Saturday, August 1, 2020

Under the sea- coral reef nail design

Hello everyone! Today on the blog we will be creating a coral reef nail design. I don't know about all of you but I would love to be on a nice tropical beach right now, or really any beach, but with everything that is going on in the world it's not to safe right now. So I thought we could bring the beach/ocean to us, on our nails.

Coral Reef Nail Design
Coral Reef Nail Design

Here are the polish and nail art tools used to create this reef nail design:


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

Polishes- Zoya- Splash- Harbor, Zoya- Splash- Maren, and Picture Polish- Salt Water- Nailstorming.

Acrylic paint- red, blue, green, white, brown, peach and light yellow.

Nail art brush- thin detail brush.

Other- Make up sponge and water to clean off your nail art brush.


 Coral Reef Nail Design

Apply base coat, let that dry.

Polish-
Thumb- a light shimmer blue (optional)
Index, middle, ring, and pinky- greenish blue.

Let that dry.

Coral Reef Nail Design
Coral Reef Nail Design

For this nail design we will just be creating it on the index, middle and ring finger nail.

First we need to create the gradient. Take a makeup sponge with the same base color and polish that on the sponge and the take a dark blue polish and polish that on as well. Then dab the sponge on the nail to blend the the gradient together. Then let that dry.    

Next  we need to make the sand. On the tip of the nail paint that with peach and then add some brown paint to that. Paint that kind of like a french manicure, but it’s ok if it’s not straight it can be a little curved. 

Coral Reef Nail Design 

Once your gradient has dried. We will do create the nail art. Starting with the index nail, take a thin detail brush with blue paint on it and on the left side of the nail make a long line and then two lines at the bottom of that large line and then two smaller lines at the top. For the next coral, take that same detail brush with a light green on it and make a long line on the left side of the nail then a short line near the top. Next to that make a shorter line with a small line at the top.

The middle finger is similar to the index nail. Take your detail brush with with red on it, make a curved line on the sand and have four lines coming from that, then make a few small lines from that. Then just like the index nail make a the same green coral in the middle of the nail. Also on the red coal you make some small yellow dots on it. 

Coral Reef Nail DesignCoral Reef Nail Design 

For the pinky nail this nail is similar to the index nail, it is just like the blue coral that we made. Also you can make small yellow dots on the coal as well.

Lastly on the ring finger we will make a star fish. Make a large star shape with brown paint, then once that is dry add some peach dots on the points of the star fish.  

Coral Reef Nail Design
Coral Reef Nail Design  

Once you have you coal reef the way you like, apply a top coat to seal in your design and to help to to last. 

Hope all of you enjoyed this coral reef nail design!

See you next time for more nail fun!  

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Life Gives You Lemons

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is trying to have a nice summer, even though we all can't do what we normal can during the summer time. I know me personal I love to go to the beach during the summer, but it's not really safe right know to go. Anyways today we will be creating a lemon nail design, that is great for summer time or even spring.

lemon nail design
Lemon Nail Design

Here are the polishes and tool used to create this lemon nail design:


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

Polishes- Sally Hansen- Triple Shine- Lemon Shark, Milani- Quick Teal, and Essie- Coconut Cove.

Acrylic paint- white, green,and yellow.

Nail art brushes- thin detail brush and a thin stripper brush.

Other- small cup of water to clean off your nail art brushes.


Lemon nail design
Lemon Nail Design

Apply base coat.

Let that dry.

Polish-
Thumb- Yellow
Index and pinky- Teal
Middle and ring- an off white or just a white.

Let that dry.

Lemon nail design
Lemon Nail Design


Small lemons on middle and ring finger nail

For the small lemons, take a small detail brush with yellow paint on it and make a few ovals or football shapes on the nails, and some of the lemons you can make just half of them on the sides of the nail. You will need to go over your lemons a few time to be opqaue.

For the leaves take that same brush with green paint on it and make two small thick lines on your lemons for the leaves. Then makes some random leaf shapes on some of the blank spots around the nail.

For the final touch to your lemons add three small dot on the top part of the lemons.
 
