Iron Man

Hello everyone! Before I get started with my nails I’d like to wish a very happy birthday to my little girl Andraia (Andi). She’s 3 today, I can barely believe it!

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Now who’s seen the new Avengers movie? My husband and I saw it on the 1st and really liked it. I still think the first Avengers was a little better but all the Marvel movies are awesome. Iron Man has probably always been my favorite Avenger, Robert Downey Jr is absolutely perfect for that roll and just makes me love Iron Man even more. So I decided to do some Iron Man nail art the other day.

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On my middle finger and thumb I did 3 coats of The Mechanic by Marbles For Polish. On my pinkie I used just one coat of Zoya Alix. For my index and ring fingers I started with a base of Zoya Brooklyn and topped it with Kerry. For the details on my ring finger I painted on Alix, Willa, and Purity with a thin nail art brush. I top coated everything and there you have it!

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Who is your favorite Avenger if you’re into the movies and/or comics? Would you like to see me try to represent more Marvel characters? I’ve been meaning to do Spiderman nail art lately, maybe that one will be next.

Matte Velvet Stripes

Hello ladies and gentlemen! I’ve got a mani that I’m super proud of today! It’s very simple, but it took quite a while compared to others I’ve done and I’m really glad the pictures came out awesome too. I used all Zoya Matte Velvets for this one. I started with a base of two coats of Harlow on all fingers except my ring which was three coats of Loredana. Since I wasn’t using a top coat I had to wait a little while to make sure the base colors were completely dry. I then put down striping tape and did Loredana over my middle finger and Posh over all the others. At first I though maybe I should have used Savita (purple) instead of Harlow or that maybe Dovima (black) would have been better than Loredana. But overall I really like how it turned out, and there’s always next time to try other color combinations!

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Sherbet Skittles

Hey guys! I’ve got a super fun mani for you today. I subscribe to the Julep monthly maven box; and sometimes the colors aren’t that exciting for me, but this month was awesome! The colors I got in my box this month were Saaya, a soft bright orange, and Laree, a bright pink. They both have a gorgeous golden orange shimmer to them as well. When I saw them in person they reminded me very much of orange and watermelon sherbet. They also went perfectly with a crelly and glitter topper that I made recently. I had actually been planning on making colors very similar to the Julep polishes I got, so I just decided to do the mani I was planning with them instead.

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My pointer and pinkie have 3 coats of my crelly polish, My thumb is 2 coats of Laree with my glitter topper, my middle is 3 coats of Saaya with the glitter topper, and my ring finger is Laree and Saaya striped with striping tape. I haven’t had this much fun doing a mani in a while because of how busy I’ve been. I love how summery this mani is and how well the polishes go together. I may still put out colors similar to Saaya and Laree along with the crelly and glitter topper as a set. Look out for that (or at least the two I’ve already made) within the next few months at my shop. And you can subscribe to Julep HERE.

Holo Marble

I figured I was long overdue for a water marble. I’ve been so busy with my family and my polish brand that I haven’t been doing nail art as much. I figured I could use some of my own polish for nail art, that way I could test out how it works for marbling and show it off! I started with a base of Zoya Purity and Raven for the accent. The marble is Marbles For Polish Hydro, Psylocke, Lightning, and Jubilee. I feel like I should have done another nail black underneath because the contrast is a little too much. I like how the colors came out both ways though. The holo is much stronger over black, but in regular lighting it was a little easier to see what the colors were over the white.

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Legend of Zelda

Today was really exciting for me. The new Legend of Zelda game came out for the 3DS and there was a new special edition 3DS XL that came out. I’m not even going to play the game and I already have a 3DS, but my husband really wanted them. I’ve been telling him over and over he can’t get it because we don’t have the money, but I reserved the bundle on Monday while he was at school. I’m usually awful at keeping surprises from him, but when he found the DS today (in the dishwasher) he was so excited. In honor of LoZ I did green and gold nails with a triforce accent. I used Sinful Colors Envy and Zoya Kerry. Sorry for the quick badly done photo!

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Wedding Nails

Last month our friends Sara and Droo got married. I was a bridesmaid, my husband was a groomsman, and our kids were the ring bearer and flower girl. The bridesmaid dresses were marine blue and our shoes were silver. I wanted to do nails to match, but I didn’t want to go too crazy. I did marbled accents again, in the wedding colors of course, but this time used my matte top coat so my nails weren’t too shiny. I used China Glaze’s First Mate, Zoya’s Trixie and Neve, and Fresh Paint’s matte top coat. I really love how this came out, and I’m starting to love the marbled accents more and more. There is some chipping and wear on the tips because I didn’t get to take a photo before we left for the weekend.

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Halloween Accents

Happy almost Halloween! I knew I wanted to do a little pumpkin on my ring fingers for a festive mani, but after I painted it on my left hand I wasn’t sure that I would be able to do it on my right. Though after what I did with the candies on my right hand I guess I could have.

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I started with a base of Storm on all my nails. For all the little pictures I used the following colors: White on White, Tomoko, Thataway, Beatrix, Suvi, Chita, Solange, Carter, Chyna, and Ginessa. Wow, that’s a lot! Here are some details of the accent nails.

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