Monday, February 27, 2017

Mardi Gras Nails

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras. Also known as Shrove Tuesday. Also known as Fat Tuesday. And here in Michigan, also known as Paczki Day! I lived in Tennessee for 10-ish years and had never heard of paczki before; there apparently isn't as large a Polish (as in Poland, not nail polish) population down there. But paczki are a huge deal here this time of year. If you aren't familiar, paczki are Polish donuts that are filled with fruit or custard and stuff. I am not a fan but I hear that that is because I am a crazy person. Eh. What are you going to do. 

Today's nail art is inspired by Mardi Gras in the New Orleans celebrations type of way.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bright Colorful Stripes

The nail art fable: 

I was in the mood for some stripey nails to match the nice weather we've been having lately. I grabbed some nail vinyls and got to work. One nail went perfectly, and then things started going downhill. I was determined to make it work so I kept going. Things just got worse and worse and I started to get impatient. I really loved the color combination so I didn't give up. In the end, I patched things up and came out with something somewhat decent to share.

The moral of the story: Sometimes it's easier to start over, but I'm lazy.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Stamping over Duochrome

It's been unseasonably warm for February here in Michigan over the last few days. People are loving it but I miss the snow. I love winter and I don't want it to be over. Spring is nice, too, but it doesn't hold a candle to winter. 

None of this has anything to do with today's nail art; just some thoughts. :)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Smoosh Marble

One nail art trend that I've really jumped on board for is the smoosh marble. If you aren't familiar, a smoosh marble is achieved by globbing dots of nail polish onto a nail stamped and dabbing the stamper onto your nails until you get the finish you like. It's no secret that I love all marbling techniques. What I love about the smoosh marble is that you can get a similar effect to marbling with saran or cling wrap but it's SO MUCH FASTER! You can get a gorgeous marbled effect in a snap. If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend it.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Conversation Hearts Nails

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm a sappy romantic so I love the holiday. I love celebrating love; not just romantic love. I bought a gift for my bestie, too, because I love her to bits. 

For my Valentine's Day nails, I thought I'd recreate the most iconic V-Day candy. Conversation hearts! I can't be the only person who thinks that they're disgusting, though, right?

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Negative Space Half-Moons

It's getting closer and closer to Valentine's Day so the nail art world is flooded with Valentine themed nail art. AND I LOVE IT! I love holiday nail art and I'm not ashamed. So, of course I'm throwing some designs of my own into the mix.