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!

 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Burnt Love Letter Nails

 

So this is my weekend manicure. I'm so tickled over this mani because it was actually my first time using water decals !

I normally like to hand paint my designs and used to not go no where near the water decals and sticker nail section in the drug store. I thought those were for the kids to play with. Well call me a big kid then because I'm in love with these things now!!

I found the water decals at Walmart in the nail isle. I knew I wanted to do something with them for Valentines Day but wasn't sure what. Well as I'm scrolling through Instagram I came across a pic with this design and fell in Love!!

I did let the poster know that I would be duplicating the design and I was sure to tag her when I created mine.

Now I can't wait to experiment with the rest of the decals that came in the pack. Also this design was soooo easy to create. I googled the design after I saw the pic. I saw a few blogs creating the design. Too many to name but hey , feel free to google and you will wind many instuctions on this mani.

 

 

I didn't do a tutorial(yet) on this as I wasn't too sure how it was going to turn out. But being it was so easy I may revisit this manicure and be sure to do a pic tutorial or something.

Have you ever tried the water decals? If so how was your experience?

Thanks for reading! XOXO