Pretty Spring Nail Colors from Londontown

If ever there was a nail polish brand that was made for me, Londontown is IT! As a self-proclaimed Anglophile, I am obsessed with everything related to England (as seen here and here). The moment I learned about Londontown and saw all of their cute nail color names, I knew I had to try them out! Their new spring nail colors are so dreamy, and I am so excited to share them with you! Luckily, their colors aren’t just gorgeous. They are super high quality and long-lasting as well.

Londontown Spring Nail Colors

AFTERNOON TEA

A delicate, subtle pink, Afternoon Tea is probably my favorite spring nail color from Londontown. It reminds me of a color that Meghan Markle would wear. Perfectly royal, yet sweet and springy!

PEACH PLEASE

I always think of peach as the ultimate pastel spring color, and Peach Please is the perfect shade! It’s not overly orange like some peach nail colors. Just the right amount!

Londontown Spring Nail Colors          Londontown Spring Nail Colors

LEMONADE POP

If you’re looking for a slightly brighter pop of pink than Afternoon Tea, Lemonade Pop is the one to get. Talk about the perfect spring nail color for Easter!

DAINTY DAZE

Is pink not really your thing? (can’t relate) Dainty Daze is the prettiest shade of periwinkle blue I’ve ever seen! I very rarely wear blue nail polish, but this greyish-blue shade is becoming a new favorite of mine.

Londontown Spring Nail Colors          Londontown Spring Nail Colors

Aside from Londontown’s beautiful nail colors and high quality formulas, they are also vegan, and cruelty-free. Their nail polishes are 9-Free, meaning they are free from toxic ingredients like formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate.

One other major thing that stands out for me is their thick brushes. There’s nothing worse that applying nail polish with a thin brush that doesn’t hold product well and creates a streaky finish. Londontown’s brushes are the best I’ve used in all my years of painting my nails. Glides on smoothly and perfectly every time!

The shade I have been wearing most recently is Peach Please (seen in the photo below). It gets me so excited for warm, spring days!

Londontown Spring Nail Colors

I know you guys will LOVE these spring nail colors as much as I do, and Londontown was kind enough to give TPP readers a discount code to use on future purchases! Use code “polishedposy” for 25% off at Londontown, and be sure to let me know which shades you pick up!

Londontown Spring Nail Colors

 

SHOP LONDONTOWN’S NEW SPRING NAIL COLORS:

Afternoon Tea | Peach Please | Dainty Daze | Lemonade Pop

SHOP MY OTHER FAVORITES FROM LONDONTOWN:

Waterloo Sunset | Jane Austen | Bespoked | Save the Queen | Chelsea Porcelain | Changing of the Guards | Paddington Blue | Chuffed to Bits | Thames from the Eye | Gel Genius Top Coat | Gel Genius Base Coat | 2-in-1 Hand & Nail Treatment

Thanks to Londontown for sending me their spring collection to review!

Nurture Your Hair and Body with the Waterpik Hair Wand

This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx.com on behalf of Waterpik. As always, all opinions are my own.


I know I can’t be the only one out there that gets frustrated with the whole hair washing routine. It’s pretty much the same experience every time, and goes a little something like this. Get in the shower. Lather up with shampoo and conditioner. Struggle to get all the shampoo and conditioner out. Get out of the shower with a tangled mess and most likely a little bit of soap still lingering. Guess what? It doesn’t have to be that way! Babbleboxx sent over the Waterpik Hair Wand Spa System for me to try out and let me tell you, it is a total game changer!

Waterpik Hair Wand

EASY TO INSTALL

When I am looking into a new gadget or device, one of my first thoughts is how much trouble it will be to get up and running. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to install the Waterpik Hair Wand and how quickly my shower experience was transformed. I just had to follow a few simple steps and it was ready to go in less than 5 minutes.

Waterpik Hair Wand

QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY RINSES HAIR

One of the most annoying parts about taking a shower is the process of rinsing all the shampoo and conditioner out. I have a lot of hair, so this is never an easy task! On top of that, my hair tangles VERY easily when I wash it. With the Waterpik Hair Wand‘s PowerComb feature, the water streams comb my hair as it rinses while also revitalizing my scalp. This means less tangles and less fuss! It also rinses more thoroughly than your typical shower head, leaving behind super clean and tangle-free hair ready to be styled. Exactly how it should be after a shower, right?

