Nail Passion

Nail Art is my passion! This blog is all about nails :) I wanted to share my passion with others and be able to connect and follow others who share the same interests! I hope you enjoy my blog :) Feel free to comment, like, share and/or give feedback. (You can also find me on Facebook and Pinterest).

Monday, November 21, 2016

CHRISTMAS/WINTER NAIL ART

Hey there! :) 

Are you guys ready for the Holidays?? I am...even though here in Texas it doesn't feel like it's anywhere close to Winter. But that's ok, because my nails make me feel a little bit closer ;) I hope you guys enjoy these designs as much as I do and please feel free to leave a suggestion down below if there are specific Holiday designs you'd like to see :)



I created this design using 2 coats of OPI Infinite Shine Funny Bunny and then stamped snowflakes using Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-S216. I added a touch of glitter with Jior Couture's Holo at Me 3 glitter topcoat and then added some iridescent glitters to the center of each snowflake. It's a really elegant, yet subtle design :)



I came up with this design last night and fell in love with the way it turned out! I wanted to do something Christmas related but didn't want to spend a lot of time doing my nails, so I picked out a couple colors and was going through my Christmas stamps when I came across this image from Winstonia plate W120 and knew what I wanted to do :)


The polishes I used Royal Polish Robin's Egg, Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Essie No More Film. I opted for no topcoat as well because I really liked the way the design looked without it.



And finally, this fun Neutral Christmas Design was inspired by @just1nail.


The products I used were Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Funky Fingers Black Knight, LVX The Full Monty and black and white acrylic paint.

I hope you all have a Wonderful Holiday Season! And please check back here for more fun Christmas designs :) Also if you're not already following me on Instagram or Facebook make sure you do so you don't miss out on any of my fun designs :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CUTE HALLOWEEN NAILS

Hello Lovelies! I hope you're as excited about Halloween nails as I am ;) They're always so fun to create! I hope you like these!


The products I used for this design are Bliss Polish Reznikov, Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Black on Black. The stamping images are from Winstonia plate W221.


If you don't follow me on Facebook or Instagram, this is probably the first time you're seeing my new nail shape! I'm so surprised with myself that I actually did it, but I have LOVED the Coffin/Ballerina shape...so about a week ago I had the sudden urge that I really needed to change my nails, and I did! It's not too different, obviously...but I've had square nails for so long that it's weird to get used to this style. I thought after a few days I'd probably hate it, but I've grown to love it even more every day!


This is the base look of the design before I added the black and white images. I thought it would make a pretty, simple Halloween design all by itself :)



The colors I used for this design are a green, orange and purple stamping polishes from Born Pretty Store, Royal Polish Everlasting Meadow, Little Peep, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, U-neek Polish Dark Angel, Sinful Colors TempestSnow Me White and Funky Fingers Black Knight. The stamping images are all from Bunny Nails plate HD-C.

If you would like to see how I created this design you can watch my YouTube tutorial here: 

Let me know if you have any Halloween requests! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

31 DAY NAIL ART CHALLENGE 2016 ROUND UP

Hi Loves :) If you don't follow me on Facebook or Instagram then you missed out on my month of nails...but don't worry because I'm going to fill you in right now! 

Doing my nails every day of the month is a challenge (and I love it!), even though I don't always succeed at doing my nails every single day (which means some days I end up doing more than one) but not only that, going through and editing all of the photos once I'm done, adding my watermark, uploading them to all of my social media sites and then writing up a blog post after that?? It's a bit too much for me. It sometimes feels like a full time job! So I figured I'd just do a round up post for you guys that may have missed it! I hope you enjoy it! ;)

*Fair warning: This is a very picture heavy post!*


Day 1: Red Nails
Products used: Orly Grave Mistake and rhinestones.


Day 2: Orange Nails
Products used: LVX Sienna, Coquelicot, Mink, Essie Fear or Desire
Matte About You, China Glaze Street Chic and Pueen55.


Day 3: Yellow Nails
Products used: China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, Royal Polish Little 
Peep, Born Pretty Store BP-L015 and yellow rhinestones.


