You guys already know that I’m a nail polish addict, so I thought I’d show you a few colors that I’ve tried out recently. I paint my nails one or two times a week and I usually document it all on instagram. As we’ve moved from spring to summer, I’ve transitioned from the pastels to brighter, bolder colors. I used to be all about the nail art, but in the past year or so, I’ve found myself preferring a manicure in one single solid color.
Tell me: What’s your go-to color for summer?
(starting top left, 1. Priti NYC September Charm, 2. Rimmel London Salon Pro Britpop, 3. Rimmel London Salon Pro Hip Hop, 4. N.Y.C. In a Minute Robin’s Egg Blue, 5. Rimmel London Salon Pro Purple Rain, 6. Revlon Parfumerie Apricot Nectar, 7. Essie Truth or Flare, 8. E.L.F. Nail Polish Teal Blue, 9. Nails Inc. Haymarket)
Here are a few (okay, a lot!) of nail polish colors that I’m loving for fall. You can never have too much nail polish, right? When the temperatures drop, I tend to gravitate towards deep, rich colors. I usually like to have a pop of color on my nails, but I’ve also been thinking about trying some neutral colors. It might be a fun change from my norm!
Tell me: What colors do you like to wear on your nails in the fall?
Left to Right: Essie Grow Faster Base Coat // Julep Susie// Nails Inc. Haymarket // NYC Tudor City Teal
Julep Emilie // Forever 21 Green (old, but this color is similar) // Seche Vite Top Coat // Sephora by OPI Quick Dry Spray (I LOVE this product!)
I’ve been meaning to try this style of ombré manicure for a while and last Sunday I gave it a go. I finally accumulated enough different shades of green for this to work (side note: you guys, I have so many polishes in the mint green family- that’s how obsessed I am with that color!) There’s no technique involved here- I just painted each nail with a different shade of green. I feel like this is perfect for spring because it reminds me of green things growing!
Using a gold metallic sharpie as a nail art tool is pure genius if you ask me! After seeing this manicure on Pinterest, I knew I had to try this trick out for myself. I used the sharpie two different ways- to draw hearts in the look on the left and to add gold tips for the look on the right. The consistency of the sharpie is so close to my gold nail polish- you can’t really tell that I drew the details on later!
If you’re going to use the sharpie, it’s best to wait until your nails are fully and completely dry, otherwise the tip will dig into your polish. Once your nails are dry, draw on any design you want with the sharpie. Then wait for the sharpie to dry, add a top coat (try not to let the brush touch your design) and you’re all done! To see the first manicure in motion, take a look at the little video I made and if you’re looking for more manicure inspiration, you should check out my pinterest board!
Tell me: What have you been wearing on your nails lately?
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