Monday, May 22, 2017

The One With The Summery ORLY Dry Brush Mani

Good morning polished world and Happy Monday!  I apologize for not posting yesterday, but I thought I didn't have any photos editted, but in reality I did.  So I rushed and editted these photos to just see the random drafts all ready to go.  I need to get on a much better blogging schedule.

Well, the weather here is still crazy as all crazy.  It was in the 80s last week, and now it's in the 50s.  It's causing havoc on my sinuses and allergies.  On top of it, with all this weather changing, there has been a lot of rain, which is causing a lot of flooding along the lakeshore.  I feel horrible, people's houses are literally falling into the lake.  It's very sad, yesterday we took a drive through some of the areas and roads are literally gone.

Anyways, since the weather is crappy, I thought I would share a bright, fun dry brush manicure using some of my favorite ORLY neon polishes.  Seriously, China Glaze and ORLY make my favorite neon polishes.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • ORLY -For The First Time
  • ORLY - Thrill Seeker
  • ORLY - Sea You Soon
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
Isn't it amazing, this is like the third manicure in a row where I've used the same brand.  At least I think it is.  I should go back and look at my past posts.  Regardless, ORLY, China Glaze, and OPI are becoming staples in my stash, alongside my Sally Hansen polishes.  I am kind of curious to find out how many of each brand I own.

I love how these colors go together.  Thrill Seeker is one of my all time favorite neon polishes.  It's a bright yellow-green neon that when used on it's own covers in two coats.  Unlike Glowstick by ORLY which covers in like ten billion coats.  Well Glowstick also is more of a highlighter green, whereas this has a green tinge to it.

Sea You Soon is the blue polish used in this manicure.  It is part of the new summer collection and I cannot wait to wear it on it's own.  It's soooo pretty.  It's a shimmery version of Skinny Dip.  I should swatch them side by side....

What do you think?  Like this look?  Fan of the ORLY neon polishes??

Until next time, <3.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The One With the OPI Dot Gradient

Nothing to Disclose

Good morning polished world!  Happy Thursday to you all!  It's going to be 87 degrees here today, so that means I'm breaking out the flip flops.  Although, I need to paint my toes.  I've been holding off on doing a pedicure yet because the temperature is going to drop back down in the 60s next week.  The weather cannot make up it's mind.

Today is polka dot day at my work, so it's only fitting that I share a polka dot manicure with you!  With this warmer weather I've been feeling warmer, summer colors.  A few weeks ago I purchased a few of the shades from the OPI Fiji collection.  Normally I don't gravitate towards orange and yellow polishes, but OPI has some awesome creams, so I couldn't say no to these.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • OPI - No Tan Lines
  • OPI - Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet
  • OPI - Hey Baby
Oh my goodness, I love No Tan Lines and Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet.  I need to actually swatch them, but they are just so bright and perfect.  I cannot wait to use them as a base.  The other day I used a yellow polish and I should have used Exotic Birds, but instead stupidly went for a pale yellow.  Okay, it wasn't stupid because the manicure is really cute, but I need to swatch this pretty.

I love this color combination.  I got the idea from seeing a similar manicure over on Pinterest.  I believe it was by TrendyPolish but do not quote me.  I think I want to do this manicure again but with a black base and some bright, bright neons.

What do you think?  Like this color combination?  Fan of these OPI polishes??

Look at me posting all week.  I'm so proud of myself.  Now I need to edit more photos for the 7 posts that I have drafted......

Until next time, <3.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The One With Zoya Rikki and Some Daisies

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing on this fine Tuesday.  As promised I am going to be actually blogging more consistently.  Ten dollars bets I'll be consistent for like a week and then forget to blog all next week.  My life, what can I say.

The weather is getting warmer and Spring is certainly here.  Every time I sit and paint my nails, I want to do something floral just because of the weather.  You think I'd be getting tired of floral nails, but I don't think I ever will.  They're always just so cute.

Let's take a look at today's floral!

Colors Used:
  • Zoya - Rikki
  • Acrylics
Isn't it so cute?!  I forgot that I owned Zoya Rikki.  It's a gorgeous foil green polish with those gold metallic flecks throughout.  It has such dimension to it because of those flecks.  Two coats and full coverage.  Pain in the booty to remove though.  I feel like all the polishes from that collection were a pain.  I need to go through my stash and find them all and actually use them again.  They were gorgeous foils.

