Nail Diary #394

July 25, 2016

Hey all!  I have a fun neon look to share this time.  All the neons I used this time are China Glaze polishes.  Quick neon tip: first I started with white undies so my neons would have that neon POP.

To get this look I did a Tri-sponge technique alternating three neons on every other nail.  Color combos are as such:

Pinks/orange/yellow called Love’s a Beach/Japanese Koi/Celtic Sun                                                                 Greens/Blues/Purples called In the Lime Light/Turned up Turquoise/Dune Our Thing

Basically I sponged on the tri-color combos and alternated nails; just that easy.  I am really happy with how the neons blended together on each nail.  Then I added a funky stamp from Bundle Monster + Sloteazzy BM XL210 blogger designed images.  I love how the swirl looks on the neons; super fun for summer.  I also used a matte top coat to finish.

Hope all your neons are popping!!!  ❤

Summer Neon nail art

Summer Neon nail art
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Nail Diary #372

January 31, 2016

Hey polish lovers!

I have another Vday mani to share with you this time.  When you see it you will say Ooh Lala 🙂

First I started with Zoya Brittany on all my nails.  Brittany is a rose mauve creame color which if you apply no top coat it dries in a Satin finish.  The satin finish is a semi matte look, which is very pretty but you won’t see that satin look in my final pics because I added a top coat after I did my stamping.  I picked Brittany because I wanted a softer pink nude base so my lip smacking stamping would really pop.

For my stamping I used Bundle Monster plate 303 and XL 153.  My stamping polish is China Glaze Dune Our Thing which is a bright berry pink.  It stamped really well.  Also used my go to Konad black.

On my littlest nail and ring finger I just did one lip smack.  On the other three nails I did the multi lip smack.  And for fun on the middle and thumbs I added Ooh Lala image in black.

I really ❤ love ❤ how this mani turned out.  Super cute for a Valentine themed look.

 

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Zoya Brittany with Bundle Monster stampingZoya Brittany with Bundle Monster stamping

Nail Diary #371

January  25, 2016

Hey polish lovers!  I am BACK!!  I have been training for a new job and it has been exhausting; I just couldn’t bring myself to get back on the computer to blog after a long day at work.  It kinda just sucked the creative flow right out of me.  But I am finally starting to feel like myself again and getting the creative juices going.  As far as the job goes; ehhhhh we will see.

Can you believe it is almost Feburary again, yowza?  That was a fast month!  Tonight I have a Pre Vday GLAM mani to show you all.   I did these last night and feel like I finally have cute enough nails to share with the world.

This is a 3:2 mani.  I usually do 3:2 mani when I can’t decide on just one look.

On my thumb, middle and pinky I did Zoya Trixie.  Trixie is a ultra metallic foil silver.

On my ring and index fingers I used Zoya Mae.  Mae is a magenta pink which is almost shimmery.

Then over all my nails I added Square Hue Night Fever.  Night Fever is a super holo glitter top coat.  Love this glitter.

Now for the stamping, ready to feel the love?  Over my Mae nails I did roses from Pueen roses from plate 80 using Konad black stamping polish.  Over my Trixie nails I stamped on hearts using Pueen plate 55 using Konad black stamping polish.

I really love this look.  The glitter under the stamping really takes this look from cute to glamourous.

Happy polishing!

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Zoya Trixie; Mae and Puben Nail StampingZoya Trixie; Mae and Pueen Nail Stamping

 

 

Nail Diary #359

September 13, 2015

Hello polish lovers!  I hope you are all having a fabulous pre fall weekend.  It is absolutely beautiful in Iowa this weekend.  Yesterday we got out to ride the four wheeler all day; so much fun.

Between parenting, working, exercise, and atv riding I am so behind on blogging my nails.  Oh my I think I am like five to six manicures behind.  I am lucky to get my nails painted let alone sharing them with you guys.  A few Sundays ago I had some time on my hands so I decided to try my hand at water marbling.  I must say water Marbling is 100% easier with the amazing latex barrier; it really makes clean up time a lot shorter.  With that being said water marbling is still by far the most challenging polish technique for me.  This time it wasn’t perfect but then again it wasn’t horrible either.  Once the weather stays cooler I will try practicing this technique a little more.

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Marble Mess

Marble Mess

How I got this look:

Base color on all nails Maybelline Color Show Lavender Lustre.  This is a holo purple silver polish.

I used cheap polishes polish this time for my marble; Wet n Wild Toxic Apple a dark metallic blur-purple and Pure Ice sheer shimmer finishes Bedtime(magenta) and Busted(lilac/pink).  I just alternated the colors in my room temp cup of water swirl and dip.

I can’t wait to have the time to try more water marbles.  I think it will be fun to do some Halloween or fall color combos.

Have a great week!!

