A simple ombre look.
Polishes Used:Pure Ice - Super StarSally Hanson - Royal BlushSally Hanson - Peach of CakeSally Hansen - Mighty Mango
Painted: 7/16/14

A simple ombre look.

Polishes Used:
Pure Ice - Super Star
Sally Hanson - Royal Blush
Sally Hanson - Peach of Cake
Sally Hansen - Mighty Mango

Painted: 7/16/14

Did some freehanded designs and made a mess of it! :D I still love it though.
To do the black and white nails I used Chelsea’s Get Nailed tutorial that she did on Birchbox’s tumblr.
My suggestion for anyone following the tutorial is just to paint the nails white and then draw in the lines and boxes with a black. (Does that make sense?)
Following Chelsea’s tutorial exactly had me doing a whole lot of cleanup and I just managed to get myself all turned around. But maybe that’s just me.
Polishes Used:Essie - Mojito MadnessBlack & White Acrylic PaintINM - Northern Lights
Painted: 7/2/14

Did some freehanded designs and made a mess of it! :D I still love it though.

To do the black and white nails I used Chelsea’s Get Nailed tutorial that she did on Birchbox’s tumblr.

My suggestion for anyone following the tutorial is just to paint the nails white and then draw in the lines and boxes with a black. (Does that make sense?)

Following Chelsea’s tutorial exactly had me doing a whole lot of cleanup and I just managed to get myself all turned around. But maybe that’s just me.

Polishes Used:
Essie - Mojito Madness
Black & White Acrylic Paint
INM - Northern Lights

Painted: 7/2/14

Sinful Colors - Song of Summer. A lovely pastel green. It had a slightly thick formula and required two thin coats.
Sinful Colors nail polishes can be bought at Walgreens for $1.99
Polishes Used:Sinful Colors - Song of Summer
Painted: 6/27/14
I received Sinful Colors - Song of Summer complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Sinful Colors - Song of Summer. A lovely pastel green. It had a slightly thick formula and required two thin coats.

Sinful Colors nail polishes can be bought at Walgreens for $1.99

Polishes Used:
Sinful Colors - Song of Summer

Painted: 6/27/14

I received Sinful Colors - Song of Summer complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

I recently received Sinful Colors - Song of Summer in the #surfsupvoxbox and thought that it seemed incredibly similar to ORLY - Coachella Dweller, so I decided to do a comparison!
As you can see above the two polishes are practically the same, I’d say there was maybe a half shade difference between them. Nothing significant though. Coachella Dweller had a thinner and more sheer formula and needed 3 coats to become opague and non streaky. Song of Summer only needed two coats.
I don’t believe Coachella Dweller is sold in stores anymore, so if you missed out on that one I suggest buying Song of Summer.
Polishes Used:ORLY - Coachella DwellerSinful Colors - Song of Summer
Painted: 6/27/14
I received Sinful Colors - Song of Summer complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

I recently received Sinful Colors - Song of Summer in the #surfsupvoxbox and thought that it seemed incredibly similar to ORLY - Coachella Dweller, so I decided to do a comparison!

As you can see above the two polishes are practically the same, I’d say there was maybe a half shade difference between them. Nothing significant though. Coachella Dweller had a thinner and more sheer formula and needed 3 coats to become opague and non streaky. Song of Summer only needed two coats.

I don’t believe Coachella Dweller is sold in stores anymore, so if you missed out on that one I suggest buying Song of Summer.

Polishes Used:
ORLY - Coachella Dweller
Sinful Colors - Song of Summer

Painted: 6/27/14

I received Sinful Colors - Song of Summer complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to take off a glitter polish. So, instead of taking off the glitter I just patched the nails up and added a pretty red hued coral to the rest of my nails and added a gold glitter dot to them.
To patch up the glitter nails I took a small glob of polish and repainted the free edge to hide any chips and tip wear. Once that was dry I painted a thin coat of glitter to the entire nail. That hid the extra polish at the tips as well as covered up the new nail growth near the cuticle.
Polishes Used:OPI - My Favorite OrnamentNicole by OPI - My Sol Shines Brighter
Painted: 6/24/14

I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to take off a glitter polish. So, instead of taking off the glitter I just patched the nails up and added a pretty red hued coral to the rest of my nails and added a gold glitter dot to them.

