Mani Monday – The Perfect Green

So if you know me, or have been following this blog, you know that I have been on the hunt to find the perfect green nail polish, and I think that I just found it. I scored when buying this nail polish. I was scrolling through Amazon when I found this deep green polish, it’s Off Tropic by Essie nail polish, I knew that I was going to get it, but then I procrastinated.

That same weekend, I went to Marshall’s and while browsing I found the nail polish, for only $3.99, how awesome was that?! Don’t sleep on stores like Marshall’s and TJ Maxx, you never know what you might find.

While you’re using this nail polish, you might think that this color is opaque with one coat, but I found that if you use one coat, your mani will end up steaky. For this nail polish, it’s best to use 2 coats. After I let the nails dry, I used my Orly top coat and was on my way.

This nail polish is amazing, it’s the perfect green for the fall and you can add a red nail as an accent for the upcoming holiday season. My only gripe with this nail polish (I think, could also be the topcoat I am using) is that it started to chip after a couple of days. My manicure did not last a week.

QUESTION TIME: WHAT TYPE OF TOP COAT DO YOU USE?

 

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Mani Monday – Easy Halloween Nails!!!

Hey guys, here are some Halloween nails that anyone can do…trust me, if I can do them, you can too!

The first step is to paint your nails your desired color, for this one, I wanted my base to be white so you could see the designs better so I used Snow Me White by Sinful Nails. I used two coats and let them dry completely.

For the “nail art” – I am not an artist so..don’t judge. I put some drops of black and red nail polish on a paper plate. Then I took a pencil and a pen I didn’t use anymore. I dipped the pen and pencil in the color and drew lines to act as stitches and created the blood drip from my nails.

If I could go back and do them over, I would have either made the stitches smaller or just have done the bloody finger for all of the finger. These nails are not meant to be perfect so be creative and have fun!

Do you celebrate Halloween? If so, what are you doing?

Mani Monday – Battle of the Yellows

Over the past couple of months, I have been obsessed with yellow nails. What’s not to like? They brighten your outfit and they can give you that boost that you need. One of the things that I did not realize going into shopping for yellow nail polishes was how hard it was to find a cute yellow with a great formula. Today I am comparing two yellows: Yolo Yellow by Sinful Colors and Mellow Yellow by Sally Hansen.

First one up is Yolo Yellow by Sinful Colors. Spoiler Alert: This is the big winner, it’s a knockout. First win: the color- it’s super bright and yellow, it’s a true bright yellow. Second win: I only needed two coats to complete this manicure, and it actually dried. Third win: Although it’s only a couple of cents of difference, this one is cheaper than the Sally Hansen nail polish.

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There were so many problems with this nail polish I don’t know where to start. The nail polish color itself is not a true bright yellow, it’s more like a nacho cheese yellow. I’m not returning the nail polish but I think that this polish will be best used as a nail art color and not a full nail color. This color was so sheer that I needed 3+ coats for this to work, and because of that, the nails did not fully want to dry. It was a disaster.

In short: If you’re looking for a yellow, inexpensive nail polish, get Yolo Yellow by Sinful Colors.

Mani Monday – Obsessed

Hello! For this week, I decided to use a “fall color” and went with Obsessed by Formula X. From my understanding, this was once sold at Sephora but not anymore, you can still find it on Amazon if you really like it.

I used two coats and my wet n wild top coat.

What color are you wearing right now?

September Playlist 

  1. Nick Wilson – In Your Eyes
  2. The Kickback – False Jeopardy
  3. Armors – Genesis
  4. Beeches – Cos I Can
  5. Alexander Wren – Morning Light
  6. Woodstock – Fortress
  7. Emii – Wait
  8. Chaos Emeralds – Empty Room
  9. SPINN – Notice Me
  10. San Cisco – About You
  11. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
  12. Aly & AJ – Take Me
  13. Khalid – Young Dumb & Broke
  14. Niall Horan – This Town
  15. Oliver, MNDR – Chemicals (feat. MNDR)
  16. HUNGER – Amused
  17. Allie X – Paper Love
  18. Band of Horses – I Go to the Barn Because I Like THe
  19. Trash Panda – Aging out of the 20th Century
  20. Runaway Weekend – Heartless
  21. David Gray – Babylon
  22. Shaila Durcal – Tanto Amor
  23. Maroon 5, SZA – What Lovers Do (feat. SZA)
  24. Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me
  25. Childish Gambino – Redbone
  26. Post Malone, 21 Savage – rockstar
  27. Stefan Alexander – Skeleton
  28. Hey Ocean! – Sleepwalker
  29. Haley Kiyoko – Sleepover
  30. Kesha – Hymn