Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Favorite Manis of 2014

I can't believe this year is over already!

2014 was a great year for me. I significantly improved on my nail art, and I think that I am even more into this whole blogging/YouTube/nail artist thing. I really love it and I am so glad to be sharing it with so many of you!

So I'm wrapping up this year by sharing with you my favorite manis of 2014!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Red and Gold Studded Nails | Review

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season.

Today I have a new design featuring gold studs and gold nail stickers from They were kind enough to reach out to me and ask if I would like to share these products with you all!

Two things that really caught my eye were these gold diamond studs and floral nail stickers. I usually prefer silver to gold, but during the holidays, I always love how much warmer and more festive gold looks.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Tree Nails

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it is officially the Christmas season, and I could not be more excited!

Someone on my Instagram account asked me to do Christmas tree nails, and I really loved the idea. So here they are!

I used this adorable red bow from Simply Spoiled Beauty to add a festive bit of red into the design. These bows are so cute for any manicure, and they come in so many colors and designs.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Salon Perfect *Exclusive* Holiday Collection!

Hello everyone!

Today I have some swatch spam from Salon Perfect! These beauties are from their Holiday Collection. *This is a photo-heavy post... You have been warned!!!*

**Salon Perfect is available at Walmart, but you can only find "Glam Glitter", "Christmas Cookie", and "Snowed In" in the giveaway that Salon Perfect is currently holding with Nail It Magazine! There are 250 winners and they will win all of the polishes that I am showing to you in this post, and also their white polish "Sugar Cube", which you have all seen me use a lot before. The best part of the giveaway is that it includes the exclusive ones. (Which, by the way, are must-haves!!!) 

Click HERE to find out how to enter the giveaway! It ends on November 30th!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bellashoot: A Place for Beauty Lovers!

Hey everyone!

Today I have a slightly different post for you all, but I am really happy to be sharing it!

I am always supportive of beauty social media sites that allow bloggers and artists to share their hard work with others and exchange different ideas. I think that they are so awesome and I love to be a member of them!

One of my favorite beauty social media sites is Bellashoot. They have an amazing website and they very recently launched their iPhone and iPad apps, as well! You can download the app here:

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pink Leopard 3D Bow Nails & Simply Spoiled Beauty Review

Hello everyone!

Today I have a fun and girly design using nail art pens and a 3D nail bow from Simply Spoiled Beauty! I am especially excited about the bow; Simply Spoiled was very generous and I received a bunch of them. I can't wait to use them for upcoming designs! They are beautiful and are such a great, unique accent to any nail design.

I looked through all of the bows and charms I was sent and found this white bow with pink leopard print. I immediately knew I had to incorporate it in a fun and girly design!

This is what I ended up doing:

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Geometric Striping Tape Nails

Hello everyone!

When I got a few polishes from Live Love Polish a while back, I chose a gorgeous holo by Color Club called "Blue Heaven". Unfortunately, I've never really gotten around to using it, and I've been a little hesitant since I don't usually wear holographic polishes. So, I decided to incorporate it into a mani in small pieces! :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Watermarble Nails

Okay, I'll admit it. I consider these to be a bit of a nail fail. Especially the index finger.... *sigh* I hate when I have an awesome idea that I've envisioned in my head and then when I try it for real it is a mess. 

But anyway, I did this design as a fun alternative to all the drip nails, zombie nails, and cute Halloween characters that I've been seeing a lot. I really wanted to do those manis because I love them, but I also wanted to try something a little different. I decided to do a white to orange gradient with a black and clear watermarble over it.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Salon Perfect "Wicked" Swatch and Review

Hello everyone!

Sorry for not posting for a few weeks; October has been a little busier for me and I have had less time to do my nails. I still have been doing some Halloween art, though! :) I actually painted 10 pumpkins for my local Harvest Festival, and they took up a lot of my free time.

Anyway, last week I received some nail mail from Salon Perfect with some Halloween polishes! One of them was "Wicked" and it really caught my interest.

"Wicked" is a spook-tacular glitter polish with very fine green, black and white glitters in a very slightly green jelly base. If you put this over white, I think the jelly would add a faint green tinge to the white, so that is why I don't consider it a clear base.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall Leaves Nails

Hello again!

It has been absolutely forever since I did a nail art design, and I really apologize! I've been caught up with balancing school and a bunch of other things. But I have not forgotten about nail art, and I've been doing my best to catch up!

I really wanted to do a nail design for fall, so I decided to do this french tip design with leaves and a chevron accent!

Friday, September 26, 2014

China Glaze "Keep Calm, Paint On" Swatch and Review

Hello everyone!

Today I have another swatch and review for you! I received China Glaze "Keep Calm, Paint On" in my recent haul from Live Love Polish.

In case you don't know, Live Love Polish is new an online nail shop. They offer great brands like China Glaze, Model's Own, NCLA, Color Club, and more from all over the world! The best part is that Live Love Polish guarantees authenticity for each polish, so you don't have to worry about getting knockoffs. They get their products directly from the brands rather than unreliable discount suppliers that could be selling fake, defective or expired nail polishes. Live Love Polish also has fast shipping, and yes, it is international!

