Yellow Polka Dot Mani

Hey lovelies! I’m backkkkk! I’m finally all settled in after moving and am so ready to bring y’all more nail art! Today’s mani is inspired by one I saw on Pinterest. It’s really cute and really easy to do, so let’s get into the details!

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How to:

  1. Apply base coat, yellow polish, and glossy top coat. Let dry. Tip: paint the tip of the accent nail horizontally.
  2. Use black nail polish and the tip of an orange stick to create a black line where the bare nail and yellow polish meet on the accent nail.
  3. Use black nail polish and the tip of an orange stick to create two small lines that run vertical on the black line of the accent nail. Connect the top and bottom of each vertical line to the horizontal line to create the bow. Tip: I watched this YouTube video to learn how to freehand bows.
  4. Use 2 different sized dotting tools to create a dotticure of white and black dots on all nails.
  5. Use the smaller dotting tool to place a white dot in the center of the bow.
  6. Let dry for at least 30 mins to prevent smearing.
  7. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  8. That’s it!

That’s all for today loves! Did y’all miss me?? It’s great to be back! Now, all that’s left to figure out is how much free time I’ll have once I start optometry school on the 27th. I have orientation in 9 days!

Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later.

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A Beautiful Sky – Inspired Mani

Hey lovelies! How are y’all doing? Great, I hope! Today, I have a really cute mani for y’all that I couldn’t wait to share! I was inspired by @nailartlily_, so check out her awesome nail art on IG. Let’s get right into the details!

Products used:

How to:

  1. Apply base coat and let dry.
  2. Apply a sky blue nail polish to all nails as the base color. Make sure this base blue is lighter than the blue that will be used in the rainbow. Let dry.
  3. Apply top coat and let dry.
  4. Use a dotting tool to form clouds. There’s really no special way to form them; just make sure they’re a little “bumby.”
  5. Use a dotting tool to create the sun as well. I used the smaller end of the dotting tool to create the sun rays.
  6. I used a tiny dotting tool to create the rainbow (if you have a small enough detail brush, use that for smoother lines). Try to eyeball the lines enough so that half of the rainbow on one nail aligns with the other half on the other nail.
  7. Repeat step 4 on the ends of the rainbow.
  8. Let everything dry for at least 30 mins to prevent smearing.
  9. Apply top coat and let dry.
  10. That’s it!

That is all for today! I may not have new posts within the next week or two due to moving. If I don’t have a new mani to post, I will notify you lovelies via my FB Page, so keep an eye out!

Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later.

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Floral Cap Inspired Nails

Hey lovelies! How are y’all? Great, I hope! This week I bought a new cap because, well, I’m really into caps lately since they hide bad hair days lol and I was really inspired by the floral design. So I did my nails based off of that. It kinda looks like children’s art, but I like it lol. Let’s get into the details!

Products used:

How to:

  1. Apply base coat, black polish, and glossy top coat. Let dry.
  2. I used different dotting tools to draw flowers and leaves on my nails. Take your time with this step and have fun. There’s no right or wrong way to do it.
  3. Let dry for at least 30 mins to prevent smearing.
  4. Apply glossy top coat. Let dry.
  5. Apply matte top coat. Let dry.
  6. That’s it!

That’s all for today loves! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later.

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Twinkled T Stamping Polishes – Review

Hey lovelies! A few weeks ago, I started using the Rainbow Stamping Polish Bundle by Twinkled T, as well as two single stamping polishes (Lit & Glow Up). All of my manis since then have featured one or more of those polishes. I’ve had a chance to use them in various types of nail art besides stamping, so today I will be giving you lovelies an in-depth review of these polishes. Let’s get started!

The Rainbow Stamping Polish Bundle

Description: This bundle consists of 6 stamping polishes that can also be used as regular polishes. This bundle includes the following polishes: Friyay (a baby blue), Bothered (a hot pink), Goals (a rich purple), No Filter (a lime green), Saucey (orange), and Subtweet (yellow).

