NAIL ART: Mint + Blush + White + Gold

Hello all! Hope you are enjoying the first long weekend of summer! 

I have some long weekend NAIL ART for you.  I still have my gel nails, but got bored with the colours I had chosen at the salon.  I wasn't quite ready to go have my nails filled yet, so I thought it might be fun to vamp up the manicure I already had. Maybe this look is a little over the top - but it's sparkly + fun + bright - and I like it for today... Haha.

First, I painted a layer of Zoya's "Purity" so that the mint colour would pop (and to cover up the pink gel polish that I had done at the salon).  Then I did 2 coats of Essie's, "Mint Candy Apple" covering 3/4 of pinkies, index fingers, and thumbs. I put a coat of Sephora by OPI, "XOX Betsey", on my middle fingers, and Maybelline Colour Show Sequins, "Gold's Night Out" on my ring fingers.  I covered everything with a coat of Nicole by OPI, "Top Coat Plus".  Finally, I added the straight line of gold circle studs on all the my nails except the gold ring fingers.

This mani was a little more intensive than usual.. haha.. Definitely for a lazy Sunday with lots of extra time.

I think I am going to make some sangria for a BBQ we are attending tonight.  Mmmm... yummy.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend loves.


NAIL ART: Cherry Blossom & Gold Sparkle Gel Nails

I've been a little MIA this week, I know... But I'm here now!  This week I've been feeling super inspired by the arrival of the cherry blossom blooms!  High Park in Toronto has a cherry blossom festival every year, and I had the pleasure of visiting the park yesterday to enjoy the lovely little flowers.

I visited a salon to have my nails done over the weekend.  If you know me - this is a BIG deal.. haha.  A VERY rare occurrence in my life. My nails were never long enough that I thought they warranted a manicure.  But you know what - they totally do.  

As a maker/artist/designer/illustrator, I work with my hands everyday, all day.  And as I stare at them now as I type this - I can't help but smile!  I love the rounded shape, and the length (even though they are just a tad too long.. hehe)!

I'm not sure what the light pink colour is, but the gold is OPI Skyfall Goldeneye!