Hey everyone! Long time no see for a nail post:) We are still in the midst of packing, leaving Chicago for California in just a few days- can you believe it?? I know I can’t. It doesn’t really seem real.
I wore this manicure for at least 5 days. First off was 2 layers of Zoya’s Faye, then I took a small paint brush and created tiny flowers with Orly’s Luxe. About 2-3 days after wearing that combo, I threw on layer of OPI’s I Lily Love You. I was half afraid to post this picture since it’s complex to recreate but I love it nonetheless!
I’m wearing this in an upcoming video, give it a day or two and you’ll see it in action. Hope all is well guys! Happy Monday!! xox
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Aw, my first Pink Wednesday post. If you aren’t familiar, go watch Mean Girls and you’ll understand where the inspiration came from:) From what I think I know (ha!), a group of ladies created a blog roll of nail bloggers who all come together and create different pink mani’s for the middle of the week. Since I don’t have ANY rhyme or reason to my blog, I thought I might as well throw in a little stability.
The base color pictured is China Glaze Endurance. I then stamped Bundle Monster plate 212 over the nails with Fancy Fuchsia by Orly. (LOVE!) I wish it came out a bit more vibrant rather than pastel but the image was so thin, I’m happy it came out at all! After .3 seconds, the stamping was dry. I then took my trusty toothpick and dabbed some of Essies California Coral on the areas that needed a little boost. I’ve had only tiny amounts of practice with stamping, so I had to cover up the gaps with something! Plus, the power went out mid stamp on my middle finger. For realz. -_- Ignore the smudge. :^)
If you’ve seen my last video, you might have noticed I’ve picked up a set of Bundle Monster nail plates. As far as I can tell, these are the much cheaper sister to the Konad plates. If you’re not at all familiar, these little discs have images engraved onto them. Cover the image you’re interested in with polish, scrape off the excess and stamp the image onto your nail. That small paragraph wasn’t enough to be considered a tutorial by any means but you get my drift.
I had been wearing Essies Topless & Barefoot for a day or two and decided to change it up a bit. If you’re stamping on top of a background color, make sure it’s completely dry or you might end up in a sticky situation. I chose plate BM-223 with the Zebra image and BM-204 for the small flower image. I used Essies Pearly White for the subtle but shimmery pearl Zebra print and American Apparels Butter for the small flower.
I love this look! This sort of nail art is WAY more my speed for everyday wear. I love how subtle it is, but unique and cute all at the same time. Do you think this is a bit boring for you? Are you more into the contrast for a bit of bam-pow-attention-to-my-nails? Whatcha think?
I’m not sure where the inspiration came from but suddenly it was time to go square! My nails are normally slightly rounded but I find it easier to grow a bit of length with this nail shape. The trick is to keep the nails fairly short and barely reaching over the tips of the fingers. File straight across (I love my OPI glass file)- and voila! It’s going to take a minute to get the pointer and middle finger to straighten out their attitude- but it’ll happen! What do you guys think? (p.s.) I’ve shown this color before, it’s Essie’s French Affair. I’ve been loving the light pale pinks lately.