Saturday, January 28, 2012

Feather mani Tutorial-ish

Per  a request on instagram here's a slight tutorial on how i did this feather mani. :)

I bought a bag of feathers that look like this at Hobby Lobby. You can probably find them at any craft store! they are really cheap too, for how many you get!

then you cut off the fuzzy part with some cuticle trimmers or i suppose 
regular-people scissors could work too.

now your feather looks like THIS! 

if you want you can put on a neutral color as a base for the feather and let that dry first! but i just put on some top coat on a naked nail and stuck on the feather immediately. then you can adjust it slightly with some tweezers if you need too. but don't move it around too much or it will get weird looking. :O

then I waited about 20 minutes and put two thick coats of Out The Door on top of it. The feathers seem to suck up the moisture in the topcoats. it looks weird at first, but just keep smothering it in top coat :D

There you have it! i hope you are inspired to try a feather mani of your own, or that you are inspired to try a new random object, and stick that to your finger nail! 

Friday, January 27, 2012


Todays it polkadots day. oh? you didn't now that? that's because you are not in the Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge group on facebook. come on! get with the program! ok ok just kidding, it's okay that you didn't know. RELEASE THE DOTS!

This is Color Club's Foil Me Once over you guessed it, Color Club Revvvolution! blamo!

you can sorta see some of the holographic-ness in this photo.

Polkadots for the win!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Gloomy Joy Gets Happy!

It's been a gloomy week here in Greensboro Gloomsboro, NC. so I created a little spring on my fingernails. i was inspired by this look from Kahtreenahh's tumblr.

Excuse the fact that is my instagram pic, but it gets the point across!

OPI Pink Friday, SH Lavender Cloud, Zoya  Marley, Barry M Mint Green, Orly Flirty.

I used Flirty on my first attempt at little flowers, which turned out looking more like jelly beans, but hey, it's cool!

The dots are from a stamping plate, which is sooo much easier than using a dotting tool!
But also, you can see on my thumb the drawbacks to stamping instead of using dotting tools, the design gets cut off on wider nails. :]
I suppose you could use the stamp as a guide for where to put your dots, yes!

Hope you enjoy a little taste of spring...!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Glitter BOMB

Here is comes... BOOM!!!

i'm short on words today. but there you have it! kapooow!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Anne by Julep

Just some quick pictures from my Instagram.
Here's my base color of Anne by Julep. It was super hard to get the color to photograph right, especially with a iphone camera. the picture above shows it without a top coat. i wanted to show you that it dries kinda like a neon. :)
Then I added ChG Marry a Millionare for some glitter, and then i tapped off sections
and added Barry M Crackle.

I wanted so badly to use Barry M Croc effects, but it just wasn't happening with the julep color. or maybe my timing was off as to when to put the croc top coat on.
Does anyone have any tips on how to tell when to put it on, especially when you're doing a two coater nail polish?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cute Blog Award

guess what?
Pamela at unda cova nail lova nominated me for the Cute Blog Award.
Awwww! it's so sweet! thank you Pamela.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Valentines Day Fun - Part 1

You know it's coming. There's nothing you can do about it. Single, or taken, Valentines Day wants to get into your personal space and make you feel warm and fuzzy. Don't blame me, blame a baby with wings, shooting love arrows. I'm getting started early on Valentines Day nail art because it's a good excuse to wear hot pink on your nails in the middle of winter. Enjoy! <3 <3 <3

 I've always wanted to do a double stamp, and i finally did with the two hearts,
I love the way it looks!

The holographic glitters in the Barry M polish really stand out in this pic,
it also has great magenta colored rectangles.

Thumb has a diagonal swept shatter coat on it. fun fun!

Hearts right side up!

From the Nicki Minaj OPI collection I bring you Pink Friday as my base color. LOVE it. Stamps were done in DS Reflection and DS Extravagance. Super Bass Shatter was used over two nails, and lastly Barry M rectangular glitter.
[sorry, i can't think of the name of that one right
 now and it's not showing up on their site.]


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My Favorite Mani's of 2011!

Welcome to 2012! Since I've only been doing my nails and blogging about it since June of 2011 there wasn't a lot to choose from. thank goodness i did the 31 day challenge! Here are my favorite 11 mani's from 2011. Here's to new ideas and creative uses of polish in 2012!