BF Mani Recipe: Maleficent

Happy first Monday of June, beauties!

Last week, I decided to match my manicure to my dress for the Step Up Inspiration Awards (more details on that on Wednesday) and ended up finding myself with a verrrry Maleficent manicure just in time for the opening of the movie. Coincidence? I think not.

BF Mani Recipe: Maleficent *ring by A.V. Max Accessories & dress by Kate Spade

I guess I just needed to get in touch with my wicked side a bit and the mani was the way it came out.

The wicked conspirators: Essie Nail Polish in Olé Caliente and Dare To Wear Nail Polish in Black Velvet

Here’s the scoop.

BF Mani Recipe: Maleficent

2 coats of Essie Olé Caliente


2 coats of Dare To Wear Black Velvet (painted as border around the nailbed)


Wicked summer fun!!!



BF Asks: This summer, are planning on being wicked or wonderful

Mani Monday: BF Mani Recipe – Chocolate Dipped Roses (featuring JustFab PaintFab polishes)

I’m trying to feature more Mani Monday BF Mani Recipes for you but today’s just happens to fall on Tuesday. Sorry about that y’all!

And just an FYI, I’m gonna keep these BF Mani Recipes on the short side so they’re easy to replicate. ANd keeping things short is no easy feat for me because, well, we all know I love to talk.

But, here ya go!

BF Mani Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Roses

(featuring the new JustFab PaintFab polishes)

Since spring just arrived and the cooler weather is still reigning over most of the country, I decided to do a mani that combines the best of both winter and spring.

The answer? A two-toned french mani perfect for worktime or playtime. Elegant yet understated, my Chocolate Dipped Roses mani is sweetly sublime.


BF Mani Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Roses (featuring JustFab PaintFab polishes inPenny For Your Thoughts and Modern Mauvels)

The Recipe:
1 Base Coat

2 Coats PaintFab Modern Mauvels (on nail)

2 Coats PaintFab Penny For Your Thoughts (just on the tips)

1 Top Coat



BF Asks: Would you rock this winter-meets-spring sweet style? 

Mani Monday: A Comely Confection – A BF Mani Recipe

BeautyFrosting’s 2nd birthday is right around the corner and, of course, I am celebrating in style! Or as my best friend, Chris, said to me the other day, “Any excuse for a birthday party!”

I’m trying to find the perfect manicure for the big fete and, in the process, came up with this one. I give you the BF recipe for “A Comely Confection”.

Mani Monday: A Comely Confection

BF Mani Monday Recipe: A Comely Confection

Using the standard french manicure method:

Apply 2 coats of OPI Kiss On The Chic all over the nail

Apply 1 coat of OPI Honey Rydger just to the white tip of the nail.
Apply 1 coat of Goldeneye on the white tip as well.

You’re left with a sweet & sparkling mani that will last for a week!

The Ingredients: All by OPI Nail Polish




BF Asks: What mani are you sweet on right now? 




Mani Monday: Oscars Manicure – Glitter, You Golden Goddess

It’s my favorite week in Hollywood – Oscars Week!! emojiemoji

To celebrate accordingly, I came up with this double glittering gold mani and I call it…

“Glitter, You Golden Goddess!”

Glittering everywhere I go thanks to my "Glitter, You Golden Goddess" mani. *cup by Homegoods

How do ya get it?

Simple. 2 coats of @colorclubnaillacquer in Gingerbread topped with 1 coat of @opinailpolish in When Monkeys Fly. I may not be nominated but my nails have already won the gold!

The glittering combination: "Glitter, You Golden Goddess!"

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday? Nami’s Nails – Taking The Bronze AND Silver

WWW: Nami's Nails

WWW: Nami's Nails

So, it’s a funny thing having a blog.

It’s a growing process, an adventure, lots of fun — and the best creative outlet in the world  for someone with as many interests as me!

One of my favorite things, since childhood, has always been coming up with names for products I love, recipes I create, Barbie dolls- heck – even nicknames for friends and pets.

So it’s pretty fun when I come up with a new idea for, you, my lovely BeautyFrosting readers.

From now on, when I try out a nail polish recipe, I’m gonna name it so we’ll have a reference point.

The first one I’m naming happens to be for my super-stylish friend, Nami’s nails. Remember her? She’s a frequent guest on WWW (Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday)!

She came in a week ago with the most glittery, bronzed – and yet – sophisticated nails.

Nami makes any trend look like an instant classic.
This one was no different.

Since we all have Olympic fever, it only feels appropriate to call this Nami’s Nails-inspired Mani Recipe:
“Taking The Bronze AND Silver”

So just how did she achieve this sparkling look?

2 coats of Essie Ballet Slippers ($5) on the entire nail

Essie Ballet Slippers


 2 coats of OPI Warm & Fozzie C08 ($6) on the tips


OPI Warm & Fozzie Nail Polish


1 coat of Essie Set in Stones (Luxeffects silver glitter nail polish)

Essie Set in Stones

Essie Set in Stones


“Taking The Bronze AND Silver”

"Taking The Bronze AND Silver" - a Nami's Nails Creation

"Taking The Bronze AND Silver" - a Nami's Nails Inspired Creation

And she added a little mint heart on the pinkie nail…but I’m gonna let that be her little secret!



BF Asks: What would you name this Mani Recipe if you had your druthers? Let your imagination fly and let me know below! 


Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday: BeautyFrosting-themed nails

After being inspired by our WWW girl, Nami’s, nails last week, I decided to try a nail design perfectly painted for me.

So what could be better than BeautyFrosting-themed nails?

I took in my card to the salon and asked them to use it for inspiration.

BeautyFrosting-themed nails!

BeautyFrosting-themed nails!

Super fun!

I’m usually pretty classic when it comes to my nail color but THIS WAS FUUUUUN!!

The nail salon applied OPI in Go on Green and then dotted the polish with a french white standard polish.

A BF mani

I loved the result!
And, as an Essie Ballet Slippers & Splash of Grenadine devotee,I think this experience just may have opened me up to more fun nail design in the future.

I mean, why not?




BF Asks: What nail design are you dying to try this summer? Glitter? Lace? Sprinkles? Caviar? Spill it, sister!