What do you think?  Like this simple daisy look?  Something good for Spring?

Until next time, <3.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The One With OPI Polly Want a Lacquer? and Daisies

Good morning polished world!  Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there!  We are laying low here today for our celebrations.  Just going to my sister's house for some food and relaxing.  Yesterday I literally slept most of the day, then baked for today, did my nails, and edited a ton of photos.  So today relaxing sounds kind of eh, but I'm sure I'm going to love it.

That's right, I finally got around to editing posts.  So now I have about 4 out of 7 done.  Tomorrow I'm going to try to do the rest and then, get this, I'm going to pre-publish the posts as well.  That's the goal, but I doubt it will happen.

Today's post is a cute floral print which I think is nice for Mother's Day.   This lavender purple is my great grandmother's favorite color, so whenever I wear it I think of her.  So in the end, this really is a fitting manicure for today.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • OPI - Polly Want a Lacquer?
  • OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • OPI - This Crown Needs a Gown
  • OPI - In True Stefani Fashion
Yup, you read that right, I used all one brand for this manicure.  I love having a collection large enough that I'm able to do so.  Speaking of the size of my collection,  I really need to build my new Melmers because the overflow right now is ridiculous.  That, or I need to get some sort of shelving.  I think the Melmer building makes more sense.

Anyways, I got off topic.  Polly Want a Lacquer? is a gorgeous purple shade which covered completely in two coats.  I absolutely love this shade.  Perfect for Spring, and honestly I think it will look great for summer pedicures.

What do you think?  Like this polka dotted floral design?  Fan of the purple polish?

Until next time, <3.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The One With the Dot and Rose Manicure

Happy Wednesday polished world!  How are you all doing today?  I realized that I have seven posts to still share with you, but I have not gotten around to editting the photos.  I believe I'm going to have to do that over the next few days.  This slacking is becoming awful.  I keep forgetting to update my poor Instagram.  At least I finally got around to updating my Facebook.

A few months ago, I stumbled across a cute dot manicure with roses created by Sensationails4U on Instagram.  I pinned it and forgot about it until I received the Beauty and the Beast polishes from Morgan Taylor.  The pink, Be Our Guest, was beyond perfect for it so I finally re-created the design.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Morgan Taylor - Be Our Guest
  • China Glaze - Boho Blues
  • Various Acrylics
Isn't it cute?  I absolutely loved this manicure.  The color combination, the polka dots, the roses.  All of it was just so perfect.  I do think that if I ever create this manicure again, I would have three nails with the rose design, and two with the plain pink and polka dots.  Mainly because I love roses.  When I did this manicure, I thought about doing it that way, but I was kind of on the lazy side of things and didn't feel like over-arting.

Boho Blues is one of my favorite China Glaze polishes.  Gorgeous periwinkle cream polish which covers completely in two coats.  It's one of my favorite colors for a summer pedicure with a top coat of INM Northern Lights.  Might have to try a holo topper over it this year....

Morgan Taylor Be Our Guest is a gorgeous pink.  Two coats for full coverage.  Not a color I would typically gravitate towards, but am beyond happy that I own it.  I always say I don't gravitate towards pink, yet my nail polish collection is heavy with pinks.  I don't know how that happens....

What do you think?  Fan of this floral?  Like the color combo??

 Until next time, <3.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The One With ORLY Vintage and a Leopard Print

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's Sunday, and it's May 7th, and it's freezing.  Seriously, we went from 80 degree weather right back to 40 degree weather.  It's been raining non stop, so it feels horribly damp outside.  And tomorrow, we are supposed to get snow.  Oh summer, where art thou?

Today I'm bringing you a semi bright manicure to help cheer me up in this awful weather.  I saw a post on Facebook with this manicure, but I honestly cannot remember who originally posted it.  You know how Facebook is now filled with tens of millions of videos shared by everyone with little to no credit.  I need to start saving the videos so I can attempt to give credit.

Okay, let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • ORLY - Vintage
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
  • ILNP - Mega X
I love the bright mint mixed with the black and silver.  You know how much I love ILNP Mega X.  I honestly think I've used it in the last three manicures that I've posted on the blog.  I really need to re-order a bottle the next time that ILNP has a promo coupon.  I know, I should just purchase them at full price and not wait, but I have enough for a bit.

