Fingers Crossed — Lucky Mag's "How To Match Your Outfit To Your Nail Color" Recommendation

Happy New Year!

As you begin to plan outfits with all of your new holiday baubles & clothes, check out this color wheel reference from LUCKY Magazine. I have been hoarding this since May and am ready to resurrect it for y'all.


Complementary colors are pretty basic...


But Lucky's advice on split complementary colors, color triads and tetradic color schemes are priceless! Click the pics to explore the article. I'm sure a lot of you inherently follow these rules (some of us have a good eye for color!) but it's fascinating — and very helpful — to see the tried-and-true method behind the madness. This is like, science or whatever.



What a valuable visual for those of you interested in nail art color pairings, or choosing the perfect shade for a special occasion.

xxo, Francesca

Fingers Crossed — Pretty Pleased: Makeup Artist Erica Davidson

Although I've dedicated this blog exclusively to nail polish thus far, I think we all know that to reach the ultimate state of feeling polished, a little makeup is usually involved. I am a self-professed beauty junkie; Sephora is my heaven. I read the equivalent of the Ten Commandments of Beauty when I was 13 years old — Bobbi Brown Beauty, of course. So I like to think I know a thing or two about cosmetics.

Once you've mastered the basics in Bobbi Brown Beauty and you're ready to experiment — or if you're already quite handy with a blush brush, thankyouverymuch — then I have the perfect destination for you to check out next.

My friend Erica Davidson is a real, live makeup artist! And she's got a blog, Pretty Pleased, where she dishes beauty tips, tricks and advice on the daily. I would hope that my recommendation alone is enough to entice you to explore her blog, but allow me to brag on her behalf. She's collaborated with Birchbox (pretty nifty, eh?). And if a picture's worth a thousand words, then her portfolio has got quite a lot of 'splaining to do.

... and how else would I have learned about the Tangle Teezer?!

I hope you guys check out Erica's blog and love it just as much as I do.

xx, Francesca