Sunday, February 22, 2015

#SwatchSunday: Model's Own "Pear Purple" Swatch and Review

Hello everyone! 

Today I have a really beautiful swatch to share with you. This is Model's Own "Pear Purple" from their Diamond Luxe collection. The great thing about this polish is the subtle micro-glitter. If you look at it closely, you can see very fine gold glitter! It is so beautiful when it catches the light, yet not too overwhelming. The color definitely still takes center stage.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Bright Gradient Nails | Color4Nails Crystalline Nail Veil Review

I have a really cool product to show you guys today! :)

If you're into nail art, then you've probably at least heard of the liquid latex/liquid painter's tape products that have become very popular lately.

Today, I have one of those liquid latex products to share with you! This is the Crystalline Nail Veil from Color4Nails (which already wins bonus points for the name... Nail Veil!) Haha :)

*If you have a latex allergy, do not use this product! Most of these kinds of liquid painter's tape include latex, so try to find another solution if you are allergic, like Elmer's glue.

The nail veil comes in a bottle with a thin brush, like a striping nail art brush. The latex itself is yellow and it dries a slightly darker yellow. Their website says that it dries in about one minute, but it took about 2 minutes for me.

Since it is under 10° where I live, we've all been longing for the warmer weather, which inspired me to do a gradient with super fun, bright colors! I settled on China Glaze "Float On" and "Too Yacht to Handle".


Sunday, February 15, 2015

#SwatchSunday: Color Club "Factory Girl" and "Pucci-Licious" Swatches and Review | Live Love Polish

Hello everyone! 

I am so excited to share these gorgeous Color Club cream polishes with you! I got these beauties from Live Love Polish, an online nail polish store that carries cruelty-free brands like Models Own, LVX, and China Glaze, as well as some indie brands like Pretty & Polished and Colores de Carol.

First up is Color Club "Pucci-licious" is a gorgeous cool purple cream that is completely opaque in two thin coats. The application was so smooth and the polish itself is beautiful!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Nails: Pink Stripes with Heart Studs

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

I've been a little under the weather for the past few days but I wanted to do a quick Valentine's day design for you all!

I've seen a lot of lip manis, a lot of pink gradients, and a lot of gradient hearts, so I wanted to try something different and a little more simple. I decided on this stripe design, and I used the heart studs to capture the Valentine's day theme.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Colores de Carol Valentine's Day Gift Set from Live Love Polish!

Hi again! Hope you are all having a great week.

Today I have three stunning Colores de Carol polishes to show you: "Amethyst""Bling" and "Jesse's Girl". These are all available on, and "Jesse's Girl" is exclusively available from Live Love Polish!

First up is Colores de Carol "Amethyst", a magenta/purple holographic polish with a blue shimmer. Let me tell you, when this catches the light it is stunning. I am obsessed with holos like this! Shown is two coats with top coat.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Pretty & Polished Exclusives from Live Love Polish!

Hello everyone!

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and I think we all can agree that festive nail polish is a must! Today I am so excited to share with you these gorgeous Valentine's Day polishes by Pretty & Polished, which you can only get from!

*Check back later this week to see three beautiful Colores de Carol polishes (one of them being exclusive, from Live Love Polish only)!

First up is Pretty & Polished "He Makes Me Blush"; a light pink crelly polish with pink, red, and silver hex glitter, as well as pink and white heart glitters! Shown is three coats with a top coat.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Blue and Silver Bling Nails

Hello everyone! :)

Today I have a new nail art design for all of you who love a little (or a lot) of sparkle!!

I received this gorgeous bow and heart nail charm from Born Pretty Store, and as soon as I saw it I knew that I had to create a totally glam nail design that featured it!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

NailsByErin's Second Anniversary

Two years ago, February 1st, 2013, my friends convinced me to start a nail Instagram account to share the little creations that I had been doing on my nails. Now 40,000 Instagram followers and two years later, I can easily say that it has been one of the most amazing experiences for me!

Since I created @nails_by_erin, I made a blog and a YouTube channel and have had the opportunity to do something that I really love all the time. I feel like I have improved so much since when I started and I am always so happy to create new content for you all. I love hearing your feedback and seeing what you like and dislike. I also have become friendly with so many wonderful people who share the same obsession for nail polish as me.

I'm so glad that my friends convinced me to start this and to share my creations with so many of you. Thank you to everyone who has ever liked a photo of mine, read a blog post, watched a YouTube video, left a comment, or followed me. I appreciate each and every one of you for causing this to grow so much!