Floral Nail Art

Yesterday I saw a nail art idea on Pinterest and decided to give it a try! It is super cute and I am very satisfied. Though it took some patience and time, the end product is amazing and so cute! This is probably my favorite nail art that I’ve ever tried. Let’s take a look!

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How To Create This Nail Art!

For this design, you will need several different polishes and tools. First, paint your thumb, index, and pinkie nail white. Add two or three coats of the white polish. Take a pink polish and paint it just on your middle finger. Now, take a mint green polish and paint it onto your ring finger. After they all have dried, you can start the designs! I first took a dotting tool and created little dots on all of the white nails. I used a bright pink (almost red) polish that reminds me of candy! These dots are not meant to be perfect either! Once you are finished with those, take the same polish you used on your middle finger and a dotting tool and create little C’s. After that has dried, I took the dotting tool and a very light pink polish and placed that around the pink C’s. Next, I took a nail brush and a light green polish to create the stems. Try not to make them look like dots! For the middle finger, I took a red striper and painted a line straight down, slightly by the left side. Then, create another red stripe going the opposite direction, by the lower part of the nail. For the ring finger, apply some gems (choose any color you like!) and you are finished! If you have any questions, please let me know and I will gladly answer them!
I really love this nail art and I think it’s so cute! I adore the little roses too! I personally think that the nail art I did on my middle finger kind of ruined it, but it still looks great! 🙂

See you next time!

Polka Dot Nail Art

While painting my nails yesterday, I got a little creative and decided to jazz them up a bit by adding some cute polka dots and a small heart. These nails are bound to get you some compliments! Also, I know my pictures aren’t the best so sorry about that! Let’s get started!:)ImageImageImage

I first painted my nails two coats of a dark green. I really love this shade because it’s so pretty! After letting the polish dry, I took a dotting tool and some white polish and began to apply the polka dots carefully on my ring finger. Make sure that the dots aren’t too close together! After you’re finished with the polka dots, take the same dotting tool and start to create a heart on your thumb. Take your time with this! It’s okay if it doesn’t look perfect. After everything has dried, apply a top coat and you are finished!

I like how the white stands out against the green and I will definitely try more polka dot nail art soon! If you have the right tools, this will be very easy nail art!

If you’re wondering, I received my dotting tool in a set with other nail brushes from Amazon. I use the other brushes for touching up my nails or for creating French manicures.

I hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you next time!

Vintage/Color Block Nail Art

Yesterday  I tried some interesting nail art inspired by a pin on Pinterest. I’m not quite sure what it is – vintage? Color block? The pin specified that it was vintage, so let’s just call it vintage for now! It look relatively easy, but it’s harder than it looks! My nail art is definitely far from perfect, but it was a fun design to try!Image

You Will Need:

  • white polish
  • pink polish
  • tape
  • top coat

I first painted my nails with two coats of the white polish. After letting the polish completely dry, I cut some tape and applied it on the top half of the nail, and other strip on the lower half of the nail. Make sure the tape is firmly pressed down so the pink polish won’t accidently run into the white. After you’ve taped your nails, take your pink polish and paint the remaining space of your nail where there isn’t tape. Try not to paint the tape, only the middle section of your nail. (Does this make sense? Lol. If you have any questions, just leave a comment and I will try to answer it.) Slowly remove the tape immediatly after painting the pink shade. Feel free to touch up your nails too. After the polish has dried, finish it up with a top coat!

I like wearing this on my nails!  I do need to get better at it though! Make sure to take your time and wait until the white nail polish is completely dry before applying the tape. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below! If you want me to do any specific nail art, let me know and I will get to it!

Do you think you will be trying these vintage/color block nails?

Deborah Lipmann P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) Review

I got the chance to try one of the famous Deborah Lipmann nail polishes in P.Y.T. (Pretty Little Thing). This is a beautiful, pale pink shade that is perfect if you want a hint of color on your nails! Let’s start with the review!

Price:
$17, from Barney’s

This is a pricey nail polish! I am probably not going to have another one of these polishes in my collection. To be honest, good and cheap drugstore polishes work the same as pricey, high end ones in my opinion! It is fun to treat yourself once in awhile, but not every time you shop.

Packaging:

The packing is quite nice! It looks like it is made out of glass with a black plastic top. It actually feels light and I like the packaging very much!

Product:

The product itself is great! Pretty Young Thing is a sheer pink that is perfect for a natural look on your nails. I had to build up the color though because it was very sheer. I painted at least 3 good coats! Check out the swatches below.

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Without flash

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With flash

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I really liked this polish and if you are willing to spend the money, buy it! It’s a great little treat to yourself! Plus, it’s always great to have a beautiful luxurious pale polish! 😉

Thanks for reading and I’m glad I got to finally blog about beauty while I’m on vacation! Leave requests below!

Father’s Day OOTD

Hey guys! Today is Father’s Day and I wanted to share my simple outfit for this special day. This is a casual and comfortable look and I hope you enjoy!

ImageI twisted two front parts of my hair and secured them with a bow and then sprayed my hair with the famous “Not Your Mother’s” Sea Salt Spray. I’m wearing a purple crop top from Kohls and on my wrist I have a small ivory bracelet. I’m wearing a Luma skirt from Brandy Melville and this is really comfortable and cute! I paired my outfit with some American Eagle peep toe wedges that I bought at Payless. Also, if you noticed… I changed my nails because after just one day almost all of the gems had fallen off. 😦 Oh well. I guess I won’t be doing that again. But, I tried another cutepolish inspired nail look. Take a look!Image

These are nautical nails with a white anchor on the ring finger and a white base with red stripes on the other nails. You should try this out!

I hope you like this OOTD! Have a great Father’s Day!

Nail Art

Hey guys! Last night I tried out some nail art inspired by a cutepolish tutorial. If you don’t know who cutepolish is, she makes nail art tutorials on YouTube and they are fantastic and easy to recreate! My manicure is inspired by the Pearls & Pastels video. I didn’t have the pearls, so I used colored nail gems instead. Take a look!

ImageImageThis manicure is so fun and girly. The only thing that I don’t like about this is that the gems tend to fall off after a day or so, and I have to reapply them often. I put lots of topcoat on but they still seem to fall off after awhile. If you have any tips for this, please tell me! 🙂

I am not great at nail art. I can do a regular manicure perfectly (even on the left side!) but  experimental nail art usually get ruined very quickly. The only nail art that I was able to do that looked nice was little bunnies. Now I can do so much more! You just need the right tools, then it’s really easy from there. I found a nail art brush set for about two dollars on Amazon and it contains stripers, dotting tools, and more! It is really helpful. Often when I do nail art, I only do it on the right because the left will be a disaster. I just paint the left either white or one of the main colors from the right side (I hope that made sense…)

I’m definitely going to share more nail art ideas with you! I hope you enjoyed reading! If you have any requests for reviews, please leave a comment below!