. I’m really digging these bold shades of Motives nail polish and plan to have them in heavy rotation throughout the coming months. This polish does what a premium nail lacquer should do. No skimping on the shine. It goes on easily and, more importantly, stays on. You can find my initial review of Motives nail polish, in this post!
On me (clockwise from top left): ‘Fierce’, ‘Daydream’, ‘I’m Peachy’, ‘Tonic’, ‘I Love to Coral’
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been on a mission to try out various shades of Motives nail polish – a fun task, and I’ve certainly risen to meet the challenge. While I represent the line & am slightly partial, I’ve come to love the collection. And not just because of the vibrant, saturated colors, but also because the entire line is free of formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate, toxic chemicals found in most commercially available nail lacquers. I’ve found Motives nail polish to be long wearing, even without a base coat, and the high shine finish eliminates the need for a top coat. You can view all available colors here.
Forever 21 Dress (similar), Target Heels, Motives ‘Daydream’ Nail Polish
One of my favorite things about Florida is that no matter the season, there are usually a couple species of flowers that are flourishing. That being said, It’s no coincidence that I’m drawn to florals. Aside from the fact that there is something inherently celebratory about even the tiniest blossom, I grew up with a dad who has a green thumb, to put it lightly. From an early age I was able to identify hibiscus, impatiens, gardenia, and plenty of others. The months I spent working at a large plant nursery further deepened my admiration of all things that bloom. Apartment living doesn’t exactly allow me the space to grow the flower garden of my dreams, but for now I can at least wear floral prints to my heart’s content.
J. Crew top, J. Crew Factory skirt, Old Navy cardigan, Cole Haan Heels, Motives ‘I’m Peachy’ Nail Polish
When I was about 4, I had a white skirt with yellow polka dots that I wore incessantly. My mom was constantly forced to wash it. I’ve loved skirts ever since, but if you’d asked me a couple months ago if I ever thought I’d buy another mini skirt, I would have laughed and replied with a resounding “No!” As you can see, all bets were off when I laid eyes on the abbreviated shape of this skirt in its appealing citrus hue, aptly named Retro Lemon. It’s powerful what color can do for your outlook and mood. And so with the first days of spring upon us, I say let’s toast to bright colors, new beginnings, and a renewed commitment to “never say never.”