Glam Nails Challenge December— Gifts 🎁

Hello lovelies & happy Monday! & Merry belated Christmas. I took yesterday off to enjoy the chaos, but I’m happy to be back today to share the next prompt for Glam Nails Challenge December. & the next prompt is… gifts!

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie Hard To Resist Glow & Shine 
  • Top Coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-chip Top Coat
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Red Carpet
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Me, My Elf & I (Holiday 2022)
  • Sally Hansen MG Goldie Rocks (Holiday 2019)
  • Sally Hansen MG Living In The Presents (Holiday 2021)
  • Starrily Vantablack
  • NailStuff.ca Mermaid Tail Nail Brush Trio (11mm Liner Brush)

Who doesn’t love a Christmas toned manicure? The gift accents are pretty simple, but the combination of colours works for a collection of presents.

Hard to believe Christmas is over for another year… & that 2022 is almost finished too. Now we’re in the weird in between time where you’re not sure what day it is & you eat chocolate for breakfast. I swear, I don’t think I ate anything green yesterday at all, unless you count the sour apple toxic waste candy I had last night. Haha.

What do you think about this present theme manicure? What design were you wearing on your nails for Christmas morning? Did Santa bring you any new polishes?

Let me know down the in comments below!

GLAM NAILS CHALLENGE OCTOBER — Haunted House

Hello lovelies & happy Thursday! I hope everyone’s week is going well. Mine has been busy — as evidenced by the fact I’m late, again, on posting my next prompt for Glam Nails Challenge October! But here are my fun Haunted House nails for the next prompt of Glam Nails Challenge.

I decided to go with an accent nail vs a full manicure, mostly because I was short on time. But I’m so happy with how my accent nail turned out, & how awesome my spooky haunted house turned out!

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie Hard To Resist Glow & Shine 
  • Top Coat: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Fast Dry Top Coat
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Fiery Island
  • Sally Hansen CSM Warm Regards
  • Sally Hansen CSM Red Over Heels
  • Sally Hansen CSM Belle of the Ball
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Blacky-O
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Yellow Taxi
  • NailStuff.ca 7mm detail brush
  • Latex Free Make Up Sponge

I know I talk a lot about how much I love when a nail design turns out, but this is one of those nail art looks that came together so perfectly that I feel really good about how they turned out. While I like to think that my freehand skills have gotten better, when it comes to some nail art looks I still worry about the end result.

These definitely gave me the spooky Halloween vibes I was craving. Plus I love the dark shades I picked to go with this design. Also, a sneaky shot of my cinderella hand, which doesn’t get a lot of nail polish love. I matched with an accent nail on that hand, but went with a spooky tree & graveyard scene, which I think pairs perfectly with my haunted house.

What do you think about this fun spooky nail art look? Let me know all your thoughts on these October nail art looks I’ve done so far, & share down below which one has been your favourite so far!

& don’t forget to click #glamnailschallengeoct to see all the other fun nail art looks.

Pink & Purple Leopard Print

Hello lovelies & happy end of May!

Can you believe this month is officially on its way out? Summer is here — & I’ve been living for these warm Summer dress worthy days. Today I’m showing off a fun, bright look to perfectly compliment the weather: a pink & purple leopard print.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie Hard To Resist Glow & Shine
  • Top Coat: Essence Extreme GEL Top
  • LA Girl Extreme
  • Essence Lilac Vibes
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Blacky-O
  • NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool Trio
  • NailStuff.ca 4mm Micro Detail Brush

I love how this pink pops against this grey-ed out purple. It makes it look really vibrant. I featured this purple base for Swatch Sunday a few weeks back, & I’m glad I decided to do some nail art with it! It was the perfect base for this leopard print. This colour scheme is great!

What do you think of this leopard print look? Are you a fan of the pink against the purple base? What are you wearing to celebrate Summer days? Let me know in the comments below!

Pastel Geometric Tips

Good morning lovelies & happy Thursday! It’s almost the weekend — & the end of the month! I can’t believe how quickly April has sped by. It’s actually crazy.

Today I have some pretty pastel geometric tips to show off. I was feeling a bit of a colour block look, & we went from there & I love the final look. I’ve been looking at old negative space geometric looks (like this one circa 2016) & really have been missing them! So I thought a blast from the past was in order.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie Hard To Resist Glow & Shine
  • Top Coat: Essie Speed Setter
  • Revlon Ultra HD Snap Nail Enamel Making the Most
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Sweet Pea
  • Color Club Art Club Pink Pastel

How beautiful do these shades look paired together? I think they’re very Spring-y & fun. 🌸

This was done completely without nail art tools, brushes or vinyls — but if you didn’t feel like you could do a clean enough application, you could definitely use them. I just didn’t feel like waiting that long for my base coats to dry.

Plus I find by using the Art Club striper around the edges, it gives it a nice clean finish & hides any mistakes I might make.

What do you think about these pastel geometric tips? Are you a fan of this look & colour combination? Let me know in the comments below!

Have a lovely Thursday.

An (Early) Spring Floral

Hello lovelies & happy Thursday. Yesterday the temperatures were above freezing & it felt a bit like, dare I say it… Spring. Oh, & it was perfect since I was wearing this pretty Spring-y floral.

Originally I did this floral because I had bought this pretty new Sinful Colors shade at Walmart, & I thought it would be a great base for floral nail art. I also wanted something that was kind of, sort of Valentine’s Day-

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie Millionails
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Sinful Colors Wonder Mint
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure One in a Melon
  • Sally Hansen CSM So Much Fawn
  • Sally Hansen CSM Berry Fancy
  • Essie Blanc
  • Essie Check My Baggage
  • Essie Off Tropic
  • Essie Cacti on the Prize
  • NailStuff.ca 7mm detail brush
  • NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool Trio

So I know everytime I do a new floral look, I gush endlessly about how it’s my favourite, so I’ll save you that — but I am really proud proud of how these turned out, especially the rose buds. The feel delicate & romantic, & I literally didn’t want to take these off! Plus the bright blue base is vibrant & makes me forget it’s only February.

It gives me thoughts about Spring days, & sunshine & pretty dresses. & I’m so ready for all of those things.

What do you think about this pretty Spring floral? Do you like the roses paired against this vibrant blue base? Let me know all your thoughts down in the comments below!