Holo & Snowflakes (featuring some NailStuff.ca goodies)

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Hello lovelies & happy Tuesday!

It’s officially a little over a month until Christmas, can you believe it? I feel like I should really start thinking about Christmas shopping soon, but things have been in this weird adjustment period, I really haven’t had a lot of time to think about anything holly or jolly.

I was feeling some nail art the other night, but I was also feeling super tired — I recently started a new job, so after a few weeks off, I’ve been adjusting back into work life. & I’m tired, haha. But I wanted some cute nails, so I decided to grab some of my nail goodies from Nailstuff.ca. I thought some snowflake nails might, just, inspire me to feeling festive.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie Hard To Resist Glow & Shine 
  • Top Coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-chip Top Coat
  • Dimension Nails Great Blue Heron (c/o: NailStuff.ca)
  • Starrily Eclipse (c/o: NailStuff.ca) (Holographic Top Coat)
  • NailStuff.ca snowflake stickers (not currently available but she does have other cute Christmas stickers right now)

So I definitely applied these stickers when my base shade was still a bit too wet, hence a bit of a 3D effect on some of my nails. But I think these little snowflakes look so cute over the blue holographic base. I wanted something kind of dusty, but with a holo kick, & this combination was perfect! Also, somehow, I think this is the first time I’ve worn Dimension Nails Great Blue Heron as a full manicure, & that’s kind of crazy. It’s such a beautiful blue!

What do you think of my easy snowflake nails? Do you like seeing easy manicures like this, or do you prefer more complicated nail art? I have a few more “easy” looks to share, & then we’ll be jumping into Glam Nails Challenge December so stay tuned! I plan on having something for everyone.

Glam Nails Challenge March — Geometric

Hello lovelies & happy Wednesday! It’s officially half way through the week, & honestly it feels like it’s speeding by. Maybe because this week has had hints of Spring, not just Winter storm after winter storm.

Today I have a fun & funky nail art look to share for Glam Nails Challenge March. Today’s prompt is Geometric, & it’s definitely been a while since my last geometric design, so I was definitely excited to get creative! I used to love coming up with designs like this, so it was fun to get a little old school with my nail art.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure Hardener 
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • OPI Where Did Suzi’s Man-go
  • Dimensions Nails Blue Morpho Butterfly
  • Quo Beauty Flash Dry Loud & Proud
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac
  • Starrily Vantablack
  • NailStuff.ca 7mm detail brush

How much fun are these? I love them because the colours aren’t necessarily ones that I would normally pair together, but they’re so much fun! It’s definitely a more striking look than I’ve been wearing lately, & just felt so much fun on my nails. Plus the black looks really good as the outline.

Honestly, when I was doing these I really wasn’t sure if I was going to like them, which happens sometimes, but when they were all finished, they made me so happy. Does that ever happen to anyone else? You’re in the middle of your mani & you’re like “I’m not sure I’m going to like these…” but then when you’re finished, you’re just so in love. Maybe I’m the only one.

What do you think of this geometric look for Glam Nails Challenge March? Would you wear this design? Are you fan of bold nail art looks like this? Let me know down in the comments below!

GLAM NAILS CHALLENGE MARCH — Sweets

Hello lovelies & happy Wednesday! I’m super excited — not only is it the beginning of a brand new month, but it’s the beginning of another month of GlamNailsChallenge! & I decided it would be fun to participate this month since the prompts are all so much fun!

First prompt of the month is Sweets! & I decided to go with a fun dripping ice cream/icing inspired look.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure Hardener
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Quo Beauty Breathable Tint of Mint
  • Essie Blanc
  • Quo Beauty Flash Dry Loud & Proud
  • Dimension Nails Blue Morpho Butterfly
  • Sinful Colors Wonder Mint
  • Essie Check Your Baggage
  • NailStuff.ca 7mm detail brush
  • NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool Trio

How absolutely adorable did these turn out? Please excuse the very annoying snow in the background, & focus on the cute & spring-y vibes this design is giving off! I am so ready for Spring, even though Mother Nature doesn’t seem to be participating. We’re getting another 10cm of snow today, & I just really, really want to pull my cute floral dresses out again. & the snow is really impeding on that.

