31DC2017 Geometric – Stenciled Triangles Nails

Geometric is one of my favorite prompts and I’ve done a lot of geometric designs in the past. Normally I freehand them, but for a change I decided to use stencils with a triangle pattern. It turned out a bit messy because instead of sponging the white over the stencil I applied it with a brush and some of the polish got under the stencil. I don’t mind it too much because it gives it a distressed look. I made the rainbow background intentionally messy, using only the brush to make the strokes and blending them a little. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, though next time I think I’ll stick to a sponge when using stencils.

Pure Ice Super Star
OPI Color Paints Indigo Motif, Primarily Yellow, Landscape Artist, Magenta Muse

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31DC2017 Rainbow – Stripes Pattern Nails

This year I went with a more straightforward approach to the rainbow prompt. In the past I’ve placed the colors randomly but I really wanted to follow the color order this time. I wasn’t going to add pink originally, but without it the pattern would always be the same. I’m not sure how I feel about the white lines. I like how they break up the colors a bit, but they’re not as clean as I would have liked. Still a really fun and colorful design that I’m happy with overall!

OPI Big Apple Red
Ciaté Hopscotch
Revlon Parfumerie Sunlit Grass
Salon Perfect Mer-Made of Money
Orly Snowcone
Milani Vivid Violet
Salon Perfect Pink-y Swear

Previous years’ nail art:

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Neon Splash Nails

The third prompt of the Glam Nails June Challenge is neon. It’s such a general theme that I wasn’t sure what to do at first. Originally I tried colorful neon stripes, but I wasn’t satisfied with it so I started over. I pared down the amount of polishes I was using from five to just three: Salon Perfect Yowza YellowSalon Perfect Pink-y Swear, and Salon Perfect Bermuda Baby, a sky blue. For the accent glitter, I used Art Club Nail Art Fine Gold.

To get the look of the abstract rainbow, I applied each of the three polishes in quick strokes using the brushes over a white base. I then added more layers until I was happy with how the colors mixed. In person they’re very bright and slightly darker.


Glam Nails Challenge Jan – Neon Rainbow Snowflake Nail Art


For the Neon Snowflakes prompt, I decided to go with a neon background instead of making the snowflakes neon.  Continue reading

31DC2016 Glitter – Rainbow French Tips


I used so many polishes for this nail art! I was trying to go for a jelly sandwich look by applying the sequins in between layers of sheer polish. I think it worked best for darker colors like the turquoise and purple. To give it more depth I also added fine glitter in the corresponding colors. It doesn’t look exactly how I wanted, but I still like the design. It’s simple and easy to do, but it looks really striking.

OPI Turquoise Aesthetic
OPI Pen & Pink
OPI Purple Perspective
OPI Primarily Yellow
Maybelline Color Show Gold’s Night Out
Sinful Colors Nail Junkie
Sinful Colors Call You Later
Milani Fuchsia
Wet ‘n’ Wild Fastdry Atlantis
Hurricane Nail Art Silver

31DC2016 Rainbow – Petals


The first section of the 31 Day Challenge is almost over! For the Rainbow prompt I decided to use my OPI Color Paints because of how well they blend.  Continue reading

Rainbow Gradient Star Nails


I’m so happy with these nails, they turned out way better than I expected. I only used three colors for the gradient: Sparitual Dreamsicle, a hot pink; Salon Perfect Yowza Yellow, a neon yellow; and Sinful Colors Grecian Sun, a medium blue. I sponged them in that order to create the orange and green transitions.

The most time-consuming part was drawing the stars. I used my Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art Pen Black. I wasn’t going to draw the stars on my right hand since I thought they would look messy, but they turned out pretty good. I also wasn’t too worried because I knew the rhinestones would cover up any imperfections. Some of the rhinestones fell off by the time I had a chance to take photos, but most stayed on for the three days I wore the design.

31DC2015 Rainbow – Ice Cream Treats


I love ice cream, especially on my nails! I’m really proud of how this mani turned out. (By the way, if you want more ice cream nails, you can check these out!) I used Pure Ice Super Star for the white base, and Funky Fingers Jawbreaker for the glitter accent nail. I haven’t used this polish much, but it’s such a great combination of colors and glitters. I did apply it over the white, since I wasn’t sure how many coats I’d need. The glitter is pretty dense though, so I only ended up doing two coats.


For the ice cream cones I applied two polishes: Essie Case Study and a lighter beige polish which doesn’t have a name. The rest of the colors are:

Sparitual Dreamsicle
Orly Crush On You
Revlon Parfumerie Sunlit Grass
Ciaté Apple & Custard
Piggy Polish Blue-ming Romance
Essie Full Steam Ahead

31DC2014 Rainbow: Flecks of Color


With today’s challenge, I wanted to do something that would be similar to the design I did for Black & White, but in color. Actually, I thought Rainbow came before Metallic, so I was a bit disappointed when I checked and realized it was the other way around. This looks messy in the purple and red parts, because the top coat I used smeared some of the color (it was Ciaté Speed Coat Pro by the way, which came with the Flower Manicure Kit).

The gold base is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Go For Gold, and over that I applied Maybelline Color Show Sequins Gold’s Night Out, an amazing gold glitter polish with some holo effect. I then drew triangle shapes with a white nail art striper, filled them in, and applied the colors over that. The green is Icing True Beauty, and the rest of the polishes are by Sinful ColorsGrecian Sun (blue), Let’s Talk (purple), and Hot & Sour (red).

Rainbow Gradient Nails


I love how these bright, colorful nails turned out. They remind me of summer, and I can’t wait for it!

Sinful Colors Dream On
Sinful Colors Paradise
Kleancolor Bikini Green
Sinful Colors Neon Melon
Sephora by OPI Hi Def
Sephora by OPI What Aura Gonna Wear?
Sinful Colors Broadway Star
Art Club Nail Art Fine Gold
+ white acrylic paint