Category Archives: My Nails
Hello everyone! Sorry for the space between posts. Today I have these cool outrageously bright geometric nails using the O.P.I Neons Collection. I decided to mix Ridiculously Yellow and Riotously Pink, and when I was done I was left with something that reminds me out a superhero costume. A fabulous girl superhero, of course. See for yourself.
Hmm. It appears a habit is forming. I feel like the last few times I have posted I’ve been in math class… Today just continues that trend! The nails I’m showing you today are a gradient using two extremely shimmery China Glaze polishes, Riveting and 108 Degrees. Once I did them, my eyes just were glued. I think today is the third day I’ve rocked them, and for me that’s a long time. Especially considering I don’t plan on changing them until they chip. Horribly.
With these nails I feel like this is the best gradient I have done in a really long time. Everything is blended and smooth and I just can’t. Stop. Staring. See for yourself.
All of it was topped off with imb Northern Lights just to add some extra sparkle. I did two coats, and maybe the small holographic flecks are another reason I think my nails look extra blended and pretty. They go crazyyy in the sunlight. I tried to capture it, but I don’t know if any pictures can truly capture the amazingness of this manicure.
I am currently lying in my bed right now preparing for my insanely busy day. My school plays its first home football game today, and I am fortunate enough to be able to be an observer on the sidelines. Which requires me to arrive 6 hours before the game and probably won’t come back to my dorm at all today. I’ll be busy slaving away. Ahah.
With that being said I have two school spirit nails I did in honor of my college. The first set I did on my friends a while back just because, and the second set are the nails I’m currently sporting. Go team 🙂
No actual nail art today, but I feel like my nails are so sparkly that they count as nail art. Seriously, it’s just a crazy pretty sparkle fear happening anytime there is any sort of light near my nails. It’s awesome.
For these glitters I used two from the Milani Jewel FX collection, Hot Pink and Teal. I actually have another one from the collection as well, and next chance I get all three of those suckers will be layered over a white or grey. I’m so excited. But until then, I’m left with a somewhat tamed (wink wink) glitterfest, which has been layered over Piggy Polish Strong Like Jazz and Orly Lucky Duck
So these really are a quick five minute Mani…. Just divided between two days. I was super tired last night, so I just slapped on some base coat and covered my nails in China Glaze Shower Together and Essie Super Bossa Nova. Then some quick dry polish, and I was off to bed. Then, this morning when I had some spare time getting ready I just grabbed my nail art pen and doodled away! I had been wanting to try cheetah print like this for a while, and though I’m glad I got it out of my system, I definitely like it more when there colors in the middle. It’s more fun.
So last night I did my nails twice. The first time was a cool argyle pattern that reminded me of sweaters- very preppy. But then as the night wore on and I kept staring at them, I decided there was just too much going on, and I ripped them off to start over. Using my new polishes I got at the Aveda spa yesterday after my massage, I ended up doing butterfly nails again! It’s been a while, and they’re so much fun that it was just about time for it to happen. Then, today I get a care package from my aunt. Along with the delicious triple chocolate chip cookies (heavenly), there was a little box containing an amazing butterfly necklace. I think it’s a strange coincidence that the first time in months that I have my butterfly nails on I get a butterfly necklace… Anyways, heres the pretties! I figured some of the shots needed to have the necklace in it, just as a homage to the strange coincidence. The pink is O.P.I. Riotously Pink, and the blue is O.P.I Teal The Cows Come Home. The black is Finger Paints Black Expressionism, and the white is just from a tiny nail art bottle with white polish inside. What do you think?
So, when I posted yesterday I was a sick and miserable person. And lonely, because when you’re Sick in college people try to keep a distance from you. As a result, I reached for some of my brightest summer neons Maybelline Fierce and Tangy, and China Glaze Hot Fun In The Summer-Lime. When my nails were just painted these colors I already started to perk up, but I needed more! I added in China Glaze Shower Together to add some contrast between all the brightness that was going on. And you know what? Between these nails and the jamba juice my friend brought me my mood picked up considerably, and I woke up this morning feeling a lot better. Maybe it was the medicine, but I am a believer in the power of positive thinking and cute nails! Ahah, so here they are!
Also, that bottle of Essie I am holding is called Grow Stronger, and it is a new basecoat I am trying out. I’ll let you know if it actually strengthens and lengthens my nails!