Yay! More cell service, so time to post another guest post (: This mani is by the wonderful @nailsbywis, an amazing nail artist who happens to live in the same city as me! "Well, here it is my mani... I was inspired by Margee of @Nailuminium and her watermelon nails :) ... They were pretty easy to do and I love the look ❤️ ... First I painted them black, did the triangles in white, painted 3/4 in red, then I added the green part. Finally I added the black seeds... Seche vite on top and voilá!
I did them just on time... I had a major break on my middle finger (cinderella hand) and I just cut them all off. i'm so sad! But I know it will grow again hehe
Thanks for asking me Alicia!"
Another guest post! This time by @lowcountrylacquer! Any other nail polish and beer loving girls must follow her!!
"I'm so excited to be guest blogging for Alicia! When she initially asked me to do a guest post for her, I had NO clue what I was going to do. I've been loving neons and gradients this summer, so I decided to do a neon gradient with a little twist.
To create this look, I first painted a base using Essie Blanc. Then I applied topcoat and let dry for a good bit. Once dry, I applied half-moon nail vinyls (sold at www.nailvinyls.com, IG @teismom) and sponged on a gradient using Essie I'm Addicted and Sittin Pretty. I did 4 coats of the sponged on gradient. Then I used a dotting tool and white acrylic paint to create the dots.
I really love how this turned out! Super funky! Thank you Alicia for asking me to guest post on your blog. It was such an honor!"
My first guest post is by the lovely @la_manisera
“Hello, Alicia’s readers! This is my very first guest post! (It’s my first blog post ever, actually, since I am blogless – you can find me on Instagram, though.) My nails today have no brand loyalty: the yellow is Canary Islands from the Julie G Summer 2014 Cruise Collection. The lighter gray is China Glaze Pelican Gray; the dark gray is Essie Sew Psyched, and the white is Essie Blanc. There’s even a bit of OPI My Vampire is Buff in there. I used a detailer from Winstonia Store to dab on the petals first, then fill in the spaces between them with other colors. I do have a thing for yellow nails this summer!”
Sitting on my deck admiring these Essie Neons. The dark blue is Chills & Thrills and looks purple in some lighting. The lighter blue is I’m Addicted. I did a coat of white, then two coats of I’m Addicted. Taped off the bottom using @teismom nail vinyls, then one coat of Chills & Thrills. I hear not everyone in the polish community is in love with the Essie neon collection this year, but I think they are great. Very bright colors, but not too highlighter like some other collections I’ve seen. Great for summer!
NOTD: chevron skittle mani featuring Essie Hide and Go Chic, Essie Beyond Cozy, OPI I Eat Mainley Lobster, and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. Tried using @teismom nail vinyls for the chevrons, but I wasn’t used to them, took too long to remove them, and messed up the clean lines. Womp womp. Oh well, gotta keep practicing!
I was walking by David’s Tea and was inspired by their summer collection colors. I don’t really have a good, bright green, so I left it out. Colors used are: OPI I Eat Mainley Lobster, OPI Koala Bear-y, and China Glaze Metro Pollen-tin.
I have been dying to share these nails with you guys for a while. @lowcountrylacquer and I love craft beer, so what better way to show it than on our nails! If you don’t already follow @lowcountrylacquer on Instagram, you need to. She is freaking awesome and has great nails (I mean, just look at them!).
Here is my solo shot of my Bestie Beer Nails. I chose to do the label from Mikkellerbeer 19 (American Style IPA)! I just loved the rainbow design. I used so many different polishes, I could never name them all, but the blue is @opi_products Keeping Suzi At Bay.