21 February 2019

Shore Bright Crackle Nail Art

For today's manicure, I decided to do a throwback to crackle polish. It's not trendy these days, but it's still fun to use :)
I love a bright color under black crackle so I went with KBShimmer Shore Thing as my base and topped it with a black crackle.




20 February 2019

Subtle Sparkle Nail Art

For today's manicure, I went with a subtle sparkly nail art design inspired by The Nail Network. She hasn't blogged in a long time, but I still wanted to give credit.

I used Zoya Hadley and Zoya Storm for this mani.





14 February 2019

Leopard Print Valentine's Day Nail Art

Happy Valentine's Day!!! Are you doing anything special? We're not. It's a weeknight, and my husband works until late like usual. Oh well!

I did do some fun nails for today inpsired by @mayasnailart.


For my base, I went old school with OPI Canberra'T Without You, but any nude polish would work. I really like this one because of the super subtle gold shimmer (check on the last macro shot).


natural lighting


12 February 2019

Valentine's Day Hearts | Zoya Everly

Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Do you celebrate? My husband and I like to have a nice dinner out, but we usually try for sometime during February. The date isn't super important :)

Today, I have a quick and sweet Valentine's Day theme manicure that I did.


I used Zoya Everly from the new Winter Holos collection for my base. After applying top coat and letting it fully dry, I used heart decals and Zoya Isla to complete my accent nail.


Everly has that formula that Zoya has in all their holographics. It went on easily in two coats and was easy to remove.


08 February 2019

a-england Saint George

a-england Saint George is one of my favorite polishes of all time. It's an absolutely stunning dark teal polish. It goes on easily in 2 coats, and possibly one coat depending on your application but I prefer thinner coats.

I've purchased this polish a few years ago, but it's still available. The a-england website has a list of places where you can buy it.




03 February 2019

Sunday Football Nail Art

Anyone watching the Big Game today? We will be here. I'm not too interested in either team playing, but it's still a fun time and we've got a bunch of appetizers to munch on :)

Since I'm not rooting for either team, I went with just a generic football theme on my nails for today. I was easy to do, and I love them with matte top coat.



I used Zoya Jace and Zoya Emilia for my base. I added details using a white and yellow polish. After my fast dry top coat was applied and dry, I used Zoya's matte topcoat over the whole mani.



30 January 2019

KB Shimmer Rise & Grind

I picked up KBShimmer Rise & Grind at Polish Con Minneapolis in September, and I believe it's the final polish from there that I needed to still show. I've worn it once before this mani, but my photos didn't do the polish justice so I needed to wear it again.

Rise & Grind is a gorgeous, super holographic light brown. I needed two coats for full opacity.





29 January 2019

A-England Dragon

I didn't manage to get lightbox shots of this mani, but the polish is so pretty that I still wanted to show off the only indoor shot I got.

This is Dragon from A-England. It's a beautiful muted green scattered holographic that goes on well in 2 coats.


28 January 2019

Mermaid Nails | Zoya Virginia

Wisconsin is currently having basically all of winter in one week at the moment. We had snow Wednesday. Today (Monday) we got tons more with blizzard like conditions at times, and Tuesday-Thursday our lows are going to be dangerously low.

Basically, it's the perfect time for a warm, mermaid themed mani!


I used Zoya Virginia as the main color accented with Zoya Levi. I stamped on the mermaid scales and added some gold studs as well.





24 January 2019

Delush Polish The First Detective

The First Detective from Delush Polish was part of the November Polish Pickup for the theme of Badass Women. The First Detective is inspired by Olivia Benson from Law & Order: SVU. I love that show so I really wanted this polish.


I was a bit disappointed with this though. While the polish is still pretty, I feel like the magnetic effect isn't as strong. I used the magnet that came with the polish, but I wonder if other magnets were used for swatches.