Sunday, August 28, 2016

Zoya "Merida" Swatch & Review | #SwatchSunday

Hello everyone!

I apologize for my short little break! I start my first year in college in just a week, and have been tied up with last minute shopping and other preparations.

Today I have #SwatchSunday post for you all; one that I have really been looking forward to! I recently got a bottle of Zoya "Merida" from their new Urban Grunges Collection. I absolutely knew that I had to have this polish (not just because it is a sparkly deep green) but because Merida is my favorite princess. I have long, curly, red hair just like her, so I always say that she's my twin :)

Ok, enough back story! Here's my review.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Marble Effect Nails

Hello everyone!

Today I have a very simple and chic design to share with you. I have seen a lot of people doing marble nails lately and I think that they look super cool and I wanted to try it for myself!

I decided to incorporate a little bit of gold and blue into this mani as well. I have to say, I'm so happy with how this turned out! So cute and totally my style.

I painted my index and pinky nails with Essie "Blossom Dany" (seriously, if you don't own this shade, drop everything and get a bottle of it right now. Absolutely one of my all time favorites.) and did a white to "Blossom Dandy" gradient on my ring finger nail.

I used some single chevron vinyls from Snail Vinyls to do the skinny chevron lines on my nails. I wanted to incorporate the gold polish without it overpowering the rest of the mani, and I think that these thin accents worked really well!

Here's a close up of the marble nail:

If you want to see how I did this mani, including my technique for the marble effect, then check out my YouTube tutorial here:

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

My 18th Birthday Nails!

Hello everyone!

Today, August 16th, is my 18th birthday! :)

Every year, I do my nails for my birthday in a typical "Erin" style. Lately, my style has been much more simple, and with cute pastel colors. For this year's birthday mani, I decided to incorporate chevrons (my fave), glitter, and one of my all-time favorite polishes: Floss Gloss "Lavish".

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Mani Swap with Nails by Miri!

Hello everyone!

Today I have a super fun post for you all: a mani swap with the one and only Nails By Miri!

I have been such a huge fan of Miri's nail art for a long time, so I was so excited when she agreed to collaborate with me. I decided to recreate her coral and gold X nails!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

LLP #BestieTwinNails: Matte Daisy Nails

Hello everyone!

Today's nail art is Bestie Twin Nails (Bestie Quadruplet Nails...?) with Carmen (@ineedamani), Jess (@frecklepusnails), and Sonia (@badgirlnails) at Live Love Polish. Yesterday I took a trip to their new office, and we decided to have matching nails!