Thursday, May 22, 2014

Summer Striping Tape Nail Art

Hey everyone! I finally bought myself some striping tape! I know - I've been doing nail art for over three years and I should have definitely bought myself some by now, but it just hadn't happened yet! And now...I have all the striping tape I will ever need for the rest of my life :P

Here's what I came up with:

It was so warm and beautiful outside today that I decided I definitely needed some summery colors for this mani. I started off with two coats of my absolute favorite white nail polish, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (shown below). Then I used one coat of Poshe Super Fast Drying Top Coat. I waited about half an hour to ensure the mani was completely dry, then taped off my nails in the patterns you see above. Then I used three Zoya cremes: Arizona (orange), Shelby (pink), and Blu (light blue). I finished off with another coat of Poshe Top Coat. This was my first time using striping tape and I have to say, I found it to be quite simple. In fact, the hardest part about it was finding where the tape began on the roll, cutting them into correct lengths, and not messing up my nails in the process! I got my striping tape on for a couple dollars. I'll definitely be trying more tape manis like this in the future!

OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls

Thanks for reading!

Maggie xoxo

Monday, May 19, 2014

KBShimmer It's Razz-ical

Hey everyone! Today I have a review of KBShimmer's It's Razz-ical. I bought this polish for my cousin as a Christmas present this past year and now I'm really disappointed that I didn't purchase it for myself as well!

It's Razz-ical is described on the KBShimmer website as "a red-violet shade leaning towards the purple side of raspberry." There are micro to small holographic glitters throughout. I could have easily gotten away with using only two coats for this mani, but I decided on three for a little more depth. The formula, as always, was smooth and buttery. If you've read any of my other KBShimmer reviews, you will know that I am absolutely head over heels in love with these products. They are always perfect. And if I could justify it, I'd buy them all.

Thanks for reading,

Maggie xoxo

Friday, May 16, 2014

Essie Tart Deco

Hey everyone! Today I have a very simple post for you.

I used Essie Tart Deco, the very first Essie polish I ever bought. I still love it just as much now as I did then. It's a beautiful peach creme with orange undertones - perfect for spring and summer. I used two even coats. Then, I took my Kiss striper polish in silver and added some straight(ish) lines to the tips of my nails to bring a little bling to the manicure. Striper polishes can be a little hard to get used to at first, but once you get the hang of them they are a quick and easy way to mix up any mani!

Thanks for reading,

Maggie xoxo