Jewel-Toned Squishy Marble + Silver Holo Stamping

Hi, all! Today’s post will be light on words because I have a few other things to get to.

Jewel-Toned Squishy Marble + Silver Holo Stamping | Erin's Enamel

Jewel-Toned Squishy Marble + Silver Holo Stamping

 

Jewel-Toned Squishy Marble + Silver Holo Stamping | Erin's Enamel

Jewel-Toned Squishy Marble + Silver Holo Stamping

Jewel-Toned Squishy Marble + Silver Holo Stamping | Erin's Enamel

Jewel-Toned Squishy Marble + Silver Holo Stamping

I started with a white creme base and added a squishy marble using Zoya Nana (deep fuchsia creme), Forever 21 Turquoise (vibrant deep turquoise creme), and OPI Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm (vibrant blue violet creme). There were a couple spots I had to go back over, but this is mostly one layer.

Jewel-Toned Squishy Marble + Silver Holo Stamping | Erin's Enamel

Jewel-Toned Squishy Marble + Silver Holo Stamping

I added a stamp using Color Club Harp on It and Born Pretty Store plate BP-L 005.

Like I said, today’s post is light on words.:)

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

Yellow and teal gradient nail art

Good evening, everyone! Today’s mani was inspired by my niece’s soccer uniform and is what I wore to the first game of hers that I got to go to. *Edit* I also wore it to jury duty the following Monday and got complimented on it by a couple of my fellow prospective jurors.😀

Yellow and teal gradient nail art | Erin's Enamel

Yellow and teal gradient nail art

Yellow and teal gradient nail art | Erin's Enamel

Yellow and teal gradient nail art

I started, as ever, with a white creme base. I sponged on the gradient using China Glaze Four Leaf Clover (bright teal creme) and China Glaze Daisy Know My Name? (neon sunshine yellow creme). I decided to try a reflected gradient rather than just a simple one. It was a little harder to keep the yellow pure; it got a little muddied on my middle and ring fingers.

Yellow and teal gradient nail art | Erin's Enamel

Yellow and teal gradient nail art

I stamped it using Pure Ice Black Rage (a plain black creme) and the swirling waves pattern from Born Pretty Store plate BP-L 003. It stamped really well. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the quality of the plates I’ve gotten from BPS, especially considering how cheap they are.

Yellow and teal gradient nail art | Erin's Enamel

Yellow and teal gradient nail art

And finally, I decided to put on some China Glaze Fairy Dust, which is a scattered silver holographic topper. After all, if I’m sitting outside to watch some soccer, I gotta have something sparkly, right?😉

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

Revisiting some old nail art

No new post today, y’all, but how about we revisit some of my favorites?

Wavy Gradient Nail Art | Erin's Enamel

Wavy Gradient Nail Art

I still really love this wavy gradient, using ILNP Fame and a few Zoya creams. (original post)

31DC2015 : Day 5 - Blue Umbrellas | Erin's Enamel

31DC2015 : Day 5 – Blue Umbrellas

I love this blue umbrella look, from last years 31 Day Challenge attempt, so much that it has become my profile pic on my computer and my phone! (original post)

OMD Challenge Day 21 - Travel | Erin’s Enamel

OMD Challenge Day 21 – Travel

Or how about the smoothest gradient ever for the OMD challenge? (original post)

Zoya Water Marble with Belinda, Dream, and Claudine - Erin's Enamel

Zoya Water Marble with Belinda, Dream, and Claudine

This Zoya water marble is pretty much my most popular post ever. (original post)

Little Monsters | Erin's Enamel

Little Monsters

And finally, one of the first detailed freehand nail art looks I ever painted and posted. The monsters came from this fabric I saw while out shopping with my momma. (original post)

I should be back with some new nail art on Wednesday!

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

Black and Red Squishy Marble

Hi, all! While my niece and nephew were on spring break ages ago, we went up to the Tennessee Aquarium (which is awesome and you should totally go!), and my sister bought me this fantastic stuffed (toy) octopus. For today’s nail art, I have a black and red squishy marble that was inspired it!

