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Happy Friday friends!! Closing in on the last few days of February and I'm totally okay with this month going by so fast because March is just about my favorite month of the year - hello birthday celebrations, trip adventures & anniversary love!! It's a full month and I wouldn't have it any other way!! Sharing a few favorites from this week! 
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Spring-Like Weather||

Snagged this photo from my instastory - yesterday was just pure perfection weather wise! I wouldn't mind if this was the weather every single day of the year, but I think I'm living in the wrong state for that! The streets were packed with people & everyone was just happy!! 

Oscar Party Apps ||

Our neighbors are hosting an Oscar's Party this Sunday and we've been told that the best app wins something!! This is actually my first ever Oscar's Party & I'm pretty excited since once again we don't have to travel anywhere!! Although the red carpet and opening monologue are undoubtedly the best parts - I have to figure out what to make. So if you have any ideas of anything Best Movie themed send it my way!! I'm thinking Indian-spiced roasted chickpeas  with Shrimp on the Barbie - I guess I've decided on Lion as my movie! 

Best Nail Polish ||

essie nail polish, gel couture, long lasting polish

essie nail polish, gel couture, long lasting polish
Have you guys jumped on board with Essie's Gel Couture Nail Polish yet? If not, I would just like to let you know that I have thrown out or given away all of my nail polishes - that's over 40 or so colors that did not last half as long as the Essie Couture line. It didn't matter what top coat I used, it just never worked, so I decided it's better to invest in something that will last rather than getting gel manicures that unfortunately have started to ruin my nails. I do want to try SNS Dip Powder, but it hasn't really taken off in Boston yet, so I'm waiting for salons to start offering it more widely! My current collection includes 4 polishes & I just picked up this one that I'll be sporting all spring! 

One Shoulder Love ||

I love off the shoulder tops, but unfortunately they never really fit me that well and I feel a bit constricted since I use my arms a lot when I talk!! I picked up these one shoulder tops from Ann Taylor over the weekend and I'm so looking forward to wearing it during a night out / our upcoming trip!! Under $25 - that's a win! 

Blogilates ||

I can't remember where I first saw Blogilates mentioned but with over 400 videos of exercises, I've got some catching up to do! Most of the workouts don't require the use of weights so you can do them anywhere and quick too - 15 minutes or less...I can get behind that!!  

Hope you all have a great weekend!! See you back here for a little weekending!! 
Linking up with Amanda

61 comments

  1. Happy Friday! 66 degree weather sounds soooo amazing! I'm so glad Spring is finally deciding to make an appearance - it was much needed. Love that one shoulder top and can't wait to see it on you!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  2. I haven't jumped on board with the Essie gel collection but I've been meaning too! I need to just do it :-) That one shoulder top is a great alternative to the off the shoulder, I'm not a huge fan of those either! Have a great weekend girl!
    Xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  3. You guys are having such great weather right now! Still obsessed with the Essie Gel line, I think I have 7 colors now and I can think of at least 4 more I want ASAP haha! Happy Friday love! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. Okay I love the one shoulder top but I understand how you feel about feeling constricted--I think that's why I can't buy an off the shoulder top yet because I feel like it's holding in my arms, and like you, I'm an arm talker! Love that Essie line--I have one polish and I like to use the top coat with other colors too. So many people have shared about blogilates and I love how upbeat that girl is!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  5. That weather is totally perfection!! I'm pretty jealous! Have fun at your Oscar party!

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  6. I am definitely a super fan of the Essie Gel polish! It is just about the only thing that stays on my nails for more than three days! And yes to this spring like weather already :) I hope you have a great weekend!

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  7. Our birthdays are getting closer!!! I love the Essie gel polish - the only thing is that I wish they had some gray colors in the mix. Those roasted chickpeas sounds delicious. Hope you guys win!

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  8. I'm so envious of that neighbourhood oscar party. Maybe I will do one next year. Looove blogilates. Just started last week.

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  9. Loving that nail polish! SO pretty. It has been like spring here too, 90 yesterday :o so crazy for February. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  10. This weather has been so gorgeous! I'm just hoping we don't have a March (or April?!) snow storm. Roasted chickpeas are the best! I love trying out different spices. What a fun idea for an Oscar's party! Have a great weekend, Biana!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  11. Hooray for springlike weather, great manis, and a month of celebrations to come! Those chickpeas look delish! Have a wonderful weekend ahead, B! xo - Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

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  12. That top is just fabulous and so is that polish! I have way too many nail polishes to want to talk about on here. And I rarely ever have my nails painted!! Well besides my toes, they are painted all spring and summer but usually the same few colors. Roasted chickpeas has been my snack all week. Yum!!! Hope you have fun at the party!

