Halloween

The One With the Halloween Googly Eyes

9:00:00 AM

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Good Morning and Happy Monday!!!  It's finally truly Fall here.  The cold, rainy weather is here in full force.  I'm not angry about it as we all know this is my favorite season.  Love the chilly weather, don't really love the rain though.  This week we are expected to have some sunny days so that means the leaves will turn more and it's going to be gorgeous outside.

And since it's mid-October, I am finally here with some Halloween designs!  The other night when I was painting a swatch on my nails because I was tired, I realized that I had yet to create any Halloween nails.  If you've been following my blog, you know that every year, even during my little breaks, I always came back around the holidays to post.  So, I grabbed my white polish, threw some googly eyes on the swatch, and started planning out other nails for the rest of the month.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • Zoya - Storm
  • ORLY - White Tips
Let's face it, Storm is the highlight of this manicure.  Two coats and you have a gorgeous scattered holographic black polish.  I need to purchase a back up bottle because mine is getting low.  I believe this is one of my very first holographic polishes.  I can't believe that it still applies like it were brand new all these years later.  I kid you not, this has to be at least 7 years old.


I debated on adding more eyes to the nails, but I'm happy I just went with the single set on each nail.  Less clutter, cuter, and just adorable.  I really love them on top of Storm.  It's like they're spying through a starry sky trying to figure out what's going on.

What do you think? Cute little Halloween design?

Until next time <3.


Flowers

The One With ILNP Better Days and Daisies

9:00:00 AM

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Good morning and Happy Monday!  I cannot believe that it is already October 11th.  I'm literally shocked and so confused as to where the time went.  While I haven't started any of my Halloween designs, I was able to decorate for Halloween at my house, and get some Fall themed decorations up at work.  Now if I can get to my nails to be festive, that would be great.  Usually I bring you all Halloween designs for the whole month of October.  A little sad that I'm behind, but it is what it is.

So, since I don't have anything remotely Halloween related in my drafts, it's fitting that I bring you a daisy design using a fall-ish looking base.  Right?  

Let's take a look! 


Colors Used:
  • ILNP - Better Days
  • Acrylics
ILNP Better Days is now my favorite go to ILNP.  It is such a gorgeous grey blue polish.  The polish itself is described as a muted midnight holographic blue with gold accents. Those gold accents are really what stand out to me in person.  I wish that they captured in the photos, but instead you can see that gorgeous blue color with the lovely holographic.


When I bought this polish, I knew I wanted to do some sort of daisy design on top of it.  This design isn't what originally came to mind, but I'm happy it did.  I was thinking something little more dainty with some green leaves, but I really like this retro looking daisy.  I'm still thinking of doing the dainty design, but this was a good first daisy look with Better Days.

What do you think?  Fan of this manicure?

Until next time when I hopefully have a Halloween design, <3.




Animal Print

The One With the Fun Leopard Gradient Re-Creation

9:00:00 AM

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Hey all, and welcome to another Wednesday!  Here we are, smack dab in the middle of another work week.  I feel this week is going by super slowly, but that's probably because I'm just really looking forward to my Sleep-in-Saturday.  I feel like last weekend I was busy decorating for Halloween and running errands that I truly didn't have that fully relaxing weekend like I normally have.  Don't get me wrong, it was relaxing, but I just prefer more sleep.  What can I say, I work in healthcare, I'm always tired.

Today's design is a re-creation of an oldie but a goodie.  This fun gradient leopard print came up on my Facebook memories and I couldn't stop thinking about it, so of course I had to re-create it.  I need to continue to grow my nails out because I feel the design looks better when the nails are a tad longer, but overall, I still loved it.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Capacity to See Beyond
  • Some purple that I don't know the name of
  • Serendipity Polish - Holoday Lights
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
So, Capacity to See Beyond by China Glaze is part of The Giver collection.  I can't help but laugh that each time I a description of the collection it starts off with "Fun colors inspired by the movie The Giver". Last time I checked The Giver wasn't a fun movie or book and was actually quite dark.  Pretty sure it's one of those books we all grew up reading that now aren't allowed in schools kind of like To Kill a Mockingbird or The Catcher in the Rye.  Literary classics, but you know, whatever.


Despite the premise of the book, the polish truly is a gorgeous fun blue that works wonderfully for gradients and nail art.  I actually have about three back up bottles of this color because I loved it so much when it came out.  I actually need to start investing in China Glaze again because they truly do make gorgeous polishes, I just always forget about the brand.  And, I'm not going to lie, the bottles are awkward to hold for photos so I kind of shy away from them.  Dumb reason not to use my China Glaze, but again, whatever. 

What do you think?  Fan of this look?

Until next time, <3.


Flowers

The One With the Sunflowers and ORLY Blue Tango

9:00:00 AM

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Good Morning!!! Sorry I've gone MIA again, but yet again, work got a little crazy.  I'm still painting my nails, I'm just too exhausted to edit the photos or write the posts.  I still have a palm tree look that I need to post.  Maybe I'll post that when I'm tired of the 10th snowfall of the year.  We aren't here to talk about snow though, we are here to talk about my favorite season - Fall!  Sunflowers, pumpkins, crisp leaves, apples....ahhh it's all so wonderful.  I truly wish Fall was longer.

Today's design is always my Fall kick off design, the sunflowers!  I meant to post these a few weeks ago, so they're delayed on the blog, but I did have them on my nails in the height of sunflower season.   Now we are onto apple season...and to be honest, I don't think I've ever done apple nails. I should look into that.

Until then, let's take a look at the sunflowers!!


Colors Used:
  • ORLY - Blue Tango
  • Acrylics
Guys - Blue Tango from the Wild Natures collection is GORGEOUS.  By far one of my all time favorite blue polishes.  It applies perfectly in two coats and has such a shiny finish.  No patches, just a beautiful cream polish.  It is by far the best base for the bright yellow sunflowers.


After the sunflowers were painted, I decided to go through and outline them with the black polish to really make them pop.  They looked good without the outline but it truly did add another element to the design.  Then it needed something a little more, and that was the polka dots.  I'm not going to lie, I'm rather impressed with how well i fit the dots on the nails after the fact.  Usually when I do a dot base, I put it down first then paint the design over it.

What do you think?  Love Blue Tango? Love the sunflowers?

Until next time, <3.