"Keep Calm, Paint On" is a light green/mint green creme with a subtle silver shimmer. This polish is sooo pretty and the little bit of shimmer is only slightly noticeable but it makes a huge difference. It is so beautiful!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I Got a Helmer!

Hi everyone! :)

My nail polish storage has significantly changed over the past few months. I went from storing them all in a jumble inside a plastic container, to filling my huge desk drawer with them, and now to a Helmer!

As you could probably guess, I kind of keep running out of space for my polish. #nailpolishaddictproblems.... Before I picked up this Helmer, the bottom drawer in my desk was completely lined with polish; not an inch to spare.

I took a trip to Ikea (which was pretty intimidating) and by some miracle was able to find the Helmer pretty easily. I was convinced we were going to get lost! :) I chose not to buy it online because I wanted to see the Helmer before I bought it, and to be honest I needed more storage pretty quickly... No time for shipping! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

China Glaze "Too Yacht to Handle" Swatch and Review

Hello everyone!

I'm back with another swatch from the polishes that I got from Live Love Polish!
(More info about Live Love Polish can be found on my last blog post and at the bottom of this one)

I have been so excited to try out this one! I've been eyeing "Too Yacht to Handle" for a long time. I love blue-green colors and I have been wanting to add this one to my collection!

(Oh, and if you haven't already noticed, my nails keep getting shorter and shorter. My squares have been breaking like crazy on the corners!)

"Too Yacht to Handle" is a bright aqua/teal creme that leans more towards blue in brighter lights and more towards green in darker lights. I am wearing 3 coats with top coat in the photo above, and it is shown in natural lighting. As you can see, the green tones really come through in the slightly darker lighting.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

LVX "Aster" Swatch and Review

Hello everyone!

Last week I received a few new polishes from the new online shop, Live Love Polish!
I wanted to do some swatches of each polish to show you all. I am so excited about them, they are so pretty! :)

More info about Live Love Polish
Live Love Polish is new an online nail shop. They offer great brands like China Glaze, Model's Own, NCLA, Color Club, and more! The best part is that Live Love Polish guarantees authenticity for each polish, so you don't have to worry about getting knockoffs. They get their products directly from the brands rather than unreliable discount suppliers that could be selling fake, defective or expired nail polishes. Live Love Polish also has fast shipping, and yes, it is international! My order came in just a few days.

The first swatch I have decided to share with you is LVX "Aster" I had never heard of this brand before, but I was pleased to find out that this they are 5 free, cruelty free and vegan. Their polishes are also unfortunately a bit pricey: $16 a bottle. But, when seeing the price it is important to keep the quality in mind, and this polish doesn't disappoint.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer Floral and Polka Dot Nails

Yep, it's that time of the year again where summer comes to an end and we all go back to school. *cries hysterically*

But I'm trying to hang on to my last little bit of summer on my last week of vacation so I decided to do these summer-y floral nails. What better polish to use to capture the colors of summer than China Glaze "Flip Flop Fantasy"?

I used Sally Hansen "Mellow Yellow", China Glaze "Flip Flop Fantasy", and OPI "Miami Beet" for the flowers, and I used Essie "The More the Merrier" and "Naughty Nautical" for the leaves.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

How To Grow Your Nails Long and Strong

One of the most common questions I get is, "How did you get your nails so long and healthy?" I figured since so many people want to know, I would do a complete write up on how I keep my nails long.

Just like anyone else, my nails do break. I typically get breaks on the corners of my nails because I shape them to be square. More oval shaped nails tend to break straight across. Luckily, I naturally have pretty strong nails that grow relatively fast, and when I do get breaks, they aren't really that bad.

Here are my best tips for how to grow your nails out, and how to get stronger nails!

These are my nail care must have products!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

My 16th Birthday Nails

Hello everyone! Today is my 16th birthday and I decided to do some nails for the occasion.

I really wanted to just do a nail design that incorporated all of my favorite nail designs and colors. That includes light blue, lots of glitter, and of course, chevrons! :)

Friday, August 8, 2014

70's Inspired Zebra Print Mani

Hello everyone! I'm back with another mani using polishes from the Salon Perfect "Top of the Class" collection; this time from the 70's portion of it!

The 70's part of the collection is called "70's Disco Divas" and it lives up to its decade with lots of color and glitter. The polishes I received were "Disco Ballin'", "Foxy Lady", and "Disco Diva". 

The polishes I used in this mani were "Disco Ballin'" and "Foxy Lady". I also used Salon Perfect "Sugar Cube" for a white base color, and finished the mani with the Salon Perfect Crystal Clear Top Coat. The zebra stripes were painted with black acrylic paint and a small brush.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Interview With Nailpolis Magazine!!

Hey everyone! :)

Last week, I received an email from Michelle at Nailpolis asking if I would like to do an interview with their online magazine! I was so honored, and I of course said yes!!

The interview was 15 questions about my nail art must haves, tips, and a little about me. If you would like to check it out, please click the link here!

I am so excited about this interview and it is so amazing to be interviewed like many other amazing nail artists!