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  13. It has an absolutely BEAUTIFUL day here too yesterday! YAY for March birthdays!! I have a feeling it's going to be such a gorgeous month!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  14. I'm so going to miss that taste of Spring weather we just had! Totally checking out those exercises! Happy Weekend girl!

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  15. I'm not usually an appetizer maker, so no ideas there, but I'm so excited for the month ahead for you!! March is definitely your month!!!! P.S.-- they have SNS here at my local (and trusted) nail salon ;0) XOXO, R

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  16. I'm obsessed with this weather!! I could sleep outside of it was normal... I love barre classes! And I'm loving that nail polish!! Have an awesome weekend!

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  17. Yes to the spring-like weather! I hope it's here to stay! And I'm also loving the one-shoulder trend. Between that and off-the-shoulder, I just want to buy ALL THE THINGS! ;) Happy Weekend! :)

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  18. I think you should go with the appetizer that you already thought up. It's so creative and sounds delicious and healthy! Isn't this weather amazing! Although I am a little worried when we are turning the air conditioner on in February! It looks like we are in for a HOT summer.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  19. That appetizer sounds delicious! I can't wait for the Oscars red carpet!

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  20. The Oscars party sounds so much fun! Hope you app wins! Have a great time!

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  21. This weather has been crazy and I love it! A few people mentioned blogilates on my post Wednesday so now I definitely have to check it out! Happy Friday, girl!

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  22. I didn't know know that both your wedding anniversary and birthday are within the same month! Sept.7-Oct.7th is always busy with lots of celebrations, since Eddie's birthday is on the 7th, mine on the 29th, and our wedding anniversary a month later on Oct.7th! I'm sure you're very excited and have a lot to look forward to! That Oscar party sounds like so much fun and I love the recipe you're thinking of doing, it sounds delish and fits the theme perfectly! I'm glad you mentioned the Gel polishes because I was always curious, but never purchased them because I thought you had to have gel nails in order to use them, now I know! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, beauty, and thanks for sharing your faves with us!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  23. yes to all things essie gel line! i cant get enough and it's really all i use! obsessed with the one shoulder trend - i am def going to be jumping on that bandwagon! (funny i'll be wearing off the shoulder tonight ha) >> but i totally get the restrictive thing! have a wonderful weekend!! and have fun at the oscar party!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  24. I am ALL about the Essie line too! Looking forward to picking up a few more when I'm home next since they seem to be a season behind on the colors here. That one shoulder shirt is so pretty! Love it! xo

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  25. That one shoulder top is so cute!! I want the warm weather to stick! I'm really enjoying it.

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  26. It has been so warm here too - it is nice, but so weird to be wearing spring clothes in February! lol Those chickpeas look delicious! xx

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  27. Yayyyy for gorgeous weather! KC was seriously feeling like summer (it was 79 degrees on Wednesday!) but we're back in the cold winter suckkkk for the weekend (argh). All good- spring will be here soon enough!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  28. I love March, but our Springs are windyyyy -- so I really don't like that -- I'm talking dust and can't see the sky windy!
    I need MORE of those Essie polishes, they are by far my favorite as well!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  29. Love the InstaStory!! It's been unseasonably warm here, too :) LOVING it. And OMG I have been avoiding those twisty essie bottles because I also have QUITE the collection of regular essie - EEEKS! But if the gel is THAT good, I need to jump on board ;) Cheers to the weekend!

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  30. That nail polish is so pretty, and yay for beautiful weather! Just breathing in the fresh air is so invigorating after a long winter. Happy Friday gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

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  31. I'm totally digging those thumb rings!!!!!

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  32. I need to try out the Essie polish..I totally suck at painting my nails. Blogilates looks like the perfect fit for days I can't make it to the gym. I need to check that out!

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  33. That workout looks crazy! I love Essie Gel Couture, it's awesome!!! I want this weather to stay so much, fingers crossed it doesn't get too cold again! Hope you have the best weekend! XO

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  34. You guys have so much goodness lined up for March- I'm so happy spring is around the corner and you're so right, these warmer temperatures have made it feel like everyone is in a much better mood! I still haven't tried that Essie line, but you've convinced me to give it a try! Do you use the top coat that goes with it?