I am so beyond happy that I have finally gotten my hands on ORLY Vintage.  This polish came out a few years ago but since Sally Beauty stopped selling the Limited Edition collections, I was unable to find it anywhere.  I debated a few times about ordering it from HBBeauty Bar, but I always talked myself out of it.  A few months back, I was at Sally Beauty stocking up on some of my favorites during a BOGO sale, and the girls told me that there were some new ORLY's added to the main line.  I was beyond thrilled to see Vintage among some others that I was dying to get.  It's such a gorgeous polish which covers completely in two coats.  I just LOVE the color.

What do you think?  Like this leopard print?  Own ORLY Vintage and love it as much as I do?

Until next time, <3.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The One With the Neon Pink Flowers

Happy Thursday everyone!!!  I have a headache right now as I type this post so I'm going to make it short and sweet.  It already kind of is because I only took one photo for the post.  You'll probably be seeing me converting more of my posts to just bottle shots.  Especially if I don't have my thumb all fancy, there really is no point to do all the others, right?  I don't know, I'm trying to justify my lazy blogger skills.

Today's manicure is a bright neon pink manicure with a fun dot floral accent.  I liked the concept of this design, but on the nail I feel like something was lost.  Maybe I should have done a plain silver accent instead of a holo, but oh well.  It still is pretty.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Lip Smackin Good
  • ILNP - Mega X
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
I really love Lip Smackin Good.  Such a gorgeous pink neon which covers completely in two coats.  It has such a gorgeous shimmer to it as well.  I hope that China Glaze makes this part of their core collection, as well as a lot of others from last year's summer collection.

What do you think?  Fan of this manicure?  Something you'd try?

Okay, I"m going to go rest my headache.  Until next time, <3.

Monday, May 1, 2017

The One With April's #MonthlyManiFavs

Good morning polished world, and Happy May.  I apologize for not getting this post up yesterday, but it's been a crazy busy weekend.  Actually, I feel like this whole month has been crazy busy.  I do hope that May slows down a tad for me.  I'm also going to turn my focus back to this blog and all my social networks.  I haven't updated Facebook in about a month, Instagram is severely lacking, and I rarely am ever on Twitter.  Sigh.

When creating this post, I also realized how much I've neglected this blog.  I'm ashamed with how little I've posted.  I literally have 7 drafts, but never got around to actually writing the posts or editing the photos.  This slacking must stop!

Well, anyways, I looked at all 9 posts from April and selected my favorite four.  Let's take a look!

  1. The One with Round 35 of Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing - Yup, as usual my Bestie Twin Nails with Amanda have made the list.  This has to be one of my favorites mainly because of the color combination and that perfect splatter.  I need to start using my taupe polishes more often.  For years, I never owned any, now I do and I neglect them.  Always happens that way.
  2. The One With Yet Another Floral Manicure - I absolutely loved this floral design.  If you follow my Instagram, then you know one of my resident's loved the design as well and wanted to have the exact same design on her nails.  I'm sad, I missed painting their nails two weeks ago so I need to make time and do them again this week.  The base of this manicure is one of the lovely polishes from the Morgan Taylor Beauty and the Beast collection.  Head on over to the post to see why I love it so much.
  3. Sally Hansen - #ColorOfTheMoment - Sally Hansen has this new campaign called the Color of the Moment where they are sharing exactly that....the color of the moment!  This month's colors were pink, which honestly I'm never too fond of, but I really did enjoy these shades.  I created a fun negative space floral design with a matching gradient.  I love how it all blended together.
  4. The One With the Lime Green Zebra Print Manicure - I was feeling summery in April and decided to paint my nails with the brightest, neonest green that I own.  That's right, neonest.  I made up a word.  Love the combination and that holo accent of ILNP Mega X.  You know me and my silver
What do you think??  Any of these your favorite?  I kind of wish I picked one of my Easter designs because they were cute.....oh well.

Okay, I promise May is going to be better.  Promise!!!

Until next time, <3.

Friday, April 28, 2017

The One With Round 35 of Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing

Good morning polished world!!  I apologize for not posting more, but I have had quite the busy week.  I wanted to have this post up yesterday, but I went to a gala on Wednesday and never got around to editing the photos.  I really need to edit my photos ahead of time.  Maybe this weekend I can sit down and just do them.

