27 Jun

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?

Nail Happy!

Design Happy!



I hope you enjoy! Happy polishing!



Winter Wonderland

26 Dec


Winter Wonderland feat. Sally Hanson & Sinful Colors.


Until Next Time Taxi B

16 Dec

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


Glitter Season!

2 Dec

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


Starting Over

4 Nov

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.


I’m Back With a Vengeance!

25 Aug

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


Sephora Sale!

22 Jun

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!


9 Apr

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.


Been Gone for a Minute

27 Mar

Had to pus SOME type of color on… This bare nail life at work was not the business


Amethyst Week 4

19 Feb

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.