22 April 2019

Earth Day Nails

Happy Earth Day! It’s a beautiful day here in Wisconsin.
For this mani, I used a base of Glisten & Glow Mother Sea. I stamped using Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments Wyatt and MoYou Sci-fi 03.

17 April 2019

Negative Space Yellow Flower Nails

As I uploaded this photo for today's post, I realized that I recently posted a negative space mani. I didn't even realize I had done two so close together.

Negative space manis are fun and quick because you simply have less nail to paint. For these, I just did a base coat, dotted on the flowers, let them dry a bit, and applied topcoat. Done!

Products used:
ILNP Rosewater
Glisten & Glow Today is Your Day

16 April 2019

Negative Space Rainbow Nail Art

Today's mani is a simple rainbow nail art look.

My stamping image only had 3 stripes for my rainbow so I chose to do primary colors. I think it would look cute with pastel colors as well.

Products used:
Zoya Pippa
Zoya Sooki
Zoya Sia
China Glaze Fairy Dust
MoYou Scholar Collection 05

29 March 2019

Grey and Pink Flower Nails

For this mani, I used a base of Zoya Yuna. I love contrast in nail art so I added some girly flowers over top.

(Also, this is my last catch-up post. I'm hoping to be back to normal posting in April)

28 March 2019

Rainy Day Nails

For these springy nails, I used a base of Zoya Sia. I stamped on some clouds and freehanded the ring finger design.

27 March 2019

Green Plaid Nail Art

So this post is just a *wee* bit late. But life happens you know? 

This green plaid nail art design was my mani for St. Patrick's Day.I did manage to get one in and a quick daytime shot of it.I used Zoya Jace for the base and did some double stamping for the plaid effect.

Normally I do a bunch of green manis for March, but time just got away from me!

04 March 2019

Colors by Llarowe How About A Brownie Dogg? | Teal & Brown Polkadots

In February, I picked up Colors by Llarowe How About a Brownie Dogg? from Polish Pickup (check out their website here for info about how it works). I don't have many brown polishes in my collection, and most of them are cremes. So of course I had to get this beautiful one.

OHHHHH and did I mention the best part? ONE COAT!!! Yes one coat and an amazing formula.

I love brown and teal together so I partnered this polish with Painted Polish Stamped in Seafoam.

26 February 2019

Dollish Polish Expecto Patronum Black Roses

I love contrast in nail looks. It's fun to do and fun to look at.

For today, I took the delicateness of Dollish Polish Expecto Patronum and switched it up a bit by stamping a black rose design over top.

I have owned my bottle of Expecto Patronum since 2012! The formula is still great though, and fortunately for you Dolly still makes this polish.

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.

23 January 2019

Penguins | Tonic Polish Santa Baby

When I saw photos of Tonic Polish Santa Baby in the Tonic FB fan group, I immediately knew that I needed it. Luckily for me, it was still in stock (it's available as of writing this post as well!) 

I ordered it with plenty of time to arrive before Christmas, but USPS "lost" it for a bit so I didn't get it until Christmas Eve. Fortunately, the color is so gorgeous that I didn't mind using it after the holidays :)
 Santa Baby is a stunning red holographic. The formula is amazing and applied so well. I needed two coats, but didn't have to do any clean up.

I added some adorable penguins using the advanced stamping technique and plate BP-137.

21 January 2019

Egyptian Style | Zoya Leighton

Hello all! 2019 hasn't had a great start.
I'm once again behind on posting, but I'm scheduling a bunch today so I should be able to catchup.

For today's mani, I started with Zoya Leighton. It's a gorgeous dark dark purple creme. It's not a one coater, but I think it could be when the bottle gets older.

I added some Egyptian themed stamping using MoYou Explorer 17