That Time Nail Polish Inspired Me To…Run!

Weekend Inspirations

I just realized that I am running a race on Saturday. My training has been well, almost non-existent for the past few weeks and I don’t have any excuses. I could blame Florida’s humidity, heat and rain but I won’t. I did a measly run with my Black Girls Run group last week but my mind wasn’t in the game. But it’s funny where inspiration comes from. Take these holographic polishes that I got from The Hungry Asian

The Hungry Asian Dream Car
The lovely Kae (the genius behind The Hungry Asian) sent me  the two newest polishes to hit stands and I could not have been more grateful. Holographic polishes are my FAVORITE formula and I love being able to transform any polish with just a touch of gold or silver based holographic polish. The formula is fantastic on both and one coat gives an insane amount of holographic’ness. Both Dream Car (the silver) and Dream House ( the gold) apply beautifully. I layered Dream House over Zoya’s Wendy and I layered Dream car over OPI’s Do You Have This Color In Stock-holm? Glorious, right?

The Hungry Asian
You can buy both polishes for $16.50 or get them individually for $9.25. They are both definitely worth hauling for my fellow holographic lovers out there. I’m a bit shocked that I haven’t seen holographic topcoats before they just make sense.

And then there’s KBShimmer. I have a bit of addiction with this brand. I seriously can’t stop hauling their polishes. I blame nail polish bloggers because every time I spot a KBShimmer nail polish on a site, I have to buy it. Which explains these purchases…

KBShimmer nail decals
The hot pink goodness that is Beach Please called my name when I first saw it. I’m not a pink lover but I love a very vibrant hot pink creme and so this polish was made for me. That and Scribble Me This glitter top coat. Well, what can I say? I’ve been in a glitter mood lately and I love the different sizes and blast of shapes in this glitter. I’ve also been hearing a lot about KBShimmer’s nail vinyls so I had to grab some of those. Not perfect application for my first round but still…I’m impressed and will certainly be practicing and ordering more. I am so here for easy and quick nail art for people like me. People who CAN’T do nail art.

KBShimmer nail decal

Yeah, I’ve got a ton of practice to do but those vinyls have really inspired me. I took those inspirations and had an amazing workout yesterday. So who knows…maybe I can complete that race without passing out. And maybe I can successfully run that half marathon in December? *gulps*


What’s been inspiring you these days?

  • The only way nail polish could inspire me to run is it if were chasing me with an UZI. Good on ya for finding your inspiration where you can! Love the nail art, esp. the chevrons! :)

  • Seriously beautiful shades! <3 <3

  • Great looking mani! I’m surprised that it’s affordable ha?

  • Those holos are to die for!! I have been wanting to try the nail vinyls too! Love the negative space chevron accent!

  • I especially loved the pink & black mani. I would love to try the chevron stencils too!

  • YOU can do your race Saturday, and that half marathon! I believe in you! You rock!! Also, I’m obsessed with KBShimmer’s polishes, they apply so well. And nail vinyls have changed my life, I look like I know what I’m doing now, lol!!!! Great nail art and post, beautiful!

    • Brittany

      Thank you so much, lovely. You know how it is. When you’re in the zone you’re IN the zone, ya know? But when you’re not…womp woooomp.

  • Great manis!

  • I LOVE vinyls. I get mine from Royal Lacquer – they call them VyNails :) hehe

  • You can TOTALLY do it, B! I believe in you! :)

    • Brittany

      Oh, how I adore you! <3

  • So many pretty colors! I seriously love all of them, especially purple + holo combo <3

  • Love the sparkles and chevrons!

  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE Beach Please and Scribble Me This!

  • Beach Please is amazing!!

  • I love the chevron look. I’ll never get tired of it!

    • Brittany

      Me neither!

  • Such fun glitter and chevron!

  • Gorgeous pattern!

  • Betzy Carmona

    The combination of pink and purple is amazing

  • that glitter polish screams party in a bottle. lol

  • Beautimous! I need to haul some KB Shimmer.

  • These nails are hot!!! But sorry, I still ain’t going to run.

    • Brittany


  • These are beyond gorgeous!

  • Love the pink chevron pattern on your nails. Also your nail shape is awesome! I love it.

  • I adore KBShimmer but I’ve never tried The Hungry Asian polishes! I love all of the manis you did!