Instagram just became my new best friend! Let me explain: just like writer’s get writer’s block I imagine artists hit the same wall when they’re in need of creative inspiration. And while I’m no expert yet I do consider myself a bit of an artiste when it comes to nail art. Lately though I’ve been hitting that same wall (as you may have noticed from the lack of Lacquer Saturday posts) and then as if right on queue…enter Instagram, stage left!
How are you celebrating the 4th of July? Nail art enthusiasts like me show our American pride the best way we know how! I got the inspiration for my nails from a few of these lovely designs below:
I don’t think I need to remind anyone that it’s been hot as blazes in NYC this week, so as summer is clearly upon us I thought now might be a good time to try out this tangerine color I received as a Klout perk a few weeks ago- Fear or Desire. I paired it with a floral nail bling design from Sephora and it came out even cuter than I expected!
I’ve realized I’m kind of a last-minute sort of person when it comes to my nails. I decide which color to change them to about 20 min before I need to leave the house, and I haven’t gotten dressed yet. As such I’ve been getting a lot of use from the (so-called) quick dry top coats, which sometimes aren’t as quick as we’d like them to be. So this week I’m sharing my top three picks for the best “quick dry” top coats!
#3: Essie Good to Go- As big of an Essie fan as I am, I have to put their quick dry top coat in last place on this one. It’s not awful, I definitely thought it would dry quicker than it did, but I’d use it again if I’m in a jam.
I know I have’t done a nail post in a while, I didn’t mean to be neglectful! But now I have my two favorite manicures from the past few weeks to share with you now though. Firstly my nail art brushes came so I did my first ‘real’ nail art mani for Star Wars Day. C3PO, Stormtroopers and Boba Fett were the easiest for a beginner drawer like myself so that’s what we started with. Now that I’ve gotten the hang of the drawing though I’m sure there will be more to come!