31DC – Day 9: Rainbow

Cupcakes! I am a certifiable sugar addict. Among my preferred saccharine indulgences, cupcakes rank near the top, because they are perfect: spongy cake topped with fluffy buttery clouds of frosting designed to mash your face into, and on top of that, they’re CUTE. Cupcakes are genius. Who doesn’t like cupcakes? Probably some people, but those people…

31DC – Day 8: Metallic

I don’t hate this as much as I did when I first painted it. Okay, that was a weak opening. Let me say instead that I was disappointed with this design at first, but it’s grown on me. For Day 8’s Metallic theme, I used two of Essie’s Mirror Metallic polishes – Penny Talk and…

Ever After Polish: Jagged Heart & Sashay

Ever After Polish is a two-woman operation with a devoted fan following and products to back up their stellar reputation. When they were named among the up and coming brands on Peachy Polish’s blog, I decided to indulge in my first two Ever After polishes. I chose two shades with similar forumlas, the dove grey Jagged…

Nail art heroes collaboration

One of my favorite things about the nail art community on Instagram is just how damn much everybody wants to work together. There are mani swaps, where two people recreate one another’s designs, twin/triplet nails, where people create the same look together, and entire challenges with thousands of followers built around a weekly theme. There’s…

The Pond is Lovely, Dark, and Deep

Ah, Across the Universe. You have been a fan favorite for so many years, but at $20 a bottle and 4 coats to opacity, you are not for the faint of heart. Fortunately, I am a stalwart nail addict, and I managed to pick up this beauty during a 50% off sale at Sephora! Across the…

ILNP Reminisce: A radioactive peacock super villain

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, it’s no surprise to you that I love the indie brand ILNP. Like, a lot. Irrationally so. I plan my pre-orders with the giddy, agonized anticipation most people reserve for their weddings. What may surprise you is that I own shockingly few of ILNP’s coveted Ultrachrome polishes….

Love is a 2-player game

Welcome to my inaugural blog post! This will be a hub for my nail designs, nail-related musings, and video tutorials, like a fusion of my  YouTube channel and Instagram page, but with more room to meander and squee. This Valentine’s Day, bad puns and turns of phrase were in no short supply in the nail art channels of the…