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  • For the Garden Party

    Hey there, how are you today? I've had a great day! I got to paint nails at an outdoor market and it was so fun! It was the third outdoor market I painted manis at this summer but since this was in September I took all the colors of fall to paint fall inspired manis. I wanted to have my own mani in tip top shape for the occasion so here's how I dressed my nails.

    This is the first time I tried reverse stamping and it worked really well! I'm super excited how this turned out and looking forward to future manis with this technique. 

    I hope you've had a great Saturday! I'm glad you stopped by. 

    Supplies:

    ILNP - Black Orchid

    Essie - Penny Talk

    O.P.I. - Amazon...Amazoff...

    Bundle Monster Plate - 506

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Cirque Gradient Water Marble

    Hi there, it's nice to have you visit my little corner of the blog world. I hope you're doing well today; we're almost to the weekend! I was inspired by one of THE BEST nail blog artists in the world, Pshiiit, for this mani. I hadn't ever thought about using clear nail polish as part of water marbling but leave it to Camille to come up with the fabulous idea and execute it brilliantly!

    I started with an hombre mani from two Cirque, Kontiki Collection, polishes and then water marbled black and clear over top. I just LOVE this idea! It could be used over any color or color combo. It's also pretty simple compared to most water marbling. Have you ever tried water marble? I had an easier time as a beginner with water marble than with stamping but I think I'm not as drawn to it because it is quite a messy process.

    I hope you have a lovely evening and I hope to see you soon!

    Supplies:

    Cirque - Midsummer Night

    Cirque - Thicker thank Water

    Essie - Liccorice

    O.P.I. - Top Coat

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast top Coat

  • MoYou Rainbow Contest Part II

    Hello there! Happy weekend to you! Here is part II of the MoYou London's 20k followers contest. This post has blue, purple and pink. It's been a while since I've painted my nails every night, it's mostly just every other night ;) so this was a fun way to use some polishes and stamping images I don't normally put together. Here we go!

    Friday: Blue

    Hers is Zoya's Blu for the base and A England's Tristam (the king of everything blue) to stamp with. This is an image from the Suki 04 plate.

    Saturday: Purple

    This is the lovely Imperial from Picture Polish stamped with Essie's Nothing Else Metals. I used a portion of the Suki 08 stamping plate for the birds. 

    Sunday: Pink

    I used two O.P.I pinks for an hombre base, Mod About You and Miami Beet. The black for the lace stamping image took over the pink more than I expected but I still love the result! This is an image from the MoYou Bridal plate 06.

    Well, fellow polish-aholics, there you have it! I hope you've enjoyed watching the colors of the rainbow unfold into manicures as much as I enjoyed painting all of them. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend and, as always, thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Inspired by Summer

    Hi there! How are you today? So over the last three weather seasons I've painted a mani inspired by each season. This will be the fourth and final of this series and what season better to use for a finale than summer!

    This was really fun to paint though it definitely took a good amount of time. Here are the supplies for Summer.

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Colors by Llarowe - Zipper

    O.P.I. - Alpine Snow

    Essie - Cashmere Bathrobe

    O.P.I. - Amazon...Amazoff

    Essie - Mojioto Madness

    Konad - Black

    Bundle Monster Plate - 407

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

    I used the same theme in all four seasons so here they are all together.

    🌷🌻🍂❄️

    Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods. I hope you have a great evening!

  • Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter to you! How do you celebrate today? I went to church and spent time with family and later I'll be with family again. It's been a great day! I've had this spring manicure on my mind for quite some time. I painted a fall and winter scene like this so now it's time for spring. The buds are finally braving our still somewhat snowy weather so I decided today was the day to break out this mani!

