Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Zoya Haruko

Hey everyone! Hope you're having a good week so far. We took our second graders on a field trip today to Sandy Hook beach. It was a bit cold, but luckily the rain held off until the very end.

I wanted to share a mani I did recently but didn't have a chance to post on my blog. The color I used was Zoya Haruko, which is described as a soft violet metallic. I love the lilac shimmer in this one! It's the perfect shade for spring. I added some pretty little pearl studs and love how it looks.




Have a great rest of the week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Monday, May 6, 2019

OPI Cajun Shrimp

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? We enjoyed the gorgeous weather on Saturday and met up with some friends for brunch in the city. I'm so excited about the higher temps!

I grabbed for OPI Cajun Shrimp for my toes and fingers. I'm obsessed with this hot red coral! I think it would be flattering on any skin tone. I've been seeing lots of pretty tulips around Jersey City so I was inspired to do a little tulip design. Isn't it pretty?! Always love some good floral nail art.





Have a great week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Monday, April 29, 2019

OPI Mod About You

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I tried to enjoy every second since it was the end of my spring break and school is back in session :( The good news is that June is just around the corner which means summer! I'm so looking forward to that.

Today I'm sharing this pretty sparkly mani that is so simple to recreate using any color combo. I started with two coats of OPI Mod About You, a gorgeous light pink creme. The first coat was a tad streaky, but evened out nicely with the second coat. For my glitter near the cuticle I used Essie Set In Stones, applied with a small detail brush. Any glitter or metallic would have worked for this. Gold or even rose gold would be beautiful! Just use what you have.




Hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Monday, April 15, 2019

Zoya Cadence

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? We went to see the cherry blossoms in Branchbrook Park on Saturday with my family and then had a delicious lunch at Hobby's Deli in Newark. Sunday was a clean up/laundry day. I actually wrote this post while my husband watched Game of Thrones because I'm not interested (sorry not sorry).

I recently received my Zoya Earth Day order, which is still going on until the end of April. You can get 6 polishes for $30, so that's 50% off, plus free shipping. Mine came about a week after ordering! I've had Everly and Cadence on my wish list since the winter holo trio came out so I picked those up, plus Fern from the new spring collection. The other three polishes were for my mother-in-law.

I knew I wanted to wear Cadence as soon as I saw it because it's so springy! I would describe it as a true holographic pink. I needed two coats to achieve opacity. Zoya does some of the prettiest holos and I love how smooth the formula is. The ones I currently have are darker colors so I'm happy to have a couple of brighter shades for spring/summer.





Hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Pink Leopard Nails

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? We enjoyed the beautiful weather on Saturday and got out to do some errands. We also did some cleaning up around the apartment, which was needed after I was sick for two weeks! We're having brunch with our families later this afternoon so I figured I would share my nails this morning.

I don't know how it got into my head that I would do pink leopard nails, but here they are. I started with a base of Essie Madison Ave-hue, a true pink with very fine silver shimmer. It's super pretty and the formula is wonderfully smooth. I used two coats here. To make the leopard design I used a small detail brush with Essie Plumberry and Sexy Divide.





Hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Monday, March 25, 2019

Floral Nail Art

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I'm finally starting to feel better after being sick all week and I'm hoping that the germs don't continue lingering in my classroom. On Saturday hubby and I went to see Hamilton and loved it! We bought the tickets months ago and it felt like we waited forever to see it, but the wait was totally worth it.

After the temperature being in the 60s on Sunday I'm really feeling ready for spring. I grabbed one of my favorite spring colors, Essie Go Ginza. This lilac creme goes on opaque in two easy coats. I used a whole bunch of pretty colors to make some flowers with a small detail brush. You don't have to be super careful when you do this - it's supposed to be abstract! It always comes out looking beautiful.





Hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Friday, March 22, 2019

OPI Kanpai OPI

Hey everyone! How was your week? I've been sick ALL week and it has been rough. My second grade class became infected with strep, flu, and stomach bug. I came down with something last weekend and have had flu-like symptoms all week. I made it into work on Wednesday, but otherwise have been home sick. I'm starting to feel a little better and thank goodness for that because hubby and I have tickets to see Hamilton tomorrow. Hopefully I'm not coughing the whole time!

The other day I shared OPI Tempura-ture from the Tokyo Collection, and today I have another polish from that collection. This one is Kanpai OPI and I would describe it as a dusty periwinkle blue-grey. If you pick up just one color from this collection, I would highly recommend this one. The color is SO unique and the formula is great. It's just the perfect transition color from winter into spring. I can definitely see doing some floral nail art over top in the future.




Hope you have a great weekend!

xoxo,
   Brooke