Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Essence Floral and Stripes

~Press Sample~

Hello my long last nail polish lovers. I guess I have been gone for awhile now... and should give an explanation. I had a nail break (pointer finger) and also just lost inspiration for doing my nails. Life events happen which left me in a slump. I am hoping to get back into nails full force soon, till then I will have a few posts thru out the weeks. Today I have some nail art done with Essence polishes that I received for review. I really was inspired by the colors to do this floral stripe design.

essence floral stripes sand effect me and my lover the green and the grudge thats what I mint Give me Nude Baby review swatches

Essence: Me & My Lover, The Green & The Grudge, That's What I Mint, and Give Me Nude Baby

I will have a full review on each of the polishes used later this week. Thought I would share my nail art first since I have left you all for so long.  Aren't these colors great together!? Below are a few ways to follow Essence and see all the great nail art items they offer.

Make sure you visit your local Ulta store to view Essence entire nail art line, they have very reasonable prices!

Official Facebook 
US Facebook

Friday, April 18, 2014

Bunny and Basket, Happy Easter!

 ~nothing to disclose~

Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend, maybe you even have three days off. Since Easter is on Sunday I wanted to share my Easter nails today. These are now one of my favorite free handed mani's. 

easter eggs mani bunny pastel basket OPI freehanded

Lime Crime: Once in a Blue Mousse

I used a lot of colors, so I just listed the color for my base coat. I am hoping for a gorgeous weekend, last year Easter was chilly!
Do you have any traditions with your family for Easter? I would love to hear how you celebrate!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Three Neon Stained Glass

~nothing to disclose~

It's almost the weekend!! Even tho our sunny warm days were sparse this week I wanted to wear some neon :D I did this free handed stained glass neon mani to brighten up my week.

cosmetic arts china glaze neon stained glass freehand mani nail art zoya orly

Cosmetic Arts: Picture Day
China Glaze: Pool Party and Orange Knockout
Zoya: Charisma
Orly: Jet Black

As always neons don't show up the best in photos, this are much more bright in person. I also loved this look and already can think of another mani to incorporate this stained glass appearance.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pastel Easter Eggs

 ~nothing to disclose~

Morning! I have my first Easter mani today, I can't believe it's already Easter this weekend. I will probably only have one more themed mani before the holiday. I made some decals with pastel colors for this mani.

lime crime easter eggs pastel matte spring cosmetic arts butter london bundle monster holiday plates chick and eggs nail decal stmaping

Lime Crime: Lavendairy, Crema de Limon, Parfait Day, and Once in a Blue Mousse
Cosmetic Arts: Picture Day
butter london: Matte Effect

This is such a springy mani, I love matte pastels!! I am excited to spend some time with my family on Sunday. Do you celebrate Easter?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Swirly Pretzel

~nothing to disclose~

Morning, I didn't work yesterday so I forgot to post :S I have just a simple stamping mani, I have been trying to use all my new Mundo stamping polishes. I thought this royal blue would look great over a nude.

opi dont pretzel my buttons mundo swirl stamping glequins cheeky nude blue

OPI: Don't Pretzel my Buttons
Mundo 30
Cheeky Jumbo 8

Of course I added some glequins just to bling it out :D

Friday, April 11, 2014

Orange Mani?

~nothing to disclose~

Yay it's Friday!! This week went by pretty fast for me, hope it did for you also. We are suppose to have 70 degree weather this weekend, super excited :D I have a quick stamped mani today, and it's orange... man it is weird seeing orange on my nails.

jessica julie g cosmetic arts pueen stamping orange dots full mani design

Jessica: Tangerine Dreamz
Julie G: 9 to 5
Cosmetic Arts: Picture Day
Pueen 12

I  do enjoy this design in general, still not sure if orange looks best on my skin tone.
Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Neon Coral and Black

 ~some items provided for previous review~

It has officially been sunny for three days straight, in order to celebrate I have a neon mani! This is also my first use of Flip Flop Fantasy and I now know why this is such a popular color from China Glaze. The pigment is amazing and the formula was great for being a neon.

china glaze flip flop fantasy neon coral black lace kkcenterhk nail foil

China Glaze: Flip Flop Fantasy
Nail Foil

I pretty much love this entire mani, black always makes neon's stand out that much more. I love how this lace nail foil looks over this coral, last time I paired it with a sheer. Here's to hoping this sunshine weather stays and that I didn't jinx it!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Red and Silver Holo Skittlette

~nothing to disclose~

Hello, I have a quick skittlette design to share today. I threw this design together rather quickly trying to use a couple of my new polishes.

china glaze seduce me opi I snow you love me color club harp on it cheeky jumbo accent nail hologram stamping

China Glaze: Seduce Me
OPI: Snow You Love Me
Color Club: Harp on It
Cheeky Jumbo Plate 8

I wasn't to in love with this mani.. but I did enjoy how shiny it was! The only reason I bought Snow You Love Me was since I found it on clearance and thought be a great polish to just add to my collection. Not to sure how much use it will get tho..

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Color of the Year

~nothing to disclose~

Good Morning my lovelies! I am officially back at painting my nails this week. I took about 2 weeks off just cause I had no motivation and a few nail breaks. Now I am back with how I wore Pantones color of the year: Radiant Orchid. 

 nina ultra pro radiant orchid polka dots essie peak of chic plum to the earth sinful colors glitter accent nail color of the year pantone

Nina Pro: Plum To the Earth
Essie: Peak of Chic
Sinful Colors: White on White

Eventho I am just now wearing this color, it is by far one of my gems.  Also you probably can tell the change in lighting from my last mani, I finally have an OTT light! This is much closer to my actual skin color, and hopefully will help to get more color accurate photos in the future :D

Monday, April 7, 2014

V Dot French

~nothing to disclose~

Morning! I have one last mani to share from my vault before we get back to my nails now a days... When I did this mani I had no expectations, I started off with Stone Cold and just kept adding to it. Surprisingly it didn't turn out bad and I actually wore this for a few days!

china glaze stone cold cosmetic arts dots color club harp on it french tip v

china glaze stone cold cosmetic arts dots color club harp on it french tip v

China Glaze: Stone Cold
Color Club: Harp On It
Sinful Colors: White on White

I think what I liked most about this mani was the holo over this gorgeous black base. I just love finding an old polish that still amazes me like Stone Cold.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Glitter Zig Zag

~nothing to disclose~

Morning! Since my nails are working there way to better health I thought I would share a mani from my vault. I have gone back and forth whether to share this mani and since I don't like leaving you all for a week thought this would make a nice filler in post. I was experimenting with diamond glitters and thought of this pattern below.

china glaze to yacht to handle neon diamon glitter chevron born pretty store

china glaze to yacht to handle neon diamon glitter chevron born pretty store

China Glaze: To Yacht To Handle

As you can see it was hard to place the glitters just right... and I don't think the color combination is a huge hit. I just may revisit this idea and try again, I feel like it could look great!
Do you enjoy seeing my fail mani's?