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.

Chat later!

  • Liz

 

Week 11: Polka-Dots – #31DC2017Weekly

Hi guys! I’m back for my last week of catch up on the #31DC2017Weekly manicure challenge! After this post, I will be on the correct week as everyone else doing this challenge…this week was Polka-Dots.

I started off using Rise & Shine by Sinful Colors. I rarely use this color for some use but I think it’s very pretty and right up my alley. It does have some blue/green shimmer to it too.

For the polka-dots, I decided to go in a pattern instead of all over. I used to different sized dotting tools for the look. Colors I used were: French White Creme by Wet n Wild & Gold Medal by Sinful Colors.

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This manicure looked great until I put a top coat on. I guess I didn’t give it long enough to dry and I got texture marks on them.

Overall, I looked the way it looked besides the texture marks and smudges which are a bummer. What’s your thoughts on this manicure?

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  • Liz

Week 10: Gradient Nails -#31DC2017Weekly

Hey guys! It’s been almost a week since I have posted but I’m back for Week 10 of the #31DC2017Weekly manicure challenge..I will be caught up hopefully at the end of this week, finally!

I started off my painting all my nails using Petal Pushers by Essie. I typically don’t reach for my Essie polishes anymore but I’m trying to start again. I love this gray color because at times it has a purplish hue.

I’ve only done a gradient look a few times so this was a little tricky..even though it looks easy. I wanted to go for sunset colors so I used: YOLO Yellow by Sinful Colors, Lounge Lover by Essie, & Lavender Creme by Wet n Wild. I had to reapply several times..because I should have used white base! I wasn’t thinking very clear at all with this manicure.

I think it still looks great being that I’ve only done it a few times and could still use practice! What’s your thoughts?

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  • Liz

Week 3: Yellow Nails – #31DC2017Weekly

Hey guys! I’ve been busy lately so I haven’t been keeping up on my posts..but I’m back for Week 3’s manicure. I am still a few weeks behind but I getting there. Yellow nails was the prompt..I am also not a huge yellow fan but I was willing to work with it. What turned out great was, I recently discovered a new Sinful Colors collection that had a neon yellow…perfect for this week!

I choose to use Sinful Colors Out In Space..it’s a bright neon yellow BUT make sure you buy the white base that goes with this line or it won’t be neon. I plan to make another post about this collection, stay tuned. Anyhow, I applied it to all my nails.

Coming up with a design/nail art for this week was tricky..I had way too many ideas but then I thought I’m going to give watermarbling a shot. I’ve never had real good luck with watermarbing, so any tips would be great! I used Wet n Wild’s French White Creme & Black Creme. It didn’t turn out as bad as it could have but they weren’t what I wanted. Good enough though! I will get better over time and more practice. I did place striping tape in random order over my nail before watermarbling.

I really liked the manicure though besides the watermarbling, the yellow is so bright!

What’s your thoughts? Chat later!

  • Liz

Nails #52 – Pinterest Inspired

I know today I would normally post a book review but I’ve been slacking on my reading lately..bummer but I hope to get back at it soon. 

Hey guys! Today’s nail post is inspired by a mani I saw on Pinterest. I normally browse through pinterest when I need a boost..and this time it worked. Here’s the link for it and they even give you a rundown of each step..but I will tell you what I did also.

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I decided not to do the designs on all my nails just my middle & ring nails. SO, to start I painted my thumb, index, and pinky nails with Sinful Colors Kurtain Kall (part of the Kylie Jenner Collection). This is a pretty blue with gold shimmer..and semi-matte.

Next, I painted my middle & ring nails with Wet n Wild’s French White Creme..this is my go-to white. I took Kurtain Kall and made half a triangle across the top and right side of my middle nail..left side for my ring nail (hope that explains it). Lastly, I took Sinful Colors Gold Medal and made a half triangle on the lower portion each nail..you want the white part that’s showing to look like a whole triangle, make sense? I hope!

I topped my nails with my Revlon Matte Top Coat. This mani was pretty easy and simple to do. What’s your thought?

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  • Liz

 

Nails #51 – Mint Green Striped Nails

Hey guys! I’m back to share another nail look that I was rocking..this happens to be one of my favorites!

I started off by using Mint Chip by Sinful Colors (part of the Kandee Johnson collection) on all nails but my ring nails. This is just a pretty mint green..reminds me so much of mint chip ice cream, haha. It applies great and the opacity is fantastic. Also, it dries matte but I applied a shine top coat.

Next, I painted my ring nails using Wet n Wild’s French White Creme. This is just a simple white..you do have to apply 2 coats, maybe three if you use thin coats.

I pulled out my striping tape and applied 4 strips vertically on my middle nails and 4 strips horizontally on my ring nails. I wanted to go with a black and white theme sort of so I used Wet n Wild’s Black Creme on my ring nails and French White Creme on my middle nails. Then peeled the tape off and wa-la! I did have a little goof-up when removing the tape on my ring nail and it kinda sets my OCD off but I wasn’t about to redo it.

 

What are your thoughts on this look?

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  • Liz

Nail Polish Collection Part 5: Wet N Wild

Hey guys! Wow, part 5 already. If you haven’t already noticed I’ve broken down the parts by brand/maker instead of color. This week I’m sharing my Wet n Wild collection. Let’s go!

Pinks & Orange 

dreamy poppy – medium coral pink

lavender cream – medium/dark pink

blazed – peachy orange

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Purple 

who is ultra violet? – medium violet

Blue & Green 

putting on airs – light baby blue

be more pacific – dark aqua

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White & Black

french white creme – white

black creme – solid black

Glitter

kaleidoscope – holographic glitter

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As you can tell I don’t own that many from Wet n Wild..I think the polishes are great just I just don’t like the brush, it’s hard for me to handle being that the top is squarish.

Chat later!

  • Liz