Color of the Year Marsala

Spring Trends:: Marsala Mani

I’m no stranger to nail art and I’m no expert either, but the tutorials I post are pretty easy to execute and the result is always chic if I do say so myself. In honor of this year’s Pantone color of the year, marsala, I decided to mix things up. Spring is around the corner, though you can’t tell with the current weather in New York City. I think that the colors I selected will make the transition to everyone’s favorite season pretty smooth. I went to Sally Beauty Supply in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, to pick up supplies. They have 750 shades of nail polish in their nail studio and the FingerPaints line that is exclusive to Sally Beauty. I selected “I Knead Sourdough” from OPI (a color that comes close to marsala) and “Primitively Posh” and “Rockin’ Renaissance” from FingerPaints to complement it.


This season trend is to pair cooler and softer color choices with subtle warm tones following the soft balance found in nature. Though glitter isn’t found in nature, I personally think it should be. Check out my easy Marsala-Chevron Mani below, and be sure to tag me @chicvoyage and @SallyBeautySupply if you post your rendition on Instagram.

Color of the Year Marsala

Step 1:

2 light coats of FingerPaints “Primitively Posh”


Step 2:

Cut strips of tape and apply them diagonally on each nail. With light strokes, brush “I Knead Sourdough” on the middle of each nail and allow to dry. This will create a chevron stripe.

Color of the Year Marsala

Step 3:

Repeat the steps above with “Rockin’ Renaissance” on the tips of your nails.


Step 4:

Clean up any nail splashes and apply a top coat.

Marsala Nail Polish



Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Sally Beauty through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Sally Beauty, all opinions are my own.




Gray Matter :: Gray Over the Knee Boots

Gray Over the Knee BootsYou would think I’d be sick of the color gray since that’s what the weather in New York has been for the past few month. Winter in the City isn’t as glamorous as my Instagram depicts. The white quickly become gray sludge that ruins your new boots. Hence the reason why I’m wearing my new suede boots from Just Fab indoors.


Just Fab is an invitation shopping site so you can use my invite to peruse their selection of boots all under $100 or shop my edit below!


Queen of the Night

fêted :: Queen of the Night with PRIV

queenofthenightNever thought I’d be the type to go up on a Tuesday but when PRIV invited me to glam up and get out this past Tuesday I couldn’t say no.  I would be putting the name of my blog to shame. My favorite PRIV professional Brian Dean came to work place and transformed me from a peasant into a Queen. Like really the look we went was inspired by her highness herself.

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Winter Workout with Target® C9


My favorite winter workout will always be and will remain running. Whether I’m in the country or the city, Manhattan or Brooklyn I can always go for a run. I keep things interesting by switching up the parks and boroughs. When the weather gets cold all I have to do is layer up in quality athletic gear from Target® C9  to keep warm, breaking a sweat helps too! What’s your favorite winter workout? Head over to my new Instagram account chicvoyage and let me know!

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This post was sponsored by Target® C9 through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Target® C9 all opinions are my own.

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A Lot Like Christmas With Love+Grace

loveandgraceIt’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas is one of my favorite Christmas tunes. My roomie owns both a record player and the actual record. We listened to tunes while decorating the apartment in Christmas cheer. My decorating outfit, yes I actually have an outfit for holiday decorating and this year it was my Love+Grace lounge wear. They were perfect for decorating in the morning and then heading out for a quick bite that afternoon. Not only don’t they look like regular PJs but they don’t feel like them either. High quality cotton and beautifully designed makes them the perfect gift for yourself or the ones you love with grace. 


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 Photos  by Annie Aya



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