Summer Bright Abstract Dots

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Hello lovelies & happy Tuesday! I hope everyone’s week is off to a lovely start.

I’m actually excited because I’ve been creating some fun nail art lately. I’ve been inspired by my nail polish, & sunny days, & bright colours. So I’ve been creating a bunch of fun, & easy, nail art looks lately. There is something about painting my nails that just makes me feel a little less stressed, & right now I will take all the stress relief I can get.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie Hard To Resist Glow & Shine 
  • Top Coat: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel x Friends A Moo Point 
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel x Friends Yellow Taxi 
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel x Friends Laven-door
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel x Friends How You Bluein’?
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel x Friends The One With the Teal
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Black-O
  • NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool Trio
  • NailStuff.ca 4mm Micro Detail Brush

This look was partially inspired by this manicure I did a few Summers back, but decided to brighten up the colour scheme a bit.

Also my little girl decided she really wanted her nails painted like Mummy, so I decided to recreate this nail art on her tiny little nails, & I’m quite impressed with how they turned out! It was surprisingly easy, even on her tiny little nails. I always get really excited when she asks me to paint her nails, especially when she wants her nails painted like me.

What do you think about this abstract dot looks? I’m still really loving these bright & fun Sally Hansen x Friends Miracle Gel collection. They’re just so much fun for Summer.

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SWATCH SUNDAY — Sally Hansen x Friends Miracle Gel Collection

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Hello lovelies & happy Sunday!

It’s been super quiet on the blog front this week — there was a lot going on behind the scenes, so nail polish had to take a bit of a step back. But I’m super excited because not only am I starting with a very exciting Swatch Sunday post, but I’m starting with a very exciting, absolutely jammed pack Swatch Sunday post featuring the brand new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel x Friends collection!

To say I’m excited would be an understatement. As soon as I saw the collection being released — and heard the names — I was so hoping I would get a chance to get my hands on some of this collection. & Thanks to the absolute dolls at Sally Hansen, they gifted me with the most amazing PR package featuring all these beautiful shades. CLICK HERE to see a InstaReel featuring the whole fun package they sent me!

& now… let’s get onto some swatches!

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SWATCH SUNDAY — Essie x Révolutionnaire Expressie Collection

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Hello lovelies & happy Sunday! I’m super excited to share some beautiful PR I received recently! As I mentioned in this post, this collection is a collaboration between Essie & Révolutionnaire.co, a brand & platform committed to celebrating diversity and inclusivity, and fighting for social justice.

The two gave teamed up with Essie for a beautiful collection of Expressie shades — Take the Espresso, Cold Brew Crew, Buns Up, Millennium Momentum, Daily Grind, & Always Transparent. This was my first experience with the Expressie line, which is an 8-free, vegan formula, formulated without any nasty ingredients that can sometimes be found in nail polishes.

So let’s look at some Swatches!

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Summery Floral

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You know what it’s been a while since? The last time I wore my my nails! So naturally I needed to pick some of my newer shades I’ve received lately (& a few oldies from my collection) & incorporated them into a beautiful floral look.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie Hard To Resist Glow & Shine
  • Top Coat: Essence Extreme GEL Top
  • Sally Hansen Good Kind Pure Blue Moonstone
  • Sally Hansen Good Kind Pure Love You Lotus
  • Sally Hansen Good Kind Pure Peony Origins
  • Sally Hansen Good Kind Pure Pink Cardamon
  • Sally Hansen Good Kind Pure Black Stone
  • OPI Nature Strong Emflowered
  • OPI Nature Strong Cactus What You Preach
  • OPI Nature Strong Daisy Strong
  • Essie Off Tropic
  • NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool Trio
  • NailStuff.ca 4mm Micro Detail Brush

I love love love this bright blue base of Sally Hansen Good Kind Pure in Blue Moonstone. Like I mentioned in the swatch post, it’s definitely my favourite of the shades I received. The colour is so perfect for Spring… Summer… everything! & it really makes the flowers pop.

What do you think about this floral design? Do you like the pairing of these colours? Let me know all your thoughts down in the comments below.

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Coffee Inspired Drag Marble (featuring Essie x Révolutionnaire collab shades)

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Hello lovelies & happy Tuesday! It is Tuesday right, haha? Between long weekends & crazy work hours, I’m definitely feeling out of whack. But I’m excited because I was recently gifted some beautiful shades by Essie as part of their Essie x Révolutionnaire collaboration. For those who don’t know, Révolutionnaire.co was created by Nina & Justice, & is a brand & platform committed to celebrating diversity and inclusivity, and fighting for social justice.

& they’ve teamed up with Essie for a beautiful collection of Expressie shades. I was lucky enough to be gifted the whole collection which includes 6 shades — Take the Espresso, Cold Brew Crew, Buns Up, Millennium Momentum, Daily Grind, & Always Transparent. I have full Swatches coming, but in the meantime I just had to do a fun coffee inspired drag marble after seeing these beautiful colours — &, okay, maybe the polish names inspired me slightly too.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie Hard To Resist Glow & Shine 
  • Top Coat: Essie Expressie Always Transparent
  • Essie Expressie Buns Up
  • Essie Expressie Daily Grind
  • Essie Expressie Cold Brew Crew
  • Essie Expressie Take the Expresso
  • NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool Trio (I use the tiniest end)

This was my first experience using Essie Expressie shades, & they’re just lovely. I’ll get into all those details with my swatch post, but they were awesome for this drag marble look. Sometimes when you’re using so many shades, they can start to dry too quickly, but I didn’t find that happened with these. However, the polish over all did dry pretty well , especially after I topped them with Always Transparent. No pulling, or smearing, either.

I love how much these reminds me of coffee/latte art. As a self confessed coffee addict, I love anything coffee related. & these shades just called to coffee inspired look!

What do you think about this coffee inspired drag marble? Does this look remind you of coffee? Have you checked out the new Essie x Révolutionnaire collection? You can purchase it via the Révolutionnaire.co site, or at your local Shoppers Drug Mart. Collection is out now!

Products featured in this post were provided in exchanged for content. 

All thoughts are honest & my own.