Manicures from top left:
- Aztec Inspired Chevron Moons
- Matte Chevron Moons
- Blingy Accent Nails
- Another Go at Abstract Accent Nails
- Matte Swirl Accent Nails
- Matte Mermaid Nails
Can you believe it? The end of the month is already upon us! Crazy. It definitely was not easy picking just 6 manicures for my monthly mani favourites… January saw some pretty fun nail art! (And a whole lot of Matte top coat 😍)
I’m just in love with all the manicures I’ve done so far this year, and I can’t wait to get into some Valentines Day manicures.
Which of the above manicures was your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!
I’ve had a busy day so I’m big late on posting, but I really wanted to share this colour blocking mani because I just love how it turned out! I was inspired by @lenareitz who posted a negative space sideways colour block that was just stunning.
The polishes I used for this mani were:
- OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI!
- China Glaze Jungle Queen
- Essie Where’s my Chauffeur?
- Essie Good to Go
- My Nails Did Right Angle Chevron nail vinyls.
I just love that pop of turquoise against the purples. I also debated making these matte but love how they look with gloss.
I’m trying to play around with new designs and styles to keep things different! Only so many ways you can do chevron moons haha.
If you have any suggestions for manicure ideas, let me know in the comments below! I’m currently saving some fun Valentines ideas to tackle!
Anyone else remember the days of freehanding my chevrons that were sort of lopsided (but don’t get me wrong–I’m still super proud I even did them!)
Thank goodness for nail vinyls–they make nail art so crazy easy. I’ve been playing around with then a lot lately and found Kiss Products Design Perfection Tip Guides at Wal-Mart for something like $1.99. I love trying new products so I decided to pick them up. They come with 4 different styles per sheet–moon, chevron, zig zag and French manicure. I’ve used the chevrons a couple times, but this was my first time trying out the zig zag vinyls.
The products I used for this manicure were:
- Essie Brides No Grooms
- Essie Tuck it in My Tux
- Essie Shine of the Times
- China Glaze Sleeping Under the Stars
- Essie Good to Go
- Kiss Products Design Perfection Tip Guides
- Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art Studs
I’m super sad Shine of the Times didn’t really show up. If I had been thinking I would have used it over both Tuck it in My Tux and Sleeping Under the Stars. Also how cute are these little studs from Sally Hansen?! Picked up their nail art studs set on sale at Shoppers and I’ve been having fun playing with them. They’re just so itty bitty.
What in the nail polish/nail art world are you currently obsessed with? Let me know in the comments below! 💙💗
I’ve written before about my love of thermal nail polishes, and so I thought I would share this mani I did using Layla Thermo Polish Effects No.5. This one of the Layla Thermo Polish Effects I picked up on clearence at Lawtons Drugs and probably my favourite of all the thermals/”mood” polishes I own.
For this mani, I used Essie Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Lo for my base, and applied right angle chevron vinyls from My Nails Did when the polish was completely dry. I applied my Layla polish over top of each nail–one base coat, and then a second coat. After each second coat was applied, I immediately removed each vinyl. Using a Stripe Rite striper in pink, I applied a small freehand chevron to the top of each of my chevrons and then sealed everything in with top coat.
Top picture show how Layla Thermo Effects looks when hot (pink) and cold (purple) and in the bottom picture you can see the transition between the two. So wicked!
I’m not sure if any of the Layla Thermo Polish Effects are still available, but if you ever stumble across any–definitely pick some up! You will not be disappointed.