19 March 2018

Green March Mani: Day 7

Hello! I had planned to post over this weekend, but this weekend was pretty rough for me emotionally so I was basically in survial mode. But I'm feeling tons better today, and I'm here with a new green mani for March.

Today's mani is my St. Patrick's Day mani. I went all out with the green polishes here.

I started with a base of Zoya Jace.
On my index and pinkie nails, I did a gradient using NYX Girls Emerald Forest.
On my ring finger, I used a black and a gold polish to freehand a belt design for a leprechaun costume. 
On my middle finger, I stamped some shamrocks using Zoya Wyatt and Bundle Monster plate BM-XL27.

15 March 2018

Green March Mani: Day 6

For today's green March Mani, I just went with a simple swatch. The color is gorgeous though so it's totally great on its own!

This polish is Zoya Yara. It's from the Fall 2011 collection, but it is still available on Zoya's website so no worries!

The formula is wonderful. It goes on in 2 smooth, easy coats. It's an army/olive green with fine gold glitter throughout. The glitter is very fine so no need for a super thick top coat.

12 March 2018

Green March Mani: Day 5

For today's mani, I was inspired by @kimiko7878 on Instagram. She's pretty amazing, and you should definitely follow her if you don't already!

I am nowhere as talented as she is, but I did try my best with this mani. For some reason, my long 5 petaled flowers always turn out a bit goofy.

For this mani, I used two different green polishes: Zoya Cece and Nfu-Oh 66.
I used Zoya Cece on my index and pinkie nails as well as for the floral accents on my ring nail. I used Nfu-Oh 66 on my thumb and ring nails. It's super holographic, but it's one of those old school holos so it can pull the color when you're applying it. Still gorgeous!

11 March 2018

Green Mani March: Day 4

For today's green March mani, I am just featuring one polish, and I didn't even add nail art to it!

Zoya Merida is a gorgeous scattered holographic polish. It went on beautifully in two coats. The formula is really nice too so it goes on super smoothly. I had minimal cleanup to do.

09 March 2018

Green Mani March: Day 3

Happy Friday!!!! How did your week go?
Mine was not the greatest. I am not going to get into it here, but this weekend promises to be better!

Anyway, this post is a bit later than I wanted it to be because of the previously mentioned bad week.

Today's green mani for March features just one green polish, Glam Polish Evanora.

Since Evanora isn't super opaque, I couldn't just sponge it on. Instead, I painted about 2/3rd of my nail black. Then I painted the upper third using Evanora and dragged some of the polish down to create a gradient effect.

I really like how this mani turned out, and it was easy too!

05 March 2018

Green Mani March: Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of my green mani theme for March.

I love doing skittles style manis. I tend to stick to simpler skittles designs which means they are usually pretty fast to do. They also use quite a few polishes which is great because I don't like having untrieds (it spikes my anxiety!) plus I can feature a couple at a time which is especially great for larger collections!

Today's mani features 3 green polishes (and 1 non-green polish).

For this mani, I used Barry M Black Pistachio, China Glaze Re-fresh Mint, and Dollish Polish 1-Up.

Barry M Black Pistachio is a very dark green polish. It looks almost black, especially in my photos since I took them on a cloudy day.

China Glaze Re-fresh Mint is a super light, dusty mint green. I was expecting 3 coats, but it went on in just 2!

Dollish Polish 1-Up is, I believe, discontinued. It's most green hex glitters with some white matte hex glitters and white matte bar glitter. Any other glitter polish would work with this look as well. This mani is a great way to feature any glitter polish you have.

04 March 2018

Green Mani March: Day 1

So it's been over 3 years since I have posted to this blog. But I've decided to return! I enjoy sharing my nail art and have enjoyed posting to my blog in the past. I'm really hoping to make this a regular thing again.

For my first post back, I'm starting a new series! I'm not sure if I've talked about it here in the past, but I absolutely love green nail polish. It's one of my favorite colors to wear, and I own quite a few shades in various finishes. Not as many as some though :) I tend toward minimalism a bit so I try to keep my collection down.

Since I love green polish and March makes me think of green with St. Patrick's day and spring, I'll be focusing on my love of green polishes this month.

This first mani uses OPI Don't Mess with OPI and Cupcake Polish Delishiously Jaded.

OPI Don't Mess with OPI is a pretty old polish and is from the 2011 Texas Collection. You could use another green creme polish if you wanted.

Cupcake Polish Delishiously Jaded is a gorgeous holographic green polish. It almost covered in one coat too! It also apparently has a blue shift, but I was blinded by the holo.

I used both of these to create this simple mani. The half moon element was freehanded.

If you're reading this, I welcome you back to my blog! I've still been lurking around Facebook and Instagram. I'd also love links to new blogs you think I should follow!

03 November 2014

Monday Mani: MOVEMBER

Today's Monday Mani theme is Movember. The idea is to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Movember comes in because mustaches are the symbol and some men (and maybe women!) participate in something call No Shave November. My husband's done it in the past, but he has a full beard so it's not much different.

I received Glam Polish Lisbeth and decided to use this stunner as the base for my Movember mani. I used three coats of Lisbeth to get full coverage and depth. The details are all black acrylic paint.

I recently changed up my nail shape I got a big corner break.
It's not my favorite, but seems to be more "in" than square or squaoval these days.

27 October 2014

Halloween Nail Art: Black and Orange Swirl

How's everyone doing? We have a super busy week coming up including swim lessons starting today; surgery for the dog, vet appointment for the cat, and Halloween story time tomorrow; loads of errands on Wednesday; Trick or Treating on Friday; and T's second birthday on Saturday. Whew!!!!

Anyway, today's PAA Mani Monday is Black and Orange only so I combined Zoya Arizona and Storm to create this swirly mani. This technique was created by the fabulous Sveta Sanders. Check out her Instagram @sveta_sanders for a tutorial.

23 October 2014

Halloween Nail Art: Leopard Print and Stripes

I love leopard print nail art! It's such an easy go to design for me and you can really have fun. I did some for 4th of July this year so decided to do a Halloween version! 

I used almost all OPI polishes for this mani: My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Chop-sticking to My Story, and Don't Mess With OPI. The black is my standard Wet n Wild Black Creme. I used nail vinyls from Nailvinyls.com for the striped nail. Everything is topped with Essie Matte About You