Nail File Friday’s: Pink, Gold + Polka Dots

This week I wanted to try a couple of new things like designs with the ‘cina’ nail art decals and the Avery reinforcement labels however, here you’ll see which made the cut and which did not.

My initial thought was to use the set shown on the bottom left, it includes the Dotting Tool – if you haven’t seen my post on nail tools to own for the perfect at-home manicure, you must! Also, included the nail art decals – which I’m currently eyeing this beautiful set of decals, Avery reinforcement labels – I know it seems a little crazy, BUT you can do so many designs with these labels, also the shades Marshmallow  and Good As Gold – which by the way, this shade is amazing!

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However, I decided on these nail looks for this week, beginning with Watermelon from Essie, it has I’d say along with the pink a slight reddish tone – such a beautiful shade. Next, the Watermelon shade along with the Essie Good As Gold, if you’re looking for the perfect gold metallic shade, this one here will not disappoint – the possibilities are endless! The final look to end the week has been the trio of shades, Watermelon, Good As Gold and of course my all time favorite Wicked – Deep Red – it’s the perfect deep dark red. To achieve the dots, grab a small piece of aluminum foil and pour a small amount of the shade you want your dots to be in, grab the Dotting Tool and dip in the nail polish, begin the dots in the middle of the nail and work your way/dots outward – in a sort of zigzag pattern, start your dots small and then if you want them larger you can grow it from there. Also, if you wish to create dots in multiple colors, simply dip your dotting tool in acetone and wipe it clean to avoid the colors transferring.

Don’t be afraid of bright colors and not-so bright colors, at the end of the day, it’s just nail polish! Try something new – you’ll surprise yourself, think outside of the box, color outside the lines, take risks and enjoy the process!

My final note, I know the ‘Essie’ brand can be a bit pricey, I used to buy others more affordable brands however, I do enjoy and appreciate the wide range of shades, the look and quality of the Essie brand. But here’s a Tip: if you’re like me and go to the salon for your pedicures, ask your nail technician if they sell the color they just applied on your toes – I like to match my hands and feet, often times they will have out of the box nail polish bottles, many times new and will be happy to sell it to you at a great price! Also, check stores like Target, they carry the Essie brand and many times I’ll find shades in the clearance section! :: insert emoji with heart shaped eyes here :: So, definitely check the places you shop, you’ll be surprised to find Essie nail polishes at discounted prices.

Happy Friday friends!

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Nail File Friday’s: Essie Spring 2018 Collection – Blue Shade

Just recently in the mood for a dark blue nail shade, I found this Anchor Down from Essie. It has a little bit of a gray undertone but it’s the perfect blue shade I’ve found yet! This ‘Anchor Down’ is one of six nail shades that are part of the Essie Spring 2018 Collection. If you are interested in four of their collection try this Essie Spring 2018 Collection – Minis set, it will include ‘Anchor Down.’ They went for a Nautical Theme for this Collection and this blue shade is one to try!

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Happy Friday!

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Nail File Friday’s: Essie Nail Polish + Great Glitter Polish Tip

This week I kept it all the same, all week, I know! :: insert shocked emoji:: The little ones school year is coming to an end soon and I’ve been rather busy with that. Also, I’ve enjoyed a little early Mother’s Day breakfast yesterday morning with my Kindergartner. How excited do your little one’s get when you visit them inside their classrooms?! Children are so precious!

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If this is your first ‘Nail File Friday’s’ with me, welcome! Please visit here to find my personal all-time favorite nail polishes. Also, nail tools to find my favorite tools to keep at home for an at-home manicure. This is a rather simple yet beautiful nail polish idea!

First apply your base coat – the base coat will protect your nails from turning yellow, paint your nails one color, here you see the Essie, Wicked in the dark shade and the Essie, Chinchilly in the gray shade for the ring finger. It’s to your own personal liking, but after you’ve applied your nail polish, apply some colored glitter on top of the ring finger and thumb.

Here’s a tip for the glitter: if you have a hard time getting the glitter on your nail – you know, getting more clear than actual glitter! Do this: Apply the glitter nail polish on a foam wedge or makeup sponge and dab it on your nail, repeat this until you’ve achieved the glitter look you want – the sponge will absorb the clear polish – leaving you with JUST the glitter. Easy right?! Lastly, apply the top coat to all to seal the nail polish and give them great shine.

Have a Blessed Friday!

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