Posted on December 2, 2013
I recently made a friend on Instagram. Her name is Linda, and when I discovered that she makes and sells Nail Vinyls, I just knew I had to try them and I purchased some immediately! Usually, when I do chevron nails, I break out my tape and craft scissors to create a stencil for myself. This works out ok, usually, but I find it to be a bit tricky to make the zig zags even and uniform. Enter Nail Vinyls.
Posted on November 28, 2013
This year I’m excited to celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime event: Thanksgiving will overlap with Hanukkah, an event that has never happened before and won’t happen again until 79811. Want to know how that works out? Here is a detailed explanation! Because we get to celebrate these two holidays at the same time due to the shifting lunar Jewish calendar, I thought I should paint some celestial galaxy nails. We get Thanksgivukkah only because the stars aligned! Even more auspicious is that today is my 2 year anniversary of this blog! Happy Thanksblogukkah to me!!!
This manicure was featured on thanksgivukkahboston.com, a website my friend curates. Check it out for more awesome Thanksgivukkah stuff!
Posted on November 27, 2013
For today’s Way Back Then post, I brought out an old favorite. I wore this manicure to my dear friend Cate’s bridal shower, and I had so much fun with it! I remember thinking that it was so festive and appropriate for a bridal shower!
Posted on November 26, 2013
I’m back with another Way Back Then post in honor of my big Blogiversary on Thursday (and I’m so excited to let you in on my little secret then, yay!). I picked out a picture of my first antique style roses. I’ve done a bunch of these since then – I love anything floral, pretty much.
Posted on November 25, 2013
Big news, big news! My lil’ ol’ blog here turns 2 in just a few days. Every few months I look back at old photos and feel so pleased with myself, comparing my new work with older pictures! It is fun to look back and see how far I’ve come. In honor of my blogiversary, I thought it would be fun to show you how far I’ve come since way back then! I have a few of these posts prepared for my blogiversary week, plus a special surprise (so keep your eyes peeled!!)
Posted on November 21, 2013
Just a quick post today! I’m keeping up in my efforts to use polishes that I’ve sort of forgotten about (it’s crazy how often I go back to the same polishes over and over again!), so I pulled this one out of my Helmer and thought the combination of freehand lines and glitter would be really contrasting and cool together!
Posted on November 19, 2013
Now that the 31 Day Challenge is over, I’m revisiting some of the techniques I tried out for the first time in the past month. I tried a ton of new stuff! It’s fun to discover new techniques, but it’s also fun to practice them until you feel comfortable. I was so excited by my one stroke nails that I decided to give it another go! I’m really intrigued by this technique, and I may just have to get some more acrylic paint!
Posted on November 16, 2013
I can’t believe I made it to the end of the challenge! I’m so pleased – it was a great opportunity to explore styles and techniques that I don’t usually do. It pushed me to to try new things every day and find inspiration where I might not ordinarily see it. I think there were a few duds, but I also think that I created some of the best work I’ve ever done – and that is so cool. Now that the challenge is over, I think I’m going to take a break for a few days and moisturize my hands (!) since they are a little beaten up from all the constant polishing. In this 31 Day Challenge, I used 2 entire bottles of acetone and a bottle each of base and top coat. Wow! Below you will find a gallery summery of all the prompts for this challenge. My favorites are:
- Day 3: Yellow Nails
- Day 5: Blue Nails
- Day 9: Rainbow Nails
- Day 13: Animal Print
- Day 15: Delicate Print
- Day 28: Inspired by a Flag
- Day 31: Honor Nails You Love
Hehe, that’s a lot of favorites! Did you have a favorite of this challenge? Anything you would like to see more of? Let me know in the comments!