Monday, November 28, 2022

Zoya Café Creams, Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Another Fall collection. Yes, I'm looking at Zoya's Winter collections in front of me, but it's November and I honestly loveeeee all brown tones for November, so this is perfect to share now. In December, I'll get to the holidays! So let's take a look inspired by one of my favorite things: coffee!


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Pumpkins and Plaid Thanksgiving Nail Art

Press Sample

Hello everyone. This was not my original Thanksgiving nail art that I planned, but I'm just wearing a plain color for tomorrow due to circumstances, so I'm finally getting around to sharing what I wore a few weeks ago. I absolutely love it and really, so did everyone else so let's take a look!

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Thanksgiving Pies Nail Art

 Press Sample

Hello again. I did do two Thanksgiving arts, so while I am super busy, I still wanted to throw them up. Thanksgiving is all about pie, I feel. I only make a pumpkin pie and then an apple crisp. But I decided to throw all the pies on my nails, so let's take a look.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Zoya Leathers for Fall 2022, Swatches and Review

Press sample

Sorry for the unintended break. Things are busy so I think the rest of November might be a little quiet on the blog. I did have awesome ideas for Thanksgiving art, but I just won't get around to it all. Anyway, yes I did show you a winter collection last week. Now I'm sharing a Fall collection. It's still fall, so who cares. I'll be sharing another Zoya Fall collection soon, so stayed tuned!

Monday, November 7, 2022

Stella Chroma Winter Knits Collection, Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Hello everyone! I still have some fall collections to share with you but before I do that, I wanted to share the new winter collection and support my girl Pam at Stella Chroma. These polishes release this Friday, November 11th so I wanted to share swatches so you can grab them as soon as they’re available and start wearing them immediately because they are gorgeous. So let’s take a look at the way too many pictures I have of each polish because they’re so dimensional and deserve it!

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

KBShimmer Snow Unique, November 2022 Polish Pickup

Press Sample

So let's just start with the fact that any polish capped at 1000 is nuts to me but really, this KB is def going to sell out! Talk about a rainbow on your nails. No fancy angles. Just such shimmer at all points. This one is inspired by snow, so let's check it out!

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Stella Chroma Holiday Home, November 2022 Polish Pickup

Press Sample

So October is ALL about Halloween to me. Today is November, so spooky season is over. Of course, I only did Halloween-influenced nail posts in October, so November is catch-up with swatching. First up is Polish Pickup, which returns Friday, November 4th! Tis the Season is the theme so let's check it out.

Monday, October 31, 2022

13 Days of Halloween 2022 Recap

Press Sample

Here it is! My 13 Days of Halloween! I had so many ideas and well, I didn't even do half of them. I always say I will start Halloween manicures in mid-September and I never get around to it haha. My fault! But at least I got 13 Days, which as you remember, used to be the original Freeform schedule, LOL. So here it is! All 13 days!


13 Days of Halloween: Haunted House Starry Night

 Press Sample 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I can’t believe that it’s Halloween. This means it’s the end of my favorite season and we will move straight into the holidays (well, some people already have). Later today, I will be posting my recap of my 13 Days of Halloween but first let me show you Day 13! I went back-and-forth on what I wanted to do but as I was walking around the city this past weekend, I saw a pretty poster in Sotheby’s of a van Gogh painting. Thus I created my van Gogh Halloween scene. 

Sunday, October 30, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Halloween Swirly Bats

Press Sample

Hello everyone! Today's nail art is one of those arts that in my head, might be meh. Of course, when I finished, I was like ahhhh, I love this! Literally, this took minutes, like under ten, and it is just so cool!

Friday, October 28, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Favorite Media-Inspired Halloween Looks

 Press Sample

For my last recap, I am focusing on movies and television! Looking back at ten years of Halloween manicures was seriously fun. I must have spent hours just browsing, compiling, and linking these posts, because I am so proud what has been on my nails for a decade! So let's take a look at my favorite media-inspired looks!


Wednesday, October 26, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: McDonald’s Halloween Pails Nail Art

Press Sample

All right everyone, be honest; did you go out and grab a Halloween pail from McDonald's? I had these as a kid and actually, my mom still has one of mine haha. Had to ask her! She uses it to store craft stuff in it. So when I heard McDonald's was releasing a new round of pails, I had to have them. Then I was like, let's do some nail art.


Monday, October 24, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Ghosts in Costume

Press Sample

BOO. Ghosts coming at you today! Honestly, this nail art came out of the fact that I still hadn't put away Stella Chroma Ghost (September Polish Pickup) and well, I had wanted to do some ghost nail art! I had seen a gift bag at a store with ghosts dressed up in costume and well, that's the inspiration. Some ghosts on top of Ghost. Plus, I wanted some purple nail art!

