Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

Give Back with Heroine.nyc Nail Polish

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Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and time with loved ones! In the spirit of Thanksgiving and giving thanks, today’s post is about a brand that not only has a great collection of nail polishes in bright colors, but that also gives back. When heroine.nyc reached out to me about reviewing their nail polish collection, the brand caught my attention because of its unique approach to making the polishes and its mission to give back part of the proceeds of every sale to a charity. Heroine.nyc incorporates the customer’s input into their product development so that they are making stuff people actually want. Each of the polishes in their latest collection is named based on consumer input from Instagram. Additionally, they seek out user input for which charity they should donate proceeds to each month. It’s so cool when a brand actually values your opinions rather than making products based solely on the bottom line.

Matching Your Nail Polish & Accessories

One of my favorite things about nail polish is coordinating the colors with my outfits. I love nail polish with fun colors that make a statement. I was so inspired by the bright colors from the heroine.nyc collection, so I thought it would be fun to show you guys how to match your nail polish with your accessories!

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In this first flatlay, the neon green color ofย Sublime reminded me of tropical islands. So I went with a citrus-tropical theme and chose an orange fruit box that doubles as a handbag, mint green mules, pineapple socks, and statement necklaces. These fruit boxes are the cutest things ever, and yes they have a handle so that they can double as a purse. This would be such a fun summer look paired with a daisy sundress!

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In this second look, I went with a polka dot theme to complement the deep blue polishย Royal Blood. Blue and red is one of my favorite color combinations, so I chose my vintage polka dot red heels (found at the Brooklyn Flea for $20!) and a matching vintage blue and red polka dot dress.

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For the third color, I gravitated towards this hot pink inย Mean Girlย (a very fitting name indeed). Seeing as how pink is my favorite color at the moment, I decided to go with all-pink, over the top accessories. This includes my pink afternoon tea hat (see how I wore it here), velvet boots, and a big floral skirt. Girly girls rejoice!

My At Home Manicure Routine

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I love wearing nail polish, but I’m too cheap to get a manicure at the salon. It’s one of those things I’ve just never spent money on regularly, and it doesn’t seem worth it to me to pay for someone else to do my nails. So I’ve gotten quite good at doing my own nail, and I’ve definitely got an easy routine down for an at-home manicure. It usually takes me about 30 minutes from start to finish, plus the time needed to dry the nails.

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I keep my routine pretty simple! Below are my steps:

  • Cut and file nails to desired shape. I like my nails short and round.
  • Apply cuticle oil to keep nails strong and healthy.
  • Apply 1 layer of base coat.
  • Apply 2 layers of color. The second layer gives me the opportunity to fill in any streaks and fix any blemishes from the first layer. I find it’s best to start with the side of each nail, and I always have a tissue on hand in case I mess up.
  • Apply 1 layer of top coat.

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In the spirit of Black Friday, heroine.nyc is offering 40% off ALL products from today until Cyber Monday (11/28), plus free shipping for all orders over $20. Use code BF40 at checkout, and remember a percentage of all sales goes to charity. So you can treat yourself and give back at the same time. A roundup of other Black Friday through Cyber Monday sales can be found at this post. Happy shopping!

Thanks for reading,

Mary

*This post is in collaboration with heroine.nyc. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

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17 responses to “Give Back with Heroine.nyc Nail Polish”

  1. I love your website. The nail polish and the clothes look great together. I should subscribe to your blog for more tips and ideas. \

    Divine
    http://www.ladiesmakemoney.com

  2. Leslie Soto says:

    I love companies that give back! That’s so awesome. I love that they ask for their consumers input, too! I think this company is amazing and their nail polishes are all so pretty and vibrant, too!

  3. What a beautiful post with incredible information and beautiful imagery! Job well done!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

  4. love this post-you know I love a product that gives back!! I’ll have to check them out!

    Xo,

    Lourdes
    http://www.plsdotell.com

  5. Angelle Marix says:

    Love this company. I am obsessed with the colors too!!

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

  6. Yay! Such a cute, fun post! Love your adorable pics too! Super fun to do nails, love giving back!!

  7. Aeryn Lynne says:

    Thanks so much for the heads up on heroine.nyc! I hadn’t heard of this brand before, but absolutely love the colours. The two you chose for the white/pink manicure are fab! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Hales says:

    Always love a good nail polish!

    xo, Hales | http://www.sincerelyhales.com

  9. Amanda says:

    Love that they give back and named their polishes based on Insta feedback!

    xo, Amanda
    http://www.aglamlifestyle.com

  10. I love these photos, and the polish looks really great! It is cool that they actually listen to their customers ๐Ÿ™‚
    xx nicole
    http://www.nicoleparise.com

  11. Alex says:

    Loving that pink shade!

    http://adoredbyalex.com

  12. baia says:

    Love the color collection

  13. Lisa Autumn says:

    Your pictures are amazing girl! The quality is breathtaking.. would love to see a post on how you take them..

    I personally only use shellac as normal nail polish never lasts on me :/

    I just published my gift guide.. maybe you’d like to check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx Lisa
    lisaautumn.com

  14. How do you paint your nails so perfect? LOL mine look CRAZY.

    I am so into white, always, I swear! It’s the new classic ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love this post, lady!
    xoxo
    Happy Sunday!
    xoxo
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com

  15. Sharon Wu says:

    Love those nail colors and these photos are great! Hope you had a fab weekend. xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com

  16. Jessica says:

    Those nail colors are so bright and colorful! And I love that they give back to charity!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com