    I used eight polishes, a fine art brush, dotting tools and a stamp to create the design. It was really fun! I hope you like it too and I hope you have a wonderful afternoon! See you soon!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Llarowe - Zipper

    Konad - Black

    O.P.I. - Alpine Snow

    O.P.I. - The Thrill of Brazil

    O.P.I. - Mod About You

    Essie - Mojito Madness

    Zoya - Eva

    Julep - Catrina

    Bundle Monster Plate - 407

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Fashion Inspired

    Hey, how are you today? It has been a beautiful day and I've had the chance to relax and be inspired for nail art by a dress made by the designer Mary Katrantzou. It has amazing jewel tones and incredible texture. 

    I started with two coats of white and sponged all the other layers over it and topped it off with stamping. I really, really like how it turned out! There's a lot of depth to it and it's all O.P.I. (except for the Konad white for stamping) which is fun. 

    I hope you have a great rest of the weekend and thanks for stopping by! 

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    O.P.I. - Amazon...Amazoff!

    O.P.I. - Dating A Royal

    O.P.I. - A Grape Fit!

    O.P.I. - Miami Beet

    Konad - White

    Bundle Monster Plate - 209

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • White, Yellow, Rose

    Good morning! Well, at least there's about 20 more minutes to the morning where I am. :) I'm being pretty lazy today and as much as the calendar says it's spring, it's not even 30 degrees here in Colorado Springs and snow covered the city last night. So, I'm tucked away in my little place painting my nails...bummer. ;) Here's a mani inspired by a new O.P.I. glitter that has shreds of white gold, yellow gold and rose gold in it. Sooooo pretty!

    I used one of my new MoYou London stamping plates for the three stamped nails; one in each tone from the glitter. I love this glitter and I think it'll look great over a lot of colors. The shredded shapes really give it a unique look and a bit of an edge. 

    I hope you have a great Sunday afternoon and hopefully see you soon!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    ILNP - Pt 78

    O.P.I. - Gaing Mole-mentum

    Essie - No Place Like Chrome

    Essie - Penny Talk

    Essie - Good As Gold

    MoYou London Plate - Suki 04

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • February Nail Art Challenge - 28

    Hello, hello! Happy Friday to you and welcome to the last day of February also means it's time for the last February Nail Art Challenge theme: Galaxy!

    So there you have it! I have only painted the galaxy mani one other time and that was over a year ago so I welcomed that theme. It's a little more time consuming so I guess it's not a look I go to often but it sure is fun! I had a great time with the February Nail Art Challenge, though I may wait until April to participate again. 

    I hope you have a fantastic Friday, whatever this day holds for you and thank you so much for swinging by!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Essie - Licorice 

    O.P.I. - Alpine Snow

    O.P.I. - Dating A Royal

    Picture Polish - Midnite Meteor

    Julep - Catrina

    Essie - Carry On

    A England - Morgan Le Fay

    A England - Encore Margot

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • February Nail Art Challenge - 14

    Good morning! Happy Friday! And Happy Valentine's Day! Today's nail art challenge theme is to match outfit of the day a.k.a. OOTD. My outfit consists of a burgundy dress, black tribal print leggings, a gray sweater and black boots. Here's the mani.

    So what do you think? I didn't match patterns or anything but more the colors and used striping tape to make the sections precise. I hope you have a wonderful Friday and Valentine's Day! Thanks for stopping by and look for another nail art challenge post in just a couple days.

    Supplies:

    Seche Base - Base Coat

    O.P.I. - You Don't Know Jacques

    Picture Polish - Monroe

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • February Nail Art Challenge - 11

    Hello! I hope your week is off to a good start! Today is another day of the February Nail Art Challenge and the theme: Pastel. It's a little early in Colorado to break out the pastels...the walkway to my place is a solid sheet of ice and we haven't seen the sun in two days (which is a long time for us). Although, now that I think of it...I guess in a way the pastels came at just the right time to brighten things up. :)

    I started with two coats of a pink I never expected to like but I LOVE it! It's just right and I actually look forward to wearing it more. I taped off sections and then just added the two Zoya colors to accent the pink. In the end I thought it would look super soft matte so added the matte top coat. I really, really like this mani.

