I love coral jellys because they feel so light and fresh and tropical--like guava juice! Awkward Chic Rating A-: Taking a few points off for the matte-ness and difficulty of application, the color is great and I trust Orly's durability.

Awkward Chic rating: B+/A-. I really like the idea and I love the color. But it's a little pricier than my usual dye ($13 instead of $10), it takes twice as long to develop, and it irritates my scalp. Will I use it again? Probably. I want to see how well the color ages before I decide.

What I do is layer I coat of a topcoat Zoya polishes do get along with, generally a random Sally Hansen, and then I do Seche Vite on top of that, and it seems to work. Zoya is a 4-free polish (not 3-free like OPI and Essie), and the brush is a little smaller and more unwieldy than an OPI...

This cheetah clutch totally reminds me of a way more expensive Mulberry clutch that I've been craving, but for like $1000 less. The utilitarian size works well with the fun leopard, the hardware adds an industrial edge, and who doesn't love leopard?! Really now.

com, Diane von Furstenberg Tonda Sliced Leather Clutch, $365 at shopbop.com: Confession: I don't like jade--or things that look like jade--and I don't really do large earrings. But there's something about these oversized jade-esque earrings that makes me really want to have them on RIGHT NOW....

TanTowel Classic Self-Tan Towelette for Fair to Medium, $24 at sephora.com, Essie polish in Mint Candy Apple, $3.75 at amazon.com: Guys, I want to be tan. I really do. But my Scottish-English-German heritage wants to be all 'I burn immediately once you step outside and will only maybe...

All of these prints are under $25, and they're all so quirky and chic and would add so much character to any room. Here are some favorites! And a random mirror. Chanel No. 5 Print by 8by10, $25 at etsy.com, Chanel Print by birdAve, $20 at etsy.com: I will buy any and every print with a...

I'm not one for cutesy jewelry, but this bow ring strikes the perfect balance between quirky and chic, and I love anything with some sparkle. I want to wear this shirt to sleep and then get up and eat a midnight snack in it. Too funny. Botkier Maddie Shoulder Bag, $295 at shopbop.com,...

Here are some pretty summery things: Kim Kardashian, Frye Catrin Trapunto Sandals, on sale fore $123 at zappos.com: I need to be more adventurous with my hair styles. I have very, very thick, slippery hair that refuses to do much more than go into a ponytail (and a rebellious ponytail at...

It's hard to get them in the US, but since I have about a 5 hour layover in Heathrow on my way to Spain next semester, I'm hitting up Boots and Superdrug in the airport. Woohoo! Here are some of the things I've had my eye on for a while: Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer, about 4...

 

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