Wednesday, July 26, 2017

ILNP Paige

Hey everyone! Are you having a good week? The weather has been kind of blah the past couple of days but it looks beautiful this morning so I'll definitely be heading out to the pool.

Last night I had this idea in my head to do mermaid nails with my scale stencil and for whatever reason it just wasn't happening and I was getting SO frustrated. I finally gave up and went with chevron nails instead. I think they still came out pretty cute! I used ILNP Paige, a stunning pink holo. This is such a great summer pink and its blindingly sparkly in the sun. I used ILNP Black Orchid for my accent nail and for the chevron pattern. Black Orchid is a deep burgundy/purple holo that I'll be wearing again for sure come this fall. The gold heart is a nail decal from Born Pretty Store.

Hoping to do some more fun nail art for Friday!



Friday, July 21, 2017

Butter London Fruit Machine

Hey everyone! I'm on a roll this week with posts. Three in one week! My nails are even growing longer and I'm so happy about it. Crossing my fingers for no breakage.

I recently purchased Butter London Fruit Machine from Ulta (on sale for $10!) and couldn't wait to get it on my nails. Fruit Machine is a cool pastel pink with a pretty decent formula. I was able to get away with two coats, but you may need three if you're not using a light hand. I love the tone of this color, especially with a tan. The glitter on my middle nail is Julep Cameron and the white on my ring finger nail is Julep Keena. This is such a pretty mani for summer time. So many different color combos could work with this look too!

I hope you all have a great weekend!


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Nails

Hey everyone! How's your week going? It is HOT here. I've made it out to the pool every day but can only stand it for about an hour or so because of the heat. Five minutes into laying out and I'm sweating. Anyone else ready for fall yet?

I recently received the Kat Von D Saint & Sinner VoxBox complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. In case you didn't know, Influenster is an online community of consumers who give reviews on products and experiences. If you are active on the site, Influenster may invite you to participate in their VoxBox programs, where members receive complimentary products to review.

Before we jump into the nails I'll quickly tell you my thoughts on the perfumes. Let's start with the one I liked best, which was Saint. The key notes in Saint are vanilla, musk, and jasmine. Although it's considered to be in the floral family, I find it to be more sweet and fresh (which is a good thing!) I definitely prefer Saint to its sister scent, Sinner. The key notes in Sinner are patchouli, wood, and cinnamon. This one is on the warm and spicy side, but honestly a little too spicy for me. These can be worn individually or layered together. I haven't tried layering them yet, but I have worn Saint alone and was pretty impressed by how long the scent lasted. If you haven't seen the bottles you have to check them out in the store or even on Sephora's website because they are a serious work of art.

Speaking of art, the bottles are what inspired me to do some Saint and Sinner nail art today! I started by alternating black and white on each nail. The white is Butter London Cotton Buds and the black is Cult Nails Nevermore (sorry guys, you can't get that one anymore since that indie brand closed shop). Once the base was dry, I went in and stamped this awesome skull from one of my Born Pretty Store stamping plates. Isn't that so pretty?! 

So which side are you on - saint or sinner?


Disclosure: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Nails Inc. Cambridge Grove

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I had my bachelorette party and it was so much fun. We rented a house in North Fork and went on a wine tour on Saturday. It was great being with all of my closest friends and spending time together. I was so sad when the weekend ended!

Today I'm wearing Nails Inc. Cambridge Grove (I actually borrowed it from my mom). I'm loving this pastel lilac/lavender and how easy it is to apply. I think this is such a flattering color that would look good on any skin tone. The gold evil eye is a decal from Born Pretty store. I really like how simple and chic it looks!

Hope you have a great week! I'm going to take advantage of the pool in this hot weather.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Essie Bachelorette Bash

Hey everyone! How has your week been? I took a little break from painting my nails because I was having some breakage issues. I'm trying to grow them out longer but I just can't seem to keep that annoying splitting issue from happening. Anyone have any good product suggestions for that?

This weekend is my bachelorette party! I'm going with a group of friends to North Fork for a ladies weekend and I'm so excited. We'll be going wine tasting and spending some time at the beach. We're having a beachy theme and I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to use my pineapple nail charms from Polished Vino. They were super easy to put on! I just put a drop of Seche Vite top coat on the back and pressed it onto my nail. If you want longer wear I would suggest nail glue.

For my nail color I just had to use Essie Bachelorette Bash. How could I not?! This is the most gorgeous fuchsia shade and the application was amazing. When I started the first coat my first thought was "this is JUICY!" It's so glossy and beautiful. I honestly could have gotten away with one coat but went with my usual two. The lighter pink underneath the pineapple charm is Butter London Fruit Machine. I finished off this mani with some silver glitter placement. Love everything about this!

I hope you all have a great weekend! I know mine will be fabulous :)


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Nails Inc Covent Garden

Hey everyone! How has your week been? On Wednesday we had our food tasting for the wedding and it was so much fun. We tried a whole bunch of appetizers, some salads, and entrees. Everything was so yummy it will be hard to decide what food we want!

This weekend the fiancé and I are going to Montauk with his family. I recently got Nails Inc Covent Garden and thought it would be the perfect color for the beach. This color is a super bright red toned coral/pink. It looks much brighter in person than it does in photos. The formula was soooo nice and lovely to work with. It dries very quickly for a creme and has a gorgeous glossy finish. I'm wearing two coats here, but could have gotten away with one.

The seahorse was made using a vinyl from Polished Vino. It's a part of the summer variety set. I used a starfish on the other hand. I think it looks so cute for a beach weekend!

I'll be interested to see if this "gel effect" formula lasts longer than a regular polish. We'll see how it holds up at Montauk. Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Julep Adrian

Hey everyone! I've been taking advantage of the start of my summer break to do some cleanup, baking, reading, etc. On Monday I went with my mom to Alstede Farms to pick strawberries. There were some beautiful sunflowers and I just had to snap a photo. Later I went to look at it and guess what I found? A ladybug right on one of the petals!

I was so inspired by this photo I just had to do some floral nail art. I used two coats of Julep Adrian as my base. It's a pale/pastel yellow creme. The formula is a little on the thick side, but it's pretty easy to work with. For the flowers I used Zoya Purity and OPI Suzi Without a Paddle. I recently received this dotting tool/nail brush combo from Born Pretty Store and it made doing this nail art a breeze! I used the brush side for the petals and the dotting tool to create the center of the flower.

Tomorrow we have our tasting for the wedding and I'm so excited! I'll definitely fill you in when I post next. Btw, when you place an order with BPS make sure you use my discount code ASYW10 for 10% off! Hope you all have a great rest of your week!


Disclaimer: The nail art product in this post was provided for my honest review by the Born Pretty Store. All opinions are my own.