Friday, January 1, 2021

Good Riddance 2020- Happy New Year 2021 Nail Design

Hello everyone! Happy New Year 2021! As well all know this past year has been a horrible year for everyone in more ways then one, and we all are hoping for a better year, the bar is low but will are still hoping. Honestly I feel like this past year has brought out the worst in people (not all but a lot) with the hording of the toilet paper, hand soap, sanitizer, clean products, mask, and gloves, this was completely not necessary and wrong in so many ways! Anyways sorry for that rant, on the blog today's nails we will be doing something very similar last year, I really wanted to do something a lot like last year with the Holo Taco polishes, so I did. 😁   

New Years Glitter GradientNew Years Glitter Gradient 

So as you can see if you have been following this blog for a while, I decided to do basically the same thing I did last year, black nails with gold glitter gradient, and gold as an accent nail. This year I slightly changed it with my left hand having a silver nail. I just love dong this kind of design for new years, it just seems timeless and great for ever year.   

Here are the polishes that I used for this years design:  

 
Base polish- Black cream polish, Sally Hansen- Hard as Nails- Black Heart.
 
Glitter gradient-  Holo Taco- Gold Flakie- Anniversary
 
Accent nail/ ring finger nail- Silver for the right hand, Holo Taco- Gift Receipt- Metallic Foil Collection, and gold for the right hand , Zoya Ziv, over top Fun Lacquer- Million Dollar Dream.   
New Years Glitter Gradient
New Years Glitter Gradient
New Years Glitter Gradient
New Years Glitter Gradient
New Years Glitter Gradient- Gold 

New Years Glitter Gradient
New Years Glitter Gradient
New Years Glitter Gradient
New Years Glitter Gradient
New Years Glitter Gradient
New Years Glitter Gradient- Silver 
 
Hope all of you enjoined this new year design and have a safe a happy new year! Also here's hoping that we have better year all around.

 
See you next time for more nail fun! 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Bah Hum Bug- Christmas Nail Color Combo

Hello everyone! Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday's! You may wonder what is with the title of this post? Well this year I am in negative zero mood for Christmas and didn't feel like doing a Christmas nail design, so I just did a Christmas color combo and call it Bah Hum Bug. 

Christmas Nail Color Combo
Christmas Nail Color Combo

 The polishes that we used for this Bah hum Bug nail color combo is

Thumb and ring finger nail- A red holographic polish. Holo Taco- Red Licorice- Rainbow Collection.

Index and pinky finger nail- A green holographic polish. Holo Taco- Green Taffy- Rainbow Collection.

Middle finger nail- A black creme polish and a colorful glitter polish to put on top. Sally Hansen- Hard as Nails- Black Heart and China glaze mini- Grinch- Resting Grinch Face.

 

Christmas Nail Color Combo
Christmas Nail Color ComboChristmas Nail Color Combo 

Now you may for may not be wonder what makes this a Bah Hum Bug color combo? Well I thought that if I used the middle finger as an accent nail and not the ring finger nail, and polish that black with some colorful glitter polish, that would be fitting with my theme. Also the other nails I did keep with the more traditional Christmas red and green, with Holographic polish.   
 
Christmas Nail Color Combo

Christmas Nail Color Combo

Christmas Nail Color ComboChristmas Nail Color Combo

Hope all of you enjoyed this simple/ fun color combo for anyone out there that just is not in the holiday spirit this year! 

Christmas Nail Color Combo
Christmas Nail Color Combo
Christmas Nail Color Combo  

 Have a safe and Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas!

See you next time for more nail fun!  

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Penguin March- Penguin Winter Nail Design

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is having a good winter/ almost Christmas (if you celebrate the Holiday.) Anyways today on the blog we will be creating a cute winter themed nail design, a penguin/ snowflake nail design. 

Penguin Winter Nail Design
Penguin Winter Nail Design

 Here are the polishes and nail art tools used to create this cute design:

 


Base and top coat- CND Stickey Base Coat and Revlon Extra Life No Chip top coat.

Polishes- Colors by llarowe- Arturo and OPI Holiday 2017- Ornament to Be Together.

Acrylic paint- white, black, red, yellow (make orange and pink by mixing colors.)  

Nail art tools- thin detail brush, stripper brush, and medium dotting tool.  

Small cup of water to clean off your nail art brushes. 

Penguin Winter Nail Design
Penguin Winter Nail Design
Penguin Winter Nail Design

Apply your base coat. 

Let that dry.

Polishes- 

Thumb, index, middle, pinky- a light holo blue polish (I used Colors by llarowe- Arturo)

Ring finger- a silver polish with a little bit of holo in it. (I used OPI Ornament to Be Together)

Let that dry.

Penguin Winter Nail Design
Penguin Winter Nail Design
Penguin Winter Nail Design

First we will start off with the penguin, also for this post I will just be going over how to create the penguin not the snowflakes because I have done quite a few post on how to do snowflake designs, plus the snowflakes are on only one nail.

Penguin Design:

Take your thin detail brush with white paint on it, make a circle kind of near the tip of the nail, then fill that in. Then outline the head, making that outline thick. 

Then near the top of the penguin's head make two arches, then when you go down the middle of the two arches (the thick line in the middle of his face) make that line very thick. 

