Monday, July 16, 2018

Pusheen 2018 Calendar Series: All the Cookies

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Good evening! So I'm a little late with this post, as June 29th, I totally ripped off my ring and pinky nail. These are my nails with two weeks growth, so you know they must have been super short! I didn't want to give up on my Pusheen Calendar series, so I'm posting June's now. Whatever, give me all the cookies!

Pusheen 2018 Calendar Series: All the Cookies

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Born Pretty Rhinestone Picker Upper

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If you're like me, you have dozens of wheels of loose sequins, glitters, and rhinestones sitting around but you're too lazy to deal with them but it takes forever to place them. Today, I'm sharing a super simple pencil that helps ease the process of placing glitters! Check out my review below!

Born Pretty Rhinestone Picker Upper


Friday, July 13, 2018

MoYou Nails Fashion, Trendy 4 Plate Review

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Happy Friday! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend! I'm hoping this is my last weekend in this boot for my broken bones in my foot! Everything in NYC involves walking and with the heat plus a boot, blah! But I'll be tuning into the World Cup final! I have a few products from MoYou Nail Fashion, which is a stamping company, so let's go to it!

MoYou Nails Fashion, Trendy 4 Plate Review

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Stella Chroma Dragon Queen, July 2018 HHC

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Good evening! Hope you had a great day! Yesterday was amazing for me, since Croatia won the game and will be going to the World Cup finals! This is sooo exciting! Have you been watching The World Cup? It's been my life haha. Anywho, I have the newest offering from Stella Chroma for Hella Handmade Creations. Remember, HHC is now based on brand's choosing a theme and it will be available July 14th-July 21!

Stella Chroma Dragon Queen, July 2018 HHC

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Girly Bit Winter Whispers


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I have an older color that I wore ages ago, but again, this sat in my drafts! I remember wearing this for a week, because it was probably right after my semester ended and I took a break from life haha. Either way, I find that flakes make me happy and I can wear them for multiple days.
 
Girly Bit Winter Whispers

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Born Pretty Ice Cream Decals

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Hi all! I have these totally adorable decals from Born Pretty and in fact, I'm still wearing this manicure! I love water decals because they are so easy to use and this colorful and sweet look is right up my alley. 

Born Pretty Ice Cream Decals

Monday, July 9, 2018

Indie Expo Canada, Bath and Body Pt. 2

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So I figured while my nails were growing out, I would continue to share some bath and body products. I shared the products of the VIP Bag HERE and today I'll be sharing press samples, which the makers gifted me as I met with them an interviewed them in my expo coverage HERE.



Saturday, July 7, 2018

Indie Canada Expo, Bath and Body Pt. 1, VIP Bag

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Today I'm sharing the bath and body contents of the VIP bag. You had the chance to upgrade your ticket from admission to VIP which allowed for earlier access to the event as well as a VIP bag filled with lots of mystery and surprise products. I have my entire review of the event HERE, especially if you want to see more about the makers involved.

Indie Canada Expo, Bath and Body Pt. 1, VIP Bag

Friday, July 6, 2018

Sunflower Stamping with Lechat Dare to Wear

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I found this one sitting in drafts, and well, I love it so I'm sharing it! I think I was in a subtle polish mood when I put this on. I really love dusty pastel colors like this, so I think that's why I gravitated toward the Dare to Wear English Rose Collection.

Sunflower Stamping with Lechat Dare to Wear

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Alter Ego Champagne Taste, Beer Budget: Group Exclusive

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Hi all! Hope you had a nice Fourth of July if you celebrated! Mine was laid back. The heat wave has been so gross here in NYC. Also, if you live in this area, the beaches are a mad house and just not fun. I need a swimming pool to go to! That's my style on such humid days!

Anywho, speaking of fancy lifestyles, I have Alter Ego's new Facebook Group exclusive polish!

