GLAM NAILS CHALLENGE OCTOBER— Black Cats 🐈‍⬛

Hello lovelies & happy Monday! & happy first prompt of Glam Nails Challenge October! It’s been a while since I participated in one of these challenges, so naturally I had to jump back in for my absolute favourite month because it’s all about my favourite holiday: Halloween!

First prompt this month: Black Cats.

This one has a special place in my heart because not only do I adore black cats in general, but we recently lost our own black cat. So I was very excited to do a special black cat manicure.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie Hard To Resist Glow & Shine 
  • Top Coat: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Fast Dry Top Coat
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Purple Craze
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Knighttime
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Stargazer Lily
  • Starrily Vantablack
  • OPI DS Extravagance
  • Bodico Stamping Plate B-20
  • NailStuff.ca Clear Stamper & Scraper 
  • NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool Trio

How cute is this stamping plate? These aren’t very spooky black cats, haha, but that’s okay I like my cute little kitties with sparkly collars. I thought about trying to paint some tiny little witch hats on my kitties, but I was so scared of messing them up, I decided to go for a pretty kitty look instead of a spooky one. Plus there is still lots of time left for spooky nail art looks — & there are lots of spooky nail art looks to come!

What do you think about this nail art look? Have you started planning your Halloween nail art looks? Are you as pumped as I am for another round of Glam Nails Challenge October? Let me know down in the comments below!

& don’t forget to follow along with #glamnailschallengeOctober on Instagram to see all the fun (& spooky) nail art looks.

Glam Nails Challenge March — Dots

Hello lovlies & happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a lovely week so far. It’s been hit or miss with the weather here, but I’m really hoping as we say goodbye to March, we’ll have a lovely April to look forward to! A girl can dream, right?

In the meantime, we have the last prompt for Glam Nails Challenge March today! This month has definitely sped by. I always love doing these challenges, not just to connect with the nail polish community & see everyone else’s interpretations of the same idea, but also because it challenges me when I might sometimes be struggling with ideas.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure Hardener 
  • Top Coat: Essie Speed Setter
  • Londontown Lakur Briolette
  • Starrily Vantablack
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Get Mod
  • Londontown Lakur Mint No Chip
  • NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool Trio

How cute is this nail art look? Now that I’m rocking my serious shorties, I like dainty nail art looks like this — they used to be one of my favourite go to nail art looks. & they’re very very easy to do.

Can you believe Glam Nails Challenge March is already over, & April is almost here? Have you enjoyed all these manicures from this last month?

I haven’t quite decided whether or not I’ll be participating in next Month’s challenge, but stay tune to see what next month brings!

Glam Nails Challenge March — Flames 🔥

Hello lovelies & happy Monday!

A brand new week, (almost) a brand new month, & look at that… my nails are looking brand new too. Unfortunately, I had a pretty nasty break on my ring finger, so that means I’m back to rocking some serious shorties. But we have just two prompts left for Glam Nails Challenge March & I’m going to end this month strong!

The second to last prompt for this month is flames, which is a nail art design I have never, ever done. So I was both excited & nervous. Thankfully, I had some old flame nail vinyls, which made creating this look that much easier!

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure Hardener 
  • Top Coat: Essie Speed Setter
  • Essie Watermelon
  • Starrily Eclipse
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Trouble Maker
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Blacky-O
  • NailStuff.ca 4mm Micro Detail Brush
  • URSugar Flame Nail Vinyls

How much fun are these holo flames? I was really feeling this base, & thought that this holo pink would be perfect for flames. I added the black tracing of the flames because I thought it would really emphasize the look of everything.

& I think it worked! The flames really pop against the nail. & I’m really happy with the outcome.

What do you think about these flame nails for Glam Nails Challenge March? Can you believe this month is almost over & we only have one prompt left?

Glam Nails Challenge March — Abstract

Hello beauties & happy Wednesday! Hopefully a beautiful sunny Wednesday, but either way I hope you’re having a lovely start to your day. I’m excited because I have a beautiful design to share with you for the next prompt of Glam Nails Challenge March: Abstract. & when I saw that prompt, I knew exactly whose nails I was going to use as the inspiration for my abstract nails.

Grape Fizz Nails always comes up with the most beautiful & unique abstract looks, so I took a bag from her book, & decided to go with a pastel inspired abstract design, with a little bit of gold for good measure!

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure Hardener 
  • Top Coat: Essie Speed Setter
  • Sally Hansen Tutu the Ballet
  • L’Oréal Jardin Des Roses
  • L’Oréal Pistache Royale
  • Essence Take Me To Heaven
  • Essie Set in Sandstone
  • Starilly Vantablack
  • Nailstuff.ca Gold Metallic Foil Flakies (not currently in stock)
  • NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool Trio

How fun & pastel are these? The colours look so beautiful together, & the gold just adds that extra something special. They turned out just so beautiful — I can’t get over it! Plus paired with some sunshine yesterday, they were really giving full on Spring vibes.

Can you believe that we only have 2 more prompts for Glam Nails Challenge March? I can’t believe how quickly this month seems to be going, & how close we are to Spring dresses, Easter, & days upon days of beautiful Spring weather.

I think the world needs some sunshine right now.

Glam Nails Challenge March — Checkered 🏁

Hello lovelies & happy Monday!

Today I’m excited because today’s prompt for Glam Nails Challenge March is checkered, & that’s a design I don’t think I’ve ever done in all the years I’ve been doing my nails. So I was very excited for this challenge, & decided to make it even more of a challenge by free-handing the whole look. Haha it’s not like I didn’t have a stamping plate I could have used. I just wanted to see if do it.

& instead of the classic black & white, I decided some Spring-y colours, & peak-a-book negative space, would be perfect.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure Hardener
  • Top Coat: Essie Speed Setter
  • Sinful Colors Fit Chick
  • Sinful Colors Blue Me Away
  • Sinful Colors Fitspo
  • Sinful Colors Yolo Yellow
  • Starrily Vantablack
  • NailStuff.ca 4mm Micro Detail Brush

I picked up a few of these funky bright Sinful Colors shades at my local Walmart, 3 for $6, so I went with that colour scheme because it would be the most fun. Bright, funky & colourful! Perfect for these almost Spring days we’ve been having.

Also I’m really, really proud of how this freehanding turned out. I was very nervous to attempt something as complex & time consuming as this. But you know what, I’m really glad I did, because they turned out so freaking perfect.

What do you think about this checkered design? Are you feeling these bright, & colourful shades? Let me know all your thoughts down in the comments below!