Saturday, August 31, 2013

Chevron it Out

I have this newfound thing for chevrons! Well.. actually I've had it for a while but haven't had the guts to try it on my nails yet. So I decided it was about time to try it out and this is what I ended up with. :) I don't know about you but I am actually loving this design on short nails! <3

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Volleyball Nails (+ Tutorial)

Wowza! Okay ladies... I am extremely embarrassed to show you my nails but after almost a week of no nail art, I decided it was time to do some. My pinky nail had the worst break ever on Monday so I was forced to file all my nails. :/ Oh well, I was bound to break them all in judo anyways bahaha. xD
So let's take a look at my Volleyball Nails! I made a volleyball nail art tutorial more than a year ago and I still see it being pinned on Pinterest quite often but it's so old and gross.. It's about time to recreate these sport nails with the much better me. ;) So here is a quick look at what my nail length is now (yeah, I warned you) and how my finished volleyball nails turned out! :D Keep reading if you're interested in learning how to make your own volleyball nails. ;)
Volleyball Nails

Sunday, August 25, 2013

What a Broad by Sephora

It's that time of the week again, time to show off a great polish for Sunday Swatch! Today I wanted to show you all What a Broad from Sephora by OPI. :) These pictures were taken a while ago when my nails were long.. :( I have a ton of nail photos that neglect to upload bahaha! Keep reading to view more pictures of this perfect plum polish.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

N is for Newspaper Nails

N is for Newspaper Nails! This is going to be a super short post but keep reading if you're interested in learning how to make your own newspaper nails. ;)

Newspaper Nails Tutorial

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

M is for Mix & Match

M is for Mix & Match nails! :D It's time to continue my Alphabet Challenge with letter "M". ;) I've had these mix & match nails on since Sunday so it's been a while since I've done my nails... xD These pictures were taken Monday though when my nails were longer. :/ I've been secretly filing them down to be super short but after a small break in judo class, I decided long nails is a summer thing. It's time to go back to nubbies! Okay. ENOUGH Jenna on your nail life. Onto more photos for M!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sweet Baby Cuticle Oil by Donna Review

One of the most important things that I've learned while nail blogging is how crucial it is to keep your cuticles moistened and well-kept. Nothing ruins a photo of your nails more than super dry cuticles. Oh don't worry! I'm not denying that at a point I was a beginner nail artist with horrible nail hygiene (yeah.. let's not discuss those dark times!) -- in fact, I wish someone would have told me about this wonderful thing called cuticle oil a long time ago!
If you haven't guessed yet, today I finally am reviewing one of my lovely Instgram friend's, @workinggirlnails, cuticle oil! Donna recently launched her business about a month ago and was kind enough to ask if I wanted to be one of the reviewers. :) So say hello to Sweet Baby's (by Donna) cuticle oil! <3 I've been using this product for almost 3 weeks and I'm very impressed! Keep reading for more info. ;)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Fireworks & Freedom by Laquerlicious

Hello, hello! Do you guys remember when I swatched Laquerlicious' 4th of July polishes waaay back in June? Well, it seems almost "rare" for bloggers/swatchers to actually use a polish that they were sent more than once. I want to break that habit and actually use my indie polishes in my nail art!
So for today's Sunday Swatch, I am bringing BACK Fireworks & Freedom by Laquerlicious. Right now you can get all of Michelle's 4th of July collection for oober cheap, only $5 per bottle because they're on clearance. ;) Let's see what I did with F&F.
Here I have swatched only TWO coats of Fireworks & Freedom and topped it with Glossy Glam. There are no undies here! I just love how concentrated Laquerlicious glitters bombs are! (And because I've already swatched this, let's move on to the nail art I've done with this patriotic glitter. ;))

Saturday, August 17, 2013

L is for Leopard

Wooooooah.... One of the busiest weeks of the year is now done! ;) Sorry about being absent for a while! I haven't done my nails for FIVE days bahaha. I wore my favorite pink OPI Bubble Bath the entire time. :) But now it's time to continue my alphabet nail art challenge!
Today I have for you Leopard Nails (& a leopard nail tutorial). I wanted to do something more fun but I'm a little out of practice so I decided to stick with something easy. :)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Wet n' Wild Pop Art Collection Swatches

Hellooooo! I did not forget my promise to swatch the entire new, limited edition, Wet n' Wild Pop Art Craze Collection for you today on Swatch Sunday. :) Like I said before, I bought this entire collection at Shopko a few days ago because my Walgreens didn't have it. :/ That's okay though! I bought mine for the same price that Walgreens was having their Wet n' Wild polishes. ;) So if you're interested in learning more about this new summer collection, then keep reading!

