Let it snow…

Merry Christmas to everyone!!

Christmas is my favorite holiday! I love the lights, the presents, the food, and most of all, the company! <3<3<3

So for this manicure I wanted to do something a little sparkly, but first I had to clean up my nails. It has been weeks since I have done anything with my nails. I am finally on winter break from pharm school and I took some time out to pamper myself. Since I haven’t been able to do anything but study during school, my nails just kept growing. For a base color I used OPI In the Spot-Light Pink once again; I think it is one of my favorites. I absolutely, absolutely love the finish, the sheerness, and the light color. Next I used China Glaze Lorelei’s Tiara for my tips. I didn’t use any french tip guides for this part. I just followed the line of my nails. I love this color by China Glaze. The blue glitter flecks are perfect! Unfortunately, the night before I went to paint my nails one of my nails broke. But instead of cutting all my nails short, I just tried to make it work…Next, using Orly Stone Cold and my Konad stamper I stamped some light blue snow flakes on my nail beds. 

Lastly, I topped it with essie carnival for a little more sparkle.

That’s it! Happy holidays!

Happy polishing! ❤

Mermaid tails~~

Here is another “swatch” for the Muppets Collection by OPI. This collection is packed full of glitter nail polishes. And the glitters and packed full of glitter!! I love it!

This time I decided to use OPI Fresh Frog of Bel-Air.

But first of course I put down my foundation. I love OPI In the Spot Light Pink. It is perfect for a natural nail color, but it helps to even out the nail bed and primes the nail for more lacquer. Here is a picture of two fingers, one painted with OPI In the Spot Light Pink (left) and plain base coat (right).

It is hard to notice the difference, but you can see it is shinier. Sorry the lighting isn’t the best, but in person it is more apparent. You can click on the photo to make it larger if needed. Here is a picture of all my nails painted with slightly better lighting.

The next step I have done many times before…I used one of my favorite colors, OPI Mermaid’s Tears.

After two light even coats of MT, I did two coats of OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air.

These last few pictures I took the next day with better lighting.

My accent nail I did a little different. I used OPI MT and OPI Silver Shatter with one coat of OPI FFOBA.

That’s all folks!!

Happy Polishing! ❤

Oops, I did it again!

Glitter gradient mani!!

I absolutely loved my previous glitter gradient using OPI Elephantastic Pink and OPI Teenage Dream. (Can be seen here.)

This time I used OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It, OPI Ogre the Top Blue, and OPI Last Friday Night.

I had also used OPI In The Spot Light Pink and OPI Servin’ Up Sparkle.

I have already done the tutorial, but I will show you again.

First, I painted my tips with Swimsuit Nailed it. It doesn’t have to be perfect, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be even.

Next, lightly paint your next color starting slightly above your first color. Ogre the top blue is a nice cream polish. Cream polishes aren’t really ideal with this manicure, but if you decide to use a cream, make sure you paint it on as lightly as possible to allow the shade underneath to show. This step also does not to be perfect or even. It will add a little bit of character if uneven.

Using your natural/ light pink shade, blend the two colors together. This shade should be sheer. It will help blend the colors together, while blending it with your natural nail color.

I then used Last Friday night to complete this gradient manicure. Again, start slightly above you last color line. Adding multiple layers of this last shade helps to blend the colors more and create a better gradient effect.

Here is one layer of Last friday night. Last Friday Night is a very very light shade of blue so it is slightly difficult to see the blue tone.

Therefore, I used two layers of Last Friday Night.

Lastly, I used OPI Serving Up Sparkle to blend all the layers together and continue the sparkle through the nail bed.

That’s it…again.

Glitter gradient manicures require very little time and doesn’t require a lot of concentration. It is easy nail art that anyone can do.

Happy polishing.