Day 4: Green Nails
Products used: LVX Oasis, Royal Polish Everlasting Meadow, Sinful Colors 
Snow Me White, Green stamping polish from Born Pretty Store and Bundle Monster 
Time Machine plate BM-XL134.


Day 5: Blue Nails
Products used: Essie No More Film, China Glaze 
All Wrapped Up and Qgirl-026


Day 6: Purple Nails
Products used: LondonTown Lakur Murray Me, KBShimmer 
Pansy-Monium, Sinful Colors Tempest, Julep Simone, Zoya Carter 
and Bunny Nails plate BuNa B.


Day 7: Black and White Nails
Products used: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Ciate London 
Unrestricted Glam, 91% Isopropyl Alcohol and black striping tape.


Day 8: Metallic Nails
Products used: I Love NP Sirene and white acrylic paint.


Day 9: Rainbow Nails
Products used: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Black on Black, Tempest
Pink Poppy's, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, Royal Polish Little Peep,
  Everlasting Meadow, Robin's Egg, Carnation Creation and 
Bundle Monster plate BM-XL153.


Day 10: Gradient Nails
Products used: LVX Nu, Blush, Truffle and Saint.


Day 11: Polka Dots
Products used: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Julep Jules, China Glaze 
Passion, Forever 21 Grey polish and dotting tool.


Day 12: Stripes
Products used: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Endless Blue
striping tape, beads and Anchor charm.


Day 13: Animal Print
Products used: Sinful Colors Black on Black, Essie Matte About You 
and Bundle Monster Time Machine plate BM-XL136


Day 14: Flowers
Products used: LondonTown Lakur Murray Me, Sinful Colors Black on Black
Bundle Monster plate BML-024, red and purple sharpies and 91% Isopropyl Alcohol.


Day 15: Delicate Print (this is supposed to look like stained glass).
Products used: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Black on Black, Winstonia 
plate W206, Blue, Light Blue, Turquoise, Green and Light Green Sharpies 
and 91% Isopropyl Alcohol.


Day 16: Geometric
Products used: Forever 21 Light Grey polish, Born Pretty Store purple 
stamping polish, Sinful Colors Black on Black, Essie Matte About You, BM-XL207, BM-619, 
Pueen08 and Pueen50.


Day 17: Glitter
Products used: Zoya PixieDust Carter, Chyna and Liberty.


Day 18: Half Moons
Products used: Aly's Dream Polish TiffanyTea, pearls, 
rhinestones and french tip stickers.


Day 19: Galaxy
Products used: Sinful Colors Black on Black, Pink Poppy's, Tempest
Hip To Be Square, Endless Blue, China Glaze Are You Jelly?, Sky High-Top
Fairy Dust, Essie Matte About You and white acrylic paint.

Watch my Video Tutorial for this design here.


Day 20: Watermarble
Products used: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Liquid Sky Lacquer 
The Passion Club, Private Charter, Meet Cha at the Pink Kitty
Pass the SalsaCATION: Party in Progress, Jalapeno Business 
and BM-XL210.


Day 21: Inspired by a Color
Products used: LVX Icon, Nu, Oasis, Julep Kam and rhinestones.


Day 22: Inspired by a Song (Pitbull Fireball)
Products used: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Black on Black, Blue, Green, White and Black acrylic paint and Bundle Monster plate BM420.


Day 23: Inspired by a Movie (Ice Age)
Products used: Orly Coffee Break, China Glaze Street Chic
LondonTown Lakur Murray Me, LVX Mink, Essie Matte About You 
and Bundle Monster Time Machine plate BM-XL136.


Day 24: Inspired by a Book (Comic book)
Products used: Jior Couture Love is...Gentle, Essie Matte About You 
and Black and White acrylic paint.


Day 25: Inspired by Fashion 
Products used: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Water Decal 
from Born Pretty Store and Black and Red rhinestones.


Day 26: Inspired by a Pattern
Products used: OPI Infinite Shine CIA=Color is Awesome, Sinful Colors 
Snow Me White and Born Pretty Store plate BP-L010.


Day 27: Inspired by Artwork
Products used: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Light Grey and Grey 
polish from Forever 21 and Gold Foil.


