Manicure Maven: Chelsea, the Color-Lover

manicure maven Manicure Maven: Chelsea, the Color Lover

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Next to be featured in our ever popular “Get to know us” blog series: Manicure Maven, is Chelsea: intern and shop girl. This lady is involved in a little of everything. Between working in the store and interning to help guide our web presence, she is all over the place. She carries a bright pink notebook with her everywhere, adores anything from Maison Scotch and loves mixing new and thrifted pieces for unconventional outfits. Here she is featured wearing Butter London Nail Lacquer in Pimms and jewelry from 31 Bits and OlliPop.

Chelsea’s taste in polish is ever-changing. She loves using her nails as an accessory and she loves color so she rarely keeps one shade on for too long. Her style often reflects her bold, but somewhat scattered personality. She loves bright colors, mixing prints and making a statement with color and texture. Her favorite piece in the store right now is the Bridge and Burn Seneca Sweater because she loves mixing stripes and polka dots. Her nails sometimes get a teensy bit chipped, but since she loves changing her color out so often, they tend to look fresh (for the most part). Read on to learn more about her manicure style!

Q+A with Chelsea: The Color Lover

Q: What’s your favorite butter london nail polish color?

A: Silly Billy! I love unexpected colors for nails and I would wear this shade of orange all year ’round. 

Q: When planning your outfit, do you coordinate your nails with it?

A: No! Sometimes my nail color ends up going with my outfit, but it’s usually by accident. I kind of like it when my colors clash! It’s a fun way to add character to an outfit.

Q: If you were a manicure, what would you look like?

A: Like a sorbet! Smooth, juicy and boldly colorful. 
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Adorn Summer Mini-Lookbook

As summer rolls on, we continue to enjoy strolls on hot sidewalks, exciting excursions near and far and the carefree buzz of swarmy nights. We also continue to enjoy all the florals, bright colors and short cuts summer has to offer. Fall may be right around the corner (is it really almost August?), so all the better reason to take advantage of the sun and adorn yourself with the sunniest of summer trends.

For barbecues, bonfires, and baking in the hot summer sun, our summer mini- lookbook shows how to take summer style to the max. Snag some ideas below:

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Maison Scotch Sleeveless Beach Dress                                                   Jack by BB Dakota Preia Dress            

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Ace & Jig Terrace Dress                                           Central Park West Santiago Knit Tank
31 Bits Bracelet (In store only)                                             Laila Jayde Easy Summer Skirt
Betsy & Iya Colima Ring                                                            Nakamol Delicate Chain Stitch Necklace

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Lulu David Noel Necklace

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Bridge and Burn Hawley Shirt
Henry and Belle Micro Flare in Onyx
Betsy & Iya Spring in the Park Necklace

 

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Bertu Rock Coasters in Natural

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Shiraleah Alta Crossbody in Lemon
The Base Project Nomadic Cuff
 

 

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Prairie Underground Shaker Pocket Shift Dress in White
Elk Necklace (In store only)
 
Photographer: Nicole Knutson
Lead Stylist/Art Director: Samantha Lemieux
Assistant Stylist and make-up artist: Mitra Momtazi
Models: Julie Alexander and Nicole Darabi
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Manicure Maven: Jess B. the Shellac Queen

manicure maven Manicure Maven: Jess B. the Shellac Queen JESSICA B Manicure Maven: Jess B. the Shellac Queen Introducing the third installment of the ever popular “Get to know us” blog series: Manicure Maven! First up is shop girl Jessica B. Jessica, or Jess as we nickname her (we have three Jessicas!) has a smile and laugh that is contagious. Her warmth towards everyone she meets makes her an absolute delight to be around. She has an impressive collection of succulents, a leopard iPhone case and loves cooking, hosting parties and meeting all of our local customers while working in the shop.

Jess’ taste in nail polish depends on the season: dark blues and grays for fall, metallics for the holidays, and experimental in the spring. For this sweltering summer, Jess is loving bright oranges and pinks. She loves the neon look of the Butter London “Teddy Girl” polish because it pops against the colors she usually likes to wear: army greens, blacks and light denim washes. This urban socialite loves the look of a clean shellac. She achieves the look by using the Butter London Patent-Gel Top and Tails with two light coats of her favorite Butter Nail Lacquer in-between. Because who has time to hit the nail salon when you’re busy planning a huge outdoor fiesta for all your friends?

Q&A With Jess B. The Shellac Queen

Q: Why do you like the color you’re wearing?

A: I love the neon coral appearance of trout pout because it pops well against the colors I tend to wear most often: army green, black and light denim washes.  Also,  it’s no coincidence that it matches my pink and leopard print i-phone case.  

Q: Does your color preference depend on the season?

A: Yes,  I usually do bright oranges and pinks late spring and early summer when I am craving the sunshine =)  I transition to dark blues, blacks and greys late summer and early fall.  Late Fall and Winter I usually do a lot of metallics for the Holiday season.  Then I tend to go bare or experimental early summer once the holidays are over.  It’s my way of trying to define the direction I want to take my style in the new year =)

Q: How often do you give yourself a manicure?

