Monday, August 8, 2016

Brush Stroke Matte Nails!

Hey there! Since when is it August? Ahh, Summer is going by so fast! Luckily my vacations are in August, so at least I still have fun things to look forward to. Heading to Colorado this weekend for a wedding! Woohoo! I've never been and I'm so excited!

Also I started to round my nails a bit…what do you think??

So these nails we're sort of random, I just kind of thought them up, knowing I wanted some negative space, a bright color, white and matte. I just did a dry stroke half way down the middle of my nail. Then added some little white speckles and ended with matte top coat.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Dry Brush Tutorial!

Another tutorial here for you guys! I love a dry brush mani, they look great and they're so simple. I've collaborated with The Wonder Forest again to give you a step-by-step tutorial on how to do them. Try them out!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Mara Hoffman Bikini Nails!

It's been so hot! But summer is my favorite, so I don't mind. It just means more pool time! Every summer I like to do a mani to match one of my bathing suits. You can check out last years here and the year before that here.

This year I have another Mara Hoffman pattern. All her patterns are amazing, but I had to have this particular bikini because it reminds me of the "Sea of Holes" from The Beatles movie "Yellow Submarine," which is a favorite of mine. Except this would be the rainbow "Sea of Holes," so, even better!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bomb Pop Nails!

Here is my other patriotic manicure guys! I did these for a patriotic pub crawl. I just made short little strokes of various shades of red, white & blue, and some silver as well as a bit of glitter. I really loved these, they ended up reminding me of bomb pops. Yummm!

I used:
  • OPI: Eurso Euro
  • OPI: Alpine Snow
  • OPI: My Favorite Ornament
  • OPI: Vodka & Caviar
  • OPI: Getting Miss Piggy With It
  • Essie: Coat Azure
  • Essie: Hip-Anema
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Fourth of July Nails

Hi there! Long time no see. I'm a bit late, but I was off from work last week for the 4th of July holiday, and I jam packed that week full of activities, so I didn't have time to post here. I did post to Instagram though!

I went up to Maine for the holiday weekend, and spent the rest of my week on a whale watch, at a water park, by the pool with family, and pub crawling :)

But I did make time to actually do my nails! I always love doing my nails for the 4th of July, I love the red, white & blue combo, and it only feels right to do them around the holiday. I actually did 2 mani's this year, one for the 4th, and one for the following weekend when I did a patriotic pub crawl. I'm only going to show you one today, as well as a cute little mani I did for a friend for the holiday as well.

Mine are similar to the ones I did last year. Did it totally freehand too!

I used:
  • OPI: Alpine Snow
  • OPI: Vodka & Caviar
  • OPI: Eurso Euro
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Did this patriotic mani for a friend!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Gray Malin Inspired Beach Nails

Happy Summer!! I have super summer appropriate nails to show you today! I've been waiting so long for summer to finally take a stab at these nails, and I'm in love.

Have you heard of Gray Malin? He's a photographer that I've been a bit obsessed with for a while now. My favorite photos of his are these amazing colorful aerial beach shots of beaches all over the world. I hope one day I can afford a huge print of his work because I just love them. Just looking at them made winter suck a little bit less this year. Hahaha.

I chose the print "Coogee Beach Horizontal" (Australia) as inspiration for this mani! How much do you want to go to that beach??

Wishing my cuticles looked a liiiittttlllleeee nicer.

  • OPI: My Dogsled Is A Hybrid
  • OPI: Alpine Snow
  • OPI: Funny Bunny
  • OPI: My Vampire Is Buff
  • OPI: Can't Find My Czechbook
  • OPI: Fly
  • OPI: Amazon...Amazoff
  • OPI: That's Hula-rious!
  • OPI: OPI...Eurso Euro 
  • OPI: I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw
  • OPI: I Just Can't Cope-acabana
  • OPI: Life Gave Me Lemons
  • OPI: Lost My Bikini In Molokini
  • OPI: Aloha From OPI
  • OPI: Where Did Suzi's Man-go?
  • OPI: Do You Take Lei Away?
  • OPI: Dim Sum Plum
  • Essie: Where's My Chauffeur?
  • Essie: Naughty Nautical
  • Essie: Haute As Hello
  • Essie: Borrowed & Blue
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat