Bunny Day Egg Nail Art

Happy Bunny Day everyone! If you're in lockdown with a Nintendo Switch, then you've probably bit the bullet and bought Animal Crossing: New Horizon. And if you've done that, then you know exactly where the inspiration for these Easter nails came from. It was no small task, and required a LOT of colors, which I've listed below in no particular order. Happy Bunny Day!

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Bunny Day Eggs

Here's a list of the colors I used, some of which needed to be combined to get the right color.

OPI Colors:

  • Show Us Your Tips!
  • Mermaid's Tears
  • Sailing & Nailing
  • I'm Sooo Swamped!
  • What's the Double Scoop?
  • Sorry I'm Fizzy Today
  • Life Gave Me Lemons
  • No Room for the Blues
China Glaze Colors
  • Life Preserver
  • Stoked to Be Soaked
  • Sun's Up Top Down
Other Colors:
  • Milky Ways, Crema de Limon, and Lavendairy (Lime Crime), Sky (piCture pOlish), Load (Illamasqua), Danielle (Zoya)

Julia Dreams Floral Poppy

I can't even begin to talk about what has happened in the last few months for me, but I'll spare those personal details. Of course, we are all experiencing the global pandemic that is COVID-19, and for many of us in the beauty profession, that means we're out of work. I've temporarily been furloughed until the all clear is given that I can safely work on my clients again. That means a lot of time at home. A LOT. And while it's been nice to fill that time with projects here and there, it's also been filled with a lot of snacking and admittedly, drinking. So, to help curb that vice and keep this blog full of material, I've committed to posting more nail art, starting with today.

The colors I used for today's look are mainly from OPI: My Boyfriend Scales Walls and Tasmanian Devil Made Me Do It. The black accent is Black Hole from INM. You'll recall from my Inktober 2019 posts that its become my favorite black for nail art.

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Julia Dreams Floral Poppy

The design I snagged from a floral pattern originally designed by Julia Dreams. She has some excellent repeating patterns, and since today was so nice and sunny, I thought this was a nice cheerful Spring look.

Also be sure to check out my Instagram. I recorded a video of me doing one of the fingers. The original video is just over 10 minutes, so that gives you an idea of how long my designs tend to take me.

Stay safe, and stay home everyone! The better we are about containing the spread, the quicker we'll be able to be with the people we love. #StayHome

Inktober Day 31: Ripe

It's the last day of Inktober! I successfully completed 31 days of nail art and it was AWESOME! Which day was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

For day 31, the prompt is "ripe". If you're an avocado lover, you'll understand this look. Avocados have this way of being so delicious, but only for about 1 day. Right before that, they're tasteless and a little too hard to enjoy. Right after that, they just taste rotten. It's sad when either happens, but it's delicious when it's perfectly ripe.

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Inktober Day 31 - Ripe

These ripe little buddies were done with a variety of greens and browns, including Black Onyx and A-Piers to Be Tan from OPI, Jace, Arbor, Tracie, and Desiree from Zoya, and Emerald Tower from lakur.

Inktober Day 30: Catch

One of the simplest sports to understand is baseball. Batters hit a ball thrown at them, fielders try to catch the ball that's hit at them, and if the batter gets 3 strikes, they're out. That's pretty much it! So in honor of the game, here's my "1...2...3 strikes you're out" ode to "catch", Inktober's 30th prompt.

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Inktober Day 30 - Catch

I used mostly OPI colors for this look: Alpine Snow, Black Onyx, Having a Big Head Day, I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw, and Can't Read Without My Lipstick. Then for the base of the strike numbers, I used Genesis from Zoya.

Inktober Day 29: Injured

It was a long day at work, and unfortunately I didn't come out unscathed. The weather was so cold that my cuticles basically just shredded and I think I got an infection?

So I'm sorry for the horrible picture for day 29, but I'm pretty badly "injured".

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Inktober Day 29 - Injured

Don't worry, none of this is real. It's all polish!

I used the OPI peel off base coat and some colors to get the infection look (Never a Dulles Moment and and I'm Sooo Swamped!), plus Courtney from Zoya for the blood. I had to gross you out a little for Halloween!

Inktober Day 28: Ride

Yesterday in Boulder it dumped snow. The skies really opened up and let loose, starting with a nice, icy layer of freezing rain that you need to chip through on your car windows and doors. And today, I simply didn't want to chip away at the 10 or so inches of snow and ice on my car, so I took the bus.

The busses in Boulder are pretty nice as far as public transit goes. The people on them mostly keep to themselves, and they're usually clean enough. But just like any bus, I try not to look too closely at the seats. Inevitably, there's a buildup of grime as hundreds of people a day sit and stand on the fabric of the seats. Science has tried to hide this inevitability with colorful geometric patterns to distract your eye from the stains left behind from years of use. And I thought that would be a perfect look for today's Inktober prompt, "ride".

So here's my interpretation of those bus seat patterns.

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Inktober Day 28 - Ride

I only used one line of polish for today's nail art: China Glaze. The colors are Wait N' Sea, Papaya Punch, Man Hunt, and Pop the Trunk.

Stay warm today everyone, and if you can, why not hop on a bus to get to work?

Inktober Day 27: Coat

Today's prompt is "coat" and it couldn't be more appropriate as inches of snow continue to pile up outside where I am. So even though on a chilly day like this, I'd probably be wearing a down puffer coat, I can dream about a beautiful wool coat in a pattern I've always loved.

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Inktober Day 27 - Coat

Don't you like the effect created that makes it look like real wool? I used all OPI shades for this look: Black Onyx, "Liv" In the Gray, and Never a Dulles Moment.