Also, this look was super easy to do, but oh man, I don’t know how people get their drips so perfect. That was the one place where I was kind of struggling. But after a bit of work, I’m pretty how with how they turned out. & I love my little rainbow sprinkles!

What do you think about this adorable nail design? Are you ready for all the Spring colours. I’m really, really loving pastels right now, & looking forward to wearing them a lot more frequently. I’m also really, really excited for this month’s Glam Nails Challenge, because it’s been a few months since I last participated, & there are so many fun prompts to get me feeling creative!

SWATCH SUNDAY — Dimension Nails Hooded Seal & Snowy Owl (from The Arctic Collection)

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Hello lovelies & happy Sunday! It’s another chilly, snowy Sunday here. I feel like I just keep repeating that over & over… but Spring has to come eventually, right?

Today I’m sharing some beautiful Dimension Nail swatches from their Arctic Collection. They’re kind of snowy, wintery shades, which I feel is perfect for this snowy Sunday. These beauties were recently gifted to me courtesy of NailStuff.ca, so I’m excited to show them off! I don’t think I’ve ever had a Dimension Nails polish that hasn’t been absolutely beautiful, & these shades are no exception.

For those who aren’t familiar with the brand, Dimension Nails is an indie nail polish brand that is 10+ chemical free, as well as being vegan & cruelty free.

Dimension Nails — Hooded Seal (The Arctic Collection)

2 coats, no Top Coat

First up, we have Hooded Seal, which is a beautiful & shimmery baby blue liner holo. The formula was smooth, & easy to apply. The first coat was a bit sparse, but the second coat built to great opacity.

The holo was really pretty on this. I have deeper, darker blues, but I don’t think I have any which are this pretty pale blue. I also like that it has this beautiful darker blue shimmer that you can capture in the right lighting.

Dimension Nails — Snowy Owl (The Arctic Collection)

2 coats, no Top Coat

Next up from the Dimension Nails Arctic Collection is another beautiful blue: Snowy Owl. This beautiful shimmery blue has a lovely shimmer of micro glitter which gives it a frosty finish. The formula on this one was a bit more sheer than Hooded Seal — I also applied 2 coats for coverage, but I feel like this one needed one more for complete opacity.

It’s definitely gorgeous on it’s own, but I could see it being equally lovely with one layer over another polish — white, grey, dark blue. I feel like you could definitely have some beautiful combinations.

What do you think about these two beauties from the Dimension Nails Arctic Collection? Do you have a favourite? Let me know in the comments below!

Both these shades were gifted to me c/o: NailStuff.ca! You can find the entire Arctic Collection available on her site (shipping available to both Canada & the USA) as well as other many of the other Dimension Nail collections!

Blue Valentine Nails 💙

Hello lovelies & happy Tuesday!

Today I have a fun early Valentine’s Day look to share with you I did before my tragic nail break last week. I was feeling something Valentines-y, but not pink, so I decided to recreate a look similar to one I did last year.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie Millionails
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Blitz
  • Essie All the Wave
  • Dimension Nails Great Blue Heron (gifted c/o: NailStuff.ca)
  • China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Get Mod!
  • Color Club On The List
  • NailStuff.ca 4mm Micro Detail Brush
  • NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool Trio

How pretty did these turn out? I love the blues all together, & it’s a fun alternative to your usual pink on pink Valentine’s Day designs. Also I’m pretty proud of how my hearts turned out.

I even took a picture of both hands, because people always ask me if I paint both hands when I do my own nails. My apologies for the potato quality photo, I took these in not the greatest lighting.

What do you think about these blue Valentine nails? Do you like untraditional colours when it comes to holiday nails?

Let me know all your thoughts on these nails down in the comments below, & let me know what untraditional colour scheme you would do for a Valentine’s Day look!