Friday, December 30, 2022

My Favorite Nail Arts of 2022

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As we reach the end of the year, I always like to walk down memory lane and see all the art I have done. It reminds me of what I did 10 months ago, because I do forget. So for today, I have a roundup of my personal favorites from the entire year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

KBShimmer Looking for Love, January 2023 Polish Pickup

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Another stunner for KBShimmer for January PPU. I'm posting this one earlier because I tend to wait until the last minute for Polish Pickup. Well, I did not want this one to be late, so here ya go! And I love colors like this. Sparkly neutrals are my favorite and this one will definitely be on my nails a ton!

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Christmas Holly Nail Art

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Hello everyone! I am cutting it down to the wire with my Christmas manicure which I just did late last night. Hence the last minute post but hey better late than never right?

Friday, December 23, 2022

Hanukkah Nail Art

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Hello again! Here’s my final look for Hanukkah. As predicted, I did not get all the nail art that I had wanted to do, done. It’s really because I don’t swatch art anymore because I prefer to wear it. Then I had a sickness that took me out for four days, so I missed out on doing an extra art in there! But hey, there’s always next year  I just love how these came out so I am glad I got the time to actually sit down and create them. 

Monday, December 19, 2022

Christmas Cat in Stocking Nail Art

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Hello all! Today’s look is another one that was on my Pinterest nail art inspiration board for a really long time. I know it’s a really long time because I took a picture of it in a Papyrus store. The stores closed in 2020 right before the pandemic and boy do I miss them. I always used to buy cards there for holidays and birthdays. I believe this image was on a gift bag, and I knew I wanted to recreate it! 


Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Hanukkah Driedels Nail Art

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Hello all! Time for some fun Hanukkah nail art and hopefully I can squeeze in some more! Hanukkah starts this Sunday night. I went to a holiday party last night with my "ugly" Hanukkah sweater, so these were my matching nails! Let's check them out!

Monday, December 12, 2022

Christmas Plaid Nail Art

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I loved my autumn plaid back in October so much that I knew immediately after doing it that I would want to redo it for Christmas and Hanukkah. So up first I have the Christmas version and I’m so excited because I got to use one of the new KBShimmer holiday polishes which had the perfect Christmas pine green in it. So let’s take a look.

Friday, December 9, 2022

KBShimmer Northern Exposure Winter 2022 Collection

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Hello all! So I have the KBShimmer Winter Collection today. Yes, I know this released last month but technically the holidays are now, so showing you these now makes sense! When I first saw the title of this collection, I immediately thought of the television show Northern Exposure which is from the 90s and I loved it as a kid. Alaska has great meaning to me! But alas, it is not the television show but the locale (which is apparently awesome) that inspired this collection! So let's take a look. 

Monday, December 5, 2022

Candy Cane Nail Art

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Hello everyone. I decided to kickstart holiday nail art early this year in hopes to do lots of it, but lol let's just admit right now, I will be so busy, if I get 4 festive manicures, I'll be happy. I do have a list of 9 arts I was to do, so let's make a goal for 5! My first is based on a candy I received on Black Friday from an elf, so why not?!

Friday, December 2, 2022

Zoya Holiday Y2K, Swatches and Review

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 Hello all. Today I have the first of two holiday trios from Zoya. I like the idea of smaller collections. They used to do massive 12-piece holiday collections and I feel like in this day and age, people simple cannot afford to buy 12 polishes at a time. But 3? That's way more approachable. This collection was inspired by Y2K. Why? I have no idea. But I remember Y2K very clearly!

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

KBShimmer Awfully Frond of You, December Polish Pickup

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Hi all! I am incredibly behind with this post as I was away for a bit and was unable to do my nails. I'm not usually "late" with my swatches, but circumstances were beyond my control. Polish Pickup starts this Friday, so I am just in time to share swatches with you all in case you want it! The theme is Maker's Choice, so I'm sure there will be a ton of variety. 

Monday, November 28, 2022

Zoya Café Creams, Swatches and Review

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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 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

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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 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!