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Blonde Tortoise

Hello everyone!

I am not going to do a full write-up on my absence and such, just wanted to share these gem nails. I have been painting my nails/nail art'ing it up this entire time, but a lot of stuff I have done hasn't made me inspired enough to post it.. until now!

I came across THESE NAILS on instagram by Nailthoughts and wanted to do something like that.. and I liked the results a lot. I feel like mine are a little more 'grungey', which is usually where I like to take my nail art.


I used:
Essie First Base Base Coat
OPI Don't Touch My Tutu!
Elevation Polish (label sticker is off, but the dark brown from the tortoise shell collection)
Orly Liquid Vinyl
Gold Flake
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all for now - have an excellent day!

Neutral Dots

Hey everyone!

Long time, no blog. I have just been soso bad about getting photos of my nails.. going to try to end the year on a high note. Fingers crossed!

I apologize for how drrrry my hands/cuticles look in these photos. You know how you know that your hands are dry, but you don't think they are that bad, and maybe they aren't, but a photo makes it look 50x worse? That.

I was able to snap up this set of 4 Butter London gem polishes awhile back.. very neutral, but it had a particular shade I had been eyeing.. but that is not what I have used here, naturally.




I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
Butter London Ta-ta!
Sally Hansen White On!
Dotting Tool
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all for today. I have mostly been wearing a wealth of polka dotted nail art.. there is something I want to re-visit from a couple of years back - will probably do that this weekend, and then keep going from there. Halloween is on the horizon.. so.. that will be a thing too. Take care…

Soft Grunge Nails

Hey everyone!

Today is my last of the backlogged blog posts - yay!

I have some delicate grunge-y nails.. huge fan of grunge-y nails with a hint of girly/glam.


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatOPI Don't Cry Over Spilled MilkshakesLise Watier Seductive EnvyFan BrushSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
I did three coats of the base, then fan brushed over the gold. Love the effect!

That is all for today, see you all again soon!

Geometric Purple Nails

Hey everyone!

Today I have my take on THESE nails. My sister had sent me the photo saying I should do them because she was with me with I bought a nail polish that looked like the base. I wish I had made my lines a tad thinner, but I still like them!


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatEssence Space GlamSally Hansen Get ModBrushSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today! See you again soon!

Pastel Nail Braids

Hey everyone!

Sadly, when I was getting the photos ready for this post, I had little cat hairs on almost every photo. This one photo that was salvageable did have two hairs, but I think I edited them out well enough to post it.

I bought a few shades from the OPI Grease collection, and am lovvving them! These nails use 3 of the shades.


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatOPI Meet A Boy Cute As Can BeOPI Pink Ladies Rule The SchoolOPI Was It All Just A Dream?Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today! See you all again soon!

Cobalt Blue + Copper Stars

Hey everyone!

Just going to toss up a few posts in the next few days, as I have some backlogged posts..

This was a look using some cobalt blue polish - a friend had sent me a photo of some nails using a similar shade, and I needed to have that colour on asap.. this was the result.


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatModels Own HyperGel Bermuda BlueSally Hansen Terra-CoppaStar Nail Vinyls from My Nails Did VinylsSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today! See you again soon with some new posts!

Grungey Leopard Nails

Hey everyone!

Today I have some grungey leopard print nails for you.. I had a different direction I had wanted to go in last night, but then ended up with this. Not disappointed.


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatButter London High TeaOrly Liquid VinylSally Hansen Terra-CoppaAcetoneBrushDotting ToolSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
I did two coats of the base colour (High Tea), then I was adding "splatter" prints with black (Liquid Vinyl) but felt they were too perfect.. so.. I decided to douse them with some acetone.. then.. I just decided to "smoke" them out.. which made the nails look grungey. But. This is me. I couldn't stop there. I decided to make dots (Terra-Coppa) throughout the smokey black, then make it into leopard print. Love.

That is all for today - see you all again soon!