Hello lovelies!

Today is Friday and the end of my first week of school! Woo! But it’s going to be a long one /: I have class from 8am-3:30pm, I have an interview for my second work study job in-between 2 of my classes, and then a critique in my last class. And then after class, I’m driving the 2+ hour drive back home for the weekend. I’m already tired and just want to sleep…sigh.

BUT! There’s good news!

The reason I’m driving back home is to go to a concert tonight and I get to see FALL OUT BOY LIVE! I’m so excited, this is my 2nd time seeing them this year and they put on an amazing show! *insert squealing and fan-girling here* (;

Enough of that, on to the nails!

Nails, Sinful Colors Gogo Girl, Nail Art, Nail Polish, FOB, Sinful Colors Black on Black, China Glaze Snow, Hey Darling Polish
Of course, I had to do FOB nails!! 
More after the jump:

Nails, Sinful Colors Gogo Girl, Nail Art, Nail Polish, FOB, Sinful Colors Black on Black, China Glaze Snow, Hey Darling Polish

These nails are relatively simple but they’re reminding me of how much I enjoy wearing dark nail polish. Peace out neons! (;

Here are the polishes I used:

I think I’m going to need a new bottle of Seche Vite soon….whoops ha!

Nails, Sinful Colors Gogo Girl, Nail Art, Nail Polish, FOB, Sinful Colors Black on Black, China Glaze Snow, Hey Darling Polish

I did the base for these by using the saran wrap method. It’s really simple! All you do is paint your base color and let it dry (or not….whoops (; ). And then paint another color over it and sponge it off with a crumbled ball of saran wrap! I then just freehanded the letters on with my cut down detail brush!

Nails, Sinful Colors Gogo Girl, Nail Art, Nail Polish, FOB, Sinful Colors Black on Black, China Glaze Snow, Hey Darling Polish
I’ve done 2 freehanded, type manicures this week, wow. Haha. I’m shocked with myself. Even though I rushed these (I had homework to do), I’m still really happy with them and will definitely enjoy wearing these to the show tonight!!
What do you think of these nails? Would you wear a special manicure for a concert? Ever hear of Fall Out Boy?

Enjoy some Fall Out Boy here:
Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Goin Down
Have a great weekend!!
-Marisa (:

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Hello!
At this point, I’ve made it through the first half of my first week back to school! I don’t have classes on Wednesdays but I do have club meetings. I’m sure I’ll dedicate my time on Wednesdays split between the blog and homework (aka blogging > homework)! 
Let’s get to the nails now!

I really enjoyed wearing these nails! I want to make more attempts at skittle manicures, I always come up with ideas but they don’t always turn out how I envisioned. This one makes me happy though!

More after the jump!

I combined a few different techniques for these. For the index and middle fingers, I sponged on glitter for a glitter gradient (except I think it was a little too dense, but it still looks nice). On the ring finger, I used striping tape to get the lines. I love the crisp lines you can create with striping tape but it’s such a pain to cut all the strips and place them. Ugh. Haha. Finally, the pinky finger just has a rhinestone placed on it!
Here’s what I used:

Sinful Colors Endless Blue has to be my favorite blue ever! It’s so bright and bold, I’ve already used at least 1/4th of the bottle and I basically just bought it. I also used a holo for this! I’m honestly not really a huge fan of holos, I just don’t understand all the hype. Oh well, but I do actually like this holo. It looks black in my photos but it’s actually a really, really dark purple with a faint, scattered holo. I think I like holos with scattered holos instead of linear ones. I’ll have to experiment (;

As you can tell, these nails were done back when I was at home. Thank you sunlight for nice photos (: I love the look of these nails, I think the colors look great together. Which reminds me that I have a shirt in these colors…..I know what I’m wearing to class tomorrow! Haha (:
What do you think of these nails? Do you think this is a “cohesive” skittles mani? Let me know!

And today’s song:
We Are The In Crowd – Attention
Have a wonderful day!
-Marisa! (:

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Hello lovelies!

I’m sure as you could guess by the title of this post, today is my first day back to class. Funny thing, though I won’t be in class when this post goes up. My schedule got changed so I only have one class on Mondays and it doesn’t start till 2:30pm! Score!!

Anyhow!

ON TO THE NAILS! WOO!

