Nail File Friday’s: Including Gradient Pink

Happy Friday! So for today’s ‘Nail File Friday’s’ I bring you some inspiration to do right at home! As a busy mom, I don’t always have time to go out to get my nails done, however I do make the time to do them at home. If you’re a mom too, maybe you can do your nails while your babies are taking a nap or maybe at night after you’ve put them to bed. With these three looks, you can change it up if you’d like, change the color, the design or do the same. You decide!

So, using any polish shades, here I used the Essie – Marshmallow (white), Mod Square (pink) and Wicked (dark). I just wanted to change the polish for the ring finger, keep things simple – or semi simple and easy. The first one is the ‘ombre’ look also known as a ‘gradient’ nail art – all this means is that you’re going to go from one color and blend out with another, using all three colors and a foam wedge or a makeup sponge, once your polish is completely dry, paint some streaks of the Mod Square and the Wicked on the makeup sponge, now pat the sponge on the nail – go over it as many times as you’d like to achieve the ombre look. Next is the easy, basic just Mod Square polish and last is doing the triangle design using the self adhesive nail tape.  after you’ve applied both nail polish shades, just take the nail tape off carefully using the cuticle nipper.

And you’re done!




Nail File Friday’s – 2 Nail Polishes / 4 Ways

As a busy mom to 6 living with chronic pain, it can be easy to get lost in the mist of the chaos that is home, kids and overall life. There are few things that can make you feel good from the inside out, for some it may be chocolate – unfortunately I’m not a fan of chocolate. :: insert shocked emoji here :: But, hey more for you, right?! One thing I attempt to do is to always try to maintain my nails polished. I am able to do this during the week, while the older children are at school and during the 3 younger children’s nap time. Whether you’re a mom to multiples or one, all our plates are full, I know, I’m there with you! However making time for yourself, whether that is taking a walk or like myself, doing your nails, you need to find time. There are plenty of  home nail tools to make the process easy. Also, change up the polish, take risks, do something different, something you haven’t tried, try bright colors if you haven’t, try the nail striping tape, but just do it!

Here are a few that I’ve been wearing and that are easy to do – same 2 polishes, 4 different ways. Also, using glitter polish and gold nail striping tape.


If you have any favorite nail polish shades, let me know in the comments, I’d love to know which they are and give them a try!

Have a blessed weekend friends!


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Easy At Home Gold Nail Striping Tape

In the spirit of showing you how deep my love of all things polish goes, I am going to keep you in the loop of what I’ve done and am wearing on my nails. And if you haven’t read my nail tools to own post, catch up to know the must haves in nail tools to own. I do go to the salon for pedicures – because let’s be honest, it’s a great mini getaway. And will get gel manicures on special occasions, otherwise I will do my nails at home.

Aside from the obvious of having pretty polished nails, this is an easy pick me up no matter how my day is going.

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This week I gave my nails a break from color and put on some clear calcium nail polish. I did however still wanted a little something extra and decided to do a quick and easy design on my ring fingers. I used some nail tape in gold or you can use this multi-colored nail tape – a great tip is to place all your nail tape in a scotch tape dispenser to keep them organized.

The nail tape is a self-adhesive tape, first use a base coat, choose your nail polish, let dry, using the nail tape create your desired design – various horizontal or vertical lines, at the ends for a french manicure, etc., place on nail and cut the nail tape to the size desired with a cuticle nipper, seal with a top coat polish – if the end of tape comes up, just place some clear top coat underneath it, and you’re done!

Happy polishing.