Bright “cartoon” Nails

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Ahhh! I haven’t posted in forever! I’m so sorry guys 🙂 Today I have a fun mani for summer to share! Most of these nails were inspired by Illustrated Nail. They have a cartoon look that I am really into at the moment. I think my favorite design is the cupcake… What’s yours?

Thanks for reading! ♥

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Hello Spring!

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Happy April everyone! Although spring has officially sprung, it still doesn’t feel like it where I live – as I write this post it’s snowing 😦 To make it feel a little more like spring, I decided to do a bright and cheery Easter themed mani  full of bright pastels and completed with a little bunny 🙂 I love the way  it turned out! What do you guys think? Does it feel like spring where you live?

Thanks for reading! ♥

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Sunny Sunflowers

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Hello lovelies! Today I have a springy design to share ^_^ I saw sunflower nails recently on Pinterest and it totally inspired me to try out the flowers! I usually only do roses on my nails, so this was a little different, and I have to say I’m really liking it! I went in more abstract direction with the design, and I also added a green ombre to my ring finger and thumb. What do you guys think?

Thanks for reading! ♥

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Today’s quote:

“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”

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4 Fun Ways To Upcycle Newspaper

ImageHey guys! So does anyone get newspaper anymore? Well, if you do, don’t get rid of it just yet! Today’s post is all about upcyling it. Newspaper is actually one of my favorite things to craft with – it’s super easy to work with and is so versatile. I made four projects that include it recently, and I thought I would show you guys! If you would like to see a tutorial on any of these please let me know! I hope these ideas inspire you 🙂

Project #1: Decoupage Painting

ImageI got my inspiration for these paintings from Pinterest. The bird painting is my recreation of someone else’s painting, and the abstract one is my design 🙂 These were so easy! I used old used canvasses, newspaper, Mod Podge, and acrylic paint. Best thing? I spent no money!

Project #2: Newspaper Wrapping Paper

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So this project is super duper easy! If you are out of wrapping paper, don’t worry! Just use today’s newspaper 🙂 I decorated these presents some ribbon I had around, along with some cupcake liner flowers I made. See how to make the flowers here: Cupcake Liner Flowers Pictorial.

Project #3: Newspaper Flower Wreath

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This wreath makes for a great wall decoration, and doesn’t take long to make. You can make it as big or small as you like, depending on how big of pieces of paper you use. I’ve made so many of these types of wreaths! Love them!

Project #4: Newspaper Flower

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These flowers are one of my favorite things to make! I can’t tell you how many I’ve made. I actually made a ton with white paper, glued them into a ball, and hung it from my ceiling. You can do so much with these flowers, and I highly recommend giving them a try!

That’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed this post! Will you be making anything with newspaper?

Thanks for reading! ♥

Today’s Quote:

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I ♥ You

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Hey everyone! So I know everyone is probably posting a Valentine nail art design today, but I couldn’t resist 🙂 I decided to make this design pretty simple, but simple designs are my favorite actually! This was super quick and easy to do, and I added some glitter on my ring finger to add a little sparkle. What do you think about this design? What are you guys doing for Valentines?

Thanks for reading! I hope all of you have a lovely Valentines Day! ♥

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 P.S. I’m going to be including a quote in all of my posts from now on. I love quotes, and I feel like they make the day happier 🙂 I thought this one was adorable!

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Get To Know Me Tag!

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Hey guys! I apologize for the lack of posting lately! Things have been busy, and my nails totally broke (A nail art junkies worst nightmare, am I right?!), so I have been allowing them to grow out again. But no worries, I will have a new nail art design up soon, and I also have a lot of fun crafting ideas 🙂 Chloinmind tagged me to do the “Get To Know Me Tag” awhile ago (thanks so much for tagging me!), and I think it is such a fun tag! While my nails are on the mend I thought I would do it today. Be sure to check out Chloinmind, it’s an amazing blog! 

Is your hair naturally curly or straight? 

My hair is mostly straight, but it has a lot of body, and tends to be wavy at times.

Do you wear the same style every day, or do you change it? 

I change it day to day, but I don’t do anything fancy. I switch between a bun, a high ponytail, straight, and natural (on those lazy days!). 

How often do you change your nail polish? 

Probably three times a week. I love changing it up and trying new designs. I get bored with what I have on my nails very quickly! I also end up changing my nail polish because it tends to chip quickly, and when that happens I need to take it off! Do any of you know about a great top coat that prevents chipping? I haven’t found one that I love! If you have any recommendations please let me know 🙂

How long does it take for you to put on makeup? 

