Nail Diary #338


April 26, 2015

Hello everyone.  Spring is in full effect here in Iowa.  Our yard is green and lush and the plants are all happily coming back.  This time of year the lilacs are my favorite flowers.  I love the colors and the scent, so heavenly.

In my last diary entry I had the idea to use plants from my backyard to inspire my nail creations.   My latest mani inspiration is my lilac bushes.

To get this look I used four pixie dust polishes and a triangle makeup sponge.  I did use a clear top coat over the glitter for a major sparkle effect.

Colors used Zoya pixie dusts:

For the greens Chita (dark) and Vespa (light)

For the purples Stevie (light) and Carter (dark)  

I wasn’t sure how this would translate onto my nails but I am really happy with how these turned out.

What is your favorite spring flowers?

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Zoya Pixie Dust sponge gradient

Zoya Pixie Dust sponge gradient

Zoya Pixie Dust sponge gradient

Nail Diary #337


April 22, 2015

Hey fellow nail polish lovers.  I hope this week finds you all well.  I seriously can’t believe how quickly April is going by; it will be summertime before we know it.

The mani I have to share with you tonight is inspired by a ten year old ornamental plum tree in my backyard.  It actually is the first tree we planted in our yard way back when.  My favorite thing about this tree is the spring plum blossoms.  Although they only last a week or two at the most, while they are blooming they sure make me happy.  And when the blossoms fall it is like it snows flower petals <3.

On to the nails.  My base color is a Zoya satin called Ana, Ana is a simple light almond color.  This represents the petals without being a too in your face white or pink. Then using Zoya Anja a deep wine color polish I stamped on a blossom image from Pueen stamping plate 93.  Anja represents the center of the plum blossoms.  Tiny note: I decided to add a top coat to seal the stamping so you won’t see Ana as a satin in these pictures.

I really love how this spring manicure turned out.  I like the idea of having a flower or plant inspire my manicures for awhile;  I think my next inspiration will be my gorgeous lilac bushes.  Stayed turned to see how that translates on to my nails.

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Plum Blossom inspired; Pueen 93; Zoya Ana and Anja

Plum Blossom inspired; Pueen 93; Zoya Ana and Anja

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Nail Diary #336


April 19, 2015

Hi all.  I hope you are having a nice relaxing weekend.  I had fun with my last manicure.  My Mr suggested I do sunset nails so this was my intereptation.

Using three Zoya Pixie Dust polishes and a triangle makeup sponge I created this glittery sunset look.

Colors used: closest to cuticle Zoya Dhara (love this dark orange with gold shimmer finish) middle color is Zoya Beatrix and on the tips is Zoya Solange.  

I have to say this went on so easy; I didn’t even need a base color.  It took very little time and dried fast.  I did use a top coat to get a super shiny glitter finish.

What do you think of my sunset mani?  I think I need a beach and a daiquiri stat!!!

Hope you guys have a great week filled with beautiful sunsets.

Happy polishing!

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Zoya; Pixie Dust; Dhara; Beatrix; Solange

Zoya; Pixie Dust; Dhara; Beatrix; Solange

 

 

Nail Diary #335


April 12, 2015

Today is my daughter’s 11th birthday!  Happy birthday sweets; smoochies.  It is so amazing how quickly children grow up before your very eyes.  Needless to say we have been celebrating all weekend.  It is one of the perks of having your birthday on a Sunday right?!?  Or maybe just the perks of being a spoiled only child :)  Anyways that is the reason  I have not had a chance to share with you what is on my nails.  I actually did this manicure on Wednesday night and I am still wearing it, not one chip yet.

I just recently got my April polish box from Square Hue.  This month Decades Collection is the 1930s.  I love the colors in this collection.  Since I could not just pick one color Wednesday night I decided to do a sponge gradient manicure using Tomorrowland and WPA.  Tomorrowland reminds me of darker orchid purple.  I really love this hue, it is gorg paired with WPA.   WPA is a minty teal green which really reminds me of a tiffany blue.

Square Hue; WPA; Tomorrowland

So I wore that for a day then I just had to stamp it.  Using my Konad special black stamping polish and my Secret Garden Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-718 (which I won by the way, yay!).  I added some pretty spring scrolls and butterflies.  It really turned out divine, so much so I am still wearing them today.

Ok I am now off to pick out a color for my next mani.  Have a great Sunday night.

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Square Hue; WPA; Tomorrowland; Bundle Monster

Square Hue; WPA; Tomorrowland; Bundle Monster

Nail Diary #334


April 6, 2015

Hello Monday.  Where did the weekend go?  I got so busy that I did not a chance to share my Easter manicure with you.  I am very “egg”cited to share them with you now; better late than never.

