Toxic Free Nail Polish

Toxic Free Nail Polish from The Body Shop and nail polish remover that replenishes your nails with almond oil – free of the 5 toxins & not tested on animals

Manicure Monday – Florida School Nails

I made an online friend a few months ago. She is a young entrepreneur that is designing nails and selling them on Etsy. I wore a pair of her splatter nails here and last week we started working on some Florida School Nails! You can find Gabriella’s nails on Etsy and Instagram. First we have … Read more

Monday Manicure – Summer to Fall Nail Transition

I tried out a few new polishes this weekend. I painted Julep – Ryan on my left hand and Julep – Jules with Deborah Lippmann – Happy Birthday over it on the right hand. I painted over both with Seche Vite fast dry clear coat. It is the best by far.

DIY Hashtag Coffee Cup with Paperless Coupons

Lately, I have been going to Walgreens about once per week to shop for nail polish. I have been trying to add some variety to my nails by wearing a different color every week and featuring it on the blog. Since I am constantly taking pictures to put on Instagram, I thought I would make a DIY Hashtag … Read more

I’m Addicted

Manicure Monday – I’m AddictedThis weekend was spent with the family spending some real quality time. Sunday was my fave because we brought my daughter into the water at the beach for the first time. We’ve been doing swimming lesson and you can tell she is more comfortable in the water. I’m addicted to her … Read more

Manicure Monday – Bonnie by Luxe Lacquers & Happy Birthday by Deborah Lippmann

Manicure Monday – Bonnie by Luxe Lacquers & Happy Birthday by Deborah Lippmann Manicure Monday is back and I promise to be better about posting my nail creations. I recently discovered Luxe Lacquers nail polish subscription service. The brand is environmentally and socially conscious. All polished are cruelty free and a portion of the revenue … Read more

Escape to Bliss® Spa – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Escape to Bliss® Spa – Fort Lauderdale, FL Services were provided for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I recently had the pleasure of staying at the W Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Of course, I could not stay at a AAA – Four Diamond Award winning hotel without checking out their spa. I … Read more

Manicure Monday – Splatter Manicure

Manicure Monday – Splatter Manicure I made an online friend a few weeks ago. She is a young entrepreneur that is designing nails and selling them on Etsy. I have worn 2 sets so far and they are pretty durable and colorful! You can find Gabriella’s nails on Etsy and Instagram. This was my first … Read more

Manicure Monday – Essie Fiesta

I dug out this color from my nail polish drawer this week for fun. The color is cross between hot pink and neon pink!

Spring Nail Trends

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Spring Nail Trends

Spring is my favorite time of year because the colors are so vibrant and fun! Painting your nails is an easy way to start getting in the mood for spring. Before I headed up to New England to visit my family for the weekend, I went to Walgreens to grab a few new spring polishes. There were so many awesome colors to choose from at Walgreens that I had a hard time picking only a few. I decided to go with Revlon Nail Enamel in Bubbly and Essie Nail polish in Sittin’ Pretty, Vices Versa, and I’m Addicted.

Spring Nail Polish Color Mix with I'm Addicted by Essie, Sittin Pretty, and bubby by Revlon #walgreensbeauty #shop aprilgolightly.coms

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Julep’s Maven Beauty Box Review

Julep’s Maven Beauty Box  Review I recently discovered Julep’s Maven Beauty Box which allows you to get new nail polish and beauty products sent to you monthly based on your tastes. There is a new customization option that allows you to customize to fit your style. Each month, Julep Mavens get: A fully customized monthly … Read more

How to Wear Radiant Orchid

How to Wear Radiant Orchid by April Erhard of April Golightly

Pantone recently released it’s color of the year! It’s Radiant Orchid! I love the color of orchid so I was happy with Pantone’s choice. Now, the question is: how do you wear radiant orchid? I started thinking about it after watching the fashion designers on Project Runway All-Stars put together outfits for bloggers in the color of the year. I pinned all the designs, check out here.

In an effort to simplify shopping for radiant orchid, I have put together 6 ways to wear radiant orchid in 2014. It is the color of year, so you are definitely going to see it in the stores in 2014.

6 Ways to Wear Radiant Orchid Color of the Year

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MANIcure MonDAY: Prestige Wonder Gloss Majesty

MANIcure MonDAY: Prestige Wonder Gloss Majesty

Product was provided for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

Happy Manicure Monday! This week I tried out the Prestige Wonder Gloss in Majesty. The polish is Super Glossy with Multi Vitamins. The Majesty Color provides maximum coverage and durability. The nail polish is resistant to shock and it strengthens nails. The color is a rich blue that is between navy and midnight. The polish is perfectly on trend as it reminded me of Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2013 collection. Leave the LBD behind this year along with black nail polish and try a little blue dress and navy polish. It is classic and refined. Navy looks great on most skin tones.

