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).

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Just a heads up, my Facebook Giveaway is now closed! The winner has been posted and will have until Thursday morning to claim her prize. Thank you to everyone who entered! :)


Hi everyone! :) So I am really excited to show you guys my swatches of the Sinful Colors, Sugar Rush Collection. I was super excited to buy this collection because this is the first time I have ever bought a full collection of nail polish before...and I had a coupon for a dollar off of each bottle :D I bought 8 colors for $8!! That's crazy because the polish is such great quality!

Anywho, here they are :)

Orange Cream- This color is stunning! It's my first peach color and I love it! It has a really pretty shimmer to it :) I had to use 3 coats to get the coverage I wanted because it has such a thin consistency, so this isn't a color to stamp with, but I will definitely try stamping over the top of it.

Cotton Candy- I have so many pink colors that they are all starting to look the same to me :P But this one is beautiful and different than the other pink colors I own because it has a shimmer also. The consistency of this polish is semi-thin...although, it's not quite as thin as the Orange Cream, I still needed to apply 3 coats (I probably could have gotten away with 2 coats).

Sugar N Spice- Of all of the pink polishes I own, this is one of my new favorites! It's a beautiful shimmery, opaque pink. I was surprised that I only needed to apply one coat of this polish, so I think this will be a good polish to stamp with (when I try it out I will let you know).

Sweet Tooth- This light, shimmery purple has a very similar consistency to the Orange Cream polish, it's very thin. I needed to apply 3 coats to my nails, so just like the Orange Cream I won't be stamping with this color but I will stamp over the top of it. 

Candy Coated- This purple is very different than most of the other purple polishes I own, I would say it has more of a blue undertone. It's really a very unique purple that also has a shimmer to it, and the consistency is very milky, I applied 3 coats (even though I could have gotten away with 2).

Sugar Rush- For anyone who knows me or follows me on a regular basis, you probably know by now that I love blue polish! So I think this blue is absolutely gorgeous! Even though it has a semi-thin consistency, it's still pretty opaque, and I only needed to apply 2 coats of this color.

(I apologize the lighting isn't very good, I was fighting to get the last little bit of daylight when I took these photos lol). 

Sweet Nothing- Another beautiful, opaque blue. I only needed to apply one coat of this color, so I think this will be a great color for stamping :) 

After buying this collection and seeing other nail bloggers who bought it, I realized that the Walgreen's I bought these at didn't have Unicorn, which is the yellow color of this collection :( They had put out a different color to fill the display, so I bought Rise & Shine instead of Unicorn. I am really upset about not having the whole collection (and don't worry I will be going back to buy Unicorn as soon as I can), but Rise & Shine is a beautiful color. 

(Matte Finish)

Rise & Shine- Even though this color isn't part of the Sugar Rush collection, I am happy I found it. The color is Stunning!! (Sadly, the pictures don't do this any justice, so if I get a chance soon I will try to get a better picture). The thing that makes this color so beautiful, is the shimmer it has, I immediately thought of a Mermaid's tail when I applied the color over my nails. I only needed to apply one coat and when it dried, I was surprised that it had a matte finish. This is the second polish from Sinful Colors I have bought that has dried with a matte finish, and I love it!!

So there you have it! The (almost) entire collection of Sugar Rush (+one)!! I wish you could see the shimmer in the pictures but I guess that just means you will have to go out and get the collection for yourself to see it :) I don't think anyone will complain about that :P

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Hey I just wanted to let you guys know that I hit 200 likes on my Facebook page so I decided to have a Giveaway! It's going for 3 more days so don't miss your chance to win! The prize is a Stamping Kit for Beginners, a Manicure kit and a 6 pack of glitter polish by KleanColor! To enter just go to my Facebook Page, and click on the 'Giveaway App' at the top of the page :)


Do you love China Glaze polish? Because I don't know if I've told you or not, but my favorite brand of nail polish is China Glaze :) And I just recently bought some beautiful colors! I haven't been able to do any swatches of them yet, but that will be coming soon.

Lately I have been extremely attracted to blue polish! I think I have 6 new blue ones :S! That happened in about a week :P My last few trips to the store I have brought back 16 polishes! (More on that later!) So because of how much I love these colors I had to try some of them out as soon as I could.

