More Spring Floral

Is there anything that says Spring more than floral? Since today marks the first day of Spring, I thought I should try and summon some warmer temps with a pretty floral design on my nails. I may not be able to pull out my sun dresses quite yet, but I can make my nails feel like it didn’t just snow last night. Haha. 

For this design, I used all Sally Hansen polishes including the ones I received from the Spring 2017 collection. 

The polishes I used for this design were:

  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Montley Hue
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Pretty Peony 
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Bourbon Belle
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Terra-Coppa
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Pretty Piggy
  • Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Mellow Yellow
  • Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Tickled Pink
  • Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Kiwi Bikini
  • Sally Hansen I ❤ Nail Art pen in Green
  • Sally Hansen I ❤ Nail Art pen in Black. 
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel top coat. 

I’m so in love with how this design turned out I don’t even want to think about having to take it off! My floral has definitely improved over the years, and I’m feeling really good about how wicked these look. 🌼🌿🌸 Just so girly, and romantic. And the perfect way to welcome Spring (and encourage Mother Nature to make it feel more like Spring!)

What do you think of this floral? Let me know in the comments below! 

St Patrick’s Day nails with #thenailartsquad

Happy St Patrick’s Day! 🍀

Today I’ve joined with the rest of the girls in #thenailartsquad for some St Patrick’s Day themed nails in honour of today. 

The fellow #thenailartsquad members that I joined for this collab are (clockwise from the top):

For my nails, I freehanded clovers on my accent nail using a fitting tool and small nail art brush. Thankfully, baby was sleeping so I had the chance for some real nail art! I was very excited. 

The polishes I used for this manicure were:

  • Essie First Timer (light green)
  • YSL  vert d’orient (dark green)
  • Icing Icing on Top (off white) 
  • ORLY Bling (holo gold) 
  • Butter London Rock Hard top coat. 
  • Dotting tool (Bundle Monster) and small nail art brush (Born Pretty Store). 

There are few occasions where I pull out green polish, but I always look forward to St Patrick’s Day for some festive green nails. I’m also really happy with my little clovers–I wasn’t quite sure I could pull them off freehand, but I think they turned out pretty cute! 

Hope everyone is having a festive day whether it’s with green beer, or–like me–a very green stir fry! 

February floral. 

Hello February! Crazy how quickly January flew by. This is about the time in the year where I start craving Spring so I thought some floral would be fitting. I also haven’t done a floral since September, so it was long overdue. 

Base colour is Sally Hansen I Lilac You which is such a pretty soft purple, and very Spring-y. For my roses, I used a dotting tool, small detail brush, and a whole bunch of pink polishes (and a few greens for the leaves). 

Roses were the first nail art, aside from polka dots, I ever really attempted so they hold a special place in my heart. Plus they are so girlie so they’re great for this month with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching! 

My thumb is definitely my favourite nail of this design. It just turned out so well so I had to take a solo shot of it. I also apologize for the growth–I’ve been wearing these nails for the last two days. 


What do you think of my floral nails–are you craving Spring as much as I am? 

Red Cup inspired red nails. 

So here is what I topped Claire’s Red Carpet with from yesterday’s post! I’m sure you’ve come across one of the adorable cups from Starbucks red cup collection. As my husband and I are both avid Starbucks drinkers (incase you’ve never noticed before) I just had to recreate one of the designs on my nails. So I went with my favourite–the Christmas lights! 

The polishes used for this mani are:

  • Claire’s Red Carpet 
  • Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art pen in black. 
  • OPI I Cannoli Wear OPI
  • Essie Gel Setter. 
  • Small sized dotting tool. 


What do you think of this mani? My light bulbs turned out slightly wonky, but I feel like it channels the inspiration well enough! Plus there is nothing that says Christmas is coming (for the coffee addict at least) than when Starbucks brings out their red cups… and Gingerbread latte of course! 

Negative Space Chevron floral 

I always have a few favourite things I always lean towards when it comes to doing my nails. Right now its blue nail polish, nail vinyls, chevrons, negative space & floral. I’ve been reaching for all of those quite frequently, so why not incorporate all of those things into one manicure?!

For this manicure, I used:

  • China Glaze I Sea the Point
  • Essie Go Ginza
  • Essie Peach Daiquiri
  • China Glaze Hang Ten Toes
  • China Glaze Feel the Breeze
  • Chevron Nail vinyls from My Nails Did Vinyls
  • Small rhinestones from Icing
  • Essie Gel Setter
  • Small nail art brush, & large size dotting tool for floral details.

 

Words cannot begin to describe how much I love how this mani turned out! I love how the floral looks over my negative space chevrons & how all the colours compliment each other. I’ve been having so much fun playing with all of my nail vinyls, & I can’t wait to collect more designs so I can try out all sorts of different looks!

What looks are you loving right now? Let me know in the comments below!