Category Archives: Floral Nails

Simple Rose Accent Nails

Sometimes a polish is so pretty, it doesn’t need much in tens of nail art. That’s how I felt about the combo of CND Vinylux in Dazzling Dance & Nicole by OPI Love Song. It looked so dang pretty on its own I didn’t want to ruin it by overwhelming it with too much. So what would be the perfect simple nail art? Roses of course! 

For this manicure I used:

  • Base Coat: Perfect Formulas Pink Gel Coat
  • Top Coat: Cutex Quick Dry Top Coat
  • CND Vinylux Dazzling Dance
  • NOPI Love Song
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Pretty Peony 
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Bourbon Belle 
  • Essie Brides No Grooms
  • Essie First Timer
  • Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Kiwi Bikini
  • Dotting Tool from Bundle Monster
  • Small Nail Art Brush from Bundle Monster 

First off, check out the holo glitter in Dazzling Dance! I’ve worn this polish before a couple years ago, but without any undies & it took way too many coats (4+ with visible nail line.) So undies we’re necessary. I picked out NOPI Love Song to bring out the purple undertones. I bet a gray base would be beautiful too. 

These roses make me happy. So simple but beautiful. I will never get tired of roses & floral designs in general. They’re just the perfect pop of nail art for when you don’t want (or don’t have time for) something more complex. 

What do you think of my roses? Don’t forget to comment below & let me know you thoughts! 

Spring Essentials: Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat Review 


Winter finally seems to be leaving us, the days feeling a little bit warmer, which means it’s time to refresh my nails! Bitter cold Winter days can be rough on your nails, making them brittle, so sometimes you need a little help bringing them back to life.

I was sent Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat to review, and I was excited to try out this base coat. I’ve used their Hot Coral Gel Coat Color Polish before & I was really impressed with how strong it made my nails feel! So when given the chance to try out this base coat, I couldn’t wait to see if it would give my nails some new life after a long winter!


Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat is available to buy at Sephora for $30 It can be worn either on its own, or as a base coat under your manicure. The ingredients are designed to strengthen your nails while simultaneously protecting them from breaks. The pink tinge also brightens the nail, which can cover any discolouration.

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Mani Swap with @teenynails

It’s been a long while since I teamed up for any Mani swaps, so I have a few swap collabs coming up with some of my favourite girls on Instagram.

Up first, I have a swap with the very talented @teenynails. For this Swap she recreated my leopard patterned half moons & I had to recreate her beautiful purple vintage floral!

The polishes I used for my recreation were:

  • Essie Play Date
  • CND Crimison Sparkle
  • Kiss Nail Art Striper in Black
  • Kiss Nail Art Striper in White
  • Sally Hansen I ♥️ Nail Art pen in White 
  • Essie Brides No Grooms
  • My Beauty Spot unnamed pink
  • Essie Off Tropic 
  • Essie First Timer 
  • Cutex Quick Dry Top Coat
  • Small Nail Art brush from Bundle Monster

You know how I feel about floral, & I thought these were so perfect for the Spring-y weather we’ve been having. Plus it gave me an excuse to pull out Essie Play Date again. & these are definitely some of the best roses I’ve done in a while. I just can’t stop staring at them.

What do you think of our recreations? Let me know in the comments below!

And shout out the the lovely @teenynails for joining me in this swap. 💜 Don’t forget to check out her account on Instagram & check out all her amazing nail art!

Neon Cactus nails. 


Cactus nails 🌵 are having a moment right now on Instagram, so I decided to join in & create my own version. I originally did cactus nails last year, which can be found here. With my design from last year, my personal complaint was my base colour was too dark, so this time I wanted to go with something brighter. And what is brighter than neon pink!


For this manicure, I used:

  • China Glaze Hang Ten Toes
  • Sally Hansen I ♥️ Nail Art pen in Green
  • Essie First Timer 
  • Essie Off Tropic
  • Essie Stylenomics
  • Essie Peach Daquri 
  • Essie Haute As Hello
  • Cutex Quick Dry Top Coat
  • Small nail art brush from this set by Bundle Monster.


Have you jumped on the cactus nail art trend yet? I absolutely love cacti. When my son was born, I didn’t wanted flowers, I wanted my mum to bring me a cactus (which is pictured above). The little guy also has a little cactus onesie that is too cute, and I’m planning on filling our house with a few more plants too! I’m a little obsessed.


And just for fun (because I’m so obsessed with this mani I couldn’t stop taking pictures), a shot of both hands:

What do you think of this mani? Are you as obsessed as I am? Let me know in the comments below!

March Favourites! 


