It’s that exciting time of the year again: that’s right, the new Essie collection is out! I am a huge fan of Essie nail polishes for both their easy-to-apply formula and distinctive colors, so I try to grab a new polish whenever they release a collection (if I don’t already own several of basically the same color, that is!). The Spring collection is on-par with their recent collections, having a few unique shades and some remixes of old favorites.
These are great shades for spring, with a fun mix of bold and subtle. Here’s how Essie is describing the colors:
- Hide & Go Chic - I see you! Covetable azure blue is ever elusive but impossible to miss – it’s love at first mani.
- Fashion Playground - Fun and games just met their match. This plucky pistachio green with subtle shimmer flirts with forever and plays for keeps.
- Romper Room - Make way for the new kid on the block. This pretty pale tea rose pink knows how to work the room: stylishly.
- Spin the Bottle - Close your eyes. When you give this flirty, semi-sheer nude a whirl, be prepared to pucker-up.
- Style Hunter - Bright. Hot. Laser-focused. This pure crimson is a chic-seeking missile that always gets exactly what it’s looking for.
- Truth or Flare - Sexy. Fun. Totally glamorous. Vintage blue denim fits perfectly, honestly, these jeans always make you look fab.
You can guess which is our favorite, right? I absolutely cannot wait to grab a bottle of Romper Room! It looks like a slightly more pigmented version of Ballet Slippers, which you guys already know I love! Hopefully I can get my hands on Romper Room soon and share the formulation and actual color with you, but until then I would love to see your own pics if you’ve already tried any of the 2014 Spring colors! Check out some Pinspiration based on these beautiful shades below:
Roses | Lights | Butterflies
Dress | Door | Typewriter
What do you think about the Essie collection? Which color is your favorite? Do you think the items I chose match the feeling of the nail polishes? Let me know in the comments below! I’m so excited to share this post with you, I hope you enjoyed it xo
I love infographics. Something about the clean, simple design combined with organized data just calls to me. I stumbled across this amazing one by Mediarun that’s in the spirit of one of the biggest fashion events of the year, the Oscars. Get ready for the March 2nd air date by checking out every dress worn by the Best Actress Academy Award winners and fall in love with the adorable illustrations in this design:
And in case you’re interested in images of the real dresses, here’s a quick view of the past 20 Best Actresses in the last 20 years:
2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994
Do you share my love of clean design? What do you think the winner will be wearing this year? Which dress from the past is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below! xo
Happy Snow Day! Are you snuggling up today with some of your favorite comfy things? I am! Here’s some inspiration for the rest of your day — stay cozy!
Manicure | Scarf
Blankets | Spoon
Sometimes exercising can be a total drag, but cute and highly functional athletic wear always gives me the inspiration to get my workout on! Recently I’ve spotted a ton of graphic workout outfits on Pinterest that have me falling head-over-heels in love with their unique, feminine accents. Art + function, does it get any better than that?
Need a little inspiration to get your sweat on today? I love the clean lines of these looks. Check out some of my favorites below!
For more cute outfits, check out my Pinterest board “Graphic Workout Wear” HERE! What do you guys think of the new artsy take on exercise clothes? Which of the outfits is your favorite? Do you think fashion and design make sense together? Let me know in the comments!
In case you haven’t heard, it’s cold. Very cold. Record-breaking cold for this time of year. Every social media site has been blowing up with my friends and followers alerting me to this fact. But we shouldn’t let the cold outside affect what we feel on the inside.
Winter is a very complex time of the year, when many people suffer from seasonal depression and sadness. It’s also when many people stay tucked away in their homes and become recluses. Let’s try something different together this year — let’s make an effort to be more connected.
January is the perfect time to take stock of your life. Haven’t worn those clothes all year? Donate them. Feeling unhealthy from all the holiday meals? Set up a workout schedule. Haven’t set up a Skype date with you BFF in awhile? Call her up.
This year let’s try to become more loving, healthier, kinder, and, most importantly, let’s make an effort to communicate better. Why are we afraid to call up our friends on the phone? Why do we fear being called a “creeper” if we post comments on old Facebook photos? Why don’t we share our thoughts when something touches our lives us in some way? Share the warmth of your friendship (starting now!) and your heart will keep you warm during this cold spell and on into 2014.
I’ve been living in my winter nail polish shades, one of my favorites of which is Essie’s Bobbing for Baubles. It’s a modern take on the classic black, supplying a small amount of color that appears flattering on all skin tones and looks both professional and fun.
Check out some other beautiful midnight blue color inspirations below:
Snowflakes | Moon Print
Chair + Table | Heels
Hope everyone is having a restful Christmas week! xo
Recently one of my designer friends, Brittany Newman, posted her beautiful orange-hued design project on Facebook and I was so inspired by the colors! They are the perfect subdued oranges that make you really, really want a delicious Creamsicle or maybe an orange soda — yum! Check out her adorable design of a hipster deer and two other tangerine images below:
Deer | Bird | Tomatoes
How amazingly cute is her design? Brittany is an Interior Architecture & Design senior at JMU and a very hard-working designer with a cool, modern style. We love you here at Rompadomp, Brittany! :)
What do you think of the color tangerine? Are you inspired by Brittany’s or the other designs? Let us know in the comments below! xo
It’s been a very busy Christmas season at Rompadomp! I haven’t had much time to blog, but I wanted to take advantage of this quiet morning to share with you guys a fun post I’ve had in my head for awhile. For this Pinspiration, I’m drawing inspiration from my favorite brand of nail polish, essie! They have recently come out with a holiday gift set that features some of their best-selling nail polishes and I am in love! I own several of these and cannot recommend them enough. Another bonus: they compliment one another really well, so it’s easy to mix-and-match! I definitely recommend picking up this set of mini polishes if you don’t already own most of them.
And now for my pins inspired by this collection! I chose to feature all Etsy items this week, to help support our growing community! If you are not already an Etsy shopper, please hop on over there and check it out — everything is handmade with love and care with the except of the vintage pieces, which compliment the personalized feeling of the site. So without further ado, here’s my color matching items inspired by the Limited Edition essie 2013 Holiday Gift Set:
Garland | Sweater
Necklace | Candle
What do you think about the essie collection? Which color is your favorite? Do you think the items I chose match the feeling of the nail polishes? Let me know in the comments below! xo
I’ve been living in my cream Calvin Klein scarf recently because it’s been so chilly! Here are some of my recent pins that focus on the color cream and it’s wintertime appeal:
Pencils | Sweater
Cups | Dress
Cream is the perfect mix of a warm color with cold weather to me. It’s not so pristine, but, rather, loved and used.
What are your cold weather must haves? It just isn’t a perfect winter day without a comfy scarf and a cup of tea for me!
I’ve been doing a lot of pinning this week and I wanted to share some of the inspirational photos I’ve been loving with you all! I’ve been really drawn to gold recently, so it’s no surprise that it’s the focus color of these four images. I love the shine and depth that gold can achieve without ever really changing its color, it makes it so versatile and striking.
Leaf | Manicure
Necklace | Card
And on that note, I’ve also added a brand new item to my shop today just in time for winter — a pair of Gold Antler Earrings! Check them out and let me know what you think! They are the perfect combo of Southern rustic and charm :)