Availability: Currently in stock.

Price: $32.00 USD or $6 per bottle.

Lit

Description: A fiery red stamping polish that can be used as regular polish.

Availability: Currently in stock.

Price: $6.00 USD

Glow Up

Description: A white stamping polish that also doubles as a one-coater regular polish

Availability: Currently in stock.

Price: $6.00 USD

How I’ve been using them:

Puzzle Piece Mani

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The polishes were applied directly to my nails in this mani. At this point, I could tell that all 4 used in this mani were creamy and had great opacity. The 4 used were a little streaky in application when used as regular polish. Also, when using them as regular polish, Bothered and No Filter were opaque in one coat, but I needed to apply a second coat for Friyay and Subtweet. Lastly, No Filter and Subtweet stained my cuticles, but the other 2 were easy to clean.

Green & White Stamping Mani

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For this mani, I attempted stamping and failed lol. It was not the polishes’ fault; it was user error. I used Glow Up as a base color before the gradient. Glow Up applied a bit streaky and was opaque in one coat. Also, it was a bit of a pain to clean up, but it didn’t stain my cuticles like Subtweet and No Filter. Both No Filter and Glow Up worked great for the gradient. I then attempted to stamp No Filter over Glow Up and vice versa, which didn’t work out well lol but they did stamp with great opacity.

Summer Dotticure

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Since I had just failed stamping, I decided to do a dotticure lol. I used Subtweet and Saucey as regular polishes. Saucey applied streaky, but was opaque in one coat and didn’t stain my cuticles.

Summer Gradient Nails

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For this gradient, I used Bothered, Saucey, and Subtweet and they worked perfectly fine. Again, I used Glow Up as a base color before the gradient.

Fourth of July Gradient

4th

Another gradient! lol I used Glow Up again as a base color and for the actual gradient with Lit. Lit worked great with Glow Up for the gradient.

Purple Glam

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Lastly, I attempted stamping again and was successful! I used Goals as a regular polish. It did not apply streaky, was opaque in one coat, and din’t stain my cuticles. I used Glow Up as a base color for the dotticure, and stamped it over Goals. It stamped perfectly.

 

 

Overall thoughts of Twinkled T stamping polishes: I really enjoyed these polishes. The colors are so vibrant and fun. In my experience, most of these polishes are one-coaters when applied as regular polish; however, most of them do have a bit of a streaky application. The brushes are easy to use, and the formulas are creamy. I did not get to use Lit as a base color, so I’m not sure whether it applies streaky or could use an extra coat. I am a newbie to stamping, so I’m pretty sure that’s why my first stamping mani using these polishes failed, but I was able to redeem myself the second time. Also, I would suggest letting these polishes dry for 10-15 mins before applying top coat because one of my top coats created bubbles any time I didn’t let them dry that long. Overall, I would definitely recommend these polishes.

My rating: 4.5/5

That’s all for today loves! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later.

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Puzzle Piece Mani

I’m a puzzle, yes, indeed
Ever-complex in every way
And all the pieces aren’t even in the box
And yet you see the picture clear as day
“Flaws And All” by Beyoncé

Hello lovelies! Yeah, that song came to mind while writing this LOL. Today I have super cute mani using some polishes from my recent Twinkled T haul (click here to view the haul on Instagram). This haul was one of my graduation presents, and I do plan on making a review after I play with all of the polishes for a few weeks. Also, today’s mani is inspired by @naileasydreamart (link to the YouTube video I watched). It’s an easy mani, but it does require patience, so let’s get into the details!

Products:

How to:

  1. Apply base coat. Let dry.
  2. Use each polish to paint 1/4 of your nail until your nail is completely painted in 4 different color squares.
  3. Use a dotting tool to make one square overlap with another square to create a puzzle piece. If you can keep track, I like to overlap pink on yellow, yellow on blue, blue on green, and green on pink.
  4. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  5. Use a toothpick and black polish to outline each puzzle piece. Let dry for about 30 mins to prevent smearing.
  6. Apply top coat.
  7. That’s it!