Lemon nail design
Lemon Nail Design

Lemon slice on the thumb nail

Next we will create a lemon slice on the thumb nail. Take a thin stripper brush with white paint on it and make a half circle on the side of the nail, make sure to make this line thick.

Then we will make slices in the lemon, once again take that same stripper brush with white paint on it and make three thick lines for your slices.

Lastly for a small detail make a few small lines coming from the sides of your lemon.  

Lemon nail design
Lemon Nail Design

Once you have your lemon nail design the way you like, apply a top coat to seal in your design and to help it to last.

Hope all of you enjoined this lemon nail design!

See you next time for more nail fun!

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Holo Taco Rainbow Collection

Hello or Holo everyone! Today I have a collection that I am super excited to share with all of you! The Holo Taco Rainbow Collection. Holo Taco is the nail polish line from Youtube Simply Nailogical, Cristine. I am a big fan of Cristine's, I have been subscribed to her channel for many years and have really enjoined all of her video's, so when she came out with a nail polish line I knew I had to get some of her polishes. Holo Taco has been around for one year and she has had five collections and so far, and this is the first collection that I have purchased.

Holo Taco Rainbow Collection

Holo Taco Rainbow Collection
Holo Taco Rainbow Collection
Holo Taco Rainbow Collection

Holo Taco Rainbow Collection
Holo Taco Rainbow Collection
Holo Taco Rainbow Collection
Holo Taco Rainbow Collection; Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue.

First off this is the Rainbow Collection, their are seven bright and vibrant linear holographic polishes in this collection, that include the colors of the rainbow. 

Like all/ most of the collections that I purcahse I like to wear them all at once (especially this collection!) I do plain on wearing all of these polishes on all of my nails and adding to this post or creating another post that way you can see the polishes on more then one nail. 

Holo Taco- Red Licorice
Holo Taco- Red Licorice

First off we have Red Licorice this is a bright a vibrant red linear holo polish, described on Holo Taco's website as a bright and juicy strawberry red licorice. This had amazing coverage, this actually covered in one coat, but I did apply two just to make sure the polish was at full opacity.

Holo Taco- Orange Drink
Holo Taco- Orange Drink

Next we have Orange Drink this is a bright orange/ tangerine linear holo polish. This also had amazing coverage, one coat! But once again I did apply two just to make sure.

Holo Taco- Lemon Sucker
Holo Taco- Lemon Sucker

Lemon Sucker is yet again another bright sunshine/ lemon yellow linear holo polish. Once again amazing coverage. This polish was a little bit thicker then the other polish, but I know yellows are a little finicky and are hard to make one coat let alone two coats.

Holo Taco- Green Taffy
Holo Taco- Green Taffy

Green Taffy is a bright green or true green linear holo polish. Once again great coverage, covered in one coat, but once again I did apply two coats.  


Holo Taco- Blue Freezie
Holo Taco- Blue Freezie

Blue Freezie a bright, vibrant, electric blue linear holo polish. Great coverage covered in one coat, just like all of the polishes I did two coats.

Holo Taco Rainbow Collection
Holo Taco Rainbow Collection
Holo Taco Rainbow Collection
  Holo Taco Rainbow Collection


Holo Taco- Purple Slushie
Holo Taco- Purple Slushie

Purple Slushie is a true vibrant royal purple linear holo with great coverage, that covers in one coat, but like all the polishes I apply two coats.


Holo Taco- Magenta Jelly
Holo Taco- Magenta Jelly

Last but far from lest we have Magenta Jelly is a bright magenta shade that is in between a purple and pink. This of course had great coverage another one that applied well in one coat, but I still add two.
Holo Taco Rainbow CollectionHolo Taco Rainbow Collection
Holo Taco Rainbow Collection

Holo Taco Rainbow Collection
Holo Taco Rainbow Collection
Holo Taco Rainbow Collection
Holo Taco Rainbow Collection


The Rainbow Collection did come in a special collection box that sold out way to fast in one hour, so unfortunately I did not get that collection box. But I did get the Rainbow Bundle that came in small black box with the Holo Taco logo on it.


