Hey everyone! So sorry for my absence...wedding planning, traveling for work and just being so busy has been keeping me away.
Today I have a really fun mani featuring two great polishes. I started with Maybelline Express Finish in Brassy, my classic neutral. Then using a tape mani technique painted over it with China Glaze Escaping Reality from their Cirque Du Soleil collection. I peeled the tape off, and voila! I love the neon and neutral trend and this is just one more fun way to spice it up.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Hey everyone! So sorry for my absence. The good news: I have lots of fun swatches and nail art looks to share! Today's is a mix of two trends: One that I call 'Deep V' which exposes a small reverse triangle on your nail, and the 'watercolor' trend. To achieve the watercolor look, simply start with a base in a light, pastel shade, and using a sponge, makeup sponge, or even a nail art brush, just dab on a few other pastels. I used China Glaze Tart-y For the Party, Essie Pop Art Pink and Chanel Riva. For the Deep V, I used Maybeline Express Finish in Brassy. Hope you enjoy this look!
Enjoy and have a fun weekend!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Hey everyone! Some of you may have seen my post on Instagram with this mani but now it's time to share it, with the start of the NCAA Tournament today. I used this tutorial to get it just right! This mani started with Butter London Pillar Box Red and Bluey. It looks complicated but it's actually pretty simple!
Happy March Madness and Rock Chalk!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Hey everyone! I was really hoping it would feel like Spring by now, but it is still freezing!! Hopefully this color will brighten up your day. China Glaze Hanging in the Balance is an Aqua Creme polish from their Cirque Du Soleil collection. It really only needed one coat, but I used two. It applied really nicely and is such a fun, bright blue!
Happy hump day!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Hey everyone! Time for a St. Patty's Day mani! This time around I used a base coat of Julie G Ornamental, a metallic gold polish. I created polka dots, diagonal stripes and of course, a shamrock using China Glaze Winter Holly from their Holiday 2012 collection. Winter Holly is an amazing green glitter polish with hints of gold and red.
Happy St. Patty's day and stay safe this weekend!
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Hey everyone! Some people may be over the Ombre trend on clothes, hair, nails- everything! But I am still in love with it. I had recently swatched China Glaze Tart-y for the Party from their 2013 Avant Garden collection and figured, why not try and Ombre with this gorgeous Lilac? I grabbed OPI INK, a very dark purple glitter polish and created the ombre look using a makeup sponge. I only got one photo of this so I apologize, but I think it turned out pretty nice!
Monday, March 4, 2013
Hey friends! Happy Monday! Today I have a swatch of my first ever Lancome polish! Ginger Swing is a light gold/champagne colored polish. I used three coats to get full coverage. It applied really well and I would definitely try other Lancome polished after trying out this one! Have you tried many Lancome polishes?