That is all for today! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later.

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Super Cute & Easy Easter Nail Art

Hey lovelies! How’s everyone doing? Did y’all miss me last week?! LOL we’ll I’m back today with this cute Easter mani. Easter is a week from the day I’m posting this, so why am I doing it so early? Because I won’t be posting during Easter weekend; I want to wear this mani through Easter plus I want to spend that time enjoying the holiday and not thinking about new nail art/swatches to post. New posts will return April 5th. Yes, that is a Thursday, and I always post Friday-Sunday… There’s something coming up that won’t allow me to post that Friday-Sunday, which I will tell y’all about on Thursday, April 5th.

This mani is inspired by @ehmkaynails (IG). Link to the original blog post. I thought this design was sooo cute because it looks like Easter eggs, so let’s get right into the details!

Products used:

How to:

***I think this mani design could turn out different for each person depending on their own creative preferences, nail length, etc. I followed Ehmkay Nails’ pictures, but did some things a little different. For example, I changed some of the base colors, which you lovelies can do as well when following my picture. Some of the dots and lines on our nails are the same and some are different, so just use the pictures as a guide and have fun with it.

  1. Apply base coat. Let dry.
  2. Apply base colors until opaque. Let each layer dry before adding a new layer.
  3. Apply top coat. Let dry for at least 10 mins.
  4. Use dotting tools of varying sizes to make dots, and a detail nail art brush to make lines. This is an easy design; however, that does NOT mean that it’s super quick. Take your time and have fun with it! Let dry for at least 15 mins to prevent smearing.
  5. Apply top coat.
  6. That’s it!

That’s all for today loves! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all April 5th and have an awesome, blessed Easter! Besitos.

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Holo, it’s Lala’s Birthday!🎂

Happy Sunday lovelies! How are y’all doing? Well, guess what? My birthday is in two days (March 6)!🎂🎈 Therefore, today I am bringing y’all birthday nail art! It felt so good to do detailed nail art again since I’ve been too busy to do anything besides swatches lately. Also, my birthday makes two years since I stopped biting my nails, so there are two things to celebrate!🎉🎊 I really love this mani, and it is definitely one of my faves out of every mani I’ve done. Let’s get right into the details!

Products used:

How to:

The glitter nail (index finger)

  1. Apply base coat. Let dry.
  2. Apply desired base color. Let dry.
  3. Carefully shake a little bit of loose glitter into the lid of the loose glitter container.
  4. Apply top coat and gently shake the lid containing glitter over the wet top coat. Let dry.
  5. Wipe away any excess glitter with a fan brush, and repeat step 4 if necessary (I only did it once).
  6. Seal in your work with top coat.
  7. That’s it!

The charm/gem nails

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  1. Apply base coat. Let dry.
  2. Apply base color. Let dry.
  3. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  4. This part is really up to you. Use whatever gems, charms, dried flowers, etc. that you want! I used tweezers to place them, and I didn’t use nail glue (I used top coat).
  5. Seal in your work with top coat.
  6. That’s it!

The cupcake

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  1. Apply base coat. Let dry.
  2. Apply desired cupcake color while being sure to not cover the whole nail; focus mainly on the tip. This step took up about 1/3 of my entire nail. Let dry.
  3. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  4. Take a dotting tool and white polish to make the icing of the cupcake. Make sure to make the icing form a peak, but don’t take it too high either. Let dry for about 10 mins to prevent smearing.
  5. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  6. With a very small dotting tool, take whatever polish colors you want to make sprinkles in the icing.
  7. Make the cherry on top by using a dotting tool and red polish. Let dry for about 10 mins to prevent smearing.
  8. Seal in your work with top coat.
  9. That’s it!

That’s all for today loves! I hope y’all enjoyed this mani as much as I did! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later.

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