Saturday, October 22, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Patterned Pumpkins

Press Sample

Hello all! Today I have some patterned pumpkins which was inspired by a cute plate I saw at Home Goods. I actually own a different one than what inspired this one, but I loved the idea of different oranges and patterns on a pumpkin. Now as I type this, I regret not buying it, but how many pumpkin plates do I need? The answer is as many as I want!

Thursday, October 20, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Favorites Halloween Handpainted Looks

 Press Sample

 This post is a doozy because wow, it reminds me of when I had time (LOL) and did such intricate art. Although, many of these are super simple and can be completed in minutes! I like the mix of stuff that probably took me 60-90 mins and some that were like 20 minutes. So let's take a look!


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Candy Corn Halloween Plaid

 Press Sample 

 I feel like candy corn colors are winning me over this season and I just keep doing Halloween arts in this color way. But come on, it's just so iconic! I loved my autumn plaid nails and wanted to do more plaid for Halloween.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Black and Orange Half-Moon

 Press Sample

I have to say, my Halloween looks are a bit subdued this year. I’m finishing my second Masters degree and also just have so much going on. I have ideas in my head and they don’t necessarily translate to my nails. That being said, I still like to share all things on this blogs, fails and successes. 

Friday, October 14, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Favorite Halloween Stamping

Press Sample

I know at the end of every year, I question whether or not I will continue posting to my blog, since my readership is way down, my blog is still blocked from FB and IG, and my IG followers have definitely stagnated. I don't mind though, because I still love doing my nails. It's just whether I continue to show them. That inspired me to look down the road at TEN, yes 10, years of Halloween manicures. I broke the memory lane up into three posts, that I have tried to theme! I just can't believe I've been sharing Halloween nails for a decade!! Today's post is dedicated to all things Halloween stamping!


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Reflective Spiderwebs

 Press Sample 

I feel like all Halloween nail art requires at least one spider look. I pulled out all of my stamping plates that contain Halloween images and every single one had an image to do with spiders. I knew I wanted to combine spider stamping with a reflective nail polish because Halloween is at night, and believe it or not, you’ll see lots of bright lights outside to make a reflective polish pop. So let’s take a look at the super fun stamping.

Monday, October 10, 2022

13 Day of Halloween: Spooky Eyes

Press Sample

More Halloween! This time, I did a super simple manicure inspired by a cake I saw at Magnolia Bakery. This was a super simple cake with rosettes and giant eyes! I loved it! I took a picture, but may have deleted it because I could not find it. But then I saw it's on their site if you want it (lol!).

Saturday, October 8, 2022

13 Days of Halloween: Secret BOO

Press Sample

Hello everyone! Today kicks off hopefully my 13 Days of Halloween nail art! Life is so hectic and I find I only do my nails once a week. A rare week, I do my nails twice. So the thought of 13 nail arts in one month sounded impossible. So this year, I’m doing some super quick and easy art! These might look very different from previous years with super intricate arts. In addition, these 13 days will include some look backs on my favorite Halloween arts from the last ten years!


Thursday, October 6, 2022

Autumn Plaid

Press Sample

Hello everyone! It was also my father's birthday in September so I did some nails to celebrate him! His favorite color is orange, so my nails are an orange ode to my father. Just doing plain orange nails was not enough though; I had to amp it up!

Monday, October 3, 2022

Metallic Celestial Stamping with Stella Chroma

Press Sample

Cheers to the week as we are in the best month of the year. But I do love September, because it is my darling's birthday! Yes, I wore these in September and just did not have time to post! My darling lovessss white nails. It's his thing. He also requests I wear them, so I did for his birthday!

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Stella Chroma I’m the Bigger Bear Collection

Press Sample

So the newest collection by Stella Chroma is inspired by the TV show Yellowstone. I recorded the entire series on my DVR during a marathon one weekend and then let it sit for six months before I watched it. In the meantime, Pam of Stella Chroma had already just watched it and told me she needed me to watch it so we could discuss. Finally I caved and went through the entire series in just over a month.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Stella Chroma Waxing and Waning, October 2022 Polish Pickup

 Press Sample 

Hello! I love today’s color. I definitely love to look at the moon. Do you ever see faces in full moons? I do and it’s so pretty. I love Stella Chroma’s moon-inspired polish based on the phases on the moon. It’s so calming and pretty and I even threw together a quick nail art!