    Thank you for stopping by today! I hope wherever you are that it's bright and full of joy for you! See you again soon!

    Supplies:

    O.P.I. - Mod About You

    Zoya - Neely

    Zota - Blu

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

    Orly - Matte Top Coat

  • February Nail Art Challenge - 07

    Hi there! Today is is the third theme for the February Nail Art Challenge: XOXO. I know that pinks and reds are more traditional Valentine colors but I chose purple and white today for this theme.  

    I wanted it a bit different too so I only stamped two nails and then used a glitter I made myself to fade the other nails. I then used a matte top coat to soften everything. I like it a lot, actually. I'm normally not drawn to the too girly manicures but this one turned out fun.  The next theme will be in a couple days so stay tuned!  Thank you for stopping by!

    Supples:

    O.P.I. - A Grape Fit!

    Mani-ac - Salt

    Konad - White

    Bundle Monster Plate - 411

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

    Orly Matte - Top Coat

  • Winter White

    Good day to you! I hope you're having a great week. I haven't used white much. Sometimes I think it's a bit difficult to work with, just kind of unforgiving because it needs to be so crisp. But this textured white polish took me by surprise and I love it!

    This white is so bright yet soft. I just love it! I used three thinner coats then glitter faded a very fine glitter so that it would settle well into the texture. I was a little concerned that the gloss in the glitter would take away the matte liquid sand finish but it worked just right.

    I hope you have a wonderful night! See you soon. :)

    Supplies:

    O.P.I. - Solitaire

    Sephora by O.P.I. - It's Boquet With Me

  • 2014

    Hello and welcome to the new year! I have a tried and true favorite of mine to show you today from O.P.I. I really tried to capture the true color of this Designer Series shade but it kept coming up more brown than the deep plum it is in natural light. If you have the chance to pick this shade up, I don't think you'll be disappointed. 

    After applying two coats of the DS Mystery I stamped with a chrome Essie polish and then fished out a few purple glitters from a new Essie Luxe Effects glitter top coat for little accents. I hope you like it! 

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    O.P.I. - DS Mystery

    Essie - Good As Gold

    Essie - Jazzy Jubilant

    BM Plate - 003

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • One For One

    My very favorite shoe company, well movement rather, is TOMS. I may be a little passionate seeing as I have two pairs of sunglasses and 22 pairs of TOMS shoes...but I truly love the cause! So, because TOMS and nail polish are passions of mine, I happen to be inspired by new pairs of shoes I get for manicure ideas! 

    I LOVE how this turned out! I'm going to have to wear these ballet flats while I have this mani! So fun. If you're new to TOMS in any way, I encourage you to check them out. I have painted two other TOMS inspired manicures so I've put those photos below too. I hope you like this as much as I do! Have a great evening!

    Supplies: 

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    A England - Bridal Veil

    Essie - No Place Like Chrome

    Bundle Monster Plate - 021

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

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    Supplies for the mani inspired by the Woven Women's Paisley Classics:

    O.P.I. - Dating A Royal

    Essie - No Place Like Chrome

    Bundle Monster Plate - 315

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

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    Supplies for the mani inspired by the Red Polka Dot Linen Ballet Flats:

    Julep - Claudette

    Dotting Tool

    Konad - White

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!! I can't believe how quickly each year passes. I'm not sure what you have going on today but I'll be fairly busy. Christmas can be an interesting day for many people and often times mine has been that way but I'm looking forward to this year. It will be fun to have this matte mani for my festivities though!

    I'm so pleased with this being matte! It softens the whole look and actually I think it sharpens the image I stamped. 

    I hope you have an amazing Christmas whatever the day brings you. Whether your day is a packed schedule or you get to relax; whether you're with lots of people or get to have down time on your own, I hope your day is blessed and just what you need. Merry Christmas!!