Prestige Nail polish

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MANIcure MonDAY: Boom Boom Room by Essie

This week for Manicure Monday, I am wearing Boom Boom Room from Essie. I discovered this color at the nail salon a few day before giving birth to Cami. I got both my toes and nails done with the color. It was so nice to have my nails done so girly for when my little girl came out! Also, the name of the color is so silly and awesome! LOVE IT!!
Boom Boom Room by Essie

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MANIcure MonDAY: Burberry Runway Inspired Nails

Burberry’s Fall 2013 runway was one of my favorite runways this year. The heart print tops, dress, bags, and shoes make me want to wear heart print all the time. I have not found any heart print outfits that work on me yet, but I am definitely on the hunt. I put a collage together for you below that shows some of the heart print items that are available in stores. As I try them on, I will let you know how they look and also show you pictures. If you find any cool heart print items, please let me know. In the meantime, try these Burberry Runway Inspired Nails.

Runway Inspired Nails by April Golightly

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Manicure Monday: Tweed Nails

I found Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Nail Polish at the drug store the other day. Sally Hansen says Fuzzy Nails and I say Tweed Nails!  There are many colors of including a few different blue and greens. I chose the black and white Fuzzy Coat called Tweed because it reminded me of Chanel’s Tweed Suit. I put on 2 coats and topped off the edge. I had to paint my hand a little to get into the corner, but that might be because I can’t see very well. It worked out fine as about an hour later, I washed my hands and picked that part off my skin.

fuzzy-nails, tweed nails

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Manicure Monday: Mermaid’s Dream

I am obviously on a mermaid kick! Check out last weeks, MANIcure MonDAY post! I might be just excited to watch the little mermaid will my daughter, Cami. I would love if I could find an awesome mermaid costume for her first Halloween. It will be here before you know it! Until then, I am going to continue wearing my Mermaid’s Dream Nail Polish by Deborah Lippmann. Today, I layered it over a cream colored chalky nail polish called Mod in Manhattan by Color Club. I received it in my Birch Box a few months ago.

Mermaid's Dream & Mod in Manhattan, mermaids dream

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MANIcure MonDAY: Mermaid Manicure

I decided to institute Manicure Mondays in a effort to keep my nails looking presentable now that I am a mommy. This way my followers will keep me accountable! I started using this cuticle  dissolving lotion by Blue Cross. It makes it really easy to do my own nails because I don’t have to cut my cuticles. In the past, I have always gone a little overboard on cutting down my cuticles in that I end up cutting myself. This way I can leave the cuticle cutter alone and focus on just polishing my nails. Today, I painted my nails with Mojito Madness by Essie and Whimsical by Revlon. The color that comes from layering the milky blue from Whimsical over Mojito Madness looks very similar to Mermaid Tears by OPI that I wore here and here.

MANIcure MonDAY: Mermaid Manicure

Mojito-Madness-by-Essie-&-Whimsical-by-Revlon-by-April-Golightly, mermaid mani, OPI Mermaid tears, MANIcure MonDAY Mermaid Mani

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How to Wear Vests

Learning how to wear vests is a great way to add some spice to your wardrobe. Vests were originally only worn by men, but why let them have all the fun with their waist coats!

How to wear vests

1. Wear Vests to Spice up Jeans. Start with the all American uniform of jeans and a white t-shirt or white tank top. The jeans can be any cut that flatters you. In my outfit, I chose to wear polka dot skinny jeans and a white tank. I accented with some color by adding teal pumps, watch, and sunglasses. You can accent with your favorite color accessories or just go neutral. In summer, I would add color, but in winter I would go with neutrals like black, brown or gray.

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Camo Chic

Camo is a print that normally reserved for the military and white trash. Did you see Honey Boo Boo’s mom’s wedding? It was a gown of camo and frightening! I believe that it is possible to make camo chic with a few pints to keep in mind.


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Runway Inspired Spring Nail Trend with Sally Hansen

Runway fashion always inspires my nail looks. I have been noticing that mint was shown on the Spring 2013 runways like Valentino, Claire Pettibone, and Donna Karen. Using Pinterest, I have collected minty spring trend inspiration on to my Spring Trends Pinterest Board.  GiGi New York came out with an entire collection of embossed python leather bags and accessories that are on my wish list. I purchased a pair of mint skinny jeans that I was wearing non-stop until my belly got too big for non-maternity jeans. Since I cannot wear the skinny jeans for the time being, I have to fill my wardrobe with mint in other ways. First, I bought my Kate Spade polka dot iPhone cover and now I purchased Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Mint Sorbet Nail Polish.

Runway Inspired Spring Nail Trend with Sally Hansen

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