Beauty Tues: Behind the Polish with Jessica Berecek of Drip Drop Nail Paint

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues!

Brrrr! Winter storm Octavia has hit us here in Johnson City, Tennessee and has left us with a bit of snow and ice…snow and ice…snow and ice *wink* Even though the temps are frigid, some of the roads are iced over, and I have a case of the sniffles, all of that will not keep the VIP from enjoying her time cooped up inside! From shopping Luke & Lyla Designs online to painting my nails with Drip Drop Nail Paint, it has been a pretty entertaining day *wink* The homemade and gluten free brownies and chicken and dumplings also made being in bed bearable!

Anyway–that is enough talk about snow and cold–let’s take a look behind the polish to learn more about the wonderful creator of Drip Drop Nail Paint Jessica Berecek! Woo hoo! 

VIP: Tell us a little bit about Drip Drop Nail Paint.

Jessica: I can be a total spaz and need a creative outlet at all times–Drip Drop provides that. It also fulfills my need to be a social butterfly, while still being in my pajamas and drinking coffee, and getting my kids ready for the day. 

 

VIP: What inspired you to start making handmade nail paints?

Jessica: I’ve always had a love for nail polish. I found Instagram about 3 years ago and became aware of the hashtag hype! I saw some amazing nail art, and I got very inspired. I decided to buy some basic brushes and dotting tools to get started on my new hobby [nail art]. As I tried new techniques and different brands of polishes, I stumbled upon “indie nail polish.” I was very intrigued about handmade polish. They were all very unique–not something you could find at the drug store. So, I bought a bunch, and I fell in love with the whole idea of supporting handmade, unique, and small businesses. 

VIP: If you were not running Drip Drop Nail Paint, what would you be doing?

Jessica:  I have an associates degree in applied science, so I would probably continue my education and go back into the medical field. 

VIP: Prior to Drip Drop Nail Paint, what were you doing? 

Jessica: I worked for an orthopedic surgeon for about four years, and when she [the surgeon] moved, the staff kind of got lost in the shuffle. I went from that to waitressing/bartending for about a year and a half, and that’s when I rediscovered my love for painting nails–upon doing so, I stumbled upon indie nail polish. 

The VIP sporting Drip Drop Nail Paint's "Emily Ellyn's Retro Rad Red" nail color! ALSO...speaking of Emily Ellyn, my fabulous vintage "sister" won Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen! AH! The VIP is so happy for her :) Check out the VIP's interview with the star here.
The VIP sporting Drip Drop Nail Paint’s “Emily Ellyn’s Retro Rad Red” nail color! ALSO…speaking of Emily Ellyn, my fabulous vintage “sister” won Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen! AH! The VIP is so happy for her :) Check out the VIP’s interview with the star here.

VIP: Which colors are some of your favorites with which to work?

Jessica: Pink and mint green! My favorite color combination.

Want to shop away the winter blues? Well, head on over to Jessica Berecek’s shop, Drip Drop Nail Paint, here to explore amazing color options + deals on polish grab bags!

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Beaded bracelet by KristaLize | Leather cuff by Luke & Lyla Designs  **SHOP LUKE & LYLA HERE AND USE "VIP20" AT CHECKOUT TO RECEIVE 20% OFF**
Mint green beaded bracelet by KristaLize | All rings except cross by Beadsoul | Leather cuff by Luke & Lyla Designs
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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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Beauty Tues: Nail Color of the Month, Drip Drop Nail Paint “Bell Bottoms”

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues. 

To kick off the new year, I am going to be introducing a brand new VIP Beauty Tues segment–the Nail Color of the Month! So, without further ado, I present to y’all the FIRST EVER color of the month!