NURTURES YOUR HAIR AND BODY

Regular use of the Waterpik Hair Wand will contribute to the overall health of your hair, leaving it more vibrant and luminous than ever. Aside from nurturing your hair, it will also provide therapeutic benefits to your body. You know those days when you come home and everything hurts? I have those days every once in a while. There’s nothing like hopping in a hot shower and letting the Hair Wand take over. I just aim the stream on my neck and back muscles and the relief is almost immediate. In fact, a recent study showed that 90% of users experienced muscle tension release within minutes. The PowerPulse Massage setting is such a soothing way to end the day!

Waterpik Hair Wand          Waterpik Hair Wand

VARIOUS WAND STREAMS AND SHOWER HEAD MODES

You can customize your shower experience with the various different streams and modes that the Waterpik Hair Wand provides. There are 3 different wand streams and 9 different shower head modes to choose from, depending on your preference and needs at the moment. Since the shower head and hair wand are all one system, you can easily switch back and forth from the shower head to the hair wand throughout your shower.

Waterpik Hair Wand          Waterpik Hair Wand

If you’re looking to upgrade your shower experience and want more manageable, healthy hair, definitely try out the Waterpik Hair Wand.  Waterpik is offering a $10 rebate right now, so take advantage of the rebate while you can! Be sure to check out the video so you can see it in action. I would love to hear what you guys think about it!

Get Red Carpet Ready With These Beauty Essentials

This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx.com. As always, all opinions are my own.


Are you ready for the Oscars this Sunday? Although you are probably like me and won’t be walking any red carpets this weekend, that doesn’t mean you can’t get red carpet ready! These beauty essentials will help you get glam for your next night out, and you could actually WIN all the items in this post! Babbleboxx is giving away their Red Carpet themed box to one lucky winner. Keep reading to learn why I love each of these products and be sure to enter the giveaway here.

Get Red Carpet Ready with these Beauty Essentials

HAND & STONE GLOW & GO FACIAL

There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get after having a luxurious, relaxing facial treatment! It’s always a good idea to get a facial before a big event because you know your skin will be looking its absolute best. Hand & Stone offers a Glow & Go treatment that will give you a radiant, youthful glow in just 30 minutes! The treatment involves a combination of red LED light therapy and a NuFace microcurrent lift. As a result, new collagen is stimulated and the skin becomes more firm and contoured. It also reduces the puffiness around your eyes, which is always one of my major concerns! The lift maintains 24-72 hours, so this is perfect to get right before a weekend getaway. I’ll be getting my Glow & Go facial next week, and I can’t wait to share my experience with you. Keep an eye out on Instagram to see how it went! Use code “RedCarpet” for 50% off the Red LED upgrade at Hand & Stone through 2/28/19 (valid at participating spas).

DERMALOGICA BIOLUMIN-C SERUM

A good serum is essential for maintaining a healthy glow, and Dermalogica‘s Biolumin-C Serum is one of the best. It’s packed with Vitamin C, which helps to brighten and firm the skin. With consistent use, it also reduces the appearance of fine lines and unbalanced pigmentation. Sounds too good to be true, but I assure you it’s the real deal! It’s so easy to add into your current skincare routine. Just use morning and night after cleansing and toning (before moisturizing)!

MODA METALLICS TOTAL FACE FLIP KIT

Aside from being obviously adorable with their pretty gold handles, these Moda brushes are so soft and make applying makeup a dream! This is the 7-piece Total Face Flip Kit, which includes 6 brushes (for eyes, face, and lips) plus a super convenient flip case. They work great with both wet and dry products. The high quality fibers apply makeup so smoothly, you are sure to see instant results! I love that they’re easy to travel with, and can be stored or displayed in the case when not in use. Use code “MODAXBABBLE” for 20% off your Moda order (through 3/30/19).

Get Red Carpet Ready with these Beauty Essentials          Get Red Carpet Ready with these Beauty Essentials

THE GOLD Q RESTORATION HAND CREAM

I love (and need) a good moisturizer for my hands, and The Gold Q Restoration Hand Cream has officially become one of my beauty essentials! My skin gets so dry in the winter, and this hemp-infused hand cream absolutely brings it back to life. It exfoliates and nourishes my skin, while also preventing the appearance of unsightly veins. Let’s not forget that one of the first places we start to show our age is our hands. I have made it a priority to apply hand cream twice a day, and I can definitely tell a difference in how my hands look and feel!

