Beat the Heat

Margaritas, Summer, Cocktail

This July we are looking for new ways to beat the summer heat. Over the past weekend we had the opportunity to make a “Whole Fruit Margarita”, which we are happy to report was absolutely delicious. The recipe is simple and best part is it doesn’t call for store bought margarita mix, which makes all the difference! Our recipe is listed below. We hope you love it as much as we did!

Ingredients (makes 8 cups):

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
  • 1 orange, peeled, remove seeds
  • 1 lime, peeled, remove seeds
  • 1 lemon, peeled, remove seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of agave
  • 6 cups ice cubes


  • In a jar add all fruit, water, alcohol, and agave, mix together. Let sit in the fridge for a few hours to ferment.
  • Pour contents of jar into a blender with ice and blend until smooth.
  • If you prefer, add Himalayan sea salt around the rim of the glass.
  • Enjoy!

Have you tried any new cocktails this summer?

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Perfect Pairings: Christina Han

Perfect Pairings is a series where we ask our favorite bloggers to pair their favorite Scotch Naturals polishes with their favorite outfits. This week we chat with Christina Han, of Proper Hunt, about her favorite looks for summer. At Proper Hunt you can get your daily dose of interior design, fashion and mommy-hood.

Proper Hunt Look 1, Perfect Pairings, Christina Han, Summer Style, Fashion, Scotch Naturals

Sometimes when you’re wearing a neutral outfit, you just need that added oomph. Kiltlifter gives me the exact pop of color to take it to the next level.

Scotch Naturals Polish: Kiltlifter + J. Crew Top, Current Elliot Skirt, Joie Sandals, Julie Vos Cuff, Julie Vos Single Ring, Julie Vos Stacked Rings, Madewell Tote, and Lola Sunglasses

proper hunt look 2, scotch naturals, perfect pairings, summer style, fashion

I wear a ton of white and blue during the summer months, so I need a polish that will keep it light and breezy. Neat is the effortlessly chic color that you’ll want to wear all-year round, but especially during summer.

Scotch Naturals Polish: Neat + Chic Wish Dress, Julie Vos Bangle, Schutz Sandals, Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses, Tory Burch Bag

proper hunt look 3, whisper, scotch naturals, summer style, fashion
My favorite kind of nail polish color is pink with a hint of lilac. The duality of the polish makes it easy to wear both pink and purple in an outfit and Whisper does exactly that.

 Scotch Naturals Polish: Whisper + Tibi Dress, Loren Hope Earrings, J. Crew Bracelet, Bauble Bar Ring, Joie Heels, Kate Spade Clutch



Color Inspiration: Bright Colors

Color Inspiration, Scotch Naturals, Summer, Style

We are happy to report that our first ever Pinterest contest was a success! We really enjoyed perusing through all the boards and it was tough to narrow down just one winner. After much thought and consideration, we were ultimately drawn to Allyson’s choices of bright colors, which really blew us away. We especially love the fun imagery and how the board was organized. In fact, we love it so much that it inspired this week’s color inspiration. The pops of purple, pink and yellow are just what we want to wear all summer long. For more of Allyson’s Summer Inspiration board click here.

What colors are inspiring you this week?


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