A: I usually do my own nails about every other month and alternate with going to get them done.  I always use the Butter London Patent-Gel Top and Tails with two light coats of my favorite Butter Nail Lacquer in-between.  It gives the same appearance as a professional shellac.  Sometimes I may also use the cotton-bud color as a basecoat to make my color pop better. 

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Meet Our Adorn Makers: SIN-MIN Lip Spread

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Here at Adorn, we’re a little obsessed with SIN-MIN Horchata lip spread. Smearing it on your lips is as indulgent as biting into a warm, sweet sticky bun and yet, it’s not sticky at all! It leaves your lips soft and buttery. So who’s the man to thank for our lip obsession? Meet our Adorn makers! That would be Tyler and he’s about to tell us all about his company. Come along!

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Meet Our Adorn Summer Interns!

adorn headshot Meet Our Adorn Summer Interns!Chelsea’s current obsession is Southwestern style and therefore is loving the latest jewelry from Vanessa Mooney. Her absolute favorite is the Vanessa Mooney Silver Drifter Necklace which she pairs with the Ella Moss Stella Tank and Kut from the Kloth Emma Overalls. A recent graduate from the University of Oregon with degrees in English and Multimedia, she loves reading, writing, photography, design and fashion. She works in the shop and loves meeting our local customers, but also loves working behind the

scenes writing blog posts, taking pictures and inventing new ways to interact with our customers. She claims to smear avocado on most meals and loves a good whiskey.

jessica Meet Our Adorn Summer Interns!To say Jessica is a go-getter doesn’t quite cut it. She is an avid runner, life-long athlete, taught herself to sew and is working two internships this summer after finishing her freshman year at the Pratt Institue in Brooklyn, NY. She studies Fashion Design and her personal style makes her interest in fashion obvious. Her style muses are Emma Watson (for evening wear) and Kate Bosworth (for casual style). Her favorite Adorn piece right now is the Prairie Underground Heron Dress.

Kaydia Meet Our Adorn Summer Interns!As the picture would suggest, Kaydia feels most at home when she is in spending time exploring the great outdoors. She loves the Northwest and everything it has to offer. Kaydia is fun loving and she shows it through her style. She loves mixing bright patterns and prints, but always needs to be comfortable. It’s no wonder she is currently craving all the maxi dresses we have in for summer. Kaydia is obsessed with sweets almost as much as she is with cats. Her favorite spot to grab a sweet treat is Nothing Bundt Cakes.

caitlin Meet Our Adorn Summer Interns!To use a term I usually avoid like the plague, Caitlin is a total foodie. Her favorite dish? Pasta. Pasta all the time, with anything. This University of Idaho student loves attending farmer’s markets, gardening, rock climbing, hanging out with friends and of course, shopping. Her go-to summer ensemble includes high-waisted shorts, a flowy tank top, strappy sandals and a messy bun. She loves working at our Portland boutique because of the passion for fashion and styling that the Adorn employees all share. A goal of hers is to own a munchkin cat. If you don’t know what that is click here (the kitty pictures won’t disappoint).

Sarah is a self-proclaimed coffee addict. Her favorite coffee treat? She says sitting down with a vanilla latte improves her mood almost every time. Sarah is a student at Vanguard University in southern California. Between a major in Public Relations and two minors, she has her hands full. She loves working for our Portland Boutique because she enjoys improving the visual representation of anything from a flyer to her outfit. Although shoes are her favorite item to shop for, she is currently obsessing over the Pendleton Portland Collection Champoeg Romper which she says is ideal for summer days. We agree!

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Latest & Greatest: Summer Beauty Essentials

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Finding the right summer beauty products can be a daunting task. While the heat rises, waxy lip products melt, heavy fragrances offend fellow bus-riders and the wrong make up can leave your face feeling  cake-y, and anything but glamorous.

With all this in mind, we’ve gathered up our latest beauty essentials that leave you feeling dewy and fresh from dawn through swarmy summer nights.

A smear of Sin-Min leaves lips tingling, but soft and sweet. If that wasn’t enough, it’s made from all natural and organic ingredients and packaged with recycled materials.

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Dab a little on your wrists and neck to smell like you just got home from frolicking on the beach.

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Olivine Amongst the Waves Eau de Parfum $80

 

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Olivine Deluxe Perfume Oil Sampler Set $30

Show off your tan with these pretty neutrals:

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Cuppa Latest & Greatest: Summer Beauty Essentials
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Butter London 3-Free Nail lacquer $15

Kai helps alleviate and eliminate the summer sweat and stink without smelling too perfume-y.

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Kai Scented Deodorant Stick $24

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      Kai hand cream Latest & Greatest: Summer Beauty Essentials                        Kai Eau de Parfum $76                                                                Kai Hand Cream $19

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