polish those nails, blogger takeover

Hello lovelies!

I have a fun post for you guys today! When I created Polish Those Nails as my Senior Thesis project the main goal of the website was to create an information resource about nail polish and nail art. I was hoping to incorporate informational articles, tutorials, and other various articles mixed in with my own personal blogging. Due to life being a little hectic lately and me having to adjust to a new schedule, I’ve been totally failing at that goal. But! Another one of my goals was to get other bloggers involved. I want to be able to showcase all of the awesome people in the nail polish community and that’s where today’s post comes in!

Blogger Takeover will be *I’m hoping* a once a week feature where I open up my blog to any other blogger who wants to post. They can write a review, do a nail art look, a tutorial, basically anything they want (as long as it’s nails related.) I’m super excited to start this feature and I’m hoping that it catches on. If you’re interested in writing a post for the blog, please contact me at guestposts@polishthosenails.com or through the contact form in my navigation bar.

To kick off the series, we’re starting with one of my favorite bloggers! Kirby from The Mercurial Magpie has put together an awesome nail art look for you all today, so let’s get right to the nails!

Gold Roses with Serum No. 5, Literary Lacquers & Cirque Colors

Hi, everyone! I’m Kirby from The Mercurial Magpie and I’m here today to show you a golden rose nail look! Sometimes a nail polish on it’s own can inspire you. When I was recently wearing Cirque Colors Thicker Than Water, the gold in it kept screaming at me to pair it up with another favorite gold of mine- Literary Lacquers I Heard The Bells! (Disclaimer: It wasn’t really screaming. If your nail polish starts vocalizing it’s wants and needs to you, you’ve probably been huffing entirely too much acetone.)

I began with a base of two coats of Cirque Colors Thicker Than Water. Once dry, I applied a rose stencil from the Serum No. 5 La Vie En Rose Cut It Out Nail Vinyl sheet and pressed it down onto my nail. On top, I applied a coat of Literary Lacquers I Heard The Bells and then removed the vinyl, finishing everything up with a coat of Out The Door top coat. I also posted a video tutorial of this process on instagram!

Gold Roses with Serum No. 5, Literary Lacquers & Cirque Colors

Overall, while this didn’t photograph as pretty as it looked in person (SO sparkly), I really loved how it turned out. What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

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Mugen is...enjoying the breeze!

Mugen is…enjoying the breeze!

signatureThank you so much Kirby for sending this post over!

Remember I’m always looking for other guest posts, shoot me an email at guestposts@polishthosenails.com or in my contact form if interested!