O Christmas Tree

Growing up in Vermont means that chopping down your own tree down for Christmas just becomes second nature. This year we went to Whites Tree Farm up in Jericho to chop down the most beautiful tree that I have ever seen! Whites is the cutest little tree farm and I just love going there because not only do they have some of the best trees around but they also have wreaths, bows, maple treats, locally made ornaments, and of course hot chocolate! Below are some photos of my tree excursion this year and of the buffalo plaid nails that I wore while we chopped down our tree!

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Colors used were essie ‘Off Tropic’ and ‘Always Fully Charged’.

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essie winter collection 2018

The 2018 essie Winter Collection was inspired by the Northern Lights and is just as breath taking as the actual lightshow. From metallics to special effects this collection has it all and no matter what type of polish you gravitate towards you won’t be unhappy with these shades. I can’t wait to share these electrifying shades with you any longer so scroll down to see what ones are my must haves for the season!

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Polishes from left to right: ‘polar-izing’, ‘just the way you arctic’, ‘hear me aurora’, ‘glow with the flow’, ‘sights on nightlights’, and ‘million mile hues’.

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CROCK POT MEATBALL TORTELLINI SOUP

Living in Vermont you become accustomed to cold weather pretty quickly and start to find things to help you get through the cold months. One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to cook up something warm in the crock pot! I recently made a meatball tortellini soup and wanted to share the easy recipe with you in case you also need something to keep you warm this season!

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essie fall collection 2018

Each year there is one essie collection that I look forward to more than any other and that is the fall collection. Last year essie graced us with the 90’s themed collection, which turned out to be my favorite release from 2017 and this year they somehow managed to top that collection with this NYC themed fall release. To say that each polish is pure gold is a serious understatement, I could not be more thrilled about all six polishes and my biggest issue with this collection so far was which one to try first. Read below to hear more about the six polishes and to see why I am falling for NYC and essie all over again this year.

“with the refreshing autumn energy of our shades, you’ll fall for NYC faster than a NY minute. it takes a west village for a wardrobe refresh. so throw on your new leather jacket, say it ain’t soho, and stop, drop & shop. you’ll be sashaying in your fringe
booties on broadway and stepping right into an empire shade of mind.” – essie

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Polishes from left to right: ‘It Takes A West Village’, ‘Stop, Drop & Shop’, ‘Fall For NYC’, ‘Say It Ain’t Soho’, ‘Booties On Broadway’, ‘and Empire Shade of Mind’.

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favorite beauty products of the moment

I wanted to share some of my favorite beauty products at the moment and give you a tiny look into what I have been using on the regular. These products range in price and some are drug store buys while others are a bit more expensive. I am not someone who feels the need to spend absurd amounts of money on my beauty products so I try to find products that I like that are reasonably priced. Sometimes when I deem it absolutely necessary I splurge on a more expensive product but that is only if I feel the need is there. Here are a few of my current favorites below!

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