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DIY Sea Glass Nail Polish

I’m so excited to share with you, my DIY Sea Glass Nail Polish!!  It’s the perfect Summer nail art and even better it’s incredible easy.  I’m all about an easy beauty DIY!  I’m going to show you the exact nail polishes I used to get this look and how easy it is to do.  Scroll down to see more!

I think what I love best about this is the ethereal effect having sea glass nails gives off, especially in the sunlight!  It could have also been because I chose this beautiful aqua shade.  Blues and purples tend to give off that ethereal quality.  I’m pretty sure mermaids would approve!

I don’t know if you would call these “ingredients” per se, but are you ready?  The list is super short:

  • Revlon Transforming Effects Matte Top Coat
  • Sinful Colors Wonder Mint – don’t let the name fool you, it’s really a pretty turquoise color!
  • Tissue
  • Something to mix the nail polish in – I used a plastic lid but you could also use an empty nail polish bottle

 

DIY Sea Glass Nail Polish

 

 

  1. Pour out some of your matte nail polish into your mixing container.  I found that a 4:1 ratio of clear to aqua gave enough color but still let the polish stay transparent.  If you’d like to go even lighter, you could do a 5:1 ratio.
  2. Add your aqua nail polish.
  3. Use the tissue to wipe off your aqua nail brush and use the brush to mix up your polish.  *Note:  The color will look thicker and almost milky in the container
  4. If you used the 4:1 ratio, get a good amount of nail polish on your nail brush and apply one coat and one coat only.  *Note:  If you find that your polish isn’t as colorful as you’d like, don’t add a second coat!  Instead remove the polish from your nail, and add a teeny tiny amount of aqua to your mix and reapply.
  5. If you used the 5:1 ratio, I still recommend trying to apply only one coat, but I did find that adding a second coat was okay.  It just wasn’t as transparent as I would have liked.

*One last note:  If you are using a container that doesn’t have a lid, the nail polish will dry really fast in your container.  So you’ve got to be quick when you apply it.

 

DIY Sea Glass Nail Polish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top Nail Polish Trends for 2020

Today I’m sharing my favorite nail polish trends for 2020!  This year I’m loving all the shimmer, nudes and metallics but don’t worry I haven’t left my favorite turquoise color behind.  2020 is all about small delicate details whether you’re going with bold colors or shiny metallics.  I feel like this year’s nail polish trends are following the jewelry trend of delicate sparkling layers.   Take a look and and let me know what you think!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2019

Today I’m sharing my favorite nail art trends for the back to school / Fall season!  There are a lot of new and fun ways to switch up your nail art and most are pretty easy to DIY.  Take a peek at the new back to school nail art trends for 2019:

 

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2019

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2019

Loving this trend! Create a tiny crescent moon out of sparkling accents.

 

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2019

Pearls are back for Fall, add a little or add a lot! It’s up to you

 

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2019

I love the V french manicure, a twist on a classic look!

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2019

The classic french mani is still in style too!

 

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2019

This marble look can be done in nudes and pinks for a softer look

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2019

Or add brighter colors to make it really stand out

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2019

 

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2019

any shade of red will do

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2019 Spring Nail Trends

I always like to change up my nails a bit from season to season and Spring is no different. I’ve been spotting some awesome nail art trends for Spring and wanted to share!   Check it out:

2019 Spring Nail Trends

 

2019 Spring Nail Trends

 

 

2019 Spring Nail Trends

 

2019 Spring Nail Trends

 

2019 Spring Nail Trends

2019 Spring Nail Trends

 

2019 Spring Nail Trends

 

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2019 Spring Nail Trends

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2019 Spring Nail Trends

 

2019 Spring Nail Trends

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Nail Polish Trends for 2019

Nail Polish Trends for 2019

Loving the mermaid-esque nature of this iridescent nail polish!!

 

Nail Polish Trends for 2019

 

 

Nail Polish Trends for 2019

This seashell mani is everything!

