Hello my loves, I have to apologize for being away for a bit....life got a little cray cray with summer ending and school starting! Sadly this poor little blog seems to be the thing I neglect the most, and I need to stop doing that! On the plus side, if you ever miss me so much you can't stand it, you can always visit me on Instagram and YouTube....shameless plug....
I did manage to get some nail art done recently....for some reason, I've been back into my flowers! I've done 2 back to back manicures with those cute little guys! I go in phases with this design....some days I love it, other days I feel like it's blahhh....
The first mani is my "getting ready for fall" nails...
I used OPI Dutch Tulips and Nails Inc. Porchester Square for this flowery number. Funny how a flower manicure reminds me of fall....it must be something about the darker colors.
Dutch Tulips is a gorgeous poppy red color, with a kick ass formula! OPI pretty much does everything right, I don't know that I have any OPI polishes that aren't really nice?! And Porchester Square is another polish that makes me want to go all Miley Cyrus on peeps. (No I don't want to twerk and hang my tongue out of my mouth like a mental patient, I just want to get a little bit crazy....good polish does that to me!) The formula is good and the color is a really nice mix between tan and grey....it's a great transition color for, yep you guessed it, fall, which I am dreading by the way. Can't it just be summer forever?
Speaking of summer.....
Yep, the same flowers but with a summery twist. I love a good aqua/coral mix, and this perddy girl had me getting out the boxing gloves!
I used Color Club Blue-Ming and Sally Hansen Coral Reef. Sadly I couldn't get Coral Reef to photograph true to color....she is not this dark in real life, maybe she's hiding from the cops or something, I don't know but she definitely was wearing a disguise in this pic! I let it slide because the formula is incredible! Smooth, buttery and perfectly opaque in 2 coats!
Too bad I can't say the same thing about little miss Blue-Ming. She battled me every step of the way, as she always does! But the color is so gorgeous and bright, that I let it slide! I used 3 coats for the above pic, 3 uneven spotty coats that did kind of even out once I slapped on a little magical Seche Vite. (Coral Reef only required 2).
I have to include this next pic, simply for the cute factor! My daughter Emma who just turned 12, finally stopped biting her nails....so this was her first official YWP mani! She was thrilled with it, and I promised her I would share it with all of my friends!
I used Wet n Wild Teal Slowly and See which I talk about in my most recent favorites video which I will link below. The formula is awesome, and the color....well...look at it, it's gorg! I also used Essie Blanc and Essie Licorice for the nail art! I topped everything with INM Northern Lights, which explains the pretty sparkle going on!
I am so proud of my little bean for breaking her nail biting habit....I'm sure this will not be the last time you see her cute little nails! She's becoming quite the nail freak, I don't know where she gets that from?!
Are you guys ready for fall? Or are you stuck in the middle like me? I'm ready for the dark, vampy colors that go with the colder weather, but I don't want the dark, sad nights that come along with it! And Christmas....psssh don't even get me started!
If you little muffins try out this flowery nail art, please tag me on Instagram! I love to see your recreations! (youngwildandpolished is the name, polish is the game)
Happy Polishing flower children!