If it’s one beauty product I love other than nail polish it’s definitely perfume, especially eau de toilettes. Tying for third place are face masques and mascara, my favorite brands being Origins and Benefit. Unfortunately buying full bottles of perfume is way expensive and would drain me of funds more so than nail polish so I stick with nail polish and manage to get my perfume fix by collecting samples everywhere. Sephora is my go-to place for perfume samples and ever since reaching VIB status a couple of months ago, I have been bombarded with more perfume samples than ever. It is amazing! Recently I received a sample of Marc Jacobs ‘Daisy’ from Sephora and was excited to try it because I’d read such great reviews about it on nearly every beauty blog I frequent. I was not disappointed. It goes on heavy at first but quickly dissipates and evens out to a pleasant fragrance that lasts throughout the day. Staying power is a big deal for me when it comes to fragrance, not so much nail polishes however since I paint my nails so often. Speaking of nails, that is only what this blog is about afterall, I thought it would be perfect to match my fragrance with my nail polish and voila- cute little daisy accents on my nails!
Yes I did say that I would put away the darks for the summer however I really really like black nail polish and Revlon Parfumerie’s Espresso isn’t any ordinary black nail polish- this polish smelled like cappuccinos!* The first coat went on streaky however the second coat gave me full bottle color and as an added bonus, the polish dried quickly. To make the petals I used Michael Kors SPORTY in Gossip. Hands down this is the only white nail polish I’ve ever used that is worth a dime and I have tried them all. Okay “all” may be a bit dramatic but after trying various brands and shades of white, this is the only one I’ve found that does the job and doesn’t streak, chip, crack, or fade within days if not minutes of application. I’ll have to do a post on it sometime. The pistils/ stamens (I actually remembered something from Earth Science) of daises are normally yellow however I used pink (Essie Enuf if Enuf) and light blue (Essie Rock the Boat) for mine. Cute right? You know it is!
*On an semi-related note, despite the polish being named ‘Espresso’ it actually smelled like cappuccino. Take this with a grain of salt however, my nose could be off because I’ve never had an espresso or capuccino since I do not drink coffee. Today I found out that they were two completely different beverages and although somewhere in the depths of my mind I knew that to be the case I still feel like such a rube for having to Google the difference between them. I’ll stick with my love of tea from here on out.