THE GOLD Q TOPICAL RELIEF

Another one of my beauty essentials from The Gold Q is their Topical Relief Cream. This is such a great all over moisturizer that immediately makes your skin feel revived and hydrated. Like the Restoration Hand Cream, it’s hemp-infused, plant-based, and paraben-free. If you’ve been eager to try out hemp skin care and cosmetics, The Gold Q is definitely the brand to go with! Use code “GOODASGOLD20” for 20% off your first purchase at The Gold Q (through 3/25/19).

Get Red Carpet Ready with these Beauty Essentials

GRANDE COSMETICS – GRANDELASH-MD

When it comes to getting all glammed up, the first thing that comes to mind is LASHES! I don’t have naturally lush lashes, so I am thankful for serums like GrandeLASH-MD that help me grow longer, thicker lashes. The total treatment time is three months, but you’ll start seeing results in just 4-6 weeks! Plus, it’s ophthamologist approved and safe to use with contacts and lash extensions.

GRAND COSMETICS – GRANDELIPS PLUMPING LIQUID LIPSTICK

You can’t get fully glammed up without lipstick! I absolutely love the GrandeLIPS Plumping Liquid Lipstick because it does more than just add color. It actually plumps my lips and keeps them hydrated (unlike some liquid lipsticks that are drying). It applies so effortlessly, and I always see instant results! The shade I’m wearing here is the “Semi-Matte Strawberry Rhubarb”. Use code “BABBLE10” for 10% off your Grande Cosmetics order.

PERFECT FORMULA GEL COAT NAIL COLORS

I am always on the look out for a nail polish that actually improves the health of my nails. Perfect Formula‘s Gel Coat Colors are not only gorgeous, but they also strengthen, seal, and protect your nails! I’ve always struggled with maintaining healthy nails, and wearing this gel coat has actually helped prevent my nails from splitting. The shade I’m wearing here is “Elegant” (also pictured above is “Dazzle”). Although it is a gel coat, it can easily be removed with any nail polish remover. Use code “redcarpet” for 20% off your Perfect Formula purchase through 3/31/19.

Get Red Carpet Ready with these Beauty Essentials          Get Red Carpet Ready with these Beauty Essentials

Don’t forget to enter the Babbleboxx GIVEAWAY so you can potentially win all of these beauty essentials! I know you guys will love them as much as I do!

Whimsical Whites Under $50

This week’s under $50 roundup is a total white out! These whimsical whites caught my eye, and now I’m dreaming of light and airy spring days. From statement earrings to satin headbands, there are so many fun crisp white pieces out right now. Which one would you pick to brighten up your wardrobe?

Whimsical Whites Under $50 featured by top US fashion blog The Polished Posy

 

SHOP THESE WHIMSICAL WHITES:

N° 1. Lele Sadoughi Lily Stud Earrings | N° 2. River Island White Tie Front T-Shirt | N° 3. RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream | N° 4. BaubleBar Vitina Beaded Heart Drop Earrings | N° 5. Cathy’s Concepts Personalized Pouch | N° 6. Good Luck Gem Button Detail Crop Pants | N° 7. BaubleBar Desideria Scallop Hoop Earrings | N° 8. Something Navy Satin Tie Back Headband | N° 9. Street Level Faux Leather Backpack | N° 10. River Island White Belted Shorts | N° 11. Chanel LA Base Mascara Base | N° 12. Native Shoes Audrey Vegan Open Sided Flat

 

Loving this under $50 feature? Take a look here for more of my under $50 favorites!

Polished Picks – Pamper Yourself

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! This day is all about love, but sometimes we focus so much on loving others that we forget to love ourselves. You may be planning to treat your significant other today, but you should also make plans to PAMPER YOURSELF. Order your favorite dessert, take a long bath, or curl up with a cozy blanket and a good book. Here are a few things to get you inspired for your own little pamper party (which you should have at least once a week)!

Polished Picks Pamper Yourself

 

PAMPER YOURSELF WITH THESE PICKS:

N° 1. Charbonnel et Walker Marc de Champagne Chocolates | N° 2. UGG Braelyn Robe | N° 3. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen | N° 4. Herbivore Botanicals Rose Quartz Facial Roller | N° 5. Elemis Frangipani Salt Glow Scrub | N° 6. Anthropologie Katarina Teapot | N° 7. Privy Eau De Pre-Toilette Spray | N° 8. Fortnum & Mason Lapsang Souchong Tea | N° 9. Chanel La Creme Main Hand Cream | N° 10. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw | N° 11. Minnetonka Cally Slipper | N° 12. Serene House Supernova Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser | N° 13. The Beauty Chef – Glow Inner Beauty Powder | N° 14. Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase


 

Loving this roundup? Take a look here for more of my Polished Picks!

