Halloween 2019 ft. Live Imara Nail Tattoos

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Hey guys! It’s been a loooooooong time. I’ve been so busy with 2nd year of optometry school, but I am alive and well! Today, I have a Halloween mani using some spooky decals from Live Imara.

Live Imara is an indie nail polish and nail tattoo brand. They have a store on Etsy, so be sure to check it out! Let’s get into the details.

*The following swatches are applied over Ah ha! Nail Lacquer’s Foundation Base Coat and topped with Glisten & Glow’s Top Coat. Candied Apple by Mace Polish (rebranded) and Noir by Nicka K New York were the other polishes used in this mani.

About the nail tattoos:

These nail tattoos were very easy to use. After I let my nail polish dry for about 30 mins, I just cut out the designs I wanted, submerged them in water, peeled and placed them on my nails. Of course, I sealed everything in with top coat.

That’s all for today! I Be sure to check out Live Imara’s Etsy store and Instagram.

I hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween! See ya next time.

Blossoms on a Gray Day

Hey loves! I hope everyone is doing well! I haven’t played around with gray nail polish in awhile, soooo today my inspiration was blossoms on a cloudy day. Let’s get right into the details!

**If I don’t include a link to a product, it is due to item unavailability or the indie store is closed temporarily/permanently.

Products used:

How to:

  1. Apply base coat and let dry.
  2. Apply base color (gray) and let dry.
  3. Apply top coat and let dry.
  4. Using dotting tools, make 4-5 dots in a pattern that mimics flower petals.
  5. Use black polish and a dotting tool to place a dot in the center of the petals.
  6. Let dry for at least 30 mins to prevent smearing.
  7. Apply top coat and let dry.

That’s all for today! I hope y’all enjoyed.

Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below!

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Fourth of July 2019

Hey loves! Are y’all ready for the 4th? Well, you will be with this mani! Let’s get right into the details.

**If I don’t include a link to a product, it is due to item unavailability or the indie store is closed temporarily/permanently.

Products used:

How to: The Star

  1. Apply base coat and let dry.
  2. Apply base color and let dry.
  3. Apply top coat so that you have a smooth surface to freehand on.
  4. For instructions on how to draw this kind of star, I watched this video. I used a stamping nail polish for the star.
  5. Let dry for at least 20 mins to prevent smearing.
  6. Apply top coat and let dry.

That’s all for today! I hope y’all enjoyed, and I hope you all have a fun and safe 4th of July!

Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below!

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The Fab Five

Hey y’all! So I haven’t done smooshy nail art in a long time and decided to do some yesterday LOL.

**If I don’t include a link to a product, it is due to item unavailability or the indie store is closed temporarily/permanently.

Products used:

How to:

  1. Apply base coat and let dry.
  2. Apply one layer of an opaque white polish and let dry.
  3. Apply a cuticle protector. Since I don’t have a latex allergy, I use Bye Girl Barrier by Nailed it! Hawaii.
  4. Drop a bit of each polish onto a clean stamper and immediately press the stamper onto your nail a couple of times. Do the same for each nail.
  5. Remove cuticle protector and clean up as necessary.
  6. Apply top coat and let dry.

That’s all for today! I hope y’all enjoyed! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below!

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I’m Walking on Sunshine

Hey loves! How’s everyone doing? On June 16, I posted some nail art on my Instagram, so this post is for the details of that mani.

**If I don’t include a link to a product, it is due to item unavailability or the indie store is closed temporarily/permanently.

Products used:

How to:

For stencil instructions, check out All that Glitters is Snow

For dried flower placement and gradient help, check out Bloom from Within

That’s all for today! I hope y’all enjoyed! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below!

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Mooo!

Firstly, Happy National Nail Polish Day! Secondly, I don’t know why I waited this long to do cow nails LOL. It’s super easy, so let’s get right into the details.

**If I don’t include a link to a product, it is due to item unavailability or the indie store is closed temporarily/permanently.

Products used:

How to: The Spots

  1. Apply base coat and let dry.
  2. Apply base color (white in this case) and let dry.
  3. Use a dotting tool and black polish to create the spots. This step is very easy because all cow spots are different, so there’s really no specific instruction for how to create one. Just have fun!
  4. Let dry for 30-45 minutes to prevent smearing.
  5. Apply top coat and let dry for at least 30 minutes before moving on to the cow decals.

How to: The Cows

  1. Cut out the decal and try to cut as close to the cow design.
  2. Peel off the protective clear plastic on the cow design. This side will now be sticky.
  3. Place the sticky side of the decal on your nail in whatever position you want. I ordered the kid-sized decals so that I could apply at least 2 cows to one nail.
  4. Take a cosmetic wedge and wet it with water.
  5. Dab the wet cosmetic wedge on the decal until the backing paper is soaked.
  6. Slide the backing paper off of the decal.
  7. Let your nail dry from any excess water.
  8. Apply top coat and let dry.
  9. That’s it!

That’s all for today! I hope y’all enjoyed! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below!

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Bloom from Within

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone has been doing well. Sticking to my summer break theme, this mani is yearning for the first day of summer to arrive. It’s fairly easy to recreate so let’s jump right into the details.

**If I don’t include a link to a product, it is due to item unavailability or the indie store is closed temporarily/permanently.

Products used:

How to: The Gradient

  1. Apply base coat and let dry.
  2. Apply one coat of the lightest colored polish you’re using for the gradient and let dry.
  3. Apply a barrier to your cuticles. I use liquid latex, but there are latex-free options.
  4. Use a cosmetic wedge to apply nail polishes for the gradient effect. Dab it on each nail until you reach desired opacity.
  5. Remove barrier and do any clean up necessary.
  6. Apply top coat and let dry.

How to: Flower Placement

  1. Reapply top coat, and while it is still wet, use the tweezers to place a single flower on one nail at a time.
  2. Gently push down the flower petals using the tweezers in order to flattened the flowers to the nail.
  3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 for each nail.
  4. Once dry, apply another layer of top coat to each nail in order to seal in the dried flowers.
  5. Let dry for 30 mins.

That’s all for today! I hope y’all enjoyed! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below!

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