Monday, February 20, 2017

The One With the Mosaic Nail Art

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing on this fine Monday?  I apologize for not posting yesterday.  I lost track of my days and thought I had a post scheduled.  Now I have about 7 back logged posts.  I'm really not kicking 2017 off right on the blog.  Forgetting posts, not sharing stuff in a timely manner.  I hope you all forgive me.

Today I'm sharing with you a simple little mosaic looking manicure I did using some of my Serendipity Polishes!  Mixed a Zoya and OPI in there also, but they went together quite well!!

 Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Serendipity Polish - Building My Empire
  • Serendipity Polish - Mint Martini
  • OPI - My Vampire is Buff
  • Zoya - Tomoko
Lovely, right?  I love the color combination!  Very simple to get the look.  You start off with a base of a nude polish.  I used my favorite, My Vampire is Buff by OPI, which takes two to three coats.  Usually I can get it to work with two.  When that was dried, I went through with a nail art brush and randomly drew lines across my nail.  I then went through and filled in the squares I wanted with Mint Martini and Tomoko.  Took the nail art brush and straightened up the lines, added top coat, and enjoyed.

Building My Empire is one of my favorite black polishes.  I need to get my hands on a back up bottle, and I need to snag a bottle of the white polish that they just released as part of their Spring collection.  You cannot go wrong with a one coat black or white polish!

Mint Martini is one of my favorite mint shades.  You guessed it, one coat.  Goodness I cannot begin to tell you how much I love my Serendipity Polish's!

What do you think? Like this manicure?  Something you'd try? Own any of these Serendipity Polish's? 

Until next time, <3.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Bestie Twin Nails with 25 SweetPeas!

Good morning and happy Thursday!!!  This week is dragging on by.  Yesterday I woke up thinking it was Thursday, then realized it was Wednesday and got so upset.  Funny thing is, a lot of my co-workers thought that it was Thursday also.  We all must be going crazy, or all of us are thinking that this week is dragging.

Today I'm excited to be posting alongside Sarah from 25 SweetPeas!  For today's manicure, we painted a black and white interlocking design.  It's so trippy, but so fun!!!

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
  • ORLY - White Tips
How awesome is this manicure??  I started off with a base coat of ORLY's White Tips, one of my all time favorite white polishes.  When that base was dry, I swiped Liquid Vinyl diagonally across my nail.  After a little bit of dry time, I started interlocking the dots!  Honestly it's a lot easier than it looks!

I have tried every way manageable to describe how to get this look, but I cannot think of a way that makes sense when it's written out.  I think I'm going to have to create a tutorial.

What do you think? Ever done an interlocking manicure before?  Isn't it fun??

Make sure to check out Sarah's design!!!

Until next time, <3.

Monday, February 13, 2017

The One With the Pink Dots

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  We were supposed to get some huge snow storm but it really never amounted to anything.  It's been such an odd winter, we really have had no snow.  I know I should be happy, but I would just like a foot of the fluffy stuff at least once.

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day (blech) so I figured I should do something somewhat festive on my nails.  I couldn't think of anything super creative, so I opted for a naked nail dot manicure.  When in doubt, grab three colors and just dot them on your nails.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • FingerPaints - Paper Mache
  • Zoya - Rooney
  • Sally Hansen - Pink Cadillaquer
For someone who dislikes pink and Valentine's Day, I really did enjoy this manicure.  The naked dot manicure always is super easy, and makes it look like my nails are way longer than they really are.  To get the look, I started off with a base coat.  Currently I'm using FingerPaints base coat that you find on the shelf with their core collection.  It's a milky white base which dries clear on the nail.  When dried, I went through and started dotting.

I always tend to put the darkest color down first.  For this manicure, it was Zoya Rooney.  A gorgeous deep pink shade that sits in the back of my Melmer completely neglected.  It truly is beautiful.

After my Rooney dots were dried, I went through with Pink Cadillaquer by Sallly Hansen.  This polish is a beauty, but unfortunately I don't think I'm ever going to be able to use it again as a base color.  The brush has completely fallen apart!!  I'll have to take a picture and post it to Instagram, I can't even explain it.  It's literally destroyed.

Anyways, when the baby pink dots were on and dried, I went through and filled in the empty spaces with the white.  Slapped on a top coat and called it a day.

What do you think? Are your nails all ready for Valentine's Day?  Has anyone else's brushes in their Miracle Gel polishes completely fallen apart???

Until next time, <3.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The One With the Rose Manicure

Good morning polished world!  Happy Friday to you all!!  To my friends on the East Coast, hope you are staying warm while the snow is falling.  I'm kind of jealous, I want a big snow storm.  Just one snow storm, then let it melt, and let Spring begin.  Unfortunately I don't see that happening.

Today I am sharing with you a re-creation of a rose manicure I did back in 2014.   This manicure is one of my all time favorite floral designs that I've ever done on the blog.  After it came up on my Facebook memories a few weeks ago, I have been wanting to re-create it.  Since Valentine's Day (ew) is right around the corner, I thought it would be an appropriate time to do so.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • FingerPaints - Blushing With Excitement
  • Acrylics
For the life of me I cannot remember what polishes I used to create the roses.  The only thing that was done with acrylics on this manicure were the dots and the black outline on the roses.  Everything else was done with polish.  I think the green was Josie by Zoya.....I really need to learn to write these things down.

Anywho, Blushing With Excitement by FingerPaints is a gorgeous pink nude polish from the Limited Edition Ashley Neill Tipton Collection.  I don'tk now why it has taken me so long to use this beauty.  two coats and I had complete coverage.  It's such a gorgeous, delicate shade.  FingerPaints really needs to release something like this in their permanent collection.

What do you think?  Like this manicure?  Something you would try??

I have to stay, it still is one of my favorites.  So happy that I decided to re-create it!

Until next time, <3.