Thursday, September 8, 2016

31 Day Nail Art Challenge Days 5, 6, & 7: Blue, Violet, and Black & White

Hello Beauties!

I hope you're all well today as we are wrapping up another work week soon. I've been keeping myself busy, and keeping up with the challenge, but falling a little behind posting my manis here. I'm hoping to get things on track over the weekend when I have more time to write and post here. For now, I am going to combine some of these posts.

The first mani we have is for the blue prompt. I love love love this blue from Zoya, and hadn't gotten a chance to use it, so I was glad to pull it out. I also had this cool new plate from Moyou London that I had been itching to try out, so I thought this would make a pretty combination. 

For this look, I used the following:

Sia - Zoya for the base.
White stamping polish - Born Pretty Store 
Explorer 08 plate - Moyou London

Next up, we have the violet prompt. I've probably done at least 4-5 tributes to Prince with my manicures. I don't always post them, but I love him, and I love this color. So, of course, I had to do this manicure in his honor. I had the good fortune of seeing him just last year in concert. An amazing show! I'll never forget it.

For this manicure, I used the following products:

Lost My Bikini in Molokini - OPI for the base color and stamping color.
Pointe Blanche - Orly for white nail base.
Storm - Esmaltes da Kelly for the glitter accent.
Rockstar 06 plate - Moyou London

Lastly, we have the black & white prompt. I'm a huge Beatles fan, so I wanted to use this stamp for this manicure. This was a pretty easy one to do. Just the bases, and couple of stamps. I was done in no time! Perfect quick mani for the busy music fan.

For this manicure, I used the following products:

Pointe Blanche - Orly for the white base.
Black Creme - Wet n' Wild for the black base.
Black stamping polish - Born Pretty
White stamping polish - Born Pretty
BP -13 plate - Born Pretty for musical notes.
Back to the 70's 01 plate - Moyou London for The Beatles stamp

And that's it for today! See you next time. :)

Monday, September 5, 2016

31 Day Nail Art Challenge Days 3 & 4: Yellow & Green

Hello beauties!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday! It is Labor Day here in the States, so many of us are enjoying the holiday. I ended up being woken up by a phone call from my mom, so I'm extra sleepy right now. However, I did have a wonderful weekend, playing with some of my nail art stuff, and having my little cousin over so she could have fun using my nail stamps my giant stash. I think I have a nail polish buddy!

Yesterday was so lovely for me, because I finally pulled out the Fall candles, the weather was beautiful, the house was clean, and I had the whole day to relax, and watch scary movies. Halloween season is here!

Anyway, I got so relaxed, that I didn't even bother posting to the blog. Whoops! So today, I am posting my nails for both Day 3 and Day 4.

Day 3 was the yellow prompt. Now, I saw many nail artists say they really dislike yellow, but I don't. I love yellow. I don't get to wear this color much, but I just love this bright color, and I really liked this look. It was like a shot of sunshine on my nails! I have to say that I absolutely adore this yellow polish from Color Club. It went on nice and smooth with great coverage. Also, the little bottle is so cute! It's a University of Toledo Rockets football helmet, and that is my alma mater.

For this look, I used the following products:

Game Day Gold - Color Club for the yellow nails.
The Flash - Esmaltes da Kelly for the glitter accent.
Pointe Blanche - Orly for the white nail.
Black stamping polish - Born Pretty 
BP-L 006 plate - Born Pretty

Okay, next up is my green manicure! I love the color green sooo much, and this was the perfect opportunity for me to do my Slytherin nails. I love Harry Potter, and last year, I used my Potter plates to do my nails for the book prompt. This time, I just wanted to focus on my favorite house. As you can see, I did use a matte velvet for the base because I thought it was the perfect color to use, but I did end up putting a top coat over it, and whoa! Those Zoya matte polishes always pop with those glossy coats.

 For this look, I used the following products:

Veruschka - Zoya for the green base.
Snow Crystals - Finger Paints for the glittery accent.
Silver Canvas - OPI for stamping
Plate  - Bundle Monster for the stripes
Plate hehe 027 - Aiyoohehe for Slytherin crest.
Plate hehe 026 - Aiyoohehe for diamond pattern.

And that's it for today. I will check back in with the blue manicure next time.

Have a great day!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

31 Day Nail Art Challenge 2016: Day 2 - Orange

Hey you beautiful people!

Day 2 was yesterday, and we had the orange prompt. I was at a loss for what to do, and had a busy day, so I had a little bit of a nail fail, I think. Not what I was expecting, but it came out okay.

For this one, there is no theme. Just a simple design. I'd actually wanted an ombre effect under the stamp, but I think I may have chosen the wrong stamp design because you can't even tell. Perhaps, I should try this again with a more open, or delicate stamp. I also did a really pretty glitter accent nail. You literally cannot tell the difference. Oh well.

For this look, I used the following products:

Zoya - Amy for the base
Zoya - Autumn for the "ombre" effect. LMAO
Nine Zero - Holo-ween as the accent nail which you can't see.
White stamping polish by Born Pretty
Aiyoohehe stamping plate hehe 027

See you next time with my yellow nails!

Friday, September 2, 2016

The 31 Day Nail Art Challenge 2016: Day 1 - Red

Hello beautiful people!
It has been waaaaay too long, but I've had so many changes in life that have made it difficult to get to the blog. I've been traveling quite a bit, and my charge is getting so big now that it's hard to keep up with her and my nails at times, but it's been so much fun! Life has been really good.
As you know, every September, lots of nail artists participate in the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge, and it is that time again! I had such a blast doing it last year that I had to do it again. What better way to kickstart the return to the blog than a daily challenge?
Here are our prompts for this year. They are the same as last year, and I am so excited to try to come up with new ways to decorate my digits!

For the first day of the challenge, the theme is red, so as I was looking through my new stamps that I had bought over the course of the year, I realized that I had never had the chance to use my Scarlet Witch stamps from Aiyoohehe. Having the red prompt was the perfect opportunity to try them out!
You may notice that I'm in the nub club this year, but I had a nasty couple of nail breaks a weeks ago when I was traveling, so I started over. It was sad because my nails were the longest they'd ever been, but I won't let my little nubs discourage me from doing this challenge. I know a lot of people tell me that they would love to paint their nails and have fun with them, but they won't grow out, but having short nails is no excuse not to experiment. You can rock nubs, and enjoy a little nail art. In fact, that's how I started on my journey of nail arting, and getting my nails in better shape.

Since I had let my nails go a little the last couple of weeks, finally taking care with them, and doing a little nail art was just the thing to perk up my mood. I love painting my nails so much, and it always makes me feel great walking around with a pretty manicure!
Anyway, onto the mani of the day!

For this manicure, I used the following products:

An Affair in Red Square by OPI for the red base
Black stamping polish from Born Pretty
Silver Canvas by OPI for silver stamping accents
Aiyoohehe Super Hero -007 plate

And that's it for today! See you next time with my orange inspired mani.
Have a great day! 😊