Pink Ombre Nails

Nothing too exciting, but I felt like doing a simple paint job. I had planned on doing more Valentine’s Day designs this month, but I was busier than usual. Below are all the polishes I used for these nails. I actually bought them all in one trip to the store – I couldn’t resist! The only one that gave me trouble was the palest peach. It was a little thick and streaky, but I find that’s the case with a lot of paler shades, especially if they’re matte.

Salon Perfect
She’s a Peach
Practice What You Peach
Strawberry Spritzer
Freedom Foil
Under the Tuscan Sun

I also bought a beautiful green, Mermaid of Money (and a couple of base coats which I might review in the future), but it literally shattered in the bag! I had to remove the green polish off all the other bottles. I’m definitely being more careful with Salon Perfect bottles in the future.

I have a similar pink ombre design I did a few years ago using Wet n Wild polishes here if you’re interested.

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Burgundy Nails with Gold Accent

There’s not much going on in these nails except for the accent, but I was in the mood for something simple. The burgundy is Julep Hayley, and I really like the color though it took three coats for full coverage. I used a mixture of glitter and foil for the gold accent nail.

I’ll be posting some Christmas and holiday nail art soon!

Back To School Nail Art + 31DC2017

I love how these school themed nails turned out! I wasn’t planning on doing back to school nail art, but then my sister gave me some nail deco she wasn’t using anymore, including cute apples like the one in the photo, which inspired me. I used a matte top coat on all the nails and I love how it makes the chalkboards look more realistic.

Sparitual Body
Sparitual Blue Lagoon
Revlon Sassy
Sinful Colors Clementine
Kiss Nail Art Soft Pink
Hurricane Nail Art Silver

On another note, tomorrow is the first day of 2017’s 31 Day Nail Art Challenge! Last year I completed most of the challenge in September, only going over a couple days. I think I’ll take it slower this year though (not too slow!). As a reminder, below are the usual prompts. The image is from More Nail Polish,  who is leading the challenge this year!

Quick August Update

Hey everyone, I just wanted to post a quick update about my lack of posts recently. I’ve been pretty busy and haven’t had much chance to do my nails. I’m also going on vacation for a couple of weeks, so I probably won’t be posting any nail art until late August. I do plan on participating in the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge this year as usual though, so I’ll most likely have a ton of posts starting in September. See you then :)

Blue Arc Nails

Just some quick nail art I did! This was simple and only took me a few minutes to do. I really like the combination of the blue, rose gold, and light green.

Sinful Colors Endless Blue
KISS Nail Art Bikini Green
Art Club Nail Art Rose Gold Shimmer

PLL Liar’s Lament Game Board Nail Art

I had to take a quick break from the Glam Nails June Challenge to post these PLL nails! If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you might have seen the first Pretty Little Liars nails that I did back in 2015 – if not, you can check them out here. I love the show and have been watching it weekly since season 3 (after binge-watching the first 2 seasons). I’m super excited about the series finale (happening tonight!), but also sad the show will be over. So, for this last ever episode of PLL, I painted my nails in honor of the amazing Liar’s Lament game that was the focus of this half-season.

I began by sponging OPI Color Paints Primarily Yellow and Landscape Artist over white to represent the grass. I also sponged Finger Paints Scenery Greenery, a darker green, on the two middle nails so the name would stand out. I then used Sinful Colors Navy I Do to make the roads, and Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Pens in White, Orange, and Green to add the letters and the other details.

I can’t wait to find out who A.D. is! Although I was wrong last time, I’m still sticking to Spencer’s twin for this reveal, with Melissa as a close second. Who do you think A.D. will be?

Yellow Dot Nail Art

I’ve been really feeling the color yellow lately, so I did some simple bright polka dot nails. The lighter yellow is ORLY Lemonade and the darker yellow is Sinful Colors Pull Over. I wasn’t sure how opaque the ORLY would be, so I first applied a coat of white, but it only took me two coats. I don’t have the best luck with pastel yellows so I was pleasantly surprised with this one!

Tropical Foil Nail Art

The weather’s still a little cool in my area, but I really wanted to do some Summer-inspired tropical nails. These are loosely based (mainly the plants) on this esNAIL design. Instead of using pearls, I incorporated gold foil. Although I have nail art foil, this time I used Heidi Swapp Foil Flakes. I actually bought these with the intention of using them in my bullet journal, and it wasn’t until I got home that I realized these were practically identical in both shade and texture to my nail art foil flakes.

For the background, I dabbed on OPI Color Paints Primarily Yellow, Turquoise Aesthetic, and Pen & Pink using a sponge. I like how they blended, but I was hoping for a more pastel look, and they turned out too dark. As for the palms and flowers, I used various nail art polishes and some of my Sally Hansen nail art pens. The palms looked good in the beginning, but I kept trying to make them better, and they just got messier. Next time I’ll have to stop myself from overdoing it on a design! But, overall I’m pretty happy with these nails.

Metallic Blue Ribbon Accent Nails

Pretty simple and quick nails. I really wanted to wear Kleancolor Metallic Aqua and added a couple  more touches to give it some pop. I really love the polishes from Kleancolor’s metallic collection – the shades are super vivid and look great on the nails. On top of the blue I added two coats of Milani Jewel Fx Fuchsia. The glitter’s not that dense, but that’s the look I was going for, so I didn’t layer on the polish too much or sponge it on. For a final touch, I added gold ribbon studs I bought on ebay. They’re very cute and I love them as a focal point for the design.

Beauty and the Beast Roses Nail Art

This is the nail art I did on my right hand for the Beauty and the Beast inspired nails. I think I like this one even more than my other design!  Continue reading