My Week in Nails + August Favorites

It’s weekly  mani time — woo hoo! I’m just going to say it up front: This is going to be a terrible intro. I’m exhausted and have had a headache all day. And yet, I feel compelled to soldier on and keep typing away until I have a decent-sized little paragraph up here. And now I’m just feeling awkward about the whole thing … *ahem*


I started off my week with Le Polish, Never Love a Wild Thing. This was part of my August Polish Pickup order. It is such a gorgeously dramatic and mysterious polish. I love the golds and the little blues all running through the black base. It feels glamorous and luxurious to me.


Next, I wore Orly, Royal Navy & Orly, Halo. This was my first try at a jelly sandwich manicure. I couldn’t get the idea of these two polishes together out of my head. I’m so happy I tried them, and I was thrilled with how this manicure turned out. I wore this on a rainy, rather dreary day, and it gave me an underwater or mermaid kind of vibe. Loved it!!


My next manicure was with Pretty Serious, Forbidden Zone. Need I say anything extra about this beauty? I think not, as the picture pretty much says it all. This one is gorgeous and so much fun.


I was feeling extra stressed this week, so there was a day on which I manicured twice. What can I say? Doing my nails helps me feel more peaceful about life. For my second mani of the day, I wore Crows Toes, Mr. Average Joe American. This was one of my August Polish Pickup purchases, and I love it. Such a perfectly gorgeous base color. And those glitters — yum!


Today, I’m wearing Colores de Carol, Bountiful. This beauty is my favorite from her 2017 Fall Collection. The base color … the glitters … the jelly amazingness! It’s all beyond perfect.


I feel like August was a pretty good mani month for me. I had quite a few favorites.


Pretty Serious, Khepri’s Amulet. I was obsessed with this polish the moment I put it on my nails. I even wore it twice in a row. Now, that’s LOVE! (Well, maybe not for a normal person. But for a polish-obsessed hoarder like myself, it is!)


Le Polish, Candyland Cathedral stamped with a bird and feathers design. I adore this polish. It’s such a gorgeously perfect crelly. It reminds me of speckled bird eggs, and I was super happy with how this came out.


Oh my gosh, how I love this brown and white combination. OPI, Icelanded a Bottle of OPI stamped with white. It’s like a fancy “Aloha” shirt!


I thought this brown marble was perfection. I love the colors together and how the design turned out. OPI, Skull & Glossbones .. China Glaze: Throne-in Shade & Dope TaupeZoya, Debbie.


This gradient matches my unicorn hair! Woo Hoo! So of course, it had to go on the favorites list. This was using China Glaze: What I Like About Blue & We Got the Beet. And stamped with white stamping polish.


This manicure used Pretty Serious, Davy Jones’ Lacquer as the base color. The peacock is filled in with China Glaze: Meet Me at the Mirage & Don’t Desert Me. Other fingers are stamped with China Glaze, Meet Me at the Mirage. This one is on the favorites list for a couple of reasons. I really like this peacock design. And this was my first attempt at making a decal with my stamper. I was pretty happy with the results.

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Pretty Serious, Wish You Were Beer. This polish is All The Things.


This marble used OPI: Mad for Madness Sake & Do You Have This Color in Stockholm?China Glaze, Sweet LadyZoya, Goldie. I was a little bit obsessed with pinks and purples during August because of my new hair color. I ended up loving the motion and the color combination in this marble.

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And my last favorite for the month of August, of course, has to be Le Polish, Little Wooden Horse. I have so much love for this polish, it should be illegal.


4 thoughts on “My Week in Nails + August Favorites

    1. Thank you so much! I was really happy with how that marble turned out. I love browns, in general. I wasn’t sure, though, if it would end up too muddy looking if I did several polishes that were so close in color. It worked out okay, though. That’s always a happy surprise! 🙂


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