Friday, July 27, 2012

Ikat Nails

So I just returned from a trip to Florida a few days ago. I had such an amazing time seeing my family, Preston's family, and a few friends! Before I left, I painted my nails using an Ikat design inspired by this video by Miss Jen Fabulous. I have been watching so many of her videos lately. She shows great designs and demonstrates them in such a simple, easy way.

I have been loving the Ikat design for clothing, home goods, and accessories and was so excited to see how to translate this into nail art.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Two Ways | Color Club Blue-Ming

In my July Birchbox, I received a mini bottle of Color Club nail polish in Blue-Ming. The colour is a bright mint. It is gorgeous! So perfect for summer! I did have some issues with the formula of the polish but think it might be because it's a mini bottle. I found the polish to be very thick & the brush was difficult to work with (very stiff and the ends kinda of frayed out.) Unfortunately,  I ended up with some bubbles in my application. However, it's a beautiful colour, very opaque, & has a nice shiny finish.

Two coats of Blue-Ming without topcoat


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Birchbox | July 2012

I just received my July Birchbox in the mail today! It is always so exciting to get this little pink box in the mail. I was a little nervous that I might not like this box because after seeing the Sneak Peek; I just wasn't too thrilled with the products they showed. So after I received the notification that my box shipped, I immediately started scouring youtube for unboxing videos. My fears intensified as I saw more and more boxes that were just so-so. I kept my hopes up that my box would be different since the main feature of their boxes was the Eyeko Skinny Liner, and I had just got that last month so, though I absolutely love it, I was hoping not to get a repeat.

 Anyway, here is my box!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Gradient Nails

My manicure for this week is a gradient using Zoya Zuza (Aqua Blue) and Zoya Kimber (Strawberry Pink.) I love the Zoya Surf collection. The colours are so beautiful & sparkly! These colours were part of my mini Pinterest trio (which I used in my first water marble.) & I have Zoya Myrta as my pedicure, so it wouldn't feel left out! Again, I couldn't just pick one colour to paint my nails!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July

Here is a quick post of my nails to celebrate Independence Day! I wanted to do something inspired by the flag but not too literal. So, I decided to try a water marble again, thinking the colours would appear to be fabric blowing in the wind. I tried two different concepts. For the first one, I used red, white, & blue polishes for the marble and covered that with a blue glitter top coat. For the second one, I used red & white on all nails except my accent nail which I used blue & white. The polishes I used weren't the best for marbling, but I like how it turned out!

I hope you have an amazing Fourth of July! I am going to miss my Jax Beach firework tradition with my mom but am happy to spend my first fourth in New York!