Friday, October 18, 2019

Zoya Etta

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great week. We're going to a wedding this weekend and my dress has some really pretty fall colors, so I wanted my nails to compliment that.

I decided on Zoya Etta, which they describe as a vampy cabernet with a hint of violet micro pearl. After two coats of this color I could really see the gorgeous depth of it. I knew I wanted to do a glitter gradient and ended up using Julep Autumn. To be honest I've stayed away from Julep products lately since a lot of issues with ownership have been going on (just check their social media, holy moly), but I just love this glitter so much. It contains all the colors of fall.

I highly recommend getting yourself some inexpensive makeup sponges to make doing any glitter gradient super easy!




Have a great weekend!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

OPI Good Girls Gone Plaid

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? We went to see The Joker but ended up being kind of disappointed by it. The beginning was definitely too slow and not enough action. That being said, Joaquin Phoenix did an incredible job with the acting. It was just the storyline I didn't love.

A while ago I had picked up two of the shades from OPI's Scotland collection, one which I already tried. You can see the mani I did with You've Got That Glas-glow here. The other color I got is Good Girls Gone Plaid, a dark amethyst that can look almost black in certain lighting. I LOVE colors like this. It reminds me so much of Lincoln Park After Dark, but a tad lighter. The formula was great on this one and I used two coats here. I used You've Got That Glas-glow on my pinky nail and half of my ring finger nail. The other half has Good Girls Gone Plaid and some gold glitter down the center.




Enjoy the rest of your week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Zoya Vesper

Hey everyone! Hope you're having a good weekend so far. I haven't painted my nails much this week because I had a lot of breakage happening on my right hand and then I accidentally sliced a piece of my skin off on a mandoline (ugh). I got a couple of pretty new colors in the mail from Zoya's fall 2019 collection and just had to put one of them on.

The shade I'm wearing today is Zoya Vesper, a dusty grey-violet/blue creme. The formula is so good and applies perfectly in two coats. For a little something extra I applied a thin strip of Zoya Dream, a deep blue scattered holo, down the middle of each nail. I love them together!





Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Monday, October 7, 2019

Fall Ombre Nails

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? Our apartment needed a big cleaning so after running some errands Saturday we scrubbed the whole place. As much as I hate doing it I'll admit it does feel nice to have the apartment spotless. We'll see how long that lasts haha.

If you follow me on social media you saw me post a fall ombre look over the weekend, and I wanted to put the photos on my blog too. I did an ombre look a few posts back and I just don't think I'll ever get tired of them! Some people call it a "skittles" look too. I think so many color combos work for this and you can do it any season.

I used all Essie colors here: Angora Cardi, Urban Jungle, Chincilly, and Island Hopping. I needed two coats of each except for Urban Jungle, which needed three coats for full opacity.




Hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Rosh Hashanah Nails

Hey everyone! Hope you're having a great weekend. I spent Saturday prepping some delicious desserts for Rosh Hashanah. This year I made black and white cookies and my first ever chocolate babka! I think it came out pretty good, though the round shape was a little tricky to make.

I wanted to do some fun nail art for the holiday and decided on an apples and honey design. I started with two coats of Zoya Tawny on my thumb, index, and pinky fingers. My middle and ring fingers have two coats of OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around. Once that was dry, I used a small detail brush for the apple and honey dripping designs. I used creme colors first and then went in with shimmer to add some dimension. I think it came out pretty cute! The honey drips are so fun.






Enjoy the rest of your weekend and Shanah Tovah!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Monday, September 23, 2019

Zoya Hera

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I'm finally all done with my antibiotics and feeling recovered from strep throat. We had a bunch of errands to do since I was sort of out of service for a bit. We also checked out a big street fair in Jersey City and enjoyed the gorgeous weather and some yummy food.

I'm so excited that it's now officially fall! I have so many fall nail colors I'm looking forward to wearing, starting with Zoya Hera. This mauve creme has always been a favorite and I tend to wear it on repeat when I'm not sure what to wear. The formula is great and is opaque in two coats. To add a little something extra I dotted on a little silver with Zoya Trixie.





Hope you all have a great week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Essie hay there

Hey everyone! How's your week going so far? If you read my last post you saw that I picked up two shades from the new Essie fall 2019 collection. One was on the bright cider, and the second is the one I'm wearing today.

Essie hay there is a buttery yellow creme with reddish undertones. I'm not a huge yellow polish wearer, but maybe it's because I haven't found the right one because this yellow is a stunner! I read a lot of people used three coats for this shade, but I only needed two to achieve full opacity. The formula is excellent. On my ring finger I'm wearing Essie fall for NYC and then I used hay there to create sunflower petals. You can use any brown you like for the center of the flower. I never thought I'd see yellow as a fall color, but this one has totally changed my mind.






Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

xoxo,
   Brooke