Thursday, February 28, 2013

Snow Day Mani! With Butter London Victoriana

Hey guys! Sorry for lack of blogging lately :/. We have had a couple of snow days and my whole schedule has gotten messed up! Although that did give me some extra time for this mani! I used one of my favorite Butter London polishes, Victoriana and then Pure Ice Silver Mercedes for the dots. I used a dotting tool to create the silver dots. This does bring up a good question! My fiance kept saying Victoriana was green, while I think it is a teal/light blue. What do you think?

Carolyn xo

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Oscar Inspired Nail Art!

Hey everyone! Not sure where you are, but I'm having a crazy snow day here in KC and am working from home. Hope you're staying warm and safe if you're in the path of this winter storm. On a lighter note, I have a cute Oscars Inspired mani for you today! I know the tuxedo nail art started with Zooey Deschanel last year, but I never tried it and figured now was the best time! I used Essie Ballet Slippers for the base and Essie Licorice for the black bow tie and buttons. This was really simple and looks fancy! 

Carolyn xo

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Nail Art x2!

 Hi friends! Wanted to throw up a quick post with two very simply Valentine's Day Nail art looks! The first features a variety of colors and small hearts on the middle three nails. The second mani is a simple look with small white hearts in the corner.

Happy Valentine's Day to all of my lovely readers!
Carolyn xo

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Metallic Valentine's Nail Art with China Glaze Fade Into Hue

Hey everyone! Today I have another fun Valentine's Day look for you. I wanted to try something a little different than the standard pink and red. I started with China Glaze Fade Into Hue from their Spring 2013 collection. It's such a pretty lavender blue shade! I attempted the nail art using a silver sharpie. I've seen this done before and I figured, looks to good to be true! I was mostly right. I created horizontal stripes and a heart accent nail with the sharpie. Unfortunately the sharpie got a little smeared when I used top coat. I think I might have just put it on too early but I was pretty disappointed. Hope this lends some V-day inspiration though!

Carolyn xo

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day Nail Art: Mini Hearts

Hey everyone! Today I have a super cute look in honor of Valentine's Day this week! I started with a base of Essie Mademoiselle, my go to sheer pink. I then created very small hearts using a nail art brush in Butter London Bluey and in China Glaze Cranberry Splash. I like this look because it doesn't use just red and pink. The blue spices it up a bit!

Carolyn xo

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

OPI Ski Teal We Drop with Black Studs

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing a pretty simple mani. I used one of my favorite winter shades, OPI Ski Teal We Drop. I added on small round black studs to spice it up a bit! I sealed everything with Seche Vite top coat! Not much to it other than that :) Hope you enjoy!

Carolyn xo

Monday, February 4, 2013

My Take On: China Glaze Tranzitions

Hey everyone and Happy Monday! Today I have my take on a weird polish (IMO). I was pumped to try out China Glaze Tranzitions, polishes that change color and texture with top coat. I tried out Duplicityy first, a light teal color. The polish goes on a bit bumpy and not smooth at all. Normally I rely on top coat to help smooth out polish like this, but because of the polish I could do that. I tried out some dot nail art using top coat to show how this polish works. As you can see, the dots are a darker teal, and much shinier. I love the idea of this, but when I tried it, the top coat shriveled up the dots and looked very strange. Has anyone had better luck with this polish?

Carolyn xo