Hello loves & happy Tuesday. I hope everyone is having a lovely start to the week. It’s March Break here which means work has been insane — but at least it makes the day go by quickly! They’re also calling for another Winter storm over night, so that’s fun.
But regardless of what it’s doing outside, I’m going to be wearing some Spring-y designs & colours on my nails. & today is no different!
The polishes I used for this manicure are:
Base Coat: Essie Hard To Resist Glow & Shine
Top Coat: Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
Quo Beauty Tint of Mint
Quo Beauty Birthday Suit
Quo Beauty Just Peachy
Quo Beauty Heaven Sent
Snail Vinyls Stacked Chevron Vinyl
Small dotting tool
I had this idea in my head of a Springy colours chevron accent nail, & I think it turned out pretty spot on to what I had imagined! The pop of peach/orange are so much fun against the pale pastel of the mint & baby blue. I am pretty much in love with the whole colour pallet!
& I forgot how much I love playing with my nail vinyls. I definitely need to use them more often. I have a pretty big collection, & it makes me sad I don’t use them nearly as much as I should.
What do you think of this Spring-y accent nail? Do you think I should have done all 10 fingers with this pattern? Let me know what you think down below.
It’s a beautifully sunny, albeit freaking chilly, Sunday here on my part of the East Coast. Winter seems to be lingering now. So I thought I would remind myself of better, warmer days with an old favourite Essie shade for this week’s Swatch Sunday post — Sunday Funday.
It was originally released as part of the Summer 2013 Naughty Nautical collection.
2 coats + Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat
For a polish which has been in my stash for (I think) at least 8 years, she applied like a dream. I needed to shade my bottle a bit, since it had settled leaving the colour weird, but I found it had no effect once it was on the nail — you can see in the bottle there is still some colour separation showing.
The polish itself is a beautiful pinky coral, with a gold glass shimmer. It gives it a nice sparkle. I had a bit of trouble with photographing, as everything was photographing really yellow, but I think that’s a phone camera issue rather than a polish issue. These pictures are definitely as colour accurate as I could get.
As mentioned, this shade was originally released in 2013. It was part of the core collection for a while, I do believe, but Essie lists it as no longer available on their website sadly. I did find a listing for it on Sparkle Canada, but I’ve never bought from them so I’m not sure how legit that is. Obviously, if it’s a shade you need to have, Ebay always might have it, as well as any nail polish clearance bins.
What do you think about this punchy Essie shade? Are you are ready for Spring & Summer shades as I am ready to share them? Let me know what you think of Essie Sunday Funday! & I hope you have a Sunday Funday (that’s just fun to say) too!
Hello loves & happy Thursday. It’s almost the weekend!
Today I’m showing off a design that I did recently which I thought was really fun. I wanted to wear something different for me, colour wise, & I decided on OPI Where Did Suzi’s Man-go. I love this colour, but I don’t wear it own very often — which is kind of funny because I used to wear coral/orange nail polishes a lot when I first started this blog.
These nails are giving me serious 70s wallpaper vibes, but but in a good way. I had this idea of just single coloured way lines over the base, in a very contrasting colours, & I think I successfully created my idea! It’s a simple look to achieve, but it looks super neat. Plus it was the perfect manicure to compliment my brand new floral Zara shirt I just recently bought.
Plus these were so much fun to wear. & I love a fun manicure.
What do you think about this look? Do you like how funky these look? Would you rock this look on your nails? Let me know in the comments below!
Hello lovelies & Happy Sunday! That’s right, another week & another swatch post! Trying my best to find time to pain my nails when I can so I can keep my posting semi consistent-ish.
Today’s Swatch pick is an older polish from my stash but such a great Summer shade: ORLY Fireball. I found this beauty as part of a two-pack at Winners or Marshall’s (I can’t remember which) a few years ago, but according to Google it was originally released as part of the Summer 2015 Adrenaline Rush collection.
Fireball is a super vibrant neon coral which leans very red, & has a gorgeous fuchsia shimmer. For my swatches, I did 2 coats of polish over base coat, & finished with Essie Gel Setter Top Coat. On its own, like most Neons, Fireball does dry down to a semi matte finish, but because I was trying to be quick (& adding nail art) I decided to top coat it. Originally I though this shade was going to need some white undies, but I was impressed that this formula was opaque in 2 coats.
Above you can see the fuchsia shimmer both in the bottle & a close up on my nails. I love how it looks because it takes what could just be a coral neon & transforms it to a something little extra which gives it a serious POP! on the nail. & I also think it makes this polish a great transitional shade for the end of Summer as well–this paired with a maroon or darker Fall shade in a half moon or chevrons would make for an awesome almost Fall design.
& lets be honest… it’s almost that time of year where my obsession for Fall becomes real, so I’m already thinking about Fall manicure ideas.
According the Internet, you can still pick up this polish on the ORLY website, Amazon, & NailPolishCanada so if you need his polish in your collection (& seriously, if you love these kinds of shades you really do) you can order them there!
So what do we think of ORLY Fireball? Share your thoughts down in the comments below!