China Glaze

The One With the Random Blue Triangle Manicure

9:00:00 AM


Morning my polished peeps.  How are you all doing on this wonderful Tuesday?  Look at me, posting right on time.  Okay, I'm a day or so early, but you know I have about 8 posts to share with you and have been slacking like crazy.  And let's face it, come the end of the week, I'm going to forget to post again.  Maybe if I set reminders in my phone or something.  You know what I really need reminders for are my Instagram and Facebook page.  Poor Facebook hasn't been updated in I don't know how long.....sigh

Today's design is one that looked better in my head than it did on the nail.  I'm still rocking that glitter middle accent nail due to the nail injury.  My injury is right at the edge now and I'm worried I'm going to lose that part of my nail.  I've been patching it using the tea bag method and hoping it stays on until it grows out.  Enter in the nub nails and and super thick odd paint jobs.

Anyways, as I said, this design looked more abstract and better in my head than it did on the nail.

Let's take a look....


Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Capacity to See Beyond
  • Finger Paints - Sterling Sculpture
I can't remember what grey polish I used for the grey triangles, but meh, I don't think anyone will try to re-create this one because it is one of those meh manicures.  Only think that is saving it is the lovely Capacity to See Beyond.  I guess I have that name is fitting for this manicure because I was capable of seeing beyond the horribleness of the design and saw the gorgeous blue polish. That's the cheesiest line I've ever written on this blog.....

What do you think of this design?  Something you don't hate?

Until next time, <3.


Dot Mani

The One With the Sally Hansen Peach Dot Flowers

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world! How are you all doing today?  I am failing when it comes to blogging.  I swear I'm going to get better next month.  Tomorrow evening I'm going to sit down, prepublish all my posts to the end of the month and beyond, and just keep moving forward.  When I sat down last night and realized I had 8 manicures to post,  I realized how badly I've been slacking.  Oh well, that just means more content throughout the year.

Today's manicure is a simple dot floral manicure.  Been forever since I had done a dot manicure, and honestly this one wasn't one of my favorites.  I felt like there was a lot of naked space around the dot flowers, so I kind of got crazy with the silver dots and that made me not so happy.  Like it took away from the design.  I have to start learning that blank space is a good thing.

Let's take a look.


Colors Used:
  • Sally Hansen - Peach Buzz
  • Sally Hansen - White on White
  • Serendipity Polish - Holoday Lights
While not one of my favorite manicures, but definitely in love with Peach Buzz from Sally Hansen.  Two coats and full coverage.  This polish has a subtle peach shimmer mixed in with the cream that really gives the polish some dimension.  Works great for the nail art and dot flowers.

What do you think?  Like this design? Fan of this color?

Until next time, <3.

Dot Mani

The One With the OPI Dot Manicure

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's Wednesday, which means we are slap dab right in the middle of the week.  Look at me actually posting despite it being the middle of the week.  Usually the days kind of run into each other and I forget what day it is, then I forget to post.  It's a really weird circle of timing.

Today's design is a simple dot manicure I did one night when I was super uninspired and just needed to paint my nails and go to bed.  Literally did this design around 11pm and was all tucked into bed by midnight.  I'm actually shocked I got it to look as good as it did considering how rushed I was and how tired I was.

Let's take a look.


Colors Used:
  • OPI - Can't Find my Czechbook
  • OPI - Kiss Me I'm Brazilian
  • OPI - Champagne For Breakfast
Love the color combination here.  I have two bottles of Can't Find my Czechbook because it's one of my favorite polishes, and yet I never use it.  I think I'm going to use this pretty teal blue for some pedicures this summer.  Maybe with a holo top coat.  It would look marvelous.

I also forgot that Champagne for Breakfast is a textured holo polish.  I just wanted to use all OPI for this manicure and wanted the holo accent, so imagine how happy I was when I re-discovered this was a textured polish.  I think the textured polishes look great as an accent nail too.  I need to bust out my Zoya Pixies and use them more.  And I'm not just talking about Tomoko.

What do you think?  Simple design?  Does anyone read the blog anymore? lol

Until next time, <3.


Flowers

The One With the Sally Hansen Floral

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  Happy Mother's Day to all you momma's out there!  Cannot believe we are already almost halfway through May.  Where did the time go?!  It's just crazy, but I think I'm losing track of time because there's so much going on at once!  The weather at least is getting nicer, so that means I'm going to start becoming antsy and not want to ever be at work.

Anyways, today's design is a floral manicure using one of my favorite red polishes from Sally Hansen.  Perfect for me to post today since it is Mother's Day and my momma's favorite polish color is red.  It's the only polish I've ever seen her wear, and really the reds in my collection are mainly used by her.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • Sally Hansen - Let's Jam
  • Sally Hansen - White on Time
  • China Glaze - Bring on the Bubbly 

Absolutely love this manicure.  And for someone who doesn't love red, that speaks volumes.  Let's Jam is one of my favorite red polishes because it's not a true bright red.  There are pink undertones which really makes it unique in comparison to other reds in my collection.

What do you think of the design?  Love the floral pattern as much as I do?  Think accenting with gold was a good idea?

Until next time, <3.