Animal Print

The One With the Zebra Manicure

9:00:00 AM

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Good Morning, Polished World!   How are you all on this fine Sunday?  We were in the 60s earlier this week, and I'm pretty sure the high today is supposed to be 30 degrees.  With that change in weather comes a lovely sinus headache for me, random weird neck pain, and just all around feeling blah.  I'm sure excited for Spring, but hate this time of the year.

Despite the crazy time of year and the fact I'm feeling like a truck ran me over, my nails are still adorable.  Today's design is a fun zebra print manicure I painted a few weeks ago.  It's been a long time since I've painted a good ol' animal print, especially a zebra.  I feel I used to do them all the time on this blog.

Let's take a look!


Again, not sure what colors I used.  After 10 years of this blog and 10 years of forgetting, you think I'd remind myself to write down the polish names.  Once I start using all my new polishes I swear I will.  I think part of me doesn't share the colors because a lot of the polishes I use lately are oldies but goodies that you unfortunately cannot get anymore.  Or the sticker has fallen off, which is it's own issue.


Regardless, I love how this whole manicure came together.  The negative space, the zebra print, the blue.  All of it is perfect.  I really want to do this again with a purple polish and purple glitter.  Don't you think that would look stunning?

What do you think?

Until next time, <3.


China Glaze

The One With the St. Patrick's Day Glitter Gradient

9:00:00 AM

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Happy St. Patrick's Day, Polished World!  Hope you all are wearing your green today!  I wanted to have more designs for you this year, but time got away from me.  The amazingly awesome news though, my nails are finally longer, just in time for some Easter and Spring nail art!  I couldn't be happier.  Also, it's gardening season.  Sure, it's still cold here and we probably will get one more snow storm, but this weekend and next, I'm going to start my seeds!  It feels like just yesterday I was planting my seedlings for the year.  Time really flies, doesn't it?

Today's design is VERY simple for me.  It's not that I was uninspired when it came to St. Patrick's Day this year, I just didn't want to go crazy.  Very weird for me, I know, but something was just pushing me towards the simple.  The simple that I went with was a wonderfully green glitter gradient that I absolutely adored.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Grinchworthy
While this is a Christmas polish, it is BEYOND perfect for St. Patrick's Day.  I'm not going to lie, I have yet to use this polish for a Christmas themed manicure.  To me it's just more of a spring green, and obviously St. Patrick's Day.  I absolutely love how it looks over the black.  It transferred from the makeup sponge to the nail like a dream.  I didn't have to fill in any blank patches, the green was super pigmented and showed up on the black base, and it perfectly blended from opaque to barely there.  The perfect glitter gradient.


So now that I've done a glitter gradient with something other than silver or gold, I'm kind of hooked.  I want to do this with purple, and pink, and every single glitter I own.  I need to figure out if I have any more bright glitters like this to try the look with.

What do you think?  Fan of this design?

Hope everyone has a safe, and happy St. Patrick's Day! 

Until next time, <3.


Dot Mani

The One With the Random St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

9:00:00 AM

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Good morning, Polished World!  How are you all doing?  I meant to have this posted yesterday, but Day Light Savings got the best of me and I just wanted to go to sleep instead of working on editing photos.  Now of course, while I'm writing this, I rather be sleeping because thanks to Day Light Savings, it's late again and I feel that I should be sleeping again.  Despite all that, it's St. Patrick's Day this week and I have to share with you the two designs I created.  Literally the most simple designs but still cute.

 Today's manicure is inspired by Ruth's Nail Art.  Hers was much better than mine.  I'm a little annoyed with how the clover turned out on my middle finger, but I think that's my own issue and no one else would notice it other than me.  Despite the imperfection that I only see, it's a wonderful manicure that I think is perfect way to kick off this St. Patrick's Day week.

Let's take a look!


Man, do I miss Serendipity Polish.  Sure this beauty is a little separated, but it still applies like a dream.  I wish I snagged more bottles of this beauty because the color is just perfect.  I pull it out for special occasions such as the holidays.  Also, out of sheer laziness when it comes to looking through all my new colors.  I really need to organize my collection this weekend.


Can you tell I broke my middle nail right before painting this design?  All my nails are nice and long and that little beauty is short and nubby.  Regardless, the design looks really god on the shorter nail.  Maybe it's the dots, but I feel that the nail looks longer than it really is!

What do you think? 

Until next time, <3.


Color Block Mani

The One With the Color Club Color Block Mani

9:00:00 AM

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Hey girl hey!  How are you all doing on this fine Monday?  Can you believe it, another Monday.  And, we are finally in the month of March.  I don't know why I'm saying finally, it feels like just yesterday it was Christmas.  Time is flying by fast, but it's okay, that just means more exciting things are coming our way.  Right?  I'm trying to be more optimistic in this crazy world.

Today's design is being dug out of the archives over here on The Little Canvas.  A fun mint and silver color block manicure using one of my favorite Color Club polishes.  I need to organize and start using my close to 200 new bottles of polish, but alas, life gets in the way each weekend and I get delayed. Maybe I'll take some time off of work so I can bring you new colors and new content. 

Until then, let's take a look! 


Colors Used:
  • Color Club - Blue Ming
Am I the only one who doesn't see the blue in Blue-Ming but only sees the minty green goodness?  Maybe I'm color blind.  We truly won't ever know.  What we do know is that it's a gorgeous polish which is the perfect pop of color for this manicure.  This is a popular design that people were doing a few years back with a salmon pink color.  I had to be different, especially since I think I've done the salmon one in the past.


I need to work on my free hand color blocking though.  That black line isn't as perfect as I'd like it to be.  Despite the imperfection, I do think that's what makes this design so wonderful.

What do you think?  Like the look?

Until next time, <3.