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Friday, November 17, 2017

Leaves and Argyle

Another fall design for today! I haven't done argyle in a while and I thought it was a good time to do so. I used China Glaze First Mate, China Glaze Mahogany Magic, China Glaze Foie Gras, Zoya Kristen, and Essie Miss Fancy Pants.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Floral and Plaid

This manicure is a bit of an odd one. I wanted to try out a different technique for plaid, which worked pretty well, however the color combination is not working for me at all. I do love the floral nails though! I probably should have gone back and redone my right two nails to improve the overall mani, but it's too late now.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Burgundy and Greys Fall Skittle

I recently picked up a few new Xtreme Wear polishes and together I thought they would make a great fall look. I used Xtreme Wear With The Beet, Xtreme Wear Heavy Metal, Xtreme Wear Retro Grade, China Glaze Fresh Prince-ss. I absolutely love these nails; I had intended to make them matte but I ended up liking them way too much to bother messing with them.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Summer Maze

These nails are feeling a little out of place for this time of year and that is because I actually painted them a few months ago and never got around to posting them. This design is something that I had first tried out years ago and loved, however that initial manicure is honestly terrible, so I decided to do a new version. I used China Glaze Capacity To See Beyond, Color Club Take Me To Your Chateau, China Glaze Cutie Mark The Spot, and China Glaze Kill 'Em With Kindness.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween Bits And Bobs

I couldn't settle on one final Halloween design for this year, so I did a bit of nearly everything! 
I used little bits of China Glaze None of Your Risky Business, China Glaze Treble Maker, China Glaze Boho Blues, China Glaze Plur-Ple, China Glaze Glow With The Flow, Zoya Thandie, and China Glaze Street Style Princess.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Full Moon

Some full moon nails, complete with howling wolf. I actually wanted these to be more Halloween-y than they ended up turning out. I used China Glaze One Track Mind, China Glaze Born To Rule, LA Splash Blowfish Blue, Xtreme Wear Dabbler, Xtreme Wear Pink-Grape Fruit, and Zoya Aspen.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Witchy

These are my first ever witch nails! I've always had trouble coming up with witch designs, so I made these pretty simple. I used China Glaze None Of Your  Risky Business, China Glaze Lip Smackin' Good, and China Glaze Let's Jam.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Elegant Skull

 Another Halloween manicure for today and I thought I would do something with a different tone than I usually do for these holiday manis. I'm very happy with these nails, with the exception of my pointer; I just don't think it fits in with the rest of the nails. I used China Glaze Street Style Princess, China Glaze Seduce Me, Xtreme Wear Retro Grade, and Xtreme Wear With The Beat. I also added some glitter on my pinky using China Glaze Put A Bow On It and Xtreme Wear Pink-y Ring.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Glittering Webs

Here are some cute and quick webs that I did pretty last minute because I needed to paint my nails but could not think of what to do. I ended up loving these way more than I expected and the holo, which is a bit difficult to capture in these photos, is awesome. The base is China Glaze I Just Canterlot and I added the glitter gradient using China Glaze  Dawn of a New Reign.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Marbled Jack O' Lanterns

For my first spooky nails of the year, I decided to paint something I haven't done in quite a while, jack o lanterns. To mix these up a little bit, I started with a stripey orange watermarble base. I love the little peak of marble, but I do wish I had done the stripes vertical. The marble is China Glaze None of Your Risky Business, China Glaze Roguish Red, OPI A Roll In The Hague, Zoya Darcy and Color Club Disco's Not Dead.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Corner Filigree

These nails are super simple and were incredibly quick to do. Unfortunately, they ended up a bit more bland than I had anticipated but it did give me the opportunity to wear the underused Zoya Harlow.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Quick Fall Floral

   I had much more elaborate ideas when I was planning out these nails, however I had a horrible headache when I went to paint them, so I threw together whatever this is very very quickly instead. I mainly used Xtreme Wear Cuteapillar, Xtreme Wear Tickled Pink, and Zoya Cole. I really didn't like these initially but they grew on me the tiniest bit after I made them matte.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Army Green and Gold

Once again we end the month on a bad note. I had the idea for these nails and originally wanted to go with a dusty purple and a silver or bronze, however I later changed my mind to army green and gold because, unlike purple, it's a color that I never ever wear. Well, I think that ended up being a big mistake because I just am not a fan of how these nails turned out. The base is Zoya Yara and the gold is Xtreme Wear Golden-I. I think maybe I could have saved this color combo if I had used a metallic gold instead of a glittery one, but once the topcoat was on, there was no going back.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Princess Smoosh Marble

The base that I chose for these nails is a smooshed marble using China Glaze Rain Dance The Night Away, China Glaze One Polished Pony, Essie Mint Candy Apple, Xtreme Wear Jam Sesh, and Color Club Diggin' The Dancing Queen. I also added a little bit of holo and iridescent glitter from Xtreme Wear Disco Ball. All of this, combined with the design I painted, and these nails were giving me some princess vibes.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Partial Watermarble

 Here's a little manicure I did to do something a little bit different with watermarble than I usually do. Typically, I always find the marble too cool to mess with and I always just end up leaving it be as a fully marbled mani. For this, I mainly used Xtreme Wear Tickled Pink, Xtreme Wear Jam Sesh, Xtreme Wear Orchid Around, and Xtreme Wear Royal Hue.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Triangular Geometric Skittlette

I did these nails based on some pretty popular nail decals and stamping designs. I don't have either of those, so I freehand painted these. From top to bottom I used China Glaze Kill 'Em With Kindness, China Glaze Cutie Mark The Spot, Color Club Meet Me At The Rink, Color Club Diggin' The Dancing Queen, and Color Club Feathered Hair Out To There.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Ruffian Filigree

I didn't have a lot of time to paint my nails last week so this was something that I just quickly threw together. The base is Zoya Finley and the details are Color Club Hot Like Lava.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Scalloped Chevron Floral

I don't know what it is about these nails, but for some reason they feel pretty old school nail art to me; like a type of design that would have been popular 5 years ago. I do really like these though, but then again I always love how white and black look together. For the pinks, I primarily used China Glaze Hang-Ten Toes and Color Club Raspberry Rave.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Stripey Curve

For these nails I revisited an old favorite technique of mine, fan brush stripes. I used China Glaze One Track Mind, Xtreme Wear Jam Sesh, Xtreme Wear Dabbler, Xtreme Wear Babe Blue, Color Club Diggin' The Dancing Queen, and Xtreme Wear Celeb City.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Seafoam Geometric

For these nails, I started with China Glaze One Polished Pony and then did a light splattering of China Glaze Cutie Mark The Spot, China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer, China Glaze New Birth and Color Club  'Til The Record Stops.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mandala

This is my first time doing a mandala design, despite what a popular nail look they are. This is mostly because I don't have any stamping plates or vinyls with mandalas and I've only just gotten the courage to try freehand painting one. I used China Glaze Re-Fresh MintChina Glaze Capacity To See Beyond, China Glaze Shower Together, Zoya Tru, and a little bit of China Glaze Tart-y For The Party.