Now, I’m sure you’re wondering what all those pretty little symbols are (if you do know, kudos to you (: ). As a Graphic Designer, typography is a huge part of our job and studies. So, on each nail I painted an ampersand (&) from different fonts! This is mostly for my roommate who is obsessed with ampersands, she wants me to paint these on her nails but she has to grow her nails longer (she has baby nubbins :3 ).
Here’s a cool article if you would like to learn more about ampersands! HERE

I had plans to make decals of all the ampersands and just place them on my nails but I ran out of time last night and just decided to free hand them all. So, I used my cut down detail brush and some black nail polish! I’m really happy with how they came out, they give me hope for my free hand skills haha!
Here’s what I used:
I should probably acknowledge the change in picture quality. My roommate’s boyfriend is letting us borrow his light box which is great, but the thing is ancient and it’s just taking me a little while to get used to using it. The box leaves everything with a really orange tint so I’ve tried my best to color balance them. I photographed these a second time because my hands looked like a lobster the first time! They were SO red, it was ridiculous haha. So yay! Lightbox! (:
I’m in love with this blue, I actually just bought it Saturday! It’s New York Color’s Skyline Blue. It’s a little bluer than my photos show and has a really great shimmer to it that I unfortunately couldn’t capture. It was only 93 cents too! HUHELLO!

I feel like I ranted a ton throughout this whole post, haha sorry! I’m glad I went out of my comfort zone though and freehanded the ampersands!
What do you think of this manicure? Do you think ampersands are neat too? Let me know!

Today’s song:
The Lonely Forest – Turn Off This Song And Go Outside
Have a great day!
-Marisa (:

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Hello again!! 

I’m sure your wondering why you are getting two posts today, well let me tell you a little thing…

I was nominated for an award!!

WHAT?!

I’ve only had this blog for ten days and, I must say I’m honored and totally shocked. But thank you to HG Nail Design for the nomination! I appreciate it so much!

My understanding is that this award is for blogs that aren’t very well known but deserve to be or to help new bloggers (such as I) not become discouraged. Each nominee is must answer the 5 questions and then nominate 5 blogs (that you follow) that have under 100 followers.
So let’s go!

1. What/who encouraged you to start blogging?
To be completely honest, I always told myself that I would never have a nail blog haha. I had started reading nail blogs and painting my nails but that was basically the extent of my obsession. It always seemed like so much work and I didn’t think I would have time between my schoolwork and my job. I guess, I also didn’t think that my nail art/nails were “good” enough. But then randomly one day, I was talking to a friend about it and decided to go for it, so here we are today with Hey, Darling Polish!

2. How did you chose what topic(s) to blog about?
Nail polish/nail art are the only things I could see myself actually blogging about. The only other thing I would blog about would be Graphic Design, but I already run a Design blog so yeah. Nail polish/nail art is was haha.

3. What is something that most people don’t know about you?
Hmmm, probably that I’m obsessed with dinosaurs? My close friends know this but not the blogging community. All the Jurassic Park movies are my favorites (I have a huge banner in my room) and I have a bunch of little dinosaur toys decorating my room! I’ve dreamt about doing dinosaur nails but let’s not push it haha

4. What three words describe your style?
Unique, Cutesy, (Band) Merch (I cheated, don’t tell!)

5. What do you like to do when you are not blogging?
Haha well, I’m normally working or doing school work but I don’t typically “like” that stuff. So, I’m going to go with sitting on Tumblr (I’m big into Social Networking) or watching Criminal Minds for hours on end!

I nomiate:

  1. 10 Fickle Fingers
  2. Casa de Polish
  3. FingerFood
  4. It’s just a HOBBY!
  5. Love For Nail Art

I hope you enjoyed this post! Thank you again HG Nail Design. Have a fantastic day everyone! (:

– Marisa (:

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Hello everyone!

So, I finally came up with an idea for Sundays! I decided to do a weekly recap, this is where I’ll just talk about anything that happened on the blog for the past week and just kind of ramble (I’m good at that, trust me!) I know The Lacquerologist (Week in Reviews) and some other blogs do it, and I think it’s a great idea so I hope you enjoy!

Here’s this weeks:

This week was my first full week of blogging! Can I celebrate my one week anniversary? Is that a thing? Haha

I think this first week has been fun! I tried out two techniques that were new to me, both of which I fell in love with and will be seen again on the blog. I think this blog is really helping me with pushing my nail art and even with my time management. I’ve been trying really hard to stay on top of editing/posting/writing/publishing posts, hopefully this will continue and I’ll be able to handle the blog with my schoolwork.

Thank you to everyone who has either followed the blog or even just took the time to read one post, it means a ton!

Here’s a song for your enjoyment:

Hey Monday – Homecoming

-Marisa (:

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