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

Monday, March 18, 2019

OPI Tempura-ture is Rising!

Hey everyone! I haven't posted in over a month, though I have been painting my nails. I've definitely been in a slump with blog posts and sometimes wonder if blogging is worth doing or if it would make more sense to just post on social media. If you do want to see recent polish I've worn, check my Instagram @manicurediaryblog for a bunch of nails I haven't posted here.

Anyway, today I have a color from the OPI Tokyo Collection. It's a coral leaning orange shade called Tempura-ture is Rising! (cute, right?) The formula was great on this one and I only needed two coats to reach opacity. I can't wait to put this one on my toes.




Hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Pink Skittles Mani

Hey everyone! We had a snow day yesterday and I took full advantage of it. I made a yummy breakfast, watched Dumplin' on Netflix (so good!), baked banana bread, and painted my nails.

I've seen a super fun pink skittles mani going around on Instagram and I just had to recreate it. Somehow I don't have as big of a range of pinks as I thought I did, but I made it work. 

The bottle I'm holding is OPI Cajun Shrimp, which you can't see because it's on my thumb but it's a great reddish coral. Then from left to right I'm wearing Smith & Cult Suburban Warrior, Deborah Lippmann Whip It, Zoya Jordan, and OPI Mod About You. The great thing about this mani is you can use any pinks you have, as long as you go from dark to light! I think this is such a cute look.




Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Valentine's Day Nails

Hey everyone! It's been a WHILE. Honestly, I haven't felt like painting my nails for about a week. My cuticles have also been super dry and gross looking so that was part of it. I finally took my polish out today for a Valentine's Day look and it makes me happy seeing my nails painted again.

I started with a base of Zoya Jordan, a soft pink creme that goes on beautifully in two coats. I was sent some new stamping plates from Born Pretty Store a few weeks ago, one of which is for Valentine's Day. All of the designs are so cute! I had a hard time choosing, so I just did a different one on each nail. I used Zoya Sooki, a cherry red creme, as my stamping color.





Do you have any plans for Valentine's Day? Since it's a week night, we'll stay in but go out for dinner over the weekend. If you place an order with BPS make sure you use my discount code ASY10 for 10% off!

xoxo,
   Brooke


Disclaimer: The products in this post were provided for my honest review by the Born Pretty Store. All opinions are my own.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Zoya Maryann

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? We celebrated my birthday, which was on the 15th. On Saturday we met my family at Carmines for a delicious dinner and then hubby took me to see Mean Girls on broadway. We both loved it!

Since we're staying in today during this freezing weather, I decided to paint my nails with one of the new colors I just ordered from Zoya. This one is Maryann from their most recent fall collection and I would describe it as a shimmery pinky rose. I absolutely LOVE this color and the formula was easy to work with. I used two coats here, but had pretty good coverage at one.




Even though this is from the fall collection I see it working year round. Wouldn't it be pretty for Valentine's Day?!

Hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Monday, January 7, 2019

Zoya Payton

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I decided to really take advantage of my time on Sunday and did laundry, some organizing, and a ton of food prep, including baking! (And painted my nails of course) It felt great to be so productive and I'm going to try do it more often in 2019.

I was in the mood for something sparkly so I reached for Zoya Payton, a deep cranberry purple with scattered holographic glitter. It's like Aurora's darker cousin. I love all of Zoya's scattered holos. The formula on each one is amazing and they're just so pretty. Sometimes I like to wear a different color on each finger and go for a skittle look!





Hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Sunday, December 30, 2018

NYE Nails

Hey everyone! How was your holiday week? We did our usual tradition of Chinese food and a movie (Vice) on Christmas and spent the week relaxing at home. Tomorrow for NYE we'll be making homemade pasta and watching the ball drop on TV.

Today I'm sharing my NYE mani, which almost always involves some glitter. I started with Diorific Vernis in the shade Amethyst, which the hubby got for my birthday last year. I just love this deep eggplant purple! I topped if off with a glitter gradient using FUN Lacquer Paparazzi. I think any color combination with this look would be perfect for NYE.




Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!

xoxo,

Brooke