Blurple & Pink Pastel Half Moons ๐ŸŒ™

Good Morning lovelies! Hope you’re having a fantastic Thursday. I seriously can’t believe that it is almost the weekend already! & the May long weekend at that. Well, unless you work in retail of course… & then it is just another weekend with a slightly busier Monday.

Today I’m showing off some pretty half moons featuring a few shades from the Sally Hansen Canada Miracle Gel Pastel Punk collection. & as you can see, I’ve made a return to rounded nails. My nails in general have been feeling pretty weak ever since my return to work (a combination of not oiling & moisturizing them every hour, dealing with lots of stock & having to use a liberal amount of hand sanitizer) so after another break I decided a return to rounded was in order.

For this manicure, the polishes I used were:

  • Base Coat: Nailtek 2
  • Top Coat: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel I Lava You
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Just Maui’d
  • Paper Hole reinforcements

I’ve raved again & again just how much I adore the look of half moon designs, especially how EASY they are! Because this kind of design was my first ever real “nail art” I did, aside from maybe poorly door polka dots, this is one of my top nail art design suggestions for those just getting into nail art. Especially because the only “tools” it requires can be bought at Walmart or Dollarama (or any dollar store) for less than $2.

Also check out how much more purple Just Maui’d looks paired with I Lava You versus on its own when I swatched it. It pairs so well with the pinks, I can’t get over it. Definitely in love.

what do you think of this half moon combination? What is your favourite colour combination? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Also I’m on the hunt for any suggestions on how to help my nails feel less frail. Going to be switching up my base coat–thinking about trying out Nail Envy again. If you have any suggestions let me know! ๐Ÿ’œ

Floral Flash Nails

Happy Tuesday lovelies! I hope you’re enjoying the beginning of your week. Today I’m sharing some brand new nails with you–& yep, more floral! I truly believe you can never wear too much floral. Now if only I had taken more pictures of this design…. sadly I only snapped a few to share with you!

For this manicure, the polishes I used were:

  • Base Coat: Nailtek 2
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel In the Sheer
  • Essie Play Date
  • Essie Go Ginza
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Trouble Maker
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Super Charge
  • Essence The Green & The Grunge
  • Sally Hansen I โ™ฅ๏ธ Nail Art pen in Pink
  • China Glaze Metro Pollen-tin
  • Sally Hansen I โ™ฅ๏ธ Nail Art pen in Black
  • Sally Hansen Royal Hue
  • China Glaze I Sea the Point
  • Bundle Monster detail brush
  • Bundle Monster dotting tool

It always takes so many polishes to create my favourite florals, but when you see it all put together it’s so worth it. Gosh I love floral designs over almost bare or really sheer polishes. They’re is just something romantic about how they come together. Love love love. Also I felt like I needed some untraditional floral colours–like purple roses. Something just a little bit different from my more recent floral & rose designs. I’m a little bit floral obsessed right now–I just picked up a new floral phone case, & I keep buying floral shirts & dresses. There is just no such thing as too much floral! ๐ŸŒธ

What do you think of this design? Are you a fan of negative space florals? Share your thoughts down in the comments below!

Vibrant Colour Blocking

Good Morning lovelies & Happy Saturday!

I don’t know how the weather is where you are, but here in Halifax they’re calling for lots of sunshine over the next little while & I couldn’t be more exciting. I’ve worn dresses for the last few days, & I’m pretty dedicated to keeping my no pants streak going. Obviously, my cheery mood is translating to my nails because I’m all about bright & colourful nails! Today I’m showing off a colour block design done using a few vibrant polishes & nail vinyls.

For this manicure, the polishes I used were:

  • Base Coat: Nailtek 2
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel In The Sheer
  • Essie Splash if Grenadine
  • Essie All the Wave
  • OPI I Eat Maine-ly Lobster
  • China Glaze Sun Upon My Skin
  • Xroma Polish & Vinyls Mosaic Stencils
  • Dotting Tool

Oooooh I love so much how these colours go together. This combo is feeling very 90s to me for some reason, & I love it! So blinding, which is perfect because I just bought brand new (giant) sunglasses. ๐Ÿ•ถ To me, this is just the perfect bright design… the colours, the pattern. I’m seriously in love with everything about it! Plus I feel like these colours are perfect for making me look way more tanned than I actually am. & when you spend 10+ hours inside, you’ll take any hint of a tan you can get!

