Nail Diary #341


May 19, 2015

Two weeks since my last post, wow must be a record.  But don’t worry I have been painting my nails, a girl can’t run around with naked nails.  I just took a mini blogging break.  Every now and then I wonder to myself why I blog all my manicures, but my passion for nail polish rears it head and I have the need to share my outrageous passion for nail polish.  Not too mention it is fun for me to look back on all my past nail creations.

This one I did a few weeks ago, the week before mother’s day.  When I got my May 1940 Square Hue nail polish I knew I had to play with Sorcerer’s Hat right away.    Sorcerer’s Hat is a colbalt blue metallic shimmer.  It is so pretty.  I ended up with a 3:2 manicure meaning on three nails I had one design and the other two another.  I wanted so sparkle so I used Zoya Nori on my two middle nails.  Nori is not new to this blog I have played with this color before; this magical blue holo pixie dust is amazing and it looks great with  Sorcerer’s Hat.  For my three I matted Sorcerer’s Hat and added Nori to the tips.

Love these blues.  Hopefully I get my blogging mojo back soon. :)

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Square Hue; Sorcerer's Hat; Zoya; Nori; Pixie Dust

Square Hue; Sorcerer's Hat; Zoya; Nori; Pixie Dust

Nail Diary #340


May 5, 2015

Really it is only Tuesday, sigh.  Is it just me or is this week dragging; and why am I wishing my days away anyway.  I really need to work on that ;)

I have a super fun mani to share with you tonight, and no sorry it is not cinco de mayo themed.  I guess I didn’t plan that out very good.

But I did have a Facebook friend challenged me to do a s’more themed manicure.  And like any good nail polish addict I accepted that challenge.  I really didn’t give it much thought I just went for it.

Colors I used are Zoya polishes sponged on with a triangle makeup sponge in the following order:

For my graham crackers I used Chanelle near the cuticles and the tip.

My chocolate is Codie,  which really ended up being too dark for my liking but I was already committed once I realized.

The color that represented my roasted marshmallows is a pixie dust called Godiva.  I love how Godiva sparkled like roasted sugar.

Well, this is not my all time favorite manicure but it really does make me crave a camp fire with some yummy s’mores, but really that doesn’t take much.  There is nothing like relaxing by a camp fire on a beautiful night.

Do you think it translates?  I know the friend that challenged me was very pleased with the end result, she could envision a s’more.

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S'more nails

S'more nails

 

Nail Diary #339


April 30, 2015

Well hello, it’s nearly May!  WoW that was fast, ya-hoo bring on the May flowers.

I am totally obsessed with my manicure right now.  It is amazing; I can’t stop staring at it.  This is my absolute favorite color combo; it is not my favorite color but this combination of this colors is my all time favorite.

First I started with Revlon top speed white Spirit on all my nails.  Spirit is a perfect base for China Glaze Hang-ten toes neon pink; white always makes neon polishes pop.  I put the neon pink on my pinky, index and thumbs.  On my middle and ring fingers I stamped on a swirly pattern using Pueen plate 73 using Konad black stamping polish.    Hang-ten toes dries matte but I added a clear top coat for extra shine; and on my white nails I added a matte top coat to make the neon really pop.

Seriously I love this manicure, I will have a hard time taking this off in a few days.  I love it so much that I did a similar design on my toes!  Black, white and neon pink ROCKS!

Happy almost FRIDAY!!  Have a fab weekend!  I know I will :)

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China Glaze; Hang-ten toes; Pueen 73

China Glaze; Hang-ten toes; Pueen 73

 

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.

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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