Red and black squishy marble | Erin's Enamel

Red and black squishy marble

I started with a base of Zoya Demetria, a bright poppy red creme. I think I used just one coat for decent coverage, but it would’ve needed two to wear on its own. Great formula, though, as is usually the case with Zoya cremes.

Red and black squishy marble | Erin's Enamel

Red and black squishy marble

For the marble, I used Demetria, Janel (a deep, warm-toned red), and Raven (black with very subtle silver shimmer). I started to use a third shade of red, too, but it blended in with Janel a little too much to be worth it.

Red and black squishy marble | Erin's Enamel

Red and black squishy marble

Red and black squishy marble, with the toy octopus that inspired it | Erin's Enamel

Red and black squishy marble, with the toy octopus that inspired it

I decided to take a shot with the octopus that inspired my mani. #mynailsandmyoctopus😀 Octopi are just really the BEST!

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

Pretty Serious green and gold nail art

Hi, everyone! The mani I have today was originally meant to be my St. Patrick’s Day nail art, but for a variety of reasons, I ended up doing it about a week later. So let’s get into the polish!

Pretty Serious Breathless | Erin's Enamel

Pretty Serious Breathless

Pretty Serious Breathless is a limited edition kelly green with silvery flakies. This was nearly a one-coater, but I did two because there was a slight bit of unevenness. As of writing this, it’s still available on the website, but there’s no telling how much longer it will be there.

Pretty Serious gold and green nail art | Erin's Enamel

Pretty Serious gold and green nail art

I then used a thin striping brush to add lines of Pretty Serious Yuletide of the Machines, a bright yellow-gold foil.

Pretty Serious gold and green nail art | Erin's Enamel

Pretty Serious gold and green nail art

I added stripes of Pretty Serious VT100 (which, unfortunately, does not seem to be available anymore), skipping over the gold lines in some spots to create the illusion of a woven plaid.

Pretty Serious gold and green nail art | Erin's Enamel

Pretty Serious gold and green nail art

After waiting for some quick dry top coat to dry, I taped off the triangles and painted on a generous layer of Pretty Serious Liquid Leprechaun (also currently unavailable, but it usually makes a reappearance every March). I tapped it down a bit once it had dried to the touch just to make sure the glitter was as smooth as possible. I then went back and added the outline using Yuletide of the Machines.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

HPB Presents: Dusty – Vintage Wallpaper Nail Art

Hello, everyone! Happy Friday! This has just been a very “ughhhh” kind of week, so I’m quite glad it’s over. So for today, I have another mani for the Hobby Polish Bloggers’ monthly link up; you can see all of my HPB manis and find out more about it here. The April theme is “Dusty,” so let’s see what I did for it.

HPB Presents: Dusty - Vintage Wallpaper Nail Art | Erin's Enamel

HPB Presents: Dusty – Vintage Wallpaper Nail Art

I started with a white creme base before I sponged on a gradient of Zoya Lake (dusty light blue) and Ireland (light dusty sage green). It took three coats to be opaque.

HPB Presents: Dusty - Vintage Wallpaper Nail Art | Erin's Enamel

HPB Presents: Dusty – Vintage Wallpaper Nail Art

I stamped on the leafy pattern using Zoya Natty (a dusty deep colonial blue) and Bundle Monster plate Polynesia BM-XL115. I used a clear stamper from the Born Pretty Store. It likes to slid a bit when I go to roll it over the plate if it’s not scraped well enough, but it otherwise works fantastically.

HPB Presents: Dusty - Vintage Wallpaper Nail Art | Erin's Enamel

HPB Presents: Dusty – Vintage Wallpaper Nail Art

The end result reminded me a lot of a vintage wallpaper pattern, hence the name of my post. Also, my poor hand had a rough week too. My ring finger nail broke when my cat jumped out of the crate I was carrying him in right as I was trying to put it down, and I burned my index finger trying to open a bag of steamed veggies for dinner. Like I said, definitely glad this week is over!

Be sure to click through for the rest of my fellow HPB members’ dusty manis!

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 561 other followers