Monday, April 23, 2012

New for Mondays - Monkey See, Monkey Do!

Welcome to Monday! In an effort to make Mondays a little more fun I'm going to start posting my mani's from the Monkey See, Monkey Do Monday Challenge. It's part of a weekly challenge brought to you by the Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge Group. The idea is to recreate a favorite mani you've seen. And I won't  just to be inspired by it, but I'll actually TRY to recreate it. Finally, a reason to rip off other people's nail art... just kidding! (But i do love my pintrest inspiration boards)

Here's mine! Sort of a neon tribal look. pretty fun! I changed the colors slightly, but only because i just got that Nails Inc. pink, and I REALLY wanted to use it ;) I also changed the thumb, because originally I couldn't see it in the picture. i don't know? weird.

The original is done by Nik Jones, I follow her on Instagram, and you should too! 
Thanks for the inspiration Nik!


Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring is in the air... and on my nails!

It's spring! and there's nothing you can do about it! i'm shouting it from the rooftops! and by rooftops i mean my nails. cause let's face it, i don't shout anything.

Here's a little background on this mani. Whenever I don't have leopard print on my nails, I want leopard print on my nails. and whenever I do have leopard print on my nails, I like it that way, and I'm happy all day long. DEAL WITH IT.

So this is my RIGHT hand, meaning, yes, I have acquired the skills to paint leopard print with my non dominate hand. pure talent right there. (jk, painting weird squiggly lines is my left hands specialty)

fun fun fun fun. I painted my left hand with more muted/dusty colors. and I like it better. maybe.
I added a matte topcoat to all of these of course! with such dainty little colors, they looked weird glossy... they were just asking to be mattified. ("oh pleeease, Joy! make us matte! we promise we'll look good, you don't need to smother us in Out The Door to hide our flaws!") or something like that...

Okay, that was my quick little nail update. back to packing, moving, and general polish scheming.  (i'm working on making my very first franken polish. but it's adding up to be quiet the investment...)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


...and the winners are!
Tiffany G. you are the big winner! you get your pick! (emailing you!)
Deana M. you get the full set that Tiffany does not pick!
Jessica M. you get the two polishes from beyond the mistletoe!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

1 cent nail polish!!

Hey girls!! i just want to alert you to some (basically) free nail polish!
this month you can try the Julep Maven box for a penny! the best part is you can cancel after one month ;) I'm still a maven, and skip most months, but i've gotten some fabulous polishes.

if you want to try it out here's my refferal link!!!!

and be sure to use the code SHAREONMARCH

Monday, March 12, 2012

Purple strokes and glitter

if you don't know this about me yet you must be new to the blog. purple is my favorite color of all time, space and matter. yeah thats right, matter. Also, second thing you need to know, there's always room for glitter.

I had tons of fun doing this little gradient. I started out with the nails completed covered in Anne by Julep. then i took a very soft eyeliner brush, the angled kind, and made fun little strokes with Berry Icecream by Barry M. best! before i did the second and third coats i did the same thing but with Oscar by Julep, to add some sparkle! then 2 more coats/strokes of Berry Icecream. (that's really a great polish name, no?)

seriously fun, because there is no wrong way to do this. try it out!


Berry Icecream, Anne, Oscar

DONT FORGET! enter my giveaway, win polish, lots of polish. 
3 winners! more stuff! click click click!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


"UNICORN FREAKING MAGIC!" was what i started thinking when i sat down to do my nails...Today's challenge from PCF spring challenge.
Slowly but surely i went through all my glitter, and picked out the best unicorn ones. then i picked out a pale pink, you know, cause that's what color unicorns are. then i thought, what if i did a chevron, that's sort of a unicorn horn shape? and I SORT OF forgot to add the glitter. (how do you forget about the glitter?!) but it's still magical to me. enjoy the fun....!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


GIVEAWAY - 3 winners!!!

1st place winner gets their pick between Color Club Back to Boho or All About Color
2nd place winner gets the full collection 1st place didn't pick 
3rd place winner gets 2 glitters from Color Club Beyond the Mistletoe 

 Enter below! See contest rules! May luck be on your side!!!