December 29, 2014

Fun With Polka Dots!

It's no secret that I love my freaking dotting tool, so I was super pumped for this manicure in particular. I got to whip out a blue that I haven't used in a while and I almost forgot how much I love it. The best thing about this mani is that it looks more intricate than it is to create. Read on for a list of colors and tools used.

December 22, 2014

My First Jelly Sandwich Manicure!

I've finally tried the magic that is the jelly sandwich. If you're unfamiliar with this technique, it's when you use a "jelly" polish as your base (Zoya Frida is a great example), add a layer of glitter in between, and finish it off with more of the jelly polish on top. It makes it so the glitter in between is sandwiched between the layers of polish and almost looks squishy. Know what I mean? I hope so! Well, it makes for an awesome-looking manicure and you should read on if you'd like to know what colors I used for this look.

December 15, 2014

My Favorite Polish Dupe: Revlon Whimsical!

Guys, I wanted to share a polish I'm madly in love with: Revlon Whimsical. It's a sheer blue, milky-like crelly with pink and blue glitters  and it's quickly earned a spot on my Favorites list. Read on to learn what I wore underneath it and what it's the perfect dupe for.

December 3, 2014

Feeling Blue French Mani!

It seems I have an obsession with french manicures lately, but they're just so pretty. This time around, I went with a blue (shocker because I'm not a huge fan of blues on my nails) for color and added in some rhinestones to jazz it up a little. Read on to learn more!

November 26, 2014

Classy Thanksgiving Mani: Black and Gold French!

Thanksgiving is here and I have a classy look that can be paired with just about anything! I absolutely love the French manicure, but I wanted to make it a little different. So, grab your turkey leg and read on for the colors I used to achieve this one.

November 21, 2014

FingerTIP Friday: My Favorite Nail Care Items!

Since manis aren't only about holo and glitter — though that would be really convenient — let's talk about nail care! I haven't always taken the best care of my nails, but I now find myself purchasing and using the same nail care products, and they really work for me. Read on to learn about some of my favorite items I use to care for both my hands and nails.

November 16, 2014

Cheetah and Crosses: Nail Art Wheel Edition!

I'm trying something different, guys! I was recently gifted a set of nail art wheels and I am totally in love. They are so much easier to practice on and photograph than my own nails. Plus, you don't have to worry about shaping, filing, or oiling cuticles. You can just have fun and paint! Am I the only one excited here?! Read on for a list of colors I used to achieve this look.

November 12, 2014

Blue and Gold, a Perfect Combo!

Fun fact: I'm not the biggest fan of blue polishes. I don't know why, but blues and greens usually never do it for me. I realized I didn't want my poor blue and green polishes to just be sitting in my drawers all lonely and unused, so I needed a way to re-purpose the color. glitter saved the day! Read on for which colors I paired together for this look.

October 22, 2014

Halloween Pumpkin Accent Nail!

Halloween is just around the corner and I needed an excuse to squeeze even more pumpkins into my life! (No, I'm not tired of pumpkin spice flavored everything.) I got way too lazy to do pumpkins on all of my fingers, so read on for what I used to create this pumpkin accent nail.

October 17, 2014

A Beautiful Indie: Atomic Age by ModLacquer!

Hey folks! This was my first time trying out a ModLacquer, and I am very pleased. This is Atomic Age, a deep plum 3D scattered holo polish. It's absolutely gorgeous and I couldn't stop staring! Read on for deets and to check out another shot of my nails in the sun (which makes all the difference in the world when it comes to holo!)

October 12, 2014

Oreo Cookie Milkshake Nails!

If you know me, you know I have a serious love for cookies. So, I am beyond excited about my manicure that was inspired by a delicious treat: Oreo cookie milkshake! I only used two polishes to achieve this look and I really love the effect I got. A lot of people have asked if they're decals, which I'll take as a compliment. Read on for how I did this mani!

October 8, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Mani!

October is here and I've seen a lot of breast cancer awareness manicures. I wanted to join in on honoring both our survivors and those we have lost. This was my first attempt at the breast cancer logo. It was a little tricky at first, but I think I did a decent job, no? The little pink rhinestone makes a great addition. Read on for a list of colors and tools I used to achieve this one.

October 5, 2014

Essie Shine of the Times and Gold Stud Accents!

I've had Essie SOTT for quite some time now, but never got around to trying it out until now. (Story of every nail polish addict's life, right?) It's totally a holy grail product and is a bit pricey, in my experience, but I definitely fell in love with this iridescent flakie topper. Read on to see what I paired it with.

September 30, 2014

Apple-Picking Inspired Manicure!

What's that? Another Fall manicure?! Why, yes, because I just can't get enough of this season! This look was inspired by my recent trip to an orchard to pick apples. I had a ton of fun and I baked my first pie. Delicious! Read on for the list of colors I used.

September 27, 2014

Super Simple Homemade Hand Scrub Recipe !

The weather is cooling down and it'll be cold before you know it — and you know what that means: dry skin! I don't know about you, but I want some soft, moisturized hands this Winter. If you're with me, check out the super simple (and delicious-smelling!) recipe I use for my homemade hand scrub.

September 24, 2014

Neutral-Toned Fall Dotticure + Tutorial
(Featured on Zoya!)

One of my favorite looks to do on my nails are dotticures, and it's no secret that I'm obsessed with Fall. Naturally, a neutral-toned dotticure was definitely in order. What I like about the dotting tool is that it's simple and fun to use. If you want to see how I achieved this manicure, read on for a tutorial. It's quick and painless, I promise!

Shameless plug: Dressed In Polish is featured on Zoya! The sweethearts at Zoya Nail Polish were gracious enough to share my tutorial and I couldn't be more excited. You can check it out on their blog. Now, let's get back to business.

September 20, 2014

Zoya Entice & Ignite Fall 2014 Collection!

Pumpkin spice-flavored everything, over-sized hoodies, and piles of crunchy leaves. My favorite time of the year is here: Fall! I got my hands on the Zoya Entice & Ignite Fall 2014 Collection, and it is lovely and perfect for the season! Read on for swatches and my personal picks from the collections.

First off, I am so stoked about being able to finally use my new swatch sticks! So, let's get right into it. Up first is the Ignite collection. Check out more after the jump!

September 16, 2014

Welcome to my blog!

Hello lovelies!

Welcome to my blog, Dressed In Polish! I've been into all things nail polish for about a year now, though I do remember always painting my nails as a teenager (a different color on each nail, of course.) Recently, it occurred to me that I love to write, I love to connect with other people who share my passions, and I love to paint my nails — so here we are! On Dressed In Polish, I plan to share my adventures in manicures, tutorials for some of my looks, occasional tips and favorite products that I use to care for my own nails, and whatever else pops into my brain.

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Well, that's about it! I look forward to connecting with all of you as I grow. Enjoy your time here. I'm excited!