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.

Valentine’s Day 2016: Stamped Love Nails

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I didn’t really have any ideas for a Valentine’s Day design this year, so I decided to go for another stamped look. Continue reading

31DC2015 Gradient – French Tip Pink Gradient

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I haven’t done a gradient in this block style before, and I think it came out really nice. I decided to go for a matte top coat and surprisingly it lasted a lot longer than I thought it would.

Sinful Colors Pink Forever
Sephora by OPI The Way Tutu His Heart
Sephora by OPI What Aura Gonna Wear?
Sparitual Magnify
Wet n Wild Shine Tickled Pink

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I’m way behind on the challenge now but I’ll try to post more quickly. I want time for some Halloween manis this year, so I’d like to be done with the challenge before then. We’ll see . . .

Easter 2015 Nail Art

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I’m a bit late with this post, but I’ve been really busy and haven’t had much of a chance to upload my nails. For Easter nails I tend to do more pastel designs, but this time I wanted to do a design that was bright and more cartoon-ish. I think the bunny turned out super cute and I love the big egg on the middle nail. I kind of messed up on the yellow nail egg pattern and had to fix it with some white polish, which unfortunately looks really obvious, but I’m still proud of it!

Sparitual Dreamsicle
Kleancolor Neon Yellow
ORLY Pink Waterfall
KISS Nail Art Soft Blue
Sinful Colors Nail Art Take Me To Heaven, Sour Grapes
Salon Perfect Nail Art Black Ink
Sally Hansen Nail Art White

Valentine’s Day 2015: Metallic Gradient & Roses Nail Art

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Valentine’s Day is still a couple weeks away, but I thought I’d get started on a few Valentine’s designs. I love how this one turned out, I think it looks super delicate. I began by applying a very thin coat of Sinful Colors Lively in Lilac, a semi sheer purple with pink glitter, on the index and middle finger as a base for the flowers. I outlined the roses with Salon Perfect Nail Art Black Ink, and filled them in with Sinful Colors Dancing Nails and Sinful Colors Vintage. To accent them, I made a few dots with Cosmetic Arts (an unnamed silver polish). I used the same silver and Dancing Nails to create the gradients on the thumb and ring fingers. I’m really proud of how they turned out. I didn’t use the sponge technique, but instead applied quick strokes with the nearly clean polish brushes. For the pinky, I used one coat of Dancing Nails, and dabbed two coats of Wet ‘n’ Wild Fastdry Atlantis on top.

Sparitual – Magnify

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I’m back! I gave my nails a much needed break after New Year’s and the craziness that was the 31 Day Challenge. I really wanted to do something pink, so I went with two coats of Sparitual Magnify, a Barbie pink, and topped an accent nail with some studs.

Swatches and Review: Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Wave – Pink

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This is another of the nail polish sets I bought recently. This Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Wave ombre set comes with six mini polishes from the Wild Shine line in pink shades. Neither the box nor the polishes have names, so I’m not sure if they’re available in full size. I have a few from this line, but none of these colors.

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I used two coats for all of the polishes, and while some of them were a bit streaky with the first coat, they reached full coverage with the second. The only polish I didn’t use in this photo (above) is the glitter, since I used it to top coat all the nails later. I like the gradient, although I think there could have been more of a difference between the magenta and red polishes since from far away they look too similar.

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These are the polishes with the glitter top coat. While the nail polish base is pink, the glitter has more of a golden hue, so the color of the polishes doesn’t change too much. The only exception is the palest pink on my thumb, which definitely looked more pink after I applied the glitter top coat.

It’s nice to have a kit with polishes that are already in ombre order, especially for someone who may not have many shades of one color. I love Wet ‘n’ Wild polishes since they’re good quality and pretty cheap. This makes me want to pull out all of my similar polishes and group them for ombre!