Vintage Flowers

You’ve probably figured out by now that I tend to repeat nail art that I really love, and these flowers are no exception.  I last did them here, inspired by a floral print I saw on Pintrest (which I can’t find anymore – why don’t I ever pin these things?), and just recently saw this this post from Mr. Candiipants, so I thought I’d give her version a go.  I don’t like mine quite as much, but I’m still totally in love with this print.  I’m going to try it in some spring colors next, I think.

vintage flowers

The base of the flower nails is Cult Cosmetics Joshua Tree.  The flowers were done in Cult Cosmetics Chateau Marmont, Cult Cosmetics Rose Bowl, OPI Christmas Gone Plaid, and China Glaze Intelligence, Integrity, & Courage.  The rest of my nails (and the flower centers) are OPI Who are You Calling Bossy?.

vintage flowers

I was going to try and do some Valentine’s Day nails this year, but this was the first week of my Medieval Literature class, and I’ve had migraines every day this week, so these will have to do.  I’m not really one for pink and hearts anyway.  Hope you like them!

Vintage Stripes and Flowers

I’m back!  Sorry I’ve been gone for so long, it’s been a crazy month.  I went on a mini road trip over the holidays, bought a new car, and quit my job.  Throw in grad school, and I haven’t had all that much time for nails.  And honestly, I wasn’t that motivated to do nail art.  But I’ve been feeling great lately, so I’m going to try and start posting more.

stripes and floral

These were inspired by vintage floral patterns, and I really love the thick stripes as an accent.  I used OPI You’re So Vain-illa as the background, with OPI Black Onyx for the stripes and OPI Coca Cola Red, OPI Christmas Gone Plaid, and Cult Cosmetics Chateau Marmont for the flowers.

stripes and floral

I absolutely love how these turned out!  I actually already did a very similar design that I will be posting soon.

I hope you all had an excellent holiday season!  I had a great start to 2015 and I’m really looking forward to the rest of the year (which includes a lot more time for nail art)!


It’s no secret that I have a (slight) addiction to Netflix.  My most recent choice for a watch-the-entire-series-in-a-weekend binge was the BBC series Sherlock.  I think it took about two minutes for me to become obsessed.  I’m actually reading the book at the moment because I am so impatient for the next season to start.  So, naturally, I had to find some way to put it on my nails.

sherlock wallpaper

For the first time ever on this blog, I did photoshop the pictures (clearly) to make them look more vintage-y.  But, I figured since it’s nail art, and not a swatch, it doesn’t really matter.  I think it they look pretty awesome this way.

I used Bundle Monster plate 312 for the stamping and freehanded the happy face.

sherlock wallpaper

If you’re already a Sherlock fan, you know which scene this is from, and why it’s a favorite.  But if you haven’t seen it, here’s the clip I was inspired by: