Sunday, April 28, 2013

Triangle Nail Art

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a lovely weekend :) Today I have some fun nail art to show you all. This was one of the first times that I have done some nail art and felt proud of it so I'm super excited for you all to see it! This was inspired by Whitney of Dressed Up Nails! I absolutely adore all her nail art and I always go on her blog or Tumblr for inspiration!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Essie Resort Collection 2013 Swatches+Comparions

Hi lovlies! I want to share one of my favorite collections so far this year (my other being Orly Hope and Freedom). This is a rather small collection but all four polishes pack a punch and are pretty unique. All of these had a great formula, although I've seen other people say otherwise. I do in general like Essie's formula of their polishes for the most part though. And I like the brush though a lot of people find it rather small. Enough with the rambling and onto the pretty polish!

First up is Essie Come Here! (yes, with the exclamation mark). This to me was a bright red leaning coral. I love corals so for me this was a winner. Two easy coats.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ABC Challenge P is for Pastel Polka Dots

Hi everyone! Today we are on letter P of the ABC Challenge! I did pastel polka dots with five different pastels. It was a very springy mani to say the least. I think that polka dots are a fun way to do nail art and they are super easy!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sinful Colors Genteel and Pistache + A Comparison

Hi lovies! :) Today I have a couple of shades from one of the new Sinful Colors Buff to Bright LE collection. There are so many I'm having trouble keeping track of everything. I picked up just these 2 but I might have to go back for a couple more! :)

Genteel is a pastel pink with a strong blue flash. You can see the blue flash in the bottle more than on the nail but it is very apparent in real life. So delicate, springy, and pretty. This is 3 coats.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

ABC Challenge O is for Orange Ombre

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Today I have my letter O mani for the ABC Challenge. I got two O's for you guys today!

For this I used Zoya Arizona on my thumb then mixed it with a couple drops of white before painting my index finger. I repeated this for all five of my fingers. I've actually never tried doing an ombre this way before and I'm definitely glad I got to try it!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Butter London Cream Tea

Hi guys! Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! Today I wanted to post Butter London Cream Tea since I love white polishes for summer :) This was a jelly polish and was really sheer but I still liked it a whole lot. Keep reading to learn why!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

ABC Challenge N is for Neon

Hi guys! Today I am posting my letter N mani for the ABC Challenge. I though neon would be pretty appropriate as summer is coming up and weather here has started to get warmer. I am really looking forward to all the summer collections and can't wait to wear tons of bright and neon colors :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Striping Tape Mani with Essie Going Incognito and Good as Gold

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great start to your week :) Today I have my first striping tape mani to share! When I did this we were still feeling the wintery weather so I felt that darker colors were still my go-to (thankfully, it has since warmed up)

I started out by painting on Essie Good as Gold from the Mirror Metallics collection. Then I added a quick drying top coat to make sure it was totally dry before I put the tape on my nails. I then put on the tape and painted Essie Going Incognito, a lovely dark teal. I quickly peeled off the tape to reveal my designs! I actually kind of made this a skittle mani too since I did a different design on each of my nails and left my ring and thumb with solid colors.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

OPI Suzi's Hungary Again

Yep, this would me be posting twice in one day! I did a quick mani with OPI Suzi's Hungary Again from the Euro Centrale collection and added cute hearts to my ring and thumb with black. I thought it was cute and fun for an everyday mani.

My hears need a but of work but I still thought this was kinda cute! Suzi's Hungary Again was a pretty pink with shimmer but I feel like it is definitely dupable. Hope you guys like this!

xo Elle

ABC Challenge- M is for Matte

I'm back! I know, I know I've been missing for ages. Finals took over my life and then I got super sick over spring break. We're talking bed for days. But I am back and I really missed you guys! I've finally started feeling better and work and school have slowed down a bit so nails are making their way back into my schedule (yay!) I know I missed a couple other ABC Challenge posts so I'll be adding them onto this post.

Anyway, onto the nails.....

For letter K I used Spoiled Kickin' the Habit, a neon fuschia. I was not a big fan of this at all. The brush absolutely sucked. It was more of just a big bushy thing rather than a brush. Also, depending on which way you turned the bottle it was a different color. And the color in the bottle was different than the color on the nail. I shook it up so much and I still felt like the pigment wouldn't mix up or something. Ugh.