Christmas is just two days away! Can you believe it?!?! This year has flown by, before you know it we’ll be ringing in the New Year and making resolutions.
Sometimes I wish I could just push the pause button and give myself a second or two to take it all in. Christmas is such an exciting time of year! I absolutely love it. So of course this week’s MANICure is Christmas inspired.
What are you rocking on your nails this MANICure Monday? Are you rocking a holiday inspired mani? What do you love about the holiday season?
Whew! It’s December already and the countdown to Christmas and New Year’s is in full effect! Can you believe it?
Well, this week’s mani is inspired by Black Friday, which I’m aware was last week…better late than never, right? I had every intention of polishing my nails on Thanksgiving eve but totally lost all track of time. I ended up putting off until I just didn’t feel like doing it at all. *sigh* But despite my busted nails I did enjoy myself. I had an awesome Thanksgiving break! It’s always a good time when you spend it with family and friends.
Loreal’s Sparklicious; Essie’s Sand Tropez; WnW’s Ebony Hates Chris; Milani’s Art of Silver
Here are few outtakes from Black Friday…the inspiration behind this week’s mani.
What are you rocking on your nails this week? Did you go out on Black Friday?
It’s been a while since I’ve done a manicure post of any kind. Like I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been super busy and overwhelmed with life so polishing my nails hasn’t been on my to-do list for a while. But any who I managed to squeeze in some me time and treated myself to a self-mani.
This manicure was inspired by a picture I saw on Instagram and for the life of me I can not remember who posted it. All I can remember is that I thought it was super cute and I wanted to recreate it…
What do you think? I’m kinda digging the color combo…especially how the glitter pops on the charcoal grey polish. What color are you rocking on your nails this week?
Yeah, I know I just posted about my weekend mani but it didn’t last very long after all the cleaning on Friday and Saturday, so you know I had to change it. Other than cleaning and running a few errands my weekend was pretty relaxing. The weekend highlight was the homemade salsa I whipped up for Cinco de Mayo. Of course, I found the recipe on my fav site Pinterest…it was quick, simple and delicious. Anywho, on to this week’s MANICure…
I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with my nails this week. I wasn’t feeling the glitter accent nail and I didn’t want to go with just a plain ol’ mani either. But it was kinda late so I had to do something simple, so I pulled out my trusty dotting tool. I decided to go with my fav nude, Sand Tropez by Essie. And I love how bright colors just pop against that shade so I got busy. Check out what I came up with.
I’m finally a cool kid! I’m a Julep Maven! I’ve been dying to try out this monthly subscription service for some time now and I finally, well randomly signed up. Be on the look out for a full review next week.
Well of course I couldn’t wait to try out my new polishes…in fact I tested them all as soon as I opened my box. Yep, I’m like a kid at Christmas, lol. I ended up going with the pinkish, lavender shade, Simone. And of course I had to add a little extra. Check it out…
What are you rocking on your nails this weekend? Are you a Julep Maven?
I was so busy playing catch up on washing clothes and cleaning up the house that I didn’t get a chance to do my regularly scheduled mani on Saturday night. We had just got back in town from out Spring Break vacation and you can only imagine the amount of laundry I had…Anyway, things have since slowed down.
Polishing my nails is so therapeutic for me. And a fresh mani makes me smile every time I catch a glimpse of my nails. The weather here in Georgia has been amazing this week, so of course that calls for a bright vibrant nail color. I kept things simple, no designs or glitter this week. The color alone is statement enough…I think.
Sinful Colors in Hazard
Hazard is one of my favorite shades by Sinful Colors. I’m sure you will be seeing it again…lol.
What’s your favorite Sinful Colors polish? What are you rocking on your nails this week? Do you find self mani’s to be therapeutic too?
I was out-of-town this past weekend so I missed doing my “regular” MANICure Monday post. I polished my nails on Friday (not my normal self-mani day) and my nails ended up looking a mess by Sunday sooooo….I’ve been dying to trying out the new Nabi Cosmetics nail polish in Pastel Green that I posted about here and I decided to give myself a mid-week mani. Check it out…I think I’m in love with this color.
Nabi Cosmetics Nail Polish in Pastel Green
NYC in Lexington Yellow; China Glaze in Surreal Appeal; Spoiled by WnW in Correction Tape and my trusty dotting tool.
I must say that I am quite impressed with the Nabi Cosmetics Nail Polish. Not only do I love the color but the polish is thick and glides on great. This is definitely one of my favorite from the March My Shade of Brown Pillow Box.
WooHoo! I’m back as promised! Like I mentioned is yesterday’s post, I really missed y’all and it feels good to get back to blogging. And I even had a chance to give myself a little mani this weekend.
Earlier this week while on Pinterest (which I hope your following me), I came across a pin that mentioned using the Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat to help prolong your at home mani. Well I didn’t waste any time, I headed to Sally Beauty on Saturday and picked some up. I’ve been having a little Spring Fever lately so I had the hardest time deciding what shade to put on my nails….I wanted something bright but too out there (if you know what I mean). Anywho, I ended up chosing a purple hue by Wet’n Wild, nothing fancy and of course I used the Gelous as my top coat.
Through the Grapevine by Wet’n Wild
If you look closely you will see where I smudged my nails…that’s what happens when you polish them before bed.
Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat
Well the verdict is still out on the Gelous but I will mention that it takes forever to dry. So make sure you have time if you decide to give it a try. And if you want to see more Manicure Monday looks, check out my girl MiMi of Lipgloss & Binky, this week’s host of Just Another NANICure Monday.
Things have been so busy and crazy around here over the past few weeks, that I have been too exhausted to even polsih my nails. But on last night things seemed to finally calm down and I had a chance to treat myself to a much-needed mani. And if you have been following my blog for a while or seen my pictures on Instagram then you know how much I love a cute mani.
What makes this particular mani even more special is that it is inspired by my fellow BLMgirls Effie Lynn of LA Lynns and Mimi of Lipgloss and Binky. Over the past few weeks the two of them have teamed up and created MANICure Monday, which is weekly blog hop featuring manicures. I absolutely loved the idea and have found so much inspiration that I decided to participate this week. Check it out my MANICure Monday….
Left to right: Klean Color in Diamond Gold; Finger Paints in Catwalk Queen; Essie in Skirting the Issue
Effie Lynn of LA Lynns is hosting MANICure Monday’s this week, head over and check out all of the fab MANICures. I’m sure you will be inspired!