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Pop Tart Nails

Happy Monday Loves!

Sorry I left you guys without a new post for so long. 2 weeks just flies when you’re busy!

Anyway, today I have a super cute mani that I did using Lacquer Convention Pop Tart and OPI Red Lights Ahead…Where?

Pop Tart is a super awesome polish that’s made to look like the frosting on a pop tart. I think it nails it, cuz it totally looks like a strawberry pop tart to me. I freakin’ love it!

I decided to pair  Red Lights Ahead…where? with it because it reminds me of the color of the filling in a strawberry pop tart. I was kind of disappointed that Red Lights Ahead leans super coral on me, with barely any hint of red because I was really, really wanting it to be red. But I got over it because it turned out to be perfect for this mani.

In the pics below I used 2 creamy coats of Red Lights Ahead on my middle and pinky fingers, and 3  easy coats of Pop Tart on my ring and index. Peep it:

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So what do you think of my little pop tart mani?

I love how it came out! Pop Tart is definitely a super fun polish that I see myself wearing again and again. My only regret is that I only got the mini bottle instead of the full-size one.

If you’re loving Pop Tart, you can stalk Lacquer Convention’s Etsy shop here, and try to snag yourself a bottle next time she opens up shop. The mini bottle like I have is only $2.85.  A steal, right?

That’s all for today my loves! Have a magnificent Monday!

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NOTD: OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue! & Milani Gold

Happy Tuesday Peeps!

Yay for Tuesday because it’s not Monday! 🙂

Over the weekend I got a random idea for a blue and gold mani in my head. It was one of those ideas where I was like, “I have to take off my current mani and make it happen right now!” The only problem was that I was pretty sure I had gotten rid of every gold nail polish that I owned because I hate the way it looks on me.

After reaching out for some gold polish ideas on Twitter, and googling gold nail polish like crazy, I realized that I still owned a couple of gold polishes from China Glaze’s Winter collections (because China Glaze polishes are my precious and when I have the entire collections I refuse to part with any single color 😉 ).

Anyway, the mani I have for you today is the result of my idea manifested on my nails 🙂 In the pics below, I used 2 coats of OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue! on all but my ring finger. I wanted to bling up my ring finger with Milani Gold, but I didn’t wanna have to use 4 or 5 coats, so I used 2 coats of China Glaze Champagne Bubbles as “underwear”, then I only needed 2 coats of Gold. Peep it:

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Do you like?

If you don’t own Yoga-ta Get This Blue!, you need to buy it. I had my bottle for a couple of years and had forgotten what a beautiful blue it is. Plus, the formula is flawless.

Milani Gold is pretty awesome too. You get a good amount of glitter with each brush stroke and you don’t have to fiddle with the glitter chunks too much to get an even application. Plus it’s so cool and blingy! It’s sounds cheesy, but I get why they call it a “Jewel FX” because it’s totally like you have little jewels on your nails. I love it!

Anyway, that’s all for today my loves! Let me know what you think of this gold and blue mani, and have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

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Easter Chick Nails

Happy Easter Peeps!

I’m super excited because I usually have to work every Sunday, but I’m off today for the holiday so I have a 4-day weekend. It doesn’t get much better than that 🙂

First off, I realized that yesterday I forgot to mention a couple other bloggers that let me know they’d be doing some blue posts for Autism Awareness month. They are:

Anyway, I was originally planning on doing a simple mani for today, but yesterday afternoon I got the itch to try out some nail art (even though we all know that I royally suck at it).

Because I’m very challenged when it comes to nail art, I had to do something that would be fairly simple, and it had to involve dotting tools because they’re pretty easy to work with. In the pics below you’ll see what I came up with. My dots aren’t perfectly spaced, and I smeared a couple of them a bit when I applied top coat, but overall I’m pretty proud of my final result.

On my index and pinky fingers I used 2 coats of China Glaze Kinetic Candy, and on my middle finger and thumb (not pictured) I used 2 coats of China Glaze For Audrey. Then using a small dotting tool I randomly placed dots over each nail using China Glaze Happy Go Lucky.

To create the little chick on my ring finger, I used 3 coats of Happy Go Lucky, then I drew the little broken shell on my tips using OPI Alpine Snow and my dotting tool. I finished it off using Wet ‘n Wild Black Creme for the eyes and Zoya Paz for the little beak. Peep it 😉

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So, as I said before, I’m pretty happy with how these came out. It took me an exorbitant amount of time to do this, and I redid my ring finger like 5 times, but it was worth it.

That being said, I think I’m gonna continue to stay far away from nail art (unless it’s a special occasion), because I’m just not naturally good at it so it takes way more effort than I’m willing to exert on a regular basis.

Are any of you wearing a special Easter mani today?

Let me know what you think of my little chick nails, and have a Happy Easter! 🙂

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NOTD: OPI Give Me Moor! & Sally Hansen Save The Date

Hey Peeps! Happy Thursday!

Today is my Friday, and I couldn’t be happier about that because I’m exhausted from this week.

