Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve Nails!

Happy New Year's Eve everyone! This is my last post of 2017 - I can't believe the year is already over! So many exciting things happened, including getting married. I never did post a photo from the wedding, so here's one of me and the hubby! This will always be my favorite memory of 2017.

For my NYE mani I decided on a glitter gradient before I even looked back at last year's nails. I actually did a glitter gradient then too! Just with a light base. This time I went for black, which I used two coats of Zoya Willa for. It went on so smoothly and evenly. Definitely a great black polish for your collection if you don't have one yet. I used a mix of China Glaze Fairy Dust and Julep Amira for my glitter gradient. I love the chunky pieces of holographic glitter in Amira - perfect for a New Year's Eve mani!

A little tip for applying the glitter: I like to use a disposable eyeshadow applicator for more precise placement of the glitter.

I hope you all have a happy, healthy, and safe new year!


Monday, December 18, 2017

Zoya Yuna

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? The hubby and I went last snowy Friday night to see the Spongebob Musical with my parents and had a great time. The show was super cute and fun! We spent the rest of the weekend tidying up around the apartment and relaxing.

Last night I did some fun stamping over top of Zoya Yuna, a blueish grey flecked with gorgeous golden shimmer. I grabbed my holiday themed Born Pretty Store stamping plate and used the star garland image. We're just nearing the end of Hanukkah, and I thought these were so perfect and festive for that. The color I used to stamp was Marc Jacobs Gatsby (kind of expensive to use for stamping, but the rose gold is just so pretty!)

Can't wait for this week to end so December break can finally be here! Hope you all have a quick and easy week.


Monday, December 11, 2017

I'm Back! & ILNP Rogue

Hey everyone! I haven't posted in about two months, which is crazy I know. We got married in November so I was preoccupied with wedding things and then it took me a bit to get back into the swing of things. But I'm back! And I'm excited to share a beautiful polish from the newest ILNP collection with you.

This is Rogue, a deep crimson red holographic. I used two coats to reach full opacity. The sparkle is SO intense with this one, especially in the sun. Any time I encountered different lighting over the weekend I couldn't help but oooh and aaah. It's just so beautiful!

Application was easy and I didn't experience any staining during clean up/removal. If you're looking for a good red with a little something extra, this is definitely it.

I hope you have a great rest of the week! Us teachers are trying to get through the next two weeks. Winter break is so close but so far!