I recently took a blogging hiatus because I felt a bit overwhelmed with a new job and preparing for grad school in the fall. As I began to get settled in the job, one week of not positing turned into three, then months. Although I was still doing my nails, I was too into my routine to take the time to blog about it. I recently remembered that my passion for nail art was deeper than just blogging; the entire process (selecting a color that matched my mood, doing my nails, writing about it, and then sharing it) was my way of taking time to stop and focus on me. Last night I decided to stop depriving myself of personal time and happiness, and did my nails first thing this morning.
I’m pretty darn proud of my work! The base polish I used was 2 coats of Sally Hansen’s Hard As Nails: Celeb City and the top color I used Sinful Colours’ Rise and Shine. Turquoise is my favorite color, so I decided to use it as a new beginning with the blog. For the designs, I used nail tape. As an fyi, when using nail tape, make sure you remove the tape before the polish dries to ensure perfect lines. I went a little design happy, but that’s what nail art is all about right? What polish tricks do you use?
I hope you enjoy! Happy polishing!
Winter Wonderland feat. Sally Hanson & Sinful Colors.
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
To get myself hyped about this being my last week on TB I decided to dedicate my #manicure to the show. Tested out the checker boxes last night on one hand. Didn’t like it at first and was too tired to redo them so I decided to give it today to figure out what I was going to do.
The design came out better than I originally thought. Going to finish tonight if I’m not too tired. Although I didn’t use glitter for this week, the yellow polish had shimmer in it if that counts lol
More deets later
It’s December! You know what that means – GLITTER!!! Last year I made December my Glitter Season because of the holidays. This year, I’m doing the same thing. I started the season with SinfulColors’ Queen of Beauty (silver glitter with clear base) & @julepmaven’s Lauren (a nice highlighter pink).
My original idea for my accent nails was a complete fail so I decided to use the silver as my accent nails. As most of you know to make taking the glitter polish off a little easier, you use a clear polish. Instead of clear, I used a nude neutral.
I highly dislike when I take pics of my nails and the color looks different in the pictures (they never look better than in person imo). Anyway. Happy polishing, happy holidays, happy #manicuremonday
#nails #nailpolish #manicure
Every once in a while I like to clip off the claws and start new. Since I haven’t had a professional mani in a while I decided why not start over today? I did a massive cleaning today, so it only made sense. I was going back and forth with this gold polish from L’Oreal or this pale pink polish from Sally Hansen. I’m not exactly sure why I chose the L’Oreal polish but I did. It’s called “Because you’re worth it”. And it was. Color looks great- 2 thin coats does the job. Dried fast. No topcoat used (I was doing a quick polish, but frankly, top coat isn’t needed in my opinion). I usually pass by the L’Oreal polish section because I never knew if they were worth the price, but since I’ve tried this polish, I might need to take a second look.
Something I like to call “painter’s pallet”. I think this is going to be my end of summer tradition.
1. 2 coats of white polish
2. Dab blue polish using q-tip
3. Then yellow
4. Then pink
5. Seal with clear polish
I used blue first bc it was the only one that wasn’t a neon polish. Try to avoid using too much of each color bc it’ll muddy up the polish.
One of my favorite #manicures to do. #nailenthusiast #polish #nails #nailpolish
Just because I’m on a polish hiatus because of work doesn’t mean you all are. I walked into Sephora today to find out they’re having a sale on their Sephora by O•P•I polishes and sets! I love Sephora by O•P•I because the polishes last a full two weeks, are not too thick, and dry quickly. I went looking for their quick dry top coats but all the base/top coats were sold out. 50% off of a product like this is an amazing find and you all should head to your nearest Sephora!
I guess I should let you guys know that my new job has totally rained on my polish parade. I walked in on the first day with aqua blue polish and they told me I had to take it off the next day AND that i couldn’t have any polish on at all. Needless to say I was very
depressed sad. I went polishless for a week and my nails lost all health (clear exaggeration). They broke and just looked horrible. And with me being the polish rebel I am, I decided that bare nail life was not for me so I’ve been wearing a very light pink/neutral color ever since. I’m not happy because I have to stop my birthstone polish “challenge” and wear these boring colors lol. I’m going to find a way at some point to have fun with thifs but for now, this is what I’m dealing with.
Had to pus SOME type of color on… This bare nail life at work was not the business
It’s that time of the week again!!! #manicuremonday! This week (for Amethyst Week 4) I’m wearing @julepmaven’s Charlotte (Boho Glam). I have mixed feeling about this color but I loved the fact I only used ONE coat. Charlotte is one of the colors from #Oprah’s Favorite Things. One thing I love about Julep is the fact they are 4-free (free of toxic and harmful chemicals. Head over to Julep and get your first box for free using FREEBOX at checkout here.