Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas nails :)

OPI mini (don't know the name). I picked this up last year and finally got around to trying it lol.
I really love CG 'Ring in the Red' but this one is even better!
It needed a bit more holiday cheer so I added some snowflakes and a few 'flurries' :D
Super fun stuff!
Makes me thin of a Christmas sweater.
Did you all have a good Christmas?
Any ideas for my New Year's Eve mani?

Santa nails

China Glaze 'Ring in the Red' topped with a little nail art and some China Glaze 'Fairy Dust' on the Santa suits.
I know this design has been done to death but I still wanted to give it a try. Everyone seemed to like it too :)
Have y'all done this before?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Week 19 - Floral design nails

Here I am still trying to play catch up :D

Here was what I did for my Week 19 Floral Nail challenge.

I used my Bundle Monster plates and Konad Special white on top of a pink layering of NYX pink hex glitter topped with Kleancolor's 'Holo Pink'

Here it is in indoor lighting with a bottle shot of the NYX

And here in natural sunlight. I couldn't get a picture to really show off this combo but it was VERY pretty, and super sparkly with a ton of holo goodness. Yummy glitter!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cartoon nails part 2

Here is my second version of cartoon nails for the challenge.

This time I went for the classic DC Comic look with 'POW', 'ZAP', 'BAM' and 'ZOOM' :D These were crazy fun to do. They didn't come out as well as I had pictured in my head but I think they're still a pass.

`I started with a base of Pure Ice 'Celestial' . The design was made using WnW 'Black Cream', SH 'White On', Galaxy markers in red and blue to write the words and finished with a thick coat of Seche Vite.

I did my right hand first using homemade nail art decals because I thought I wouldn't be able to pull it off free handing it. Unfortunately, I had a terrible time trying to get them to lay down straight. I'm not sure if I got the base coat too thick or they were just too big for the curve of my nails but I couldn't hide the edges even with two coats of SV on top. I think my left hand (that I free handed) came out better because even though the lettering was better on my right, at least it didn't have the edges showing and it wasn't as tough to do as I thought it would be after all.

Week 18 - Cartoon nails

Here is my failed (kind of) attempt at my week 18 cartoon mani challenge.

I started with Piggy Polish '6 Impossible Things'

This was my first Piggy Polish and I must say that I'm a bit disappointed ;/

It went on kind of thick but still needed two good coats for decent coverage. It also looked like  a beautiful pearly white in the bottle but didn't show up on the nail :P Oh well, lesson learned. I still prefer my Sally Hansen 'White On' for a white base and Orly's 'Au Champagne' for a wearable white.

I chose BC Comics for my images. This little dinosaur came out OK but many of the others didn't. I have had some pretty good results with the newspaper nail technique in the past but I think this time I may have pressed the image on for too long and it caused some fading and distortions.

The pinkie nail shows the worst of it but you still can make out the caveman chasing the dinosaur with his club :D and a little word bubble.

I also want to thank those of you who still peek in on my blog for hanging in there in my absence. Life has been a bit hectic and I haven't had the time to post . I have, however, continued to do all the challenges (even if it is a week later ) so I have a bbacklog of posts to get up. I will be sscheduling a post at least one every three days till I'm caught up. Again, thanks so much for hanging in there because I really miss the nail blogging world!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Color Club Revvvolution

I took these pics months ago and never posted but since I'm wearing it again right now I thought maybe I should just post this draft lol.

First off, I am a huge fan of Color Club polish. They have so many great colors and apply easily, not to mention they are so completely affordable!!

Revvvolution is by far, in my opinion, the shining star for Color Club! But I also have to mention how much I LOVE  Worth The Risque and Fashion Addict as well. YES, I'm a total holo-head! I can't resist a holographic polish and this one is EPIC! It should go down in the 'must have polishes that every addict should own' book :D 

The pics came out nice BUT do not even come close to doing this polish justice!