Red Polka Dot Dress for Valentine’s Day

It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while I find a bold-colored piece that I can’t pass up. When I came across this gorgeous red polka dot dress, I fell head over heels in love! Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and this would be the perfect dress to wear for date night (or even a V-Day brunch).

red polka dot dress

red polka dot dress          red polka dot dress

Since bold colors are not typically my aesthetic, you know I had to add in some neutral accessories! This oh-so-feminine Kate Spade crossbody bag is the perfect size for carrying date night essentials (plus, it’s 33% off right now!). I usually like to carry a clutch when I wear a dress, but I really like the way this crossbody draws the eye even more to the ruffles and square neckline. They may be a bit hard to see in these photos, but my XO earrings always come out this time of year. I just noticed they also have a pave version that I’m pretty sure I need!

Basically, this outfit has all the elements that make me happy: polka dots, ruffles, pleats, and bows. It’s super wearable beyond Valentine’s Day as well. The lightweight chiffon fabric makes it the perfect dress to wear throughout spring and summer. Pair it with a fitted denim jacket on chilly spring evenings!

red polka dot dress

red polka dot dress          red polka dot dress

Looking for something a bit shorter and sassier? This dress is adorable and under $40! I also really like this knot front dress that’s on sale for $22.

SHOP THIS RED POLKA DOT DRESS LOOK:

ASOS Red Polka Dot Dress | Kate Spade Hayes Street Crossbody Bag | Nashelle Necklace c/o (use code SHOPTRISTAN for free shipping) | Pieces of Me “Driven” Cuff Bracelet c/o | Kris Nations XO Stud Earrings (this pave version is also cute!) | Block Heel Sandals (old, linked similar style)

3 Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx.com. As always, all opinions are my own.


Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, time is running out to find that perfect gift for the guy or gal in your life. Sure, there’s always chocolates and flowers, but those options don’t exactly scream “unique”. I struggle every year to come up with new and exciting gift ideas, but my friends at Babbleboxx always come through! They recently sent me these three fabulous products to try out, and each of them would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for the ladies on your list this year.

valentine's day gift

valentines day gift          valentines day gift

CROSS CENTURY II PEARLESCENT WHITE LACQUER ROLLERBALL PEN

Everyone deserves to have a fancy pen at least once in their lives, and this is definitely the one to get. I used to think that “a pen is a pen”, but now I know better! The Cross Century II Pearlescent White Lacquer Rollerball Pen is an absolute dream to write with. The gel ink flows so smoothly and dries super fast! The white lacquer and polished rose gold finish give the pen an elegant and timeless look. Luxury pens like this one make such classy gifts, especially if the recipient is a business professional that takes pride in their desk-cessories. Get 10% off your purchase with code BABBLE10 (through 2/28/19).

valentine's day gift

ZENNI OPTICAL GLASSES

I was so excited about these Zenni eyeglasses when they arrived! Not only are they super stylish, they also have Blokz™ blue light blocking lenses. Anyone else guilty of staring at your computer and phone screens all day long? Wearing these glasses will actually protect your eyes from harmful blue light emitted from digital devices. No more irritated eyes! Since self care is one of my main priorities for 2019, this is just another step towards that goal. I also love their red heart-shaped glasses (with 80% gray sunglass tint). Talk about the perfect Valentine’s Day gift!

valentine's day gift

valentine's day gift          valentine's day gift

CASIO G-SHOCK S SERIES WATCH

Watches are always fun to get as a gift! The G-SHOCK S Series Watch by Casio is part of their “Military Chic” collection. It has a sportswear-inspired design, which would be perfect for the sporty yet stylish gal in your life. The rose gold mirrored face adds a feminine touch, but doesn’t take away from its overall toughness. With 200M water resistance and shock resistance, it has everything you could possibly want in a sports watch.

How are you planning to spend Valentine’s Day? Are you giving something unique as a Valentine’s Day gift this year, or do you have any go-to gifts that are always a hit? Let me know in the comments!

 

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