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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Strawberry Daiquiri – Mani

Hey lovelies! How are ya? Good I hope. Well, today’s nail art was almost a nail fail, but somehow I saved it. I’m gonna talk you guys through my thought process of how I managed to make this a decent mani that reminds me of strawberry daiquiris! Let’s get right into the details!

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How to:

Of course, I applied base coat first and let it dry. Initially, I wanted to do a clear to red mani. I didn’t have any clear polish (I don’t know the last time I bought clear polish), so I decided to wing it just with base coat. I applied cuticle protectors, used a cosmetic wedge to make a gradient between the base coat and red polish until desired opacity was reached, and let it dry.

However, I did not like the outcome. It was just “meh” for me. I thought, “How about I apply red glitter just to the very tips of my nails?” I applied top coat, and while it was still wet, I used a cosmetic wedge to apply red loose glitter to the very tips of my nails.

I realized that the red glitter was a lighter shade of red than the red polish I used, so it ruined the gradient effect. Now, I was sitting here thinking I needed to grab the acetone to remove this mess (LOL), but I thought about trying to apply a bit of a red holo polish where the red glitter was placed. Again, I used a cosmetic wedge to dab the red holo on top of the red glitter, and I liked the effect. It blended in better than just the red glitter alone.

I still wasn’t pleased with how the base coat blended into the red polish though. Then, I remembered this sheer red polish with glitters, and decided to apply that on top of all of my nails. I used 2 coats, and loved the outcome. Finally, this mani was right with me! I applied top coat and let it dry.

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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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!

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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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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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