Alter Ego Champagne Taste, Beer Budget: Group Exclusive

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Fourth of July Fireworks Nail Art

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So, my nails are in a serious funk. I break a few bones in my foot and then broke off two nails fully. I did my nails for me just to be festive for tomorrow, but two friends encouraged me to still post them! I'm feeling bummed about my nails being short and uneven, but I'm human. I have so much to swatch, so I'm hoping they look nice in another week. 

Fourth of July Fireworks Nail Art

Monday, July 2, 2018

Polish Pickup Rewind, July 2018

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If you haven't heard, Polish Pickup for July will be doing a rewind. Each maker is bringing back one of their Polish Pickup polishes, and will be selling through their individual site. Most makers did individual polls in their fan groups, so you are getting what you asked for! Since every makers chose a different color, I'm sharing the ones I have!


Polish Pickup Rewind, July 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

Simple Chevron Stamping NOTD

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After swatching sessions, I sometimes like super simple. I really was in the mood for elevated white nails, so this is what I went with. I feel like white and off-white nails will never go out of style. 


Simple Chevron Stamping NOTD

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Born Pretty Stamping Plate Holder

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If you're like me, you have a bunch of plates in a giant bag. Every time you want an image, you dump out the plates, and then one by one start removing the plates until you find the right image. Twenty minutes later, you are tired and don't want to stamp anymore haha. So here comes a much better solution to that problem!


Born Pretty Stamping Plate Holder

Monday, June 25, 2018

Born Pretty Chameleon Rainbow Sequins Loose Powder

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Sometimes, your mouth just drops after you do a manicure. Maybe only me? But today, you'll join me in the OH EM GEE WHAAATTTT just like I did after using this Born Pretty Flakes!

Born Pretty Chameleon Rainbow Sequins Loose Powder

Friday, June 22, 2018

Indie Expo Canada 2018

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I hope you have your cup of coffee, juice, or whatever you need to sit back and take a look at my experience at Indie Expo Canada in Toronto. This event took place on June 10th at the Hyatt Regency, right in the heart of Downtown Toronto. There was a variety of nail polish and bath and body vendors and I have some information about each one!



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Neon Stripes with KBShimmer, Polish Con Nails

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I fully intended to share this as a "find my nails at Polish Con" but I just had other things to post first, oh well! So now this is a, "did you see my nails at Polish Con?" post.

Neon Stripes with KBShimmer, Polish Con Nails

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jessica Phenom, Sugar Town for Summer 2018

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Jessica Phenom is back with another collection. This time it's the Sugar Town Collection, which is giving me more Valentine's Day vibes than Summer vibes, but I love cremes. The Phenom system is a gel-like system without the light, and is supposed to last 10 days!

Jessica Phenom, Sugar Town for Summer 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Girly Bits June Colors of the Month: Shell Yeah and What a Bunch of Abalone

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More Girly Bits releases! With all the limited events, it's time to share the June colors of the month! This duo will be available until July 2, so you still have time to grab this! If you like beachy and soft colors, Girly Bits has you covered!

Girly Bits June Colors of the Month: Shell Yeah and What a Bunch of Abalone

Friday, June 15, 2018

Jessica Gypsy Spirit for Summer 2018, Swatches and Review

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Jessica Cosmetics is back with their classic creme formulas for their summer 2018 Gypsy Spirit Collection. I feel like a lot of brands went with festival themes and bohemian vibes, and Jessica followed suit. There's a nice mix of brights in this collection, without being neon, so it's a different summer vibe!

Jessica Gypsy Spirit for Summer 2018, Swatches and Review

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Stella Chroma Where the Sky Meets the Ocean, Group Custom

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It's really nice when makers take into consideration what their customers want. In the Stella Chroma Facebook Group, Pam, the owner and creator, set up polls and let us choose what color we wanted with the finish! I'm not sure I even voted for blue (I probably was a lone vote for yellow haha), but I do love the end result!


Stella Chroma Where the Sky Meets the Ocean, Group Custom

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

KBShimmer Hard to Empress, Polish Con Limited Edition

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I got home from Canada Monday night at 8pm and this beauty was waiting for me! Polish Con is this Saturday and KBShimmer has a special limited edition polish to pick up while you are there. Luckily, this beauty will also be available online, but nothing is better than instant gratification and buying indies in person!

