Saturday, December 9, 2017

Retro Fall

Hey, everyone!

I did these nails a while ago and absolutely forgot to post them until now... now that it's basically winter. Woops! But here they are now, so keep reading to enjoy them!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Glowy Geometric

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This mani is the result of me flying by the seat of my pants, having no nail design in mind when I sat down at my desk to paint my nails. Turned out pretty well, so maybe I should do that more often? Keep reading to find out more!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Metal Grunge Aesthetic

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I actually wore this mani for Dia de los Muertos, but am just getting around to posting it, so here you go! Keep reading for more details!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Born Pretty Store Review: Magic Powder!

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Hey, everyone!

Are you ready for some really magical and beautiful stuff?! This stuff is just so cool, and I am so thrilled I was able to review it! So keep reading for all the details!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

2 Spoopy 4 Me!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! As much as I would've loved to do dozens of Halloween themed manis this year, I suppose just one or two will suffice. At least I got to wear these for a few days first! Keep reading to find out how I achieved this spooktacular look!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Born Pretty Store Review: Lovely Glass File

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Hey, everyone!

I have another review for you today! Trying to play catch-up with all of these products and then I will hopefully have some regular manis to share with you by that point. But for now, let's see what's in store!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Born Pretty Store Review: Terrific Tweezers

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Hey, everyone!

I've been looking for some nice pointy curved tweezers to replace my old abused pair for nail art (what can I say, I'm rough on tweezers I guess), and when I saw that Born Pretty Store had some beautiful rainbow ones available I just had to review them! Keep reading to find out what I thought of them!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Born Pretty Store Review: Succulents Galore!

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Hey, everyone!

My first nail-related post after this long absence of mine will be focusing on one of the many products I need to review for Born Pretty Store. I've had this batch of items sitting aside on my desk for a VERY long time at this point, and I am so glad to finally have a chance to give you my thoughts on them! So keep reading for some awesome stuff!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Life and Blog Update

Hey, everyone!!!

I think this has been my longest hiatus yet, and I am SO sorry for my prolonged absence! But I am back and I promise I'm not abandoning this blog or my lovely followers. Keep reading for what is sure to be a long-winded explanation (I'll try to keep it as short and sweet as possible).

Friday, June 30, 2017

Born Pretty Store Review: Lovely Ladies

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Hey, everyone!

My summer is still pretty busy but it's going well. I have another review of some nice water decals to share with you today, so keep on reading!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Hey, everyone!

Funny thing about me and video games - I know quite a bit about various games and even gameplay, but I rarely play them myself. I like to consider myself an observer rather than a gamer. And when it comes to Overwatch, I absolutely suck at playing, but I still love it to death! So I wanted to create some nail art to honor my obsession/love of this game and everything it entails. Keep reading!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Born Pretty Store Review: Meow!

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I have some more water decals from Born Pretty Store to share with you today! And yes, they are indeed kitty cats! So keep reading for more cuteness!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Daisies of Darkness

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It's finally Summer break for me, which means no more substitute teaching until the Fall! It also means I'll be helping my grandparents move out of their large home and property as they prepare to move into a smaller house in town, so that will be quite the adventure! Anyway, check out these nails I wore last week!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Born Pretty Store Review: Glitzy Rhinestones

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Hey, everyone!

I have a nice sparkly review to share with you today! I'm a sucker for reviewing nail decor from Born Pretty Store - they have such an astounding wide variety from which to choose! So keep reading to find out more about these lovely rhinestones.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Born Pretty Store Review: Silver Frame Charms

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Hey, everyone!

I'm back with another Born Pretty Store review after what seems like forever! The first product in this round of items that I'll be sharing with you are these lovely little round silver frames, keep reading for more info!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Colorful Cacti

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I'm still here! I've just been busy... and I honestly haven't been doing my nails much lately as a result, which means they're in pretty poor shape at the moment. I've also gotten sucked back into Tumblr after not having used my fandoms account for basically THREE YEARS, and am also now writing and drawing on a regular basis. It's just hard for me to balance all my hobbies in my free time, which is slim lately because I'm head AP proctor at the high school until the end of next week. SO that's my long-winded excuse for my absence. Anyway, I wore this nail art for Easter (!) and am just now posting it. Keep reading!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Hey, everyone!

