Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The One With Round 28 of Bestie Twin Nails With Fashion Footing

Good morning polished world!!  How are you all doing today?  It's quite the busy week for me, so I might be MIA from updating my social media accounts until odd random hours.  Usually those odd, random hours are when I have two seconds to update the blog before my head hits the pillow and I fall fast asleep, then wake up and start yet another busy day.

Today is round 28 of Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing.  Usually we try to post this feature mid month, but not only has this month been busy for me, but also for Amanda.  Due to our crazy schedules, we decided to do something simple this month.   Amanda found this grey to black gradient manicure on Pinterest and we decided it would be perfect to do.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • INM - Granite
  • Jessica Cosmetics - Black Lustre
  • INM - Northern Lights

Isn't this gorgeous?  I received so many compliments on this manicure.  I think I might need to start doing more gradients with no nail art.  Maybe I'll do one once a month as a break from the nail art?  Hmmm.

Anyways, To get this look I started off with a base coat of INM in Granite.  This polish is one of my favorite grays.  Two coats and complete coverage.  Not too light and not too dark.  Perfect shade.  When that was dried, I painted Granite on a make up sponge next to Jessica Cosmetics Black Lustre.  Sponged the nail a couple of times, then added my sparkly top coat.

I forgot I even owned Jessica Cosmetics Black Lustre and Black Matte.  I have zero idea where they came from.  All I know is that I was going through my Melmer and found the two bottles intermingled in with my other black polishes.  I'm honestly surprised I have so many black polishes.  Kind of crazy since I tend to just use my ORLY Liquid Vinyl or Serendipity Polish Building My Empire.  I probably should purge the ones I never use.

Sorry, getting off topic here.  While I don't remember where the polishes came from, I do remember that I loved them and put them in the melmer to save because I wasn't sure if I could get more.  Weird how all that came back to me, but where I got them I can't figure it out.  Black Lustre was perfect for the gradient.  Full coverage after a few little dabs of the sponge.  Might need to use it some for Halloween designs!

What do you think?  Like this gradient?  Think I should do more plain gradients?

Don't forget to check out Amanda's manicure!

Until next time, <3.

Monday, September 26, 2016

The One Inspired by Those Nails I Did For a Wedding

Good morning polished world!  Happy Monday to you all!!!  Sorry that I didn't write a post yesterday, but I kind of got a little side tracked with a Pinterest project.  If you follow me on Snapchat and Instagram, you saw a little sneak peek.  Hoping my pallet creation turns out as planned!  I guess now is also a good time to say that I didn't do a Twinsie Tuesday manicure due to said Pinterest project, soooo I'll be back for that feature in another two weeks.

Today I'm sharing with you a manicure I did after I painted the same design on my friend's daughter's nails.  The girls had a wedding to go to, so of course they needed to have their nails done to match their dresses.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
  • China Glaze - I'll Pink to That
  • FingerPaints - Glitz & Glam
  • FingerPaints - Sterling Sculpture
Isn't this adorable?  Now the color is different than the one's I did on Samantha.  Her's were a mint, which while I'm loving the pink, I think I like the mint more.  Simple, quick design which is super eye catching.  I think the silver accent is a perfect addition of glitz to this design.  Looking at the photos now, I think I might have added a top coat of INM Northern Lights to it because neither of those silvers have holo micros in them. brain is fried.  This is yet another reason as to why I should draft my posts the same night I paint.  Or at least just create a post with the colors in it.

I'll Pink to That is from the China Glaze Lite Brites collection.  Love this beauty.  Two coats and full coverage.  Super glossy for a bright neon!  Another home run from China Glaze.

What do you think?  Like this manicure?  Do you think you would prefer this with a mint polish instead?

I'm off to plan more of my Pinterest project!  I promise to keep you updated!  I also have to start planning my Halloween nails!!  Can you believe October is almost here??  Where has this year gone?!

Until next time, <3.

Friday, September 23, 2016

The One With the Roses Feat. Serendipity Polish!

Morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's Friday!  Although I have a super busy weekend, so really Friday is just another day at this point.   Oh well, I love being busy so I shouldn't complain.

Short post today since I'm quiet exhausted  Today's manicure is done using some Serendipity Polishes.  What I love about this brand is that the colors can be used year round.  Also their formulas are great!

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Serendipity Polish - Summer Sunnies
  • Serendipity Polish - Get it Girl
  • Serendipity Polish - Holo Day Lights
  • Serendipity Polish - Mint Martini
I feel like it's been forever since I've done a rose manicure.  I'm not so sure how I completely feel about this design.  I love the colors, I love the layout, I just think I did too many roses on the ring finger.  It feels a little cluttered....maybe that's just me.

As I said, I love the colors!!  Get It Girl is a gorgeous navy blue polish which covers in one coat.  That's right, you are looking at one coat of that blue!!  Since all of the Serendipity Polishes are one coat, doing nail art with them is so simple!  Everything applies easily with good coverage.

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Do you own any of the Serendipity Polishes??

Until next time, <3.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The One With the Bow Nail Art Tutorial Feat. Jessica Cosmetics

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today??  I meant to have this post up yesterday, but forgot to hit the publish button so it sat as a draft.  I then meant to post it during my lunch break from my phone, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get blogger to work from my phone.  I'm sure there's an app for it, but I would never use it so why waste the space?

Today I'm sharing with you a tutorial for the bow manicure I shared the other day using Jessica Cosmetics The Luring Beauty from the Into the Wild collection.  I absolutely loved that manicure.  It's super simple to re-create, so I thought I would share!

Let's take a look!
What You Need:

  • White Polish
  • Jessica Cosmetics - The Luring Beauty
  • Black Acrylic or a black polish
  • Small Nail Art Brush
  • Small Dotting Tool
  1. Start off with a base coat of white polish
  2. With a small paint brush and a black acrylic or nail polish, draw the outline of the bow from the edge of the nail towards the center
  3. Using the same brush and paint/polish, draw a circle in between the middle of the two edges of the bow.
  4. With a dotting tool, color in the bow.
  5. Clean up the lines, and add the details to the bow using a small nail art brush and the acrylic/polish.
  6. Add dots to the white empty space.
  7. Finish with a top coat and enjoy!
I find it easier to draw the outline of the bow, or really any intricate design for that matter, and then filling it in like a coloring book.

What do you think?  Do you think you'll try to re-create this design?  If you do, promise you'll share with me?

The Into the Wild collection is available now through Jessica Cosmetic's website!

Until next time, <3.