ILNP

The One With the Harvest Pumpkin Manicure

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!!  How are you all doing today?  Are you all ready for Thanksgiving??  I cannot believe that the holiday is tomorrow.  Where did November go?  I really feel like this month flew by, probably because it's been so busy at work.  Oh well.

Today's manicure is a Fall Harvest Pumpkin design for Thanksgiving.  I was going to post it tomorrow but I figured I'd get the mani up on the blog the day before so I don't have to worry about blogging on Thanksgiving.  Not like I'll be doing much other than watching the parade and dog show.

Let's take a look at the manicure!


Colors Used:
  • ILNP - Clockwork
  • Sinful Colors - Pandora
  • OPI - My Vampire is Buff
  • OPI - Crawfishin' for a Compliment
Pandora by Sinful Colors is so so so so so gorgeous!!!  I cannot remember when I bought this polish, and honestly had no idea I owned it until I was searching for the perfect Fall color for this design.  I don't even think I had used it.  Two coats and it had full coverage of the most gorgeous terra-cotta color with a subtle shimmer.  I'm so mad I haven't used it before.

What do you think?  Fan of the cute little pumpkin manicure??

I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving!!!

Until next time, <3.


Dot Mani

The One With the Bestie Twin Nails Re-Creation

9:00:00 AM


 Good morning polished world and Happy Sunday!!  How's the weather where you are?  It's gross, windy, and snowy here.  I am so happy I got all my Christmas lights in the garden before this weather rolled in because I would have not been a happy camper setting them up in this.  I also set up the outdoor lights at work on Friday when it was semi warm and sunny.  Sure, I was frozen and exhausted come Friday evening, but it's all done and looks amazing.

Today's manicure is a re-creation of a Bestie Twin Nail design that I did last year with Fashion Footing.  It's been months since Amanda and I have done a BTN and I think it's about time we come together again and maybe even start our tradition up again.

Since Thanksgiving is around the corner, I wanted to re-create a fall-ish floral design we did last November.  I truly loved last years design, but switched it up a little this year.

Let's take a look.


Colors Used:
  • Morgan Taylor - Don't Break my Corazon
  • OPI - My Vampire Is Buff
  • ORLY - Bling
  • OPI - Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet
  • OPI - No Tan Lines
My switch up wasn't much. The first difference is that I used a lighter red polish.  Don't Break My Corazon is a gorgeous cream by Morgan Taylor.  It had full coverage in one coat, but I used two for the manicure.  I didn't think I was going to like this color, but I fell in love with it.

The second switch was my index finger.  Last year I did the floral design, but this year I decided to do a dot design which combined all the colors and I think tied the manicure together really well.

What do you think?  Like this Fall design?  Something you'd try?

Until next time, <3.

China Glaze

The One With the Tribal Manicure

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!!!  How are you all doing today?  It's Thursday but it feels like it should be a Friday.  It's been a long week so far but I have gotten a lot accomplished.  I have edited photos, pre-published some posts, and got all my Christmas lights up on the house before the winter storm this weekend.  Yeah, you are reading that right, we are expecting a winter storm before Thanksgiving.  It's been such a weird Fall, especially since all the leaves are still on the trees, but it's almost the end of November.

Today's manicure is a cute tribal design.  I've done this exact tribal look before, just on a different base.  I should start switching up my free-hand designs, but the evening I did this manicure it was late, I was tired, and not really feeling too creative.  Regardless, I'm in love with how it turned out.

Let's take a look.


Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy
  • China Glaze - Big Hair and Bubbly
  • Color Club - Blue Ming
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
Isn't that gradient amazing??  I used the original formula of Flip Flop Fantasy for this design.  You know, the one that is more pink than coral.  I hate when polish companies change their formulas and you are forced to sparingly use your favorite until the bitter end.  I probably couldn't get a coat of my original Flip Flop Fantasy on my nail if I tried, therefore it's a gradient only polish.  I love how it looks mixed with Blue-Ming.

Big Hair and Bubbly is my new favorite gold glitter.  This polish is from China Glaze's new holiday collection.  The girl's at my local Sally Beauty let me have a sneak peek of the collection at the beginning of November and I picked out my four favorites - all being glitters.  Kind of shocking since I never wear glitter polishes, but I did this in hopes I start using my glitters again.  After using this one, I for sure will.  It applied wonderfully over a base of gold polish.  No need for dabbing or placing any of the large pieces.  Happy to have this because all of my gold glitter are either dried up, or have holo pieces.  

What do you think?  Like this tribal design?  Fan of the gold glitter?

Until next time, <3.


Serendipity Polish

The One With the Serendipity Polish Abstract Manicure

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  I'm doing well as I have finally edited all of my old manicures that I've been sitting on.  I have 6 posts to share and I'm extremely embarrassed with myself that I do not have a better posting schedule.   I looked at my Instagram and have only posted 3 manicures this month and we are already halfway through November.  Sigh.

Today's design is an abstract design I did using some of my beloved Serendipity Polish's.  When they closed up shop, I purchased most of the colors that I didn't already have.  Kind of sad that there are two that my collection will forever be without but what can you do.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • Serendipity Polish - #GoalDigger
  • Serendipity Polish - Peace, Love, and Sandy Feet
  • Serendipity Polish - Pink Poinsettia
  • Serendipity Polish - Bottomless Mimosas
  • Acrylics
Kind of neat, isn't it? I started off with a base coat of #GoalDigger which is a white polish that covers in one coat.  That's right, just like pretty much every other Serendipity Polish this was a one coater.  So upsetting that I find the perfect white and cannot get another bottle.  Par for the course, right?

To get the rest of the look, I just dry brushed the colors randomly on the nail.  When they dried, I went through with a grey and black acrylic and added the grey lines and the dots.  I tried to make it look abstract and I think it turned out rather well.

What do you think?  Fan of this design?  Mad at me that I have been failing at posting?

Until next time, <3.