Mint & Navy

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season.  I’ve been kind of uninspired lately when it comes to nail art, so I thought I’d do a classic design in one of my favorite color combos.  Honestly, it’s not my favorite nail art ever, but I like how it turned out.

mint & navy

I started with a base of China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On and then freehanded the half moons and tips with OPI Incognito in Sausalito, which is turning out to be a favorite of mine.  I wore it by itself for four days, which is kind of unheard of for me.

mint & navy

If you have any nail art suggestions, I would love to hear them!  I’m trying to ease my way back into blogging after a long break, and hopefully I’ll be posting much more often – I just ordered a ton of new polishes, so I need an excuse to use them 🙂

Thanks for reading, and I hope you all have a wonderful 2014!

Black Tips

I was a huge french manicure fan when I was in middle and high school.  I will admit to getting white-tipped acrylics a few times (never again!) and would often get simple french tips on the rare occasions I went for a manicure.  But it’s been years since I’ve had french tips on my nails, and I’m honestly just not that into them.  But I saw a picture of black tips from a Spring 2013 fashion show (don’t remember which) and they stuck in my mind.  They’re still simple and classic and just as clean-looking as white tips, but a lot more modern.

black tips

I used Sinful Colors Black on Black for the tips, topped with an allover coat of Seche Vite. (I did try adding a coat of OPI My Pointe Exactly – a light gray jelly – to see how it would look and hated it.)

Definitely an interesting way to wear black nail polish without really wearing black nail polish.  I’m still not completely in love with these, but I like them a lot more than I thought I would.

black tips

Be honest: would you wear black tips?  Do you prefer classic white tips, brightly colored ones, or are you just not into them at all?