Ahoy Matey!

Good Morning Everyone!

I’m super tired today as my soccer game last night started at 9, so I didn’t get home till 11:45, but we won! 2-1. I even stopped a penalty shot but ended up pulling my thumb muscle (pretty sad to say, I know!).

I am super excited to share my sailor inspired nails! I wanted to do something similar to this, but while painting my nails it just happened. The ideas just flew through me onto my nails (haha sounds so sappy), but they did and I am ecstatic with the results!

What I Used:
Base: Cosmetic Arts polish. It is a deep blue with hints of blue and silver sparkle. It is super subtle but amazing!
Dots: Maybelline Color Show Bold Gold (In LOVE with this colour) & OPI Angel with a Leadfoot (I know I’ve used this in the past 300 manis but its the perfect white! I’m going to need another pretty darn soon!) I used a large dotting tool for the dots.
Stripes: OPI (again…same as above) I used thin striping tape to create the stripes.
Studs: I ordered these anchor charms off eBay. I also have them in silver.

If you didn’t notice I changed my nail shape a bit. I don’t have long enough nails for the ballerinas nails I want, so I’ve just done a subtle angle on the edges. I’m hoping this will help with ripping/breaking.

Thanks everyone for stopping by! I hope you all have a great weekend, we are supposed to have another weekend of amazing weather!

~Genevieve
xoxo

Hot Pink and Glitter!

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We had some crazy weather here, one minute is was sunny, the next was snowing, then sunny, then HAIL and even rain. The weather needs to get its shit together. It’s spring, I want the spring weather! I wanted to express my need for nice weather by doing some hot pink nails!

What I Used:
Base: China Glaze Peonies and Park Ave.
Ring Finger: Sponged on silver glitter polish from Cosmetic Arts and then added one coat of Ginger Bread from Color Club (the gold glitter polish)
Stamping: Bundle Monster Festival plates BM-S305 and BM-S309 on the ring finger. (Hard to tell since the stamping lines are really fine.)

On my glitter finger I used a bit of white school glue on top of my base coat. I wanted to see if it would work as well as the peel off base coats I see people using. Well, It worked! Almost too well! The next day the glitter was receding from the tip a bit but held on for another day. I would definitely do that again.

Thanks everyone for stopping by! Just a reminder that you can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. I hope this wacky weather improves this week, I can’t handle all 4 season in a day. I’m ready for the heat! Thanks again! Enjoy your week!

~Genevieve
xoxo

Festival Stamping

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I took my Mom (AlwaysaRedHead) to the African Lion Safari for her Birthday/Mother’s Day. We had tons of fun, saw a bunch of cool animals and learned a lot about them. I really wanted to do safari themed nails, but with so much going on this weekend I didn’t have time. Therefore today I have┬ásome simple gradient stamping.

What I used:
The Base: Color Show Taupe on Trend
Stamping: Bundle Monster Festival Plate BM-S304 & clear stamper. Cosmetic Arts polishes a pink and a light peachy-pink-tan. (Polishes have no names)

I did a test stamp on a zip lock baggie first to make sure the colours would show well, but it didn’t turn out quite the same on my nails. I still love the design, but I wish I chose a lighter taupe for the base.

Thanks everyone for stopping by! I hope everyone had a great weekend, and I hope this week will be great too!

~Genevieve
xoxo