Tribal accent nails featuring Essence Lets Get Lost!Β 

I’ve been a little lost on nail art inspiration lately so I decided to go with one of my favourite nail art designs–tribal! I’ve always loved Aztec inspired nails, and so the other night when I couldn’t come up with any manicure ideas I decided to pull an old favourite out of my back pocket! 

  
  

The polishes I used for this manicure were:

  • Essence Lets Get Lost! 
  • Hard Candy Coconut
  • Art Club Nail Art Duo in Bubblegum Pink
  • Essence Nothing but Lovestoned
  • QUO by ORLY nail art striper in black.
  • QUO by ORLY nail art striper in white.
  • OPI My Favourite Ornament 
  • ACO by Ardene Just Saying 
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

  
   
So what do you think of this manicure? I forgot how awesome Essence Lets Get Lost! is. The formula has never let me down, and after owning it for two years it still goes on perfectly. πŸ’™ 

Simple gold stripes over pink.Β 

 Good morning lovelies! 

Hope you’re enjoying your Wesnesday. Here in Halifax it’s been pretty darn hot… Which normally I wouldn’t complain about but our air conditioning at work has been broken a couple weeks so it’s been a little rough. Thank goodness for maxi dresses and Iced Coffee! 

You know what else makes up for super hot Summer days… Nail polish! I recently picked up a few pretty Essie polishes  on some awesome deals ($3.99) which I can never say no to! 

  
Today’s mani features the super pretty Brides No Grooms. As soon as I spied this pretty reddish pink hiding in the clearance bin, I knew I had to own it! I decided to compliment it with some simple gold stripes created using my QUO by ORLY Striper in Gold. The topped everything with a nice coat of Seche to seal everything in. 

 
Is there anything that doesn’t go well with gold? 😍😍😍 did you pick up any of the Essie bridal polishes? I’m still hoping to stumble across Happy Wife Happy Life in the clearance bins! I love red, and the name is too cute as it’s what my fiancΓ© always says to me. πŸ’—

Vintage roses and studs featuring QUO by ORLY water transfers.Β 

 As you’ve probably figured out, I love a good floral mani. REALLY love. I saw a mani by @perfectly_nailed on Instagram that featured roses on script and knew I wanted to recreate it! I picked up QUO by ORLY water transfers all the way back in October so I couldn’t think of a better time to try them out! 

  
The polishes I used for this mani were: 

  • Essie Big Spender (dark pink)
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Birthday Suit (beige)
  • QUO by ORLY water transfers in Love Letters. 
  • Born Pretty Store studs. 
  • Assortment of other pink polishes that (I can’t remember! Whoops) for the roses. 
  • Seche Vite 

 
What do you think of my roses? I really adore how these turned out. I’ve been really feeling romantic manicures lately… Maybe it’s because it’s wedding season! 

Double holo half moon mani featuring ORLY Mirrorball and Nubar Prize.Β 

   

You’ll remember the other day I included a swatch of ORLY Mirrorball in my last post and I promised something good to come. How about a double holo half moon manicure! As I said, I’m all about that holo life right now. Just makes the sunny Summer-like days even better. I decided to up to sparkle on my nails overtop ORLY Mirrorball. After wearing Mirrorball on its own for about a day, I applied paper reinforcements to the bottom of each nail, pressed them down real good, and then applied two coats of Nubar Prize which is such a pretty holographic reddish pink! Remove the hole reinforcements quickly, apply your top coat of choice and BAM! Pretty and super sparkly half moons. 
Just check out this blurry sun shot to really get a sense of the sparkle. It’s almost blinding and I love everything about it! 😍

 

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SWATCHES GALORE! (What I’ve been wearing)

again with the unplanned hiatus! I’ve been busy busy busy with work with no time for much else! However, I can never go polish free so I thought I would share a few swatches of the polishes/polish combinations I’ve been wearing the last couple weeks.  

  

Hard Candy Sky (topped with China Glaze Fairy Dust) — I picked up a few of the Hard Candy 20th anniversary polishes at my local Walmart last month and obviously this one had to be in the bunch! Love love love! This polish makes me think of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and her pretty pastel nails which is exactly why I feel in love with polish in the first place! Sadly my Fairy Dust didnt want to show up for the camera but looked pretty in person as always. 

CND Vinylux Dazzling Dance—Duochrome! Purple! Holo glitter! πŸ’œ I picked up this gorgeous polish at my local Winners for $3! I’d been watching it for months, and finally realized it was waiting for me to take it home. This was 4ish coats with still visible nail line so next time I’ll add some undies. But even still… 😍  

  

ORLY Mirrorball — I’m kind of on a holo kick lately and Mirrorball is perfection. Just look… Words are not even needed. πŸ™€ (you will definitely be seeing more of this beauty later πŸ˜‰) 

  

ACO by Ardene 80s Prom Dress — (layered over China Glaze Seas the Day)  bright fushia pink with camera shy micro glitters. Definitely a perfect Summer colour! Again it’s pretty sheer on its own so undies were a must. I’m curious to try it out with a darker shade. 

  

Nubar Absolute — Blue holo. Seriously I’m holo obsessed right now and need them alllllllll. I tried my best to capture the holo in the sun, but don’t worry in person it cannot be missed! I also realize that I’m going to have to spurlge and pick up a few more Nubar holos because damn they’re so pretty! 

  

ACO by Ardene Crystal Fog layered over Hard Candy Zombie. Zombie is another 20th anniversary release from Hard Candy that the Mr. picked out for me, probably because we’re obsessed with iZombie lately! It’s a gorgeous purple on its own, but add a coat of Crystal Fog by ACO by Ardene and it turns into the most amazing duochrome. I don’t usually wear dark polishes in the Summer but this is definitely going to be an exception! 

 

Joe Fresh Quartz — it was not easy to capture the shift of this polish on camera…. Just kidding!  the above shot says everything you need to know. I literally spent all day staring at my fingers moving them around.  Shifty gorgeous duochrome PERFECTION! I have a few Joe Fresh polishes in my stash but this is definitely my new favourite. It’s just so perfect. 
So what polishes caught your eye the most? Are you team duochrome or team holo? Also what’s your favourite polish to wear when you just don’t have time for nail art? Let me know in the comments below! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