Monday Manicures

Sorry for the long break in posts! Last week was my first week back to school–and the first week of my senior year!–and it’s been super crazy. But everything’s settled now, so we should be back on schedule. 🙂

Alright ya’ll, this week’s post is pretty simple, since I limited myself to fewer, more elaborate nails. Lots of compliments on these designs!!

First up, I did my current-favorite manicure: Galaxy nails!Galaxy Mani

This is two coats of China Glaze Smoke & Ashes with Revlon Colorstay Marmalade and China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint for the nebula. I sponged them on (mint and then coral) with a makeup sponge and then layered one coat of Revlon Stunning over the top for the starry effect. I love this look so much and it’s such an eye-catcher! I always get good wear out of it, too.

Next up, I followed this tutorial to create a cheerful floral pattern:Floral Mani

This is, again, 2 coats China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint for the background, and the flowers are Revlon Colorstay Marmalade & Zoya Maura, and Sally Hansen Instra-Dri Lightening and Sun-Kissed. The green detailing is from a mini bottle of Sinful Colors with no name–just a nice medium green with a little shimmer. These were such happy nails to have for the first week of school! I need to work on my technique a little more with this style, but it was certainly fun and something I’d like to try in a more muted color palette.

This week in polish is going to be pretty exciting: I managed to get 8 new Zoyas with the BOGO coupon they gave out a few days ago, and I managed to snag a new color-shifting polish from Ninja Polish. I can’t wait for them all to get here!