Thursday, March 17, 2016

Kiss Me, I'm Irish

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Today I've got the most colorful #OOTD I've posted in a long time, along with this year's St. Paddy's day nails.

This entire outfit is Fashion Q. The boots were a Christmas gift and I'm still so happy with them, even though they blend in with my black jeans.

Of course my nails had to get in on the festivities. I mentioned how I've been using the same green polishes for years now. This year I found the newest Pure Ice display and I was so excited to actually find it. I see so many people posting that their Walmarts don't stock the new collections. To be fair, I kind of stumbled upon it. It was in a cardboard display hanging at the end of a random aisle outside the beauty section. These are worth the hunt though!

I used the entire Pure Ice St. Patrick's Day collection: Charmed I'm Sure, Be My Clover, White On Time, and Irish I Was Orange. These adorable rings from Walmart made for a perfect match.

These nails are Irish all the way. Sometimes I think of what I want to do in advance, but with these I wasn't sure. My mom really likes the group Celtic Thunder. I remember watching their first show with her back in the day. She was in the hospital a few years ago and when she got out and was recovering she rediscovered them and since then she's gotten me into watching them too. At the end of their newest show they did "Ireland's Call" and when I saw the flag behind them, I got my inspiration. I mean this collection kind of calls for it, right?

It's always funny to me when I do something simple and spontaneous and I end up loving it.

Hope everyone has a good one today!

Monday, March 14, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Nails Throwback

When it comes to holiday nails, sometimes I don't post them until a whole year later. Why? I do them on the day of the actual holiday and then it's too late to post. By then everyone's sick of it. Although I know a few people who probably could never get sick of green beer!

So here's my 2015 St. Patrick's Day nails. I think I've used these same polishes for every St. Patrick's Day since I've been into nail polish.

I used Call You Later, Happy Ending, and Irish Green all by Sinful Colors. The metallic green shamrocks and dots are a green Snowman Polish.

Spoiler alert: I've done my nails already for this year and I actually used different colors besides green and different polishes. Stay tuned...

Grey Half Moons

I don't really know what to call these. Heck I don't really know when I did these. I've had them on my phone since last year and posted them on Instagram a few weeks ago.

This is an unnamed grey Love & Beauty polish from Forever 21 with Wet N' Wild - Black Creme dry brushed over it. I love dry brushing almost as much as I love these hues.

Friday, February 5, 2016

#GoRed Nails For #NationalWearRedDay 2016

I don't always post nails for each holiday or special day, but this is one I've been doing since last year (you can check that out here).

I just think this is such an important cause and awareness is everything. You hear a lot about other diseases but this is one that can sneak up without any symptoms. It may sound cheesy and cliché but knowledge really is power.

I used my favorite red, Salon Perfect - He's With Me on my thumb and for the half moon nails, then Wet N' Wild MegaLast - I Red A Good Book on my middle finger and for the edge on my accent nail. The cheetah spots are Wet N' Wild - Black Creme.

It's probably no surprise that a day to raise awareness of the heart is so close to Valentine's Day, and these nails are perfect for that too!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Wet N' Wild - Garnet! I Broke A Heel

Here's a swatch I did back in November of Wet N Wild - Garnet! I Broke A Heel from their Holiday 2015 We're The Wild Cats! Collection.

I don't know what called out to me about this polish. Maybe it's the monochrome color. Or maybe it's the name (Garnet is my birthstone). Whatever it was, I had put this back on the shelf and went back for it.

I'm so glad I did! Even though this isn't actually a garnet hue, it's a beautiful polish. I've stayed in the polish trend loop over the past few years but I haven't really bought any of it. This is my first "texture" polish. I love the finish.

If you can still get your hands on these, they're well worth it. Of course now it's January and everyone's on the hunt for Spring collections and pastels and soon enough Summer and it's neons. I'll just sit here with my vampy shades pretending it's still Autumn. :)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Birthday In A Bottle

I toyed around with making the title of this post something like ~Birthday Behavior~ or some other wild exciting phrase but the truth is I spent my birthday getting over the flu so these nails were the closest thing to a party.

But OH. This polish really feels like a birthday in a bottle. I picked this up at Rite Aid around Christmas time. It's one of the Snowman polishes with an ice cream cone cap, so it's unnamed. It has lots of different sized multi-colored glitter in a pink jelly base that totally surprised me when I tried it.

There's no scent sticker like the ones that I got last year had but it's scented - and it smells sweet like cupcakes.

Rings are from Forever 21.

A week later and I still haven't celebrated my birthday. Consider this a Part 1!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Here are some Christmas themed nails that I've been rocking while finishing up my Christmas shopping and last minute stuff.

I used:
Wet N' Wild MegaLast - I Red A Good Book
Wet N' Wild Fergie - No Place Like Home
Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme
Wet N' Wild - Garnet! My Heel Broke
Wet N' Wild - Naughty and Iced

and I made Hello Kitty decals using the reverse stamping method and a Born Pretty Store plate.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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