09 Feb

Pink Passion

I knew I wanted something that was girly for Valentine’s Day and this is what I came up with. I started with two coats of this extremely pink polish and then pulled out my stamping plates and put a heart on each nail and then finished off by adding quilting around the heart and rest of the nail. I used a straight pin at an angle to attempt straight looking stitches. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I’m sure someone has a tutorial out there which might have a super easy method for perfect stitches but I just came up with this and wanted to see if i could figure out how to get the look in my head. I think it’s time to invest in another brush to cut down to a tiny point. It seems to me a brush may work better. This is definitely not my best work but I do like it. It is very festive.

When I put the base color on I had the following conversation with my hubby:
Hubby: “Wow! That’s a really pretty color. What is it called?”
Me: “You think so? It’s called Pink Passion. I don’t know if I love it. It’s just so pink.”
H: “yeah, I really really like that color. It makes me happy just looking at it. Do you have a back up bottle?”
Me: “No. Wait, So you are saying you like Barbie pink?”
*We look around a while comparing pink things and determining that this isn’t quite Barbie pink.
*Hubby adds “Backup bottle of Pink Passion” to shopping list.
Long story short, Pink Passion by Caronia is Hubby approved. 🙂

I hope you guys like it.


08 Feb

Purple Gradient

If you look at how many purple polishes I have in my stash you would be tempted to say that it is my favorite color. I do love purple polish that is for sure!

This pretty look is a simple gradient. There are several ways to do gradients but I followed the Nailasaurus‘ which is just great. Y’all go check it out if you haven’t already. You won’t regret it.

I started out with First Crush and then used both First Crush and Amethyst for applying the gradient effect. I topped my look off with some glitter because, who doesn’t like a bit of sparkle here and there?

Here is what I used:
Sinful Colors – Amethyst
Caronia – First Crush
INM Northern Lights Quick dry top coat in Silver Holo
Makeup sponge

07 Feb

Animal Print III

This is an extremely easy design to do and it is very pretty and eye catching. It’s a little on the flashy side but I think, for the right occasion, it is a great look. When I first did leopard print I used a brush for the detail work but I’ve since learned that the smallest dotting tool I have works the best. Try it out. It’s easy peasy!

I think inverting the colors for an accent finger was a nice touch. What do you think?

To achieve this look I used:
Chic – Black Velvet
Jocarste – 26 (silver)
Dotting tool


05 Feb

Antique roses

I thought I would share with you all the very first real nail art I did several months ago which really started me on my new hobby. 🙂

Isn’t it pretty? I was in love and decided I really wanted to use my nails as my creative outlet. I’ve had so much fun since then!

I probably followed a tutorial but I honestly don’t remember. I know, I know… Not cool.

To do this I used:
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear – Mint Sorbet
Wet n Wild – 436 (Pink pearl is the name I believe. It’s really old)
Chic – silky white
Dotting tool

05 Feb


So today I tried out my first magnetic polish. This one is by Bobbie and its super pretty! I would absolutely wear this one by itself. This is a plum color and if you look closely at the photos, you will notice there is a gold shimmer in the polish.

I tried getting the effect on my pinky nail a couple if times then finally figured out that I needed to start applying the polish from the side of the nail instead of the middle of the nail like I usually do. Then, working quickly, I hovered the magnet over the side I started with and moved it across the nail towards the more recently applied polish. One second can make a difference. If you are having trouble with magnetic polishes I suggest you give this a try. Be quick and methodical. 🙂 Good luck.

The color is Bobbie Magnet-Ficent VI-104

Do you like it?


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