Thursday, December 30, 2021

Pusheen Calendar Series: A Look Back at 2021

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Hello everyone! I cannot believe tomorrow is the last day of 2021. I wanted to share my yearly recap of my Pusheen manicures for the year. It is fun to take a stroll down memory lane and remind myself of all the Pusheen art I have done! This was my fifth year of doing Pusheen art and it has been a great ride! Next year's calendar really is not the greatest and definitely not inspirational haha. I loved all the seasonal and fun looks over the last five years though! So let's take a look. 


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Pusheen Calendar Series: Let It Snow

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Just in time! I have the final Pusheen manicure of the year! Pusheen is ending the year with a fun wintry look, wanting all the snow! I can't believe another year of Pusheen manicures are done and I'll be back with a recap!

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Christmas Reindeer Nail Art

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Hey all! I have a folder of lots of nail art inspiration. Every year, I swear I am going to tackle that list and well, it never happens. I will say I did visit every single light display and window display in NYC before Christmas and that is quite an accomplishment. Usually, I'm running around after trying to see the displays before they are gone! 


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Reflective Christmas Tree Nail Art

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I am trying to sneak in whatever posts I can before the holidays! When I received KBShimmer Say It Ain't Cilantro, which is her January Polish Pickup color, I knew that it had to be involved in some holiday nail art! So let's get to the details

Sunday, December 19, 2021

KBShimmer In Good Spirits Holly Nail Art

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I love to try and take collections and create art based off of them. The KBShimmer in good spirits collection was 12 colors, so I had to select a few in order to make my nail artwork. I just knew that some of the colors would be perfect together and then it turns out the KB shimmer polish pick up color for December was total perfection. So I put them together to create this festive Holly nail art. 


Friday, December 17, 2021

Christmas Plaid with Zoya Nostalgic

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Good evening, all. I have so many ideas for nail art but then I put one on, love it, and keep it on for a week. This is the case with this manicure which I am dubbing a Christmas plaid. Some of the colors in the Zoya Nostalgic collection just screamed holidays despite it being a fall collection.  So I put them together to create this festive plaid art. Let's get to it!

Friday, December 10, 2021

Zoya Nostalgic, Swatches and Review

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Hello everyone! I am continuing my catch-up of fall collections today with Zoya Nostalgic. Honestly fall and winter have similar palettes to me, so it's all good. In fact, I am wearing a holiday nail art right now with these colors. This collection has such a beautiful formula and it makes me really enjoy the colors!

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Jessica Cosmetics Meet For Drinks? Fall 2021

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 Jessica Cosmetics has a new fall line called Meet For Drinks? which inspired by cocktails. Why not?! This 6-piece collection has 5 cremes and one metallic. Yes, it might be December and I am sharing a fall collection, but these are transitional colors. I never stick entirely to seasonal colors but really fall and winter overlap quite a bit. Let's check these out. 

Monday, December 6, 2021

Flannel Stamping with KBShimmer Totally Stoked

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Hello everyone! I wanted to share a quick art with KBShimmer Totally Stoked, which is the Polish Pickup color this month! I am totally obsessed with it and have it as my pedicure right now! This color screamed flannel to me, so I wanted to do some simple stamping!

Friday, December 3, 2021

Dreidel Hanukkah Nail Art

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Happy fifth night of Hanukkah! I wanted to get in one more nail art before I moved on to some other holiday nail art. I had put aside the Jessica Cosmetics collection to do some nail art with since some of the colors were perfect for Hanukkah. So here we go with some festive dreidels. 


Monday, November 29, 2021

Hanukkah Penguins Nail Art

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This year, Chanukah is super early! Last night, the 28th, was the first night. So I had a day off from Thanksgiving before turning around to make another huge meal. If you did not know, potato latkes are the main show for Chanukah. They are so tiring to make haha, but worth it! Anyway, I wanted to do some simple nail art for the holiday, and I knew immediately the Stella Chroma Vintage Holiday Glam Collection would be perfection.  

Saturday, November 27, 2021

KBShimmer Totally Stoked, December Polish Pickup

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Today I have the polish pick up offering from KBShimmer. While red is not my favorite nail polish color to wear, this is up there as one of my favorite reds ever. Don’t miss out on this one which will be available on 12/3!