Anyway, I have a quick NOTD for you of a mani I randomly did at work. I wanted to wear a vampy color so I grabbed OPI Give Me Moor! which is a dark plummy/eggplant creme from their Spain collection that came out a few years ago. I seriously neglect gorgeous colors like this in my stash, and I need to give them more love.

I used 2 coats of Give Me Moor! The first coat is kind of thin and watery, but it becomes opaque and creamy with the 2nd. Then I topped my ring finger with one coat of Sally Hansen Save the Date, which is a gorgeous jewel-toned burgundy shimmer. But I wasn’t happy there, so I went back and added some dots over the top using Give Me Moor! The dots are kind of subtle, but they did the trick for me. Peep it (sorry about the tip wear- typing at work is rough on my tips, even when I wrap them 😦 )

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That’s all for today my loves! I’ve been running on 3 hours of sleep for the past 30 hours, so I’m ready to crash.

Let me know what you think of this mani and have a lovely Thursday! 🙂

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NOTD: Hot Purple Jelly Sandwich

Happy Thursday Peeps!

I’m super excited because my weekend started today, so yay for being off of work until next week! I got a ton of lovely nail mail the past couple of days, so I’m gonna try to have a swatch-fest while I’m off so I can show you guys all the goods 🙂

A quick update on the giveaway: I’m validating entries as you read this, so I’m hoping to have the winners notified and announced within the next couple of days. Thanks for your patience 🙂

Anyway, today I have a lovely little jelly sandwich that I did using New York Summer Hot Purple and NOPI Rainbow In The S-Kylie. I lovelovelove Hot Purple. If you don’t own it, you need to get it because it is the most perfectly awesome jelly ever!

In the pics below I used 1 coat of Rainbow In The S-Kylie sandwiched between 4 coats (2 on top, 2 on the bottom) of Hot Purple. You can definitely see some major VNL, but it’s a jelly, so that’s expected. However, in real life, the purple shows up darker and looks more opaque, so the VNL is far less noticeable. Peep it:

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And just for fun, I wanted to show you guys my new tattoo 🙂 A friend on twitter (who has a cute knitting blog you can view here) tweeted a pic of a tattoo she’d gotten on her finger and I fell in love, so I had to go get one of my own.

I took Latin for like 4 years in high school and college, and I’m left-handed, so I thought it would be cool to get the Latin word for “left” tattooed on my finger. It just so happens that “left” in Latin is “sinister” 😉

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That’s it for today my loves! What do you think of my little jelly sandwich?

I’m pretty sure I need like a million bottles of Hot Purple because it’s so perfect. I don’t know if they sell it in stores, but I got my bottle from Trans Design for like $1.75 or something.

Let me know your thoughts on this mani, and have a terrific Thursday!

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Super Bowl Nails

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! Yay!

I loooooove football, so even though my team (the Colts) sucked this year and didn’t make it, I’m still super excited about the Super Bowl today.

It’s gonna be The Giants vs. The Patriots and I’m rooting for the Giants…mostly because Eli Manning is their quarterback, and if I can’t root for Peyton Manning and the Colts, the Giants are the next best option 🙂

Anyway, against my better judgement, I decided to show you guys my pathetic attempt at a Super Bowl mani today. We all know I suck at nail art, so combine that with being totally uninspired, and you get the mani you see below. The bonus is it works for whichever team you’re rooting for because both teams’ colors include red, white, and blue. Peep it:

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My index is China Glaze High Roller, ring is OPI Alpine Snow and pinky is Misa On The Edge-all topped with Milani Jewel FX in Red. My middle finger is a pathetic attempt at a football using Zoya Angelina and a random white striper
 

So there you have my less than wonderful attempt at a Super Bowl mani.

Are any of you sporting some spirit fingers today?

What team are you rooting for?

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Cyanotic Nails

Hey Peeps!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was short because I only had one day off, but it was still nice.

As I mentioned before, my nails are going through a healing period right now, so I’ve been taking extra special care of them and moisturizing like a fanatic to get them back in shape. As a result I hadn’t painted my nails in like 2 weeks! *gasp*  They were on punishment 😦

Anyway, they’re almost back to the way I like them, so I decided to reward them with a pretty mani last night. I had an idea in my mind of a design that I wanted to do with blues, glitters, and one of the new Bundle Monster plates I got for my birthday, and here’s what came of it…

I started with 2 coats of OPI Alpine Snow on my ring and index fingers, and 2 coats of Misa On The Edge on my middle and pinky fingers. Then I added 2 coats of China Glaze Lorelei’s Tiara on my index, and 2 coats of Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe on my pinky. Lastly, I used On The Edge and plate BM02 to stamp the little lip prints on my ring finger. I smeared the stamp a little, but I’m still super happy with how it came out because I usually suck at stamping to the point that I can’t get the image to even transfer, so yay me! Anyway, here are my cyanotic nails:

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Here’s a pic in natural light:

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So that’s all for today my loves!

Let me know what you think of my cyanotic mani, and have a happy Monday!

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