Thursday, January 29, 2015

Gradiented Purple Chevron

Gradients, chevrons and sparkle... what more could a girl ask for?! 

I was looking through my drawers of untried polishes when I came upon a beauty. Unfortunately I have no idea what the name is, silly polish bottles without labels -_-. Anyways the brand is Icing and the polish is a stunning holographic glitter that seems to lean a bit pink or purple. I knew that I had to use it immediately, I'm not sure how a gorgeous polish like this went unnoticed for so long! Take a look at what I came up with ;)

I started off with a base of Color Club Wicker Park. When it dried I used my The Little LacquerBean mini chevron vinyls and placed them on each nail. I then used my Icing unnamed polish and painted it over my nails in a gradient fashion. I immediately peeled the vinyls off and top coated with Seche Vite to finish it off. 




I absolutely love the way these turned out! They are subtle but when they hit the sunshine watch out! Understated but they still pack a punch :) 

What do you think? What's your favorite understated nail design to wear?

Thanks loves :) 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Recreate A Celebrity Manicure

Hi guys!

My Twinsie Tuesday post is a little late today I'm sorry! I'm in Massachusetts and as most of you know we're getting slammed with a blizzard right now and it's been keeping me pretty busy shoveling and all that good stuff. But, I've got some down time now so I have my post up finally!

The theme for this Twinsie Tuesday is Recreate A Celebrity Manicure. One of my absolute favorite celebrities for nail art is Katy Perry. She always has something crazy on her nails and I fell in love with THIS disco ball design. It seemed pretty easy, but it was a little time consuming ;) Ready to check out my version?!

I started off with a base of Sally Hansen Silver Sweep. When it was dry I used my small silver rhinestones and Essie Good To Go and applied each one. I didn't top coat after because I quite liked the rough look! 




So.... things not to do: DON'T use a fast drying top coat to apply the rhinestones, it takes a lot longer.... -_- LOL Oh well I really actually love the way that these came out! I'm a notorious picker though so I knew they wouldn't last long on my nails. But they sure were fun while they lasted ;) 

What do you think guys? Are you braving the blizzard too?! Show me some pics of the snow! And don't forget to check out everyone else's Twinsie Tuesday posts! I can't wait to see them!

Thanks loves :) 


Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish
Alaina at The Little Canvas

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mint and white striped

Hi guys!

I. AM. IN. LOVE <3 <3 

Oh gosh this may be one of my all time favorite manicures... like, ever. It's no secret that China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle is one of my favorite polishes, I never even thought to pair it up with some holographic sparkle, and white zebra print.... until now! Are you ready for some minty goodness?!

I started off with a base of China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle. When it was dry I added a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust. I sealed all of that in with some Seche Vite to speed up the drying process. Then I stamped over each nail with PMTG White Undies and Bundle Monster plate BM-223. Finally I sealed everything in with once more coat of Seche Vite and that was it. 




Mint. Mint EVERYTHING. I don't even know how to express how much I love this manicure. I may wear it for like.... ever ;) 

Just kidding! There will be a new design up soon!

Have you ever created a manicure that you never wanted to take off? Show me a picture in the comments so I can see!

Thanks loves :) 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Let It Freaking Snow.... PLEASE

What is this? 

It's January and we still haven't gotten a big snow storm. What the heck! 

Most of you know I'm not winter's biggest fan... or even smallest ;) But I do actually really love the snow, I always say if it's going to be cold it might as well snow! But lately I've been noticing less and less snow, this year we haven't even really had a snow storm! How depressing :( So while you guys take a look as my nails I'm going to be in the corner doing some ridiculous snow dance okay? 

For my nails I started out with a base of Color Club Over The Moon. When it dried I stamped over each nail using Polish Me To Go White Undies and Bundle Monster plate BM-323. I cleaned up the excess, sealed everything in with a coat of Seche Vite and that was it!




If these don't make you wish for snow I don't know what will! So simple yet so, so much fun. Now if it would only snow outside.... still dancing!! ;) 

What do you think? What's your favorite season?

Thanks loves :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Fandom

Hey guys!

I've got some exciting news to share with you all today! The wonderful girls of Twinsie Tuesday have been kind enough to invite me to join their group. I'm super excited because all of the girls are so sweet and they have some really great prompts to get my gears turning again ;) 

Twinsie Tuesday is a group of lovely ladies (linked below) that post a new manicure every Tuesday following a given prompt. I think this is such a great idea and I'm so pumped to see everyones manicures every week! 

The prompt this week is Fandom. Fandom is basically something that you are a super fan of. It can be a book, hobby, movie, tv show, basically anything that you're crazy about. For me it's a television series, Pretty Little Liars. I'm absolutely obsessed with this show! My best friend and I get together every week to watch it, I don't know what I'm going to do when it's over! 

Ready to see what I created?

I started off with a base of WetnWild Black Creme. Then I used the dry brush technique to add OPI Push & Shove and Color Club Beyond. I went over it with some more WetnWild Black Creme to tone down the strokes. Then I added a coat of NYC Matte Me Crazy to give this part a flat finish. When that was dry I took Dior Marilyn and a straw and splattered it all over my nails. I cleaned up the splatter and added my red accents using some red acrylic paint. No top coat for this one because I wanted the matte and shiny part to really contrast. 




Love the messy, bloody look to these nails, they make me think of PLL which is never a bad thing ;) 

What are all of you guys crazy about? Tv show? Movie? Hobby? Let me know in the comments!

Don't forget to check out all of the other Twinsies!




Alaina at The Little Canvas

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing 
Amber at Nails Like Lace 
Bridget at A Painted Nail 
Chelsea at Nailed Blog 
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi 
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer 
Kristine at Pink and Polished Nails 
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished 
​Lisa at The Polish Playground 
Marisa at Polish Obsession 
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les 
Savannah at Addicted to Polish 


Thanks loves :) 


Monday, January 19, 2015

You've been framed!

I feel like I've used this title before... with every single framed mani I've ever done. Damnit.

Anyways beside the lame-o title, I am LOVING this manicure. Moar blue please! And I get to showcase a super special polish. Keep reading to find out why!

Okay I started off with 2 coats of my super special polish, a polish from an upcoming collection from my brand The Little LacquerBean woohoo! It's a lovely green toned blue with a holographic finish. Yummy! When it was dry I used Zoya Liberty and a small nail art brush to outline all around each nail. When I was finished I sealed it all in with Essie Good To Go to make sure it had a super shiny and even finish. 




Just look at that sparkle! I really enjoy doing framed manicures, they can be frustrating at times when you're working with such thin lines but the effect it gives is totally worth the extra effort. So fun!

What do you think guys? What's your favorite framed mani you've ever done? Link it in the comments so I can take a look!

Thanks loves :) 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Pink & Patterned

I'm still obsessing over Seche Audacious...

I mean come ON did you even see what a gorgeous bright fuchsia it is?!? Seriously it could be one of my all time favorite polishes and it's not even holographic so that means a lot!

Anyways I knew as soon as I put it on my nails that I wanted to pair it with a sliver polish because pink and silver is just, my life. Pathetic? Maybe but YOLO! ;) (sorry I swore I would never use that word on here.... OOPS) Okay it's time for why you guys are really here, nails!!!

I started off with a base of Seche Audacious. When it dried I stamped over each nail using Bundle Monster plate BM-319 and Sally Hansen Silver Sweep. I cleaned up the excess, top coated with Seche Vite and that was it. Simple and easy!




I am loving this manicure so much! It's so simple, it took me literally a half hour to complete, but the final product is just wonderful. The silver really pops against the bright fuchsia for a super fun effect. 

What do you think?

Thanks loves :)