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

puzzle

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

green

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

dotti

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

summer gradient

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

purple

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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Purple Glam + Finally A Successful Stamp

Hey lovelies! How are y’all? Good I hope! Well, I had another nail break on my swatching hand as you can tell. My last nail break on my swatching hand was about 3 months ago. Oh well, I knew it was bound to happen from all the stuff I’ve been moving. And I couldn’t bear to cut my other nails as short as my ring finger nail; it’s a nub! Give me another 2 months, and I’ll have long nails again, so no worries! Although, I am gonna keep them short (but maybe a tad bit longer than they are now) since I am starting optometry school in late August. Extra long nails just aren’t gonna be ideal as an optometry student nor as an optometrist. Anywho, enough blabbing. Let’s get into the details of this mani!

Products used:

How to:

  1. Apply base coat, base colors, and top coat. Let dry.
  2. For 2 of the purple nails, I used a dotting tool to apply a straight line of silver holo dots down the center of each nail. Do the same to the thumb nail.
  3. For the white nail, I used the same dotting tool to apply silver holo dots and purple dots diagonally to the nail.
  4. For one of the purple nails, I used white polish to stamp. Here is my version of stamping instructions, but I suggest watching a YouTube video on stamping as well:
    • Once your stamper, scraper, and stamping plate have been cleaned with acetone, apply white polish to the design on the stamping plate that you desire.
    • Quickly scrape the polish on the plate using the scraper, and quickly press the stamper onto the plate (do this using a rolling motion).
    • Quickly, but carefully, press the stamper onto the nail using the same rolling motion to transfer the design.
  5. Let all nails dry for at least 30 mins to prevent smearing.
  6. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  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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Fourth of July Gradient

Hey lovelies! I’m bacckkkk! I’ve been very busy for the last couple of weeks, so I hadn’t done anything new with my nails until now. Did y’all miss me? I missed you lovelies! Today’s mani is an easy Fourth of July design, so let’s get right into the details!

Products used:

How to:

  1. Apply base coat. Let dry.
  2. Apply white polish (preferably a one-coater) as a base color. Let dry.
  3. Use a cosmetic wedge to create gradients (1 wedge worked for all 10 of my nails). Once all 3 colors are on the wedge, dab them onto your nail.
  4. Repeat as necessary to achieve desired opacity and let dry.
  5. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  6. Apply as many star shaped glitters as desired by using an orange stick to pick up the glitters.
  7. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  8. That’s it!

That’s all for today loves! I may have another 2 week hiatus during the end of July/beginning of August since I am moving for optometry school. I’ll let you lovelies know the plan closer to time.

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

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Summer Gradient Nails

Hey lovelies! Happy Friday! How are y’all? I hope all is well! Summer is just around the corner (June 21), but as most of you know, I started my summery manis in my last post (click here to view). Today, I am continuing that theme with these pink-orange-yellow gradient nails. I decided on these colors because I am going out of town this Saturday to eat and see a movie, and these nails totally match the outfit I’ve picked out and the makeup I’m going to wear. So yeah, I’m really excited because my manis hardly ever match my outfits LOL. Let’s get right into the details!

Products used:

How to:

  1. Apply base coat. Let dry.
  2. Apply white polish (preferably a one-coater) as a base color. Let dry.
  3. Use a cosmetic wedge to create gradients (1 wedge worked for all 10 of my nails). I applied the colors to the cosmetic wedge in the following order: yellow, orange, then pink. Once all 3 colors are on the wedge, dab them onto your nail.
  4. Repeat as necessary to achieve desired opacity and let dry.
  5. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  6. That’s it!

That’s all for today loves! I’m not sure at this time whether I will have a new post for next week because I may be super busy, so keep an eye out on my Facebook page because that is where I will notify y’all.

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

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Summer Dotticure

Happy Tuesday! Well, it’s about time that I start doing summery manicures. Today’s mani is inspired by @zammy.nailz. Be sure to check out her IG. Let’s get started!

Products used:

How to:

  1. Apply base coat, base colors, and top coat. Let dry.
  2. Yellow nails: I used both ends of a dotting tool to make grey and orange dots of varying sizes.
  3. Ring finger: I added a bow tie charm by applying more top coat to my nail followed by applying the charm with tweezers. For a more secure application, you can skip the extra top coat and apply nail glue to the back of the charm before placing it; however, I prefer not to use nail glue due to potential nail damage.
  4. Let nails dry.
  5. Seal in your designs with top coat (excluding the charm nail).
  6. 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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Green & White Stamping Mani – Nail Fail

Hey lovelies! How are ya? Good I hope! I mentioned before that I wanna start doing stamping manis for practice, and well, this try didn’t turn out so well LOL. For that reason, I will list the products I used, but not the instructions. I’ll just kinda talk through what I did, but I don’t wanna give instructions that lead to a nail fail. I’m sure you lovelies understand.

You may ask, “why share a bad mani anyway?” Well, I’ve never been the type to hide my nail fails; I even have a category on this blog dedicated to nail fails LOL so let’s get started!

Products:

As you can tell, I painted my index & pinky finger nails green (and my thumb nail). I decided to do a white to green gradient on my middle & ring finger nails, which I loved. I never thought green and white would look that good together. I sealed everything with top coat, then it was time to stamp. . .

I cleaned my stamping tools with acetone before use. My idea was to apply the white polish and green polish to the plate for a gradient. I wanted the green part of the stamp on the white of my nail and vice versa. As you can see, it didn’t turn out that great. Maybe a gradient stamp was too advanced for a beginner? LOL anywho, I topped it with top coat & decided to wear it because I really like the colors, and this green is kinda hot on my skin tone. 😎

Well, that’s all today for this nail fail! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later.

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