Friday, October 30, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Halloween

Hi, guys! This week's 40 Great Nail Art Ideas theme is of course -- Halloween!

My base color is Contrary Polish Snowy Night - a really pretty navy blue with white flakies. I completed my mani using some cool graveyard stencils from What's Up Nails and Sally Hansen Insta-dri Black to Black. These stencils were so super easy to use - my best experience with stencils so far! Unfortunately, I think the blue and the black are too dark together and this would have looked much better had I used a lighter base color. Oh well, next time!  :)

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out everyone else's Halloween manis, too!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Jack O'Lanterns

Hi, guys! I have a quick post today of a Halloween mani that I've been wearing for most of the week.

The polish is Stardust Polish Indian Summer. The jack o'lantern faces are water slide decals that I purchased off of eBay. Totally simple and lots of fun!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

CDB Lacquer Spooktacular

Hi, guys! It's officially Halloween week here on the blog and I will be posting Halloween manis throughout the week. I'm starting off with a quick swatch of what I wore over the weekend.

This is CDB Lacquer Spooktacular and I love it! It's basically Halloween in a bottle. The shade of orange is just perfect, and there are tons of little glitters to complete the look. It's such a fun polish and I really enjoyed wearing it to a fall barbecue that we went to yesterday.

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Friday, October 23, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Orange, Purple, and Green

Hi, guys! We are into week four of the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge and this week's prompt is Orange, Purple, and Green. As it is a color prompt, we are also incorporating our assigned pattern into our nail art. My pattern for the week is squares!

I started with a white base using Sinful Colors Whiteboard. I then used the large diamond Stuck on Love Nail Shields from Love, Angeline and painted in the squares using Vapid Lacquer Peach Ring, Lollipop, and Rock Candy.

I had such fun with these and I was really happy with the finished look! Be sure to check out what everyone else did the week, too!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Stardust Polish Check Your Boobs!

Hi, guys! It was wear pink for breast cancer awareness at work today, so I did this mani in support.

This is Stardust Polish Check Your Boobs! This was a limited edition charity polish and it's pretty awesome.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 16, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Geeks

Hi, guys! This is week three of the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge and our theme is Geeks! What better inspiration than the socially awkward science guys from "The Big Bang Theory"?

For my base color I went with the theme and used Powder Perfect Unobtanium. I then applied these cute water slide nail decals from Green Goddess Creations. They came with excellent instructions and were really easy to apply.

Social protocol dictates that you check out the other geek manis, too!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Double Side Dots

Hi, guys! I have a quick mani to share with you tonight that was inspired by @mcpolish - double side dots!

The polishes I used are Girly Bits Downtown Funk and The Shaft. I'm resisting the urge to set up a really bad "that's what she said" joke here...but seriously, how gorgeous are these two shades?

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 9, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Teal

Hi, guys! Today is the second week of the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge and the first of our color prompts - teal. But, there's a twist! Each of us also has our own assigned pattern, so we are all doing something different! This week my pattern prompt was sponging.

For my base color I applied Bliss Polish Boom Clap. Then I tore off little pieces of a makeup wedge and dabbed on Bliss Polish She's A Winner. I think the overall effect ended up a bit on the subtle side, but I liked catching the little pops of gold on the vibrant teal at certain angles.

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out what everyone else did this week, too!

Friday, October 2, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hobbies

Hi, guys! I am participating in a new Crumpet's Nail Tarts challenge that begins today and we'll be posting every Friday for the next year. Our first prompt is Hobbies!

Something I've really enjoyed doing since oh, about as long as I can remember is cross stitch. My mom was very crafty and cross stitch is something I picked up from her when I was a little girl.

For my base I applied Glitter Gal Nuddy Nude. I then "stitched" some x's on each nail using Glitter Gal Mozzie Bite. They're definitely not perfect, but that's what makes crafting so special! 

This is a fun little project that I did years ago - appropriate for the season!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to take a look at the other challenge manis, too!