Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Formula X Polish | THRILLING

 

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Hi loves!! I have a quick post today. I didn't want to neglect the blog this week. This time of year is super busy for me but I still want to commit to my blog. I don't have a lot of subscribers but I really enjoy sharing my nails and nail art via a blog. Yes Instagram is instant but sometimes I just feel like posting.

A few weeks ago I went to Sephora just to get the Formula X polish remover in the huge jar and picked up a few polishes. Well $138 dollars later I have 6 polishes and the remover jar!

Thrilling stood out to me because of its nudish pink shade. I'm not sure why I keep gravitating to nudes but I just love them. Here I'm wearing two coats and I used a cheap white polish for the accent nails.

These polishes are super opaque. Honestly one coat is great especially for designs and having that one coat as a base.

If you haven't already check out the pretty polishes from Formula X!

 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

KB Shimmer | WHOLE LAVA LOVIN

 

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I've been super busy with work lately I haven't had a chance to post. So many weddings and proms! No complaints at all because I was able to purchase some new nail goodies.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

SinfulColors | DAISY DAZE

 

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I think I've become obsessed with nude polishes. Especially lighter and pale polishes. Today I have swatches of Daisy Daze by Sinfulcolors .

Friday, May 23, 2014

Sinful Colors | ORANGE CREAM | SWATCHES

 

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I've had this polish for a while now as most polishes in my collection. But I'm in the process of trying to organize this nail hoarding I got going on and in the process came across this beauty.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bonita Polish | BLUE STEEL

 

 

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I have more swatches from the brand Bonita. This is Blue Steel. This picture is really not doing it any justice. It's such a gorgeous blue.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bonita Polish | PEAR ME UP

 

As usual I find out about new polish brands and polishes via Instagram. I kept seeing post about this polish brand called Bonita. I'd never heard of it before.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Polish My Life | MUSCAT MARTINI

I will start by stating the obvious....my new nubs. I mentioned I had to cut them down in another post but since have chipped two nubs on two different hands! So this was the better looking hand of the two. I can't stress how frustrating this has become. Anywho.....on to my new favorite Indie brand polish!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Nail Foils

 

As you can see I had to do a major chop on my nails. I had two breaks on my left hand and one on my right. I had patched all three up but somehow my patch had failed me on my right which is my hand I like to photograph.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Designs for Short Natural Nails

 

 

Nail-Design

Here is a picture of a design I did last week. I used My Vampire is Buff by OPI as a base and acrylic paint for the designs . Also I used some gold chains I picked up from Michaels craft store.

 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

China Glaze | Pool Party

 

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I was able to get a few of China Glaze's spring collection. Over the next few days I will have swatches of the colors that I picked up.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Zoya Nail polish in Farah

 

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I'm playing catch up with my posts. It's been a hectic few weeks for me. I try and schedule post but sometimes I can only get one post up. But I'm improving. I really enjoy posting my nails and watching my growth.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Bright spring nails

 

I'm loving neons for spring! Also I've been experimenting with different designs for my lil nubins. I have a post coming up tomorrow on how I grow my nails fast! So be sure to look for that post tomorrow .

Monday, March 17, 2014

Purple Dottie manicure

 

QRS-Polish

Happy Monday! It's snowing here in Maryland. I figured it was a good day to catch up on some post. I'm still trying to tweak my eating plan. It's a process in deed! Some days are good some are a struggle. I actually did some juicing last week and lost a few pounds! Yay! Ok on to the manicure.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

FINGRS NAIL WRAPS

 

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I feel like I haven't had a post in a while. I've been back on my healthy lifestyle kick and I've been really trying to focus on that. Planning meals is not really hard work but making the effort to eat what you've planned is where it gets tricky! Anywho on to this spring Mani!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

LUSH | LEMONY FLUTTER CUTICLE CREAM

 

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Sunday I went to the mall to return some empties to MAC. I really didn't buy much as I pretty much have everything I need and my freelance business really doesn't pick up till Bridal season. But I wanted to stop in LUSH as I've heard so much about the Lemony Cuticle cream.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Nail Vinyls

 

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Let me start by saying that I'm not being paid to review this product. I'm not endorsed by this company and I've always purchased these products with my own money. Now that's out the way....on to my review!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Lightning Bolt Nails

 

I can not stop looking at this manicure! The picture really doesn't do it much justice. After I received some more nail vinyls which were lightning bolts and I also received some straight vinyls. I decided that me and scotch tape and scissors were no longer friends.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Femme Fatale | Burning Blossom

Earlier in the week I did a post on some nail mail I received from Color4Nails. I decided to do an individual swatch of this color by Femme Fatale in the color Burning Blossom.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Color Club | Disco Dress

 

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Happy Friday!! I have never been so glad to see a week end! My sick little one was cleared by the doctor to go back to school and lucky me I had no clients today so I was able to get some swatches, 2 manis and a little nail haul in. I intended to stay in and do absolutely nothing today but later decided to get out and definitely change my manicure!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Nail Mail

 

I hope you had a great weekend! I've been taking care of a sick child so I apologize of slack in post. But I couldn't wait to share some nail mail with you!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

NCLA Nail Wraps

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Happy Saturday! This is a quick post. I wanted to share my mani for the weekend. I ordered some nail wraps from www.shopncla.com this week.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Finger Paints | Brown and Gold Chevron nails


I was going to start by saying how much I love Brown nail polish. Then I realized...I love nail polish period!! Yes green is my favorite color, atleast the top of my list of color that I like but there are certain colors that I love as a polish against my skin tone.