Friday, November 26, 2021

Thanksgiving Nail Art: Autumn Foliage Stamping

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Y'all, I have been wanting to do this manicure since September. Then I decided to hold off until October, when I broke my nail. Then 13 Days of Halloween happened. Now it's Thanksgiving. So I have had this on my nail art mat for MONTHS! Now I am finally wearing it! Here is my post from 6 weeks ago hahah, so you can see swatches of this gorgeous autumnal collection! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Leopard Print Pumpkin Nail Art

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I love the idea of leopard pumpkins. I absolutely love to do leopard nail art and I am all about that Halloween and pumpkin season! I had purchased the two OPI polishes last December, just waiting to use this for this fall! I have already worn both as a pedicure, which is what made me grab one of them. The perfect orange! I am actually one as a plain manicure now!


Monday, November 22, 2021

Pusheen Calendar Series: Thanksgiving Nail Art

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Hello all! It's Pusheen time and although I had to simplify this look, I love the calendar and the beautiful Thanksgiving wreath. Where can I get such a gorgeous wreath like this? I love the bright pastel yet harvest colors and I really just dig the entire palette!

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Jessica Phenom But First, Coffee Nail Art Stamping

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I knew I had to do some coffee nail art the minute I got the But First, Coffee trio. Like really, how could I not? I loved the color palette and knew I wanted a light base. I had the perfect stamping plates, and although these are not stamping polishes, they did the job enough!


Thursday, November 18, 2021

Jessica Phenom But First, Coffee Trio

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When I first saw previews of the Jessica Phenom But First, Coffee trio, I was like  A COLLECTION AFTER MY OWN HEART! I love coffee and I especially love the color palette of this collection, so take a look at the most perfectly inspired collection!

Monday, November 15, 2021

KBShimmer In Good Spirits Collection

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KBShimmer had to take a little break during the fall season but they are back in full force with this giant 12-piece holiday collection! For the first time in a long time, I have not been able to get swatches and son or shade and this is some thing that I have to get used to. With a new full-time job in daylight savings, I depend on weekends to Swatch which just isn’t always reliable. Plus, I can’t control the weather and the two weekends I had to swatch this collection, I had a wedding, a bar mitzvah, and a wedding anniversary,. The one day I had free, it poured. Lol. This is a huge post, so grab a snack and paper to make a wish list!

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Zoya Rose Palette Gradient

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So I have had Zoya Rose Palette on my table for way too long. I know, I know, I am so behind on swatching from doing 13 Days of Halloween, but I just had to use some of the rose palette polishes when I saw how perfectly they matched my dress for a wedding.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Scarecrow Snoopy Nail Art with Zoya Sunset Palette

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I have so many ideas for the Zoya Sunset Palette and definitely planned a different art at first, but a Home Goods stop totally changed my mind. I have done a ton of Halloween and Christmas Snoopy nail arts but never an autumn one. Say hello to my snoopy scarecrow! 

Monday, November 8, 2021

Zoya Sunset Palette

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I knew the minute I saw the promo for the Sunset Palette, I would love it. I will just preface this post with the fact that I absolutely loved this collection, have worn it multiple times, on its own and with art, and will seriously love these colors always. If you don’t believe me, then check out my post.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Stella Chroma Vintage Holiday Glam, Swatches and Review

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 Happy hump day. Are you ready for a holiday collection?! Due to post office estimations, Pam decided to bump up the release so that you can ensure you get your pretty polishes and gifts in time. How thoughtful! I love the vintage inspiration of this holiday collection. More so, I love that it is not so 'Christmas heavy' meaning it is versatile for all! Since Chanukah is in November, I'll be back with some art with these soon!

Monday, November 1, 2021

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Game Night

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 Happy Monday everyone. I am so sad spooky season is over. Can I pretend it isn't?! Since I have been posting nail art for literally two weeks straight, I am now going to bombard the blog with loads of swatching. I am starting with November Polish Pickup, since these are limited offerings that you can grab this Friday 11/5! 


Sunday, October 31, 2021

13 Days of Halloween Recap

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 Before I move on to November and basically show a boatload of swatches of collections that I have putting aside because HALLOWEEN, I just wanted to give a recap of all my Halloween manicures this month. I truly enjoyed sharing all these arts and getting my creative juices back!


13 Days of Halloween: Celestial Halloween Glitter Gradient

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Here we are. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! I have to say, I felt meh on nail art and just nails in general. I broke my nail and it took like 6 weeks to grow back. I forgot how to swatch. I just was eh. But this challenge that I only challenged myself for LOL really gave me my much needed oomph back and I loved doing all this art! And for today, I literally went into left field for my Halloween manicure. I wanted something soft and sophisticated. 


Saturday, October 30, 2021

13 Days of Halloween: Cat 'O Lanterns

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It is Mischief Night! Tonight is October 30, and this is my 12th nail art for Halloween. Stay tuned tomorrow for my final Halloween look. This one took me quite a while because I added so many components: gradient, stamping, handpainted. Not sure why I had so many components, but I just like could not stop haha.


Friday, October 29, 2021

13 Days of Halloween: You’re My Boo Nail Art

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I cannot believe we are at the finish line for 13 Days of Halloween. I also did not think I would make it. haha. But I am hopeful I can complete my goal. Today was inspired by yet another Halloween card I saw. Card companies are so creative! A ghost holding a candy corn...what is more Halloween? By the way, are you a candy corn lover or hater? 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

13 Days of Halloween: BπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ! Nail Art

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Orange and yellow together just scream pumpkins and Jack O’Lanterns and spoooky lit within.  When was the last time you carved a pumpkin? It is definitely been some time since I have actually done the carving but I always grab a pumpkin for decoration. I have been really feeling stamping this season so what originally planned to be fully handpainted, had a last-minute change and I love how it came out.


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

13 Days of Halloween: Black Cat Nail Art

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Today’s mani was a hugeeeee fail.  I removed nails, redid them. Smudged them. Smooshed them. Even so, I wanted 13 Days of Halloween and although my ideas did not come out, I am still sharing the concept so you can do a better job!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

13 Days of Halloween: Iconic Halloween Stamping over Halloween Neons

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Good day all. I love all of my Halloween stamping plates and I really love the images that have a mishmash of all Halloween icons. I have a few different versions but in the end I chose one that has the most diversity in its images. this plate has a witch, pumpkin, ghost, the broom, a cat, spiderwebs, pitchforks, owls, and more. Seriously, what more can you ask for?



Monday, October 25, 2021

13 Days of Halloween: Spooky Green Monster Nail Art

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So last year I got a bag of Hershey kisses for Halloween that had the cutest motives as the rappers. They were green, blue, purple and had spooky characters on them. Of course I saved one of each to eventually do art. I noticed a lot of my manicures are orange and yellow-based so I wanted to mix it up and do something with green.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

13 Days of Halloween: Halloween Glitter Gradient

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Glitter is coming back. I am saying that now. I have been wearing some chunkier glitters lately and forgot how much I loved them, even if I need more elbow grease for removal. I have a ton of gorgeous Halloween glitters that I haven't used in a while, so today is their spotlight!


Saturday, October 23, 2021

13 Days of Halloween: Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen Halloween Nail Art

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There are a lot of trends for pastel Halloween decor, so this Pusheen look fits right in! This one is not so in-your-face Halloween, but Pusheen marches to its own tune. So let's check it out!


Friday, October 22, 2021

13 Days of Halloween: Striped Jack O'Lanterns

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What's Halloween without at least one manicure that includes pumpkins or jack o' lanterns?  I went with a striking and bright look because that's how I am. I am wearing these nails as I write this and they are just so bright and fun! Let's get to the inspo and details!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

13 Days of Halloween: Glow-in-the-Dark Skulls Halloween Nail Art

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Glow-in-the-dark polish is so fun and I frankly don't use it enough! I always like to pull out some glow polish for Halloween because it is just so spooky. You can stamp eyes, ghosts, or like I did, skulls! I always love to use images where the glow can show through, so here we go!

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

13 Days of Halloween: Spooky Campsite Halloween Nail Art

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Hello all! Day 2 is a bit more abstract, with a spooky camp site. Honestly, camping in the middle of nowhere definitely frightens me LOL, but I have camped in not so remote places. Well, in this scene, bats of some kind come out to play, so let's take a look!


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

13 Days of Halloween: Pumpkin πŸŽƒ Spice Latte Halloween Nail Art

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Hello everyone and welcome to my first Halloween nail art. If you were new to this blog, I am totally obsessed with Halloween and always do tons of nail art for my favorite holiday. I always try to do at least 13 Halloween manicures because that seems like the most festive number for this holiday. I initially had hoped to maybe do more but with my bad nail break I did not get to start wearing my nail or as early as I’d hoped. But I’m so excited to kick off these 13 arts (hopefully) with my literal pumpkin spice lattes.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Pusheen Calendar Series: I'm Busy

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Another Pusheen coming at you! And since I will have October posted this month, I’m back on track. This month’s look is Pusheen just being too busy, which we all can relate to! Although I wish I could use the excuse of video games, snacking, and relaxing as my "I’m too busy to do anything else" excuse.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Stella Chroma Fall Puns

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Last month, Stella Chroma released a brand new fall cream collection. Of course, I had my horrible nail break so I put it aside until I could get some growth. It disappointed me because I was so excited to play with these cremes and now that I have swatched them, I can’t wait to do art with them. So if you have not already grabbed them, take a look at my swatches and ask yourself what have I’ve been waiting for?


