Monday, May 23, 2016

Color Blocked Negative Space Nails!

Hey! How was your weekend? Yesterday I met up with a few Boston Bloggers for some drinks! I knew two of them already, but it was awesome to finally meet some of these ladies I only see on the inter-webs. So fun, can't wait to do it again.

Of course I needed a fresh mani for our meet up, so I did this quick color blocked/negative space mani. I've been wanting to do something like this for a while, so I went for it. I was a bit rushed though, it's not quite as crisp as I would have liked, but I still love the way it turned out.






I used:
  • Essie: Sugar Daddy
  • OPI: Black Onyx
  • OPI: Life Gave Me Lemons
  • OPI: My Dogsled Is A Hybrid
  • OPI: Aloha From Hawaii
  • China Glaze: Highlight Of My Summer
  • China Glaze: Metro Pollen-tin
  • China Glaze: Flip Flop Fantasy
  • Rescue Beauty Lounge: Galaxsea
  • Lacquistry: Amazeballz
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat


Monday, May 16, 2016

Kitty Nails!

Crazy Cat Ladies, Unite! Ok, I don't really think I'm that crazy, but my family are recent cat owners. I posted about our little guy here a while ago. His name in Linus, and I think my mom is really the crazy one. But I had been thinking about doing cat nails and recently a friend of my brother's (who has an adorable kitty) asked me of I'd ever do them. So, I did. Her kitty is on my ring finger, my kitty is on my middle finger, and I have two cousins with cats, so I did theirs on my pinkie and index fingers. My kitty's tail is on my thumb.

I'm loving these more than I thought I would! Are you cat obsessed?
MEOW!









I used:
  • OPI: Alpine Snow
  • OPI: French Quarter For Your Thoughts
  • OPI: Is Mai Tai Crooked?
  • OPI: Black Onyx
  • OPI: Life Gave Me Lemons
  • OPI: I Just Can't Cope-acabana
  • OPI: Suzi Loves Cowboys
  • Essie: Mint Candy Apple
  • Essie: Tart Deco
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Monday, May 9, 2016

Matching Watercolor Nails!

Have you guys heard of MOO? They make really nice business cards that you can completely design yourself (if you want to) with gold foil! Obsessed. I needed to update my business cards and since I have some gold in my logo up there, I wanted gold foil on my cards. I love the way they turned out, so I painted my nails to match my watercolor banner/my new business cards!







I used:

  • OPI: Lost My Bikini In Molokini
  • OPI: I Just Can't Cope-acabana
  • Essie: Where's My Chauffeur?
  • Essie: Good As Gold
  • China Glaze: Sun Worshipper
  • China Glaze: Purple Panic
  • Funky Fingers: Power Play
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Monday, May 2, 2016

Rainbow Nails!

I know I live in New England, but it's May now, can we get some warm weather please?? It looks like it's going to be gloomy all week into the weekend. (UGH)

To cheer myself up, I did some rainbow striped nails. These we so fun and happy! They also reminded me a bit of Fruit Stripe Gum. To make these, I just used a striping brush and went at it free hand. Started with red near the top of my nail, worked my way down, and then went up from red.







I used:
  • OPI: Aloha From OPI
  • OPI: Toucan Do It If You Try
  • OPI: Where Did Suzi's Man-go?
  • OPI: I Just Can't Copa-cabana
  • OPI: Life Gave Me Lemons
  • OPI: Green-wich Village
  • OPI: Don't Mess With OPI
  • OPI: My Dogsled Is A Hybrid
  • OPI: Can't Find My Czechbook
  • OPI: Blue My Mind
  • OPI: Purple With A Purpose
  • OPI: Do You Liliac It?
  • OPI: Kiss Me I'm Brazilian
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Monday, April 25, 2016

Just Lanai-ing Around

Some simple nails today! I was trying to decide on a design, and I saw OPI's "Just Lanai-ing Around" sitting there (just laying around) and I decided I wanted to use it. I was thinking I had never really used it before, but then I remembered this post. So clearly, I like this color, and keep forgetting then remembering it. Once again, I couldn't just wear it plain, so I added some glittery stuff and gold studs!






I used:
  • OPI: Just Lanai-ing Around
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Boston Marathon 2016 Nails!

Tomorrow is Marathon Monday!! My brother is running in the Boston Marathon tomorrow for the first time! I've lived in MA my whole life but for some reason have never been to the marathon. I'm so excited!! Woo! OF COURSE I had to do my nails for the occasion!

I did the Boston Athletic Association logo on my ring finger (took me three tries), the Boston Strong ribbon on my middle finger and a medal on my index finger.






I used:
  • OPI: I Just Can't Cope-acabana
  • OPI: Gone Gonzo!
  • OPI: Goldeneye
  • Essie: Butler Please
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Monday, April 11, 2016

Pink Dry Brush Nails

Hi! I'm still riding the dry brush wave. It's so easy and I love the look. My first stab at them is here and then I did it again here…and honestly, these are kind of dry brush too, just with a thinner brush.

Anyways, these were inspired by an abstract painting I saw on Pinterest (again) and really liked.





I used:
  • OPI: Alpine Snow
  • OPI: Suzi Shops & Island Hops
  • OPI: Dim Dum Plum
  • OPI: Casino Royale
  • OPI: Honey Ryder
  • Essie: Good As Gold
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat