Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust Comparisons

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Before I stash away the Zoya Wanderlust collection and focus on other summer collections, I wanted to share a few comparisons in this heavy pink collection. When Zoya releases so many colors, it's easy to say hmmmm, isn't that like this one? Well, I've done what I think are the closest colors so let's see who is a dupe!

Zoya Wanderlust Comparisons

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Simple Sugars Lemonade Sugar Scrub

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Good evening! Tonight I'm sharing a scrub from Simple Sugars! I actually finished a jar of this scrub and now I'm on my second jar, so this is a testament to how long I've used the product and I'm going to explain how I used it now!

Simple Sugars Lemonade Sugar Scrub

Monday, June 19, 2017

Stamping with Jessica Cosmetics Prime Collection

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Hi All! I had a feeling when I swatched Jessica Cosmetics Prime Collection HERE that they would stamp. I was particularly excited for the yellow and green polishes! Well, I tested them out so let's see. 

Stamping with Jessica Cosmetics Prime Collection

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day Nail Art

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Happy Sunday! Today in America, is Father's Day! I did a MOM mani for Mother's Day, so I had to do one for DAD! My dad absolutely loves the color orange, so this is my little tribute to him!

Father's Day Nail Art

Friday, June 16, 2017

Target June 2017 Beauty Boxes

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Here's something a little different! I do enjoy a sub box every now and then but don't really like committing every month. I end up hoarding samples and toss them. I like Target boxes because I can see what's in them and pick and choose. I've skipped them for a while now, but grabbed June's boxes. Remember when these used to be free but then only included samples and coupons?! While these may not be available anymore, I thought I would share since every month, there's a new box (usually first Monday of each month).


Target June 2017 Beauty Boxes

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust Collection, Line and Stripes Nail Art

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It's officially mid-June and I'm confused where time is going! I showed you swatches of the Zoya Wanderlust collection yesterday, so now I want to share some super easy nail art I did with them! I actually LOVE the end results of these!

Zoya Wanderlust Collection, Line and Stripes Nail Art

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust for Summer 2017, Swatches and Review

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Another summer collection coming at you! These 12 piece collections mean you need to grab some coffee and take a seat while you scroll the pretties! Zoya has been really knocking it out of the park with their formulas lately, especially cremes. I use their cremes for nail art a lot, so if you're a creme lover, check this out!

Zoya Wanderlust for Summer 2017


Monday, June 12, 2017

5th Blogging Anniversary: Neon Tie Dye Birthday Nail Art

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Whoa whoa whoa. Calm your horses. It's my fifth blogging birthday, so I appreciate the balloons and confetti, but save some for next year :-P. Ok all, seriously. I can't bellieve it's been five years since I started this little blog! My first post was my birthday manicure and I've been keeping that tradition ever since! My birthday was 6 days ago, but it's a nice tradition. As usual, I was in a neon mood, so I went with tie dye!

5th Blogging Anniversary: Neon Tie Dye Birthday Nail Art

Friday, June 9, 2017

Zoya Summer 2017 Lipsticks: Kay, Kitty, and Kirby

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It's Friday and I'm off to vacation to celebrate my best friend's upcoming wedding and also, my birthday, AND her birthday! So it's going to be a lot of fun at once! I really have enjoyed Zoya lipsticks and they have released three new colors for the summer! 

Zoya Summer 2017 Lipsticks: Kay, Kitty, and Kirby


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Jessica Cosmetics Prime Collection, Swatches and Review

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I have more summer collections to share with you! This time, it's the Jessica Prime Collection which consists of 6 opaque cremes that are bright and wearable. These have amazing formulas and all self-level, and includes probably the best yellow formula I've encountered!

Jessica Cosmetics Prime Collection, Swatches and Review

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Inspired by a Tissue Box? Abstract Dots and Floral Nail Art with KBShimmer

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I took yesterday off as I was enjoying my birthday! My boyfriend surprised me with a mini trip to Atlantic City. We couldn't go far as I have another trip in just a few days (ack on Friday!). I'm actually still in Atlantic City, and wore this mani last week. So I think it's official--this might be the weirdest place I've found nail art inspiration: a tissue box!

Abstract Dots and Floral Nail Art with KBShimmer

Monday, June 5, 2017

China Glaze Summer Reign Collection, Swatches and Review

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Oh hello Monday! I'm not sad about that. It's the first week of June, which means, my birthday. Actually, it's tomorrow, and I'm on my way to a mini vacation (followed my an actual vacation at the end of the week!). To kick off my week, I've got a huge post for you! I showed you some nail art with four of the Summer Reign colors HERE, and I'll be back with more art hopefully this month, if not July.  But I wanted to share swatches of these colors, so you can get them and rock them for summer! These aren't your typical neons, so take a seat and read on!

China Glaze Summer Reign Collection, Swatches and Review

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Fair Maiden Hemera


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Hello Weekend! I hope you're enjoying yourselves! It's the weekend before my birthday and if the weather holds out, I'll be going away, so I'm going to get some stuff done this weekend! I'm sharing one of my purchases from Polish Con. I went to the event wanting this polish and I'm so glad they brought it with them! I love shimmer with UCC flakes!

Fair Maiden Hemera

Friday, June 2, 2017

Jessica Cosmetics Neon Prime Collection Dotticure

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 It's Friday! I'm kicking off the weekend with a manicure I wore all last week. Like actually all week. So I have a nice little wear test to share too. I was going to the Bronx Zoo and was thinking about caterpillars and butterflies. Yup, that was my inspo LOL. 


Jessica Cosmetics Neon Prime Collection Dotticure

Thursday, June 1, 2017

KBShimmer Holo-maniacs Custom: Holo Can You Go?

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It's June! June means my birthday is right around the corner (6 days) and well, it also means I'm full blown in neon and rainbow mode! To kick off June, I have a special custom polish for the Holo-maniacs group. This blurple holo is only available for the month of June and only if you're a member of the group.


KBShimmer Holo-maniacs Custom: Holo Can You Go?

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Pusheen Calendar Series: May 2017 Pusheen Cat Cafe Nail Art

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Hi all! I'm squeezing in my May monthly Pusheen manicure before we move on to June! This one is so busy and cute, that it was actually more difficult! I've been having fun with these and I'm kind of proud of myself that I've been keeping this up! HAHA.

Pusheen Calendar Series: May 2017 Pusheen Cat Cafe Nail Art

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Alter Ego Enamels Fantasmic Flakies Custom: Abie's Irish Rose

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I'm back with another Fantasmic Flakies custom. These polishes are only available if you are a member of the group (head to the end of my post). Alter Ego is one of the featuring brands this month, so let's see her contribution.
Alter Ego Enamels Fantasmic Flakies Custom: Abie's Irish Rose

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Veteran Poppies Nail Art

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Today is Memorial Day, and while you may be enjoying it with the beach and a BBQ (I'm sure I'll partake in the latter), I like to remember the service of veterans and those who have fallen. I have done this manicure before, but I like to redo it every year. Every year, I buy poppies from local veterans, so if you see the "Buddy Poppy" around your town, please donate $1 and wear it proudly! I have one of my work purse year round.


Memorial Day Veteran Poppies Nail Art

Friday, May 26, 2017

Alter Ego Enamels Courtney's Frogspawn Coral

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This month's Polish Pickup theme is Under the Sea! Alter Ego was inspired by a fellow maker's coral and the outcome is this glittery and shimmery top coat. Alter Ego is one of many makers in the Polish Pickup this month, where you get to curate your own box of exclusive polishes!


Alter Ego Enamels Courtney's Frogspawn Coral

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Laser Striped Holo Sequins

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Hello Thursday! How has your week been!? I spent all day at the Bronx Zoo yesterday and forgot how fun the zoo can be! It is such a large zoo though, that I missed a ton of cool animals. Next time! Anyway, I'm back with my last Beauty Big Bang nail art item, and this time, it's holo striped sequins!

Beauty Big Bang Laser Striped Holo Sequins

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tru Bee Cuticle Balm

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So this is a sort of press sample. Shannon at Pahlish gave me this at Polish Con to try out. She is supporting this local brand, which I think is awesome. I previewed it here in my Polish Con coverage, but now, I'm giving you a full review! As someone who has to take care of her nails, cuticle care is really important so I was happy to try this out.

Tru Bee Cuticle Balm

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Girly Bits Sequins and Satin Pants and Zoya Wanderlust Rainbow Skittle Manicure

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I had the new Girly Bits collection out while I was swatching them and the new Zoya collection, and noticed the colors paired really well together. As I finished swatching the GBs, I decided on a rainbow skittle manicure to be my manicure for the next few days!

Girly Bits Sequins and Satin Pants and Zoya Wanderlust Rainbow Skittle Manicure

Monday, May 22, 2017

Girly Bits Sequins & Satin Pants, Swatches and Review

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What better way to end your Monday than with rainbow sparkly glitter? In this world, we could use some rainbows. The new Girly Bits collection is 7 glittery, but smooth, microglitters with a special polish only available if you purchase the whole collection.



Friday, May 19, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Mermaid Sequins over Morgan Taylor Best Face Forward

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 I'm back with another Beauty Big Bang product! This time, I'm playing with these shifty sequins! I was swatching the newest Morgan Taylor collection and realized Best Face Forward would make the perfect base!
Beauty Big Bang Mermaid Sequins over Morgan Taylor Best Face Forward

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer 2017 Collection, Swatches and Review

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Good morning! The weather went from kind of chilly and 50 on Sunday to  95 yesterday and today. To say NYC is unprepared is an understatement haha. I've been playing with the summer collection from Morgan Taylor for a few weeks with my reverse stamping and my gradient dry brush nail art, so now I've got my full review of these colors.

Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer 2017 Collection, Swatches and Review

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Girly Bits May CoTM: Because I Said So and Shake What Ya Mama Gave Ya

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Good evening! Sorry for the late night post! I really wanted to share this duo from Girly Bits! Although a bit later this month, the May CoTM debuted a few days ago and the special pricing is through May 25th. These were inspired by Mother's Day and a big LOL to the names!


Girly Bits May CoTM: Because I Said So and Shake What Ya Mama Gave Ya

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Born Pretty Harunouta Unicorn Stamping with Painted Polish Chasing Rainbows

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I've been holding off on using this plate until I could figure out reverse stamping. It's been fairly messy and stressful but thanks to a bunch of amazing bloggers, they gave me some awesome tricks and I finally got to use this plate! This is a newer offering from Born Pretty, and I loooove it. You need this plate!

Born Pretty Harunouta Unicorn Stamping with Painted Polish Chasing Rainbows

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Nail Art with Girly Bits Warrior Goddess Collection

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Hi All! If you're a mother, know a mother, have a mother, or just have a mother figure in your life, then Happy Mother's Day! I did some quick nail art for the mom I love, and so cheers to her! 

Mother's Day Nail Art with Girly Bits Warrior Goddess Collection

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Chameleon Flakes Magic Effect Review

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I feel like the current rage right now are these awesome holo, mulithcrome, and flake powders that people use with gel polish! Well, a new-to-me beauty store, Beauty Big Bang, reached out to me to test their products, so I decided to let's have a go with these flakes, but guess what, USE REGULAR NAIL LACQUER! Ok, let's go!


Beauty Big Bang Chameleon Flakes Magic Effect Review


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer 2017 Dry Brush Nail Art

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I'm still playing around with the Selfie Collection. I hope to swatch them ASAP but I keep doing art with them! Haha. I actually wore All About the Pout the other day to a bridal shower and two days after, I decided to do some quick up to cover up tip wear!

Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer 2017 Dry Brush Nail Art

Monday, May 8, 2017

Born Pretty Geometric Water Decals with Fair Maiden Daring

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Hello All! It's a cheery Monday for me. This week is the last semester with my students. It's always bittersweet after working with many for a year, but then I think about next semester and the new faces I (hopefully) inspire. To start of the week, I'm all about second chances. I shared these cool Mondrian-esqu water decals a few weeks ago, and they fell apart on me. So I wanted to give the other set a try!

Born Pretty Geometric Water Decals with Fair Maiden Daring

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust for Summer 2017

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Zoya is here with their summer collection. Like all their summer collections, this one is huge!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Ehmkay Nails at Polish Con NYC

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Hi all! Unless you're living under a serious boulder, you knew Polish Con NYC happened last Saturday. While I didn't attend as press since I was working a table, my blogger side came running out and I decided to try and do a little press review!

Unfortunately, many tables weren't ready. Some didn't mind and let me take candids (which I love!) and some said no and wanted me to come back, so if you see some missing, that's why. That's the nature of these events! I have a small window to run around to tables and took what I could! Some, I literally just missed :( By the end of the night, many displays were either depleted with stock or destroyed by the hundreds of attendees haha.





Thursday, May 4, 2017

Born Pretty Leaf Plate Decals with Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer 2017 Collection

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Good evening! I just wanted to share a fun look with the leaf plate that I shared with you here. I adore the designs on this plate, so I had to do another mani!

Born Pretty Leaf Plate Decals with Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer 2017 Collection

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Alter Ego Enamels Venus, Swatches and Wear Test

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I'm back with the Alter Ego contribution to the Polish Pickup. May is based on Science! Polish Pickup debuted last month and it was awesome. 18 makers. Exclusive polishes. Buy what you want.  I wore this polish for a few days, and so many people commented on it. It's so awesome.


Alter Ego Enamels Venus


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Paint Box Polish Nude Beach, Fantasmic Flakies Group Custom

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Good evening! I have a super special polish today, it's a custom for the Fantasmic Flakies group! If you love flakies, you want to join this group! They do tons of customs with flakies! And this month, Paint Box Polish has a gorgeous contribution. Plus, it's the last Paint Box before the rebranding!

Paint Box Polish Nude Beach, Fantasmic Flakies Group Custom

Monday, May 1, 2017

Polish Con NYC Nails: KBShimmer All the Bright Moves Neon Flower Nail Art

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Eeeeee this past weekend was Polish Con NYC! As I mentioned before, I was working at the KBShimmer table, helping the brand out while crowds came for those awesome exclusives. I hope you didn't miss out on the neons! Did you see me or talk to me? Did I enable you? Do you have no idea who I am? Maybe you missed my face, but did you catch my nails?


 KBShimmer All the Bright Moves Neon Flower Nail Art



Friday, April 28, 2017

Girly Bits Polish Con NYC LEs and Exclusive

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HIII!! These landed on my doorstep last night so I hauled butt so I can show you these limited edition and exclusive polishes from Girly Bits for Polish Con! Two of these will be available later on, but one will be exclusive to the event! I cut my nails short (for me), so meet my new nails haha! I could show you a 100 pictures of these polishes, and it still wouldn't be enough. Find a friend to hook you up!

Girly Bits Polish Con NYC LEs and Exclusive

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Paint Box Polish On the Hook Collection, Swatches and Review

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Hello there! I have a super fun new collection to show you! Paint Box Polish is one of my favorite brands, and her husband wanted to create a collection! As someone who likes to fish, he wanted a collection inspired on cool fish! I love when nature inspires us! Well, what came of it is 4 fun polishes!


Paint Box Polish On the Hook Collection, Swatches and Review

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Julie G Spring 3 Set: Cabana Boy, Fierce & Fab, and Oh Em Gee

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Hello! I'm back with the last of the Julie G Spring sets! Each set retails for $10 until May 31. This is yet another great set. I know I'm a broken record, but they did a great job of putting together these sets! Don't forget that Julie G will be at Polish Con this Saturday.