Do any of you have a nail polish that you really only use once a year for like a holiday or something like that? I do! It's KBShimmer Kringle All the Way! I love this glitter polish so much but I only really use it at Christmas time because, well, it's a Christmas glitter! But recently I got it into my head that it also reminds me of a fiesta, and so this mani was born. Keep reading to see how I got this look!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Oil Slick, I Guess?

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I tried something with this mani that didn't exactly turn out how I was planning, but it still looks cool! Keep reading to learn more!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Beautiful Butterfly Gold

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In case you don't know, I collect vintage Pyrex. That's right, all those colorful casserole dishes that your grandma has cluttering her cupboards? I've got a bunch too! And they're all in the same pattern, too! So keep reading to find out more!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Delicious Sushi

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So I've been trying to step up my photo editing skills by using another editing software, but I'm crap at learning new things like that, so for now I'll be using the same old same old, I suppose. That's my lame excuse for not updating regularly, so there you go! Anyway, I painted these cute sushi nails last week, keep reading to find out more!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Axolotl Friend!

Hey, everyone!

Oh look, I didn't post at all this week. Sorry, I've been feeling like I'm fighting off a cold/flu bug, been super exhausted, very busy, and pretty emotionally drained. But I am feeling a bit better, so you're gonna enjoy this post today! Or not, it's up to you. Keep reading to see what I've got to share!

Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Paddy's Day LIKE A BOSS!


Happy St. Patrick's Day to ya! I didn't post anything yesterday because I wanted to post my nails for today on the actual holiday - imagine that! This mani is very near and dear to my heart, because it's actually inspired by none other than my favorite Irishman, Jacksepticeye from YouTube! So grab a pint (or not), and keep reading this post for more info!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Nails on Point

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I'm not entirely sure what I was going for with this mani, but hey, it worked out okay! So keep reading to find out more about this design!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Q*bert Vibes

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I like classic arcade games a lot. They have simple controls, yet still require a lot of skill! Today's design is brought to you by one of those games, specifically Q*bert! Keep reading to find out more!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Pretty Cool Eyes

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I've had this idea floating around in my head for a while, and I finally got around to actually putting it onto my nails! So keep reading and take a LOOK at this design!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Time to Get Cozy

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I don't know about you, but whenever chilly weather is afoot, I like to bundle up in blankets, sweaters, and whatever else is available to keep me warm. And lately, it's been super cold, although a few days of sunshine have been a nice change. Anyway, keep reading to check out my cozy mani!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Double Duty Glitter

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Sorry I forgot to post on Tuesday, it honestly just totally slipped my mind! But today's post will hopefully make up for it because DOUBLE GLITTER! And this post has a ton of pics, so be prepared! Keep reading to find out more!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Black Opals

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I have finally made what I like to think is a successful opal manicure! Keep reading to find out how I managed to get this cool look.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Heavenly Holo

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Will I ever get enough of holo nails? The answer is no, no I will not. I've wanted to try this design for a while, I've seen a few people on social media with similar nail art although I'm not sure who the original creator was. But just keep reading to see the holo nails of my dreams!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lovely Gems

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I know this is pretty delayed (what else is new?) but this is the mani I wore for Valentine's Day this year. And guess what? It's PINK. Who am I and where did Millie go?! Anyway, keep reading to find out whether I've lost my mind!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Butterflies Glitterfied

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I think this design is fitting to post today (although I wore it about a week ago) because we finally have some intermittent sunshine today! It's basically been dreary and raining on and off for the last week and a half in addition to having flood concerns looming over us all. So some nice cheery butterflies are just what I needed! Keep reading to find out more!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Comfy Couch

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You really can find inspiration for nail art just about anywhere, and this mani is proof! In this case, I was inspired by my couch, which actually has been one of my favorite pieces of furniture since I was a little kid. Keep reading to find out the details of this design!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Life Update & A Special Legacy

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I'm sorry I've been MIA this week. You may have seen stuff about Oroville Dam and its damaged spillway(s) in the news recently. Well, my town is downriver from the dam, and there has basically been an evacuation order (downgraded to an advisory) in effect for the entire past week, just in case the (already full) river breeches the levees and causes a massive flood. I haven't been able to go to work because all the schools are closed, and it's been a really stressful week. The storm system this weekend is only putting more pressure on the issue, but the updates this morning seem to be good ones. So I'm trying to catch up on some posts until they possibly tell us we need to get out!

