Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mobile update!

My nails today (also on tumblr), just got my first nail art polish with a tiiiiiny little brush!! Love the way it looks.

I got a whole big box of kleancolors while in the middle of this mani, i almost started all over with my new colors!!!! but I'm glad i didn't :P

Konad stamp - m73 and 57 over Haute as Hello

Not an entirely original idea, i saw it here and thought it was super cute and  i've been wanting to try. I just got a new image plate, Konda m73, and thought it would be a good way to try them out. I need a thicker white, mine is super cheap and doesn't show up well at all for stamping. but oh well, sometimes subtle is better. :) see that purple stripe on my index finger? see below for explanation. :(

So far i only have 2 konda plates, i really enjoy them when i use them, but i haven't used them to their full extent just yet. How many nail stamping plates do you have?

ps. my fingers are really dry and funny looking in these pics, i had been using pure acetone to remove my nail polish and it was really starting to mess up my skin. i recently got a new remover from Sally's with wheat protein and vitamin E,  hopefully that will help me out. 

 Left hand - remember kids, always clean off your stamper and plate before use, even if they look clean, or you'll end up with a stupid purple stripe on your nail like auntie joy. :(

right hand

Orly Shine on crazy diamond and Essie Haute as Hello

close up right hand

Ombre nails!

Quick little post. It turns out I got 1 picture of my ombre nails on my camera before it died, i wasn't sure or not. So here's a better picture from last weeks ombre mani. I still want to try one in purple, my favorite color! 
What color would you want to do an ombre in?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

SAD FACE! Dead camera batteries.

Over the weekend, i tried a traditional white french tip mani for the first time since i've discovered SV and TAPE (oh tape, i love you) it looked amazing!! 

I also did a Ombre style mani with pinks. I almost did purples because i have the most of that color. but, they all seemed to be the same value, just different hues, does that make sense? 

anyway....  on both occasions my camera batteries failed me. :( Here's the best i can do from my iphone :D

Friday, July 22, 2011

Yellow + Grey crackle!

yellow and grey is one of my favorite color combos (um, yeah they were my wedding colors) so i figured it was about time i did some sort of yellow and grey mani. Turns out yellow and grey is a very commonly seen color combo... it's on all the ROADS! haha, that's what i think this turned out looking like. crackle sorta looks like tire tracks to me anyway.What do you think?

I tried some different brush directions on my right hand, horizontal and diagonal. My favorite is the diagonal, (on index and thumb) i wish i would have done my whole left hand that way. Have you ever done different brush directions with crackle polishes? whats your favorite????? :D :D :D
P.S. the yellow is essence 51 mellow yellow.

without top coat. (just for funsies)

left hand in the sun

right hand in the shade

close up right hand in the shade

Close up left hand, in the shade

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ultraviolet - Nail Glam by Pop Beauty

Apparently this is a new item from Pop Beauty, at least that's what the lady at Ulta said. Anyway they are buy one get one free this week at Ulta. normally $10 each. Alright, this stuff goes on really well, you can tell it's a more expensive brand. also, it's 3 free! woo!
for some reason I couldn't get the color in the photos to come out just right and that makes me sad :( but it's pretty close! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Giveaway alert!

You can win two really pretty zoya colors from CherryGlamGirl. She has over 100 followers now and is having a great giveaway! Hope on over to her page and enter to win! Congrats Rachel! :D 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Glitter recration

my sister wanted me to try to recreate this look on her nails. And i did, but then we decided it needed more glitter, and that was a good decision. check it out. ;)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Glitter Bomb - Monday Nail Challenge

Here's what i did for Monday's nail art challenge, the theme was glitter bomb. Whats funny about this is that i went to Sephora for the first time this weekend (it's about 30 minutes away from where i live) and almost bought The Only Gold For Me but i was feeling cheap, and didn't buy it. Today, I went to target and found Sally Hansen's Set The Stage for $2, yep, awesome! Okay here's my nails.

Friday, July 15, 2011

NEW polishes! drugstore style

Here's what i picked up today from CVS. Nothing rare, but all cute!
btw, that short squaty wet n wild polish obviously has a super short brush, but that giant circle cap doesn't come off. it's awkward to paint with :/

Harry Potter Nails

Here are my nails for the upcoming HP movie. I didn't have a good gold, so i used a yellow and put a sheer gold with sparkles over it. it had lots of layers, lots of drying time, lots of do-overs.
The red is actually a mini holiday OPI color, but the bottle was so small i just held a similar color. ha! anyway,  it gets the point across.  

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

first attempt at laser mani

So, as not to waste the Butter London polish on my nails, i decided to do a laser over it once it started to show some wear. Now, i know better than to not cut all my tape strips ahead of time, but for some reason i reused the same few pieces of tape for each nail. terrible, terrible, bad idea. anyway, it still blows my mind, it looks awesome enough. i'll be doing more of these laser/tape manis. WITH MORE TAPE!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dandelions on Lauren

My friend Lauren saw this mani on pintrest and asked me to recreate it on her. i did a practice run on a some paper, and then went to the nails! She was happy with it, and so was i. here are the pics!

Butter London - Snog

oh yeah, this polish blows my mind. It goes on thick and smooth. i could have probably only done 1 coat on some nails. the color in my photos is a little off. it's darker/richer and more of a magenta pink. it's just lovely. :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Galaxy nails, say what?!

okay this is what i did. purple sparkle base. black sponge, blue sponge, light teal sparkle sponge. and a layer of tiny sparkles. we have lift off! haha

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


here's a quick look at the polishes from the last post.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

New Polishes - Butter!

Oh Ulta, it's a good thing you don't offer credit cards.
I bought my first Butter London polish.. $$$ can't wait to try that out. :)


WHEE! here's my first attempt at using China Glaze Crackle polish. i used some random pink under it. i like the way it turned out. :)