China Glaze

The One With a Fun Watercolor Recreation

9:00:00 AM

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Good morning Polished World!  How are you all doing today?  It's another Tuesday.  I meant to post yesterday but life got crazy, and honestly I was thinking about pausing the blog utnil i get it up and running on the new platform.  Yes, you read that right.  I'm switching the blog off of Blogger.  Last week two of my posts were removed for guideline violations, and if I didn't fix said violations then my whole blog would be removed.  When I read that I had an instant feeling of panic because this blog has been a huge part of my life since 2012 and I just couldn't imagine it being erased off the face of the Earth.

So, I took a deep breath, backed up the blog, and started the transition.  I need to set it up just how I want to and then I'll be live on the other platform.  I need to figure out how to switch the domain.  But basically, you all will have no interruption.  Most of the links will probably be dead but we will figure that out when we get to it...right?

Anyways, today's manicure is one I absolutely adore.  The weather here is getting Spring-y so it is only fitting that I re-created one of my crazy watercolor splash flower designs.  It's been awhile since I've created something that looks this fantastic.  I forgot how much I love crazy nails.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • Pretty much every single China Glaze Neon I own....lol
Yeahhhhhh, you guessed it, I forgot to write down the names of the polish.  You can't blame me this time, I took the photos for this design and then opened my email to see that my posts were being removed.  Oh to circle back on that, my posts were reinstated.  Now I could leave my blog here, but I just don't have much faith in the system after what happened.  Can't blame a girl.


But with nails like these, who can panic or be upset?  Seriously, this manicure made my day and I couldn't stop looking at my nails.  I love how the gradient in the background look like a watercolor.  This kind of was a multi-step process.  First I had to paint my nails white, then I used the different color neons and sponged them around the nail filling in all the white.  This left a VERY bright neon base.  To tone down the bright neon, I took a make up sponge with white polish and dabbed it over the nails, softening the neons and giving them a more pastel look.

What do you think? Fan of this design?

Until next time, <3.


Flowers

The One With One of my Favorite Floral Designs

9:00:00 AM

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Good Morning, and welcome to another Monday!!  Can you believe it is already May 10th?  This month is flying by.  While I realize we have yet to experience Spring or Summer, I'm low key not mad that it's flying by because I love Fall and I'm ready for all things cozy again.  Although, I don't want to skip summer all together though because I have the makings for an amazing garden this year.  I have so many little seedlings, including flowers!  Never before have I started flowers from seeds, so I am really excited for that.

Since I'm in the flower mood, that means it's going to be a very heavy floral season on The Little Canvas.  Today's manicure is one of my all time favorite floral designs that I created years ago.  While it's nothing special to look at, for me it holds tons of memories.  This was one of the designs I'd frequently do on my resident's nails at the facility I used to work at.  Ohhhh the simpler, Pre-COVID times where I was able to paint my people's nails.  I need to get back into the swing of it.  Anyways, today's manicure popped up on my Facebook memories a few days ago lined up next to one of my resident's nails.  I just had to paint them again.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • Morgan Taylor - Potts of Tea
  • Assorted polishes
Yeah, I don't know what colors I used for the flowers.  To be honest, I think it was a mixture of OPI polishes because OPI has some of the most gorgeous, eye catching colors for little designs like this.  Potts of Tea though is a true beauty.  It's a white/blue polish with this very subtle pink shimmer.  It gives a boring plain polish such dimension with that shimmer.  It truly is the perfect base for this manicure. 


I'm not going to lie, I get a bit teary eyed looking at this manicure because I truly miss the wonderful women whose nails I painted with this design.  It's been almost three years since the first one passed and it's just shocking to me that time went by that fast. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was sitting in Pretty Polish chatting with them and painting.

People ask me all the time why I work in nursing homes, and it's reasons like this.  For those connections that I made that I still hold near and dear to my heart.  I have learned and continue to learn so much from my residents..

What do you think? Like this manicure?

Until next time, <3.

Dot Mani

The One With A Floral Manicure Inspired by SRG.Nails

9:00:00 AM

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Well, good morning and Happy Tuesday to you all!  How's the weather where you are?  Finally it's getting a tad warmer here, but it looks like it's going to drop down again later this week.  Kind of upsetting to me because my seedlings are doing really well and I'm getting impatient and I want to plant them into my garden.  You should see how much I've grown this year so far.  Tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and a mixture of flowers.  Oh the flowers, I'm going to have a huge flower garden before I know it.

And since the flowers have sprouted, that means it's time for me to start floral manicures.  Today's design is yet again inspired by SRG.Nails.  I've done something similar to this in the past, but this time I switched up the color of the flowers.  I wasn't feeling the red like she did, I wanted that Spring umph.

Let's take a look! 


Colors Used:
  • Zoya - Dahlia
  • OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
  • Acrylics
Now, the pink and purple are nail polish, but you guessed it....I can't remember what colors!!!  In the end, I did remember that I'm holding Dahlia, one of my all time favorite Pixie Dust polishes from Zoya.  Who else thinks that Zoya needs to release a new collection of these beauties?!  Maybe a holographic PixieDust line?!  I'm just imagining how beautiful it would be.


I love how this manicure turned out.  I'm super impressed with my leaves this time around.  That's one thing I've struggled on in the past few years, the little finer details.  Finally, I think I'm starting to get it.  Stay tuned because you know me, I get obsessed with a look or a design and I re-create it a million times in a row.

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

Until next time, <3.