Water Marble

Water Marble

 

 

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Nail Diary #358

September 7, 2015

Well hello Labor Day and September.  This weekend always seems like the ‘UN’official end of summer to me.  However I am looking forward to crisp cool days and leaves turning.  But most of all Halloween, I have already started my scary movie-thon.  I officially updated my Netflix movie que no more feel good movies until after Halloween.  In fact I started early this year; I am sure by the time Halloween comes I won’t be able to sleep with the lights off, lol.  I haven’t started fall manis just yet, the look I have to share today is still semi summery.

I started with Finger Paints Magenta Mural.  This is a purple polish with a magenta shimmery finish.  Very pretty all on its own but I had to put a stamp on it using Julep Maria.  Maria is described by Julep as a shimmering platinum rose color.  It stamped on quite nicely using Pueen plate 114.  I love the platinum rose over the magenta purple; it really pops.

I hope you all have a nice relaxing Labor Day.  I plan to watch a horror movie and paint my toes and nails.  Still not sure what colors to use yet; but I did just get the whole Zoya Focus & Flair fall line in the mail thanks to the 1/2 off sale they had last week; yay!!

Happy polishing!

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Finger Paints Magenta Mural; Julep Maria; Pueen 114

Finger Paints Magenta Mural; Julep Maria; Pueen 114

PS if you follow my IG you may have seen that yesterday I updated my nail polish spreadsheet (I hadn’t done that since May)  I am now up to 1136 colors; holy moly I am running out of room here.  I need to attend some PA meetings.

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Nail Diary #320

January 29, 2015

Happy almost Friday!!  Wow I can’t believe it is almost February already.  Time flies!

I guess I am sticking to the Valentine theme for the next few weeks.  I can’t get enough of hearts, love and kisses.

Ooh la la I have some super kissable tips to share with you.

I did a skittle mani this time; meaning total randomness on every nail.  I absolutely love skittles and typically when I do them it is because I am indecisive that day, haha.

Here is what I did on each nail:

On my thumb: Zoya pixie dust Arabella.  Arabella is the perfect shade of berry pink, love it.  I stamped on a lip image from Bundle Monster plate BM-303 using Square Hue Gibson Girl.  I love the contrast of these pinks together ♥.  

Index Finger: Started with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nude Sand Storm, a perfect base for a shimmery pink top coat China Glaze Temptation Carnation (an oldie but goodie).  Then I stamped on some more lips using a Zoya holographic polish called Blaze. Oh so pretty.  Blaze stamped on like a dream.

Middle finger:  I used the same color combo as my index just stamped on single lip image instead.

Ring Finger:  Again started with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nude Sand Storm, a perfect base for Julep Love.  Love was from last years Feb Maven box.  It is a perfect topper all gold and pink pearly with hot pink micro glitters.  Then using Blaze again I stamped on a different lips kiss image from BM-H17.

Last but not least my little pinky nail:  On this nail I kept it sweet and simple using Zoya Arabella with a clear top coat.

What do you think of my kiss kiss nails.  I happen to LOVE them.

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Zoya Blaze and Arabella; Bundle Monster; Julep Love

Zoya Blaze and Arabella; Bundle Monster; Julep Love

Nail Diary #300

October 6, 2014

Happy Monday all!  I am in awe, I can’t believe this is my 300th nail entry.  I started my blog back in Nov of 2011.  That is a whole lot of nail pictures almost three years worth.  I remember when I started I was so astonished when I got just one follower or like.  I am amazed that I continue to document all my manicures, but I am driven by a passion and love for nail polish.  I don’t get paid or get free polish from this blog; I do it for fun and to share my love for nail polish.  It is funny I was looking back to my first few diary entries and was shocked on how much my posts have changed since then.  In the beginning I never used a clean up brush, I took my pics with my iPod mostly with a flash in hallways or even my bathroom with terrible lighting.  In my #3 post on 11/9/11 I talked about having 180 bottles of nail polish, wow that was a lot to me back then.  Now I am pushing 1000!!  I plan to continue to put my nails out there until it no longer is fun to do so.

On to the nails:

Last Friday and Saturday was epic.  I got three boxes delivered to me all containing nail polish.  YAY happy dance!!!   I got my Zoya order, my SquareHue subscription box and my Julep box.  Needless to say I was in nail polish heaven.

For this dark vampy manicure I used my new SquareHue flat black Via Montenapoleone.  Via Montenapoleone is from the 10.14 Milan passport collection.  I put this black on all my nails but my ring finger.  I only did two coats for full flawless coverage and no top coat bc I wanted the black to remain flat.  I am in love with this flat black polish, bravo SquareHue.  For my ring accent nail I used my brand new Zoya Ultra Pixie Dust Arianna.  Arianna is a red wine ultra textured matte glitter polish packed with mega hex particles.  Ohhhhhh I die.  It is so unique and beautiful.  I loved it so much on my ring finger so I added it to all my tips with a sponge eye makeup applicator.  The result is amazing.  Super dark and vampy just perfect for this time of year.

Thanks for stopping by!! ❤❤

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SquareHue; Zoya Ultra Pixie Dust; AriannaIMG_5431SquareHue; Zoya Ultra Pixie Dust; Arianna