Today is round 35, yes 35 of Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing.  Amanda is taking a little break from her blog, but she is still posting on Instagram.  Then there's me, who hasn't even updated her Instagram in a week.  Where has my motivation gone?!  I"m still painting, still buying polish, but forgetting to post to social media.  Speaking of which, I really need to update the Facebook too.  Sigh, there aren't enough hours in the day!

Today, we are re-creating a splatter manicure originally done by Young Wild and Polished.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • OPI - You're Such a Budapest
  • OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • Sinful Colors - Taupe is Dope!
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
Love this manicure so much.  I never would have thought of this color combination on my own.  I really need to start looking at my Colors board on Pinterest for different color combinations.  I'm in love with the taupe nail, which is Taupe is Dope! by Sinful Colors.  I picked this up a few weeks ago and honestly didn't even pay attention to which display it came off of.  I think I also purchased a blurple color which I need to go locate.  Anyways, this taupe applies perfectly in two coats and dries very fast.  Works wonderfully for the splatter.

I wasn't sure if You're Such a Budapest was going to splatter because it's a bit sheer.  It's a light purple cream with a shimmer.  I think the shimmer is what makes it thinner than your typical cream.  Regardless, it takes three coats to get full coverage, so that's why I didn't think that the splatter would work.  Luckily it did and it's just gorgeous mixed with the taupe and black.

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Something different!

Until next time, <3.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sally Hansen #ColorOfTheMoment For March - A Month Late

Hi all and Happy Monday!!!  I don't know why I said Happy Monday because honestly there is nothing happy about Monday's.  Unless you don't work a full time job, then it's really happy.  Then it is just another day.  I'm hoping today is a good work day, we shall see though.  I can go in with my day planned out minute but minute and then something happens and none of what I planned gets accomplished.

Anyways, the other day I posted that I was invited to be a part of the Sally Hansen #ColorOfTheMoment program where I will be sent the latest color trends to share with you!  Now, last month was super crazy for me.  I received the Color of the Moment package, and my power went out for five days.  No polishing, no photos, no editting, everything kind of went crazy and I fell super behind.

The other day when I was posting my Color of the Moment manicure for April, I found these in the draft folder never published.  And that my friends is what happens when your life is thrown upside down due to lack of power.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Sally Hansen - Commander in Chic
  • Sally Hansen - Gilty Party
Have I ever mentioned how wonderful the Complete Salon Manicure line is?  To me, it is right on par with the Miracle Gel line.  I know some people have mixed emotions with both collections, but for me, they work super well and don't chip quickly.  Maybe it's my nail chemistry, but I can get at least 5 days out of a mani using the Complete Salon Manicure line or the Miracle Gel Line.

These polishes are absolutely gorgeous.  Gilty Party covered completely in two coats.  Dried fast so I was able to throw the tape on right away.  When I had my tape on how I liked it, I painted two thin coats over the nail and removed the tape.  Commander in Chic is I think one of my new favorite shades.  It's just a gorgeous neutral taupe which can be used alongside so many different colors.

What do you think?  Like this design?  Fan of the Complete Salon line?

I apologize again for not getting this post up in a timely manner.  I promise next month I will!!!  Kind of like how I did with this month's #ColorOfTheMoment!

Until next time, <3.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sally Hansen #ColorOfTheMoment

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's Friday, so you know that I am extremely happy.  Saturday is almost here and that means I can sleep in!  Spring has also officially sprung in my neck of the woods and we all know that makes me a very happy girl.

I am very excited to bring you today's post!  Sally Hansen has invited me to be part of their #ColorOfTheMoment program!  Through this program, Sally Hansen along with their Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole announce the latest nail colors every month.  This month the colors are pink!  I'm not a huge fan of pink, but I am in love with the Miracle Gel polishes that they sent!

Let's take a look at what I came up with! I apologize for not posting swatches, but I've been under the weather and it's been a struggle just to paint my nails.  Next month I'll do swatches!

Colors Used:
  • Sally Hansen - Pink Cadillaquer
  • Sally Hansen - Electric Pop
  • Sally Hansen - Tipsy Gypsy
You know me and my love for negative space floral manicures.  Now that Spring is here, be on the lookout for many, many more.  Now the Color of the Moment package for this month only included Electric Pop and Tipsy Gypsy.  I already owned Pink Cadillaquer, but thought it would go well with this manicure and keep with the pink theme.  Plus, it's another Miracle Gel and really, you can't have enough of those.

