Monday, March 12, 2018

Sparkle All the Time

I love the hint of a sparkle at my cuticles.

For this look I used Zoya Caitlin and sponged Model's Own Southern Lights onto the base of my nails by my cuticles. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Glam Dots

This is a Throwback Thursday manicure from 2015.

For this manicure I used OPI Angel with a Leadfoot, OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby, and Sally Hansen Black Out.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Spring Blooms

A design by nailsbycally on Instagram was the influence for today's manicure.

For this manicure I used Zoya Emilia and OPI My Vampire is Buff (accent) as my base colors.  For the rose on my accent nail I used Essie Lady Like, OPI My Very First Knockwurst, and Zoya Purity.  The leaves are simply Zoya Hunter.  

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Abstract Holo

Portland is such a tease.  I look out the window and think "oh, it's sunny today!  Perfect time for holo!" and while I'm painting my nails it starts raining.  At least it's not cold...

For this manicure I used OPI Race Red and Color Club Harp On It.  The stamping plate I used was Konad m64.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to stamp with Race Red - I don't normally think of OPI as a stamping polish.

You can see some of the holo here (lighting from my kitchen) but unfortunately the sun never came back for me to get a better shot. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Botanical Breakfast Floral Nails

Nail art inspiration comes from all places.  The other day a coworker of mine was wearing this gorgeous navy blue dress with orange flowers.  In addition to trying to hunt down a dress for myself, I drew inspiration from that dress for this manicure.

For my base I used Zoya Sia.  The flowers were created using Zoya Purity, Zoya Jancyn, OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana, and Zoya Jace.  Everything was done with dotting tools and trying to give the various layers as much dry time as possible.  

Monday, February 19, 2018

Zoya Dana in Leopard

I love leopard.  So fast, so easy.  Nail art in under one hour.

This is two coats of Zoya Dana, Zoya Purity, and Sally Hansen Black Out.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Orly Cake Pop

I was digging through my pink drawer trying to figure out what to wear when I stumbled upon a nail polish I'd forgotten I'd had.  I'm not sure when I picked it up (maybe a FabFitFun Box?) but nonetheless, it's part of my collection, now.

Here I'm wearing three coats of Orly Cake Pop.  The formula was okay, a bit streaky, and I ended up with more coats than I'd normally like.  This is a soft white cream with a dash of pink.  Wear time less than optimal coming in at two days before it chipped and I removed the polish.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Not Your Typical Valentine's Day Manicure

Simple heart manicure with not your typical Valentine's Day color palette.

This is Zoya Natty and OPI Angel with a Leadfoot.  I used a dotting tool to add three drops of color to each nail, then a needle to draw down through the dots to create hearts. 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Holo Flowers

The gloomy winter weather has gone and we're left with beautiful, sunny days in Portland.  Perfect weather for wearing my holographic nail polishes.  

I'm wearing Color Club Miss Bliss as my base, then used my dotting tools and Zoya Serenity, Kiko 391, and OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana for the flowers.

Monday, February 5, 2018

OPI I Think in Pink and You Glitter Be Good to Me

In an attempt to find The Perfect Pink, I acquired OPI I Think in Pink and OPI You Glitter Be Good to Me from OPI Pink of Hearts 2012 collection.

I think in Pink isn't The One, but it's a nice color.  It's too sheer for my taste, this was four coats and there is still visible nail line.


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