How pretty are these? I hope they’re pretty because oh boy did I struggle with clean up! I don’t know what was happening, because usually I don’t have so many issues, but my cuticle line just wanted to be stained black.
& also I’m so over this both of Seche Vite & it shrinking every manicure I do. I’ve never had a bottle shrink so bad! Look at my middle finger! So beyond frustrating. But regardless of the issues, my nails did turn out pretty. China Glaze Strawberry Fields is so pretty, I can’t believe I don’t wear it more often!
What do you think of this floral design? Are you feeling early Spring vibes in the middle of January? & to my friends on the other side of the world in the middle of Summer… how is it there? Is it nice?
Happy Friday everyone! Starting off today with some more stamping. I’m still waiting on an order from Born Pretty Store to arrive (with some new stamping plates) so I guess in the mean time, it’s the same old ones again! This time I was feeling something a little tribal-esque so I decided to go with another one of my discontinued Born Pretty Store plates. I’m thinking I need to branch out & try some other awesome plates so if you have any suggestions of your favourites, leave them below!
Born Pretty Store stamping plate (discontinued) — this one has similar patterns.
So first off, Morgan Taylor Just Tutu Much is so freaking good for stamping. I mentioned this in my swatch post of these shades, but I’m really impressed. It’s so nice when you find polishes that stamp so fantastically over dark shades. I love it! It makes me really excited to have my new plates arrive, so I have a whole new variety of images to share!
What do you think of this stamped design? Where do you buy your favourite stamping plates? Let me know in the comments below! 💜
*PR SAMPLE* Some of these items were sent to me for review. However, all opinions are my own.
<These polishes were all gifted to me by Morgan Taylor as part of the Preen.Me #PreenMeVIP program>
Happy 2018 Everyone! ✨ I know I’ve been a little quiet over Christmas, but we spent it up in Northern New Brunswick with my Mum & Dad & Granddad & I decided because it was Lil Bubs first Christmas I wanted to be in the moment completely, hence putting the blog aside for a little while to enjoy the moments! Now I’m back, & I have some gorgeous swatches of some gorgeous polishes (which are WAY overdue).
Yes, I know… normally I would wait until Sunday for all these swatches but that just means you’ve get double the swatches this week! But I wanted to get this Morgan Taylor Little Miss Nutcracker polishes up finally–yes, this collection is technically for the holidays but once you see these swatches you’ll realize they’re great shades for all through the year!
<These polishes were all gifted to me by Morgan Taylor as part of the Preen.Me#PreenMeVIP program>
The countdown to Christmas is on, & I’m trying to squeeze in a few last minute Christmas designs. Today I have a mani to share I created using two of the shades from the Morgan Taylor Little Miss Nutcracker Collection I was gifted as part of the Preen.me VIP program. I have full swatches of the whole beautiful collection coming on Sunday–just in time for Christmas Eve.
Today’s design is another one I could totally see being using as a pattern on wrapping paper! Which sort of reminds me that I have so much Christmas wrapping to do, but that’s okay!
For this manicure, the polishes I used were:
Base Coat: Morgan Taylor No Light React Extended Wear Base Coat
Top Coat: Morgan Taylor React No Light Extended Wear Top Coat
This blue is so vibrant & saturated, I really kind of love it. There is nothing I love more than a good blue & Baby It’s Bold Outside is fantastic. & Dreaming of Gleaming is so perfect for stamping–probably one of the best silvers I have for stamping. I just can’t get over how well it pops out against the blue! & the pattern compliments these two shades together well.
what do you think of these nails? Do they remind you of wrapping paper too? Let me know in the comments below!
*PR SAMPLE* Some of these items were sent to me for review. However, all opinions are my own
I’m still obsessing over the OPI Iceland collection, so I felt like pulling it out for some more nail art. This time, I decided on these chevrons which ended up looking slightly tribal-esque.
Even better, this design was super quick & easy to do which is good because I’m still pretty run down from my gluten attack but still want to do my nails. Don’t get me wrong–I enjoy complicated freehand designs. But sometimes you just want to be able to have pretty complicated nails without having to spend 2 hours crafting them! & this design is definitely perfect for that.
For this design, the polishes used are:
Base Coat: OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Top Coat
OPI This Isn’t Greenland
OPI Suzi & the Artic Fox
Xroma Polish & Vinyls X Stencil (I used the inside pieces)
Small dotting tool
How great do these two colours look together? They compliment each other really, really well. But then again these OPI shades are so gorgeous, I think it would be impossible to create a design that didn’t look beautiful. & again, these were super simple to do:
Paint your nails using your base colour (in this case, OPI This Isn’t Greenland) & apply quick dry top coat.
When your base colour is completely dry (about 20 minutes), apply your nail vinyls. I find it easier to go one hand at a time.
Going one nail at a time, paint over vinyls with your secondary shade (OPI Suzi & the Artic Fox). Remove nail vinyls as soon as you apply your polish.
Once you’ve done all nails, go back with a small dotting tool & your base colour & add your dots.
Apply top coat to seal in design.
Repeat on other hand.
What do you think of this design? Let me know in the comments below!
Some of these lovely polishes were all gifted to me by OPI as part of the #PreenMeVIP program.