Monday, June 24, 2019

Nails Inc Flock You

Hey Everyone! How was your weekend? We visited DH's family on Saturday for a belated father's day and had all you can eat sushi, our fav. On Sunday we checked out Project Eats in Jersey City and tried a few different yummy foods. We also enjoyed the lovely weather and sat out by the pool. All in all a great start to the summer!

Speaking of summer, I had to break out this perfect bright duo from Nails Inc. The Flock You duo, still available at Sephora for $15, contains a fun neon pink creme and a gorgeous pinky/gold micro shimmer that goes on sheer at first but can be built up to full opacity. I like to layer them, but each color looks great on its own. How cute is this flamingo stamping design?! You can find the stamping plate I used at Born Pretty Store.





Hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
   Brooke

Friday, June 21, 2019

Summer Nails

Hey everyone! How was your week? School ended on Wednesday and I'm so happy to have a break. I'm also ready to do all the summer nail art.

For today's look I started with 2 coats of OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around, my favorite pinky nude creme. I then used a pretty stamping plate from Born Pretty Store to make some green leaves and a pink flower. I'm so excited for more fun colors/designs over the next couple of months!





Hope you have a great weekend!

xoxo,
   Brooke

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