On my index and pinkie finger, I decided to do a gradient with the three shades.  They blended together beautifully and didn't cause any bubbling like other cream polishes.  Topped it off with one coat of the Miracle Gel top coat.  Honestly,  I think this is one of my best gradients yet.

For the floral nails, I just did a base coat then used a dotting tool and added the flowers on the nails.  I threw a few white dots in with an acrylic white just to break it up a little bit.  The pinks kind of blended with my nail bed, so adding the white really made the colors stand out more.  Topped off with Miracle Gel top coat which is the black bottle in this last shot, and admired my pretty pink nails.

What do you think?  Fan of the Color of the Moment?  I think it's perfect for Spring!!

Until next time, <3.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The One With the Galaxy Nail Art

Happy Wednesday polished world!!  How are you all doing today?  I'm slowly starting to feel better.  I'm going to emphasize the slowly in that last sentence.  I think I caught a weird virus because I'm not the only one who has had the same symptoms.  Hopefully it will continue to go away.

Since I have been under the weather, I have not been on top of my blogging game.  In all honesty I've felt kind of lazy and not wanting to photograph, edit, or write.  I've painted, but all other things literally feel like an impossible task that I don't want to accomplish.  I have so many polishes to swatch too, so I really need to get my booty in gear.

Anyways, today I am sharing with you a simple galaxy manicure.  Nothing is simpler but looks like it took ten years than a galaxy design.  I haven't done one in awhile and my nails at the time were shorter because of some breaks, so I figured slapping on a coat of black and doing a galaxy would make them look not so shabby.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
  • Zoya - Dream
  • Zoya - Aurora
  • Zoya - Finley
  • INM - Northern Lights
I told you I was slacking on the photos, therefore this post only has one.  Plus, I didn't think that this design really needed more than one shot.  I thought this captured the design well...maybe?  I don't know.

Anyways, I like how this design turned out.  I love using my Zoya scattered holographic polishes for the galaxy design itself.  To get the look, I first sponge some white polish down.  When that's dry, I take the scattered holos and sponge them over the white.  They blend so well and leave that holo sparkle that truly looks like a galaxy.

When it's all dry, I always go back over the design with a coat of INM Northern Lights.  That gives the manicure a whole sparkly night sky look with dozens of twinkly lights.  I always have a spare bottle of Northern Lights because it's honestly the greatest scattered holo topper.

What do you think?  Like this look?  Have you ever used the Zoya scattered holos for a galaxy?

Until next time, <3.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!!!!

Happy Easter Polished World!!!!!  What a glorious day, He is Risen!!!  How are you all doing on this wonderful Easter Sunday?  Despite being under the weather, I am wonderful.  Yeah, that's right, it's a holiday and I'm sick...shocker.  Hopefully I'm feeling better so I can return to work tomorrow.  I hate missing work due to sickness.

Easter kind of snuck up on me, so I wasn't able to do as many Easter designs as I wanted to.  Every year I usually do a design that represents the true meaning of the holiday, and of course I didn't this year.  I'm kind of kicking myself for that now.

Today's design is inspired by the lovely Sarah from 25 Sweet Peas.  She did a cute Easter bunny design which she snapped me and I think filmed a tutorial for that I just had to re-create.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Lotus Begin
  • China Glaze - Highlight of My Summer
  • China Glaze - Pinking Out the Window
  • ORLY - White Tips
I am absolutely in love with this manicure.  Everyone really is loving the polka dot middle finger I did as an accent.  I'm not going to lie, I do love that one also.  It looks like a cute little Easter Egg.  Which honestly I wasn't going for that look.

I don't think I've used Highlight of My Summer yet.  Maybe for a gradient or something, but I cannot remember if I ever used it as a base color.  I am in LOVE with this bright mint polish.  It's a perfect neon pastel shade.  Covered completely in two coats.  A little streaky, so be patient with it.

What do you think?  Like this cute Easter bunny??

I hope everyone has a Happy and Blessed Easter!!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The One With the Re-Creation of an Easter Bunny Manicure

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It was super warm two days ago, and now it's super cold again.  Okay, maybe I'm being dramatic, it's Spring time cold.  You know, 50s and rainy.  Those April showers better bring the May flowers.

Easter is right around the corner and I am here with some Easter nail art!  I'm on this kick of re-doing manicures that I've done in the past.  It's been fun for me to see how I've grown when it comes to nail art.  Heck, it's even impressive to me to see how I've grown when it comes to painting my actual nail, my nail shape, etc.

