I’m back! Week 19 & Week 20..#31DC2017Weekly

Hey guys! It’s been a little while since I have posted. I got busy with some other things that had to take my first priority. I recently opened an Etsy shop with my mom (Mother & Daughter) so I’ve been putting a lot of time and work to that. Since I finally have things settled in place for now I thought I would jump on here and catch up.

I’m a few weeks behind on posting for the #31DC2017Weekly challenge but I still tried to do the weekly manicures. The first week I missed was Galaxy week..now I did one a few months ago and it turned out amazing but for this week I just wasn’t focused and tried to go the easy route..not what I had planned but whatcha gonna do?

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I started off painting all my nails with Black & Blue by Sally Hansen..it’s a nice multicolor chrome polish in my opinion, sorta galaxy themed. Then I took a cosmetic wedge and attempted stamping various glitters to get a galaxy look. I believe I have all the colors right, I used Nicole by OPI’s Rich in Sprit, Sinful Colors Blueberry Hot Rod, Ice Blue, and Hottie.  It’s okay definitely not what I wanted but it worked.

This last week the prompt was Watermarble. I’ve tried water-marbling before and had a few hits along with misses so this was another good try to get better at it. I started off by painting all my nails with Taupe is Dope by Sinful Colors..I LOVE this color..It’s such a pretty color. It’s between a brown to a brown gray at times.

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For the water-marble, I used Sinful Colors YOLO Yellow & Gold Medal..along with Wet n Wild’s French White Creme. For once, I am truly over the moon satisfied with this water-marble manicure! It turned out pretty dang well! Until……I smudged my middle finger, but again whatcha gonna do? At least the water-marble finally turned out good.

What’s your thoughts on these manicures? I’m hoping to stay on track now but if things get busy again, I’ve got to focus on that first.

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  • Liz

 

Week 8: Metallic Nails – #31DC2017Weekly

Hey guys! This weeks manicure theme for the #31DC2017Weekly manicure challenger is metallic nails! I’m still out of my groove a little and couldn’t think of anything to do..so I went simple & easy..just like last week.

I recently bought the color Taupe is Dope by Sinful Colors and I’ve been dying to use it..it’s a brown, plumy, gray color..very fall like. I thought it would go great with bronze for the metallic portion of the manicure. I used Nicole by OPI’s It Starts With Me. It’s a very shimmer shiny bronze.

I just applied taupe is dope to my thumb, index, and pinky nails..and then applied it starts with me to my middle & ring nails..then I used my dotting tools to do dots down the middle of a few nails.

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It was that simple..hopefully next week’s will be more fun.

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  • Liz

Spring Polishes – Sinful Colors, Essie, Nicole by OPI

Hey guys! Can you believe it’s Spring? I totally cannot. The weather has been so wacky..we’ve had thunderstorms, tons of rain and just super gloomy weather, ugh. Anyway, since it’s now Spring I thought it would share a few polishes that I plan on using this Spring.

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First for pinks is Sinful Colors Strawberry Milk..this was part of the Kandee Johnson collection. It’s a very pale pink but has enough hue to tell it’s pink. It does dry matte unless you use shiny top coat. Next is Cute as a Button by Essie, this is just a simple pretty coral.

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For purples, my first one is Lie-Lac by Sinful Colors. I haven’t owned this one for too long but it’s so spring-y to me..even the name is. The color is a light lilac. Playdate by Essie is a darker lilac in my opinion that works get for the spring season also.

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Candy Hearts by Sinful Colors..is also part of the KJ collection..is prefect for spring! I truly cannot wait to do an Easter mani using this. It’s such pretty close to robin egg blue. It’s also matte but a shine coat with take that away. Mint Candy Apple by Essie is another pretty blue spring polish. It has hues of blue and mint green, it’s a really pretty pastel.

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Another new polish to me that I’m going to use this spring is Mint Chip by Sinful Colors..yes and it’s part of the KJ collection. It’s such a pretty medium mint green..ahh! I would use it all the time..I should have picked up another for back up. I was kinda on the fence of including I Shop Mintage by Nicole by OPI..but here it is. I don’t use this polish much at all but I’m going to try and do a mani with it this Spring.

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Last one..I really would have liked to include a yellow polish but I don’t any pastel yellow..or really any yellows. They just don’t go with my skin tone..but I though I would include a pastel orange! It’s V.I.Peach by Sinful Colors..part of the Kylie Jenner collection. It’s a pale peachy color with gold shimmer.

Those are most the polishes I’m going to try and include in a few spring manis soon! What’s one of your favorite polishes that you love for Spring?

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  • Liz

Nails #42 – Nicole by OPI

Hi guys! Today I’m just sharing a quick mani using a really pretty coral pink.

The color is Color Me Country from Nicole by OPI..it is one that they collaborated with Carrie Underwood. I do’t really reach for this color much but I gave it a whirl. It’s a thin color so I applied 3 coats and it still looked a little thin at times. It’s a great spring or easter nail color!img_0562

Like I said this was gonna be quick so that’s it!

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  • Liz

Nail Polish Collection Part 2: Nicole by OPI & OPI

Hey guys! I’m back with part 2 of my collection, this time sharing my OPI collection! i don’t own nearly as many like my Sinful Colors collection..but OPI has been a favorite brand recently. Let’s go!

Nicole by OPI 

the next CEO – shimmer gold

it starts with me – shimmer bronze

rich in spirt – shimmer silver blue

this blue is so you – dark navy

i shop mintage – light mint green

something about spring – darker pink

find your passion – pink/orange

carnival cotton candy (carrie) – bubblegum pink

color me pink (carrie) – coral pink

be awesome – multicolored diamond glitter

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super cute in pink (HK) – pink purple

lucky lucky lavender – pale pink

you’re such a budapest – light periwinkle

can’t find my czech book – blue teal

If I had to pick a favorite color from both collection, it would be Something About Spring & You’re Such A Budapest!

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  • Liz

Carrie – Carrie Underwood Collaboration

 

Winter Go-to Polishes – Sinful Colors, Sally Hansen, Wet N Wild, & Nicole by OPI

Hi guys! I’m back with another go-to polish post for Winter. I picked out my 9 favorite polishes that I use more during the winter season and want to share them with you! 

Sinful Colors Folly – I’m not a huge fan of a dark red or a true red so this one works for it because it has a little bit of a pinkish tone to it.

Sinful Color Wondermint – I used to not be a fan of this polish..something just wasn’t right with it but now I love it! Time always changes things..but in my opinion you have to have a minty green blue color for Winter!

Sinful Colors Cold Leather – This is a dark/navy blue and I love to pair it with silver to make a really pretty Winter mani!

Sinful Colors Rise & Shine – I’m not quite sure why I included this in my Winter go-to but I suppose it could make a good winter mani? maybe pair it a gold? It’s a pretty teal color though!

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                                                                      Sorry that Wondermint looks so white! I’m working at getting better at taking pictures!

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Grease Lightning – We always get gray skies and dull days during the winter here and this is a dark gray to go with! I normally apply some glitter over to make it a little cheery.

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Slick Slate – I might have mentioned this in my post about my Fall go-to polishes but I like using this during the winter too.

Nicole by OPI The Next CEO – I like pairing this with a Slick Slate as an accent nails or Folly..Gold gets along with most colors.

Wet n Wild French White Creme – I had to include my favorite white polish in my winter go-tos! I love using this for nail art!

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Maybelline Precious Pearls – I always forgot that I own this glitter polish but this year I’m not going to..it remind me so much of snow and it’s perfect for winter!

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So those are all my winter go-to polishes for this year! There’s probably more of course but I think nine is enough to list, haha!

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  • Liz

 

Christmas Go-To Polishes! – Sinful Colors, Wet N Wild, Nicole by OPI etc.

Hi guys! In today’s post I thought I would share some polishes that I think would be great for christmas manis! I was going to just include them with my winter go-tos but thought it would be too long..so here it goes.

Sinful Colors Queen of Beauty – this is just a plain silver fine glitter overcoat.

Sinful Colors Folly – i consider this a red..it’s a brighter red no so dark toned.

Wet n Wild’s French White Cream – have to include my favorite white to do nail are with! this is the only white i use.

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Nicole by Opi’s The Next CEO – this is a shiny metallic gold

Pure Ice’s Free Spirt – i don’t have many greens at all but i bought this one last year especially for a christmas mani and it worked great!

Sinful Colors Casablanca – this is my favorite silver polish i own..and i need to buy a new one! it’s mainly one of my nail art polishes i use.

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Sinful Colors Limited Edition Christmas Polishes Santa Claus, That’s Elfed Up, and Sleigh My Name – i wrote a whole blog post about these so go back if you want to read it..i just used santa claus for a mani and you’ll see that post soon or it may already be up!

                                                              That’s Elfed Up, Santa Claus, Sleigh My Name

So those are all of my go-to polishes for the Christmas season! Let me know if you have any that I should try!

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  • Liz