Midweek Manicure // A Little Bit of Glitz

First I just want to say that my prayers continue to go out to those affected by Monday’s bombings in Boston. I am thankful that all of my friends and family who were part of the marathon or who volunteered or watched are all safe, but my heart breaks for those who were more closely effected by the tragic event. I am looking forward to the day when the cowards who commit these evil acts are brought to justice.

This week I came across a mani I loved on pinterest and re-created it. Don’t ask me for the link to the originial mani because I can’t for the life of me seem to find it now. So frustrating.

Nude Mani with Crystals

I used:

Rhinestone Mani

After my base coat I painted a criss-cross pattern on each ring finger. Then I put a small amount of top coat at the base of each nail and pressed the rhinestones in a line at the nail bed. Once I’d finished each nail, I finished each nail with a full top coat. Done!

Rhinestone Manicure



[LATE] Midweek Manicure // Easter Eggs

Finally posting this week’s mani! I’m frustrated about the fact that I wasn’t able to get it up until now, but sometimes life gets in the way. This week I tried some fun Easter-egg designs for the upcoming holiday.

Easter Egg Nail Art

I used:

I first painted two coats of the Portia then used the Milani polish to create different designs on each nail. I used a dotting tool for the polka-dot nails and ended up with cute Easter-egg lookin’ fingers.

Easter Mani

You can also check out last year’s Easter nails, and a round up of Easter nail ideas for more mani inspiration.

Thanks for reading!



Midweek Manicure // Gold and Green

You know, for St. Patty’s day!

I wanted to do something quick and easy but a little different, so I decided on a caviar manicure (check out my first caviar mani post here).

gold and green caviar mani

I used:

After a base coat on all nails, I painted on two coats of the green on every finger except for my ring finger on each hand. On each ring finger, I painted on two coats of Luxe. Then, I painted on a pretty heavy coat of the Seche Vite and immediately poured the microbeads onto the nail. Once you’ve got your nail covered with microbeads, press them down gently onto the nail to sort of smoosh (technical word) them into the topcoat so that they adhere and stay. Do one nail at a time and repeat the process as you go.

I took a few photos with the flash to show the sparkly-ness.

St. Patrick's Day Mani

I don’t think D and I will be doing anything too special to celebrate the day, although we might have some corned beef and cabbage… YUM! Are you doing anything to celebrate St. Patrick’s day? Perhaps some fancy nail polish? I’d love to hear your plans!