• Ice Cream + Popsicle Nails

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    Ice Cream & Popsicle Nails

    I wanted to do something fun with my nails before I go back to work next week and while digging through some of my nail things I came across old Flash Tattoo nail tattoos that I got a few years ago. I decided to paint my nails and put an ice cream cone on my middle fingers and a popsicle on my ring fingers. My light pink nail polish is at my parents’ house or else I would’ve used a lighter polish – maybe even white – to let the tattoos really pop, but this will do for now! I couldn’t find these exact nail tattoos from Flash Tattoo, but…

  • Femme Fatale Press-On Nails

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    Femme Fatal Press-On Nails

    It seems like everyone these days are on the press-on nails train since they can’t go to their nail salons for their appointments. I haven’t gotten a manicure at a nail salon in years. Not that I’m opposed to them, but it’s just not something I make time for or budget for. It’s just not that important to me personally. However, I do enjoy the gel strip nails or press-on nails every once in a while for a fancy nail look. It’s been a few months since I’ve done either though because my nails were in pretty bad shape for a while there. They were constantly breaking from even the…

  • All Lined Up - Gel Strips

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    “All Lined Up” Gel Strips

    I like having pretty nails but I don’t have the time, nor do I want to spend the money, to get my nails regularly done at the nail salon. I’m pretty good at painting my nails and in the past I have dabbled with nail pens to draw designs as well as Flash Tattoo nail stickers. I’ve used press-on nails a few times and although I find them easy to apply and so fun, I’m always afraid they’ll pop off. I will still use them occasionally though, especially since I have 1 or 2 sets left! But, today I’m talking about these gel strips from Dashing Diva. They are just…

  • Kiss Nails - Fanciful

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    Fanciful Press-On Nails

    Last year Kiss sent me some products including some really pretty press-on nails. Since it was around the holidays I tried out the darker, more glitzy set and I left the lighter sparkly tip set for another time. I kept putting off trying out the set until this weekend. This light pink set with silver sparkly tips is called “Fanciful” and like last time I trimmed them back significantly because they were so long! Putting them on was easy again. It’s always trial and error to see which nails will fit which fingernail best. What was difficult this time around was getting the adhesive stickies to stick properly to my…

  • Sinful Colors - Sinful Nudes

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    Sinful Colors – Sinful Nudes Nail Polish

    You may remember back before Halloween Sinful Colors was kind enough to send me a big PR package with some decorative goodies as well as a bunch of polishes from their Conjured Color line. Well they recently sent me polishes from their upcoming line – Sinful Nudes! I was so excited to receive these nail polishes because I had no idea they were sending them to me. It was a pretty exciting surprise to receive! The shades all range from pinky, champagne polishes to dark browns. So far I have tried one of the shades with is a pink toned gold with a shimmery effect. It’s called “Tease”. I think…

  • Kiss - Glam Fantasy Nails

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    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…

  • Sinful Colors - Conjured Color

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    Sinful Colors – Conjured Color

    If you’ve been following me for a while then you know I typically paint my own nails. It’s not that I don’t like going to the nail salon, but I don’t usually have the time and I’d rather save the money. So unless I’m treating myself to a mani/pedi or have somewhere special to go where I’d like to get my nails professionally done – I’ll do them myself. In fact this past summer when I had a marathon of weddings to go to within 1 month, I just did my own nails each time. Now, even though I do my own nails I am by no means an expert…

  • Essie - A Cut Above + Eternal Optimist

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    Fall Transition Nails: A Cut Above + Eternal Optimist

    I did my nails last night while watching Dirty Dancing and I loved the colors so much I thought I’d share! I painted my nails with Essie’s “Eternal Optimist” which is a beautiful pink rose color. On my ring fingers I topped “Eternal Optimist” with “A Cut Above”, a pretty rosy pink glitter, for accent nails. I think these colors are the perfect fall transition nail colors. They are rosier and more muted than the fun, bright summer colors, but aren’t your typical dark winter colors. The perfect in-between shades! Essie polishes never disappoint me and I’m seriously loving these colors!

  • Nails - Silver Rose

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    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

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    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…