Sunday, June 24, 2012

Nail of the Week: Summer Blues

Time for those bright, vibrant blue shades that seem to look best in the summer. Here's a stunner—beach bum blu from essie. I tried to find a lower end dupe but this is such a unique shade I couldn't find anything close.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

4th of July Nails

I used nail tape stenciling to create this flag-striped pattern. The shades are:
  • Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away
  • Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby

Rosette Nails

I'm still on my "all things roses" kick and I think I've found the most perfect shade of rose nail polish—Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Rose Run. The decals are from a Kiss nail design set.

Fairy Tale Nails: Sally Hansen Twinkle Bell

I've had my eye on this pattern from SH's limited edition Spring 2012 collection and I scored one on clearance at Ulta last week. I like the unique combination of peach and silver—two colors I would never have thought to put together.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rose-Inspired Fashion

I'm obsessed with all things rose-related lately. It must be because June is wedding month. Speaking of which, here are some beautiful rose-motif fashion choices for attending a June wedding. First up, a stunning dress from J.Crew, followed by a lower-priced option from Zara. So gorgeous!

Also a sweet little rosette clutch from Nordstrom that would be the perfect complement to a cream-colored or black dress. 
J.Crew Whitley dress in Antique Floral $245
Zara rose print dress $59.90

Franchi Rosette clutch from Nordstrom $108

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Water Marbled Rose Stripe

More water marbling. I was in a rosy mood this week and I took advantage of the Sally Hansen buy one/get one 50% off to pick these four shades. All are SH Insta-Dri. From darkest to lightest:
  • Magenta Motion
  • Rose Run
  • Presto Pink
  • Petal Pusher

Nail of the Week: Blue and Green Color Blocked

I used nail tape to separate the three stripes. My shades are:

  • Top: Revlon Blue Mosaic
  • Middle: essie Sweet Talker
  • Bottom: Sinful Colors Mint Apple 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Crazy Summer Nails: Rainbow Sherbet

More ice cream fun—these colors look good enough to eat. To create this design I used one of my favorite nail art techniques, water marbling. My shades are:
  • Orange: Sally Hansen Smooth Perfect Sorbet
  • Lime: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet
  • Raspberry: Sinful Colors Star Fish