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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Ruffian Filigree

I didn't have a lot of time to paint my nails last week so this was something that I just quickly threw together. The base is Zoya Finley and the details are Color Club Hot Like Lava.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Scalloped Chevron Floral

I don't know what it is about these nails, but for some reason they feel pretty old school nail art to me; like a type of design that would have been popular 5 years ago. I do really like these though, but then again I always love how white and black look together. For the pinks, I primarily used China Glaze Hang-Ten Toes and Color Club Raspberry Rave.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Stripey Curve

For these nails I revisited an old favorite technique of mine, fan brush stripes. I used China Glaze One Track Mind, Xtreme Wear Jam Sesh, Xtreme Wear Dabbler, Xtreme Wear Babe Blue, Color Club Diggin' The Dancing Queen, and Xtreme Wear Celeb City.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Seafoam Geometric

For these nails, I started with China Glaze One Polished Pony and then did a light splattering of China Glaze Cutie Mark The Spot, China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer, China Glaze New Birth and Color Club  'Til The Record Stops.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mandala

This is my first time doing a mandala design, despite what a popular nail look they are. This is mostly because I don't have any stamping plates or vinyls with mandalas and I've only just gotten the courage to try freehand painting one. I used China Glaze Re-Fresh MintChina Glaze Capacity To See Beyond, China Glaze Shower Together, Zoya Tru, and a little bit of China Glaze Tart-y For The Party.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Vertical Stripe Watermarble

I wanted to go a little bit out of my comfort zone with this watermarble; we have red, a color I hardly wear, shimmery polishes, which I also don't wear a lot and never marble with, and a design pattern that is completely new to me. Despite all of this, I ended up loving the outcome! I used Zoya Cyma, China Glaze Awaken, and a black polish.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Abstract Geometric Skittlette

It's actually pretty rare that I wear nails that are this bright, so this was definitely a fun one to wear, and stare at, for a few days. Every aspect of this manicure I came up with on the fly, so in hindsight, there are some parts of the design that I'm unhappy with. This is also entirely freehand, which makes it a "better from afar" look, but regardless, I am still fond of the overall effect. I used China Glaze Hang-Ten Toes, China Glaze Let's Jam, China Glaze Boho Blues, and Orly Lemonade. I seriously love these polishes, but I typically stay away from them because I find that they can be difficult to accurately capture on camera, however this one went pretty well!