Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The One Inspired by Fabric for Twinsie Tuesday

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today??  The weather is GORGEOUS here!  Yesterday it was in the high 70s and today it's expected to be 81 and sunny.  Maybe I can sit outside for a little bit and get some color because I'm pale as a ghost.  Pretty sure I could blind someone if I stand in direct sunlight too long.

Today is Tuesday which means it is time for Twinsie Tuesday.  This week our manicures are inspired by fabric.  My inspiration is this dress from New York and Company:

I wore this dress to a Gala a few weeks ago and I loved it so much.  I paired it with a pair of black patent heels, some black drop earrings, and a black shrug sweater.  Of course, you know me, I had to match my nails to it and have been saving those nails for this prompt to show you all!

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
  • Orly - White Tips
  • Zoya - Dahlia
  • NCLA - I'm With the Band

I loved how this manicure turned out.  I knew from the get-go that I wasn't going to do all 10 nails with the poppy pattern that is on my middle nail.  I thought that would take away from the dress and outfit as a whole.  So I pieced the manicure together.  Polka dot index finger to match the polka dots, middle finger with the poppies to match the pattern, sparkly Pixie ring finger and thumb to match jewelry I was wearing, and shiny black pinkie to match the patent pumps.  Love.

Fun fact, I had no clue that I owned NCLA I'm With the Band.  I was going through my reds to find the perfect poppy red to match the dress and stumbled across this one.  It matched the poppies on the dress perfectly, and with the subtle shimmer in it, it wasn't just a typical flat cream.  It truly is a gorgeous polish that I'm still not 100% sure where I got it from.  Amanda from Fashion Footing thinks she gave it to me, I partially think that I received it in an old sub box.  Oh well, I own it and love it.

I just love this manicure so much that I had to share another photo.  I think that accent of Zoya Dahlia really added something to the whole thing.  I was going to do two plain black nails and am so happy that I didn't.

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Love the dress as much as I do??

Make sure to check out the other Twinsie's posts!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at FashionFooting
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Claire at Kerruticles
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish

Until next time, <3.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The One with Color Club Pucci-licious

Hey all!  How are you all doing on this fine Sunday?  Cannot believe it is already a start to another week.  And that it's the end of the month.  Crazy that time has flown by so fast!  Now that it's the end of May, we are finally getting some Spring-like weather.  Honestly, I think we can call it summer like weather because I think mid week it's going to be in the 80s and storm.  Oh well, at least it isn't snow!

Since I posted two manicures the other day for the two year anniversary of Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing, I'm sharing a simple manicure with you all today.  I did this one a few weeks ago when I had no inspiration what so ever.

I think I'm going to start doing more simple manicures like this to refresh myself.  Always coming up with crazy nails can be a tad exhausting.  Plus there are some nights where I don't want to do crazy nail art and much rather do swatches with a fun accent.  I think this will also be a good way for me to use some of my polishes that never get used.

Anyways, let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Color Club - Pucci-licious
  • Orly - Mirrorball
  • Orly - White Tips
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
Back a few months ago when I ordered the Color Club Neon Poptastic Collection from HBBeauty Bar, I threw Color Club Pucci-licious in the cart as well.  I never had seen swatches or heard anything about this polish previously, but when I saw the bottle image on the website I knew I had to have it.  Something about the purple color was unique to my collection.

This polish sure is beautiful.  Two coats and I had full coverage.  It has an interesting finish.  It wasn't super glossy, but it wasn't matte.  It almost had a rubberized look, if that makes sense.  I added a top coat and it did become glossy, but I kind of was liking the look without the top coat. 

I like the purple accenting the white and black dot nails.  I really love the simplicity of this one.  I'm telling you guys, you will be seeing more stuff like this.  Who knows, maybe I'll be more creative with simple manicures!

What do you think?  Do you own this polish?  Think I should do more simple manicures?

Until next time, <3.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Two Year Anniversary of Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing!!! Two Manicure Celebration!

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  I'm super excited because it is the two year anniversary of Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing!  Can you believe we have been doing this feature now for two years?!  Where has the time gone?  It really doesn't feel like it has been that long.

Since it is our two year anniversary, we decided to do two manicures today!  So get ready for this super long post.

The first manicure we did is a re-creation of our favorite manicure from the past two years.  Of course our favorite was our pineapple nail art, which was done in September of 2014.  Both of us love all things pineapple, thus our lovely logo.  We also are huge fans of the show Psych, which at the time almost two years ago we were binge watching and got the idea to create a pineapple manicure.  Now, again, here we are binge watching the show painting pineapples on our nails.

Let's take a look at our pineapple manicure.

Colors Used:
  • OPI - Love Angel Music Baby
  • OPI - My Twin Mimmy
  • OPI - I'm Soooo Swamped
  • OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • INM - Northern Lights
Still my favorite manicure of all time.  When we re-created it, we switched it up a little bit.  Instead of having a double pineapple accent, we went with a gold accent nail.  I kind of like how it turned out with the gold accent!

