Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The One With the Mint and Grey Floral Manicure

Good morning polished world!!  How are you all doing on this fine Wednesday?  Totally thought today was Thursday.  I don't know why I'm a day ahead this week.  Probably because I haven't been sleeping well all week and every day seems the same.  Who knows.

Anyways, today I'm sharing with you a somewhat bright floral manicure inspired by this manicure by agnesnailss on Instagram.  Everything has been so grey and dreary here lately, so I wanted to use a neon polish.  What better than my beloved China Glaze That's Shore Bright.

Let's take a look!!

Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - That's Shore Bright
  • INM - Granite
  • Zoya - Alicia
  • OPI - CIA Color is Awesome
  • OPI - I'm Sooo Swamped
Isn't this the cutest manicure?  So simple too.  I absolutely love the color combination.  It's still winter-y without it being too bright.  It was the perfect pop of color to help cure my winter blues.  Although, our winter hasn't been too winter-y.  It's just been cold.  I still want one snow storm. 

Zoya Alicia is a gorgeous silver scattered holographic polish.  It's not picking up in the photo as much as I would like, but it is a beautiful polish.  I got this free before Halloween when they ran their three scattered holo deal.  I should have done the four free polish deal that they ran this past weekend, but I had no clue what I wanted so I skipped.  Kicking myself for not getting back ups of my favorites.  Oh well.  I'll just save up for the new Serendipity Polish collection....

What do you think of this manicure?  Like the look?  Cure your winter blues?

Until next time, <3.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The One With the Snowflakes and ORLY Celebrity Spotting

Happy Sunday polished world!!  I'm sorry I have been bad at updating the blog so far this year.  I thought I had this post pre-published, but sure enough I didn't.  I swear I'm going to get back on track!

Today's manicure is a pretty snowflake manicure inspired by 25 SweetPeas!  I know you all are going to think I'm weird when I say this, but I'm sad that we haven't had a massive snowstorm yet this winter.  It's supposed to be in the 40s this week, so that means we will have rain.  Sigh, I dislike the gloomy and rain.  If it's going to be gloomy, at least give me snow so it's bright outside.

Let's take a look at the mani!

Colors Used:
  • ORLY - Celebrity Spotting
  • White Acrylic
Celebrity Spotting from the ORLY Sunset Strip collection is absolutely gorgeous.  Two coats and complete coverage of this beautiful purple polish with a subtle shimmer. Which goes on a lot more smoother now thanks to ORLY's new brush!  Remember how I said I wished they had the wider pro brush like OPI or Sally Hansen's Miracle Gel?  Well, now they do!!!  Love being able to apply a polish and not have to do a million swipes.

Once my base was dried, I took my small nail art brush and acrylic paint and got to work.  After painting three nails I was regretting my decision to do this manicure, especially since I always do the same design on both hands.  When I finished it though, I was super happy with how they turned out.

What do you think?  Missing snow in your region when usually you have it?  Have you tried ORLY's new brush?

Until next time, <3.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The One With the Blue Gradient and Splatter Manicure

Happy Wednesday polished world!  How are you all doing today?  Middle of the week is officially here which means Friday is right around the corner.  I apologize to my followers because this year I really haven't been off to the greatest of starts.  My posting schedule is all over the place and I keep forgetting to update my social media networks.  I need to get back into a blogging groove.

Today's manicure I think one of my all time favorite manicures.  Gradient + splatter + blue = perfection.  I used one of my new ORLY polishes from the upcoming spring collection for a base and it's just lovely.

Let's take a look.

Colors Used:
  • ORLY - Forget Me Not
  • OPI - Can't Find My Czechbook
  • OPI - My Pal Joey
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • INM - Northern Lights
Seriously guys, this is one of my all time favorite manicures!  I started off with a base coat of ORLY Forget Me Not, a pale baby blue polish.  I used two coats because I was going to put a gradient over it.  Some of the nails were fine though with two coats, if I was going to leave it plain I probably would have used 3 coats.  It's a sheer pastel, so that's to be expected.

When it dried, I did the gradient using Forget Me Not, Can't Find My Czechbook, and My Pal Joey.  I added a top coat of INM Northern Lights before adding the messy splatter.

To create the splatter, I took those coffee stirrers that are like a straw and first dipped one into a black polish and splattered the polish on my nail.  I then did the same using the white polish.  I love how the splatter looks different on each nail!  Truly makes the manicure look unique.

What do you think?  Fan of this manicure?  Think that this manicure is worth all the clean up??

Until next time, <3.

Monday, January 9, 2017

The One With the Swirls and Serendipity Polish Party Crown

Good morning polished world!  Monday is here yet again.  The weekends go by way too fast, especially when the weather stinks and it's too cold for you to go to the store and do your errands.  Okay, dramatic I know, but when the windchill is below zero, you really do not want to leave the house.

Today's manicure is a freehand swirl manicure I did using some of my beloved Serendipity Polish.  I've used the gold, silver, and copper polish from the RSVP for NYE collection, and it was about time that I used the beautiful pink.

Let's take a look.

Colors Used:
  • Serendipity Polish - Party Crown
  • Serendipity Polish - Holoday Lights
  • Serendipity Polish - Building My Empire
Lovely, right?  Kind of reminds me of wrapping paper.  I haven't done a freehanded swirl manicure like this in years.  It's simple to do, yet looks like it would take hours to do.  I also love that it looks like it's stamped.

Party Crown is a gorgeous metallic pink polish which has full coverage in one coat.  Yes you read that right, another one coater from Serendipity Polish.  They do not disappoint.  It of course dried super fast so I was able to do my nail art in a relatively quick time period and call it a night.

What do you think?  Fan of this manicure? Do you own any of the RSVP for NYE polishes?

Until next time, <3.