Monday, April 27, 2020

Floral Nail Art

Hey everyone! Hope you had a good weekend. We got outside for a bit on Saturday which was nice since it's been rainy the last two days. I also have a new mission to obtain a coral Nintendo Switch Lite because I tried the Animal Crossing app and now I'm addicted and want the real thing haha. I was able to place an order for curbside pick up from Best Buy so we'll see if that actually goes through since I heard a lot of orders get cancelled. Fingers crossed!

Anyway, I was scrolling through my nail pics and realized how little I use my green polishes. It's just not my go to color but I have so many pretty ones. I decided to use a few from Zoya - Ness, Neely, and Merida. I hadn't used Merida yet and I've had it for a while so I was excited to try it. This is one of their holographic formulas and it's absolutely stunning! I also topped my ring finger nail with some floral nail art using my tiny detail brush. Floral designs are always fun since you can use any colors you want and they really don't have to be perfect to look good.

Have a good week and stay safe!


Monday, April 20, 2020

OPI Suzi Without a Paddle

Hey everyone! Hope you had a good weekend. The weather was gorgeous Sunday, but when we went out for a walk by the water the boardwalk was PACKED and we didn't really feel safe walking there. The parks being closed means everyone is basically going outside to the same area. We just bought masks from someone making them locally so at least we have some protection.

When I painted my nails yesterday I knew I wanted to use OPI Suzi Without a Paddle, a light minty blue creme that went on nicely with two coats. For some glitter I used ILNP Juliette, which you totally need in your collection if you don't have it yet. I also used my small detail brush and some white and yellow polish to create half of a daisy on my middle nail. These nails are so cute for spring!

Hope you have a good start to the week and stay safe!


Friday, April 17, 2020

Butter London x Barbie

Hey everyone! Hope you had a good week. I feel like I spent way too much time trying to get a Fresh Direct time slot (I did, btw) but I also painted my nails a lot which was nice.

I was looking through my collection and found the Butter London x Barbie set that I purchased a few months back. Totally forgot I had it! The two colors included in the set are Diamond Geezer, a metallic silver with shimmer and Coming Up Roses, a rosy pink creme. Something interesting I noticed was that Coming Up Roses had a nice wide brush, while Diamond Geezer did not. Maybe because the pink shade is from the Patent Shine line? I'm not really sure, but the formula was great on both polishes. I may need to get more of the Patent Shine colors because I love the wide brush and I was very impressed with the formula for a creme.

Since I wanted to wear both colors I used 2 coats of Coming Up Roses on my thumb, index, and half of my middle nail. I then used 2 coats of Diamond Geezer on my pinky, ring, and the other half of my middle nail. I don't think Coming Up Roses is truly a "Barbie" pink, but it is pretty and looks nice with Diamond Geezer.

Have a good weekend and stay safe!


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Colorful Wavy Nails

Hey everyone! Hope your week is going well so far. Right now I find myself forgetting what day of the week it is because of the quarantine. Just trying to find things to do and keep busy! Of course one of my favorite ways to kill time is paint my nails. Sometimes I'll change them up to three times a week! If I haven't posted them on my blog, they'll usually be on my social media pages.

I remember seeing a lot of "wavy" nail looks a while back that basically have a neutral base with different colors of wavy lines next to each other. I decided to experiment with that and started with 3 coats of Essie Marshmallow, a creamy white that is pretty sheer and needs to be built up to achieve full opacity. You can also apply less coats if you prefer the more sheer look. You could even create your lines on top of just a clear base coat if you want to go for a negative space design.

Once my 3 coats dried I went in with Bachelorette Bash to create a wavy line on each nail. I then went in with Bikini So Teeny to create a line right next to the first color, following the curve of the line. I did the same with Hay There. I like how it looks with 3 colors, though I think it would look good with more colors but thinner lines as well. I'm definitely going to keep experimenting with more colors!

Have a good rest of the week and stay safe!


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Zoya Fern

Hey everyone! Hope you've been having a good weekend. We got through season two of Ozark and got started on the third. What have you been binge watching?

This weekend I painted my nails with Zoya Fern, a cool sage green with a hint of shimmer. I love this color for spring! I also used one of my stamping plates from with Zoya Willa, a black creme, to make the leaves. You could also create this design with a small nail art brush and a steady hand.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Monday, April 6, 2020

Butter London Molly Coddled

Hey everyone! Hope you had a good weekend. We started watching Ozark on Netflix and have one episode left in the first season that we plan on finishing tonight. It's really good! We've been looking for some new things to watch since we can't really go anywhere for the time being.

I had bare nails all weekend, which I hated, but I just never got around to painting them. I went straight for the polish this morning to make up for it! One of my favorite colors in my collection is Butter London Molly Coddled. It's described as a bright orchid creme and I find this color to be super flattering on so many skin tones. The formula is also perfect, which is especially impressive considering how many years I've had it in my collection. This color goes on in two easy coats. I decided to pair it with ILNP Paige for a pink holo accent. This is a combo I've done before and they look so pretty together.

Hope you have a good week and stay safe!


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Abstract Nails

Hey everyone! Hope you're doing well. This whole quarantine has been weird and I swear we never even know what day it is anymore. At least today the sun is finally out here!

A few months ago I tried an abstract nail art look and thought it would be fun to do another one. This design is great because you can use any combination of colors and the design can be whatever you want! I wanted to do blue, so I went with OPI Dreams Need Clara-fication, a lovely pale blue. The two accent nails have a base of Butter London Cotton Buds. To make the design I just used the blue again and wiped most of the polish off the brush before applying it over the white. This gives you a sort of dry brush effect, which works really well for this abstract look. I also used some of Zoya Trixie, a metallic foiled silver, to add some hints of sparkle. The last step was using a dotting tool with OPI Good Girls Gone Plaid to make dots over the designs.

Enjoy the rest of your week and stay safe!