Julie G Spring 3 Set: Cabana Boy, Fierce & Fab, and Oh Em Gee

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Julie G Spring 2: Santorini, Julie's Fav, Rio de Janiero

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I'm back with another Julie G spring set! These retail for $10, but only until May 31st. In my opinion, this is an amazing bang for your buck and if you like great formulas, then you need to check out this set!

Julie G Spring 2: Santorini, Julie's Fav, Rio de Janiero

Monday, April 24, 2017

Julie G Spring 1 Set: Bikini, Dream in Pretty, and Tropical

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It's the start of a great week! This Saturday marks Polish Con NYC (in Brooklyn) and Julie G will be there! I have there frosted gumdrops sets from way back (maybe 4 years ago?) and I love them and still use them! They have an amazing promo going on right now with sets of 3 polishes for $10. I'm not sure if these deals will be at Polish Con, but with each polish retailing at $3.99, you want to see these! So I'll be sharing the three sets over the next three days! Let's check out Spring 1, my favorite set!

Julie G Spring 1 Set: Bikini, Dream in Pretty, and Tropical


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Press Release: China Glaze Summer Reign

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It's crazy to think we will be seeing summer collections already! But China Glaze releases theirs May 1st, which is next week! WHAT!? So check out their new 12 piece summer collection.



Friday, April 21, 2017

Pusheen Calender Series: April 2017 Pusheenicorn Nail Art

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April is here and it's Pusheenicorn time! It's also my bestie's birthday, so head to My Nail Polish Obsession, and give her a shout out and some birthday love! I'm loving that April is a unicorn, cause Jen loves unicorns and rainbows, how perfect! I also got my act together, and posted this NOT the last day of the month. Are you proud of me? Just say yes!

Pusheen Calender Series: April 2017 Pusheenicorn Nail Art

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Born Pretty Bunny Stamper Review

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Prepare yourself to go SQUEEEEEE when you see the cutest stamper ever! Not only is it adorable, it's functional! So click below to get my full review of this stamper!

Born Pretty Bunny Stamper Review

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

KBShimmer All the Bright Moves Neon Collection

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 What's better for waking up on hump day than neons?! We have been getting random 80 degree days, and I've been playing around with neons! These new KBShimmer neons are the bee's knees. The names are hilarious and they are all 90s inspired!

KBShimmer All the Bright Moves Neon Collection

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Born Pretty Peel Off White Nail Polish Review

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So if you are into nail art or stamping, you know how important it is to have an opaque white! So when I saw this peel off white polish, I was totally intrigued!

Born Pretty Peel Off White Nail Polish Review

Monday, April 17, 2017

KBShimmer Multichromes, Swatches and Review

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Hello! While I don't always post on the weekend, these babies are debuting at Polish Con NYC and will be available for all soon! Multichromes seem to be all the rage right now! I love when they are mixed with flakes and glitters, but we are throwing it back to the straight multichrome where the shift is so strong, that you have 800 colors in one polish (or 6, but it's a lot)! I also love the 80s songs in the names! Ok, take a seat and enjoy!

KBShimmer Multichromes, Swatches and Review

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Plaid Nail Art

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Hello all and Happy Easter if you celebrate. Today is my last day of festive manicures. I wasn't feeling bunnies or chicks this season. I was all about the yellow! So I ended my week with a plaid pastel look that reminds me of chicks! This is what I am currently wearing and enjoying so I hope you do too!

Easter Plaid Nail Art

Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Nail Art: Pastel Polka Dots

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Polka Dots and Pastels scream spring and Easter to me. Frankly, I would wear these any time! I love skittle manicures but I also need something to tie them together so it doesn't seem like I couldn't decide on a manicure color LOL. White dots take five minutes and it creates a flawless look!

Easter Nail Art: Pastel Polka Dots