Monday, April 22, 2024

Spring Floral Quilting Nail Art

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Hello all. Tonight is Passover and I am looking forward to spending it with my family. I am actually wearing these nails as I type this and post it, so that is not what usually happens! I will be changing them out tomorrow though as I have been cooking away! Anywho, this was a floral design but my friend said it reminded her of a Swedish quilt and now it is all I can think about! So check out my springy quilt look!

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Stella Chroma In My Swiftie Era, Swatches and Review

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Well, hi blog. I missed you. This has just been a whirlwind of a two months. In my doctoral studies, I have a set of milestones I need to hit and well, it is my life right now. I had family visiting for ten days too. Plus life. I have actually been out multiple nights a week (not only weekends) so life is sooo hectic. I was one of two people honored last week for the work I do at my university and it was celebrated with a lovely event at night. In addition, I went to the NY Botanical Garden Orchid Show, a Mets game, a symphony, plus classes at night all last week. So all this to say, I rushed these swatches and I literally wore these polishes as my nail polish so I do not have much to share on the blog. I did rush these; I will admit. I ran out of sunshine. Then my nails broke at the end of the night of swatching, so I could not redo the last two. Sigh. All this to say, this is Stella Chroma's newest collection in a while and I love it, so let's take a look. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

KBShimmer What a Peach, April 2024 Polish Pickup

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Hello everyone and welcome to April. I have April's Polish Pickup which I am assuming is based on video games. This is a perfectly spring color in an awesome finish, so let's get straight to it as this polish is available this Friday!

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Easter Carrot Nail Art

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I do not know where time went (just kidding, it went to a severely broken nail and a two-week sickness) and I cannot believe Easter is this weekend. I have sooo many ideas and at this point, let's see if I post two by Easter. I wanted to share my first cutie look, so let's get to it.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Zoya Lucky, March Color of the Month

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Hello all! Yes I posted the wrong post today, so I moved that one until next week because I have Zoya's March color of the month and due to when they ship and then I was sick, I really only get around to sharing these around the end of the month. The good news is that they have them until they are sold out, so it usually it more than the specific month. If you love green, you will want to check out Lucky!

Friday, March 22, 2024

KBShimmer Sea-ing is Believing Spring Nail Art

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OK so this look was originally supposed to be for St. Patrick’s Day but I didn’t do it until St. Patrick’s Day. As I mentioned, I broke my nail on March 3 and then as I was letting it grow. I got really sick on March 11. So I only finally just did my nails for real on March 17. Such a mess.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

What I’ve Been Wearing

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Sorry for my disappearance but I wanted to hop on and give a little update. First, I had a massive break on March 3. I had the next three nail arts lined up but the break was so low, my nails could not be shaped nicely. So I took time to wear some gorgeous polishes on their own! Then, March 11, a slight tickle came and boom, sick AGAIN. I have never been so sick so much in my life. So nails 100% took a back seat and so did my blog. As I write this, I am still very sick finals. Yup, I have so much coursework. So I started my semester sick and am ending the semester sick. I begin my next semester next week, so pleaseeeee wish me better because I am so tired of being sick. Ok, now onto my polishes.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

KBShimmer Sea-ing is Believing Swatches and Review

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At least for me, spring break is around the corner. That also means I’m halfway through my hardest semester of my degree, phew. I have the KBShimmer spring collection because my time is so limited I swatch this when I could which means no sun or outdoor pictures. The weekend I watched it we had our second snowstorm in one week so the ground is covered. Of course I am doing a spring collection when there’s snow on the ground but it just reminds us that spring is not too far away let’s get to the collection.


Thursday, February 29, 2024

Leap Day Abstract Nail Art

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I only get to post on this day once every four years, so I threw together a nail art I have been wanting to do for so long. There are so many iterations of this type of abstract nail art on Pinterest that I am not really sure who to cite as the inspiration. You have seen me do abstract blobs and dots before on this blog and now I have added some leaves and squiggles. 



Monday, February 26, 2024

Mauve and Rose Gold Nail Art

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Hello everyone. Today is a super random art. I was going through blog posts looking for a particular color and came upon this mauve Morgan Taylor. I immediately knew I wanted to wear it but then Valentine’s Day came up so I sort of put it on the backside for some brighter pinks. Well, now, after multiple snowstorms in one week, I’m here for the darker pink.

