A few weeks back I was shooting content for The Estée Edit and got to talking to Olive and June nail salon owner Sarah Gibson Tuttle. I was telling her about how I’ve stopping painting my nails. I still get manicures, but having a color on my nails is too annoying. For starters, I be busy: I’m working out, cooking, doing dishes, carrying luggage, traveling, and unpacking boxes, daily. A manicure doesn’t last for longer than a day or two, and I’m too much of a visual perfectionist (the nice way of saying anal) to have chipped nails. I tried gel, but it made my nails break and took too much time to have put on and taken off.
Enter: Liquid Buff. When I told Sarah about my predicament she said “You need to try this” and handed me a bottle. “It’s a nourishing polish that gives the illusion of a buff and lasts for weeks.” she explained. I’ve been hooked ever since. When I looked it up online, it turns out that she actually created it with manicurist Jenna Hipp and RGB founder Gina Carney. Formulated with nourishing Vitamin E and Biotin, one coat gives bare nails a flawless, natural look that lasts an entire week. Or two. Or three.
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For the past eleven days, my boyfriend and I have been exploring Long Island. It was our first real vacation– up until this point we had really only gone on 3 or 4 day trips together. We started out in Westhampton for a wedding on the beach with Shawn’s family. The next day we drove to Northfork, spent some time at Orient Beach State Park and had an amazing dinner in Greenport at Northfork Table and Inn. In the morning we took the ferry to Shelter Island where we immediately settled into a rosé and oyster-filled lunch at Sunset Beach. After a long nap and the most perfect sunset we went to Vine Street Café for a late dinner (if you go, you must get the calamari salad). Early the next morning we left for Block Island. There we stayed at Spring House Hotel and played tourist for a couple days. On Thursday we went to Montauk and spent two days with my boyfriend’s parents at their house. We had the best time watching the surfers at Ditch Plains, vintage shopping at Melet Mercantile, and eating stuffed lobster at Dave’s Grill. We even had time to go to Duryea’s one last time for lobster rolls and watch the sunset from Montauket. On Friday we went back to Southampton for the long weekend. It was only a week, but it felt like such an adventure– one that I was sad to see end.
More of my favorite places:
Workout: Pure Barre in Southampton and Total Body Challenge at Body Tech in Montauk
Coffee: Iced Dream Coffee out of the tap at Sylvestor & Co in Sag Harbor
Lunch: Silver’s in Southampton (you have to get the crab cakes)
Breakfast: Wraps and chia seed pudding at Joni’s in Montauk
Frozen Yogurt: BuddhaBerry in Sag Harbor (it’s amazing)
Shopping: Tenet in Southampton