Manicure Monday: Fourth of July Edition

Hi readers!

It has been quite some time since I have done a Manicure Monday post, but I was recently in the holiday spirit and thought I would share that with you all!

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I absolutely love these nails and how they turned out! I think they are perfect for the 4th, and give me a little holiday spirit wherever I go!

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The colors I used were OPI’s Color So Hot it Berns and Essie’s Strut Your Stuff. The red is my favorite bright red for summer. I usually wear it on my toes but it’s the perfect 4th of July Color! And can I just talk about how much I love this new blue color from the Essie Summer Collection?! I will probably be sporting it for the rest of the summer….just saying….

Anyways, that’s all for now!

xobrendykins

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Manicure Monday #4

Hello loves!

I apologize for my two-week absence! It has been a crazy couple of weeks! But I do have an exciting announcement…..next month, in May, I will be doing Makeup MAYhem! Basically, that means that all month-long I will be posting makeup and beauty related blog posts. Some will be tutorials, others hauls, and more! I am very excited and have been putting together lots of ideas for you all!

Anyways, on to the point of this post! As it is a Monday, and I have been slacking in my blogging duties, I thought I would get back on track by posting my nails this week for Manicure Monday!

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I wanted to do something light for spring, but I didn’t want it to be too simple. I went with OPI Alpine Snow for the base white color (2 coats), and then decided to do two accent nails with polka dots in Essie’s Penny Talk. I ended up really loving the white and rose gold color combo- it reminds me of Kate Spade! I think this would be a fun design for spring because it’s not too crazy, and is bright and fun!

 

Comment below with your fave spring nail ideas!

xobrendykins

Manicure Monday #3

Hello lovelies!

Ready for the shortest post of all time?! Alllllright!

I painted my nails this week and LOVED the color, so I thought I’d share it with you all. I’ve also been taking way better care of my nails lately by using hand scrubs, manicure tools, and lotions so I’m really happy with the shape and look of my nails!

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The color is OPI’s “Tickle my France-y” and in my opinion is the most gorgeous nude color ever. It almost has a purple sheen to it too which gives it a little something extra I think.

What are your favorite nude nail polish colors? Would you be interested to see a nail care routine? Let me know!

xobrendykins

 

Manicure Monday #2

Hellooooo lovely readers!!

Another monday, another nail painting session whilst watching the olympics! This week I noticed OPI’s new Brazil Collection in stores and couldn’t help myself…..but I only bought one! So far…

 

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I chose a delicious looking orange color aptly named “Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go?” This color is so perfect for spring as its not neon orange, and not too pale either. It’s a delightful shade, and I can’t wait to see what it will look like when I finally get a nice summer tan going!

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I love OPI’s nail polishes because they have such a smooth application. Two coats usually give me the ideal color I was looking for, and with a nice base/top coat the color lasts for about a week or so! Now hopefully since my nails are spring-inspired the weather will get the hint???

Until next time,

-brendy

Manicure Monday #1

Hello lovely readers!

Sometimes I just feel like a little pamper afternoon.. painting my nails, relaxing, and usually watching some HGTV:) So I thought I might as well share my some of my favorite nail colors and designs with my fellow beauty lovers!

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Above are my nails this week! I used an OPI base/top coat combo, and the OPI You Don’t Know Jacques! polish (2 coats). This is one of my absolute favorite fall/winter colors. Why am I still wearing fall colors? Well I just don’t feel like wearing spring-y pastels yet, maybe when the sun finally decides to come out, but until then I’m sticking to the darks. I love this color because it’s so versatile, it matches with any jewelry color or outfit!

I also decided to attempt to organize my nail polishes…

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:/ sheesh….I need to re-think a way to organize these…Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this little post and it gives you a little inspiration to paint your own nails!

What are your favorite at-home manicure tricks? Nail colors?

Until next time,

-brendy