Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Nail Challenge Collaborative: July 2017 - Beach/Ocean

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hey there!  I hope you are enjoying the summer.  Today I have my second post for The Nail Challenge Collaborative July Beach/Ocean theme.  I started with a base of Essie Sand Tropez.  I love this color as a nude and it worked well in this mani.  I then did a gradient with Essie Sand Tropez and Bobbing for Baubles to look like the water hitting the sand.  Finally I stamped with MoYou London Sailor 05 plate and Rica Whiteout to create the ocean creature look. 
 
 
 
I think this turned out really cute.  I love the stamp and the cute shells and starfish.  The color combo is one of my favorites with the nude and navy.  It looks like the water at night to me.
 
What fun beach manis have you done?  What polishes do you think work best for a beach theme?
 
Please check out the other bloggers below.  Thanks for reading. 
 
 

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Nail Challenge Collaborative: July 2017 - Beach/Ocean




















Hey there!  Today I have my first post for The Nail Challenge Collaborative July Beach/Ocean theme.  I love themes like this because they leave things up to interpretation and give a lot of options on what to do. 




















I started with my base colors of Sephora by OPI I'm Wired and Rica Challah Back.  I used these colors because they were the colors for the latest When Colours Collide challenge and I thought they work well for the beach theme.  This is 3 coats of I'm Wired and 2 coats of Challah Back.  I love how these colors look together and need to wear them more often. 




















I wanted to do something cute and fun for my first mani and saw this seahorse stamp on my MoYou London Sailor 05 plate. I love seahorses so figured this one would be perfect since it's beachy and summery! 




















I really love how this turned out.  I love subtle stamping sometimes and this was perfect for a summer mani!  Have you done any beach nail art this summer or have any trips planned to the beach?  

I have a few more beach/ocean ideas up my sleeves so check back to see what I come up with!

Please check out the other bloggers below.  Thanks for reading. 


Monday, June 26, 2017

The Nail Challenge Collaborative: June 2017 - Neon

Hey there!  Today I have my third post for The Nail Challenge Collaborative June Neon theme.  I am really loving this theme if you can't already tell.  I hope to get a few more posts in before the end of the month, but I have a busy schedule so we will see!




















I started with a base of one of my favorite neon pink polishes, Zoya Lola!  This color is gorgeous and a great summer color.  It is slightly sheer though so I needed to do four coats. 




















I wanted to just do something simple for this mani and decided just to do some silver stamping.  I used Zoya Trixie and Born Pretty Store BPL-024 plate to create this look.  I thought the paisley design was fun, but not too overwhelming to take away from the pink. 




















I'm also participating in the When Colours Collide challenge which is a bi-weekly challenge where colors are selected and you can only use those for your nail art.  This week's colors were pink and silver so the timing worked out perfectly. 




















I hope you like this look.  What nail art challenges do you participate in?  Have you done any fun neon nail art?

Please check out the other bloggers below.  Thanks for reading. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Nail Challenge Collaborative: June 2017 - Neon

Hey there!  Back again with my second post for The Nail Challenge Collaborative June Neon theme.  You actually get posts from me twice in one week!  For this look I decided to attempt water marbling using three colors from the Pipe Dream Polish A Night In Vegas collection to create this look.  Each photo will contain a bottle shot of one of the polishes used.   . 
 
The colors I used are Light Of Day, All In, and 110 Degrees.  I haven't done a blue, yellow, and orange water marble before and thought these colors would be fun together.  I love how they look even though there are some flaws and imperfections.  



 
It's another fun, summery look.  I especially love how my pinkie nail turned out.  I also like how the blue and yellow combined in a few spots making it look like I used a green as well. 
 
I don't water marble very often since I'm not great at it, but I always love how water marble looks on nails.  I could have added a stamp over it to hide my mistakes, but I loved this look as is.  I hope you like it as well.
 
Have you tried water marbling?  What polishes do you find work the best?
 
Please check out the other bloggers below.  Thank for reading. 


Monday, June 19, 2017

The Nail Challenge Collaborative: June 2017 - Neon

Hey there!  It's been so long since I've done a blog post, but I'm trying to get back into my nail art challenges and to focus more time on doing my nails.  Today I have my first post for The Nail Challenge Collaborative June Neon theme.  It's been 6 months since I've posted for this challenge, and I'm so excited to come back to such a fun theme. 

 
I started with a base of this gorgeous chartreuse neon mystery polish from Pahlish.  This color screams summer to me and is such a fun color.  Pahlish mysteries are just that so you never know what you're going to get, but I'm so happy I got this one.  This is two coats plus Tonic Topper topcoat.  


 


 
I didn't want to take away from this beautiful color so decided just to do some simple stamping and went with a black polish to accentuate the neon yellow.  I used at Rica Blackout with MoYou London Punk 04 plate to create this look. 


I really love how this turned out.  It's simple, but really makes a statement.  It's super fun for summer and would still be on my nails if I could wear nail art at work! 
 
I hope you love this as much as I do.  What nail art designs do you like to do with neon polishes?  I have two more looks that I'll be doing for this challenge, but hopefully more if I have time. 
 
Please check out the other bloggers below.  Thanks for reading. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Nail Challenge Collaborative - December 2016: Holiday Season

*purchased by me*



Hey there!  It's been a while since I last did a blog post.  September - December are my busiest months at work so I have not had much time for nail art.  Today I have a post for The Nail Challenge Collaborative's December Holiday Season theme.  I just went with a simple Christmas tree look for this post.  




I used two polishes from Different Dimension's Homespun Holidays collection.  The red is called Naughty, and the green is Nice.  These colors are the epitome of Christmas in my opinion.  When I saw them I knew I needed them especially for Christmas nail art.  




To create the Christmas tree I used What's Up Nails Ribbon Tree Stencils and Different Dimension Nice.  I do recommend a thicker coat of polish when using these stencils to make sure the design gets on your nail.  




This is such a simple look, but perfect for Christmas.  I hope that you like it as much as I do.  

What holiday do you celebrate?  Have you done any Holiday Season nail art?  

You can buy these products here:

Different Dimension

What's Up Nails

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Nail Challenge Collaborative - September 2016: Harvest Time

*purchased by me*


Hey there!  Today I have my first post for September's The Nail Challenge Collaborative Harvest Time theme. We have a lot of leeway with this months theme and can really do whatever we feel fits with harvest time. I'm excited for this prompt because I love fall! 


For this look I went with some simple acorns! Fall makes me think of the local animals looking for nuts and seeds to store for the winter so it's their harvest time!  I started with a base of two coats of KBShimmer Tiers of Joy which is a gorgeous cream color with gold, pink, brown, and holographic glitters.  It's such a pretty color and a great transition polish between summer and fall.  


Here is a picture of Tiers of Joy without the nail art so you can see how pretty the glitters are. 


I used acorn nail vinyls from What's Up Nails and KBShimmer Oh My Ganache to create the acorns. Oh My Ganache is a beautiful chocolate brown linear holo that I can't wait to wear on its own, but I thought would be perfect for this mani!  


Like I mentioned, I'm super excited for the harvest time theme!  I love my acorn mani and have so many other ideas for this month!  

What would you do for harvest time nail art? Any favorite fall polishes you can recommend for this theme?  

I hope you like my mani.  Please check out the other bloggers below.  Thanks for reading!