So totally yummy!

Do you have this one? Do you love it the way I do?

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Week 17- Earth Day Mani

I added this stamping for Earth week after having this polish on for a few days so the base polish is a bit worn ;) Still came out great though, I think.

Most of the images came from my Red Angel plates but a couple are Bundle Monster designs.

I thought about doing the elements like fire, water, wind, and earth but I just wasn't feeling it once I started looking through all my image plates.

Love this one the best :D

I've also decided that every year for Earth week (in an effort to lessen my carbon footprint) I will make a new resolution to be 'greener'. We do it for New Year's why not for Earth Week? So this year my resolution is to re purpose as much plastic and cardboard materials into my crafts and scrapbooking as possible. This will be a win two fold as it will not have to go to recycling and it will reduce the amount of supplies I need to buy. Whatcha think? Are you willing to go an extra step and commit to being a little greener each year for Earth Week? Let me know your ideas :D Love to read them!

Sinful Colors 'Nirvana'

Here is Sinful Colors 'Nirvana'. I must say that I really do love this polish! It went on smooth and and wore well through the week. Yes, I had this polish on for a whole week!!! Can't remember the last time I did that.

It's a beautiful, dark and dusty brown. It reminds me of the brown in camouflage. Truly lovely and goes with just about anything.

Yummy! Look at that creamy brown! Kind of a muted Espresso.

Love this one. Such a great polish for just $1.50!

I will be wearing this one again for sure.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Week 16- Dotticure Mani

A little late but here is my week 16 Dotticure for the challenge. Here's my Bumble Bee Mani!

I have been working on my scrap booking a lot lately and there is a new baby boy in the family so I haven't found my time for blogging lately, forgive :) I have, though, had my nails painted the whole time. Not all of them were all that exciting though. I do have some past manis to share if I can just make the time and sit down to post them! I will...and soon.

The yellow was Sinful Colors 'Unicorn' and this is my first time ever to wear yellow polish. The formula was crazy sheer and took three heavy coats to opacity. I NEVER use three coats!! It took forever to apply and to dry :P and to top that off when I applied my Seche Vite it pulled like crazy ruining the mani! Sooo.... I had to put on ANOTHER coat and top it with Orly's 'In A Snap' which worked fine. I made my own decals with the bees and free handed the dots with my dotting tool.

This mani was a bit of a PITA but I guess I'm still glad I tried it. I have seen bees and butterfly manis for the past year and always wanted to try them.

I like the larger bumble bee on my thumb the best, too bad I got a bubble in it :P

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Mani Part 2

I thought I would spend the last half hour of the last day of the week a slip in one more Spring mani for the challenge :D

The base is Sinful Colors 'Cinderella' topped with Finger Paints 'Shimmering Top Coat' and then a little Color Club 'Covered in Diamonds' on the accent nail. Then for the plaid I used Pure Ice 'Wild Thing', SH 'Bubblegum Pink', and Kiss white nail art stripper polish.

I did this without a test and I was tired so forgive the little shakies ;D

I kinda like this one. I may have to wear it a day or two which means that I wont have my 'Dotticure' posted till Monday or Tuesday.

Finally a tiny bit of the pink shimmer shines through!

Cinderella Mani with Bling!

When I first applied Cinderella I thought it looked like a baby blue with Finger Paints 'Shimmering Top Coat' on it. Well, when the iridescent pink faded a little I thought I would put some back in it....and then some! My camera just can't do this mani justice ;( I had to go out of focus to pick up even a little of the pink shimmer but let me tell you ladies---if you have these two polishes PUT 'EM TOGETHER! You wont regret it. I couldn't stop looking at my nails for three days.

Another blurry shot to show the dense pink shimmer.

Then I added some Color Club 'Covered in Diamonds' to the accent finger. I think it looks like that iridescent Easter grass :D Again, the camera did not give this mani any help but, trust me, it's a winner.