Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Buff and Tumble, 2 coats as a base
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri White on Time
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Peach Buzz
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Let’s Jam
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Champagne Supernova
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Taupe to Go
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Petal to the Metal
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Just in Wine
For swatches of the new Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes, those are now available!
Does it count as Valentine’s Day nail art if it doesn’t have hearts? Oh well, I’m going with it. Swatches of the new Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line coming in a few days.
This first nail art manicure I took a lesson from this tutorial nail_muse on instagram. I’m definitely going to use this technique again.
This second manicure, I used this tutorial (also from nail_muse) but it really didn’t turn out like I wanted so I didn’t wear it out.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Midnight Drive, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Watermelon Wizz, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Heather Hues, 2 coats
Stella Chroma Karavaki (Polish Pickup Pack December 2017), 3 thin coats plus 2 coats of top coat. This had kind of a stinky scent to it, but I chalked it up to the blue pigment possibly in the base.
I’ll have swatches of the new Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line coming this next week but I wanted to do some Valentine’s Day nail art. I saw this design from majamarkowicz on instagram and totally fell in love and wanted to try it for myself. I quite like how it ended up! Of course I did dishes last night and I’m already seeing wear at the tips. <_<
I know, I know. Halloween has come and gone. And I would have had this post up on Halloween or before but I’ll be honest, I’ve really been struggling with anxiety this week and being seriously stressed and overwhelmed (still am 😦 ). So blogging took a backseat (thank you, past me for scheduling a ton of posts ahead of time) while I’ve been trying to sort myself out. I’m not completely sorted out (who is these days anyway?) but I wanted to sit down and show you the manicures I’ve had on my hands over the last couple of weeks leading up to Halloween. I’ve done a blood drip manicure, a disappearing/reappearing manicure, and a Frankenstein themed manicure. A copious amount of pictures ahead 😉
So I had a post all ready for today, typed up and everything. And then somehow, it disappeared. No trace of it except that I had uploaded the pictures. Since I was starting over anyway, I decided to replace the post with this mani that I wore a couple of weeks ago with Pahlish Just Like the Setting Sun and Pretty & Polished Smoke & Mirrors.
Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Who else is excited for 2016 to be over? I mean, it’s been a crazy year in the world, but I know that personally it was a pretty good year. But still, I’m ready for a new year and exciting things (like a baby, hopefully soon!). I decided to do some sparkly nails for NYE, based on a mani I saw by BreezytheNailPolishLover on Facebook. I’ve used ILNP I See You, ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights, CrowsToes Nail Color Maxxed Out, and China Glaze Golden Enchantment.
ILNP I See You is a creamy champagne holographic polish.
Formula is fairly sheer, but it has a really nice holo flame without top coat. This is 2 coats and no top coat.
I then used ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights for a half-moon manicure. This is one of my older indie polishes, and it still performs great! It is also the blackest holographic polish I own (I believe).
Over MSRTN, I first used CrowsToes Nail Color Maxxed Out in a waterfall pattern, then China Glaze Golden Enchantment (which is a clear base with holographic specks).
You can tell my half-moons changed. Well, I wasn’t happy with them so I tried to make them deeper and they ended up looking like cat heads. Sigh. I try to do one simple mani and they end up looking strange. LOL. Now that I’ve seen cat heads, I can’t stop seeing them, either!
Anyway, I hope you have a safe & fun New Year’s Eve – our crew will be at home celebrating. May 2017 hold nothing but the best for you & yours!
Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! I hope you are ready for a good night – whatever it is that you do. No matter what though, my nails are always ready to ring in the new year. 🙂
For tonight’s nails, I started off with 3 thin coats of Formula X Explosive.
I thought this was a black base, but it’s kind of a dark forest-y green base with gold iridescent glitters.
I then used straight vinyls and 1 thin coat of Formula X Moon Walk for this art deco-ish look.
I love how super sparkly this whole look is; plus since Moon Walk is textured, no need to worry about a ruined mani!
Here’s Moon Walk on its own – so glad I splurged. This is 3 thin coats and no top coat.
Moon Walk has really pretty pink sparkles in it that were pretty impossible to capture.
I’d have to say that I’m pretty much an old fuddy-duddy at this point. My family stays in, snacks on meat & cheeses and veggies, plus soup; we watch a bit of the shows on tv, then send the kids to bed for a bit before waking up just before midnight. What are your plans?
Good morning everyone! Just an extremely quick post to show you what’s actually on my nails today.
I started off with 3 thin coats of Fair Maiden Polish Secret Garden on my pointer and pinky fingers, then used wavy vinyls and OPI Cajun Shrimp for some festive waves.
On my thumb and middle finger, I used 3 thin coats of Polish ‘M Home for the Holidays. *hubba hubba*
On my ring finger, I started with 2 thin coats of OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons. I used OPI Here Today Aragon Tomorrow for the tree, and picked out glitters from OPI Minnie Style and OPI The Living Daylights for the decorations. The tree reminds me of the tree from Christmas Vacation (favorite line: “Merry Christmas! Shitter’s full!).
I hope you are spending this holiday season enjoying yourself, whether you celebrate Christmas or not. 🙂