 

Nail Polish Trends for 2019

Pearl embellishments are making a come back especially for brides!

 

Nail Polish Trends for 2019

 

 

Nail Polish Trends for 2019

Kind of obsessed with these black and white palm tree nails!

 

 

Nail Polish Trends for 2019

crystal clear and long is super trendy right now for 2019!

Nail Polish Trends for 2019

Nail Polish Trends for 2019

 

 

Nail Polish Trends for 2019

I’m loving all the super shiny nail polish trends for 2019!!!

 

Nail Polish Trends for 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2018

I wanted to share some of my favorite nail art trends for the back to school/Fall because I realized I haven’t done a nail art post since my Summer Nail Art blog post!  whoopsie!!  Also there are some really fun and beautiful new ways to polish your nails for Fall that honestly aren’t that tough to achieve.  Yay for easy nail art!  (my left hand just let out a sigh of relief, lol)  So let’s take a peek at the new nail art trends for 2018:

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2018


 

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2018

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2018

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2018

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2018

 

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2018

How easy would this be to do? It’s abstract so you can’t go wrong!

Back to School Nail Art Trends for 2018

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Summer Nail Art for 2018

It’s that time again!  Today I’m sharing my favorite trends for Summer nail art for 2018.  This Summer I really like to incorporate at least a little bit of aqua into my nail designs (and if not a little then a lot!) and adding in pinks that will stand out.  Summer is really the time to go brighter and bolder with your nail art and I’ve never been one to shy away from color.  Take a look at my top 5 trends for this year’s Summer nail art:

Summer Nail Art for 2018

 

Summer Nail Art for 2018

 

Summer Nail Art for 2018

 

 

Summer Nail Art for 2018

 

Summer Nail Art for 2018

 

 

Didn’t see enough Summer Nail Art?  Stop by my Nail Art Board on Pinterest for even more nail art designs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring Nail Art Trends for 2018

For most of Winter I gave my nails a break from nail polish.  Not going to lie, it was actually kind of hard.  I missed the lacquer and the shine!  Now as we head into Spring, I’m ready to jump back into these sweet nail art trends for 2018.  Take a look:

 

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Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

I’m excited to share my top nail polish trends for 2018 with you!  The past two weeks I’ve been giving my nails a break from nail polish (always a good thing!) but now I’m ready to head back to the nail salon with some trending new nail art ideas.  Take a look at the top five trends I’ve uncovered for 2018.

Shimmer is in and glitter is out!  Shimmering nail polish is back for 2018 and the best part about it?  It’s so much easier to remove than glitter!

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

Pink is my current color of choice for the shimmer trend!

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

 

Simple minimalist nail art is back on trend.  If you’re ever in a hurry these nail designs are usually quick and easy to achieve.

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

This is another favorite of mine!

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

 

3D nail art is a fun way to take your nail polish to new heights (literally).  I especially love these starfish nails below!  I recommend not over doing it and keeping it to a max of 4 – 5 nails.

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

 

Along with shimmering nail polish, silver and gold are trending for 2018.  I love the pop of metallic for Spring and Summer 2018.

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

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When you know the rules you also learn how to break them.  Purposefully painting your nails so they look grown out is a new trend for 2018 and one that I’m oddly loving!

Top Nail Polish Trends for 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 7 Fall Nail Art

Today I’m sharing my top 7 trends for nail art this Fall.  Check it out! and you can find even more Fall nail art inspiration linked at the bottom of this post!

Top 7 Fall Nail Art for 2017

Dark blues with pops of sparkle

 

Top 7 Fall Nail Art for 2017

Purple grays

 

Top 7 Fall Nail Art for 2017

Layered hues

 

Top 7 Fall Nail Art for 2017

Blue grays

 

Top 7 Fall Nail Art for 2017

Rich color with glitter accents

 

Top 7 Fall Nail Art for 2017

Galaxy nails!

 

Top 7 Fall Nail Art for 2017

Negative space nail art, being used in new ways for 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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