I hope everyone has had the best week! The weekend is (almost) here. & it’s a long weekend at that! What could be more exciting? Well… how about some fun nail art? Today I’m sharing a fun look that was super, super easy to do: these fun & zany freehand swirls.
I recently re-discovered some old Art Club Nail Art Duo pens from years ago, & decided to see if they were still any good. What resulted was this fun look! The colours are a little bit outside my usual wheel house, but I wore this look for over two days, so I ended up really liking it.
The polishes I used for this manicure are:
Base Coat: Londontown KUR Nail Hardener & Base Coat
Sometimes I forget that nail art isn’t supposed to be stressful, it’s supposed to be fun! & this nail art look was definitely fun. It definitely has me already planning on buying a whole bunch for stripers, just for fun.
What do you think of this nail art look? Are you a fan of this colour scheme? Would you wear a look like this? Let me know all your thoughts down in the comments below!
Hello lovelies & happy Tuesday! A freaking chilly Tuesday here. We went from it feeling like Winter this weekend, to it feeling like Spring yesterday, right back into a cold snap. My nails are definitely not happy about the back & forth, but I’m trying to keep them looking cute regardless.
Todays look was a really simple one I did last week. I wanted something a little bit bright & colourful, & I was especially feeling Essie Flowerista as my base shade, so this is what I ended up with!
The polishes I used for this manicure are:
Base Coat: Essie Hard To Resist Glow & Shine
Top Coat: Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
Color Club Art Club Striper Passion Flower
I really wanted to do some nail art over my base, but I was running short on time. However — I thought these wavy lines using my Color Club Striper was perfect! I thought about doing them in more than one colour, but I think the purple over the fuchsia is more than perfect. I like the simplicity. It’s a great pop of colour which is exactly what you need when it’s still January.
What do you think about these bright & simple swirls? Are you feeling the simplicity of this design or do you prefer nail art that is more complex?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below. I love when people share their thoughts on my nail art!
Hello lovelies & happy Thursday! Hope everyone’s week is lovely so far. It’s almost the weekend, which is always exciting.
Todays look is a random one I came up with while in the middle of painting my nails. I was feeling a little stuck on what to paint on my nails, but was feeling purple, & somehow ended up with this slightly abstract purple look.
How fun is this look?! Negative space has recaptured my heart, & I love the purple on purple look of these two shades together. They’re close enough they match very well, but enough of a difference they create this colour block look. Plus I love the abstract waves.
& I got a ton of compliments when I wore this design to work, which always makes me know I have a successful design! If people notice when I’m serving them, I know my nails are perfect!
What do you think about this look? Would you wear them on your nails?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below & how you feel about these abstract purple tips.
Hello lovelies & happy Wednesday. It’s definitely a very, very chilly Wednesday here on the East Coast, & I don’t think I’m quite ready for it! I’m naturally a person who is always cold, so when the weather shifts, there is not enough layers or tea in the world to keep me warm!
But even if I’m cold, I still have cute nails to show off! I picked up a couple nail art stripers on clearance at Lawton’s a while ago, but hadn’t really played with them, so I decided to play around with some line work. I originally intended to do a kind of x-pattern look, which so of shifted as I was doing it. I’m not sure what to call this kind of pattern, but I absolutely love it. & it’s a look that even looks good on nubby nails like mine!
For this manicure, the polishes I used were:
Base Coat: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails
Top Coat: Essie Gel Setter
Matte Top Coat: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Clean Slate
Color Club Art Club Pink Pastel
Oh man, I think this pattern turned out so neat! It actually wasn’t super difficult to do either; I started with painting an X on my nails, then when it each triangle section to repeat the same pattern over & over so you would get this interlocking/woven effect. It sounds complicated, but it really wasn’t. Just required a bit of a steady hand, & a little concentration, but the end result is totally worth it!
Also yes I’m totally obsessed with using my matte top coat again. I saw that Sally Hansen has a new Miracle Gel matte top coat, so I’m going to see if I can pick some up the next time I’m out. I also think I’m due for another “battle of the matte top coats”, so maybe I’ll have to add it to the mix!
What do you think about this look? Is this something you could see yourself rocking?
Also now that we’re hitting mid-November I was thinking of starting to post the occasional Winter/maybe Christmas look? Do you want to see that, or do you think it’s too soon?
Good morning lovelies & happy Saturday! It’s been a while since I posted, but I have a new manicure to share with you!
This design was actually originally done earlier in the spring, but I never got a chance to share! Since I haven’t really had a chance to do any nail art since our baby girl arrived, I thought I would share this look with you now!
The polishes I used for this manicure were:
Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy
Top Coat: Seche Vive
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Rose to the Occasion
Sally Hansen Sugar Fix
Art Club Nail Art Striper in Paisley Blue
Kiss Nail Art Striper in white
Kiss Nail Art Striper in Black
I can’t remember the last time I did an abstract stripe design, but it most definitely has been a while. (I went back through my Instagram feed, & this post from May 2018 seems to be my last time doing this technique, with a similar colour scheme. I guess I really love creating this style using shades of blue.
& honestly looking at these nails, it really makes me want to buy nail art stripers in every shade so I can do these kind of looks more often–I have a Sally Beauty gift card from Christmas waiting to be used that I feel like using on a few new stripers from some more line love!
what do you think of this design? What are your favourite colour combinations when it comes to stripes? Share down below!