Product Review: Nail Cones

I don't paint my nails as often as I would like. However, when I do, I always get polish on my skin and then spend lots of time scraping it off. I am very "DIY" when it comes to my beauty regimen, so going to get a professional pedicure is not on my agenda (although maybe it should be!)

When I received a sample of Nail Cones to try, I was pretty stoked! I thought I would be able to apply the nail cones around the nail (as advised) and get a cleaner polish job. However, I was slightly disappointed in the product. It kept sticking to the surface where my nails were sitting, and the paper nail cones ripped when I tried to adjust the position. They also did not stick to my skin very well.

Even though my experience with Nail Cones was not as good as I hoped, I would still suggest giving them a try if you have the same "polish on skin" issue that I do. Check out the Nail Cones website for a video tutorial and more information.

*Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Girls & Pearls

Pearls are amazing. They are simple, timeless and versatile. And this season, they are hotter than a Florida summer. You can wear them with a trendy shift dress, or add some pizzazz to a pair of jeans, heels and a summer blouse. 

Here are a few fashionistas sporting the pearl look.
Which look is your favorite?

Photo, Classy Girls Wear Pearls
Photo, Pink Peonies
Check out this awesome tutorial from Beads by Roni that shows 16 ways to wear a pearl rope!

Here are a few pearl pieces to inspire your summer pearl look!
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Girlfriends Fashions - Gold and Pearl SetGirlfriends Fashions - Gold and Pearl Set

Dirty Pretty Things - Trinity Bracelet Gold & PearlDirty Pretty Things - Trinity Bracelet White Pearl

Susanb - Pearl Flower Petal Stretch RingSusanb - Cultured Pearl 30 Inch Necklace Black and White

Courtney loves gorjana launch

One of my favorite fashion bloggers, Courtney Kerr of What Courtney Wore, has collaborated with one of the hottest jewelry designers- Gorjana- to create the jewelry collection Courtney loves gorjana, which has just launched! Check out and shop the collection here.

photos (c) loves gorjana

Good for the Gala

Today, celebrities walked the red carpet for the 2014 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit Gala, a.k.a. the Met Gala. Considering it is one of the most fashion forward events, you would think there would be tons of fashionable ensembles to swoon over. But I was hard pressed to find more than a handful of looks that would top my "best dressed" list. Here are 4 beauties who made the cut.

Taylor Swift
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Taylor has been topping my lists of well dressed celebrities lately, so either her stylist needs a raise, or Taylor has a natural talent for styling. She looks elegant and feminine in this pink Oscar de la Renta gown. She is classy and modest but also sexy because she wears it with confidence.

Emmy Rossum
Photo: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
Not only is this dress seasonally appropriate (bright colors & florals), it is unique without being tacky. Emmy Rossum pulls off this colorful floral look beautifully and she has little to no jewelry on, so all of the attention will go to her gown.

Selena Gomez
Photo: David Fisher/Rex USA
I am so happy to see young female celebrities like Selena Gomez wear pieces that are sexy without being so revealing. She looks mature and classy in this wine colored pick, and the simple silhouette outlines her curves nicely. The addition of the dangly earrings works well to add some dimension to this look.

Emma Stone
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Emma Stone hit the nail on the head with this look for mainly two reasons. First, she chose a seasonal pink palette, and second, she sported a crop top, which is a big trend right now. The pink hues look amazing on her, and the pleated styling at the top of her skirt adds a nice detail. The high slit is sexy but still leaves some mystery, and her pink lips add a final touch of femininity.