the inspiration pic is from cupcakes and cashmere.

my manicure was inspired by this pic of skirts. i just LOVE the color combo! i used “minted” by revlon for the base and “mezmerised”* by essie for the nail stamp. it was my first time trying regular polish for stamping instead of the “special” polish. i’d say it worked out ok. the “special” polish is definitely thicker but it still worked. i get a little crayzay when i do my nail stamping because i start to want to add glitter and even more flair as if this isn’t obnoxious enough! =) it’s funny…i’ve started getting annoyed when people assume that i am just wearing “salon nail effects”…lol…what a weirdo i am.

*i realize mesmerized is spelled wrong above…that is how they spell it on the bottle. =)

17 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Penny Pincher Fashionista
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 4:01 am

    I love it! Such a great color combination & the design is clean & chic!!

  2. Rory
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 5:44 am

    I love when you show your nails!!! what is the nail stamping kit you talk about>>> ITT LOOKS SO COOL! also, with the kit do you have to paint your nails first and then stamp stuff on it? I’m looking for one since your nails always look AMAZING

  3. Kenzi
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 5:51 am

    That looks amazing! I’m always so jealous of your nails!

    I remember back in high school when I had oodles of time, I would use acrylic paint from my mom’s art closet to paint my nails. I’d have rainbows & flowers and all kinds of cutesy stuff. I’d use toothpicks or whatever I could find to make the designs. And then I would put a clear coat over it (because the paint dried matte). Everyone would always think I went and had it done professionally.

    sighh.. those were the days. Now, I’m lucky if I have a chance to paint them ONE color! haha.


  4. Jessica Zigenis
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 6:03 am

    I’d get annoyed too! Painting your nails well takes a long time and is very labor intensive. ; ) It looks amazing.

  5. Laurel
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    Cute! I have that same Essie shade, and also laughed at the spelling…I wish I had a steady hand to try this technique myself–I would probably end up with one cute hand, one wonky hand. I will just admire yours for now.

  6. Natalia Contreras
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    Omg.. you MUST do a tutuorial? How the heck do you stamp?

    Love your blog!

  7. Nikki | GoHomeMyDear Style Blog
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 11:41 am

    Hi there!
    I LOVE your nails! These colors are beautiful. I wish I was handy enough to do my own nails. I mess things up! x


  8. AlyssonJean
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    OMG this is so adorable! You and Emily are both so inspirational! How creative to take such a great color combination and translate it into such fun nail decor! I think we need to know how you got your lines so straight! xo


  9. Kate
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    Love how this comes out! I am just getting used to learning how to actually paint my nails without it looking ridiculous. Once I master that I may have to give the adding effects a try!

  10. Anna Jane
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

    so so so gorgeous! i wish i was able to paint my own nails well..i’m seriously terrible at it, but may just have to practice so I can do that! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. lauren Ashby {whimsy lane}
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

    What is nail stamping?!
    Those look amazing!

  12. Adele
    Jun 21, 2011 @ 3:15 am

    Great nails! i also have the Minted colour by Revlon. Would love to know how you do the nail stamping xoxo

  13. jasna
    Jun 21, 2011 @ 3:27 am

    Your nails are so stunning!! I am loving mixing nail colours together ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Louisa
    Jun 21, 2011 @ 8:38 am

    I love that nail design! It’s so unique.


  15. Nothing lasts Forever
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 7:13 am

    You have very nice nails ! Love what you did. I’m also a huge fan of Cupcakes and Cashmere ! Check out : http://nothinlasts.blogspot.com/

  16. amy
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    Dark blue and turquoise have to be one of my fave Summer combinations! It makes me want to decorate an entire seaside cottage in nothing but those two shades! (I’d totally get miffed if people assumed my nails were salon effects if they looked as fabulous as this too!)

  17. Taylor
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 1:46 pm


    Even though I’m in culinary school and can’t paint my nails ๐Ÿ™ I’ll use it on my toes!!