Polished to Perfection

We are mirror image twins. That means one of us is left handed, the other right handed. Our hair parts on opposite sides. In high school, one was the cheerleader, the other the artsy girl who hid in her room reading VC Andrews. Our tastes in decor are opposite: cozy British chic to more is more COLOR.

When it comes to personal style, we are often on the opposite wavelength. One of us will be blonde while the other a dark brunette. When it comes to nails, if one has black matte, the other has a glossy nude. Simple and modern. Covered in crystals.

It makes life fun! Here are a few snapshots of some of our manicures, which we get done at a salon as part of a monthly self-care luxury. We also list some tools to DIY the ‘extra’ at home (as an Amazon associate partner, we may earn a percentage of sales).

When we glitter:

Copper Rose gel dip for the Thanksgiving holiday season. Pink & White Nails in Springfield, MO

Do it at home with ILNP Juliette Holographic Nail Polish, Rose Gold

Backpack, Backpack

Remember when wearing backpacks with both straps on your shoulders was uncool?

21 Jump Street

{photo via Slate article, which makes me SO HAPPY that there’s been an investigative study}

Personally, I was almost always a two-strapper, because it was just more comfortable. I had A LOT of books in those backpacks, because…well, I was a classic nerd. And classic nerds used both straps to keep their backs upright (well…as upright as possible while still maintaining their low self-esteem poor posture).

Thankfully, the garment itself, a backpack, will never go out of style. It’s practical, it can be “cool,” and it’s easy on the back. A win-win-win!