Thursday, December 31, 2015

Top 10 of 2015

The year is over, so here are my top 10, but actually 11, favorite manicures that I did this year. I found that this was a great opportunity to reflect on all the stupid titles I give my posts.

Glitter Placement
Greens and Purples Watermarble
Roses on the Right
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Matte Blues Gradient
Pink and Taupe Skittlette
Cute Ghosts
31DC2015: Pink and Aqua
Milani Hot Pink Glitter Placement
Chevrons and Floral
Gothic Lace

New Year 2016

Happy New Year! It's my last manicure for the year, so of course I painted pretty much the same design that I do every New Year. For the glittery base I used China Glaze Blonde Bombshell and Essie A Cut Above. The numbers are outlined in Zoya Daisy and have some barely visible Xtreme Wear Tickled Pink in the centers.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Muted Floral

Today I'm wearing a pretty plain and simple floral manicure using some muted colors. The base is OPI You're Such A Budapest with some barely visible dots of China Glaze Boho Blues, the roses are Xtreme Wear Orchid Around and Xtreme Wear Pinch of Punch, and the leaves are Essie Navigate Her.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Glitter Placement

 For Christmas day I decided to do my favorite nail art technique, glitter placement! I also added a slightly creepy Santa on my middle finger for some extra holiday cheer. For Santa, I used Xtreme Wear Bare It All, and a little bit of China Glaze Red Satin, China Glaze One Track Mind, and Zoya Paloma. For my glitter placement I pulled glitters from Milani Red, Color Club Orna-Minted, and Xtreme Wear Green Rocket. Merry Christmas!

Pink Christmas

 Today's manicure is a pink Christmas theme. For the most part, I used China Glaze Feel The Breeze, Xtreme Wear All Bright, and Xtreme Wear Tickled Pink. The glitter on my middle finger is Nails Inc Westbourne Gardens.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Sweater

Today's holiday nails are a Christmas sweater design. This is one of those designs that definitely looks better from a distance. It was actually quicker to do than I expected, but I was still too lazy to paint every nail, so I just added studs to the others. The red that I used is China Glaze Merry Berry.

Sunday, December 20, 2015


Hello! Today I wanted to do something less Christmasy and more wintery instead, so I went for some snowflakes. The base is a gradient of OPI You're Such A Budapest and Xtreme Wear Babe Blue. Around the snowflakes I applied Maybelline Precious Pearl, which I was a little unsure about at first, but ended up loving how it looked.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holly Leaves

For today I did a full manicure of holly leaves and berries. I was going to ass some dots to the background or something, but then I thought it might be too busy. The base is Xtreme Wear Pop Chart, the berries are China Glaze Merry Berry, and the leaves are Zoya Josie and Xtreme Wear Green Thumb.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Peppermint Swirls

 Hello! For my first manicure of the holiday season I painted peppermint swirl candies. The base is Xtreme Wear Perfect Pear-ing, and the red is Nicole by OPI Challenge Red-Y.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pastel Triangles

This might be my last manicure before I go full on holiday themed. It's just another simple tape design. I laid down some striping tape to make a triangle pattern and then I just randomly sponged on the colors. I used OPI You're Such A Budapest, Essie Mint Candy Apple, and Zoya Cole.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Burst Watermarble: Second Attempt

 Today I decided to take another stab at the burst marble. It went about as well as my last attempt, if not worse, but at least the colors look pretty. I used China Glaze Giver's Theme, China Glaze Capacity To See Beyond, and Xtreme Wear Royal Hue. Obviously, I had a lot of trouble lining it up in the center of my nail, but that was hardly my biggest problem with all the grief these polishes gave me.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Fall Skittle

Hello! With Thanksgiving passed, this will probably be my last fall themed manicure of the year, so I decided to go out with a fun and simple skittle. I used Nicole by OPI Challenge Red-Y, Zoya Jacqueline, Color Club Lady Holiday, and my new favorite fall color, China Glaze Nice Caboose!, which also has a hilarious name.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Greys Quatrefoil Skittlette

 Today I have just a quick and easy skittlette. For the quatrefoil I used Revlon Iconic and China Glaze Awaken. The silver nail is Xtreme Wear Celeb City with two coats of Color Club Sex Symbol on top. Of course, because its a skittlette, I had to add studs. I painted the one star with Awaken so that it wouldn't blend in.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Electrify-ing Gradients

Hello! Today's manicure utilizes striping tape, gradients, and glitter, pretty much all of my favorite things. The gradient is Nicole By OPI Challenge Red-Y, Zoya Thandie, and Zoya Darcy. The blue is China Glaze One Track Mind, and the glitter is China Glaze Electrify.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Burst Watermarble

 This is my first attempt at a burst watermarble! It didn't turn out quite as well as I had hoped, but I think I know of a few mistakes that I made, which I can try to fix for next time. I used Xtreme Wear Pop Chart, Xtreme Wear Tickled Pink, Essie Power Clutch, and Color Club Lady Holiday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

China Glaze Fast Track & Cheetah Print

Today I'm wearing something a pretty different for me! I was in the mood to use China Glaze Fast Track, so I kind of based this whole look around that. The cheetah is China Glaze Foie Gras, and the burgundy is China Glaze Nice Caboose. I like how this looks now, but I wasn't fond of it on my nails; it's just not really my style.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Gothic Lace

Today I have some sort of lace design that I came up with it on the fly. This might be my favorite manicure that I've done this year.  The design was pretty much impossible to see glossy, so I had to matte it, but that's fine because pretty much every manicure is better matte. For the gradient I used  OPI Vant To Bite My Neck?, China Glaze Purrr-fect Plum, and China Glaze Seduce Me.