Polish of the Week: (wrecked and sweaty)

It’s a little late, but I still wanted to do a Polish of the Week for today, and since I went to Zion National Park with my boyfriend, I planned ahead to take a couple pictures of my nails in some epic locations…..as you may have noticed, it didn’t exactly go as planned. Continue reading Polish of the Week: (wrecked and sweaty)

Polish of the Week: Easter & [subtle] nail art

wpid-wp-1428198646426.jpegI took a rare trip to Walmart yesterday….yes, I shop at Walmart sometimes. I’m going camping next weekend and I needed some supplies (you know, flashlight, canteen, anxiety meds…the usual stuff). So of course to make me feel better about having to go to Walmart on a Saturday, I had to spend 30 minutes perusing the cosmetics section. That’s where I found Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Lively Lilac (420)! Continue reading Polish of the Week: Easter & [subtle] nail art

Polish of the Week: (3.22.2015)

This week has been great as far as productivity goes but it’s mostly been behind the scenes. Taxes: done. Buying a new computer: done. Researching UV light for an upcoming post: done. That’s how most of the week has gone.

So, today when I got up I was still sitting in that behind-the-scene vibe. I didn’t feel like putting on makeup and I certainly din’t want to do my nails or put out a post about it today….that was until I remembered that I was going to use this really subtle nude pink this week because I finally got white polish to put on underneath it. That, and the green from last week got old to me. I was picking at it by Thursday.

I’m in love, really and truly:

wpid-img_20150322_012257.jpgPink: OPI’s Privacy Please (NLR30) I’ve had this for a while now, but it wasn’t as opaque as I liked. I came across some really cheap polishes at the dollar store close to my house, and I finally bought white! It made a HUGE difference when I layered it underneath.

White: Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in White On (300). It’s a little goopy, but not too difficult to spread evenly.

Gold: OPI by Gwen Stefani’s Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (NLG28) If this one sounds familiar, it’s because I’ve featured it on Polish of the Week before. I love gold, but I’m not always confident that I’m pulling it off. Not today, though. Even with my imperfect free-hand lines I have nothing but love for this look.

 

Polish of the Week: St. Patty’s + Spring Equinox Edition!

This morning, my boyfriend and I went on a hike up Grove Creek Canyon and it was magical. It was cold, but not too cold and no one else was out. There was a waterfall, and I thought it would be the perfect moment to serenade Dalton with TLC’s Don’t Go Chasin’ Waterfalls and a pelvic thrust dance. Continue reading Polish of the Week: St. Patty’s + Spring Equinox Edition!

Polish of the Week: go to Dim Sum Plum

I almost didn’t do this post today. It’s been a busy week and a busy day…in a really good way. Usually when I pick a polish, I pull them all out, look at them next to one another in different combinations, wish I had a different tone of some color, then settle on something I’m not wild about.

Today, I didn’t have time for that. Continue reading Polish of the Week: go to Dim Sum Plum

Polish of the Week: gold and taupe, L’amour and Klimt

This week I came across a blog post about a Gustav Klimt-inspired polish line featuring this gorgeous gold color. I was more than a little bit in love. The author mentioned how her pale skin tends to look a little splotchy when she paints her nails gold which happens to me too! Continue reading Polish of the Week: gold and taupe, L’amour and Klimt

Polish of the Week: Valentine’s Day Nails

I’m really stoked about how my nails turned out last night while I was slightly tipsy, in the dark last and….I hate to admit this, but I was intermittently getting up to cook dinner.

Also, I don’t think I’ve attempted to do nail art successfully since my days waiting for appointments during beauty school. Continue reading Polish of the Week: Valentine’s Day Nails