The design I'm re-creating today is a floppy eared bunny which I originally did as part of a Bestie Twin Nail feature with 25 Sweet Peas.  I absolutely loved this design two years ago, and I love it again now.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Color Club - Pucci-licious
  • ORLY - Vintage
  • FingerPaints - Sterling Sculpture
I can't believe that I purchased Pucci-licious two years ago around the time I originally did this manicure.  Shows me how little I use this polish because the bottle itself really looks like it's never been used.  I should look at see how many manicures I have used it for.  Regardless, it's a gorgeous shade which covers completely in two coats.

I was going to use Color Club Blue-Ming like I did last time, but I just recently got my hands on ORLY Vintage and it's been screaming to be used.  Two coats, pure mint gorgeous perfection.  I'm so happy that Sally Beauty added this beauty to the ORLY core collection along with some other neons.

What do you think?  Fan of this cute bunny manicure?  Something you'd try?

Until next time, <3.

Monday, April 10, 2017

The One With the Pink and Purple Dry Brush Manicure

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing on this fine Monday?  The weekend has come and gone in a blink of an eye, and here we are starting another work week.  This work week is also the beginning of Easter week....and I have no Easter manicures.  I'm rather ashamed with myself htat I'm so behind on the Easter nail art.  I hope to have some up mid week....

Today's manicure is kind of Easter-ish...maybe?  It's a pastel dry brush which I believe was inspired by The Nail Trail.  I say I believe because I honestly cannot remember where I got the idea for this design and for some reason I feel like it was Hannah.  Who knows.....

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • ORLY - Frolic
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • Serendipity Polish - Sunshine Rainbow
  • Zoya - Kitridge
Love the color combination of this manicure.  I really need to start doing more manicures with gold accent nails.  I am just so hung up on my silver holos that I forget gold even exists.  I don't think that this manicure would have looked as well if it were done with a silver accent.

Sunshine Rainbow is a gorgeous gold glitter polish.  I'm so happy that I have it as part of my collection.  It covers perfectly in one coat and there is no dabbing of the glitter required.  Such a perfect topper.

Kitridge is such a fun pink shade.  I need to grab another bottle of this.  Maybe now that Zoya is hosting their Earth Day Exchange, I can get rid of some of these polishes that need to be thrown out for some new pretties at half off.

What do you think of this design?  Don't you love the dry brush design?  I think it looks more marbled than dry brush!

Until next time, <3.

Friday, April 7, 2017

The One With the Lime Green Zebra Print Manicure

Happy Friday!!!!  Finally, the week is over!!!  Who else is ready for the weekend??  I know I am.  Especially because the weather is going to take a turn and be BEAUTIFUL.  We are going to ignore the fact that it's in the 30s today and possibly snow.  We instead are going to look forward to that lovely 68 degree weather they're forecasting.  Sure, I'll get a sinus infection from these temperature fluctuations, but I'll survive.

Since it's going to be in the 30s today and I'm craving warmer weather, it's only fitting that I share a bright, neon manicure.  Last week (or maybe it was the week before) I received the ORLY Summer collection since I signed up for the ORLY color pass.  The collection consists of 6 gorgeous neon shades which I have yet to play with.  After seeing them, I decided to revisit some of my old neons before focusing on them.

As we know, China Glaze has some of the best neons out there.  I decided to use Lime After Lime and do a fun zebra design since I haven't done one in a loooong time.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Lime After Lime
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • ILNP - Mega X
I was absolutely in love with this manicure.  Originally when I painted on my white base, I wasn't going to sponge Lime After Lime on, but I'm super happy I did.  Years ago I did a similar zebra design using a pink polish and loved how I lightly sponged the color on the white.  I could have done a gradient, but I think I prefer this look.

Mega X by ILNP is one of my all time favorite silver holos.  Me and my silver holo accents.  How can you go wrong though?  The holo effect is so strong in natural light and in room light.  I need to purchase some back up bottles of this.  A little expensive, but well worth the price.

Lime After Lime is a gorgeous neon green.  Two coats and full coverage.  It isn't patchy, dries semi glossy.  I added a top coat to make it fully glossed.  I think this is my favorite neon green polish.  I honestly forgot that I purchased this last year and am upset that I didn't get back ups.

