Cactus nails 🌵 are having a moment right now on Instagram, so I decided to join in & create my own version. I originally did cactus nails last year, which can be found here. With my design from last year, my personal complaint was my base colour was too dark, so this time I wanted to go with something brighter. And what is brighter than neon pink!
For this manicure, I used:
- China Glaze Hang Ten Toes
- Sally Hansen I ♥️ Nail Art pen in Green
- Essie First Timer
- Essie Off Tropic
- Essie Stylenomics
- Essie Peach Daquri
- Essie Haute As Hello
- Cutex Quick Dry Top Coat
- Small nail art brush from this set by Bundle Monster.
Have you jumped on the cactus nail art trend yet? I absolutely love cacti. When my son was born, I didn’t wanted flowers, I wanted my mum to bring me a cactus (which is pictured above). The little guy also has a little cactus onesie that is too cute, and I’m planning on filling our house with a few more plants too! I’m a little obsessed.
And just for fun (because I’m so obsessed with this mani I couldn’t stop taking pictures), a shot of both hands:
What do you think of this mani? Are you as obsessed as I am? Let me know in the comments below!
Today I have a review of some products that were kindly sent to me by Born Pretty Store for review.
You’ve probably seen that Crystal nail art stamper a are everywhere! I’ve been considering getting one for a while, and when Born Pretty offered to send me one for review I jumped at the chance. I’ve made attempts at stamping before, but I’ve never been very good.
The stamper (item #24059) itself is a good size, and the pad is clear and nice and squishy. It’s also completely clear, which means that you can see through so that you can know exactly where you are placing your design.
I started off by painting my nails with my base colours. I used a purple My Beauty Spot polish with Nubar Treasure layered overtop and OPI I Canolli Wear OPI. Next, I used liquid peel off tape (also from Born Pretty!) and applied it around my cuticles to limit clean up. I also discovered it’s much easier to do one hand at a time as sometimes the peel off tape sticks together and comes off.
Before applying the design to my nails, I tested it on a peice of paper to see how it would turn out. I used OPI Who You Callin’ Bossy as I don’t own any stamping polish.
Going one hand at a time, I applied the design to each nail. I am not someone who has an easy time with keeping things straight when stamping, but with this clear stamper it was so easy to know exactly where my design was going! Once I applied the design, I peeled off my peel off tape and applied to top coat to seal in my design. I finished off by cleaning up the rest of my cuticle area using a small brush dipped in acetone.
And the finished product!
I’m so impressed with this clear jelly stamper, I can’t recommend it enough! If you’ve been considering starting to stamp I would definitely suggest checking out the selection on Born Pretty Store! You can use my discount code COFFK31 to save 10% on your purchase!
Hello Darlings & happy Saturday!
Today I have some cute cactus pattern nails to share with you! I’ve been seeing a lot of adorable cactus manicures popping up in my Instagram feed lately including adorable manicures by @ChelseaQueen, @NailAllie, & @theBaseCoat. So with so much amazing inspiration around me, I had to try and create my own cactus design! It took two tries (my first attempt was, ahem, not the prettiest) but I think that my final design turned out quite cute!
The polishes I used for this manicure were:
- China Glaze I’ve Got A Blue Attitude
- Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art pen in Green
- Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art pen in Purple
- Essence The Green and The Grunge
- Quo by Orly Diva
- ACO by Ardene Techno Green
- Essie Gel Setter
First off, can I just comment on how perfect China Glaze I’ve Got A Blue Attitude is? I picked it & We’ve Got The Beet on payday & I LOVE it! Anytime a colour looks like it glows on my nails, I’m pretty much guarenteed to fall in love with it & I’ve Got A Blue Attitude definitely glows on the nail. I think it’s the perfect colour to pair with my little cactus design.
What nail patterns are you loving right now & where do you get your inspiration? Let me know in the comments below!