KBShimmer Hard to Empress, Polish Con Limited Edition
 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

6th Blogging Anniversary: Neon Rainbow Leopard Print

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It's my 6th Blogging Anniversary, and my seventh year blogging. I really didn't think I would be going this long. I know everyone must say that, but it's still fun! Nail art is what started this blog, and although I've been swatching a LOT lately, nail art is still my number one! As I do every year, I share my birthday manicure for my blog anniversary post, since that's what began this blog!

6th Blogging Anniversary: Neon Rainbow Leopard Print



Monday, June 11, 2018

Girly Bits Polish Con NY Limited Editions

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Fresh off the heels of Indie Expo Canada, we are moving on to Polish Con, which will be in White Plains, New York this weekend on June 16! Many makers will be there with limited edition polishes, and I have 3 special polishes from Girly Bits!



Friday, June 8, 2018

KBShimmer Wanderlust for Summer 2018, Swatches and Review

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Oh this is exciting! A new KBShimmer collection is releasing next week, and I have a look at the entire 8 piece collection, inspired by travel and all the things that make each vacation unique! I know I'm always taking pictures on vacation, especially to inspire nail art, so I totally relate to the collection.



KBShimmer Wanderlust for Summer 2018, Swatches and Review


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Lechat Dare to Wear Indie Fest for Summer 2018, Swatches and Review

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I'm here today with the Lechat Dare to Wear Summer 2018 collection. Indie Fest is inspired by festivals and the indie bohemian spirit of the summer. This collection has neons, shimmer, and cremes, and really is what I look for in a versatile yet cohesive summer collection. I have been so impressed with Lechat all year, and this collection is no exception. 

Lechat Dare to Wear Indie Fest for Summer 2018, Swatches and Review

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Stella Chroma Queen Regent, June Hella Handmade Creations

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More Hella Handmade Customs today! This time, from Stella Chroma, who chose Game of Thrones as her theme. She's also doing it based on strong women of Games of Thrones. Since I don't watch this show, I depend on Google to figure out the inspiration. Queen Regent wears a red garb, so this totally is on point.

Stella Chroma Queen Regent, June Hella Handmade Creations

Monday, June 4, 2018

Girly Bits Addicted to Love, June Hella Handmade Creations

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Girly Bits has a gorgeous offering for the June Hella Handmade Creations. If you forgot, HHC has changed its format where each maker chose a theme for their polishes, and will continue that theme for as long as they would like.  They polishes will be available for a one week window. Girly Bits has chosen Harry Potter as their theme.

Girly Bits Addicted to Love, June Hella Handmade Creations

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Alter Ego Velocirapture Collection

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Cynthia of Alter Ego did another collection based on fan requests. Just like the Fan Favorites collection, the fans chose the theme of Jurassic Park and chose the names. They also chose the chrome metallic finish! I have only seen the original movie once, so I don't know all the references but I can still love all the colors!
Alter Ego Velociraptor Collection

Friday, June 1, 2018

Stella Chroma Summer Diversions for Summer 2018

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Summer collections are in full force right now. Remember how I wanted to take a few weeks of blogging? Especially since I have 4 trips in June OMG. Well, fail. There's too many gorgeous summer collections that need to be shared, which includes Stella Chroma's Summer Diversions collection. When it was snowing and awful, Pam from Stella Chroma was looking online to remind herself of warmer weather, hence diversions!

Stella Chroma Summer Diversions


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Girly Bits Indie Expo Canada Limited Editions

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Hey ya!! So if you didn't know, I'll be attending Indie Expo Canada in Toronto in 8 days! I'll be attending as press, working with Girly Bits, and hosting a tutorial table! Yes, all that in one day! There will be three limited edition polishes from Girly Bits, and two will definitely be available for purchase later on, but if you want these, ask a friend to grab for you! (Don't ask me, haha, I'm not reliable with everything I'm doing that day!

I'm excited to go to Toronto. I used to go twice a year up until I was like 16. Then family vacations got more diverse. But I'm very excited to road trip up there and enjoy some Canadian summer!

