Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Colorful Easter Nails

Today I'm sharing my Easter nail art that I currently have on my nails right now!

For my Easter nails, I knew I wanted something colorful so I started out by going through my polishes and picking out bright and happy colors.  These are the polishes I ended up using as the base colors:

 Nicole by OPI (Selena Gomez collection) "Love Song"
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "Mellow Yellow"
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "Blizzard Blue"
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "Green with Envy"
Sinful Colors "Pink Forever"
Kiss Nail Artist Kit (I used a couple polishes from this kit for the stripes and chevron lines)

I painted each of my nails a different color and then thought about what I wanted on each nail.  I wanted some of my nails to look like Easter eggs but I wanted to add a bunny in there too so I chose my ring finger to paint bunny ears.  On my thumbnail, I painted some flowers.  To paint each design, I I stuck to colors that were on the other nails to try to make it all look more cohesive. I was pleased with how it came out and the result was definitely as colorful and happy as I'd been hoping for!

I did the same thing on my right hand except on my thumbnail, I painted clouds instead of flowers.

If you want to do similar Easter nail art, go for it!  You could even just stick to a simple mani using spring colors if you don't have time to paint on the designs.  I almost left my nails that way since spring colors looks so great on their own!  I don't think I'll be painting any Easter eggs this year though so I thought painting designs on my nails were a fun way to make up for it.

Have a happy Easter everyone and happy Spring!

P.S.  I know I promised one more Frozen inspired mani but my schedule got too busy so I'm saving it for later since Easter is coming up fast!  It'll hopefully be one of the next ones I share!  :) 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Olaf Summer Nail Art- Frozen

It's time for more Frozen nail art!  This actually might be my favorite of the three that I'll be sharing.  Take a look at my Olaf summer nails!

When I first saw Frozen, I definitely did not expect to love Olaf as much as I did!  He was so funny and happy, he definitely makes me smile.  Not long after watching the movie, I decided I wanted to attempt some nail art inspired by him.

I ended up painting Olaf's face on my ring finger.  I used white polish for the background and then used a toothpick and dotting tool to paint on his face.  It didn't turn out perfectly but I think I still managed to capture the look of my favorite happy snowman!  On the other nails, I used the same Essie "Parka Perfect" polish that I used for my Frozen Elsa Blue nails.  Using a dotting tool, I painted on white dots to represent a snowy winter.  Then because Olaf loves summer so much, I added some sunshine to my thumbnail.

In the end I had a wintery summer look that I think Olaf would enjoy.  As he would say, "The hot and the cold are both so intense, put 'em together it just makes sense!"

Put Olaf in summer and he'll be a...happy snowman!

It was while I had this on my nails that my husband and I went to see Frozen a second time.  I think the Olaf at the theater liked this nail art too!

My Olaf Summer nails ended up being the nail art that brought about one of my favorite nail compliments ever!  There was an evening after work where my husband and I visited the Napa Rose lounge and sat at the bar.  The bartender was really nice and when he noticed my nails he asked me about them.  When I showed him the sun on my thumbnail, he practically sang the word summer like Olaf does in the song "In Summer".  I love when my nails make someone smile and almost making someone sing was pretty awesome.

Here's one last picture of my Olaf Summer nails.  This one is at the Disney Store.  I liked their display there!

What do you all think?  I hope they made you smile or maybe even put Olaf's "In Summer" song in your head!  :) 

Want to see more Frozen nail art?
Frozen Elsa Blue nails

Monday, March 10, 2014

Frozen Elsa Blue / Blue Fairy Nails

In late January, I saw Frozen for the first time.  I originally didn't have much interest in the film based on the trailers I had seen which was why I took so long to go watch it.  I'm so glad I did though because it became my favorite new movie I had seen in a very long time!  As the big sister of 3 amazing young ladies, I loved that it was about sisters and Elsa quickly became one my heroes for too many reasons to list.
I ended up watching Frozen three times in the theater and enjoyed it each time.  I can't wait until it's on DVD so I can watch it again.  Just a little more than a week to go!  To help me wait until March 18, I thought I'd have a week dedicated to Frozen and share the three Frozen inspired manicures I've done over the last two months!
Let's start with this one!

So I must admit this manicure did not start out as Frozen inspired.  I did this one around the time I did the Tinkerbell 10k and chose this blue to go with my Blue Fairy outfit.  I actually had this nail art on one hand and kept my Tinkerbell nail art on the other.  I couldn't decide whether to keep Tink on my nails for my run or to try to match my nails to my outfit so I did both!  It probably didn't look the best together but separately they were great!  haha.   Here's how the blue matched my Blue Fairy outfit!

A couple days after the 10k, my husband and I finally went to see Frozen for the first time.  I fell in love with the film and was delighted that my blue fairy nails also matched Elsa's colors.  Olaf at the theater seemed to like them too!

The blue polish I used has become one of my favorites that I own.  It was a gift from my mother-in-law for Christmas and the color is called Essie "Parka Perfect."  I put some sparkly polish on top (Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez collection- "Stars At Night") to do the simple manicure above.  It turned out that this Essie blue polish reminds me of Frozen every time I use it so it's no surprise that it's the same blue I used for all the Frozen nail art I plan to share this week!