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A few months ago, I featured Drip Drop Nail Paint’s “Emily Ellyn’s Retro Rad Red” nail color, and that fabulous red hue was my first Drip Drop polish. After being beyond satisfied, I decided to try another–“Bell Bottoms” because not only is it my favorite color (BLUE!!), but it also reminds me of my favorite pair of trousers! (See photo below)

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The deets:

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Blue polish: “Bell Bottoms”, Drip Drop Nail Paint

Silver polish: “Fit For a Queen”, Ciate

Midi-rings: Beadsoul

Stay Fabulous ring: Beadsoul

Blue-wrap ring: Beadsoul

Seafoam bracelet: KristaLize

Red/Bronze bracelet: Luke & Lyla Designs

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P.S. If it were not already obvious…I am totally in love with this nail color AND Drip Drop Nail Paint. Be sure to check out her awesome shop here for some fabulously handmade, 3-free hues!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Guns N’ Roses + Vintage

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Whoo hoo! It’s Wednesday, which means it is time to reveal this week’s Weekly Whistle outfit! So, let’s jump right in, y’all! 

For this week’s OOTW, I paired one of my favorite oversized sweatshirts with a vintage suit-separate skirt I got from my mom. The juxtaposition of casual slouch with business prep creates a funky and comfortable ensemble perfect for running errands and getting work done–in style, of course *wink* For the accessories, I kept it basic with a big, bronzey-gold cuff from Southeastern Salvage. To add a bit of spunk, I finished off this outfit with stately Jessica Simpson wedges. 

After you check out this outfit, be sure to check out the other outfit combo ideas at the bottom + a direct picture link to shop the Guns N’ Roses sweatshirt! Ah! The internet is so cool sometimes *wink*

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Sweatshirt: Wet Seal (Similar one below from Forever 21)

Skirt: vintage, thanks mom *wink*

Wedges: Jessica Simpson, Belk

Wrist Cuff: Southeastern Salvage (Irondale, AL)

Nail Polish: It’s handmade! Check out the blog about it here.

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Other Combo Ideas

See it. Love it. Shop it.

River Island sweat shirt
$19 – riverisland.com

Carvela studded sandals
$110 – selfridges.com

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Beauty Tues: Drip Drop Nail Paint “Emily Ellyn’s Retro Rad Red”

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Hello, fabulouses and welcome back to Beauty Tues.

This week on VIP Beauty Tues, I have a very awesome nail product to share with y’all! AH! Okay. *deep breath* 

For starters, do y’all remember when I interviewed the fabulously fashionable Food Network Star Emily Ellyn? Well, let’s take a quick glance back at the fun interview here to refresh our memories…

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So, can any of y’all guess what my vintage soul sister and Drip Drop Nail Paint have in common? Hm…anyone? Bueller?….Bueller?….I’m sorry…I just had to make that reference *wink*

Now–let’s get serious. 

Drip Drop Nail Paint creates handmade nail lacquer that is not only three-free, but also cruelty-free. A cutesy BONUS is that each nail color has a cute name like “Yoga Pants” and “Vintage Jumpsuit”–How precious is that?! I am totally in love with Santa’s Pajamas–it really got me in the Christmas spirit!

So, how did I find out about this awesomeness called Drip Drop Nail Paint? Good question!

A few weeks ago, Emily Ellyn tweeted that she was excited about her new nail polish by Drip Drop, and when I saw that it was Retro Rad Red, I also became mega-excited! So, I immediately snatched up a pot of Emily Ellyn’s Retro Rad Red to try. It was a justifiable, spontaneous buy because red nail polish looks good with everything + it is handmade–y’all know how much the VIP loves to support handmade *wink*

Plaid blanket scarf by Forgotten Cotton. Stay tuned for an upcoming outfit blog with this fabulous handmade scarf!
Plaid blanket scarf by Forgotten Cotton. Stay tuned for an upcoming outfit blog with this fabulous handmade piece!
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The VIP sporting Retro Rad Red nail color by Drip Drop.

I have tried A LOT of red nail polishes in my life, and Drip Drop’s Retro Rad Red is by far one of the best! It glides on smoothly + the color consistency is so fabulous I can get away with one coat. I give this product FIVE VIP BEAUTY STARS. 

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Fall in love with Drip Drop Nail Paint & do NOT forget to check out the shop + connect on social media for nail art inspiration! Check out the links below:

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn