Monday, May 26, 2014

Subtle Polka Dots

Hey everyone! Sorry again for my absence, (I feel like I say this so often now!) this last month of school has been really stressful and I haven't had time to paint my nails. I seriously can't wait for summer, it feels like I haven't had time to relax in years. Anyways, yesterday I finally had time to paint my nails again. Keep reading to find out more!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Eugene Malibu Swatches & Review

Hey guys! Today I have some swatches from an indie nail polish line that is very new to me, Eugene Malibu! They recently sent me two of their polishes from their new Festival Collection to try out and I'm here today to share my thoughts with you. For more info on this indie brand, go to and check them out!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Girly Nautical Nails!

What's up beautiful people? Today I have some super cool nails inspired by the wonderful Karissa from @LifeIsBetterPolished on Instagram! I recently saw her do some really pretty nautical themed nails and I knew I had to recreate them. I haven't done anything like this before and I really love it!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Skimp or Spend? # 4

Long time no see! I'm so sorry that I've been gone for a week, I recently went on a mini vacation and that completely threw me off of my schedule! But I'm back with a new Skimp or Spend post :) Thank you guys for loving this series, I still get such amazing feedback from you all and I couldn't be happier. Continue reading if you'd like to find out the verdict of today's post!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pastel Galaxy Nail Tutorial

What's up guys! It seriously feels like I haven't been on Instagram or my blog for a million years! I've recently been busy with school, homework, and this past weekend I spent in Disneyland so I've really had no time to do my nails or post anything :( But I'm back now and I finally have the Pastel Galaxy Pictorial that you guys have been highly requesting! Keep reading for the step by step instructions 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Pastel Galaxy Nails

It's the second to last day of my Spring Break and I feel like I want to cry! I've gotten so used to relaxing all day, I don't want to go back to having responsibilities. Haha but the good news is that I have new nails for you! Today I have some pastel galaxy nails that I love! I've tried traditional galaxy nails twice before but I wanted to add a twist to these. These pastel colors make this design perfect for Spring!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Vintage Rose Nail Tutorial

So I'm kind of obsessed with making these pictorials. Haha I'll make one with every chance that I get! I think they're so fun to put together and I love helping you all achieve my nail designs. Today I have a brand new pictorial for the Vintage Rose Nails that I did a few days ago inspired by @PrettyLittleNails. I hope you all enjoy this and continue reading for in depth instructions on how to get this nail look!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Vintage Rose Nails

Hi everyone! What are you all up to? I'm just about to finish the 5th season of Breaking Bad! Today's nail design is inspired by Jolene (@PrettyLittleNails on Instagram). I recently came across her adorable rose design and I knew that I had to recreate it! To be honest, I was kind of scared because I haven't done a floral mani in a while and I didn't know if this design was going to turn out correctly...but I kind of like it! I hope you all do too :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring Polish Picks!

Happy Spring! Since the first day of Spring was a few days ago, I thought it was time to share my Spring Polish Picks with you all! Spring is one of my favorite times of the year because of the nice weather and pastel polishes ♥ Keep reading to find out what my favorite nail polishes are for this season!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fresh White Nails

Hey everyone! Tonight I'm posting something fairly simple, just fresh white nails, but I am joined by a fun ring to make this post more exciting! I've been feeling a bit uninspired lately so I went with a classic color. Not to worry though, I'm collabing with another nail artist on IG for a special post coming soon! :)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Skimp or Spend? # 3

Good afternoon everyone! How are you all doing? I'm home sick today (I just woke up with a really sore throat, nothing major) and I decided I'd post another Skimp or Spend? post for you! Thank you so much for loving this series, your positive feedback makes me so happy! :) 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

OPI Jelly Sandwich

Hey everyone! Today I have a long awaited jelly sandwich mani that I've been wanting to try for the longest time! I've done jelly sandwiches before, but now that I have OPI's Bubble Bath, I've had the urge to try this technique again. Continue reading for sparkly goodness! (WARNING: This will be a picture heavy post!)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

OPI The Iconic Nail Lacquers + Mani Essentials

Hello everyone! I hope you're all having a great Wednesday :) I have really been busy with school and homework but I just had to post about the OPI Iconic Nail Lacquers and Mani Essentials! This is a recent purchase for me and I'm so excited about this one. Keep reading for OPI must-haves!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Watermarble Nail Tutorial

Good afternoon dolls ♥ Today I have a long overdue pictorial to share with you! I'm so sorry for not being able to post this last Thursday like I planned to, I've been incredibly busy with school and tests :( I hope this tutorial can make up for it! Keep reading for written instructions on how to watermarble. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cotton Candy Watermarble Nails

  Hey everyone! This will be a short and sweet post but I just wanted to share my finished design with you all :) I haven't done any watermarbling in such a long time and I've really been wanting to try it again so I thought this would be the perfect time to get back into it!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ombre Nail Tutorial!

Happy Tuesday! Today I have an Ombre Nail Tutorial to share with you :) I'm honestly becoming obsessed with creating pictorials, they're so fun to make! Enjoy!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Cotton Candy Ombre Nails

Hi everyone! Today I have sort of a 'part one' to some nail art I'm working on :) These bright ombre nails are my base for something I'll be posting on Wednesday! These were really fun to do and I hope you like them!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Butter London - All Hail The Queen

Happy Saturday everyone! :) Today I have a swatch of Butter London's All Hail the Queen for you. I posted this swatch on my Instagram a few days ago but I never got around to blogging about this gorgeous color!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Skimp or Spend? # 2

I'm back with another post on my series, Skimp or Spend? I am so happy that you guys loved the last post, I received so many positive responses both on Instagram and on my blog. Thank you so much, you have all motivated me to keep this series going ❤ Today I'll be speaking about one of my favorite colors for spring, mint green!

I recently purchased Fashion Playground by Essie and as soon as I got home I wondered if I had any similar minty colors. Revlon's Jaded is pretty darn close. They look different in their bottles, but on the nail they actually look very similar. I purchased both polishes at Target, the Essie for $8.49, and the Revlon for $4.59. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Crisp Striping Tape Mani!

How is everyone doing? Today I am thrilled to share my newest nails with you! I recently saw a design by @Rachell_Rachell and fell in love! I've done something similar before on my sister but her design took it to the next level! I also took this as a great opportunity to use my new striping tape!

(Do you see the holo in that China Glaze polish?!?)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Precision Nail Lacquer - Oasis Collection

Hey everyone, today I have some nail swatches for you. Precision Nail Lacquer was so kind and sent me their new Oasis Collection to share with you all! This collection includes nudes, browns, and even a shimmer shade! If you're interested, please keep reading :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Skimp or Spend? # 1

Welcome to the first post on my new series, Skimp or Spend? In these posts I will compare two polishes in my stash that are similar (not always exact dupes) but have two very different prices. I want to share that inexpensive nail polishes can often have a better quality than an expensive polish, and vice versa. Although I will be explaining my thoughts on the two, it's ultimately your decision. Would you rather skimp, or spend? 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mix & Match Valentines Day Nails!

I am super excited about today's post! These nails are one of my all time favorites that I've ever done! :) Since Valentines Day is in just three more days, I knew that I had to create something for this occasion. I'm usually not one to do holiday themed nails but since V-day is all about hearts, the color pink and just cute things in general, I couldn't help myself  

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Lighting set up + my camera!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope your day has gone well so far ♥  By popular demand, I'm showing you my new lights, soft box and my camera! Ever since I mentioned that I got a new lighting set up, so many people have asked me about it. I briefly mentioned this in a past blog post but I wanted to dedicate a whole post to this topic with more details and pictures!

*Warning* This will be a text and picture heavy post!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Ruffian Nail Tutorial!

Today is the day that I get to share my pictorial with you all! Sorry that it has so many watermarks, I've had previous pictorials stolen before and they've been plastered with other people's Instagram usernames on top of mine so I wanted to make sure it wouldn't happen again. I spent so much time on this and I really hope you love it! :)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Coral & Rose Gold Ruffian Nails

Good afternoon everyone! Right now I'm enjoying a Girls marathon (is anyone else in love with that show?!) and stressing out about how much homework I have on this gloomy Sunday evening, which means that this is a perfect time to procrastinate and blog :) Today I have some super cute ruffian nails to share with you that I'm honestly in love with. If you read yesterday's blog post, you'd know that I was thinking of adding a ruffian design on top of my swatch of Zelda by Julep, I tried it last night and they came out great!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Julep - Zelda

Good morning everyone! Today I'm sharing with you a swatch of a new polish I got for Christmas. For the past few days I've been wearing Zelda by Julep. I can't wait to share my thoughts on this polish with you all!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Polishes I Received this Christmas!