Monday, October 4, 2021

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen Meowciato

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Hey all! It's October 4th and I am officially trying to catch up with Pusheen manis. I am two month behind but won't be soon. I literally had the colors out to do this mani and had my bad break and just feel meh about doing it. Well, I feel like I have enough growth, so here I am, with the cutest macchiato you will ever see!

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Random NOTDs

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Hi all,

So I've been pretty quiet on the blog front because I had a massive nail break on my swatch hand and just haven't wanted to swatch anything at all. In fact, couple that with my new full-time job, two graduate class, and just trying to enjoy autumn, and I am finding it difficult to do anything beyond a quick mani.

I am currently behind on Pusheen art and have two months to do (three including October). I also have a fabulous list of Halloween art that I had already wanted to start mid September, but honestly, won't, because of my broken nail. I also have 2 Zoya collections, an oldDuri fall collection, Stella Chroma Fall, and more to swatch.

So I feel sort of defeated.

Here are some random manis that I've been wearing as my nail grows out. I will say it has been fun wearing singular polishes and just enjoying them. These are by no means official swatches. Just some quick snapshots. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

KBShimmer Rise Up and Under the Sea Sugar Scrub, October Polish Pickup

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Back with another Polish Pickup, this time from KBShimmer! The theme is mermaids and mythic creatures or something like that. KBShimmer has a huge loaded flake polish and wow, just wow! Let's take a look.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Stella Chroma Gossamer Gets a Mani and Spa Day Emulsified Sugar Scrub, October Polish Pickup

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 Hey all! I am so late and delayed with everything due to a massive break on my swatch hand, which you can see below. I have been slowly recovering but wow, it took forever and set me so far back. So I want to share a Polish Pickup since it returns this Friday, October 1! Let's take a look!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Sunflower Reverse Stamping Nail Art

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Oh hello there. I've realized that August is always a slow month blog-wise and so while I did these nails a month ago, I'm sharing them now haha. My darling surprised me (well told me two days before!) with tickets to a sunflower trail.  πŸŒ» 🌻🌻 Deep down, he totally gave me notice so I could do theme nails. My theme nails for events have dropped significantly, well, because life has changed! So I took advantage of it and did some fun nails!

Friday, September 10, 2021

Garden Path Lacquers Dial It In!: September Polished Gamers

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Hello everyone. I hope you are excited to enter the weekend. It is supposed to be beautiful here, which is very different from last week when we had record-breaking flooding. I have the offering from Garden Path Lacquers for Polished Gamers. This is my first polish from Garden Path and I have to say I absolutely love the image of the re-branding. The love the celestial vibe and the lock! All right, let's take a look at the color.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Goodbye Summer Neon Dry Brush

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Well the unofficial end of summer is Labor Day and since that passed, I'm sharing my goodbye to neon manicure! I just shared my watermelon nails, which I wore like two weeks before this look but now back-to-back, they have similar vibes. Oh well!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Abstract Watermelon Nail Art

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Summer is wrapping up! I love a little abstract art and I've been really attracted to super simple looks that take no time at all and are really effective. So here ya go, my neon abstract watermelons that literally anyone can do!

Monday, August 30, 2021

September Polish Pickup: Trick or Treat

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Halloween is my favorite holiday so this is a theme I will always be excited for. Give me Halloween polishes year round. While these are not your typical black and orange polish, I can see imagine pumpkin and witch nail art on all of these. Plus you’ll get them in time for Halloween, since they are available on September 3!


Monday, August 23, 2021

Desert Cactus Nail Art Inspired by Washi Tape

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Way back in May when I received the KBShimmer RV There Yet? collection, she included really pretty washi tape. I have no idea what this is used for but google says scrapbooking. The designs were so gorgeous, so I set one aside to do nail art on. Over three months later, I finally sat down to do it. Yup, this is my life. I have nail art I want to do and just never do it for months. 

Friday, August 20, 2021

KBShimmer RV There Yet? Gradient + Clean Up Brush Review

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I have done it again. I've had this art of my to-do list since May and just kept pushing it off as I had to swatch other things or wanted to do something else. Then I did the art and took forever to post it, LOL. Well, here ya go. And actually, I originally did something else with these polishes, hated it, took it off, and overall just failed at all of it. 

Monday, August 16, 2021

Alter Ego Chocolate Treasure Tall Bearded Iris

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Hello everyone! Sorry for the unintentional break. I actually have lots of posts but I just was not in the mood to post, so I don't force it if I don't feel like it haha. But today I am sharing a polish that is only available until the 21st, so let's take a look!