Happy Wednesday lovelies! Not only is today the middle of the week & halfway to the weekend, but today marks 3 years since I married my best friend. If you’ve been around originally, you may remember my original post featuring the nails on our special day.
Naturally, I wore a floral design–which is a surprise to no one. & in honour of this day, I decided I really wanted to recreate my original design. & spoiler: I love it just as much today as I did on this date 3 years ago.
For my recreation of this manicure, the polishes I used were:
- Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy
- Top Coat: Essie Speed Setter
- Essie Suite Retreat
- Sally Hansen Miracle Gel After Altar
- L’Oréal Getting Kilty
- Julep Vivien
- Sally Hansen CSM Killer Heels
- Sally Hansen CSM Red It Online
- Sally Hansen CSM Rose To the Occasion
- Sally Hansen CSM Blush Against The World
- Quo by ORLY the Antidote
- Essie Off Tropic
- Quo by ORLY Diva
- Essie Sew Psyched
- Nailstuff.ca Mermaid Tail Nail Art Brush
- Dotting Tools
I’ve written before how much I love going back to recreating my manicures, & I’m so glad I got to do the same for this one. I know some people go for more classic wedding & bridal manicures, but it just felt more “me” to do a full floral look (with something blue & a gold accent nail.) & no matter how much time passes, I don’t see myself ever getting “over” floral nail art. It’s just too perfect.
How did you wear your nails for your wedding day? Did you go more classic or a little more fun? (& for those planning to get married soon, do you know how you’re wearing your nail yet?)
& for fun, a few pictures from our wedding day ♥️
Happy Valentine’s Day lovelies!
Today I have a special & fun post I’ve been hoping to do for a while. I’ve been trying to convince my husband he should paint my nails FOREVER (probably as long as we’ve been together), & he finally agreed to do it in honour of Valentine’s Day! I really wanted to record to whole thing, but I figured it was enough that he was doing them all at so I didn’t want to push my luck too much. But I did manage to take a few pictures of the whole experience, just for fun! After all, it’s not often someone else does my nails!
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Happy Tuesday lovelies! Today I have a very special nail collab to share with you. One of the most amazing things about the nail community is the way it brings people together. Last August I did a mani swap with Hannah from @hjs_nails & we bonded over the fact we both had baby boys in February. Since our beautiful little guys share a birthday month we decided to team up & do some Bestie Twin Baby Boy Birthday Nails in their honour.
How handsome do our little guys look hanging out beside their special birthday manicures! For our designs, Hannah & I created a fun celebratory design featuring a gradient dotticure (to represent confetti), some balloons & the number one. Hannah had painted her nail design first, so I followed her polish picks to match the best I could.
For this manicure, the polishes I used were:
- Base Coat: Quo by ORLY Breathable Kiss Me, I’m Kind
- Top Coat: Seche Vive
- ORLY Decades of Dysfunction
- Essie Strut Your Stuff
- Essie Too Too Hot
- L’Oreal Feeling Kilty
- Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Black Heart
- Small detail brush from Bundle Monster
- Small dotting tool from Bundle Monster
How cute did this design turn out?! The colour combination reminds me of a race car, which is perfection when celebrating baby boys. My little guys birthday isn’t until Thursday, but it still works because on this day last year I was on day 2 of my 54 hour labour! It’s kind of crazy to believe that I am almost the Mom of a one year old. This year has certainly been a whirl wind, & it definitely hasn’t been easy to balance Mom-life with non-Mom life (like blogging & doing my nails) but I wouldn’t trade it. It’s been a very interesting adventure.
My nails & my 9 pound baby boy.
Hope you liked this design! & don’t forget to pop over to Hannah’s instagram (@hjs_nails) & give her mani some love too!
Have a happy Tuesday! 🎈🎉🎁