Blue Toile Print Nail Art

Happy Friday gang! I recently splurged on some new stamping polish from a brand called Moonflower Polish. I saw a review by CopyCat Claws and simply had to try them. I am always on the look out for quality affordable stamping polish that doesn't smell like paint thinner! One of the colors that stood out to me was a bright indigo blue, called Azul. It immediately made me think of toile print. SO of course the first thing I decide to do is what? Toile! Toile is my jam. It's one of my favorite patterns and I love the variations of patterns you can find. This particular design is more on the simple side of Toile. 

Tool used:

Creative Stamper & Scraper

Ellagee Lickety Split Liquid Latex

Born Pretty Stamping Plate BP-L016

Polishes used:

Polish My Life Muscat Martini

Moonflower Polish Azul

KBShimmer Clearly on Top

Steps:

I started with two coats of Muscat Martini. This is one of my favorite base colors for nail art. It is a very soft off-white with slight pink/purple undertones. How it looks depends on what colors you pair it with. I thought it would be perfect for a toile design since toile patterns tend to be against off-whites or creams. Once dry, I stamped on my two "toile" images from L016 with Azul. I finished with a coat of Clearly on Top.

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The two patterns I used aren't a traditional "toile" pattern but I thought they replicated it rather well. MoYou London has a new toile pattern stamping plate that I simply MUST HAVE. I am such a sucker for classic patterns like brocade, jacquard and toile. What are some of your favorite patterns? Let me know in the comments!

 

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Blue and Silver Nail Art

Happy Monday gang and also happy first day of Spring! It's apropo that it is raining buckets today, what better way to usher in Spring, right? If you follow me on Instagram (which if you don't, you totally should) you may have seen this nail art a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't a hundred percent happy with the end result so I decided not to post it here on the blog. But after having a little distance from it and looking at the pics, I realized that it hadn't turned out that bad. It just wasn't exactly what I had initially been going for. I decided to let you my lovely readers be the judges!

Tools used:

Clear Stamper

Ellagee Lickety Split Liquid Latex

Uberchic Beauty Plate 4-02

Polishes used:

Zoya Lilian

Essie No Place Like Chrome

KBShimmer Clearly on Top

Steps:I started with two coats of Lilian and a coat of Clearly on Top. I then applied my liquid latex around my cuticles and stamped on my two images from 4-02 with No Place Like Chrome. I finished with another coat of Clearly on Top. 

Okay, so you're probably going, "Um there's nothing wrong with this design...she's nuts." And honestly - there isn't. But sometimes the perfectionist in me rears it's annoying head and a tiny little thing becomes a big thing and it's all I can see. I won't even bother pointing out the issues I have with this design because I know it's stupid.. okay I'll point it out. The middle finger is off center. There I said it. Did you notice it? Was it driving you nuts too? Do you like the end result despite the off center stamping? Let me know in the comments!

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Peach and Gold Nail Art

Happy Friday everyone! We - along with most of the US - got blasted with a ton of snow this week. Which wasn't surprising (Winter always has the last laugh), but bummed me out majorly. I am officially over winter's dark color palette. I'm all about the pastels and bright happy colors. So while I trudged through 6 inches of snow this week, at least I had my nails to look at and remind me that Spring is just around the corner! Literally, the first day of Spring is like, next week. 

Tools used:

Clear Stamper

Born Prett Plate BP-L007

Polishes used:

OPI Got Myself Into a Jam-balaya

Hit the Bottle Spun Gold

KBShimmer Clearly on Top

Steps: 

Super simple and easy: I applied two coats of Jam-balaya and a coat of Clearly on Top to speed up drying. I then used Spun Gold to stamp on my image and finished with another coat of Clearly on Top.

I'm obsessed with this color combo! I got so many compliments on my nails when I rocked it this week! What are some of your favorite color combos? Let me know in the comments!

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St. Patrick's Day Green and Gold Nail Art

Hello gang! St. Patrick's Day is Friday and I felt like I couldn't let the occasion go by without doing at least one St. Patty's Day inspired nail art design. Green is my favorite color. In March I usually avoid it like the plague because it's everywhere (I say this while conveniently forgetting my Kelly green purse and green scarf I wear on a daily basis, but I digress). 

 

Tools used:

Creative Stamper and Scraper

Bundle Monster Plate BM-509

Ellagee Lickity Split Liquid Barrier

Polishes used:

OPI I'm Sooo Swamped

Hit the Bottle Spun Gold

KBShimmer Clearly on Top

Steps:

I did this design in less than 30 minutes (including drying time). I started with two coats of I'm Sooo Swamped and applied a coat of Clearly on Top to speed up drying. I then stamped on my "rope" pattern from BM-509 with Spun Gold and finished with another coat of Clearly on Top.

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Lavender and Black Rose Stamping

Happy Friday everyone! After receiving the Zoya Charming collection (you can see my full review of the collection here) the color that first caught my eye was the light lavender, Abby. I am a sucker for this kind of color and it always makes me think of Spring. I wanted to keep today's nail art simple and yet graphic and eye-catching.  I love lavender and black together for this very reason!

Tools used:

Creative Stamper

Uberchic Beauty Plate 4-01

Polishes used:

Zoya Abby

Hit the Bottle As Black as Night

KBShimmer Clearly on Top

Steps:

I started with two coats of Abby- this polish is a one coater and I honestly could have skipped the second coat - it would have cut the drying time down quite a bit! Once dry I stamped on the floral image from 4-01 with As Black as Night and finished with a coat of Clearly on Top.

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Don't these just scream Spring?! I am SO ready for it! What colors immediately make you think of Spring? Let me know in teh comments!

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