Monday, December 22, 2014

Sinister Evil

Any Disney fans here? How excited were you for Maleficent!? The movie was fantastic and Angelina Jolie played the role so well. I saw it with my husband and we both thought it was a really cool movie. It really lived up to our expectations. 

disney maleficent gradient flame nails
Can you guess who inspired this mani?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Yellow Nails

If you're a nail polish addict, you'll understand this struggle: yellow and stained nails. Today, I suffered the embarrassment of being out with hideous stained, yellow nails. What am I supposed to do? How do I fix this?

how to get rid of yellow stained nails
How embarrassing

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sunset Safari

When bornprettystore sent me this safari animal plate, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I searched for sunset safari images on Pinterest and came across the most beautiful photo and I had the perfect colors for it!

blue purple pink sunset gradient african safari nails
Sunset Safari

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Subtle Gradient Autumn Leaves

This Thanksgiving I decided to skip the turkeys and do Autumn leaves instead. This was a very easy mani and only took a little over an hour. The final look is beautiful and will be perfect for my family's Thanksgiving feast.

subtle gradient gold autumn leaves nails
Subtle Gradient & Autumn Leaves

Friday, November 7, 2014


My littlest dude is incredibly obsessed with Elsa and everything Frozen. He watches YouTube videos every day. He sings and dances while pretending to be Elsa. So, I had to create these pretty Frozen Elsa nails to show him.

disney frozen elsa snowflake nails how to
Frozen Elsa nails

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fall Floral

Floral is usually a Spring/Summer staple but with the right colors it can transition to Fall. 

fall floral nails how to multi colored nail stamping
Fall Floral

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Water Marble

Lately, I've been working on water marble nails. It can be incredibly frustrating and messy and it's definitely a technique I tend to stay away from. But these past few weeks, I decided to take it on. I'm going to be a water marble master... probably... not really...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Zoya Matte Velvet

Zoya has brought back their popular Matte Velvet line! As soon as they were released, I called Ulta to make sure it was in stock and bought 3 of the 6 colors. I'm hoping for a sale or promotion so I can order the rest from this collection. 
The Zoya matte velvet nail polishes are not meant to be long lasting like regular nail polish. You'll get tip wear and chipping much quicker than usual.

zoya matte velvet nail polish collection savita harlow veruschka
Zoya Savita
Zoya Harlow
Zoya Veruschka

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Black & White

I recently had a horrible experience with the Pueen Encore plates. My husband surprised me with a set back in July and I was so excited for them. People were raving about these gorgeous plates. They were beautiful; however, my images would not pick up. I thought it might be user error so I read the reviews on Amazon. It seemed like others were having the same problem. I tried all different types of scrapers, stampers, nail polishes, stamping polishes, pressure and basically everything I could think of but nothing worked. Some images would pick up bits and pieces but some wouldn't pick up anything.

black and white monochrome geometric nails
Black & White

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kate Spade Inspired

I'm probably one of the least creative people you'll ever meet so I'm very grateful that Pinterest exists for people like me. Pinterest is my source of inspiration; there is such a wide variety. This mani was inspired by Kate Spade's blue and mint leopard print. 

kate spade blue and mint leopard print nails

kate spade blue and mint leopard print nails

Friday, September 5, 2014

Glittery Mermaid

I am in love with these right now! The extra sparkle from the glitter really pulls the look together. 

gradient nail stamping glitter mermaid nails
Sparkle Sparkle

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cyprus Dreams

Let's start September with a gorgeous green for Fall. As much as I love bright colors for the Summer, my true love lies in dark colors for the colder weather. 

poppy nail polish cyprus dreams nail swatch review
Poppy : Cyprus Dreams

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Back To School Plaid

About a month ago I was chosen to be one of the few brand reps for Poppy nail polishPoppy is an indie nail polish company dedicated to the color and health of your nails and is run by mompreneur, Tiffany Barry. Poppy nail polishes are all 5-free (meaning they do not contain dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, or camphor), cruelty-free, and they're vegan!

poppy nail polish in the tropics back to school plaid nails
Poppy : In The Tropics

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Loreal Neons : Fluo Azur

Blue is one of those colors that can do no wrong in my eyes. I love all blues. Today we have Fluo Azur from the Loreal neons I bought recently.

