I Got Acrylic Nails!!!!!

Hey Lovelies,

Life has been hectic. Work here, university there and somewhere in between all that I’ve kept my social life going. Unfortunately some things have suffered, like my blog and my tv watching and my book reading. With all of these crazy things happening lately I’ve really appreciated my down time and taken extra time just to allow myself to relax. For example, I’ve found it really hard to keep up with doing my own nails at least once a week and I’ve been hating how they’ve been looking. This weekend I was working all weekend and didn’t even have time to see Alex (a.k.a the partner) !!! So instead of the money I would’ve been spending on doing fun things with him I invested in some “treat yo self” time and boy was it fun.

One of my friends has been going to this nail salon close to me for years and they always look fantastic so I finally decided to go and get them done. I’ve had gel done before but never acrylic, people have always told me that they ruin your nails, but after the damage I experienced through press-on nails and gel, I though how much more damage could they be? Also I’ve heard that if you go to the right place your nails will be fine, so I made sure that I went to a good place.

The night before my appointment I was on Pinterest and Instagram just staring at nail pictures trying to decide what to get. I had NO idea. I felt so silly, and when I got to the salon I was just like, “PINK!”.

Envious Nails and Beauty is the name of the salon and I felt very relaxed and taken care of by the ladies there, it wasn’t scary at all (not that I thought it would be). If you’re in Brisbane, Australia, I would say it is definitely a place to check out. Here’s their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EnviousNailsBeauty?fref=ts.

I can’t wait to rebook and go back, still have no idea what to get but I’m sure I’ll know in the moment.

What’s your favourite way to get your nails done?


Nail Inspirations and Bloggers – #2014BloggerChallenge

Hello Lovelies,

Boy, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted but since then, I’ve been sick, the internet went down and not to mention I started back at uni, which made my life super busy. But what better excuse to actually post something decent than post my 2014 Blogger Challenge post.

As much as I wanted to do a NOTD, I really haven’t been loving any of my nail polishes enough to paint my nails. So instead of showing my nails, I thought I’d share some of my fellow bloggers and instagramers and their amazing fingertips, in no particular order of course.

Geeky Owl

This blog has to be one of my favourites, all of her designs are so creative and I love seeing her nail creations. Here is her latest post.

The theme was Mardi Gras, and it’s so awesome and totally takes in the bright colours that surround that particular event.

The Happy Sloths

Every time one of Jasmine’s posts pop up on my feed I get so happy, since they are always so incredibly cute. She utilizes a lot of nail decals and they always work for her and go amazingly with her polishes. Here is her latest post.

Love that mustache!

Ginger Loves Makeup

When it comes to Ginger’s nail related posts, I just love her selection of polishes, they are always so gorgeous. Here is her latest post.

Such a stunning teal shade!

Paint Those Piggies!

If I could get any nail/beauty blogger to do my nails it would be Erin from Paint Those Piggies, her designs are so unique and I wish I had her talent. Here is her latest post.

Anniep1124 – Instagram

Although Anniep1124 doesn’t specialise in nail art or design and instead is the instagram account for an online jewellery store, she still shows some gorgeous fingertips. Here is two of their latest nail arts.

Who’s your nail inspiration?

NOTD Sinful Colors Cupid’s Arrow

Hello Lovelies,

I’ve been meaning to paint my nails since the new year but I haven’t since I don’t like doing my nails when I don’t have any nail polish remover left, and well apparently it takes me a couple of weeks to buy some. This is one of the polishes I picked up at the Christmas sales and well I really like this one, I’m big on pastels and nudes and this one is kinda perfect for me, just very simple.

What are you wearing on your nails?

NOTD Elizabeth Arden Candy Apple

Merry Christmas Lovelies,

I wasn’t planning on doing a post today but last night when my family did Christmas early, I got this amazing nail polish and decided to do them straight away. My manicure is a little shoddy but the colour is absolutely gorgeous. The shade I’m rocking is Elizabeth Arden’s Candy Apple. I personally think this is a great shade for Christmas and I’m so happy that I get to wear on the big day.

What are you wearing on your nails? I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂
xoxo – Happy Holidays

Pretty Pink Glitter NOTD

So university is nearly over and well I was so flippin’ bored last night because everyone was out enjoying the Fall Out Boy concert and I was home. I decided to layer my favourite nail polish which is OPI in Mimosas for Mr and Mrs with some pink glitter which I picked up from Forever 21 while I was in the states last year. I had to wait a super long time to allow for it to dry but i think it looks very pretty and not overwhelming, as sometimes glitter tends to be. Last night I also noticed that I am running very short on my Sally Hansen Dry and Go Drops and desperately need to go and buy more because I probably only have one good use left in them!
Hope you enjoyed! I would love to know what’s on your nails right now?

Lively Lilac – NOTD

It’s springtime and what better way to embrace the season than to take in all the lovely wildlife that is blooming around this time of year. This is a really simple NOTD featuring one of my favourite nail polishes. This particular one is Rimmel Lasting Finish in 170 Lively Lilac and I’m absolutely in love with it. I feel that this specific shade is a very natural way to add some purple into an more wearable setting, since lilacs and lavenders are very subtle yet stunning shades.

NOTD – OPI Significant Other Color

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I repainted my nails tonight and I realized I hadn’t shown you guys this amazing shade.  When I bought this I remember not wanting to buy anything that day and when I saw this little beaut, I bought faster then you could say it’s name. It has a real unique blend of colors, with purple being the main one, but with hints of green and silver and pink, I cannot express how much I love this shade, it’s amazing in sunlight and with all the sun we’ve had in the last couple of days, it is a must for spring. As always I have Sally Hansen’s Dry & Go Drops put on top it make them dry faster and help it last longer.