Easter Mani #1

Hi all!

Today I am just going to be sharing my first Easter themed manicure of this year. Easter is in 4 days so I think I might squeeze one more mani in before it’s over.

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This year I decided to go a bit simpler than I typically do. I chose a light mint base (Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet), did simple white dots on one finger, and little carrots on another. For the dots and carrots I just used a dotting tool – you can use anything you have, a bobby pin, a toothpick, you name it!

There’s my little guinea pig, Benny! Carrots are his favourite snack so he did not hesitate to take a bite right out of my nail polish :’) I tried to fix it a bit in the 2nd picture.

Last year my Easter manicure was more intense and included 6 colours (plus black and white) and a cute baby chick. You can check it out here if you’d like.

Hope you are doing well! Please share your Easter manicure ideas with me!

-Stephanie

Easy Prom Nails for Every Dress (at home!) – DIY Prom Manicure

Hi guys –

Prom season is upon us! I can’t believe another school year has gone by, and that it’s now been FIVE years since I went to my senior prom… insane!

I did my nails the other day to try out a new polish I got, and I thought how pretty these nails would look for prom. They’re super easy, you only need 2 or 3 polishes, depending on which size glitter toppers you own.

I used purple polish and silver glitter, but you can definitely switch this up to match any dress, give a different pop of colour, or when it doubt, go with a nude nail polish for your base.

These are the nails I did:

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Polishes Used:

Essie Play Date (purple)
Sinful Colors Queen of Beauty (fine silver glitter)
L.A. Colors Art Deco Silver Glitter – this is a skinny nail art brush polish, I found at my local dollar store (chunky silver glitter)

 For this look, all you need is:

  1. Any colour nail polish of your choice
  2. A fine glitter topper
  3. A chunky glitter topper

The technique:
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Throwback Thursday #TBT! Nail Art Edition

Hi guys!

I’m just going to do a quick post today on something I’ve been thinking about for a while – Throwback Thursday! We all know and (probably secretly) love #TBT on Instagram, so I thought it would be cool to go back and look at some of the nail art I did way before I knew much about nail polish in general. Some of these are from 145 weeks ago (according to Instagram)!

Here are some of my faves – I must say I like em ;D though I am glad I’ve seen an improvement (click image to see it all up close and personal)

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Easter Nail Art

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing my Easter nail art. I would have loved to do more (and better) Easter nail art this year but grad school caught up to me and next thing I knew, I was doing my first ones at 1am on Easter Sunday… (sounds about right for grad school).

easter1 This is just my basic chick and pastel matte look I came up with – I didn’t have anything specific in mind when I sat down, but I just grabbed a few of my cutest pastel shades and went to town with the dotting 🙂

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Doctor Who (Adipose) Nails

Hi everyone!

Today I will be sharing the nails I did a few days ago, before my St. Patrick’s Day manicure. I wasn’t sure what nail art to go for that day, so I asked my boyfriend for a suggestion. Being that we both love Doctor Who, he suggested the cute adipose who were introduced during the tenth Doctor’s tenure. I just love adipose!

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Adipose & white base – Wet n Wild ‘French White Crème’
Blue dots (thumb) & middle finger – Essie ‘Avenue Maintain’
Blue dots – (index) – Nicole by OPI ‘Live in the Momentum’
Blue dots (pinky) – Julep ‘Jessica’
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St. Patrick’s Day Nails

Hi there!

This is my first post on my nail polish/nail art blog: Polish Wonderland!

Tonight I will be sharing my latest simple nail art design for St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patty’s is just one day away, so I definitely couldn’t wait to get the green nail polish on 🙂

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Nail polishes used:

Base green – Essie ‘Mojito Madness’
White – Sinful Colors (SC) Sinful Shine ‘Wisp’
Shamrock – Sinful Colors ‘San Francisco’
Green Swirls – Essie ‘Mojito Madness’, SC ‘Wisp’, SC ‘Happy Ending’, China Glaze ‘Pine-ing for Glitter’ Continue reading