Hey guys! I know Christmas was over a month ago but I never had the chance to show you all what polishes I received this past holiday. I'm so grateful for the friends and family that fed my polish addiction and I'm so excited to share my new pretties with you!

*Disclaimer* I am in no way trying to brag about things that were given to me. I simply want to share them with you and show you my collection as it grows. I love reading about what polishes people bought/ received so I thought this would be a good idea :) I also want to mention that this will be a picture heavy post! 

To start, I'll show you polishes from one of my favorite brands, Essie! These polishes were given to me by my aunt, my friend Madi, and my mom!

From L to R: Off the Shoulder, Shake Your $$ Maker, Sable Collar & Using My Maiden Name

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Stars and Half Moons

Hello all! Today I have exciting news to share, I finally received my light box in the mail which means I don't have to depend on daylight to be able to take my photos! Many of you on Instagram were curious as to where I purchased this. I bought everything from Amazon, my soft box was $14.95, my lamps for $13.99 each (I bought two, one on each side of the light box), and my daylight bulbs for $10.67. So far I'm pretty impressed, if anything I bought is out of your budget or you're looking for something better, I encourage you to browse, you can find anything!

Onto my nails, the other day I was browsing through Candice's lovely Instagram (@MrCandiiPants) and was completely inspired by her twist on half moons + a french tip! So inspired that I revolved my whole mani around them, adding stars for an extra touch of chic.

Monday, January 6, 2014

#NailArtJan - Sparkles

Phew, today was easier to figure out than Day 3 - Fresh! I have so many glitter polishes but I immediately knew which one I wanted to use. I recently bought Essie's Lots of Lux, it's been staring at me for a while and I realized that this was a perfect time to use it!

Lots of Lux is a cobalt blue, textured polish. In the bottle you can really see the blue, green, and deep purple shimmer throughout the polish. When applied, it dries to a matte texture that's somewhat gritty but really beautiful because of all of the sparkle. Did I also mention that it's 99% opaque in one coat?! Seriously, so many people have had the same reactions and I didn't believe it until I tried it. Of course, I had to add another coat because I just don't feel okay without it, but it's fine with just one!

Out in the sunlight, you can easily see the texture in Lots of Lux. If you prefer smooth nails, you could add a topcoat to this but I really love the fine grit to this. Overall I'm so happy that I purchased this nail polish! I haven't heard that many good things about Essie's Encrusted Treasures Collection but Lots of Lux sure seems to be a hit! I also purchase Ignite the Night and I'm praying that it's as fabulous as this! Not too sure if I'll be purchasing Belugaria or Peak of Chic any time soon but so far I love what Essie has done with Lots of Lux.  I'm so excited to wear this for the next few days, I'm afraid I won't be able to focus on school with nails like these :) So tell me, what do you think of the Encrusted Treasures Collection? Do you own any polishes from it or do you plan to? I'm personally on the fence about buying any more but Hors D'ouevres and On A Silver Platter just look so nice! Leave me a comment about what you think down below!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

#NailArtJan - Fresh

It was honestly really difficult to think of a nail design that is seen as "fresh." I first think of fresh air, freshly cut grass and fresh fruit, but I didn't really want any of those things on my nails. So I decided on fresh flowers. I had seen a design a few weeks ago by @OrlyNailGirls and completely fell in love. The design included a sheer background and crisp, white flowers on top of it.

To start, I grabbed the nail polishes that I needed. For the nudey-pink base, I used Essie's Mademoiselle. I also needed a white polish for the flower petals so I used Sinful Color's Snow Me White. Lastly, for the center of the flower I used Mellow Yellow by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear. 

After painting my nails with two coats of Essie's Mademoiselle, I used a large dotting tool dipped in white polish to create a big flower at the top of my nail. As the flowers go down my nail and decrease in size, so do my dotting tools. I used a large, medium and small sized dotting tool for the flowers and a toothpick for the smallest daisy. 

Once the flowers were dry, I took Mellow Yellow and created small dots in the center of each flower. I then added a matte top coat and I'm done! I love this design and I think it looks very fresh and it's such a palette cleanser compared to all of the sparkly and intricate New Years nails. I hope you guys love these as much as I do and I hope you all had a fun and safe New Year! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

I'm Doing A Nail Art Challenge?

Because I'm on Winter Break I thought it'd be a good idea to participate in the January Nail Art Challenge. I've done these challenges before and I never quite seem to finish them... Oh well, it's a new year right?! This month's challenge seems really interesting and I can't wait to start! Thank you to @Californails for creating this challenge.