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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Valentine’s Freehand Floral Nails

For my first Valentine’s themed nails this year I went for a mix of things. I combined Salon Perfect Pink-y Swear, a neon pink, with Revlon Coy, a pastel. It turns out once I had applied the pastel pink, I didn’t like it at all. So I left it on just one nail and partly covered it with a freehand floral design. The other two pastel nails I replaced with Sinful Colors Supernova, a rose gold metallic. The heart and stripe accents are actually Art Club Nail Art Rose Gold Shimmer, which is slightly more cool toned.

I really like these nails! My plan for this month is to do several Valentine’s Day designs using different techniques, so we’ll see how far I get. I did this and the next design on both hands too, and neither was that time consuming, although my left does look significantly better!

80s Pattern Nails – Liga Nailista Challenge

Here are some 80s inspired nails for the second prompt! I really like this type of pattern and I think it can be done so many different ways too. I used four nail polishes for the base colors: Salon Perfect Purple POP!, a neon purple, with LA Colors Just Radiant, a shimmery purple layered on top; Milani Power Periwinkle, the blue; and Sephora by OPI What Aura Gonna Wear?, a hot pink. For the designs I used a variety of Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Pens.

Pink Winter Wonderland Nails – Glam Nails Challenge Jan 2018

This is my third try with this prompt! I knew what I wanted the design to look like, but I kept over-complicating it by adding too many details. Finally, I decided to keep it simple, using just white for the foreground, and only Fresh Paint Passion Fruit (pink) and OPI Color Paints Primarily Yellow for the sky (originally I had done a gradient with multiple colors). I then used Julep Arelene, a pink shimmery polish, to go over the pink and yellow. I think this looks much better matte and in person the snow almost has a 3D effect. Instead of using a regular matte top coat, I used Revlon Matte Pearl Glaze, which is a matte with pink shimmer. I really love these nails!

Click here if you want to see last year’s Winter Wonderland nails!

31DC2017 Delicate – Pink Roses Nails

This is my first super pink and feminine design in a while and I love it! I wasn’t sure what to do at the beginning, but I knew I wanted to use a pink shimmery color, then eventually got the idea to add the roses. Although the pink nail polish has some silver shimmer in it, it’s not that noticeable once on the nail, so I sponged a bit of shimmer on top from another polish.

The roses came with some nail art accessories my sister gave me a couple months ago and I hadn’t used them until now. They look like they’re made of clay, but it turns out they’re actually soft and rubbery. They were easy to apply and I was still able to remove them carefully enough to reuse them. Finally, I added the dark pink pearls to complement the roses and fill in the space on the branches.

Sinful Colors Miss Chief
Sinful Colors Take Me To Heaven
BNC 717

Previous years’ nail art:

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31DC2017 Gradient – Strawberry Nails

I love how cute these look! I really wanted to use pink and green for a gradient and once I had the colors down I instantly thought of strawberries. I added some simple white dots and while they don’t look like perfect strawberries, it’s more of an abstract design.

Salon Perfect Pink-y Swear
Salon Perfect Mer-Made of Money

Previous years’ nail art:

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Distressed Pineapple Nail Art

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A quick pineapple design I did using some nail polishes from the new Ciaté Mini Mani Month advent calendar. I really like the distressed look of the pink and green nails. The index finger is my favorite since I used a green base instead of pink, so the design looks darker and grungier.

Ciaté Cupcake Queen
Ciaté Seas The Day
Ciaté Antique Brooch

31DC2016 Inspired by the Supernatural – Flying Unicorn

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The challenge is almost over, only two more days left! I’m so proud that this will finally be the first 31 Day Challenge I actually complete during September! Anyway, for today’s supernatural prompt, I’ve done a winged unicorn.  Continue reading

31DC2016 Polka Dots – Cute Frogs

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I think this design turned out pretty cute. I wanted to stamp the frog faces, but the stamp I had in mind turned out to be a duck’s face instead, so I just freehanded them. Luckily I did have one frog stamp from my Born Pretty plate (BP-L 001) that I used on my ring finger nail. In hindsight, I think the polka dots would have looked better if they were slightly bigger and more spread apart, but I’m still happy with the results.

Sparitual Weathered the Storm
Ciaté Apple & Custard

Simple Stripes Pink Nails

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I did these nails a couple of weeks ago, but I was waiting until the holidays were over to post them. They’re simple, but I really like them. I wanted a bright pink mani with just a small detail. The pink is Revlon Parfumerie African Tea Rose, and the green stripe is Sinful Colors Nail Art Take Me To Heaven.