My sister recently got baby chicks to raise for fresh eggs, they are stinking cute.  So I thought how perfect to put some cute little chicks on my nails for Easter.  I got so many “Oh how cute” comments on this mani; I love the extra mani attention :)

I started with all white nails, using my Sally Hansen insta-dri white OMGhost.  I decided to put chicks on all fingers but my thumbs.  Once I decided what chicks I wanted where, I added my chevron nail vinyls stickers to give the look of a cracked egg shell.  My chickie yellow is a Bundle Monster creative art polish called no 15.  I just added this sunflower yellow wherever I wanted a little chick.  Once dry I used a black polish and a dotting tool for the eyes and the beak is a Bundle Monster Bundle Monster creative art polish called no 12.  

On my thumb I did a hand-painted easter bun bun.  My first one ever; tricky but not so hard.  First I did put on a Sinful Colors BloomBlast glitter over my white called Flower Power.  The magenta pink and white glitters are in a light pink jelly polish, it reminded me of speckled Easter egg candies. Once that dried I added my bunny head and ears using a dotting tool mostly and white polish.  I added a cute face and even a heart nose using my black polish and a dotting tool.  And of course some pink in the ears, using China Glaze Hang-ten toes.

I really love how these turned out.  The nail vinyl stickers made this manicure very easy, it even looks like a pro did them I must say the bunny nose is my favorite part <3

Hope you guys have a great week!! :)

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Easter chicks and bunny

Easter chicks and bunny

Nail Diary #333


April 2, 2015

TGIAF!  Happy April, bring on the April showers, I can’t wait for May flowers.  I have some hoppy nails to share with you tonight, think Easter eggs.  It took ten bottles of Zoya nail polish to achieve this look, two colors per nail.  I did a base color and then using my chevron nail vinyls I decorated my nails with Pixie Dust glitter polish.  I really love how this turned out.  I got a lot of “oh cute I love your nails” comments, blush.  Sadly this will have to come off before Easter but I did get to wear it all week with no chips; have I mentioned I love Zoya nail polish.

Here are the colors I used to achieve my skittle Easter egg mani:

Thumb: Base: a light blue cream called Lillian, chevron stripes Zoya Pixie Dust NYX a denim shade of blue.  Looks fab over the sky blue base.

Index: Base: a light powder pink cream called Dot, chevron stripes Zoya Pixie Dust Miranda a pretty pink glitter, really pops over Dot.

Middle: Base: a green mint metallic called Dillon, chevron stripes Zoya Pixie Dust Vespa a mint green matte glitter, sorta gets lost over Dillon but pretty none the less.

Ring: Base: a purple orchid metallic called Hudson, chevron stripes Zoya Pixie Dust Stevie a violet matte glitter.

Pinky (my favorite combo): Base: a spring blue metallic with teal shimmer called Rayne (my new favorite blue)chevron stripes Zoya Pixie Dust Liberty a blue matte glitter.

I have to say this might be one of my all time favorite Easter manicures that I have ever done.  I will be sad to take it off.  Hope you guys have a great weekend!

Happy polishing!

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Nail Diary #332


March 30, 2015

Hi polish lovers!  Happy Monday!  Yay we are one more day closer to April.  I can’t wait for April showers to bring May flowers, I am so over winter.  I need a little green grass and colorful flowers in my life.

Over spring break I found myself in Sally’s Beauty Supply, imagine that.  They had a buy one get one sale going so of course I could not resist; it is really sad they didn’t have many colors to pick that I don’t already have.  I can’t believe I just admitted that to you guys.  Oh well I guess the first step in addiction is admitting you have a problem right.  Anyhoo have you seen the China Glaze 2015 Spring Road Trip collection?  I was being drawn to Wanderlust so I just had to pick it up.  Wanderlust is a pink lilac with a shimmer finish.  I fell in love with this pink, the shimmer finish is perfection.  Typically light pinks don’t do me any favors but this pink/purple is so pretty.  I wore just Wanderlust for a day and then decided to jazz em up with a stamp.  I got wild and stamped on some zebra stripes with my bundle monster BM-223 plate using China Glaze Choo Choo Choose You.  I was going to do a black stamp but I wanted something soft and understated for spring.  I love this combo, it is so pretty.  A perfect pretty in pink spring manicure with just a little wild side.

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China Glaze Wanderlust; Choo Choo Choose you; BM-223

China Glaze Wanderlust; Choo Choo Choose you; BM-223