Serendipity Polish

The One With the Snowflake French Tip

9:00:00 AM

Nothing to Disclose


Good morning Polished World!  How are you all doing today?  I apologize for not having more posts up last week, but I had a really bad break on my middle finger so I'm back to swatching for a bit, and work got a little hectic.  As much as I love blogging, sometimes I need to take that step back and focus on myself.  When work gets hectic, I tend to not sleep, and it just spirals from there.  So before that spiral started, I stepped back knowing I'd be back in less time than if I let that fun little spiral of exhaustion occur.

Today's design is a cute snowflake french tip design. I did this one a few years ago and really loved it.  I always wanted to recreate it but I'm not going to lie, this design is a pain in the butt to do.  I quickly remembered that as soon as I started to paint the little snowflakes.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • Serendipity Polish - Holoday Lights
  • Acrylics
Yes, I used acrylics to do the snowflakes, but they still were a pain in the butt to paint.  Maybe it was my OCD but I couldn't get the lines just right.  They were too thick, then too thin, then they didn't look like snowflakes. I literally painted the snowflakes on my ring finger about 10 times before I settled with what you see in the photos.  We always are our toughest critics, right?


Despite the difficulties and tedious process, I truly love the look.  I think HoloDay Lights is the coolest polish for a sparkly french tip.  I dabbed a bit of a plain silver on my nail first and then went over it with Holoday Lights.  I probably could have gone without the plain silver base, but I did so because i figured it would make the glitter easier to remove.  Which, in the end, I was correct.

What do you think? Like this snowflake mani?

Until next time, <3.



ILNP

The One With the Silver and Black Snowflake Nail Art

9:00:00 AM

Good morning Polished World, and welcome to January 11th!  Can you believe we are already almost halfway through this month?  This has been a crazy first two weeks of January, but hey, we all are still here and breathing so we should be grateful.  I meant to post more last week but work got kind of crazy, then I got on an editing binge, and well, one thing led to another and here we are.

Today's design is a black and silver snowflake manicure using my FAVORITE silver holographic polish, ILNP Mega X.  As I said in my last post, I'm a little bit obsessed with the glitter gradient using these ILNP holographics.   I couldn't resist when it came to this manicure, and you'll see why.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • ILNP - Mega X
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
  • Acrylic White
Isn't this manicure perfect?  I was so sad when it chipped off and I had to remove it.  Mega X is just perfect. The holo accent, the perfect gradient, the bit of sparkle it added to the snowflake; all perfection!  It was very easy to manipulate over the top of the snowflake. 


One conclusion that I've drawn regarding this manicure; I need to learn how to paint different looking snowflakes.  I literally make all my snowflakes look identical each and every time I do one of these designs.  As we all know, January and February are my months of snowflake designs, so I feel I have some time to work on this.

What do you think? Like this manicure as much as I do?

Until next time, <3.

Dot Mani

The One With the Holographic Gradient Accent Nail

9:00:00 AM

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Good morning Polished World, and welcome to 2021!  I'm happy to see 2020 leave, but let's face it the years are only what you make of them.  I look back on 2020 and despite all the hardships, I'm very grateful for the year.  Sure, with my line of work I could look and be all woe is me and hate on 2020, but I'm not going to.  That's not going to get me or any of us anywhere if we choose to look at the negative.  So let's all go into 2021 looking at only the positives and how the negatives were just there to help us grow.

Today's post is a draft from before Christmas.  I did it shortly after Halloween as a palate cleanser from all the orange, greens, and purples.  You can never go wrong with mint and silver holographics.  Plus a glitter gradient?  This manicure is simple and perfect.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • Jessica Cosmetics - Flower Crown
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • ILNP - Mega X
Isn't this gorgeous?  I love how Mega X looks over White Tips.  In my last post, I used ILNP Versailles for a glitter gradient and it worked just as wonderfully.  I'm on a gradient kick because the design I painted last night has the Mega X gradient again.  You'll see that post in a few days.  I just think it's the perfect accent to any manicure.


Flower Crown is one of my favorite polishes.  It applies perfectly in two coats.  You technically could get away with one coat of this beauty, but you know me, I have to have at least two.  I've tried going the one coat route, but it feels like my nails are still naked.  Is that weird?  I feel that's weird.

What do you think?  Fan of this look? 

Until next time, <3.

ILNP

The One With Some New Years Eve Nail Art

9:00:00 AM

Nothing to Disclose 


Hey everyone!!  We are almost to the end of 2020, and boy oh boy was this year a crazy ride.  While many people are saying 2020 was the worst year ever, I'm trying my best to look at the positive of the year instead of the negative.  As you know, I work in healthcare and faced numerous challenges.  Despite the challenges, struggles, and hardships, the residents at my facility remained happy, healthy, and safe.  What more could anyone ask for?  There were many lessons learned and at the end of it all, I'm a stronger person because of it all.  I truly hope that whoever is reading this looks at the negative in their life and tries to find one positive, and rise from the ashes.

Anyways, I could go on and on about that all day, but you are here to see the nails.  Today's manicure is a kitchen sink manicure for New Years Eve.  Every year I always grab my silver or gold holographics and do something fun.  To be completely honest with you, my New Years manicures are 9 times out of 10 my favorite of the whole year.  Today's design is no exception.

Let's take a look! 



Colors Used:
  • ILNP - Versailles
  • Sally Hansen - Blacky O
Two polishes, one fabulous manicure.  Each time I look at the manicure I love it even more.  The gradient using Versailles is perfect, because it's a perfect polish!  Two coats and full coverage of this gorgeous light gold holographic.  To me, this polish is the gold sister of Mega X, my favorite silver holographic polish from ILNP.   You might be seeing that polish make an appearance for my final manicure of 2020.


I just love how the pinkie and index finger turned out.  The gradient was so perfect that it looked like little fireworks or glitter bombs coming from my cuticles.  Then the laser tape design just pulls it all together.  I was going to keep my middle finger blank, but you know me and my polka dots.  I can't leave well enough alone.  Plus, it looked a little naked with everything else crazy going on with the manicure.

What do you think?  Fan of this look?

If I don't get my next post up before the New Year, I want to wish everyone who is reading this a very Happy and Blessed 2021.  End this year on a positive note.  You made it through a pandemic, you didn't let the world take you down.  Let's all make a resolution to look at the positive and find one thing each day to be grateful for.  Release all your expectations you have about 2021, and just focus on each day.  Every single day that we are given is a major blessings.  Look at it like that.  If we go into this New Year looking at the negative and having a victim mentality, then that's how we are going to perceive every day.  So instead of letting that happen, be the winner, be positive, and just kick 2020 to the curb and take 2021 by storm!  Please be happy, healthy, and safe.

And as always, thank you for sticking with me.  I know I went on some hiatuses because life got crazy, but I am so grateful for the ability to come back like I was never gone.  I love every single one of you.

Until next time, <3.