Sunday, August 27, 2017

Pink and Gold X Nails

Hello everyone!

Since I really enjoyed re-doing my blue quatrefoil nails last week, I decided to recreate another one of my favorite manis! This one is an oldie but a goodie: my pink and gold X nails from when I did a mani swap with Julie from @ wannaknowasecret! (Her username is now @ julie_awouters). 

When I first did this mani, I used individual straight nail vinyls to create the X shape since I didn't have my beloved right angle vinyls yet (can you believe it?!)

Check out my original version from over 2 years ago here! It's awesome to see my improvement over the years.

Keep on reading to see how I created this design!

Friday, August 18, 2017

illimité Impressionism Collection (Swatches and Review) | NailsByErin

Hello everyone!

Today I have a swatch and review for the entire Impressionism Collection by illimité! These polishes are exclusive to Live Love Polish and are designed and made in New York City.

I was so excited when I received these from LLP because I have seen them all over Instagram, and they looked so gorgeous! The polishes all look so unique and I love the packaging and design of the illimité brand. The bottles come in little white boxes and have the beautiful gold illimité logo across them. Plus, I absolutely love how the line is inspired by past artists and their work!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My 19th Birthday Nails

Hello everyone! 😊

Today (August 16th) is my birthday! I turn 19 this year. I always do my nails in some of my favorite styles for my birthday every year, so here is what I decided to do for my 19th!

Keep reading for more details about this mani!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Beach Nails (Re-do from 4 years ago!)

Hi everyone!

Today I have a recreation of one of my old designs (from July 2013!!) I did some beach nail art and since I was going down the shore this weekend, I decided to recreate this design.

Plus, a recreation was kind of necessary. I always cringe when I look back at my old nail art, and this was no exception. But on the other hand, it's great to see how much I've improved over the years!

Keep on reading to see more pictures and find out how I created this design!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ella + Mila "Little Plum Dress" Swatch and Review | #SwatchSunday

Hi everyone!

It's time for another #SwatchSunday! For the past two weeks, I've been reviewing some new polishes that I received from Snail VinylsThey have started to stock some nail polish brands, which is awesome!

Today's #SwatchSunday is for one of the Ella + Mila polishes that Snail Vinyls is stocking, called "Little Plum Dress".

If you're interested in purchasing this polish or any other products from Snail Vinyls, don't forget to use my code NAILSBYERIN for 15% off!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Holographic Plastic Bag Marble Mani

Hello everyone!

I did this super easy manicure the other day, inspired by all the plastic bag marble manis that I've seen Young Wild and Polished posting on Instagram lately!

I have done this nail art technique a few times before, but it has definitely been a while. The plastic bag technique is such an easy way to create some marble nails, and for the most part I am pretty happy with how this design turned out. 

Keep reading to find out how I created this mani!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Negative Space Pink Floral Nails

Hello everyone!

Today I have this negative space mani to share with all of you. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen me post the white base for these nails yesterday! I asked what you thought I would be putting on top, and clearly you guys know me very well, haha 😂  Yup, it's floral!

I added some pink flowers and gold accents to this mani, and even though it didn't turn out exactly the way I had hoped, I'm still happy with how it turned out.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Ella + Mila "Under the Sea" Swatch and Review | #SwatchSunday

Hi everyone!

It's Sunday, which means that it's time for another #SwatchSunday post! You might remember from last week that I got some new polishes Snail Vinyls recently. They have started to stock a few nail polish brands, including Ella + Mila.

Today's #SwatchSunday is going to be for this gorgeous teal polish, "Under the Sea". I love the name of this! I immediately start imagining Sebastian sing "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid when I use this polish.

If you're interested in purchasing this polish or any other products from Snail Vinyls, don't forget to use my code NAILSBYERIN for 15% off!


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Rose Gold Marble Nails

Hello everyone!

Today I have a really simple but pretty design to share with all of you. I have been dying to use my bottle of Cirque "Halcyon" ever since I bought it. (I totally fell in love with it when I saw it online. I don't have any other polishes like this!!) So, I thought I would do an easy marble design with this beautiful rose gold glitter, especially since you all liked my marble nails so much last time. You can check out my other marble nails here.

I still don't think I've really nailed the marble effect technique.... Sometimes I am happy with how the marble looks, and other times I'm not. I guess it's just going to take some practice!

Keep reading to see how I created this design!