Fun Nail Friday!

Every now and then I start feeling very confident in myself, and I troll Pinterest looking for something to replicate! Usually it never ends up as badly as these Pinterest Fails but it’s never quite as perfect as it seems online.

SERIOUSLY? Show me the person who got time fo' dat, and I'll punch you.

Ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat.

So here’s my take on a popular Pinterest nail trend. The great things is, the pin has the instructions built right in! How could I possibly mess this up?

img via Pinnailart.com

img via Pinnailart.com

And my version:

bow nails

Not terrible…right? I need to find me a more reliable, sturdy nail brush for the intricate designs I want to practice!

Have a great weekend!

 

 

Fun Nail Friday!

Happy Friday!

I feel like I’ve been neglecting my nifty rhinestone wheel, so I had to make sure I included it on this week’s nails, along with a curious nail decal tub I picked up the last time I was at the nail supply store. It’s like…a sequin, but softer. It’s like…confetti, but harder. I don’t know. I just thought it kind of looked like a minimalist snowflake. And can I just say…I’m surprised my rhinestones stayed on with all the online shopping I’ve been doing. I refuse to go into stores this season. I REFUSE.

pinkwithrhinestoneJPG

 

Something I’ve been entertaining the idea of getting are nail protectors, because more often or not, I paint my nails, and then realize 5 minutes later that I need to a) use the bathroom b) wrestle my hair into submission or c) do something Pinterest related. It doesn’t matter what kind of fast drying top coat or nail drying spray you have, nothing quite perfects a manicure like letting it dry for 5 hours without any interruptions. I can’t explain why it takes 10 minutes at the nail salon but 5 hours at home, but that’s life, I guess.

Then I saw an infomercial for Nails in Motion and I’m not gonna lie…I want to try it! It looks silly, but it solves a very real (first world) problem for me! I’ll update when I get it! 🙂

Fun Nail Friday!

Happy Friday!

It’s totally true, the “Bers” (i.e.: September, October, November, December) go by way faster than the rest of the year. Why is that? Are we all in such a pumpkin spice/tryptophan haze that we don’t even notice the days and months slipping by? Maybe I’ve just been inhaling too much OPI fumes. 🙂

Here’s a super cute and simple nail design I found on Gorgeois by way of Pinterest.

Kiss nails

So pucker up and kiss your loved ones today (or random strangers), because it’s officially the holiday season and it’s time to start making people uncomfortable with your enthusiasm.

Speaking of season, CH is here with some joy (fueled by yuletide beverages, natch):

CH nails nov 30

How cute is that?

Happy Holidays!!! ❤

Fun Nail Friday!

Happy Friday!

I decided to take another stab at matte nails with my Essie “Matte About You” polish, but this time I added some abalone-ish shells for a nice contrasting texture nail look. What do you think? I never thought I’d like matte polish so much!

 

LDL took to the repins of Pinterest for inspiration for her nail design:

Plastic Bag Manicure

Someone’s feeling a little Monet-ish today!

And to round us off, here’s a nice shades of blue manicure from CH.

Today’s supposed to be the hottest day of summer and I’m planning on spending all of it complaining about how hot it is.

For Chrissakes, stay indoors, everyone!

Fun Nail Friday!

There’s only so many ways you can do your nails at home, so when I see a cheap DIY trend worth trying, I semi freak out.

Welcome to Office Supply Mani 2.0 featuring none other than our sticky friend SCOTCH TAPE!

It sucks trying to draw/paint straight lines on your little nails, so why not let our friends at 3M do the heavy lining for us? Choose a base color (I went for Revlon/Mad About Mango) and accent color (I used OPI’s Glitzerland).

Paint your base coat on, let dry. Then, arrange your scotch tape into whatever design you want! This was hardest for me. I find it hard to KISS (keep it simple, stupid).

Not-so-pro tip: Don’t layer on the coats of polish. I found that my polish bubbled up a bit after drying. When it finally did dry. Took FOREVER, even with my China Glaze fast dry top coat. Even though I like the mango/gold color combination, Glitzerland might have been too grainy or thick of a polish to choose. I should probably also mention that I have debilitating nail OCD but that probably has nothing to do with it.

Here’s what I came up with:

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Super cheap, super easy, super scotchy.

Have a great weekend!

Fun Nail Friday!

Since I finally figured out how to Pinterest, I’ve been all about DIYing.

Here’s one of the easiest DIY manicures you can do! I call it the “Office Supply Mani.”

Step 1:

Go to Target. Purchase a pack of 544 reinforcements. Lay these bad boys out. Snap a photo for your blog. Proceed…

Step 2:

Press reinforcements onto nail.

Step 3:

Paint the tips of your nail. It’s more fun if you go neon.

Step 4:

Wait until your polish dries and remove the reinforcements. Or, don’t wait, like I did, and touch up your french manicure line with acetone. Finish with glitter and 52 coats of top coat and you’re good to go!

And now, a recap in collage form.

Buy, Press, Paint, Glitter!

Story of my life. 🙂

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