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  35. Happy Friday! March would be my favorite month too with all those great things going on for you! Can this weather just stay around forever?! Have so much at that Oscar's party and have a great weekend! Beautifully Candid

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  36. Ya for spring weather! Beautiful weather for dun times! I love that top so much! Does it run true to size?

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  37. This warmer weather has been the best - I wish it would stay forever. An Oscar's party sounds like so much fun - I can't wait to hear about it after.

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  38. I did the same with all my nail polishes...nothing else lasts as long!!

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  39. So Chris was in Boston this week for training and he was commenting on how awesome the weather has been! I hope that it continues for y'all! And I've seriously heard such great things about the Essie gel polish, but I haven't pulled the trigger yet. Maybe sometime soon. I hope that you enjoy your last weekend in February!

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  40. I need to try the Essie polish. Have you tried the CND Vynulx? Does it work better? I don't like the salon gel manis either because they messed up my nails. Yay for March! It's by bday month too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  41. So many things to love in this post! That Ann Taylor top is so cute, and I love those nail polish colors! Yay for the beginning of March! I hope you have the best month with all those celebrations! :)

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  42. Girl, it's like 75 degrees here and it's honestly the best February ever!! Loving this spring weather and I still need to try that polish. Hope you have a great weekend!! (I'll be stuck inside working but hopefully I get out on time so I can at least enjoy the evening!)

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  43. I love that it's called Blogilates! Have a fabulous weekend, pretty girl!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  44. Such a great round up and I love that nail polish! Hope you have a great weekend Biana!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  45. I need more of the Essie polish. I love the first color, but I have one similar to it. The wine red one is sooo pretty. Yay for spring like weather in Boston. So jealous. Have a great weekend!

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  46. If you make the roasted chickpeas let me know how they turned out! I made some last year and they were mushy. :( I really need to try the gel polish. I rarely paint my nails, but this may convince me to do it more often.
    Have a great weekend girl!

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  47. I definitely still need to try that Essie polish, I know everyone loves it! Have so much fun at your Oscars party!

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  48. I love the look of those chickpeas. Enjoy the Oscar party
    https://runwright.net/2017/02/24/what-do-you-do-when/

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  49. I can't believe I still haven't bought the Essie polish! I have looked at the colors a million times. I better do that this week :)

    This weather all week was so amazing and then..bam… snow day today in NE! Crazy! Have a great weekend :)

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  50. 66 degrees? Omgosh that just sounds and looks like a perfect day. Meanwhile...it's 40s here and might drop down to 30s with some snow :( hehe Hope you have a great weekend!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  51. The weather sounds lovely....hope it keeps up for you this weekend. The one shoulder top is so pretty and I love the grey nail polish. I'm wearing a similar color but nails are a mess from having gels on prior.

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  52. the part about not being able to move around much in an off-the-shoulder top made me laugh bc i just bought one...tried it on....tried to move around and NOPE returning

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  53. Omg!!! I love that top!! Super cute!!! It was so nice here this week and then it got cold and windy... and yesterday it was 73 in Bloomington and now it's snowing! I leave in the AM... sighhhhh

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  54. Amazing piece. Please check out my post on how to re-design denim!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love
    Instagram @alionawithlove
    YouTube @alionawithlove

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  55. I've been loving this spring weather as well! It was beautiful in Chicago last week, in the 60s up until yesterday when Mother Nature decided to have a bipolar moment and start snowing. LOL. I'm crossing my fingers that the warm weather and sunshine comes back to us this week!! I haven't tried the new Essie polish but I've been eyeing it. I keep hearing great things about it, so it's definitely on my beauty "to do" list. :) By the way- I followed you and would love if you'd follow me back when you get a chance! <3

    xo, Sarah
    http://www.hustlababy09.blogspot.com

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  56. I can't believe how beautiful the weather has been. I'm definitely looking forward to spring!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  57. The weather here was so incredible this week- until it snowed last night hahaha. Hope your chickpeas turned out as great as they sound!

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  58. I agree with you about the month flying by and being totally ok with it! We have so much planned for March and I can't wait for it :)! It seems like the nice weather spread across all around which was nice to see! That app sounds so good, I haven't seen Lion yet, but have heard so much great buzz about it!

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  59. I'm totally on the Essie Gel band wagon too! So good!

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