Friday, May 26, 2017

The One With the Yellow Flowers and Morgan Taylor

Good morning polished world!  Happy Friday to you all!!  Can you believe Friday is finally here?  Actually this week went by quite fast, so I really don't know what I'm talking about.  This weekend will go by super fast because it's a three day weekend.  We will see, maybe I'll get lucky and have a nice, long, relaxing weekend.

Today's manicure is something springy using a few of my lovely Morgan Taylor nail polishes.  I have been using a LOT of ORLY polishes lately, so I'm going to try to break those posts up with the random other brands I've used over the past few weeks.  Honestly, at this rate I could do a good two weeks of ORLY posts.  That's what happens when you fall in love with their new neon collection.

Getting off topic, back to this manicure.  I saw a very cute yellow and taupe floral design on Pinterest and decided to put my own twist on it.  Let's take a look!

Colors Used: 
  • Morgan Taylor - Rule the Runway
  • Morgan Taylor - Potts of Tea
  • Morgan Taylor - Days in the Sun
Isn't it lovely?  I never would have thought of this color combination if it weren't for Pinterest.  I love how the taupe and pale yellow blend together.  Rule the Runway is one of my favorite polishes from the Sweetheart Squadron collection that I received last fall.  Two coats and full coverage.  Such a great neutral.

I was very hesitant about Days in the Sun from the Beauty and the Beast collection.  I'm not a fan of pale yellows, and this one has a very subtle pink shimmer.  I honestly thought it was going to wash me out, and take at least three coats to get full coverage.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that it only took two coats, and was absolutely gorgeous.

What do you think?  Fan of this manicure?  Liking that dotted accent nail like I am?  Honestly think I like it better than the flowers.

To see swatches of the whole Sweetheart Squadron collection - click here.  To see swatches of the whole Beauty and the Beast collection - click here.

Until next time, <3.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The One With The Summery ORLY Dry Brush Mani

Good morning polished world and Happy Monday!  I apologize for not posting yesterday, but I thought I didn't have any photos editted, but in reality I did.  So I rushed and editted these photos to just see the random drafts all ready to go.  I need to get on a much better blogging schedule.

Well, the weather here is still crazy as all crazy.  It was in the 80s last week, and now it's in the 50s.  It's causing havoc on my sinuses and allergies.  On top of it, with all this weather changing, there has been a lot of rain, which is causing a lot of flooding along the lakeshore.  I feel horrible, people's houses are literally falling into the lake.  It's very sad, yesterday we took a drive through some of the areas and roads are literally gone.

Anyways, since the weather is crappy, I thought I would share a bright, fun dry brush manicure using some of my favorite ORLY neon polishes.  Seriously, China Glaze and ORLY make my favorite neon polishes.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • ORLY -For The First Time
  • ORLY - Thrill Seeker
  • ORLY - Sea You Soon
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
Isn't it amazing, this is like the third manicure in a row where I've used the same brand.  At least I think it is.  I should go back and look at my past posts.  Regardless, ORLY, China Glaze, and OPI are becoming staples in my stash, alongside my Sally Hansen polishes.  I am kind of curious to find out how many of each brand I own.

I love how these colors go together.  Thrill Seeker is one of my all time favorite neon polishes.  It's a bright yellow-green neon that when used on it's own covers in two coats.  Unlike Glowstick by ORLY which covers in like ten billion coats.  Well Glowstick also is more of a highlighter green, whereas this has a green tinge to it.

Sea You Soon is the blue polish used in this manicure.  It is part of the new summer collection and I cannot wait to wear it on it's own.  It's soooo pretty.  It's a shimmery version of Skinny Dip.  I should swatch them side by side....

What do you think?  Like this look?  Fan of the ORLY neon polishes??

Until next time, <3.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The One With the OPI Dot Gradient

Nothing to Disclose

Good morning polished world!  Happy Thursday to you all!  It's going to be 87 degrees here today, so that means I'm breaking out the flip flops.  Although, I need to paint my toes.  I've been holding off on doing a pedicure yet because the temperature is going to drop back down in the 60s next week.  The weather cannot make up it's mind.

Today is polka dot day at my work, so it's only fitting that I share a polka dot manicure with you!  With this warmer weather I've been feeling warmer, summer colors.  A few weeks ago I purchased a few of the shades from the OPI Fiji collection.  Normally I don't gravitate towards orange and yellow polishes, but OPI has some awesome creams, so I couldn't say no to these.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • OPI - No Tan Lines
  • OPI - Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet
  • OPI - Hey Baby
Oh my goodness, I love No Tan Lines and Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet.  I need to actually swatch them, but they are just so bright and perfect.  I cannot wait to use them as a base.  The other day I used a yellow polish and I should have used Exotic Birds, but instead stupidly went for a pale yellow.  Okay, it wasn't stupid because the manicure is really cute, but I need to swatch this pretty.

I love this color combination.  I got the idea from seeing a similar manicure over on Pinterest.  I believe it was by TrendyPolish but do not quote me.  I think I want to do this manicure again but with a black base and some bright, bright neons.

What do you think?  Like this color combination?  Fan of these OPI polishes??

Look at me posting all week.  I'm so proud of myself.  Now I need to edit more photos for the 7 posts that I have drafted......

Until next time, <3.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The One With Zoya Rikki and Some Daisies

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing on this fine Tuesday.  As promised I am going to be actually blogging more consistently.  Ten dollars bets I'll be consistent for like a week and then forget to blog all next week.  My life, what can I say.

The weather is getting warmer and Spring is certainly here.  Every time I sit and paint my nails, I want to do something floral just because of the weather.  You think I'd be getting tired of floral nails, but I don't think I ever will.  They're always just so cute.

Let's take a look at today's floral!

Colors Used:
  • Zoya - Rikki
  • Acrylics
Isn't it so cute?!  I forgot that I owned Zoya Rikki.  It's a gorgeous foil green polish with those gold metallic flecks throughout.  It has such dimension to it because of those flecks.  Two coats and full coverage.  Pain in the booty to remove though.  I feel like all the polishes from that collection were a pain.  I need to go through my stash and find them all and actually use them again.  They were gorgeous foils.

What do you think?  Like this simple daisy look?  Something good for Spring?

Until next time, <3.