I think this design turned out a little bit messy, but I did get alot of compliments on my 'perfectionist-self' had to take a back seat for the day and I decided to take some pictures. The color I chose was China Glaze, Sky High-Top and I had also bought new paint brushes and acrylic paint and wanted to try doing the One stroke design, after watching a video on YouTube. And...I will be the first one to tell you that it is not as easy as it looks! lol I need some more practice, but I will say that it is a very fun technique if you have the patience for it. So after it not quite turning out the way I was hoping, I ended up doing something a little different. I added the dots with my dotting tool and then tried to make a fun swirl design in the empty areas with black acrylic paint.

I loved this design! I didn't even have it on for a day and it chipped and one of my nails broke when I was at work :( I'm just glad I was able to get some pictures before that happened. I used Orly, Snowcone and China Glaze, Man Hunt and a stamp from my new Jumbo plates by Cheeky. When I first got the plates I was so excited! But they are so big that for awhile it was almost intimidating to try to use them. Now, I have long nail beds and some of the stamps I have don't fit on my entire nail, so big plates seemed to be exactly what I was looking for, but man I so wasn't expecting how big these ones are! So this is my second attempt at using them and I absolutely love it! Both times I have used my Jumbo plates I have used plate E...I have plate A, but that one is still a little to much lol! I'll figure it out though.


Hey everyone! I apologize it has been a couple of weeks since I have posted anything, I was having some technical difficulties with the site I was using to edit my photos. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to figure it out on that site so I decided to edit the photos on my phone...and boy do I have alot to show you! It's a little overwhelming :P But it will be fun!

Until I'm able to get 'caught up' posting all of my designs I will be posting a few designs into one post. The first 2 designs I am going to show you I did right after my January Nail Art Challenge (and just a little teaser...I did a February Nail Art Challenge also ;) Post coming soon!). This first design is one inspired by The Nailasaurus. I found her design when I was looking at Instagram pictures, and fell in love with it! Honestly, I think her design turned out much better :P But this was a fun design.

As you can tell this design is pretty simple. I did this freehand using Ulta, In The Nude and my black striper polish.

I was really excited about this pink french mani when I had finished it! I decided to do this design because I hadn't done any french tip designs in awhile and I had some new polishes that I really wanted to use. Using my striping tape as a guide, I used O.P.I., Pink Friday and Silky Polish, Viole Serenade and then I added one coat of China Glaze, Fairy Dust to give it a little pop! I absolutely love this design because of how simple and elegant it is! When I had it on I couldn't stop staring at my hands :P 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that I have been having some technical difficulties with the site I have been using to edit my photos, which is why I haven't posted any photos recently. I'm working on  figuring out a different way to edit my photos, so in the mean time if you would like to see my recent photos please feel free to check out my Facebook page, or find me on Instagram, @playfulpolishes. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Friday, February 1, 2013


Good morning everyone! :) Once again I apologize this post is a day late, it seems like all of the days of this challenge clashed with my work schedule :( but at least I was able to get all of the days posted :)

This week has come with a little frustration lol. I have had a few technical I only have one photo of Day 31 because the photos didn't turn out good on my camera, so I'm using the one I posted on Instagram. The other difficulties aren't for this post but future ones, because the site I use to edit my photos changed and doesn't have the tools I usually use, so I'm going to have to figure out what I'm going to do on that...but on a happier note, Nails!!

Day 31 is Shiny Nails :) I didn't do any art for this design, it's pretty much just a swatch, but it is sparkly!

I decided to be a little bit more creative with my photos this week and I added the polish bottle (Please fell free to tell me if you like it or not), I used to not like when people took pictures like this but I'm starting to like it, so I'm going to try it out with my future designs :)

This polish is by Ulta, called Hide and Go Sequins. It's a beautiful sheer polish, I used 3-4 coats to get this look and I really like how it looks like a jelly when it's done (I know that there are jelly polishes, but I don't think this is an actual jelly polish). I really love that the sparkles in the polish are different colors. Green, blue and silver...I think that's what really makes this polish pop!