Friday, May 8, 2020

Twinkled T Holo Lightning

Hey everyone! Hope you had a good week.

I recently ordered the Nailify Mani Box ($32) from Twinkled T, a small business owned by two sisters and located in LA selling nail polish, nail tools, and nail art supplies. Each box comes with nail nippers, a 10 pack of wood sticks, and a rose gold brush to clean up the cuticles. You then get to choose from several nail polish colors or a holo top coat, a glass nail file, and a sticker sheet. I ended up choosing the Holo Lightning top coat, sprinkle file, and star sticker sheet. They're also selling a Nailify Stamping Box ($32), which comes with liquid latex, a mini holo stamper and scraper, and your choice of stamping plate and 2 stamping polishes.

I was very excited to try the Holo Lightning top coat and decided to apply it over Smith & Cult Suburban Warrior, a hot pink creme. Holo Lightning is filled with different sizes of holographic flakies, ranging from large pieces to tiny flecks. They add so much gorgeous dimension to your nails and I bet this top coat would look awesome on top of other holos. My absolute favorite thing about it is that the flakies are smooth on the nail and don't have any texture.





Have a good weekend and stay safe!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Monday, May 4, 2020

Milk Bath Nails

Hey everyone! Hope you had a good weekend and had a chance to get outside to enjoy the warm weather. We took a long walk each day and it was so nice just to be out in the sun.

I was scrolling through Instagram the other day (like how I do every day haha) and came across something called milk bath nails. This nail art trend is meant to look like a beauty treatment called a milk bath, which is a mixture of milk and water with colorful flowers suspended throughout. To recreate this on the nails, you'll want a milky, sheer nail color and some dried flowers. My flowers from Born Pretty Store are no longer available, but here's a link to something similar.

Generally I've seen these done with acrylic nails and I'm sure you'll get a nice smooth finish over the flowers this way. Since I've done mine on my natural nails with regular polish, my flowers feel a little textured on top. I don't mind this, but just something to think about before you get started.

I thought OPI Bubble Bath would be the perfect color for this look, and I ended up using 3 thin coats to get my desired opacity. Once this was dry I used my top coat as a sort of glue with the flowers and placed the different colors throughout each nail. I also added a bit of gold foil just for an extra pretty touch. Top coat sealed all of the flowers in and they've stayed on really well. These nails came out gorgeous and I would absolutely wear this look again!






Hope you have a good week and stay safe!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Monday, April 27, 2020

Floral Nail Art

Hey everyone! Hope you had a good weekend. We got outside for a bit on Saturday which was nice since it's been rainy the last two days. I also have a new mission to obtain a coral Nintendo Switch Lite because I tried the Animal Crossing app and now I'm addicted and want the real thing haha. I was able to place an order for curbside pick up from Best Buy so we'll see if that actually goes through since I heard a lot of orders get cancelled. Fingers crossed!

Anyway, I was scrolling through my nail pics and realized how little I use my green polishes. It's just not my go to color but I have so many pretty ones. I decided to use a few from Zoya - Ness, Neely, and Merida. I hadn't used Merida yet and I've had it for a while so I was excited to try it. This is one of their holographic formulas and it's absolutely stunning! I also topped my ring finger nail with some floral nail art using my tiny detail brush. Floral designs are always fun since you can use any colors you want and they really don't have to be perfect to look good.





Have a good week and stay safe!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Monday, April 20, 2020

OPI Suzi Without a Paddle

Hey everyone! Hope you had a good weekend. The weather was gorgeous Sunday, but when we went out for a walk by the water the boardwalk was PACKED and we didn't really feel safe walking there. The parks being closed means everyone is basically going outside to the same area. We just bought masks from someone making them locally so at least we have some protection.

When I painted my nails yesterday I knew I wanted to use OPI Suzi Without a Paddle, a light minty blue creme that went on nicely with two coats. For some glitter I used ILNP Juliette, which you totally need in your collection if you don't have it yet. I also used my small detail brush and some white and yellow polish to create half of a daisy on my middle nail. These nails are so cute for spring!





Hope you have a good start to the week and stay safe!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Friday, April 17, 2020

Butter London x Barbie

Hey everyone! Hope you had a good week. I feel like I spent way too much time trying to get a Fresh Direct time slot (I did, btw) but I also painted my nails a lot which was nice.

I was looking through my collection and found the Butter London x Barbie set that I purchased a few months back. Totally forgot I had it! The two colors included in the set are Diamond Geezer, a metallic silver with shimmer and Coming Up Roses, a rosy pink creme. Something interesting I noticed was that Coming Up Roses had a nice wide brush, while Diamond Geezer did not. Maybe because the pink shade is from the Patent Shine line? I'm not really sure, but the formula was great on both polishes. I may need to get more of the Patent Shine colors because I love the wide brush and I was very impressed with the formula for a creme.

Since I wanted to wear both colors I used 2 coats of Coming Up Roses on my thumb, index, and half of my middle nail. I then used 2 coats of Diamond Geezer on my pinky, ring, and the other half of my middle nail. I don't think Coming Up Roses is truly a "Barbie" pink, but it is pretty and looks nice with Diamond Geezer.





Have a good weekend and stay safe!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Colorful Wavy Nails

Hey everyone! Hope your week is going well so far. Right now I find myself forgetting what day of the week it is because of the quarantine. Just trying to find things to do and keep busy! Of course one of my favorite ways to kill time is paint my nails. Sometimes I'll change them up to three times a week! If I haven't posted them on my blog, they'll usually be on my social media pages.

I remember seeing a lot of "wavy" nail looks a while back that basically have a neutral base with different colors of wavy lines next to each other. I decided to experiment with that and started with 3 coats of Essie Marshmallow, a creamy white that is pretty sheer and needs to be built up to achieve full opacity. You can also apply less coats if you prefer the more sheer look. You could even create your lines on top of just a clear base coat if you want to go for a negative space design.

Once my 3 coats dried I went in with Bachelorette Bash to create a wavy line on each nail. I then went in with Bikini So Teeny to create a line right next to the first color, following the curve of the line. I did the same with Hay There. I like how it looks with 3 colors, though I think it would look good with more colors but thinner lines as well. I'm definitely going to keep experimenting with more colors!





Have a good rest of the week and stay safe!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Zoya Fern

Hey everyone! Hope you've been having a good weekend. We got through season two of Ozark and got started on the third. What have you been binge watching?

This weekend I painted my nails with Zoya Fern, a cool sage green with a hint of shimmer. I love this color for spring! I also used one of my stamping plates from https://www.bornprettystore.com with Zoya Willa, a black creme, to make the leaves. You could also create this design with a small nail art brush and a steady hand.




Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

xoxo,
   Brooke