Monday, June 10, 2019

Essie Marshmallow

Hey everyone! Been a while. After we got back from Hilton Head last Tuesday we were so busy going back to work I didn't even have time to paint my nails. We had an amazing time and I would definitely go again.

For today's nails I used Essie Marshmallow, which I just recently purchased from Target when they were doing a BOGO 50% off on Essie polishes. Marshmallow is a soft, sheer white that builds up nicely in 3 coats. You do have to be patient - I waited about 5 minutes in between coats and didn't have any issues. I love this color as an alternative to white, which can look a little too harsh for me sometimes. I topped a couple nails with some cute gold shell/flower stickers, but this mani looked gorgeous on its own as well.





Hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Lemon Nails

Hey everyone! How's your weekend going? The weather in Jersey City has been beautiful. We spent the afternoon at our apartment's pool and it was so nice. Definitely ready for school to end so I can spend more time out there.

I've really been feeling all things summer, so I painted my nails with two coats of Essie Bikini So Teeny. This cornflower blue is so perfect for this time of year. I used a small detail brush to paint on some lemons. How cute?! I've never done lemon nail art before and I'll definitely be doing it again.





Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

xoxo,
   Brooke

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