Friday, December 27, 2013

2013 Favorites

Hello everyone, hope you had a great holiday!

I know I've been a terrible blogger as of late, but hopefully in 2014 I will be more successful as I am now a college graduate, wahoo! No homework = more blogging.

Seeing as I have no plans to post anything new in 2013, I thought it was time to do my favorites for this past year. I've narrowed it down to twelve designs, which you can click and it will bring you to the post for that particular design.

Let's get to it!

Although I didn't post much this year, I am pretty proud of everything I posted, especially during the latter part of the year. You can really seen how much I've grown.

Here's to 2014 and the nail art that will come with it!

Are you doing anything exciting for new years? I'm either going to play video games or sleep :P

Monday, November 11, 2013

Movember Nails!

Hey everyone! Long time no posting, sorry about that! Hopefully once I graduate I'll be able to post more regularly.

For today's nail art, I have a review of mustache charms from the Born Pretty Store! I've had these for a pretty long time, but was waiting to use them specifically for Movember. If you don't know what  Movember is, feel free to click this link and read about it :) Essentially men grow mustaches to raise awareness for mens health.

For this manicure, I knew I wanted to do some sort of fall plaid and place a mustache on top. It wasn't until I saw Wondrously Polished's plaid nails posted on her Instagram today that I knew what color combination I wanted to use.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Swatchtober - Different Dimensions Silenced The Lambs Collection

Happy Wednesday all! I have some Halloween swatches for today :)

Before we get to the swatches, let me just mention that I'm currently working on a new halloween tutorial but have not had time to film since I've been completely swamped with work/school work.

The Silences The Lambs collection is based off on one of my favorite horror films – Silence of the Lambs.

Now onto the swatches!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Swatchtober - Pretty & Polished Halloween 2013 Collection

Happy Sunday! Along with tutorials (which I have another one coming up soon) I wanted to swatch some Halloween collections.

I'm calling it swatchtober (I'm so witty, right?) and I'm starting it off my swatching the Pretty & Polished Halloween 2013 collection. This collection consists of three polished, one of which glows in the dark and another which is color changing.

There are A LOT of photos for these, so I included the rest of the post after the jump!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Halloween Gravestone Nail Art Tutorial

Happy Saturday everyone!

For the month of October I thought it would be fun to do some halloween nail art tutorials. Tutorials isn't something I do, like ever. I might have two tutorials on this blog, but I decided to give it a shot and I made a video tutorial as well as a picture tutorial for these gravestone nails.

The video & picture tutorial are featured after the jump!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

31DC2013 ROUND-UP!

Phew! The 31DC2013 is officially over. I've rounded up all my nail art for the challenge in this post (click on the photos to go to each one's individual post)

I always love seeing all of them together like this after the challenge is over.

I have to admit, the challenge this year was definitely more difficult for me than last year. I guess having two jobs and going to school and painting my nails every day was more difficult than I thought it would be.

Either way, I am very proud of what I've accomplished this year. Some of my favorite designs are the Orioles, pineapples, shark camo, tribal and Spirited Away, but I can honestly sit here and say I am proud of every single mani I did. SO very very glad it's over though.

View last years round up post.

31DC2013: Day 31 - Honor Nails You Love

Finally the final prompt!!! I'm so excited I could cry, but I'll probably just go to sleep instead haha :)

For this prompt I decided to recreate a mani that was posted by Magnifique Nails earlier today. While searching for a mani to recreate, I refreshed my blogger page and saw these and loved them so much I decided I didn't need to look any farther.

I changed up the color of the chevron a little bit, just used a lighter grey, but I really love this design.

She also did a tutorial, so make sure you check it out!

For these nails, I used China Glaze White On White as a base. I painted the chevron on with OPI Skull & Glossbones and then painted the triangular-ish shaped with OPI Pink Friday and OPI Mermaid Tears.

SO I must say, I am super happy this challenge is over. It was really difficult for me this year, but my goal is always to at least finish on time, and I did, so I feel really accomplished. I'm also proud of pretty much every manicure I did, even the five that I did just today.

Now to decided whether or not to do homework or nap for an hour and then do homework.... hmmm..