I would say 30 to 45 minutes. It can definitely take me much longer if I don’t have to be anywhere! 

What do you do first? Face or eyes? 

Most of the time face, but every so often I will do my eyes first. I’m just weird like that I guess!

Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?

Hmmm… I am not a huge collector, but I do end up buying makeup when I don’t need it. So yes, I guess I collect, but a lot. Does that make any sense? Hehehe.

How often do you wear false eyelashes?

Never do!

Do you do a full face of makeup every day? 

Yes, but I don’t wear heavy makeup.

Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family? 

Yep! 

How many high-end products do you have?

Not that many, most of them have been gifts to me 🙂 

How often do you change your handbag? 

Not very often, I tend to stick with the same bag for awhile!

Left handed or right handed? 

Right handed!

How tall are you? 

4’9”! I’m super short. Good things come is small packages though, right??

How many pets do you have? 

One dog name Bruno. He’s a Boston Terrier!

How do you blog?

I don’t really have a system actually! I wish I was one of those people who are super organized when it comes to blogging, but alas I’m not!

Do you read comments posted on blogs? 

Yes! I love hearing what people have to say and it’s a great way to find new blogs!

How did you come up with your blog name? 

I was trying to think of a name that combined crafting with nail art. My mom actually came up with the name! You use polish when doing nail art, and paste when doing crafts. Ta da! Polish and Paste was born! 

What kind of camera do you use for your photographs? 

I use a 5th generation iPod touch. The camera quality is amazing!

What’s your favorite color?

Pink or mint green.

I tag:

Brijit’s Digits

Flight Of Whimsy

Nearly Nailed It!

Wonderful Wolf

Well, that’s all for today! I hope you guys enjoyed this tag 🙂

Thanks for reading! ♥

 

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Yin and Yang and Roses

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Hey guys! I love the yin and yang symbol, and I have always loved the way it looks on nails! I decided to paint it along with some red roses for this design 🙂 I like the way it turned out! What do you think?

Thanks for reading! ♥

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DIY Glitter Jars ♥

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Hey guys! Today’s post is going to be a pictorial on how to make these super easy glitter jars! The pictures are not doing these justice – they are so super glittery and look so cute! It’s a great way to re-use all of those jars from food that you might throw away otherwise. You could also stick a fake battery operated candle (only use a fake candle) inside one of these for a really pretty candle. I tired it and it works great 🙂 I got this from a DIY video that Bethany Mota uploaded around Valentines Day last year. Without further ado, lets get on with the simple tutorial!

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Step 1. Gather your supplies. You will need a clean, label-free jar, spray adhesive, glitter of your choice, and random stuff to decorate the jar with. Some ideas are ribbon, jewels, stickers, etc. I used fabric for my ribbon!

Step 2. Take your jar and clean it off, making sure there is no residue left on it from a label.

Step 3. Take your spray adhesive and lightly spray the inside of the jar – make sure the whole inside is covered with adhesive so glitter will stick everywhere. Poor a reasonable amount of glitter in the jar and put the cover on it. Shake the glitter around until you see the whole inside is covered and sparkly 🙂 Take off the cover and tap the jar upside down on some paper so the excess glitter is removed.

Step 4. Cut some ribbon or fabric and tie it around the jar. You can decorate it however you want. It’s up to you!

Step 5. Stick what you want in it – I used fake flowers, as you wouldn’t want to use real flowers – putting water in the jar would ruin it.

That’s it! I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial. These are ridiculously easy to make, aren’t they? I hope you give them a try 🙂

Thanks for reading! ♥

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Tropical Kawaii ☼

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Hey guys! Where I live it’s snowy and freezing, so I thought I would do a summer nail design to make me feel a little more summery! This might be one of my favorite designs that I’ve done 🙂  I had to add a cute face to the pineapple and starfish because I feel like the cuter the nail art the better! What’s your favorite nail? I hope this manicure gives you a little bit of summer if it’s freezing where you live!

Thanks for reading! ♥

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Love Notes

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Hey everyone! Valentines Day will be here before you know it, so it’s time to get some nail art ideas! For a nail art lover like me, any holiday is an excuse to do nail art… so here I am with a Valentines design! 🙂 I decided to go for a black, white, and red color combo instead of the usual red and pink. What do you guys think of this design? Do you like doing nail art for Valentines Day?

Thanks for reading! ♥

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