loreal neon fluo azur nail swatch review
Fluo Azur

Monday, August 4, 2014

Loreal Neons : Acid Watermelon

Here it is - Acid Watermelon. I was most excited for this color because so many people raved about how gorgeous it is.

loreal neon acid watermelon pueen encore nail stamping
Acid Watermelon

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Loreal Neons : Punchy Lychee

The Rite Aid near me finally stocked up on Loreal Neons. I picked up 4 of the 6 colors: Acid Watermelon, Punchy Lychee, Fluo Azur, and Flashing Lilac. The 2 colors I didn't get were: Banana Pop and Energetic Tangerine. 

loreal punchy lychee neon summer glitter heart nails
Loreal : Punchy Lychee

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sunset and Palm Trees

I have been wanting to do palm trees for a long time. It looks difficult but it's really easy. These sunset and palm tree nails are inspired by SoNailicious.

sunset and palm trees nails inspired by sonailcious
Perfect for Summer

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Genius Glitter Polish Removal

Who loves glitter nail polish? This girl! Who hates removing glitter polish? Still this girl! 
There are a lot of tutorials floating around the internet to create your own O.P.I Glitter Off base coat. And I'm here to tell you, save your $9. It really truly works! 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Red, White, and Blue

July 4th is perfect for barbeques, getting together with friends and family, celebrating, parades, and flag inspired nails! 

july 4th red white and blue flag nails
Flag nails

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Paint Splatter

Today's mani was inspired by a pair of Sophia Webster Coco Rainbow pumps. It is metallic silver with neon splatters. 

sophia webster coco rainbow pumps inspired metallic neon paint splatter nails
Sophia Webster Coco Rainbow pumps inspired mani

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Aruba Blue

Essie Aruba Blue is one of my all time favorite blue nail polishes. It is a stunning sapphire blue that looks amazing on anyone. It applies nicely and is opaque after 2 coats. I love Aruba Blue when it's glossy but I get crazy over it when it's matte. 

essie aruba blue and silver glitter striped nails
Essie : Aruba Blue

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Throwback to the 90s

Since today is Thursday, I decided to throw it back to the '90s. I had wanted to try the dry brush technique for a while. It resulted in a pastel paint splatter look. To spice it up, I added hot pink triangles. I thought they looked very 90s but according to my husband they look Mayan. My nails remind me a lot of the fashion from one of my personal favorite 90s shows, Saved by the Bell. Was anyone else super envious of Kelly Kapowski's clothes?

90s throwback triangle pastel distressed nails
Throwback to the 90s
90s throwback nails saved by the bell
Saved By The Bell

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Entrancing Emerald

While looking through Pinterest, I happened upon these insanely gorgeous emerald chandelier earrings. I used them as inspiration for my mani. 

badgley mischka entrancing emerald earrings inspired nails
Sally Hansen Triple Shine : Archipela Glow

badgley mischka entrancing emerald earrings
Badgley Mischka Entrancing Emerald Earrings

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Beach Nails

It's almost Summer time! If you're going to the beach, you're going to need some beach nails. 

sandy beach nails
Seashells and starfish on the beach

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


My sister brought back some Kiko nail polish from her stay in Europe. 2 of them were from their cupcake collection. So of course, I have to use them for cupcake nails! 

kiko cupcake 655 cupcake heart nails
Kiko Cupcake : #655

Polish for Nail Stamping

I decided to compile a list of the nail polish I have that works well for nail stamping. I will continue to add to this list as I collect more nail polish. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Rose Water Decals

About a month ago I ordered some water decals from bornprettystore (10% off your purchase with code: CAMX31) but I never got a chance to use it. To be honest, I wasn't sure how to go about it without looking tacky or awkwardly slapped on. I tried to use it over different colors but it didn't work out well. I gave up and decided to use it with a white base. It looks magnificent! 

loreal tangerine crush rose water decal nails
Loreal : Tangerine Crush

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Blue & Gold Leopard

I haven't done a leopard print nail since November! I had big plans for this mani. I was going to do chevron nail vinyls and nail stamping but instead, I decided to keep it simple.   

essie butler please blue and gold leopard print nails
Essie : Butler Please

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Neon Tribal Flowers

This is probably my favorite mani thus far. I spent roughly 2 hours on it. I have been wanting to do tribal print for a long time but was never confident enough to do it free hand. So I found a MoYou London plate that had a tribal print and a bunch of floral prints that I could play around with for advanced stamping

essie vices versa neon tribal floral advanced nail stamping
Essie : Vices Versa

Thursday, May 8, 2014


I'm very excited to show you all this. It is my first time doing advanced stamping. It took a few tries but I think it looks pretty cool. 

essie truth or flare moyou pro xl 7 cupcake advanced nail stamping
Essie : Turth or Flare

Monday, May 5, 2014

Neon Orange & Lavender

A wonderful friend gifted me 3 new Essie nail polishes today. 2 of them are from the 2014 neon collection. I used 1 of the neons and a lovely lavender she gave me. 