Update out of the way, this mani and this post are very special to me. My academic advisor from college recently and suddenly passed away. We were very close, since I was one of only two graduating chem majors in my graduating year, and he was simply put the most lovely and genuine gentleman I have ever met. I will tell you more about him in this post, but this mani is what I wore to his "celebration of life" service. Please keep reading for more!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Call of Cthulhu

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Lately I have been reading a lot of H.P. Lovecraft's short stories. I have a huge bound collection of his works (although it's not anywhere near his complete works), and I finally got around to reading it. So, it inspired me to create some nice creepy nail art! Keep reading for all the details!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Rainbow Raindrops

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Today's post is a little late going up, but it's worth the wait! I was inspired by the ever-talented Sveta Sanders, who shared this technique a while back and I just knew I had to try it! Keep reading to find out what I did to get her look!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Fox Failure?

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Like most people, I think foxes are pretty cute. So a while back when I saw @cottonconey's geometric fox nail art, I wanted to recreate it! But was it successful? I'm not so sure... so keep reading to see how I tried my hand at this recreation!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Absolutely Superb!

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This nail art is a bit funky. And by "a bit" I mean it's "very" funky! It's inspired by a tropical bird! But not a pretty parrot. Keep reading to find out what bird I took my inspiration from for this mani!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Glum Bun

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I didn't have have a plan when I sat down to start these nails. At the time, the weather had been really gloomy and I wanted to reflect that on my nails. But I ended up really liking this nail art! Keep reading to find out how I got this look!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Abstract Abalone Nails

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I've been seeing a lot of gorgeous nail art lately using the drip marble technique. I first saw this cool trick on the YouTube channel My Simple Little Pleasures (created by the talented Colette) a while ago, and I finally thought of a great idea with which to use it! So keep on reading for all the details!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Silver Filigree

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Most of you know by now that I'm a big fan of the chrome powder trend that's been sweeping the nail community lately. Today's post is another installment in chrome adventures, so keep on reading to see what I've come up with this time!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Let Me Take You To... The Weather

Hello, listeners...

Uh, I mean: Hey, everyone!

I've already done one mani inspired by Welcome to Night Vale (the most incredible podcast ever) in the past, but this one is inspired by the novel that they published a couple years ago! Keep reading to learn more!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fathoms Below!

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Remember those cool watercolor water decals I reviewed for Born Pretty Store a while ago? I thought it would be fun to pair those with some cute fishies! And thus, this mani was born. Keep reading to find out more!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

My Dream Polish!

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If you've been following me for very long, you'll know that I love the color orange. Orange clothes, orange candy, orange jewelry, and of course orange polish! And I've gotta say, I have searched high and low for the perfect orange glitter polish. No such luck... until now! Keep reading to find out more!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Born Pretty Store Review: Laser Powder!

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Hey, everyone!

I have a fantastic review to share with you today! Yes, it's another Born Pretty Store review, but this product seriously blew me away! Keep reading to find our more about this amazing "laser powder!"

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Born Pretty Store Review: Stamping Plate BP-L054!

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Hey, everyone!

I have another Born Pretty Store item review to share with you today! As soon as I saw this new product, I simply had to review it! Keep reading to find out my thoughts on it!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Boho Chic

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I'm not really sure what to call this one, but the pattern and colors make me think of boho chic fashion so I guess I'll go with that! Keep reading for more details!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Floral Sparkles

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Remember recently when I said I finally finished a sheet of water decals? I did it again! This time with another set from Born Pretty Store. Keep reading to find out more about this design!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

It's Still Christmas, Right?

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What's that, you say? The deadline for posting Christmas manis is far past? NONSENSE, I say! So here's the nail design I actually wore on Christmas Day in 2016. Keep reading for all the details!