Girly Bits Indie Expo Canada Limited Editions


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

6 Harts Into the Cave, June Polish Pickup

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I love grey polish. I feel like I'm always saying that about colors, but I really do love lime green, corals, and greys. So when Courtney of 6 Harts told me her PPU polish was grey, I was so excited. Into the Cave is based on a game Hunt the Wumpus, which was way before my time. I'm clueless, but it's grey, so go me!

6 Harts Into the Cave, June Polish Pickup


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Girly Bits Put Your Strap On, June Polish Pickup

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Everyone has been super creative with their interpretations of video games for Polish Pickup. Today, Girly Bits is sharing their polish Put Your Strap On (bigggg lol) inspired by the Wii and the controls that you're supposed to use with a safety strap, LOL. I remember when the Wii came out and everyone would chuck their controller and break stuff, hence, Put Your Strap On!

Girly Bits Put Your Strap On, June Polish Pickup


Monday, May 28, 2018

Alter Ego Vegas Gift Giver, June Polish Pickup

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Video games are not my thing. I got a NES when it was re-released but I play basic Mario from my childhood. Cynthia of Alter Ego also isn't into video games. But there's a computer game called MyVegas which helps you earn credit to get free things to Vegas. I did play that, and with Cynthia! I don't play it anymore really, but I used those credits in Vegas for free meals and show tickets! I highly suggest it if you plan on going to Vegas!

Alter Ego Vegas Gift Giver, June Polish Pickup


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Pusheen Box, Spring 2018 Unboxing

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I'm here with my last Pusheen box! This was an excellent birthday gift, as it lasted all year! I haven't decided whether or not to continue the subscription, but I've really enjoyed opening these! This Spring 2018 box was extra special, because I think it was the inaugural box so this is a birthday box! This is awesome, because my birthday is in two weeks, so it's like MY birthday box haha. 


Pusheen Box, Spring 2018 Unboxing

Friday, May 25, 2018

Morgan Taylor Make a Splash Collection, Swatches and Review

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There's been a serious deficit of neons and neon collections this summer, and Morgan Taylor is here to the rescue. I actually don't often wear plain neon nails, but I LOVE neons for nail art and pedicures. The Make a Splash collection is awesome. If you remember, I shared some neon geometric art last week that I wore for 7 days with no chips! Neons normally don't have great formulas, but woo hoo for this collection!

Morgan Taylor Make a Splash Collection, Swatches and Review


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Stella Chroma For the Paint Schemes, Polish Pickup 2018

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Goood morning. Another Polish Pickup selection for you today, brought to you by Stella Chroma. Stella Chroma was inspired by the paint schemes of the cars in Grand Theft Auto. They are super fun and you can customize the cars however you want.

Stella Chroma For the Paint Schemes, Polish Pickup 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Zoya Sunshine Collection for Summer 2018, Swatches and Review

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Zoya's newest collection is called Sunshine, which is their newest summer collection. When I think sunshine, I think rich oranges and yellows, and well, that's not this collection one bit. The Sunshine Collection is very much geared in a pink and red motif, but if those are your colors, then you want to check out this collection.


Zoya Sunshine Collection for Summer 2018, Swatches and Review



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pusheen 2018 Calendar Series: Fancy Pusheen Nail Art

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Pusheen time! I'm very behind on the blog, but rushed this art just so I can stay on time with my Pusheen series. Sorry if Pusheen looks wonky. I just need a rest! LOL. Anyway, fancy Pusheen sure is fancy with the monocle. 

Pusheen 2018 Calendar Series: Fancy Pusheen Nail Art

Monday, May 21, 2018

KBShimmer Insert Coin, June Polish Pickup

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I'm here with a new batch of Polish Pickup polishes for June. This month is video game themed and KBShimmer went with vintage arcades (lol at me calling it vintage) when you insert coins! Fun! I remember strolling San Francisco at the famous penny arcade and feeling nostalgic.

