So Soon?

Hey Dolls. As I post, I am literally heading back from a week on the Vineyard. There’s something about disembarking from the ferry at Woods Hole for the remainder of the trip home that makes me a little melancholy. It dawned on me that the end of vacation means that summer is just about to turn the corner and fall is around the bend.

Yep, I know that there will be “Indian Summer” days well into October; but sooner rather than later I have to store the white and pull out a light cashmere sweater. The one thing I do look forward to are the fall nail colors. And from what I can see, the fall 2018 colors aren’t disappointing. Not to mention packaging that makes a Doll swoon! Peep the deets below for a few of my favs.

Grey is the new black, and this elephant grey five-free nail lacquer is perfect for a fall day.

Mischo’s Sans Souci is a little jade, a little sparkle, reminiscent of a little camouflage, and totally toxin-free. What a combo!

What’s a crisp fall day without a rich Bordeaux … on your nails.

Blues have become a year-around go-to. Deborah Lippman’s deep cobalt continues the trend as the perfect hue of blue for the fall.

Fall is synonymous with classic red polish, and what’s more classic than a cool Chanel red nail lacquer.

Essie’s Say It Ain’t Soho from the Fall 2018 collection shimmers like a leaf in the sun.

I am loving this twist on a classic nail look – an edgy satin and matte French mani for a fall evening out.

Leave a comment sharing what nail colors will you be rocking this fall?

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,

L.

The Pretty Domestic

Feeling Gray!

Hey Dolls! No, I’m not feeling down. It was simply too easy to title this post “50 Shades of Gray.” Any who, when the seasons change, my fall-back color (no pun intended) is black, with the ever-present perfect shade of Chanel Red Lipstick. I rock black with red lips straight through to Spring. But a funny thing happened this year when I began paying attention to  my cool weather wardrobe. My black is being overtaken by gray – gray pants, gray turtlenecks, gray jackets, gray, you name it. I even find myself attracted to gray on the racks in the boutiques and stores I shop. And, although I have been a creature of habit, I welcome the change to gray.

So what’s new in gray? Here are my fav’s in gray for the season.

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You have to love this shade, described as an “opaque cement.” Not to mention that the packaging is to die for! (And yep, they call it “nailed” lacquer!)

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Smoke is the newest edition to the Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad Collection. Touted as “color contouring,” these cool matte grays, coupled with a touch of deep taupe, are perfect for a crisp fall evening.  

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I know, I know! I am taking you out of your comfort zone with this uber-edgy look. But, I promise, it is so chic against the matte eye look above from the Kat Von D Smoke Quad. I purchased, wore it, and have yet to be kicked out of our home by my Mr.

Feeling unsure about all of this darkness? My gift to you – a makeup tutorial by my favorite YouTube beauty blogger, The Fancy Face. No one does it better than Miss Tina. Peep her tutorial below to get the deets on how to rock this look. And be sure to subscribe to  her YouTube Channel! You’ll love her!

Now, what to wear? My go-to staple for the colder weather, a cashmere turtleneck. I am loving this simple deep gray t-neck. Pair it with casual leggings, skinny jeans, or leather leggings with a haute stiletto.

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You cannot go wrong with this outerwear number from J. Crew. Truly a show-stopper, the pièce de résistance with any casual outfit!

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Why not give both of these pieces a little pizzaz with beaded tassel earrings. Also from J. Crew, these beauties are so pretty in “misty fog,” dangling for a sparkly rhinestone!

Finally, we know a Doll can’t go far without a mean shoe, or in this case, boot game. Check out these charcoal thigh highs from Stuart Weitzman. These numbers illicit a full-on swoon!

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You see why my mood is gray?! Won’t you join me!

Until then,

TPD

The Must-Haves: Les Blancs

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1. an essential possession: the perfect summer white dress

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2. essential: a must-have summer white wardrobe

Wearing white before Memorial Day is a ma-JAH faux pas on the East Coast. We eagerly await Memorial Day, the first opportunity to don our crisp whites. But, Memorial Day has come and gone, and its time for Les Blancs! Peep the deets below for some summer white inspiration.

White Cotton Maxi-Length Wrap Dress.

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 The Diamond Brunch Sunglasses from Azalea in Matte White.

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Palm Beach Sandals by Jack Rogers.

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Mischo Luxury Nail Lacquer in Coco.

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All White Canvas Tote from the Gardenista.

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Tod’s “Gommini” Crytsal Embellished Fringed Driving Moccasin.

Enjoy your summer! It’s going to be white hot!

Until Then | Keep Sharing the Pretty,

The Pretty Domestic

Pretty New | Mischo Beauty Luxury Nail Lacquer

This Doll loves a new beauty product. I am sure they have support groups for people like me. “Hi, I am … and I am a self-confessed beauty product junkie.” So, imagine my delight when I was invited to the launch of a luxury nail lacquer line, Mischo Beauty!

Mischo Beauty Nail Lacquer is the beauty brainchild of Kitiya Mischo King. Ms. King is chemist turned licensed Cosmetologist, turned Manicurist, turned Esthetician, turned Makeup Artist, who successfully combined her background in science and beauty into an entrepreneurial endeavor.

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Now, if you are anything like me you have tried every polish line under the drying lamp; so what’s different about Mischo Beauty Nail Lacquer you ask? Well, it’s 5-FREE. 5-FREE means its free of the five toxins still found in most nail polish formulas ~ formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, formaldehyde resin, and camphor. Who knew nail polish could reduce the carbon footprint.

The launch was held at Toka Salon in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and debuted the “Fashion Week” Collection of Mischo Nail Lacquer. Guests networked, noshed on Mischo inspired cupcakes from Kakewalk Cupcakes, and sipped on the cutest bottles of bubbly from Vogaltalia.

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Guests also sat for complimentary manicures, which they loved, using polishes from the new collection, aptly named The Tents, Empire State of Mind, Front Row, Invite Only, and #NYFW.

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I have two bottles of the Fashion Week Collection on the way to my doorstep; and am beyond excited to have some new, and environmentally safe options to try just in time for the holidays. Again, any reason to try a new product!

Until Then,

~ L.

The Pretty Domestic