My Twin Mimmy = perfect pineapple yellow polish!  To get the pineapple look, I did a semi ruffian design with my yellow brush.  Since OPI has an awesome brush, it was easy to do without using too much polish.  One swipe and I had full coverage for my little pineapple.  I then went through and added the green leaves with a dotting tool.  When they all were dried, I added the details using black acrylic paint.

Our second manicure took some time to come up with.  At first I suggested doing a plain swatch because let's face it, I never do a swatch and that's Amanda's dream that one day I will do a week's worth of swatches.  Amanda wanted to do something bright, and well we couldn't settle on a color which we both liked or had.

So we went down the bright path and started to think of different things we could do.  What's more bright than a neon gradient?!

Let's take a look at the second manicure!

Colors Used:
  • FingerPaints - Neon Base Coat
  • China Glaze - I'll Pink to That
  • China Glaze - That's Shore Bright
  • China Glaze - Too Yacht to Handle
  • China Glaze - Splish Splash
  • Orly - Glowstick
  • INM - Northern Lights
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
Originally we were going to do a neon gradient with black and white glitter over the top, but idiot Alaina here forgot that and threw a black splatter on before she remembered.  I still can't believe I did that.  Regardless, I LOVE how the black splatter looks over the gradient!!

 Talk about bright manicure, this for sure is one.  I love my neon polishes, especially for gradients and water marbles.  Earlier this year I received a neon base coat from FingerPaints which I have used once or twice of an accent nail.  I decided to give it a go on all ten nails with this manicure.  It's such an awesome white.  Almost a one coater, a few nails needed to have two because of naked spots.  It dried fast so I was able to do the gradient quickly instead of waiting forever for dry time.

What do you think?  Fan of both manicures?  Which is your favorite of the two designs!?

Don't forget to check out Amanda's two year post!!!

Until next time, <3.

Monday, May 16, 2016

The One with ILNP Float On

Good morning polished world!  How ware you all doing today?  It's Monday, the beginning to a new work week.  Hopefully this week will be slower than the last two.  If not, then bring it on!  It's supposed to be warmer too, which will be a good thing.  I think the high yesterday was 45 and it snowed a little bit.  Not cool.

So since I'm hoping for warmer, sunnier weather, I thought it would be a good idea to do a bright, cheerful manicure using a holo polish.  A few months ago I purchased a bunch of bottles of ILNP holographic polishes and have still yet to use all of them.  When I was looking through them I discovered that I purchased Float On and decided to use it.

Let's see what I came up with!

Colors Used:
  • ILNP - Float On
  • Acrylics
Gorgeous, right?!  Wait until you see the bottle shot photos below!  Two coats and pure holo perfection.  The formula on this was just amazing.  The first coat was a bit sheer and I was thinking I was going to need to do three.  It built up perfectly on that second coat so there was no need for the third.  Honestly, I think it would have taken away from the polish if I added a third coat.  This was perfect color, holo, and everything.

Look at that holo effect!  It's so strong!!!  Barbara really hit it out of the park with this polish.  I was kind of nervous that my nails were going to be stained blue after using it because it was so saturated but I didn't have a single stain left on any of my nails.  I think this might be my go to summer pedicure color.

I was going to leave this as a plain swatch, but I felt like I needed to add some sort of art.  I ended up going with simple daisies framing the nails.  In my mind, the daisies were smaller so at first I wasn't a huge fan.  After I added top coat and the acrylic became shiny I was in love.  They're seriously adorable.

What do you think?  Isn't this color drop dead gorgeous!?  

Until next time, <3.

Friday, May 13, 2016

The One with the Neon Poppy Looking Flowers

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It was in the 80s here yesterday, and today it's supposed to be in the 60s.  As you can guess, that means I have one nasty sinus headache.  This weather needs to just make up it's mind on what it wants to do!

Since it was super warm out, it's only right that I share a bright, neon, floral design.  This manicure is inspired by Chelsea from Polish and Beyond on Instagram!  I loved the look of these fun neon poppy-like flowers, and since I have all the Electric Nights polishes, I re-created them!

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Orly - White Tips
  • China Glaze - Plur-ple, DJ Blew My Mind, Glow With the Flow, Treble Maker, and Home Sweet House Music
I love these polishes from last year's Electric Nights summer neon collection.  They're great for all kinds of art, from flowers to gradients to water marbling.  I think that water marbling is my favorite with China Glaze neons.  They always spread so nicely.  My guess is because they color is so highly concentrated....if that makes sense.

Flowers were easy to do.  When my base was dried, I went through with my dotting tool and added the messy little dots.  I then went through with a tooth pick and Treble Maker for the leaves.  Final step was to add the black centers.  Simple, cute, and lovely.

What do you think?  Do you love the China Glaze Neons?

Until next time, <3.