Dot Mani

The One With a Floral Manicure Inspired by SRG.Nails

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  Welcome to Sunday.  My weekend has been almost as crazy as my weekdays.  I also was without a phone for a good portion of the weekend because I updated my iPhone and, well, the one I of course got was defective.  Kept resetting itself and just being an all around nightmare.  I went back to Verizon yesterday, had them switch it out, and sat there for another 2 hours while things restored.  Both days though I met some really wonderful people while waiting which otherwise I wouldn't have.  So, just proof that everything happens for a reason!

I kind of am on a Zoya kick lately.  After my St. Patrick's Day manicure using Zoya Rikki, I re-discovered all my Zoya polishes and now am using them.  I feel I do this where I go through a phase where all I use is one brand.  There's a soft spot in my heart for the Pixie Dust polishes, and I always forget I own them until I go to use one for an accent, and then I have to re-visit them all.

Today's design is another manicure inspired by SRG.Nails on Instagram.  Absolutely loved her fun floral design accented with dots and black glitter.  Zoya Dahlia was the perfect accent for this beauty, and I just absolutely love how it all comes together.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • Zoya - Dahlia
  • Zoya - Dillon
  • Zoya - Hunter
  • Zoya - Kitridge
  • ORLY - White TIps
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
I failed at making htis an all Zoya manicure, but I just can't get over my love for White Tips and Liquid Vinyl.  By far, ORLY has the best white and black polish.  I've used a lot of other brands, Zoya included, and I just don't like them as much.  Zoya though does beautiful colors and beautiful Pixies.  Seriously, look at that accent nail!



I'm impressed with myself over that nail art.  By far one of the neatest looking designs I've done with 100% paint and no acrylics.  I think I might shy away from the acrylics a little more in 2019 and try to test my skills with more polish art.

I love how the shimmer of Dillon looks for the flowers.  Then mixed in with the other details, it just looks so dainty.

What do you think of this design?  Loving that floral pattern as much as I am?

Until next time, <3.

China Glaze

The One With the Abstract China Glaze Manicure

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  I apologize for being a little MIA the past few days.  I have been in hard core work mode because I'll be at a conference the next two days.  I kind of dislike conferences because I'm used to running around all day, so sitting for 8 hours straight never bodes well.

Yesterday was the official first day of Spring, and boy was it gorgeous outside.  Beautiful, sunny, in the 50s, tulips popping up.  Just wonderful.  We will ignore the fact that we are supposed to get snow this weekend.  I logged onto Facebook to see that we may get 2-4 inches....third Winter, here we come.

Despite it being third winter, I still can paint my nails something fun and semi bright.  I decided to do a neon abstract design which I saw on Pinterest.  This is such a versatile fun manicure which could be worn year round.  Some neons, some black and white, mixed with gold....perfect.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - I'll Pink to That
  • China Glaze - That's Shore Bright
  • China Glaze - I Got a Blue Attitude
  • China Glaze - Big Hair and Bubbly
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
Isn't it pretty?  I was very upset when this one chipped because I loved it so much.  What I especially loved was how it all went together.  I decided to accent the whole design with I'll Pink to That, but really I could have even accented it with That's Shore Bright or I Got a Blue Attitude.  I'm actually shocked I didn't accent it with That's Shore Bright seeing as I usually gravitate towards mint polishes.  Maybe next time.



I loved the cluster of dots on the ring finger.  So different than just my normal polka dots.  I actually used a toothpick to get them to be so small.  Wish they were a little straighter, but it added to the whole abstract look.

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Think it's a good manicure for this time of year?

Until next time, <3.

Dot Mani

The One With the St. Patrick's Day Manicure

9:00:00 AM


Good morning and Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, polished world!  How are you all doing today?  Have you gone out and faked being Irish for the day?  Yesterday my city put on their big St. Patrick's Day parade and party downtown.  I didn't go because I'm not into the whole drunk people acting like jerks for a day thing that they all do.  Kind of ruins the holiday.  I instead went and saw Captain Marvel and now am fully ready for Avengers: Endgame.  That's for another post....

Today's design is just a simple green and gold heart manicure.  To be completely honest with you, I wasn't inspired this year to do many St. Patrick's Day designs.  I kept having to stop myself from doing purple or blue manicures, and had to remind myself to use the green.  When I sat down to do this manicure, I pulled out a few greens and my eye went immediately to Zoya Rikki.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • Zoya - Rikki
  • Zoya - Tomoko

 It's a cute, subtle St. Patrick's Day design.  I have to say, I think Zoya Rikki is the perfect green for today.  It's a gorgeous green foil with flecks of gold. It really has that leprechaun pot of gold feel.  Paired off with Tomoko, I really had that whole St. Patrick's Day vibe going.  Too bad I was uninspired and just went for some dots and a heart.  I probably really could have had an amazing design with these colors.


It still turned out okay.  I was happy with my heart, which nine times out of ten I am not.  I was going to do a shamrock, but I'm not the best at doing hearts, therefore I didn't think I would be able to get a cute little shamrock on my nail.  Then, I turned around and made a perfect little heart and wish I made it smaller so I could have done a shamrock.  Oh well, always next year.

What do you think? Fan of this manicure?

Have a safe, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Until next time, <3.

OPI

The One With the St. Patrick's Day Manicure Inspired by SRG.Nails

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing on this fine Thursday?  It's going to be gorgeous out today.  Temperatures in the 60s, hopefully sunny, and just all around wonderful.  Maybe I'll be able to sneak out of work a little early to enjoy it before the next round of cold comes in.  Doubt it, but one can be hopeful, right?

Well, St. Patrick's Day is Sunday, so I thought I better get my booty in gear and do at least one, maybe two nail art designs for the holiday.  I feel like last year I did St. Patrick's day designs, or at least all green manicures, for most of the month.  I wasn't really feeling it this year.  Yes I love my green polishes but I just wasn't in the mood for them on my nails.  It's weird, has anyone else ever gone through that phase where they just hate a color they usually love?

Today's design is a recreation of one by SRG.Nails on Instagram.  I saw her design and loved it.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • OPI - I'm Sooo Swamped
  • China Glaze - Big Hair and Bubbly
  • China Glaze - Merry Whatever
  • Acrylics
Cute, right?  You have to check out SRG.Nails' post, because I loved hers much more than mine.  Still think mine is cute, but compared to hers, they're just okay.  I do love that rainbow accent nail.  Never would have thought to do a dry brush rainbow like that.



I liked putting a top coat of Merry Whatever on the rainbow.  It really made it a nice pot of gold look over the top of it.  Subtle sparkle, holo gold flecks.  Beautiful.

What do you think?  Like this design?

Should be able to get one more St. Patrick's Day design in before Sunday!

Until next time, <3.