This is my first time in a while I’ve done a manicure round up! It’s been way too long. March saw my return to nail art, which has been really nice. I just don’t feel like myself when I don’t get to do my nails. March also saw my craving for Spring become real, which meant lots of Spring colours! 
From top left, here are my March manicures favourites

It’s so hard to chose my absolute favourite of all my designs this month (&always), but I really really love my Pink Drag Marble chevrons & my Spring Floral! 

Did you have a favourite design this month? Let me know in the comments below! 

More Spring Floral

Is there anything that says Spring more than floral? Since today marks the first day of Spring, I thought I should try and summon some warmer temps with a pretty floral design on my nails. I may not be able to pull out my sun dresses quite yet, but I can make my nails feel like it didn’t just snow last night. Haha. 

For this design, I used all Sally Hansen polishes including the ones I received from the Spring 2017 collection. 

The polishes I used for this design were:

  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Montley Hue
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Pretty Peony 
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Bourbon Belle
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Terra-Coppa
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Pretty Piggy
  • Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Mellow Yellow
  • Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Tickled Pink
  • Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Kiwi Bikini
  • Sally Hansen I ❤ Nail Art pen in Green
  • Sally Hansen I ❤ Nail Art pen in Black. 
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel top coat. 

I’m so in love with how this design turned out I don’t even want to think about having to take it off! My floral has definitely improved over the years, and I’m feeling really good about how wicked these look. 🌼🌿🌸 Just so girly, and romantic. And the perfect way to welcome Spring (and encourage Mother Nature to make it feel more like Spring!)

What do you think of this floral? Let me know in the comments below! 

February floral. 

Hello February! Crazy how quickly January flew by. This is about the time in the year where I start craving Spring so I thought some floral would be fitting. I also haven’t done a floral since September, so it was long overdue. 

Base colour is Sally Hansen I Lilac You which is such a pretty soft purple, and very Spring-y. For my roses, I used a dotting tool, small detail brush, and a whole bunch of pink polishes (and a few greens for the leaves). 

Roses were the first nail art, aside from polka dots, I ever really attempted so they hold a special place in my heart. Plus they are so girlie so they’re great for this month with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching! 

My thumb is definitely my favourite nail of this design. It just turned out so well so I had to take a solo shot of it. I also apologize for the growth–I’ve been wearing these nails for the last two days. 


What do you think of my floral nails–are you craving Spring as much as I am? 

Romantic Roses. 

Floral was one of the first nail art designs I taught myself to do, so it will always be one of my favourites. There are just so many different ways you can do it! 

Since it’s still definitely Summer outside (even though my heart is craving Fall) I thought I would do some girlie pink roses.

The polishes I used for this mani were:

  • Base coat: Quo by Orly Nail Nutrition. 
  • OPI Kiss Me- or Elf! 
  • Orly Decades of Dysfunction 
  • China Glaze Glow With the Flow
  • Quo by Orly Happy and Healthy
  • Quo by Orly The Antedote
  • Quo by Orly Striper in White 
  • Essie Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Lo
  • Essie Gel Setter 

For the mani, I also used:

  • Small nail art brush from Born Pretty Store 
  • Dotting tool from Amazon 


What was the first nail art you ever taught yourself to do? Is it still a favourite? Let me know in the comments below! 💗

Negative Space Chevron floral 

I always have a few favourite things I always lean towards when it comes to doing my nails. Right now its blue nail polish, nail vinyls, chevrons, negative space & floral. I’ve been reaching for all of those quite frequently, so why not incorporate all of those things into one manicure?!

For this manicure, I used:

  • China Glaze I Sea the Point
  • Essie Go Ginza
  • Essie Peach Daiquiri
  • China Glaze Hang Ten Toes
  • China Glaze Feel the Breeze
  • Chevron Nail vinyls from My Nails Did Vinyls
  • Small rhinestones from Icing
  • Essie Gel Setter
  • Small nail art brush, & large size dotting tool for floral details.

 

Words cannot begin to describe how much I love how this mani turned out! I love how the floral looks over my negative space chevrons & how all the colours compliment each other. I’ve been having so much fun playing with all of my nail vinyls, & I can’t wait to collect more designs so I can try out all sorts of different looks!

What looks are you loving right now? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Floral nails featuring a whole lot of #EssieLove

Good Morning & Happy Mothers Day to all the Mom’s (&Fur Moms!) out there!

When I was a little girl, we always used to give my Mom breakfast & flowers on Mother’s Day morning. & Even though my Mom lives far away now, I always think about those Mother’s Days we had as a kid. So in honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I would share some floral nails I did last week.

 

The polishes I used for this manicure were:

  • Essie Brides No Grooms
  • Essie Tuck it in my Tux
  • Essie Lounge Lover
  • Essie Sunshine State of Mind
  • Essie First Timer
  • Essie Gel Setter
  • Small detail brush from Born Pretty Store

 

Have a great day everyone!