    Supplies:

    O.P.I. - I Have A Herring Problem

    Konad - White

    Bundle Monster Plate - 416

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast top Coat

    Orly - Matte Top Coat

  • Merry Christmas Eve!

    Merry, merry Christmas Eve!! I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas Eve so far today. I had a wonderful, relaxing day with family and friends. That's the best part of this season for me; spending time with people closest to me. Here's what I spent a little of my time on today. :)

    I used one of my top five favorite colors of all time for the base and it's actually a bit more gray in person but it's a classic O.P.I. and goes with everything. I stamped a couple accent nails and then faded an amazing multi-colored, multi-shaped, multi-sized glitter for just a twinkle here and there. I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for swinging by my little corner of the web. :)

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    O.P.I. - You Don't Know Jaques

    Rainbow Honey - Lunairetic 

    Essie - Good As Gold

    Bundle Monster Plate - 417

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Soft Shimmer

    Hello to you! I can't believe there are only 3 days until Christmas! I don't know where the time goes...well, a lot of my time goes into nail art! ;) 

    I used the amazing A England again for this mani though I did use one coat of it over a creamy-white O.P.I. shade. I really love the subtle stamped image this created by basically using three shades of white.

    I hope you get all your Christmas shopping done this weekend and that you enjoy it as you do. I try to check out the people's name tags in the shops and randomly use their name as I ask them how their day is going. It's cool to see them light up a bit. All the retail workers work so hard this time of year; I'm sure it's nice to hear their own name every now and then. :)

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    O.P.I . - My Vampire Is Buff

    A England - Morgan Le Fay

    Konad - White

    Bundle Monster Plate - 404

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Inspired by Winter

    Happy Birthday to me!!! :) Yes, I'm a December baby and have overall enjoyed being one. My parents were always good about separating my birthday from Christmas and I always had lots of pretty decorations up on my day so it's been good! 

    I decided that this special day needed a special manicure too so I took the "Inspired By Autumn" mani through to winter. Here's the winter scene. 

    I'm very excited about how this turned out!! I used several polishes, stamping, sponging and a dotting tool to get the look. Quite the mixed media mani. :) I hope you enjoy the winter scene and that your December 16th is as great as I plan on mine being! Thanks so much for stopping by today.

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Llarowe - Zipper

    A England - Morgan Le Fay

    Konad - Black

    O.P.I. - Alpine Snow

    O.P.I. - Pirouette My Whistle

    Bundle Monster Plate - 407

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Textured Hombre

    Good day to you! I hope you had a good weekend. Mine was longer than normal because I traveled to visit my best friend in Texas but even four days wasn't enough time with her. 

    So after wearing the last mani I posted for the trip I decided to paint an hombre mani with two Liquid Sand shades by O.P.I. One is new and the other you can find on a post from a while back on Instagram. I used a different method for this hombre than I normally do because of the texture but it still created the same look. 

    So what do ya think? :) I like the textured look a lot and it was a simple mani too so it's a less time consuming way to achieve a unique look. I think these two polishes compliment each other well too even though they also contrast. 

    I hope you have a good Sunday night and a good start to the week tomorrow whatever you head out to do. Thanks for stopping by!

    Supplies:

    O.P.I. - Make Him Mine

    O.PI. - Alcatraz...Rocks

  • Holiday O.P.I.

    Hello and happy Tuesday! I hope you have had a wonderful day. Mine was pretty normal with a full day of work and of course, nail polish! Here is a new shade from the O.P.I. Mariah Carey Holiday Collection. After looking over the collection I ended up with two of the Liquid Sand shades. Here's one of them called "Baby Please Come Home".

    This shade is a beautiful gunmetal-lilac that is perfect for the holidays! It applies perfectly, easy to control with the fabulous O.P.I. brush. It wears very well which is great because the shade goes with everything. It's that perfect amount of glitz for any occasion.

    Have you tried any of the new Mariah Carey collection? There are many shades so I'm sure there's something for everyone. 

    I hope you have a wonderful evening!