Holo Taco Rainbow Collection
Holo Taco Rainbow Collection
Holo Taco Rainbow Collection
Holo Taco Rainbow Collection

All of the polishes came in it's own black holographic, individual box that has the Holo Taco logo on it. This was a nice touch to add to the polishes that you purchase. Also all of the polishes have a soft touch cap and and thin brush.


In conclusion I love these polishes! They had amazing formula and are so beautiful. I knew that these polishes would be great, but I was truly blown away buy the formula! If you are a Simply fan as well can you really expect any less from Cristine!


Holo taco polishes is only available on Holo taco website.

$98.00 for The Rainbow Collection (unfortunately at this time this collection is sold out, but this collection is permanent so just be on the look out for this collection.)  

These polishes are also available individual for $14.00 (but sold out at this time as well.)  


Hope all of you enjoined this review of the Holo Taco Rainbow Collection!

See you next time for more nail fun!

Monday, July 6, 2020

Zoya Splash- Summer 2020

Hello everyone! Happy Summer time! It's my favorite time of the year for bright and fun nail polish and just in general, normally I love to go swimming, but because of what is going on in the world right now we are not sure if we can do that this year. Anyway today we have some bright, fun, summer polishes from Zoya to share with all of you. As you may know most of the time I do not purcahse a whole collection, for the Splash Collection their are 12 polishes, and I purchased 6 of the 12.

Zoya Splash Summer 2020
Zoya Splash Summer 2020


As stated above their are 12 polishes in this collection with 7 creme polishes and and 5 shimmers. That are all available on www.zoya.com for $10 each or $60 for their Splash Sample set, these sets are full size polishes.

Also always be on the look out (sign up for their emails) they always seem to have some kind of deal going on, I think this past weekend they had a sale going on for the fourth of July.

Just a side note, with the deal that they had going a the time they did send their Z- Wide brushes with all of these polishes. So I gave them a try with all of the polishes. I did really like wider brush option it did make polishing a little easier.

Zoya Maren
Zoya Maren
Zoya Maren
Zoya Maren

First we will take a look at Maren this is a blue cream polish, that can also be described as a ocean or nautical blue. This took two coats to be opaque and had a good formula.

Zoya Harbor
Zoya Harbor
Zoya Harbor
Zoya Harbor

Next we have Harbor a tropical emerald, sea green cream polish. This also was opqaue in two coats and good formula. This polish goes well with Maren, I did wear these two together Harbor on my left hand and Maren on my right.

Zoya Leilani
Zoya Leilani
Zoya Leilani
Zoya Leilani

The next two we have are the shimmers that I purchased, Leilani is a pink polish with a gold shimmer through out the polish. Zoya's website describes this as a pink grapefruit with gold micro shimmer. I really don't see the grapefruit color or think of this as a grapefruit color?
This polish was opqaue for me in three coats.
Zoya CeliZoya Celi
Zoya Celi
Zoya Celi

The last of the shimmers that I got is Celi this is a cherry red shimmer polish with gold shimmer in it as well, this is the red version of Leilani. This also was opaque in three coats. I also wore these two polish together Celi on my left and Leilani on my right hand.

Zoya Jessica
Zoya Jessica
 
Zoya Jessica
Zoya Jessica

Back to the creams, the last two creams we have is Jessica a grape purple that is described on the Zoya website as an African violet cream. This was opaque in two coats.

Zoya KristieZoya Kristie
Zoya Kristie
Zoya Kristie

Lastly we have Kristie a berry pink polish that is described on the Zoya website as a deep magenta Popsicle pink cream. This was opaque in two coats. This polish I wore with Jessica, Kristie on the left hand and Jessica on the right hand. Also this polish was a little hard to capture, in some of the photos this polish did look berry colored and some it looked like a brighter pink.


In conclusion out of all the polishes that I purchased my favorites would be the two shimmers 
Leilani and Celi. I felt like these two where the most unique from the polishes that I got and are very pretty. 

Hope all of you enjoyed this review of some of the polishes from the Zoya Splash 2020 Summer Collection!

See you next time for more nail polish fun!  

P.S. Hopefully next week or the week after I will have a very bright and rainbow filled collection that I will be sharing with all of you, that I am super excited about!