What do you think of this colour block design? Would you rock this pattern on your nails? What is your favourite nail polish shade combination? Share all your thoughts down in the comments below & let me know what you’re wearing on your nails for the weekend! ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿปโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒต

Beachy Gradient Nails

Happy Thursday lovelies! Who else can’t believe this week (month… year…) is speeding by as quickly as it is? Seriously, wasn’t it just Easter?

Today I’m sharing a recent gradient that is giving me beachy vibes! ๐Ÿ The colours for this design was inspired by a recent trip to David’s Tea (for my mid-afternoon matcha fix) & their Spring colour scheme. I was loving all the gradients & the beautiful shades that I knew I had to create a gradient on my nails ASAP.

For this manicure, the polishes I used were:

  • Base Coat: Nailtek 2
  • Top Coat: Essie Gel Setter
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Bourbon Babe
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Sweet Tea
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Babe Blue
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Royal Hue
  • Icing Stores Mermaid Mint Shimmer
  • Latex Free Make Up Sponge
  • Edge Perfection Cuticle Barrier

Seriously, how fun are these? I loved the gradient just on its own, but adding the shimmer from Icing Mint Mermaid Shimmer really brought it over the top. Also I’m so happy with how the blend turned out in this design. Considering how awful my beginner gradients just to look (mostly because I was terrified of having to clean polish off my hands!) I’m really, really happy with them now.

Also these totally make me want to go to the beach. Hopefully it will be warm enough for those days soon enough!

What do you think of this design? Does it remind you of the beach? What are your favourite gradient tips & tricks? Share all your thoughts down in the comments below!

Saran Wrap Splatter & Geometric Lines featuring Sally Hansen Canadaโ€™s Miracle Gel Pastel Punk Collection ๐Ÿ’€๐ŸŒธ

Hello lovelies & Happy Tuesday. I hope whenever you are, the weather is beautiful & Spring like. Today I’m featuring a design using the brand new Sally Hansen Canada Miracle Gel Pastel Punk collection. I saw this collection in stores & was super excited by all the beautiful colours… & then I was just lucky enough to receive the WHOLE collection courtesy of Sally Hansen Canada themselves. I have a full swatch post coming up (this weekend… stay tuned!) which will show you the awesomeness of the colours on their own, but in the mean time I have the first of many designs featuring these awesome shades!

First up…. some dry brushing & geometric lines!

For this manicure, the polishes I used were:

  • Base Coat: Nailtek 2
  • Top Coat: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel After Altar
  • Sally Hansen MG Just Mauiโ€™d
  • Sally Hansen MG Ocean Daze
  • Sally Hansen MG I Lava You
  • Sally Hansen MG Shell-ebration
  • Sally Hansen MG Golden Glow
  • Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Black Heart
  • Bundle Monster striping brush.

This whole collection is full beautiful spring shades & they go together so well. The first design I had to do with them just had to be a dry brush & I love how well these colours compliment each other. & then I love the black lines over top the softness of the dry brush because of how well it pops. It feels like I don’t do my free hand lines nearly enough so I wanted to practice a little. I bought acrylic paint forever ago, but I have zero clue where it is. It probably would have made my design a lot easier to do. I did it using polish & it turned out slightly wonky. Never less, I do love how this pattern turned out.

I know I said that the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Travel in Colour collection was my favourite for Spring, but this collection made have beat it. It’s that blue & the shimmers & everything. It’s just so pretty. Even though I don’t wear it nearly as often as I should, I just love a good pink polish. & there are TWO in this collection. & I love, love, love them. ๐Ÿ’— When I get my swatches posted this weekend, you’ll see all the reasons why this collection is amazing. I can foresee a lot of designs coming up featuring these lovely shades.

have you sought out the Sally Hansen Pastel Punk collection yet? Which shade is your favourite? What do you think of this dry brush & graphic line design?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!