Wet n Wild Pop Art Collection

Saturday, August 10, 2013

K is for Kaleidoscope

Welp... I was going to wait to post my nails for K for Kaleidoscope nails on Monday but I'm not really THAT patient. >.< Plus, I've already strayed from the ABC Challenge 2x this week and will again tomorrow for hopefully an epic Swatch Sunday (with the new Wet n'Wild collection!). So I'll just post my Kaleidoscope nails now. :)
On Instagram, @nailslikelace came up with an idea to have a HUGE rainbow collaboration -- meaning a ton of girls are creating rainbow nails just for this weekend! So on Monday, if you're on Instagam, be sure to check out the hashtag #collablikerainbows2013 to see ALL of the fabulous rainbow nail designs. ;) We nail artists are crazy...

Friday, August 9, 2013

Rainbow Zebra Print Tutorial

Hey guys! Here is another short break from the ABC Nail Challenge! :) I do actually have my "K" nails ready but I decided to wait to post them because there is a Rainbow Nail Collab happening on Instagram and we aren't supposed to post the nails until everyone is done. ;) Well... that's ironic because my K nails were my first rainbow patterned nails and I was so obsessed that I decided to do rainbow nails AGAIN. ;D So today I have for you my rainbow zebra nails!!
Currently on Instagram, I have my first VIDEO tutorial on how to do gradient nails. :) Be sure to check it out if you haven't already! (Keep in mind that the IG vids can only be 15 seconds. xD Everyone's favorite part seems to be my quick ending. "Cleanuptopcoatdone." You'll only understand if you watch the video. ;) So click here and watch it!) Now, I'll show you how my finished rainbow zebra nails turned and let's learn how to make your own zebra print art. :)
Rainbow Zebra Nails Tutorial

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Love, Angeline: Smoke & Mirrors Review

Hello, hello! It has been a while since I've swatched some awesome indie polish so I think today isa perfect day to do so! (Plus it's time for another short break from the ABC Nail Challenge). ;) Today I have for you a fairly new brand called Love, Angeline created by Natosha! She began her adventure in February 2013 so I'm honored to be of assistance and provide swatches of her newest collection called Smoke & Mirrors. So without any further ado, keep reading to see the beautiful colors Hypnotize and Ta Da!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

J is for Jellyfish

Happy Shark Week everyone! ;D I don't have any shark nails but I do have another creature of the sea. ;)  I finally got back home from Seattle last night and decided to relax with some nail art. ;) For today's ABC Nail Art Challenge, I have J is for Jellyfish Nails! Once again, many people suggested this on Instagram so I had to practice a few times but this is what we ended up with. :) I was very much inspired by @Melissarose0410 on Instagram. You all should check out her YouTube account too! Keep reading for some more jellyfish nail picture spam and learn what polishes I used. :)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sidewalkers by NYC

Whooo! We're back to Swatch Sundays! ;D I know it's been a while but I honestly have been forgetting what day of the week it is and by the time it's Sunday, I don't have anything ready to post. xD (THIS IS WHAT SUMMER DOES TO YOU! AHHHHHH!) Anyho. Today for Sunday's Swatch, I have for you Sidewalkers by NYC. Like any NYC polish, it's super cheap (less than $2 at Walmart or any other store) but I actually like the formula! Let's check out some more pictures of this pretty grey polish by NYC. :) (Oh and an added feather nail art tutorial! It's just something a little extra I forgot to add! ;))

Thursday, August 1, 2013

I is for Ikat

I diiiiiiiiiiiiiiid it! :D Guys. You know that pretty popular design called ikat? Well, it's honestly one of the hardest patterns to do on my nails. I don't know why but I've never been able to do a successful ikat manicure until today! So IIIIIIIIII did it. ;) It's weird how it went from my arch nemesis to one of my favorite patterns. xD I will have to try again sometime soon but I give you "I" nails for this ABC Challenge. :)