What do you think?  Like this look?  Fan of Mega X or Lime After Lime??

Until next time, <3.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The One With Yet Another Floral Manicure

Good morning polished world.  How are you all doing on this fine Tuesday?  I mean to have a post up yesterday but it slipped my mind.  I really need to pre-publish these posts that I have photos all editted for.  That way I won't forget, it will all be done for me.

Today I'm bringing you a cute floral manicure inspired by the lovely Jessica from lalalovenailart.  It was only fitting that I share this manicure today now that Spring really feels like it's here.  Sure it's raining, but April showers, bring May flowers....right?

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Morgan Taylor - Potts of Tea
  • Various colors
Yes, various colors, I'm slacking.  I cannot remember which polishes I used for the pink, purple, and peach flowers.  I am pretty sure that they are all OPI, but I'm just way too lazy to go to my Melmer and figure out which they were.  Another reason why I should pre-publish my posts, so I can tell you exactly what colors I used.  Oh well, what can you do.

All that really does matter is the gorgeous base - Morgan Taylor Potts of Tea.  This polish is from the Beauty and the Beast collection which was just recently released.  This is a gorgeous off white polish with a subtle pink shimmer.  I think that this is my second favorite white polish next to My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  Two coats and full coverage.  It really is gorgeous in person.  I absolutely love it.

What do you think?  Fan of this floral look?  Think it's something you would try?

Until next time, <3.

**Polishes provided by Morgan Taylor through the PreenDotMe VIP program.  All opinions expressed are my own.**

Friday, March 31, 2017

The One With the March Monthly Mani Favs

Happy Friday, yes I said Friday, polished world!!  How are you all doing today?  I am beyond thrilled that the week is almost over.  It has been a super busy week, so I am beyond excited to sleep in and do nothing all weekend.

It is also March 31st which means that we are at the end of another month.  That means it is time to share my Monthly Mani Favs!  This month was kind of weird because I didn't get as many posts up as I originally planned thanks to that lovely power outage that lasted for five days.  That power outage taught me that I should probably schedule my posts ahead of time.  I do have about 5 drafts ready to go, I just haven't written the actual post.

Let's take a look at my favorite manicures for March!

  • The One With Round 34 of Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing - You read that right, 34 rounds of Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing.  This month we re-created an abstract design we've been seeing all over Instagram.  I didn't think this manicure was going to turn out well at all, but I was pleasantly surprised.
  • The One With the Floral Manicure - This is a re-creation of a manicure I did about three years ago.  Originally when I did this design, I used Liberty, the blue Pixie Dust.  Now I added the gorgeous Alice to my polish collection, I had to re-create the manicure using it.  Such a gorgeous purple design!
  • The One With the Bright Dotticure - Purple and mint dots over a black base?  Love.  This manicure was so fun.  I haven't done a crazy dotticure like this in a long time, so it was nice to do something simple and fun.
  • The One With the Floral Manicure Inspired By Paulina's Passion - I think this is my favorite of the whole month of March.  A pretty negative space purple rose manicure.  I am very pleased with how this turned out.
What do you think?  Fan of any of these?  Did you like the other manicures I did?

Until next time, <3.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The One With Round 34 of Bestie Twin Nails With FashionFooting

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's Wednesday which means the middle of the week is officially here.  The weekend is right around the corner.  So is the end of the month of March.  Seriously where is the year going?  Everything is going by so fast.  Maybe because I've been so busy.  Who knows.

Today is round 34 of Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing.  Amanda has abandoned her blog, so you'll have to head on over to her Instagram page to see her version.  As for me though, I'm going to keep going with this blog as long as possible.  Today for our manicure, we went with an abstract design that I've seen all over the blogging world.  Most recently, I saw Sarah from 25SweetPeas re-create the design.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
  • OPI - Love Angel Music Baby
  • China Glaze - Pinking Out the Window
I didn't think that I would like this manicure on me as much as I did.  I was really upset that after two days it chipped and I had to remove it.  I really can see myself recreating this manicure with a different color combination.  That's how much I liked it.

China Glaze Pinking Out the Window is such a gorgeous pink shade.  I forgot that I even owned it, and really cannot for the life of me remember when it became part of my collection.  I feel like I used it once before, but I really cannot remember.  I'm going to have to go back through the blog and look.

What do you think? Fan of this abstract manicure?  Am I the only one who forgets that they own polishes?

Until next time, <3.