Good morning lovelies & happy Tuesday! It’s a chilly Tuesday morning here & not very Spring like unfortunately. I’m so over these cold, grey days.
But I do have a cute nail art look to share today. I recently added a few new polishes to my stash—which I acquired on some good deals—so I decided to combine a few in a Saran Wrap splatter look. It’s been a hot minute since I did one of these, so I was excited. & the fact it turned out looking a bit like cotton candy was even cooler!
The polishes I used for this manicure are:
Base Coat: Essie Hard To Resist Glow & Shine
Top Coat: Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
Essie No Ex-pectations
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Sugar Rush
L.A. Colors Gossip
Essie Expressie FX Iced Out
Crinkled up plastic wrap
I’m super in love with how this turned out. Essie No Ex-pectations turned out to be a bit more grey than I had expected, but it made for an excellent base for my splatters of colour to pop! Plus I really do think it gives off the effect of cotton candy. I also like the subtle shimmer from the bit of Expressie FX Iced Out. It gives off just enough sparkle.
What do you think of this Saran wrap splatter design? Do you like easy nail art like this? I really need to do a tutorial to show off just how easy this look is to do! Maybe when things slow down a bit, I can get that reel made!
Hello lovelies & happy Sunday! I know it’s been quiet this week on the blog — I’ve been feeling the lingering effects of the cold I had a few weeks back, so my energy has been pretty low. I spent my 2 days off basically sleeping, so my nails have taken a bit of a back seat.
But, I recently stopped into my local Marshall’s & they were better stocked with fun colours, so naturally I needed to buy myself a new one! & of course — we had to go with neon! This is ORLY Put the Top Down, originally released as part of the Summer 2016 Pacific Coast Highway collection.
2 coats + Seche Vite Top Coat
I’m not going to lie — this shade is not the easiest polish to photograph thanks to its neon shade. I feel like it’s looking a bit more pink on my laptop screen than it did when I took pictures on my phone, & definitely more pink than on my nails — but that’s neon nail polish for you! I will say though, the formula is pretty awesome for a neon, if only a bit thick. It doesn’t dry matte, though, which is kind of awesome, but I did find a needed a bit of top coat to smooth my second coat down.
Doesn’t this shade just screamSummer? It’s so bright & vibrant, you need to wear sunglasses when you wear it.
I’m actually really happy I found this shade at Marshall’s. It’s been a while since I have found any good shades, sadly. I also have another shade in my stash from this collection (ORLY Scenic Route) which is one of my favs, so I’m glad to have added another. I might have to check out a few more Marshall’s to see if they’ve gotten any more shades from the collection that I can add to my stash. I love Winners/Marshall’s finds like this!
What do you think of ORLY Put the Top Down? Do you remember this shade from Summer 2016? Are you a fan of a good neon for Summer — or a March day when it’s below freezing, & they’re calling for 10cm of snow?
Let me know all your thoughts down in the comments below!
& a bright, sunny, warm Sunday at that. Finally, it’s starting to feel like Spring. So naturally, I needed to pick out some kind of Spring-esque shade for this week’s Swatch Sunday polish pick.
After perusing my polish stash for a while, I decided on this pastel beauty from Sally Hansen: Orchid Around from the Xtreme Wear line.
2 coats + Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
How pretty is this beautiful pastel is somewhere between pink & pale purple, with a very pretty shimmer which — sadly — is hard to actually see on the nail unless you’re really looking for it.
The formula was a good consistency & easily applied in 2 coats. I didneed to apply top coat to smooth things out, as I found it had some streakiness, but since I always add top coat when I’m wearing nail polish anyways, it’s not a big deal — & definitely not a deal breaker.
You can see that pretty shimmer in my macro shot! I just wish it was more visible.
The colour is so perfect for Spring! & I’m always here for a pretty pastel shade to inspire warmed days. This would be the perfect base for some Easter nail art (which, is less than a month away!) I’ve always had good luck with the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear line in terms of wearability, which is awesome because it’s a great affordable option.
What do you think of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Orchid Around? Would you wear this shade for Spring? Let me know all your thoughts down in the comments below!
Hello beauties & happy Tuesday! I hope everyone’s weekend was lovely, & for those still in the grips of Winter like myself, not too snowy. Today I have another Spring inspired manicure to distract myself from the snow.
For a while, I wasn’t really in a floral kind of mood. You might have noticed, though, things have changed because I’m feeling floral inspired again & loving it. Today is another floral accent nail look, this time featuring one of my all time favourite things to freehand: roses. Seriously, these feel so romantic & lovely, I just can’t get over how pretty they turned out. Like my last floral look, all the shades I used for this design are from my Essie collection.
Come on… I mean, how pretty did those roses turn out? I seriously could have worn these nails for forever. Or, at least, a week. Which is basically like forever when it comes to me & nail art. I’m just so proud of how they turned out, & I’m already planning on more floral nails in the very near future. I mean, Winter doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere, so I guess I’ll just have to pretend on my nails.
What do you think of these romantic floral accent nails? Do you love them as much as I love them? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!
Hello lovelies & happy Sunday. It’s a sunny Sunday here, although the snow situation is a little depressing — Spring is definitely feeling far away. So I thought I would pick something Spring-y to wear on my nails for this week.
Today’s polish is one that I picked up a little while ago now, on a whim while making a NailPolishCanada purchase. I saw the colour & thought it was so pretty, so I added to cart: ORLY Desert Rose, originally released as part of the Neon Earth Collection for Summer 2018.
2 coats + Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
Desert Rose is a beautiful vibrant coral pink, with reddish undertones. It plays a good balance between that coral feel and the red feel, which are probably two of my favourite colours to wear. The formula was really easy to apply, & went on smoothly, with a good self level. I did apply Seche Vite over which added some extra gloss, but that was because I was planning on wearing the shade & needed it to dry quickly.
This colour is definitely the vibrancy I need for these never ending snowy days. It’s the perfect brightness, & the colour is absolutely gorgeous. I looked back on Nail Polish Canada, but the listing is no longer available sadly (I think it was on clearance when I bought it), BUT I did find it on the official ORLY website for sale, so if you’re looking at this shade, it is still available for purchase through them.
What do you think about ORLY Desert Rose? Do you love this shade for Spring? Are you already dipping into your Spring shades? Let me know in the comments below!