Friday, February 23, 2024

KBShimmer Silky Drawers, March 2024 Polish Pickup

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Reflectives are here to stay and I do not mind that when they are colors I do not have! As usual, I have no idea what the theme is and that is okay, because I was never one to purchase polishes based off of themes (maybe only back in 2012 with certain indies LOL but not anymore). So this is a gorgeous color, so let's check it out.


Friday, February 16, 2024

Zoya Love, February Color of the Month

Zoya took January off from their color of the month but they are back for February. And a little browsing shows the Amaris (November) and Vienna (December) are still on the web site!



Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Valentine’s Day Gradient Heart Stamping

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Happy Valentine's Day!!! 💞💗💖 I am dressed in a red dress with my "Valentine's Day" shoes with are pink and red glitter with a giant Cupid's heart on them! Of course, I needed festive nails too so this is what I currently have on!

Monday, February 12, 2024

Mardi Gras Beads Nail Art

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Mardi Gras is tomorrow!!! I am not ready. I am a little disappointed that Mardi Gras coincided Valentine’s Day as I had a few other Mardi Gras nail art ideas, but ran out of time. I love the combination of purple, green, and gold, and what it represents for Mardi Gras. It’s just so fun and I always think back to when I visited New Orleans during this holiday.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Let’s Avo-Cuddle Valentine's Day Nail Art

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I am back with another punny look! This is a pun that I have seen everywhere and yet another nail art I have had on my to do list for years. It’s cute, fun, and let’s take a look. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Valentine’s Day Pink Stripes

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As I looked through my nail arts of 2023, I loved seeing a variety of designs that I wanted to re-create in different color palettes. I loved my super simple Fourth of July nail art, and I wanted to create a pink version for Valentine's Day! This is the easiest nail art ever, so let's take a look!

Sunday, February 4, 2024

You Have A Pizza 🍕 My Heart ♥️ Nail Art

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Hello February!  Unfortunately, my sickness just will not quit and it is really putting my nails on the back burner. I cannot tell you how many times I messed up today's look because of sneezing or ridiculous coughs that sound like sneezes. I am feeling on the up though, so that is good news! But now I am drowning in my coursework...doctorates are super time consuming LOL. Let's check out my first Valentine's Day nail art!

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

KBShimmer Spotted, February 2024 Polish Pickup

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Hey hey! More Polish Pickup just in time for this Friday! KBShimmer has a wild and fun offering inspired by our favorite 90s neon guru who had all the rainbow neon animals. Let’s check it out.


Monday, January 29, 2024

Stella Chroma A Blue-Footed What?, February Polish Pickup

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Stella Chroma is back for Polish Pickup and I cannot be more excited to share this stunner of a polish. The inspiration is super funny too and matches the bird it represents. Let’s check this one out!


Sunday, January 28, 2024

Penguins with Coffee Nail Art

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Hi y’all. I succumbed to whatever sickness is going on around here and it wiped me out for a good 10 days. In fact, as I am writing this, I am still ill. But I had this nail art on for a while and so I wanted to share before we head into February. Of course, my sickness derailed my Valentine’s Day nail art plans so there will probably only be a couple looks which is super disappointing. Maybe I’ll make February the month of love and just do Valentine’s Day looks throughout. 


Thursday, January 18, 2024

Winter Abstract Nail Art

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Before I delve into pink and red manicures for Valentine's Day, I wanted to fit in a few more wintry nail arts. As I mentioned, I am going with less intricate art, especially because January has sort of crept up on me and I now have so much to do in very little time. It’s completely my fault, but it just seems that my nails and the blog are taking a back burner to the other priorities in my life. So for me when this happens, I love to throw on a quick nail art and I know you’ve seen this before, but I like redoing it in different color palettes. 

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Zoya Magical, Winter 2023 Swatches and Review

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So yes, this is a holiday collection but holiday collections typically mean winter collections since the colors are sparkly and fun for the winter season. So I am here to show off this collection which is still available. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Happy New Year! Stamped Snowflakes ❄️

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Hello and welcome to 2024! As I predicted, I knew I would want to take some time off from the blog. In fact, I did not do my nails from December 30 until January 7. I wanted to see if I did a week of treatments then maybe my nails on my right hand would grow out. Well, they did not. Instead, I broke them all some more. Nothing seems to be working to get my nails to grow out on my dominant hand. Oh well!