Day 28: Inspired by a Flag
Products used: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, OPI 
Black Onyx and Bunny Nails plate HD-A.


Day 29: Inspired by the Supernatural
Products used: Light grey polish from Forever21, OPI Black Onyx
Matte Topcoat, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Green 
stamping polish from Born Pretty Store and White, Black, 
Pink, Orange and Red Acrylic Paint.


Day 30: Inspired by a Tutorial (IG tutorial by @julia_golubkova24_nails).
Products used: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, OPI Matte Topcoat 
and White, Pink, Green, Red and Black Acrylic Paint.


Day 31: Honor Nails You Love (Original design from @shmeth on IG).
Products used: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Black on Black
Bundle Monster plate BM-H08 and black rhinestones.

So there you have it! I hope you guys liked these designs :D I would love to know which ones are your favorite! Please leave me a comment below and let me know!

Also, if you are interested in doing the 31 Day Nail Challenge sometime I highly recommend it. You don't have to be the most amazing nail artist to do it...doing this challenge really enhances your nail art capabilities! I have done it every year for the last 4 years and if you'd like to see my previous designs (as well as the progress I've made :P) you can find them all on my Pinterest page, which you can find here: https://www.pinterest.com/playfulpolishes/.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

OPI INFINITE SHINE SWATCH & REVIEW

Hey Lovelies! I hope you're doing well :) Today I am happy to be sharing with you some of the New OPI Infinite Shine polishes! This is not a new collection...OPI has come out with some of their most popular polish shades with their new Infinite Shine formula! It works best as a system, which includes a primer, your color of choice and a glossy topcoat. So let's get into it! :D

**These polishes were sent to me for review by Preen.me and OPI. Please see my Disclosure Policy listed in the tabs above.**


First shade is Funny Bunny, a beautiful white polish. If this were a 2 coat polish I would probably use it all of the time, unfortunately it's more of a 4 coat polish...I applied 3 thicker coats because I'm impatient enough when doing swatches that I didn't want to have to apply 4 coats :P

Since this was the first polish I swatched, I do have to admit that I was really impressed with the  Gloss Topcoat! It smoothed out any bumps/imperfections in the polish, and I really do think it's more glossy looking than my usual topcoat.


Bubble Bath is a beautiful baby pink polish. The shade is almost more of a nude pink, which I really like. The formula was a little sheer, so it took about 2-3 coats for full opacity.


Strawberry Margarita is one of those pink shades that you can never have enough of! This is my go-to pink polish, so I'm really excited to have this one! The formula was actually pretty impressive as well. It was mostly opaque with only 1 coat, but it did need 2 for a few sheer spots.


Big Apple Red is the perfect shade of red! The formula matched Strawberry Margarita, so it needed 2 coats for full opacity.


I'm Not Really a Waitress is SOO pretty in person! The shimmer in the polish is mesmerizing! And the formula was perfect, because I only used 1 coat for full opacity!


You Don't Know Jacques! is a beautiful color! I don't know how to explain it, other than it's like a nude/purple with maybe some grey undertones? I don't really know, but I do know that I love it! It was mostly opaque with 1 coat, but needed 2 for full opacity.


Russian Navy completely blew my breath away! Not kidding! If you don't have this polish you really should get it! It's a deep purple in some light, blue in other light and has pink and purple shimmer throughout that make it so eye catching! I actually did a double take when I first applied it :P And the thing that really makes this polish even more amazing is that it's completely opaque with 1 coat!


Lincoln Park After Dark is a beautiful deep purple...it was really hard to catch the true color of this one in photos because it just looks black. This polish needed 2 coats.


CIA=Color is Awesome is my personal favorite out of all of these polishes! This dark teal is so pretty! And it also only needed 1 coat!

So I have to admit that I really like these Infinite Shine polishes! The primer dries very quickly, the colors naturally have more shine than usual (in my own opinion) and the gloss topcoat works really well!

If you prefer the long lasting wear of Gel polishes, you will most likely love these, as they are meant  to last up to 10 days and you don't have to soak them off when you're ready for a new color.

Find all of the Infinite Shine colors here:  Infinite Shine