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

KBShimmer Pump It Up, October 2022 Polish Pickup

 Press Sample

‘Tis the season for all pumpkin things. This definitely includes nail polish art and nail polish colors. For this month, KBShimmer is bringing a nail polish inspired by our favorite things: pumpkin spice. I really have not met a pumpkin spice I don’t enjoy. 🎃 ☕️ 

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Apple Nail Art for Rosh Hashanah

 Press Sample 

Hello everyone and Shanah Tovah! Tonight is Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year. It's been 3 years since I have done nail art for Rosh Hashanah, so I felt it was time again! We celebrate with apples and honey, which signifies a sweet new year, so I pulled out some apple nail art!

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Autumn Reverse Stamping Nail Art with What's Up Nails

 Press Sample

What’s Up Nails is known for their stamping polishes and plates. I actually have not tried those products but I really wanted to do some stamping to honor the brand. I mentioned in my swatch post that lots of the colors from the Gust of Wind collection gave me fall vibes. Originally, I was going to do some nail art over a neutral base, then switched up everything last minute!

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Zoya Metallic Dreams Trio + Comparisons

 Press Sample 

Hello everyone and hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Today I am sharing one of the new Zoya collections. They released two and this is the smaller trio called Metallic Dreams. This consists of three metallic polishes and I can see people loving the, for autumn! 

Monday, September 12, 2022

Vintage Rainbow Nail Art

Press Sample

Hello everyone! I have just been going through nail art looks that I have wanted to do for a long time! I love simply nail arts that really come together! I feel like I see these macrame rainbows everywhere and when I saw it in nail art, I thought it was genius!

Thursday, September 8, 2022

What’s Up Nails Gust Of Wind Collection

 Press Sample 

Hello everyone! I'm transitioning into my crazy schedule back at work, plus finishing my second Masters degree. Ack! Looking forward to my life easing up a bit in January LOL. For now, I'm focusing on my favorite season, fall! Let's kick it off with some fun nail polishes from What's Up Nails. This is my first experience with the brand, so I have a full review!


Monday, September 5, 2022

End of Summer Neon Gradient Manicure

 Press sample

Hello everyone and Happy Labor Day! This is the unofficial end of summer and honestly, I’ve been ready for fall looks for a while now so I thought I would do one last neon manicure  I have been wanting to do some art with KBShimmer’s summer collection and well, just in time!

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Stella Chroma Ghost and Gummy Worms Sugar Scrub, September 2022 Polish Pickup

Press Sample

I cannot believe it is Polish Pickup time already. Like seriously, where does the time go? September's theme is always spooky so you can get your goodies in time for Halloween! Halloween is my favorite, so I always look forward to seeing contributions from everyone. And I have to say, if you don't buy this month's scrub, you are seriously missing out!

Sunday, August 28, 2022

KBShimmer IT Scares Me and Pretty Grape Sugar Scrub, September 2022 Polish Pickup

Press Sample

More spooky stuff! I feel like it would not be Halloween if someone did not do something IT themed, lol. Although, this polish is so pretty, I am going to pretend it has nothing to do with IT. If you love one polish being all the colors, then check this out!

Friday, August 26, 2022

Watermelon Nail Art

 Press Sample

 I mentioned I wanted to do watermelon art and here we are! Lately, I’ve been seeing so many cute nail art on Pinterest, even though I primarily use it for recipes 😂. Well this is another look that I saw and just had to recreate!

Monday, August 22, 2022

Vintage Sunshine Nails

 Press Sample

More Pinterest-inspired looks! I have had a Pinterest board of gorgeous nail looks that I wanted to re-create since the beginning. I pinned this a while ago and well, I finally re-created it. I loveeeeee it. This was inspired by a look from Sonya's Nails. I found these on Pinterest and I am so glad cause she does awesome work and I pinned so many more looks! I’ve been deep in academia so my creative juices have been subdued lately so I love when artists share work so I can be inspired.

Friday, August 19, 2022

My Dress and My Nails

 Press Sample

August is a busy month for me. I am back to in-person work and prepping for the beginning of my semester. Plus, it's always a lag in swatching, since it's that in-between time of summer and fall collections. But I do have one fall collection being delivered today! Because of all of that, I basically just do nail art and only like once a week. I went to a wedding a few weekends ago, so here is my dress and my nails!

