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. 

 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! 💗💗💗

Vintage roses and studs featuring QUO by ORLY water transfers. 

 As you’ve probably figured out, I love a good floral mani. REALLY love. I saw a mani by @perfectly_nailed on Instagram that featured roses on script and knew I wanted to recreate it! I picked up QUO by ORLY water transfers all the way back in October so I couldn’t think of a better time to try them out! 

  
The polishes I used for this mani were: 

  • Essie Big Spender (dark pink)
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Birthday Suit (beige)
  • QUO by ORLY water transfers in Love Letters. 
  • Born Pretty Store studs. 
  • Assortment of other pink polishes that (I can’t remember! Whoops) for the roses. 
  • Seche Vite 

 
What do you think of my roses? I really adore how these turned out. I’ve been really feeling romantic manicures lately… Maybe it’s because it’s wedding season! 

Polka dots and studs. 

What’s your favourite go-to mani?! Mine is polka dots. Not only are they always stylish but I super quick and easy too! 

    

For this mani I started with a base colour of China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le. All it took was an itty bitty dotting tool and OPI Angel With A Lead Foot to create my polka dot pattern. After I had dotted the whole pattern in white, I went back using China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy and my Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art pen in Black to colour in some of the white dots in random places. Then I sealed the whole look in with quick dry top coat (I’ve been on a Seche Vite kick lately because it dries SO quick!) 

After I finished, I kind of felt like the mani was lacking a little, so I grabbed some of my gold studs purchased from Born Pretty Store (item number #8644). I applied them by dabbing dots of Seche Vite onto the base of my nail then used a damp nail art brush to pick up the studs and apply. Finished off everything with another coat of Seche Vite and done! I really feel like the studs gave my mani a little extra something so it wasn’t just another polka dot manicure. 

 

So tell me–what’s your favourite go to mani for when you need something quick and easy?