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.