Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo… I’m back! I don’t have some interesting tale of why I’ve been missing, other than the fact I keep losing track of time and life just happens. However, today I have this post and one more that will feature all the manis I’ve worn the last few weeks.
For this look, I feel like this is something Cinderella would wear if she lived out in space. Maybe I should do some other outer space Disney Princess inspired looks… We shall see!
I’ve really been into the negative space manis lately and thankfully my nails aren’t super yellow so I can wear these looks.
I’ll have to come back to this 😛
Hope you’ve had a great few weeks, I need to catch up on my blogs and look at all of yours too.
As you many know, I love painting my nails and pretty much have been that way since I could write. However, there’s been another love in my life since before I can remember… rocks. No, I’m not a super collector of rocks (although I hoarded some when I was kid) I just really love all the different colors, textures, and shapes of rocks and minerals.
Recently I’ve seen the “smooshy” method and thought the results were pretty cool and almost looked like a marble. I decided to try using just a squishy stamper (which is generally how the smooshy mani is created), however the thing that worked best for me was my silicone mat. I dripped several colors on my mat (I don’t own a “nail mat” because I went with the cheaper version of just a Mod Podge mat from a craft store) and then manipulated the mat where it would smoosh and pull the colors around (I hope that makes sense, not really sure how else to explain it). I played around with adding more polish, smooshing & pulling to my heart’s content until I had a marbled/stone look that I liked. Just a side note, I made one big swatch that was enough to cover 10 nails but you can do smaller ones per nail if you wanted to. I let that dry to the touch and sealed it with a top coat so that I could easily peel the decal off the mat. Once the top coat dried, I removed the decal and cut it into pieces to roughly fit each nail. From there, I coated my nail with a clear polish, placed a decal on top, then trimmed away the excess.
I would love to do some geode/agate nails, I’ve seen some pretty amazing ones, but I haven’t really mastered them (been total nail fails, but working on perfecting them and hopefully get them posted on here… someday).
I hope you enjoy these, I think these are one of my all-time favorite looks I’ve done. It combines two of my favorite things, painted nails and rocks, can’t get much better than that!
- Revlon – Elegant (360)
- OPI – Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! (NL G21)
- OPI – Over the Taupe (NL B85)
- OPI – Suzi, The First Lady of Nails (NL W55)
- OPI – Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around (NL A60)
Ergh, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted, I didn’t make my usual Monday Mani post last week because I was coming home from my trip to Seattle. I planned on doing a follow-up This & That Thursday post, but that obviously didn’t happen either… I’m here now though!!
This first look is what I wore in Seattle. I didn’t want to wear something too crazy, but still wanted something fun. I felt like a sea foam-ish green would be perfect with a sea foam holo. The actual style of the mani is pretty basic and classic in my opinion, but it has that extra little kick with the holo. I really like this, I want to try it with some other cremes and holos that I have. **Sorry about this photo, I didn’t get a chance to take a decent picture of my mani until after I got home, so there’s a few days wear and grow out on these**
For my second look, I wore these once I got back from Seattle. I had bought the Simply Nailogical Zyler polish and got it in the mail while I was out of town. So, of course when I got back, I had to do something with my new polish. Since Zyler is a copper-orange holo, I wanted a bright creme orange to compliment it.
Colors used for Sea foam Seattle Sparkle mani:
- Revlon – Eclectic (580)
- Orly – Sparkling Garbage (20792)
Colors used for Orange Zyler Cat mani:
- Wet n Wild – Club Havana (211B)
- Starrily – Zyler the Cat
I used drugstore french mani strips for both looks.