Nail Diary #423

August 14, 2017
True blue with a twist 💙
First I had my blue polish matte; you may have seen it on my first ever Instagram LIVE session–wow that LIVE stuff is a trip.

This is Square Hue Odhani with a matte TC.
It was cute for about half a day but I had to add another TC — looking at my massive collection, Julep metamorphic top coat TYRA intrigued me so I slapped it on and L👀K

Woa Tyra made this blue truly ahhhhhhhmaZING; more amazing.
I love adding simple layers to jazz up a mani; especially if you tire of the look right away. I got 3 more days out of this manicure 💙

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Nail Diary #410

November 15, 2016

Hi everyone!  Once again I find myself behind on sharing my mani creations.

A couple weeks ago we had tragedy strike in my home town in Iowa.  2 people officers were tragically gunned down in their patrol cars in the dead of the night.  The next day I felt compelled to back the blue on my nails.  Here is what I came up with:

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Colors used are China Glaze Frostbite and Square Hue via montenapoleone (my all time fav black matte polish).   Love how this turned out; just sad what compelled me to create it.
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Nail Diary #409

October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!  WOW!  This month has flown by…I haven’t even had time to share all my ghoul Halloween nails.  Unfortunately, I have a sick kiddo home from school today so I have a moment to summarize what I have failed to share with you all this month.  I had some pretty fun manis this month;  I love Halloween nail art.  Wish I had more time to share with you all.  If you follow my insta you would have seen them all in real time.  So this time rather than going into detail I will just share the photo and if you want to know specific colors and stamping plates just ask in the comments and I will share.  I feel like this makes more sense rather than sharing them all in a separate blog posts – blowing up your inbox.

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Here are my Pixie Dust Jack-O-Lanterns

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Here are my creepy ZOMBIE nails…they’re coming to get you Barbara LOL!!

 

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Here are my blood splatter murder nails

 

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Last but not least here are my kitty claws nails–which went perfect with my simple kitty costume.  I love this matte cat claw look.

 

MEOW!!

 

Which look is your favorite?

Hope you have a great holiday—sadly I’ll miss October as it is my favorite month but bring on November!!

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Nail Diary #405

September 27, 2016

Excited to share this fiery 3:2 fall manicure!

On my thumb, index and pinky I used Zoya Ember, Ember is a beautiful liquid metal red.  I absolutely love metallic polishes with a matte top coat.

On my middle and ring fingers I made DIY nail decals using Ember and Mirajane.  Mirajane is an ultra neon new from Zoya this summer.  To make my decals I applied Ember to my Bundle Monster Lotus mat and then took both colors and swirled; like a water marble but without water.  I let those dry and then applied to my nail wet with clear top coat and did some clean up.

This is the end result.  In my head I envisioned FIRE and ICE.

DIY nail decals; matte

Here it is comparing matte and shine top coat ❤

I personally like the matte better.

DIY nail decals; matte

This is a perfect fall manicure.  I love this fiery RED!
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Nail Diary #400

September 13, 2016

I had a lot of fun creating this look.  This is another 3:2 mani.  For my 3 I used Sinful Colors Demin n Bling KARGO.  This is a textured blue denim polish which dries matte ❤ I did use a clear top coat on my pinky for some shine.

For my 2 I created some dry marble decals on my bundle monster mat.  Used SC Kargo and SC Trend Matters Angel Buttercup.

Dry marble decals

Dry marble decals

BTS, pre cleanup

Once my decals dried using a clear top coat I applied the decals to my nails, trimmed access and cleaned up with a small paint brush and acetone.  Love this technique; I have not mastered the water marble so this is an easy way to get that look without all the hassle and headache.

I really love the final result ❤  Still drool over matte textured polishes 🙂

Sinful Colors Kargo and Buttercup; Dry Marble Nail DecalSinful Colors Kargo and Buttercup; Dry Marble Nail Decal
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Nail Diary #399

September 11, 2016

YAY had some free time to blog today!

Here is a 3:2 mani with two of my favorite brands of nail polish.

For my 3 I used Square Hue Akamai, a metallic TO DIE FOR teal.  For my top coat I used my Zoya matte; I love metallic colors matted.   For my 2 Zoya Pixie Dust Vega; love this chunky holo pixie dust.  I did use my Seche Vite clear top coat to make this PD shine and sparkle big time.  I love this combo of matte and holo sparkle.

Zoya Vega; Square Hue Akamai w matte
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Oh look BTS… LOL!!

Zoya Vega; Square Hue Akamai w matte

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Nail Diary #397

August 16, 2016

I liked my last manicure so much that I did it again the exact same way but in different colors!  This time I used Sinful Colors KOSMOS (Trend Matters Satin) on my thumb and index finger and added matte top coat.  On my middle and ringer fingers I added Kloud 9 over KOSMOS and on my pinky I used Zoya Pixie Dust Tilly.  Love the colbalt blue and silver in this combination.  KOSMOS is another must have, love it.

What do you think of having a few colors and finishes in your mani?  I def think it adds a lil something to a look ❤

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