Matte swirl accent nails.Β 

January is leaving me a little slack on inspiration, leaving my nail designs feeling a little random. Today’s mani is inspired by a manicure I did back on Thanksgiving, only using a different colour scheme.  

  
The polishes I used for this manicure were:

  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon manicure in Trouble Maker
  • Color Club Dirty Money
  • OPI Altar Ego 
  • Essie Good to Go top coat. 
  • Butter London Matte Top coat. 
  • Small nail art brush purchased from Born Pretty. 

 
What do you find yourself wearing most often in the early months of the year. I can’t wait to start playing around with some Valentines Day designs! Only a month away! πŸ’—

 

Rose and Diamond nails featuring rhinestones from Born Pretty

 Good morning! Today I’ve got another manicure featuring an item sent to me for review by Born Pretty

 We’ve got some serious snow happening here in good ole Halifax so what better to wear on my nails than floral! And I thought these beautiful irredescent rhinestones (item #21586) would perfectly compliment my roses. 

  
Each little bin comes with 130 little stones of varying sizes. For this manicure I went with the smallest of the 3. I really love using studs and stones in my nail art as accents, and I’m very impressed with how easy these were to pick up and apply. The stones themselves are very light in weight so all I used to pick them up was a damp nail art brush. I then just put them in place over some wet top coat, then sealed everything in with another coat of top coat! Easy peasy. 

 The polishes I used for this manicure were:

  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Grey Area 
  • China Glaze Chit-Chat
  • OPI I Canolli Wear OPI
  • Sinful Colors Aubergine 
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Giant Peach. 
  • Essie Good to Go top coat. 
  • Large size dotting tool
  • Small nail art brush 

  

Remember you can use my discount code COFFK31 at Born Pretty to save 10% off of your non-sale purchases!
Have a fantastic Wednesday loves! 

Matte Mermaid Nails featuring stencils from Born Pretty.Β 

 Morning lovelies! Hope you’re not having a too rough or caffeine deprived Monday. Today I’ve got a manicure to share with you today featuring Fish Scale nail art stencils (item #23535).   

I’ve come to discover my love affair with nail vinyls and nail stencils in the last year so I was very excited when I was contacted to review some items by Born Pretty. I’ve always had very good expirences with their products and these nail stencils were no different. 

Each sheet comes with 12 stencils all attached on a clear backing. I pre-cut the six stencils I was going to use, then one by one applied each over my base colour that was completely dry. These stencils are much thinner than I’m used to with other vinyls (they’re made of a thin holographic material) but we’re very easy to place and apply. 

  

Once I had my stencils where I liked them, I trimmed the excess off the tips and started sponging on my colours of choice. 

The polishes I used for this manicure were:

  •  OPI Miss You-neverse (base colour)
  • Essence Best Dressed
  • Quo by Orly Celestial Stars
  • Color Club Obsessed 
  • Essie Good to Go 
  • Butter London Matte top coat. 

 Once all your colours have been sponged on and you feel good about them, quickly remove the stickers from the nail leaving behind your scale pattern. Apply top coat (I used both quick dry top coat and a matte top coat for mine) and it’s time to enjoy. 


  
I just absolutely adore how this mani turned out, and I feel like the matte top coat just brings the whole mani to the next level. 

If you’d like to try out these nail art stencils for yourself, or any of the other great products Born Pretty has to offer, you can use my discount code COFFK31 to save 10% off any non-sale item! 

Meowy Catmas nails

Happy Boxing Day everyone! Hope Santa was good to you. I’ve been enjoying family time the last couple days but I wanted to share the nails I did for a collab organized by @journailism on Instagram.  

 
You can check out the hashtag #xmascollab15 for all the girls who participated! The idea was to create a manicure that represented something you love most about the season. For my manicure, I decided to finally using some kitty vinyls I bought from @mynailsdid! This was the first Christmas I’ve spent with the hubbys fur babies so this manicure represented that! 

 
Polishes I used for this mani were:

  • Nails Inc The Thames
  • YSL Beauty Gris Underground
  • QUO by ORLY nail art striper in Red
  • Art Club Nail Art Duo in White
  • Small nail art brush from Born Pretty
  • Smallest size dotting tool. 
  • Essie Gel Setter top coat

Hope you’re having a great holiday, and enjoying you’re time with family and friends. 

And so it begins… My first Christmas-y nails of the year.Β 

 It’s heeeeeeeere. 

Of course I’m talking about the Christmas (or insert whatever season Holiday you celebrate! 😁) season. The malls are filled with Santas as far as the eye could see, so I thought it was about some I started some Christmas-y nails. 


The polishes I used for this manicure were:

  • OPI Just BeClaus
  • China Glaze Ruby Slippers
  • Essie Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Lo
  • Born Pretty Store stamping plate (item #5695)
  • Seche Vite. 

It’s been a long time since I did any stamping and this was not an easy endeavour! It seriously took me about 8 tries before I was happy with how they turned out. (First world nail art problems for real!) But when I finally did get them right… I absolutely love how they turned out! Reminds me of pretty Christmas wrapping paper. 
Have you done any Christmas manicures yet? What’s your favourite Christmas design to do? Let me know in the comments below! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—