Friday, August 12, 2022

Grapefruit Nail Art

 Press Sample

More fruit nail art, because I have problems, LOL. I was inspired by this adorable art I saw on Pinterest. I just love the neutral base with the neons against it. Plus, grapefruit art? SO CUTE! I took a short break from posting because I was behind on Instagram and I hate letting posts pile up. But here we are!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Summer Popsicles Nail Art

 Press Sample

 We just seem to have back-to-back heatwaves?! 😈😭😲 There will be like 3 nice days and then 10 of misery and humidity. So I am sticking with some summery nail art. I loved my Popsicle nail art from Fourth of July, that I wanted to do it again! Well, I googled Popsicle nail art and saw some cute things, and this look was inspired by it!

Friday, July 29, 2022

KBShimmer Jelly Much? August Polish Pickup

Press Sample

Hello everyone, as today we are continuing with the Marine Magic theme and to look at what KBShimmer is offering. If you saw last week, I swatched and shared the Just Add Water collection which is a collection of shifty shimmers. The special polish for PPU is the same shifty shimmer! Let’s take a look! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Stella Chroma Bizzaro! Polish Pickup

 Press Sample

Hello, hello! While it may feel like summer to you, August is the month when school starts, so I'm in about to start school mode. August's Polish Pickup is Marine Magic. So I guess! I like marine life and looking at the cool colors of fish. idea. So let's take a looksy.


Saturday, July 23, 2022

KBShimmer Just Add Water, Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Summertime is when the sun is plentiful. It’s the best time for me to get swatches by sunlight. But also when it’s beautiful out, I usually have other plans. Well the other weekend, the weather called for rain and clouds. I made no plans. So my surprise when the sun came out later in the day after I had done my errands so I figured let’s get some swatches. And boy am I glad because these polishes look ultra gorgeous in the sunlight.


Thursday, July 21, 2022

Dry Brush Nail Art with Zoya Summer

 Press Sample

Obviously, the Zoya Summer collection was bright cremes in a rainbow palette. Something about the shades made me think of pop art. So that's what I did. I also thought of doing tie dye art, but I wanted more contrast, just like these fun colors.  But then, we were going through a heat wave and I did not have the oomph to do sophisticated nail art or super duper line work, so I went with the easiest art I could think of. 

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Zoya Summer Palette, Summer 2022

 Press Sample

Hi all! So this collection isn't really a normal Zoya collection. I noticed they've been very into palettes. I almost did not request this one because it's "curated" meaning that it is old colors put together as a new "collection." I have 3/6 but honestly was so intrigued with a full-coverage yellow, I decided to request it! Let's see if it holds up!


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Duri Below Zero, Swatches and Review


Well, it took over a year, but I finally finished swatching the three Duri collections a friend sent me as a gift. It took so long because there was no obligation since these were not sent from the company (but hey, they are more than welcome to send me!). So I found myself swatching PR and then doing art for myself. But, better late than never. Nail polish is never one season, so I'm sharing a winter collection in the summer!

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Neon Citrus Nail Art with Garden Path Lacquers

 Press Sample

 Hey all! A million years ago (or two months), I posted the Garden Path Lacquer Summer Neons! This collection was citrus-inspired so I knew I wanted to do some citrus art. I won't lie, I hated this nail art and took it off an hour later. But I always was to share my nail art successes and fails. I don't know why, but I just hated it on. Now that I look at photos, not bad! LOL.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Fourth of July Nail Art: Popsicles, Fireworks, and More!

 Press Sample

I usually do not get too creative with Fourth of July art. Usually, I throw on some red, white, and blue nail polish, maybe a gradient, dots, and call it a day. I saw an adorable sweater on the LOFT website and actually bought it, and well, I just had to recreate it in my own way. Summer is all about popsicles and they are perfect on my nails. 


Friday, July 1, 2022

Fourth of July Leopard Nail Art

 Press Sample

 If you have followed this blog at all, you know I love leopard print nail art. It's just such an easy art! I have done it in all color variations, but never a patriotic Fourth of July look. Well, better late than never, cause that's what I have to share with you today! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

KBShimmer July Polish Pickup: Rewind

 Press Sample

Hi everyone! For July, Polish Pickup does a rewind. This means that makers get to bring back crowd favorites. One color will be in the Polish Pickup shop for the weekend and the other will be in the maker's shop. So let's check out the colors cause they are stunning! I have re-used my original photos since they looked nice to me!



Monday, June 27, 2022

Stella Chroma July Polish Pickup: Rewind

 Press Sample

 Hi everyone! For July, Polish Pickup does a rewind. This means that makers get to bring back crowd favorites. One color will be in the Polish Pickup shop for the weekend and the other will be in the maker's shop. So let's check out the colors cause they are stunning! I have re-used my original photos since they looked nice to me!