Monday, February 17, 2014

KBShimmer | Pigment of My Imagination

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Happy Presidents Day! I hope you had a great extended weekend! With snow and the holiday here in Maryland/DC some people had a five day weekend. I only worked a half a day Wednesday , was off Thursday and worked Friday and Saturday . But the day off on Thursday was much needed.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Color club | Leopard and Stripes

I'm a huge animal print lover! I'm not big on the clothes(for myself), but I like all animal print. From snake skin, leopard and zebra print. I love the shoes, hand bags, wallets etc.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

China Glaze | Midnight Mission & Bells Will Be Blinging

 

China glaze midnight mission and bells will be Blinging

It's a snow day for me today and I decided to get caught up on some post. I refuse to eat up everything today so why not be productive!

I did this mani last night out of wanting to use some more "untried" polishes. I had swatched Bells Will Be Blinging the night before over black and couldn't wait to have it as a mani. I wasn't sure of what other polish I wanted to add to the mani but knew I wanted to bring out the blue glitter in Bells Will Be Blinging. I had also never used Midnight Mission by China Glaze as well and thought it would be perfect!

Now as much as I love green, I love blue nail polish just as much! There's something about blue against my complexion that I love. I think my undertones really compliment blue.

For the Bells Will Be Blinging design I had planned to use tape for this but the polish is so rich and thick that I was able to free hand my tape design. Also Midnight Mission was very opaque with one coat which I thought was great because to me some China Glaze polish need at least 2-3 coats for opaqueness.

I will definitely be using more untried polishes!

Have you tried either of these polishes? If so how'd you like them? If not definitely give them a go!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

KB Shimmer | THE DANCING GREEN

The other day I was on Amazon and ran across KB Shimmer nail polish. Since I began nail blogging and really just getting into the nail community, I've seen these polishes and other Indie makers. I was so unaware of all the Indie polish makers. After almost two weeks of looking at nail polish, nail blogs and IG nail accounts after a while some polish start to look the same.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Color Club Holographic Chevron Manicure

 

I'm behind schedule with my posting. It has been a hectic week this week. Work picked up at the salon this week which is always a good thing. Also I really have been lacking in energy this week as well and let's just say my hormones had a good run this week! Ha! When they are out of whack I'm usually less likely to do a lot of social networking. I might say anything! I get super sensitive. Ok enough of the TMI! On to this mani!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentines Day Nail Art

 

My right hand

It seems as though I've been looking at nails, nail art and polish non stop here lately. Any of my free time I've dedicated to looking at nails. I've always been into nails but here lately I've become somewhat obsessed with nails.

So many ideas and designs have run through my mind. I have become inspired by so many nail artist and bloggers. I like the inspiration but at the same time I like to sort of make things my own. Pretty much be unique sort of speak. It's really hard to come up with original designs because with so many nail bloggers and nail artist some things I think of have already been done. For example, I'm a chocolate lover. So the other day I said hmmm I should do candy bar nails or a Twix or Mr. Goodbar inspiration nail. Well in my cruise through nail designs via google wouldn't you know I saw these already done. I didn't see Mr. Goodbar but pretty much the idea I had was already done.

Last night before going to bed I looked at a few nail videos on YouTube and had the idea of doing a bouquet of hearts(middle finger) . But my vision was to have the bouquet just to the side of the nail. Being I don't have the length for that nor a steady hand it covered the whole nail.

So this morning I decided to play around with different designs using my acrylic paints and maybe come up with a concept or two. I figured why not post to Instagram and blog what I've done. I'm still a work in progress and I'm anxious to get better at my hobby.

Here is another pic of my left hand.

Left hand

Also I failed to mention I did this over an old mani of nude polish. Here is a pic of the previous mani that I blogged about the other day.

If you enjoy nail art, what inspires you to create? I'd love to know!

 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Nude manicure | Ulta's SET THE NUDE

 

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2 coats

I decided to do a nude manicure today. I love nude polishes! But some nudes don't always go well with my complexion.

I love this nude color by ULTA called " Set The Nude". It is very opaque! I will say it's a little streaky on the first coat but still opaque. The second coat is not as streaky.

Also today I tried to do a tape method. Ughh ! It ended up in a diamond shape which is fine but I'm still a work in progress. The color for the diamond shape is Color Show's "Gold's Night Out".

I have so many polishes that I've never used, just may have swatched so look forward to some different combos coming soon.

Thanks for reading and let me know what you think of this nude mani!

 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Color Show Polka Dot Collection | Dotty.

 

I decided to start the week off with swatches of "Dotty" by Color Show . I was in CVS on Saturday and happen to come across this polish. I have another by them from the polka dot collection(can't think of the name of it) and loved the way it swatched so I was really excited to find others in this collection. I also picked up a pink from this collection on Saturday as well.

The formula appears to be a jelly. Yay! As you know I've been on the hunt for these. In the jelly formula there are black and white specks of hex and small black and white dots as well.

I used 3 coats for opaque-ness(featured pic). Here is a pic as I apply 1-3 coats of this jelly goodness!

1 coat

3 coats
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Pastel orange and neon orange base coats

Have you tried any of these polishes from the Polka Dot collection ? If so I'd love to hear your thoughts!