July 31st, 2012

when my nails aren’t shellac-ed,

they’re most likely lacquered up w/ Lucky Lucky Lavender by OPI.

pretty in pink.

June 11th, 2012

dear Brooke,

Anonymous asked: Could you post a picture of your nail polish collection at some point? id love to see what fabulous colors you have! also what are your favorite OPI reds? I’m looking for a nice burgandy/maroon color and your nails are always perfectly polished!

for starters, this is just a peek into my collection of polish. 

i’ll be the first to admit, it’s ridiculous.

it started as one bottle, then multiplied into a hundred or so.

it wasn’t a quick fix either (addiction never is),

this beauty-shop-equivalent evolved over several months.

that’s how it’s justified anyway.

regardless, OPI is usually my go-to.

how can you resist those quirky names?

and my favorite recommended red? “i’m not really a waitress

i lean more toward blue-reds than i do orange-reds  (i’m guessing you’re much the same).

also, it should be noted that this is a shared collection of lacquer. 

i blame it on Mama J- after all, she started my love affair with brightly colored polish at a very young age.

i wouldn’t have it any other way.

(Source: instagr.am)

June 1st, 2012

dear Brooke,

What are your top 10 nail colors for summer?

(in no particular order)

1. Dior Cosmo

2. OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender

3. Essie Turquoise and Caicos

4. OPI Lincoln Park After Dark (all seasons!)

5. Essie Bikini So Teeny

6. Deborah Lippmann Party Girl

7. Chanel Blue Boy

8. Butter Knackered

9. OPI Designer Series Extravagance

10. OPI Pamplona Purple

February 27th, 2012
Mondays are for sweatpants staples.
Old Navy utility vest
Tommy Hilfiger plaid button-down…always plaid
diamond B necklace
teeny tiny bow in the hair
David Yurman ring
Oui Bit of Red by OPI nails
Pearl earrings
Nerdtastic glasses
staples = comfort.

Mondays are for sweatpants staples.

  • Old Navy utility vest
  • Tommy Hilfiger plaid button-down…always plaid
  • diamond B necklace
  • teeny tiny bow in the hair
  • David Yurman ring
  • Oui Bit of Red by OPI nails
  • Pearl earrings
  • Nerdtastic glasses

staples = comfort.

February 12th, 2012

daily outfit: the “scenes from a Sunday brunch" edition.

this morning, i met up with two of my former co-workers for a much needed catch-up session at Ruth’s Keystone Cafe.

while i tend to order the same menu item with every visit,

i never repeat a Sunday brunch outfit.

  • Vince Sweater
  • Lacoste Men’s striped v-neck tee
  • Joe’s skinny jeans
  • Strawberry Margarita by OPI painted nails
  • Hair bow from etsy
  • my beloved Tieks flats.
January 20th, 2012

i was due for a feisty change. Happy Fierce Friday! 

((Army Green: “Uh Oh Roll Down the Window” by OPI, Leopard: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Polish Strips))

January 12th, 2012


in honor of the good news we received this week,

my love for all things glitz & glam,

& the unexpected [but much appreciated] compliments i’ve received while wearing this fabulous color throughout the week,

i’ve decided to pay it forward & do a Let Us Entertain You by OPI giveaway!


The Rules:

  • Like, Reblog, or Comment on this post by Midnight on Friday (01.13.12)
  • A winner will then be randomly selected using a fancy shmancy generator app.
  • The winner will be announced on Saturday evening (just check the original post for the updated information)


Good Luck & Happy Glittery Nails to You All,



***CONGRATULATIONS DDLOVIN!!! Out of 87 entries (& by use of a random # generator), you are the winner of this pretty pink polish! Please email me your contact info @ simplepleasuretumblr@gmail.com & I will ship out your polish ASAP.***

December 13th, 2011

daily outfit: the “so many sassy stripes" edition.

last spring, i bought this dress (yes, those 3/4 sleeves are attached) on a whim.

it was love at first sight but i knew i would have to wait until the fall/winter to actually wear it.

well, i am here to say, after slipping this pretty little thing on twice so far this season, 

i can confirm, it was truly love at first sight & oh, man, it was so worth the wait.

  • Marc by Marc Jacobs dress
  • Frye boots

i paired it up with some army green nails (uh oh roll down the window by opi) & was good to go.

July 25th, 2011

daily outfit: the “last night i tried on all my dresses - i’d been missing this gem" edition.

  • Marc by Marc Jacobs (thank you, gilt)
  • naturally curly-ish hair (i.e. my morning work-out about killed me. we should all be thankful that i even made it to the shower).

current color choice: do you lilac it? by opi

July 23rd, 2011

daily outfit: the “early morning running errands…a little chick-fil-a pick-me-up & a quick stop at my 2nd home, costco" edition.

  • a Goody little girls hair bow
  • Calvin Klein tank
  • Gap cotton skirt (circa 2000)
  • J.Crew skull & crossbones flips

current color choice (on toes): too hot pink to hold ‘em by Opi (Texas Collection)


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