Flowers

The One With the Serendipity Polish Sunflowers

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!!  How are you all doing today??  It's Saturday and that means I'm going to be lounging around, sleeping in, and just trying to rewind from this very long week.  This week really was one of the longest in a long while.  Good news was though, it was so busy that the week just flew by.

Today's manicure is another sunflower manicure using Serendipity Polish.  I was holding off sharing this because I've been in mourning over the fact that Serendipity closed up shop, but this week Roxie announced that's she's coming back with a whole new project and brand!  I cannot wait to try out All Heart Lacquer!  I have faith that they're going to be just as amazing as her previous project.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • Serendipity Polish - We Run This Beach
  • INM - Northern Lights
  • Acrylics
Gorgeous, isn't it?  I love this sunflower manicure so much, especially because of the base.  Beautiful royal blue, made even lovelier by the top coat of INM Northern Lights.  The sunflowers really pop off the design.  The blue was a lot lighter in person, but it seems that it got darker because of the design on top.

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Excited for the new polish line All Heart??

Until next time, <3.


Cirque Colors

The One With Cirque Polish Xochitl and Dots

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's Wednesday and we are smack dab in the middle of yet another work week.  I'm excited because today we are having an employee appreciation luncheon, which means I'm getting some Jamaican Jerk chicken wings.  The cook where I work is from Jamaica and literally makes the BEST chicken ever.  Ugh, so excited.

Today's design is a simple dot manicure using one of my new Cirque Polish's.  Yes, it's their old bottle, but it's new for me.  Before the label re-design, Cirque had mystery grab bags for sale where you got 4 polishes for $25.  If you know Cirque, then you know what an amazing deal that is.  I was iffy about doing a Mystery grab bag purchase, but I'm so happy I did.  All 8 colors that I got were something I will use.

Let's take a look at the first polish that caught my eye.


Colors Used:
  • Cirque Colors - Xochitl
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
Oh. my. goodness.  Xochitl is more beautiful on the nail than it is in the bottle.  It's a gorgeous orchid purple holo polish which has full coverage in two coats.  The holo effect is visible in both natural and indoor light.  It's amazing.  Now, I don't know if Cirque still does this, but these polishes are infused with different oils, so when they dry there is a slight scent to them.  I was scared it would be overwhelming but it isn't at all.  Amanda from Fashion Footing was right when she said she doesn't even notice it.

What do you think?  Fan of this polish?  Do you own any old Cirque's?  Do you like the old bottle or the new??  I think I like the old better....

Until next time, <3.

China Glaze

The One With the Polka Dots and Flowers

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's Monday and I already know that work is going to be crazy busy.  Also, the weather is weird where it's cold in the morning and really hot by the afternoon.  So it's making the whole picking out an outfit for work thing really difficult.  It's always something.

Today's design is a polka dot floral design that looked a lot better in my mind.  I wasn't going to share it, but I thought maybe I should because most of the time when I share a manicure I hate, it gets a really positive response.  Let's see what happens with this one.

Here we go.....


Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - I Got a Blue Attitude
  • Acrylics
Maybe my mistake was that I used acrylics for the art.  Or maybe the base was too dark for the flowers?  Or maybe my dot base was just too busy?  Who knows.  But I still am not a huge fan.

I do enjoy and love I Got A Blue Attitude by China Glaze.  It's a gorgeous plurple color which covered perfectly in two coats.  Super shiny, and just a fun color.

What do you think?  Like this design?  Hate it like I do?

Until next time, <3.


Flowers

The One With the Splash Flower

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's Saturday, but honestly it's just another day to me.  I'll sleep in, eat some food, and watch Netflix.  My life is so thrilling.  Well, I might spend some time outside because it's probably going to be the last nice weekend before Fall really sets in.  Who knows, maybe this is the start to an Indian Summer.  We will just have to wait and see.

Since it's going to be in the 80s, I figured I would share a bright manicure that is perfect one to wear if you're holding on to summer.  The other night I was feeling really uninspired and I asked my friend Holly to pick out a manicure, and she came back with a bright splash flower design.  At first I didn't like it, but it really grew on me and I loved how it turned out.

Let's take a look!



Colors Used:
  • ORLY - Summer Fling
  • ORLY - Frolic
  • ORLY - Mirrorball
  • Serendipity Polish - Holo-Day Lights
Cute, right?  I haven't done a splash flower design in awhile and I forgot how easy they are to do.  To get the look, once your white base is dry, you pretty much paint a flower on your nail using the dry brush technique.  For this one, I started with Summer Fling and dry brushed some petals on.  I then filled in the center with Frolic using the same technique.  I then went through with my nail art brush and outlined the dry brush.  The whole point of the splash flower is that it doesn't have to be perfect, it's supposed to look a tad messy and abstract.

Summer Fling is a gorgeous polish from ORLY.  In my opinion, it's a crelly polish which applies evenly in two coats.  It's such a bright coral peach which is the perfect summer color.  I used it for a pedicure and was not disappointed.

What do you think?  Like this look?  Think it's a good end of summer design??

Until next time, <3.