NYC New York Color

The One With the St. Patrick's Day Manicure

9:00:00 AM

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today??  It's Thursday, which means my work week is almost over, then the weekend will be here and gone before I know it.  Saturday is St. Patrick's Day, and I was hoping to be able to do one more manicure, but I don't think I will have the time.  Therefore, today's design is the one that I will hopefully still have on my nails Saturday.  You know, if it doesn't chip and get destroyed before then.

I wasn't really sure for what to do for my final design this year.  I always feel like I do the same thing over and over again, so I took to Pinterest.  Surfed around a while and found a few designs that I liked.  So I took inspiration from a bunch of them and re-created them!

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • ORLY - Champagne Slushie
  • NYC New York Color - Queen's Jewels
  • Acrylics
Champagne Slushie is a gorgeous champagne gold polish which covered completely in two coats.  I didn't wait long enough to let the coats dry because I was kind of impatient, so I had a little bit of bubbling, but it was covered by the design mostly.

Queen's Jewels is beyond gorgeous!  Two coats of this crelly green glitter polish.  Truly does look like a jewel on my nail.  Kind of not looking forward to taking it off.  It's probably going to be a huge pain in the behind.

What do you think?  Fan of this manicure?  Sufficiently festive?

Until next time, <3,

Dot Mani

The One With the St. Patrick's Day Dot Manicure

9:00:00 AM

Good morning polished world!  Happy Monday to you all.  Can you believe the weekend is already over?  Daylight savings time is really killing me this time around.  I never have an issue with the whole falling back, but this whole jumping ahead is really messing with me.  I already go to bed late, so last night I was up until 2am because my body was thinking it's 1am.  Ugh.  Good news, I have more "time" to edit nail photos and post to the blog since I'm wide awake.

Today's design is a simple dotticure using one of my favorite green polishes - ILNP 1Up.  I was going to do a shamrock design using this, but once I put the dots down I really didn't want to add anything else because I felt like it was going to take away from the holo.

Let's take a look.

Colors Used:
  • ILNP - 1Up
  • OLRY - White Tips
  • FingerPaints - Beverly's Touch
Isn't 1Up the most awesome green holographic polish ever?!  I absolutely love the ILNP holos.  I know a few weeks ago I said I needed to pre-order some of her Spring polishes, but I never got around to it.  I'm sure by now the pre-sale is over. Anyways, this polish covers completely in two coats.  Works great for dotting/nail art.

What do you think?  Fan of this look? Love the holo?

Until next time, <3.

St. Patrick's Day

The One With the Plaid St. Patrick's Day Design

9:00:00 AM

Good morning polished world! How are you all doing today?  I apologize for the later post today, but posting totally skipped my mind.  It was a crazy week at work which exhausted me.  I honestly could say that about any and all weeks.  Who knows, maybe one day being an adult won't be so tiring.

As promised I'm going to start my St. Patrick's Day manicures.  I wasn't 100% ready to go all out with the shamrocks quite yet, so I went for a simple plaid design.  I always tend to forget about my green polishes unless it's March or December, and I hate that I do that because I always come across such beauties that I need to use more.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Zoya - Rikki
  • Zoya - Tomoko
  • ORLY - White Tips
Ahhhh Zoya Rikki, what a LOVELY polish!  Two coats and you have a beautiful green shimmer with gold flecks throughout.  This polish I believe is from the Irresistable Collection which came out yeaaaarss ago.  That tells you that Zoya's polishes hold up, because I really think this one is about four years old, if not five.

Really loving it paired with Tomoko.  The plaid design was super easy once I got the tape placed on my nail just how I wanted it.  That's always the hardest part.

What do you think?  Like this design??  Ready for St. Patrick's Day??

Until next time, <3.

Cirque Colors

The One With Cirque Colors Paraiba

9:00:00 AM

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing on this fine Wednesday?!  I feel like it already should be Friday...that's how long this week has been.  I'm exhausted and can't wait for Saturday to sleep literally all day.  Well most of the day.

Anyways, I'm back attempting to post all green/mint manicures until St. Patrick's Day.  Today's design uses Cirque Colors Paraiba which is more of a blue teal, which leans more towards that green teal side, which kind of counts for the color theme that I'm going for.  What I'm trying to do is slowly go into green manicures because I really wasn't 100% ready to start St. Patrick's Day nails.  Now tonight I'll probably start with my full on green manicures.  Maybe.  We will see.  I'll probably end up with purple nails.

Oh well, let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • Cirque Colors - Paraiba
Guys, Cirque Colors Paraiba is beyond GORGEOUS.  I bought this polish when Cirque was re-designing their label and they had mystery grab bags for sale.  I purchased two grab bags and got 8 surprise polishes; all which are just lovely.  

I have to say though, this one has to be my favorite.  I need to try it on it's own, but it worked great for nail art.  I messed up and put a dot in one of the areas where Paraiba is, and you can't even see it through the polish.

What do you think?  Fan of this abstract manicure? Own and Cirque polishes?

Until next time, <3.