Health | June 15th 2018

Vacation Mode Beauty: Nailz Edition

This post is in collaboration and affiliation with OPI. 

It seems like lately I’ve been traveling more and more, but there’s a distinct difference between traveling for work  and traveling for leisure. In my line of profession I get to travel and also have a great time doing it, but “vacationing” is different because it involves tuning out and turning up!

This month “vacation season” officially kicks off and I couldn’t be more ready. There’s nothing more I look forward to than just chilling on the beach with a cold drink in hand, caring about nothing except for what my next meal is going to be.

I’m not going to lie, diving into beauty prep is a huge hype moment in the whole vacation preparation.  It’s a talent to fit the amount of appointments I have into a regular week on top of a normal work schedule. Infrared sauna, microcurrent facial, wax (personally I prefer sugaring to waxing), pedi and of course mani.

Obviously I’m going for OPI GelColor. I’m too busy to fuss with weekly color changes with regular lacquer, and I just know that I can rely on GelColor to keep my nails looking 100 for weeks on end. Thank god cause I don’t fucks with gross chipped nails. And the best news? OPI just launched 23 of their most iconic shades in the GelColor formula!

Here are some of the shades I’ll be wearing on my travels starting now.

Barefoot in Barcelona

I love this shade and the city it’s named after. A nudish-pink that pairs well with your all-white vacation looks.


Teal the Cows Come Home

I LOL at this shade name every time, but it’s gorgeous and reminds me of the perfectly blue water in the Med.

Flashbulb Fuchsia

Going on vacation is a time to branch out with your nail polish and do something a little more out there than usual, which is what I love this shade for. Hot pink, yes please!

Charged Up Cherry

A creamy pink-red that I absolutely love.

Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs.

If you like to stay subtle when you travel, I’m totally here for that too. This shade is the perfect neutral to sip a mimosa in.