KBShimmer Insert Coin, June Polish Pickup

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Bubble Decals

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Hi there! I have a quickie post before the weekend is over! I tried out some new decals/stickers from Beauty Big Bang, and paired them with some new colors from Jessica Cosmetics. I was really drawn to this bubble design and the color scheme so let's get to it.

Beauty Big Bang Bubble Decals

Thursday, May 17, 2018

New York Mets Nail Art

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My darling got us Mets tickets and so we went yesterday and of course, any time I can do themed art, I go for it! The Mets lost horribly and the weather was atrocious but we had an excellent time!

New York Mets Nail Art

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Chameleon Flakies

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I feel like I could never get enough of these chameleon flakies. Give them to me in all the colors ever! I've been really feeling these over lighter colors, but for this round, I reverted back to a darker color and did a side by side so you can choose!

Beauty Big Bang Chameleon Flakies

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Alter Ego Fan Favorites Collection, Swatches and Review

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Today I have Alter Ego's newest collection, The Fan Favorites. It was named in her Facebook fan group, so it's nice that they contributed. There's a variety of finishes, which I think the fan also voted on! So let's get to this 6 piece collection that's available now! Plus, say hi to my shorties! It feels nice to chop them off and grow them out all over again while my right index nail heals.


Alter Ego Fan Favorites Collection, Swatches and Review

Monday, May 14, 2018

Neon Geometric Nail Art with Morgan Taylor Make a Splash

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Hi all! I really needed that weekend off! Here's the art I promised! I currently have six summer collections waiting to be swatched and shared with you! I knew I wouldn't have time due to my semester ending, but I did these nails on Monday, May 7th and literally JUST took them off! Yessss to a week wear time! And the only reason I took them off was because I wanted to chop off my nails and I need to swatch! Yup, these long pretties are gone!

Neon Geometric Nail Art with Morgan Taylor Make a Splash


Friday, May 11, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Stamping Polishes

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Hello all! I have lots of gorgeous summer collections waiting to be swatched, but I'm just so exhausted from final grading and just need some time off. I promise that I'll have goodies the last week of May, but I may need a wellness week!

I've been sitting on these stamping polishes though, so I wanted to share them!

Beauty Big Bang Stamping Polishes

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Zoya Hydrate & Heal Dry Skin Repair Kit

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If you live in the Northeast, you definitely are experiencing the WILD weather changes. For example, last week, Monday was a high of 51 degrees and Wednesday was a high of 96. These wild fluctuations are really bad on my skin. I need gradual increases in weather. Not only do I usually get sick from these unnatural weather changes, but skin usually dries out. So I'm super glad that I finally broke out this skin repair kit from Zoya so I could give my hands some extra love. 


Zoya Hydrate & Heal Dry Skin Repair Kit

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Stella Chroma Queen of Thorns, May Hella Handmade Creations

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Hella Handmade Creations, formerly Hella Holo Customs, changed its format last month to where makers can now choose a personal theme, and create customs as long as they wish based on that theme. Stella Chroma is debuting her theme this month for May, with Game of Thrones. Pam at Stella Chroma loves all things Harry Potter and Game of Thrones, so this makes sense! 


Stella Chroma Queen of Thorns, May Hella Handmade Creations

Monday, May 7, 2018

Cherry Blossoms Nail Art with Morgan Taylor Royal Temptations

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With cherry blossom season in full bloom (see what I did there), I finally got around to cherry blossom art! I wore this manicure from April 23-April 30! And yes, I have a wear test for you. But between Polish Pickup and other reviews, I'm posting this a week later. My parent's cherry blossom tree finally bloomed this weekend, and I think it's because it was super cold for most of April. I had hoped to take a picture with them, but oh well!


Cherry Blossoms Nail Art with Morgan Taylor Royal Temptations

Friday, May 4, 2018

Margarita Nail Art


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As we enter into the weekend, I wanted to share this margarita nail art that I did and have been wearing. You might drink a margarita or two tomorrow so why not have festive nails? I did nails like these a few years ago and I figured I wanted to redo it.

Margarita Nail Art