• Kiss - Glam Fantasy Nails

    Beauty

    Kiss – Press On Nails

    It’s been a few years since I’ve had my nails professionally done. It’s a mix of not having time and not wanting to spend the money. So I have been painting my own nails for a while. However, if you’ve been following me for a while then you know my nail art skills have lots of room for improvement. So when I got a box of goodies sent to me from Influenster and Kiss, I was excited to see 2 packs of press-on-nails included. I was never one to get my nails done regularly at the salon but there was a stretch of time when I’d go a few times…

  • Nails - Silver Rose

    Beauty

    Nails: Silver Roses

    It’s been a while since I’ve used my Flash Tattoo nail tattoos so when I was deciding what to do with my nails the other day I decided to do something with those. I wanted to paint my nails a nice, light, springy color since it’s officially spring, at least calendar wise if not weather wise, and because it’s Easter weekend. I decided to go with Essie’s “Perfect Posture”, a nice light periwinkle blue color. I thought a silver Flash Tattoo tattoo would look great against the shade and I went with silver roses on my ring fingers. The combination of the silver and periwinkle is perfect and the roses…

  • Christmas Ruffian nails

    Beauty

    Christmas Ruffian Nails

    Merry Christmas Eve! I can’t believe Christmas is actually here. It seems to have really crept up out of nowhere this year. My family and I are actually celebrating Christmas today because we’re flying out tomorrow morning for a family trip. I have a few posts scheduled to go up while I’m away and I will be starting some travel diary posts later on in the week while I’m gone. But, to see what I’m up to you can always check out my Instagram particularly my stories for live updates! I always try to do festive nails for Christmas and I’d been looking at ideas for a while. i wanted…

  • Fall Polka Dot Nails

    Beauty

    Fall Polka Dot Nails

    Last week I wanted to do something fall/Thanksgiving-y for my nails. I fully intended to try to do plaid nails using fall colors (brown, orange, red, white) but when I sat down to do my nails I really did not have the patience to try to draw straight lines on my nails. If you didn’t know, drawing straight lines on your nails is no easy task! So at the last minute I changed my mind and painted my nails brown and then used the other colors to do a polka dot look. The polished I used: (Brown) OPI – “That’s What Friends Are Thor” (White) OPI – “Alpine Snow” (Orange)…

  • Flash Tattoo Nail Tattoos

    Beauty

    Rain[Bow] Nail Accents

    Have you ever used any temporary tattoos from Flash Tattoo? I’ve written about them a few times on here because they’re so fun. Well recently they came out with nail designs! I knew I wanted to try them so when I placed an order for some new summer tattoos I added some nail tattoos to my basket. I got the Beach Set and the Sweet Treats set. These nail tattoos work exactly like regular temporary tattoos. You cut out the design you want, peel off the plastic cover, place it on your nail and use a wet paper towel to transfer the design. I decided to use the rainbow from…

  • Blue & White Anchor Nail Art

    Beauty

    Blue & White Anchor Nails

    It’s been pretty hot this week. Like disgustingly hot. But luckily the heat wave is starting to ease up. With the summer weather, I wanted to do something summer-y with my nails that was a little different instead of the normal bright colors. I decided to try my hand at drawing an anchor on my ring fingers. One came out pretty good (but off center) and other came out a bit wonky, but as all of you know that have been following me for a while – nail expert I am not. I used Essie polishes in “Mint Candy Apple” and “Midnight Cami” and a white Sally Hansen nail pen.…

  • Mint & Purple Scalloped Nails

    Beauty

    Mint & Purple Scalloped Nails

    I’ve been scouring the Internet for easy spring nail designs for the past few days. Easy being the key word. I wanted to do a flower design, but then I thought that might be a little too ambitious this time around. I found this scalloped design on YouTube and really liked it. I decided to just use 2 colors to make it easier on me, plus my nails aren’t long enough for so many layers I don’t think. I used Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple” and “All Access Pass”. The dotting tool was used to make the scalloped design, which was easier than I thought it would be. My scalloped design wasn’t very…

  • Black & Purple X Nails

    Beauty

    Black & Purple X Nails

    The other night I did my nails as my way of decompressing and relaxing for the night. I decided I wanted to play around with my nail striping tape some more. Originally, I wanted to do a double v with the tape, but I was getting frustrated with trying to place the tape in the v-shape and getting the tape angled correctly. So I gave up on that (for now, I’ll try again another time!) and just made x’s with the tape I had already cut out for the v’s. I painted my thumbs and pinkies black using “Knockout” from Revlon. I painted my pointer, middle, and ring fingers purple with…

  • snowman-winter-nails

    Beauty

    Snowman Winter Nails

    This post ended up being perfectly timed. I painted my nails a few nights ago and I was thinking that when I posted the pictures on here I would write about how much I wanted a snow day especially since other than a few dustings and an inch here and there we hadn’t had any real snow this year. Well my wish came true because we have a snow day today! It’s crazy because just yesterday it was 60 degrees and felt like spring. It was a beautiful day. Now we’re back to winter and we’re supposed to get 10-15 inches of snow today! Anyway, back to my nails. I…

  • christmas-nails-stripes-confetti

    Beauty

    Christmas Nails: Stripes & Confetti

    It’s my first day of my holiday break and, of course, I’m sick with a cold! I woke up yesterday all congested and was able to get through the work day with some sniffles but otherwise surviving. But as soon as I got home I was blowing my nose every 5 minutes and sitting next to a tissue box. I’m hoping it passes quickly because I don’t want to be sick on my days off! I guess it was only a matter of time because I’ve been so busy with work that my body was bound to give out by the end of the year. Onto happier news – I’m…