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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!

Spring Dots

Hey everyone!

I wasn't going to bother posting these.. because.. they are suuuuper simple, but the fellow at Starbucks lost his mind over them earlier, and it made my heart happy, so, why not?

Plus, I can finally debate my pizza background paper - win!


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatOPI Pink Ladies Rule The SchoolSally Hansen White OnDotting ToolSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today - see you all again soon!

Unicorn Nails

Hey everyone!

So, I did these nails yesterday.. and last night, and today, I was told a handful of times that they are 'unicorn nails' - and we are going to roll with that!


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatSally Hansen White On OPI Rich Girls & Po-BoysOrly VintageChina Glaze Lemon FizzOPI Elephantastic PinkEssie Shine of the TimesSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for now! See you all again soon!

Ballet Slippers + What The Flair?!

Hey everyone!

I just finished up some suuuper girly nails, and I told myself I have to photo them and edit them right now - otherwise.. let's be real, I wouldn't do it.

I just picked up Essie Ballet Slippers earlier today - and it is a lovely polish - but.. I was.. bored by it. So, instead of nail arting it up, I decided some holo top coat was the route to go. Perfect pairing!


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatEssie Ballet SlippersMrs. P's Potions What The Flair?!Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
I just ordered a few gems from the OPI Grease collection - those should come in later in the week - I hope they are magical!

Have a great day everyone!

Pink (Sort Of) Grunge Marble Nails

Hey everyone!

So, still obsessed with marble nails.. and lately I just wanted pink nails all the time.. so.. mixed both, but went with a sort-of grunge line-y look for the marble part.. yeah!


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatOPI Kiss Me On My TulipsChina Glaze Don't Make Me BlushFormula X White MatterDetail BrushAcetoneSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Last night, as I dipped my hand in the sink to do dishes, a glass had broken (had no idea) and I jaggedly sliced into my right middle fingertip.. it is making everything to annoying to do.. it makes me question why I took non-sliced finger for granted when things were going so well. Does anyone else get very over-dramatic when there is a slight inconvenience such as that? I know it could be so much worse. Ugh. Me.

Glitter Marble 'Veining' Nails

Hey everyone!

Worst nail blogger on the planet, just checking in!

I am so sorry. I keep doing my nails, and not photographing them because, well, I am a monster? Yeah, that.

BUT! I got a wealth of compliments on there and remembered to snap photos before I 1. ruined them or 2. got annoyed and removed the polish and did something new - yay!

I LOVE these, but I feel like I want to do these marble veining with glitter again, but putting down a deeper base colour, and then glitter-ize it.


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatChina Glaze Don't Make Me BlushFinger Paints He-Art AuctionThin BrushSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today! See you all again soon!



Black Marble Nails

Hey everyone!

Like I had said last post.. I am still obsessed with marble nails.. so.. why not back-to-back marble posts?!

Today is just some black marble activity with a hint of gold - because, why not?!

 I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatOrly Liquid VinylFormula X White MatterChina Glaze Midnight KissSmall BrushAcetoneSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today.. I promise the next post is not marble.. I think :D

Blue Marble Nails

Hey everyone!

My obsession with marble-esque nails continues to this year. I do not see it stopping any time soon.

I went a different route with this one - I kept topping the layers with a thin sheer polish to soften/blur everything. I like it. This is LOOSELY based off of the work from NailThoughts.


 I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatOPI It's A Boy!OPI Rich Girls & Po-BoysOPI My Pal JoeyOPI Don't Touch My Tutu!Formula X White MatterAcetone Small BrushSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today! See you all again soon!



Rad Pizza-esque Nails

Hey everyone!

Welcome to 2018.. and to kick it all off.. these sort of.. pizza.. inspired nails? That wasn't my intent, I literally had this thought whilst driving, and wanted to do it.. but looking at the photos, I thought: pizza. Maybe because I am doing this whole low carb thing and desperately want pizza? Who knows.. anyways!


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatOrly VintageFormula X White MatterOrly Liquid VinylChina Glaze Midnight KissLittle Brush Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
I really like these.. even if they do look like rad 'za!

Have a great day everyone -- see you again soon!