Essie Serial Shopper and Essie Go Ginza
Left : Direct sunlight outdoors
Right : In the shade outdoors

Friday, May 2, 2014

Red, Gold, and Blue

In my attempt to create nautical nails, I created 4th of July nails instead. So, this is kind of a fail. 

zoya dream stars and stripes nail stamping nails
Zoya : Dream

Monday, April 28, 2014

Stamping Jelly

This mani reminds me of Barbie circa the 90s. Remember when Barbie was all about pink, butterflies, and flowers? 

butterflies and flower nail stamping jelly sandwich
Barbie fingers

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Originally, I wanted to do a delicate vintage rose mani. I don't know what happened. 4 of my 5 fingers are pretty and delicate. But I have this yellow and green index finger that's in your face loud. It's like that game, find the thing that doesn't belong in the group. I like it. It's different, and different is good. 

sinful colors unicorn not so delicate vintage rose nails

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pink and Blue

My new stamper came today! I had to prep it because it wouldn't pick up the image. All you need is a nail filer/buffer and buff the soft part until it picks up the entire image. It took a few tries but it finally worked and it's perfect. This stamper is best for pattern stamping. It contours to your nails, which makes it much easier to get complete coverage. 

butter london fruit machine floral nail stamping
Butter London : Fruit Machine floral nail stamping

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Want to know what happens when I try to freehand sakuras. I end up making a mess on my nails, so instead, I stamped my sakuras. 

layla softouch effects #3 stone sakura nails
sakura nails

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lemon Jelly

I avoided doing a Jelly Sandwich manicure for a long time. It doesn't seem to look right when I attempt it. I recently saw one I liked so I tried to recreate it. It still looks weird on me. Maybe I'm not doing it right.

Essie Turquoise and Caicos jelly sandwich with lemon accent nails
Essie Turquoise and Caicos jelly sandwich with lemon accent nails

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lavender Daisies

I'm not sure how I feel about this manicure. The lavender base color is gorgeous but the daisies are a bit messy. What do you think? 

opi you're a budapest lavender daisy nails
Lavender daisy nails

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Aruba Blue & Silver Glitter Gradient

If I had to choose one television series to represent NYC, it would be Sex and the City. I love Sex and the City and would have marathons when I couldn't sleep. The nails I did tonight were inspired by a very important scene from the first movie. When Big proposed to Carrie with those gorgeous blue shoes. 

essie aruba blue and silver glitter gradient nails
Essie Aruba Blue and silver glitter gradient nails

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


This mani was inspired by a gorgeous piece of art I found on Google. 

japanese geisha art inspired nails
Japanese geisha art inspired nails

Monday, April 7, 2014

Saucy Jack

I kept it simple today with Butter London Saucy Jack. 

butter london saucy jack nail polish swatch
Butter London : Saucy Jack

Friday, April 4, 2014

Black, White, and Silver

I've been playing around with different looks lately so today I decided to go for an edgier look. It's very different from my usual style but I kind of like it.

rocker chic black, white, and silver nails
Rocker Chic

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Polka Dots & Glitter

I saw this mani on Pinterest and saved it so I could recreate it. Here is the original source.

The colors are so adorable together and I love my glittery silver nail. 

Polka dots, peach, blue, and silver glitter nails
Essie : Resort Fling

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bossy Boots & Cheeky Chops

More Butter London nail polish! Ulta had a sale on Butter London for 1 day only: 2 for $15. I bought 8 of them. 

butter london bossy boots nail swatch

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Knees Up

I've been doing a lot of cute florals lately but it's time do something sexier.

First, let's talk about this gorgeous red. It is Butter London's Knees Up. The color is a sexy metallic red that reminds me a lot of Christmas foil wrapping. The formula is awesome. You could definitely get away with 1 coat. It glides on very nicely. 

butter london knees up nail swatch
2 coats of Butter London Knees Up

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