31DC2016 Day 1-5

Happy Labour Day loves! 

 I decided for the month of September to take on the   31 Day Nail Art Challenge created by Chalkboard Nails. You might remember I made a stab at this challenge early in this blogs life, but never finished. So I decided that it was about time I gave it another go! Instead of blogging my manicures lately, I decided to break it down to groups of four manis to make it easier to post. You can however always check out my daily nail art posts on my Instagram

Day 1: Red Nails 

Products used for this mani: 

  • China Glaze Seduce Me
  • Fingers Paints Surreal Sunset 
  • My Nails Did nail vinyls 
  • Essie Gel Setter 

Day 2: Orange Nails

Products used for this mani:

  • Essie Haute As Hello
  • Essie Sunshine State of Mind
  • Essie Gel Setter 

Day 3: Yellow Nails 

Products used for this mani:

  • Cosmetics Arts unnamed grey 
  • China Glaze Metro Pollen-ton
  • China Glaze Sun Upon My Skin
  • OPI Good Greif 
  • Essie Gel Setter 
  • Bundle Monster dotting large and smaller dotting tool. 

Day 4: Green Nails 

Inspired by @ameliasaccount and @polishpeach

Products used for this mani: 

  • ORLY Decades of Dysfunction 
  • Sally Hansen I ♥️ Nail Art pen  in green. 
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Kiwi Bikini. 
  • OPI Who You Callin’ Bossy?!
  • Essie Gel Setter. 
  • Small nail art brush from Bundle Monster. 

Day 5: Blue Nails 

The products I used for this mani:

  • Zoya Blu 
  • Revlon Plunge Pool 
  • Essie Gel Setter 
  • Born Pretty Store Clear Jelly Stamper 
  • Born Pretty stamping plate  
  • Born Pretty liquid nail tape. 

So what do you think of my manis so far for the 31 Day challenge? Are you currently participating? I’m definitely enjoying the challenge of coming up with new and different designs! 

Floral accent nail featuring China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le

Good morning lovelies. Hope the weather is beautiful where you are. 

Here in Halifax, Mother Nature is playing a nasty late April Fools joke on us and has been giving us weather better suited to Early March!  So what better what to combat the chill then with some pretty floral? 🌻

The polishes I used for this manicure were:

  • China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le
  • OPI I Cannoli Wear OPI 
  • Unnamed Cosmetic Arts Peach polish 
  • Unnamed Cosmetic Arts Pink polish. 
  • Essie In the Cabana
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow. 
  • Sally Hansen I ♥️ Nail Art pen in green. 
  • Essence The Green and the Grunge
  • Essie Good to Go 
  • Sally Hansen Nail Art studs. 


Have I mentioned how ready for Spring I am?! Really, really ready. The weather may not be agreeing, but at least these nails can help me play pretend for a while. 🌸

Bright Swirly Stripes

I am so over winter. Like, so over winter. So you know what that means–time to break out the bright polishes!  I was stuck for inspiration, so I decided to pull out a favourite fallback design. 

The polishes I used for this design were:

  • China Glaze Flying Dragon
  • Essie Garden Variety
  • Cosmetic Arts unnamed hot pink polish. 
  • Art Club Nail Art Duo in White  
  • Miliani Nail Art Striper in Black
  • Essie Good to Go 

What are you wearing on your nails to combat the Winter blahs? Let me know in the comments below. I foresee a whole lot of neons coming in the very near future! ☀️


A Peek into My Stash — Part Two.

Today I have for you the second part of my stash posts. After this, I’ll only have one more drawer of my five to photograph. Even though it’s been a bit of work taking pictures of everything, and writing them down, I’m really glad that I have. Now, whenever I’m feeling nail art, I’ll know exactly what polishes I have to work with!
And now onto the polishes…

Continue reading “A Peek into My Stash — Part Two.”