Fashion Favorite: Sorel Boots

Sorel Boots - Winter Snow Boots - Fashion Favorite - SC's Scoop

Hi friends! How was your weekend?  Martin Luther King Jr. Day gave me a three day weekend, which was definitely a treat. And while I’m glad the weather wasn’t unbearably cold, I’m also crossing my fingers that we get a big snow before winter is over. I’d love a good excuse to trek my favorite winter boots through the snow! I got my favorite boots two Christmases ago and have only fallen more in love with them over time. That’s the sign of a solid purchase, right?! My Sorel boots are the Tivoli style. The shaft and top of the boot is a tan suede, while the soles and laces are black. I have found this color combo goes with a lot, and it looks especially nice with blue jeans.

The best news is that these boots go on sale often! Below are some additional styles from Sorel, if you want a boot with a slightly different look or color.

Similar Sorel’s: Joan of Arctic BootCaribou BootWinter Carnival BootTivoli High II

These boots have held up really well in the snow, and the tread on them is excellent. I don’t have to worry about slipping when I walk on ice. I wore them last winter throughout a crazy blizzard (pictures below), and my feet stayed warm and dry throughout several long walks in the snow. One recommendation for sizing – these boots tend to run on the small side. So, I would definitely order a half-size up or even a whole size up if you would like them to be comfortable with thick socks on.

Do you have a favorite pair of winter boots that helped you survive a snow storm? Do you love wearing Sorel boots in the wintertime? I would love to hear all about your favorite snow boots.

Cheers to a great week!

Sarah Camille

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Tips for Nailing a Perfect Manicure at Home

When I was a little girl, painting my own nails was a BIG mess. More nail polish ended up on my hands than on my nails. But over the years, I have perfected this craft, and now painting my nails is a welcomed activity to relax and unwind at the end of a long day.


Here are a my tips for nailing a perfect manicure at home:

  1. Not too much! It’s important to make sure your brush isn’t loaded with nail polish. It should not be dripping. I recommend dipping the brush in all the way and then gently wiping the excess nail polish off twice, once on each side of your brush.
  2. Three strokes, you’re out! Aim to do your first stroke on one end, your second stroke on the other end and your last stroke down the middle. This can take practice, but three strokes is really all you need for one coat. And, the more you apply, the messier and more uneven the nail polish will get on your nails.
  3. Stay away from your cuticles. Leave a little space between your cuticles and where the polish starts. The end product will look much better. If you do hit your cuticles with the nail brush then just take a free, dry finger and drag your nail along that cuticle to take away any excess polish.
  4. Q-tips are your BFF for mess-ups. When you are done painting your nails, dip a q-tip in nail polish remover and wipe it around your nails to remove any mess-ups. I also remove cotton from the q-tip and will use the harder end to get any extra nail polish from under my nails. 
  5. Practice, practice, practice. Nailing a perfect manicure takes practice, but I guarantee you that after a few tries it will be much easier for you to paint your nails (Of course, it’s also important to remember that complete perfection is unrealistic ;-)). 
  6. Patience & cold water. Make sure you wait at least 30 minutes for your nails to dry. Once they’re dry, wash them under cold water to help ensure the polish has set. I also recommend putting on a favorite TV show, so the time flies by.

Hopefully you find these tips helpful. The nail polish I’m wearing in the photos above is Revlon’s Fashionista shade, which I have been loving for this winter. If you missed it, I shared last week my favorite nail shades for this winter. From my experience, Revlon, OPI and Essie stay on my nails the longest and the product will last a long time on your shelf.

If you have additional tips or tricks for nailing the perfect manicure, I’d love to hear them.

Cheers!

SC

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Four Favorite Shades for Your Winter Manicures

Winter is in full force and we might get snow this weekend – fingers crossed! Since it is only fitting to have nails that compliment the season, I wanted to share  four of my favorite nail polishes and shades for a manicure in the winter.

 

  1. Dark Teal – Try Revlon’s Fashionista for a beautiful deep teal color that will go beautifully with an array of winter neutrals.
  2. Soft Purple – Check out Revlon’s Colorstay Gel Envy Hold ‘Em for a subdued purple that is bold, but soft and perfect for winter.
  3. Blush – Try Essie’s Eternal Optimist shade for a rose color that will perfectly compliment all the pale pink and neutral clothing that is currently trending.
  4. Grey – Check out Revlon’s Colorstay Gel Envy Ace of Spades for a dark grey shade that’s a great alternative to black nails this season.

I especially love these shades because they compliment my winter clothes, which consists of shades of grey, navy, cream, and several pastels. Below are photos of me wearing Essie’s Eternal Optimist and Revlon’s Fashionista polishes. 

I’d love to hear if you have any similar nail polish shades in your docket or if you prefer to sport something totally different during the winter season.

Here’s to a happy weekend. Cheers!

Sarah Camille

 

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