Also make three lines at the top of his head for his hair. 

For the penguin's body make kind of a half oval shape (not really sure what kind of shape to even call this?) then fill that in. Once again outline that with black. 

Then on each side make his flippers.

Now back to the penguin's face. Take your dotting tool with black paint on it and make two eyes, then two white dots once that is dry. 

Then for his beak make an oval shape with orange paint (I mixed yellow and red), then when that is dry make a line in between the oval.

For the final touch on your penguin's face make to pink circle's on his cheeks. (I mixed white and red to make a pink.)  

Then for the final touch on your penguin, I decided to put a surf around his neck. You can do this by taking your detail brush with red paint on it and make a thick red line around his neck and then two more lines coming down from that. 

Now your penguin is done.

Penguin Winter Nail Design
Penguin Winter Nail Design
Penguin Winter Nail Design

For this design I wanted the main focus to be the penguin, and I always like to do the main design on the thumb nail because their is more room on that nail. So for this design I only did the snowflakes on the ring finger nail.

For the snowflakes make a large snowflake near the tip of then nail on the left side. Then half a snowflake near the bottom of that snowflake. Then make small dots along the top of the two snowflakes.

For this design you can always add more snowflakes on the other nails or just keep the nails light blue, it is up to you.

Here are some extra photos of the snowflake part of this design, I liked how these turned out so I wanted to share them. 

Penguin Winter Nail Design
Penguin Winter Nail Design
Penguin Winter Nail Design
Penguin Winter Nail Design
 
Penguin Winter Nail Design
Penguin Winter Nail Design
Penguin Winter Nail Design

Once you have your penguin design the way you like apply a top coat to seal in your nails and to help your design to last through this cold winter. 

Hope all of you enjoyed this Penguin Winter Nail Design!

See you next time for more nail fun! 

Also Happy Holiday's! 

Saturday, December 12, 2020

You Deserve a Metal! Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection Review

Hello everyone! Happy Holiday's! I don't know about all of you but I am glad that this year is almost over with, this has been a hard year for everyone, and hopefully next year will be better. Anyways with that being said for everyone that has made it though this year we all deserve a metal (in the collection boxes it says you deserve a metal) and what better metal then nail polish! Today yet again well will be taking a look at the latest collection from Holo Taco, the Frosted Metals or the Metallic Foil Collection. 

Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection

Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection Review

Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection Review
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection Review
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection

As with all of the Holo Taco collection this collection came in a beautiful box, that has a metallic finish with purple, blue, and green squares on it. On the inside they is a very pretty holographic star pattern through out the inside and on the sides on the outside of the box as well. I personally really love the collection boxes they are always so pretty, and it adds a nice touch to the collections.

Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection Review

Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection Review
 Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection
 
All of these polishes have a silver, flakey, icy metallic finish with jelly base (as described on the Holo Taco website) on the first coat they are sheer, but build well in three coats.
 
Let's take a look at the polishes!
 
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- cold shoulder
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- cold shoulder
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- cold shoulder
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- Cold Shoulder


Cold Shoulder is a cobalt blue that has a slight purple shift with a very shiny metallic silver glitter in it.
 
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- Gift Receipt
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- Gift Receipt
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- Gift Receipt
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- Gift Receipt 
 
Gift Receipt is a very almost mirror shine silver, with metallic flakes, that is so shiny and silver that is look like you have aluminum foil on your nails!
 
Wow this polish is so shiny! that even my hubby that never really notice my nails, was like your nails look really shinny! 

Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- Cheap Champagne
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- Cheap Champagne
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- Cheap Champagne
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- Cheap Champagne

Cheap Champagne is rose gold polish with a shiny silver metallic glitter through out the polish.

Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection- Mint Money
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection- Mint Money
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection- Mint Money
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection- Mint Money

Mint Money is a mint/ icy green polish with a shinny silver metallic glitter finish. For some reason in my photos this polish looks almost like a light blue? 

Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- Fake Date
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- Fake Date

Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- Fake Date
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals- Fake Date

Fake Date is a light pink / lilac (as described on the Holo Taco website) with a shiny silver metallic glitter. This polish was a little bit more sheer due to it being a lighter color, but it did still build up in three coats just like the other polishes

Holo Taco- Frosted Metals
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals
 
These polishes are a little hard to remove, so if you are a little bit messy when polishing your nails (like me) try and be careful not to get to much on the sides and near the cuticles, due to the polishes being very glittery. Also when you remove the polishes you will get silver, flaky, glitter all over your fingers.

In conclusion as all of the Holo Taco collections, I do really like this collection! All of the polishes are very pretty and very shinny, which I love shinny polishes and this collection is actually very unique to my ever going nail polish collection. 

Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection
Holo Taco- Frosted Metals Collection

Here is some extra photos of all of the polishes on my right hand with a Holographic topcoat over top. The top coat I have on is one I got from Revoln a few years ago, I don't have the holo top coat from Holo Taco so I used the one I have. Adding a holo topcoat to these polishes does make these polishes look even cooler!  

As of typing this post the collection box is still available. frosted metals collection set $65.00 USD

Along with the individual polishes Holo Taco polishes , $13.00 USD  

Hope all of you enjoyed this review of the new Holo Taco Frosted Metals Collection!

See you next time for more nail fun!