Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday - Biggest Splurge


I ran out of time to create a fresh mani for today's theme. Instead, I thought I'd do a little throwback re-share of a few designs.

I've never spent an astronomical amount of money on a single polish before, but I did receive Butter London Marrow as a gift and bought Illamasqua Phallic with a $10 off coupon, so I guess I would consider them my "biggest" high-dollar polishes.

For starters, a year and a half old swatch of Illamasqua Phallic:

Original post here.
Phallic paired with China Glaze It's a Trap-eze:

Original post here.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Black Holo Foil Nails




Doesn't that look so awesome?! 

It's this nail foil (#76) from Born Pretty Store. Let's see how it looks on the nail....

For my "swatch", I left the foil plain on my index and middle nails, and added one coat of Seche Vite to my ring finger and pinky.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday - Neutral


Quick post for today (and the second time ever that my right hand has been seen here)! I did a beachy wave inspired design with some Bio Seaweed Gel polishes in dark and light blue, and a neutral nude for this theme.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Granny Smith Apples

I'm sure you're as sick as I am of seeing apple manis lately. Especially with the back-to-school season. I have a good explanation for mine, though, and it has nothing to do with education!

I ordered some polishes from Nail Honey, and when I received them, this particular polish was calling to me the most: Moth Amor. When I began putting it on my nails, it immediately screamed "Granny Smith apple" to me, so I had to oblige, and create some delicious apples with it.



For starters, I needed three thin coats to make this polish opaque. It dried quickly, though, without a bubble in sight! It applied evenly, smooth, and was all-around great to work with.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Alphabet Glitters


I received alphabet glitters from Born Pretty Store to try. I searched through the 12 jars of glitters (although I was able to condense mine into five jars) and could only find two different colors for each letter. I was lacking in creativity and decided to do a simple "NLL" for Nails Like Lace.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rainbow Palm Tree Print Nails


I organized an Instagram collab to do rainbow palm tree print manis inspired by a shirt. It was quite a while ago, but I have finally found time to do a blog post on the nails.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Simple Bird Silhouettes

I wanted to wear Nail Honey Blurred Lines with some quick and simple nail art to match the simple, soft shimmer in the polish; so I decided to do a few bird silhouettes as they begin to fly south for the winter (wish I was joining them).

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Seahorse Silhouettes on Neon Gradient

On a whim, I decided I wanted to paint some seahorses. So I painted a seahorse, then another seahorse, then I decided the seahorses were love seahorses and added some hearts. I just kept going until I had a full underwater silhouette scene.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

OPI You're so Vain-illa + Vanilla Flower

With vanilla in the name, and being the absolute perfect vanilla shade, I wanted to try my hand at a vanilla flower using OPI You're so Vain-illa.

For my first shot, I was fairly pleased with the result.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday - Summer to Fall Transition Polish + Untriedicure #13


I was looking at some untried Avons for this mani but couldn't decide between Jade and Blossom. With the one polish called Blossom, and since I've never done them before, I thought a cherry blossom design would be cute.