If you aren't already, be sure to become a member of! It's such an awesome website for nail artists to easily share their creations. Be sure to follow me on there, too!

Thank you again to Michelle and the Nailpolis team for this opportunity! :) <3


Monday, July 28, 2014

Ariana Grande 60's Inspired Nails

Hi everyone!

A few days ago Salon Perfect sent me some of their polishes from their new collection called "Top of the Class"! The collection is divided into 3 parts that were each inspired by a different decade: the 60's, 70's, and 80's.

60's: "Nailed by the Mod Squad"
70's: "70's Disco Divas"
80's: "Totally 80's"

The first polish that really inspired me is part of the 60's "Nailed by the Mod Squad" section. It is called "Spot On" which is a topper with black and white circular glitters. 

The first thing that popped into my head when I saw it was, "Wow, that really reminds me of Ariana Grande's "Problem" music video..." And from there I did this design inspired by the outfits and backgrounds in the music video.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Salon Perfect "Neon Pop" Collection


Hi everyone!
I received an awesome surprise the other week ... Surprise nail mail from Salon Perfect! :)

They sent me 9 polishes from their new "Neon Pop" collection, along with their Crystal Clear top coat and "Sugar Cube", their white polish to be used as a base under the neons.
From left to right: Sugar Cube, Perky Pink, Electric Grape, Haute Pink, Yowza Yellow, Loopy Lime, Flamingo Flair, Summer Escape, Tickled Pink, Traffic Cone, and the Crystal Clear Top Coat

Friday, July 4, 2014

Salon Perfect "Paint the Town Red, White, and Blue" Collection

Hello everyone!

So a few weeks ago, Salon Perfect sent me their newest collection, "Paint the Town Red, White, and Blue"! The collection consists of, obviously, lots of patriotic colors along with some pretty awesome glitter toppers that scream "'Murica." Haha :) Salon Perfect very kindly sent me these 9 polishes.

From left to right: Star Spangled, Boom Boom Boom, Grand Finale, Paint the Town Red, Wild Blue Yonder, Twinkle Twinkle, Speck-Tacular, Save Me a Spot, and Starred & Striped
Get ready for some photo overload!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

My Tips for Watermarbling

Watermarbling has always been one of the most dreaded nail art techniques of all time for me. I have struggled with it for FOREVER, so recently I just sat down and decided to try every combination and option possible for watermarbling. This was the result:

Colors used:
Salon Perfect "Wild Blue Yonder"
Zoya "Blu"
Sally Hansen "White On"

Monday, May 26, 2014

My Tips for Newspaper Nails

Hello everyone!

If you're subscribed to my YouTube channel, (if you're not, you should be! :) then you have probably seen my latest video on how to do my Newspaper Cherry Blossom nails. I did the same design about a year ago, and I was so happy do do it again!

Something about the look of them is really pretty and girly and there's a really cool vintage feel to them as well. I wish people did them more often, but I often get a lot of comments that a lot of people have trouble getting the whole newspaper technique right. So along with my YouTube video I've decided to make a list of my tips for newspaper nails! :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Eugene Malibu Polishes

Recently, I got the awesome opportunity to try some Eugene Malibu nail polishes! I was contacted by The Monthly Nail ( to try out two of their polishes from the Festival Collection by Eugene Malibu (the indie brand from The Monthly Nail).

The two polishes that were sent to me; Electric Daisy and Coachella.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Minnie Mouse Nails

Hey everyone!

Recently I took a trip to Florida with my family, and we spent a few days in Walt Disney World!

I took this picture right in front of Cinderella's castle. It was so beautiful!
Disney is one of my favorite places in the world, so I was soooo excited to go! Of course, I had to do my nails for the occasion! I decided to redo my Minnie Mouse nail design that I did just over a year ago.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Gradient Triangle Nails and Review

Recently I got the opportunity to try and review some of the studs from Born Pretty Store! Born Pretty Store is an online beauty supply store that has countless amounts of nail art and nail care products for great prices. I am soooo excited because I have been wanting to try some of their products for ages! I decided to try out the dazzling heart, star, leaf, and drop studs.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Polishes From Christmas!

So I got A LOT of new polishes during the holidays... My family knows that I'm obsessed! :) I wanted to make a blog post to share with you my new polishes and to show you a few swatches. 

Just to be clear: I am not in any way bragging about the nail polish that I received for the holidays, I just tend to share everything nail polish related with you all, and I also wanted to see if there were any swatches of colors or certain colors you would like to know more about.

By the way, this is my "Nails By Erin" ornament that I got while on vacation this year!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Welcome to My Blog!

Hey everyone! Welcome to my blog! 

For those of you who don't know, my name is Erin and I'm 15 years old. I've been doing nail art for about 2 years and I love it!

I made this blog so I can share everything nail related with all of you even when it isn't a nail design. I'll be posting about my nails of course, but you'll also see some polish hauls, reviews and swatches, and even some random things here and there.

If you want to know more about me, check out my "About Me" page.

If you haven't already, please follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and subscribe to me on YouTube! All my links are on the side of the page.

Thanks for checking out my blog, and I'll talk to you guys soon! :)