Happy Easter everyone! Today is a definitely a day to celebrate! I hope you have a great one with your friends and loved ones 🙂
Anyways, since it is both Easter and Spring already I thought I would do some egg-inspired nails today! I really had high hopes for this nail idea but I think I kinda failed on execution. I did a tape manicure and it seems my lines are kinda wonky. It is not bad in this photo but the next photo……please don’t scream.
The lines are really quite thick and uneven no matter how my tape is stuck. I suspect I may have pulled the tape off a little too late. Or maybe it’s just the matter of chalky pastel polishes. =/ And surprisingly, of all the nails, the one that turned out the best (in terms of how pretty my lines look) was my pinky.
One thing though, my lines may not be perfect but my nails sure do look cute!! I don’t usually wear pastel but I do love this color combination. It’s, well, srefreshing. LOL
I did a jelly sandwich with OPI Mermaids Tears, Rainbow Honey 20% Cooler and OPI Don’t Touch My Tutu and topped them off with OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender, piCture pOlish peaches n’ cream, mellow yellow, honey dew and Essie Lapis of Luxury.
I told you that I would definitely add to my nude little manicure!
I busted out CrowsToes Frogs’ Breath for this manicure. I love a good glitter gradient and thought that these were the best things on a nude base. A little touch of glam on my tips if you may.
I even managed to get sun (evening) shots of my nails for this manicure!
If you look properly you can actually see the stains on my nails through Barre My Soul. I think it was the gold in Frogs’ Breath that brought out the yellow in my nails.
Though the yellow shows through I think it made this gradient somewhat smoother. Don’t you think?
I grabbed a few polishes from A England during their last sale. The ones I grabbed were mostly from The Mythicals collection as I fell in love not only with their colors but with their names too! The Mythicals collection polishes seems like they were names after characters form the legend of King Arthur and Merlin. One of my favorite stories ever!
I wanted to try something new on my blog today took out my dotting tool and A England Excalibur. I first made a line through the middle of my nails with Excalibur and topped that with a thinner streak of China Glaze Exotic Encounters. I was thinking to add another stripe on to it but instead took my dotting tool and went to town! If anything went wrong I could always paint over the dots right? 😛
This is my first time ever using an A England polish and I can say I love Excalibur! It is a really nice silver foil and I think it may be a one coater! I shall have to try it on it’s own one day to find out.
I am looking at my mani and am thinking, Exotic Encounters is kinda like a dragon-y color and Excalibur was forged in the dragons breath – how apt! LOL.
Exotic Encounters is from China Glaze Fall 2012 On Safari Collection. I got this polish off a blog sale for just $4! I was super happy to grab it at that price as I usually pay $8+ for just one China Glaze nail polish.
Exotic Encounters is a dusty green leaning teal creme. Application was awesome with only 2 coats to achieve opacity!
An awesome polish at an awesome price! Life’s good~
I am not so handy with a paint brush for nail art. Or with striping tape for that matter. So my next course of action for patterned nails – stamping!
When I first saw this design on nail blogs, it was love at first sight! I always wanted to get it but it seemed that no one was selling just a single plate with this design (BM212)
. After I found out that it was from Bundle Monster 2011 25piece collection
I hesitated to get it. Stamping just ain’t my thing y’know.
After many months of trying to stamp and getting rather good results, I started to stalk Bundle Monster’s website and tried buying it a few times but my order got rejected more than once. Gah!
I stamped the image wiith China Glaze Passion
and dotted the pattern with opposite colors. Somehow my dots weren’t as equal sized as they should be. I need more practice! I wanted to finish this manicure with a funky ala Fingers from Fingers Polish Mania
but failed so bad I did not photograph it.
Remember when I said yesterday that I thought that Green-wich Village looked like grass? Well, what goes better with grass than a bed of flowers right?
*Cue Girly Bits Black Eyed Susan (Daisies!)*
When I first laid my eyes on swatches of these polishes I knew that I had to get it somehow! I finally laid my grabby hands on them when I bought them from Llarowe. On sale too!
Black Eyed Susan is a clear base packed with multiple sizes of matte yellow glitter in hexes and squares, micro gold holo glitter, metallic brown and metallic green hex glitters. I wore 2 coats if Black Eyed Susan over Green-wich Village. Glitter coverage was quite good actually but I did do some dabbing to get more brown glitter on my fingers. I just was not in luck with those!
Don’t you think they look just gorgeous together? Even the green leaves stood out over Green-wich Village!