To patch up the glitter nails I took a small glob of polish and repainted the free edge to hide any chips and tip wear. Once that was dry I painted a thin coat of glitter to the entire nail. That hid the extra polish at the tips as well as covered up the new nail growth near the cuticle.

Polishes Used:
OPI - My Favorite Ornament
Nicole by OPI - My Sol Shines Brighter

Painted: 6/24/14

Polishes Used: OPI - My Vampire is BuffOPI - My Favorite OrnamentZoya - FlynnRevlon - Trade WingsPure Ice - Creme Wild ThingSally Hansen Magnetic - Electric EmeraldORLY - Coachella DwellerWet n Wild - Sunny Side UpUtes Nail PolishBlack & White Acrylic Paint
Painted: 6/17/14

Polishes Used:
 OPI - My Vampire is Buff
OPI - My Favorite Ornament
Zoya - Flynn
Revlon - Trade Wings
Pure Ice - Creme Wild Thing
Sally Hansen Magnetic - Electric Emerald
ORLY - Coachella Dweller
Wet n Wild - Sunny Side Up
Utes Nail Polish
Black & White Acrylic Paint

Painted: 6/17/14

Just a little note to say that I’m still around! I did a guest post for a fellow blogger and she has yet to post it; she’s gettin’ married! But until she gets back to blogging I’m having a backup (I have 4 drafts waiting to go). This blog is my nail journal and I like everything to be in order. I’ll be back to posting soon though!

Love ya!

Gabs

I really like this ORLY Matte FX in Purple Velvet. It’s such a pretty purple. The only problem with it being matte is that once it dries all the shimmers in it become almost unnoticeable. To see the shimmers you’d have to add a shiny topcoat. I might have to try it out soon.
The formula was not self leveling either. So, if you do choose to wear this color you have to smoothly and evenly apply the polish. I didn’t do this properly on my left hand and it looks all bumpy and weird.
Polishes Used:ORLY - Purple Velvet
Painted: 6/8/14

I really like this ORLY Matte FX in Purple Velvet. It’s such a pretty purple. The only problem with it being matte is that once it dries all the shimmers in it become almost unnoticeable. To see the shimmers you’d have to add a shiny topcoat. I might have to try it out soon.

The formula was not self leveling either. So, if you do choose to wear this color you have to smoothly and evenly apply the polish. I didn’t do this properly on my left hand and it looks all bumpy and weird.

Polishes Used:
ORLY - Purple Velvet

Painted: 6/8/14

I keep trying these Sally Hanson Nail Polish Strips and I keep on disliking them. Ha. My Finn polish is still gorgeous though.
Polishes Used:Adventure Time Nail Polish - Finn
Painted: 5/29/14

I keep trying these Sally Hanson Nail Polish Strips and I keep on disliking them. Ha. My Finn polish is still gorgeous though.

Polishes Used:
Adventure Time Nail Polish - Finn

Painted: 5/29/14

Finally, some inspiration! I’ve been having a serious art block for the past few weeks. Annoying!
Anyway, look how awesome this glitter topper from Ellagee is. ♥ This is part of the Fi-bros for life collab. Can’t wait to try out Whack with Poo Brain!
Polishes Used:
Franken Black
Nicole by OPI - Be Ama-zing!
Ellagee - Chronic Badass

Finally, some inspiration! I’ve been having a serious art block for the past few weeks. Annoying!

Anyway, look how awesome this glitter topper from Ellagee is. ♥ This is part of the Fi-bros for life collab. Can’t wait to try out Whack with Poo Brain!

Polishes Used:

Franken Black

Nicole by OPI - Be Ama-zing!

Ellagee - Chronic Badass