By Teresa Thuy

Shake your Tail Fingers

Shake your Tail Fingers

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Peacock

FUN FACT: Did you know that peafowl with the beautiful blue-green plumage are all males? Male peafowl are called peacocks, and their eye-spotted tail feathers are fanned and used to attract peahen for courtship. Pretty boy!

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A nail trend for summer that I am loving are shades of metallic aqua and mint green. A peacock’s bright feathers incorporate these colors and were the inspiration for my polished look today. peacock3

First, I primed my nails with Sephora by OPI Base Coat. $4.50

Then, two coats of

1. Royal blue – Revlon Top Speed Fast Dry in Royal $5 (gift)

2. Sea foam green – Essie in Absolutely Shore $8 (I got for $4 at Marshall’s.)

3. Jade green – Sephora by OPI in Read my Palm $4.50

4. Grassland green – Sephora Collection Color Hit Nail Polish in Picnic in the Park $5

5. Peacock green – Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Viridian $17 (gift)

I sealed the shades with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat $10. For a gradient shimmer of gold, as seen in the eyes of a peacock’s feathers, I added Sephora by OPI Top Coat in Only Gold for Me $4.50.

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 Rings: AE Chevron Ring Set $15.50, Brandy Pham Lela Kitty Ring in Mint (gold plated, hand painted and Swarovski crystals encrusted) $88, & my favorite ring 🙂

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Sale ALERT!! SEPHORA by OPI nail polishes are marked down from $9.50 to $4.50 at all Sephora stores and online. That is the cheapest price of all the polishes aforementioned. The polishes are chip-resistant and fast-drying. Today, I purchased a beautiful nude, Let’s Plié, from the line. It has metallic flecks that complement bronzed skin. It is office friendly and will go with everything in your closet. Read my Palm, a light jade green, is very similar to half of Dior’s Birds of Paradise Summer 2013 nail polish duo, and 1/3 of the price!

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Shake your tail fingers! Will you try a metallic aqua this summer or wear all the peacock feathers at once? 🙂

xo,

Teresa Thuy



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