Happy Sunday lovelies! & happy Canada Day 🇨🇦 to all my Canadian followers! I hope everyone is surviving the heat we’re currently experiencing across the country.
Today’s Swatch Sunday post is an exciting one. I recently received some new beauties from Alissa at Wrenn Polish. She just released a brand new polish called Summer Sands which is a sandy tan holo & restocked one of her popular shades Happy Thoughts! & I was lucky enough to receive both gorgeous shades to add to my growing Wrenn Polish collection.
*PR SAMPLE* Some of these items were sent to me for review. However, all opinions are my own
Continue reading “SWATCH SUNDAY — New Polish from Wrenn Polish (& an old favourite too!)”
You may remember back in December, Sarah from @25sweetpeas created the most amazing holiday magazine. While once again she has gathered together some of her blogger friends to create another awesome magazine, this time focusing on all things Summer. There are recipes, pretty nails, & even a travel guide!
The magazine has been broken up into two parts for you — part one, which holds the recipes (including 2 of mine) & pretty nails! Part two has some awesome fun things including places to travel this Summer & other bonus goodies!
You can click below to go to the PDF & download!
For my nails, I decided to create a pretty & bright tropical leaf pattern design which was inspired by a mix-n-match bikini I saw few months back (& didn’t buy sadly). Once if my favourite things about Summer is the colour! I love pulling out all the colourful clothing that has been sitting way back in the depths of my closet, waiting for sunnier days.
Continue reading “Summer Vibes Magazine Spread & My Summer Inspired Nails”
Can you never have too many floral manicures in your life? Personally, I don’t think so. We all know how much I adore flowers–from clothes, to shoes, to cellphone cases to my nails, I can never have enough! Recently I found a Rifle Paper Co. phone case at Winners on payday, so I decided to attempt to recreate said pattern on my nails.
My attempt definitely turned out a little more rustic than its inspiration, but I think that is why I love the end result so much!
For this manicure, the polishes I used were:
- Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy
- Top Coat: Essie Gel Setter
- Boho Green Make Up Moonlight
- Quo by ORLY Breathable Pep in my Step
- Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Pretty Piggy
- Sally Hansen MG Pretty Peony
- Sally Hansen MG Off the Shoulder
- Essie A-List
- China Glaze Sun Upon My Skin
- China Glaze Metro Pollen-tin
- YSL Vert D’Orient
- Sally Hansen Insta-dri Thyme is Money
- Essie First Timer
- Sally Hansen I ♥️ Nail Art pen in Black
- Bundle Monster detail brush
I’m kind of excited for Summer because it means I can change up my backgrounds & use outside. How lush does this design look with green grass in the background? Definitely throwing my pictures back to my pre-light-box days with these photos & I’m loving it! Seriously, staged photos are awesome but something about natural light makes your manicures look that much better.
If that doesn’t say Summer, I don’t know what else does! Also I’m never, ever going to get sick of doing floral. Never. How could you ever get sick of something so pretty! Hence why I keep filling my closet with more & more floral clothing pieces. The obsession continues! 🌿🌼🌱
what do you think of this design? Are you feeling Summery? Leave a comment down below & let me know!
Happy Tuesday lovely… a very rainy, gross Tuesday (again).
I thought it would be a good day for some more bright & colourful nails, featuring one of my favourite easy to do designs–Saran Wrap Splatter! This is a design I do a surprisingly amount–which you may have noticed–because it’s easy to do, doesn’t require any specific nail art tools & truthfully is not too messy to clean up. & the colour combinations are endless.
For this design, the polishes I used were:
- Base Coat: Sally Hansen Green Tea + Bamboo Strength
- Top Coat: Essie Gel Setter
- Essie Find Me An Oasis
- Essie Strut Your Stuff
- China Glaze Purple Panic
- Plastic Bag (I used a plastic grocery bag that I cup up into smaller pieces.)
Please ignore the chip on my middle finger above–I keep forgetting to take pictures of my nails until after work, which leads to the above situation. Thankfully the design is so busy you barely notice the little chip at the tip. Also I’m loving the combination of this fuchsia & blues–the colours go really well together over the pale blue.
What do you think of this nail art design? What colour combination would you like me to try in a Saran Wrap splatter next? Share your ideas down below!
Happy Friday lovelies! I hope you’re all excited for the weekend as much as I am! Today I’m sharing a design I was actually wearing the last couple days. I’m in a bit of a nail art rut right now, so I decided to add something simple to my pretty pink nails.
I’ve also been wearing my Quo by Orly shade polishes as my nails have been in super rough shape (hence why my nails have been trimmed down… again). I decided some gold lines might make my nubs look slightly longer, so I freehanded them over top. A simple design, but enough of a pop for me!
For this design, the polishes I used were:
- Base Coat: Quo by ORLY Breathable Kiss Me I’m Kind
- Top Coat: Essie Speed Setter
- Quo by ORLY Breathable Pep in Your Step
- Quo by ORLY Breathable Fairy Godmother
- Bundle Monster small detail brush
This gorgeous pink from Quo by ORLY has to be one of my favourites from the Breathable line. In fact, I added it to my toes at the same time! I’ve raved in the past just how much I adore this polish line because it’s designed to help the health of your nails. & trust me–I need it! Between boxes of stock & hand sanitizer, I’ve been finding I’m having so much trouble keeping my nails healthy. I’m upping my moisturizer & oil routine, but even still I need a little extra help & this polish is a god send!
Plus thanks to all the cute colours in my stash, I can create lots of cute nail art looks too!
what are you wearing on your nails for the weekend? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy Wednesday loves! & it’s a floral kind of Wednesday. I mean, every single day is a floral kind of day, but with the less than seasonable weather happening outside I figured some more floral print was needed.
This is also a super simple design that I think almost anyone could do on their nails, so it’s a great design for nail art beginners. For this design, I decided to pull out my trusty Sally Hansen nail art pens.
The polishes I used for this design are:
I don’t know if you’ve used the Sally Hansen I ♥️ Nail Art pens before, but they’re one of my favourite nail art tools. I’ve been using them for years & years & I keep buying them because they are great for creating easy designs, from floral to polka dots to delicate patterns. In fact, I recently lost of my green pen (the joys of a busy 1 year old who likes to hide things!) so I will be purchasing a whole bunch of new ones on pay day.
For this design, I made sure my base was nice & dry & then went in with my magenta pen & drew the flower petals. Afterwards, I went back & dotted the middle with my secondary colour (Flip Flop Fantasy) & added some white dots with my white pen. Bam! Instant flower pattern nails with minimal effort.
What do you think of this easy flower design? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Happy Friday lovelies. I, for one, am very excited for the impending weekend–even though I work tomorrow, I can’t wait for this week to be over. After getting over some sickness at the beginning of the week, I ended up with some eye issues which has kept me from doing nail art. I hate when that happens! Thankfully I managed to finally repaint my (very) chipped nails last night & will hopefully be able to create some new nail art tonight.
So for today’s post, I went back into my phones camera roll & found a design from a while back (the last time my nails were rounded).
For this design the polishes I used were:
Oooooh I’m LOVING the combination. The pink compliments the blue really well, & even blends into it… until it hits that light & BAM! holo amazing-ness. & talk about distracting… I wore these nails to work & spent a large chunk of my day trying not to get distracted by the beautiful holo on my nails. I don’t wear Wrenn Polish Enchanted nearly enough. It’s just such an absolutely stunning polish.
Also you can never go wrong with chevron claws, especially when they’re holo. ✨
what do you think of this colour combination & style? Share your thoughts in the comments below!