Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Minimalist Nails

I always see people's dark colored winter manis, and love the way they look. But I can't help myself and reach for bright colors most of the time. I decided I was going to go dark this time. But also was in the mood for a clean nude. Hmm. What to do? I've also been loving gold for a while now, and in my mind gold goes with everything, and I think it definitely worked with this navy & maroon combo.

That being said, my intention for these nails were to do those stripes over sheer nude on all my nails. I had a good breakfast that morning, got a good run in, and got some stuff done on my to-do list, showered and was ready to paint my nails…thinking I had at least 3 hours before going out for a friend's birthday. Get the base coat on and my boyfriend calls. "When will you be ready? They just headed into the city?" OH. I guess I'm simplifying these then. Striped nails became accents and I just did simple gold glitter dots on the rest.

TBH. I like the way they turned out. Something different for me. What do you think?

I used:
  • OPI: Casino Royale
  • OPI: I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw
  • Essie: Sugar Daddy
  • Essie: Good As Gold
  • Lacquistry: Amazeballz
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Purple Dry Brush Nails!

Happy Tuesday! At least that's what I'm telling myself. I stayed up for the Grammy's last night. I'm surprisingly ok right now, but I have a feeling I'm gonna end up crashing soon. Worth it though, I love the Grammys! I love concerts and it's just one giant concert with loads of artists I love. I mean, Gaga doing Bowie. Swoon.

So for nails today I have another dry brush look. Last/first one I did is here. They're so easy and I love the way it looks so I wanted to have another go at it. This time I did purples with grays and did all the strokes vertical and horizontal rather than randomly wherever like my last ones.

I used
  • OPI: Taupe-less Beach
  • OPI: Black Onyx
  • OPI: Pamplona Purple
  • Essie: Sand Tropez
  • Essie Bond With Whomever
  • The New Black: Nude
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Funky Heart Nails

Heyyyy, I have some Valentine's Day Nails today! I almost didn't do Valentine's Day nails, but sometimes when I can't make a nail decision I text a few options to a few people and have them vote. This heart print I pinned won, so V-Day nails it is!

I wasn't about to do all those tiny hearts on every single nail so I turned it into a skittle mani. TBH, my favorite nail is my glitter pinkie. I mixed 3 different OPI glitters together for that mix and I love the color combo it made.

 I used:
  • OPI: My Vampire Is Buff
  • OPI: Amazon...Amazoff
  • OPI: OPI...Eurso Euro
  • OPI: Red Hot Rio
  • OPI: Casino Royale
  • OPI: Polka.com
  • OPI: Rainbow Connection
  • OPI: The Living Daylights
  • Essie: First Timer
  • Essie: In The Cab-Ana
  • Lacquistry: Amazeballz
  • Born Pretty Store: Heart Stud
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bright Stripe Tips Tutorial!

Hey everyone! I have some summery striped tips for you today. I'm sick of winter so bright nails were my solution! I did a tutorial for them over at The Wonder Forest. Go check it out!

I used:
  • OPI: Suzi Is Hungary Again!
  • OPI: My Dogsled Is A Hybrid
  • OPI: Life Gave Me Lemons
  • Essie: Sugar Daddy
  • Essie: Fear Or Desire
  • Essie: Good As Gold
  • Zoya: Kieko
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat